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Rough Fell in-lamb females at NWA J36

In-lamb Rough Fells peaked at 600gns at the annual show and sale at J36.

The sale leader was the first prize in-lamb ewe from E. and K. Bland, Tebay. A one-crop scanned with twins, it sold to K. Milburn, Sedbergh.

 

T.L.B. and J. Knowles, High Borrow Bridge sold a ewe at 300gns to J.A. Law, Newbiggin.

 

The show leader however, under judge and young breeder Aaron Troughton, Firbank, Kirklby Lonsdale, was a shearling from William Dawson, Sedbergh, also scanned with twins. The judge later backed his decision and bought the sheep for 500gns.

 

At the same price was the reserve champion, also a shearling. From S. Hoggarth and R, Capstick, Howgill, it was carrying a pair and was bought by Amy Harrison, Kentmere.

 

The flock reduction for George and Kath Robinson saw a top price of 240gns, achieved for in-lamb shearlings, with older ewes selling to 220gns.

 

There was also keen interest in in-lambers sold in small groups. Three ewes from the Robinsons made 150gns apiece.

A group of shearlings carrying singles from T.L. B. and J. Knowles, High Borrow Bridge sold to £105. One entry of grouped shearlings sold to £105, all carrying singles, from Messrs Knowles.

 

The evening prior to the sale saw the annual dinner and fundraising event, which saw in excess of £800 raised for North West Blood Bikes. During the sale of sheep on Saturday, an in-lamb ewe donated by John Capstick, Mary Fell, Sedbergh, sold at 250gns with the proceeds donated to Cancer Research UK.

 

On the same day Zwartble ewes sold to 210gns for a sheep carrying twins, with others 200gns for both In-lamb shearlings and in-lamb hoggs.

 

The dispersal of pedigree and pure Beltex in-lamb sheep for V. and G. Edgar, Ayside, saw a top price of 350gns for a shearling carrying twins. Older flock ewes sold to 370gns for one scanned with twins and 300gns for a black Beltex ewe carrying triplets.

 

A small entry of Charollais ewes sold to 220gns for a ewe carrying twins while younger Mule ewes and shearlings sold to 140gns carrying twins.

 

Auctioneers: North West Auctions.

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