CCM Auctions conducted the Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Club Sale at Skipton Mart on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September 2019. Sale Sponsors – Minexcel Nutrition, Dalehead Vets & Settle Country Store. Show Results – Judge – Ben Vernon
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 7,091 Head, Overall av £58.52
Another healthy show of lambs for todays Store lamb sale with again over 7,000 lambs going under the hammer. Today’s sale included the annual show and sale of horned wether and hill lambs which found the Newbould family of Dallowgill coming out victorious with there strong Swale wether lambs selling for £43 and heading to wales with a Swaledale wether average of £34.73. Westalls presented the first prize hill lambs with their pen of Cheviot lambs selling for £52.
Wether lambs take centre stage at CCM Skipton
This year’s wether lambs took centre stage at Skipton Auction Mart for their main show day of the year, with four classes for Swaledale, Dalesbred and other hill breeds. (Wed, Sept 18)
Successful in the Swaledale show class was upland hill custodian Paul Newbould, of Potter Lane Farm, Dallowgill, with a pen of 50 lambs reared entirely on heather moorland in the Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty.
Mr Newbould keeps some 800 ewes, which go to both pedigree Swaledale and Bluefaced Leicester rams, the latter servicing the requirements of his North of England Mule flock. The class victors sold at a section-topping £43 per head to a regular Welsh buyer.
Cross-border victors at 2nd Skipton shearling gimmer highlight
The two show classes at Skipton Auction Mart’s second annual shearling gimmer fixture fell to exhibitors from both sides of the border, who were both stepping up after finishing runners-up in the same sections at last year’s corresponding fixture. (Tues, Sept 17)
The red rosette-winning North of England Mules from brothers Peter, Edward and Robert Fox, of Fox Farms in Clitheroe, were a pen of ten purchased as gimmer lambs at Skipton’s 2018 NEMSA autumn highlights.
MARKET REPORT –
Second Sale of Gimmer Shearlings and Ewes 2shear plus.
Forward: 2,958 Head comp: 2919 Ewes & Shearlings & 39 Pedigree Charollais Rams