The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward
804 head at their Annual Ram Fair at Longtown on Wednesday
5th October 2011.
67 Cross Bred Rams, 320 Texel Rams, 62 Charollais & Continental
Rams and 106 Suffolk Rams were presented in Ring 1, with trade
being buoyant throughout to a full ring of buyers and Suffolks & Charollais
being in particular demand. Best Texels were also easily sold and
quality was the best seen in years!
|Champion Texel lamb from Messrs
Included the day was the Annual Show and
Sale of Texel Rams and Ram Lambs, ably judged by Mr Dean Aitken, Uppercleuch, and kindly
Sponsored by Trojan 4 x 4, Linstock, Carlisle. The Championship
was awarded to a Ram Lamb from Messrs Tough, Easterseat, Carluke,
which went on to realise £1,000, selling to the judge. The
Reserve Champion was a Shearling from Messrs Robertson, Becks,
Langholm, which realised £500 to A. McCreadie, Uppertofts.
Shearling ram:- 1st Prize and Reserve – Messrs Robertson,
Becks, £500 to Uppertofts.
2nd Prize– Kirkton, £1,100 to D’Mainholm.
3rd Prize – Becks, £720 to Becton Hall.
Ram lamb:- 1st Prize and Champion – Easterseat £1,000
to Upper Cleuch.
2nd Prize – Little Galla (not sold).
3rd Prize – Easterseat £320 to Sherra Craig.
Shearlings - £1,100 (x2), £1,080, £1,000 Kirkton, £920
Kilnfordcroft, £800 Falla and Kirkton, £720 Becks, £580 Uppercleuch, £520
Falla and Greenknowe.
Ram lambs - £1,000, £450, £380 Easterseat, £280 Sandilands, £260
Chesterhall, £240 Sandilands.
|Champion Suffolk lamb from Messrs
Martindale, Land Farm
Also held was the inaugural Show for Suffolk
Rams, ably judged
by Mr T. Armstrong, Sceughdyke, who awarded the Championship to
a Suffolk Ram Lamb from Messrs Martindale, Land Farm, which later
realised £520 to the judge. The reserve was a Shearling Ram
from Messrs Roots, Kilnfordcroft, realising £540 to Messrs
Shearling ram:- 1st Prize and Reserve – Kilnfordcroft, £540
2nd Prize– Kinning Hall, £600 to Hallburn.
Ram lamb:- 1st Prize and Champion – Lands £520 Sceughdyke.
2nd Prize – Lands, £600, Carruthers.
3rd Prize – Prettsmill £340 to Linglie.
Shearlings - £650 Kinning Hall, £600
The Land and Kinning Hall, £560 (x2) Kinning Hall, £540
Ram lambs - £600, £480, £450, £440, £420
Other Rams:- Charollais sold to £750 for a Shearling from
Messrs Wales, Thackwood and to £420 for a Lamb from Mrs Luescher,
The Kerr. Beltex sold to £520 (x2) from Messrs Currie, South
Corbelly. Crossbred Shearlings sold to £460 for a Texel x
Beltex from Uppercleuch.
Charollais x Beltex shearling £420 Thackwood. Blue Texel
lambs to £250 Millside. Bleu d’Maine £300 Ormiston
Charollais - £750, £500, £450, £440 Thackwood, £440
Wester Parkgate, £400 (x2) Thackwood.
Beltex - £520 (x2) South Corbelly.
Texel x Beltex - £460 Uppercleuch.
Charollais x Beltex - £420, £400 Thackwood, £400
Ram lambs –
Charollais £420 The Kerr, £400, £380, £360, £350, £340
Bleu d’Maine £300 Ormiston Lodge
Blue Texel - £250 Millside.
|Champion Bluefaced Leicester
Shearling from Messrs Anderson,
The Annual Show & Sale of non-registered Blue Faced
Leicester Rams, Ram Lambs and Females saw 202 head forward. With a full ring
of buyers in attendance from as far away as Devon and Wales, trade
was buoyant throughout with a near total clearance being attained.
Top price outwith the show was £920 for a strong Shearling
from Wanwood Partners (Cowden), Wanwood Hill, Alston.
Judging was efficiently carried out by Tristan Davidson, Bellmount,
Irthington, whose awards were as follows.
Shearling ram:- 1st Prize and Champion – Messrs
Anderson, Parkhill, Hawick and sold at
£700, he also received the G.E. Carter & Son Silver Challenge Trophy.
2nd Prize – Derek Henderson, Low Struthers, Allendale, sold
Ram lamb:- 1st Prize and Reserve – Scott Thomason, Rainbow
Cottage, Walney Island
and sold at £600, he also received the Robert Telford Memorial
2nd Prize – Messrs Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill, Hexham,
sold at £500.
Rams 2 shear and over- £650 Union Road, £500
Shearlings - £920 Wanwood Hill, £800 Peela Hill, £700
Parkhill, £600 Low Struthers, £540 Wanwood Hill, £500
Tecket and The Side.
Ram lambs - £600 Rainbow Cottage, £500 Penpeugh, £420
Collinbank, £400 Troutbeck Cottage, £380 Raggetsyke.
Females - £160, £140 Parcelstown.