Breeding Sale Thursday 3rd September and Friday 4th September

3rd September 2020

Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual two day Show and Sale of 4973 Breeding Sheep on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020.

Breeding Rams

The Show was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co and Macmin Ltd. The judge in the Ram section were Mr Steven Powley, Green Marsh who conducted an expert job and commented on the great quality before him. The Championship rosette was awarded to FC Wharton, Somerfield House, Thursby with a Black Beltex Shearling later selling for £1,000. Reserve honours went to Woodhow Farm, Wasdale with a Beltex shearling selling for £620.

Trade was roaring from the outset with all types and breeds wanted to produce an overall average of £520 per head and a clearance rate of over 93%. The evenings top price of £1250 was paid for a Texel Shearling from the outstanding consignment forward from A Ashburner, Summerhill. This great pen of Texel Rams averaged an impressive £883.

Show Results

Texel Shearling

1st                 A Ashburner, Summerhill                              Sold for £1,100

2nd               A Ashburner, Summerhill                              Sold for £1,000

3rd                J Hird, Westray Farm                                       Sold for £800

Beltex x Texel Shearling

1st                 FC Wharton, Sommerfield House               Sold for £1,000

2nd               KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm                         Sold for £750

3rd                RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm               Sold for £500

Any Other Continental Shearling

1st                 Woodhow Farm                                               Sold for £620

2nd          AJ Brown, Parkhouse Farm                           Sold for £500

3rd           SH Pickthall, Swallow Heights                       Sold for £500

Suffolk Shearling

1st          M/s Steel, Lesson Hall                                     Sold for £400

2nd          M/s Hewson, Burgh Head                              Sold for £620

3rd           SH Pickthall, Swallow Heights                       Sold for £520

Ram Lamb

1st                 G Reed, Orchard House                                  Sold for £800

2nd               A Kirkbride, Flimby Hall                                   Sold for £280

3rd           E Horton, Waverton House                           Sold for £220

Leading Prices

Shearling Rams

Texel - £1250, £1150, £1100, £1000, £950, £900 (3), £700, £650 Summerhill, £1200, £1000(2), £900 (2), £800(2), £700(2), £600 Terrace Farm, £1000, £800(2), £750 Corney Hall, £800, £700, £650 Parkhouse Farm, £800 Westray Farm, £700(2), £600 Arkleby House, £700, £600 Orchard House, £650 Wardwarrow, £650, £600 Chapel House Farm.     

Beltex - £1000, £450 Somerfield House, £900, £800(2), £750(2), £700(3), 650, £520, £480 Wood Farm, £900, £620 Woodhow Farm, £600, £500(2) Parkhouse Farm, £550 Somerfield House, £520 Burgh Head Farm, £480 Rietfontein,   

Suffolk - £650, £620, £450 Burgh Head Farm, £400 Lesson Hall, £300 Low House, £300 The Croft.

Dutch Texel - £650, £550(3), £500, £400(2) Aspatria Hall.

Charollais - £600, £520, £500(2), £480, £420(2), £400 Swallow Heights, £500, £420 Lesson Hall,   

Blue Texel - £400, £380, £300 Horrace Farm.

Kerry Hill - £200 Fearon Place.

  Ram Lambs

Texel - £800 Orchard House, £280 Flimby Hall, £250, £220 Waverton House, £200 Low Farm.

Suffolk - £400 Low House, £280 The Croft.

Breeding Sheep

The show again was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co Accountants and Macmin Ltd with judging in the capable hands of noted local breeder, Mr Andrew McTear, Bewaldeth. After some deliberation Andrew selected the first prize pen of Mule Shearlings as his Champion pen. This quality pen of 10 came from the good home of David and Cath Mattinson and family, Cragg Farm, Eaglesfield; this being the second time in successive years that the Bill Skelton Memorial Trophy has been presented to them. This champion pen received much admiration and sold for the joint top price of £200. The Mattinson family also claimed Reserve Champion honours with their second prized Mule Shearlings which sold for £190.

Outwith the show all classes of sheep met frenzied bidding producing an outstanding trade. Seeing was believing as prices soared beyond expectations. The days overall top price of £340 was paid for a pair of CharollaisxBeltex Shearlings from H Wilson, Swallow Heights.

Ewes topped at £260 for Texels from James Hunter, Fieldside.

Show Results

Mule 2 Shear

1st           M/s Marrs, Manor Farm                 Sold for £145

2nd          JM Mawson, Holebeck                   Sold for £155

3rd           M/s Batty, Flimby Hall                     Sold for £170

Mule Shearling

1st           M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm          Sold for £200

2nd          M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm          Sold for £190

3rd           J & ME Ackerley, Milton Mains    Sold for £175

Continental Shearling

1st           J Almond & L Crosland, Irton Hse Sold for £200

Leading Prices

Ewe 2 Shear or above

Texel – £260, £230, £220, £208, £195, £185, £180, £175(2), £170 Fieldside Farm, £220, £210, £185, £170 Wardwarrow, £172, £170 Eirinntalla, £155 Simonscales Mill.  

Bleu du Maine – £185 Fieldside Farm.

Beltex – £175, £155 Eirinntalla.

Mule – £170 Flimby Hall, £160(4), £155(4), £150 Shatton Lodge, £155, 150 Hole Beck, £152 Fieldside Farm, £148, £145 Manor Farm, £140 Hill Top, £140 Crookdake Cottages, £135(2) Clappers, £135 Carlisle Gate.    

Cheviot - £155(2) Simonscales

Suffolk – £150(2) Fieldside Farm, £145 Foulsyke Farm, £ 92 Mill Street.

Kerry Hill - £100 Foulsyke Farm.

Shearlings

Charollais - £340, £205 Swallow Heights.

Texel - £220, £190(2), £185 Moss Kennels, £215, £210 Fieldside Farm, £215, £212, £205, £200(2), £195, £185, £182 Irton House, £210, £200 Baggrow Farm, £200, £182 Shatton Lodge Farm, £185, £182 Ghyll House.      

Beltex - £210 Fieldside Farm, £185 Irton House Farm, £185 Hill Top Farm.

Mule - £200, £190, £185, £180(2), £175(2), £170 Cragg Farm, £200, £180(2), £172 Westray Farm, £190 Moss Kennels, £175(2), £172 West Field, £175, £172 Broom Hill, £170(2) Hole Beck.    

Suffolk - £190, £155 Baggrow Farm, £152 Simonscales Mill. 

Cheviot - £172, £158 Simonscales Mill.