On Monday 10th September, Borderway Mart held their opening sale of breeding rams.
A Total of 88 Continental rams were forward, to the first sale, with trade for classes looking positive with spirited bidding from a good ring side of buyers. Topping the sale was a Beltex shearling selling to £640, consigned by Mr Cowen, Irtonfield Ivegill. Texels were in good demand and topped at £400 for a great Texel shearling from Messrs Telford & Son, Edenlin. Suffolk rams sold to £480 for a lamb from Messrs Armstrong, Studholme, Wigton.
Leading prices per head:
Shearling Rams: Beltex £640, £620 Irtonfield Cottage, £600, £500, £400, £340 Ashcroft, £580, £410, £400, £360 Flimby Hall, £490, £300 (x2) Lesson Hall, £500, £300 Ghyll House Farm, Texel £400, £320 (x2), £300 Edenlin, Millennium Bleu £380, £320 (x2) Howatson Fferm, Berrichon £250 (x2) Middle Gill Farm.
Lamb Rams: Suffolk £480, £380, £300 Studholme.