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Sale ringThe Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 2,069 head of ewes with lambs at foot at their Annual Special Sale on Tuesday 15th May, 2012.

Greyface (Mule) hoggs with lambs were a marvellous show, with many consignments from the Eden Valley forward. Buyers did not disappoint with trade at extreme prices. Judging was in the capable hands of Mr Norman Bowe, Calvo, Silloth, who did an excellent job. Capontree Veterinary Centre kindly sponsored the show.

Prize winners were as follows:-

Mule hoggs with singles
1st – Messrs M. Ridsdale & Son, Yewtree, Thomas Close, Penrith, sold at £112.
2nd – P.M. Kidd, Briggle Farm, Langwathby, sold at £105.
3rd – Messrs M. Ridsdale & Son, sold at £104.

Continental hoggs with singles
1st – Messrs D. Carr & Son, High Wood, Hexham, sold at £80.
2nd – Messrs G. Jackson & Sons, Reagill Grange, Reagill, Penrith, sold at £84.
3rd – Messrs G. Jackson & Sons, sold at £82.

Other Mule hoggs with singles £100 Little Blencowe; Cheviot Mule £93 High Wood; other Continentals £81 Prospect, £80 High House; Suffolk cross £71 Raby Grange. Mule hoggs with twins to £66 Stoneflatts, £65 Little Blencowe.

All other ewes with lambs were slightly dearer on the week.

Shearlings with singles – Greyface £76 Bayles, £68 Sourhope; Cheviot Mule £68 Mackside; Texel £67 Mackside.

Shearlings with twins – Cheviot Mule £74 Mackside; Greyface £63 Sourhope.

Ewes with singles – Suffolk cross £70 Fairshaw; Greyface £68 Brewery House; Texel £65 Rinnion Hills, £64 The Flex; Charollais £60 Castlefairn; Hill Cheviot £60 Fairshaw; Blackface £46 High House; Swaledale £41 Bayles; Herdwick £41 Dowthwaite Head.

Ewes with twins – Texel £60 Rinnion Hills and Linton House; Charollais £60 Castlefairn; Cheviot Mule £58 Linton House; Greyface £55 The Flex; Hill Cheviot £50 Fairshaw; Swaledale £49 Bayles; Blackface £46 High House and Collinbank; Herdwick £41 Dowthwaite Head.

Cast rams to £91 Harsondale, cast ewes to £68.50 Bayles. Store hoggs to £62 Linton House.

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