At Borderway Mart on Monday 29th October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep.
STORE SHEEP: The weekly sale of store lambs had a mixed show on offer. Trade seemed slightly back on the week, however larger and quality pens sold to the vendors advantage.
Top price of the day was £76 for a pen of Texel cross lambs from Messrs Ritson, Triermain, Gilsland. Followed by Messrs Hodgson, Woodend, Biggrigg with a run of 17 Beltex cross lambs selling to £74 per head.
Mule wethers lambs sold well once again averaging over £50, for a mixed run. Mules topped at £57.50, followed by £57 both from Messrs Noble, Burblethwaite, Wigton
With more prospective buyers in attendance, more lambs of all classes are required.
Please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon 07800173273 for further information.
Leading prices per head: Texel £76, £65 Triermain, £69.50, £65.50, £65, £63 Lanehead Farm, £67.50 Fairhill Farm, £67.50, £65 Mill Farm, £66 Carrycoats Hall, £65 Crosshill Farmhouse, £65 Cowranside Farm, £64.50 Catcrags, £64.50 (x2) Lanehead Farm, £64 (x2) Woodhead, £64 Cracrop Farm, £63.50 Beck Farm, Beltex £74 Woodhead, £63.50 Brackenthwaite Farm, £57 Seymour House, Suffolk £65 Beck Farm, £62.50 Summerville, £62 Beck Farm, £61 Green Close, £59, £58, £54 Barrhill Avenue, £53 High Keenley Fell Farm, Greyfaced £57.50 Burblethwaite, £57 Paddgill, £56.50 Green Close, £54 Burn House, Ryeland £54.50 Birds Hill Farm, Hampshire £54, £47.50, £46.50 Mark Farm, Charolais £52 The Heugh, North Country Cheviot £51 Townhead Farm, £50 Burn House, Roussin £50, £47 Mark Farm.
BREEDING RAMS: A small, but quality show of breeding rams were forward with a total of 52 rams being sold. Stronger, better skinned rams were easier to sell, and topped at £400 for a Blue Texel shearling from Messrs Currie, Eden Dales, Carlisle. Followed by a pure Texel shearling selling to £350 again from Messrs Currie.
Leading prices per head:
Shearling Rams: Blue Texel £400 Eden Dales, Texel £350 Eden Dales, £300 (x2), £220 Langdyke Cottage, £200 Burgh Head Farm, £200 Wardhall Guards Farm, £200, £180 Lingstubbs Farm, £180 Glasson Farm, £160 Middle Gill Farm, Suffolk £250 Bridge Bank, £180, £140 Crosshow Farm, Charollais £190 Glebelands.
Lamb Rams: Texel £250, £200 (x2) Burgh Head Farm, £240 Glasson Farm, £220 Langdyke Cottage, £220 Crosshow Farm,