Strong trade for breeding sheep at Longtown

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward a catalogue entry of 7,260 lowland breeding sheep at their special sale at Longtown on Tuesday (17th September).

At the annual sale of Greyface (Mule) ewe lambs a quality entry of 4,292 was forward with trade strong with a total clearance and an overall average of £90.89 being down £4.07 on the year.

The annual show judged by Richard Armstrong, Slealands, Longtown found his champion in an entry from T Davidson, Bellmount, which went on to sell for £145 to the judge.

Next in the money was a £132 bid for an entry from W and B Nichol, Lawston selling to Mr Pate, Mossilee
The second sale of Cheviot Mule ewe lambs and sale for Continental and Suffolk cross ewe lambs met a very good trade when many more could easily have been sold.

Leading trade was a £112 bid for an entry from Thornshipe. Shearlings were a good show and trade was good as well for best quality. Top of £152, £150 and £147 for Greyfaces from Whitton, others to £140 Barron House, £132, £131 Nisbet Hill, £130 Riggheads; Texel £140 Bankshead; Cheviot Mule £136 Springwell; Lleyn £102 The Height; Suffolk cross £100 Bankshead.
Champion qith (Sponsor Corinna Coates Allflex) and (Judge Mr Richard Armstrong) (picture Robert Smith)