Gimmer hogg achieves £900 bid at Bentham

Competitive bidding at Bentham Auction Mart last week saw all breeds share in the success with prices hitting £900.


At this money was a Lunesdale V42 bred gimmer hogg from David and Robin Booth, Feizor. This one was placed champion in the Bluefaced Leicester section and was later purchased by the judge David Watson, Middleton.


bfl1.jpg Next in the money was a two shear Dalesbred ewe forward from Mick Carr, Horton-in -Ribblesdale. Bred by a John Greenwood ram and in lamb to a Richard Close ram, this one went on to sell for the breed’s top price of the day at £800 to Nathan Brown, Littledale.



dalebred1.jpg Despite being the last ring through the sale Herwick prices didn’t disappoint with  competitive trade resulting in a top price of £700 for the breed. This was for the breed champion, a two shear ewe from D J Wilson, Dockray. By a home bred sire, this one was originally bred from a  Naylor ram and sold to Frank Brennand, Chapel-le-Dale to add to his newly established flock of Herwicks. Mr Brennand also went on to purchase a gimmer hogg from Mr and Mrs Wilson for £420.

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Another hill-breed, the Swaledales also saw a steady trade with Patrick Sowerby, Hawes sweeping the board in the section, taking both championship honour as well as top price for the breed. The top priced animal which was a 2nd prize shearling went on to sell for the Swaledale top price of £550 to the pre-sale judge, Barrie Thomas, Horton-in-Ribblesdale.


swale1.jpg The Swaledale champion a three shear ewe and in-lamb to C34740 went on to sell for J W Gorst, Quernmore for £450.


A smaller entry of Teeswaters still attracted much attention for the quality animals forward. The champion and reserve from Chris Gibson, Endmoor went n to sell for £00 and £250 respectively both being purchased by Richard Close, Starbottom.




teeswater1.jpgCommercial sheep also saw a steady trade earlier in the day with Swale ewes aged 3-4 Crp achieving a top price of £166 to H M Grahmam, Brampton.