Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart, held their annual New Fair Sale of Breeding outfits when 1000 head were on offer.
Topping the sale at £128 per life and £256 per outfit were a pen of 8 Texel cross hoggs with single Beltex cross lambs at foot from Messrs Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill and were purchased by Messrs Greensit, Northallerton. This consignment of 20 Texel hoggs with single Beltex lambs at foot from Balgray Hill sold to average £121.56 per life (£243.12 per outfit).
Messrs Pedley, Yore House sold a pen of five Texel hoggs with Beltex cross single lambs at foot to £122 per life (£244 per outfit) purchased by Messrs Gill, Barnard Castle. The run of twenty Texel hoggs with Beltex lambs at foot from this home sold to average £118.50 per life (£237 per outfit).
Messrs Winter, Clickham Farm, Appleby sold Mule Hoggs with single Suffolk lambs at foot to £114 per life (£228 per outfit) selling to Messrs Gibson, Kendal.
Aged Continental cross ewes with Beltex cross lambs sold to £94 per life, from Messrs Buckle, Buckles Farm, Kirkby Stephen.
Correct below Texel cross ewes with twin lambs sold to £77 per life (£231 per outfit) from Messrs Swift, Dryhowe, Selside, selling to Messrs Slee, Kirkby Thore.
Aged Texel cross ewes with twin lambs sold to £79 per life (£237 per outfit) again from Messrs Buckle, Buckles Farm, selling to Messrs Willoughby, Leyburn.
Swaledale ewes with twin Mules lambs sold to £58 a life (£174 per outfit) from Messrs Sayer, Musgrave House, Great Musgrave and were purchased by Messrs Fell, Bassenthwaite.
Trade was described as the dearest seen so far this season, for all classes, with Continental cross hoggs and lambs being in particular high demand. The total entry of Texel cross hoggs with lambs average £101.32 per head (£202.64 per outfit).
Leading Prices per Life:
Hoggs with Lambs – Texel £128, £122 Balgray Hill; £122, £120, £118, £114 Yore House; £116 Fell View Farm; £103 Grove Farm; £102 Fell View Farm; £100 Martindale Farm: Mule £114 Clickham Farm; £93, £90 Fell View Farm.
Shearlings with Lambs – Mule £76 Amersber Cottage; £71 Argill House.
Ewes with Lambs – Texel £94, £79 Buckles Farm; £77, £74 Dry Howe; £77 Mount Pleasant Farm; £70 Grove Farm: Cheviot £71, £62, £60 Ghyll Bank; £66 Dry Howe: Mule £67, £66, £64 Blades Field Farm; £66 Buckles Farm; £64 Mount Pleasant Farm; £60 Argill House; Swaledale £58, £57, £56, £49 (x2) Musgrave House; £52, £49 The Pry: Rough £58 Ghyll Bank.