Kirkby Stephen SSBA ‘C’ District Ram Sales – Day 1

21st October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington held the opening day of the three day Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association ‘C’ District ram sale on Wednesday, when 219 Aged and Ram Lambs were on offer.

Topping the sale at £8,000 was a 5 shear ram, Bull & Cave Governor bred by M. Nelson and consigned by I Collinson, Billing Shield, Eastgate with the successful purchaser being R. M. Dixon, Garnthwaite, Barningham.

Cave Governor – £8000

Ram lambs topped at £6000 for lot 167 from R Marwood & Sons, Hill Top Farm, Newsham which was bought in a half share between TW Cowperthwaite, Tennant Gill, Malham Moor and Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside Farm, Glenridding.

Hill Top – £6000

Burncroft Farm, Eggleston sold their consignment of Ram lambs to top at £4500 which sold to F&MP Allinson & Son, West Briscoe, Baldersdale

Messrs Marwood the sold another two ram lambs for £3800 and £3500 being purchased by LC&D Wearmouth, Parkside, Barnard Castle, and M & MA Ridley, Haltcliffe, Hesket Newmarket.

Messrs Marwoods consignment of 20 ram lambs sold to average £1590.

The sale for both aged and ram lambs was flying, with aged rams selling to average £1048.59, (up a massive £434.44 on the year) for a 95% clearance and ram lambs averaging £892.42 (up £279.42 on the year) for a 90% clearance.

Leading Prices:

Aged Rams £8,000 Billing Shield Farm; £3,400 Rakefoot Farm; £3,000 Mill House Farm; £2,800 Ouston; £2,600 Wolf Hills Farm; £2,200 Old Hall Farm; £2,000 Shieldhill Top; £2,000 Low Hall Farm; £1,800 Tennant Gill Farm; £1,800 Valley Farm; £1,800 Penny Grange; £1,700 Hag Gate Farm; £1600 Cotegill & West Stoney Keld; £1,600, £1,100, £1,000 Roachburn Farm; £1,500 Rigg Farm; £1,400(2) Sanders Close; £1,400 Quarry Farm; £1,200 South Wellhope; £1,200 Bleathgill; £1,200 Dry Howe; £1,000 High Borrow Bridge; £1,000 High Birkeith; £1,000 Naby View Farm; £1,000 Quarry Farm; £1,000 Old Hall Farm:

Ram Lambs £6,000, £3,800, £3,500, £2,500(2), £1,600, £1,400, £1,300(2), £1,200, £1,000, £900(2) Hill Top Farm; £4,500, £1,900, £1,100, £1,000, £900(3) Burncroft Farm; £1,800 Thwaite Bridge House; £1,200 Force Garth; £1,100 Lainger House; £1,000, £800(2) Crowden House Farm; £1,000 West End: