Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)


Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)


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January 4

Store and breeding sheep

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their annual sale of breeding sheep, store hoggs and cast ewes & rams at Longtown, when there was forward an entry of 6,573, comprising 1,582 breeders, 3,865 hoggs and 1,126 rams and ewes.

The 1,582 breeding sheep attracted a large company of local and distant buyers and trade proved to be very satisfactory throughout.

Included in the sale was the dispersal sale of 1,000 breeding sheep on behalf of the late John Scott, Dykehead, Penton, whose sheep were very well presented and sold to a top of pounds 80 for Cheviot Mule ewes (4/6 teeth).

Shearlings to pounds 74, pounds 70 and pounds 69 for Cheviot Mules; Lleyn x Cheviot pounds 66; Suffolk cross Mule pounds 66; Greyface pounds 75 and pounds 69. Greyface ewes (4/5 teeth) pounds 72, pounds 71, pounds 69; Greyface ewes (correct) pounds 56, pounds 55, pounds 54; Greyface ewes (correct below) pounds 46. Other breeding sheep to pounds 43 for North Country Cheviot ewes from Maxton House who also sold Lleyns at pounds 40; Hill Cheviot pounds 32 Philiphaugh. Hill Cheviot shearlings to pounds 32 Hartsgarth.

The 3,865 store hoggs were a large and quality show and with many buyers present, late extreme high rates were easily maintained.

Top of pounds 46.50 for Charolais from Low Lonning; Texel pounds 45.80 Lustruther, pounds 44.80 Low Lonning, pounds 43.80 Kirtleton; Cheviot Mule pounds 45.20 Hownam Grange; Suffolk pounds 44.20 Dykecroft, pounds 42.80 Mossbank, pounds 41.50 Wallend; North Country Cheviot pounds 43.80 Hownam Grange, pounds 42 North House; Zwartble pounds 41.80 Bank (Templeton); Greyface pounds 40.50 Mossbank, pounds 40.20 Riggshield; Hill Cheviot pounds 38.20 Cooms, pounds 35 Skelfhill; Swaledale pounds 26 Crowdieknowe. …

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