Annual ‘Latter Fair’ Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs

17th September 2020

On Thursday 17th September Harrison and Hetherington held their annual ‘Latter Fair Sale’ of Mule gimmer lambs.

A catalogued entry of 4752 mule gimmer lambs were forward, which included 3 new vendors to this noted event.

The show of lambs in Carlisle is the stuff of legends, and this years offering certainly didn’t disappoint, this being a great credit to each and every consignor today, making the job of the Auctioneer an extremely pleasurable one indeed. A sale average of £108.75 shows a rise of £25.91 per head on the year.

Topping this years event at £290 were the leading pen of 10 from regular consignor Messrs JW Smith-Jackson, Hightown which sold to Mr Richard Batty, Kendal. John & Mandy’s run of 58 lambs levelled at £152.34 which was the day’s lead average. Taking the 2nd top price at £250 was the lead pen from another stalwart of this fixture Messrs Moore, High side which found a new home in Milton Keynes with Master Josh Geary. Brian, Christina and Freddie’s run of 130 averaged £134.85 which was also the 2nd top average.

Leading Flock Averages:
NEMSA
M/s Smith-Jackson, Hightown (58) £152.34
M/s Moore, Highside (130) £134.85
M/s Marrs, Manor Farm (25) £119
Kilnstown Farms Ltd (546) £115.58
M/s Pears, Fellside House Farm (42) £114.86
M/s Ridley, Woodhall (247) £113.15
M/s Emmott, Wythop Hall (70) £112.07
M/s Foster, Coombe Crag (205) £111.24
M/s James, Midtodhills (317) £110.62
M/s Gass, Nunscleugh (537) £110.35

Non NEMSA
M/s Wigham, Hargill House (261) £109.75

Leading Price per head:
NEMSA: £290, £135, £132 Hightown, £250, £150, £130, £127, £123 Highside Farm, £225, £140, £132, £124 Midtodhills, £200, £155, £132, £128, £124 Kilnstown, £180, £138, £130 Nunscleugh, £180, £128 Coombe Crag, £140 Manor Farm, £138 Wood Hall, £132 Wythop Hall Farm, £130 The Faulds, £128 Roachburn Farm, £125 Fellside House Farm, £125 Wood Hall, £122 High Park Foot.

NON NEMSA: £195, £125, £120, £112, £107, £106, £102 (x2) Hargill House, £121, £120 (x2), £118, £116, £112 (x2), £108, £107, £106, £104 (x2), £102 (x2), £100 (x3) Spout Bank, £104, £102 Farewell Grange, £100 Nether Oakshaw.

M/s James, Midtodhills top pen – £225