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SWALEDALE EWES & SHEARLINGS - SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2019

Posted on 04/10/2019 by in reports Breeding Sheep
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Forward: 2,671 head. Overall Average was £86.39 (+£15.10) CCM Auctions conducted their Annual Sale of Swaledale Draft Ewes and Gimmer Shearlings at Skipton Mart on Saturday. Trade was very sensible with ewes in nice condition, and buyers in better form than last year buoyed by a more positive Mule lamb trade and grazing plentiful.

 



The overall average was £86.39 per head, a rise of £15, gimmer shearlings levelling at £104.93, genuine draft age 3crop ewes at £80.52. The best sheep were not too different on the year, many top pens of ewes being a similar trade, although top pens of gimmer shearlings were dearer on the year, joint top of £200 from Alan Alderson of Barras, Kirkby Stephen and from TA Harrison of Cowling. The commercial ewes which were low money last year took a nice rise on the year, with straight working ewes in the £50 and £60’s.

We thank our judge for the day who were Mr James Garth & Mr Simon Garth and they gave their prize awards as follows:

 

Best Pen of 10 Ewes

1st S&D Robinson sold for £150

2nd JH Bland sold for £120

3rd JC Walker & Son sold for £145

 

Best Pen of 10 Gimmer Shearlings

1st N Richardson sold for £175

2nd J Alderson sold for £200

3rd J&JE Bradley sold for £145

 

Swaledale Ewes

1 crop                   to £95 av £81.05

2 crop                   to £105 av £85.56

3 crop                   to £150 av £80.52

4 crop                   to £100 av £61.97

 

Swaledale Shearlings

to £200 av £104.93

 

Principle Prices –

 

Ewes:

£150 £110x2 S&D Robinson; £145 JC Walker & Son; £120 JH&J Bland; £110 T&S Binns; £110 JM&DE Wood;

 

Shearlings:

£200 £192 £190 JA Alderson; £200 £170 TA Harrison; £175 N Richardson; £160 S&D Robinson; £148 RW&B Chapman;  

 

 

 

FORTHCOMING SWALEDALE SHEEP SALES AT SKIPTON

 

MONDAY 7th OCTOBER – EVENING SALE – 6pm

ANNUAL SALE OF

69 SWALEDALE SHEARLING & AGED RAMS

JUDGING AT 5pm. CATALOGUE ONLINE

 

TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER – GIMMER LAMBS – 1.30pm

ANNUAL SALE OF

 1350 SWALEDALE GIMMER LAMBS

JUDGING AT 11.30am. CATALOGUE ONLINE.