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Herdwick breed record set at Cockermouth

A NEW Herdwick breed record was set at the annual two-day breed sale, Cockermouth, when a shearling ram sold for 10,000gns. In total, 11 rams broke the 2,000gns barrier and over 37 sold for more than 1,000gns. 


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Trade was topped by the reserve champion, a shearling from A. Hartley, Broughton-in-Furness. Backed by generations of Turner Hall breeding, it is by a home-bred ram and sold to James Rebanks, Penrith, and Richard Weir, Keswick.

 

A. Weir, Hartsop, sold a ram for 6,200gns to A.E. and I.K Harrison, Holmrook.

 

The pre-sale champion was a two-shear ram from W.S. Jackson, Borrowdale, who later took 2,500gns from D. and S.H. Ellwood, Broughton-in-Furness.

 

In the female section, breeding ewes hit £220/head twice for pens of three-crop ewes from R. Wilkinson and R. Tennant, Buttermere, and A.S. and C. Hodgson, Penrith.

 

Shearling gimmers sold to £132/head for D. and J. Wilson, Penrith, while gimmer lambs hit £85/head for W.S. Jackson, Borrowdale.


AVERAGES

Rams, £745.16 (+£273.44); ewes, £48.43; shearling gimmers, £58.25; gimmer lambs, £35.70.

Auctioneers: Mitchells.

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