Borderway Annual Late August Fair Sale of Breeding Sheep

21st August 2020

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 21st August, Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual “Late August Fair” sale of breeding sheep.

BREEDING SHEEP: Trade proved buoyant again for all classes, with quality stock selling very well.

The top price of £235 was met twice, firstly for a single Beltex 3shear ewe from Messrs J & R Harrison, Baggrow Farm, and secondly for a pen of 6 Beltex shearlings from Messrs R Thornton & Son, Cornhills.

Other quality consignments were also in demand, seeing the annual consignment from Messrs TE Irving & Sons, East Cliff, selling a pen of 36 Suffolk cross 2shears to £180 per head.

Messrs A & N Batty Ltd, Flimby Hall sold their run of Mules 2shears to £145, £144 and £141.

The next special breeding female sale will the noted ‘Euro’ Sale, on Saturday 5th September, with entries closing on Monday 26th August.

Leading prices per head:
Ewes: Beltex £235, £192, £182, £180 Baggrow Farm, Texel £185, £180, £175, £152, £150, £146, £140 Newhall Farm, £172, £155 Dickstree, £164, £158 Baggrow Farm, £155 (x2), £148 Lingstubbs Farm, Suffolk £180, £178, £140 East Cliff Farm, £138, £136 Baggrow Farm, £130 Penny Hill Park, £130 Copperthorns, Greyfaced £145, £144, 141 Flimby Hall, £128, £120 Copperthorns, £118 Baggrow Farm.

Shearling Gimmers: Dutch Texel £176 Thorneyland, Beltex £235, £185, £184, £172 Cornhills, Texel £215, £181, £180 (x3) Cornhills, £200 Baggrow Farm, £198, £195 Newhall Farm, £190, £185, £182 Fern Gulley, £180 (x2), £178, £175 Sceugh Farm, £180 Little Bavington Farm, £180, £175 Courthill, £180 Easkdale, £178 Dickstree,   Suffolk £162 Thorneyland, £140 Baggrow Farm.

 

BREEDING RAMS: The opening sale of breeding rams, had a good show of 85 forward. All classes sold well with stronger, well-bred types in high demand.

Topping the sale at £900 was a tremendous 2shear Texel from Messrs Harrison, Sceugh Farm. Following at £850 for another agedTexel again from Messrs Harrison.

Aged Rams: Texel £900, £850, £650, £600 (x2) Sceugh Farm, £580, £550, £480, £420 Triermain, £500 Ghyll Croft.

Shearlings: Texel £680, £650, £400 (x5) Greenbank Farm, £600 Triermain, £480 Ghyll Croft, Beltex £360, £280, £260 Lane End, £340 Lesson Hall, £300 Midtown Farm, £300 Lesson Hall, Suffolk £320 Shaw Wood.

The next special breeding ram sale will the noted ‘Latter Fair’ Ram Sale, on Thursday 17th September, with entries closing on Monday 7th September.