Lazonby & Carlisle Combined Sensational Sale of North of England Mule Shearlings

10th September 2020

On Thursday 10th September, Borderway Mart held their first ‘Lazonby and Carlisle’ combined sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Shearlings, seeing a catalogued entry of 3000 forward, which included a special section for Continental cross shearling gimmers and rams.

This historic date, in a new venue for some, drew a new and revived interest, with a fabulous buzz of excitement pre sale. Resulting in the trade of the season thus far, with an average of £161.28 achieved, eclipsing other centres for the North of England Mules, showing a rise of £36 per head over the two fixtures last year.

Big, strong shearlings sailed in to the £180’s with ease, with 34 pens sold from £180-£208, with 6 vendors returning averages in excess of £175 per head.

Making a return to this sale was DW & DM Elliott, Bank House, Mungrisdale, doing so in some style, topping the day’s trade at £208 a head for a pen of 20 selling to Harrison Bros, Puxley, this run averaged £200.29.

A small offering of Continental cross shearlings met a good enquiry, with Messrs Clarkson, Elrington Hall, Hexham topping this section at £188 for a pen of 20 with this run averaging £186.44

Continental rams with power sold easily to a top of £680 for Texels from Messrs Harrison, Aldermanseat, Gretna.

Leading Averages:
EW & DM Elliott, Bank House – 35 averaged £200.29
J Ackerley, Milton Mains – 35 averaged £188.86
M/s Harrison, Sceugh Farm – 252 averaged £185.25
PM Kidd, Briggle Farm – 207 averaged £181.98
D Mattinson, Cragg Farm – 40 averaged £175.50
M Ridsdale & Son, Yew Tree Farm – 103 averaged £177.70

Leading Prices per head:
Shearling Gimmers: Greyfaced
£208, £190 Bank House, £190 (x4), £185 (x2), £170 Briggle Farm, £190, £188 Milton Mains, £190 (x3), £186, £185 (x2), £182, £178 Sceugh Farm, £185 (x2), £182, £180, £175, £168, £162 Broom Hill, £185, £182 (x2), £180 Hundith House, £182, £180, £170 Cragg Farm, £182, £168, £166 (x2) Springfield Farm, £180 (x2), £179 (x2), £175 (x2) Yew Tree Farm, £172 Holebeck Farm, £170 (x3), £168 Hilltop, Continental x £188 Elrington Hall, £185 (x2) East Cliff Farm, £182 Elrington Hall, £175, £170 (x3) Skelcies Hall.

Rams: Texel £680, £650, £600, £500 Sceugh Farm, Beltex £550, £450, £400 (x3) Cambeckhill.