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Lancaster Breeding Ewes & Gimmer Shearlings - Wednesday 19th August

Posted Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 1.33pm

The annual show and sale of Mule, Masham and Continental ewes and shearlings at Lancaster had a better trade then anticipated with recent prime lamb prices and from reports from sheep sales throughout the country.

A strong pre-sale show of mule gimmer shearlings was kindly judged by Mr H Halhead of Nether Kellet. In a strong class the first prized pen was awarded to JS & KM Wilson of High House with second and third prizes being awarded to Joe Townley of Mearsbeck. The first prized pen of Mule ewes was awarded to T & S Binns of Downham. The continental and any other breed was won by JS & KM Wilson of High House with a pen of Cheviot mule shearlings. Thanks goes to our show and sale sponsors Massey Feeds.

In the breeding ewe section all types where sought after at Lancaster with younger types selling to a premium. One crop mule ewes sold to £120 for the first prized from T & S Binns of Downham. Three and four crop mules sold to around the £100 mark.
Mule shearlings where keenly bid for at Lancaster with plenty of buyers around the ring with buyers leaving satisfied with their trade on the year. An annual consignment of Mule shearlings from P & M Crackles of Burrow sold to the day’s top price of £168. Selling to £160 twice was E Parker of Crag Bank, the second prized pen sold to £159 from Joe Townley of Mearsbeck. The first prize pen sold to £155 from JS & KM Wilson of High House. The majority of vendors top pens where achieving £140 plus. An overall average of £128 was achieved.

A consignment of Cheviot mules from by JS & KM Wilson of High House sold to £142 and £140. Masham gimmer shearlings sold to £122 and £116 from WI & A Atkinson of Holme House.

Show Results


1st T & S Binns, Hecklin £120
2nd JR Gornall, Bridge Cottage £98


1st JS & JM Wilson, High House £155
2nd JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck £159
3rd JK & BE Townley, Mearsbeck £145

Continental Shearlings

1st JS & KM Wilson, High House £142
2nd JS & KM Wilson, High House £140


1st prize Mule Shearlings from JS & KM Wilson High House.

Posted by North West Auctions on Wednesday, 19 August 2015
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