At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 4th September, Harrison & Hetherington their first sale of breeding females and rams, followed by a sale of store lambs.
Rams were met by a fabulous enquiry with only one ram failing to find a new home. Topping the section at £500 was a traditional type Bluefaced Leicester which was consigned by JS Watson, Field Croft, Holmrook and was purchased by Messrs Whittaker, Kirkby In Furness. Aged rams sold to £420 for a Cheviot from Messrs G Wilkinson, Tiberthwaite, Coniston and was purchased by Messrs Dugdale, Coniston.
Breeding ewes topped at £65 for a pen of correct Mules from Messrs Wilson, Broomlea, Kirkby In Furness.
Store lambs were a cracking trade and peaked at £84 for an outstanding pen of Beltex lambs from Messrs LM & C Whittaker, Kirkby In Furness, and was purchased by Tucker Brown, Pennington.
Next sale will take place on Tuesday 18th September for all classes of store and breeding sheep, please advise entries to one of our team – James Little 07872 840685; David Fearon 07764 573436; Bryan Knowles 07835 764535; Roy Brocklebank 07786 458266.
Leading price per head:
Breeding Rams: Bluefaced Leicester £500 Field Croft, £450 Low Kinmont, Hill Cheviot £420 Tiberthwaite Farm, Texel £250 Tiberthwaite Farm, Charollais £220 Horrace Farm, Suffolk £200 Gorrace Farm.
Breeding Ewes: Greyfaced £65 Broom Lea, Charollais £60 Broom Lea, Texel £60 Low Craghall Farm.
Shearling Gimmers: Greyfaced £60 Low Craghall Farm, Jacob £60 Hencroft.
Ewe Lambs: Greyfaced £60 Birch Bank, Hill Cheviot £58 Low Scales.
Store Lambs: Beltex £84, £68, £66, £65 Moorlands Cottage, Greyfaced £64 Moorlands Cottage Texel £60 Swinside, £56 Gill Bank Farm, £55 Heather Croft, £51 Crosbythwaite, Suffolk £56 Heather Croft, Hill Cheviot £52, £47.50, £47 Baskell Farm.