C District Ram Sales – Shearling Rams Day 2 – 23rd October 2020

23 : 10 : 20

Venue: Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart


C District – Kirkby Stephen – Day 2 Shearling Rams

Topping the 3-day’s trade was Mark Nelson from the noted Bull & Cave flock based in Clapham, on the edge of Ingleborough. His pen created a lot of interest with his leader, Bull & Cave King Kong, being sold for £60,000 to Graham and Emma Pears, Flash Farms, Sheffield. King Kong is by the £60,000 Helbeck Unique, which has proved himself both in the show ring as well as the progeny stakes since they bought him in partnership with Hallam’s and Brogdens in 2018, and out of a ewe by another Helbeck they bought back in 2010 for £26,000. The Bull & Cave pen went on to enjoy an extraordinary trade, with a son of the homebred tup, Defender, fetching £18,000 and the first sons off a Paul Ewbank tup fetching £17,000, £15,000 and £12,000 capping a great day for Mark.

Jim Capstick from near Millom on the West coast of Cumbria had no reason to fear the pre-sale ballot when he was the very last flock drawn out of the hat.  Blackcombe Duke, was sired by the Harkerside tup they bought a few years ago, going back to a £46,000 Eric Coates tup and out of a homebred ewe by a Robin Booth.  He sold for £32,000, in a three-way split to Richard Hutchinson, Redgate, John Richardson, Ghyll House, and Craig Ridley, Haltcliffe.

Richard Hargreaves, Meadow Bank, sold their pen leader for £26,000.  Meadow Bank MN 1st, sired by a £20,000 Bull & Cave tup and out of a ewe by a Lightfoot tup sold in a four-way split to Stephen Bland, Cotegill, Craig Hutchinson, Old Spital, Tom Hutchinson, Bail Hill and John Tully, Burncroft. Another son of the Bull & Cave sold for £18,000 to Catlow and another son for £8000, proving to be quite an investment for the Hargreaves family!

Robert Hutchinson, Valley Farm, peaked at £24,000 for a son of the same Bull & Cave tup that sired Richard Hargreaves leader, and out of a ewe by a homebred tup.  He sold to Tom & Phillip Hutton, Setmabanning.

The final of the three days trading went with a bang for a sale average of £2,633, an increase of £483 on 2019 for 293 rams sold, giving a 83% clearance.

15 rams sold between £10,000-£60,000

45 rams sold between £5,000-£60,000

These results combined with Thursdays figures resulted in an overall two day shearling average of £2486 (up £530.73 on 2019) for 619 Rams sold, giving a 86% clearance, and believed to be a record.

Day 3 leading prices:

WH&M Hutchinson – 1000

W&K Hutchinson – 1000

M/s Cockbain – 3500

J Thompson – 2500

PJ Dixon – 3000

H Huddleston – 1600

CR&MJ Birbeck – 9000, 3800, 2600, 1200, 1000

P Hallam – 9000, 4000, 1600

S Hallam – 8000

R Hallam – 3000

J&S Tennant – 3500, 1700

S Buckle – 8000, 1400

JW&M Buckle – 2200 x 2, 1600, 1300

JR&SL Pratt – 3500

M/s Folder – 9000, 1800, 1100

G Harker & Son – 1000

JW Dent & Sons – 14000, 7000, 3500, 1000

Dent Bros – 8000, 5500, 4000

Dent & Dixon – 8000, 2000

C Dent – 3000

R&H Hird – 15000, 7000

D&CE Marston – 1500

Haltcliffe – 6500, 3500, 1800, 1000 x 2

WD&B Thompson – 2600, 2200, 1400

J&JE Bradley – 14000, 3000, 1000

JH Pedley – 3000

GD&JP Nelson – 3600

EJ&RJ Wear – 6000, 5500, 5000, 4000, 2200, 2000, 1600, 1400

K Fawcett – 2500, 2000

P Capstick – 1000

JA Alderson – 2000, 1200, 1000

JE&AJ Mitchell – 2000, 1800

R Hutchinson & Sons – 24000, 12000, 9000, 5000, 3000, 2200

JK Hutchinson – 6000, 2500

S Bentley – 1800

AM Walton – 1200

M Gleave – 2200

M/s Lawson – 3000, 1500, 1200, 1000

R&E Cowperthwaite – 3000, 2000, 1000

SC Cowperthwaite – 3500

R&PE Hargreaves – 26000, 18000, 8000, 2000, 1800

C&R Calvert – 2500, 1800

G Calvert & Sons – 1800, 1000

N Richardson – 5000, 1100

J Nelson & Son – 60000, 18000, 17000, 15000, 12000, 9000, 4000, 2500, 1200

MR&LE Rukin – 8000, 7000, 3500, 2000, 1000

RJ Tiplady – 2000, 1800

A Makepeace – 3200, 1200

RS Harker, Overthwaite – 5500, 4500

RM Dixon – 4000, 3000, 1200

MR Ewbank – 9000, 5500

P Ewbank – 1500

B Thornborrow – 1800

T Robinson & Son – 15000, 2500

TW Robinson – 2000

JC&E Pedley – 2000

D Humble – 3000

AT&A Bainbridge – 10000, 8000

RC Bainbridge – 6000

M&R Pattinson – 1000

J Capstick – 32000, 1000

 

 

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