Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd September

3rd September 2021

Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual two day Show and Sale of 4932 Breeding Sheep on Thursday 2nd September and Friday 3rd September.

Breeding Rams

The Show was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co and Macmin Ltd. The judge in the Ram section was Ms Rosie Thompson, High Hall who conducted an expert job and commented on the great quality of rams forward. The Championship rosette was awarded to M & C Wharton, Somerfield House, Thursby with a Beltex x Texel Shearling later selling for £1,300. Reserve honours went to G Reed, Orchard House with a Texel Ram lamb selling for £1,000.

Show Results

Texel Shearling

1st                 A Ashburner, Summerhill                              Sold for £1,250

2nd               G Reed, Orchard House                                  Sold for £650

3rd                KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm                         Sold for £850

Beltex Shearling

1st                 RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm               Sold for £800

2nd               KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm                         Sold for £850

3rd                RJ & AY Armstrong, Terrace Farm               Sold for £1,150

Beltex x Texel Shearling

1st                 M & C Wharton, Somerfield                         Sold for £1,300

2nd               J Stoddart, Hill Side                                          Sold for £650

3rd                KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm                         Sold for £1,150

Any Other Continental Shearling

1st                 SH Pickthall, Swallow Heights                       Sold for £750

2nd          J Stoddart, Hill Side                                          Sold for £320

3rd           M Benson, Horrace Farm                               Sold for £420

Ram Lamb

1st                 G Reed, Orchard House                                  Sold for £1,000

2nd               M/s Hewson, Burgh Head                              Sold for £650

3rd           S Cummings, Smithy Wood

Consignment Averages-

Ram Shearlings

M&C Wharton, Somerfield                                            £900.00

S Hardisty, How Hall                                                        £740.00

KJ&CS Wilson, Wood Farm                                            £710.00

WW&D Boow, Corney Hall                                            £653.33

RJ&AY Armstrong, Terrace                                            £630.00

M Brough, Chapel House                                               £620.00

TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall                                             £618.57

Ram Lambs

MJ Reed, Orchard House                                               £733.33

M/s Hewson, Burgh Head                                              £510.00

RJ&AY Armstrong, Terrace                                            £406.87

C Brough, The Croft                                                         £350.00

Leading Prices-

Shearling Rams

Beltex -  1300, 500 Somerfield House, 1200 (x2), 1050, 600 (x2) Corney Hall, 1150, 800 Terrace Farm, 1000, 800, 700 How Hall, 850, 800, 600 (x2), 550 (x2) Wood Farm, 750, 500 Swallow Heights.  Texel – 1250, 800, 650 (x2) Summerhill, 1200, 1150, 1100, 900, 850 Wood Farm, 1100, 900, 750 Terrace Farm, 850, 700, 650 Chapel House, 800, 750, 700, 650 (x2) Corney Hall, 700, 650 Woodhow Farm, 650 Orchard House, 650 Hillside.  Dutch Texel – 1100, 900, 600, 500 Aspatria Hall, 700, 650, 600, 500 Wood Farm.  Charollais – 750, 480 Swallow Heights, 550 Colstons.  Suffolk - 550,320 Colstons.  Blue Texel – 420, 300 Horrace Farm.  Dutch Spotted – 400, 380 Woodhall Brow Farm.  Rouge – 320 Corney Hall.

  Ram Lambs

Texel – 1000, 700, 500 Orchard House, 520, 500, 420, 400 Terrace Farm, 400 Burgh Head Farm.   

Suffolk – 650 (x2), 450 Burgh Head Farm, 480 The Croft.  Beltex – 400 Burgh Head Farm.  Charollais – 220, 200 Smithy Wood Farm.  Blue Texel – 220 Horrace Farm.  Zwartble – 100 Crooklands.  

Breeding Sheep

The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Robinson & Co Accountants and Macmin Ltd with the judging in the capable hands of Mr Tom Turnham, Northants, the first prize pen of Mule Shearlings consigned by J & D Mattinson, Cragg Farm, Eaglesfield were awarded the overall Championship and also received the Bill Skelton Memorial Trophy for the third year running.

The sale got underway with the 2 shear and above section for all breeds; bidding was frantic throughout this section with prices far in excess of vendors expectations. This was followed by the North of England Mule Shearling section where a large ringside of buyers attending from as far south as Cornwall and northerly as Aberdeenshire. A buoyant trade was seen to be taken by all sellers maintaining the high rates witnessed this back end. Continental Shearlings were well sold with buyers paying a premium for the very best.

All in all a delighted team at Mitchells Auction Mart had a total clearance with a mart average of £162.06.

Show Results

Mule 2 Shear

1st           JM Mawson, Holebeck                   Sold for £185

2nd          M/s Batty, Flimby Hall                     Sold for £185

3rd           M/s Batty, Flimby Hall                     Sold for £175

Mule Shearling

1st           M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm          Sold for £255

2nd          R Skelton, New Hall Farm              Sold for £230

3rd           M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm            Sold for £225

Continental Shearling

1st           J Weir, Howe Cottage                     Sold for £255

2nd          J Weir, Howe Cottage                     Sold for £240

3rd           C & R Edmunds, Rose Cottage     Sold for £160

Leading Prices

Ewe 2 Shear or above

Beltex – 200, 180, 150 The Steading, 200, 175 Nook Farm. Mule – 188, 182, 180, 155, 152 Rook Farm, 185 Hole Beck, 185, 182, 175 Flimby Hall, 185(2), 180(3), 178, 175, 170, 160, 140 Shatton Lodge Farm, 180 Clappers, 180 Swallow Heights, 170, 160 Peter House Farm, 165, 160 Hill Top, 162 Cragg Farm, 152 Carlisle Gate, 140 Far End Farm. Texel – 180 Skelsceugh Farm, 165, 160, 155(2), 150 The Stable, 155 Robin Hood, 155 Calva Farm, 150 Crooklands, 145(2), 140 Sandford, 140(2) Grange Farm, 132, 130 Ghyll House, 130 Stockhill. Bleu du Maine – 155 Far End Farm. Zwartables – 135, 125(2), 115 Crooklands. Cheviot – 130 Simonscales Mill.

Mule Shearlings

255, 225, 200, 195, 192, 182 Cragg Farm, 230, 220, 215, 210, 200, 190, 185(3) New Hall Farm, 208, 195 Far Reach, 208, 205, 185, 182, 180 Westray Farm, 195, 190(2) Milton Mains, 185(2) Broom Hill, 185, 180 Hole Beck.

Continental Shearlings

Beltex – 250 Greenbank Close, 150 Lanefoot. Texel – 245, 200 Sandford, 240(2), 230 Howe Cottage, 225, 200 Bell Mount, 225, 195 Prospect House Farm, 210 Nook Farm, 210(2), 195(3) Skelsceugh Farm, 210, 205, 195(2) Shatton Lodge Farm, 200, 195 Beckhouse Farm, 195 Scales Farm, 192 Howe Cottage. Charollais – 235, 230 Swallow Heights. Cheviot – 190, 175, 145 Simonscales Mill. Suffolk – 188, 180 Horrace Farm, 185 Swallow Heights, 155 Sandford, 145, 138(2) Laverock How, 130 Simonscales Mill. Bluefaced Leicester – 122, 120(2) Bell Mount.

Continental Lambs

Suffolk – 140 Westray Farm.

Ewes 2 Shear and Older

WS Jackson, Nook Farm                                                 £190.91

JM Mawson, Hole Beck                                                  £185.00

M/s Batty, Flimby Hall                                                     £180.86

JJ&A Brough, Clappers                                                    £180.00

G Tyson, Skelsceugh                                                        £180.00

Continental Shearling

JR Weir, Howe Cottage                                                   £223.15

H Wilson, Swallow Heights                                            £216.67

O Blackburn, Greenbank                                                £250.00

V Davidson, Bell Mount                                                  £210.00

A&S Hadwin, The Steading                                            £200.00

Mule Shearlings

R Skelton, New Hall Farm                                              £197.83

J Walker, Far Reach                                                          £192.19

T Hird, Westray                                                                 £179.64

JM Mawson, Hole Beck                                                  £179.00

M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm                                          £177.33