J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Show & Sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs, Saturday 10th September 2022

North West Auctions were proud to host the annual show and sale of NEMSA Mule gimmer lambs on behalf of the Kendal NEMSA branch, a special mention goes to all the pre-sale show and sale sponsors; Wynnstay, New Breeds UK, Ladds of Benson Hall, Farm Gate Vets, GW Taylor Haulage, NFU Mutual Kendal and Alan Myerscough Ltd. The pre-sale show evening had a very impressive entry of twenty-five pens of ten and twelve pens of twenty, with credit going to the vendors for the quality on offer. A special mention goes to our judges Mr Joe Townley, Caton and Mr Ashley Purchase, Barnstaple. The JE Goad Trophy for the Champion pen of ten Mule Gimmer lambs was awarded to a stylish pen from RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead which went on to sell for £360 purchased by the judge Joe Townley. The Jim Gibson Memorial cup for the first prize pen of twenty was awarded to A&H Watson, Kirby Lonsdale.
The ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ competition was deemed a great success once again, with a special thank you going to the sponsors Bulmans Bulk and our judges for the evening Josh and Rebecca Geary, Milton Keynes. The Champion rosette and winning the Dixon Family Bowl was the Inman Family of Strickland Hill, who very kindly donated their lamb for the Crook YFC charity, selling to a new centre record of £720 purchased by B&JM Crowe, Witherslack.
The annual sale of Mule gimmer lambs sold to an overall market average of £117.86, £7 down on the year. The trade in general today saw good quality top pen lambs regularly sell in the region of £200 upwards. Strong tupping lambs were in big demand with buyers eager to purchase, regularly selling between £130 and £160, with small tuppers and big runners often between £110 and £120. The market peaked at £390 from S Allan & Sons, Appleby with other leading prices £310 from Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans, £300 AC&K Pye, Abbeystead, £275 JA&CA Gibson, Selside, £275 T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale.
The Bruce Willison Trophy for the best run of lambs was awarded to RH&C Ayrton, Abbeystead, who sold there run of lambs to average £147.75 per head. A special thanks goes to our judge Mr V Smith for his time and expertise.
A big thank you goes to our vendors for the quality of lambs put forward for this sale, our loyal travelled and local buyers, as well as a number of new faces. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our yard and clerical staff for their continued hard work to make this popular sale a great success.

Top Prices

Individual Mule Gimmer Lambs:

£720 Strickland Hill, £400 Thursgill, £400 Dunkenshaw Farm, £360 High Borrowbridge, £320 High Borrans Farm, £300 Yates Farm.

Pens of Mule Gimmer Lambs:

£390 Greenhow Farm, £360 Ouzelthorn Farm, £310 High Borrans Farm, £300 Dunkenshaw Farm, £275 Longwell, £270 Yates Farm.

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1st RH&C Ayrton, Ouzelthorn Farm selling for £360
2nd S Allan & Sons, Greenhow Farm selling for £390
3rd RI Dixon, Low Newton Farm selling for £200
4th JA&CA Gibson, Longwell selling for £275
5th T Ayrton & Son, Yates Farm selling for £270
6th T Ayrton & Son, Yates Farm selling for £190


1st A&H Watson, Middleton Hall selling for £162
2nd S Allan & Sons, Greenhow Farm selling for £130
3rd PE&M Capstick, Whicham Hall Farm selling for £140
4th AC&K Pye, Dunkenshaw Farm selling for £135
5th TA&J Dixon, Yoad Pot selling for £149
6th Inman Family, Strickland Hill Farm selling for £140

STARS IN THEIR EYES - Individual Lambs

1st Inman Family, Strickland Hill Farm  - (Sold for the Christie Charity Fund) £720
2nd TLB&J Knowles, High Borrowbridge - £360
3rd AC&K Pye, Dunkenshaw Farm - £400
4th J&JA Burrow, Thursgill - £400
5th Messrs Hodgson, High Borrans - £320
6th D&CE Marston, Easgill Farm - £200

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