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Lancaster Wednesday 22/08/12 breeding sheep

Posted Thursday, 23 August 2012, 2.55pm

Caption: Joe Townley with his Champion Pen of Mule Shearlings

Caption: John Wilson selling his 2nd Prize pen



The annual show & sale of breeding sheep at Lancaster saw a ringside full of buyers all keen to purchase sheep from this sale which is renowned for its quality sheep from regular vendors.

Judging was conducted by Mr Robert Moran, Hellifield who had a strong entry of sheep put before him to judge. He awarded the sale day Championship to a pen of ten Mule Shearlings from JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck which later sold for the day’s top price of £200 to CM & CA Jackson.

It was commented throughout the sale as to the high quality of sheep presented, congratulations to all vendors with Mule shearlings averaging £151 (+£9 on 2011). Continental shearlings sold to £162 for ¾ bred Texels from CB Hoggarth and £130 for Suffolk x.

Only a small entry of ewes forward, insufficient for demand and these sold to £110 for 3 crop Mules from JS & S Atkinson and £92 for 4 crop Mules from WA & A Booth.

Sale Statistics
Mule Shearlings to £200 av. £151
Texel Shearlings to £162 av. £138
Suffolk Shearlings to £130 av. £112
Mule Ewes to £110 av. £ 97

Show Results – Judge Mr Robert Moran, Hellifield

Class 1 – 10 Mule Shearlings
1st JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck £200 to CM & CA Jackson
2nd JS & KM Wilson, High House £190 to H Halhead & Son
3rd JK & Townley, Mearsbeck £175 to CM & CA Jackson

Class 2 – 10 Mule Ewes
1st WA & A Booth, Old Hall £ 92 to S Park

Class 3 – 10 Any Other Breed Shearlings
1st CB Hoggarth, Davy Bank £162 to T & J Moran
2nd JS & KM Wilson, High House £150 to M Crowe & Son
3rd J Park, Ambleside £130 to DW & D Prickett

Champion Pen
1st Prize Mule Shearlings from JK & BE Townley

A big thank you to Allflex Livestock Identification for kindly sponsoring today's Show & Sale.

Top Prices:
Shearlings - Mule: £200 Mearsbeck; £190 High House; £160 Beech Tops. Cont: £150 High House. Chev: £95 Ouzelthorn. Texel: £162 Davy Bank; £148 High House; £130 Cooper House. Suffolk: £130 Ambleside.
Ewes – Mule: £110 Sykes Farm; £92 Old Hall.

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