Alison O Neill has made some tweed ties in her Rough Fell tweed. They are 70 pounds each, but RFSBA members can get 15% off. For more details contact Alison@shepherdess.co.uk
We have been asked to direct people who like showing sheep to the website www.sherbournecountryfair.com. The event is on Monday 29th May 2017. The entry forms and details will soon appear. There is a section for hill/heath breeds. Crowds of 15,000-20,000 are expected so it is a good opportuity to show different breeds.
The charity auction held at Cafe Ambio, Junction 36 Rural Auction Centre on 27th January was a great success. The event raised over 2700 pounds, thank you to everyone who donated items for the auction, raffle prizes etc. The star item was a 1928 flock book which raised 810 pounds. Thanks to John Bennet of Long Sleddale who donated the book to be auctioned. The charity supported this year was the Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance.
Thanks also to Ian Grizedale who supplied the hoggs for the stock judging.
The annual in-lamb sheep sale at J36 Rural Auction Centre had the largest entry to date with a busy ring of buyers and spectators throughout the day which saw a brilliant atmosphere throughout with a strong trade to match.
North West Auctions was proud to host the annual Rough Diamonds show and sale of individual Rough Fell females. The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Mr Ian Mallinson of Selside with the sale kindly sponsored by Alligator Mobile Sheep Handling. A strong line up of sheep was present which saw the championship rosette awarded to Sarah Hoggarth of Birkhaw Farm, lot 64 a two-crop ewe. The ewe was sired by RF2252, Poppy Unmistakeable, and she was scanned in-lamb with twins to RF2748 Cautgill Yelp, she later sold to 350gns to Stephen and Wendy Dickinson of Tebay. The reserve champion was awarded to TLB & J Knowles of Borrowbridge with lot 58 a Gimmer Shearling scanned in-lamb with twins to RF3030 Flakebridge Ziggy. The gimmer shearling, sired by RF2312 Brownber Unimog, sold to 400gns joining the growing flock of Paula Allen of St Annes Farm.
The sale also included the flock dispersal of Rough Fell breeding sheep on behalf of NC & S Dodd of Kirkby Stephen which saw Rough Fell gimmer shearlings selling to £145 and aged Rough Fell ewes, in-lamb to the Leicester, selling to £79.
Show ResultsRough Fell Females
Mr I Mallinson
Class one – In-lamb Ewe
1st Lot 64 S Hoggarth, Birkhaw
2nd Lot 57 TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
3rd Lot 60 IK & AM Grisedale, Greenmount Farm
Class two – In-Lamb Shearling
1st Lot 58 TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
2nd Lot 59 TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
3rd Lot 53 WJ Dawson, Rash Mill
Class three – Gimmer Hogg
1st Lot 56 WJ Dawson, Rash Mill
2nd Lot 62 JA Law, Elm Croft
3rd Lot 55 WJ Dawson, Rash Mill
Lot 64 SL Hoggarth, Birkhaw
Lot 58 TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
Annual show and sale of In lamb Rough Fell Ewes, Gimmer Shearlings and Gimmer Hoggs on Saturday 28th January 2017.
North West Auctions, Junction 36 Auction, sale from 11am.
Catalogues now online on the NW Auctions website.
Friday 27th January, social evening at Cafe Ambio at Junction 36 rural auction centre. Admission 8.50 on the door, but please let the secretary know numbers first.
Stock judging, charity auction for the Great North Air Ambulance, raffle etc. Please bring raffle prizes and auction contributions with you on the night. Charity auction includes rare 1928 flock book. Please consider bringing any unwanted flock books to the auction as they always prove very popular.
The annual show and sale of registered Kendal Rough Fell Rams on behalf of the Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association took place on Saturday 15th October at J36 Rural Auction Centre. There was a catalogued entry of 211 Rams for the sale.
The pre-sale show was, once again, well supported with a good turnout in each class. Our thanks goes to the judges for giving up their time and expertise. A special thank goes to our sponsor H Pigney & Son for their continued and thanks goes to Andrew Woof for his presence at the sale. The championship rosette was awarded to Lot 155 High Cark Ziggy, a shearling Ram, from I & JM Mallinson, Borrow Bridge, Shap with the reserve champion also going to a shearling, lot 66, Zazu from D Stephenson, Gables, Ravenstonedale.
A large entry of Rams forward for the sale sold a selective trade this year, with breeders looking for powerful stylish Rams. Aged Rams sold to a mixed trade topping at 700gns from JE Harding, Winllan, Penisarwaen for lot 6 Lockbank W3. The first prized aged Ram sold to 450gns from J Hunter, Galloper Park Tebay. A difficult Ram Lamb trade was endured topping at 300gns from J Hunter, Galloper Park, Tebay with Rams Lambs averaging £151.
The day’s shearling Ram trade topped at 6000gns for the Champion lot 155 High Cark Ziggy, a shearling Ram, from I & JM Mallinson, Borrow Bridge, Shap coming from the same home and last year’s record breaking price Ram. This Ram sold in a three way split to A & H Watson, Middleton Hall, H Chapman & Son, Millbeck and A Troughton, Moors Farm. Other notable prices in the Shearling section were 4500gns for lot 146 ZZ Topper from E & K Bland, Cotegill, Gaisgill selling to MP & A Capstick, High Lane. Also achieving 4000gns MJ Handley, Catholes, Sedbergh with lot 128 Zero selling to I & JM Mallinson, with all shearling Rams forward selling to an average of £501.
There were 15 Rams selling for 1000gns or more, which is a credit to the breed society and North West Auctions would like to thank the society for their continued support and hard work in making a sale success and a lovely selling atmosphere.
Show ResultsClass One – Shearling Ram (owner under 18 years of age)
Judge – Mr B Knowles
1st Lot 165 High Cark Zombie, L Mallinson, Borrow Bridge House
2nd Lot 154 Zac, HR & S Bland, Cotegill
3rd Lot 189 St Anne Zoltan, R Allen, St Annes Farm
4th Lot 62 Zinedine Zidane, A Troughton, Moors Farm
Class Two – Shearling Ram (under 50 sheep)
Judge – Mr B Knowles
1st Lot 66 Zazu, D Stephenson, The Gables
2nd Lot 199 Ellergill Zig, RA Steadman, Ellergill Farm
3rd Lot 197 Ellergill Zapper, RA Steadman, Ellergill Farm
4th Lot 101 Zeberdee, IK & AM Grisedale, Greenmount Farm
5th Lot 58 Blackhorse Zig Zag, WJ Dawson, Mill Cottage
6th Lot 63 Zulu, A Troughton, Moors Farm
Class Three – Shearling Ram (over 50 sheep)
Judge – Mr B Knowles
1st Lot 155 High Cark Ziggy, I & JM Mallinson, Borrowbridge
2nd Lot 192 Bainsbank Zeb, RG & B Lewis, Bainsbank
3rd Lot 34 SL Hoggarth, Birkhaw
4th Lot 52 MP Capstick, High Lane
5th Lot 109 Zebedee, A & H Watson, Middleton Hall
6th Lot 119 Zanka, FB Funning & Son, Raisgill Hall
Class Four – Aged Ram (open)
Judge – Mrs C Thwaites
1st Lot 10 Maryfell Walter, J Hunter, Galloper Park
2nd Lot 6 Lockbank W3, E Harding, Winllan
3rd Lot 4 Workman, G & J Allan, Syke Farm
4th Lot 5 Luneside Winston, RH Thexton, Luneside
5th Lot 7 Flakebridge Yolk , NC Dodd, Flakebridge
Class Six – Ram Lamb (open)
Judge – Mr B Thompson
1st Lot 28 J Hunter, Galloper Park
2nd Lot 31 AE Luffman, Beckside
3rd Lot 26 TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge
Judge – Mr G Allison
Lot 155 High Cark Ziggy, I & JM Mallinson, Borrowbridge
Lot 66 Zazu, D Stephenson, The Gables
Shearling Ram with the Best Mouth
Lot 79 Barugh Zenith, W Beck & Son, Barugh House
With an honourable mention to Lot 34 from SL Hoggarth, Birkhaw
Well done to everyone who has shown Rough Fell Sheep this summer, Wendy Disckinson is pictured with the champion Rough Fell at Brough Show. There is still time to visit a show and see Rough Fell Sheep this summer, see our Events page for details. The Westmorland Show is a great place to watch.
Our Autumn sale dates are all on the Events page now. We hope to see you at one of our sales.
5 Rough Fell hoggs have been found at Abbeyfield Lancashire. They have no official tags, but 3 have a green tag and 2 have a pink tag. They have a green spot on their tail head. They are now with the breed secretary, please contact him if you have any information which will help us reunite them with their owners.
Update, we think we have found the owner via Twitter
ROUGH FELLS SELL TO 600GNS AT IN-LAMB SALE
WITH OVER £1000 RAISED FOR CHARITY BY THE ROUGH FELL SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
The annual show and sale of Rough Fell in-lamb sheep attracted a large crowd of buyers from throughout the UK, from as far afield as Wales, Ireland and the Midlands. Judging was in the capable hands of young breeder Aaron Troughton from Firbank, who awarded the championship rosette to a Shearling from William Dawson, Sedbergh, which was scanned carrying twins. The judge later backed his decision and purchased the sheep for a final bid of 500gns. The reserve champion, a Shearling for S Hoggarth & R Capstick, Howgill, scanned carrying twins also achieved a final bid of 500gns selling to Miss Amy Harrison, Kentmere.
The sale topped at 600gns for the first prize In-lamb Ewe from E & K Bland, Tebay. This 1 crop Ewe was scanned with twins, and sold to K Milburn, Sedbergh. 10 In-lamb Rough Fell sheep sold in excess of 200gns.
The flock reduction on behalf of George & Kath Robinson saw a top price of 240gns, achieved for In-lamb Shearlings, and older Ewes selling to 220gns. Several consignments of groups of In-lamb sheep sold to keen interest, with 3 Ewes from G & K Robinson selling for 150gns, with others 125gns from A Mackie, Howgill, selling a pen of 5 In-lamb Ewes. Just one entry of grouped Shearlings sold to 105gns all carrying singles from T,L,B & J Knowles.
ROUGH FELL SHOW RESULTS
Today’s Show & Sale was very kindly Sponsored by Kentdale Landrover & Williams Agricultural Engineering.
Judge: Mr Aaron Troughton, Firbank
Champion - Lot 28 from WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage
Reserve Champion - Lot 5 from S Hoggarth & R Capstick, Birkhaw
Class 1 – In-lamb Ewes
1st Lot 23 from E & K Bland, Cotegill Farm 600gns to K Milburn
2nd Lot 25 from T,L,B & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge 300gns to JA Law
3rd Lot 6 from J Capstick, Maryfell 160gns to A Kirby
Class 2 – In-lamb Shearlings
1st Lot 28 from WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage 500gns to A Troughton
2nd Lot 5 from S Hoggarth & R Capstick, Birkhaw 500gns to AEA Harrison
3rd Lot 2 from G & J Allen, Syke Farm N/S
Class 3 – Gimmer Hogg
1st Lot 39 from WJ Dawson, Rash Mill Cottage 100gns to D Burton
2nd Lot 38 from H Harrison, Brookfield 60gns to A Meanwell
3rd Lot 41 from DV Carrick, Riverside House 60gns to HW Moore
The evening prior to the sale saw the annual dinner and fundraising event, which saw a sum in excess of £800 raised and donated to the chosen charity North West Blood Bikes. During the sale of sheep on Saturday, an In-lamb Ewe was kindly donated by Mr John Capstick, Mary Fell, Sedbergh, with the sale proceed of 250gns being donated to Cancer Research UK.
More details about the charity auction and social evening will follow, but thank you to Aaron Troughton who has agreed to donate some flock books to the auction.
Get it checking your collections and saving up, the years available will be
1957-1965, 1965 again, 1973-1979, 1980, 1983-1985, 1987-1988, 2000-2007, 2012.