At long last, there is some good news for livestock farmers looking to buy and sell sheep in the back end.

Harrison and Hetherington have announced it is their intention to hold live pedigree sheep sales through Borderway Auction Mart, Carlisle, in August and throughout the autumn.

Under the present government guidelines, there will be restrictions for both vendors and purchasers attending the market for these sales, with guideline information changing on a weekly basis. Details of such restrictions will be announced nearer the actual sale dates.

The first of the pedigree sheep sales in August through Borderway Auction Mart will be the Carlisle and Northern Counties Area Suffolk sale on Friday, August 7, which will be followed by the annual society sale of Zwartbles on Saturday, August 8.

The Beltex Sheep Society's Premier sale will be staged on Thursday August 13 through to Saturday, August 15. Society sales of pedigree Rouge and Bleu Du Maine will also be staged on Friday August 13, with other sales continuing as previously scheduled.