Great Annual Show & Sale of North of England Mule Ewe Lambs on behalf of NEMSA Members. 6,064 head at an overall average of £91.22 per head (-£6.87)

CCM Auctions conducted their opening Fortnightly Show and Sale of NEMSA members Mule Gimmer Lambs at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire on Tuesday 11th September and a very satisfactory sale was conducted by the auctioneers. Its fair to say that the run up to the sale this year was probably one of the most uncertain for many years with several external factors, mainly weather related,  having a downward effect on the breeding sheep trade countrywide. The average was down on the year, but by no means as much as most would have expected, the sale levelled at £91.22, a fall of just £6.87 on the year.

The pre-sale show was very well supported and the quality of lambs put before the judges was a tremendous testament to the producers of this area. The champion pen of ten selected by judges Mr Henry Tustian and Mr Greame Jackson, came from JK Wilson and Son of Blubberhouses and they later sold for £270 each.

Most top pens were a nice trade, with plenty at £130-£168, representing a very similar trade on the year. Strong nice lambs in the middle of peoples runs were also a sharp trade and not vastly different on the year. Runners did see a drop on the year, but any strong bodied lambs with good skins sold well and above many peoples expectations.

A huge thankyou to all involved today, vendors for presenting a good show, buyers for travelling from far and wide to support them, our judges for expertly carrying out their task, and finally to Carrs Billington, Barclays Bank and Armstrong Watson for kindly sponsoring the prize money.



Please Note that entries for the Second Sale of 10,000 NEMSA Mule Gimmer Lambs to be held on Tuesday 25th September close tomorrow (Wed 12th Sept) at 4pm. The ballot will be drawn immediately afterwards.






(PENS OF 10) Mr JH Tustain & Mr GE Jackson  

(PENS OF 20) Mr LAJ England & Mr A Jackman


Pens of 10

1st JK Wilson sold for £270

2nd WA &A Booth sold for £140

3rd CD&RF Kitching sold for £145

4th FA Caton sold for £162

5th JC Walker & Son sold for £142

6th CD&RF Kitching sold for £160


Pens of 20

1st WA&A Booth sold for £135

2nd JA & R Caton sold for £135

3rd FA Caton sold for £130

4th JK Wilson sold for £130

5th JK Wilson sold for £138

6th ASE Crisp sold for £138



Principle Prices
£270                      JK Wilson

£168                      WP&B Walker & Son

£162                      FA Caton

£160                       CD&RF Kitching

£155                       AJ Mason

£150                       K&GJ Huck

£150                       S&T Fawcett



Highest Flock Average (100 or more lambs presented)

(Cash Prizes sponsored by Craven Cattle Marts Ltd for highest 3 averages)

K&GJ Huck                                                          124 av £111.13

FA Caton                                                              184 av £110.16

WA&A Booth                                                     106 av £108.44

WP&B Walker                                                   170 av £105.76

JK Wilson                                                            250 av £101.22

CD&RF Kitching                                                334 av £99.90

AJ Mason                                                            202 av £98.34



Highest Flock Average (under 100 lambs presented)

(Cash Prizes sponsored by Craven Cattle Marts Ltd for highest 3 averages)


S&T Fawcett                                                      30 av £148.67

ASE Crisp & Son                                                81 av £112.28

JC Walker & Son                                               71 av £106.77

KA&HL Fawcett                                                 60 av £104.00

JM Daggett                                                         40 av £100.50

EW&JR Parkinson                                            50 av £100.44

JR Lancaster                                                       34 av £99.00