ANNUAL SALE OF RIGISTERED DALESBRED SHEEP - The top price at the Annual Sale of Dalesbred sheep was 780gns paid by John Horner of FW Horner & Son of Buckden for the second prize shearling ram sold by Mesrs T&A Hird of Yockenthwaite. Paul Bowden of Oughtershaw sold a shearling ram for 600gns to Godfrey Haygarth of Wigglesworth who was recapturing some of his old bloodlines. The prize winners all got away well in the ram section and a small entry of good quality females were headed up by a pen of 3 crop ewes from the Coates family from Rainscar at £123.


Show results –

Judges: Mr C Lancaster & Mr T Batty


Aged Ram

1st RH&EA Close Lot 1

2nd C Harrison Lot 6

3rd GC&PM Haygarth Lot 3


Shearling Ram

1st RH&EA Close Lot 17

2nd T&A Hird Lot 35

3rd GC&PM Haygarth Lot 30


Champion – RH&EA Close

Reserve – RH&EA Close


Pedigree Shearling Rams              av £194 to 780gns           T&A Hird

Pedigree Aged Rams                      av £112 to 220gns           RH&EA Close


Dalesbred Gimmer Lambs to £68                                                              GN Clarke

Dalesbred Shearlings Gimmers to £116                                                 JL & EM Hickson

Dalesbred Ewes 3 crop to £123                                                                  Mesrs Coates

Dalesbred Ewes broken mouthed to £34                                              RH Close

Chief Prices –

780gns                  T&A Hird

600gns                  PD Bowdin

400gns                  J&JE Bradley

320gns                  GC&PM Haygarth & Daughter