Herdwick Sheep Breeders’ Association

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AUCTION SALES


Tups are sold at Cockermouth (formerly held at Keswick), the Association’s official ram sale on the first Saturday in October (auctioneers: Mitchells).

At this sale only registered tups can be sold.

At Broughton in Furness on the first Tuesday in October (auctioneers Harrison & Hetherington) there a small number of unregistered tups on offer alongside a greater number of registered tups.


Draft ewes are available at Cockermouth (Mitchells), Broughton in Furness (H&H), Kendal (North West Auction) and Penrith (Penrith & District Farmers Mart) in various sales in late September and October.


PRIZE SHOWS

There are Prize Shows at Cockermouth and at Penrith and at these sales there are also usually younger ewes available. Gimmer hoggs (ewe lambs) are often available at the Cockermouth Prize Sale and the earlier ‘Troutbeck’ sales held at Penrith.


AUCTION COMPANIES

Because dates vary each year, it is suggested that prospective purchasers contact the Auction Companies for further details.


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MAIN SALES

Cockermouth

Ewes Friday 4th October 2013

Rams Saturday 5th October 2013

Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth Mart

01900 822016

Broughton in Furness

Rams Tuesday 1st October 2013

Ewes Tuesday 8th October 2013

Harrison & Hetherington, Broughton in Furness Mart

01228 406200