The great annual show and sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs at J36 Rural Auction Centre on behalf of NEMSA Kendal branch had an increased entry this year of 8,645 Mule gimmer lambs.
The evening of Friday 8th September saw the annual pre-sale show of tens and twenties judged by Richard Batty of Kendal and Andrew Geary of Milton Keynes. An impressive entry forward for the show saw 16 pens of ten and 9 pens of twenty put before the judges to cast their expert eye over. The champion pen of 10 gimmer lambs, winning the J.E. Goad Memorial Trophy, was T,L,B & J Knowles of High Borrow Bridge, Selside. The champion pen of twenty winning the Jim Gibson Memorial cup was A & H Watson of Middleton Hall. The Bruce Willison memorial trophy for the best run of Mule gimmer lambs, judged on the sale day, was awarded to SJ & M Richardson of High Row. Thanks must go to our sponsors NB UK, Farmgate Vets, Mole Valley Country Stores, NFU Mutual Kendal, Kentdale Landrover, GW Taylor Haulage and Bryan Hoggarth Ltd.
The second year of the ‘Stars in Their Eyes’, show and sale of individual Mule gimmer Lambs show had an increased entry of 15 for this year’s sale, with judging was conducted by Graeme Jackson of Bentham. The champion rosette was awarded to Stephen Dugdale of Brow Side. A strong trade was enjoyed for the individuals topping at £210 for the champion lamb from Stephen Dugdale of Brow Side, Torver selling to JR & LA Capstick of Beckside. T,L,B & J Knowles sold their second prized gimmer lamb to £200 to Richard Batty of Kendal. A big thank goes to all those who supported the start in your eyes and took part as well as the sponsor Macbeth, Scott & Co.
The great annual sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs saw the trade set off very strong with the first pen into the ring selling to £145 from B & HM Wilson of Ashstead for their fourth prized pen. It was great to have many returning buyers at J36 as well as fresh faces present, seeing the trade average up on the year finishing at £95. Plenty of interest in strong tupping lambs, with running lambs in strong demand throughout the day. Topping the day’s trade was the second prized pen of ten from A & H Watson of Middleton Hall selling to a top of £220 to Richard Batty of Kendal. Also achieving £200 was the first prize pen of 10 from T,L,B & J Knowles of High Borrow Bridge and from TA & J Dixon of Yoad Pot. Other noted prices saw JA & CA Gibson of Longwell sell their top ten to £175 and RI Dixon of Low Newton and Messrs Hodgson of Rydal achieve £160.