Middleton Swaledale Gimmer Lamb show & sale

20th September 2019

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual Show & Sale of Swaledale gimmer lambs within Middleton in Teesdale market on Friday.

A fantastic entry of 6370 sheep were presented for the sale with some wonderful runs of sheep throughout.

The pre-sale show, a noted event, attracted a record number of pens.  The task of judging fell to Mr Ashley Caton of Skipton and Mr Alan Graham of Haltwhistle with Mr Alan Bowman acting as referee.  After much deliberation the winning pen was awarded to Messrs S & E Bainbridge, Dousgill for an outstanding pen of 10 gimmers.  This pen would to on to sell for the top price of the day making £210 per head and were purchased by Mr Mason of Lancaster.

Prize List
1st & Champion – J & SE Bainbridge, Dousgill Farm, Barningham – £210
2nd – Burncroft Farm, Eggleston, Barnard Castle – £142
3rd – JC & J White, Rigg Farm, Lunedale, Barnard Castle – £130
4th – CR Raine & Sons, Stanhope Gate Farm, Barnard Castle – £180
5th – F & MP Allinson & Son, West Briscoe, Baldersdale – £162

Second top price of the sale came from Messrs CR Raine & Son, Stanhopegate for their pen selling at £180 per head and were knocked down to one of the judges Mr Ashley of Caton.

The best runs of sheep were well bid for as buyers were more selective.  A very respectful average was still achieved.

Draft ewe entries please contact Kay Hutchinson with entries and general enquiries – 07788 296533

Leading Prices: Dousgill Farm £210, £120, Stanhope Gate Farm £180, £100(x2); West Briscoe £162, £120, £105, £96 (x2), £91, £90  Burncroft Farm £142, £118, £100, £99, £92; Valley Farm £140, £110, £100, £99, £95, Summer Lodge £135, £96, £90; Rigg Farm £130, £105, £100; Birch Bush £125, £102; 56 Moorside Crescent £118, £92; Hill Top Farm £114, Argill House £110, West Stoney Keld £108, Intake Farm £105; Lummas House £105, £92; Eller Gill Barn £102; Punchard Farm £100; Burncroft Farm £100, £99, £92, Bowlees Farm £98, £94; Poppin Cottage £98; Lainger House £98, £90; Pennine View £92; Bollihope Shield Farm £92; Garnthwaite £90; Pallet Crag Farm £90; Tennant Gill Farm £90

 

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