MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 8th OCTOBER 2018 Forward: 62 Registered Swaledale Rams



There was a strong trade for Swaledale rams at the Annual Sale on Monday evening with over 90% of the entry finding new homes and tidy averages seen for the sale.
Top end prices saw Wilf Buckle from Bleathgill, Kirkby Stephen sell his pen leading Shearling for £2000. It was earlier awarded first prize for the ram with best conformation, and this tremendously strong bodied sheep, which was sired by a homebred of which a half share was sold to Alan Alderson, Barras, was knocked to JA&JH Hewetson, Giggleswick. 
Earlier in the sale Kevin Huck from Bordley brought out his 4 shear ram. Purchased as a shearling from Messrs Marston, Easegill Head, it was sired by a Helbeck from a Mossdale ewe. It received spirited bidding from several quarters and settled at £1500 when sold to R&KA Burley & Son, Pateley Bridge.
Other prices and prize awards as listed below.
Averages were good as well with Aged av £307 and shearling av £284 for a 91% clearance. Show Results;

Judges – Mr Bill Cowperthwaite


Best Swaledale Aged Ram

1st KG Huck Lot 1025 sold for £1500

2nd CM Ryder Lot 1046 sold for £450

3rd WM Buckle Lot 1034 sold for £350


Best Swaledale Shearling Ram

1st RE Cowperthwaite Lot 1038 sold for £450

2nd J&JE Bradley Lot 1021 sold for £750

3rd KG Huck Lot 1026 sold for £700


Best Conformation Ram

1st WM Buckle Lot 1035 sold for £2000


CHAMPION – R&E Cowperthwaite Lot 1038



Averages & Principle Prices;


Aged – Av £307

£1500 K Huck; £450 CM Ryder; £400 JC Walker & Son; £400 T Boothman; £400 JA Alderson;


Shearlings – Av £284

£2000 WM Buckle; £750 J&JE Bradley; £750 W Buckle; £700 K Huck; £650 C Nelson & Son;