Lazonby ‘Alston Moor’ Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs

30th September 2020

On Wednesday 30th September Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their annual “Alston Moor” sale of 15,540 North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs within Lazonby Auction Mart.

This greatly annual event again attracted a huge amount of interest with sheep selling to buyers covering the length and breadth of the UK.

The lambs in the majority are sources from Alston Moor, the East Fellside and the Lakeland Fells of Cumbria, and into Northumberland. The lambs came forward this year in fantastic bloom, being a credit to all vendors, with a 100% turn out on the catalogue, a 100% clearance and an average of £107.02 was achieved being £24.03 up on the year. This seeing a turnover for the day in excess of 1.4million pounds. 18 vendors saw their consignments average over £116 per head with 124 pens of lambs at £120 or more.

Sale toppers this year came from Messrs Reed, Lands Farm, West Gate, also consigned the 2019 Champions, their leading pen of 10 sold for £290 to DW & DM Elliott, Mungrisdale. Messrs Reed sold 90 lambs to average £143.78.

This was closely followed at £280 for the very first pen of the day from J Lee, Morley Hill, Whitfield, selling to JJ Brough, Langrigg. Messrs Lee sold their run of 634 lambs to average £116.71. JW Smith-Jackson lead the averages at £150 for their consignment of 30 which topped at £210.

The Auctioneers wish to thank all who supported the sale, especially in these uncertain times.

Leading Averages:
JW Smith-Jackson, High Town 30 @ £150
WM Reed & Sons, Lands Farm 90 @ £143.78
PM&P Smith, Parson Shield 40 @ £138.25
GT Birkett, Lonscale 162 @ £129.20
F&M Moore, Highside 118 @ £127.86
WD&B Thompson, East Unthank 97 @ £123.44
RH& Lord, The Bog Farm 81 @ £123.25
WH&I Watson, Sanders Close 302 @ £120.35
Messrs Wallace, Farney Shields 291 @ £120.09
TE Clarke, Howgill Castle 249 @ £119.97
PL&J Dawson, School Cottage 209 @ £119.80
Elliott Bros, Harbour Flatt 184 @ £119.28
Messrs Martin, Hesley Well 166 @ £118.81
J Reed, The Knarr 96 @ £118.49
BJ Bell, Scarrowmanwick 98 @ £117.64
J Lee, Morley Hilll 634 @ £116.71
D&V Hill, Whitewall 139 @ £116.59
GR Wharton & Sons, Keisley 265 @ £116.34

Leading prices: £290, £132, £129, £125 Lands Farm, £280, £120 Hill Farm, £220, £185, £145, £128 Lonscale Farm, £210, £122 Hightown, £200, £150 Highside Farm, £185, £155, £122, £121, £120 (x2) School Cottage, £180, £150, £132 Howgill Castle, £180, £135, £130, £125 Gapshields, £180, £165, £160, £145, £128 Keisley Farm, £176, £150, £135, £125, £121 Farney Shields, £168, £132, £128 The Bog, £168, £138, £135 Lonning House, £165, £140, £120 Manesty, £155, £142, £140, £126 (x2), £125, £122 Sanders Close, £155, £140, £128, £120 East Unthank Farm, £155, £135, £133, £132 (x2) Morley Hill Farm, £152 Fawcett Park Farm, £150, £125 Whitewall Farm, £150, £142, £132, £122 (x2), £120 Hole House, £150, £140 Horsleyhill Farm, £150 Hesleywell, £148 Scarrowmanwick, £148, £130, £124, £120 High Crossgill Farm, £145, £120 Haresceugh Castle, £142, £132, £126 Harbour Flatt, £142, £128 Green Farm, £142, £125 Low Snab, £140, £130 Cold Shields, £140 Reaygarth, £140, £126, £124, £120 (x2) Slack Cottage, £140, £130 Softley Farm, £138, £122 Old Parks, £135 High Lovelady Shield, £132 Tailbert, £130, £128, £127 Lonscale Farm, £130 Highside Farm, £130, £120 Croft Road, £120 Scarrowmanwick, £130, £122 Castle Nook, £130, £120 Bow Hall, £129 Fawcett Park Farm, £128 Hill Head Farm, £128 Blakelaw Farm, £124, £122 Glebe Farm, £124 Randalholme, £122 Townend Farm, £120 How Burn, £120 Townfoot, £120 Davygill Farm, £120 The Knarr, £120 Haining House Farm.