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J36 Saturday 17th October - End of season sale

Posted Monday, 19 October 2015, 11.13am

A Busy sale of breeding sheep was held at NWA J36 for the final breeding sheep sale of 2015 with a full ringside of buyers in attendance from the northern counties and north wales.

Gimmer lambs saw keen interest from farmer buyers looking to top up numbers and sold to a top price of £102 for a single mule from MK Robinson, Staveley. Best bunches of running lambs £70 - £73. Pure Texel lambs achieved £90 from Messrs Clarke, Tebay and others £74,£74 from JE Hudson, Woodland. Cheviots topped at £70 from BA Hogg, Murton. Horned Gimmer lambs saw best Swaledales £62, Rough Fells £47 and Herdwicks £30.

Breeding ewes and shearlings experienced keen bidding for all types which included several consignments of sheep having run with the tup. Shearlings sold to a top price of £172 for Beltex shearlings from SJ Rushworth with others at £165. Mule shearlings sold to £135 for strongest sorts from EI Wilson with others £128 W Atkinson, £120 F&TE Park. Mule shearlings having run with a Texel tup sold to £120 from P Whitton. Older sheep generally £70 - £85 dependant on breed and condition.

Hill sheep sold to £88 for Swaledales from Caley&Mitchinson, Rough Fells £84 E&K Bland and JW&M Blades. Herdwicks £72 from TJ Beaty.

The catalogued entry of over 250 Rams attracted buyers from throughout the Northern Counties keen to secure replacement stock. Terminal sire rams saw Texels sell to £380 from KO Stones, Beltex £280 M Williams, Suffolks £260 Messrs Ellwood. Hill rams sold to £400 for Cheviot from KO Stones, £460 BFL A Dixon&Son ith Rough Fells £300 VR Guy.

A mule shearling donated by Edward, Liz and James Park in conjunction with Crook Young Farmers Club was auctioned with all proceeds going towards the Robbie Young Appeal. This shearling was sold 5 times and realised a total price of £760. Thank you to all purchasers for your kind support.


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