The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart
P.L.C. held their Annual Sale of Breeding Ewes and Shearlings at
Longtown on Wednesday 12th September 2007, when their was forward
4,057 head (including 1,902 shearlings and 40 rams).
present from as far a field as Suffolk in the south to Thurso in
the north. Older correct ewes met a very firm trade and were easy
to sell to a top of £57 for Texel crosses from Upper
Glendivan, others to £54 Becklees; Lleyn £48.50 Stackbraes, £44
Broomhouse; Zwartbles cross £48 Becklees; Greyface £48.50
Hallburn, £45.50 Chapel (Hutchison), £45 Ladyhousesteads, £44.50
Broomhills (Hird); Cheviot Mule £45 Chapel; Half Bred £44
Maxton. Greyface two shears to £60 Fieldside.
Included in the
sale was a flock of 450 North of England Mule ewes from Messrs Robinson-Wyllie,
Culbae, Newton Stewart. This very good stock of sheep were very easy
to sell with shearlings to £66,
2 crop to £64, 3 crop to £56 and 4 crop to £47.50.
Suffolk cross 4 crops to £56.
Shearlings were a more hesitant
trade with averages down £8
on the year. Top of £130 for Texel crosses from Crumhaugh Hill;
Greyface £83 Sceughdyke, £80 Hole of Lyne; Cheviot Mule £68
Whitton; Bleu d’Maine £66 Ormiston Lodge; Suffolk cross £65
Hillhead; Beltex cross £62 Hillhead.
Rams to £225 for a Texel shearling from Cleughfoot; Charollais £150
2006 sale report>>
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