At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 18th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of breeding sheep.
A smaller show of ewes and lambs were forward, seeing all classes very well bid for.
Topping the trade was a consignment of Texel cross hoggs with Dutch Texel cross lambs at foot from Messrs Armstrong, Town Head Farm, Walton selling to £148 per life (£296 per unit), with other units to £300 for hoggs with twins.
Older ewes with strong lambs also proved very well bid for, selling to a top of £84 for Texel ewes with lambs at foot from Messrs Bell, Middle Bridge, Heads Nook.
Leading prices per head:
Hoggs and Lambs: Dutch Texel £148, £138, £100 Town Head Farm, Blue Texel £112 Slealands, Texel £84 Lakerigg, £84 Whitehouse Farm, £78 Glebelands, Greyfaced £84 (x2), £81 Glebelands, Suffolk £81 Town Head Farm, £80 Glebelands.
Ewes and Lambs: Texel £84 Middle Bridge, £70.50 Netherton, £70 Pears Gill, £70 Lakerigg, Greyfaced £71, £68, £65 Bulls Head Farm, £64 Netherton, £60 Whitehouse Farm, £60 Merryshield, Bluefaced Leicester £66 Pears Gill, £55 Ghyll Croft, Texel £61, £59 Middle Bridge, Swaledale £48 Ghyll Croft.
Shearlings and Lambs: Texel £80, £74 Lakerigg, £71 Whitehouse Farm.
For more information please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon on 07500173273 or 01228 406200.