MARKET REPORT - FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER

MARKET REPORT - FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER: RAM SALE CCM Auctions held their Annual Sale of Rams at Skipton Mart on Friday. With selling today spread across 4 sale rings the market was full to capacity with breeds covering the main sales for Blue Faced Leicesters, Suffolks, Hampshire Downs, Blue Texels and Zwartbles together with second sales for Texels, Charollais, Beltex, Lleyn, also Chamoise, Cheviot and other breeds.

CCM Auctions held their Annual Sale of Rams at Skipton Mart on Friday. With selling today spread across 4 sale rings the market was full to capacity with breeds covering the main sales for Blue Faced Leicesters, Suffolks, Hampshire Downs, Blue Texels and Zwartbles together with second sales for Texels, Charollais, Beltex, Lleyn, also Chamoise, Cheviot and other breeds.

All sale rings were full as buyers looked to buy the best of rams and trade was buoyant for most classes, especially the Suffolks, Texels and Texel Beltex crosses .

The results of the shows and prices achieved are as below. Thanks to all our judges for giving their time and to sponsors who generously gave prizes.

 

Forward:   1,115 head of Rams & Females

 

SHOW RESULTS –

SUFFOLK  - Judge GT Carr

Ram Lamb –

1st – ML Evans Lot 949

2nd – S Bolland Lot 988

3rd – ML Evans Lot 948

Shearling Ram –

1st – S Bolland Lot 983

2nd – J Nutter Lot 1050

3rd – KR Thomas Lot 902

CHAMPION – ML Evans Lot 949

RESERVE – S Bolland Lot 983

 

TEXEL – Judge Mr Mick Verity

Ram Lamb –

1st – T Harrison Lot 580

2nd – M Ireland Lot 467

3rd – J North Lot 458

 Shearling Ram –

1st –  J North Lot 456

2nd – R Green Lot 549

3rd – R Newby Lot 568

Female –

1st – DA Towell Lot 589

2nd – A Nairey Lot 613

3rd – A Nairey Lot 614

 

CHAMPION – J North Lot 456

RESERVE – T Harrison Lot 580

 

BLUE FACED LEICESTER Judge – P Webster

Ram Lamb –

1st – D Lodge Lot 254

2nd – W Wildman Lot 206

3rd – A Caton Lot 251

Shearling Ram

1st – N Peacock Lot 131

2nd – Ellis Bros Lot 119

3rd – JC Walker & Son Lot 41

Female

1st – A Caton Lot 266

2nd – A Caton Lot 267

3rd – JH Critchlow Lot 262

CHAMPION – D Lodge Lot 254

RESERVE – A Caton Lot 266

 

BELTEX Judge – John Mellin

Best Ram

1st – R Garth Lot 1086

2nd – G Parker Lot 1079

3rd – C Windle

 

CHAMPION – R Garth Lot 1086

RESRVE – G Parker Lot 1079

 

CHAROLLAIS Judge – J Mellin

Aged or Shearling

1st – D Whitcher Lot 688

2nd – C Marwood Lot 669

3rd – B Roberts Lot 641

Ram Lamb

1st – C Marwood Lot 678

2nd – D Pickles

3rd – C Marwood Lot 682

 

CHAMPION – D Whitcher Lot 688

RESERVE –C Marwood Lot 678

  

ZWARTABLE Judge –Ryan Middleton

Ram Lamb –

1st – B&M Watkinson Lot 1370

2nd – T Sutcliffe Lot 1369

3rd – Braithwaite & Hodges Lot 784

Female –

1st – MJ Beckwith Lot 759

2nd – P&T Harsley Lot1353

3rd – K Hewitt Lot 1344

 

CHAMPION – B&M Watkinson Lot 1370

RESERVE – MJ Beckwith Lot 759

 

AVERAGES & PRICES –

 

TEXEL

Texel shearling rams met a fast trade with a busy ringside all day. This continued into a strong ram lamb section.

 

Shearling Rams Av £557.65

Lamb Ram Av £356.53

Shearling Ewe Av £261.75

 

Prices (gns) –

2000 M Ireland

1200x2 950x2 880 800x2 DA Towell

1000 900 820 R Green

820 JS Lodge

800 FA Nairey

800 JL North

 

SUFFOLK

The Lingfield ring was once again full but today the Suffolks were the stock on sale and with a fantastic show trade was buoyant throughout with the main highlights coming from local breeders; Matt Reeday, Hetton Simon Bolland, Bolton Abbey and G&A Lawn, Skipton. All of the aforementioned had shearlings making 700gns with Simon Bolland and another local Mark Evans, Steeton having the pick of the lamb trade with Simon making 650gns and 600gns of his two best lambs and Marks best two making 550gns each.

 

Aged Ram Av £264

Shearling Ram Av £396

Lamb Ram Av £311

 

Prices (gns) –

650 600 450x2 S Bolland

550x2 450 ML Evans

480 F Reeday & Son

350 JA Key

 

CONTINENTAL

The non MV sheep section;  RC Robinson of Pannal once again topped the trade with a fantastic run of texels topping at 980gns. TC Whiteford of Brampton also pushed the trade with three consecutive lots making 800gns. All in all a brilliant day in the lingfields ring with a 98% clearance rate.  

 

Shearling Ram Av £626

 

Prices (gns) –

980 950 900x2 850 800x2 RC Robinson

840 820x2 800x2 720 TC Whiteford

700 FG Throup

600 AN&A Jelly

 

BELTEX

Shearling Ram Av £435

Ram Lamb Av £154

 

Prices (gns) -

840 820 760 700 TC Whiteford

560 480 420 C Windle

410 JD&V Towers

400 R Garth

 


BLUE FACED LEICESTER

The Annual Sale of Blue Faced Leicester Sheep at Skipton Mart saw a leading bid of 2000gns paid to WA&A Booth who run their Smearsett Flock at Feizor. Their ram lamb, a son of the old black tag, out of the dam of  D15 was purchased by Kevin Wilson, Blubberhouses. Messrs Booth only other entry, another ram lamb this time by their David Lawson ram out of a Z4 ewe sold at 1200gn to KM&L Throup, Silsden Moor.

Dick Burley from Wath, Nidderdale brought out of a shearling ram by a homebred sire. This stylish sort caught the eye of Joe Throup, Draughton who purchased it at 1400gns.

John Mason from Oddacres brought out a strong pen of shearling rams as usual, and his pen leader was a son of their Smearsett tup selling at 1300gns to A Newbould & Son, Dallowgill.

A trio of shearling rams sold at 1100gns; the first from E&SCL Harker & Son, Lofthouse finding a new home with V Verity & Son, West End, the 2nd was presented by Richard Mawson sired by his Crisp ram and picked out by John Lancaster, Bordley, whilst the 3rd ram was from KM&L Throup, Silsden. This son of their Otterburn Lodge sire found a new home with Stuart & Stephen Lund of Littondale.

The further four figure prices of 1050gns & 1000gns were achieved by Shearling Rams from Richard Mawson & Neil Heseltine respectively. A 96% clearance rate was achieved for BFL’s reflecting the strength of the commercial trade at this noted annual sale.

 

Aged Ram Av £525

Shearling Ram Av £506

Lamb Ram Av £403

Shearling Ewe Av £236

Ewe Lamb Av £139

 

Prices (gns) –

2000 1200 WA&A Booth

1400 R&KA Burley

1300 AJ Mason

1100 E&SCL Harker

1100 1050 R Mawson

1100 KM&L Throup

1000 N Heseltine

 

BLUE TEXEL

Once again the breed proved to be very sought after with the following top prices and averages achieved. Congratulations to DCS Alexander, Ayrshire on the quality of his consignment.

 

Shearling Ram Av £698  Top £787

Lamb Ram Av £391          Top £525

Shearling Ewe Av £332  Top  £504

Ewe Lamb Av £469           Top £525

  

Prices (gns) –

750x2 720 500x2 490 480 460 450 DCS Alexander

 

CHAROLLAIS

Top price was the champion a shearling ram from Deborah Whitcher selling for 920gns to Mr Whitely who bought another for 520gns from the same pen. Second top price again from same home selling for 700gns to J Mellin. Charles Marwood sold the regular customer Denton Park at 460 & 380gns. His 1st prize ram lamb and reserve champion made 440gns to Mares. Other ram lambs were 390gns again from Charles and 360gns for K Foster.

 

Shearling Ram Av £369

Lamb Ram Av £263

 

Prices (gns) –

920 700 520 420 DR Whitcher

460 440 390 C Marwood

 

HAMPSHIRES

Females sought after but ram trade more selective than last year.

The dispersal sale of the highlander flock met a trade very much in line with expectations.

 

Shearling Ram Av £288

Lamb Ram Av £207

Aged Ewe Av £286

Shearling Ewe Av £365

Ewe Lamb Av £345

 

Prices (gns)

700 G&J Galbraith

600x2 500 K&A McCarthy

£550 Atkinson & Smith

520 EJ Cresswell

 

ZWARTABLE

Shearling Ram Av £126

Lamb Ram Av £120

Aged Ewe Av £74.55

Shearling Ewe Av £126

Ewe Lamb £83.62

  

Prices (gns)

155 B&M Watkinson

130 120x2 110 100 C Braithwaite

100 MJ Beckwith

95 90 K Hewitt

90x2 PI&TJ Harsley

  

OTHERS

Lleyn                     av £154                 Top £210 P Knowles

Rouge                   av £231                 Top £252 P Strickland

Berrichon            av £217                 Top £336 K Watson