At Broughton Mart on Tuesday 15th May, Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of ewes and lambs seeing trade pleasing to all vendors.
Top price of the day went to a pen of Texel cross Meatlinc ewes from Messrs Jackson, Penny Hill, Boot, selling to £69 per life, followed by another tremendous pen selling to £67. This excellent consignment of sheep later went on to average £61.88.
Fell sheep also proved very popular seeing a very keen ring side of buyers all eager for Herdwick and Swaledale ewes and lambs. Herdwicks sold to a top of £48 per outfit from Mr Brian Knowles, Stone Arthur, Kirkby In Furness, with many other pens selling to £40 and over.
The next sale of ewes and lambs will take place on Tuesday 29th May, for any queries regarding sales or entries please do not hesitate to contact the Auctioneers David Fearon on 07764 573436, James Little on 07872 840685 or Roy Brocklebank 07786 458266.
Leading price per head:
Ewes with lambs at foot: Texel £69, £67, £63 (x2), £61, £60, £54 Penny Hill, £53.50, £52 Low Scales, Greyfaced £58, £53.50, £50 Coniston Hall, £57 Low Scales, Hill Cheviot £52, £51 (x2), £49, £48 (x2), £47.50 Swinside, Suffolk £51 Swinside, £47 Low Scales, Herdwick £48 Stone Arthur, £45, £43.50 Lane End Farm, £43.50, £39 (x2) High Ground Farm, £42, £39 Sella Farm, £41 Coniston Hall, £41, £40 Parsonage Farm, £41 Moorhouse Farm, £41 Green Bank, £39 Croglin Hurst Farm, £39 Wha House, Swaledale £40.50, £40 (x2), £39 Gill Bank Farm, £39 (x2) High Ground Farm, £39 Coniston Hall.
Shearling gimmers with lambs at foot: Charollais £60 Swinside, Greyfaced £59 (x2) Stable Harvey, Hill Cheviot £49 Swinside.