Middleton Annual sale of Draft Ewes and Prize show of Bluefaced Leicester and Texel Rams

27th September 2019

At Middleton-In-Teesdale Mart, on Friday 27th September, Harrison & Hetherington held their Annual Sale of draft ewes and show and sale of Bluefaced Leicester and Texel rams.

RAMS: The pre sale show was kindly sponsored by H Pigney & Son and H & H Insurance Brokers. The judging was left in the capable hands of Mr James Raine, Fog Close, who awarded the Champion rosette to Messrs Dent, Wythes Hill for his first prize Bluefaced Leicester ram lamb, which later went on to sell for the day’s top of £1300.

Out with the show, a good consignment of rams were forward, and sold to average £350 for all classes throughout.

Prize List:
Continental Shearlings
1st Tarn Bros, Toft House, Egglesburn, Barnard Castle
2nd Tarn Bros, Toft House, Egglesburn, Barnard Castle
3rd JA & D Scott, Westfield Farm, Laithkirk, Barnard Castle

Bluefaced Leicester Shearlings
1st R & F Longstaff, Bail Hill View, Station Terrace, Barnard Castle
2nd R & F Longstaff, Bail Hill View, Station Terrace, Barnard Castle
3rd R & F Longstaff, Bail Hill View, Station Terrace, Barnard Castle 

Bluefaced Leicester Lambs
1st MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill, Lunesdale, Barnard Castle
2nd MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill, Lunesdale, Barnard Castle
3rd C & JC Stephenson, Pikestone Farm, Woodland, Bishop Auckland

Champion: MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill, Lunesdale, Barnard Castle

Reserve Champion: Tarn Bros, Toft House, Egglesburn, Barnard Castle

Overall Champion – MW & E Dent, Wythes Hill
Reserve Champion – Tarn Bros, Toft House

Leading prices per head:
Shearlings: Bluefaced Leicester £400 Bail Hill View, Texel £380, £260, £240 Toft House, £280, £260, £230, £200 (x2) Westfield Farm.

Ram lambs: Bluefaced Leicester £1300, £500 Wythes Hill, £200 Pikestone Farm.

DRAFT EWES: A small show of draft ewes were forward, with a good average being achieved throughout.

Leading prices per head: Swaledale £52 Woolpits Hill, £50 West Friar House, £50 Wat Garth, £42 (x2) Valance Lodge.