Sharp sheep trade at Carlisle Bank Holiday sale

Auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington reported a sharp trade at the weekly sale of breeding sheep at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Monday.

A good turnout of ewes and hogss with lambs were put forward, attracting strong interest from buyers around the packed ringside.

Top of the day was a pen of nine Dutch Texel hoggs with single lambs from Messrs Smith-Jackson, Hightown; peaking at £100 a head. The top priced outfit went to Messrs Taylor, The Harras, for Greyfaced hoggs with twins, selling to £73 or £219.

Leading Prices (a head)

Hoggs with lambs at foot:

Dutch Texel £100, £98 Hightown, Texel £87, £84 Northfield Park, £75 Kilnknowe, Suffolk £85, £70 The Harras, £64.50 Yew Tree, Greyfaced £82, £73 The Harras, £77 (x2) Kilnknowe, £77 Midtown Farm.

Ewes lambs: Greyfaced £95 The Harras.