At Borderway Mart on Monday 22nd January, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep. A smaller show of 178 store sheep were forward with a keen ring side of buyers looking for all types of sorts. Topping the day’s trade at £75.50 were 3 cracking lambs from M/s Robinson, Burmoor. Their run of 31 lambs went on to average £73.47. Many more store lambs are required to fulfill buyers demands.
Store Sheep Leading prices: Texel £75.50, £73.50 Burmoor, £71.50, £62 Stubbsgill Farm, £70.50 The Green, £70 Burmoor, £66.50 Croft House, £66, £64 Milton Mains, £57 Denton Farm, £54 Brackenthwaite Farm, £54 Woodhouse Charollais £74, £58 Bushfield Beltex £67 East Park, £55.50 Cracrop Farm Suffolk £51 Denton Farm Jacob £48 Dalveen.
The first entry of in-lamb sheep saw a stronger demand than first anticipated. Top price of the day was a strong Beltex shearling gimmer gaining £250 in-lamb to the Beltex consigned by M/s Bell, Fitz Farm, Wigton. Also from the same home an outstanding run of Texel shearling gimmers saw a top of £222 all purchased by quality stock farmer Mr David Moir, Home Farm, Cairness, Aberdeenshire who also went on to purchase another 13 ewes from the same home. Another great run of sheep came from M/s Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith also went on to top at £198 selling to Mr Peter McCune, Farewell Grange, Wigton
Breeding Sheep Leading Prices:
Shearlings –Beltex £250 Fitz Farm, Greyfaced £98, £84 Little Musgrave Farm Texel £222, £202, £200 Fitz Farm, £198, £178 (x2), £155, £150, £145, £142, £140 (x2) Clifton Moor