On Monday 17th September, Borderway Mart held their Special show and sale of store lambs.
The show attracted a quality entry of 1466 head forward with all sheep.
The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Ann Little, Hollands, Penton who awarded first prize to Messrs TA Storey, Bushfield with a tremendous pen of 16 Texels. Second prize was won by Messrs J Mattinson, Son, Burthwaite, for his pen of Texels, and finally 3rd prize was given to Messrs JW & DN Ewe, Stubbsgill also for Texels.
Outwith the show, topping the sale was a Black Texel lamb from Messrs GI McVittie, Holm Cottage, Alma Place topping at £81.
Demand for all classes were consistent throughout, and saw larger lambs once again being very well bid for, with many pens realising £64+ regularly.
Longer keep lambs were also well sought after, with a pen of 28kg Beltex lambs from Mr Grant Rennie, Bridgeend Farm, Bassenthwaite selling for £64 for a consignment of 10.
For further information regarding store and breeding sheep sales at Borderway, please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon 07764573436
1st TA Storey, Bushfield, Penton – £69
2nd J Mattinson & Son, Burthwaite, Keswick – £64
3rd JW & DN Eve, Stubbsgill, Wigton – £68
Leading Prices per head: Texel £81, £69.50 Holm Cottage, £75, £65, £63 Barrsalloch Farm, £70 Carrycoats Hall, £69.50 Fairhill Farm, £69 Brackenthwaite Farm, £69 Bushfield, £68 Stubbsgill Farm, £66 New House Farm, £65.50 Desoglin, £65, £64 Sanderson House, £64.50 Rose Cottage, £64 Scales Farm, £64 Bridgeend Farm, £64 Burthwaite, £64 The Barns, £63 Branch End Farm, Blue Faced Leicester £72 Barsalloch Farm, Greyfaced £64.50 Rose Croft, £53.50 Parkhead Farm, £52.50 Lonning Foot, £52 Carrycoats Hall, £50 Tod Bank, £50 Hill Side, Beltex £64 Bridgeend Farm, £63.50, £60, £55.50 Elva Plains, £62, £60, £54 Highfield Farm, Suffolk £64 Dykecroft, £59 Demesne Farm, £57.50 Green Close, Charollais £63.50 Croftlands, Dorset £49.50 Blakebeck Farm, Kerry Hill £47.50 Chapel House.
Breeding Ewes: A small consignment of breeding sheep followed the sale of store lambs, whereby top price of the day was claimed by Messrs L Davidson, Halls Oven, Easton for his consignment of 26 Mule shearlings, selling to £122 per head..
Leading Prices per head:
Shearling Gimmers: Greyfaced £122 Halls Oven.
Ewes: Texel £110, £90, £82 Low Wood Bank, £80, £76, £72 The Barns, Greyfaced £80 Parkhead Farm, Suffolk £78 Hilltop, North Country Cheviot £60 Bonshawside.