On Monday 22nd February Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and Breeding sheep.
BREEDINGS SHEEP: The weekly breeding sale saw the first run of ewe and lambs, with a very mixed show on offer, however all classes were well bid for. Topping this section was a pen of 2 Texel cross ewes with singles at foot selling to £109 per life from Messrs Stobart, The Square, Kirklinton, with another pen selling to £104 per life.
Also this day saw consignments of in lamb ewes selling to £170 per life for Mules from Messrs Watson, Rowan Garth, Whitehaven.
Following on was the annual consignment of Texel cross hoggs from Peter Kidd, Briggle Farm, Penrith selling to top the sale at £175 with the full consignment selling to average £167.33.
Leading prices per head:
In Lamb Hoggs: Texel £175, £165, £162 Briggle Farm.
In Lamb Ewes: Mules £170, £154, £142 Roan Garth.
Ewes & Lambs: Texel £109, £104, £86 The Square, £103, £95, £92, £86 Midtown Farm, Suffolk £88 Midtown Farm, Mules £79 Nunfield.
STORE SHEEP: the weekly sale saw a quieter ringside of buyers however this did not impact the trade. The sale averaged £103.94 with a top price of £127, achieved by a pen of Texel cross hoggs from Mr Alan Mounsey, Wardhall Guards, Wigton. With their run averaged £120.
Leading prices per head: Texel £127, £125, £124 (x3), £122, £120, £104 (x2) Wardhall Guards Farm, £121 (x2) Roan Garth, £120, £118, £115, £114 Hayton Brow, £115 Fartown, £114 Glenmaid, £109 Reddings, £106 Stone House, £100 Corsebank, Bleu Du Maine £126 Wardhall Guards Farm, Beltex £120 The Barns, £114, £98 Stone House, £106, £98 Glenmaid, Mule £118, £104 Corsebank, Suffolk £114 Hayton Brow, Swaledale £108, £90 Corsebank.
More batches of in lamb sheep of all ages are required both in the ring and privately.
For further information on Store and Breeding sheep sales at Borderway please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon on 07500173273.