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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 9 Spring lambs, 4887 hoggs and 2610 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown which, due to Easter, was held on Tuesday 3rd April 2007.

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Included in the sale was the Easter prize show and sale of Spring lambs which was judged by Mr. D. Williams, Manager of Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green who kindly sponsored the show. The championship was won by Miss H Martindale, Land, Ecclefechan with lambs weighing 47.5kg and selling at £100 each to Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green.

Hoggs were a good show and peaked at £59 for North Country Cheviots from Craig View. Suffolk x £58 Upper Mains, Charollais £57 Haithwaite, Hill Cheviot £56.80 Crawesknowe, £56.50 Wicketthorn, £56 Middlebie Hill, Texels £57 Tenter House, Halfbreds £56, £53 Sockbridge Hall, Greyface £55 Brookfield, Cheviot Mules £53.20 Sceughdyke, Blackface £53.50 Hethpool. £50.80 Smalmstown, Swaledales £46.20 Kirkhaugh.

Lightweight lambs met similar rates selling to £42.50 for Cheviots from Cara View, Suffolk x £37.50 Stackbraes, Texels £39.20 Wallholm & Cara View, Charollais £38.20 Wallholm, Greyfaces £37 Northdeanhead, Blackfaces £37.80 Brackenhill, Yett, North Country Cheviots £41.20 Hethpool, Swaledale £37.20 Swaites, Herdwicks £38 Rowhead, Beltex £40.50 Lurgan Farm.


Light to 127.3p (113.0p)
Standard to 135.4p (115.5p)
Medium to 138.1p (117.6p)
Heavy to 115.0p (101.8p)

Heavy to 210.5p (178.2p)

Light to £46.50 (£28.04)
Heavy to £76.50 (£51.92)

Cast Rams £62.50 (£47.85)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th March 2007

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