John Dawson of Field Head Farm, Littledale topped the prices at the 80 Annual Show and Sale of Dalesbred Rams held at Bentham Auction with his Champion Ram realising £3,800 selling to Nathan Brown of Deep Clough, Littledale. The reserve champion ram shown by Messrs M J and A Carr of Horton in Ribblesdale sold for £2,000 to Karl Oyston, Manor Farm, Farleton.

Renewed interest in the Dalesbred breed saw prices rise on the year by £200 for Shearling Rams to average £581.42.

Other leading prices for shearling rams included Messrs Huddleston and Longton, Bentham selling at £2200; R Jackson and Son, Horton in Ribblesdale at £2100 and £2000 and M J and A Carr at £1900.