Longtown Bluefaced Leicester Sale Report

C & D Auction Marts Limited held its Annual Show & Sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams, ram lambs and females on behalf of the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Society at Longtown on Wednesday 16th September 2015.

A catalogue entry of 81 sheep saw trade steady throughout with only the best kinds easily sold and the others remaining hard work, just as the trend has been this season.

The sale was topped at £500 for the reserve champion overall and champion male, a ram lamb from Mosser Mains Farm, Cockermouth and purchased by R Fraser, Sunnyside, Penton.  This was by the E1 Red Cottage sire.

The presale show, which was sponsored by Wm. Armstrong & Son, Longtown and Natural Stockcare was ably judge by Miss Hazel Brown, Leadburnlea who awarded the overall championship to a ewe lamb from first time consignor Messrs R. McTurk, Barlaes, Castle Douglas, which went on to realise £450 to J.D. Livestock.

Prize list:-

Shearling rams – 1st Westend (£350), 2nd – Mosser Mains (£450), 3rd – Old Church (£300).

Ram lambs – 1st Mosser Mains (£500), 2nd – Barlaes (£300), 3rd Nisbets (£350).

Gimmer shearlings – 1st Shielsknowe (n/s), 2nd – Shielsknowe (£220), 3rd – Alnmouth (n/s).

Ewe lambs – 1st Barlaes (£450).

Male Champion – Mosser Mains (£500).

Reserve Male Champion – Westend (£350).

Female Champion – Barlaes (£450).

Reserve Female Champion – Shielsknowe (n/s).

Overall Champion –Barlaes (£450).

Overall Reserve Champion –Mosser Mains (£500).

Principal prices:-

Ram lambs – £500 Mosser Mains, £300 (x2) Low Carry House, £300 Orchardton and Easter Dawyck.

Shearling rams – £450 Mosser Mains, £350 West End, £300 (x3) The Stobbs, £300 (x2) Tinnis.

Ewe lambs – £450 Barlaes.

Gimmer shearlings – £220, £160 Shielsknowe.

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