Milly Eaton Herdwick top of the flocks at Skipton native & rare breeds showcase
Showing Herdwick sheep for the first time at her local auction mart, Skipton’s Milly Eaton was rewarded with a debut championship success in the annual rare and native breeds highlight. (Saturday, Sept 7)
The 21-year-old clinched her CCM Skipton debut title win with her first prize April, 2017-born 2 shear ram, by a Gatesgarth tup from Anthony Hartley, of Turner Hall Farm in Dunnerdale, South Lakeland. He is one of the UK’s top Herdwick breeders.
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.