5 year old - PS93 Mount Huly Roughside & Featherwood Ridlees, PS88 Featherwood Ridlees, PS87 Fleehope, PS84 Featherwood, PS80 & PS76 Brownchesters, PS75 The Stobbs, PS73 Bygate Grahams Rigg, PS72 Ridlees Hope 5/6 - PS86 Allensgreen, PS76 Featherwood 6 year old - PS95 East Wilkwood, PS88 Townfoot Woodburn, PS84 Troughend, PS78 Toft House & Grasslees, PS74 Cottonshope & Troughend, PS72 East Wilkwood Swaledale
Draft Ewes The show of Swaledales
was expertly carried out by Mr.
I once saw almost the entire executive council of the National Graphical Association - the craft print union uniquely skilled at parting rich newspaper owners from their money - descending a staircase like an inside-out flock of Swaledales
Mules sold to PS77 and fell sheep to PS65 for Swaledales
from G & A Watson, Paddigill.
Fell Sheep sold to PS39 for a pen of Swaledales
from G & A Watson, Paddigill, Caldbeck.
Light weight hoggs met a strong demand with 33 kgs Swaledales
selling for PS68.
A sparse show of Mules sold to PS65 for Messrs Fisher, Dufton House, Carlisle with fell ewes topping at PS51 for Swaledales
from MJ Lawson, Pasture House, Wigton.
The main sales for Swaledales
take place in Kirkby Stephen and Middleton-in-Teesdale in September and October and are the UK's major events for draft ewes, breeding rams and ewe lambs and bidding is expected to be competitive this year.
are an iconic Northern England hill sheep which are more than 200 years old.
Ewes with singles: Texels pounds 66 Uppercleugh, pounds 60 Kinning Hall; Greyfaces pounds 56 Uppercleugh, pounds 54 Drumcork, pounds 53 Kinning Hall; Blackfaces pounds 30 Over Cassock; Swaledales
pounds 29 Greenleycleugh.
Frank Hall will be master judge and will be assessing nine classes of Blackfaces supplied from the Tinnis, Kirkstead, Carrick, Sewingshields, Edges Green and Nilston Rigg flocks, Blue-faced Leicesters from Gallowshill, Mules from Lowesfell and Swaledales
The quality of the livestock and the people who breed them and, of course, especially the Swaledales
have always held me to Kirkby Stephen.
Unlike nearby Wolsingham Show last Saturday and Sunday, which held a virtual cattle and sheep show, there will be two classes of sheep, one for Swaledales
and another for Any Other Breed, at Stanhope.