Lazonby Alston Moor Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs

28th September 2016

On Wednesday 28th September, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their annual “Alston Moor” show and sale of 20,295 Mule Gimmer Lambs within Lazonby Auction Mart.

This ted annual event was very kindly sponsored by LA Smith Livestock Scanning, Shearwell Data, Carr’s Billington, AW Jenkinson Forest Products, H & H Insurance Brokers, Dodd & Co, Jim Peet Agriculture, I’Ansons and The Farmer Guardian

The pre sale judging was carried out on Tuesday night and attracted 19 fantastic pens of lambs, the unenviable task of judging fell into the expert hands of Julie Brough, Aspatria and Andrew Geary, Milton Keynes with local enthusiast Joanne Harrison, Gretna acting as referee.

After working their way through each pen of lambs the unanimous decision was made to award the championship rosette and the William Armstrong Memorial cup to Messrs Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham with their outstanding entry, this pen went onto top Wednesday trading at £220 a head when selling to the judge Julie Brough

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Champion pen of Lambs consigned by Messrs Lee, Morley Hill, Whitfield, Hexham which sold for £220 a head
l/r Joanne Harrison (Referee Judge), Andrew Geary (Judge), Julie Brough (Judge), Charles Lee (vendor), Catherine Raine (representing I’Ansons Sponsors), Paul Staley (Lazonby NEMSA Branch Chairman), Steph Ryder of The Farmer Guardian (Sponsors)

Show Results
1st & winning the William Armstrong Memorial Cup   Messrs Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham – £220
2nd   F&M Moore & Son, Highside, Haltwhistle – £190
3rd   K&HA Ridley, Allenshields, Consett – £150
4th   WD&B Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle – £210
5th   Messrs J Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham – £155
6th   PM Smith, Parson Shields, Slaggyford – £215

The late Jonty Stalker Memorial Trophy for the best run of 60 or more lambs was kindly sponsored by the farmer Guardian, husband and wife team John and Anne Baty, Heathersgill who are ted local Shearling producers, cast their eye over every consignment in the auction and awarded the prize to Messrs Carrick & Sons, High Crossgill, Alston, who sold 513 lambs to average £101.59. 

The sale itself saw an average of £93.37 (minus £2.45 on the year) achieved, tupping lambs were in high demand with plenty of pens of sheep trading at £120 – £130.  Smaller runners however proved harder to place than at previous sales

Leading Prices
£220, £155, £134, £132, £126, £119 Morley Hill; £215, £155, £122, £112 Parson Shields; £210, £155, £130, £128 (2), £122 East Unthank; £200, £135 (2), £116 School Cottage; £200, £125, £120 (2) Farney Shields; £190, £128, £120, £110 Highside; £190, £155, £120 (2), £112 Hightown; £180, £160, £115, £110 Outhwaite; £175, £150 (2), £132, £124 Keisley Farm; £170, £133 Lonscale Farm; £165, £145, £132 (2), £120 The Bog Farm; £160, £129, £125, £120, £119 (2) Gapshields; £152, £112 Howburn; £150, £140, £126 Oakbank; £150, £128, £120, £115 Manesty; £150, £132, £128, £120 The Knarr; £150, £126 Allenshields; £145, £128, £118, £116 Scarrownmanwick; £142, £130, £122, £110 Old Parks; £140, £138, £130, £121, £120 (2), £116 High Crossgill; £140, £125 (2), £112 (2), £110 Sanders Close; £138 Randalholme; £138, £128 Fordlands; £134, £124, £122, £118, £111 Hole House; £132 Town Head; £131, £113, £111, £110 Cold Shields; £130 Haresceugh Castle; £129, £120 (2) Whitewall; £128, £110 Kck Hall; £128 Glebe Farm; £128 Laypool; £127, £111 Hesleywell; £126, £120, £115 Woodhouse; £125 Thirlwall Castle; £125, £120, £112 Castle Nook; £125 Coatlith Hill; £124 Rotherhope; £122, £118 Howgill Castle; £122 Denton Mains; £122 Harbour Flatt; £122, £111 Oddendale; £122 Green Farm; £122 Brow Farm; £122 Midtown Farm; £120 Moffat Cottage; £120 Haber; £120 Brampton Fell; £120 Tailbert; £120, £112 Sheepriggs; £120 Jacques Farmhouse; £120 Townend Farm; £118 High Lovelady Shield; £118 Reaygarth; £118 Setterah Park; £118 Low Snab; £117 Quarry Farm; £116 Broadmea; £115 Haining House; £114 The Barn; £112 Gill Head; £111 Blakelaw Farm.