An ANNUAL production sale from the renowned Tercrosset flock was described as 'the best one yet'

The 2020 crop of sheep from the Tercrosset flock on behalf of the Whiteford family from Tercrosset Farm at Brampton, went under the hammer at Borderway Mart in Carlisle last Friday.

Owner, master shepherd James Whiteford, who described this year's sale at the best one yet drew a huge interest from both new and retained clients.

Each category saw a large rise in averages with rams a rise of £287 on the year.

Starting the sale off at a ferocious pace was the first lot into the ring, a pair of shearling gimmers selling to 700gs each, only to be surpassed by the third lot, a trio of Texel cross Beltex gimmers topping this section at 750gns each.

The 151 gimmers averaged £390.73 (+£49.19).

Ewe lambs kept up the strong demand for quality females, with a three lot of Texels leading the sale at 420gns, with 140 averaging £212.80 (+£37.45).

The shearling rams were in exceptional trade with plenty power, length and confirmation throughout the run. The first 30 lots of rams absolutely flew to average £1553.44 including the sale topper Lot two a pure Texel selling to 3500gns. The run of 135 rams sold to average £1123 (+£287).