Middleton in Teesdale SSBA ‘A’ District Ram Sale

10th October 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd conducted the Annual Show & Sale of 307 Aged, Shearling and Ram lambs on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association ‘A’ District.

Topping the Sale at £21,000 was a Shearling ram consigned by Michael Watson, Stoney Hill, Lot number 173, Stoney Hill Jester. This home bred ram was purchased by Patrick Sowerby, Oak Bank, Barras.

173 M Watson – Top Price Shearling £21,000

The Overall Championship was awarded to another Shearling ram, this time consigned by Messrs JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale which went on to make £6000 and was purchased by Martin Wilson, Arngill House.

192 JC White – Champion Shearling

Quality Rams with power and conformation sold readily throughout the sale.

Averages
10 Aged rams £272
168 Shearlings £720.84
28 Lambs £193.32

Awards
Class 1 Ram above 2 years of age (Large Breeder)
1st JR Walton, Swarthymere – £900
2nd C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £500
3rd R Peirson, Friar House – £100
Class 2 Ram above 2 years of age (Small Breeder)
1st TB & AC Staley, Greenrigg – £450
2nd JT Watson, Strand Foot – £250
3rd D & J McLaughlin, High Beverley – £120
Champion Aged Ram – JR Walton, Swarthymere – £900
Reserve Champion Aged Ram – C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £500

5 JR Walton – Champion Aged Ram

Class 3 Crowned Ram Lamb (Large Breeder)
1st Burncroft Farm – £370
2nd C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £600
3rd Burncroft Farm – £500
4th AJ Huddleston, Overhouses – £280
5th Burncroft Farm – £200
6th AJ Huddleston, Overhouses
Class 4 Crowned Ram Lamb (Small Breeder)
1st LM Huddleston, Overhouses
2nd R & H Scott, Forcegarth – £450
3rd JE & H Hutchinson, Bail Hill
4th A & R Birbeck, Pennine View
5th LM Huddlestone, Overhouses – £100
6th A & R Birbeck, Pennine View – £320
Champion Ram Lamb – Burncroft Farm – £370
Reserve Champion Ram Lamb – C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £600

270 Burncroft Farm – Champion Tup Lamb

Class 5 Shearling Ram (Large Breeder)
1st JC White, Rigg Farm – £6000
2nd R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm – £3000
3rd F & MP Allison, West Briscoe – £3200
4th M Watson, Stoney Hill – £21,000
5th M Graham, Hunt House – £1000
6th MF & KC Stobart, Grains O Beck – £2000
Class 6 Shearling Ram (Small Breeder)
1st D Humble, Burtree Ford – £3200
2nd MC & AE Staley, Poppin Cottage – £4000
3rd AT & A Bainbridge, Ash Dub – £600
4th TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £600
5th TW Hutchinson, Bail Hill – £2400
6th MW Dent, Wythes Hill Farm – £550
Class 7 Best Conformation Shearling Ram
1st JA Alderson, Barras Farm – £2000
2nd N & N Foster, Birch Bush – £700
3rd W Nattrass, Low Houses – £400
4th C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £1000
5th JC White, Rigg Farm – £6000
6th C Nelson & Sons, Lainger House – £750
CHAMPION – JC White, Rigg Farm – £6000
RESERVE CHAMPION – D Humble, Burtree Ford – £3200

Leading Prices
Shearling Rams – £21000,£5600 Stoney Hill. £6000,£1700,£1000,£800 Rigg Farm. £4000,£2000 Grains O Beck. £4000 Poppin Cottage. £3200,£1200,£1000 x2 West Briscoe. £3200,£1000,4 Burtreeford. £3000,£1600, Valley Farm. £2400 Bail Hill. £2000 Barras. £2000,£1100,£900 Blunt House. £1600 Dousgill. £1400,£1000 New House. £1300 Parkside. £1200 Hardberry Hill. £1200,£1100,£800 High Birk Hatt. £1100,£1000 Birch Bush. £1000 Hunt House. £1000 Lainger House. £1000 Oak Bank Farm. £900 Cronkley. £900 Harwood Shield. £900 Step Ends. £900 Lane Head Farm. £900 Strand Foot.

Aged Rams – £900 Swarthymere. £500 Lainger House. £450 Green Rigg. £250 Strand Foot.

Ram Lambs – £600,£300 Lainger House. £500,£370,£200 Burncroft Farm. £450,£220 Force Garth. £320,£300 Pennine View. £280 Overhouses. £260,£200 Watgarth