Gamble charity lamb makes top price at Skipton Ken and Hazel Gamble, of Brickyard Farm, Easingwold, were the latest farming family to donate a lamb at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday prime sheep sale in aid of national farming charity, the Addington Fund. (Mon, Oct 16)

It was the second charity lamb to go under the hammer as part of the mart’s recently launched initiative in support of the Addington Fund’s ‘Tup 1 Ewe’ fund-raising campaign, through which sheep farmers are able to donate live sheep through participating auction markets around England and Wales, and nominate the sale proceeds to the charity.

The single Texel-cross lamb from the Gambles went on to sell for the day’s leading per head price of £115 – CCM again waived its commission – to Hartwith’s Nick Dalby, buying on behalf of Kendalls Farm Butchers, which has shops in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate.