BORDER EWE SALE
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. held
their Annual Border Ewe Sale of Cheviots and horned sheep at Longtown
on Wednesday 30th September 2009.
6,440 head were forward, this
being the premier sale in the country for Hill Cheviots. Buyers
were present from all over the UK and all classes met a fantastic
trade with averages up substantially.
North Cheviot gimmers sold
to £115 from Biggin, Thurso and £105
Marwhirn. Ewes to £92, £88 Naddle, £88 Marwhirn
and Terrain, £84 Humbleheugh, £83 Hillcrest. Ewe lambs
to £76 Lanefoot.
Hill Cheviot ewes to £83 Chanlochfoot, £82
Archbank, £70 Skelfhill, £69 Glengeith, £68 Catslackburn, £67
Cowburn. Gimmers to £80 Philiphaugh, £78 Blackburn.
Ewe lambs to £60 Gateslack, £54 Cowburn.
the sale was two dispersals, the first were Half Northies from
Chillington Estates, Wolverhampton, whose gimmers sold to £86,
1 crop to £98, 2/3 crop £80, ewe lambs £56. The
second was Hill Cheviots from John Higgs Farms, Arkleton, Langholm,
whose gimmers sold to £82, 1 crop £69, 2 crop £67,
3 crop £65, 4 crop £61, ewe lambs £39. Both dispersals
were well presented and shown well with an excellent trade throughout.
this day horned ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs were forward, much
interest was created for a good show of sheep and all classes met
one of the best trades seen.
Top of £130 for Blackface gimmers
from Wanwood Hill, who also sold ewe lambs at £90. Ewes to £64
The Chapel, £56 Sorbie and Dalhanna, £55 The Row and
Swaledale ewes sold to £86, £78 (x3) and £73
Naddle Farm, whose consignment averaged £74.38 for 298 sheep,
others £82 Baggarah Yeat. Gimmers to £74 Whitchester.
NORTH COUNTRY CHEVIOT RAMS TO £800
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their annual
Show & Sale of North Country Cheviot rams at Longtown on Wednesday
30th September, 2009.
A good show of 100 shearlings were forward
and sold to average £260. The top pen of 12 from Messrs Runciman,
Allanshaws averaged £391
and held the top priced sheep and Champion which sold at £800
to the judge, Mr Michael Aynsley, Wardshill, Longframlington, others
from Allanshaws sold at £480, £450 and £400 (twice).
Selling at £650 was the third prize shearling from G.D.
Pate & Sons,
Stobshiel Mains sold to Messrs Watson, West Hinedone, Bishop Auckland.
At £520 was a shearling from C.R. Graham & Sons, Carruthers
to P. Edmonson, Seathwaite Farm, Borrowdale. Others sold at £400
from G. & F. Milne, Kinaldy and M.C. Coltman, Haystown.
Allanshawsto a top of £800 average £391
Nuncote Nook £400 £340
Stobshielmains £650 £340
Carruthers £520 £323
Haystown £400 £320
Langholm Mill £320 £300