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J36 Lakeland Fair - Saturday 22nd October

Posted Saturday, 22 October 2016, 12.32pm

The "Lakeland fair" end of season sale of all types of breeding sheep and rams had a catalogued entry of 1,647 breeding sheep and 173 breeding rams. A sale that is continuing to grow each year and was fantastic to have a ring side packed to the rafters of customers.

The horned and hill going ewes sold to a very mixed trade with Swaledale and Herdwick ewes in strong demand and selling to a good trade with the trade for Rough Fell ewes very selective. As always, strong ewes were in strong demand and good to sell. Herdwick Gimmer Shearlings sold to a top price of £78 from G Armstrong of High Bethicar with all Herdwick Shearlings averaging £70.15 with Herdwick Gimmer lambs selling to £65 from Dave Moreland of Tebay. Rough Fell gimmer lambs sold to £68 from BR Harrison of Windermere with Rough ewes selling to a top of £86 from J Wood of Broadmire, all Rough Fells were selling shy of £60. Cheviot gimmer lambs were very good to sell topping at £80 and averaging just short of £70.

The show and sale of Swaledale rams had a catalogued entry of 27, the pre-sale show was very kindly judged by Rod Dixon of Longsleddale, whom we thank for his time and expertise. A strong entry of ten shearling tups out to show saw J Hunter of Galloper Park win the shearling class and then go onto take the championship. The reserve championship was awarded to Steve Watson of Old School with a five shear home bred ram. A strong trade for the tups forward with most buyers and on lookers forward to date for the Swaledale section of the sale. The trade sold to a top of £380 for the champion from J Hunter of Galloper Park with a 100% clearance rate for Swaledale rams.

There was plenty of interest in the upland and hill going tup breed section with Cheviots selling to £450 and £420 from TW bell of Hill Top with plenty of cheviot tups selling in the three hundreds. Leicester tups sold to £280 from John Cook of Moss Howe with all Leicester tups keenly bid for.

Swaledale Ram Show Results


Mr R Dixon

Class one – Aged Ram

1st SM Watson, Old School House
2nd SM Watson, Old School House

Class two – Shearling Ram

1st J Hunter, Galloper Park
2nd TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
3rd JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm

Top Prices

Gimmer Lambs: BFL £100 Height of Winder, £85 Low Newton Farm, Height of Winder, £75 Low Newton Farm, £72 Whinfell Terrace, £70 Height of Winder. Tex £92 Greenleaze, £90 Daub Hall Farm, Greenleaze, £88 Daub Hall Farm, £80 Greenleaze. Chev £80 Melbourne House, High Arnside Farm, £75 Melbourne House, £65 Melbourne House, High Arnside Farm, £60 High Arnside Farm. Mule £80 The Borrans, £75 Roundthwaite, £73 The Borrans, £71 High Carlingill, £70 Roundthwaite, Barrowfield. Rough Fell £68 Claife Avenue, £54 Forest Hall, £50, £40 Whinfell Terrace.Mash £68 Ashfield, £60, £56, Crooksbeck, £54 High Carlingill. Herd £65 Graythwaite Cottage, £41 Fell View Barn, £40 Borwick Fold Farm.

Gimmer Shearlings: Mule £140 Kiln Croft, £128 Barrowfield, £100 Davy Bank, £98 Borwick Fold, The Borrans, £96 Moss End Farm, Borwick Hold. Herd £78, £75, £70 High Bethicar, £68 Fell View Barn, £62 Knott Houses. Rough Fell £78 Davy Bank, £72 Flakebridge. Mash £76 Moss End Farm. Tees £76, £66 Gowan Bank. Swale £75 Height Of Winder. Jacob £65, £62 Riverside House. Tex £65 High Lane.

Ewes: BFL £125, £122, £120, £115 Whinfell Terrace. Mule £100 Edenbrook House, Hampsfield Hall, £92 Howe Nook, £90 Edenbrook, £88 Wath Farm. Suff £98 Endenbrook House, £88 Westfell. Tex £92 Westfell, £85 Hardendale Hall, £80 The Park, Ivy Cottage, £78 The Park. Rough Fell £86 Broadmire Farm, £72 Flakebridge, Broadmire Farm, £71 Orphan Cragg, £68 Flakebridge, £65 Orphan Cragg. Swale £80 Beckfoot, £72 Beckfoot, Low Haygarth, £71 Low Stannerley, £62 Quarry Top. Chev £72, £70, £66, £64, £63 Oxen Park Farm, £60 High Bridgestones. Tees £70 Gowan Bank. Char £68 Riverside House. Herd £64, £62 Knott Houses, £54 Nissan Huts, £46 Climb Style. Jacob £62 Riverside House.

Ram Lamb: Suff £340 Burgh Head Farm. Bel £220, £180 Burgh Head Farm. Tex £200 Burgh Head farm, £115, £110, £95 Daub Hall Farm, £90 Haber Head Farm, £80 Wyrebeck, £70 Haber Head Farm. BFL £180, £160 Whinfell Terrace, £120, £100 Castle Syke Farm.

Shearling Ram: Tex £490 Nun Cote Nook Farm, £480, £460, £420 Bank Hey Farm, £400 Chapel House, Bank Hey Farm, £380 Bank Hey Farm. Chev £450, £420 Hill Top Farm, £350, £250 Nun Cote Nook Farm, £160 Melbourne House. Suff £390, £260 Burgh Head Farm, £230 Roman Vale, £220 Ashstead, £200 Patton Hall. Swale £380 Galloper Park, £200 Coalbrookdale, £200 High Borrowbridge, £180 Sykes Farm, Old School House, £100 High Borrowbridge. Char £300, £200, £160 White Hills. BFL £280, £240 Moss Howe Farm, £220 Yoad Pot, Ashstead, £160 Yoad Pot. Bel £230, £190, £150 Criccin Farm. Tees £100 Luneside. Herd £100 Wath Farm, £80 High Bethicar.

Aged Rams: Suff £300 Roman Vale. BFL £270 Moss Howe Farm. Tex £240, Burns House Farm, £210 Wood Broughton Barn, £150 Edenbrook House, £100 Old School House. Swale £140, £120 Old School House. Bel £135 Hill Croft.

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