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
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
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
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.
Texel Gimmers -
£160, £120 Langa.
Mule Gimmers -
£140 Auchaleek, £105 Bunlarie, £100 Low Cattadale.
Blackface Gimmers -
Mule Ewe Lambs -
Texel Ewe Lambs -
£80 High Dalrioch.
Cheviot Ewe Lambs -
£66 Low Tirfergus.
Blackface Ewe Lambs -
Blackface Ewes -
£87 (2&3 crop) Collinlongart, £68 (5 yr old) Arnicle, £58
(5 yr old) No 10 Killeonan, £54 (4 crop) Gobbergrennan.
Suffolk - £580,
Texel - £350,
£320 (x2) Low Tirfergus, £220, £200 (x3) Machrihanish.
Charollais - £260 Parkhouse..
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.
£300, £250 (x2) Parkhouse..
Blackface - £280 Lorgbaw, £250 (x2) Arnicle.
North Country Cheviot - £250, £240 Balure, £240
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
2011 sale report