Kirkby Stephen SSBA ‘C’ District Ram Sales – Day 3

23rd October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington held the third and final day of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association ‘C’ District ram sale on Friday were held and completed a bumper three days of trading of Swaledale Rams.

This day was capped by a leading price of £60,000 being achieved for shearling ram Bull and Cave King Kong from J Nelson & Son, Bull and Cave, Clapham, with the successful purchaser being Messrs Pears, Sheffield.

Next leading at £32,000 was the third last ram to be sold on the day which was Blackcombe Duke from J Capstick, Fellside Bootle which went on to sell to a three way share between W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House, Dufton; WM Hutchinson & Son, Redgate, Rookby and M&MA Ridley, Haltcliffe, Hesket Newmarket.

R Hargreaves, Meadow Bank, Bartley sold Meadow Bank MN 1st for £26000 which was bought by a four way split J Tully, Burrncroft, Eggleston; DC&K Hutchinson, Old Spital Farm, Bowes, E&K Bland, Cotegill, Gaisgill and TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill, Forrest in Teesdale.

At £24000 was Valley Illusion from R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm, Bowes which was successfully purchased in a half share between G.L Hutton, Setmabanning Farm, Threlkels and Messrs Lightfoot, Gillside Farm, Glenridding.

The final day of the three days trading went with a bang with a sale average of £2,633.36 being achieved (up £482.61 on 2019) for 293 rams sold which was a 83% clearance.

15 rams sold between £10,000-£60,000

45 rams sold between £5,000-£60,000

These results combined with Thursdays figures resulted in a overall two day shearling average of £2486.04 (up £530.73 on 2019) for 619 Rams sold being a 86% clearance, and believed to be a record

Leading Prices:

Shearlings £60,000, £18,000, £17,000, £15,000, £12,000, £9,000, £4,000 Bull & Cave Farm; £32,000 Fellside Farm; £26,000, £18,000, £8,000 Meadow Bank; £24,000, £12,000, £9,000, £6,000, £5,000, £3,000 Valley Farm; £15,000 Catlow Farm; £14,000, £3,000 Penny Grange; £14,000, £8,000(2), £7,000, £5,500, £4,000, £3,500, £3,000 Naby View Farm; £10,000, £8,000, £6,000 Ash Dub; £9,000, £5,500 Intake Farm; £9,000, £3,800 High Stennerskeugh; £9,000, £8,000, £6,000, £4,000, £3,000 High Birkwith; £9,000 Wescoe; £8,000 Bleathgill; £8,000, £7,000, £3,500 Gatehouse Farm; £7,000 Shepherds Lodge; £6,500, £3,500 Haltcliffe; £6,000, £5,500, £5,000, £4,000 Howe Green; £5,500, £4,500 Overthwaite Farm; £5,000 Big Fernyford Farm; £4,000, £3,000 Garnthwaite; £3,600 Hedwynds; £3,500 Daleview Farm; £3,500, £3,000 Stockdale Farm; £3,500 Rakefoot Farm; £3,500 Low Bucker House Farm; £3,200 Bell Farm; £3,000 Oaktree Farm; £3,000 Highfield; £3,000 Hundith House; £3,000 East House; £3,000 Allergill Cottage.