History repeated itself when all three show classes fell to
the defending champions at the annual prize show and sale of
gimmer lambs at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart.
(Tues, Oct 3)
Trevor Stoney shepherds his Masham champions in the Skipton ring
Dales farmer Kevin Huck, of G Huck & Sons, Knowle Bank, Bordley,
retained the title in the horned lambs section – he also
won it in 2003 – with a pen of ten Swaledale hoggs, which
sold for the class-topping price of £78 per head to Mark
Throup, of Malham Moor, who also purchased Kevin’s 2005 champions.
John Tennant, of Bordley, had a pen of Swaledales sell at £66,
with Ian Wilson, of Winterburn, achieving a selling price of £60.
Richard and Patsy Hodgson, of Scale Hill Farm, Skipton, landed
their third consecutive championship victory in the Continental-cross
class with a pen of pure Texel and Texel-cross-Beltex lambs, selling
for £46.50 apiece to John North, of Moss, Doncaster, also
the buyer last year’s victorious pen.
Best of the Mashams once again was a pen of ten from the Nidderdale
hills presented by Joe and Trevor Stoney, of White Wood Farm, Pateley
Bridge, purchased for £58 each by John Thorpe, of Oughtibridge,
The Stoneys also had a pen sell at £54, while Kevin Wilson,
Blubberhouses, and GF Harker & Son, Middlesmoor, both sold
Masham pens at £51.
Best of the mules came from Michael Spence, of Silsden Moor, selling
at £81 a head. Members of the Silsden-based Throup farming
families had a field day, with pens selling as follows: Kenneth
Throup £69, John and Alan Throup, both £68, Martin
Throup £65, Geoff Throup £64 and Frank Throup £62.
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