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On Friday 28th September 2012, The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C., in conjunction with The Kintyre Agricultural Society held its Annual Sale of Rams and Ram Lambs together with an Inaugural Sale of Breeding Sheep which proved another great success.

An entry of 121 Rams and 224 Breeding Sheep were forward to a full ring of buyers looking to make life easy and buy stock on their doorstep.

The blustery conditions did little to dampen spirits and a near total clearance was had, apart from in the Blackface ram section which proved very difficult.

Breeding females were keenly sought after, especially of younger age and the quality rams on offer exceeded vendors expectations, especially in the Suffolk section where demand definitely outstripped supply.

The sale was topped at £700 for a Texel shearling ram from A. Pirie, Machrihanish and purchased by D. Anderson, Barnakill, this was closely followed at £650 for a Suffolk shearling ram from T. Cameron, Gartvaigh, purchased by Messrs Cameron, High Machrimore.

The female section was topped at £160 for Texel gimmers from Messrs Colville, Langa to A. Pirie, Machrihanish, followed at £140 for Mule gimmers from Messrs Millar, Auchaleek, selling to High Cattadale.

Principal prices:-


Texel Gimmers - £160, £120 Langa.

Mule Gimmers - £140 Auchaleek, £105 Bunlarie, £100 Low Cattadale.

Blackface Gimmers - £90 Arnicle.

Mule Ewe Lambs - £80 Auchaleek.

Texel Ewe Lambs - £80 High Dalrioch.

Cheviot Ewe Lambs - £66 Low Tirfergus.

Blackface Ewe Lambs - £60 Tangy.

Blackface Ewes - £87 (2&3 crop) Collinlongart, £68 (5 yr old) Arnicle, £58 (5 yr old) No 10 Killeonan, £54 (4 crop) Gobbergrennan.

Ram Lambs

Suffolk - £580, £450 Gartvaigh.

Texel - £350, £320 (x2) Low Tirfergus, £220, £200 (x3) Machrihanish.

Charollais - £260 Parkhouse..

Shearling Rams

Texel - £700, £550 Machrihanish, £550, £480, £420 Kilwhippnoch.

Suffolk - £650, £620, £600, £550 Gartvaigh.

Blue Faced Leicester - £520, £480, £460, £400 (x2) Gartvaigh, £400 Millknowe, £380 Crosshill.

Charollais - £300, £250 (x2) Parkhouse..

Blackface - £280 Lorgbaw, £250 (x2) Arnicle.

North Country Cheviot - £250, £240 Balure, £240 Auchamore.

Kerry Hill - £140 Machriemore Hill.

Two shear Rams

Beltex - £160 Auchnisavil.

A big thank you goes to all who helped make the sale a success and we look forward to an increased entry and larger crowd again next year.

2011 sale report

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