CCM Auctions conducted the Northern Area Texel Sheep Breeders Club Sale at Skipton Mart on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September 2020.
As ever, this sale was witness to some fantastic runs of sheep for both pedigree and commercial use, and trade was fast for the well fancied types resulting in both shearling ram and shearling ewe averages seeing sizable rises on the year.
Procters Farms from Tatham Hall Farm in Wray represented by Jeff and Jenny Aiken brought forward a superb pen of 8 shearling rams, with all 8 of them selling at 4 figure prices, including the sale leading price of 3,000gns for a Thrunton Younique son followed by another Younique at 2,000gns and a Smithy Ben son at the same price. 43 rams sold at four figure prices which highlights the premium quality available at this sale for pedigree or other use, but its worth also noting that 37 rams sold from 250gns to 500gns showing that there are rams to suit all uses and budgets, and buyers for everything at the club sale. Shearling rams levelled at £852.
Angela Nairy led the females with a gimmer shearling from her Meins Pride Flock with a granddaughter of Glenway Universe, and virtually a full clearance of females to level at a superb £512.
Rams lambs were a nice selection, but the commercial types would find a tougher day than recent years. A few real breeders types hitting four figures, with Jen Aiken leading the way at 1,400gns and John North 1200gns (Full report next week)
AVERAGES – (2019)
Shearling Ewes – av £512.43 (£363.05)
Shearling Rams – av £852.35 (£740.12)
Ram Lambs – av £384.30 (£388.13)
PRINCIPLE PRICES –
3000gns 2000gnsx2 1800gns 1600gns Procters Farm
1600gns J&J Aiken
1500gns x2 D Pawson
1500gns GL RIby
1500gns Marsdens Farms
1400gns J Aiken
1200gns JL North
1100gns 700gns T Nesbitt
900gns x2 T Pateman
700gns Messrs Teward
1400gns FA Nairey
1100gns Messrs Teward
900gns JS Lodge
900gns 850gns JD Houghton
800gns JV Perrings