Kirkby Stephen In Lamb Female Report – 8 February 2024

08 : 02 : 24

Venue: Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart

Judge: John Hutchinson, Hebblethwaite Hall

Aged Ewe

Placing Exhibitor Lot Number
1st S&P Brogden Lot 2
2nd I Collinson Lot 50
3rd MC&AE Staley Lot 11
4th TW Hutchinson Lot 45

Gimmer Shearling

Placing Exhibitor Lot Number
1st Hugh Harrison Lot 31
2nd M&EM Wilson Lot 43
3rd M&EM Wilson Lot 44
4th AT&A Bainbridge Lot 17

Gimmer Hogg

Placing Exhibitor Lot Number
1st T Brogden Lot 7
2nd DJ Coates Lot 62
3rd TW Hutchinson Lot 48
4th DJ Coates Lot 63

Swaledale Champions

Category Exhibitor Animal
SUPREME CHAMPION S&P Brogden 1st Aged Ewe
Reserve Champion T Brogden 1st Gimmer Hogg

The Brogden family claimed top honours at the In Lamb sale of individual females at Kirkby Stephen last week.  The championship was awarded to the 1st Prize Aged Ewe from S&P Brogden, Hillandale. This ewe, sired by Bull & Cave Jackpot, and scanned twins, was sold to T Bousfield, Brough, for £850.

Their son, Thomas, followed with his gimmer hogg which was placed 1st in the pre-sale show, and Reserve Champion.  Sired by the Stevie Clarkson tup, Swalehead Powerhouse, she sold for £1000 to S Taylor, Ellerbeck Cottage.

Top price in the sale went to DJ Coates, Tetheran for his 2nd Prize Gimmer Hogg which sold for £1800 to GS Coates, 7 Brough Meadows.  This much admired hogg was by the homebred Butt Rigg Gary 1.  Also at this price, D Humble, Cowshill, sold his 2022 born ewe, scanned twins to Bents Gorgeous, to J Tully, Burncroft Farm.

Following this was a 2021 born ewe from MC&AE Staley, Poppin Cottage, placed 3rd in the show and scanned for three, she sold for £1400 to S Tully, Barnard Castle.

12 Aged Ewes – £702.50

10 Gimmer Shearlings – £765

6 Gimmer Hoggs – £680


Harrison & Hetherington



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