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Ambleside Fair - Friday 11th September

Posted Friday, 11 September 2015, 4.39pm

Champions Sell at £142 at NWA J36 Ambleside Fair

The annual ‘Ambleside Fair’ sale of Gimmer Lambs saw 3123 lambs forward with buyers ringside from Wales, Devon, Yorkshire, Scotland and strong local attendance.

Prior to the sale the show for North County Mules, Rough Fell Mules and Masham Gimmer Lambs was judged by Mr W Taylor, Penrith who awarded the Championship Rosette to the first prize pen of Rough Fell Mule Gimmer Lambs from TLB & J Knowles, Selside, which he later bought for a sale topping price of £142. North Country Mules sold to £112 for 2nd Prize pen from RM & D Dixon followed by B & HM Wilson at £105.

Cheviot Mules experienced keen bidding selling to £86 from S Crawford, Staveley. Revived interest in Mashams saw 1st Prize from DR Law sell at £91 with others at £88 from JA Bennett.

Continental Gimmer Lambs sold to £81 for Char X from Low Moor Howe Farm Ltd with best headed Texels £77, £76 from TMW & H Hodgson, Nibthwaite.

All Gimmer Lambs sold averaged £70.62 (-£3.34 from 2014)

Sale Prices                  Top  Average
North Country Mules   £112 £70.89
Rough Fell Mules       £142 £72.14
Masham                  £91  £76.52
Cheviot Mule            £86  £70.70
Texel                     £77  £64.20

Show Results

North Country Mules
1st B & HM Wilson, Ashstead £105
2nd RM & D Dixon, Well Foot £112
3rd JF Cook, Moss Howe Farm £88

Rough Fell Mules
1st TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge £142
2nd M & G German, Sowermire £88
3rd TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge £100

1st DR Law, Ravenstonedale £91
2nd JH Atkinson & Partners, Mosergh £66

Top Prices

Rough Fell Mules

£142, £100 High Borrow Bridge, £90 Croft Foot Farm, £88 Sowermire, £86 Archers Hall.

£91 Crooksbeck, £88 Middale Farm, £81 Crooksbeck, £76, £75 Middale Farm

North Country Mules
£112 Well Foot, £105 Ashstead, £88 Moss Howe Farm, £84 Roundthwaite, £83 Ashstead.

£86 Seedhowe Cottages, £84 School House, £82 Seedhowe, £80 High House Farm, £78 High Borrow Bridge

£77, £76 Arklid, £75 St Annes, Moss Hall Farm, £73 Arklid.

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