The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had
forward 5,019 breeding sheep at their special sale on Tuesday
13th October 2009.
Buyers were present from a very wide area . Lowland breeds easily
maintained late high rates. Top was £86 & £83 for
Greyface ewes from Castle Nook; Suffolk x £86 Westhouse;
Texels £80 Haithwaite; Lleyns £78 Height; North Country
Cheviot £66 Hillcrest & Scarthlees.
The final draw of shearlings realized £84 for Greyfaces
from Acreknowe, £82 Low Eals; Texels £74 Stackbraes;
North Country Cheviots £78 Bayles; Blueface Leicester £70
Ewe lambs to £78, £72 for Greyfaces from Wanwood Hill, £70
Old Hall; Cheviot Mules £78 Philiphaugh; Texels £76
Crumhaugh Hill; Beltex £61 Byers Farm.
Hill ewes were a large show and realized the best trade of the
season. Top was £61 for Cheviots from Bowershield & Whitchesters;
Blackfaces £54 Sundhope, £53, £52 Megdale, £49
Skelfhill; Swaledales £54 Baggar Yeat.
Shearlings to £57 for Blackfaces from Collin Bank.
Ewe lambs to £50 for Hill Cheviots from Braidley, £46
Carlenrigg, £44 Tushielaw, £43 Crossdykes; Blackfaces £39
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
6,018 store lambs (including 1,985 Cheviots) at their sale on Tuesday
13th October 2009.
Store lambs were a big show and with more buyers
present met a strong trade.
Top was £57.20 for Beltex lambs from Greenside
Farm, £52 Glendearg. Texels £55 Gibbs Hill & Greenknowe, £54
Crops Hall; Charollais £50 Lochwood; Suffolks £54 Greenknowe, £53
Leahaugh; Greyfaces £56 Mossband House, £54 Leahaugh,
Gibbs Hill; Blackfaces £48 Gibbs Hill, £47 Horseholm;
Swaledales £43 Underbank.
Cast ewes to £47.50 Crookburn.
Cast rams to £55.50
The Hill Cheviots were a similar entry with trade the
best of the season selling to £50 Granton, £47.50 East
Murton & Hownam
Grange, £47 Linhope & West Deloraine.