Longtown Ram & Female Sale 2014
17th September 2014
Mr J Raine, Fog Close
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart plc held its inaugural show and sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams, ram lambs and females on behalf of the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Association at Longtown on Wednesday 17th September 2014.
A catalogue entry of 105 sheep saw the best sheep selling easily with strong demand, with commercial rams working away at a good trade.
Both crossing types and blue types were both sought after with vendors going home satisfied at the days trading.
The sale was topped at £3,500 for a ram lamb from J Wight & Sons, Midlock. This outstanding lamb was by the homebred F27 Midlock Mustang, which is looking like it could be producing the goods at this autumns sales, and out of a Controversy ewe, and after some fierce bidding, was eventually knocked down to G E Carter & Son, Parceltowns flock.
The second top price of £1,100 also went to Midlock, by the E1 Barf House sire. This long rangey lamb also went home with Mr Carter.
The presale show, which was sponsored by Wm. Armtrong & Son, Longtown and Natural Stockcare and was ably judged by Mr James Raine, Fog Close, Penrith.
He awarded the Overall Championship to the ram lamb (which saw a large class of 22 forward) from Mosser Mains Farm, Mosser Mains, which went on to realise £900 to Lilburn Farming Partnership, Roseden.
|1st||Aged Rams||Miss F N Alazia & Mr W Linton||Falklands|
|2nd||Aged Rams||K W Shield||Old Church|
|3rd||Aged Rams||K W Shield||Old Church|
|1st||Shearling Rams||Mr S Ivinson||Addingham|
|2nd||Shearling Rams||Lilburn Farming Partnership||Roseden|
|3rd||Shearling Rams||Messrs Hewson||Parton|
|4th||Shearling Rams||D & I Hall & Son||Westend|
|1st||Ram Lambs||Mosser Mains Farm||Mosser Main|
|2nd||Ram Lambs||Messrs Hewson||Parton|
|3rd||Ram Lambs||J W & A M Little||The Close|
|4th||Ram Lambs||Messrs J Wight & Son||Midlock|
|1st||Ewes||J W & A M Little||The Close|
|2nd||Ewes||N L & E J G Sinclair||Shielsknowe|
|1st||Gimmer Shearlings||J W & A M Little||The Close|
|2nd||Gimmer Shearlings||N L & E J G Sinclair||Shielsknowe|
|3rd||Gimmer Shearlings||R D Archer & Son||Carry House|
|4th||Gimmer Shearlings||M L & E J G Sinlcair||Shielsknowe|
|1st||Ewe Lambs||Scott Thomason||Piel View|
|2nd||Ewe Lambs||W & P F Walton||Penpeugh|
|3rd||Ewe Lambs||J & J Nisbet||Nisbets|
|Overall Champion & Male Champion||Mosser Mains Farm||Ram Lamb|
|Res. Overall & Female Champion||J W & A M Little||Ewe|
|Reserve Male Champion||S Ivinson||Shearling|
|Reserve Female Champion||Scott Thomason||Ewe Lamb|