On Monday 18th March Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep with a small entry forward. Trade was very good from start to finish and saw the smaller hoggs a lot dearer on the week.
Large mule store hoggs also sold very well seeing a top of £67.50 from Messrs Gate, Low House Farm, Sunderland with the consignment going on to average just over £66.
Leading prices per head: Greyfaced £67.50, £64.50 Low House, Texel £66.50, £65.50, £61, £60.50 (x2) Hill Farm.
BREEDING SHEEP: Following the stores saw a small select run of in lamb hoggs from Messrs W Nixon, Bridekirk Hall, Cockermouth with a good demand for the better quality hoggs topping at £104 with other pens following at £99 and £95.
A nice quality run of ewes and lambs were on offer with the top price being achieved twice. Firstly for a Texel x 4 crop ewe with twin Texel lambs at foot peaking the trade at £81 seeing the unit totaling £243 followed by two Texel x ewes with Texel single lambs selling for the same price both being a part of the tremendous run of units from Liam Wannop, School Farm, Wiggonby, Wigton. Messrs Scott, Hayton Brow, Aspatria also had a nice consignment of ewes and lambs, although the lambs were only a week old they were a very good trade from start to finish topping at £62 a head.
Included in Monday 25th March sale will include the Annual consignment of ewes and lambs from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor, Penrith.
For further information on store and breeding sheep sales at Borderway please contact David Fearon 07500 173273.
Leading prices per head:
In Lamb Hoggs: Texel £104, £99, £95 Bridekirk Hall.
Shearling Gimmers and Lambs: Texel £62, £58 Hayton Brow.
Ewes and Lambs: Texel £81 (x2), £79, £60 School Farm, £60.50, £57, £55 Hayton Brow, £60 Stockholm Farm, Suffolk £68 Stockholm Farm, Greyfaced £57 Stockholm Farm.