Swaledale draft ewes sell to £320/head at Bentham

Swaledale draft ewes sold to £320 at Bentham Auction Mart, with shearling peaking at £202 a head.

Topping trade with their second prize of three-crop draft ewes was John and Jean Bradley, Penyghent. Buyer was Graham Pears, Penistone. Just behind this at £300/head was the first prize draft ewes from Bill Cowperthwaite, Tennent Gill. These also sold to Mr Pears.

Eight pens of shearlings peaked at £202 apiece for a second prize pen from JC Wade and Son, Catchall Farm.

(Richard Turner and Son).