At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 2nd May, Harrison & Hetherington held their principal sale of ewes and lambs within Broughton Mart which attracted fantastic entry of 544 ewes and lambs.
A very busy ringside of buyers and great day weather wise combined to ensure all classes were a great trade throughout.
The sale sold to a high of £58 a life for Texel ewes and lambs consigned by Mr J Park, Oxen Park Farm, Ulverston.
Herdwick ewes with Texel cross lambs at foot were in high demand, and sold to a top of £37.50 per life for a pen brought forward by Messrs Kirkby & Longworth, Sella Farm, Ulpha.
The next sale of ewes and lambs will take place on Tuesday 16th May, please advise entries to the Auctioneers.
Leading price per head:
Ewes with lambs at foot: Texel £58 Oxen Park Farm, £52.50 Coniston Hall, £52.50 Hoses Farm, £50 Croglin Hurst Farm, Greyfaced £54.50, £54 Croglin Hurst Farm, £52.50, £51.50 High Ground Farm, £50 (x2) Coniston Hall, Herdwick £37.50 Sella Farm, £37, £36.50 Croglin Hurst Farm, £36, £35 Wha House.
Shearling gimmers with lambs at foot: Texel £54.50, £51 Coniston Hall, Greyfaced £51.50 Oxen Park Farm, £50 Low Scales.