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Haygarths on a High at Skipton Dalesbred Ram Highlight

Father and daughter Godfrey and Alison Haygarth, of Aigden Farm, Wigglesworth, were responsible for the champion at the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association’s annual show and sale of shearling and aged rams at Skipton Auction Mart. (Tues, Oct 22)

Their first prize shearling ram, home bred by a tup that has produced other successful show stock, was awarded the title at the society’s final major show of the season by co-judges Karen Harrison, of Blubberhouses, and Litton’s David Charnley.

Alison Haygarth with the family’s 2013 Skipton Dalesbred shearling ram champion, joined by, from left, co-judge Karen Harrison, trophy sponsor and presenter Royston Baxter, and co-judge David Charnley.

Alison Haygarth with the family’s 2013 Skipton Dalesbred shearling ram champion, joined by, from left, co-judge Karen Harrison, trophy sponsor and presenter Royston Baxter, and co-judge David Charnley.

The Haygarths received the Royston Baxter Trophy, presented in person by the former Skipton Auction Mart foreman, who lives locally in Steeton, before seeing their victor fall for the sale-topping price of 240gns to John Harrison, husband of co-judge Karen.

Mr Harrison – he and his wife also bought the 2012 Skipton Dalebred ram champion – struck for a second time at this year’s renewal when paying 180gns, second top price in show, for a further shearling ram from another North Craven breeder, DR Faraday, of Tatterhorn Farm, Ingleton. Both acquisitions will be put to good use at the Harrisons’ Hill Top Farm in Blubberhouses.

John Horner, of Redmire Farm, Buckden, stepped up with a home-bred shearling ram – the sire’s sire came from Stuart Guy in Bishopdale – which made 160gns on joining R Jackson & Son, of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

The top priced aged ram at 110gns was presented by P&M Astbury, of Abbeystead, Lancaster. It fell to V Verity & Son, of West End, Summerbridge.

Another three-figure performer at 100gns was the second prize shearling ram from Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association chairman David Wilson, of Crimple Head Farm, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. It found a new home in Winterburn with Miss WI Thwaite.

Standing reserve champion was the first prize aged ram from Richard Brown, of West Burton, Leyburn. The four-shear runner-up is by a sire acquired from the Penyghent flock of John and Jean Bradley in Giggleswick.

The third prize shearling ram came from last year’s Skipton champions, the Ryder family, of Haverah Park, Harrogate, while the third prize aged ram was shown by Red Rose breeders W&R Mashiter, of Roeburndale, Lancaster.

Shearling rams averaged £72.67 and aged rams £49.35, with an overall average for the 38 rams sold of £67.81 per head. Show sponsors were Forum Animal Health, Carrs Billington and Craven Cattle Marts.

Also staged on the same day was CCM Skipton’s fourth fortnightly sale of 2,314 head of gimmer lambs. Mule lambs found a good following, as southern buyers turned out in force to purchase running lambs, producing a breed average of £74.94 per head, a fall of £9.80 on the corresponding sale in 2012. The section also produced the day’s top price of £112 per head for a Mule pen from AP Percival, of Haworth.

Masham lambs also sold away well to a straight trade on the day, averaging £60.69 each, while Swaledale lambs averaged £47.12 per head, though more than the 111 forward could have been sold. Other gimmer lamb averages were: Texel £67.12, Dalesbred £47.06, Lleyn £58.71, Beltex £56 and Zwartable £74.

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