J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Ambleside Fair, Friday 9th September 2022

North West Actions were proud to host the annual Ambleside Fair show and sale of North of England Mule gimmer lambs, Scotch Mules, Rough Fell Mules, Cheviot Mules and Continental gimmer lambs. The show and sale was kindly sponsored by Avant plant and machinery, Wadland Finance, Carrs Billington, Mcveigh Parker. The pre-sale show was judged by Ian Lancaster, Clitheroe and Jim Finlayson, Dumfries.
North of England Mules saw the first prize rosette awarded to Jimmy Bell and Rachel Buckle, Carnwath which went on to be awarded the champion pen of the day. They went on to sell for the top price of the day of £200 with the second pen selling to £168. The second and third prize rosettes were awarded to Bob Lawrence and Emma Hand-ley, Grange Over Sands which went onto sell for £175 and £152. The sale was mainly consisting of running lambs saw a market average of £95.57 with purchasing looking for strong shearling making sheep.
The sale of Rough Fell mule gimmer lambs saw a sticky trade with strong tuppers wanted but southern buyers cautious with the on going draught conditions in the south. The championship rosette was awarded to TLB & J Knowles, Selside that topped the market at £165.
Cheviot Mules saw well grown tupping gimmer lambs selling between the £120-£130 mark. A top price of £152 was achieved by Low Moor Howe Farm, Winster with other top pens selling to £135 from AR & BJ Thompson, Selside with running types selling around the £100-£105 mark.
The sale concluded with Continental gimmer lambs which saw a pen of ¾ bred Texels from P Wilson, Newbiggin on Lune selling at £137 with other smart pens from TMW & H Hodgson, Nibthwaite selling to £136. Strong tupping sorts sold between the £120-£130 mark.

Top Prices

Gimmer Lambs:

Mule - £200 Highfield, £175 Greaves Farm, £168 Highfield, £155 Moss Howe Farm, £152 Greaves Farm. Rough Fell Mule - £165, £125 High Borrowbridge, £112 Borrow Bridge House, £106 Millriggs, £102 High Borrowbridge. Cheviot Mule - £152 High House Farm, £135 Poppy Farm, £127, £122 High House Farm, £122 Peel View Bungalow. Texel - £137 Wath Farm, £136 Arklid Farm, £115 Low Longmire, £115 Arklid, £112 Birch Bank. Masham - £120 Saddlers Croft, £114, £98 Middale Farm. Cheviot - £88 Rankthorn.

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NWA J36 Ambleside Fair, Friday 9th September 2022

Judges: Jim Finlayson & Ian Lancaster

Class 1- 10 Mule Gimmer Lambs

1st Lot 125 from J Bell selling for £200
2nd Lot 81 from R Lawrence selling for £175
3rd Lot 82 from R Lawrence selling for £152

Class 2- 10 Rough Fell Mule Gimmer Lambs

1st Lot 144 from TLB & J Knowles selling for £165
2nd Lot 139 from I Mallinson selling for £112
3rd Lot 151 from FB Dunning selling for £100

Class 3- 10 Masham Gimmer Lambs

1st Lot 50 from BJ Bainbridge selling for £84
2nd Lot 10 from DR Law selling for £78

Class 4- 10 Cheviot Mule Gimmer Lambs

1st Lot 193 from Low Moor Howe Farm Ltd selling for £152
2nd Lot 181 from AR &BJ Thompson selling for £135
3rd Lot 182 from AR &BJ Thompson selling for £121

Champion- Lot 125 from J Bell selling for £200

Reserve Champion- Lot 81 from R Lawrence selling for £175

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