196 BFL Rams & Females: CCM Auctions held their Annual Sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams and Females at Skipton on Tuesday Evening where trade was said to be good, without seeing some of last years extreme prices.
BLUE FACED LEICESTER SHOW
Judge – Richard Ellis (Ilkley Moor)
Ram Lamb –
1st WM Hutchinson Lot 212 sold for 1000gns
2nd N Peacock Lot 177 sold for 550gns
3rd D Lodge Lot 166 sold for 400gns
1st AJ Mason Lot 47 sold for 1200gns
2nd JC Walker & Son Lot 15 sold for 1400gns
3rd JA&R Caton Lot 36 sold for 900gns
1st EB Webster Lot 55 sold for 350gns
2nd N Peacock Lot 72 sold for 700gns
3rd JA&R Caton Lot 37 sold for 700gns
1st AJ Mason Lot 228 sold for 220gns
2nd AJ Mason Lot 227 sold for 220gns
3rd JA&R Caton Lot 221 unsold
CHAMPION – WM Hutchinson Lot 212
RESERVE – EB Webster Lot 55
CCM Auctions held their Annual Sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams and Females at Skipton on Tuesday Evening where trade was said to be good, without seeing some of last years extreme prices.
Messrs Kitching from Threshfield, always noted for their runs of quality Mule lambs at Skipton provided the main principle prices this year, with the sale topping price of 1,500gns being paid for their shearling ram, by their Smearsett 2968/H8, it sold to A Newbould & Son, Dallowgill.
Messrs Kitching also took top price ram lamb on the night at 1,100gns with their Smearcett H8 son selling to AJ Mason, Skipton.
Richard Hutchinson brought forward a consignment from his Kirkby Redgate flock based at Kaber near Kirkby Stephen, and from it produced the champion sheep on the night for the second year in a row. By the Skeughdale ram, it sold for 1,000gns to Messrs Crisp, Airton.
JC Walker & Son from Dunsop Bridge always catch the eye with their rams, and tonight it was a Midlock H2 shearling ram in the money at 1,400gns that was leading their pen, going home with JA&JH Hewetson, Bank Newton.
John Mason of Oddacres had a strong consignment of shearling and ram lambs forward, his leading shearling made 1,200gns, by the Swathburn, selling to A Newbould & Son. Messrs Mason also sold a ram lamb at 800gns, by Macqueston M1 it sold jointly to Neil Marston, Cockermouth and Alec Brown, Thornhill.
Kevin Wilson had a brace of shearlings by Smearsett H1, the best of which made 1,100gns to JR Addison & Sons from Barnard Castle.
Also at four figures were John & Rob Lancaster from Bordley when selling a shearling ram at 1,000gns, this one by Otterburn Lodge K12, it sold locally to W Mason & Sons, Appletreewick.
The last of the four figure prices saw Ashley & Rachael Caton from Otterburn Lodge achieve 1,000gns for a Smearcett J1 son, when selling across just across Otterburn Beck to neighbour Phillip Metcalfe.
Another fresh visitor to Skipton was NE Harland, Glaisdale with a run of traditional type tups, and with a growing band of producers looking to cross on to white faced ewes they found favour selling to 900gns.
Aged Ram to 800gns av £372
Shearling Ram to 1500gns av £513
Lamb Ram to 1100gns av £437
Shearling Ewes to 220gns av £224
Ewe Lamb to 220gns av £231
Principle Prices –
1500gns 1100gns CD&RF Kitching
1400gns JC Walker & Son
1200gns AJ Mason
1100gns JK Wilson
1000gns JR Lancaster
1000gns JA&R Caton
1000gns WM Hutchinson & Son