Harrison and Hetherington’s annual prize show and sale of Mule shearlings and gimmer lambs saw more than 4,500 sheep forward.
Lazonby re-affirmed it’s position as the foremost centre for Mule sheep with a truly magnificent trade from start to finish with an overall average of £162.21, which shows a rise of £14 on the year. Sheep sold to producers the UK wide with many saying the ringside was the busiest in years.
The pre sale judging, was ably conducted by Philip Dickinson, Rugley Walls, Cambo, who had a great show of sheep before him. His champion pen was consigned by M/s. G G and M A Harrison, Sceugh Farm, they later went on to sell at £280. Topping the sale at £300 was the 2nd prized pen consigned by Phillip Elliot, Bank House.
A small entry of Mule gimmer lambs met a fantastic enquiry and levelled out at £115.81. This section was helped by the 1st prize pen from R J Bell, Scarrowmannick which sold at £150
1st & M J Davidson Memorial Trophy – G G & M A Harrison, Sceugh House
2nd P Elliott, Bank House
3rd P Elliott, Bank House
4th B R Davidson, West View
Gimmer Lamb Show Results
1st R J Bell, Scarrowmannick
2nd J Reed, The Knarr
Mule Shearlings £300, £255, £220 (x3), £215 (x3) Bank House; £280, £260, £230, £220 (x2), £215, £200 Sceugh Farm; £200, £190, £180, £175, £162 Kirkland Green; £185, £168 Rook Farm; £185 Fieldside; £185, £180, £165 (x2) West View (Davidson); £184, £176 Lingstubbs; £182 Townfoot (Dixon); £180, £178, £166 Spedding; £175 Clea Mire; £172 Laypool Farm; £168, £162 Hole House; £168, £164, £163 Briggle; £166 Hilltop Farm;
Mule Gimmer Lambs £150 Scarrowmanwick; £145, £130 Parson Shield; £132 The Knarr