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NEMSA Show & Sale - Saturday 12th September

Posted Friday, 11 September 2015, 4.37pm

North of England Mule Sheep Association Show & Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs

The annual Show and Sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs at J36 Rural Auction Centre had a stronger trade then what had been anticipated and was fantastic to see old and new faces around the ring from near and far afield.

Compliments must go to the vendors the quality of runs of lambs forward at today’s sale. The pre-sale show on the evening of Friday 11th September had a fantastic line up of 17 pens of 10 and 9 pens of 20 in front of judges, Mr AR Edmondson, Ulverston, and Mr S Carnie, Wiltshire, thanks go to our judges for their expertise and thanks to our referee Mr R Little, Penrith. The winning pen of 10 was awarded to the Inman Family of Strickland Hill, who also took home the 1st Prize pen of 20.

There was a 100% clearance with an overall sale average of £91.30. The Champion pen of 10 sold to £260 a head and the champion pen of 20 selling for £138 a head with both pens selling to Philip and Denise Elliot of Penrith. Other noted prices are P & A Fell of Castle Hill selling to £195 and Hodgson Brothers of Rydal selling to £155 with plenty of other top pens achieving £140 plus. Tupping lambs sold to slightly less trade than previous years with running lambs eagerly bid for from an active ring full of buyers with all sheep selling beyond vendor’s expectations.
The Bruce Willison Memorial Shield for the Best Run of Lambs in the market was awarded to A & H Watson, Middleton Hall.

There was a fantastic atmosphere throughout the day at J36 with one of the largest attendances of buyers seen at this sale.

On behalf of the staff of North West Auctions and vendors we wish purchasers all the very best and look forward to seeing them in the very near future. A special thanks goes to our sale day sponsors Kentdale Landrover, NB UK Feeds Ltd, Farmgate Vets, NFU Mutual Kendal Branch, Bryan Hoggarth Ltd and Mole Country Stores.

Show Results

Pens of 20

1st Inman Family, Strickland Hill
2nd A & H Watson, Middleton Hall
3rd J & JA Burrow, Thursgill
4th B & HM Wilson, Ashstead
5th WM & JE Shuttleworth, Barbon Fell House
6th P & A Fell, Castle Hill

Pens of 10

1st Inman Family, Strickland Hill
2nd JF Cook, Moss Howe Farm
3rd TLB & J Knowles, High Borrow Bridge
4th P & A Fell, Castle Hill
5th J & JA Burrow, Thursgill
6th Messrs Hodgson Brothers, Rydal Farm

Goad Memorial Trophy
For 1st Prize Pen of Ten

Inman Family, Strickland Hill

Jim Gibson Memorial Trophy
For 1st Prize Pen of Twenty

Inman Family, Strickland Hill

Bruce Willison Memorial Shield
Presented to the best run of Lambs in the market on Sale Day

A & H Watson, Middleton Hall


Strickland Hill Farming, Strickland Hill champion Mules.

Posted by North West Auctions on Saturday, 12 September 2015

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