At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 8th September, Harrison & Hetherington their first annual sale of breeding females and rams, followed by a sale of store lambs.
A mixed show of rams were forward, seeing bidders for all breeds and all classes. Topping the trade at £450 was a Beltex cross Texel shearling consigned by Messrs Fearon, Fell View, Branthwaite. A Texel x Bluefaced Leicester from the same home were also keenly bid for selling to £420.
Pure Bluefaced Leicesters were also keenly bid for selling to £400 from Mr Andrew Benson, Gamswell, and from Mr Chris Walton, Low Kinmont for the same price.
Following the rams saw a great run of breeding females with which included the annual consignment from Messrs Todd, Station Road, selling to a top of £155, with the following pens to £152, £145, resulting in an average of £150.56 (+£33.56 on the year).
Older ewes were also picked on, seeing a pen of 4shr Texel cross ewes from Messrs McWilliam, Folds Farm selling to £110.
Following the breeding sale, was a large run of store sheep. Topping the trade at £76 was a pen of Texel cross lambs from Messrs McWilliam, Fold Farm, with many more pens selling to mid £60+.
Next sale will take place on Tuesday 22nd September for all classes of store and breeding sheep, please advise entries to one of our team – David Fearon 07764 573436; Bryan Knowles 07835 764535; Claire Whitaker 077725724556.
Leading price per head:
Breeding Rams: Beltex £450 Fell View Farm, £350 Scalderskew, £200 Fell View Farm, Bluefaced Leicester £420 Fell View Farm, £400 Gamswell Farm, £400 Low Kinmont, Charollais £380 Horrace Farm, NCC £350 Crosbythwaite, £280 Quarry Bank, £220 (x2) Nibthwaite Grange Farm, Blue Texel £320, £250, £150 Horrace, Suffolk £220 Quarry Bank Farm, Texel £220 Raven View.
Breeding Ewes: Greyfaced £155, £152, £145 Station Road, Texel £110, £98 Folds Farm, NCC £80, £78, £72 (x2) Scalderskew.
Ewe Lambs: Greyfaced £84 Low Scales, Hill Cheviot £82, £79 Low Scales, Herdwick £63 Knott End Farm, Lleyn £62.50 Knott End Farm.
Store Lambs: Texel £76, £65.50, £62 Folds Farm, £71 (x2) Beck Bank Bungalow, £69 (x2), £67, £65.50 Low Scales, £68, £60 Coniston Hall, £68 (x2), £67.50 Charolais Bungalow, £65 Moorhouse Farm, £64, £61 Wha House, £61.50, £57 Gunson Cottage, £57.50 Fenwick, Suffolk £70.50 Moorhouse Farm, Beltex £65 Wha House, Swaledale £45, £43 Wha House, £36 Coniston Hall, Herdwick £39 Coniston Hall.