The rare breed sale at Craven Cattle Marts at Skipton Auction Mart was once again well supported, with a wide variety of sheep up for grabs at this sale. Any photos will be available next week.


Cattle –

Dexter Cow                             to £370

Shetland                                  to £550

Blue Albion                              to £735


Sheep –

Primitive Female –

1st 2nd 3rd E Cooper

Longwool Female –

1st 2nd DW Booth

Down Male –

1st R Bale

Down Male –

1st JA Barnes

Hill & Heath Male –

1st E Eaton

2nd I Grisedale

3rd L Middleton

Hill & Heath Female –

1st L Middleton

2nd I Grisedale

3rd L Middleton


Champion – E Eaton

Reserve Champion – R Bale


Principle Prices:

Herdwicks – 350gns;

Ryedale – 150gns

Grey Faced Dartmoor – 150gns

Zwartable – 150gns

Shetland – 82gns



Judge – Geoff Marsden

Class 1 – Best Pen Small Fowl

1st R Bailey

2nd R Clarke

3rd M Pickering

Class 2 – Best Pen of Large Fowl

1st J Hindle

2nd M Pickering

3rd L Ormerod

Class 3 – Best Water Fowl

1st S Hitchen

2nd W Noble

3rd W Noble

Champion – S Hitchen

Reserve – J Hindle



Top Prices

Pair of Emu                                         to £200

Pair of Rheas                                     to £100

Welsummer Pullets                       to £85

Silver Laced Wyandotte                to £80

Silver Appleyard Ducks                  to £75

Welsummer Pullets                       to £65

Copper Black Maran                       to £65

Wheeled Ark                                     to £110



Easy Care Sheep


Ewes                     to £115

Shearlings           to £132

Rams                     to 310gns



Special Show & Sale of Goats


2nd Show & Sale of Pedigree and Pure Bred Goats with a decent catalogue put together prior to the sale.111 goats went under the hammer with the large majority being Boer or Boer X Goats.


The stand out run of Boers were presented from the Key family from Stone, Staffordshire with a number of 4 yr Doe’s down to this years April born Does which sold between 170gns and 250gns for pens of 3.


Top price of the day came for a superb Boer Buck presented by the Dickinson Family of Penrith who once again took the top Champion Rosette at the CCM Annual Goat Sale. The 18mth Old Boer Buck went on to sell 380gns with another 14mth old Buck selling for 300gns.


Principle prices


380gns, 300gns C Dickinson; 250gnsx2, 240gns x2 A Key; 220gns T&G Mcgarrell; 200gns J Todd; 190gns A Key