Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. had
forward 2,621 breeding sheep at their second special sale at
Longtown on Tuesday 20th May, 2008.
A larger show of quality sheep met the best trade
of the season. At the pre-sale show of hoggs with lambs, judging
was in the capable hands of Harry Fisher, The Beeches, Walton,
Brampton, whose awards were as follows:-
Mule hoggs with singles:-
1st prize – Messrs Ridsdale, Yew Tree, Thomas Close, sold
2nd prize – Messrs Hayton, Longrow, Canonbie, sold at £60.
3rd prize – P.M. Kidd, Briggle Farm, Langwathby, sold at £57.
Continental hoggs with singles:-
1st prize – Messrs Neill, Upper Tinwald, Dumfries, sold at £45.
Hoggs with singles – Cheviot Mule £38 Rabygrange.
Hoggs with twins – Greyface £40.50 Briggle, £36
Little Blencow, £35 Rabygrange.
Shearlings with singles – Greyface £40.50 Patties Hill, £38.50
Taylorburn; North Country Cheviot £37.50 Lingy Hill; Masham £34.50
Shearlings with twins – Greyface £37.50 Bayldon; North
Country Cheviot £38 Lingy Hill; Suffolk cross £35 Pennine
Ewes with singles – Texel £39.50 Dinwoodie Green, £35.50
Kinning Hall; Greyface £32.50 Howahill; North Country Cheviot £35
Lingy Hill; Hill Cheviot £27.50 Naddle; Blackface £19.50
Dunshiel, £19 Castlefearn; Swaledale £19 Bayles.
Ewes with twins – Texel £40 Rinnion Hills, £39.50
Dinwoodie Green; Greyface £39, £38 Moss Side, £36
Bayles; North Country Cheviot £35 Lingy Hill; Hill Cheviot £27.50
Naddle; Blackface £21.50 Drumcork; Swaledale £20 Taylorburn, £19
Geld hoggs – Greyface £43 Smitton.
Cast rams – Leicester £42.50 Taylorburn.
Cast ewes – Swaledale £25.50 Taylorburn.