Borderway Late August Breeding Sheep Sale

23rd August 2019

At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Friday 23rd August, Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual “Late August Fair” sale of breeding sheep.

BREEDING SHEEP: A catalogued entry of 1500 breeding sheep followed by 120 unentered. Trade proved very strong from start to finish, with a very busy ringside of buyers ensuring all lots sold well, and trade being up to £20 dearer than the previous sale.

Top price of the day was a pen of 10 Texel cross shearlings from Messrs Hill, Clea Hall selling to £172. Other pens followed up at £170 twice and £158.

The sale also included the Annual consignment of Mules, with282  2 & 3shears from Messrs Atkinson, Low Barn, Appleby In Westmorland selling  to a top of £124.

The next special breeding sheep sale will the noted ‘Euro’ Sale, on Friday 6th September, with entries closing on Monday 26th August.

Leading prices per head:
Shearling Gimmers: Texel £172, £170 (x2), £158, £155, £150, £146 (x2), £145, £144 Clea Hall, £162, £155, £154 (x2), £153, £152, £148 Aldermanseat Farm, £156, £147 Eskdale Street, £155, £148, £146 Westhills Farm, £151 Downan Farm, £149 (x2) Thorneyland, £146, £142 Courthill, £146, £144 Fell View Farm, £145 Springfield Farm, Beltex £152 Courthill, Dutch Texel £150 Thorneyland, Hill Cheviot £108 Penny Hill Park, Welsh Mule £100 Frankstown Farm.

Ewes: Texel £159, £144, £138, £134, £122 Lingstubbs Farm, £137 Springfield Farm, £132 Dowan Farm, £132 Flimby Hall, £131 Low Barn, £122, £120 Ghyll Croft, £122 Foulsyke Farm, Greyfaced £124, £122, £120, £118, £116, £114, £113, £112 (x2), £110, £107 Low Barn, £110, £104, £100 Foulyke Farm.

BREEDING RAMS: The late August ram sale, had a good show forward, an all classes selling well. Topping the trade at £680 was a Beltex cross shearling from Messrs Cowen, Itonfield Cottage, Ivegill.

Shearlings: Beltex £680, £380, £300 Itonfield Cottage, £270, £200 Downan Farm, Texel £470, £350, £300 Burgh Head Farm, £300, £280 Ghyll Croft, £290 Middle Gill Farm, Charollais £320 Lesson Hall, Suffolk £300 (x2), £260 Town Head Farm, £250 Studholme.

Lambs: Texel £230 Ghyll House Farm.