The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart PLC
had forward a catalogue entry of 9,517 head, comprising 4,313 horned
sheep and 5,204 Cheviot ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs their Annual
Border Ewe Sale at Longtown on Wednesday 2nd
sheep were well shown and overall an excellent quality show, and
with buyers present from Aberdeen down to Wales and Devon trade
was very good for all character lots although averages would be £10
back on the year.
Top in the Hill Cheviot section was £150
for a super pen from Castle Crawford who sold others at £100
(x2), next at £142, £122
and £110 Stirkfield, others to £92 Catslackburn. Shearlings
to £100 Drycleughlea and £90 Nether Phawhope. Ewe lambs
sold to £85 Potholm, £80 Wardlaw and £75 Stirkfield.
Country Cheviots sold to a top of £175 for gimmers
from Whitehouse, Swinside, others £140 and £130 Nun
Cote Nook and £102 Hownam Grange. Ewes to £102 Marwhirn, £85, £82
Whitefield, £80 Sorbietrees. Ewe lambs to £75 (x2)
for pens from Lanefoot and Stonecroft.
others £105 Longburgh Fauld and £95
Flosh Lodge. Ewes sold to £72 Baggra Yeat, others £66
Border Rigg, £65 Naddle and £62 Orthwaite Hall, £60
Blackfaces to £110 for gimmers from Wanwood Hill,
Crookburn, £99 High Staward, £98 Megdale and Longburgh
Fauld. Ewes to £90 Derwent House, others £81 Blackburn.
Ewe lambs to £90, £80 Wanwood Hill, £72, £70
Included in the Blackface section was the dispersal
from Messrs Amos, Broadhaugh, Hawick which met a tremendous trade
with a top of £95 for 1 crop, £84 for 2 crop, £70
for 3 crop and £60 for 4 crop with an overall average of £77.01.
The Annual Show and Sale of 81 North Country
Cheviot Rams was
very capably judged by Mr Craig Bradbury, Satchells, Lilliesleaf
whose awards were as follows:-
1st – Messrs Graham, Carruthers,
sold at £850 to P.
2nd – Messrs Runciman, Allanshaws, sold at £600 to
P. Edmondson, Seathwaite.
3rd – Messrs Graham, Carruthers, sold at £800 to David
Quality rams met a strong demand and were short
of requirements. Other prices were as follows - £820, £700, £680
Carruthers, £650 Nun Cote Nook and Philiphaugh, £580
Whiteknowe, £500 Hill Top and Allanshaws.
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