Kirkby Stephen SSBA ‘C’ District Ram Sales – Day 2

18th October 2018

Harrison & Hetherington held the second day of the annual Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association ‘C’ District ram sale on Thursday, where 481 shearlings rams were on offer.

The sale topped at £25,000 for the best ram shown by a ‘C’ District member which was consigned by Mr Thomas Brogden, Helbeck, Brough, Kirkby Stephen which sold to Messrs Harker, Murton Hall, Murton, Appleby-In-Westmorland.

Brownber Polo – 2nd Prize Large Breeders – £25,000

The overall championship was taken by Messrs Ewbank, Intake Farm, Middlesmoor, Harrogate which went on to sell for £10,000 to Messrs Alderson, Barras Farm, Barras, Kirkby Stephen.

Intake H Greaves 1st – Overall Champion

The overall reserve championship was given to Messrs Tully & Hutchinson which went on to make £8,000 selling to Messrs Richardson, Big Fernyford Farm, Reapsmoor, Derbyshire.

320 rams sold averaged £1,373.63 (minus £346.03 on the year).

Over 80% clearance rate was achieved, which matched last years sale.

The theme of the day was strong powerful quality rams sold at a premium.

CLASS 1     SHEARLING RAM
1st     No   691    MR Ewbank, Intake Farm – £10,000 to JA Alderson
2nd    No   674    T Brogden, Helbeck – £25,000 to GE Harker
3rd     No  722    W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House – £10,000 to MR Ewbank & P Ewbank
4th    No       290          EJ&RJ Wear, Howe Green – £8,500 to A & N Bennett
5th     No   647    WM Hutchinson & Son, Redgate – £2,000 Breck House Enterprises
Com.         No     694 P Ewbank, High Draymans – £1,600 to A&J Harrison

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE BEST SHEARLING RAM IN ‘C’ DISTRICT
1st     No   674    T Brogden, Helbeck – £25,000 to GE Harker
2nd    No   722    W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House – £10,000 to MR Ewbank & P Ewbank
3rd     No   290    EJ&RJ Wear, Howe Green – £8,500 to A & N Bennett
Com.         No     647 WM Hutchinson & Son, Redgate – £2,000 Breck House Enterprises

CLASS 2     SHEARLING RAM (Small Breeders)
1st     No   331    S Tully & R Hutchinson – £8,000 to N Richardson
2nd    No   614    MJ&SA Sunter, Nova Farm – £15,000 to EJ&RJ Wear
3rd     No   453    G Dargue, Well House – £800 to WC Porter
4th     No  628    T Nattrass, Low Crossgill – £600 to Greystoke Castle Farms
5th     No  636    RJ White, Rigg Farm – £3,000 to F&MP Allinson& Son
Com.         No     416 J Kelsall, Summerlands – £600 to W&PA Walton

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST SHEARLING RAM (Small Breeders) IN ‘C’ DISTRICT
1st     No   453   G Dargue, Well House – £800 to WC Porter
2nd    No   416   J Kelsall, Summerlands – £600 to W&PA Walton
Com.         No     421            E & S Proctor, Villa Farm – Not Sold

BEST RAM SHOWN BY A ‘C’ DISTRICT MEMBER
1st     No   674    T Brogden, Helbeck – £25,000 to GE Harker
2nd    No   722    W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House – £10,000 to MR Ewbank & P Ewbank
Com.         No     453 G Dargue, Well House – £800 to WC Porter

BEST RAM (Small Breeders)
1st     No   331    S Tully & R Hutchinson – £8,000 to N Richardson
2nd    No  614    MJ&SA Sunter, Nova Farm – £15,000 to EJ&RJ Wear   

BEST 2 SHEARLING RAMS
1st              No     722 & 731              W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House
Com.         No     290 & 293              EJ&RJ Wear, Howe Green

CHAMPION RAM
No    691          MR Ewbank, Intake Farm – £10,000 to JA Alderson

RESERVE CHAMPION
No    331           S Tully & R Hutchinson – £8,000 to N Richardson

Leading Prices:
£25,000 Helbeck Farm (T Brogden); £16,000, £5,000, £2,800 Arnfield Farm; £16,000, £8,000, £3,000, £2,500 West Briscoe; £15,000 Nova Farm; £12,000, £2,000 Hareden Hall Farm; £10,000, £2,200, £2,000 Ghyll House; £10,000 Intake Farm; £8,500, £5,000, £4,500, £2,000 Howe Green; £8000 S Tully & R Hutchinson; £7,500, £4,000, £3,500, £2,000 New Hall; £7,000, £3,000 (2), £2,200 Rigg Farm; £6,000, £5,500, £5,000, £3,500, £2,200, £2,000 Meadow Bank; £5,500, £2,200 Shepherds Lodge; £5,000, £2,000 Old Spital Farm; £4,500, £3,000, £2,000 Helbeck Farm; £4,000 West Stoney Keld; £4,000 Ravenseat; £4,000, £2,500 West Stonesdale; £3,500 Lanehead Farm; £3,500, £2,000 Garnthwaite; £3,400 High Lane; £3,100, £2,000 Buddle House; £3,000 Punchard House; £2,800 Naby View Farm; £2,600 Wythes Hill; £2,500, £2,000 Stoneriggs; £2,200 Red House Farm; £2,200 Bell Farm; £2,200 Argill House; £2,000 Wescoe; £2,000 (2) Redgate; £2,000 East Unthank Farm; £2,000 Field Head