|BREEDING & STORE SHEEP|
At the annual Border ewe sale for both North & South Country Cheviot ewes, shearlings and ewe lambs there was an excellent turnout which attracted a huge ring of buyers from all over the UK. All best quality sheep met a terrific trade. In the North section gimmers sold to a top of £95 from Humbleheugh, others to £90 Stoophill. Ewes to £62 & £60 Stoophill, £59 , £56 Marwhirn, £58 Humbleheugh, £57 The Side.
Ewe lambs to £48 Hilltop (Bell), others to £45 Humbleheugh, £44 East Murton. Hill Northie ewes sold to £54 Naddle, others to £49 Archbank, £47 Puncherton. Hill Cheviot ewes sold to £50 for pens from Castle Crawford, Glengeith, others to £44 Skelfhill, £38 Crossdykes & Carlenrigg, Gimmers to £40 Fuinery. Ewe lambs to £40 Castle Crawford. Also included in the sale was a stock dispersal from D Moffat, Hawkshaw, Tweedsmuir. The sheep were well shown and sold well with prices as follows – gimmers £30, 1 crop £32, 2 crop £33, 3 crop £31, 4 crop £29.
The horned ewes, shearlings and ewe lambs were a nice show with buyers being very selective and as a result best quality were again easiest to sell. Top was £68 for Blackface gimmers from Wanwood Hill, others to £54 Sunnyside, Swaledales to £60 Shankfieldhead. Ewe lambs to £27 for Blackfaces from Black Mountain Farms. Ewes sold to £30 for Swaledales from Branthwaite & The Side, £26 Drove Inn; Blackfaces £24 Sundhope, £23 Megdale. Lleyn gimmers to £52 The Height.
NORTH COUNTRY CHEVIOT RAMS
J Runciman & Sons, Allanshaws topped the sale at £620 selling to T Edmondson and £600 to Messrs Crozier, Embley and averaged £334 for 9. Mrs D Waltons Wandylaw flock sold to £540 and averaged £380 for her consignment. K & O Stones, Nuncote Nook sold at £420 and four at £400 each with an average of £381. Other prices included Stoboshiel Mains £420, £360; Allanshaws £420; North Synton £380, £360; Olrig Mains £360; Whiteknowe £380; Wandylaw £360, £340; Naddle Farm £380.
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