It was an all-round triumph for youth at the annual show and
sale of Dalesbred rams, staged on behalf of the Dalesbred Sheep
Breeders’ Association, at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton
Auction Mart. (Tues, Oct 17)
Robert Lambert is pictured with his Skipton Dalesbred ram champion,
joined by, from left, trophy presenter Joe Stoney, and judges Alison
Haygarth and Edward Hird
The champion, a home-bred shearling ram from AD & CH Lambert,
of Woodend, Raydale, Askrigg, was exhibited by 21-year-old Robert
Lambert, while the show judges were 28-year-old Alison Haygarth,
of Settle, responsible for last year’s champion, and 15-year-old
Edward Hird, of Yockenthwaite.
The Lambert’s 2006 title winner was awarded the Royston
Baxter Perpetual Trophy. The former long-serving foreman at Skipton
Auction Mart was unable to be present this year due to illness,
but Dalesbred sheep stalwart Joe Stoney, of Pateley Bridge, willingly
stepped in to make the presentation.
Best of the aged rams came from JF & JK Wilson, of High Houses,
Blubberhouses. The three-shear ram sold for the show-topping price
of 200 guineas to M Dobson & Sons, of Bentham.
The top price shearling ram from BD & PN Gill, of Yarlsber,
Ingleton, sold for 160 guineas to A & P Dixon, of Cross Hills,
with the Gills also selling a shearling for 150 guineas to Miss
WI Thwaite, of Winterburn. The third prize shearling from Mrs C
Harrison & Sons, of Hill Top Farm, Blubberhouses, made 110
Results: Forward 66 Dalesbred rams. Aged Rams – 1 JF&JK
Wilson, Blubberhouses, 2 Mrs C Harrison & Sons, Blubberhouses,
3 J&AJ Coates & Sons, Ingleton. Shearling Rams – 1
AD&CH Lambert, Raydale, 2 R Jackson & Son, Horton-in-Ribblesdale,
3 Mrs C Harrison & Sons.
Prices: Shearling Rams to
160gns (av £58.52), Aged Rams to 200 gns (av £95.55).
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