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STORE & BREEDING SHEEP REPORT


Store Lambs

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 8,022 Store Lambs (including 1,875 Cheviots and 1,870 Blackfaces) at their Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 30th October, 2012.

Sale ringAnother large show met a trade to the high level of previous weeks.

Top was £64 for Texels from Grange Farm & Routin Lynn and £62 Whitehill, £61 Kirkton Hill; Suffolks £63 Routin Lynn, £59 Risehead; North Country Cheviots £51.50 North Synton; Charollais £58 Grange Farm; Cheviot Mules £59.50 Routin Lynn; Greyfaces £51.50 Low Stokoe, £50 Upper Burnmouth; Blackfaces £48.50 Sewing Shields, £46 Horseholm, £44.50 Ashintully; Swaledales £36.50 Nookton, £30 East Unthank.

Feeding ewes £76 Nookton.

Hill Cheviots were less numbers with trade on par, more smaller lambs coming forward. Top was £48.50 Granton, £47, £46 Castle Crawford, £45 Brigg & Burnfoot of Ewes.

Breeding Sheep

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. held their late season sale of breeding sheep of all classes at Longtown on Tuesday 30th October 2012, where 2,512 head were forward.

All classes were harder to cash than in earlier sales but still managed to find a home.

Rams topped at £340 for a Texel three shear from Carpet Farm, others:- Bluefaced Leicester x Texel (3 shear) £130, £120 (x2) Carpet, Texel shearling £140 Brydekirk Hall, Texel ram lamb £120 (x2) Harene, Charollais ram lambs £110, £100 Springfield.

Breeding sheep sold to a top of £110 for Pure Charollais ewe lambs from Springfield. Shearlings to £95 for Texels from Newbigging.

Lowland ewes to £80 for 4 crop Mules from Low Struthers.

Hill ewes to £62 for North Country Cheviots from Windyhaugh, North Country Cheviot Shearlings to £90 from Bayles.

Also included was the dispersal of the Closehead flock from Messrs Carruthers (Silloans), Texel shearlings - £86, Texel 1 crop £88, Mule shearlings £83 & £80, 2-3 crop £80, Blackface £60.

Other Principal Prices:-
Cheviot ewes - £57, £55 Sloda Hill, £50 Linton House.
Texel ewes - £88 Silloans, £80, £72 Newbigging.
Greyface ewes - £81 Silloans, £70, £67, £65 Newbigging.
Bluefaced Leicester ewes - £80, £60 The Bog.
Swaledale ewes - £70, £68 Bayles.
North Country Cheviot ewes - £62 Windyhaugh, £56 Bayles and Townfoot.
Blackface ewes - £60 Silloans, £55 Graystale, £46 Rowhope.
Herdwick ewes - £35 Pallet Hill.
Texel shearlings - £95 Newbigging, £86 Silloans, £74 Bayles.
Greyface shearlings - £93 Low Struthers, £84 Newbigging, £82 Embley, £80 Huntingdon.
North Country Cheviot shearlings - £90 Bayles.
Blackface shearlings - £80 Graystale.
Suffolk shearlings - £70 Newington, £58 Sloda Hill.
Charollais ewe lambs - £110 Springfield.
Cheviot Mule ewe lambs - £68 Embley.
Greyface ewe lambs - £62, £50 The Newton.
Texel ewe lambs - £58 Patties Hill, £55 Embley.


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