Middleton in Teesdale SSBA ‘A’ District Ram Sale

11th October 2017

On Wednesday 11th October, Harrison & Hetherington conducted the Annual show and sale of 336 Aged, Shearling & Ram lambs on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association ‘A’ District.

Topping the sale at £18,000 was a Shearling ram consigned by Messrs Wallace, Lanehead Farm, Middleton-In-Teesdale which was bred by Messrs Marwood, Long Green.  The successful purchaser was Messrs Emmott, Whitelees Farm, Consett.

Middleton Top Price
Top price rams consigned by Mark Wallace, Lane Head, Middleton-In-Teesdale which sold for £18,000

The overall championship on the day was taken by another Shearling ram this time consigned by Messrs Hutchinson, Valley Farm, Barnard Castle which went on to sell for £2,800 to Messrs Parkinson, Hareden Hall Farm, Clitheroe.

Middleton Overall Champion Ram 2017
Robert Hutchinson holding the Overall Champion ram consigned by R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm, Bowes, Barnard Castle which sold for £2,8000

Trade throughout the day was good for quality strong well put together rams, with lower end quality rams being harder to place.

Averages
13 Aged Rams £296.92
226 Shearlings £760.58
23 Lambs £182.61

Awards:
Class 1 Ram above 2 years of age (large Breeder)
1st                 No 10           JE&AJ Mitchell, Birkdale – £800 to TP Atkinson
2nd                No 11           J Mclaughlin, High Beverley – £350 to TW&JE Beaty
3rd                 No  9           C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £350 to C Gibson
Com             No   1           C&JC Stephenson, Pikestone – £60 to J Stephenson

Class 2 Ram above 2 years of age (Small Breeders)
1st               No 13             J R Bainbridge, Ettersgill House – £750 to NW&EM Maso
2nd              No   5             C Bell, The Pry – £320 to TW&JE Beaty
3rd               No   3             G Scott, Low Houses – 60 to S George
Com           No 12             TW Hutchinson , Bail Hill – £60 to S George

Champion Aged Ram
No 13             J R Bainbridge, Ettersgill House – £750 to NW&EM Maso

Reserve Champion Aged Ram
No 10           JE&AJ Mitchell, Birkdale – £800 to TP Atkinson

 

Class 3 Crowned Ram Lamb (Large Breeder)
1st               No 309           C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £600 to MJ&SM Wallace
2nd              No 324           S Hunter, Watgarth – £600 to ME&CM Bell
3rd               No 326           S Hunter, Watgarth – £200 to TB&AC Staley
4th               No 310           C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £120 to C Gibson
5th               No 318           A Huddleston, Overhouses – £150 to JC&J White
Com           No 328           S Hunter, Watgarth – Not Sold

Class 4 Crowned Ram Lamb (Small Breeder)
1st               No 335           J P Hutchinson, Hebblethwaite Hall – Not Sold
2nd              No 315           A&R Birbeck, Pennine View – £100 to TB&AC Staley
3rd               No 287           NJ Bell, Spring Hill – £150 to JL&M Wilkinson & Son
4th               No 296           R&H Scott, Forcegarth Farm – 450 to C Bell
5th               No 290           Burncroft Farms, Eggleston – Not Sold
Com           No 312           A&R Birbeck, Pennine View – £80 to C Gibson

Champion Ram Lamb
No 309           C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £600 to MJ&SM Wallace

Reserve Champion Ram Lamb
No 335           J P Hutchinson, Hebblethwaite Hall – Not Sold

 Class 5 Shearling Ram (Large Breeder)
1st               No      143   R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm – £2,800 to EW&JR Parkinson
2nd              No        29   PE&KA Sowerby, Oak Bank – £1,300 Breck House Enterprices
3rd               No        31   R Hird, Gillfield – £3,000 JA Robinson
4th               No      174   M/s Cockbain & Sons, Rakefoot Farm – £3,000 JG Thirlwall
5th               No      130   Dowson & Sartin, Battle Hill – £1,800 Burncroft Farms
Com           No      127   CR Raine & Son, Stanhope Gate – £3,500 M/s Sanderson & Bell

Class 6 Shearling Ram (Small Breeder)
1st               No        88    L A Sunter, East House – £300 to NR&CS Hodgson
2nd              No      279   D Humble, Burtree Ford – £2,200 Burncroft Farms
3rd               No      241   T W Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £220 to NW&EM Mason
4th               No      242   T W Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £700 to JH Pedley
5th               No      167   M Dent, Wythes Hill – £700 to JP Scott
Com           No      210   MC&EA Staley, Poppin Cottage – £700 to A&RA Middleson

Class 7 Best Conformation Shearling Ram
1st               No        36    Tarn Bros, Toft House – £1,500 to J&E Spry
2nd              No        14   N&N Foster, Birch Bush – £1500 to TH Vickers
3rd               No        38   Tarn Bros, Toft House – £1,200 to Waskerley Park
4th               No      228   C&JC Stephenson, Pikestone – £450 to A&C Ivinson
5th               No        74   JA Alderson, Barras Farm – £3,600 to G Scott
Com           No      150   J&SE Bainbridge, Dousgill Farm – £1,200 to JP Scott

CHAMPION
No      143   R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm

RESERVE CHAMPION
No           29                PR & KA Sowerby, Oak Bank

Leading Prices:

Shearling Rams – £18000, £7000, £1200 Lanehead Farm; £7500, £3800, £2300, £1400, £1200 West Briscoe; £7000, £1200 Dousgill Farm; £6500, £1400 Grains O Beck; £5000 Roachburn Farm; £4000, £1400 Ash Dub; £3600, £1200 (2) Barras Farm; £3500, £1600 Stanhope Gate; £3200 Redhouse; £3000, £1800 Rakefoot Farm; £3000, £1600 Garnthwaite; £3000 Gillfield; £2800 Valley Farm; £2600 Puchard Farm; £2500 Blunt House; £2200 Burtree Ford; £2000, £1200 (2) Rigg Farm; £2000 Ashgill Farm; £1800 Battle Hill; £1500, £1400 Birch Bush; £1500, £1200 Toft House; £1300 Oak Bank; £1200 Blunt House; £1100 East House; £1100 High Birk Hatt.

Aged Rams – £800 Parrick House Farm; £750 Ettersgill House; £750 West Underhurth; £380 Beverley Cottage; £380 Lainger House; £320 The Pry.

Ram Lambs – £600, £200 Watgarth; £600 Lainger House; £450 Force Garth; £300 Overhouses; £250, £220 Spring Hill.

Middleton Champion Tup Lamb
Roy Nelson holding the Champion Ram lambs consigned by C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House

Middleton Aged champion
Champion Aged Ram consigned by JR Bainbridge, Ettersgill House

Middleton Reserve Overall champion
Patrick Sowerby holding the Reserve overall Champion ram consigned by PE&KA Sowerby, Oak Bank