The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. held
the annual sale of Mule ewe lambs on Tuesday
16th September 2008 when there was a catalogued entry of 5506.
Due to Bluetongue regulations,
trade was sticky throughout the day with only top lambs easily sold.
Running lambs upheld record rates, but middle lambs proved harder
|Champion North of England Mule
Ewe Lambs with Kenneth James (vendor) and John Blaylock (judge)
At the pre-sale show the judge Mr. J Blaylock, Hallburn, Longtown
awarded the championship to a pen of 10 English bred mules from J
T James, Midtodhills which realised £83 per head to regular
champion lamb buyer Mr. Ridsdale, Yew Tree Farm, Penrith.
winners were as follows:-
English Mule ewe lambs
1st & Champion - JT James, Midtodhills £83
2nd Highberries Farming Ltd, East Highberries £68
3rd RJ & D G Telford, Hole of Lyne £58
Scotch Mule ewe
1st A Carruthers & Son, Peelo Hill £68
2nd JA & A Nicholson, Old Police House n/s
3rd GM & C Walton, Allensgreen n/s
|John James, Midtodhills, with his champion
pen of North of England Mule Ewe Lambs in the ring
Principal prices out with the show:-
£59 Midtodhills , £55 Bailey Mill, £54 Highparkfoot & Midtodhills, £53
Wanwoodwoodhill, £52 Hole of Lyne & East Highberries, £51
Hole of Lyne & Old Police House.
Other ewe lambs were in short
supply with Cheviot Mule ewe lambs easily sold. £66, £65
Embley, £61, £56 West
Also forward were 260 shearlings. Greyface £62 Crookburn, £61
Raeburnhead, £60 Crookburn; Cheviot Mule £72, £71
Greenknowe; Texel £52 Smithy Court, £49 Stackbraes; Beltex £50, £48
760 Breeding ewes sold to recent rates. Suffolk £56
Raeburnhead, £54, £48
Greenknowe; Texel £64 Raeburnhead, £53, £50 Stackbraes, £49
Smithy Court; Charollais £64 Raeburnhead; Greyface £63, £55
Flatt, £48 Knowehead, £46 Netherhill; Halfbreds £47
Raeburnhead; Lleyns £41 Tippalt Farms, £40 Harperhill & Height.
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