Cross-border victors at 2nd Skipton shearling gimmer highlight
The two show classes at Skipton Auction Mart’s second annual shearling gimmer fixture fell to exhibitors from both sides of the border, who were both stepping up after finishing runners-up in the same sections at last year’s corresponding fixture. (Tues, Sept 17)
The red rosette-winning North of England Mules from brothers Peter, Edward and Robert Fox, of Fox Farms in Clitheroe, were a pen of ten purchased as gimmer lambs at Skipton’s 2018 NEMSA autumn highlights.
MARKET REPORT –
Second Sale of Gimmer Shearlings and Ewes 2shear plus.
Forward: 2,958 Head comp: 2919 Ewes & Shearlings & 39 Pedigree Charollais Rams
Great Annual Show & Sale of North of England Mule Ewe Lambs on behalf of NEMSA Members.
SOLD: 6,929 head at an overall average of £90.75 per head (-0.47p)
CCM Auctions conducted their opening Fortnightly Show and Sale of NEMSA members Mule Gimmer Lambs at Skipton Auction Mart, North Yorkshire on Tuesday 10th September with an increased entry being put forward for sale by breeders in this district.
Walker family on to a winner with champion pen of 10 at CCM Skipton NEMSA gimmer lamb opener
Caton Otterburn Lodge flock champion and reserve in 20s show class
The Walker family, who farm 6,000 acres of primarily fells high above Dunsop Bridge in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, consigned the champion pen of ten at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening annual gimmer lamb show and sale for members of the North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA). (Tues, Sept 10)
The rare breed sale at Craven Cattle Marts at Skipton Auction Mart was once again well supported, with a wide variety of sheep up for grabs at this sale. Any photos will be available next week.