Broughton Annual Show and Sale of Mountain Ewes

8th October 2019

On Tuesday 9th October Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual Show and sale of Mountain ewes within Broughton Auction Mart, whereby a show of 2500 ewes and gimmers were forward.

The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by TM Bowes and David Johnson Agricultural Engineers, and was judged by Mr Joe Richardson, who awarded Champion to Mr Antony Hartley, Turner Hall with his first prize pen of ewes which sold to £105 per head. Mr Hartley also achieved 1st prize pen of shearling gimmers, which later sold to £200.

Out with the show, topping the trade at £280 was a pen of five Herdwick ewes also from Mr Antony Hartley, whose run of ewes average £89.44 for 374 total. With pens of fives selling to £280, pens of tens to £160 and pens of forty to £82.

The trade throughout the sale was very pleasing, resulting in an average of £59.33 (+£23.10) on the year.

Prize List
Herdwick Ewes:
1st A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness – £105
2nd K Wrathall Ltd, Cockley Beck, Seathwaite, Borrowdale – £68
3rd D & G Bland, West Head Farm, Steel End, Thirlmere, Keswick – £65

Herdwick Shearlings:
1st A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness – £200
2nd WG & D Wilkinson, Brookfield Farm, Torver, Coniston, Furness – £64
3rd A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness – £170

Herdwick Ewe Lambs:
1st WG & D Wilkinson, Brookfield Farm, Torver, Coniston – £58
2nd D Thompson, Climb Stile, Woodland, Broughton In Furness – £45
3rd D Thompson, Climb Stile, Woodland, Broughton In Furness – £50

Swaledale Ewes & Shearling Gimmers
1st A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness – £70
2nd JM Smith, Lile Yaks, Cartmel Fell, Windermere – £65

Champion: A Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton-In-Furness, Cumbria (Ewes)

Leading Prices:
Ewes and Shearling Gimmer: Herdwick £280, £230, £210, £200 (x2), £170, £160, £140, £130, £110, £105, £92, £82, £66, £65 (x2) Turner Hall, £75 Woodland, £74 Baskell Farm, £70 Old Hall, £70 Brookfield Farm, £68 Cockely Beck, £65 West Head Farm, Swaledale £76, £70 Brookfield Farm, £70, £60 (x4), £59, £54 Turner Hall, £65 Folds Farm, £56 Coniston Hall, £52 Cockley Beck, £52Birk Howe Farm.

Ewe Lambs: Herdwick £62, £58, £40 Brookfield Farm, £50, £45 (x2) Climb Stile.