Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
6,714 store and breeding sheep at their weekly sale at Longtown
on Tuesday 20th October 2009.
Included was the Annual Show & Sale
of Cheviot and Blackface lambs, when an entry of 2,505 Cheviots
and 1,315 Blackfaces were forward.
A fantastic quality show was
ably judged by Mr J.P. Fisher, Smalmstown, Longtown, whose awards
were as follows:-
1st prize - Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill, sold at £50
2nd prize – W.S. Robson, Yatesfield, sold at £51
3rd prize – G. Famelton, Horseholme, sold at £50
4th prize – H. & H. Robson, Townshield, sold at £50
1st prize – D. McGarva, Granton, sold at £56.50
2nd prize – J.F. Irving & Son, Mount Benger, sold at £50.50
3rd prize – T.W. Tennant, Gilmanscleugh, sold at £46
1st prize – J. Sordy, Alnam Castlehill, sold at £55.50
2nd prize – J. Hislop, Windyhaugh, sold at £47
3rd prize – D. Cavers, Dod Farm, sold at £45
Trade was very strong for an excellent show of lambs. Top price
of £57 for Texel lambs from Gibbs Hill, others £55
Stockwellhall, £54 Girnwood, East Murton and Gatehousecote;
Suffolk £51.50 Borthwick Brae, £50.50 Low Old Shield;
Hill Cheviot £56.50 Granton and Kelsocleugh; North Country
Cheviot £55.50, £54, £50 Alnham; Greyface £54.50
Ladylands, £50 Wanwood Hill, Low Old Shield and Gibbs Hill;
Blackface £51 Yatesfield, £50 Wanwood Hill, Town Shields
and Horseholme; Charollais £48.50 Low Old Shield; Ryeland £43
Low Old Shield; Swaledale £28 Pryhill; Herdwick £23.50
West Head. Feeding ewes to £47.50 for Greyfaces from Nethertown.
Breeding ewes sold to a top of £60 for correct Cheviot Mule
ewes from Bayles; Swaledale £52 Little Deepthwaite; Hill
Cheviot £46.50 Setthorns. Ewe lambs to £56 for Texels
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