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STORE & BREEDING SHEEP


The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Principal Sale of Breeding Sheep when they sold 7214 head in Dumfries on Friday 26th August 2011.

At their annual Show and Sale of 3631 Gimmers, a large ringside of both local and distant were in attendance. Gimmers with size and character met a ready demand to average £147.23 (2010 £132.61)

The Show of Scotch Mule Gimmers was expertly judged by David Stewart, Halldykes who awarded the Gladstone Scott Memorial Trophy to M/S RJ Fry, Porterstown selling at £205 to M/S J Jardine Fairgirth

Principal Prices
Gimmers
2888 Scotch Mule - £205, £170, £160 Porterstown, £180 Crookboat, £165 (x2), £162 East Dykes, £165, £162 Kenmuir, £165, £162 (x2) Mosside, £165 Laight, £162 Lawesknowe, £162, £160 Grennan, £162 Coatston, £160 Tower, £160 Castlehill
314 Texel X - £160 Mitchellslacks, £155 Boreland
126 Half Bred - £145 Marwhirn, £142 Jeanfield
218 North County Cheviot - £120 Lochhouse, £120 Alton
85 Cheviot Mule - £145 Marwhirn

The show was kindly sponsored by Process Plant & Machinery, Lockerbie

3020 Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs forward at their Annual Show & Sale which was kindly sponsored by Natural Stock Care Ltd. The judge Mr A McFadzean awarded the championship to Mrs K Park & Sons, Dalpeddar Farm, Sanquhar who showed an outstanding pen of lambs which realised £192 per head (a Scottish Record) to the Judge . Reserve Champions were from Messrs T & T Anderson & Son, Guelt, Cumnock and they sold for £160 per head also to the judge. Overall a selective trade prevailed with best sorts making a sound demand. The overall average levelled at £104.80 a rise of £6 on the year.

Other top prices
£192, £144, £140, £132, £130 Dalpeddar, £160, £140, £134, £116 Guelt, £142, £124, £120 Tower, £130, £109 Barr, £130 Nisbet, £121, £113 Merkland, £120, £110 Easter Dawyck, £118 Gillfoot, £115 Kirkton of Crawford, £115 Duncanziemere, £114 (x2) Ashmark

The firm also had forward 777 Ewe lambs of other breeds which met a fair demand.
Top prices
Half Bred £122, £121, £120 Marwhirn
Suffolk X - £70, £68 Netherhall
Suffolk X Half Bred - £89 Marwhirn
Texel X Mule - £87, £80, £76 Kirkton of Crawford, £81, £80, £79 Leithanhall, £80, £78 Kirkhill

Champion pen of Gimmers that realised £205 from J Fry, Porterstown R to L David Stewart, Halldykes (Judge), Philip Fry, James Fry, Robert Fry
Champion pen of Gimmers that realised £205 from J Fry, Porterstown
R to L David Stewart, Halldykes (Judge), Philip Fry, James Fry, Robert Fry
Champion pen of Ewe Lambs realised £192 from Mrs K Park, Dalpeddar R to L A McFadzean (Judge), Stewart Park, John Park, Callum Park, David Bryson (Sponsor)
Champion pen of Ewe Lambs realised £192 from Mrs K Park, Dalpeddar
R to L A McFadzean (Judge), Stewart Park, John Park, Callum Park, David Bryson (Sponsor)

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