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Lancaster Wednesday 24/08/11 Breeding Sheep Sale

Posted Thursday, 25 August 2011, 3.00pm

North West Auctions Lancaster Mart held their Annual Show & Sale of Breeding Ewes & Rams which attracted a large entry of stock with several new vendors present and an active ringside of 85 purchasers keen to secure stock ensuring a strong trade throughout the sale. 

The day started with the annual show & sale of Suffolk rams and ram lambs which were judged this year by Mr John Nuttall of Dorset who had a great show of rams presented before him.  The Championship of the day was awarded to a Shearling ram presented by S Mellor of Stoke-on-Trent (photo 1 shows Hannah Woodall of Alflex (sponsors) John Nuttall (judge) and Mr Mellor (vendor).  The ram later went on to sell for the day’s joint top price of £700 to the judge.  Standing in reserve was a ram lamb consigned by G Owen of Anglesey which sold for £420 to J Bargh & Son.   A large show of 122 rams sold to a keen ringside of buyers with other noteable prices being £700 for a Beltex x Shearling from ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn, £650 for Texel Shearling from JT & J Kelsall, Cold Cotes and Suffolks to £600 (x3) from JH Towers & Sons, Tunstall.  

Breed Summary
Suffolk  to  £700 (57 av. £408)
Texel to £650 (30 av. £325)
Char to £520  (11 av. £310)
Beltex  to £700 (7 av. £360)  

Ram Show Results
Suffolk Shearlings

1st & Champion   S Mellor, Windicott Farm 
£700 to J & E Nutall
2nd  S Mellor, Windicott Farm  
£500 to J & E Nutall
3rd  ST Birkett, Hall Croft Barn 
£600 to JW & D Robinson & Sons  

Suffolk Ram Lambs
1st & Reserve
   G Owen, Newadd Wen
£420 toJ Bargh & Son
2nd G Owen, Newadd Wen  
3rd G Riley, Bolton-le-Sands  
£400 to H Halhead & Son.  

The Annual Show & Sale of Mule Shearlings saw a fantastic entry of sheep presented before the judge Mr John Garnett of Kendal who awarded the first prize to Ashley Wilson, High House (pictured above). These later sold for £190 to W Garnett & Son.  The day’s top price of £220 was achieved for a pen of 10 Mule Shearlings presented by JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck and these were purchased by C Jackson, Forgelands.  A feature of the sale was three part flock dispersals.  H P Armitage sold strong 2 crop Mule ewes to £128.  AG Butler sold 1 crop Texel ewes to £170 and CB Hoggarth sold Texel ewes to £152.

Mule Shearling Show Results
1st & Champion
   AJ Wilson, High House  £190 to W Garnett & Son
2nd JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck  £220 to  C Jackson
3rd JS & KM Wilson, High House £165 to W Garnett & Son  

Sale Averages
Rams  av. £345.80 up  £14.57
Shearlings av. £143.51 up  £15.38
Ewes  av. £121.00 up  £22.47  

- Mule: £220 Mearsbeck; £190 High House (A Wilson); £168 Beech Tops; £165 High House (JS & KM Wilson); £165 Mill Farm.  Suffolk: £142 Preston Patrick Hall.  Char: £158 Preston Patrick Hall.  Chev: £112 Ouzelthorn.  Texel: £160 High House (JS & KM Wilson); £158 Preston Patrick Hall; £155 Davy Bank.
Rams - Suffolk: £700 Windicott Farm; £600 Tunstall Hall, Hall Croft Barn; £580 Knowsley Farm.  Char: £520 Cinder Hill Farm; £220 Preston Patrick Hall, Parks Farm Barn; £200 Poplar Farm.  Texel: £650 Summerlands; £450 Mearsbeck Farm; £380 Moor Farm Cottage; £330 Kellamaragh Barn.  Lleyn: £220 White Crosses Farm.  Beltex: £700 Hall Croft Barn; £350 Yew Tree Farm.
Ewes – Mule 1 Crop: £148 Bridge Cottage; £128 Flodder Hall.  Mule 2 Crop: £128 Preston Patrick Hall; £125 Flodder Hall.  Texel 1 crop: £170 Parks Farm Barn.  Texel 2 crop: £152 Davy Bank.  Texel 3/4 Crop: £115 Parks Farm Barn.  

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