Date: 09 October 2021 | Breeding Sheep, Store & Breeding Sheep | Blue/Leicester, Swaledale
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On Saturday 9th October at Lazonby Mart, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held its annual show and sale of Draft Swaledale ewes, followed by the annual sale of Bluefaced Leicester Rams. This event kindly sponsored by Eden Farm supplies and Edgar’s Outdoor Catering.
SWALEDALES: A catalogued entry of 1606 ewes wee presented to a jam-packed ringside of buyers eager to purchased quality breeding stock.
The pre slae show was left in the capable hands of Mr Shaun Procter, Villa Farm who awarded the Championship rosette to the first prize pen of ewes consigned by GA & DE Thompson, Howburn which later went on to sell for £210. The second prize pen of ewes also consigned by Mr Thompson sold to £190. Reserve Champion went to the winning pen of shearlings from PE Staley, Broadmea, which sold to £150.
out with the show, fully warranted ewes were met with serious demand with an overall average of £101.62 being achieved. Correct below ewes were met by a sharper trade with the top price coming from TR & KM Wallace, Farney Shields selling to £75.
A strong show of shearlings were also present with an average of £113.85 being achieved.
Ewe lambs also sold well with a pen from WD & B Thompson, East Unthank selling to £100.
Rams sold to £250 for an aged ram from Mr Martin, Heslywells,
1st GA & DE Thompson, Howburn, Garrigill, Alston
2nd GA & DE Thompson, Howburn, Garrigill, Alston
3rd JT Green, Hill Farm, Garrigill, Alston
1st PE Staley, Broadmea Farm, Slaggyford, Brampton
2nd FJ & J Dixon, Townfoot Farm, Croglin
3rd V Smith, Mount Pleasant, Hallbankgate, Brampton
1st WD & B Thompson, East Untank Farm, Haltwhistle
2nd WD & B Thompson, East Untank Farm, Haltwhistle
3rd Reed Partners, Dyke Nook Farm, Carrshield, Hexham
Champion: GA & DE Thompson, Howburn, Garrigill, Alston
PE Staley, Broadmea Farm, Slaggyford, Brampton
Fully Warranted Ewes: £210, £190, £150, £145, £125 How Burn, £170, £140, £130 (x2), £122 Hill Farm, £145, £135 Quarry Farm, £130, £95 The Bog, £102 Farney Shields, £95 Hesleywell, £92 Hedwynds, £85 Softley Farm.
Correct Below Ewes: £75 Farney Shields, £72 Hesleywell, £65 Aitchison Bank Farm, £62 Softley Farm, £62 Haresceugh Castle, £58 Bow Hall, £52 Townfoot Farm.
Shearling Gimmers: £150, £110, £95 Broadmea Farm, £145, £125, £115 (x2), £110 Taylor Burn, £140, £125 Townfoot Farm, £100 Mount Pleasant, £80 Farney Shields.
Ewe Lambs: £100, £95, £90, £80 East Unthank Farm, £88, £80, £70, £65, £62 Dyke Nook Farm.
Rams: £350 Hesleywell,
Champion pen od Swaledale ewes - Mr James Thompson, Howburn (Vendor) & Mr Shaun Procter (Judge)
BLUEFACED LEICSTERS: A great entry of 100 rams were forward to the annual show and sale, which was again judged by Mr Shaun Procter, who awarded the top honours to a ram lamb from D Alderson, which sold to £1300. Taking the Reserve Champion position was a big, powerful shearling from W & WI Watson, Sanders Close selling for £800to Mr C Bell, The Pry.
In the female section, a ewe lamb from Val & Robert Edmondson, Manesty topped the section at £300.
1st D Alderson, Newgate, Barnard Castle
2nd RB & DJ Bousfield, The Old Forge, Renwick, Penrith
3rd D Alderson, Newgate, Barnard Castle
1st W & HI Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford, Brampton
2nd W & HI Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford, Brampton
3rd W & HI Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford, Brampton
1st R & V Edmondson, Manesty, Portinscale, Keswick
2nd R & V Edmondson, Manesty, Portinscale, Keswick
3rd R & V Edmondson, Manesty, Portinscale, Keswick
Champion: D Alderson, Newgate, Barnard Castle
Reserve Champion: W & HI Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford, Brampton
Rams: £1500, £850 (x2), £800 (x2), £600, £450, £400 (x2) Sanders Close, £1400, £1000, £700, £650 The Old Forge, £1300, £800 Newgate, £800, £450 Hesleywell, £600, £400 Manesty, £550 Green Farm, £450 Haresceugh Castle, £450 Allenshields Farm, £400 Farewall Grange, £380 Morley Hill Farm, £380 Dorryfield Farm,
Females: £300, £200 (x2), £150 Manesty, £160 Highside.
For further information on sales at Lazonby Mart, please contact Auctioneers James Little 07872 840685 or Joe Bowman 07736 883670.
Champion Bluefaced Leicester - Mr Shaun Procter (Judge) & Messrs Alderson (Vendor)