MARKET REPORT - THURSDAY 19TH & FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER: PEDIGREE TEXELS - 459 head; 160 Females & 299 Rams. CCM Auctions conducted the Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Club Sale at Skipton Mart where a solid commercial base underpinned the trade throughout the sale with a clearance rate of 90% achieved.

CCM Auctions conducted the Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Club Sale at Skipton Mart where a solid commercial base underpinned the trade throughout the sale with a clearance rate of 90% achieved.

The female trade was led by the champion, a Gimmer Shearling from West Yorkshire Breeder Spyros Spyrou, this daughter of Deveronvale Superb out of a Gib Farm Moose the Moochie Ewe that had bred gimmer shearlings to 7,000gns, was sold for 3,800gns to the Anglezarke flock of Dr SR Symes.

David Towells’ Moor Top flock again provoked much interest with his sale leading pen of 8 shearling rams producing six sales at four figure prices. Leading the pen was a son of Moor Top Star at 2,700gns to Mr M Wood, Barnard Castle, Co Durham. Following closely at 2,400gns was a Moor Top Outlaw son selling to AW Beattie, St Bees, West Cumbria. 2 further sons of Outlaw sold at 1900gns and 1800gns to Pilkington Farms, Hartington, Buxton and PR&EE Clarke, Grantham respectively. Stuart Currie had a cracking pen of gimmer shearlings with a trio of Arkle South Pacific daughters selling at 2,300gns to Dr SR Symes, 2,200gns to Sam & Sarah Beachell (Samsar) from Driffield and 2,000gns to P Strickland, Eldroth, Settle.


Sale Sponsors

Jamesons Feeds, Townson Fuels, Galloway & Macleod, CCM Auctions & Janet Sheard – Agent for Massey Feeds & Glasson Group.


Show Results –

Judge – Tina Ashley, Lincs Texels, Boston, Lincs.


Class 1 – Shearling Ewe

1st – S Spyrou Lot 136 sold for 3800gns to SR Symes

2nd – SC Currie Lot 104 sold for 2000gns to P Strickland

3rd – JD Houghton Lot 152 sold for 1250gns to W Watson

4th – MA Keighley Lot 38 sold for 750gns to Tom Ryder

5th – JL North  Lot 57 sold for 600gns to W Watson

6th – A&G Brown Lot 54 sold for 450gns W Watson


Class 2 – Ewe Lamb

1st – W Watson Lot 185 sold for 300gns to P Strickland


Class 3 – Shearling Ram

1st – S&S Richardson Lot 364 sold for 1500gns to SJ&RK Handley

2nd – HM&PC Longdin Lot 289 sold for 1400gns to G&RJ Dickinson

3rd – A Nairey Lot 369 sold for 1200gns to H Harvey & Son

4th – R Newby Lot 198 sold for 1500gns to WH&MA Keighley

5th – GL Riby Lot 203 sold for 750gns to G Morton

6th – T Nesbitt Lot 214 sold for 600gns to GW&J Mercer


Class 4 – Ram Lamb

1st – JD Houghton Lot 511 sold for 1300gns to TH Peel

2nd – JS Lodge Lot 424 sold for 650gns to S&GA Potter

3rd – P Dawson Lot 523 Unsold

4th – GL Riby Lot 482 sold for 450gns to F Wardell

5th – JL North Lot 426 sold for 1350gns to Messrs Barrow, Wigton

6th – JM&M Perrings Lot 467 sold for 420gns to Messrs Robertshaw, Keelham


FEMALE CHAMPION – S Spyrou Lot 136



MALE CHAMPION – JD Houghton Lot 511

RESERVE MALE CHAMPION – S&S Richardson Lot 364








AVERAGES – (2012)

Shearling Ewes – av £419.71 (£478.21)

Ewe Lambs – av £315 (£133.50)

Aged Rams - £546

Shearling Rams – av £647.39 (£681.53)

Ram Lambs – av £452.45 (£409.96)



Shearling Ewes;

S Spyrou                           3800gns 1300gns 750gns

S Currie                             2300gns 2200gns 2000gns 700gns

JD Houghton                      1250gns 1000gns 900gns

JS Lodge                            950gns

MA Keighley                       750gns

FA Nairey                           750gns

JW Mellin                           700gns

PK Woof                             700gns


Ram Lambs;

JD Houghton                       1600gns 1300gns 520gns

JW Mellin                            1400gns 900gns 550gns 500gns x2

JL North                              1350gns 500gns

DA Towell                            1200gns

P Dawson                             850gns 700gns

JS Lodge                              650gns

T Nesbitt                              650gns

J&J Aiken                             500gns

D Nesbitt                             500gns


Shearling Rams;

DA Towell                            2700gns 2400gns 1900gns 1800gns 1100gns x2

R Newby                              1500gns

RM&EA Payne                      1500gns

S&S Richardson                    1500gns 1100gns

PC Longdin                           1400gns 1150gns 1100gns

T Nesbitt                              1300gns

FA Nairey                             1200gns 1100gns 1050gns

J Wood                                 1200gns

G Taylor                                1100gns

J&J Aiken                              1000gns



Aged  Rams;

N Calvert                             1050gns