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Exceptional demand for an excellent show
Ewe lambs to £94 Shearlings to £95

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their annual sale of Cheviot Mule ewe lambs and gimmer shearlings at Longtown on Tuesday 26th August 2008.

The increasing demand for this breed particularly from the Midlands and Southern England was reflected in the exceptional trade for an excellent quality show.

2,400 ewe lambs averaged £60.82 (up £11.22 on the year) and 500 shearlings levelled at £86.84 (up £12)

Cheviot Mules

In the ewe lamb section top was £94 paid by G Smith & Son, West Bolton to Messrs Cockburn, Kingside. Messrs Cockburn sold another pen at £90 and averaged £91.97 for a consignment of 71.

MA Hedley, Overacres, Otterburn averaged £81.03 for 162 to a top of £86 and £85.

M Aynsley & Son, Wardshilll, Morpeth topped at £84 and £83 and averaged £75.84 for 172 lambs.

Other lamb prices included Gospel Hall £83, £82 (average £70.14 for 257); Embley £78, £75 (average £72.03 for 80); Corriehills £70; St Johns Kirk £70; Terrona £76, £68, £66; Carterton £66, £60; Crossdykes £57; Sundhope £54.

In the shearling section the sale topped at £95 paid to D McGarva, Granton by Messrs J Armstrong, Highrigg; £93 S Whiteford, St Johns Kirk & G B Milroy, Mains of Machermere .

Others were Whitton £90, £88, £87; Hownam Grange £89, £87; Mains of Machermere £89; St Johns Kirk £88; Gospel Hall £91, £85; Greenacres £85; Castlehill £87’ £86; Carterton £79.

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