The Fox farming family yet again proved the dominant force with
their mule shearling gimmers at the annual show and sale of over
4,000 breeding sheep at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction
Mart. (Tues, Sept 12).
Robert Fox, right, parades his Skipton shearling gimmers champions,
joined by judge Richard Brown.
Vince Fox and his three sons, Peter, Edward and Robert, of Withgill
Farm, Clitheroe, repeated their success of 2005 when once more
sending out this year’s champion pen of ten, quickly following
up on their victory at the last month’s Skipton shearling
gimmers show, a title they had also landed the previous year.
Their latest victors sold to B Cottam, of New Hutton, Kendal, for £94
a head, a price also achieved by the Fox’s second prize pen,
purchased by Brian Newhouse, of Wigglesworth.
The third prize pen of pure-bred Texels from Bernard and Ann Myers & Daughters,
of Winksley, Ripon, sold for the day’s top price of £126
each when bought by Messrs Lea & Son, of Barnsley.
There was another Clitheroe area success when a second show class
for mule ewes was headed by a pen of ten sheep from Stuart Verity,
of Whitewell. They sold at £75 each to show judge Richard
Brown, of Kirkby Malham.
Mr Verity also saw the third prize pen sell at £63 apiece
to J Garth & Son, of Keasden, Clapham, with the second prize
pen from John Thorpe, of Oughtibridge, Sheffield, making £66
a head when purchased by Henry Wolfenden, of Bolton-by-Bowland.
Mule gimmers sold to £99, Mashams to £70, Texel-cross
to £84 and Lleyns to £76.
Liddles lead the way at Masham
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