Breeding Cattle & Sheep

17th May 2019

The Annual Spring show & sale of Breeding Cattle & Sheep was held on Friday 17th May 2019 kindly sponsored by Zoetis.

With fewer numbers about nationally, a huge turn out of potential buyers were ringside to buy replacements. This resulted in very satisfactory prices received with a top price of £2300 received by S Boow, Corney Hall.

Top Prices

Cow & Bull Calf (£ per unit) – Limousin – 1750, 1700 Low Eskholme, 1100 Robinson Place. Aberdeen Angus – 1400, 1250 Robinson Place.

Cow & Heifer Calf (£ per unit) – Limousin – 1650, 1250 Robinson Place, 1420 Low Eskholme, 1400 Nr Branthwaite Edge, Aberdeen Angus – 1350 Robinson Place, 1200, 1100 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Heifer & Bull Calf (£ per unit) – British Blue – 1620 Rigg House. Limousin – 1650, 1580 Rigg House. Hereford – 1480 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

Heifer & Heifer Calf (£ per unit) – British Blue – 2300 Corney Hall. Limousin – 1520 Rigg House. Hereford – 1400 Nr Branthwaite Edge. Aberdeen Angus – 1250 Nr Branthwaite Edge.

A good quality show of 1300 hoggs & ewes with lambs at foot sold well with the ring packed to the rafters with buyers looking for all types of lowland sheep, prices were much dearer than vendors expected. Lowland type ewes sold to the usual ring of yearly buyers.

The Show was judged by Mr N Bowe, Foulsyke and Mr A McTear, Low Garth. They placed an outstanding pen of five Mule hoggs with Suffolk cross lambs at foot Champion from Messrs Sowerby, Terry’s Farm who received the David Westgarth Memorial Trophy. The judge Mr N Bowe later backing his decision and purchasing the pen for £125 per life. Reserve Champion went to the first prize pen of Continental hoggs with lambs at foot from M Fell, Harley Croft which later sold for £112 to the judge Mr A McTear, Low Garth.

Prize Results

Best pen of 5 Mule hoggs with lambs

1st       Messrs Sowerby, Terry’s Farm              Sold for £125 per life

2nd       Messrs Sowerby, Terry’s Farm              Sold for £115 per life

3rd       Winter Bros, Clickham                              Sold for £110 per life

Best pen of 5 Continental hoggs with lambs

1st       M Fell, Harley Croft                                   Sold for £112 per life

2nd       JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat                              Sold for £89 per life

3rd       SW Mawson, HighSide Farm                  Sold for £78 per life

Champion – Messrs Sowerby, Terry’s Farm

Reserve Champion – Winter Bros, Clickham

Top Price

Ewes & lambs at foot (£ per head) – Texel – 175 Woodhow Farm, 77, 70.50, 66 Whinnerah, 70 Baggra Yeat, 69 Pennine View, 62, 60, 58 Sanderson House, 58 Fitz Farm. Mule – 60, 54 Scalesmoor, 58, 44 Sanderson House, 51 Windhall, 49, 44 Gill Bank, 34 Low Stowbank. Cheviot – 50 Sanderson House, 47 (x2), 40 Cragg House Farm. Herdwick – 47, 44, 41 Woodhow Farm, 42 Mosser Mains Farm, 41 Miller Place Farm, 40 Windhall, 39 Middle Fell, 38 (x3) Yew Tree Farm. Swaledale – 37.50 Whinnerah, 35, 34 Whitebanks, 31 Hazel Head Farm.

Hoggs & lambs at foot (£ per head) – Mule – 125, 115 Terry’s Farm, 110 (x2) Clickham Farm, 95, 93, 91, 88 (x3) Wood Farm. Texel – 112 Harley Croft, 91 Mosser Mains Farm, 89, 82 Baggra Yeat, 86.50 Whinnerah, 81, 74, 73 (x2) Yore House, 78 High Side Farm.

Shearling & lambs at foot (£ per head) – Texel – 61, 50, 47 Low Whitebanks.

Hoggs (£ per head) – Mule – 105 Frizington Hall, 90 Shatton Lodge Farm. Texel – 90 Shatton Lodge Farm.