Blackfaced Sheep Breeders Association

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Hexham Auction Mart

Blackface Draft Ewes

The Prize Show was once again kindly sponsored by the C.L.A.

The judging was expertly carried out by Alistair Findlay, Whitchester Farm who made his awards as follows -

Blackface Draft Ewes

First Prize - East RJ & J Raine, Townfoot

Second Prize - W Walton, Troughend

Third Prize - FT Walton, East Wilkwood

The Champion pen of Blackface Ewes, 6 year old, was awarded to RJ And J Raine, Townfoot Farm and received the CLA Challenge Cup and were later sold @ £57 to AM Jones, Middle Farm, Montgomery.

5 year old - £61 Fleehope, £56 Featherwood, £53 Fleehope

6 year old - £66 Horseholme, £63 Hotbank, £59 Toft House, £58 Hotbank £57 Townfoot , £57 Troughend, £50 Ridlees Craigshield

Blackface Gimmers

The company also offered a good entry of Blackface Gimmers and prior to the sale the show of Blackface Gimmers was ably judged by Mr David Stanners, Chesterhope, West Woodburn

From a strong run of top pens Mr Stanners made his awards as follows

First Prize - Messrs A Murray and sons, Sewingshields

Second - Messrs W Walton, Toft House

Third - Townshields – H & H Robson

£174, £172, £170 Sewingshields, £165 Horseholme, £155 Greenleas £152 Townshields, £151 Horseholme, £140 Greenleas, £135 Grasslees, £134 East Wilkwood & The Dunns, £132 East Wilkwood, £130 East Wilkwood and Townshields, £128 Horseholme, £125 Toft House and Townshields, £128 Horseholme, £125 Toft House and Townshields, £124 Townshields and Billsmoor park.

Blackface Ewe Lambs

At their opening sale of breeding ewe lambs Hexham & Northern Marts sold a smart entry of 625 Blackface ewe lambs, the majority bred from North of England or ‘Hexham’ type mothers and prior to the sale the prize show was ably judged by Harry Morshead, Harrsondale.

Mr Morshead awarded the Gordon Swan Trophy to a super pen of lambs from Messrs Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill, Alston and the tremendous examples went on to sell for £138. Standing second to the champions were a similarly well-bred pen from Messrs A Murray and sons, Sewingshields which went on to sell for £118 each. The third prize rosette went to the top pen from Messrs Halbert, Prospect House which later sold to £138.

£138 Wanwood Hill and Prospect House, £136, £126, £120 x2 Close A Burn, £118 Sewingshields, £115 Prospect House, £114 Wanwood Hill, £112 Sewingshields,

£111 The Lampert, £110 Wanwood Hill, £108 Close A Burn, £100 Greenleighton, £92 Close A Burn, £88 Greenlighton and Prospect House, £82 Sewingshields,

£80 Townfoot Farm