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Date: 28 September 2021 | Breeding Sheep | Herdwick, Swaledale

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Broughton Show & Sale of Herdwick and Swaledale Rams

Broughton-in-Furness, Station Road, Broughton-in-Furness, LA20 6HG

On Tuesday 28th September, Harrison and Hetherington held their Annual show and sale of Swaledale and Herdwick rams, within Broughton Auction Mart.

A new Centre Record was set at the Annual show and sale, by Herdwick enthusiasts Jonno & Lauren Hoggarth, with their homebred Herwick shearling, selling late in the day, and claiming 4th prize in his class sold to 7000gns.


£7000 ram from J & L Hoggarth

The pre sale show was left in the very capable hands of young breeders Mr Bobby Tyson and Mr Jack Black placing Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall 1st prize shearling as Overall Champion  and selling to 1000gns. Claiming the Reserve Champion rosette was Messrs Thompson, Climb Stile with his 1st prize 2 shear ram selling to 1600gns.

A larger entry of Swaledale rams were forward, which was kindly judged by Mr David Mallet, who placed Messrs Capstick, Whicham Hall Overall Champion with his 1st prize aged ram, selling to the day’s top of £900. Messrs Capstick sold another aged ram, sired by the Champion to £800.

The Reserve honors was given to Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside with his 1st prize shearling selling to £650. The shearling section topped at £800 from Messrs Edmondson, Low Hall.

The trade throughout proved selective, despite a huge ringside of buyers, ensuring a high clearance rate of all rams, with strong, quality rams selling regularly away at £700+.

The next sale at Broughton Mart will be the Show and Sale of Mountain ewes on Tuesday 5th October. For further information regarding sales or entries please contact the auctioneers David Fearon on 07500 173273 or James Little on 07872 840685 or Bryan Knowles 07835 764535; Claire Whitaker 07725 724556.

Prize List:
HERDWICK CLASSES
Aged Rams
1st
TJ Postlethwaite, Holin Head Cottag,e Book, Holmrook

2nd M & GM Fox, Crosbythwaite, Ulpha, Broughton In Furness
3rd P & J Bland & Barnes, Knott House Farm, Grasmere, Ambleside
4th D & HS Ellwood, Baskell Farm, Ulpha, Broughton In Furness

2Shear
1st
D Thompson, Climb Stile, Woodland, Broughton In Furness
2nd WG & D Wilkinson, Brookfield Farm, Torver, Coniston
3rd RRJ Weir, Chapel House Farm, Stonethwaite, Keswick
4th K Wrathall Ltd, Cockley Beck, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness

Shearling
1st
Anthony Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness
2nd Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith
3rd WG & D Wilkinson, Brookfield Farm, Torver, Coniston
4th JD Hogath, Old Hall, Ulpha, Broughton In Furness

Best Mouthed: M & GM Fox, Crosbythwaite, Ulpha, Broughton In Furness

Champion: Anthony Hartley Ltd, Turner Hall, Seathwaite, Broughton In Furness
Reserve Champion: D Thompson, Climb Stile, Woodland, Broughton In Furness

 

SWALEDALE CLASSES
Aged Rams
1st
PE & M Capstick, Whicham Hall, Whicham, Millom
2nd PE & M Capstick, Whicham Hall, Whicham, Millom
3rd W & PA Walton & Son, Low Kinmont, Corney, Millom


Shearling Rams
1st
Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith
2nd W & PA Walton & Son, Low Kinmont, Corney, Millom
3rd H Harrison, Brookfield, Shap, Penrith


Champion: PE & M Capstick, Whicham Hall, Whicham, Millom
Reserve Champion: Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith

Leading prices per head:
Herdwick:
7000gns Old Hall, 2800gn (x2), 1000gn Gillside Farm,2500gn, 1300gn Brookfield Farm, 2000gn Eller Mire Farm, 1600gn, 850gn Climb Stile, 1200gn, 800gn Gatesgarth Farm, 1000gn, 800gn (x2) Chapel House Farm, 1000gn (x2), 900gn, 800gn Turner Hall, 1000gn, 900gn Crosbythwaite, 900gn Knott House Farm, 850gn, 700gn (x2) Cockley Beck, 750gg (x2) Manor Farm, 750gn Hollin Head Cottage.   

Swaledale: £900, £800 Whicham Hall Farm, £800, £300 Low Hall Farm, £650, £450, £400 Gillside Farm, £600 Stable Harvey, £550, £500 Arklid Farm, £500 Low Kinmont, £350 Forge Farm, £350 Cragg View, £300 Brookfield.