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After last weeks buoyant trade, The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C., had forward another large show of 1,308 ewes with lambs at foot and 302 store hoggs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 7th May 2013.

Sale ringWith grass growing buyers were more numerous, trade sharper on the week especially for strong outfits. Top of £67 for Texel ewes with twins from Barnbackle.

Hoggs with singles
Greyface £66 Old Police House; Texel £61 Old Police House.

Hoggs with twins
Greyface £60 Porterstown.

Shearlings with singles
Cheviot Mule £65 Skelfhill; Texel £64 Temon, £60 Rabygrange; Greyface £63, £60 South Berrington.

Shearlings with twins
Greyface £63 South Berrington, £60 Rabygrange; Texel £62 West Wharmley.

Ewes with singles
Texel £67 Kinning Hall, £62 Temon, £61 Sleetbeck; Cheviot Mule £63 Skelfhill; Greyface £60 Croft House and Barnbackle, £58 Kinning Hall; Suffolk cross £60 Murraythwaite; Blackface £46 Old Police House; Hill Cheviot £43 Sourhope; Kendal Rough £31 Wormscleugh.

Ewes with twins
Texel £67 Barnbackle, £61 Sleetbeck; Greyface £60 Barnbackle; Suffolk cross £54 West Wharmley; Blackface £46 Old Police House.

Store hoggs very dear selling to a top of £89 for Texels from Cronklea, others £70 Leahill. Cast ewes to £63 Oliver Road. Ewe hoggs to £66 for Greyface from Croft Cottage who also sold Texels at £64 and Blackfaces at £51.

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