On Monday 4th October Mitchells held the Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale Draft Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer Lambs. The show was ably judged by Ms Mary Dawson, Millstone Moor who commented on the strong show put before her. After some deliberation the Willy Gill Trophy and Champion rosette was awarded to EJ & RJ Wear, Howe Green which later sold for the top price of the day £220. Thanks must go to our sponsors David Allen Accountants and NFU Mutual.
With the improvement in mule gimmer lambs, paramount to buyers they were looking for strong ewes with colour, we seen strong well drawn pens of ewes and shearlings selling to premium rates, much dearer than last year. However the older and fell type ewes which had been affected by the dry spell were more buyable.
1st EJ & RJ Wear, Howe Green £220
2nd S Hardisty & Son, How Hall £200
3rd GL Hutton, Setmabanning £150
1st DW & AS Noble, Burblethwaite £200
2nd GL Hutton, Setmabanning £125
3rd DC&L Bell, The Cottage £110
Champion – EJ & RJ Wear, Howe Green
Reserve Champion – DW & AS Noble, Burblethwaite
Swaledale Ewes:- 220, 190 Howe Green, 200, 130, 125 How Hall, 195, 185, 122 Wescoe Farm, 180, 120 Rakefoot, 175, 145, 135, 132 Chapel House, 150, 140 Setmabanning, 150, 128 Erinntalla, 145 Burblethwaite, 130 Branthwaite Farm, 125, 122 Undercragg, 125 Low Kinmont.
Swaledale Shearlings:- 200, 135, 130, 110 Burblethwaite, 160, 125 Rose Barn, 152, 125 The Faulds, 130, 120 Wythop Hall Farm, 130, 95 Stanley Terrace, 125 Setmabanning, 125, 100 Wythop Hall, 120 Far End Farm, 110 Hope Farm, 95 High Nook, 95 The Cottage.
Swaledale Gimmer Lambs:- 82, 50 Burblethwaite, 60, 52 Wood Hall, 58 High Beckside.