A packed ringside of buyers from Aberdeenshire to Buckinghamshire
and Devon ensured trade was buoyant again but only for the best
end of the stock, with the smaller running types harder to cash.
The sale was £8 back for ewe lambs and £10 back for
shearlings on the year, in line with breeding sales so far across
The principal annual sale of 5,350 Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs and Gimmer
Shearlings was held at Longtown on Tuesday 27th
The much increased entry of 2,646 North Country Cheviot Mule Ewe
Lambs met a brisk trade for the best tupping lambs and the stronger
end, with the runners harder to sell. They sold to a top of £160
from Messrs Hedley, Swinside Townfoot (ex Overacres) to average £102.30,
down £6.60 on the year but for more sold.
£160, £148 Swinside Townfoot, £145 St Johns Kirk, £144
Brockhouse and Swinside Townfoot, £142 Gospel Hall, £140
Messrs McQuat, Brockhouse sold 40 head top £144,
Messrs Hedley, Swinside Townfoot sold 204 head top £160,
Messrs Dun, Gilston sold 22 head top £136, average £126.18.
Messrs Cockburn, Kingside sold 71 head top £130, average £120.58.
Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm sold 83 head top £132, average £118.29.
Messrs Whiteford, St Johns Kirk sold 57 head top £145, average £114.35.
Archbank Farming sold 142 head top £122, average £111.58.
Messrs Thomson, Hownam Grange sold 77 head top £134, average £109.39.
Messrs Aynsley, Ward Hills sold 468 head top £140, average £107.68.
Messrs King, Gospel Hall sold 277 head top £142, average £107.18.
The 950 Hill Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs were again
like last year and proved very difficult to sell averaging £73.09,
on the year. They sold to a top of £110 from J. Common & Son,
Principal prices:- £110 Crossdykes, £96, £94, £86, £84
Terrona, £76 Crossdykes, £72 Carterton, £70 Skelfhill
Also sold today were 360 Cheviot Mule cross
Ewe Lambs which sold
to a top of £110 for Texels from Messrs Cockburn, Kingside.
Prices:- Texel x £110 Kingside, £108, £106, £100, £98
Upper Hunderlee, £94 Gilston, £90 Temon.
The 1,409 Cheviot Mule Shearlings were a similar
number on the year and sold to a top of £195 from annual
consignor G.B. Milroy, Mains of Machermore, Newton Stewart to average £128.85,
down £10 down on the year. Quality lots were sought after
with smaller leaner types steadier
Principal prices:- £195
Mains of Machermore, £172
Floors Farming, £170 West Hall, £168 Floors Farming, £165
Mains of Machermore, £162, £160 Skelfhill, £160
West Hall, £154 Ryemuir, £152 Granton.
Beltex x Cheviot
Mules to £150 Stirkfield Farms.
2,133 Store Lambs
massive crowd of both local and buyers from a distance were present,
trade was the best of the season to average £57.65 overall.
Numbers totally short of buyers requirements.
Top £77.50 for
Beltex from The Park, Orton and £76
Texels £73.50 The Park, £73 Amos Hill; Suffolks £70, £67
Satchells; Cheviot Mules £66 Sorbietrees, £64 Gillespie
Farm; North Country Cheviots £60 Whiteknowe; Lleyns £57.50
Dolphinston; Greyfaces £57 Hole of Lyne, £56 Underbank, £55
Feeding ewes £60 The Park, Orton.
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