Kirkby Stephen SSBA In Lamb Ewe Sale

12th February 2020

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 £4,000 was a gimmer shearling from Messrs Martin, Horsley Burn, Stanhope which was bought by D Humble, Allergill Farm, Stanhope.

Gimmer shearling – £4000

Taking the Overall Championship was the first placed gimmer shearling consigned by Messrs Collinson, Billing Shield which went on to sell for £3000 to Messrs Emmerson, Hag Gate Farm, Eastgate.

Overall Champion – £3000

A 5 shear ewe from Oak Bank sold to make £2800 selling to Messrs Curwen, Marshaw Farm, Abbeystead.

Another ewe from Horsley Burn sold to £2400 selling to Messrs Bland, Crowden House Farm, Glossop. The consignment of 5 sheep from this home sold to average £1980.

2nd prize aged ewe – £2400

The ring was packed with potential customers and Swaledale sheep enthusiasts, who witnessed a fantastic show of sheep put on offer for sale.

14 Gimmer Shearlings averaged £1132.13 (+436.36 on the year)

22 Ewes averaged £834.09 (+£167.42 on the year)

An extra consignment of 71 registered ewes, which were sold in groups of up to eight were offered by Messrs Sowerby, Oak Bank, Barras.

A pair of 2-3 shear ewes from this consignment sold to make £900 each selling to Messrs Bainbridge, Springfield, Brough Sowerby.

Another pen of five 3-5 shear ewes sold for £400 each selling to Messrs Blades, Scarr House, Muker.

The consignment of 71 ewes from Oak Bank sold to average £280.90

The show was kindly sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies, Carrs Billington, H Pigney & Son, Castle Sculptures, Paul Armer Fabrication and H & H Reeds Printers.  Judging was carried out by Mr A Alderson, Barras Farm and Mr B Staley, Broadmea with Mr S Thompson, Rosedale acting as referee.

Show Results

Class 1          Ewe
1st                    No   42          JH & J Bland & Son Crowden House – £1,000
2nd                   No   27           CC & EA Martin, Horsley Burn – £2,400
3rd                    No   19           JR Dalton, South Wellhope – £1,800
Com                No   64           PE & KA Sowerby, Oakbank – £1,300

Class 2          Gimmer Shearling
1st                    No   53           I Collinson, Billing Shield – £3,000
2nd                   No   55           I Collinson, Billing Shield – £1,500
3rd                    No     1         TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £550
Com                No   28         CC & EA Martin, Horsley Burn – £1,000

Class 3          Gimmer Hogg
1st                    No     3           TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £400
2nd                   No     4           TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £150

Class 4          Conformation
1st                    No   25           C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £300
2nd                  No   18          JR Dalton, South Wellhope – £550
3rd                   No   53           I Collinson, Billing Shield – £3,000
Com                No   23           JR Dalton, South Wellhope – £500

CHAMPION                          No   53           I Collinson, Billing Shield – £3,000
RESERVE CHAMPION      No   42      JH & J Bland & Son, Crowden House – £1,000

Leading Prices

Gimmer Shearlings: £4,000 Horsley Burn; £3,000, £1,500 Billing Shield Farm; £2,000, £700, £600 Oakbank Farm; £1,000 Chapel Garth; £550 Bail Hill; £500 South Wellhope:

Ewes: £2,800, £1,300(2), £1,100, £900(2), £800, £600 Oakbank Farm; £2,400, £1,800, £1,000, £700 Horsley Burn; £1,800 South Wellhope; £1000 Crowden House Farm; £600 Billing Shield Farm:

Gimmer Hoggs: £600 Chapel Garth; £400 Bail Hill: