Sale Report: Annual Swaledale Show & Sale Tuesday 9th October

On Tuesday 9th October saw Mitchells Auction Co having their annual sale of Swaledale breeding sheep. A catalogued entry of 4176 sold to a crowded ringside of buyers ensuring a solid trade in what has been a turbulent back end. The sale average was only £13 back on the year which was most satisfactory compared to other centres.

The show was kindly sponsored by David Allen Agriculture, NFU Mutual and the Lake District National Park with judging in the capable hands of Mr Henry Critchlow and Mr Stephen Wells. Our thanks go to them for their time and expertise. After some deliberation the Willy Gill Trophy for the Champion pen of ewes was awarded to GL Hutton, Setmabanning for their pen of 3 crop ewes which later sold for £105. The results of the show were as follows:

 Judging pen of 10;


1st           GL Hutton, Setmabanning            sold for £105

2nd          M/S Cockbain, Rakefoot                               sold for £155

3rd           S Hardisty & Son, How Hall           sold for £118


1st           G Sibson, Burnside                          sold for £110

2nd          GL Hutton, Setmabanning            sold for £90

3rd           M Brough, Chapel House              sold for £102

Gimmer Lambs

1st           JA Ritson, Baggra Yeat                    sold for £52


L-R – Charlotte Kimber & Cath Johnson (Sponsors Lake District National Park, Mr Henry Critchlow (Judge) Mr Stephen Wells (Judge), Mr Thomas Hutton (Vendor), Emma Miller (Sponsor David Allen Accountants) and Siobhan Lamb (Sponsor NFU).

Leading Prices

Ewes:- 155 Rakefoot, 130, 95 Wesco Farm, 118 High Beckside, 118 How Hall, 105 Setmabanning, 100, 96 Low Kinmont, 95 Branthwaite Farm, 92 Glencoyne Farm.

Shearlings:- 110 Burnside Caravan Park, 102, 88 Chapel House Farm, 100 Beck Grange, 92 Glencoyne Farm, 90 Hole House, 90 Setmabanning, 87 Stanley Terrace, 82 Beck Grange

Gimmer Lambs:- 52, 38 Baggra Yeat, 46 Meadow Bank, 41, 39, 38 Wood Hall, 41, 40 High Beckside, 39 Burblethwaite.

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