Breeding Sheep. Forward; 2281 Breeding Sheep. Sales Every Monday at 11:30am

A great entry of Breeding Sheep today for our May Day Show & Sale of Hoggs with Lambs and Geld Gimmer Hoggs. A full list of prize awards are below, and we thank Mr David Wood for carrying out the judging duties this year.
The sale started with Geld Hoggs and these were a very sharp trade with several customers keen to secure sheep. A Wilson & Son of Gordale presented their Annual consignment of home bred hoggs and peaked at £162 with a breed average of £147 a very respectable result. Swaledales sold to £135 from D Shirt of Edale and averaged £109, whilst the main of the Continental Hoggs sold from £140 to £160 peaking at £178 from HW Williams Llandovery.
Hoggs and lambs followed and the sale set off with a bang as Messrs Stapleton entered the sale ring first with their run of homebred Texel Hoggs and lambs taking 1st Prize and peaking at £320. Main of the best Continental hoggs and lambs £240/£300, nice goods £210 to £230, commercials under £200.
Suffolk cross Hoggs and singles hit £305 per outfit for strong Suffolk Scotch Halfbred’s from E Sims, Driffield. The same vendor sold twins at £350.
Best of the Mule Hoggs top side of £200, with £180 to £195 for commercial sorts. Messrs RG Johnson & Son led the section at £220 with their 1st prize pen.

Ewes and Lambs were an excellent trade with a great enquiry for all classes. A black Beltex Sheep with single Black Gimmer Lambs was offered for sale by Mr Hywell Williams of LLanduesent with proceeds going to the 3 Peaks Challenge Team who are raising money for the Sepsis Trust. The sheep sold for £350 and finds a new home with Milly Daisy Richardson in Dufton, Appleby. Ewes with strong singles sold well all day, Continental sheep with good lambs £200 to £250, hitting £265 from RJ&RM Clarkson, Eastby. Twins generally £240 to £300, with a Blue Texel and Twins from T Sutcliffe Horton in Ribblesdale making £370 which was the top price of the day. Correct Mules with nice Twins £200 to £230, whilst singles generally £150 plus, to a top of £190 from RD Metcalfe & Son Brearton.

Also, 2nd Special Show for Hoggs & Lambs is on Monday 23rd May including Annual Sale for  Hill Bred Ewes and Lambs
And Monday 30th May is the New Blue Texel Society Sale for Pedigree Sheep in conjunction with Weekly sale.


Geld Hoggs

10 Geld Mule Gimmer Hoggs

1st A Wilson & Son £155

2nd A Wilson & Son £162


10 Geld Continental Gimmer Hoggs

1st KJ Marston £145

2nd RG Church £145


Suffolk                                                                   to £160 (Av £150.10)          HW Williams

Texel                                                                      to £152 (Av £139.34)         HW Williams

Mule                                                                       to £162 (Av £147.83)          A Wilson

Swaledale                                                             to £135 (Av £109.87)          D Shirt

Cheviot                                                                  to £138 (Av £138)                HW Williams

Beltex                                                                    to £178 (Av £168.71)          HW Williams

Blue Texel                                                             to £165 (Av £157.50)          HW Williams


Hoggs with Lambs

5 Mule Hoggs with Lambs

1st RG Johnson & Son £220

2nd RG Johnson & Son £205

3rd R & E Butterfield £200


5 Continental Hoggs with Lambs

1st KG Stapleton £320

2nd KG Stapleton £300

3rd KG Stapleton £290


5 Suffolk Hoggs with Lambs

1st D Davies £200

2nd TH Heslop & Son £195


Hoggs & Lambs

Suffolk Hogg with Single Lambs                       to £305 (Av £230.60)          E Sims

Suffolk Hogg with Twin Lambs                         to £350 (Av £350)                E Sims

Texel Hogg with Single Lambs                          to £320 (Av £208.62)          KG Stapleton

Texel Hogg with Twin Lambs                            to £190 (Av £187.78)          CM & J Stott

Mule Hogg with Single Lambs                          to £220 (Av £188.37)          RG Johnson & Son

Mule Hogg with Twin Lambs                            to £192 (Av £182.31)          TH Heslop & Son

Charollais Hogg with Single Lambs                 to £150 (Av £150)                P Smith

Cheviot Hogg with Single Lambs                     to £185 (Av £177.50)          HW Williams


Shearlings & Lambs

Texel Shlgs with Twins                                       to £270                                  E Crisp

Texel Shlgs with Singles                                     to £200                                  W Richardson & Son

Charolais x Shlg with Twins                               to £230                                  R Caton

Charolais x Shlg with Singles                             to £240                                  W Richardson & Son

Mule Shlg with Singles                                       to £190                                  RD Metcalfe & Son

Mule Shlg with Twins                                         to £225                                  SMR Foster

Beltex Shlg with Singles                                     to £230                                  H Smith

Black Beltex with Gimmer Lamb                     to £350                                  HW Williams (Sepsis Trust)

Suffolk Shlgs with 1.5 Lambs                            to £195                                  J Hardman

Blue Texel Shlgs with Single Lambs                 to £ 240 (Av £240)               T Sutcliffe


Ewes with Lambs

Texel Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £265 (Av £185.98)          RJ & RM Clarkson

Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                             to £290 (Av 243.26)            R Caton

Suffolk Ewe with Single Lambs                        to £165 (Av £165)                HW Williams

Suffolk Ewe with Twin Lambs                          to £185 (Av 180.33)            IR Daggett

Suffolk Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                              to £195 (Av £195)                J Hardman

Mule Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £190 (Av £171.69)          RD Metcalfe & son

Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £230 (Av 194.10)            C Smith & Sons

Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                                 to £190 (Av £190)                Michael Mallinson Ltd

Charollais Ewe with Single Lambs                   to £210 (Av £210)                R Caton

Beltex Ewe with Single Lambs                          to £350 (Av 250)                  HW Williams

Beltex Ewes bm with Twins                              to £280                                  H Smith

Blue Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                    to £370 (Av £370)                T Sutcliffe

Zwartble Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                          £225 (Av £222.50)               T Sutcliffe

Herdwick Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                         £125 (Av £122.50)               Messrs Read




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