Frankland takes prime lamb title at Gisburn show and sale

Gisburn Auction Marts held its June Prime Lamb Show on last week which was well attended with more than 700 prime sheep forward.

Winning the overall championship was Richard Frankland, Rathmell, Settle with his pen of five Texel cross Beltex lambs, weighing 40kgs, they achieved £94, selling to the pre-sale show judge Steve Seddon of Lake and Dales.

FRANKLAND.JPGOther prize winners are listed included:

Best Pen of 5 Continental Lambs

1st Frankland Farms, Rathmell 40kgs £94

2nd H Clay & Son, Airton 41kgs £92.50

3rd RJ Lambert, Wigglesworth 36kgs £78.80

Best Pen of 5 Native Lambs

1st CR & J Kippax, Briercliffe 42kgs £90

2nd CR & J Kippax, Briercliffe 43kgs £88.50

3rd Barton Contractors, Blackburn 42kgs £85.80

Auctioneer, Jonathan Turner said “With plenty of commercial buyers present spec weights sold well between 200p/kg and 220p/kg. Butchers type lambs to 235p/kg.”

Auctioneers Richard Turner & Son