At Borderway Mart on Monday 15th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep.
STORE SHEEP: The weekly sale of store sheep saw a smaller run of 941 forward, due to the terrible weather over the weekend.
Although a smaller show, the trade was much sharper on the week, topping at £80 for a pen of Beltex lambs from Messrs Spruce, The Barns, Forrest Head, Brampton, with his next pen selling to £69.
Leading prices per head: Beltex £80, £69, £65 The Barns, £72, £68.50 Comlongton Mains, £70.50, £62.50 Seymour House, £64.50 Chattlehope Farm, Texel £68.50, £61.50 Scarrowhill, £67.50, £62.50 Stanley House, £67 The Wreay, £66 Holm Cottage, £64 Old Chapel, £62.50 Kirkhouse Farm, £62 (x2) Millrigg, £61, £59 Moor Farm, £61, £58 Chattlehope Farm, £60.50 Fartown, £60, £58 Milton Mains, £59.50 Espland, £58 Seymour House, £58 Harper Hill Farm, Charollais £62.50 The Barns, Suffolk £59 Crossthwaite Green Close, £55 (x2) High Keenley Fell Farm, Greyfaced £56.50 Fartown, £50 Green Close, £50 Beamwham, Easycare £56.50 Brakenthwaite Farm, NCC £51 The Wreay, £47.50 Townhead Farm, £42.50, £41 High Trowier Farm.
BREEDING SHEEP: Following on the sale of store lambs, was the weekly sale of breeding sheep, which included the dispersal sale on behalf of Messrs Roper, C/o Thomsen Estates, Cleator Moor which drew a large crowd of buyers. Topping this good run of sheep was a pen of Texel shearlings selling to £120 per head.
Outwith the dispersal, top overall went to Messrs Hayton, Fell House, Penrith with a pen of Texel ewes selling to £122.
For further information on store and breeding sheep sale at Borderway, please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon 07800173273.
Leading prices per head:
Ewes: Texel £122, £100 Fell House, £110, £102, £90 Thomsen Estates,
Suffolk £96, £92, £90 Rietfontain, £90 Fell House, Charollais £93 Thomsen Estates, NCC £84, £78 Thomsen Estates, Greyfaced £80 Thomsen Estates.
Shearling Gimmers: Texel £120, £106, £102, £90 Thomsen Estates, £90 Fell House.
Ewe Lambs: Texel £92 Eden Dales.
BREEDING RAMS: A good entry of 168 rams were forward to the Special sale of breeding rams. Good framed Texel rams were great to sell, exceeding vendors expectations, with better quality rams dearer on the week. Topping the sale at £420 was a Texel shearling from Messrs S & M Pickworth, Dotland Park, Hexham.
The next sale of breeding rams will take place on Monday 22nd October, please contact Joe Bowman on 07736883670 or Paul Gardner 07736883671 for further details.
Leading prices per head:
Shearling Rams: Texel £420, £400 Dotland Park, £400, £320 Sunny Gill Farm, £400, £390, £380 (x2), £240, £320 Basco Dyke, £360 Whiteside Farm, £340, £320 Lingstubbs Farm, Blue Texel £400 Espland House, Beltex £400, £380 Skelcies Hall, £330, £320 Cracrop Farm, £270 Dotland Park, Suffolk £400 (x2) Red Cat Farm, £320 Lesson Hall.
Lamb Rams: Dutch Texel £250, £200, £190, £170 Hightown, £170 Isel Old Park, Suffolk £470, £440 Dunfell House, £380 Burgh Head Farm.