Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 9,243 Store
Lambs (including 3,001 Cheviots & 2,528 Blackfaces) at their
Weekly Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 18th October,
A very good
entry and with several distant buyers to the fore, all classes the
dearest of the season.
Top of £79 for Texels from Greenknowe
and Low Stokoe, others to £76 Rinnion Hills and Cherry Garth;
Greenknowe; Suffolk £76.50 Lamberton, £74.50 Coshogle, £71.50
High Lovelady Shield; North Country Cheviot £71.50, £70
Alnham Castlehill, £70 East Murton; Greyface £71 Low
Stokoe, £69.50 Wanwood Hill, £69 Nethertown; Charollais £69
Red Gap and Low Stokoe; Cheviot Mule £66 Geltsdale, £61.50
Powisholm; Swaledale £43.50 Nookton, £40 Byers Hall.
ewes to £90 Amos Hill, hill types £61 Bayles.
the Show & Sale of Hill Cheviots (sponsored by the Hill Cheviot
Society) there was a record entry of 3,001. Trade was the best ever
experienced at this centre.
1st– Messrs Hepburn, Lymiecleugh, Teviothead, sold at £69.
2nd – Messrs McGarva, Granton, Moffat, sold at £67.
3rd – Mrs L. Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk, sold at £64.
the Show & Sale of Blackfaces (sponsored by the Blackface
Sheep Society) there was also a record entry of 2,528. Quality and
trade was animated throughout, many more could have been sold.
1st – Messrs Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland, sold at £69.
2nd – Messrs W.S. Robson & Co., Yatesfield, Otterburn,
sold at £63.50.
3rd – Messrs Walton, Wanwood Hill, Alston, sold at £67.
breeds were expertly judged by Mr Chris Brodie of Canonbie.