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.
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
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.