2018-03-09  facebooktwitterrss

Swaledale In Lamb Ewe tops at £2,600

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held the Annual Prize Show & Sale of Individual Crowned Swaledale Ewes, Shearlings and Gimmer Hoggs on behalf of the Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association at Kirkby Stephen Mart on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

Topping the sale at £2,600 was the overall champion, a Gimmer Shearling scanned for twins from Mr I Collinson, Billing Shields Farm, Eastgate, Bishop Auckland which was sold to Messrs Bainbridge, Owlands Farm, Hirst, Richmond.

Champion Sheep consigned by Messrs Collinson, Billing Shield Farm, which sold for £2,600

Champion consigned by Messrs Collinson, Billing Shield Farm, which sold for £2,600

The reserve champion was a Ewe Hogg from Messrs JH & J Bland, Crowden House Farm, Crowden, Glossop which sold for £2,000 to Messrs Tully of Burncroft Farm, Eggleston, Barnard Castle.


Gimmer Hoggs £966.67

Ewes £955

Gimmer Shearlings £580.10

The show was kindly sponsored by Adrian Bell (Livestock Scanner), Eden Farm Supplies, Carrs Billington, H Pigney & Son, Castle Sculptures and H & H Reeds Printers. Judging was carried out by Mr R Lancaster, Torver & Mr J Tully, Eggleston with Mr T Edgar, Whitton acting as referee.

Leading Prices

Gimmer Shearlings: £2600 Billing Shield Farm; £1500, £1200, £1000 Flakebridge Farm; £1000, £900 Crowden House Farm; £1000 Long Green

Ewes: £2000, £800 Long Green; £1600, £1200 Helbeck Farm; £1400 Oakbank Farm; £1200, £800 Thwaite Bridge

Gimmer Hoggs: £2000 Crowden House Farm; £1400, £1300 Long Green; £600 Mount Pleasant Farm.

Show Results

Class 1 Ewe

1st J & SJ Bland, Thwaite Bridge - £1200 to Burncroft Farm

2nd PE& KA Sowerby, Oakbank - £1400 to Mr P Hallam

3rd A & M Skidmore, Flakebridge – Not Sold

Class 2 Gimmer Shearling

1st I Collinson, Billing Shield Farm - £2,600 to Mr A Bainbridge

2nd JH & J Bland, Crowden House - £1000 to P Addyman & Son

3rd JH & J Bland, Crowden House - £900 to DA Humble

Class 3 Gimmer Hogg

1st JH & J Bland, Crowden House - £2000 to Burncroft Farm

2nd L&F Brown, Mount Pleasant - £600 to Mr A Myers

3rd A Keiley, Croft Farm – Not Sold

Class 4 Conformation

1st J Nattrass, Shield Hill Top – Not Sold


I Collinson, Billing Shield Farm


JH & J Bland, Crowden House.


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