Kirkby Stephen SSBA In Lamb Ewe Sale

6th March 2019

On Wednesday evening Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held the Annual Prize Show & Sale of Individual Crowned Swaledale Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer Hoggs on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association at Kirkby Stephen Mart.

Topping the sale at £2,600 was a gimmer shearling scanned for a single from Mr I Collinson, Billing Shield Farm, Eastgate, Bishop Auckland which was sold to Mr J Nattrass, Shield Hill Top, Garrigill.

The Overall Champion was a ewe scanned with twins from Messrs S&P Brogden, Helbeck, Brough which went on to sell for £1,600 to Mr B Acton, Maythorn, Leyburn.  The Reserve overall champion was a Gimmer Hogg from Messrs A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge, Tebay which they kindly offered for sale in aid of Cancer Research UK in memory of the late Ken Slack, which went on to sell for £1,200 the successful purchaser was Mr T Bousfield, Fieldham House, Brough.

1st prize gimmer hogg and Res Overall – sold in aid of Cancer research, selling for £1200 to T Bousfield.

Gimmer Shearlings £695.83
Ewes £666.67
Gimmer Hoggs £680.00

The show was kindly sponsored by Adrian Bell (Livestock Scanner), Eden Farm Supplies, Carrs Billington, H Pigney & Son, Castle Sculptures and H & H Reeds Printers.  Judging was carried out by Mr J Allison, Chop Gate and Mr R Hallam, Settle with Mr F Brennand, Chapel le Dale acting as referee.

Show Results
Class 1          Ewe
1st                    No   38           S&P Brogden, Helbeck – £1,600 to Mr B Acton
2nd                   No   31           A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge – £650 to EW&JR Parkinson
3rd                    No   11           JH&J Bland, Cowden House – £550 to DW Hutchinson

Class 2          Gimmer Shearling
1st                    No     5            I Collinson, Billing Shield Farm – £2,600 to Mr J Nattrass
2nd                   No     7            I Collinson, Billing Shield Farm – £800 to Mr A Bainbridge
3rd                    No   33           A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge – £500 to Messrs JM&DE Wood

Class 3          Gimmer Hogg
1st                    No   34           A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge -£1,200 to Mr T Bousfield
2nd                   No   23           L&F Brown, Mount Pleasant – £650 to Messrs W Richardson & Son
3rd                    No   24           L&F Brown, Mount Pleasant – Not Sold

Class 4          Conformation
1st                    No   29           JR Dalton, South Wellhope – £2,000 to Mr PE Staley
2nd                   No   19           C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £750 to Messrs A&L Fawbert
3rd                    No     2            AP&D Sowerby, The Villa – £250 to Messrs GA&DE Thompson


No    38          Messrs S&P Brogden, Helbeck


No   34           Messrs A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge

Leading Prices

Gimmer Shearlings: £2,600, £800, £550 Billing Shield Farm; £2,000, £300 South Wellhope; £500 Flakebridge; £500, £250 Crowden House; £250, £200 The Villa; £250, £150 Lainger House.

Ewes: £1,600,£1,000 Helbeck; £900, £700, £550 Crowden House; £600 (2), £400 South Wellhope; £650, £400 Flakebridge; £450 Billing Shield; £150 Lainger House.

Gimmer Hoggs: £1,200 Flakebridge; £750 Lainger House; £650 Mount Pleasant.