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Date: 24 September 2021 | Breeding Sheep

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Kirkby Stephen Breeding Ram Sale

Kirkby Stephen, Faraday Road, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QL

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual Prize Show and Sale of Continental cross Breeding Rams on Friday when another increased entry of 182 breeding rams were on offer.

Topping this section at £1600 was the overall champion ram, a Beltex cross shearling consigned by regular supporters Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle with the successful purchaser being T Brogden, Helbeck Farm, Brough.

Our judge Mr R Tiplady, Red House Farm, Barnard Castle awarded the reserve championship to a Beltex cross shearling which sold for £700 to Messrs Robson, Malton.

Messrs Chester, Grassgill Lodge sold a Beltex cross 2 shear to top his consignment at £1100 selling to Messrs Robson, Consett.

For the first time offering his whole consignment of rams here at Kirkby Stephen Messrs Chester averaged a wonderful £821.33 for 15 rams sold.

Messrs Wearmouth, Parkside also sold shearling rams to make £1050 selling to Messrs Atkinson, Abbey Park, Bleatarn. The consignment of 8 rams from this home sold to average £901.25.

Local young ram producer G Slack, Stoneriggs, Hilton sold Texel cross shearlings to top at £1000 selling to Messrs Maughan, Bishop Auckland.

Ram lambs sold to top at £950 for a Beltex cross from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Staindrop selling to Messrs Jackson, Reagill.

A fantastic show od breeding rams were on offer here at Kirkby Stephen and trade for all types was literally flying being one of the dearest for mainly crossbred rams seen all season.

The whole sale average for aged, shearlings and ram lambs was a wonderful £540.33 for a 92% clearance!

This sale of mainly continental cross breeding females and rams is growing in popularity and reputation year on year, with great credit must be given to all consigners who turned out such a wonderful show of top quality breeding sheep in all sections!

The pre-sale show, kindly sponsored by Peter Horn Mobile Sheep Dipping and Westmorland Accountants the following awards were made:-

Breeding Rams

Texel (Aged or Shlg)
1st        JC&E Pedley & Sons, Yore House - £600
2nd       E Elliott, Town End Farm - £800
3rd        H&B Wharton, Galloper Rise - £750

Beltex (Aged or Shlg)
1st        P Wilson, West Roods - £700
2nd       P McCune, Farewell Grange
3rd        P Wilson, West Roods - £400

Any other breed (aged or Shlg)
1st        LC&D Wearmouth, Parkside (Beltex x Texel) - £1600
2nd       M/s Hastwell, The Buildings Farm (Texel x Beltex) - £850
3rd        LC&D Wearmouth, Parkside (Beltex x Texel) - £1050

Any Breed Ram Lamb
1st        M/s Teward, New View (Texel) - £700
2nd       M/s Teward, New View (Texel) - £950
3rd        M/s Teward, New View (Texel) - £600

Overall Champion Ram – LC&D Wearmouth, Parkside (Beltex x Texel)

Champion – (L-R) Richard Tiplady & Nicola Foster

Reserve Champion Ram – P Wilson, West Roods (Beltex)

Reserve Champion Ram – (L-R) Richard Tiplady & Mrs Wilson

Leading prices

Aged & Shearlings

Beltex £1600, £1050, £900, £780, £750, £700 Parkside; £1100, £1100, £1000(2), £900(2), £850(3), £800(2), £750(2), £700 Grassgill Lodge; £850 The Buildings; £700 West Roods: Texel £1000, £700 Stoneriggs; £950, £900, £820 Tercrosset; £820, £750(2) Galloper Rise; £800 The Buildings; £800 Town End Farm; £750 Parkside; £700 Yore House: Suffolk £260 Orchard Farm.

Ram Lamb

Texel £950, £700, £600 New View Farm: