The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward
4,035 Store Hoggs and Feeding Ewes, also 622 In-lambers at their
weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 5th March,
hoggs were a massive show with the usual buyers. The best trade
of the season was accomplished.
Top price of £80.50 for Texels
from Greensburn, others £78.50
Linton House, £74.50 Greyside and Nether Brotherstone; Charollais £77.50, £67.50
Aikers; Beltex £74.50 Nether Brotherstone; Suffolk £70
Milnholm, £68.50 Dyke, £68 Outertown; Blackface £69.50
Haithwaite, £60.50 Greyside, £58.50 Kirkton Hill, £56.50
West Loch; Greyface £67.50 Balneil, £61.50 Kirkton
Hill; North Country Cheviot £67.50 Chapel, £66 Broomhillbank;
Roussin £66 Castlefairn; Hill Cheviot £62.80 Milnholm, £61.50
Carlenrigg; Swaledale £43.50 High Burnfoot; Shetland £34
Cast ewes to £63 Airds of Balcary, cast rams £90
The 622 In-lambers were of better quality with plenty of buyers
present, as a result all classes very easy to sell and short of
requirements. Top of £110 for in-lamb Texel gimmers from
Mid Dargarvel who also sold Greyface in-lamb ewes at £98;
Roussin £90 Allfornaught; Hill Cheviot £70 Allfornaught.
In lamb hoggs sold to £84 for Texels from Airds of Balcary;
Greyface £80 Airds of Balcary and Waterloo Farm.