Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association

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Mungrisedale Show


Champion M Emmott Tup Hog

Champion at Mungrisedale from M Emmott


Balmoral Show

Results from Balmoral

Champion E Haughey's Ewe

List of Swaledale Ewe and Gimmer Sales 2017

List of sales>

(also listed on the sales page)

Show and Sale of breeding sheep Kirkby Stephen

Report and Photo

Swaledale Prime Hoggs - Carlisle

Report and Photo

Show and Sale of In Lamb Ewes, Gimmer Shearlings and Gimmer Hoggs
To be held in Hawes Auction Mart on Saturday 21st January 2017


champion from john bland

Photographs from B and C District

See all the photos on the gallery>

Highest Priced Tup in 2016 from MM & CL Whitehead at £92,000

£92,000 swaledale tup from MM & CL Whitehead

C District:

Champion Aged Ram from R Booth

champ aged ram c district

Champion Lamb from A Birbeck

champ lamb at c district

Champion Shearling on Thursday from RS Harker & Son

champion from rs harker

Champion Shearling on Friday Messrs Cockbain & Sons,

champion shearling on friday

B District

Champion Aged Ram from JC Wade & Son

champion aged ram at Hawes

Champion Lamb from G Bland

george bland and champion lamb

Champion Shearling Wednesday from B Richardson

champion shearling on wednesday

Champion Shearling Thursday from MR & CJ Rukin

champion from Rukins



B District Shearlings


C District Shearlings


Top prices

A, D and E District photographs


D District Ram Sale, A District Ram Sale and B District Aged & Ram Lamb Sale

D District report>

A District report>

Champion from R Hutchinson & Son

champion at a district

B District report>

Champion Tup Lamb from George Bland

champion lamb hawes

Champion Aged Ram from JC Wade & Son

champion aged ram

Skipton Swaledale Rams


2017 SSBA Events

Swaledale Sheepbreeders' Association Social Evening

Hosted by B District. Sponsored by Carrs Billington and B District. To be held at Hawes Auction Mart on Friday 9th June 2017 - 7-00pm for 7-30pm. Food by Wensleydale Pantry, Bar & Disco. Charity Auction for Great North Air Ambulance

Tickets £25 from David Alderson 01748 886120 or John Stephenson 01833 650516

Events to be attended in 2017 by the Association.

May 10th and 11th RUAS - Balmoral Show, NI
May 16th NSA Welsh Sheep
June 7th NSA North Sheep
June 20th NSA Sheep South West
July 3rd NSA Northern Ireland Sheep

We will also be attending:- Royal Highland Show, Great Yorkshire Show, Antrim Show and Okehampton Show along with many other local shows 

Special Sale Reports 2017

Hawes Swaledale Ewes

Kirkby Stephen Swaledale Ewes

2017 Swaledale Ewe & Lamb Sales

Full list of ewe and lamb sales

Show Champions 2017

Mungrisedale M Emmott Tup Hog
E Haughey ewe

Show Champions 2016

Langdon Beck R Hutchinson & Son's ewe
Nidderdale -
P Ewbank gimmer shearling
Westmoreland -
A Lancaster ewe
Eggleston -
P Walton's ewe
Bowes -
R Hutchinson & Son's ewe
- Skidmore/Coates 2 shear tup
- B Thomas ewe
Alston -
B Richardson Ewe
- JR Dalton
Reeth -
Ian Bell Ewe
Wensleydale -
SL Pratt Ewe
- J White Tup
- TW Cowperthwaite Tup Lamb
- MW Skidmore gim shearling
- N Richardson
Brough -
S&P Brogden ewe
Hornby -
M Staley ewe
- GJ & L Taylor
Oakehampton - J Garthwaite ewe lamb
Plumridge -
E Haughey Aged Ram
Gilsland -
L Smith
Antrim -
Mrs Loughridge Ewe
Ryedale -
J Allison
TW Hutchinson - Ewe
- A Slack - Aged Ram
Northumberland - K & SM Johnson
Buckden - M & I Close
Eastgate -  Harrison/Prescott tup shearling
Tan Hill - J Richardson's gimmer shearling
Otley - J H Ryder & Sons
Middleton - P & K Sowerby - Tup Hog
Mungrisdale - Cockbain - Gimmer Hog
RUAS - Haughey - Ewe

Show Champions 2015

WH & M Hutchinson's Ewe
Langdon Beck J Richardson's Gimmer Shearling
R Walton's Gimmer Shearling
M Ewebank's Gimmer Shearling
Hodder Valley Arnold Lancaster 's Gimmer Shearling 
R Hutchinson & Son's Gimmer Shearling
IS Bell's Ewe
P Dixon's aged tup
JW Porter & Sons & T Robinson & Sons 2 shear tup
Wensleydale B Dixon and J Dixon's 2 shear tup
JR Dalton's Gimmer Shearling
P Capstick
JW Gorst aged tup
S & P Brogden's Ewe
GJ & L Taylor
P Heard's tup lamb
W Watson
Cleveland A Fawbert's Gimmer Shearling
Mrs Loughridge's Aged Ram
Great Yorkshire
TW Hutchinson's gimmer shearling
Buckden Gala
Royal Highland
- Messers Brogden's shearling ewe
- P Walton's Ewe
Eastgate - MW Skidmore Ltd's Tup Hog
Tan Hill
- P Hallam's Gimmer Shearling
- JR Dalton - Tup Hog
-Mrs J Loughridge's aged ram
Mungrisdale - P Morris-Eyton Gimmer hog
Otley - JH Ryder & Sons - Ewe
High Force - P Walton Ewe