MARKET REPORT – FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2016
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 and other breeds.
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: 1,136 head of Rams & Females.
Skipton Hampshire Down females peak at 750gns
Hampshire Down ewes sold to a top of 750gns at the breed association’s north east sale in Skipton on Friday 30 September.
Sale leader at 750gns was a Wilstrop bred shearling ewe by Whitehead Dylan from Graham and Judith Galbraith, Kendal, Cumbria, to R Melling, Scarisbrick, Lancashire. The Galbraiths offered a homebred shearling ewe by Graylen d’Artagnan at 550gns to Dutch breeder, Peter Beers, whilst they also sold a Clogherny Hogan sired ewe lamb at 420gns to AW Jones, Wymondham, Norfolk.
FORWARD: REGISTERED LLEYN SHEEP
CCM Auctions conducted the Annual Sale of MV Acc Registered LLeyn Sheep at Skipton Mart on Thursday for members of The Lleyn Sheep Society. Champion was A Shearling Ram from The Fort Family of Brighton House, Steeton. Sired by Clansman, he went on to sell for 1,000gns to Tim Riley, Hebden Bridge. In a year when Lleyn Females have generally been less money, Skipton had a solid trade for Gimmer Shearlings to record an average on a par with last year. The clearance rate for rams was also good with the usual strong trade for commercial types. A poor show of ewe lambs this year were not up to the usual size seen at Skipton and the average of £77 reflects this.
Forward: 635 head of cattle
Comprising: 70 Young Feeding Bulls, 522 Bullocks & Heifers, 15 Feeding Cows & 28 Breeding Cattle
635 cattle forward today with a again a strong number forward of Bullocks and Heifers forward today with young bullocks in particular receiving a good trade right through the sale. Alan Twell saw a fierce trade for his pen of 37 freshly weaned bullocks and heifers with John Lord of Heights farm also seeing some high prices for his 14-15mth old bullocks.
3,239 Breeding Sheep: Comp 2,075 Shearlings & Correct Ewes, Annual sale of 1,152 Broken Mouth Ewes & 12 Rams.
CCM Auctions held their Fortnightly Sale of Breeding Ewes together with The Annual Sale of Broken Mouth Ewes. A mixed show of younger sheep saw trade for good smarter sorts along similar lines, although commercial types were harder to cash. In the broken mouth section there was a swift trade for Swaledales, especially the smarter sorts with £55 to £70 the range for these, recording an overall average of £49.