On Monday 22nd January Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their weekly sale store sheep.
STORE SHEEP: A smaller show of store sheep were forward, however trade was buoyant throughout, with the sale averaging £71.98.
Top price of the day went to Messrs Blackburn, Church Farm, Penrith for a pen of Texel cross hoggs selling for £86 per head. Suffolk hoggs topped at £73 for a run of 44 from Messrs Hird, Wiza Farm, Wigton.
Following the sale of store hoggs was the opening sale of breeding sheep, which attracted a great show of sheep forward.
Leading prices per head: Texel £86, £68 Church Farm, £74 Ireby Hall Farm, £73, £70 Thwaite Hall, £72 Midtown Farm, Suffolk £73 Wiza Farm, £73 Thwaite Hall, Beltex £67 Cowgate Farm, £54 Midtown Farm, Hill Cheviot £50 Cowgate Farm, Swaledale £46 Church Farm.
BREEDING SHEEP: Top price of the day was paid for a pair of Texel cross shearlings from Messrs Bell, who topped at £240. Closely followed by a pen of Beltex shearlings from the same good home, selling to £235.
The sale also included the annual consignment of Texel cross shearlings from Messrs Bradley, Northrigg Hill, Brampton. His consignment of 64 topped at £130.
Plainer sorts met a strong trade with Texel cross Mule shearlings selling for £122-£130.
With a full ringside of buyers in attendance, the sale averaged £212.64 overall.
For further information on store and breeding sheep sales a Borderway please contact David Fearon 07764 573436.
Leading prices per head:
Shearling Gimmer: Texel £240 Fitz Farm, £130, £128, £126, £122, £110 Northrigg Hill, Beltex £235, £225, £220, £190 (x3), £170 Fitz Farm, Charollais £125 Northrigg Hill.
Ewe Lambs: Texel £112, £94, £90 Cowgate Farm, £102, £80 Mosshill Farm, Greyfaced £97 Auchenblane Cottage.