Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual Show and Sale of 5023 Breeding Sheep sponsored by Robinson & Co Accountants and Macmin Ltd.
The pre-sale show was expertly judged by Mr Jimmy Bell, Lanarkshire and Mr Alistair Mackintosh, Muncaster. Our thanks go to them for giving their time and expertise. This year a trophy was kindly presented by the Skelton family in memory of the late Bill Skelton for the best pen of Mule Shearlings. After some deliberation the Championship was awarded to the First Prized pen of Mule Shearlings from D & C Mattinson of Cragg Farm, Eaglesfield. The Mattinson Family also received the prize for the Best Run of Mule Shearlings forward in the Auction mart with their consignment.
The sale was then conducted to a huge well travelled ringside of buyers with all categories selling very well, with this sale building a tremendous reputation for quality stock which pleased old and new purchasers.
Mule 2 Shear
1st M/s Batty, Flimby Hall Sold for £130 to M/s Crichton, Rottington Hall
2nd M/s Batty, Flimby Hall Sold for £126 to M/s Crichton, Rottington Hall
3rd S Palmer, Tarn Bank Sold for £132 to M/s Scott, Bleabank
1st M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm Sold for £170 to AM Tarry Smith, Redhouse Farm
2nd M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm Sold for £175 to NC Marston, Millstone Moor
3rd S Palmer, Tarn Bank Sold for £145 to P&J Mitchinson, Ryhola Meadow
1st AW Beattie, Stone House Sold for £185 to Messrs Harryman, Keskadale
2nd J Sewell, Mayfield Sold for £135 to A&M Roberts, Riggingill
3rd J Sewell, Mayfield Sold for £135 to J Walker & J Hunter
Ewe 2 Shear or above
Texel £145(2), £128 Robin Hood, £138, £132, £130 Grange Farm(Mounsey), £125 Grange Farm(Hayton).
Suffolk £140 Grange Farm, £112 Burton House.
Mule £136,£134(4), £132(2), £130 Shatton Lodge, £135, £130 Bayshore House, £132 Tarn Bank, £132 Manor Farm, £130 Flimby Hall, £130(2) Langfauld.
Kerry Hill £138 Flagstaff Farm.
Bleu du Maine £110 Grange Farm(Mounsey).
Zwartble £100 Tarn Bank.
Cheviot £88 Crosbythwaite.
Texel £185, £155 Stone House, £180, £160, £150 Shatton Lodge, £165 Bell Mount, £150, £140 Irton House, £140 Somerfield House.
Mule £175, £170, £160, £152, £150, £148, £145(2), £142, £141 Cragg Farm, £145(2) West Field, £145 Tarn Bank, £144 Broom Hill, £142 Bayshore House.
Again the Show was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co and Macmin Ltd. The judges in the Ram section were Mr Joseph and Miss Julia Wilson, Camerton who conducted an expert job and commented on the great quality before them. The Championship rosette was awarded to KJ&CS Wilson, Wood Farm, Thursby with this super Beltex x Texel Shearling later selling to the judge for the days top price of £1,000. Reserve honours also went to Messrs Wilson, Wood Farm with a Texel selling for £500.
1st KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm Sold for £500
2nd KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm Sold for £420
3rd AJ Brown, Park House Sold for £500
Beltex x Texel Shearling
1st KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm Sold for £1,000
2nd WW&D Boow, Corney Hall Sold for £420
3rd TC Whiteford, Tercrosset Sold for £550
Any Other Continental Shearling
1st KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm Sold for £650
2nd S Cummings, Smithy Wood Sold for £350
1st M/s Hewson, Burgh Head Not sold
1st G Stamper, The Heads Not Sold
2nd M/s Hewson, Burgh Head Sold for £240
3rd ES Harryman, Low Farm Sold for £340
Beltex £1000, £900, £580, £500, £450 Wood Farm, £480 Tercrosset, £460 How Hall.
Texel £950, £800, £650, £580, £550 Summerhill, £750, £650 Terrace Farm, £600(2), £550, £500 Tercrosset, £580, £520 Newton Field, £500 Orchard House, £500 Chapel House.
Charollais £650 Wood Farm, £350 Smithy Wood.
Dutch Texel £400 Middlegill, £380 Wardwarrow.
Blue Texel £320 Hards Cottage.
Beltex £340 Low Farm.
Charollais £260 Smithy Wood.
Texel £260, £220 Highmoor Bungalows, £220 Westwinds.
Suffolk £240 Burgh Head.