North West Auctions held the great annual prize show and sale of Mule gimmer lambs at Lancaster Auction Mart on Wednesday 6th September, which once again featured new and returning customers attracted to this popular sale. All vendors must be congratulated on the quality of lambs put forward and they were dewily rewarded with a market averaged of £125.62 (plus £5.29 on the year).
The pre sale show was kindly judged by Mr S Bolland, Lancaster and Mr T Hird, Cockermouth who had fifteen show pens put before them, in the two show classes. After much carful deliberation the champion rosette this year was awarded to Mr R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands who also received the Alf Burrow cup, with the pens of twenty won by W&A Cornall, Barnacre. We would like to thank our show sponsor PV Dobson, Levens.
CLASS 1- 10 MULE GIMMER LAMBS
1st R Lawrence- £205
2nd AC & K Pye- £185
3rd Drinkall Bros- £158
4th W & A Cornall- £165
CLASS 2- 20 MULE GIMMER LAMBS
1st W & A Cornall- £160
2nd W & A Cornall- £140
Todays sale peaked at £205 for the champion pen from R Lawrence, Grange Over Sands purchased by the judge Mr S Bolland, Ellel who also purchased the second prize pen from AC&K Pye, Abbeystead at £185. Other top pens sold to £168 from B&SE Carter, Ellel, £165 W&A Cornall, Barnacre, £160 T Ayrton & Sons, Over Wyresdale and £158 Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale. Buyer expressed a keen interest in well grown gimmers suitable for tupping regularly selling at £130 to £140, with the stronger end of running lambs £112 to £125 and younger lambs £100 to £110.
The special prize for the highest average run of fifty lambs (not including a prize winning pen) was won by B&SE Carter, Ellel.
The next sale of breeding sheep at Lancaster Auction Mart is the annual Hill Fair Day sale on Saturday the 7th October, comprising of all classes of breeding sheep and store lambs.
To discuss any sales requirements, please contact a member of our auctioneers or fields team.