Hawes Female Sale Sale Reports

Hawes Female Sale

19th January 2019


Neil White, Barf House

On a cold raw day, typical of a Hawes female sale, a strong crowd gathered at this market town and saw a strong trade for some great females. Averages were back a bit, but that was mainly due to the underlying trade following on from last year’s gimmer lambs sales, and the flying trade last year which saw averages jump a massive £300 in the gimmer shearlings.

Topping the day’s trade was strong gimmer hogg from the Hewgill flock, which stood 2nd in the pre-sale show. She is full of homebred bloodlines, by the H45 Hewgill and out of a ewe by E47 Hewgill and full sister to the tup they sold for £10,000 at Hawes last year. It was sold to D McElhennon, Co Derry.

The Midlock consignment again drew in the crowds and their pen leader was a cracking gimmer shearling by J6 Hewgill. It is the full sister to K21 Midlock sold back in 2017 and is carrying triplets to the L1 Hundith, a son of K8 Shafthill bought last year. It sold to Northern Ireland too, with P G Mullan, Swatragh, Co Derry taking home the pick of pen.

Taking the Reserve Champion ticket was Robin Booth from the Smearsett flock with a ewe which is full sister to E1 Smearsett, which sold to Marriforth, by H3 Riddings and carrying a single to the Ted tup which is doing so well for the flock. They retained a tup lamb out of her last year to use for themselves, which helped her trade and saw the hammer fall at £2400 for her, selling to Meg Hallam, High Birkwith. The flock had a canny trade throughout, seeing a shearling by J2 Midlock carrying triplets to D15 Smearsett hit £2400 selling to Ashley Caton and a gimmer hogg, again by the Midlock and out of a Highberries Highlander ewe reach £2200, selling to Phillip Teasdale.

Ashley Caton, Otterburn Lodge, picked up 2nd prize in the gimmer shearling class, which later sold in a £2000 deal to David & James Lawson, Gragareth. This classy gimmer was by the homebred J12 Otterburn Lodge and carrying twins to J1 Smearsett.

Kindly sponsored by Castle Sculptures and Eden Farm Supplies.

Show and sale of individual Bluefaced Leicester ewes, gimmer shearlings and gimmer hoggs
Forward: 46 Sheep

Leading Prices:
Ewes – W A & A Booth, £2400. J A & R Caton, £1000. Av. £1700

Shearlings – J Wight & Sons, £3400, £1800, £1100, £1000, £800. W A & A Booth, £2400, £1500, £1400, £1000. J A & R Caton, £2000. M R Thornborrow, £800. Av. £1400

Hoggs – M/s Lord, £5000, £1500. W A & A Booth, £2200, £1100, £800, £750. M Allan, £1400, £700. J Bell, £1000, £400. C T & J E Willoughby, £800. J & K Metcalf & Son, £600. Breck House Enterprises, £550. W & C W Dent, £500. J A & R Caton, £400. W C Porter & Sons, £400. Av. £804


Aged Ewes

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Aged Ewes W A & A Booth Smearsett
2nd Aged Ewes J A & R Caton Otterburn Lodge

Shearling Ewes

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Shearling Ewes W A & A Booth Smearsett
2nd Shearling Ewes J A & R Caton Otterburn Lodge

Ewe Hoggs

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name
1st Ewe Hoggs M Allan Greenhow
2nd Ewe Hoggs Messrs Lord Hewgill
3rd Ewe Hoggs W A & A Booth Smearsett

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Overall Champion M Allan Ewe Hogg
Reserve Champion W A & A Booth Aged Ewe


Champion - Gimmer hogg from M Allan - £1400

Res Champion BFL - WA Booth & Sons - £2400

2nd Prize ewe from A Caton - £2000

Midlock - £3400

2nd Prize gimmer hogg - M/s Lord, Hewgill - £5000

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