Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 1328 head of ewes with lambs at Longtown on Tuesday 29th April, 2014.

A larger show and with more buyers present resulted in the best trade of the season and short of requirements.

Top was £77 for a Texel x hogg with single from Low Closegill.

Ewes with twins:  Suffolks £67.50, £65.50 The How. £65 Red House; Texels £65.50 Reagill Grange & Cowrigg, £65 Cottage & Low Closegill; Greyfaces £65 Milton Mains, £63.50 Rockhallhead, £61 Milton Mains; Cheviots £55.50 Cottage.

Ewes with singles:  Texels £65.50 Cowrigg, £65 Low Closegill, £63.50 The How; Greyfaces £63.50 Rockhallhead, £63 Bank Head; Cheviots £60.50 Gospel Hall; Suffolks £57 Hesket House; Blackfaces £44 Cowcorse Cottage, £41 Cowrigg.

Cast ewes to £66 Cowrigg.

Store hoggs: Beltex £78 Nether Albie.