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J36 Crooklands Saturday 14/09/13 NEMSA Gimmer Lamb Sale

Posted Sunday, 15 September 2013, 2.59pm

Caption: First Prize & Champion Pen of 10 Mule Gimmer Lambs with from left Mark Platts of Leven Valley Agriculture (sponsors), Martin Brown (show judge), Andrew Gibson (vendor) and Philip Elliot (show judge)

Caption: First Prize Pen of 20 Mule Gimmer Lambs from D, HM & A Watson

The opening sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs on behalf of NEMSA members got under way on Saturday the 14th September at North West Auctions J36 site at Kendal.

The pre-sale judging took place as usual on the Friday evening with a packed house enjoying the usual high standard of show sheep going through the ring. The judging of the lambs was in the very capable hands of Mr Philip Elliot and Mr Martin Brown who had some 25 pens of lambs to judge and after careful deliberation they awarded the overall champion rosette and the Goad memorial trophy to an outstanding pen of lambs from Mr Andrew Gibson and Family of Longwell Farm, Selside and the Jim Gibson memorial trophy went to Mr David Watson and the family of Middleton Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale for the first prize pen of 20 lambs.


Pens of 10 Mule Gimmer Lambs

1st JA & CA Gibson, Longwell
2nd D HM & A Watson, Middleton Hall
3rd J & JA Burrow, Thursgill
4th P & A Fell, Castle Hill
5th R I Dixon, Low Newton
6th TLB & J Knowles, High Borrowbridge

Pens of 20 Mule Gimmer Lambs
1st D HM & A Watson, Middleton Hall
2nd J & JA Burrow, Thursgill
3rd JD Inman, Strickland Hill
4th T A & J Dixon, Yoad Pot
5th J & JA Burrow, Thursgill
6th JR & LA Capstick, Beckside

The sale day got underway with a full ringside of buyers from throughout the country and as per usual the quality of lambs on offer was up to its usual high standards even though most vendors lambs would be slightly smaller in size after a very slow start to the growing season in Spring.

Strong tupping hoggs were easier on the year due to a lack of finances after a costly spring and a very mixed trade for those men who have been selling shearlings overall a very satisfactory trade was seen for a total clearance of lambs.


A big thank you to our show sponsors for kindly supporting today's show & sale:-
Kentdale Landrover
NB UK Feeds Ltd
Farm Gate Vets
Lomax, Davis & Kitching (Kendal Branch of the NFU)
Bryan Hoggarth Ltd
Leven Valley Agriculture
Andrew Thompson Livestock Haulage

Top Prices
£220 Longwell; £195 Middleton Hall; £190 Castle Hill; £178 Rydal Farm; £170 Strickland Hill, Low Newton Farm, Moss Howe; £165 High Borrowbridge; £160 Thursgill; £155 Forest Hall; £148 Yoad Pot, Beckside, Little Moss; £140 Middle Sadghyll, Firbank; £135 Whichan Hall; £128 Yates Farm; £125 Ashstead, Grayrigg Hall, Moors Farm.

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