On Tuesday 29th September, Harrison and Hetherington held their Annual sale of Herdwick and Swaledale rams, within Broughton Auction Mart.
Topping the Herdwick section was noted breeder Antony Hartley, Turner Hall, selling a 2shear 2shear for 4800gns.
Herdwick rams were in great demand, with an overall average of £420.88 being achieved and a 86% clearance. Eight rams sold to 1000gns and over.
In the Swaledale section a top price of £1000 was achieved twice, firstly by JD & M Capstick, Whicham and secondly by Messrs Edmondson Ltd, Low Hall Farm
Swaledale rams were a flying trade, resulting in a 87% clearance and an average of £307.93 up £46.31 on the year.
The next sale at Broughton Mart will be the Show and Sale of Mountain ewes on Tuesday 6th October. For further information regarding sales or entries please contact the auctioneers David Fearon on 07500 173273 or James Little on 07872 840685 or Bryan Knowles 07835 764535; Claire Whitaker 07725 724556.
Leading prices per head:
Registered Herdwick: 4800gn, 2000gn, 1200gn, 650gn Turner Hall, 3000gn, 850gn How Hall, 2200gn, 500gn Baskell Farm, 1100gn, 500gn Climb Stile, 1000gn, 900gn, 700gn, 650gn, 600gn Cockley Beck, 1000gn Crosbythwaite, 900gn Chapel House Farm, 900gn Hall Dunnerdale, 900gn Gillside Farm, 800gn Green Cottage, 800gn Brookfield Farm, 750gn, 700gn, £550 Clea Hall, 720gn Knott House Farm, 700gn Yewtree Farm, 700gn Fold Head Farm, 700gn Troughton Hall, 600gn Greenmount Farm, 600gn Manor Farm.
Swaledale: £1000 Low Hall Farm, £1000, £750 Fellside Farm, £800, £580 Turner Hall, £420, £350 Gillside Farm, £400 Low Hall Farm, £350 Birch Bank.