At Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Monday 30th September Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of Store and Breeding sheep.
STORE SHEEP: A larger show of store lambs were forward, with all lots being well bid for, and trade selling better than the previous week.
Topping the trade at £72 was a tremendous Beltex from Messrs Pollock, Basco Dyke Head Farm, with other Beltex selling to £70 from Seymour Farms, Wigton.
Texels from JW & DN Eve, Stubbsgill Farm, Wigton sold to £68, and to £67 from R Moscrop & son, Border Rigg, Bewcastle.
Hill Cheviots were well bid for, selling to £55.50 for a pen of 42 from Messrs Airey, Low Greenside, Kirkby Stephen.
Leading prices per head: Beltex £72 Basco Dyke Head Farm, £70, £69, £60 Seymour House, £61 The Tofts, Texel £68, £65.50, £60 Stubbsgill Farm, £67.50 Border Rigg, £65.50 Bushfield, £60.50 Flimby Hall Farm, £60 Main Street, Suffolk £64 Talkin Head, £52, £50 Basco Dyke Head Farm, £52 Woodhead Farm, £52 Demesne Farm, £50 Hullerbank, Hill Cheviot £55.50 Low Greenside, £44 (x2) Townhead Farm, Greyfaced £50 Green Close, £49 Flimby Hall Farm, £47 Green Close.
BREEDING SHEEP: Following the store sheep sale, saw a small consignment of breeding sheep forward. All classes were well sought after, topping at £162 for a pen of Texel shearling gimmers from Messrs S Norman, Little Orton House, following on with other pens at £158 and £148.
Ewes were also in demand with a pen of Texels from JE Gargett, Wayside Cottages, Ainstable selling to £144 for a pen of five.
Leading prices per head:
Shearling Gimmers: Texel £162, £158 Little Orton House, £148 Wayside Cottages, £130 Branteth, Suffolk £120, £100 Branteth, Greyfaced £114 (x2) Frankstown Farm, Cheviot Mule £102 Wayside Cottages, Zwartbles £80 Holly Cottage.
Ewes: Texel £144, £95 Wayside Cottages, Zwartbles £60 Holly Cottage, Shetland £38 Bankend.
Ewe Lambs: Suffolk £80 Talkin Head.
For further information on store and breeding sheep sales a Borderway please contact David Fearon 07500173273.