Lazonby Annual Saleof Swaledale Ewes and Bluefaced Leicester Rams

10th October 2020

On Saturday 10th October Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held its annual Alston Moor and Lazonby sale of Swaledale ewes, followed by the annual sale of Bluefaced Leicester Rams.

SWALEDALE EWES: The Swaledale section caused a great interest with all ages of ewes, being great to sell. Averages for all ages were up £20 a head on the year.

Ewes topped at £150 for the leading pen of ewes from the annual consignment of Messrs GA & DE Thompson, Howburn, Alston, who sold another pen of 18 to £145 to average £133.83. Messrs Green, The Hill topped at £140 for a great pen of 10 to level at £116.67.

Messrs Robson ,Taylor Burn topped the shearlings at £105 for a pen of 20.

Ewe lambs sold to £68 for a pen of 10 from Messrs Reed & Partners, Dyke Nook Farm.

Leading Flock Averages
M/s Green, Hill Farm 90 @ £116.67
M/s Thompson, How Burn 60 @ £133.83
M/s Thirlwall, Quarry Farm 20 @ £108.50
M/s Raine, Ravenwood Cottage 41 @ £104.10
M/s Lord, The Bog 42 @ £102.14

Leading prices:
Ewes:  £150, £145, £128, £122 How Burn, £140, £135, £115 (x2), £90 Hill Farm, £120 The Bog, £118, £108 Ravenwood Cottage, £115 Quarry Farm, £98, £92 The Bog.

Shearling Gimmers: £105, £95 (x2), £95, £92, £90 Taylor Burn, £102 Quarry Farm, £100 (x2), £95 Townfoot Farm, £98 Broadmea Farm, £90 The Faulds,

Ewe Lambs: £68, £67, £65, £62 Dyke Nook Farm, £65 Softley Farm.

 

BLUEFACED LEICSTER RAMS: Following the sale of Swaledale ewes, saw a quality run of rams, with trade being very strong, especially for Bluefaced Leicester shearlings.

Top price of the day was paid for a proven shearling from Messrs Watson, Sanders Close, Slaggyford, selling to £1500, closely followed by another to £1300.

All rams sold well, with a large clearance rate, with ram lambs also selling well, up to £800 from Messrs Bell, Scarrowmanwick, Croglin.

Leading prices: Bluefaced Leicester £1500, £1300, £700 (x2), £650, £600, £450 Sanders Close, £950, £580, £550, £480 School Cottage, £800 Scarrowmanwick, £800 The Old Forge, £700 Allenshields Farm, £600 Croft House, £550 Greenhow, £520, £450 East Lowfields, £500 Manesty, £450 Greenhow, £420 Farewaell Grange, Texel £380 The Old Forge, Swaledale £250 The Knarr, £250 Randalholme.

For further information on sales at Lazonby Mart, please contact Auctioneers James Little 07872 840685 or Joe Bowman 07736 883670.