Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Hill Farm Day, 2nd October 2021

Lancaster Auction Mart held its annual Hill Fair Day sale of all classes of breeding sheep and rams, followed by store lambs. The sale commenced with the breeding sheep with Mule gimmer shearlings twice topping at £160 from M&YS Barker, Halton with one crop ewes topping at £135 from the same home. The next section of the sale was the gimmer lamb section which was judged by William Gardner, Brookhouse who we thank for his time. William awarded the first prize rosette to Andrew and Lisa Huddleston, Wray which went on to sell for £120. Also achieving £120 twice was WI&A Atkinson & Son, Bleasdale, followed by £118 from T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale and T&H Drinkall, Calderside. The entry of gimmer lambs today consisted mainly of running lambs, that saw all Mule gimmer lambs average £102. Texel gimmer lambs twice peaked at £120 from RT&ME Sutton, Stainton.

The trade today for tups saw powerful good confirmation tups in strong demand. The consignment of Texel tups from T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping met a strong demand, selling to £780, £700, £600 and £500. This was closely followed by the consignment from Hazel Carter, topping at £450 with a Texel shearling tup.

An entry of long keep store lambs saw Texels peak at £81 from J Whewell, Scorton, with an overall market average of £74.

Top Prices

Gimmer lambs:
Mule: £120 (2) Holme House Farm, £120 Overhouses, £118 Calderside, £118 Yates Farm, £108 Thornbush Farm. Texel: £120 (2) Crosscrake Farm, £97 Overhouses, £95 Cragg Farm.

Mule: £135 Halton Park Farm, £130 Burns Farm, £125 (2), £115 Halton Park Farm, £110 Rooten Brook. Cheviot: £125 Halton Park Farm. Texel: £118, £100, £95 Gilpin Green Farm. Charollais: £105 Gilpin Green Farm. Suffolk: £100 Gilpin Green Farm.

Gimmer Shearlings:
Mule: £160 (2) Halton Park, £135 Millstones.

Store Lambs:
Texel: £81 Wyresdale Park, £79 Gilpin Green Farm, £77, £75, £73 Wyresdale Park, £65 Woodstock. Mule: £75, £68 Wyresdale Park. Dutch Spotted: £66 Woodstock.

Charollais: £280 (2) Wyre Farm. Zwartbles: £140 Overhouses.

Ram Lambs:
Texel: £350 Lower Swainhead Farm, £220 (2) Cragg End, £200 Lower Swainhead Farm. Charollais: £200 Wyre Farm. Zwartbles: £140 Overhouses.

Shearling Ram:
Texel: £780, £700, £600, £500, £400 Brown Brook, £450 Cragg End. Beltex: £320 Old Woodhouse. Leicester: £280, £200 Brown Brook.

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Show Results

Judge: William Gardner

Pen of 10 Mule Gimmer Lambs
1. A&L Huddleston, Overhouses
2. T Ayrton & Son, Yates Farm
3. WI&AM Atkinson, Holme House

Terminal Sire Ram
1. MP Berry, Highgate Farm
2. PD Anterton, Wyre Farm
3. PF Lee, Swainshead Farm

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