Swaledale females take centre stage at Skipton
An increased entry of 3,926 head, over 300 up on the year, was penned for sale at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Saturday Swaledale females highlight for draft ewes and gimmer shearlings., (Sat, Sept 30)
Good sheep were a nice trade all day, with some solid runs recording an increase in their selling average on the year, and it was only the lesser sorts towards the end of vendors’ runs that were cheaper.
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.
Caton Blue Faced Leicester tops Skipton multi-breeds trade at 2,400gns
Another rock-solid turnout of 1,147 head was on parade at Skipton Auction Mart’s multi-breeds sheep highlight, the annual fixture for pedigree and pure-bred rams and females. (Fri, Sept 30)
On what is traditionally one of the busiest days of the entire year at the North Yorkshire venue, the market was packed to capacity, with four sales rings in action and main sales for Blue Faced Leicesters, Suffolks, Blue Texels and Zwartbles, together with secondary sales for Texels, Charollais, Beltex and other breeds.
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, 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: 1,147 head of Rams & Females.
Shields shearing ewes secure Skipton Lleyn title
Wharfedale breeders Mark and Steph Shields, of Plum Tree Farm, Timble, won the shearling ewe show class, then the overall championship, both for the first time, at the Lleyn Sheep Society’s annual registered show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Thus, Sept 28)
The long-standing society members – they established their flock in 1996 and now run around 100 breeding ewes - lifted the title with five home-bred ewes, mostly by a Laga Farms ram bred by Michael Cursiter, from Orkney.