Swaledale Ram Show & Sale

15th October 2018

Mitchells Livestock Auction Mart held the Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale Rams. The sale was kindly sponsored by Mitchells Auction Mart with judging in the capable hands of Mr Graeme Whitfield. After some deliberation the Lawson Family Trophy for the Champion Swaledale Tup was awarded to the Aged Ram from Messrs JJ Hope, Branthwaite, Caldbeck. Reserve honours went to Messrs Emmott, Wythop Hall, Cockermouth.

A full ringside of buyers ensured that a solid trade prevailed ensuring a 93% clearance rate. The top price of £750 was paid for an aged Ram from IR&OM Wilson, High Beckside, Mungrisedale purchased by S Robinson, Bridge End.

Show Results-

Shearling Rams-

1st        R&JH Emmott, Wythop Hall

2nd        M/s Cockbain, Rakefoot

3rd        TA Pearson, The Faulds

2 Shear Ram-

1st        M/s Cockbain, Rakefoot

2nd        P&PI Walker & Son, Beechcroft

Aged Ram-

1st        JJ Hope, Branthwaite Farm

2nd        JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat

3rd        IR&OM Wilson, High Beckside

Leading Prices

Swaledale Rams- 750, 450 High Beckside, 420, 380, 320, 300 Baggra Yeat, 400 Wythop Hall, 320, 250, 220 x2 Rakefoot, 300, 220 Beechcroft, 300 Undercragg, 300, 250 x2 Chapel House, 220 Wescoe, 220 Hill Top.

A small entry of breeding sheep sold at strong rates to a top of £77 for Lleyns from Messrs Woodend, Tarn Cottage, Bootle.

Ewes- Lleyn- 77, 56 Tarn Cottage. Texel x Herdwick- 60 Tarn Cottage. Herdwick- 44, 34, 33, 30 Harrowhead, 38, 30 Skinner Street. Swaledale- 28, 25 Wilkinsyke.