The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward a catalogue
entry of 7,260 lowland breeding sheep at their special sale at
Longtown on Tuesday 17th September, 2013.
At the annual sale of
Greyface (Mule) ewe lambs there was an entry of 4,292 head.
show were forward which attracted buyers from Caithness down to
Northampton and Devon.
Trade was strong from the start to finish with a total clearance
effected with the smallest lambs looking the dearest. The overall
average being £90.89 down only £4.07 on the year.
to the sale the annual show (kindly sponsored by Allflex) was ably
judged by Mr Richard Armstrong, Slealands, Longtown whose awards
were as follows:-
Ex Swaledale Ewe
1st and Champion – T. Davidson, Bellmount, sold at £145
to the judge.
2nd – W.M. & C. Wallace, Gapshield, sold at £115
to Mr Stirling, Bow.
3rd – Messrs Graham, Stonehall, sold at £130 to Mr
Ex Blackface Ewe
1st – W. & B. Nichol, Lawston, sold at £132 to
Mr Pate, Mossilee.
2nd – R.M. & C.M. Leach, Whintingstown, sold at £106
to Third Farms.
3rd – A. Carruthers & Son, Peela Hill, sold at £110
to Mr Forster, Hermiston.
Principal prices (outwith show):-
£130 High Parkfoot, Fordlands and Midtodhills, £126
Barron House, £125 Fordlands, £124 Nook (Forster), £122
Wanwood Hill, £119 Stonehall, £118 Lawston, £116
Barron House, £112 Nirvana, £110 Parsonshield, D’Mainholm
The second sale of Cheviot Mule ewe lambs and
sale for Continental
and Suffolk cross ewe lambs met a very good trade when
many more could easily have been sold.
Cheviot Mule - £112, £100 Thornshipe.
Suffolk x - £105 Tonehall, £100 High House, £96
Texel x - £104, £100 Lairdlaugh.
Rouge x - £94 Springwell.
Shearlings were a good show and trade was good as well for best
quality. Top of £152, £150 and £147 for Greyfaces
from Whitton, others to £140 Barron House, £132, £131
Nisbet Hill, £130 Riggheads; Texel £140 Bankshead;
Cheviot Mule £136 Springwell; Lleyn £102 The Height;
Suffolk cross £100 Bankshead.
Breeding ewes saw only the best meet a strong demand.
Top of £120, £105 for Greyface from The Flatt, others £102
Nether Ernambrie; Texel £102 Ravenwood Cottage, £100
Hangingshaw; Suffolk cross £108, £104 Hangingshaw;
Bleu d’Maine £94 Hangingshaw; Lleyn £90 The Height;
Cheviot Mule £82 Glenjaan.
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