STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs. Forward: 9,014 Head, Overall av £81.56

Wednesday was another busy day at CCM, and so far this week has seen us sell just shy of 20,000 sheep between Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. A cracking trade with the store lambs today with some fresh faces ringside, and a very large contingent of buyers from Wales and Border Counties. All classes had a range of buyers out in force with trade dearer on the fortnight. Mule Lambs sold very well with top prices paid of £80 and a mule wether avg of £70 for nearly 2,000 head sold. More buyers out this week to purchase white faced lambs to sell back through the live sale ring. £68-£74 for crossed lambs for long-medium keep. Short term lambs £78-£84. Better bred lambs sold with a premium of £78-£82 for long-medium term Texel/beltex and short term beltex £84-£94. With some premium prices paid for the best. 304 Cheviots sold to a top of £79.50 and a breed avg of £68. Smaller end Cheviots could be picked up from £61-£68 and short-term cheviots carrying weight and flesh mid to high £70’s. Nicely grown fit Swale lambs straight from the fell mainly round the £40-£50 mark. End of April-May born Tex-dale lambs £60-£64.
Todays sale also included the 1st Sale for Top Draw Suffolk Mule & Continental Cross Gimmer Lambs with over 3,400 catalogued for sale attracting a large contingent of Welsh and Southern England buyers. A few show pens £150 plus, Kenneth Gamble leading the sale at £180 twice, and Owain Chapmans champion pen making £175. Plenty of the strong first crossed Suffolk & Texel Lambs £100- £120, a few best pens from AL Dean & Son up to £128, whilst the Edington Family from Bell Busk also made £125 of a pen. Next grade of Gimmer lambs £88 to £98. SL&SD Lund took first prize Suffolk Mule Gimmer Lambs and made £120, a price equalled by Robert Metcalfe of Brearton with his second prize pen, and a third time by Kevin Marshall of Darley with his top pen. To gain these premiums lambs need to be well grown, with clean heads and good skins, otherwise they are better left as mixed pens of store lambs with the wethers. 2nd sale in a fortnights time where there will be approx. another 2000 head.

 

Next Sale is Wednesday 23rd September – Entry of 10,000 expected.
Inc 2nd Sale of 2,000 Suffolk Mule, Continental cross & Cheviot Mule Gimmer Lambs

Entries close Monday 14th September

 

Show results:

Pens of 10 Suffolk cross Gimmer Lambs (Judge I Lancaster)

1st: SL&SD Lund, Littondale £120

2nd: RD Metcalfe & Son, Brearton £120

3rd: AS Staveley, Cowling £115

 

Pens of 10 Continental cross Gimmer Lambs (Judge TJ Jackson)

1st O Chapman, Skreholme £175

2nd/3rd: KW Gamble, Easingwold £180, £180

 

Pens of 50 or more Masham Wether Lambs

1st/2nd: K Lister & Son, Kettlewell  £79, £70

 

 

PRINCIPLE PRICES

Beltex Gimmer Lambs – Av £102.56

£135 £125 £115 £110 £100 WM&E Dugdale; £130 AJ Haggas; £125 £108 £95 T&C Robinson; £104 H&E Collier;

Beltex – Av £81.02

£93 £92 MJ Wells; £92.50 E Pennock; £88 AJ Haggas; £86 A Brown; £83 DE&CP Sayer;

Suffolk Gimmer Lambs – Av £97.53

£120 K Marshall; £120 £118 £110x2 RD Metcalfe; £120 £118 SL&SD Lund; £115 SA Robinson; £115 AS Staveley; £110 F Reeday; £110 JA&JC Throup;

Suffolk – Av £75.02

£104 DH Challis; £76 SM Towler; £73.50 WJE Harker; £73.50 Lambert Mile House;  

Texel Gimmer Lambs – Av £104.34

£180x2 KW Gamble; £170 £125 O Chapman; £155 £130 SA&FM Hall; £128x2 £125 £124 £123 £120 £118 AL Dean; £125 FW&JM Edington; £118 WM&E Dugdale;

Texel – Av £72.92

£93 AR&FT Naylor; £92 S&D Robinson; £87 M Clay; £85 DE&CP Sayer; £82 JR Carr;

Mule – Av £70.89

£80 W Harrison; £79.50 JR Fothergill; £79.50 £73 Flash House Farms; £79 TB Moorhouse; £77.50 AJ Ogden; £75.50 JC White; £73.50 V Verity;  

Charolais – Av £80.19

£84 FM Shepherd; £84 £80 Hayton & Stocks; £79 M Clay; £69 Flash House Farm;

Masham – Av £73.53

£79 £70 K Lister; £77 JM Wilson;

Swaledale – Av £46.63

£61 £48 Flash House Farm; £48 FCN M Walker;

Cheviot – Av £68.26

£79.50 TB Moorhouse; £72 £68 SE&HB Robinson; £72 Grain Farms; £70.50 AG Horn; £70 £69 D Pearson;

Lleyn – Av £72.09

£73 PM&PM Rhodes; £63 N Speake;

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375


Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
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