FORWARD: 2,602 Breeding Sheep & Gimmer Lambs. (2,380 Gimmer Lambs and 222 Dalesbred Sheep)
CCM Auctions conducted their fourth fortnightly sale of Gimmer Lambs at Skipton on Wednesday where a good entry attracted a very busy ringside of customers keen for sheep late in the season. A few pens of Mules topped £100 with Kevin Wilson leading the sale at £108, Jack Berry t/a JH Throup at £100, other leading pens in the 90’s. Overall there were 2,152 Mules entered and they averaged £72.41 overall, NEMSA coming in at £74.09 (+£2.33) other Mules at £71.76 (+£1.00).
Not many Mashams, but they found a good enquiry to leave with a strong average of £73.88, Messrs Verity of West End leading the breed prices at £82 per head. Overall a very pleasing sale. White Faced Lambs were also keenly contested leaving with an average of £74.
Please Note: CCM continue to hold fortnightly sales of Gimmer Lambs during November on Wednesday Lunchtimes in the Lingfields Ring in conjunction with the store lambs sales. Next Sale is on Wednesday 2nd November, where an entry of 1,200 to 1,500 is anticipated.
Gimmer Lamb Sale
NEMSA Gimmer Lambs av £74.09 to £108
£108 JK Wilson; £100 JH Throup; £94 J&K Harker; £93 R&C Greenwood; £92 DM White; £91 WA&A Booth
Mule av £71.76 to £96
£96 D Lodge; £96x2 R Bell; £92 CJ&ET Harrison; £91 JW Sayer & Son; £91 CJ&ET Harrison; £88 W Harrison & Son
Dales Mules av £64.79 to £75
£75 JA Stoney; £70, £66 RH&EA Close; £61 GF Harker & Sons; £60 RH&EA Close
Suffolk to £102
£102 R&DA Eanrshaw
Texel av £74.82 to £90
£90 PN Garth; £84 CD&RF Kitching; £79 EB Webster; £79 CD&RF Kitching; £76 AW&N Wade; £72 K Chapman
Masham av £73.88 to £82
£82 V Verity; £70 JM Wilson; £70 GF Harker & Sons
Swaledale av £52.24 to £73
£73 Hayton & Stocks; £48 DB&E Greenwood; £46 Hayton & Stocks
LLeyn av £64.73 to £68
£68 GS&FE Robinson; £62 D Harris;