Sale Report: Annual Herdwick show & sale Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October including continental Rams

On Friday 5th & 6th October 2018 Mitchells Auction Co, Cockermouth, Cumbria held the annual 2 day sale of Herdwick breeding ewes and rams. It was a sight to behold with the ring packed to the rafters with prospective purchasers from every corner of the country. Sellers anticipated trade to be very low but to their delight prices were acceptable.

The sales were kindly sponsored by TW Relph & Son, Robinson & Co Accountants and Jelf insurance.

The judging of the females started the weekend on a high with AD&T Harrison, Brotherilkeld being awarded the championship by the judge Mr Joe Weir, Chapel Farm.

Sale Average for Herdwick Ewes-

Ewes- £41.19 Shearlings- £61.29

Ewes

1st           AD&T Harrison, Brotherilkeld                                                      Sold for £230

2nd          CI Hartley, Barfield                                                                          Sold for £175

3rd           AS&C Hodgson, Glencoyne                                                         Sold for £85

Shearlings

1st           M&GM Fox, Crosbythwaite                                                        Sold for £140

2nd          GW Wilkinson, Tilberthwaite                                                      Sold for £66

3rd           M&GM Fox, Crosbythwaite                                                        Sold for £135

Gimmer Lambs

1st           WD&DE Tyson, Middle Row                                                        Sold for £105

2nd          CI Hartley, Barfield                                                                          Sold for £80

3rd           D&J Wilson, Anns Cottage                                                            Sold for £56

IMG_8982eL-R – Philip Allison (Sponsor Robinson & Company Accountants), Ryan James (Sponsor Hundith Hill), David Harrison (Vendor), Joe Weir (Judge), Karl Bainbridge (Sponsor Jelf Insurance)

Ewes

Ewes :- Herdwick – 240 Middle Row, 230, 105, 92, 85 Brotherilkeld, 175, 85, 80, 66 Barfield, 138, 125 Ulcatrow, 120 Penny Hill, 110(x2) Anns Cottage, 105, 100 Tilberthwaite Farm, 95 Skelsceugh Farm, 85 Glencoyne Farm, 72 Knott Houses, 72 Row Farm, 68 East House. Mule – 90 Skelsceugh Farm. Cheviot – 62, 51 Stybeck Farm, 51 Lanefoot.

Shearlings :- Herdwick – 300 Middle Row, 160, 125, 100 Little Cross, 140, 135, 81, 80(x3), 76 Crosbythwaite Farm, 98, 70 Nook Farm, 95 Deepdale Hall, 85(x2) Skelsceugh Farm, 85 The Oaks, 85 Ulcatrow, 84 Row Farm, 72 Rietfontien, 69 The Mount, 68 Anns Cottage, 68 Tilberthwaite.

Gimmer Lambs :- Herdwick – 105, 55 Middle Row, 80 Barfield, 58, 56 Anns Cottage, 58 Ulcatrow, 52 Penny Hill, 52 Brockstones, 50 Skelsceugh Farm.

 

Leading Prices – Coninental Rams

Shearlings :- Texel – 480 Eirinntalla, 420 Beckhouse Farm, 420, 380, 320 Chapel House Farm, 400(x2), 380, 380, 340 Arkleby House, 400(x2), 380(x2), 360 Strudda Bank, 360, 340, 320 Seafield House, 340 Wardhall Guards, 320 Glen Hush. Suffolk X Charollais – 420, 380, 320, 300(x2), 280 Swallow Heights, 240 Birds Nest. Beltex X Texel – 400, 360, 320(x3), 300(x2), 280 Eirinntalla, 300(x2), 280, 240, 220 Brow Top Farm, 200 Dundraw Farms. Dutch Texel – 360, 260, 230 The Laurels. Cheviot – 350 West Head Farm, 340, 280 Stonethwaite Farm, 280, 240 Hill Top Farm. Suffolk X Texel – 300, 200 Birds Nest. Suffolk – 280 Crosshow Farm. Beltex – 200 Beckhouse Farm.

Lambs:- Texel – 430, 260 The Croft, 300 Crosshow. Suffolk – 220, 200 The Croft. Charollais – 300, 280 Swallow Heights.

SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER

Mitchells Auction Mart conducted,on behalf of the HSBA, the sale of registered Herdwick Rams. With a larger entry on the year. Rams averaged a satisfactory £661. The judges, Neil Hodgson, Park House, and Richard Ellwood, Baskell, awarded the Championship to the shearling ram shown by Mr Isaac Benson, Fell Foot.

Highlight of the day was a ram fetching 9500gns, owned by WS Jackson, Nook Farm, and being sold to AS & C Hodgson, Glencoyne.

Prize List

 

Aged Rams

1st        CI Hartley, Barfield

2nd       A Hartey, Turner Hall

3rd       A Nicholson, Swinside End Farm

4th        Woodhow Farm

3 Shear Rams

1st        M/s Bland, Mirkholme

2nd       RR Weir, Chapel

3rd       AS Edmondson, Randle Gate

4th        Isaac Benson, Fell Foot

Shearling

1st        Isaac Benson, Fell Foot

2nd       JG Harryman, The Galleon

3rd       A Hartley, Turner Hall

4th        P Bland & J Barnes, Knott Houses

IMG_9045L-R – Darren Mewse (Sponsor Robinson & Company Accountants), Isaac Benson (Vendor), Richard Ellwood & Neil Hodgson (Judges), Julia Myerscough (Sponsor Jelf Insurance), David Porter Auctioneer (Sponsor Mitchells)

Leading Prices (In Guineas)

Nook Farm- 9500, 3000

Cockley Beck Farm- 6200

West Head- 6000

Barfield- 4000

Burnthwaite- 3200

Turner Hall- 3000

Grove Farm- 3000

How Hall- 2800

Taw House- 2700

Woodhow- 2600

Chapel Farm- 2100

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