A much improved trade on the previous year for better quality
sheep was seen at the annual show and sale of 558 Masham shearling
gimmers at Craven Cattle Marts’ Masham Farmers Auction
Mart. (Thursday, Sept 7)
Champion pen of Masham gimmer shearlings.
The popular fixture again included a prize show of Masham gimmer
shearlings on behalf of the Masham Sheep Breeders Association,
with Keith Liddle, of JB Liddle & Son, Stainburn, near Otley,
runner-up in 2005, going one better this year when exhibiting the
champion ten-strong pen.
They sold for £152 per head to CA Potter, of Pocklington,
York, who also purchased the 2005 champions at £95 each.
The first four pens in class this year all achieved three figure
The mule shearlings section was headed by JD & E Clarkson,
of East Witton, with the first prize winners making £94 apiece
when sold to GA Verity, of Masham.
Masham Farmers Auction Mart general manager said: “It was
good to see that enquiries we received at various trade events
concerning the Masham sheep breed were converted into a number
of new purchasers at the ringside.”
Results and prices:
Mashams – 1 JB Liddle & Sons, Stainburn, £152
to CA Potter, Pocklington, 2&3 WD Douthwaite & Partners,
Kirkby Overblow, £100 to S Maskill, Halifax, 4 S Liddle & Sons,
Beckwithshaw, £101 to S Tyrell, Pickering.
Mules – 1 JD & E Clarkson, East Witton, £94 to
GA Verity, 2. M Smithson, Hustwaite, £80 to P Donaldson,
Catterick, 3 B & M Watkinson, Sessay, £88 to R Grainger,
Masham Shearling Gimmers to £152 (av £90.22), Mule
Shearling Gimmers to £94 (av £76.40),
Texel Shearling Gimmers to £95
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