Forward: 60 Registered Swaledale Rams
A nice show of Swaledale Rams produced 7 sales at four figure prices and a good clearance rate with buyers keen to secure strong quality rams of all ages. It was the champion ram from Kevin Huck of Bordley that took the top price on the night of £2200. A homebred 3 shear by his Sealhouses ram out of Nattrass ewe it received keen bidding before being knocked to Messrs Hopkinson of Fairplace Farms, Cowling.
Kevin Huck aged ram champion and £2,200 top price at Skipton Swaledale showcase
Local breeder Kevin Huck, of Knowle Bank Farm, Bordley, put in another outstanding performance at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual evening fixture for registered Swaledale rams. (Mon, Oct 7)
He consigned the first prize aged ram for the third year in succession, thought to be the first time such a high profile hat-trick has been achieved at the breed highlight, before seeing his 3 shear progress to become overall show champion,
CCM Skipton Swaledale females up by £15 per head on year
Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Saturday Swaledale females highlight for gimmer shearlings and draft ewes attracted an entry of 2,671 head, which sold to an overall average of £86.39, a solid rise of £15.10 on the year. Gimmer shearlings levelled at £104.93, genuine draft age 3 crop ewes at £80.52. (Oct 5)
Trade was said to be very sensible, with ewes in nice condition and buyers keener than the previous year, buoyed by a more positive North of England Mule lamb trade and plentiful grazing.
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.
Ellis Bros claim top call with 2,400gns Beltex shearling ram at CCM Skipton multi-breeds highlight
Procters Farm in peak form with another Texel champion
Skipton Auction Mart’s annual multi-breeds sheep showcase for pedigree and pure-bred rams and females attracted another solid turnout of 897 head, with quality in abundance and sheep to suit all tastes and pockets. (Fri, Oct 4)