Herdwick Sheep Breeders’ Association

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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.


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.


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

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Ewes  Friday 3rd October 2014

Rams Saturday 4th October 2014

Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth Mart

01900 822016

Broughton in Furness

Rams  Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ewes Tuesday 7th October 2014

Harrison & Hetherington, Broughton in Furness Mart

01228 406200