LONGTOWN CHEVIOT MULES
Record trade for ewe lambs and shearlings
Ewe lambs to £108 Shearlings to £161
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire
Farmers Mart held their annual sale of Cheviot Mule ewe lambs and
gimmer shearlings at Longtown on Tuesday 25th
With buyers present from as far afield as
Aberdeenshire and Sussex, there was a very strong trade throughout
at the country’s
main sale of Cheviot Mules (a cross between the Cheviot ewe and
Bluefaced Leicester ram.
Ewe lambs averaged £82.39 (up £21.57
on last year) and gimmer shearlings averaged £136.71 (up
a massive £50
on the year).
In the North Country Cheviot Mule ewe lamb section
top price was £108
paid for a pen of 20 from R. King & Sons, Gospel Hall, Jedburgh
by Highfield Farms, Mayfield, East Sussex. Gospel Hall sold other
pens, each of 20, at £106, £105 (twice) and £102.
W.A. Crozier, Embley, Hexham sold 2 pens at £105 each to
W. & J. Brown, Hilton of Culsh, Aberdeenshire. Embley also
sold at £104 with H. Cockburn & Partners, Kingside selling
at £105 and £104 to Smith & Sons, West Bolton,
Alnwick. Pens from M. Aynsley & Son, Wardhill, Morpeth made £104, £102
(twice) and £101 (twice).
Top prices in the Hill Cheviot Mule
ewe lamb section were £101
from J. Common & Son, Crossdykes and £100 from Miss Oliver,
Other ewe lamb prices included Kingside £100, £96;
Wardshill £94, £93; Overacres £98, £96, £96, £90;
Gospel Hall £92, £91; Corriehills £90; Philiphaugh £88;
Embley £96; Terrona £83, £82; Crossdykes £87;
Carterton £80 (x4).
In the shearling section, in which many
more could have been sold to advantage, the top was £161
to J.B. Milroy, Mains of Machermore, others £150 J. & J.
Wallace, Greenacres, £149 and £146
(twice) Sir M. Strang-Steel, Philiphaugh, £144 and £136
Granton, £142 Gospel Hall, £136 Castlehill, £134
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 4,542
store lambs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday
25th August 2009.
Another good entry attracted buyers from Kent, Northampton,
Devon and Hereford, all classes enjoyed the best trade so far.
of £61 for Beltex lambs from Hawthornbank; Texel £57
Kilnfordcroft and Greenwell Meadows, others £56.50 Enthorn, £55
Underbank; Suffolk £57.50 High Loveladyshield, £57
Holme Farm, £55 Underbank; Hill Cheviot £50 Holme
Farm, £49.50 Meikle Whitriggs, Gillespie Farm and Carlenrigg;
Charollais £50 Holme Farm; Greyface £48.80 Berryfell, £48.50
High Burnfoot and Silloans, £48 High Loveladyshield; Blackface £39
Brownhill. Suffolk cross ewe lambs to £63, £62 and £61.50