Cheviot Mule vs NofE Mule

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Interesting to read the views about the trade for CM’s at Longtown….Linked to the price of NEM’s out of Hexham…..
Longtowns trade for CM’s has pretty well mirrored the decline in the NEM trade at Hexham.
A lot to do with the pursuit of Bonny Heids and ignoring the basic reason for the NEM’s existence.
A Sound ,Thrifty, Milky ewe that will produce two decent lambs and feed them with the minimum amount of care.
Plus as an aged cull had a reasonable value.
The NEM in the North of England took over from Half Bred ewes (BL X CHEVIOT) for precisely the expert breeders reasons the NEM is now falling by the wayside….HB Breeders became obsessed with big sticky up lugs and as thick white hair as you could manage….NEM breeders have become obsessed with Big Sticky up lugs and Bonny Heid Markings totally ignoring the basics.
Go to the canteen at St Boswells and look at the pictures of penned HB ewe lambs at the mart as far as the eye could see….
Seen many pens of HB Ewe lambs lately?
Victims of the Showring and the Tup breeders Merry go Round…(You buy mine and I will buy yours)..
Pretty obvious that the CM trade at Longtown is a classic case of demand exceeding supply with the opposite being the case with NEM’s.
For those seeking a further cross from the CM there are usually a decent but limited selection of Texel X ewe lambs out of CM’s at Longtown…but again demand is pretty strong for them.
I’d keep your head down now. @jendan gets grumpy when we point out why half breds are a waste of space nowadays! 😂😂
 

hally

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Location
cumbria
Interesting to read the views about the trade for CM’s at Longtown….Linked to the price of NEM’s out of Hexham…..
Longtowns trade for CM’s has pretty well mirrored the decline in the NEM trade at Hexham.
A lot to do with the pursuit of Bonny Heids and ignoring the basic reason for the NEM’s existence.
A Sound ,Thrifty, Milky ewe that will produce two decent lambs and feed them with the minimum amount of care.
Plus as an aged cull had a reasonable value.
The NEM in the North of England took over from Half Bred ewes (BL X CHEVIOT) for precisely the expert breeders reasons the NEM is now falling by the wayside….HB Breeders became obsessed with big sticky up lugs and as thick white hair as you could manage….NEM breeders have become obsessed with Big Sticky up lugs and Bonny Heid Markings totally ignoring the basics.
Go to the canteen at St Boswells and look at the pictures of penned HB ewe lambs at the mart as far as the eye could see….
Seen many pens of HB Ewe lambs lately?
Victims of the Showring and the Tup breeders Merry go Round…(You buy mine and I will buy yours)..
Pretty obvious that the CM trade at Longtown is a classic case of demand exceeding supply with the opposite being the case with NEM’s.
For those seeking a further cross from the CM there are usually a decent but limited selection of Texel X ewe lambs out of CM’s at Longtown…but again demand is pretty strong for them.
Spot on👍
 
Cheviot Mule shearlings in today for a vitamin drench and a footbath. These will be heading to Longtown in August. 20210715_141534.jpg20210715_141406.jpg20210715_141401.jpg20210715_141349.jpg
 

LTH

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Livestock Farmer
Less of them about one reason, there’s too many NofE mules about at sales, or too many poor quality ones which just go because worth more in the breeding ring than store because why wouldn’t you if you can get more for them.
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
Less of them about one reason, there’s too many NofE mules about at sales, or too many poor quality ones which just go because worth more in the breeding ring than store because why wouldn’t you if you can get more for them.
Very true. I was at UA late last September and a pen of 85 scotch mule ewe lambs came in. Good quality strong running lambs but all very very pale faced. Only made £80 I think, now I know pride would suggest they weren’t right for a proper ewe lamb sale but they sold well under their value I thought. If I’d been wanting running on lambs they would have done me nicely.
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
Very true. I was at UA late last September and a pen of 85 scotch mule ewe lambs came in. Good quality strong running lambs but all very very pale faced. Only made £80 I think, now I know pride would suggest they weren’t right for a proper ewe lamb sale but they sold well under their value I thought. If I’d been wanting running on lambs they would have done me nicely.
Bet you wish you bought them now.
 

Old Tup

Member
Says it all really…Longtown….

Tuesday 24th August at 10am​

10,500 The Principal Sale in the UK 10,500
3,500 Cheviot Gimmer Shearlings
5,000 Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

(Show for the Aynsley Trophy)
500 Cheviot Mule Cross Gimmer Shearlings
1,500 Cheviot Mule Cross Ewe Lambs

The largest entry ever of the highly successful Cheviot Mule, a cross of the Cheviot Ewe with the Traditional Bluefaced Leicester. High return – low depreciation. Buyers attendance strongly recommended.
 

jendan

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
Says it all really…Longtown….

Tuesday 24th August at 10am​

10,500 The Principal Sale in the UK 10,500
3,500 Cheviot Gimmer Shearlings
5,000 Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

(Show for the Aynsley Trophy)
500 Cheviot Mule Cross Gimmer Shearlings
1,500 Cheviot Mule Cross Ewe Lambs

The largest entry ever of the highly successful Cheviot Mule, a cross of the Cheviot Ewe with the Traditional Bluefaced Leicester. High return – low depreciation. Buyers attendance strongly recommended.
You wont even be able to get in the door to the sale ring this year,unless its outside again like last year. A better chance to buy something at St. Boswells 1st,2nd September.
 

Nithsdale Farmer

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Livestock Farmer
You wont even be able to get in the door to the sale ring this year,unless its outside again like last year. A better chance to buy something at St. Boswells 1st,2nd September.


Longtown have laid a concrete pad and are doing groundworks currently where the outdoors "Covid ring" was sited last year. I didn't ask (should have done!) but my bets is it'll be a permanent ring
 

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