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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Rough Fell Rams - Thursday 12th October

North West Auctions held its annual show and sale of Rough Fell rams on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association which had a catalogued entry of 158. Thanks go to the sale sponsor, H Pigney & Son, Appleby in Westmorland and also to all the judges for their time and expertise. The Championship rosette was awarded to lot 137, RF3493 Brownber Chance, from MP & A Capstick, Newbiggin on Lune. This ram was sired by RF3149 Catholes Action and went onto sell for 1000gns. The Reserve Championship was awarded to lot 80, RF 3419 Middleton Hall Casterton, from A & H Watson, Kirkby Lonsdale selling to 750gns. This ram was sired by RF2868 High Cark Ziggy which was the Champion ram when purchased.

The sale was topped by MJ & JD Handley, Sedbergh selling lot 143 RF3431 Catholes Cracker to 4000gns, this much-admired ram, sired by RF2870, was purchased by Amy Harrison, Kentmere. The consignment of rams from I, J & M Mallinson, Selside always attracts plenty of interest. Leading this consignment was lot 116, RF3366 High Cark Class, sired by RF2900 Catholes Zero, selling to 3,500gns. Lot 117 RF3367 High Cark Credit, sired by RF2900 Catholes Zero, and lot 118 RF3368 High Cark Champion, sired by RF3107 Longgills Ace, both sold to 2,000gns. Also achieving the 2000gns mark was lot 136 RF3492 Brownber Classic, sired by Catholes Action, from MP & A Capstick, Newbiggin on Lune and lot 151 RF3413 Holme Class, sired by RF3148 Catholes Ace, from TD, ME & GE Todd, Sedbergh. Plenty more shearling rams sold to the 1,000gns mark and beyond.

The G Armstrong Trophy for the shearling with the best mouth was awarded to lot 89 from NC & S Dodd, Kirkby Stephen that went onto sell for 500gns.

The aged rams and ram lambs were met by a selective trade. Topping the aged rams was the first prize from VR Guy, Tebay selling to 700gns, a 2 shear ram RF3255 which was bred by J Capstick with other aged rams from this home selling to 550gns. Ram lambs sold to a top of 400gns for the first prized lamb from Kieran Milburn, Sedbergh with other ram lambs selling to 350gns from WJ Dawson, Sedbergh.

Shearling rams sold to a market average of £565, aged rams average £315 and Ram lambs averaged £202.

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Show Results

Class 1 – Shearling Ram (Owner Under 18 Years of Age)
1st Lot 50, Fiona & Laura Hoggarth, Birkhaw
2nd Lot 141, Ryan Capstick, High Lane
3rd Lot 65, T Moore, New House Farm
4th Lot 51, Fiona & Laura Hoggarth, Birkhaw

Class 2 – Shearling Ram (Under 50 Sheep)
1st Lot 71, JT Capstick, Yew House
2nd Lot 103, WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage
3rd Lot 109, RA Steadman, Ellergill Farm
4th Lot 142, GE Capstick, Syke
5th Lot 106 H, R & S Bland, Cotegill Cottage
6th Lot 61, W Moore, New House Farm

Class 3 – Shearling Ram (Over 50 Sheep)
1st Lot 137, MP & A Capstick, High Lane
2nd Lot 80, A & H Watson, Middleton Hall
3rd Lot 136, MP & A Capstick, High Lane
4th Lot 131, TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge
5th Lot 45, P & S Hoggarth, Birkhaw
6th Lot 79, A & H Watson, Middleton Hall

Class 4 – Aged Ram (Open)
1st Lot 11, VR Guy, Whinfell Terrace
2nd Lot 10, VR Guy, Whinfell Terrace
3rd Lot 2, SW Huck, Dale View
4th Lot 12, VR Guy, Whinfell Terrace
5th Lot 9, RC & KJ Lowery, Town End Hall Farm
6th Lot 7, DR Law, Crooksbeck

Class 5 – Ram Lamb (Open)
1st Lot 23, K Milburn, High Roans
2nd Lot 30, JA Law, Raven Cottage
3rd Lot 18, W Moore, New House Farm
4th Lot 26B, J Capstick, Maryfell
5th Lot 24, AJ Ellis, Woodside
6th Lot 33, Fiona & Laura Hoggarth, Birkhaw

Champion Lot 137, MP & A Capstick, High Lane
Reserve Champion Lot 80, A & H Watson, Middleton Hall
Best Mouth Lot 89 NC & S Dodd, Manor Court

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