On Friday 4th October, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their annual prize show and sale of 2,000 Swaledale Gimmer Lambs.
The pre sale show which was kindly sponsored by Armstrong Watson, I’ansons, Eden Farm Supplies and H Pigney & Son saw Mr J Reed, The Knarr able ably carried out the judging and awarded first place to a pen of 10 smart lambs from Messrs Addison, West Stoney Keld, Barnard Castle which topped the sale at £130 selling to Messrs Forrest, Lanark.
Buyers were looking for good quality well bred lambs and were prepared to pay the premiums for these types.
Swaledale Gimmer Lambs (Pens of 10 or More)
1st and receiving the Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) Trophy JR Addison & Son, West Stoney Keld – £130
2nd G Calvert & Sons, Hoggarths – £100
3rd D Birbeck, West End – £120
£130 West Stoneykeld; £120 West End; £100, £75 Gill Gate; £100, £85, £72 Hoggarths Farm; £96, £65 Highfeild; £88 New Hall; £75 Stoneriggs; £64 High Stennerskeugh; £60 Mount Pleasant.