History of the Swaledale Sheep Breed


History of the Swaledale Sheep Breed


2018 Open Heritage public talk and exhibition on the history of the Swaledale sheep


Helen Guy

Collection Items

History of the Swaledale Sheep
Transcript of the public talk for the Open Heritage Day 2018

Reeth Sheep Sales Catalogue 1946
Original catalogue from the 1946 Sheep Sale at Reeth

Muker Sheep Sale Catalogue 1926
Original catalogue from the 1926 Muker Sheep Sales in Mr Guy's paddock next to the Show Field.

Hawes Auction Mart Sheep Sale 1933
Original catalogue from Hawes Auction Mart Sheep Sales 1933

Hawes Auction Mart Sheep Sale 1938
Original catalogue from the 1938 Hawes Auction Mart sheep sale

Flock Book of the Swaledale Dales-Bred Sheep Breeders Association Vol 1 1920
The first flock book detailing the founding committee members, rules and breed specifications, and first registered tups. These books are now very rare as only a limited number of copies were produced. Can be downloaded to view in full screen.

Swaledale Sheep Breed Point Descriptions
Summary of the breed points that are used for judging Swaledale Sheep

2001 Foot & Mouth Northern Echo Article
3rd April 2001 article covering the foot and mouth epidemic, featuring an interview with Raymond Calvert, Hoggarths Farm, near Keld

'Swaledales invade Blackface Country'
Newspaper article from the Farmer's Guardian 10th September 1976
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