Mule gimmer lambs from Malham Moor swooped down from the hills
to plunder the spoils in both championship classes at the second
annual North of England Mule Sheep Association (NEMSA) show and
sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Oct 17)
James Hall receives the Skipton NEMSA 10’s Mule gimmer champions
trophy from co-judge Margaret Watkinson.
James Hall, of Darnbrook Farm, emerged victorious in the pen of
10’s class to receive the J Marsden Perpetual Trophy – his
second NEMSA championship success. Malham lambs were also responsible
for the top price in class when Neil Heseltine’s second prize
pen was bought for £94 per head by show co-judge Margaret
Watkinson, of Sessay, Thirsk, who adjudicated with Peter Fox, of
Mr Hall’s near neighbour, Alan Lodge, of Westside Farm, landed
the spoils in the 20’s class, receiving the WCF Perpetual
Trophy courtesy of judges Georgina Beecroft, of Killinghall, Harrogate,
and Tony England, from South Molton, Devon.
Alan and his son Gary, who were at Skipton to sell the last 80
of their 800-strong consignment of lambs this season, saw their
victors bought locally for top price in class at £88 each
by Robert Greenwood, of West Marton.
Kenneth Throup, of Silsden Moor, sold his third prize pen of 10s
at £77 per head, while the third prize pen from John Mason,
of Embsay, made £77 each.
The overall average price of the 5,890 lambs forward was £43.27
per head, which, under current trading conditions, was in general
deemed acceptable when compared to last year’s show average
Organised by the Skipton branch of NEMSA, the show was sponsored
by Pearson Farm Supplies, of West Marton, who also supported last
month’s opening fixture.
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