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Auctioneer’s Report (Stephen Dennis):

Auctioneer’s Report (Stephen Dennis): A top price of £4500 was achieved at Bentham Auction Mart’s Annual Show & Sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams on Saturday 21st September when Jack & Rachel Cartmel (Red House Flock) sold a 3 shear ram to Messrs Hodgson of Park House Farm, Ravenstonedale. The stock Ram bred by Neil Marsden (Highberries Flock) was sired by Hundith Z004 out of a Midlock D045 ewe. Shearling rams topped at £4000 twice from the Smearsett flock of WA & A Booth, Feizor, both rams sired by Smearsett G011 out of a Hundith Z4 ewe selling to Messrs Garth of Birk Knott and Messrs Whitaker of Boswber respectively. The same breeders also topped the ram lamb section at £2500 with 3rd prize lamb also sired by Smearsett G11 this time out of a Highberries G43 ewe and selling to Messrs Shuttleworth of Barbon Fell. The 2nd prize lamb shown by Messrs Lord “Hundith Flock” sold to £2200 going home with Ian Gregory of High Peak, Derbyshire. Pre sale judges were Bob Wearmouth and Davis Richardson of Kirkby Stephen. The Auctioneers reported a cautious trade overall. Aged Rams averaged £561.67 up £19.67 on the year. Shearling Rams averaged £449.93 up £21.93 on the year. Ram Lambs averaged £368.75 down £62.25 on the year.

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Blue Faced Leicesters sell to £4500