The Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association show and sale of crowned Swaledale ewes, shearling and gimmer hoggs at Kirkby Stephen topped at £3,100 for an in-lamb two-shear ewe.
From S. and P. Brogden, Brough and scanned with twins, it sold to K. G. Sowerby, Milburn.
Judging was carried out by David Alderson, Gunnerside and Jack Lawson, Hundith who awarded the championship to a three-shear ewe scanned for twins from P.E. and K.A. Sowerbyy, Oakbank, which went on to sell for £1,500 to Mr Lawson.
The reserve championship went to a three-shear ewe scanned for triplets from D. and M. Brown, Marske which sold for £2,200 to P. Addyman and Son, Skipton.
The overall sale average was £686.47 which was up £64.29 on the year. Ewes averaged £863.23 which was £170.92 up on the year.
The sale included the part dispersal of the Dowthwaite flock of 20 ewes and shearlings from H. Harrison, Shap which topped at £650 for a gimmer shearling scanned for twins.
Another part dispersal of 60 Swaledale ewes in-lamb to the Bluefaced Leicester from A. and R. Birbeck, Nateby topped at £175 was two pens of ewes bought by J.W. and M. Buckle, Barras and Messrs Raine and Davidson, Stainmore. This run of ewes averaged £144.85.
Auctioneers – Harrison and Hetherington.