Penrith Ram Sale 2018
On Thursday 11th October, Penrith & District Farmers' Mart LLP held their fifteenth annual show and sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams and females on behalf of the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association, sponsored by H Pigney & Son, Appleby.
A very pleasing trade was had from start to finish, with averages very strong, with aged and shearling rams averaging £2,603.83 and ram lambs averaging £504.
Judging was in the capable hands of Mr I Craig, North Hanging Wells, who awarded the Champion honours to lot four, a shearling ram from M/s Lord, Hewgill House, 980/K038. This ram, sired by Marriforth 746/G023, and out of a home-bred Hewgill ewe, also topped the sale at £16,500, and was bought jointly by M/s A & K Nicholson, Swinside Farm & J R Ireland & Sons, Stock Howe Farm. This run of marvellous shearlings from the Hewgill pen with great style and class averaged £4,271.
1-Lot No 1 from A R Edmondson, Hawkswell
2-Lot No 2 from A R Edmondson, Hawkswell
3-Lot No 14 from S & W Maughan, Street House
1-Lot No 4 from M/s Lord, Hewgill House
2-Lot No 6 from M/s Lord, Hewgill House
3-Lot No 13 from S & W Maughan, Street House
1-Lot No 26 from M/s Lord, Hewgill House
2-Lot No 47 from W M Hutchinson & Sons, Redgate
3-Lot No 27 from M/s Lord, Hewgill House
1-Lot Mo 63 from M/s Lord, Hewgill House
Male & Overall Champion - Shearling Ram from Messrs Lord, Hewgill House
Male Reserve & Overall Reserve Champion - Ram Lamb from M/s Lord, Hewgill
Female Champion - Ewe Lamb from M/s Lord, Hewgill
Shearling Rams - £16500, £5000, £4500, £1300, £1000 & £800 (2) West Dowgill (Hewgill)
Ram Lambs - £2200 & £1000 West Dowgill (Hewgill); £1000 & £500 Tarn House (Skeughdale); £650 & £500 Redgate (Kirkby Redgate); £600 (2) & £480 Bank End Mill (Leavyholme); £600 & £400 Hawkswell Farm (Hawkswell); £450 & £400 Old Parks (Old Parks)
Aged Rams - £1800 & £700 Hawkswell (Hawkswell); £500 Street House (Street House)
Ewe Lambs - £350 West Dowgill (Hewgill)