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Date: 01 October 2021 | Breeding Sheep | Swaledale

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Kirkby Stephen Swaledale Gimmer Lamb Sale

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

On Friday 1st October 2021, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual prize show and sale of 1,250 Swaledale Gimmer Lambs.

Topping the sale at £150 was the first prize pen of ten from Messrs Addison, West Stoney Keld, Bowes, which were bought by Messrs Caton, Otterburn Lodge, Skipton.

A great turn out of gimmer lamb buyers from Glasgow to Cornwall were in attendance, and a fantastic trade for all types and sizes of lambs prevailed.

An overall sale average of £80.75 (up £18.33) was achieved.

The pre sale show which was kindly sponsored by I’ansons, Eden Farm Supplies, H Pigney & Son and J Noel Paul & Co Accountants saw Mr Greenwood, Newlands Farm carry out the judging and awarded first place to a pen of 10 smart lambs from Messrs Addison, West Stoney Keld, Barnard Castle.

Show Results
Swaledale Gimmer Lambs (Pens of 10 or More)

1st and receiving the Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Trophy   JR Addison & Son, West Stoney Keld - £150
2nd       G Calvert & Sons, Hoggarths - £140
3rd        S Bell & Son, Gillgate   - £130

Consignment Averages
57   @      £109.33    Gill Gate
24   @      £109.17    Highfield House
20   @        £89.00    West End
113 @        £83.69    New Hall
114 @        £81.23    Hoggarths Farm

Leading Prices:

£150 West Stoney Keld; £140, £120, £92 Hoggarths Farm; £130, £118, £105, £102, £95 Gill Gate; £115, £105 Highfield House; £100, £95 West End Farm; £100 High Stennerskeugh; £100, £92, £90 New Hall; £98, £90 Frith Holme.