The principal annual sale of 5,100 Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs and Gimmer
Shearlings was held at Longtown on Tuesday
28th August 2012.
ringside of buyers from Aberdeenshire to Buckinghamshire and Devon
ensured trade was yet again buoyant, even if a few pounds back on
last years record rates. An increased entry saw the quality lots
keenly sought after with the smaller running lambs less on the year.
The 1,480 Cheviot Mule Shearlings sold to a top of £210 from
G.B. Milroy, Mains of Machermore, Newton Stewart to average £138.60,
just £5 down on last years record.
Principal prices:- £180
(x2) Granton, £180, £172
West Hall, £170 Granton, £168, £162 St Johns Kirk, £155
Castlehill, £150 Skelfhill and Castlehill.
The larger entry of 2,286 North Country Cheviot
Mule Ewe Lambs met a brisk trade for strong lambs with running lambs easier. They
sold to a top of £148 twice from Messrs Hedley, Overacres,
Otterburn and from Messrs Cockburn, Kingside, Leadburn. The average
was £108.90, back £10 on the year.
Principal prices:- £147 St Johns Kirk, £146 Wardhills, £144
Gospel Hall, £142 Hownam Grange, Kingside and Liddesdale, £140
Messrs Cockburn, Kingside sold 100 head and averaged £134.57.
Messrs Hedley, Overacre sold 200 head and averaged £126.63.
Messrs King, Gospel Hall sold 300 head and averaged £119.19.
Messrs Aynsley, Wardhill sold 500 head and averaged £115.19.
The 770 Hill Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs were harder to sell on the
year to average £80.08, back £15 on the year. They sold
to a top of £138 from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm.