Whiteley Hey Production Sale

19th August 2019

On Monday 19th August 2019, The 18th Annual Whiteley Hey Production sale of top quality breeding females and shearling rams was conducted on behalf of Mr Paul Slater under the roof of North West Auctions, J36 in conjunction with Mitchells Auction Company, Cockermouth.

The stock which was presented for sale was once again of outstanding quality and certainly raised the roof.

There were many old and new faces around the ring looking to make purchases to improve their flocks either by introducing females or a new stock ram.

Paul’s sheep which are natural and never housed obviously perform for their new owners as this was evident in the turnout of support. Purchasers had travelled from all corners of the UK and Ireland to secure some stock with the wealth of breeding that Paul is producing.

The sale was topped at 3000gns for Lot 5 this was an outstanding pure Texel which was purchased by M/s Price & Rogers, Hereford. Followed soon after at 2800gns was Lot 25 a Beltex x Texel which was purchased by M/s Robinson, Walnut Farm. Many more rams sold extremely well with them listed in the price report.

The females kick started the sale off with a bang, the first pen of Ewes made £250 and set the trend for fluent bidding all day.

Leading the female sale were a pair of ewe lambs, Lot 282 which were sisters and sired by “Garngour Awesome” they made £580 to Mr Jack, Park Hill.

Close behind them were a pen of 5 gimmer shearlings Lot 250 which were all sired by an Edenfauld stock ram and made £500 each purchased by M/s Robinson, Walnut Farm.

Averages

150 Shearling Rams                £891.15                       +£157.00

82 2&3 Shear Ewes                 £260.21                       +£9.49

200 Gimmer Shearlings          £292.15                       +£60.00

200 Ewe Lambs                       £162.85                       +£10.53

 

Leading Prices

 

Rams (gns)

Texel- 3000, 2400, 2000, 1800, 1500×2, 1400, 1200×3, 1100, 1000

Beltex x Texel- 2800, 2000, 1600, 1500, 1450, 1300×2, 1250, 1200×2, 1150, 1100, 1050, 1000×4

 

2&3 Shear Ewes

Texel- 370, 310, 300

Charollais x Beltex- 310×2, 300, 280, 260

Beltex x Texel- 310, 300×3, 290×2

 

Gimmer Shearlings

Beltex x Texel- 500, 440, 380, 370, 360, 350×2, 320×2, 310, 300, 290

Texel- 450, 420, 380, 370, 320×2, 300×3, 290, 280

Charollais x Beltex- 420, 310, 300, 290, 270

 

Ewe Lambs

Texel- 580, 300, 200, 195, 190, 170, 160

Beltex- 210, 190, 180, 160×3

Beltex x Charollais- 175, 165, 160×2

 

Black Beltex

Ewes- 290, 250, 200

Gimmer Shearlings- 350, 320

Ewe Lambs- 250, 230, 220, 180, 165