SWALEDALE SHEEP - SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017

ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF SWALEDALE EWES & GIMMER SHEARLINGS Forward: 3,926 head. Overall Average was £107.81 (-£0.28) CCM Auctions conducted their Annual Sale of Swaledale Draft Ewes and Gimmer Shearlings at Skipton Mart on Saturday.





A grand entry of Swaledale Sheep was forward at Skipton on Saturday and trade was seen to be much sharper than most people expected, with shearling gimmers being forward in large numbers and selling away generally fairly well. The champion pen of sheep came from Stuart and Debbie Robinson of Foredale whose pen of 103 crop ewes sold for £190 each. Chris Akrigg’s reserve champion pen, the 1st prize shealrings sold for £240 each. Good sheep were a nice trade all day with some runs recording an increase in their average on the year, and it was only the lesser sorts towards the end of vendors runs that were cheaper on the year. The overall selling average was £107.81 per head, a fall of just 28 pence on the year with an increase  in numbers sold of 10%.

 

The prize awards given by judge Mr Richard Ellis and Mr Dan Ellis were as follows:

 

Best Pen of 10 Ewes

1st –  S&D Robinson £190

2nd – CT Akrigg £185

3rd – JH&J Bland £165

4th – TW Cowperthwaite £160

 

Best Pen of 10 Gimmer Shearlings

1st – CT Akrigg £240

2nd – S&D Robinson £200

3rd – N Richardson £190

4th – JW Hall £200

 

CHAMPION – S&D Robinson

RESERVE – CT Akrigg

 

 

Swaledale Ewes

2 crop                    to £185 av £112.88

3 crop                    to £190 av £97.82

4 crop                    to £78 av £60.55

 

Swaledale Shearlings

to £240 av £124.67

 

Principle Prices –

 

Ewes:

£185 C Nelson & Son; £185 CT Akrigg; £165 JH&J Bland; £165 JC Walker & Son; £162 T Boothman; £162 FC N M Walker; £160 TW Cowperthwaite; £160 EW&JR Parkinson; £155 £150 S&D Robinson; £155 SM Towler;

Shearlings:

£240 £200 JW Hall; £240 £190 CT Akrigg; £210 £200 £180 JA Alderson; £200 S&D Robinson; £200 £180 TA Harrison; £192 JE Thwaite; £192 J Rusch; £190 N Richardson; £188 JE Thwaite; £180 J&JE Bradley;  

 

FORTHCOMING SWALEDALE SHEEP SALES AT SKIPTON

 

TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER – GIMMER LAMBS – 12noon

ANNUAL SALE OF

 2,100 SWALEDALE GIMMER LAMBS

JUDGING AT 11am. CATALOGUE ONLINE.

 

 

MONDAY 9th OCTOBER – EVENING SALE – 6pm

ANNUAL SALE OF

100 SWALEDALE SHEARLING & AGED RAMS

JUDGING AT 5pm. CATALOGUE ONLINE