Sales Reports

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep Forward: 3,554 Head, Overall av £51.30 A good sale of store lambs today with a trade a toucher brisker helped by the recent hardening of the fat lamb trade and seasonal numbers in decline. Healthy mid to short term stores were a strong trade with still some big pens of lambs running into the ring even at this late time of year. 100 mule wethers from JW Hall, Darnbrook was a fine example and with the hammer falling at £56 and David White, Hebden selling 55 for £55. DB&E Greenwood of Threshfield sold the days top price lambs with a pen of Texels at £71.50.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of 2646 Store Lambs and 222 Breeding Sheep Forward: Head, Overall av £49.02 A healthy trade for the better end of the lambs today with growy sorts highly sought after. Robert Metcalfe, Brearton was on the receiving end of this with 64 Suffolks at £64 and JW Hall of Darnbrook with 100 mules at £57.20. Long keep and wintering lambs made a greater percentage of the entry and found seasonal buyers keen.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2015

Although it’s now November there were plenty of sheep forward today at CCM’s fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding sheep held at Skipton Mart. Store lambs saw a greater proportion of smaller wintering lambs but trade for these was quite strong with cows going inside and ground becoming clear to graze with sheep. Strong lambs also found good favour with buyers but smaller lambs would look the better sold.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 8,096 Head, Overall av £50.83 A very large entry of lambs proved harder to cash than of late with prime prices under pressure. However there was a full attendance of buyers from countrywide and trade was still good enough for the time of year. Men now looking for decent wintering lambs as well.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 7,378 Head, Overall av £50.95

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: Head, Overall av £53.96 The fortnightly sale saw 66 buyers operating throughout the course of the day, with long keep wintering lambs noticeably dearer on the fortnight. Mule lambs averaged £50.97 with a higher percentage of small lambs in the sample but plenty of competition for medium keep mule lambs which topped at £59 from John Schindler of Thorpe for Lonk bred mules and £56 for 179 from Granville and Paul Fairburn, Marriforth for Swale bred Mules and last man in the ring V Verity & Son, West End at £54.50 proved trade was consistent all day long. Continental lambs were also noticeably dearer in the longer keep lambs with anything fleshy working into late £50’s early £60’s all day long with TB Moorhouse of Dacre topping at £72 for a pen of Beltex lambs. Brian Lund topped the Gimmer lamb trade with a sweet pen of Beltex’s at £89.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

Gordon Banks saves a prize pen for store lamb show The fortnightly sale of store lambs at Craven Cattle Mart saw 66 buyers throughout the day with long keep wintering lambs noticeably dearer than two weeks ago. A show-stopping pen of 25 Swaledales by CCM yardsman Gordon Banks of Barden took the red rosette and sold at £38 per head. Gordon, who has 350 sheep at home, keeps half his flock pure Swaledales and the other half are bred with Blue Faced Leicesters as male gimmers. He came second in the same show last year, and has also been a yardsman at CCM for 27 years.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs - Forward: Store Lambs 5844 Head, Overall av £54.04. Gimmer Lambs 2471 Head, Overall av £65.94

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STORE LAMBS PRESS = WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

STORE LAMBS PRESS = WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

David Towell wraps up Skipton gimmer lamb hat-trick Pure-bred Texel gimmer lambs from Glusburn’s David Towell, of Upper Leys Farm, clinched championship honours for the third year in succession at Skipton Auction Mart’s big mid-September store lamb sale. (Wed, Sept 9) His pen of ten home-bred lambs, six by his own Wigglesworth Spellbound, acquired three years ago at Skipton’s Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Association annual pedigree highlight in September, the remainder by a home-bred ram, won the Continental class and retained the Chris Hagar Trophy. They then sold for £115 per head to regular Skipton showman Robert Towers, of Camp House Farm, Farleton, Lancaster.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 6,751 Head, Overall av £52.67 Another large entry of lambs for the fortnightly sale at CCM Skipton was met by a throng of buyers, many of whom were attending for the first time this season and drawn to Skipton by the large entry and unrivalled choice it affords them. Lowland lambs were keenly contested, with 4,611 of these in the entry, the sale included some 745 Beltex sired lambs for which there was an inaugural prize show and sale attracting 8 pens into the show alley for Mr Andrew Graham to cast his eye over.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Early Breeding Sheep. CCM Auctions held their 3rd Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs at Skipton on Wednesday where a very nice entry of 6,151 head were sold on the day. Trade for lowland lambs was slightly sharper than the previous sale with customers keen to graze surplus grass. Mule Wether Lambs topped at £52 for a pen of 30 Dales Mules from Keith Verity, Lofthouse with an average for the 535 head of £48.80. 312 Breeding sheep were sold today at a similar trade to last fortnight for mainly older ewes.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Early Breeding Sheep Forward: 6,583 Head, comprising of 6,287 Store Lambs & 296 Breeding Sheep CCM Auctions held their 2nd Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs at Skipton Mart on Wednesday where a grand entry of 6,583 head were forward for sale. Although the prime sheep trade is under pressure, customers are reporting that there is plenty of grass in grazing areas and as a consequence there was a tremendous ringside of buyers, with 51 successful purchasers by the close of sale and several others who went away empty handed.

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STORE LAMBS PRESS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

STORE LAMBS PRESS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

Metcalfe Suffolks top performers again at 2nd Skipton store lamb show Skipton Auction Mart’s second major seasonal store lamb sale of 2015 saw a repeat win in the show class for pens of 50 Suffolk-cross lambs for RD Metcalfe & Son, from Grange Farm, Brearton, north of Harrogate. Robert Metcalfe, who fulfilled a long-held ambition when sending out last year’s champion pen for the first time, emulated that success at the latest renewal with a strong packet of lambs that earned high praise from show judge David Pennington, of Mill House Farm, Chaigley, Clitheroe. “There were some very good lambs in the show, but the victors were the most even and best drawn pen. Every lamb was alike,” noted the adjudicator.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY 2015

MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 15th JULY 2015. Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs. Forward: 3348 Head, Overall av £58.88 (+£2.15 on 2014). CCM Auctions commenced their sheep sale season on Wednesday with the opening fortnightly sale of store lambs at Skipton Mart. As ever, this sale being the first major sale to be held in the North created tremendous interest from a packed ringside comprising of buyers, producers and interested onlookers from all walks of life.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2015

Last Store Lamb Sale of the Season First Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot On Monday 2nd March. Sale 12.00noon. Lingfield Ring. (Entries inc 20 Tex/Suff/Mule & Jan Born Lambs, 10 Mule/Cont Ewes & Lambs, 6 Cont/Mule Ewes & Lambs) Catalogue will be available online on Friday lunch time prior to Monday sale – please advise office of entries.

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