Great Annual Show & Sale of North of England Mule Ewe Lambs on behalf of NEMSA Members.
SOLD: 7,045 head at an overall average of £104.81 per head (+14.06)
CCM Auctions conducted their opening Fortnightly Show and Sale of NEMSA members Mule Gimmer Lambs at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire on Tuesday 8th September with a wonderful entry of over 7,000 forward for sale.
In this funny old year the sale was deemed a success, even if the atmosphere was rather different to normal with a crowd limited to just buyers in the vast environment of the main sale ring operating on a socially distanced nature. However, it soon became evident in the morning that the 100 or so folk who were registered had clearly come to secure the type of quality lambs on offer for which Skipton is quickly gaining a reputation for, and prices were probably sharper than most had hoped for, backed up by the sale averaging £104.81 per head, a rise of £14.06p on the year.
This year we also gave our customers the option to bid live online, with this being as much a learning curve for us as auctioneers too, but lambs were sold to the internet during the sale albiet in relative small numbers. But we will offer the option again at the second sale of 10,000 head in 2 weeks time, and customers who wish to bid this way can contact either of the auctioneers for more details.
Back to todays business, and the top end pens sold better than anticipated with the champions from JC Walker & Son of Dunsop Bridge leading the prices at £230 per head, and four other pens at £200 or more and another 8 pens in the £190’s. All throughout the sale lambs with skin quality, bone and good carcass were keenly contested as buyers looked to secure the basic components of a good commercial breeding ewe, with premium prices for the smart headed types, but well put together lighter headed sorts finding good prices to go straight into flocks. Running lambs were in good demand as volume buyers looked to fulfill orders early season and these were mainly £90 plus, although the smallest end of lambs on the day could be bought at £85/£88.
Full show results and prices achieved are listed below.
Tomorrow (Wed 9th Sept)
10,550 Store Lambs at 10am, inc Main Sale of 3,469 Top Draw Suffolk Mule, Texel Mule, Continental and Cheviot Gimmer Lambs.
Please Note that entries for the Second Sale of 10,000 NEMSA Mule Gimmer Lambs to be held on Tuesday 22nd September close tomorrow (Wed 9th Sept) at 4pm. The ballot will be drawn immediately afterwards.
PRIZE SHOW SPONSORED BY;
CARRS BILLINGTON, ARMSTRONG WATSON ACCOUNTANTS & FINANCIAL ADVISERS & CRAVEN CATTLE MARTS.
(PENS OF 10) Mr D Buck & Mr W Allen
(PENS OF 20) Mr G Rogerson & Mr M Middleton
Pens of 10
1st JC Walker & Son sold for £230
2nd KA&HL Fawcett sold for £190
3rd CD&RF Kitching sold for £195
4th JA&R Caton sold for £195
5th JK Wilson sold for £210
6th WA&A Booth sold for £190
Pens of 20
1st JA&R Caton sold for £210
2nd WA&A Booth sold for £160
3rd CD&RF Kitching sold for £150
4th JA&R Caton sold for £170
5th JK Wilson sold for £170
6th FA Caton sold for £160
£230 JC Walker & Son
£210 JK Wilson
£210 £195 AV Caton
£205 CM Ryder
£200 FA Caton
£195(x2) £185 CD&RF Kitching
£195 £190 AJ Mason
£190 KA&HL Fawcett
£190 WA&A Booth
£190 S&T Fawcett
£175 JC&N Throup
Highest Flock Average (100 or more lambs presented)
JC Walker & Son 107 av £125.22
JA&R Caton 227 av £124.02
WA&A Booth 120 av £123.67
FA Caton 206 av £122.97
JK Wilson 310 av £120.19
AJ Mason 192 av £118.44
Highest Flock Average (under 100 lambs presented)
S&T Fawcett 34 av £143.29
K&GJ Huck 54 av £120.33
Saddle End Farms 40 av £116.25
A&SL Throup 30 av £114.00
EW&JR Parkinson 50 av £114.40
SH TA & M Sutcliffe 48 av £112.00
BEST RUN OF LAMBS (Judged by Messrs Edmondson, Keswick)
Messrs FA Caton, Weston.