29th September 2017

Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual Autumn sale of Easy Care sheep on Friday 29th September, where an aged ram sold for the top price of the day of 750gns.

This ram was consigned by Anglesey based R Owen & Partners and was purchased on the day by JM & VJ Howard from Holme, Huddersfield.

The same home sold another aged ram for 700gns the purchaser on this occasion was Michael Clarke from Blairgowrie who also purchased a shearling from Messrs Howard for the same money.

The females topped at £118 for 12 shearling gimmers from Brownrigg Hall Farms purchased by Sarah Banks from Ripon.

Messrs Graves, Hesket House, Carlisle sold two lots of 30 shearling gimmers for £108 and £105 respectively, purchased by EJ & S Hinchsliffe, Bank House Farm and Thompson Livestock Ltd, Penrith.

Leading Prices: Aged Rams: 750gns, 700gns, 620gns, 450gns, 420gns Trefri Shearling Rams: 700gns, 420gns Lane Farm, 650gns, 500gns Monellie, 620gns, 400gns Scratchmere Scar, 500gns, 450gns East Tullyfergus

Shearling Gimmers: £118 Brownrigg Hall, £108, £105, £100(x3) Hesket House, £100(x2) Pedder Hill

Society Notes:

The Carlisle Society Sale was rather stressful as there was a closure of the M6 Northbound at Junction 36 so a lot of people who were travelling from South of that junction endured a long and winding journey. To compound this there was a further problem below Lancaster so again, big problems for anyone trying to get to the sale.

The 10.30am sale start was delayed by half an hour but some vendors still failed to arrive. Buyers were also delayed so the sale started to a depleted audience.

In the face of adversity the trade was good and the Auctioneer did an excellent job in helping to accommodate the problems on the morning and in selling the stock.