Borderway Store and Breeding Sheep Sale

5th October 2015

At Borderway Mart on Monday 5th October Harrison & Hetherington held their Weekly Sale of store and breeding sheep.

STORE SHEEP – Once again there was a good trade for all lots and a few new faces around the ring. Demand throughout was very strong from small running lambs to the big lambs. Topping the day was Messrs Horn, Birks Head, Appleby in Westmorland for the second week running peaking at £64 per head for a pen of Texel lambs.

Leading prices per head: Texel £64, £63 Birks Head Farm, £63, £55.50 Red House Farm, £63 The Barns, £61.50 Moss Grove, £59 Burnrigg, £58 Hayring Farm, £57, £55 Pallet Hill, £57 Fairhill, £56.50 Edges Green, £56.50 Longrow Cottage, £56 Beanwham, £56 Low Buildings, Suffolk £56 Crosthwaite, £54 Yew Tree, Kerry Hill £55 Longrow Cottage, £54.50 Chesterwood Farmhouse, Greyfaced £49 The Barns, £46.50 Crosthwaite, Jacob £43, £39 High Whitber, £38 Dalveen, Zwartbles £40 High Whitber, Swaledale £21.50 Ottercops.

BREEDING SHEEP – A larger show of quality ewes and gimmers was forward. Topping the sale was for a pen of mule shearling gimmers from Messrs Fearon, Fell View Farm who had a large consignment of 160 stock sheep and mule gimmers, seeing the top of £127.

There was also a strong demand for older ewes. This section topped at £118 for a pen of 16 Greyfaced ewes consigned by Messrs Wood of Hillfield, Brampton.

Leading prices per head:
Shearlings: Greyfaced
£127, £121, £119, £117 Fell View Farm, £107 Beukley, Beltex £121, £102 Watchhill Side, Texel £102 Croft End, £99 Hillfield, £98 Westhills, £92 Lynecrook, £82 Fell View Farm Border Leicester £90 Branteth, Lleyn £82, £79 Toward, Shetland £41 Broadwath Holdings.

Ewes: Greyfaced £118, £90, £85 Hillfield, £100, £99, £86 Glasson Farm, £80 Beukley, Texel £105, £100, £95 Hillfield, £99 Mealrigg House, £72 Fell View Farm, Masham £78 Fell View Farm, Lleyn £74 Toward, Kerry Hill £68, £58, £57 Fell View Farm, Shetland £42 Broadwath Holdings.