There was a strong line up of rams forward for the pre-sale show and thanks must go to our judges Mr BH Williams, Mr S Huck, Mr S Watson, Mr JS Handley, Mr R Simpson and Mr D Stephenson as well as Mr J Capstick for standing in at the last minute. There were many admired rams out for the show with the championship rosette being awarded to the first prized shearling from the open class lot 139 from E & K Bland of Cotegill, Tebay with RF3100 sired by RF2621 Barugh Watch Me Go. This powerful tup went on to sell for 3,800gns to Amy Harrison of Kentmere.
It was the reserve champion, lot 165, RF3034 High Cark Awesome a shearling, sired by RF1922 Flakebridge Viper, from I & J & M Mallinson of Borrow Bridge House, Selside that sold for the top price of the day of 9,500gns. This was a much admired tup for its size and style sold to Norman Dodd of Kirkby Stephen.
Norman Dodd sold a shearling tup lot 85, RF3107 Ace, for 5,500gns to I & J & M Mallinson of Borrow Bridge House, with MJ & JD Handley of Catholes, Sedbergh selling shearling lot 172 RF3149 Action for 5,000gns joining the flock of MP & A Capstick of High lane.
The trade saw well-bred and good quality rams easy to sell and in plenty of demand with commercial rams harder to place. There were 14 shearlings selling for 1,000gns or more with all shearling rams forward selling to a market average of £643.50.
The ram lambs sold to a very selective trade with breeders picking out the best which sold away nicely topping at 550gns from JA Law of Raven Cottage selling to D & HM Watson of Middleton Hall, this was closely followed by 520gns from AE Luffman of Beckside selling to Amy Harrison of Kentmere. The ram lambs that sold averaged £243.60.
The majority of aged rams sold, topping at 550gns from VR Guy of Tebay, who also sold aged rams to 350gns. All aged rams sold to a market average of 172gns.
Mr BH Williams, Mr S Huck, Mr S Watson, Mr JS Handley, Mr R Simpson, Mr D Stephenson & Mr J Capstick
H Pigney & Son
Class 1 – Shearling Ram (Owner under 18 years of age)
1st Lot 117, A Troughton, Moors Farm
2nd Lot 56, Cai Jones, Bumwerth Farm
Class 2 – Shearling Ram (Under 50 Sheep)
1st Lot 108, SW Dickinson, High Woodend
2nd Lot 145, HR & S Bland, Cotegill
3rd Lot 43, WE Moore, New House Farm
4th Lot 17, Luke Mallinson, Borrow Bridge House
5th Lot 104, A & S Miller, Brunt Hill
6th Lot 109, SW Dickinson, High Woodend
Class 3 – Shearling Ram (Over 50 Sheep)
1st Lot 139, E & K Bland, Cotegill
2nd Lot 165, I & J & M Mallinson, Borrow Bridge House
3rd Lot 140, E & K Bland, Cotegill
4th Lot 47, TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge
5th Lot 166, I & J & M Mallinson, Borrow Bridge House
6th Lot 46, TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge
Class 4 – Aged Ram (Open)
1st Lot 9, VR Guy, Whinfell
2nd Lot 14, MP & A Capstick, High Lane
3rd Lot 10, VR Guy, Whinfell
4th Lot 21, S Huck, Dale View
5th Lot 22, S Huck, Dale View
6th Lot 18, M & G German, Sowermire
Class 5 – Ram Lamb
1st Lot 27, FB Dunning & Son, Raisgill Hall
2nd Lot 33, JA Law, Raven Cottage
3rd Lot 42, J Hunter, Galloper Park
4th Lot 26, FB Dunning & Son, Raisgill Hall
5th Lot 32, AE Luffman, Beckside
6th Lot 24, T Ellis, Woodside
Lot 139, E & K Bland, Cotegill
Lot 165, I & J & M Mallinson, Borrow Bridge House
Top PricesRam Lamb -
£577.50 Raven Cottage, £546.00, £105.00 Beckside, £315.00 High Rowans, £262.50, £105.00 Raisgill Hall, £157.50 12 Maryfell, £157.50, £105.00 6 Galloper Park, £105.00 Winllan.
Shearling Ram -
£9975.00, £2310.00, £1995.00 Borrow Bridge House, £5775.00 2 Manor Court, £5250.00, £3780.00, £2100.00 Archers Hall, £3990.00 Cotegill Farm, £3150.00 High Lane, 31785.00 High Woodend.
Aged Ram -
£577.50, £367.50 Whinfell Terrace, £336.00, £189.00 Croft Foot Farm, £189.00, £157.50 Dale View, £126.00 Sowermire, £105.00 Holme Farm, £105.00 High Green Farm, £105.00 High Lane.