Well, with the two main Suffolk sales of the season already done and dusted and a raft of other breeds already having their main sales its safe to say the sheep sales season is in full swing.

And the next seven days sees a plethora of stock going under the hammer across the country, starting with something approaching 17,500 commercial breeding ewes and store lambs being offered tomorrow at Thame. I’ll be there for some of the day, so will bring you a report sometime in the next few days.

Then next Friday Carlisle opens its pedigree sheep account for the year for a bumper day of sales with 988 Beltex on offer alongside 150 Suffolks, 99 Bleu du Maine and Millenium Bleus, 92 Rouge a handful of Vendeen and possibly the most anticipated Texel dispersal of recent years, the Muiresk sale.

Its set to be a busy few days for the Harrison and Hetherington team with that lot to sort and sell and to keep you up to date with all the action Taking Stock will be in residence for the sale day.

All the catalogues make for interesting reading, but the Muiresk dispersal is sure to draw a crowd and no doubt the buyers too, with daughters of some of the breed’s leading names being offered on the day, including a good number by Tophill Joe. Many also go back to some of the breed’s former greats too, including Muiresk Forever, Loosebeare Imp and Douganhill Jermonimo.