Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart plc held their Annual Main Sale of 2,130 head of Breeding Ewes and Shearlings at Longtown on Tuesday 2nd September 2014, also this day saw the Annual Sale of Zwartbles and some early season rams.
The sale was topped at £162 for Texel shearlings from Messrs Ridley, Patties Hill and to £146 for Scotch Mule shearlings from Nisbet Mill. Ewes topped at £142 for 2 shear Charollais cross from Messrs Goddard, Gall with ewe lambs to £82 for Suffolk x Cheviot Mule from L. Laing, Tarrasfoot. Gimmers averaged £124, £11 up on the year.
Charollais - £142 Gall Farm, £95 Haithwaite.
Texel - £116 Aldery Terrace, £108 Haithwaite, £100 Glenmaid, £94 Oaktree Drive, £92 Thornship.
Cheviot Mule - £114 Glenmaid, £110 Townhead, £96 Thornship and Chapel Farm.
Beltex - £110 Glenmaid.
Greyface - £100 Hallsoven and Calvo, £92 Thornship, £90 Hallburn, £89 Calvo and West End.
Lleyn - £84 Broomhouse.
Texel - £162 Patties Hill, £151 Oaktree Drive, £150 Westhills, £145 Shankfieldhead, £144 Oaktree Drive, £141 Shankfieldhead.
Greyface - £146 Nisbet Mill, £144, £140 Leaona Villa, £140 Nisbet Mill, £135 Shankfieldhead, Nisbet Mill and Englishtown.
Suffolk - £146 Loanend, £110 Haithwaite.
Hampshire- £125, £120 Snowden Close.
Cheviot Mule - £98 Thornship.
Texel - £94 Nobles Farm, £81 Stonehall.
Suffolk - £82, £70 Tarrasfoot.
Rams sold to £420 for a Texel shearling from A.R. Bell, Kirkton.
Texel - £420, £300 Kirkton, £200 Roachburn.
2 Shear Rams
Texel - £300, £280 Kirkton.
The Annual Sale of Zwartbles saw a top price of £100 for a shearling ram from S.R. Gibson, Croft Head Terrace.
Shearling ram - £100 Croft Head Terrace.
Ram lambs - £61 The Knowe, £60 Nobles.
Ewe Lambs - £70 The Knowe
2 crop Ewe- £91, £84, £70 Nobles Farm.
3 crop Ewe- £72 Croft Head Terrace.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 4,303 store lambs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 2nd September, 2014.
Another good show of stores attracted plenty of buyers, trade very similar on the week for a poorer quality entry.
Top was £70 for Texels from East Foreshield and Midbanks, others £69 Gillalees; Suffolk £68 Satchells, £66 Gillalees; Beltex £64 Winterhope; Charollais £60 Tarrasfoot; North Country Cheviot £59 Meiklewhitriggs; Lleyn £60 Dolphinston; Cheviot Mule £64 Shaws Cottage; Blackfaces £56 Carnavel, £50.50 Crindledyke; Greyfaces £54.50 Bayldon & Cooks House, £53 High Dovecote, £51 Hightown; Swaledale £38 Woodside.