Michael and I attended Mitchell’s auction mart on Tuesday 4 October as sponsors of the Annual Prize Show and Sale of 3361 Swaledale Breeding Sheep and for those showing, competing for the Willy Gill trophy.
Some outstanding pens of sheep were shown and the overall championship was awarded to Messers Folder, Wescoe Farm with their pen of ewes. The champion pen later sold for £210 per head to Ed Gate, Hollins Farm who was one of the show judges.
Leading the sale prices were the reserve champions from M/s Cockbain & Sons, Rakefoot with ewes selling at £255 per head.
David Allen again sponsored the Annual Show and Sale of Swaledale Rams at Mitchell’s auction mart on Monday 10 October which Michael and I attended.
The pre-sale show was judged by Mr John Greenbank, The Faulds which saw Messrs Folder, Wescoe Farm being placed first in the Shearling class and overall Champion, this ram later sold for £850.
Leading the sale was a ram from W E & B E Wilson, Undercragg which sold for £1,800 to JG Wilson & Son, Grange Farm.
It was a pleasure to attend both of these events and we were very proud to sponsor and be involved.