On his first visit to Skipton, Stuart Wood from Skene, Aberdeenshire topped the sale with a Shearling Ram from his Woodies Flock. Rene de coquilanout sired by perfect received fierce bidding and fell at 4,000gns to Richard & Mark Ireland of Whalley. There was a host of prices either side of 2,000gns with the Rathbone Flock of Mike Davis, Eldroth next in line at 2,400gns. This ram lamb a son of Buckles Whizz Kid out of a homebred Dooley Nissan daughter sold to Neil & Janet McQuistin of Newton Stewart.

Also selling at 2,400gns was the female champion from the Artnagullion Flock brother & sister William & Elizabeth McAllister from Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Sired by a Belgium import out of a Beachy Norman homebred ewe, it found a new home with Andrew Wood of Whittingham, Preston.

Stuart Wood continued his successful day with another shearling ram at 2,200gns this time to R Munro of Sutherland.

Mike Davis also achieved 2,200gns with a Holmebeck Tonto sired gimmer shearling out of Drumchapel Scooby ewe selling to Samantha Asquith of Otley.

Completing the prices at 2,000gns were a brace of sheep the first time at this figure was a Rathbone Whippet sired shearling ram from Karen Shuttleworth Heber Park Flock out of Woodies Ring a ding ewe he went to James Little of Ireby.

The other at 2,000gns was a shearling gimmer from Brian Halls Ainstable Flcok. A daughter of 9,500gns Hudhey Tenacious, bought at Skipton in 2014 out of Dooley Piere homebred ewe, she sold to Gareth Daniels of Little Barningham, Norfolk.



Judge – Mr Brian Hall, Ainstable


Aged Ram –

1st G&H Lewis Lot 2

Shearling Ram –

1st Elizabeth McAllister Lot 37

2nd James Carlisle Lot 167

3rd M Burleigh Lot 104

4th M Burleigh Lot 103

5th M Davis Lot 65

6th K&D Shuttleworth Lot 130

Ram Lamb –

1st S Currie Lot 244

2nd J Barclay Lot 222

3rd D Thornley Lot 201

4th M Jennings Lot 231

5th S Currie Lot 242

6th Elizabeth McAllister Lot 224

Aged Ewe –

1st A Barrett Lot 253

2nd B Crane Lot 248

3rd A Barrett Lot 251

Shearling Ewe –

1st Elizabeth McAllister Lot 284

2nd S Currie Lot 309

3rd S Currie Lot 308

4th G Cropper Lot 279

5th M Davis Lot 375

6th M Davis Lot 377

Ewe Lamb –

1st J Barclay Lot 390

2nd M Davis Lot 395

3rd J Barclay Lot 392


Champion Male – Elizabeth McAllister Lot 37

Reserve Male - James Carlisle Lot 167


Champion Female – Elizabeth McAllister Lot 284

Reserve Female – J Barclay Lot 390


Supreme Champion - Elizabeth McAllister Lot 37

Reserve Supreme Champion - Elizabeth McAllister Lot 284


Averages & Prices –


Gimmer Lambs – Av £653 (2015 £294)

Shearling Gimmers – Av £497 (2015 £529)

Aged Ewes – Av £326 (2015 £455)


Ram Lamb – Av £524 (2015 £666)

Shearling Ram – Av £710 (2015 £633)

Aged Ram – Av £682 (2015 £997)


S Wood                                4,000gns 2200gns 1800gns

MR Davis                             2400gns 2200gns 1600gns

E McAllister                       2400gns 1600gns 1400gns

KCB Shuttleworth            2000gns 1800gns

B Hall                                    2000gns

M Burleigh                         1600gns

J Carlisile                             1500gns

Beachy                                 1300gns



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