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J36 Tuesday 15/04/14

Posted Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 9.51am

Caption: First Prize pen of Five Mule Shearlings with Lambs from J & M Wilson, Cooper House. Photo from left: Diane Pickles of Northern Nutrition (sponsor), George Bell (judge), Peggy Wilson (vendor) and Lynette Taylor of Townson Tractors (sponsor)

Caption: First Prize Pair of Continental Ewes with Lambs from J & R Waller, Hallbeck. Photo from left: Robert Waller (vendor), Diane Pickles of Northern Nutrition (sponsor), George Bell (judge) and Lynette Taylor of Townson Tractors (sponsor)

Annual Show & Sale of Ewes & Shearlings with Lambs at Foot
North West Auctions held their Annual Prize Show & Sale of Ewes & Shearlings with Lambs at Foot which saw 706 forward selling to a full ringside of buyers from throughout the northern counties. Judging was conducted by Mr George Bell of Kirkby Lonsdale who had over 10 show pens presented before him.

The first prize in the Pairs class was awarded to J & R Waller with a pair of Texel x ewes with twins which later sold at £232 with their 3rd prize pen at £225. M & C Booth sold their 2nd Prize pen of Suffolk x ewes with twins at £205.

The Mule classes were won by AV Bailey (pairs) selling at £218 with the pens of 5 won by J & M Wilson selling at £222, the Mule ewes (pairs) was won by P Stephenson which later sold for £208.

Strong outfits regularly £180 / £215 with three quarter bred sorts selling to a premium. Medium hill bred ewes with younger lambs £140 / £175. All outfits sold to average £168 (£61.50 per life). A run of empty Mule hoggs sold to £115 from D & J & A Freeman.


Mule Shearlings with Lambs (pens of 5)
1st J & M Wilson, Cooper House £222 to CM & CA Jackson
2nd J & M Wilson, Cooper House £198 to T Ward
3rd AR Edmondson, Hawkswell Farm £218 to CM & CA Jackson

Continental Ewes with Lambs (pairs)
1st J & R Waller, Hallbeck £232 to T Smith
2nd M & C Booth, Hartrigg £205 to MG Thompson
3rd J & R Waller, Hallbeck £225 to T Smith

Mule Shearlings with Lambs (pairs)
1st AV Bailey, Cornfield House £208 to G Edmondson
2nd AV Bailey, Cornfield House £218 to CM & CA Jackson

Mule Ewes with Lambs (pairs)
1st P Stephenson, Cleatop Farm £208 to G Edmondson

Thank you again to our show judge Mr George Bell and to our sponsors for their time and effort at today’s sale Northern Nutrition – Diane Pickles Tel: 015242 42673 or 07769 211275 Townson Tractors – 01729 850374

North West Auctions held their weekly sale of Primestock at J36 on Tuesday with 1440 Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs and Cast Sheep put before a full compliment of buyers today. The sale also included the Easter Prize Show & Sale of Spring Lambs. The two classes were judged by Mr James Bleankhorn of Harrogate who awarded the Championship Rosette to Mr Alan Barnes of Kirkby Lonsdale with a 44 kilo Texel x Beltex lamb which sold for £138 to Mr R Matterson of Bootle on behalf of Irvings Butchers of Ulverston. Several outlets were looking for New Season Lambs and more could have been sold. There were a lot of heavy weight lambs forward and more handy weight lambs are required.


Suffolk / Hampshire Lamb
1st J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor Farm 52kg £128 to Dennys Butchers
2nd J & O Galbraith & Son, Endmoor Farm 49kg £110 to Dennys Butchers
3rd MJ Waller, Carlingwha 49kg £111 to Irvings Butchers

Continental Lamb
1st B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall 44kg £138 to Irvings Butchers
2nd B & AC Barnes, Hawkin Hall 44kg £123 to Irvings Butchers
3rd JA & R Geldard & Sons, Low Foulshaw Farm 46kg £107 to Lancaster Meat Company

A very mixed show of prime hoggs were put before a full ringside of buyers and following in line with the national trend all classes would be just a shade easier on the week but good well fleshed hoggs would not take too much harm. It was the plainer, leaner hoggs which met a little bit more resistance. Hoggs topped at £108 per head for a pen of Texel x from WS Brying of Keerholme and a top price per kilo of 225p for Texels from Mr B Bowness of Kendal. Still a very pleasing average of 203.23p/kg was achieved.

A larger show of cast sheep were forward with a larger percentage of leaner ewes forward today. Ewes topped at £116 per head for Texel x from EM Standing of Witherslack.

Top prices:
PRIME SPRING LAMBS: Texel: £138 & £123 Hawkin Hall. Hamp: £128, £110 & £108 Endmoor Farm. Dorset: £102 & £98 Warth Sutton Farm; £96 Beckside Barn. Suff: £111, £99 & £97 Carlingwha; £96 Station Hotel. Char: £107 Low Foulshaw Farm.
PRIME HOGGS: Suff: £94 Southfield Farm; £90 Burton Hill, Parks Farm Barn; £89.50 Hodgson Green Farm; £89 Deansbiggin; £85.50 High House Farm. Cont: £100 Ivy House; £90 Burton Hill; £78 Swallowmire. Mule: £98 Moss End Farm; £95.50 High House Farm; £92.50 Low Longmire; £92 Red Scar; £91 Walnut Hill. Swaledale: £86.50 Low Longmire; £85 Bracelet Hall; £80 Sowerby Lodge; £79 Burnt House; £78 Burton Hill; £77.50 Helm Croft. Rough Fell: £90 Birkhaw, Parks Farm Barn; £88 Ivy House; £85 Sowerby Lodge. Scotch B/F: £84.50 Parks Farm Barn. Char: £104.50 Greaves Farm; £98 Borrans Farm; £91.50 Bracelet Hall. Chev: £95 Greaves Farm. Texel: £108 Lancaster Bank; £98 Bracelet Hall; £97.50 Southfield Farm; £96.50 Helm Croft; £95.50 Little Guards. Jacob: £80 Guards Farm. Herdwick: £81 Tilberthwaite. Beltex: £83.50 Walnut Hill.
CAST SHEEP: Suff: £104 Fellgate Farm; £100 Hawkswell Farm;£95 (ram) Birds Park; £84 Braida Garth; £78 Low Woodhouse. Cont: £116 Kirket Nook; £92 Ackenthwaite; £90 (ram) Cinder Barrow; £84 Long Green Head; £78 Fellgate Farm. Masham: £78 Moss House Farm. Mule: £87 Ackenthwaite; £80 Middle Birkby Farm, Fellgate Farm, Ackenthwaite; £78 Cinderbarrow. Swaledale: £70 Moss Howe Farm; £60 Blandes Farm; £59 Low Greenholme; £58 Fellgate Farm. Rough Fell: £77 Birkhaw; £76 Crabtree Farm; £72 Low Deepslack. Char: £89 Borrans Farm; £75 Yealand Manor. Chev: £63 Green Lane End; £60 Brow Head. Texel: £100 (ram) Long Green Head; £96 Moss End Farm; £90 Hawkin Hall; £86 Crabtree Farm, Lancaster Bank; £85 Moss House Farm. Leicester: £83 Cooperage View; £72 The Borrans. Herdwick: £60 Lancaster Bank; £50 High Loanthwaite; £49 Tilberthwaite. Beltex: £70 Hawkin Hall.
SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT - Mule Shlgs with Twins: £222, £218 (x2). Mule Shlgs with Singles: £170. Texel Ewes with Twins: £232, £225 & £218. Suffolk Ewes with Twins: £215, £212 & £208. Mule Ewes with Twins: £208, £200 & £188. Cont Ewes with Twins: £185 & £182. Texdale Ewes with Twins: £156 (x2).

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