Longtown Cheviot Mules to £202
At the Principal Annual Sale of Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs and Gimmer
Shearlings held at Longtown on Tuesday 24th August 2010,
there was a large ringside of buyers from across the UK for a good
quality and increased entry of sheep.
The top priced sheep at £202 from
G.B. Milroy, Mains of Machermore
1,234 shearlings averaged £117 and were topped at £202
for a smart pen of 20 from G.B. Milroy, Mains of Machermore, Newton
Stewart, bought by R. Stevenson, Howgillfoot, Kirkby Stephen. Other
shearlings sold to £156 from H. Cockburn & Partners,
Kingside, £155, £150 Mrs L. Sloan, Ryemuir, £150
J.T. Fleming, Falnash and W. Fotheringham & Son, West Hall.
The 2,324 ewe lambs averaged £97, up £15 on last year.
North Country Cheviot Mule Lamb section was topped twice at £130,
firstly by M.A. Hedley, Overacres, Otterburn, sold to W. & J.
Brown, Hilton of Culsh, Aberdeenshire, and secondly by M. Aynsley & Son,
Wardshill, Morpeth, sold to W.R. Williams & R. Ioan, Ty Hen,
Gwynedd. Overacres also sold at £128 (twice), £124
and £121 and averaged £119 for £156 head. Wardshill
also sold at £123 and £122 (x3) and averaged £113
for 427 head. Philiphaugh Estate sold to £124, as did W.A.
Crozier, Embley, with H. Cockburn, Kingside topping at £123.
271 head from R. King & Sons, Gospel Hall sold to £121
and averaged £112. Corriehills sold to £111, Terrona
to £108 and £104, Clifton on Bowmont to £100.
The Hill Cheviot Mule section was led by J. Common & Sons,
Crossdykes at £118 and £105. Tushielaw to £90
and £84, Carterton to £81 and 80, Gilmanscleugh to £80.
Texel cross Cheviot Mule ewe lambs were at £110 and £92
from Wester Ulston.
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
4,021 Store Lambs (including 211 ewe lambs) at their weekly sale
at Longtown on Tuesday 24th August 2010.
A larger show saw more buyers from a distance and all classes
again at extreme rates.
Top of £69 and £68 for Texels from Underbank, £64.50
Hazelbank; Beltex £65 Middle Farm; Suffolk £64 Milnholm, £62
Hazelbank; Greyface £63 Roachburn, £60 Harsondale;
North Hill Cheviot £60, £59 Hownam Grange, £54.50
Kelsocleugh; Charollais £57 Haswellsykes; Blackface £50
Ewe lambs to £81 and £71 for Suffolk cross Mules from
Fountainside, others £67 Haswellsykes; Texel Mules £67