The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart
P.L.C. held their Annual Border Ewe Sale of 3,092 Cheviots, together
with 2,487 Swaledale and Blackface ewes, shearlings and ewe lambs
at Longtown on Wednesday 10th October 2007.
Cheviot ewes were an
excellent show with trade very good, the majority being purchased
to go to Wales.
North Country Cheviot shearlings to £60 Nether
Ernambrie, ewes to £39 Marwhirn, £36 Terrerain and ewe
lambs to £30
Lanefoot, Hill Top and Meikle Whitriggs.
Hill Cheviots to £41
for gimmer shearlings from The Chapel, ewe lambs to £34 Castle
Crawford, ewes to £36 Castle
Crawford, £34 Glengeith, Annelshope and Sorbietrees, £33
Archbank, Chanlochfoot and Skelfhill, £32.50 Naddle.
of Blackface and Swaledale ewes, shearlings and ewe lambs were a
much better trade than anticipated and were short of requirements.
Top in the Blackface section was £56 for Blackface
shearlings from Wanwood Hill, others to £50 Fawcettlees, £49
Dykecrofts. Ewe lambs to £38 Wanwood Hill. Ewes to £28.50
Dalhanna, £28 Baggarah Yeat, £26 Sundhope, £25.50
Top in the Swaledale section was £40 for shearlings
from Bellmount, £38
West Craigs. Ewes to £26 Stonehall, Low Closegill and The Side, £25
|Champion North Country Cheviot Ram from J Runciman & Son,
At the Annual Show & Sale of North Country
Cheviot shearling rams there was an entry of 65. Good quality
rams met a strong demand and were short of requirements.
for the show was Mr Lewis Forster of West Nubbock, Hexham, who awarded
first and second prize to Messrs Runciman, Allanshaws, with third
prize going to David Smith, Whiteknowe.
Top price of £460 from
Messrs Stones, Nuncote Nook, £400 Hilltop (Bell), £380
and £340 Allanshaws.
At the annual
sale of Zwartbles rams & females, buyers were numerous, but only
the best found new homes.
Top of £100
for a ram lamb from Holmlea, others to £95 and £90 Viewfield.
Ewe lambs to £70 from Horsley Hope Mill, others £65 Stockwell
Hall, £60 Dykerow.
2006 Cheviot Ewe
2006 Horned Ewe Report
2006 Zwarbles Report