The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
9,125 Store Lambs (including 3,512 Cheviots and 2,010 Blackfaces)
at their Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 16th October, 2012.
massive show of lambs attracted more buyers from a distance as well
as local farmers. Trade was sharper and they were easier to sell.
was £68.50 for Texels from Kelsocleugh and Glendinning,
others to £68 Border Rigg. Suffolks £62 Mosshead, £60
Glentoo; Charollais £55 Shankbridgend; Greyfaces £56.50
Tecket, £54.50 Minto Kames & Dalefoot; North Country Cheviots £60
Rowhope, £56.50 Bradley, £56 Hownam Grange; Cheviot
Mules £60 Priesthaugh; Swaledales £40.50 Border Rigg, £37
Roachburn, £36 Peghorn Lodge.
Cast ewes to £70 Allensgreen
and cast rams £81 Allensgreen.
There was a record show of Cheviot
lambs with trade brisk for all classes. Top £56 from Cossar
Hill, £54 West Deloraine & Ropelawshiel, £53
East Redfordgreen & Windyhaugh.
The Blackfaces met an improved
trade on the week. Top was £50
Little Tongue, £47 Fruid, £46 Auchengruith and Sweetshawhead.
outstanding entry of 4,672 breeding sheep, where trade for all classes
met strong demand. The 2,813 Cheviot, Blackface & Swaledale
hill ewes, shearlings and ewe lambs sold at extreme rates to a packed
ring of buyers, topping at £90 for 5 yr old North Country
Cheviot ewes from Hethpool, others £78 Hethpool, £72
North Dean Head, £67 Catslackburn; Blackface £68 Penchrise, £66
Chapel, £60 Meikledale & Bayles; Swaledale £72 Border
Rigg, £60, £58 Coldshield; Cheviot £82 Arkleton, £68Pightle,
Drycleughlea & Meikledale.
Hill shearlings sold to £90
for Blackfaces from Wanwood Hill, others £85 Hoscote, £84
Chapel, £80 Hoscote; North
Country Cheviot £88 Hethpool, £72 Hownam Grange, £70
Scarthlees; Swaledale £82 Bayles, £74 Dumblar Rigg;
Lleyn £86 Bayles.
Hill ewe lambs to £84 for Black Cheviots
from Cossar Hill, other Cheviots £60 Drycleughlea, £48
Glendinning; Blackfaces £62
Allensgreen, £51, £50 Blindburn; North Country Cheviot £50
Newlands; Swaledale £49 Border Rigg.
The 1,386 lowland breeding
sheep were forward in all classes and young sheep maintained recent
rates and keenly bid for to a top of £96 for Cheviot Mule
ewes from Cossar Hill, others £75
Priesthaugh; Suffolk x £90 Gubberhill, Little Culloch & Main
Street, £88 Bellbank; Texel £94 Main Street, £92
Loanend, £88 Little Culloch, £82 The Heugh & Damhead;
Greyfaces £90, £86 The Flatt, £86 Main Street.
sold to £120 for Mules from Shielsknowe who sold
others £113, £106 The Side; Suffolk x £88 Bellbank;
Texel £104 Loanend, £88 North Dean Head.
Ewe lambs to £96
for Mules from Temon, £90 Peela Hill, £88
Ramshope, £85 Winshield & Ramshope; Cheviot Mules £84, £77
Carterton, £68 Temon.
The Company also held a dispersal for
Messrs Tinning, Burnfoot on Esk and a reduction for Nichol Farming
the main prices were as follows:-
Mule ewes (2 crop) £135, £134, £114
Burnfoot, Mule ewes (1 crop) £119 Burnfoot, £94 Nichol
Farming. Mule shearlings £110 Nichol Farming.