Teesdale

Teesdale Branch attended North Sheep with Weardale Branch and Northunberland Branch at Tow Law on the 7th June 2017. A big thank you to David Buck for supplying an excellent hogg and lamb for the event .

With Mule hoggs and lambs selling well in late spring and the fat lamb trade holding out through the summer months it was looking promising for the breeding sales which came around quickly after a tricky silage time yet again

On to our sales

Middleton in Teesdale sale was on Wednesday  13th September 2017. The prizes for the pen of 10 were as follows:

1st      J C & J WHITE          RIGG FARM

2nd     J & K METCALF      PARK HOUSE

3rd      M W & E DENT         WYTHES HILL

4th      M W & E DENT         WYTHES HILL

The average for this sale was £90.71, down £1.58 on the year.

Barnard Castle sale was on Thursday 14th September 2017. The prizes for the pen of 10 were as follows:

1st      M W & E DENT         WYTHES HILL

2nd     J & K METCALF      PARK HOUSE

3rd      J & S E  BAINBRIDGE       DOUSGILL

4th      J & M J WALTON     WEST SHOTTON

This average for this sale was £103.99, up 60 pence on the year.

I would just like to say well done to all Teesdale Members for bringing forward a wonderful run of lambs yet again and to thank all who purchased them at our two sales. We hope they do well for you.

Thank you to all sponsors for both sales and staff at H&H at Middleton Auction Mart and all the staff at Barnard Castle Auction Mart for all your unseen work that takes place.

Thank you to all the committee members and our secretary, who also has a lot of unforeseen work too – you have all helped to keep things running smoothly – and finally good luck to Phillip Dixon, our new chairman.

Malcolm Dent