Sale Report: Breeding Sale of Shearling and Rams Friday 7th September 2018

Mitchells Auction Mart held its annual show and sale of 5115 breeding sheep sponsored by Robinson & Co, NFU Mutual and Macmin Ltd.

The pre-sale show was expertly judged by local farmer Mr Richard Connell whom buys top quality mule sheep yearly. His keen eye placed the first pen of mule shearlings Champion from Messrs Mattinson, Cragg Farm, Eaglesfield.  Proving to be worthy champions which later sold for a centre record of £240 for mule shearlings, reserve went to M/s Graham, The Wreay. The auction was full to the gunnels with potential customers.

Prize Classes

Mule Ewe 2&3 Shear

1st           Walker & Hunter, Fieldside Farm              Sold for £135/head to S Palmer, The Parklands

2nd          M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm                         Sold for £138/head to RW&PM Jackson, Moss Dyke

3rd           CP Nixon, Seafield House                             Sold for £122/head to RS&E Gate, Nr Brathwaite Edge

 

Mule Shearling

1st           M/s Mattinson, Cragg Farm                         Sold for £240/head to NC Marston, Millstone Moor

2nd          E Gate, Hollins                                                   Sold for £158/head to S Palmer, Parklands

3rd           DR&HM Horsley, Woodhouse                    Sold for £128/head M&K Palmer, Grange Farm

 

Continental Shearling

1st           JP Graham & Son                                             Sold for

2nd          J Sewell, Mayfield                                            Sold for £165/head to M Nixon, Hundith Hill

3rd           J Sewell, Mayfield                                            Sold for £145/head to A&M Roberts, Riggingill

 

Continental Ewe 2&3 Shear

1st           M/s Hayton, Grange Farm                           Sold for £118/head to A&L Gott, Prospect House

2nd          M/s Hayton, Grange Farm                           Sold for £115/head to RG&JM Smith, Lake View

 

Ewe 2 shear or above

Texel- 172, 148, 145(x2), 140, 135, 125, 114 Nook Farm, 152(x2), 120, 118 Row Farm, 148, 136, 110 Stone House, 118, 115 Grange Farm, 115 Fieldside, 110, 104 Chapel House, 104 Clappers. Mule- 143, 138, 132, 122 Cragg Farm, 142, 140, 138, 135(x3), 130, 128, 120 Shatton Lodge, 135, 122 Fieldside, 132, 130, 128, 126 Hole Beck, 122 Seafield. Bleu du Maine- 110, 88(x2) Row Farm. Suffolk- 92 Row Farm. Lleyn- 75, 67, 62, 61 Sale Fell. Bluefaced Leicester- 71 High Seaton.

 

Shearling

Mule- 240, 165(x2), 162(x2), 158(x2), 152(x2), 145, 135 Cragg Farm, 158, 140, 135, 134 Hollins Farm, 155, 145, 142 West Field, 140, 138 Hole Beck. Texel- 185, 168 Stone House, 185, 160, 155, 145, 140 New Hall, 165, 145 Mayfield, 155, 145, 140 Demense Farm, 155, 152(x2) Shatton Lodge Farm, 150, 142 Skelsceugh, 148 Hollins Farm, 145, 140 Horrace Farm.

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The pre-Sale Show was very well judged by Mrs Jane Jackson, Ericstane. Championship was given to MJ Reed, Orchard House. A 90% clearance was obtained with a huge localised ring side of buyers.

Prize Classes

Texel Shearling

1st           MJ Reed, Orcahard House                           Sold for £2200

2nd          Cottam, Wardwarrow                                    Sold for £1150

3rd           KJ&CS Wilson, Wood Farm                           Sold for £580

 

Any other Continental Shearling

1st           J Sewell, Mayfield                                            Sold for £660

2nd          P&A Jarman, Brow Top                                  Sold for £600

3rd           KJ&CS Wilson, Wood Farm                           Sold for £400

 

Suffolk Shearling

1st           M/s Hewson, Burgh Head                            Sold for £340

2nd          M/s Hewson, Burgh Head                            Sold for £200

 

Texel Ram Lamb

1st           MJ Reed, Orchard House                              Sold for £330

2nd          DJ Roper, Reitfontaine                                  Sold for £150

3rd           MJ Reed, Orchard House                              Sold for £210

 

Suffolk Ram Lamb

1st           S Woodend, Hyton Farm                              Sold for £280

2nd          M/s Hewson, Burgh Head                            Sold for £250

3rd           S Woodend, Hyton Farm                              Sold for £260

 

Any other Continental Shearling

1st           S Cummings, Smithy Cottage                      Sold for £220

2nd          S Cummings, Smithy Cottage                      Sold for £190

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Shearling Rams

Texel- 2200, 450 Orachard House, 1150, 580, 550, 520, 480(x2) Wardwarrow, 620 Wood Farm, 580, 480 Stone House, 580, 550, 500(X2), 480 Terrace Farm, 520 High Low Hall, 500 Crosshow, 480, 450 Summer Hill. Beltex- 660, 500 Mayfield, 600, 550, 380 Brow Top, 580, 550(x2), 500(x2), 480, 450, 440, 400(x3), 380 Wood Farm, 550, 520, 380 Corney Hall. Dutch Texel- 420 Nook Farm, 380(x2) Crosshow, 340, 220, 200 Birds Nest. Charolaise- 380(x2), 360, 320, 300 Swallow Heights.

Ram Lambs-

Texel- 330, 210, 200, 190, 170, 150 Orchard House, 150, 130 Reitfontein. Suffolk- 280, 260 Hyton Farm, 250(x2) Burgh Head. Charolais- 220, 190 Smithy Cottage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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