BREEDING EWES & GIMMER SHEARLINGS
North West Auctions were pound to hold its annual show and sale of 1500 Mule and Continental ewes and gimmer shearlings. The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr Lewis McCarrick, Chorley who we thank for this time and expertise. The first prize pen of Mule shearlings was awarded to P&M Crackles, Burrow which went on to sell for £210 and were purchased by the judge. The first prize pen of Continental shearlings was awarded to a fantastic pen from JM&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal which went on the sell to £220. The sale saw the best quality sheep in tremendous demand, with many purchasers looking to buy shearlings with had lambed and were double vaccinated. N Barker, Dalton saw his best open sell to £205. Strong Mule shearlings from JS&KM Wilson & Son, Kendal sold to £200 twice, with other pens selling to £198 from N Barker, Dalton and £195 from P&M Crackles, Burrow. All Mule shearlings forward averaged £168, which is up £3 on the year.
The ewe trade was a little bit sharper than the first breeding sale, with one crop Texel x Beltex ewes from S Rossall, Over Wyresdale sell to £190. Older pure Texel ewes sold to £170 from PF Lee, Over Wyresdale. Three crop Texel ewes sold to £158 from PD Anderton, Scorton. A ring full of full-mouthed Suffolk ewes sold to £138 from W Pinder, Clitheroe.
Annual show and sale of breeding rams saw buyer looking to secure well bred breeding rams to produce quality prime lambs. The pre sale show was in the capable hands of Freddy Jenkinson, Stalmine who we thank for his time and expertise.
Today sale peaked at £620 for a Suffolk shearling from R&AL Hodgson, Patton who sold others at £500. Suffolk ram lambs sold to £480 from G&K Richmond, Inglewhite who sold others at £450. Texel shearlings sold to £500 from S&G Mellor, Stock on Trent who sold others at £500, as did James Sanderson, Halton. Beltex rams sold to £500 from J Bargh, Heaton with Oxcliffe with Beltex cross rams selling to £450 from J Wilson, Wray and RF Towers, Wray. Charollais rams sold to £550 from BR Harrison, Staveley. Blue De Maine shearlings from B&A Crane, Tockholes sold to £380.
The second sale of breeding ewes, gimmer shearlings and rams at Lancaster Mart takes place on Monday 4th September.