At Borderway Mart on Monday 13th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of shearlings & hoggs with lambs at foot.
A large show of Continental shearling and hoggs with lambs at foot were forward for Mr Gerwyn Jones, Gwynedd, to cast his expert eye over. He award Overall Champion and the Harry Fisher Memorial Trophy to a tremendous pen of Beltex cross shearlings with ¾ Beltex lambs at foot consigned by Janet Bell, Fitz Farm, Aspatria, which later went on to sell for £121 per life. Taking the Reserve and 1st prize pen of hoggs was Messrs ML Fell, Harley Croft, Torpenhow, with a consignment of excellent Texel cross hoggs with Beltex cross lambs at foot, selling to the day’s top of £165 per life.
A new class for ‘Best Ewe and Lamb’ attracted a tremendous quality forward. Receiving 1st prize in this class was Messrs CP Brough, Buckabank, Dalston with his superb Beltex ewe and Beltex lamb which sold for £155. Topping the trade for this section however, was Messrs ML Fell, Harley Croft with their 3rd prize hogg, an impressive black Texel with Texel cross lamb at foot selling to £158 per life.
The large entry in to the Mule show was capably judged by Mr Richard Walton, Rockcliffe, who awarded the Overall Champion and 1st prize pen of hoggs to DR & HM Horsley Ltd, Woodhouse, Catterlen, Penrith, for the second year running, also receiving the Ernie Nixon Memorial Trophy. This great run of hoggs later sold to £98 per life.
Outwith the show, Continentals proved to be a strong trade throughout with Beltex hoggs selling to £158 from Messrs Fell, Harley Croft, and Texel cross hoggs selling to
Mules sold to a select trade, with other strong runs selling to £96 and £90 from Messrs Ridsdale, Yew Tree Farm.
Class 1 – Continental Hoggs with lambs
1st ML Fell, Harley Croft, Torpenhow, Wigton – £165
2nd TC Whiteford, Tercrosset, West Hall, Brampton – £100
3rd K Hunt, Braithwaite Shields, Ivegill, Carlisle – £114
4th JH & JE Taylor, The Harras, Ainstable – £105
Class 2 – Continental Shearlings with lambs
1st Janet Bell, Fitz Farm, Aspatria – £121
2nd N & A Bainbridge, Laneside, Lingy Hill, Harwood In Teesdale, Barnard Castle – £170
3rd RT Pattinson, Kinkry Hill Farm, Roadhead, Carlisle – £90
Class 3 – Suffolk Hoggs with lambs
1st JH & JE Taylor, The Harras, Ainstable – £110
2nd JH & JE Taylor, The Harras, Ainstable – £98
Champion: Janet Bell, Fitz Farm, Aspatria – £121 (Shearling Class)
Reserve Champion: ML Fell, Harley Croft, Torpenhow, Wigton – £165 (Hogg Class)
Class 4 – Mule Hoggs with lambs
1st DR & HM Horsley Ltd, Woodhouse, Catterlen, Penrith – £98
2nd PM Kidd, Briggle Farm, Langwathby, Penrith – £86
3rd MAJ Thompson, High Hall Farm, Westward, Wigton – £84
4th M Ridsdale & Son, Yew Tree Farm, Calthwaite – £96
Class 5 – Mule Shearling with lambs
1st Smith & Shepherd, Glebelands, Knock, Appleby In Westmorland, Cumbria – £79
Champion – DR & HM Horsley Ltd, Woodhouse, Catterlen, Penrith – £98 (Hogg Class)
Reserve Champion PM Kidd, Briggle Farm, Langwathby, Penrith – £86 (Hogg Class)
Class 6 – Best Ewe and Lamb
1st CP Brough, Buckabank, Dalston, Cumbria – £155
2nd D Fearon, Fell View Farm, Branthwatie, Workington – £114
3rd ML Fell, Harley Croft, Torpenhow, Wigton – £158
4th D Carr & Son, Highwood Farm, West Road, Hexham, Northumberland – £148
Hoggs with lambs at foot:Texel £165, £158, £115 Harley Croft, £148, £116, 3113, £110, £94 Highwood Farm, £118, £90 Buckabank, £114 Braithwaite Shields, £105, £96, £92, £84 Bustabeck Farm, £105 The Harras, £100, £98, £97, £93 Tercrosset, £86 the Guards, £84 Tedcastle Farm, £80 Whitehouse Farm, Suffolk £110, £98 The Harras, Greyfaced £98, £88 (x2) Woodhouse, £96, £90 Yew Tree Farm, £90 (x2) Wood Farm, £86, £82 Briggle Farm, £84 (x2), £77 High Hall Farm, £80, £78 Mirkbooths, £79 Glebelands, £77 Surrone Court, £73 Taylor Burn, Cheviot Mule £86, £74 Penlaw Farm.
Ewes with lambs at foot: Beltex £155 Buckabank, Texel £145 Buckabank, £114 Fell View Farm, £86 Laneside, £74 Tedcastle Farm, £74 Dundraw Farm, £72, £63 (x2) Longrigg, £64 Elva Pain Farm, £62 The Guards, Greyfaced £67, £60, £55 West Mill Hills Farm, £62.50 Hurlbarrow Farm, £58 (x2), £54 Northrigg Hill, £58 (x2) Tedcastle Farm, £55 Woodhouse, Blackfaced £40 (x2) Laight Farm, Swaledale £37.50 the Bog.
Shearling with lambs at foot: Beltex £121 Fitz Farm, Texel £108 High Hall Farm, £95, £70 Laneside, £90, £84, £72 Dundraw Farm, £90, £71 Kinkry Hill Farm, £80, £71 The Guards, £70 Elva Plain Farm, Greyfaced £70 Glebelands.