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Gathering in from the Fells

Shepherds gathering sheep off the Howgill Fells in Cumbria, to wean the lambs, or 'Spain' them as its locally known. These sheep were walked up to five miles back to the farm. The flocks are hefted onto their own patch of land and have been for generations, each sheep leading its lamb back to their regular grazing area year after year (Pic: Wayne Hutchinson)

Record average at Swale sale

SWALEDALE sheep breeders had plenty to celebrate following their three-day show and sale of tup lambs, aged rams and shearlings at Kirkby Stephen, where the latter secured what is believed to be a new record average of £2304.22 – up £421 on the year but for 113 fewer sold.

Dinner lady delivers

HEFTING BALES to feed hungry Swaledale ewes in the snow, Karen Winspear, of Low Bands, Hawes, pictured on the high pastures above Askrigg, in Wensleydale