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Derbyshire Gritstone - Annual Breed Sale 2021

What a sale at the Derbyshire Gritstone annual breed show and sale at Clitheroe Auction Mart on Saturday October 9th 2021!


In the tup show ring we took top honours with male champion for a record 15th time and top placings in all 3 classes (Aged, Shearling and Lamb).

The days champion was a homebred shearling got by a widely fancied homebred tup and sold to Mr Whitehead for 1,900gns. We took reserve champion with a heavy boned 4-shear that we had purchased back in 2017 and used 3 times. He sold away at 1,700gns to Alan Heathcote!

My 1st prize tup lamb (Harrop 007) went on to equal the record tup lamb price of 2,800gns selling to Joe Mitchell.


We had 5/12 top tup prices on the day:

Read 6,200gns to Eggleton

Sunderland 4,000gns to Greenwood

J Eggleton 2,800gns to J Mitchell

Scrivin 2,500gns to Kempson

Dixon 2,400gns to Hayton

Eggleton 2,000gns to Wilson

Eggleton 1,900gns to Whitehead

Eggleton 1,700gns to Heathcote

Mitchell 1,600gns to Barratt

Kempson 1,500gns to Mitchell

Redfearn/Needham 1,500gns to Campbell

Eggleton 1,200gns to Bretherton


Those observant amongst you will have noted a purchase we made too - when it came to the sale ring it was Philip Read’s powerful shearling tup that set the mart alight - the last in a long line of excellent tups bred by Philip over the years and one my dad had seen as a lamb (and liked) before he passed away. After a rapid-fire bidding battle it was finally knocked down to us for 6,200gns smashing the previous record by a further 1,700gns!!! He has been named Philippe in honour of Philip but posher... because he was dear :) See the blog photo for a look at the big lad himself!

All in all a cracking day. Thanks to all buyers and underbidders - your support is appreciated!


Thanks also to Jeremy Greenhalgh for manning the gavel and the wider team at Clitheroe Auction Mart.


Planning for next year is already underway...

Full Show results

Aged Tups:

🥇D & S Eggleton

🥈D & S Eggleton

🥉Tracy Pickard


Shearling tups

🥇D & S Eggleton

🥈D & S Eggleton

🥉Clive Mitchell


Tup Lambs

🥇J Eggleton

🥈J Eggleton

🥉J Eggleton

Champion Tup - D & S Eggleton (Shearling tup)

Reserve Champion Tup - D & S Eggleton (Aged tup)


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