There was a new format this year as CCM Auctions held their Annual Sale of BFL Rams & Females at Skipton Mart which was held on Tuesday evening. The sale attracted breeders from a large area, many attracted by the opportunity to purchase stock from the breeders responsible for quality runs of Mule lambs at the Skipton NEMSA sales. 14 sheep achieved 4 figure bids with Joe & Nancy Throup’s Chelker flock taking top price at 4,000gns with a shearling ram by their J1 Asby Hall. The ram took second prize at the Skipton branch progeny show in August and attracted a successful bid from Robin Booth and went home to join their Smearcett flock. The champion sheep on the night, the 1st prize Ewe Lamb presented by WM Hutchinson & Sons, Kirkby Redgate was by the £18,000 Shafthill K8. This smart lamb sold locally to EW&JR Parkinson at Dunsop Bridge. (Full report to follow)




Judge – Chris Pye, Dunkenshaw


Class 1 - Ram Lamb –

1st WM Hutchinson Lot 144 sold for 1100gns

2nd AV Caton Lot 127 sold for 400gns

3rd CD&RF Kitching Lot 147 sold for 900gns

Class 2 - Shearling Ram

1st N Peacock Lot 46 sold for 750gns

2nd N&H Bowker Lot 56 sold for 800gns

3rd JC&N Throup Lot 113 sold for 450gns

Class 3 – Aged Ram

1st CD&RF Kitching Lot 63 sold for 900gns

2nd JC Walker & Son Lot 104 sold for 600gns

3rd WP&B Walker Lot 73 sold for 950gns

Class 4 - Female

1st WM Hutchinson Lot 203 sold for 2100gns

2nd Mycock & Bright Lot 217 sold for 220gns

3rd N Peacock Lot 219 unsold


CHAMPION – WM Hutchinson Lot 203

RESERVE – CD&RF Kitching Lot 63


Aged Ram                           Av £451

Shearling Ram                   Av £521

Lamb Ram                           Av £447

Shearling Ewe                   Av £157

Ewe Lamb                           Av £1207


Principle Prices (gns) –

4000gns 1200gns              JC&N Throup

2100gns 1100gns 1000gns WM Hutchinson & Son

1500gns                                JA&JC Throup

1200gns 1000gns              JK Wilson

1200gns 1000gns              AJ Mason

1100gns 1000gns             CD&RF Kitching

1050gns                               WP&B Walker

1000gns                               FA Caton