BUYERS and sellers from all the country travelled to Longtown Auction Mart last Tuesday for the annual prize show and sale of 10,628 of the finest Cheviot Mules in the country.

Cheviot Mule gimmer shearlings were first to enter the ring, with an increased entry of 3,374 which was just under double on the year selling to a brisk trade. Top end shearlings very good to sell whilst the smaller more commercial types proved slightly harder to place, achieving a very satisfactory overall average of £181.34 (-£8.26 on 2020). Topping the sale was a pen of 20 outstanding Cheviot Mule shearlings by regular consigners Messrs R McNee, Over Finlarg, which went on to realise £232, which for the second year running breaks the centre record. The Board of Directors, auctioneers and all staff at Longtown thanked all buyers and sellers.