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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Show and Sale of Breeding Ewes & Gimmer Shearlings, 18th August 2021

Lancaster Auction held its annual show and sale of Mule and Continental Breeding Ewes and Gimmer Shearlings. The recent times have been good within the sheep industry with many enjoying a good summer with their Prime Lamb and Cast Sheep trade leading to plenty of confidence within the industry.
A busy ring of buyers forward and a great atmosphere lead to a strong trade with Mule Gimmer Shearings eagerly bid for selling to an impressive market average of £173.42, thirty pound up on the year.
The pre-sale show saw a strong line up of Mule gimmer shearlings forward for our judge Matthew Billington, Claughton on Brock who we thank for his time and expertise. The first prize and championship rosette was awarded to P & M Crackles, Burrow who a strong pen of Mule shearlings that went onto to sell for £195 with the third prize pen coming from the same home and made £195 with other pens from this home twice selling to £192 and £190. The second prize rosette and reserve champion was awarded to Shelia Taylor, Tatham selling her prize pen to £200 with her other pen selling to £198. A run of fifty strong Mule gimmer shearlings from JS & KM Wilson, Kendal met much demand selling to £202 x2 £200 x2 and £198 with his consignment averaging over £200. A very bonny much admired pen from JK & BE Townley, Caton sold to £200. Other leading prices for Mule gimmer shearlings saw M & YS Barker, Halton sell to £190 three times and N Barker, Burton in Kendal sell to £190 and £188.
The continental gimmer shearling first prize rosette was awarded to S Rossall, Over Wyresdale with a pen of Charolais x which went onto to sell for £175. The top price pen of Texel shearlings came from JS & KM Wilson, Kendal selling to £230 with Beltex x shearlings selling to £195 from Bargh Contractors, Heaton with Oxcliffe. Mainly older ewes forward today saw them peaked at £132 for Continetal ewes from S & JE Cornthwaite, Brookhouse.

Top Prices

Breeding Ewes

Texel - £132 Willow Farm, Lane House, £128 Bouthwaite Farm, £125, £120 Willow Farm, £120 Lane House, £120, £115 Willow Farm. Mule - £122, £120 Longstripes Farm, £105, £98, £92, £78 Willow Farm. Dorset - £100 Bouthwaite Farm.

Gimmer Shlgs

Texel - £230, £185 High House, £185 Old Woodhouse, £178 Bouthwaite Farm, Guides Farm, £172 Bouthwaite Farm, £165 Toulbrick Farm, £160 Guides Farm, Stonehead. Mule - £202 High House, £200 Mearsbeck House, High House, Beethams Farm, £198 High House, Beethams Farm, £195 Mill Farm. Beltex - £195 Old Woodhouse. Charollais - £175 Stonehead, £165 Wyre Farm, £160 Stonehead, £150 Wyre Farm.

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Show Results

Judge – Matthew Billington, Claughton – On – Brock

Wednesday 18th August 2021

Sponsor – Wadlands Finance

Class Two – 10 Mule Shearlings

1st – P & M Crackles, Mill Farm - £195

2nd – S M Taylor, Beethams Farm - £200

3rd – P & M Crackles, Mill Farm - £195

Class Three – 10 Continental Shearlings

1st – S Rossal, Stonehead Farm - £175

Champion - P & M Crackles, Mill Farm - £195

Reserve Champion - S M Taylor, Beethams Farm - £200

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