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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: RFSBA Ram Sale

Saturday 13th Saturday

North West Auctions held the Annual Prize Show and Sale of Rough Fell Breeding Rams on Saturday 13th October at J36 Rural Auction Centre. A wonderful catalogued entry of well-bred rams attracted buyers from as far afield as Scotland, West Wales and Ireland, alongside the strong local support from the northern counties.

Despite the horrendous weather all rams were forward in superb condition for which all vendors must be complimented. The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by H Pigney & Son with the judging ably conducted by Mr G Lewis (Aged Rams), Mr S Chapman (Ram Lambs), Mr A Ellis (Shearling Rams) and Mr F Clark (Overall Championship) for which NWA and RFSBA would like to extend their thanks.

The championship rosette was awarded to a shearling ram Lot 34 Brownber Bullet Proof from MP & A Capstick, Kirkby Stephen, which later sold for 1800gns and purchased by A & H Watson, Kirkby Lonsdale. Reserve Champion was a shearling ram Lot 133 High Woodend Bkari from S & W Dickinson, Tebay, selling for 400gns purchased by RH Thexton, Sedbergh.

The sale topped at 5000gns for a shearling lot 139 Catholes Bonny from MJ & JD Handley, Sedbergh which was purchased by S & W Dickinson, Tebay. This was closely followed by Catholes Beast from the same good home, selling to 4800gns for this much admired ram purchased by MP & A Capstick, Kirkby Stephen. Rounding off a great day for the Catholes flock saw Catholes Bullet sell to 4000gns to Kieran Milburn, Sedbergh. Also achieving the 4000gns mark was lot 120 High Cark Bonsai, from IJ & M Mallinson, Selside purchased by TD ME & GE Todd, Sedbergh. A further two rams sold in excess of 4000gns, a total of thirteen exceeded the 1000gns mark.

A new breed record was set for a senior ram at the sale selling to a top price of 2200gns for Lot 9 RF 2967 Galloper Park, the first placed Aged Ram, from MP & A Capstick, Kirkby Stephen, purchased by AJ & CM Harrison, Kentmere. There was an entry of 15 ram lambs forward selling to a top of 350gns from IK & AM Grisedale, Crooklands.

A high clearance rate of 89% was achieved with shearling rams averaged £487, ram lambs averaged £205 and aged rams averaged £385.

Well-bred rams showing quality, style and all the characteristics of the breed were in keenest demand and easiest to sell with commercial rams a more selective trade.

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Show Results

Sponsor
H Pigney & Son

Judges
Aged Ram – Mr G Lewis
Shearling Ram – Mr A Ellis
Ram Lambs – Mr S Chapman
Overall Championship – Mr F Clarke
Best Mouth – Mr R Simpson & Mr D Stephenson

Class one – Shearling Ram
Owner Under 18 Years of Age
1st Lot 38 High Lane Barabas, RJ Capstrick, High Lane, 1200gns
2nd Lot 129 High Cark Breeze, L Mallinson, Borrow Bridge House, 200gns
3rd Lot 63 Birkhaw Bonis, F & L Hoggarth, Birkhaw, 250gns
4th Lot 90 Cotegill Cottage Bubbly, R & S Bland, Cotegill
5th Lot 154 Moors Bounder, A Troughton, Moors, 200gns

Class two – Shearling Ram
Under 50 Sheep
1st Lot 133 High Woodend Bkari, S & W Dickinson, High Woodend, 400gns
2nd Lot 69 Birchwood Braveheart, WE Moore, New House Farm, 1000gns
3rd Lot 111 Ellergill Bruce, RA Steadman, Ellergill, 150gns
4th Lot 71 Birchwood Bounty, WE Moore, New House Farm, 200gns
5th Lot 116, F Park, Low Deepslack, 100gns
6th Lot 70 Birchwood Bonanza, WE Moore, New House Farm, 320gns

Class three – Shearling Ram
Over 50 Sheep
1st Lot 34 Brownber Bullet Proof, MP & A Capstick, High Lane, 1800gns
2nd Lot 151 Raisgill Hall Beast, FB Dunning & Son, Raisgill Hall, 420gns
3rd Lot 60 Birkhaw Bright, P & S Hoggarth, Birkhaw, 240gns
4th Lot 161 Barugh Best Man, W Beck & Son, Barugh House, 1100gns
5th Lot 41 Middleton Hall Baron, A & H Watson, Middleton Hall, 320gns
6th Lot 78 Cocklake Barbarian, JP & AE Cooper, Cocklake Farm, 380gns

Class four – Aged Ram
Open
1st Lot 9 Galloper Park, MP & A Capstick, High Lane, 2200gns
2nd Lot 11 Flakebridge Year, WJ Dawson, Rash Mill, 700gns
3rd Lot 10 Barguh Watch Me Go, E & K Bland, Cotegill, 400gns
4th Lot 12 Roundthwaite Zoff, M & G German, Sowermire, 200gns
5th Lot 13 Galloper Park Amore, D Douthwaite, Mount Lea, 300gns
6th Lot 3 Flakebridge Yarn, DR Law, Crooksbeck, 220gns

Class Five – Ram Lamb
Open
1st Lot 24, K Milburn, High Roans, 200gns
2nd Lot 25, J Hunter, Galloper Park, 200gns
3rd Lot 19, IK Grisedale, Greenmount Farm, 350gns
4th Lot 31, J Capstick, Maryfell, 250gns
5th Lot 29, FB Dunning & Son, Raisgill Hall, 100gns
6th Lot 30, FB Dunning & Son, Raisgill Hall,

Champion
Lot 34 Brownber Bullet Proof, MP & A Capstick, High Lane, 1800gns

Reserve Champion
Lot 133 High Woodend Bkari, S & W Dickinson, High Woodend, 400gns

Shearling Ram with Best Mouth
Lot 137 High Woodend Beldone, S & W Dickinson, High Woodend, 150gns

Best Aged Ram
4 Shear & Over
Lot 10 Barguh Watch Me Go, E & K Bland, Cotegill, 400gns

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