Annual Sale of Lleyn Sheep. Top price was achieved by Miss C Nicholson Lot 2 selling for 2000gns. Champion was Mr H Goldie with a shearling ram Lot 24.
There was a new format this year as CCM Auctions held their Annual Sale of BFL Rams & Females at Skipton Mart which was held on Tuesday evening. The sale attracted breeders from a large area, many attracted by the opportunity to purchase stock from the breeders responsible for quality runs of Mule lambs at the Skipton NEMSA sales. 14 sheep achieved 4 figure bids with Joe & Nancy Throup’s Chelker flock taking top price at 4,000gns with a shearling ram by their J1 Asby Hall. The ram took second prize at the Skipton branch progeny show in August and attracted a successful bid from Robin Booth and went home to join their Smearcett flock.
The champion sheep on the night, the 1st prize Ewe Lamb presented by WM Hutchinson & Sons, Kirkby Redgate was by the £18,000 Shafthill K8. This smart lamb sold locally to EW&JR Parkinson at Dunsop Bridge.
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2209 Forward: 335 Shearlings, 471 2shr to Correct Ewes and 1403 Broken Mouthed Ewes
CCM Auctions fortnightly sale of breeding sheep produced another good clearance for a more commercial show of shearlings with Texel crosses averaging £121 and Mules £118.
Older Ewes again produced strong interest as has been the case for most of this season. Best younger sheep £100 or more, correct full mouth sheep £85-£100 and broken mouthed lowland sheep in the 60’s and 70’s, Mule to £82 for a strong pen from A&ED Booth, Giggleswick.
Throup Chelker flock clinches centre record 4,000gns top price at CCM BFL highlight
A new centre record breed price of 4,000gns (£4,200) was recorded at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual show and sale of Bluefaced Leicester rams and females. (Tuesday, Oct 1st)
Second Prize Show & Sale of North of England Mule Ewe Lambs on behalf of NEMSA Members.
Forward: 6,470 head at an overall average of £77.23 per head (+5.51 on 2018)
CCM Auctions held their 2nd Fortnightly Sale of North of England Mule Gimmer Lambs on behalf of members of NEMSA on Tuesday at Skipton where a tidy entry of lambs sold away nicely on the year whilst still being sensibly priced for all concerned.