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Date: 29 September 2021 | Breeding Sheep

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Lazonby Alston Moor Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs

Lazonby, Lazonby, Penrith, CA10 1BL

On Wednesday 29th September 2021 Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held the Annual ‘Alston Moor’ show and sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs which draw a catalogued entry of 16,505 head.

This much anticipated annual event was kindly sponsored by LA Smith Livestock Scanning, Katy Edgars Outside Catering, AW Jenkinson, Dodd & Co, I’Ansons and Shearwell Data.

The pre sale judging for NEMSA lambs was kindly undertaken by Mr D Buck, Barnard Castle and Mr K Harrison, Worcester with Mr G Humphrey, Northampton acting as referee a marvellous show of 14 pens was presented before them with many commenting they were the best seen for some time.

After great deliberation the champion rosette along with the William Armstrong Memorial Cup was awarded to GR Wharton & Sons, Keisley they went on the sell at £360 to regular buyer, JJ&A Brough, Clappers, Wigton.

Amazingly Geoff did the double scooping the second prize rosette aswell which is an unbelievable achievement these sold at £230 again to Messrs Brough.

It was the third prize pen from F&M Moore, Highside, Haltwhistle which lead the sale at £460 per head which is a record for this event and sold to Jack Robb, Bedfordshire.

Prize List
1st  –  GR Wharton & Sons, Keisley - £360
2nd – GR Wharton & Sons, Keisley - £230
3rd - F & M Moore & Son, Highside Farm - £460
4th - WM Reed & Sons, Lands Farm - £400
5th – ED&B Thompson, East Unthank - £320
6th – JW Smith-Jackson, Hightown - £240

The late Jonty Stalker trophy for the best run of 60 or more lambs which was kindly sponsored by the Marts the Heart was judged by Mr E Holliday, Clea Mire, Wigton who awarded this accolade to Messrs Elliott, Harbour Flatt, their run of 197 lambs sold to £190 and averaged £136.69.

Outwith the show the sale drew huge interest with the busiest ringside seen for years this ensured a brisk trade throughout seeing an average of £126.65 being achieved which is £19.63 up on last years sale, this left every vendor bar none elated with their returns.

Leading prices:

NEMSA Mule Gimmer Lambs:

£460, £145 Highside Farm; £400 Lands Farm; £360, £230, £190, £185, £175, £155, £152, £150, £142 Keisley Farm; £320, £175, £152, £140 East Unthank Farm; £250, £150 School Cottage; £250 Morley Hill Farm; £240, £230, £165 Hightown; £235, £200, £152, £140(2)The Bog; £200, £168 Horsleyhill Farm Cottage; £280, £200, £165, £148, £145 Lonscale Farm; £188, £160, £156, £144, £142, £140 Whitewall Farm; £185, £152 Slack Cottage; £185, £168 Morley Hill Farm; £172, £145, £140(3) Reaygarth; £170, £152, 140(2) Manesty; £170, £142 Low Snab; £170, £145 Scarrowmanwick; £170 Outhwaite; £170, £165 £142 Sanders Close; £168, £145 Lonning House; £165, £152 Softley Farm; £165 High Burnfoor; £165, £142(2), £140 High Crossgill Farm; £160, £145, £140(2) The Knarr; £160 Brampton Fell Farm; £155, £140 Fawcett Park Farm; £155, £140Blakelaw Farm; £152 Gill Head Farm; £150 Coalith Hill Farm; £150 Lands Farm; £145 Denton Mains; £142 Castle Nook; £142, £140 Townend Farm; £142 Haresceugh Castle.

Mule Gimmer Lambs:

£310, £230, £220, £146, £140 Gapshield; £205, £165 The Old Forge; £195, £150, £140(2) Howgill Castle; £190, £152, £140 Harbour Flatt; £190, £140 Green Farm; £180, £172, £165, £150(2), £142 Hole House; £170, £168 Cold Shields; £168, £140 Whinfell Park Cottage; £165 Haining House; £165 High Lovelady Sheild; £165, £150, £145 Old Parks; £162, £145Farney Shields; £150, £144 Hesleywell; £150 Glebe Farm; £142 Mellgates; £142 Broadmea Farm; £142 Lea Croft; £140(2) Bow Hall; £140 Croft Road.