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Auctioneer’s Report (Stephen Dennis): The Annual Sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams was well attended with 250 rams selling to a near complete clearance. Shearling rams as always in strong demand averaging £697.15, up £247 on the year. Ram lambs also getting away well averaging £569.26, up by £200 on last year. Topping the sale was a shearling ram from the Gragareth Flock of W & D Lawson & Son, Parr Bank. The ram, sired by Gragareth H5 out of a Kentmere Hall H1 ewe sold for £4800 joining Geoff & Josh Ryder of Harrogate. David & Robin Booth’s Smearsett Flock were again well followed with their first shearling sire by Smearsett G11 out of a W002 Harland ewe selling for £4100 to Messrs Dobson of Bishop Auckland, The Booths also sold shearlings to £3500, £3000, £2800, £2600 & £2200. Other leading prices for shearling rams included Chris & Tessa Hewitt selling their Riddings sired ram at £3000 and a Cherry Tree shearling at £1400. JC Walker & Son, (Brennand) selling shearlings at £1800, £1200 and £1100; J Huddleston, Ravenscar £1600 , £1100; H Huddleston & Son, Snab Green £1300; JR & J Gorst, Appletree Farm £1200. A top price in the lamb section was achieved by Abbey White of Hillside making £2600 for her lamb sired by Ribblesdale M2 our of a Carryhouse Jackpot ewe, the successful bidder being Paul Hallam of High Birkwith. Other leading lamb prices included AC & K Pye & Son, Dunkenshaw £1600, £1400 & £1100; WA & A Booth, Old Hall £1600; W & D Lawson & Son, Parr Bank £1500; WH Hutchinson & Son, Redgate £1300; R & PE Hargreaves & Son, Barley £1000 & MR Thornborrow, Dawyck £1000

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BFL Ram Sale tops at £4800 from W & D Lawson & Son