Carlisle buyers out in force
WITH many of the ewes on offer in-lamb to Muiresk Bobortoo, bought for 32,000gns at Edinburgh this summer, buyers were out in force the reduction from Derek Hendersons Burndale flock of Suffolks.
Sheep were moved from Mr Hendersons farm at Hexham, Northumberland to Carlisle where a top price of 1900gns was paid for a one-crop ewe by Cairness Calibre and out of a ewe by Muiresk Extra Special.
The ewe, which was served in mid-August by Muiresk Bobortoo, was bought by W P Aynsley and Son, Newcastle-on-Tyne. A three-crop ewe by Extra Special and out of a ewe by Bridgestone Nashwan realised 1550gns to J Robertson and Son, Langholm, Dumfries and a gimmer shearling by Cairness Calibre made the same money to Aidan Collins for his Co Clare flock. Both ewes were in-lamb to Bobortoo.
AVERAGES: 34 ewes £414; 23 shearling gimmers £331 and 26 ewe lambs £306. (Harrison and Hetherington). *