With the high quality of lambs put through the ring in front of them they had a very difficult job but with after much deliberation they awarded the Championship, with the GW Robinson Rosebowl and NEMSA
Rosette to George & Chris Wearmouth, Rosehill.
is demanding a pay increase of 18% over three years.
We sell 95% of our gimmer lambs in September at NEMSA sales at Skipton and Hawes.
At the local Malham summer show the NEMSA rosette and award for the best single lamb have been won four times and in 2005 the Catons had the supreme champion sheep on the field ( an unusual feat for a crossbred sheep.
Hexham and Northern Marts had forward an entry of 6,902 breeding and store sheep at their special sale, combining the third Bellingham sale with the traditional Hexham Nemsa
prize show and sale for top Mule ewe lambs.
A former chairman of the West Cumbria Branch of the North of England Mule Sheep Association, Martyn sells gimmer lambs at Carlisle, Wigton and Cockermouth, where he has won the championship for NEMSA
Hexham and Northern Marts had forward an entry of 4,716 Mule Ewe Lambs at their 3rd "Bellingham" sale combined with the traditional Hexham NEMSA
prize show and sale held at Hexham on Saturday.
Members of Nemsa ( who will supply over 250,000 breeding sheep to the association's official North Country sales this autumn ( are at the sharp end of the swing back to sheep.
And according to Nemsa chairman Jeff Burrows, from Cumbria, these breeding sheep will provide buyers with stock of guaranteed quality.
Hexham & Northern Marts had forward an entry of 4,073 North of England mule ewe lambs, 560 blackface and Swaledale ewe lambs and 125 Texel-cross ewe lambs as well as 2,426 store lambs at their sale which combined the third Bellingham sale with the traditional Hexham Nemsa
prize show of mule ewe lambs.
Hexham and Northern Marts stages the main Nemsa
ewe lamb sale at Tow Law on Thursday when the entry of 7,500 is 1,500 up on last year.
was formed in 1980 to promote the North of England Mule, a prolific crossbred ewe which first came into existence in the 1930s.