Second Gimmer Lamb Sale & Sale of Store Lambs
North West Auctions Kendal Mart had a pleasing entry of over 1700 lambs forward at the sale with all lambs selling to their full value in line with other centres. Mule gimmer lambs topped at £100 on two occasions from MW Parsley, Roundthwaite and M & G German, Sowermire (photo shows the pen from from Messrs German). Continental gimmer lambs were also sold today topping at £90 for Texels from FI & ME Little, Helm Croft. 544 gimmer lambs averaged £68 with most being late born running lambs.
1201 store lambs sold to a competitive trade with all vendors pleased with prices achieved. £69 was the day’s top price for Suffolk x lambs from I & ME Aksew, Raw Head. Charollais x to £65 from JA Chapman, North Lodge. Short keep lambs regularly £57+, middle keep £53-£57 with long keep hill bred lambs £46-£52. A large crowd of buyers with several new faces were all keen to purchase stock with many leaving unable to fill their orders.
Next sale is on Thursday 20th October . 1500+ needed to meet demand.
GIMMER LAMBS – Mule: £100 Roundthwaite Abbey Farm; Sowermire; £86 Ashstead; £82 Low Newton Farm; £80 High Row; £78 High Skelgill; £77 Main Street; £76 Low Hundhowe; £75 High Arnside Farm. Texel: £90 Helm Croft; £63 Benson Hall; £61 Brow Head Flat. Cheviot: £57 Ewelock Bank.
STORE LAMBS– Suffolk: £69 Raw Head; £64.50 Low Newton Farm; £63.50 Quarry Top; £60 Green Cottages. Char: £65 North Lodge; £59.50 Fold Farm, Stribers Farm; £51.50 Tongue House Farm. Texel: £63 Overmere; £61.50 Castle Syke; £60 Sunny Bank, Ewan Mill; £59 The Borrans, Singleton Park; £58.50 Fold Farm. Cheviot: £56 Holme Ground Cottage; £49.50 High Arnside Farm. Mule: £61 Sowermire; £59 Yoad Pott; £57 Barker Knott; £56 Valley View, Castle Syke; £54.50 Ewan Mill. Cheviot: £56 Holme Ground Cottage; £49.50 High Arnside. Rough Fell: £48.50 Blackmoss Farm. Swaledale: £47.50 Bridge Stone; £40 Low Borrowdale.