Annual Show & Sale at Skipton Auction Mart

The final Society Sale of 2021 saw breeders complete the rounds after what has been a successful autumn breeding sheep sale season.  The week of the sale had seen obstacles with a change in weather and a national fuel quandary? However, there was still some buyers that had made it to Skipton looking for Lleyn sheep to take forward for the breeding season.

The shearling ewes saw £200/head achieved three times.  First G & A Fort, Keighly sold a pen to Braes Farms Ltd, Hellifield.  H & M Dugdale, Settle sold two pens to the same buyer.  A Bradley, Long Preston bought two pens for £190/head, firstly from G & A Fort and then from H & M Dugdale.  S Kavanagh, Draughton had his usual strong consignment and topped at £180/head for three pens, all selling to Grove Park, Tetbury.  Away from the top prices some smart pens were changing hands from £150-£175/head. 

Ewe lambs saw a more buoyant trade with buyers seemingly more confident in the section.  The Champion pen from G & A Fort, Keighley sold for £135/head to AJ Rooke, York.  The second prize pen from Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk sold for £130/head to S Wisher, Driffield.  Following suit, the third prize pen from WJ & DJ Williams, Pwllheli sold for £125/head also to S Wisher.  C Price, from Brecon sold his pen away at £120/head to D Hall, Denshaw.  Most lambs changed hands at over £100/head with £105-115 seeing many pens move.

The rams were topped by the 1st prize offering from H & M Dugdale, Settle.  Borrins Judo (01228/2017624) sired by Borrins Go Go. He was purchased by S Wisher, Driffield.  E & D Jones, Machynlleth sold the next two top prices.  Lluest (00599/2011895) sired by Southam Gunner sold for 800gns.  Lluest (00599/2011946) sired by Wraycastle Edwaldo sold for 750gns.  Both these rams were taken home by C & SD Leckonby, York. 

Averages

Shearling ewes to £200 av £167

Ewe Lambs to £135 av. £106

Rams to 900gns av £512 (+£105)

Top Prices

Shearling ewes

G & A Fort £200

H & M Dugdale & Son £200 (x2)

G & A fort £190

H & M Dugdale & Son £190

H & M Dugdale £187.50

S Kavanagh £180

E & D Jones £180

S Kavanagh £180 (x2)

Ewe Lamba

G & A Fort £135

Farmstock Genetics £130

WJ & DJ Williams £125

C Price £120

P Knowles £118

G & A Fort £118

G & A Fort £115 (x2)

AW Davies £115

Farmstock Genetics £115

Rams

H & M Dugdale & Son (10) 900gns

E & D Jones (32) 800gns

E & D Jones (31) 750gns

AW Davies (15) 750gns

H & M Dugdale & Son (12) 580gns

JA & R Geldard & Sons (37) 480gns

Show Results

Judge: Charles Geldard, Kendal

Shearling Ewes

  1. G & A Fort
  2. TA & J Swinbank
  3. S Kavanagh

Ewe Lambs

  1. G & A Fort
  2. Farmstock Genetics
  3. WJ & DJ Williams

Shearling Rams

  1. H & M Dugdale (10)
  2. E & D Jones (31)
  3. AW Davies (15)

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