August Fair Sale of Breeding Sheep

9th August 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 9th August, Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual “August Fair” sale of breeding sheep seeing a catalogue entry of 1600 sheep forward.

Top price of the day of £210 was met on two occasions firstly from Messrs Skelton, New Hall, Maryport for a Texel shearling and then a pair of Texels from Messrs S Rorison, Dallowie also selling to the same price.

A very wet morning encouraged a large ring side of buyers and ensured trade was very strong from the start. The complete dispersal sale of the Sunnyhill flock on behalf of Messrs Fitzsimon saw a large demand with the run topping at £195 for a pair of Suffolk 2-crop ewes.

Following the breeding sheep saw a catalogued run of 50 quality rams. Topping the sale at £480 was a Texel also from Messrs Rorison.

Leading prices per head:

Shearling Gimmers: Texel £210, £200, £192, £190, £180, £178(x2), £172(x2), £170(x3), £165 Newhall Farm, £210 Dallowie, £194, £185, £172 Cornhills, £185 Eskdale Street, £170 Sceugh Farm, £168 Border Hills Beltex £202 Cornhills, £155, £140 Border Hills Suffolk £160, £142, £140, £138, £132 Newtown Farm, £138 Dallowie, £130 Downan Farm Millennium Bleu £132 Sceugh Farm

Ewes: Suffolk £195, £122 Sunnyhill, £182, £150, £145, £138(x2), £125 Pitsundy, £125, £118 East Cliff Farm, £120 Greenah Villa, £115 Scotby Road  Texel £172 East Cliff Farm, £155 Downan Farm, £150, £132, £128 Pitsundry, £140 Helton Gate, £135, £130, £125 Sunnyhill, £128(x2) Outgang Farm, £128, £125 Littlegala Farm  Beltex £165 Sunnyhill Cheviot Mule £148(x2), £138 Sunnyhill, £122 Frankstown Farm Hill Cheviot £122, £110 Sunnyhill Greyfaced £111 Bankdale Farm, £110 Clappers Farm, £97 Hoddamtown, £92 Greenah Villa, £90 Penny Hill Park

Ewe Lambs: Suffolk £100 (x2), £92, £80 Sunnyhill Beltex £80, £78 Sunnyhill

Breeding Rams: Texel £480(x2) Dallowie, £480 Itonfield Cottage, £340 Pitsundry, £320, £280, £260 Sunnyhill, £310 Linton Ghyll, £310 Middle Gill Farm, £300 Limestone Cottage Beltex £450 Greenbank Farm Millennium Bleu £340 Itonfield Cottage Suffolk £320, £300, £280 Dallowie, £300(x2), £280, £260(x2), £240(x2), £220 Sunnyhill, £280 Westfield House Farm Blue Texel £300 Hollybarn Beltex £240 Sunnyhill