Forward: 117 BFL Rams & Females: A superb sale of Blue Faced Leicester’s this evening with one of the best shows of sheep ever seen at this sale, especially in the ram lamb section. Shearling Rams averaged £893, and Ram Lambs were £704, 27 sheep sold at 4 figure prices and there was a virtual total clearance with only 1 sheep unsold.

4 sheep sold for 2,000gns and 3 of them came from John Mason’s Oddacre’s flock. The first at this figure was by the M1 Macqueston and sold to CD&RF Kitching, Threshfield, Skipton. The next at was also by the Macqueston out of an Ilkley Moor ewe and it went to a new home at Eldroth, Nr Lancaster with JE Cowperthwaite, who also took the third 2,000gns shearling from Oddacres which was by the H3 Asby Hall out of a Tipalt dam.
The fourth Ram at 2,000gns was the last ram lamb in the ring, it came from Ashley Caton’s Otterburn Lodge flock. By M4 Asby Hall out of a 2 shear ewe by J1 Smearcett which was itself out the famous old Jackie ewe, it took the eye of JR Addison & Son of Bowes, Co Durham.
Edward & John Parkinson of Dunsop Bridge weighed in at 1700gns with a K5 Hundith sired shearling which came from an Ilkley Moor got ewe, selling to JA&JH Hewetson of Giggleswick, North Yorkshire.
WP&B Walker & Son of Appletreewick stepped in at 1600gns with a M12 Riddings ram lamb, their only entry of the evening in this section, with this selling locally to JR Lancaster, Bordley, Skipton.
JK Wilson & Son, Blubberhouses, Harrogate also achieved 1600gns when their F1 Harland “Bighead” son out of an L39 Smearcett ewe, which they have retained 4 full brothers of, sold to AJ Mason Skipton.
It must also be mentioned this evening that a ram donated by Stephen Hutchinson of Kirkby Wiske, and a Blue Faced Leicester Border Fine Art donated by Ronnie and June Dowie of Settle were sold in aid of the UK Sepsis Trust, in memory of everyone’s good friend Hannah Brown. Our thanks go to both for donating and to the bidders and eventual buyers, the ram sold at 700gns to S Stoney of Kirkby Malzeard, and the Border Fine art to Ben Simpson of Hope Valley for £450.

Judge – Megan Hallam & Bob Hargreaves

Ram Lamb –
1st D Lodge Lot 113 sold for 800gns
2nd CD&RF Kitching Lot 126 sold for 1100gns
3rd AJ Mason Lot 96 sold for 900gns
Shearling Ram
1st N&H Bowker Lot 74 sold for 1200gns
2nd CM&J Stott Lot 36 sold for 1300gns
3rd AJ Mason Lot 9 sold for 2000gns
Aged Ram
1st JC Walker & Son Lot 84 sold for 900gns
2nd N Peacock Lot 1 sold for 400gns
3rd JR Lancaster Lot 29 sold for 900gns

CHAMPION – D Lodge Lot 113
RESERVE – N&H Bowker Lot 74

Aged Ram to 900gns av £651
Shearling Ram to 2000gns av £893
Lamb Ram to 2000gns av £704
Shearling Ewes to 400gns av £420

Principle Prices –

Shearling Rams
2000gns(x3) 1400gns 1200gns 1000gns AJ Mason
1700gns EW&JR Parkinson
1400gns Ellis Bros
1300gns 1100gns CD&RF Kitching
1200gns CM&J Stott
1200gns N&H Bowker
1200gns FC N M Walker
1200gns JC Walker & Son
1100gns 1000gns WP&B Walker
1100gns FA Caton
1000gns JC&N Throup
1000gns JK Wilson & Son

Ram Lambs
2000gns JA&R Caton
1600gns WP&B Walker
1600gns 1400gns 1100gns JK Wilson & Son
1400gns FA Caton
1200gns AJ Mason
1100gns CD&RF Kitching

Aged Rams
900gns 800gns 700gns (x2) FA Caton
900gns JC Walker & Son
900gns JR Lancaster
800gns(x2) JK Wilson & Son

Shearling/ Aged Ram Flock Averages
AJ Mason 10 av £1307.25
N&H Bowker 1 at £1260
CD&RF Kitching 3 av £1120

EW&JR Parkinson 3 av £1015
JC Walker & Son 2 av £1102.50
JK Wilson & Son 3 av £910
WP&B Walker & Son 4 av £905.62
Ellis Bros 6 av £866.66
C Nelson & Son 2 av £866.25
FC,N&M Walker 2 av £866.25
CM&J Stott & Son 3 av £822.50

Ram Lambs
JA&R Caton 1 at £2100
WP&B Walker & Son 1 at £1680
JK Wilson & Son 5 av £1134
FA Caton & Son 3 av £857.50
CD&RF Kitching 4 av £721.88
AJ Mason 6 av £717.50

Female flock averages
JC&N Throup 2 av £420