The autumn is a busy period for livestock sales and on Saturday I attended the prize show and sale of Swaledale gimmer lambs and Bluefaced Leicester tups at Kirkby Stephen Auction Mart.
The champion gimmers lambs went to David Birbeck of Corner Cottage and later sold for £152 each. The champion Bluefaced Leicester tup was awarded to Mark Curr of Bowderdale and sold for £450. There were buyers from all over the North of England which ensured trade was up on last years. It was good to speak to existing and potential new farming clients about the services that David Allen offers.
H and H have invested a lot of money in modernizing the mart and it is great to see a local market town auction doing so well.