Lleyn Sheep Society – Annual Sale at Skipton

The Annual Society sale at Skipton is the final sale of the year and it finished a positive season on a positive note with all section averages up on the year.  There was plenty of people in the lovely warm ring with the stronger sheep selling well.

The shearling ewes saw a sound trade with the first prize pen from H Goldie, Ruthwell selling for £210/head to TM Oglesby, York.  Mr Ogelsby bought the next top pens, the second prize pen from local consigner S Kavanagh, Skipton for £200/head and a pen from B Walling, Selkirk for £180/head.   AW Davies, Pwllheli sold for £170/head to S Alker & M Kinnes, Driffield.

The ewe lambs saw plenty of buyers for tupping lambs with J Morton, Penrith topping at £102/head for the third prize pen selling to MK Harris, Northallerton.  AW Davies, Pwllheli sold a pen of six for £98/head to JT & UI Garth, Lancaster.  The first prize pen from B Walling, Selkirk sold for £95/head to IO Jones, Abergele. JK Goldie, Ruthwell sold for £96/head to JT & UI Garth.  Some smaller lambs did change hands for £75-80/head.

The rams saw the highlight come from the pen of C Nicholson, Beverley who were on their debut outing as new breeders.  Their success came with lot one, the second prize shearling ram, Fearn Harry (02684/1800191) sired by Brightonhouse Extrovert.  He sold for 2000gns to G & A Fort, Keighley.  HM Dugdale & Son, Settle sold Borrins Hallows (01228/1812471) by Netherton Cracker for 720gns to G Hodkinson, Chipping.  Four rams hit the 700gns mark including the third prize ram from P Knowles, Settle which sold to RM Oglesby, York.  JA & R Geldard & Sons, Kendal, HM Dugdale, Settle and A Davies, Pwllheli all sold for 700gns.


Shearling ewes to £210 av. £146 (+25)

Ewe Lambs to £107 av. £87 (+13)

Rams to 2000gns av. £600 (+252)

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

H Goldie £210

S Kavanagh £200

B Walling £180

AW Davies £170

HM Dugdale £168

JA & R Geldard & Sons £165

HM Dugdale £165

AW Davies £160

S Kavanagh £158

H Goldie £155

Ewe Lambs

J Morton £102

AW Davies £98

JK Goldie £96

B Walling £95

J Morton £92

C Nicholson £90 (x2)

B Walling £88

B Walling £80

Shearling Ram

C Nicholson (1) 2000gns

HM Dugdale & Son (19) 720gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (7) 700gns

HM Dugdale & Son (15) 700gns

P Knowles (23) 700gns

AW Davies (27) 700gns

AW Hughes 550gns

P Knowles (22) 500gns

Show Results

Judge: David Crane, Thirsk

Shearling Ewes

  1. H Goldie
  2. S Kavanagh
  3. JA & R Geldard & Sons

Ewe Lambs

  1. B Walling
  2. C Nicholson
  3. J Morton

Shearling Ram

  1. JK Goldie (24)
  2. C Nicholson (1)
  3. D Knowles (23)

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