The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. held
their annual show and sale of breeding rams at Longtown on Wednesday
8th October, 2008 when there were 141 Bluefaced Leicesters and 171
Suffolk, Texel & Continental rams.
A nice entry of Bluefaced
Leicesters attracted a good company of buyers, but as with other
centres only the best found any trade.
Top price was £320 for a shearling
ram from Messrs. Carruthers, Peela Hill who sold others at £250 & £220.
They also had the top average of £213 (6). Others to £200
Wanwood Hill. Aged rams to £100 The Close. Ram lambs to £140, £110
Broomisle and £100 Parcelstown & Old Police House.
shearlings to £60 Collin Bank, £55 The Row, ewe lambs £150, £90
|Champion Bluefaced Leicester
At the pre sale show judging was in the able hands of
Mr. Keith Robinson, Welshpool who awarded the following:-
rams 1st & reserve champion G E Carter & Son, Parcelstown,
2nd Mrs A Little, The Close
Ram lamb and champion 1st GE Carter & Son,
Parcelstown, 2nd GE Carter & Son, Parcelstown.
The Suffolk, Texel & Continental
rams and ram lambs were easily sold with quality in demand.
was the show and sale of Texel rams on behalf of Solway & Tyne
Breeders Club and kindly sponsored by Tynedale Agri-Shop.
was again Mr. Keith Robinson who awarded the following:-
Texel shearling – 1st & champion
Messrs G Wilkinson, Arkleby House selling at £460 to W S Waugh,
The Flatt, 2nd J Robertson & Son,
Becks selling at £380 to DH & JM Murray, The Throp.
ram lamb – 1st & reserve champion Messrs G Wilkinson,
Arkleby House selling at £280 to A & JN Story, Newbiggin,
2nd Messrs G. Wilkinson, Arkleby House selling at £350 to R
Abbott, Halfway House.
Ram Lambs: Suffolk £360, £260 Land
Farm, £230, £220, £200
Lesson Hall, £200 Archerbeck; Texel £350, £280, £200
Arkleby House, £200 Beckhouse; Charollais £290, £250
Westerparkgate, £210 Springfield Farm.
Shearling rams: Suffolk £500, £480, £380
Shielsknowe, £310, £300 Lamberton; Texel £460, £350
Arkleby House, £380, £350 Becks, £340 Old Walls, £320, £310
Kirkton; Charollais £300 Westerparkgate; North Country Cheviot £220
Longoe Farm. 2 Shear Rams: Suffolk £250 Becks; Texel £200
2007 sale report