All photos by David Stephenson
On Tuesday 27th September Harrison and Hetherington conducted the annual show and sale of Herdwick and Swaledale rams within Broughton Auction Mart.
HERDWICK RAMS: The Herdwick pre sale show was kindly sponsored by Tony Sharp, Foxfield, Broughton In Furness, Harrison and Hetherington and Furness & South Cumberland Supply Association Ltd. Judging fell in capable hands of Mr Sam Hodgson, Glencoyne and Mr Mark Cooper, Troughton Hall.
Judging of Herdwick Rams
Herdwick rams saw a good clearance rate, with quality sorts well in demand, however the poorer end proved harder to place. The sale topped at 4000gns for the leading entry from the ted breeder, Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall, which sold to James Rebanks. The days Champion came from Messrs Harryman, The Galleon with a 2 shear ram, which sold to the second top price of 1800gns and was purchased by one of the judges Messrs Hodgson, Glencoyne.
l/r – Reserve Champion shown by IM Benson &Overall Champion shown by G Harryman with judge Mr Hodgson
Prize ListAged Ram1st J Bland, Thorneythwaite2nd D Thompson, Climb Stile, Woodland3rd AJ & L Birkett, Birk Howe4th K Wrathall, Cockley Beck,
Two Shear1st G Harryman, The Galleon,2nd D Thompson, Climb Stile, Woodland 3rd A Hartley, Turner Hall4th R Weir, Chapel House
Shearling Ram1st I M Benson, Fell Foot 2nd A Hartley, Turner Hall 3rd J Rebank, Racy Ghyll4th J Bland, Yew Tree Farm
Best Mouth – J T Hind, Windscale Farm,Champion – G Harryman, The Galleon,Reserve Champion – I M Benson, Fell Foot
Top price of 4000gns shown by Messrs Hartley, Turner Hall
Leading Prices:Shearling Rams: 4000gns, 1400gns Turner Hall, 1500gns, 1200gns Drigg Cross, 1000gns Moorlands Cottage, 800gns, 700gns Tiberthwaite Farm, 800gns Racy Ghyll Farm, 700gns Fellfoot.
Aged Rams: 1800gns, 700gns The Galleon, 1400gns, 800gns, 700gns Climb Stile, 800gns, 750gns Turner Hall, 750gns, 700gns Stonethwaite Farm, 750gns Gates Garth, 750gns Smaithwaite, 700gns Yew Tree Farm, 700gns Swinside End Farm.
Judging in progress
SWALEDALE RAMS: The Swaledale pre sale show was sponsored by The Furness and South Cumberland Association Ltd and judging was carried out by Mr Michael Longworth, North Lees Farm, Sheffield.
The trade was brisk from start to finish with close to 100% clearance rate. The sale topped at £900 for the Reserve Champion, and 1st prize 2 shear ram from Messrs Joe Capstick, Fellside, Bootle, which was purchased by Messrs McWilliam, Fold Farm. The Champion prize was awarded to Messrs Lightfoot, Ghyllside, with a shearling ram selling to £800 and was purchased by Messrs Postlethwaite, Kendall Ground.
Overall Champion shown by Messrs Lightfoot
Aged Ram1st Joe Capstick, Fellside Farm2nd F & SA Edmondson, Netherhouses 3rd P Capstick, Whicham Hall
Shearling Ram1st P Lightfoot, Ghyllside, 2nd JA Alderson, Barras Farm, 3rd W & PA Walton & Son, Low Kinmont
Champion – P Lightfoot, Ghyllside, Reserve Champion – Joe Capstick, Fellside
Leading Prices: Aged Rams: £900 Fellside Farm, £800 Whicham Hall Farm, £500 Netherhouses Farm.
Shearling Rams: £850 Low Kinmont, £800, £700, £500 (x2) Gillside Farm, £500 Barras Farm.