TWO new records were achieved at the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association sale at Bentham, on Monday, when a shearling sold for £10,000 and a ram lamb made £2200.
Setting the new high of £10,000 was a ram from M Taylor and Son, Higher Brayshaw, Tosside, which sold in a two-way split to Frank Brennand, Ellerbeck, and John Dawson, Field Head. He is by a John Harrison-bred sire from Blubberhouses, with the dam being sired by a Colin Price of Keasden tup that goes back to Penyghent genetics.
Shearling rams from MJ and A Carr, Horton in Ribblesdale, also sold well at £7000 and £5200, with both being sired by a Frank Brennand-bred ram. They sold to Messrs Tiplady of Leyburn, and Messrs Greenwood of Halifax, respectively.
Shearling averages improved on the year to level at £834 per head, up £232.63.
The record price for a Dalesbred ram lamb was broken twice by lambs from Richard Coates of Westhouse. 
Surpassing the previous best of £800 was Mr Coates’ first prize lamb which made £850 to Frank Brennand, Ellerbeck, with his second then making £2200 to JM Brown of Lofthouse. Both lambs were sired by a Higher Brayshaw ram that was bred the same way as the £10,000 record breaker.

LEADING prices:

Shearling rams – £4500 JC and VA Lancaster; £4000 BD and M Gill; £3500 J and JE Bradley; £3200 GG and P M Haygarth and Daughter; £3000 SJ Wright.
Auctioneers: Richard Turner and Son