Euro Sale of Continental Breeding Sheep

6th September 2019

On Friday 6th September Harrison and Hetherington held their annual “Euro” sale of continental cross breeding sheep, which drew a great entry of 3500 head.

The sale kicked off with the MV accredited section which saw a great demand for all types with pens of pure Texel gimmer shearlings in particular realising jaw dropping prices. This section topped at £1100 for a single Texel shearling from Messrs Wright, Midloch Farm, Biggar who also sold a pair at £700 a head to Messrs Alderson, Barrowford. No fewer than 12 lots of sheep achieved over £400 a head.

Ewe lambs in the section sold to £170 for a run of 3 Pure Texel from Mr A Hambleton, Merkland Farm, Penpoint selling to Messrs Hornsby, Wigton.

The non-MV section met a trade beyond all expectations with shearling gimmers and 2-shear ewes in particular a fabulous demand. Shearling gimmers sold to average an incredible £172.22 per head. Ewes sold to £200 for a great pen of black Beltex ewes from G & L Hewitt, Cardewless, Wigton. The annual run of 2 shear Texel x Mules from A & N Batty, Flimby Hall saw a top of £152 on two occasions for a pen of 30 and a pen of 47 with a pen of 14 ¾ bred Texels selling at £175 to lead their run. Shearlings sold to £300 for a smashing Millennium Bleu from Mr C Cowan, Itonfield, Ivegill which sold to Mr I Jones, Wales. Messrs Harrison, Sceugh sold their annual consignment of ¾ bred suckled shearlings to a top of £235 for a pen of 10 with their run averaging £207.50. Texel x Mule shearlings sold to £200 for a pen of 25 from BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge, Cockermouth whose run of 139 averaged £180.65 a head.

Ewe lambs averaged £91.16 a head and sold to £148 on two occasions for singles from Messrs JA & LA Thompson, Woodhead, Scaleby. Messrs Thompson’s run averaged £101.16.

Leading Prices:
Shearling Gimmers: Texel
£1100, £700, £600, £520, £500, £340 Midlock Farm, £620, £600, £490, £340, £330(x2) Four O Boot Farm, £620, £480, £360 Strawfrank, £460, £400, £380(x2) Langside Farm, £360 Carmavy Road, £330 Halbeath Farm, £300, £290 Arkleby House Farm, £300 Kilncroft Millennium Bleu £300, £250, £210, £205, £200(x2), £180 Itonfield Cottage, £215, £210, £190 Moorlands Beltex £220, £202, £195 Rigghead Farm, £215(x2), £185, £175, £172 Hill of Errol, £200, £175, £175 Bankdale Farm, £185 Fowrass Farm Charolais £220, £200 Rigghead Farm, £155, £140 Orrisdale Farm Dutch Texel £195, £152, £150, £140 The Barns, £152, £150, £148 Thorneyland Suffolk £160 Cambwell Dutch Spotted £155 Maulscastle Farm

Ewes: Beltex £200, £170, £160(x2), £150 Cardewlees Texel £175, £152(x2), £148 Flimby Hall, £150 Street Head, £140 Mains of Airies

Ewe Lambs: Texel £170, £130 Merkland Farm, £158, £100 Littlegala Farm, £138, £100 Easterseat Farm, £130 Jenny Mills Stables, £112 Tone Hall Farm, £110 Raggetsyke, £102, £98 Greenshields, £102 Thinacre Farm, £100, £98 Auchengool Cottage, £100 Chesterhall Parks, £95 Cornhills  Beltex £148(x2), £135, £115, £105(x2), £100(x2), £98, £95, £91 Wood Head, £106, £95 Linnhead Blue Texel £90(x2) Wyvill Grange Farm Dutch Texel £90, £84 Limestone Cottage, £85 West Micklethwaite Millennium Bleu £80(x3) Barkbeth