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Lancaster Hill Fair Day - Saturday 7th October 2017

Posted Saturday, 07 October 2017, 4.31pm

The annual Hill Fair Day was held at Lancaster on Saturday and saw all classes of sheep forward well sold. As we come to a close of the Breeding Sheep Sale season, Rams were in demand with final purchases being made. Texel Rams sold to £520 for a Texel Shearling from James Sanderson of Halton, with Ram Lambs of the same breed selling to £300 twice from ST Birkett & Son of Carnforth and PF Lee of Over Wyresdale. Beltex Ram Lambs sold to £260 for a Ram Lamb from C Carter of Winmarleigh.

The Breeding Sheep section saw an entry mainly made up of Gimmer Shearlings, with an average being achieved of £98.19. Topping the section was a pen of Texel Shearlings from JM Sanderson of Halton, which went on to sell for £150, with Mules selling to £120 from EI,EA & TW Wilson of Grange-Over-Sands.

Gimmer Lambs sold well, with all breeds in the market achieving an overall average of £79.14. A top price of £135 was achieved for Zwartbles from J Lowcock & Son of Nateby, who also sold others to £125. The Mule Gimmer Lambs saw the top price being achieved by the 2nd prize lambs from FK&F Woodhouse of Scorton, their pen of 10 selling for £98 per head, with others from the same home selling for £84 & £80. The 1st prize lambs from T Ayrton & Son of Over Wyresdale sold for £86 per head, with 3rd prize lambs from JS&S Atkinson of Scorton achieving £83.

A strong entry of 505 Store Lambs were forward for sale, with vendors keen to sell lambs due to the continued weather conditions. Trade topped at £59 for Texel Lambs and £55 for Mule Lambs both lots from PD Pye of Over Wyresdale.

Show Results

Judge: D Shimwell
Sponsor: Farmgate Vets

Bluefaced Leicester Rams
1st LOT 4 JR & A Gorst & Son, Appletree Farm
2nd LOT 80 A German, Caw House
3rd LOT 5 B & SE Carter, Cragg End

Texel Ram Lambs
1st LOT 8 Davies & Wearing, Holly Farm
2nd LOT 45 Hazel Carter, Cragg End
3rd LOT 11 MP Berry, Highgate Farm

Mule Gimmer Lambs
1st T Ayrton & Son, Yates Farm
2nd FK & F Woodhouse, Fell End Farm
3rd JS & S Atkinson, Sykes Farm

Top Prices:

GIMMER SHEARLINGS: TEXEL: £150 Lower Highfield. MULE: £120 Guides Farm; £115 Appletree Farm; £105 Guides Farm.

GIMMER LAMBS – ZWARTBLE: £135 The Paddock. MULE: £98 Fell End Farm; £90 Appletree Farm; £86 Yates Farm. TEXEL: £90 Poplar Farm; £76 Middle Crag. SCOTCH HALF BRED: £90 Faitte.

EWES – MULE: £85 Appletree Farm.

AGED RAMS – TEXEL: £320 Southmire Farm. LEICESTER: £200 Overhouses.

RAM LAMBS – TEXEL: £300 Hall Croft Barn; £300 Lower Swainhead Farm; £260 Wyrebeck. BELTEX: £260 Poplar Farm; £240 Hall Croft Barn. SUFFOLK: £160 Middle Crag. LEIECESTER: £180 Caw House Farm.

SHEARLING RAM – TEXEL: £520 Lower Highfield Farm; £480 Brown Brook; £420 Lower Swainhead Farm. LEICESTER: £260 Cragg End; £150 Appletree Farm. SUFFOLK: £200 Wellington View.

STORE LAMBS – TEXEL: £59 Marl House; £58 Claife Avenue; £57 North Farm. MULE: £55 Marl House; £52.50 Botton Hall Farm; £50 Overhouses. CHAROLAIS: £52.50 Claife Avenue. CHEVIOT: £46.50 Marshaw Farm. SWALEDALE: £33 Marshaw Farm.

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