On Monday 2nd March Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep.
STORE SHEEP: A smaller entry of store hoggs were forward at the weekly sale. Topping the trade at £91 per head was a consignment of Beltex hoggs from Messrs Bell, Holmewrangle Farm, Armathwatie. Messrs Scott, Seat House sold a pen of Texel cross hoggs for £90. A tremendous run of Swaledale hoggs were forward from Messrs Bell, The Wath, Caldbeck seeing a pen of 28 selling for £67.50.
Leading prices per head: Beltex £91, £79 Holmewrangle Farm, £86, £80, £79 Hayton Brow, Texel £90 Seat House Farm, £84 Desoglin, £82 , £78 Holmewrangle Farm, £77 The Lake, Suffolk £87 Hayton Brow, Greyfaced £80.50 North Air Ambulance, £77.50, £62 Seat House Farm, Swaledale £67.50, £51 The Wath.
BREEDING SHEEP: Following the stores saw the annual consignment from Messrs Kidd, Briggle Farm with a run of in lamb Texel x hoggs selling to £130 and averaging up at £119.
Leading prices per head: Ewe Lambs: Texel £130, £122, £114 (x2), £110 Briggle Farm.
All classes of store and breeding sheep are in demand and many more could be sold both off farms and through the ring. For more information please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon on 07500173273.