The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart PLC had
forward 7,205 ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs their Annual Border Ewe
Sale at Longtown on Wednesday 3rd October 2012, comprising 3,922
Cheviots and 3,283 Blackface & Swaledale.
were out in force with a strong contingent from Wales and the Cotswolds.
An excellent overall show was forward in both sections and trade
was the best ever experienced at this centre, with numbers far short
of buyers requirements.
Draft North Country Cheviots sold to £116
and £115 for
two excellent pens from Hill Top (Bell) and £110 (x2) Longburgh
Fauld, £94 Side Farm (Taylforth). Gimmers to £172 and £168
(x2) Bavington Hill Head, £162, £156 Binsey. Ewe lambs
to £125 Hill Top (Bell), £120 Lanefoot, £110 Stonecroft.
Draft Cheviot Ewes sold to £138 for a superior pen from
Castle Crawford, others £100 Chanlochfoot, £96 Sorbie, £85
Glengeith, £85 Catslackburn. Gimmers to £100 Henderland.
Ewe lambs to £90 and £82 Castle Crawford, £62
Averages were as follows:-
North Country Cheviots - Draft Ewes £79.52,
Ewe Lambs £72.32. Hill Cheviots – Draft Ewes £75.00, Gimmers £88,
Ewe Lambs £55.58.
In the Horned Ewe section, trade for ewe lambs, shearlings and
young age ewes was very swift upholding last years extreme rates.
Swaledales were very short of requirements with draft Blackface
ewes being easily sold if good quality character lots, with other
types only around killing price, the section was topped at £150
for Swaledale shearlings from Messrs Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, others £125
Orthwaite Hall, £124, £114 Flosh Lodge; Blackface to £128
from Wanwood Hill, £125 Crookburn and Bowershield, £124
Eden Park, £115 New Hummerbeck, Henderland, Sunnyside and
The Glen; Herdwick £95 Gall Farm.
Ewes topped at £131
(x2) for 3 crop Swaledales from Naddle Farm, followed at £130
from Baggra Yeat, £127 Naddle, £122
Orthwaite Hall, £121 Baggra Yeat, £115 Naddle and Branthwaite.
ewes to £98 for 1 crop from Craigieburn, 2 crops
to £90 from Parknook and Priorsford. Draft Blackface ewes
to £70 Bowan Hill, Clenries, Megdale and Sundhope.
Three crop Woodland ewes to £95 Gall Farm.
Ewe lambs were also
in demand and topped at £102 for Blackfaces
from Wanwood Hill who also sold a pen at £80, others £70
Mouldy Hills, £68 Satchells, £67 Sorbie; Swaledale £58
The Annual Show and Sale of 89 North Country
Cheviot Rams was held
today in Longtown, with trade sharper on the year with best kinds
The pre sale show was ably judged by Mr P. Edmondson,
Seathwaite, who awarded the Championship to regular consignor Roderick
Runciman, Allanshaws, which later realised the days top price of £800,
selling to the judge. Second prize – Messrs Smith, Whiteknowe, £380
to Stirke. Third prize – Messrs Davies, North Synton, £450
to Mr Chantry.
Principal prices:- £800 Allanshaws, £700
Whiteknowe and North Synton, £650 Hownam Grange and Carruthers, £520
Stobshiel Mains, £500 Allanshaws, North Synton and Carruthers.