Annual Sale of Breeding Sheep ‘CRAVEN CONTINENTALS’.
Forward: 543 Ewes and 130 Rams
Victors take top prices at CCM Skipton rams showcase
The annual ‘Craven Continentals’ breeding sheep fixture at Skipton Auction Mart featured standalone shows for both Suffolk and Continental rams of all breeds, with the victors in both going on to head the prices in their respective sections. (Friday, Aug 23)
Forward: 3,040 head of Gimmer Shearlings
Trade was dearer than expectations today when CCM Auctions conducted their Opening Autumn Show & Sale of Mule, Masham, Continental and Suffolk cross Gimmer Shearlings where an overall selling average of £139.84 per head was recorded, undoubtedly helped this year by the better availability of grazing and a good prime trade for the time of year.
Overall average up £15.76 per head at CCM Skipton gimmer shearling opener
The traditional pipeopener to Skipton Auction Mart’s 2019 breeding sheep season, the annual show and sale of Mule, Masham, Continental and Suffolk-cross gimmer shearlings, attracted an entry of 3,040 head. (Tuesday, Aug 20)
They sold to an overall average for all breeds of £139.84 per head, a solid increase on the previous year’s £124.08. Trade was undoubtedly helped this year by the better availability of grazing and a good prime trade for the time of year.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 7,079 Head: (6,598 Store Lambs and 481 Breeding Sheep)
Overall Store Lamb av £58.41 ***
6,598 Store lambs through the ring this morning resulted in almost the same average as last fortnight of £58.41. Strong lambs were a nice trade as a result of the improved prime price seen this week with a number of fleshy pens in the £70 bracket.