On Monday 25th February Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their weekly sale of store and breeding sheep.
STORE SHEEP: There was a small show of store hoggs which met good demand with the best quality lambs selling exceptionally well. Top price of the day went to Messrs Robinson, Lowfield House, Wigton for a pen of 3 Beltex hoggs selling at £80 per head, followed up by a second pen of 9 at £79 per head.
Leading prices per head:
Beltex £80, £79 Lowfield House, £78 Scarrowhill, £75.50, £59.50 West Cocklaw Texel £77 Welsh Road, £68.50 Fellside Farm, £68.50, £63.50, £62.50 West Cocklaw, £66.50 (x2), £62.50, £59 Dacre Bank Farm, £64.50 Blinkbonny Suffolk £74 West Cocklaw, £60.50 Longlands, £57.50, £54.50 Mosergh Farm. Greyfaced £59 Fellside Farm Kerry Hill £57.50 Longlands Zwartbles £56, £55.50 Blinkbonny Hill Cheviot £54.50 Gass Farm
BREEDING SHEEP: Following the sale of store sheep was a quality run of in lamb and breeding sheep. The sale began with the dispersal of Beltex shearlings from Mr Cyril Cowan, Itonfield, Ivegill a local and well renowned stock breeder selling due to ill health. This tremendous run of sheep is exactly what Cyril is known for and was met by a busy ringside of buyers and a buzz from the beginning to end. The consignment of 46 went on to top at £280 for two exceptional shearlings with other pens going on to sell for £240 and £235 with all of them selling to an average just short of the £200 barrier.
Top price of the day was paid for an eye catching one crop ewe from the dispersal of pure Texels from Messrs Dunlop, Searigg Farm which sold at £340 to Messrs Collin, Intake Farm, Barnard Castle.
Following the in lamb breeding sheep saw the first consignment of ewes with lambs at foot which saw most price predictions kicked into touch. Topping the units was a pen of Suffolk cross ewes with Texel cross lambs at foot from Messrs Hartley which sold at a very respectable £73.50 per life.
For further information on store and breeding sheep sales at Borderway please contact David Fearon 07500 173273.
Leading prices per head:
In Lamb Shearling Gimmers: Beltex £280, £240, £235, £188, £185, £180, £175 (x2) Itonfield Cottage Texel £210 Searigg Farm Greyfaced £115 Bridgeend Farm
In Lamb Ewes: Texel £340, £150, £145 Searigg Farm Hill Cheviot £100 Ghyll Croft
Ewe Lambs: Texel £100, £98, £91 Briggle Farm
Ewes with Lambs at Foot (Per Head): Suffolk £73.50 Row Brow Park Texel £66, £64 Midtown Farm