Penrith Ram & Female Sale Sale Reports

Penrith Ram & Female Sale

6th October 2011


Mr G Taylor, Swathburn

Thursday 6th October evening sale of Bluefaced Leicesters at Penrith Market pulled in a huge crowd of breeders and prospective buyers looking to pick up a future stock ram. A pre-sale show was expertly judged by Geoff Taylor, Swathburn whom had a great show of sheep out for inspection and he placed the following awards: –

Overall Champion- Messrs Lord, Hewgill (Lot 60) which sold for £1200 to Mr A Johnson, Oddendale.

Reserve Champion – Messrs Lowis, Pooley, (Lot 78) which sold for £1,000 to E J & R Wear, Howe Green.

It was one of the early lots into the ring which created the talking point, as Messrs Lord of Hewgill came in with their shearling ram, C50 Hewgill, sired by Y23 Hewgill and out of a ewe by Y40 Hewgill. He had sired the interbreed champion, a Mule lamb at Reeth Show and also had a lamb in the champion pen of lambs at Penrith from his 16 Swaledale ewes tupped last backend. Luckily the volume on the microphone had been restored and all could hear auctioneer John Wharton take the bids. Bidding was frantic with the centre record and official breed record for a shearling being smashed with a bid of £20,000 which secured the joint purchase for Messrs Nicholson, Swinside End and Messrs Ireland, Stockhow Hall.

The work of the Lord Family had not finished with them following with the second top price of the day, a ram lamb, full brother to a lamb the Lords sold last year for £6100, by Z14 Hewgill out of a ewe by R1 Lunesdale. This leggy lamb sold for £5,000 to Paul Brown, Oakhouse.

Leading Prices
Aged: £500 Eden; £400 Pear Tree.
Shearling Rams: £20,000, £1100, £700 Hewgill; £1,000 Waterside House; £850 Fog Close.
Ram lambs: £5,000, £1,600, £1,200 Hewgill; £1300, £700 Duhonw; £1000, £750 Waterside House; £850, £500 Kirkby Redgate; £700 Todhills; £600, £450, £420, £400 Croftstyle; £500 (2) Howgill Grange.

Aged Rams

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Aged Rams Mrs Sayer Pear Tree 22
2nd Aged Rams J D Ewin Eden 4

Shearling Rams

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Shearling Rams Messrs Lowis Pooley 7
2nd Shearling Rams Messrs Raine Fog Close 8
3rd Shearling Rams Messrs Sayer Pear Tree 23

Ram Lambs

Placing Class Exhibitor Flock Name Lot Number
1st Ram Lambs Messrs Lord Hewgill 60
2nd Ram Lambs Messrs Lowis Pooley 78
3rd Ram Lambs Messrs Lord Hewgill 57
4th Ram Lambs Messrs James Duhonw 65

Bluefaced Champions

Category Exhibitor Type
Overall Champion Messrs Lord Ram Lamb
Res. Overall Champion Messrs Lowis Ram Lamb


D20 Hewgill - Overall Champion - £1200

D7 Pooley - Res Champion - £1000sire; B1 Hewgill, DS Z2 Midlock

C50 Hewgill - £20,000sire; Y23 Hewgill, DSY40 Hewgill

D17 Hewgill - £5000Sire; Z14 Hewgill, DS; R1 Lunesdale

C6 Pooley - 1st Prize Shearling - £1000sire; Z2 Midlock, DS W1 Hewgill

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