Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Hawes Auction Mart Sale, 18th September 2018

The grand annual Hawes gimmer lamb sale took place today and yesterday, with an estimated 27,000 gimmer lambs being sold. The weather was wet and windy, with farmers tending their flocks in the outside pens wearing full length waterproofs in the horizontal rain.

Most sellers were local, but many buyers had travelled from all around the country to attend and purchase the young female ewes to be used for breeding. Prices were down an estimated £10-15 on the previous year.