Ewe lambs in demand at Newcastleton

Vendors were more than happy with the bouyant trade achieved by Harrison and Hetherington at Newcastleton Mart yesterday for the ewe and store lambs on offer.

In the ewe lambs the trade was led aty £84/head by Greyfaced lambs from Messrs Aitchinson, The Side. Blackfaced ewe lambs, meanwhile, topped at £61.

In the store lambs the top price was £51.50 for Suffolk crosses from I J McVittie, Holme Cottage. The auctioneers report all averages being up by £15-20 on last years trade.