Winners of the Royston Baxter trophy presented by former Mart Foreman and Farmer Royston Baxter, were Stuart and Ed Hird of Yockenthwaite with a 2 Shear tup by a Richard Close and from a Huddleston/Longton ewe, which sold for 350gns to FW Horner of Buckden.
Leading price came from J&JT Kelsall of Cold Cotes, a shearling ram which was by a Catlow tup bred from a Fieldhead ewe which joined John Harrison of Blubberhouses for 550gns.
The sale saw a total clearance of all sheep with females good to sell and gimmer lambs a particularly strong trade.

Royston Baxter donated 3 sticks he had made, with proceeds for Manorlands Hospice, Oxenhope.
Stick 1, A thumb stick sold for £200 to Martin Brown, Woodale, Lofthouse.
Stick 2, A walking stick sold for £180 to Trevor Stoney, Bewerley, Pateley Bridge
Stock 3, Royston’s own Market Stick sold for £800 to Craven Cattle Marts for use as a sale ring stick.

Show results –
Judges: Miss M Hutchinson & Mr W Tiplady

Aged Ram
1st T&A Hird Lot 1

Shearling Ram
1st J&JE Bradley Lot 14
2nd G Haygarth & Daughter Lot 20
3rd J&JE Bradley Lot 15

Champion – T&A Hird Lot 1
Reserve – J&JE Bradley Lot 14

Pedigree Shearling Rams av £133 to 550gns
Pedigree Aged Rams av £367 to 350gns

Dalesbred Gimmer Lambs to £88 av £68 Hayton & Stocks
Dalesbred Shearlings Gimmers to £138 av £134 Messrs Coates
Dalesbred Ewes to £125 av £125 Messrs Coates

Chief Prices – 550gns JT&J Kelsall; 350gns T&A Hird; 220gns 200gns J&JE Bradley; 140gns JC&VA Lancaster;