Sales Reports

STORE LAMBS PRESS = WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

STORE LAMBS PRESS = WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

David Towell wraps up Skipton gimmer lamb hat-trick Pure-bred Texel gimmer lambs from Glusburn’s David Towell, of Upper Leys Farm, clinched championship honours for the third year in succession at Skipton Auction Mart’s big mid-September store lamb sale. (Wed, Sept 9) His pen of ten home-bred lambs, six by his own Wigglesworth Spellbound, acquired three years ago at Skipton’s Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Association annual pedigree highlight in September, the remainder by a home-bred ram, won the Continental class and retained the Chris Hagar Trophy. They then sold for £115 per head to regular Skipton showman Robert Towers, of Camp House Farm, Farleton, Lancaster.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 6,751 Head, Overall av £52.67 Another large entry of lambs for the fortnightly sale at CCM Skipton was met by a throng of buyers, many of whom were attending for the first time this season and drawn to Skipton by the large entry and unrivalled choice it affords them. Lowland lambs were keenly contested, with 4,611 of these in the entry, the sale included some 745 Beltex sired lambs for which there was an inaugural prize show and sale attracting 8 pens into the show alley for Mr Andrew Graham to cast his eye over.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 12TH AUGUST

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Early Breeding Sheep. CCM Auctions held their 3rd Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs at Skipton on Wednesday where a very nice entry of 6,151 head were sold on the day. Trade for lowland lambs was slightly sharper than the previous sale with customers keen to graze surplus grass. Mule Wether Lambs topped at £52 for a pen of 30 Dales Mules from Keith Verity, Lofthouse with an average for the 535 head of £48.80. 312 Breeding sheep were sold today at a similar trade to last fortnight for mainly older ewes.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Early Breeding Sheep Forward: 6,583 Head, comprising of 6,287 Store Lambs & 296 Breeding Sheep CCM Auctions held their 2nd Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs at Skipton Mart on Wednesday where a grand entry of 6,583 head were forward for sale. Although the prime sheep trade is under pressure, customers are reporting that there is plenty of grass in grazing areas and as a consequence there was a tremendous ringside of buyers, with 51 successful purchasers by the close of sale and several others who went away empty handed.

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STORE LAMBS PRESS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

STORE LAMBS PRESS - WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2015

Metcalfe Suffolks top performers again at 2nd Skipton store lamb show Skipton Auction Mart’s second major seasonal store lamb sale of 2015 saw a repeat win in the show class for pens of 50 Suffolk-cross lambs for RD Metcalfe & Son, from Grange Farm, Brearton, north of Harrogate. Robert Metcalfe, who fulfilled a long-held ambition when sending out last year’s champion pen for the first time, emulated that success at the latest renewal with a strong packet of lambs that earned high praise from show judge David Pennington, of Mill House Farm, Chaigley, Clitheroe. “There were some very good lambs in the show, but the victors were the most even and best drawn pen. Every lamb was alike,” noted the adjudicator.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY 2015

MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 15th JULY 2015. Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs. Forward: 3348 Head, Overall av £58.88 (+£2.15 on 2014). CCM Auctions commenced their sheep sale season on Wednesday with the opening fortnightly sale of store lambs at Skipton Mart. As ever, this sale being the first major sale to be held in the North created tremendous interest from a packed ringside comprising of buyers, producers and interested onlookers from all walks of life.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2015

Last Store Lamb Sale of the Season First Sale of Ewes with Lambs at Foot On Monday 2nd March. Sale 12.00noon. Lingfield Ring. (Entries inc 20 Tex/Suff/Mule & Jan Born Lambs, 10 Mule/Cont Ewes & Lambs, 6 Cont/Mule Ewes & Lambs) Catalogue will be available online on Friday lunch time prior to Monday sale – please advise office of entries.

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MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 11th FEBRUARY - STORE & BREEDING SHEEP

MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 11th FEBRUARY - STORE & BREEDING SHEEP

Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs and Inlamb Ewes. Forward: 1,065 Head - Comp 730 Store Lambs (av £60.55), 334 Inlamb Ewes (av £120.31). Numbers of store lambs were still good for the time of year and a sharp trade as well with probably a better selection of lowland lambs than at the previous sale and with a lower percentage of Horned lambs this helped to push the overall average above £60. A nice entry of in lamb breeding ewes were mainly made up of a dispersal held on behalf of FE Coy & Son of Rotherham. These sheep were in fine fettle and created a great amount of interest locally and from further afield.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 28TH JANUARY

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 28TH JANUARY

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep. Forward: 1,411 Head comp: 1,367 Store Hoggs, 29 Inlamb Ewes, 15 Registered Blue Faced Leicesters. A large entry of store sheep for the time of year averaged £55.61 per head. Not many strong lambs on offer, best Lowland lambs to mid 70’s, best Mule also above £70, medium lambs in the £60’s and smaller lambs £50 to £55. In the entry were 450 Swaledale and Dalesbred lambs and these sold nicely away given the quality on offer.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 1433 Head, Overall av £61.38 A mixed show of lambs forward today with small longer term lambs the dearest by a margin however bigger stronger store lambs were also good to sell with this week’s buoyant lamb trade helping no end. A show of 90 In Lamb ewes were well supported with them topping at £136 for some in lamb texel ewes from R Ainsworth, Padiham.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2014

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2014

A good show of lambs with trade following the recent rise in the primestock prices, with all types and sizes receiving a better trade. Mule lambs saw a marked improvement with the average jumping £4 on the fortnight and horned lambs £7 up though a stronger show was forward. Today was also the annual show of the Addingham Sheep Breeders Charity Mule Wether Sale in aid of Manorlands hospice. Coming out victorious this year was Joe and George Throup of Chelker. Results and Prices are shown at the bottom.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2014

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2014

A nice entry forward for sale and a sharp trade too. Any strong lambs were very well bid for as the list of prices below shows, several notable pens including David Walmsley, Worston selling 123 Texels in one pen at £70 each, and James Hall, Darnbrook selling 101 Mule Wethers in one pen at £66.80 each. Strong Horned lambs up around £50. Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 4,854 Head Comprising 4483 Store Lambs, 336 Gimmer Lambs & 35 Breeding Sheep Next Sale is Wednesday 10th December – Entry of 4,000 expected. Entries close Monday 1st December.

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STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER

Forward: 6,517 Head – 5,072 Store Lambs & 1,445 Breeding Sheep Next Sale is Wednesday 26th November – Entry of 6,000 expected. Entries close Monday 17th November Plenty of late Autumn grass and a timely lift in prime sheep prices together with a large company of southern based buyers helped to raise store sheep trade by some £3 to £5 per head today, when good entry ofover 6000 sheep were forward for the early November sale of Store & Breeding Sheep.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2014

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2014

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 6,737 Head, Overall av £55.67 The fortnightly sale of Store Sheep held at CCM Skipton on Wednesday saw an increase in trade from the last sale as more grass and winter keep comes available and buyers turned out in force from across England and Wales to source lambs from the large entry on offer. Another big show of 2,315 Mule & Masham Wethers were good to sell, trade being £3 to £4 stronger than the last sale, especially for the strongest end. A top price for Mule lambs of £64 was achieved by W Furniss & Sons for their pen of 51 head, all other stronger end were £55 plus. Horned lambs were out in number again, strong sorts were good to sell but smaller lambs were a shade easier. The Suffolk & Continental Lambs also saw the stronger types better to sell, Medium keep lambs were a much stronger trade although some long keep lambs were no dearer.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: Head, Overall av £54.37 A big show of lambs forward for sale, and a big ringside of buyers as well helped produce a much better trade than anticipated. Lowland lambs found favour with buyers as averages were pushed higher than the previous sale. Beltex were keenly contested with several pens over £70, whilst the best of the Texels also topped £70. A few pens of nice Texel gimmer lambs also sold well with James Earnshaw topping the sale at £100 and Julie Eddington made £87 of another nice pen. Hill bred lambs were out in force, the 2085 Mule and Masham Wethers averaging a solid £52.53 per head, and 646 Swaledale and Dalesbred Wethers averaging £38.10 each.

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