The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. had
forward 3,112 Breeding Rams, Ewes, Shearlings and Ewe Lambs at their
Special Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 2nd October 2012.
A grand trade
was met throughout, apart from older age ewes which were only around
killing price. Ewes sold to a top of £98
for 1 & 2 crop Scotch Mules from Messrs White, The Heugh, other
Mules £84 The Heugh, £80 Main Street; Texel £94
Linton House, £90 Park Nook, £80 Main Street; Cheviot
Mule £86 Linton House, £80 The Heugh and Parcelstown;
Suffolk £85 Linton House, £84 Parcelstown and Main Street;
Welsh Mules £72 (2 & 3 crop), £70, £68 High
Dovecote; Lleyn £69 Glenkiln, £63 Harper Hill; Easycare £61, £59
Shearlings were a great show for quality but short of
buyers requirements and met a fantastic trade, topping at £155
for Texels from Messrs Runciman, Allanshaws, who also sold at £151
others £118 Middle Farm, £114 Wanwood Hill; Greyface £142
from Messrs Beaty, Stonewalls, £139 Shielsknowe, £138
Stonewalls, £132 Shielsknowe; Lleyn £118 Colinton Mains, £108
Priorsford, £105 The Height; Suffolk £112 Dyke; Welsh
Mule £110, £102 High Dovecote.
The Second Sale of 862
Mule ewe lambs were an excellent trade, selling to a top of £108
from Messrs Errington, Cloverhill and levelling at £84.04
(up £6.32 on the year), other Mules to £102, £98
Ellershope, £96 Taylorburn, £96 Snowden Close.
other ewe lamb section the sale was topped at £130 for Millenium
Blue x from regular consignor, A.R. Bell, Kirkton, who sold others
at £122 and £110.
Rams sold to a top of £480 for
a Charollais shearling ram from Messrs Patterson, Upper Auchenlay,
followed at £380 for
a Texel from Messrs Bowker, Riggheads.
Charollais shearling ram - £480, £380, £300 Upper
Texel shearling ram - £380 Riggheads, £300 (x4) Nether
Brotherstone, £280 Falla.
Suffolk shearling ram - £250, £200 Fenton.
Suffolk ram lamb - £280, £200 Fenton.