Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 7,091 Head, Overall av £58.52
Another healthy show of lambs for todays Store lamb sale with again over 7,000 lambs going under the hammer. Today’s sale included the annual show and sale of horned wether and hill lambs which found the Newbould family of Dallowgill coming out victorious with there strong Swale wether lambs selling for £43 and heading to wales with a Swaledale wether average of £34.73. Westalls presented the first prize hill lambs with their pen of Cheviot lambs selling for £52.
Wether lambs take centre stage at CCM Skipton
This year’s wether lambs took centre stage at Skipton Auction Mart for their main show day of the year, with four classes for Swaledale, Dalesbred and other hill breeds. (Wed, Sept 18)
Successful in the Swaledale show class was upland hill custodian Paul Newbould, of Potter Lane Farm, Dallowgill, with a pen of 50 lambs reared entirely on heather moorland in the Nidderdale Area of Natural Beauty.
Mr Newbould keeps some 800 ewes, which go to both pedigree Swaledale and Bluefaced Leicester rams, the latter servicing the requirements of his North of England Mule flock. The class victors sold at a section-topping £43 per head to a regular Welsh buyer.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Gimmer Lambs.
Forward: 8,685 Head, Overall av £65.23.
Chapman Continentals champions at last at Skipton gimmer lamb showcase
Dales sheep farmer Owain Chapman achieved his first major success at his local Skipton Auction Mart when consigning the first prize Continental pen at the latest fortnightly Wednesday store lamb fixture. (Wed, Sept 4)
Mr Chapman, who farms with his partner Jenny Dolphin at Inmans Farm, Skyreholme, said he had been trying for seven or eight years to win the annual gimmer lamb showcase and while having picked up tickets in the past this was his first triumph.
,000-plus Skipton store lambs achieve total clearance
Total clearance was achieved for the huge and much increased entry on the year of 8,188 store lambs on offer at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly Wednesday sale. They sold to an overall average of £58.30 per head, an increase of £3 -£4 each on the 6,357 lambs sold last year. (2019 - Wed, Aug 21)
Short keep lowland lambs were keenly contested all sale long, with Suffolk and Continental crosses making from the mid £60s to early £70s, with the better smart, but smaller Beltex sorts selling from £70 to £80.