At Borderway Mart on Monday 22nd October Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep, which included the second sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams.
STORE SHEEP: A larger entry of lambs were forward to the weekly sale, however a plainer show was on offer to the busy ringside. Trade throughout was much sharper on the week, with five new buyers in attendance.
The trade was topped at £71 for a pen of Texel cross wethers from Messrs Elliot, Spency Croft, Alston, with many more selling into the high 60’s for large pens.
Mule wether lambs were also in high demand, with a run of 256 selling to £59 per head, for three pens, firstly from Messrs Rutter, Fartown, Alston, Messrs Kirkbride, Flimby Hall Farm, Maryport, and Messrs Poole, Southwaite Green Mill, Penrith.
Many more lambs are required to fulfill demand, please contact the Auctioneer David Fearon 07800173273 for further information.
Leading prices per head: Texel £71, £68, £65, £64 Spency Croft, £69, £63 Triermain, £67 Smithy Garth, £66.50 Mossband Hall, £66, £63.50 Dollard Farm, £65.50 Whinney Hill Farm, £65.50, £63 (x2) Flimby Hall Farm, £65 Underbank, £65 Sleightholme Farm, £64 Carrycoats Hall, £63 Lamonby Hall, £63 Meadow Flat, £63 Fartown, Suffolk £65 Blackrigg, £62, £61.50, £61 Laverock Bridge, £59 Faugh Beeches, £58.50 Westhills Farm, Beltex £63.50, £60.50 Triermain, £61.50 (x2) Melbourne House, £61 The Heugh, Greyfaced £59, £54 Fartown, £59, £50 Flimby Hall Farm, £59, £51 Southwaite Green Mill, £57 Laverock Bridge, £56, £50 Paddigill, £55 Underbank, £55, £53.50 Meadow Flat, £53.50 Fairhill Farm, £52, £51 Dyke Croft, £52 Spency Croft, £51 Burn House, Welsh Black Mountain £49.50 Bank Hall, Blue Texel £49 Ellonby Road, Swaledale £40 Southwaite Green Mill.
BREEDING RAMS: The second sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams had a quality show of rams forward, and were met by a brisk trade. Top price of the day of £550 was attained three times, firstly for a lamb from Messrs Montgomerie, Assloss Farm, Kilmarnock, and them with two shearlings from Messrs Browell & Sons, Quarry Farm, Hexham and Messrs Stenton, Little Pastures, Pickering.
Outwith the special sale, commercial rams had a smaller show forward, with big shearlings still in demand. Topping at £480 for a tremendous Texel shearling from Messrs Topping Basco Dyke, Armathwaite.
Leading prices per head:
Shearling Rams: Bluefaced Leicester £550 Quarry House Farm £550, £380 Little Pastures, £400 Quarry House Farm, £280 Nanty Glye, £250 Fferm, Texel £480, £320 Basco Dyke, £320 Bridge Bank, £300 Flimby Hall Farm, Suffolk £350 Lesson Hall, Charolais £260 Lesson Hall, Dutch Texel £250, £240, £220 (x2), £200 (x2) The Laurels Farm.
Lamb Rams: Bluefaced Leicester £550, £480, £320, £300, £250 Assloss Farm, £250 Burgh Head Farm, Suffolk £300 Burgh Head Farm, £200 Ashknowe, Texel £250 (x2), £220 Burgh Head Farm, £220 The Croft.