Bentham In Lamb Female Sale Report – 3 February 2024

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Venue: Bentham Auction Mart

Judge: Shaun Taylor

Aged Ewe

Placing Exhibitor Lot Number
1st P&C Charnley Lot 37
2nd P&C Charnley Lot 38
3rd MC&AE Staley Lot 36
4th JM&JJ Dawson Lot 58

Gimmer Shearling

Placing Exhibitor Lot Number
1st B Thomas Lot 60
2nd AD Coates & Son Lot 55

Gimmer Hogg

Placing Exhibitor Lot Number
1st DJ Coates Lot 43
2nd DJ Coates Lot 44
3rd A&M Skidmore Lot 51
4th A&M Skidmore Lot 49

Swaledale Champions

Category Exhibitor Animal
RESERVE CHAMPION P&C Charnley 2nd Prize Aged Ewe

The sale at Bentham on Saturday saw a good solid trade with the top pre-sale show honours going to the home of P&C Charnley, High Oxenfell, Coniston.  Their 2021 born ewe, sired by Arngill Lawrence (A31003) and out of a ewe purchased from S&D Robinson, Foredale Farm claimed 1st prize in the ewe class and went on to take Supreme Champion,  she sold for £1250 to S&D Robinson, Foredale Farm.

Following this was the Charnley’s second ewe into the ring, placed 2nd in the show, and Reserve Champion, sold for £1000 to the judge, S Taylor, Ellerbeck Cottage.  This ewe, similarly bred to the first, but out of a ewe purchased from Richard Sowerby, sold in lamb to West Briscoe Sultan, a son of the Hawes Champion from 2018, Park Lodge Jackpot.

Andrew Skidmore, Flakebridge Farm sold two gimmer hoggs for £1200 a piece.  This sale was Andrew’s final one, so created interest from around the ring.  The first hogg, placed 3rd in the show, sired by the homebred Flakebridge Oscar and out of his old show ewe which won Ravenstonedale Show for 3 years running, sold to W&K Hutchinson, The Coach House. The next hogg from Flakebridge to make this price, sold to M Hutchinson, Howgill Foot; this one was sired by High Birkwith Endeavour 1st and out of the best ewe on the farm.


10 Ewes – £485

1 Gimmer Shearling – £400

10 Gimmer Hoggs – £500


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