Lazonby Alston Moor Prize show and Sale of Breeding Sheep

12th October 2019

On Saturday 12th October 2019, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their annual Alston Moor and Lazonby prize show and sale of breeding sheep which was kindly sponsored by Edgars Catering and Eden Farm Supplies (Brough).

1,488 Swaledale Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer lambs were forward, the pre sale judging was expertly carried out by Mrs Zoe Hall, Hawick who awarded the Championship rosette and Eden Farm Supplies (Brough) trophy to the leading pen from Messrs GA&DE Thompson, Howburn who later went on to top the sale at £145/head and sold to Messrs James, Mid Todhills.

Swaledales (L-R) Zoe Hall Judge, James Thompson consignor

The second prize ewes and Reserve overall came from Messrs Raine, Ravenwood selling to £130 to Messrs C W Riley, Kinkry Hill Park.

A packed ringside of buyers were present ensuring that the sale kept up with other centres, with ewes averaging £69.44, a rise of £11.78 on the year.

The top price shearling pen came from Messrs Dixon, Townfoot selling to Messrs GW & C Athey, Lovelady Shield. This pen also took first prize in the show.

Gimmer lambs were bid up to £50 from Reed Partners, Dyke Nook Farm, Hexham selling to C P Robson, Taylor Burn.

Show Results

Swaledale Ewes
1st  & Champion  GA&DE Thompson, How Burn, Garrigill – £145
2nd  & Reserve Champion  WH Raine, Ravenwood – £130
3rd          JT Green, Hill Farm – £92                                            

Swaledale Shearlings
1st          FJ & J Dixon, Townfoot – £100
2nd        PE Staley, Broadmea Farm – £80

Swaledale Rams
1st        W & I Coulthard & Son, Davygill Farm – £50
2nd      W Nattrass, Low Houses Farm – £80
3rd       V Reed, The Knarr – £150

A great entry of Bluefaced Leicester rams and females were forward for Zoe Hall to cast her eye over. She awarded the Championship rosette and Annshill Trophy to the 1st prize ram lamb from Mr D Alderson, East Lowfields selling for £550 to NJ Strickland & Son, The Borrans.

Bluefaced Leicester (L-R) Zoe Hall Judge, David Alderson consignor.

Topping the sale was a shearling ram which was Reserve Champion from Messrs PL & J Dawson, School Cottage selling for £1000 to Fleming & Wilson, Low Mill.

Females were bid to £320 from Messrs PM & P Smith, Parson Shields selling to J Story, Crindledykes.

Bluefaced Leicester Show Results

Aged Ram
1st       F & M Moore, Highside Farm – £250
2nd        WH & I Watson, Sanders Close – £100
3rd       RB & DJ Bousfield, The Old Forge – £600

Shearling Rams
1st & Reserve Champion PL & J Dawson, School Cottage – £1000
2nd      WH&I Watson, Sanders Close – Not Sold
3rd       RH & EM Lord, The Bog – £160

Ram Lambs
1st & Overall Champion D Alderson, East Lowfields – £550
2nd      CJ & K Peacock, Infield – £280
3rd       C Hodgson, Hill House West – £350

Females
1st        PM & P Smith, Parson Shields – £180
2nd      J Reed, The Knarr – Not Sold
3rd       PM & P Smith, Parson Shields – £320

A good show of texels were forward which saw a ram lamb from Messrs Raine, Randalholme sold for £400 to Messrs Bowman, Brampton Fell Farm.

Leading Prices

Swaledale Females

Ewes – £145, £98, £85, £82, £75 How Burn; £130, £112, £100, £88, £82, £78 Ravenwood Cottage; £95(x2), £92, £90 Hill Farm; £83 Low Houses Farm; £82 Spanham Farm; £82 The Bog; £82, £72 Roachburn Farm; £80, £75(x2) Burns Farm; £80 Farney Shields:

Shearlings – £100, £92 Townfoot Farm; £82 Low Kays Lea; £80, £76 Broadmea Farm:

Lambs – £50, £48 Dyke Nook Farm; £48 Broadmea Farm:

Bluefaced Leicesters Rams-

Shearlings  £1000, £500(x2), £450, £350 School Cottage; £500 Hesleywell; £450 The Old Forge; £420, £300 Street House; £280 Morley Hill Farm:

Aged  Ram £600 The Old Forge; £250 Highside Farm; £150, £120, £100 Croft House; £100 Low Portinscale; £100 Sanders Close:

Ram Lamb £550 East Lowfields; £400 The Old Forge; £400, £350 Hill House West; £280, £250 Greenhow; £280 Infield; £220 Allenshields Farm:

Bluefaced Leicester Females

Gimmer lambs – £250, £180, £120 Parson Shields; £140, £120 Hesleywell; £120, £100(x2) Softley Farm: Shearlings- £320 Parson Shields, £180 The Bog; £180 Allenshields Farm: