Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. held their Autumn
Ram Fair on Tuesday 8th October 2002, when there was 265 Suffolk
and Continental Rams and Ram Lambs forward.
The show was very kindly sponsored by Rickerbys Ltd. A very good
quality show in each section attracted a full ring of buyers which
resulted in a strong selling trade at rates way above most vendors
Suffolk shearling rams topped at £580 from Messrs G. &
N. Laing, Twislehope who sold others at £550 and £500,
£550 was also attained from Miss Lindsay Laing and Miss Diana
Oliver, Middleknowes Hawick. Suffolk ram lambs topped at £580
twice from D. Martindale, Land Farm, Ecclefechan, followed at £550
twice from the same vendor. Texel shearling rams sold to £520,
£500 and £480 from Messrs J. Beck, Portospittal. Texel
ram lambs to £280 from Messrs Rose, Fingland, Eskdalemuir
with 3 shear Texel rams to £320 from the same vendor. Charollais
ram lambs sold to £320 from Mrs L.G. Luescher, The Kerr, with
Charollais shearling rams to £210 from G. Fleming, Maxton
A marvellous entry of 204 Leicester Rams and Females met a brisk
trade selling to a top of £1,600 for a shearling from Stockasteads.
Prior to the show some excellent sheep were presented to the judge,
Mrs Caroline McGillvery who awarded the overall championship to
Miss J. Fleming, Fairfield with a 2002 born lamb. It was a special
day for the Fleming family who as well as receiving the Robert Telford
Memorial Trophy for the best Ram Lamb and the G. Carter & Son
Silver Challenge Trophy for the Champion Leicester, also took the
1st Prize Shearling and 2nd Prize Ram Lamb, not a bad days
Another highlight saw the sale of rams from Stockasteads which
met exceptional competition to a top of £1,600 with others
to £1,200 and £1,000.
OTHER LEADING PRICES:-
Suffolk Ram Lambs - £500, £450, £420 Guards Mill,
£400 Beechgrove and Land Farm, £350 Annandale &
Suffolk Shearling Rams - £520 Maxton House, £500 Twislehope,
£480 Maxton House, £420 Diglea, £400 Scales, £380
Cowbog, Bro Dyfriog and Diglea.
Suffolk Ewe Lambs - £70 Archerbeck.
Texel Ram Lambs - £130 Cowbog, £120 Bascodyke.
Texel Shearling Rams £500 North Deanhead, £400
Portospittal, £380 East Middle, Portospittal, Kirkton and
Kinning Hall, £350 Archerbeck, North Deanhead, East Middle,
Kerfield and Bro Dyfriog, £320 Cowbog, East Middle and Kerfield.
Texel Rams (2 shear) - £420, £380 Kirkton, £320,
Texel Rams (3 shear) - £350 Kirkton, £300 Maxton House.
Texel Ewe Lambs - £100 Cowbog.
Beltex Ram Lambs £200 Bascodyke.
Beltex Shearling Rams - £290, £230, £210 Drumrash.
Texel x Charollais Ram Lambs - £250 The Kerr.
Texel x Leicester Shearling Rams - £220 Craigsford Mains.
Charollais Shearling Rams - £140 Prior House.
Charollais Ram (2 shear) - £170 Willowford.
North Country Cheviot Shearling Rams - £180 North Synton.
Leicester Ram Lambs - £900, £750, £650, £550
Stockasteads, £500 Allensgreen, £340, £320, £300
Leicester Shearling Rams - £1,000 Peela Hill, £850 Stockasteads,
Peela Hill and The Flatt, £700 Peela Hill.
Leicester Rams (2 shear) - £400 Hole of Lyne, £350 Stockasteads.
Leicester Ewe Lambs - £210, £160, £100 Stockasteads.
Leicester Shearling Ewes - £300 Snowden Close, £220,
£180, £160 Hole of Lyne.
Leicester Ewes (2 shear) - £300, £220, £180 Snowden