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J36 BFL & Multi Breed Sale of In-lamb Sheep & Gimmer Hoggs 24/01/15

Posted Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 11.46am

Blue Faced Leicesters
The opening sale of Bluefaced Leicester females at North West Auctions J36 had an entry of 14 sheep forward from renowned well known flocks to local breeders with something to suit everyone and attracted attention from far and wide. The trade was brisk throughout with many buyers and potential buyers looking to buy strong stylish sheep and invest in renowned bloodlines.
The leading price of the day was an in-lamb gimmer hogg from the renowned Hundith flock of Jack & Adam Lawson of Kirkland Green. This hogg, sired by the Smearcett C003 and going back to the old Kentmere V003, was scanned in lamb with twins to Cherry Tree ram, bought out of Hawes last autumn, sold for £1,600. It was another gimmer hogg that broke past the thousand pound barrier this time from Messrs Lord of the Hewgill flock, again a stylish gimmer sired by E047 Hewgill (Green Tag) that has done very well for the flock and going back to the old R1 Lunesdale ewe bought from James Barker’s Keer flock many years ago and this went onto sell for £1,350.
In lamb ewes in strong demand and many more could have easily been sold. It was a four shear ewe from Trevor and John France of Higher Core that took the top price selling to £520 carrying twins to Midlock D043, a ram being used very successfully in the flock with other ewes from the same home selling to £400.
Multi Breed Individual Sale
An entry of Texel, Charollais and Beltex in-lamb shearlings and ewes forward sold once again to a strong trade at J36. A consignment of in-lamb pedigree Texel’s from Proctors Farm created a large amount of interest and sold to a top price of £650 sired by Scholars Twenty Twelve and carrying twins to Anglezarke Uno with others selling to £580 and £550. Beltex aged ewes from the Jennings Family of Crake Hall sold to a top price of £400 scanned in-lamb with a single with others from the same home to £350. Charollais ewes in-lamb to the Beltex sold to £280 twice from JD & V Towers & Son of Camp House with a Beltex x Charolais shearling selling to £300.
Commercial Breeding Sheep
An entry of commercial in-lamb ewes attracted plenty of interest and sold to a strong trade. Mule ewes carrying twins sold to a top price of £172 with others selling £170 from the late WE Parker of Thwaite Farm.
Gimmer Hoggs – Rough Fell £400 Dale Forge, £230 Sowermire. Leicester £1350, £900, Hewgill, £750 Oak House.
In-lamb Ewe – Mule £172, £170, £150 Thwaite Farm. Swale £118, £112 Thwaite Farm. Rough £620 Birkhaw, £600 High Borrowbirdge, £340, £320 Birkhaw, £290 Greenmount. Char £300, £280 Camp House Far. Tex £650, £580, £550, £480, £420, £400 Procters Farm, £350 Hey Farm. Leicester £520, £400 Higher Core Chipping, £240 Low Newton Farm. Jacob £120 Bank House. Beltex £400, £350 Crake Hall.
In-lamb Hogg – Leicester £1600 Kirkland Green

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