A show of mainly longer keep lambs finding a keen ringside of purchasers and another strong trade with the small lambs looking the dearest. The days’ top of £95 was paid for Texel Lambs from AJ Wood, Woodhall Brow who also sold others to £93 twice. Beltex Lambs to £91 for WW&D Boow, Corney Hall.
Many more could have been well sold and are required for the ‘Fellmans Gather’ sale of Store Lambs in a fortnights time, Friday 23rd October. Entries invited.
Texel- 95, 93(2), 88, 83, 80, 76 Woodhall Brow, 80.50, 77.50 Corney Hall, 80, 78.50, 75.50, 75 Thornholme, 77.50, 74.50 Far End, 75, 74 Mosser Mains, 72 Newhouse, 72 Walkhurst Cottage. Beltex- 91 Corney Hall. Cheviot- 71 Thornholme. Mule- 69.50, 66.50 Hill Top Farm, 64.50, 60 Far End. Suffolk- 67 Illingworth Cottages. Texel x Herdwick- 67, 62.50 Church Stile Farm, 64 Wilkinsyke. LLeyn- 65.50, 60.50 Gill Farm. Hebridean- 56.50 Buckle Avenue. Swaledale- 50(2) Rannerdale.
Breeding Sheep continue at soaring prices with demand still on a high. Top of £156 for a pen of Mule 2 Shears from J Walker, Far Reach. Mule Gimmer Lambs received spirited bidding topping at £100 and £99 from L Bond, The Crossings.
Mule - 156 Far Reach. Cheviot - 98, 92, 85, 84 Hollin Head. Herdwick- 75 Hollin Head, 60, 58 East Town End. Texel x Herdwick- 75 Hollin Head. Swaledale- 60 Wilkinsyke, 56 Gill Bank.
Mule- 100, 99 Crossings, 91 Lane Foot.
A small entry of Calves and Stirks looking well sold with any amount of customers looking to purchase. Top of £655 for a 6m old Charolais Bull from J Stubbs & Partners, Syke Beck.
British Blue Heifer- 320 Tallentire Hill. Angus Bull- 275 Tallentire Hill. Angus Heifer- 225, 220 Tallentire Hill.
Charolais- 655, 620, 595, 580 Syke Beck. British Blue- 645 Syke Beck. Angus Bull- 510 Syke Beck.
Cows with Calves at foot attracting a good ringside ensuring optimum prices achieved despite turn-in time. The reduction from N Gill, Stonethwaite topped at £1700 for a pure Limousin Cow with Calf at foot. Reduction sale from P&A Jarman, Brow Top sold to £1380 for a Hereford Cow with Calf at foot.
Limousin Cow with Calf- 1700, 1580, 1500, 1400 Stonethwaite. Angus Cow with Calf- 1380 Wythop Farms. Hereford Cow with Calf- 1380, 1350 Brow Top. Highland Cow in Calf- 780 Brow Top.
A seasonal show of Cattle sold to recent high rates pleasing vendors. Top of £1215 paid for a Charolais Steer from Messrs Armstrong, Midtown whose run of 6 averaged an impressive £1200. Heifers to £1030 from RM Crayston, Bracken Howe. Young Bulls to £1025 from IR&JM Fearon, Frizington Hall.
Charolais- 1215, 1205, 1195(2), 1185 Midtown Farm. Limousin- 1205 Midtown, 1160 Scalesmoor, 1135, 1090 Bracken Howe, 1115(2), 1105 Hall Santon, 1070(3) Strawberry Howe. British Blue- 1180 Hall Santon. Angus- 1085, 1050, 1035 Nr Branthwaite Edge, 1020 Linewath. Hereford- 960 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Friesian- 950 Newbiggin Farm. Holstein- 710(2) Strawberry How.HH
Limousin- 1030, 970 Bracken Howe, 1010 Strawberry Howe, 1010 Croft End, 975 Doddick, 975 Newbiggin. Simmental- 1030, 1005(2) Welcome Nook. British Blue- 995 Croft End, 980 Nr Branthwaite Edge.
Limousin- 1025 Frizington Hall. Angus- 905 Thrimby Grange.
The annual Swaledale Ram show and Sale was well supported by regular vendors who always consign some well bred senior Rams still worthy of breeding quality stock. The ring was busy with local purchasers thus producing a sale which will always prosper. Judging was in the hands of local breeder Mr Jamie Clark, Mosser who after some deliberation awarded the Cathow Memorial Cup for Champion Swaledale Ram to Mr G Tunstall, High Field House which later sold for the days top price of £2000. Reserve honours went to the Aged Ram from JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat which sold for the second highest price of £1600.
Pop Hird holds the Champion sheep with Vendor Geoff Tunstall with judge Mr J Clark
1st & Champion - G Tunstall, High Field House
2nd GL Hutton, Setmabanning
3rd DW&AS Noble, Burblethwaite
2 Shear Ram
1st H Harrison, Brookfield
2nd P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft
3rd AG Todhunter, The Beeches
1st & Reserve - Messrs JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat
2nd JS&HJ Greenbank, The Faulds
3rd M Brough, Chapel House
Ram- 2000, 600 Highfield House, 1600, 1100, 800 Baggra Yeat, 900 Beck Grange, 550 The Faulds, 550 Orthwaite Hall, 350(2) Horsemoor Hills.