The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
9,083 Store Lambs at their Sale at Longtown on Tuesday
25th September, 2012.
large and quality show attracted a full ring of local and distant
buyers, all classes easily upheld recent high rates.
Top of £67
for Beltex crosses from Glendearg; Texel £66.50
Middle Farm, £66 High Love Lady Shield and Cocklakes House, £65
Rinnion Hills; North Country Cheviot £64 Satchells, 363 Commonside;
Bleu d’Maine £60.50 South Slealands; Charollais £60.50
Solway Bank Cottage; Suffolk £60 High Love Lady Shield; Lleyn £57.50
Harper Hill; Greyface £56.50 Cocklakes House and Cardon; Cheviot
Mule £56.50 Powisholm; Herdwick £47 Border Rigg; Swaledale £40
Feeding ewes to £72 Ridge End.
At the Annual Show & Sale
of Hill Cheviots there was a top class entry of 3,162. Buyers were
numerous and all classes were a very good trade. Top of £68
for Cheviot ewe lambs from Windyhaugh, others £61 Crossdykes, £59.50
Girnwood and Clerkhill.
Judging was in the capable hands of Chris
Brodie whose awards were as follows:-
1st – John Higgs Farms, Arkleton, Ewes.
2nd – Mrs L. Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk.
3rd – E. Randall, Drycleughlea, Roberton.
Also this day was the Annual
Show of Blackfaces on behalf of the Blackface Sheep Society, where
there was an entry of 2,025.
Judging was again by Chris Brodie whose
awards were as follows:-
1st – Halliburton Farms, Kelso.
2nd – John Tullie, Bowan Hill, Teviothead.
3rd – Messrs H. & H. Robson, Townshields, Haydon Bridge.
prices - £58 Townshield, £54 Halliburton Farm, £52.50
Bowan Hill, £51 Sundhope.