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

28th September 2018

On Friday 28th September, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held its sale of cross and uncrossed Swaledale ewes as well as the sale of breeding rams and females

A small but quality entry was present with a total of 270 Swaledale ewes being present.  A huge congratulation must go to the vendors who presented a fantastic show of sheep.

Topping the sale was a pen of aged ewes from Mr S Hunter, Forest-In-Teesdale who sold his pen for £74 a head.  A good show of sheep was matched with a trade seen at most centers with big strong ewes easy to cash with lesser ewes a bit harder.

The ram sale was topped by a Bluefaced Leicester Shearling ram from Messrs Dent, Wythes Hill, Lunesdale selling for £1,900 to Messrs Nattrass, Garrigill.  The Ram was furiously bid for with the final purchaser being over the moon with their purchase.

Winning the pre sale show sponsored by H Pigney & Sons, Appleby and H&H Insurance was Messrs Metcalf, Barningham for a wonderful Bluefaced Leicester ram lamb which later sold for £750

Bluefaced Leicester Lamb:
1st        Messrs J&K Metcalf, Park House
2nd       Messrs MW&E Dent, Wythes Hill

Bluefaced Leicester Ram – Shearling and upwards
1st        Messrs MW&E Dent, Wythes Hill
2nd       T Collinson, Leekworth Gardens
3rd        T Collinson, Leekworth Gardens

Texel  Ram
1st        Messrs JA&D Scott, Westfield Farm
2nd       Messrs JA&D Scott, Westfield Farm
3rd        T Collinson, Leekworth Gardens

Champion Ram – Messrs J&K Metcalf, Park House

Reserve Champion Ram – Messrs JA&D Scott, Westfield Farm

Leading Prices:
Breeding Rams
Bluefaced Leicester £1900, £700, £650 Wythes Hill; £75o Park House Farm; £250 Leekworth Gardens: Texel £280, £250 (2) Westfield Farm.

Breeding Females
Gimmer Lambs – Bluefaced Leicester £140, £100 (4) Park House Farm

Ewes – Swaledale £74, £61 Wat Garth; £53, £50 Eller Gill Barn; £46 West Friar House; £40 Bail Hill

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