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 29th September 2010.
7,328 head were forward to a
full ring of buyers from all over the country, ensuring a buoyant
trade with most prices and averages up on the year.
Cheviot shearlings sold to £122 from Messrs
Plenderleith, Rock, Alnwick, selling to Messrs Armstrong, High
Moat, Longtown, others £112 Naddle, £108, £104
Nether Ernambrie, £105 Springfield, £102 (x2) Humbleheugh.
Country Cheviot ewes sold to £94 from Messrs Wilson,
Marwhirn to Mrs Stephenson, Cumwhinton, others £92, £90
Marwhirn, £88 (x2) Cardewlees, £84 Seathwaite.
Country Cheviot ewe lambs sold to £98 from Messrs Plenderleith,
Rock to Messrs Armstrong, High Moat, others £93 Rock, £82
Lanefoot, £81 East Murton, £80 Bradley.
In the Hill
Cheviot department ewes were also keenly sought after with a large
number heading to Wales.
The Sale was topped and a new centre record
made of £101
for 5 year old ewes from Messrs Goodfellow, Glengeith selling to
Cnewr Estates, Wales, others £93, £88 Castle Crawford, £82
Catslackburn, £72 Crossdykes.
Hill Cheviot shearlings to £93
from Messrs Warwick, Girnwood to J. Vevers, High Stenries and Messrs
Owen of Wales, others £90, £86
Fingland, £80 Chapel.
Hill Cheviot ewe lambs to £67
from Messrs Irving, Mount Benger to Messrs Cropper, Irwell, others £66, £61
Mount Benger, £64
Castle Crawford, £60 Girnwood and Catslackburn.
was the dispersal of 800 Hill Cheviots from Drycleughlea, Roberton
on behalf of Messrs Howat, ewe lambs £56, shearlings £76,
one crop £75, two crop £71, three crop £73, four
In the horned ewes department, centre records were
again broken when Messrs Walton, Wanwood Hill, Alston sold a pen
of Blackface shearlings at £150 per head to Messrs Aitchison,
The Side, Newcastleton, others £128 Miltonise, £104
Blackface ewe lambs to £70 also from Wanwood Hill
to Messrs Goddard, The Gall, Lockerbie, others £58 Sorbie.
draft ewes to £70 from Dalhanna Farming to Messrs
Nicholson, Old Police House, others £64 Sorbie, £62
Miltonese and Ardon, £60 Craigieburn, £58 Chapel.
shearlings to £114 form Messrs Smith, Westhills
to Messrs Mason, others £96 Shankfieldhead.
sold to £123 for three crops from Naddle to
Messrs Little, Cannerheugh, others £100 Branthwaite (3 crop), £98
and £92 Naddle (3 crop), £88 and £84 Baggra Yeat
(3 & 4 crop), £83 The Side (3 crop).
A good quality show of over 100 North Country Cheviot shearling
rams met strong demand for the better sorts with the lower price
ranges rather harder to cash. Top price was £720 from J.
Runciman & Sons, Allanshaws bought by Messrs Holliday, Capelfoot.
Messrs Holliday also bought at £660 from Messrs Smith, Whiteknowe,
Penton. At £600, a ram from G. Davies & Partners, North
Synton went to the pedigree flock of Messrs W. Williams, Wales.
Another seller at £600 was C.R. Graham & Son, Carruthers
to P. Edmondson, Seathwaite, Messrs Graham also sold at £540
and £520. G. & F. Milne, Kinaldy sold to £500.