Swaledale ram average up £141.14 at Teesdale Mart

The Annual Prize Show and sale of 70 Bluefaced Leicester and Other Breed Rams and Females at Middleton in Teesdale Mart saw Swaledale ewes sell well with the ram average up £141.14 on the year to £383.43.


Swaledale ewes were good to sell as were the Rams which averaged £383.43 (+£141.14 on the year)


Show judge Mr J Dobson gave his overall championship title to a Bluefaced Leicester ram from M W and E Dent, Wythes Hill. This one went on to sell for £3,000 to N Hird.


Mr Dobson’s reserve spot went to Messrs Jenkinson’s Bluefaced Leicester ram lamb


Other leading prices were as follows:


Correct Swaledale Ewes

£78 Birkdale; £77 East Underhurth; £70 Watersmeeting; £68, £64 Valance Lodge;


Broken Mouthed Swaledale Ewes

£70 Valance Lodge; £70 Herdship; £61 Dirt Pitt; £61 Newton Lodge;


Bluefaced Leicester Shearling Rams

£3,000, £1,600 Wythes Hill; £600, £450 (x2) Low Houses; £380 Milestone House; £360 West Hinedon; £260 Friar House


Bluefaced Leicester Aged Ram

£450 (x2) Low Houses


Bluefaced Leicester Ram Lambs

£400, £280 (x2) West Hinedon; £380 West Shotton; £340 Pallet Cragg


Bluefaced Leicester Females

£300, £150 Milestone House


Texel Shearling Rams

£300, £270, £260 Westfield


Harrison and Hetherington