On Monday 12th May, Harrison and Hetherington Ltd held their annual special sale of breeding sheep where a tremendous run of 876 breeding sheep and lambs were presented. Once again, trade excelled all expectations and saw all units sell with ease and all classes, ages and breeds sought after.
Top price of the day was achieved by Messrs M L Fell, Harley Croft, Torpenhow for the second year running with a pen of Texel hoggs and lambs selling to £200 per life and a further pen at £185 per life.
The sale also included a fantastic annual consignment from K Hunt, Braithwaite Shields. This group saw a high of £162 per life for two Texel hoggs and lambs with further pens selling at £152 and £138 per life. This consignment averaged at £123.10.
This sale would usually have incorporated a show but due to current circumstances this was cancelled, and the trophies were therefore allocated based on price.
The Harry Fisher memorial cup was awarded to the highest priced pen of five or more continental hoggs or shearlings with lambs at foot which was consigned by Messrs M L Fell, Harley Croft for a pen of five tremendous Texel cross hoggs with lambs at foot which sold at £160 per life.
The Ernie Nixon memorial cup was awarded to the highest priced pen of 10 mule hoggs which was consigned by Messrs Ridsale, Yew Tree Farm, Penrith and sold to £91 per life with two further pens selling at £89.
All types of hoggs and lambs are in high demand and selling with ease.
For further information about breeding sheep sales at Borderway please contact David Fearon 07500 173273.
Leading prices per head:
Hoggs and Lambs: Texel £200, £185, £160 Harley Croft, £162, £152, £138, £120, £118, £116, £109 Braithwaite Shields, £135 Yew Tree, £124, £109 Upper Tinwald, £122 Baggra Yeat, £113, £106 Highwood Farm Beltex £125 Braithwaite Shields Grayfaced £91, £89 (x2), £86, £85 Yew Tree, £89.50, £89 Mirkbooths, £86 Briggle Farm, £84, £81 Winter Crag Suffolk £88 Yew Tree, £87 The Harras.
Shearlings and Lambs: Texel £118 Stonethwaite Farm Hill Cheviot £95, £85 Stonethwaite Farm Greyfaced £78, £75.50, £72 Mirkbooths £71 Yew Tree, £70, £67 Glebelands, £70, £69, £66 Lonscale Farm.
Ewes and Lambs: Texel £93, £69 Kinkry Hill, £88, £76, £74, £69 Bulls Head, £79 Lonscale Farm, £77 Smithy Garth Hill Cheviot £92 Stonethwaite Farm Greyfaced £70 Bulls Head, £67, £64 Underbank.