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.
demand for this breed particularly from the Midlands and Southern
England was reflected in the exceptional trade for an excellent
2,400 ewe lambs averaged £60.82 (up £11.22
on the year) and 500 shearlings levelled at £86.84 (up £12)
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
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.
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 .
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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