LOWLAND BREEDING SHEEP
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart
P.L.C. had forward 2,457 ewes, 1,642 shearlings and 15 rams at their
Annual Special Sale at Longtown on Wednesday
3rd September 2008.
An excellent show of sheep forward attracted many buyers from as
far away as Suffolk. All classes were good to sell at firmer rates
than last year.
Shearlings sold to £90 for Texels from Windy
Hill, others £84
Hillhead, £80 Windy Hill; Greyface £84 Broomhills, £80
Sceughdyke; Cheviot Mule £84 Greenacres; Suffolk £82, £78
Kirkhouse; Swaledale £43 Bolam Crofts.
Ewes sold to a top of £83
and £75 for Suffolks from Kirkhouse;
Greyface £76, £70 Parcelstown, £64 Fieldside; Bleu
d’Maine £76 Lustruther Cottage; Texel £70 Shawhill, £68
Clonrae; Half Bred £54 Redhouse; Lleyn £51 Shawhill, £50
Norman Farm; Cheviot Mule £50 The Croft; Cheviot £47
Woodhouselees; Jacob £37 Shawhill; Swaledale £28 Stackbraes.
Ewe lambs sold to £53 for Texels from Shawhill.
Rams sold to £390
and £340 for Charollais x Beltex shearlings
from Lesson Hall, Texel shearling rams to £340 and £330
Roachburn who sold two shear Texels at £240.
Included in the
sale was the dispersal of 565 Greyface sheep from the Springkell
Estate for Michael Johnson-Ferguson. The sheep were well shown and
in excellent condition, trade was buoyant throughout.
to £60, 1 crop £55, 2 crop £55,
3 crop £46, 4 crop £41.50, 5 crop £38. Suffolk
gimmers to £71, 2 crop £70, 3 crop £53, 4 crop £56.
Overall average just short of £50.
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