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STORE & BREEDING SHEEP REPORT


The Principal Annual Sale of 4,500 Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs and Gimmer Shearlings was held at Longtown on Tuesday 23rd August 2011.

A massive ringside of buyers from all across the UK ensured a buoyant trade for all classes throughout with an increased entry and larger quantity forward for sale.

The 1,490 Cheviot Mule Shearlings forward topped at £205 from G.B. Milroy, Mains of Machermore, Newton Stewart and averaged £143.72, a rise of £26.72 on the year.

Principal Prices:- £200 Yarlside, £175 & £170 Ryemuir, £170 Yarlside, £168 West Hall, £165 Gospel Hall and Archbank.

North Country Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs sold to a top of £162 from Messrs Aynsley, Wardhill

North Country Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs
The 1,980 North Country Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs met a flying trade and sold to a top of £162 from Messrs Aynsley, Wardhill, Morpeth and averaged £122.79, a rise of £25.79 on the year.

Principal Prices:- £158 & £154 Overacre, £150 Gospel Hall, Overacre and Kingside, £148 Overacre, £142 Gospel Hall, Kingside and Wardhill.
Messrs Hedley, Overacre sold 200 head and averaged £139.
Messrs Cockburn, Kingside sold 70 head and averaged £138.90.
Messrs Aynsley, Wardhill sold 469 head and averaged £130.09.
Messrs King, Gospel Hall sold 339 head and averaged £129.76.

The 585 Hill Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs sold to a top of £130 from Messrs Common, Crossdykes and averaged £103.36, a rise of £38.28 on the year.

Also included were 450 Suffolk and Texel x Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs which sold to £138 for Texel Cheviots from Messrs Dun, Gilston and £130 for Texel x from Wester Ulston Sheep, Upper Hunderlee.
Principal Prices:- Texel x £98 Wester Ulston, £94 Drycleughlea, £90 (x2) Wester Ulston; Suffolk x £80 (x2), £78 Fountainside.

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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart also had forward 3,350 Store Lambs at their weekly sale.

Lambs were a very good show, several distant buyers present, all classes dearer.

Top of £81.50 for Suffolk crosses from Oliver Road, £75.50 Lynnshield; Texel £78.50 Underbanks, £73 Middle Farm, £70.50 Spenceycroft, £70 Greenwell Meadows; North Country Cheviot £74 Satchells, £70 Oliver Road, £68.20 Hownam Grange; Charollais £62.80 Longrigg; Greyface £60.50 Lintley, £60.20 Edges Green, £59.50 Lynnshield and Bellmount; Hill Cheviots £64 Hownam Grange.


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