On Wednesday 24th September 2014 Harrison and Hetherington Ltd at Lazonby mart conducted the Dispersal of the Greencastle Heft of Swaledale stock sheep on behalf of Messrs G A & D E Thompson, Howburn, Alston.
A huge amount of interest came about for this highly anticipated sale and the ringside was packed throughout. The sheep were presented to perfection being a true credit to the vendors.
The sale topped at £170 for the top pen of twelve shearlings which sold to Mr P E Staley, Broadmea, Slaggyford. Two Crops topped at £165 for the top pen selling to Messrs W D & B Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle. One Crops sold to £155 with these finding a new home with Messrs J T James, Mid Todhills, Roadhead. Drafts topped at £150 again selling to Messrs J T James, Mid Todhills, Roadhead. Gimmer lambs peaked at £140 and sold to Messrs T W Wigham and Sons, Coldshield, Coanwood. Overall 333 sheep averaged £138.76.
Leading pricesShearlings £170, £165, £160, £145, £138, £135, £130.Ewes £165, £155, £150, £148, £145 (2), £140, £138, £135, £132 (4), £128.Gimmer Lambs £140, £95 (2), £70.