This week’s two day Swaledale Shearling Ram sale at Hawes Farmers Auction Mart saw average prices up £345 on last year, selling to £50,000 for an animal from T M Iveson, Hawes.

 

The pre-sale champion, L B Rhinestone Cowboy (Lot 697) is by an Aygill ram bought three years ago for £3,800. He sold in a three way split to J Nelson and Son, Clapham, P E and K A Sowerby, Mossdale, Hawes and J H and J Bland, Derbyshire.

 

Then at £41,000 on the first day of the sale, was Aygill Enterprise (Lot 292), a ram from A D and P Coates, Aygill.

 

This one is by a £37,000 Bull and Cave ram and out of a dam by Aygill Viceroy. He found a new home with J W Porter and Sons, Low Oxnop, Swaledale.

 

>> One of our photographers is taking a picture of the top price ram next week, so we’ll get a snap of Cowboy up as soon as the picture comes through.

 

Leading prices:

Wednesday: 

AD & P Coates, £41,000, £18,000, £2,600. 

W Richardson & Son, £40,000, £16,000, £3,200.

M Ridley, £26,000. 

RS Harker & Son, £20,000, £16,000, £11,000 x 2, , £6,500, £4,000 x 2, £3,200, , £2,200, £1,300, £1,200. 

N & ME Harrison, £18,000, £8,000, £5,000, £2,000. 

W Allison & Sons, £18,000, £2,200, £2,000. 

EC Coates, £15,000, £2,200.  MR & CJ Rukin, £14,000, £13,000, £2,500.  M/S Brogden, £14,000, £10,500, £1,400. 

 

Thursday:

Leading Prices:  TM Iveson, £50,000, £12,500, £1,200. 

G Dargue, £39,000, £2,500, £1,200. 

B Thornborrow, £32,000, £6,000, £2,000, £1,600. 

MM & CL Whitehead, £30,000, £25,000, £1,200.

T Robinson & Sons, £24,000, £5,000. 

JM & S Tennant, £22,000, £16,000, £2,000. 

IS Bell, £19,000.  SA Raine, £19,000. 

P Hallam, £16,000, £14,000, £8,500, £5,000, £4,500, £3,500, £1,200.

JW Dent & Sons, £14,000, £2,200, £1,200. 

P Ewbank, £13,500, £3,600, £2,400.  JH & CL Harrison, £11,000.  SL Pratt, £11,000

 

Averages: Overall, 723 rams, £2,123; Wednesday: 350 rams, £2,118: Thursday:  373 rams, £2,126 (Hawes Farmers Auction Mart)