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