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J36 Kendal Ambleside Fair 13/09/13

Posted Saturday, 14 September 2013, 9.53am

Caption: Champion pen today with Vendor Rod Dixon and Judge Mr B Lavis.

NWA Kendal held its annual Ambleside Fair sale of Gimmer lambs with a large crowd of buyers both local and from as far afield as Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Hampshire and South Wales.

Judging was conducted by Mr Brian Lavis, Exeter who had 15 pens put before him in the show line up. The championship rosette was awarded to the first prize pen of North Country Mule from RM & D Dixon, Wellfoot which reached a final bid of £120 from PA Hopper, Adderbury.

A much talked about feature of this sale was the ever increasing entry of Rough Fell Mules, which following a recent publicity report in the Farmers Guardian saw the breed find new homes with a large number of first time local purchasers and repeat purchasers from further a field. First prize pen of 10 Rough Mules from T, L, B & J Knowles reached £122 followed by CP Bateman with his 2nd prize pen selling to £105.

Mashams topped at £88 for the first prize pen from JH Atkinson & Ptns purchased by D Wharton, Penrith.

A large entry of continental gimmer lambs saw £80 paid for Texel cross from HA Sawrey and Cheviot cross from JR Handley with Suffolk cross to £74 from JA & SM Allen.

Show Results:

Class 1 – Pen of 10 Swale Mule Gimmers

1st & Champion – RM & D Dixon

2nd – B & HM Wilson

3rd – JF Cook

Class 2 – Pen of 10 Rough Mules Gimmers

1st – TLB & J Knowles

2nd – C Bateman

3rd – TLB & J Knowles

Class 3 – Pen of 10 Masham Gimmers

1st – JH Atkinson & Ptns

2nd – GM Redmayne

3rd – OR Hodgson

Sale Statistics

NCM to £120 – av. £72
RF Mule to £122 - av. £76
Masham to £88 – av. £70
Cheviot X to £80 – av. £69
Continental X to £80 – av. £64

Top Prices:

North Country Mules: £120 Well Foot, £109 Middle Sadghyll, £106 Ashstead, £105 Croft Foot, £95 Moss Howe. Rough Fell Mules: £122, £95, £94 High Borrowbridge, £90 Sowermire. Masham: £88 Mosergh, £86 Middale, 375 Gowan Bank. Suffolk: £74, £72 Barker Knott, £70 Skelwith Fold. Charollais: £51 Gowan Bank. Chev: £80, £79, £76 School House. Texel: £80, £76, £71 Woodside, £71 Low Hall.

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