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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Diamond Delights, Saturday 28th January 2023.

Rough Fell

North West Auctions is proud to continue its loyal support of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association with the largest entry to date. The judging was in the capable hands of Mr Stephen Dickinson. We take this opportunity to thank him for his time and expertise. A wonderful line up of sheep was put before him which we congratulate our vendors for the quality of sheep put before him. After much time and deliberation, he awarded the Champion rosette to the 1st prize Gimmer Shearling from TLB&J Knowles, High Borrowbridge with the Reserve Champion going to the 2nd prize Gimmer Shearling from JA Law, Marsh House Farm.

The Rough Diamonds shone bright today, with a new market record set for an In Lamb Rough Fell which sold for 3000gns for the champion. This much admired gimmer shearling was sired by Brownber Dambuster and in lamb to Birkhaw Emerald. The judge backed his judgement and went on to purchase the champion. The next top price was lot 24 for a Gimmer Shearling from MP&A Capstick which is sired by Catholes Action and in lamb to Longgills Fashion which sold to 1000gns. The Reserve Champion is lot 20 from JA Law which is sired by Brownber Dude and In Lamb to Longgils Chief which sold to 600gns. There was a wonderful buzz around the ring, seeing all Rough Fell In Lamb Shearling and Geld Gimmer Hoggs sell to a wonderful trade right throughout the sale.
KO Stones, Richmond sold a trio of Cheviot gimmer shearling selling to 550gns twice and 500gns.

Swaledale

The Diamond Delights show and sale of Swaledale stars saw the largest entry to date as this sale continues to grow in popularity. The sale was held on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association saw the pre sale judging in the capable hands of John Walker, Dunsop Bridge who we thank for his time and expertise. He awarded his champion rosette to the first prize gimmer shearling from Robbie Hallam, which was sired by the Ghyll House and scanned in lamb with a single to the Hundith. The reserve champion rosette was awarded to the first prize Swaledale ewe from PE&KA Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen which was sired by the Bull & Cave and scanned in lamb with twins to the Acton tup which went on to sell for the top price Swaledale of the day achieving £1200. Other leading prices for Swaledales saw £1100 from A&M Skidmore, Tebay for a gimmer shearling sired by High Birkwith Endeavour 1st scanned in lamb with a single.

Blue Faced Leicester

North West Auctions Diamond Delights sale of Blue Faced Leicesters boasted a strong entry once again with vendors traveling from far and wide to attend the sale. The pre sale show was in the capable hands of Lewis and Ridley Browell, Quarry House who we thank for their time and expertise. A wonderful entry of 26 gimmer hoggs were forward for the class oozing with quality and saw the first prize rosette awarded to J Bell with Cottage R021 which went on to win the overall Championship rosette selling for 4200gns to James Taylor of the Lunesdale flock. The reserve champion was awarded to RD Archer & Son of the Carry House flock with Carry House R055, This much admired powerful hogg when on to sell for 3000gns to WC Porter & Son of the Riddings flock. The first prize aged ewe was awarded to W&A Booth of the Smearsett flock with Smearsett N046, This powerful ewe scanned in lamb with twins to Harkerside N001 went on to sell for 1800gns to S&T Fawcett, Skipton. Winning the gimmer shearling class was PL&J Dawson of the Kentmere Hall flock with Kentmere Hall P024, scanned in lamb with triplets to Carry House R010 which went on to sell for 1200gns.
Other leading prices in the Blue Faced Leicester section saw the leading hogg from W&A Booth, Smearsett sell Smearsett R029 for 3000gns to F Robertson, The Beeches. This was followed by 2700gns for Micklemoss R012 consigned by Messers Hodgson, High Borrans purchased by TA&J Dixon, Selside. A consignment from WM Reed & Sons created plenty of interest selling West Biggin R025 to 2500gns purchased by J Bell of the Cottage flock, followed by 2200gns for West Biggin R032 purchased by C Stephenson. Twice selling to 2000gns were gimmer hoggs from N Marston of the Highberries flock with Highberries R049 and R050 purchased by Burrow & Rutter. The pen leader from W&D Lawson of the Gragareth flock sold to 2000gns purchased by RW&KH Emmett of Wythop Hall flock with Gragareth R030. Also achieving 2000gns was A Brown of Macqueston flock with R042 which went on to sell to R Loughridge. Plenty more hoggs sold between 1500 and 2000gns.
A couple of consignments of embryos forward peaked at 2000gns for a ewe carrying a pair from S Allen & Sons, Appleby with a pair of embryos sired by Riddings K001 and out of one of the best breeding ewes Greenhow M040. Other embryos sold to 1500gns from N Marston of the Highberries flock, the embryos were sired by Highberries Golden Boy and out of Smearcett K029 who is the full sister to the £24000 Smearcett K001.
All Blue Faced Leicester gimmer hoggs forward sold to £1228, in lamb gimmer shearlings averaged £828 and in lamb ewes averaged £937.

Individual Breeding Sheep

A full ringside of buyers were present attracted by the wide variety on offer. Individuals sold to £1600 for a Dutch Shopped shearling scanned carrying twins from D Dixon, Grayrigg who sold others with singles at £1200. Charollais shearlings carrying Beltex twins from R Towers, Ingleton achieved £750. Suffolk ewes from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite sold to £420. Texel shearlings from PK&R Woof, Stainton sold to £420 with others at £400 from H&B Wharton, Tebay. Zwartbles sold to £500 from S Wareing, Catterall.

Commercial Sheep
The first sale of in lamb sheep season saw a competitive trade with buyers looking to purchase replacement stock. Mule shearlings sold to £180 from N Brown, Littledale with others from A Brown, Littledale also achieving £180. One crop Mule ewes from AK Robinson, Clapham also sold to £180. Texel x flock ewes from J Wilson, Millom sold to £170 who sold others at £160. Stronger sheep were generally £145-£165. Hill sheep sold to £105 for Swaledales from S Bosworth, Burnley. Others sold at £100 from O Hodgson, Old Hutton. Herdwicks in lamb to the BFL sold to £80 with Welsh ewes to £75 and Shetlands to £65.

Top Prices

RING 1:

In Lamb Ewes:

Leicester: 2000gns Greenhow Farm, 1800gns Old Hall Farm, 1700gns Midlock Farm, 1000gns Bradleyfield Farm, 1000gns Carry House, 1000gns Carry House. Swaledale: £1200 Oak Bank Farm, £600 Hill Top Farm, £500 Poppin Cottage, £400 Flakebridge, £350 Helbeck Farm, £320 Flakebridge. Cheviot: 550gns, 500gns Nun Cote Nook Farm. Rough Fell: 450gns Galloper Park, 350gns Guldrey, 250gns Birkhaw Farm, 200gns, 180gns, 160gns Woodside. Herdwick: 220gns, 200gns Greenmount Farm.

In Lamb Shearling:

Rough Fell: 3000gns High Borrowbridge, 1000gns, 600gns High Lane, 600gns Marsh House Farm, 600gns High Borrow Bridge, 250gns Galloper Park. Leicester: 1700gns Midlock Farm, 1500gns Old Hall, 1400gns Midlock Farm, 1200gns The Lodge, 1200gns Easter Dawyck Farm, 1200gns Riddings Farm. Swaledale: £1100 Flakebridge, £1000 High Birkwith, £500 Hill Top Farm, £400 Helbeck Farm, £250 Poppin Cottage.

Gimmer Hogg:

Leicester: 4200gns Highfield, 3000gns Carry House, 3000gns Old Hall Feizor, 2700gns High Borrans Farm, 2500gns Lands Farm, 2200gns Lands Farm. Swaledale: £500 Hill Top Farm, £450 High Birkwith, £400 Hill Top Farm. Rough Fell: 200gns Marsh House Farm, 120gns, 100gns Galloper Park, 100gns Blaircochrane Farm. Herdwick: 160gns, 120gns Greenmount Farm.

RING 2:

In Lamb Shearlings:

Dutch Spotted: £1600, £1200 Grayrigg Foot, £340, £310 Higher Broach Farm. Charollais: £750 Greenlands Farm. Zwartble: £500, £350 Ripon Hall Farm, £300 Somme Avenue, £250 Wood House Farm, £200, £120 Melbourne House. Texel: £420, £400, £380 Storth End Farm, £380 Lower Highfield Farm, £320 Storth End Farm. Mule: £180 Deep Clough. Cheviot Mule: £160 Kingsland. Continental: £135 Deep Clough.

In Lamb Ewes:

Suffolk: £450 Lodge Cottage. Texel: £400, £280 Galloper Rise, £250, £200 Dolphinholme House. Zwartble: £300 Somme Aveune, £300 Wood House Farm, £250 Somme Aveune. Mule: £180 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £180 Drovers Pass, £165 Wood Broughton House, £155 Fell End Farm, £150 Dunningwell Farm. Continental: £160 Dunningwell Farm, £125 Fell End Farm. Swaledale: £105 Lower Oakeneaves Farm, £100 Low Garths.

In Lamb Hoggs:

Dutch Spotted: £500 Coxhill Farm, £350 Grayrigg Foot, £350 Coxhill Farm, £300, £280, £220 Grayrigg Foot. Texel: £120, £100 Dolphinholme House. Zwartble: £120, £110 The Beeches.

Gimmer Hogg:

Continental: £300 Higher Broach Farm.

More Info

DIAMOND DELIGHTS 2023

Rough Fell Show- Judge Stephen Dickinson

Class 1- In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 12 from J Hunter, Galloper Park selling for 450gns
2nd Lot 6 from F&L Hoggarth, Birkhaw selling for 350gns
3rd Lot 7 from P&S Hoggarth, Birkhaw selling for 250gns

Class 2- In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 19 from TLB&J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge selling for 3000gns
2nd Lot 20 from JA Law, Marsh House Farm selling for 600gns
3rd Lot 24 from MP&A Capstick, High House selling for 1000gns

Class 3-Empty Gimmer Hogg

1st Lot 15 from J Hunter, Galloper Park selling for 100gns
2nd Lot 21 from JA Law, Marsh House Farm selling for 200gns
3rd Lot 9 from LC Pittendrigh, Blaircochrane Farm selling for 80gns

Champion- Lot 19 from TLB&J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge selling for 3000gns

Reserve Champion- Lot 20 from JA Law, Marsh House Farm selling for 600gns

Swaledale Show- Judge John Walker

Class 4- In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 59 from PE&KA Sowerby, Oakbank Farm selling for 1200gns
2nd Lot 62 from T Brogden, Helbeck Farm selling for 350gns
3rd Lot 66 from A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge Farm selling for 400gns
4th Lot 54 from GH&C Marwood, Hill Top Farm selling for 500gns

Class 5- In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 74 from R Hallam, High Birkwith selling for 1000gns
2nd Lot 64 from A&M Skidmore, Flakebridge Farm selling for 1100gns
3rd Lot 53 from GH&C Marwood, Hill Top Farm selling for 500gns
4th Lot 58 from M Staley, Poppin Cottage selling for 250gns

Class 6- Empty Gimmer Hogg

1st Lot 77 from R Hallam, High Birkwith selling for 450gns
2nd Lot 55 from GH&C Marwood, Hill Top Farm selling for 500gns
3rd Lot 56 from GH&C Marwood, Hill Top Farm selling for 400gns

Champion- Lot 74 from R Hallam, High Birkwith selling for 1000gns

Reserve Champion- Lot 59 from PE&KA Sowerby, Oakbank Farm selling for 1200gns

Cheviot Show- Judge Stephen Robinson

Class 7- In Lamb Cheviot

1st Lot 30 from KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm selling for 500gns
2nd Lot 31 from KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm selling for 550gns
3rd Lot 32 from KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm selling for 550gns

Bluefaced Leicester- Judge Lewis & Ridley Browell

Class 8- In Lamb Ewe

1st Lot 155 from WA&A Booth, Old Hall Farm selling for 1800gns
2nd Lot 129 from J Wight & Sons, Midlock Farm selling for 1700gns
3rd Lot 185 from J Taylor, Bradleyfield Farm selling for 1000gns

Class 9- In Lamb Shearling

1st Lot 116 from PL&J Dawson, The Lodge selling for 1200gns
2nd Lot 124 from J Wight & Sons, Midlock Farm selling for 1700gns
3rd Lot 206 from J Bell, Highfield selling for 1200gns

Class 10- Empty Gimmer Hogg

1st Lot 201 from J Bell, Highfield selling for 4200gns
2nd Lot 97 from RD Archer & Son, Carry House selling for 3000gns
3rd Lot 239 from WM Reed & Sons, Lands Farm selling for 2500gns

Champion- Lot 201 from J Bell, Highfield selling for 4200gns

Reserve Champion- Lot 97 from RD Archer & Son, Carry House selling for 300gns

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