Middleton in Teesdale SSBA ‘A’ District Ram Sale

9th October 2019

A large crowd attended the 102nd Great Annual Prize Show and Sale of Registered Swaledale Rams & Ram Lambs at Middleton in Teesdale Auction Mart on Wednesday 9th October to witness an exceptional show of Swaledale Rams.

Despite the uncertainty facing the sheep industry trade was brisk from start to finish, and although buyers remained selective, well bred sheep with strength, character and quality met a strong demand throughout the sale and all classes showed a rise in average price on the year with Shearling Rams over £250 up on the year.

Credit must got to all consignors for the strength and quality of the sheep on offer, ensuring that this sale grows in popularity every year.

The Overall Champion was awarded to Lot 77 consigned by Messrs DC&KL Hutchinson, Old Spittal which went on to make £9000.

Overall Champion

The Reserve Champion, Lot 163 from Messrs R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm made £13000.

Reserve Champion

The sale was topped by Lot 91 a 5th prize winner in the small breeders class from DW Gibson, West End Farm, which made £16000.

Top price

 

Awards:

Class 1 Ram above 2 years of age (large Breeder)

1st                 No 10           Tarn Bros., Toft House – £180 to A A Donkin

2nd               No   7           JRD Short, Ouston Farm – £250 to JJ &M Milburn

3rd                No  5           £100 to S George

Class 2 Ram above 2 years of age (Small Breeders)

1st               No   4             ER Thompson, High Corn Park – £1,200 to DG Birkett & Son

2nd             No   2             R Sellars, Sycamore Farm – £180 to JJ & M Milburn

3rd              No   9             D&J McLaughlin, High Beverely – £100 to S George

Champion Aged Ram

No   4             ER Thompson, High Corn Park

Champion Aged Ram

Reserve Champion Aged Ram

No 10             Tarn Bros., Toft House

Class 3 Crowned Ram Lamb (Large Breeder)

1st               No 266           AJ Huddleston, Overhouses – £250 to JRD Short

2nd             No 271           C Nelson & Son, Lainger House – £180 to TB&AC Staley

3rd              No 277           Burncroft Farms, Burncroft – £120 to TM Barrass & Son

4th              No 275           Burncroft Farms, Burncroft – £180 to A&L Huddleston&TM Barrass & son

5th              No 278           Burncroft Farms, Burncroft – £550 to A Myers

Com           No 267           AJ Huddleston, Overhouses – Not Sold

Class 4 Crowned Ram Lamb (Small Breeder)

1st               No 450           A&R Birbeck, Pennine View – £450 to N Hamil

2nd             No 243           R&H Scott, Forcegarth Farm – £200 to K&HA Ridley

3rd              No 241           R&H Scott, Forcegarth Farm – £200 to TB&AC Staley

4th              No 250           N Bell, Spring Hill – £200 to A&L Huddleston&TM Barrass & Son

Com           No 258           A&R Birbeck, Pennine View – £400 to P Corbett

Champion Ram Lamb

No 259           A&R Birbeck, Pennine View

Champion Ram Lamb

Reserve Champion

No 155             AJ Huddleston, Overhouses

Class 5 Shearling Ram (Large Breeder)

1st               No        77   DC&KL Hutchinson, Old Spittal – £9,000 to S&K Emmott

2nd             No      163   R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm – £13,000 to MW&E Dent & M&EM Wilson

3rd              No      215   W Richardson & Son, Ghyll House – £800 to JE&E Dobson

4th               No      120   M/s Cockbain, Rakefoot – £1,000 to R Huchinson

5th               No        36   Dowson & Sartin, Battle Hill – Not Sold

Com           No       68   JC White, Rigg Farm – £1,400 to Messrs Ewin

Class 6 Shearling Ram (Small Breeder)

1st               No      214   MC&AE Staley, Poppin Cottage – £700 to TM Barrass & Son

2nd             No        93   JB Fletcher, East Friar House – £650 to S Thompson

3rd              No        17   EG Walton, Swarthymere – £800 to Tarn Bros.

4th              No      153   AM Stobart, Grains O Beck – £800 to A&RA Middleton

5th              No        91   DW Gibson, West End Farm – £16,000 to W Richardson & Son & PE&KA Sowerby

Com           No        74   RJ White, Rigg Farm – Not Sold

Class 7 Best Conformation Shearling Ram

1st               No      193   N&N Foster, Birch Bush – £1,400 to A&C Ivinson

2nd             No      179   C Nelson & Son, Lainger House – £800 to Reed Partners

3rd              No      111   Sanderson & Bell, Valance Lodge – £500 to JM Cottrill & Sons

4th               No      128   JA Alderson, Barras Farm – £1,200 to Reed Partners

5th              No      140   TW&K Hutchinson, Blunt House – £650 to WA Hodgson

Com           No

CHAMPION

No      77  DC&KL Hutchinson, Old Spittal

RESERVE CHAMPION

No      163  R Hutchinson & Sons, Valley Farm

Judges

Aged rams and conformation – Mr J Drinkall

Large Breeders Shearling Rams – Mr R Hargreaves and Mr S Emmot

Small Breeders Shearling Rams – Mr J Beckwith and Mr S Cowperthwaite

Referee – Mr S Brogden

Ram Lambs – Mr S Myers

Judges of Champion Shearling – Mr S Emmot and Mr J Beckwith

Leading Prices:

Shearling Rams – £16,000 West End Farm; £13,000, £800, £700, £500 Valley Farm; £9,000 Old Spital; £5,400, £3,000 Roachburn Farm; £5,200, £1,600, £600 Dousgill Farm; £4,600, £900 High Birk Hatt; £4,000, £3,200, £1,200 (2), £1,000, £850 West Briscoe; £3,600 Lummas House; £3,200, £800 (2), £550 Grains O Beck; £3,000 Dirt Pit Farm; £1,900 Cotegill; £1,700, £750 Stoneyhill; £1,400, £700, £600 Cronkley; £1,400, £1,300, £700; £600 Birch Bush; £1,200 Barras Farm; £1,200 Burtree Ford; £1,400, £1,100, £1,000, £550 Rigg Farm; £1,000, £800 Rakefoot Farm; £1,000, £800 Wythes Hill; £1,000 High Corn Park; £1,000 Parkside; £900, £650 Blunt House; £900 Lane Head Farm; £850 Ash Dub; £800 East Thorngarth Hill; £800 Lainger  House; £800 Ghyll House; £800 Swarthymere; £700 Hunt House Farm; £700 High Beck Head; £700 Bail Hill; £700 Poppin Cottage; £650 East Friar House; £650, £500 Valance Lodge; £500 Haithwaite; £500 Hardberry Hill Farm; £500 Bollihope Shield Farm.

Aged Rams – £1,200 High Corn Park; £400 Lainger House; £250 Ouston; £180 Herdship; £180 Sycamore Farm; £180 Toft House; £150 West Underhurth.

Ram Lambs – £550, £180 Burncroft Farm; £450, £400, £320 Pennine View; £400, £200 (2) Force Garth; £250 Overhouses; £200 (2) Spring Hill; £200, £180 Lainger House; £150 Bail Hill.