STORE & GIMMER LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 10,586 Head: Store Lambs – 5,363 av £80.42 Gimmer Lambs – 5,139 av £106.05



Store Lambs - A larger entry of long keep lambs which proved a good trade. Continental and Suffolk long keep lambs were £75- £82 throughout, Medium keep lambs £85-£90 and strong lambs £90-£98 with an odd pen of mixed wethers and gimmers up to £112. The smart Beltex lambs were well supported throughout most £86 to £102. Mule lambs were a solid trade all day strong pens £79.50 to £86 and nearly all pens £75 and upwards. Masham wethers were an excellent trade selling to a top of £97 to average £88! John Bland’s annual consignment of Swaledale wether lambs straight from the hill topped at £58 and averaged £50. Cheviot lambs a good trade at either side of £80.

5,139 gimmer lambs forward in today’s sale with trade very buoyant for the strong shlg makers, both first cross and pure-bred, with the gimmer lambs selling to a wide audience. A definite leaning today towards Suffolks and Texels bred form the Mule ewe, especially those good clean skinned sorts with smart heads. Some runs of commercial gimmers saw the smaller end and more crossed types selling from store price to £10 above. Suffolk crosses sold very well with tupping lambs £115-£130 with a top price twice over from SA Robinson, Harrogate and RD Metcalfe & Son, Harrogate making £135. Running Suffolk x gimmers £95-£110, a few nice pens into the mid late teens.
Texel & Continental cross gimmers a two-tiered trade with good clean headed gimmers and strong boned sheep meeting a high demand and pure Texel gimmers meeting high demand. Top price came from O Chapman, Skipton with his first prized pen of Texel gimmers selling for £170 and from KW Gamble, Easingwold also making the same price. Best end first crosses sold from £130-£150, slightly smaller goods £110-£120 but still tupping lambs. Some runs of crossed gimmers sold between the £90-£105 range that weren’t just as smart in the head as better runs. Smaller running Texel cross gimmers and end of vendors large runs store price to £10 dearer. Best Beltex’s a good trade yet again with the top end £110-£128, tyhe smaller end were early £100’s and late £90’s, which was similar to store price.


Next Sale is Wednesday 22nd September – Entry of 10,000 expected.
2nd Sale for Drawn Gimmer Lambs
Autumn Show & Sale of Horned Wether Lambs
Entries close Monday 13th September

Gimmer Lamb Show
Continental
1st O Chapman sold for £170
2nd KW Gamble sold for £130
3rd K Huck sold for £112

Suffolk
1st F Reeday & Son sold for £125
2nd RD Metcalfe sold for £135
3rd SL&SD Lund sold for £130

Cheviot Mule
1st TM Moorhouse sold for £98
2nd TB Moorhouse sold for £95

PRINCIPLE PRICES
STORE LAMBS
Beltex – Av £90.26
£102 £98x2 £96 £90x2 BR Lawson; £96 A Stockton; £93.50 £92 £85 J Greenwood; £90 A&TA Blades; £86 A&TA Blades; £86 JI M MP Greenwood; £85 W Richardson;
Suffolk – Av £81.49
£92 £83 £82 CA Foster; £88 SA Robinson; £83 £73 £70 CG Baraclough; £83 BD Greenwood; £76 S&F Walker; £74 J&D Bracewell;
Texel – Av £81.83
£112 M Preston; £97 W Richardson; £97 S&F Walker; £96 R&A Jennings; £92.50 J&D Bracewell; £92 R Berry; £92 F&R Fielden; £91.50 AE Schindler;
Mule – Av £77.88
£86 E&E Metcalfe; £84 R Berry; £84 W Harrison; £81.50 JF&AW Sutton; £80.50 JC White; £80.50 AJ Mason; £79.50 RL Wearmouth; £79.50 A Newbould; £79 V Verity & Son; £79 TL MM GT Haynes;
Charolais – Av £82.50
£82.50 RH&B Lofthouse;
Masham – Av £87.55
£97 £86 K Lister & Son; £82 JM Wilson & Son;
Swaledale – Av £50.09
£58 £53 £34 JH&J Bland;
Cheviot – Av £77.47
£81 £80 S&T Fawcett; £79 TB Moorhouse; £75.50 SE&HB Robinson;
Blue Texel – Av £82.50
£82.50 J&D Bracewell;

GIMMER LAMBS
Suffolk – Av £108.03
£135 £132 £128 SA Robinson; £135 £130 £127 £126 RD Metcalfe; £130 £127 SL&SD Lund; £129 £127 JA Appleton; £125 F Reeday & Son; £125 AS Staveley;
Texel – Av £106.69
£170 £150 £140 O Chapman; £170 KW Chapman; £160 £150 £145 £138 £135 AL Dean & Son; £160 £150 P Crabtree; £140 SA&FM Hall; £138 MJ Wells; £135 JA&JH Hewetson;
Beltex – Av £99.65
£128 £112 £102 T&C Robinson; £120 £115 A Brown; £115 £112 £110 £105 AJ Haggas; £105 JGE Heseltine; £105 WM&E Dugdale; £102 JCJ Beresford;
Charolais – Av £85.41
£86 £85 JI M MP Greenwood;
Cheviot – Av £85.80
£98 £95 TB Moorhouse; £92 £78 D Pearson;


CONTACT DETAILS
Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD
Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
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