Red Rose clean sweep at Skipton shearling gimmer show
Both principal prize winners at Skipton Auction Mart’s second annual shearling gimmer show and sale were landing top honours at the fixture for the first time. (Tues, Sept 15).
Thomas and Sheila Binns, of Hecklin Farm, Downham, Clitheroe, sent out the first prize pen of ten Mules, while David Lucas and Angela Nairey, of Bank Hey Farm, Blackburn, were responsible for the red rosette-winning pen of ten pure-bred Texels.
The Binns’s victors were all acquired at the previous year’s Skipton NEMSA fixtures and returned to near their place of origin when sold for £162 per head to WT Dewhurst, of Waddington. They were also responsible for the second prize pen, which made £156 each.