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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their Annual Show & Sale of hoggs with lambs, together with ewe and lambs and store hoggs at Longtown on Tuesday 14th May 2013, when there was an entry of 1,607.

Sale ring

There was a crowded ring of both local and distant buyers present, all classes met an exceptional trade and easy to sell.

The show was kindly sponsored by Capontree Veterinary Centre and prior to the sale judging was ably carried out by Eddie Eastham of Longburgh Fauld whose awards were as follows:-

Greyface hoggs with singles
1st – Messrs Ridsdale, Yewtree, sold at £105.
2nd – P.M. Kidd, Briggle, sold at £95.
3rd – Messrs Ridsdale, Yewtree, sold at £91.

Continental hoggs with singles
1st – Messrs Jackson, Reagill Grange, sold at £75.
2nd – Messrs Jackson, Reagill Grange, sold at £74.

Hoggs with singles
Greyface £105 Yewtree, £95 Briggle, £91 Yewtree; Texel £76, £75 Low Closegill, £75, £74 Reagill Grange, £70 Breconside; Suffolk cross £71 Whitstonehill; Cheviot Mule £69 Whitstonehill.
Hoggs with twins
Greyface £60 Little Blencowe.
Shearlings with twins
Greyface £60 Milton Mains.
Ewes with singles
Suffolk £72 Gospel Hall; Texel £68 Devonshire Rise; North Country Cheviot £64 Milton Mains; Blackface £40 Old Police House; Greyface £46 Murraythwaite.
Ewes with twins
Charollais £78 Devonshire Rise; Suffolk £72 Gospel Hall; Texel £61 West Wharmley; North Country Cheviot £56 Gospel Hall; Greyface £46 West Wharmley; Blackface £40 Old Police House.

Store hoggs to £68 Keepershields.

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