Forward: 4,019 head of Shearling Gimmers CCM Auctions conducted their Great Annual Prize Sale of Gimmer Shearlings at Skipton on Tuesday. Sheep were shown in fine fettle and trade was slightly better on the year, with the overall selling average rising by £7.53 on the year. In the morning the prize show for Mules was judged by Mr Andrew Ogden of Cowling and Mr Warwick Gill, Melton Mowbray. This year the Edgar Boothman Trophy for the best pen of Mule shearlings was awarded to Mr John Greenhalgh of Bashall Eaves. They later sold at £215 each to Mr Gill. The second prize pen from Peter & Edward Fox of Clitheroe achieved the same price and went to the same purchaser.

Mr Stuart Currie of Rathmell adjudicated in the Continental Shearling class, and Messrs Harvey of Waxham took first prize honours again this year with a pen of Homebred twice crossed Texel shearlings and they sold to M&J Campbell of Horton in Ribblesdale. Overall a highly satisfactory sale with prices very much in line with everybody’s expectations. Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the sale, British Wool Marketing Board, JACS Trade & DIY, Armstrong Watson Accountants, JG Animal Health and Tops Tags.


Mule Shearlings (Pens of 10)

1st JE Greenhalgh selling for £215 to WR Gill

2nd Fox Farms selling for £215 to WR Gill

3rd D&J Coates selling for £185 to KM&L Throup

4th Fox Farms selling for £210 to AL Dean & Son


Continental Shearlings (Pens of 10)

1st H Harvey & Son selling for £200 to M Campbell

2nd H Harvey & Son selling for £185 to J&I Whitaker

3rd LW&EJ Coverdale selling for £195 to OM Chapman

4th JD&V Towers selling for £140 to JE&ME Grange


Masham Shearlings (Pens of 10)

1st WD Douthwaite selling for £130 to K&J Marshall


OVERALL AVERAGE FOR 4,019 HEAD IS £150.05 (+ £7.53)


3425 Mule Shearlings                    av £149.57           +£4.95  

10 Masham Shearlings                  av £130.00           -£8.67   
569 Texel Shearlings                     av £154.07           +£18.36 
15 Charollais Shearlings                av £116.00           -£5.74





J&E Greenhalgh                  £215 £200 £190

Fox Farms                          £215 £210 £200

WA&VJ&JA Towler               £200

MJ Liddle                            £195x2

JW Hall                               £195 £190           



WD Douthwaite                   £130



R Newby                            £200 £190 £185

H Harvey & Son                  £200 £185

FA Nairey                          £195 £192

LW&EJ Coverdale               £195x2

RH Chamley                      £185



M Crabtree                        £148

JD&V Towers                     £145

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