The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. had
forward 6,550 Annual Sale of Greyface Mule and Other Breed Ewe Lambs,
at Longtown on Tuesday 15th September 2009.
|The champion pen of Greyface ewe
lambs from Midtodhills.
The Annual Show of Greyface ewe lambs saw judging ably and efficiently
carried out by Mr Walter Waugh, The Flatt, Bewcastle, Carlisle, whose
awards were as follows:-
Pen of 10 Greyface ewe lambs (ex Blackface):-
1st prize – Messrs Carruthers, Peela Hill, Bewcastle.
2nd prize – Messrs Walton, Allensgreen, Bardon Mill, Hexham.
3rd prize – Messrs Walton, Wanwood Hill (ex Cowden), Alston.
of 10 Greyface ewe lambs (ex Swaledale):-
1st prize – Messrs James, Midtodhills, Roadhead.
2nd prize – Philip Roddam, Fordlands, Hethersgill.
3rd prize – Messrs Wallace, Gapshield, Gilsland.
Champion Pen – Messrs
James, Midtodhills, Roadhead.
A very good
quality of Mules attracted buyers from as far as Northampton, Devon
and Cornwall, bidding was very fast with averages up £31.28
on the year, with an overall average of £69.37. Great credit
must be given to vendors for presenting lambs to perfection. Top
of £102 for pens of Mules from Messrs James, Midtodhills, Roadhead
and Messrs Carruthers, Peela Hill, Bewcastle, other pens to £100
Allensgreen and Fordlands, £92 Wanwood Hill, £90 Gapshield,
Old Police House and Blacksmiths Cottage. Top flock averages of £91.54
Allensgreen, £86.12 Fordlands, £83.75 Wanwood Hill.
breeds saw quality very easy to sell. Top of £87 for
Charollais from Barkbeth; Beltex £80 Waterside and Middle Farm;
Texel £75 Whitchesters; Suffolk cross £68 West End, £66
High House; Cheviot Mule £66 Springwell.
[breeding sheep report]