Longtown Mart, Cumbria.
Store hoggs reached their highest price of the season at Tuesday’s (20 March) sale, when 1,502 sheep went under the hammer.
Stores averaged £73.22 a head, with Suffolks taking the top price of £99.50, closely followed by Texels at £99 apiece. Overall, Suffolk crosses settled at £80.11, with Lleyns averaging £81.80, North Country Cheviots £81.70, Texels £75.80 and Swaledales £44.46.
Cast ewes peaked at £111 for a pen of Texels, with breeding sheep creating a lot of interest and selling to £161 for in-lamb mules. In-lamb Greyface ewes sold to £100, with Greyfaces with twins at foot reaching £63 – a price matched by both Suffolks and Cheviots with single lambs at foot.