The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 2,867
head at their Annual Prize Show & Sale of Mule & Continental
Hoggs with lambs at Longtown on Tuesday 17th
show of sheep ever at this centre attracted buyers from as far
away as Northampton, all classes met an exceptional trade. Prior
to the sale, judging was ably carried out by Mr Bob Hayton, Longrow,
Canonbie, whose awards were as follows:-
10 Greyface hoggs
with Singles -
1st prize – Messrs Ridsdale, Yewtree and sold at £123
to Messrs Hall, Westend.
2nd prize – Messrs Kidd, Briggle and sold at £97.
3rd prize – Messrs Ridsdale and sold at £108.
10 Continental hoggs with Singles –
Mule hoggs with singles to £98 and £96 Yewtree, £92
Kilncroft, £90 Porterstown and Briggle, £87 Prospect
1st prize – Messrs Smith-Jackson, Lipwood Well and sold at £90
to Messrs Dinnin, Nether Albie.
2nd prize – Messrs Jackson, Reagill Grange and sold at £82.
3rd prize – T. Davidson, Bellmount and sold at £78.
Other Continentals with singles to £98 Little
Reagill Grange. Continental hoggs with twins to £78 Little
Blencowe. Mule hoggs with twins to £69 Woodhouse.
with singles to £73 for Texels from Low Brooms;
Greyface £73 Prospect; Charollais £70 High House; Suffolk £65.50
Shearlings with twins to £73 for Texels from Low
Brooms; Charollais £70 High House.
Ewes with lambs sold to
a new centre for a Swaledale ewe with Mule ewe lambs at £101
each from Fieldhead; Texel £80 Little
Blencowe, £74 East Steel, £73 Low Brooms; Suffolk £75.50
Sydenham; Greyface £70 Bayles; Charollais £56 Colte
Coates; Roussin £55 Castlefairn; Blackface £42 Drumcork.
with singles to £83.50 for Texels from Albie Rigg, £80.50
South Mains, £77 Bayles; Suffolk £75.50 Sydenham; Greyface £72.50
South Mains; Cheviot £71.50 Sydenham; Beltex £68 Sydenham;
Charollais £64 Bayles; Blackface £42 Drumcork; Herdwick £38
Geld hoggs to £122 for Mules from Maxton; Texel £100
Store hoggs to £63.50 South Mains.
Cast ewes to £85
for Texels from Low Brooms.