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.