At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 25th May Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of breeding sheep. A larger show forward with a strong demand on the week due to the rain and resulting bounce of grass.
Top price of the day was for a Texel shearling with gimmer lamb at foot which sold for £162 from Mrs S Ritson, Triermain, Gilsland as part of the dispersal of the Triermain flock. The run of 43 units from this good home ageing from shearlings to 4-shears averaged out at £92.75. Hoggs and lambs also saw sharper demand with a tremendous run of hoggs and lambs from Messrs Carr, Little Bavington, Capheaton topping at £150 for a pen of Beltex x Texels with Beltex lambs at foot and the run of 46 lives going n to average £135.22. Mule hoggs also sold a lot sharper on the week seeing a pen of 15 hoggs with Texel lambs at foot from Messrs Kidd, Briggle selling for £94 for singles and £69 a head for twins.
Leading prices per head:
Shearlings and Lambs: Texel £162, £96 Triemain, £85 Temple House, £78 Park Nook
Hoggs and Lambs: Beltex £150, £132, £89 Little Bavington Farm Blue Texel £145 Slealands Texel £132 Little Bavington Farm, £118 Slealands, £110, £100, £97 High Park Foot, £87 Bolton Hall Greyfaced £94, £69 Briggle Farm
Ewes and Lambs: Texel £94, £89, £72 Triemain, £89, £80, £79, £74 Westfield House Farm, £86 Briggle Farm, £84, £76 Temple House, £76 Park Nook, £74 East Cottage, £74, £72 Dalefoot, £72 Bolton Hall, £71 Burthwaite Greyfaced £72, £57 Wallhead, £69 Bolton Hall, £67 Temple House, £67, £66 Westfield House Farm, £61 East Cottage, £59 Southernby Hall, £57 Granary Zwarbles £80, £75, £67, £62, £60 Middle Bridge NC Cheviot £53.50 Wallhead Swaledale £40 Burthwaite
For more information please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon on 07500173273 or 01228 406200.