J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: Annual Show & Sale of Rough Fell Rams, Saturday 9th October 2021

North West Auction held its annual Show and Sale of Rough Fell Rams, on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Association. The pre-sale show saw a strong entry once again, we thank the judges for their time and expertise:

Aged Rams – Miss F Park, Deepslack
Shearling Rams – JE Harding, Winllan
Ram Lambs – R Lowery, Town End Hall
Overall Champion - AJ Harrison, Boundary Beck

The overall Champion rosette was awarded to lot 129 consigned by JT Capstick, Newbiggin on Lune, with Yew House Eclipe, this ram was sired by Lockbank Y2, with the mother being the show ewe from the 2020 flock book. This tup attracted much attention selling to 2600gns and heads to Stafford. The reserve champion was awarded to K Milburn, Sedbergh with the first prize ram lamb, being sire by the renowned Catholes Bullet, with the mother sired by Brownber Wizard.
The sale commenced with aged rams, topping this class was S&A Bland, Gaisgill for the first prize aged tup RF3344 Birchwood Brave Heart selling to 400gns, also achieving this price was E&K Bland, Gaisgill with RF3429 Spicegill Cracker. All aged rams forward averaged 267gns.
An impressive show of ram lambs were forward, with quality lambs attracting keen interest from buyers. It was a good day for the Milburn family in the ram lamb class with Kieran Milburn, High Roans selling lot 25 to 800gns, followed by Kath Milburn, High Roans achieving 400gns with lot 26. All ram lambs averaged 313gns.
The sale concluded with a catalogue entry of 149 shearlings. Hitting the top spot this year was lot 141 RF3691 High Cark Elite, bred by I&M Mallinson, Selside which achieved 3500gns, selling to MJ&JD Handley, Sedbergh, This smart tup was sired the Catholes Concorde. Young shepherdesses Fiona and Laura Hoggarth, Howgill sold RF3719 Birkhaw Emerald to 3200gns, a modern stylish tup shearling which was sired by Barugh Best Man. This was closely followed by 3000gns which was achieved on two occasions. Firstly by MP&A Capstick, Newbiggin on Lune for the first prize open shearling tup, lot 131 RF3813 Brownber Equalizer, sired by Lockbank Y2. And secondly by I&J Mallinson, Selside with RF3693 High Cark Ensign, sired by Catholes Concorde. Strong well bred breeders’ tups sold well, with twenty shearlings breaking the 1000gns barrier, all shearlings averaged 610gns.
The trade today could be described at two tiered, with lesser quality rams harder to place on the day and quality rams seeing an improved trade on the year.
We would like to thank the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association for their continued support and look forward to the ‘Rough Diamond’ Show and Sale of in-lamb Rough Fell ewes, gimmer shearlings and gimmer lambs on the 29th January 2022.

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Class 1 - Shearling Ram (Owner Under 18yrs of Age)
1. Lot 36 RF3720 Birkhaw Emperor, Consigned by F&I Hoggarth, Guldrey Lane
2. Lot 96 RF3674 Birchwood Eagle, Consigned by T Moore Jnr, New House Farm
3. Lot 35 RF3719 Birkhaw Emerald, Consigned by F&I Hoggarth, Guldrey Lane

Class 2 – Shearling Ram (Under 50 Sheep)
1. Lot 129 Yew Tree Eclipse, Consigned by JT Capstick, Yew House
2. Lot 157 RF3792 Ellergill Edgar, Consigned by RA Steadman, Ellergill
3. Lot 109 RF3763 High Woodend Ezrah, Consigned by SJ&WEJ Dickinson, High Woodend
4. Lot 110 RF3764 High Woodend Etienne, Consigned by SJ&WEJ Dickinson, High Woodend
5. Lot 60 RF3755 Black Horse Energise, Consigned by WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage
6. Lot 59 RF3754 Black Horse Extreme, Consigned by WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage

Class 3 – Shearling Ram (Over 50 Sheep)
1. Lot 131 RF3813 Brownber Equalizer, Consigned by MP&A Capstick, High Lane
2. Lot 119 RF3746 Middleton Hall Elterwater, Consigned by A&H Watson
3. Lot 134 RF3661 High Borrow Bridge Emoji, Consigned by TLB&J High Borrow Bridge
4. Lot 98 RF3676 Birchwood Ernie, Consigned by WE Moore, New House Farm
5. Lot 97 RF3675 Birchwood Emperor, Consigned by WE Moore, New House Farm
6. Lot 170 RF3686 Syke Emperor, Consigned by MP&HM York, Syke Farm

Class 4 – Aged Ram (Open)
1. Lot 6 RF3429 Spicegill Cracker, Consigned by E&K Bland, Cotegill
2. Lot 5 RF3344 Birchwood Brave Heart, Consigned by S&A Bland
3. Lot 1 RF3430 Moors Credwyn, Consigned by A Troughton, Moors Farm
4. Lot 2RF3393 Birkhaw Choice, Consigned by D Stephenson, The Gable

Class 5 – Ram Lamb (Open)
1. Lot 25, Consigned by Kieran Milburn, High Roans
2. Lot 26, Consigned by Kath Milburn, High Roans
3. Lot 21, Consigned by J Hunter, Galloper Park
4. Lot 24, Consigned by Booth Bros, The Old Mistle
5. Lot 17, Consigned by WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage
6. Lot 22, Consigned by J Hunter, Galloper Park

Champion – Lot 129 Yew Tree Eclipse (shlg), Consigned by JT Capstick, Yew House
Reserve Champion - Lot 25 (lamb), Consigned by Kieran Milburn, High Roans

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