Forward: 4,009 GIMMER LAMBS. The total entry of 4,009 Mule Gimmer Lambs av £65.90 per head
Comprising – 2130 North of England (NEMSA) Mule av £71.14 (+£12.02 on 2018) 530 Mule Lambs (Non Members) av £68.78 (+£10.62 on 2018) 297 Dales Mule av £65.07 (+£0.13 on 2018)
167 Masham Lambs av £70.07 (+£7.15 on 2018) 860 Swaledale av £50.73 (+£0.32 on 2018)
25 Others Blue Texel to £102, Suffolks to £79
Judge Miss A Douthwaite
1st BC Ashby sold for £95
2nd A&SL Throup sold for £80
3rd D Newbould sold for £74
The Masham Sheep Breeders Association sponsored Show of Masham Gimmer Lambs saw a sharp trade which was up £7.15 on the year. Lambs fit for tupping were £80 and the smart running lambs up to £74.
£95 BC Ashby; £81 £80x2 £72 £70 A&SL Throup; £74 £69x2 D&GC Newbould;
Judge Miss A Douthwaite
1st JA Stoney & Son sold for 80
2nd RH&EA Close sold for £76
3rd RH&EA Close sold for £75
The Josephine Bartlett Memorial Trophy awarded to the owner of the Champion pen JA Stoney & Son. Dales Mules reflected the improved trade for breeding sheep this year whith smart lambs £75-£80 but more small lambs forward this year holding the average back.
£80 £76 £68 £66 £65 JA Stoney & Son; £76 £75 £68 £65 RH&EA Close; £70 ML&JE Kayley; £65 DA Dobson
NORTH OF ENGLAND MULE – MEMBERS LAMBS
Judge Mr A Lambert
1st J Airey unsold
2nd JC&N Throup sold for £98
3rd ASE Crisp sold for £96
N of E Mule Gimmers were shown in good fettle this year and there was probably a better show for quality on the year for the third sale, with a breed average of £71.14, +£12 on the year, being a reflection of this. Smarter lambs were £75/£80 plus, up to £118 from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. EW&JR Parkinson of Dunsop made £105 of fine pen, whilst Jeff Throup, Silsden Moor topped at £100. Best end of runners in the late £60’s/early £70s, straight runners in the £60’s and just a few smaller end late £50’s.
Next sale in 2 weeks time for all breeds of gimmer lambs.
£118 CD&RF Kitching; £105 EW&JR Parkinson; £100 JA Throup; £98 £92 JC&N Throup; £96 £94 ASE Crisp; £90 JK Wilson;
MULE - NON MEMBERS LAMBS
£77 £76 £73 £72x2 W Harrison & Son; £76 RG&H Preece; £71 A Jenkinson;
Judge Mr R Greenwood
1st K Huck sold for £145
2nd JM&S Tennant sold for £120
3rd AJ Mason sold for £95
Trade got away well with lambs not as strong on the year. Plenty of buyers seeking to improve and the popular runs saw first, second and third pens up on the year and pens lower down the run. Generally, no less than 2018, but small lambs more potential. Kevin Hucks Champion featured 2 lambs by the previous night’s Swaledale Ram Champion and as worthy winner made £145.
£145 K Huck; £120 £95 JM&S Tennant; £95 AJ Mason; £85 £82 £76 I Wilson; £80 RW&B Chapman; £75 WP&B Walker;