Kirkby Stephen Swaledale Gimmer Lamb Show & Sale

6th October 2018

On Saturday 6th October 2018, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual prize show and sale of 1,719 Swaledale Gimmer Lambs.

Topping the sale at £140 was a pen of 10 lambs from Messrs Addison, West Stoney Keld, Barnard Castle which sold to Messrs Forrest, Lanark.

The pre-sale show which was kindly sponsored by Eden Farm Supplies saw Mr M Lawson, Pasture House Farm, Wigton ably carried out the judging and awarded first place to a pen of 10 smart lambs from Mr J Nicholson, Slip Cottage, Barras which went on to sell for £92 to the Judge.

The overall sale average of £56.62 was only £3.88 down on the year with strong, well bred lambs being in good demand.

Show Results:
Swaledale Gimmer Lambs (Pens of 10 or more)
1st and receiving the Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Trophy   Mr J Nicholson, Slip Cottage – £92
2nd       Messrs J R Addison & Sons, West Stoneykeld – £140
3rd        Messrs G Calvert & Sons, Hoggarths – £98

Champion Pen from Mr J Nicholson l/r – Aaron Kirby (Sponsor – Eden Farm Supplies), John Nicholson (Vendor) and Michael Lawson (Judge)

Leading Prices: £140 West Stoneykeld; £115, £85 Stoneriggs; £105, £88, £80 New Hall; £105, £80, £75, £68 West End; £98, £88, £80, £72 Hoggarths; £95, £66, £65 Gill Gate; £92 Slip Cottage; £90 Woolpits Hill; £88 High Stennerskeugh; £81 Heather Bank; £80 Helbeck Farm;£75 Rudd Hills; £70 Town End Farm; £70 Kisdon; £70 Half Penny House; £65 Prospect House.