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Kendal 25/09 Rough Fell Sheep

Posted Tuesday, 28 September 2010, 11.57am

North West Auctions Kendal Mart held their Annual Prize Show & Sale of 1300 Rough Fell Breeding Sheep on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association last Saturday. The event was kindly sponsored by Nigel Davis Solicitors of Burton-in-Kendal. Show judging was in the very experienced hands of Mr John Handley, Sedbergh. Championship honours went to Mr Norman Dodd, Flakebridge whose top two pens of Rough Fell ewes attracted both the Championship and Reserve as well. These went on to make £100 and £98 respectively.

Champion Pen of Rough Fell Ewes
Pictured above from left: Mr NC Dodd (vendor), Mr J Handley (judge) & Mr N Davis (sponsor)

The sale also featured a flock dispersal on behalf of JR & LA Capstick, Beckside. The sheep attracted much interest from breeders. Messrs Capstick’s gimmer shearlings topped at £400 a piece and their ewes sold to a top of £330. Messrs Capstick also sold gimmer lambs to a top of £280. Trade on the day was up £6 per head on last year’s sale.


1st Prize Pen of Rough Fell Ewes from Mr NC Dodd, Flakebridge
Reserve Champion
2nd Prize Pen of Rough Fell Ewes from Mr NC Dodd, Flakebride

10 Rough Fell Ewes
1st NC Dodd, Flakebridge £100
2nd NC Dodd, Flakebridge £ 98
3rd GH Capstick & Sons, Birkhaw £ 76

10 Rough Fell Shearlings
1st GH Capstick & Sons, Birkhaw £ 95
2nd GW Robinson & K Winn, Moss End £ 95
3rd GH Capstick & Sons, Birkhaw £ 80

10 Rough Fell Gimmer Lambs
1st GH Capstick & Sons, Birkhaw £ 72
2nd MCL Hodgson, Low House £ 48
3rd MP Capstick High Lane £ 58

Leading Prices

Ewes: £330, £300 & £250 Beckside, £105 Whinfell Terrace, £100, £98, £85 & £82 Flakebridge, £86 & £85 Barugh House, £80 Hardendale Hall.
Shearlings: £400, £340, £250 & £100 Beckside, £95 Moss End & Birkhaw, £80 Woodside & Birkhaw, £78 Boundary Beck & Woodside, £76 Barugh House.
Gimmer Lambs: £280 & £110 Beckside, £72 Birkhaw, £70 Angrholm, £62 Low Whin Howe.

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