On Farm Sale Report – 29th August 2014
A large crowd of sheep enthusiast from all parts of the UK saw Chris Armstrong of Hexham and Northern Marts auction Suffolk, Texel and Cross-bred rams at a brisk trade. Most Pedigree sheep on offer were in the top 1% of their Signet EBV evaluation, were presented totally naturally undressed, had not been fed on concentrates this summer and brought inside off grass after mid-day of the sale day.
Texel rams realised the highest prices with a top of £1300 selling to Richard Harle of Brandon, Co Durham. 5 rams were sold in excess of £1000 and the Texel rams averaged £736.
Suffolk rams sold to a top of £780 to frequent buyer Kirsty Bailey for her Pedigree flock at Dere Street Farm, Soutra. The Suffolk rams averaged £577.
Beltex crossbred rams averaged £455 with a top of £580 going to AW Hepburne-Scott from Harden, Hawick.
Texel gimmers were also offered for sale. They sold to a top of £380 to David Johnson, Kirkwhelpington and averaged £345.
The sale was sponsored by the farm’s vets Robson & Prescott of Morpeth and CM Varley, the farm’s sheep feed suppliers, who provided the assembled crowd with drinks and excellent sandwiches.