Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 2,504 Head (Overall av £53.80) A very mixed show for quality at CCM Auctions fortnightly sale of store sheep at Skipton on Wednesday. Some good top end prices with P Johnson, Trawden selling a pen of 27 Texels at £75.50, the largest lot on the day was a pen of 99 Texels from Ralph Crabtree of Low Snowden which sold for £72 each, R Bailey from Reeth sold 19 Blue Texels at £80 and David Gray of Silsden sold a pen of 25 Beltex at £76 each.

Today’s sale included the Addingham Sheepbreeders Annual Charity Show & Sale of Mule Wethers, with all proceeds going to Manorlands Hospice, Oxenhope. Taking the championship honours was a lamb from Messrs JC Walker & Son of Dunsop Bridge and it sold to Chris Pearson on behalf of PFS Carrs Billington for £300, the lamb was re-donated for sale and purchased in turn by Chris Heseltine, Andrew Wright and Claire Mason who all in turn re-donated it for sale. The final bid for the champion came from CCM Auctions and the lamb will now be farmed on until the New Year where it will then be sold at a Monday Primestock Auction with the proceeds again going to Manorlands. In total the sale of the champion lamb has so far raised £750. In total nearly £3,500 was raised for this charity by today’s event and a huge thanks to all those customers involved who both donated and purchased lambs or items on the day.


Next Sale is Wednesday 10th January 2018 – Entry of 2500 expected.

Entries close Tuesday 2nd January 2018


Judges – Claire Mason & Chris Heseltine


1st JC Walker & Son

2nd KM&L Throup

3rd WP&B Walker & Son

4th JK Wilson


Other lambs donated by – JR Carr, N Houseman, J&T Smith, BW Appleton, G Fairburn, A&SL Throup, R Mawson, JC&N Throup, J Berry, FG Throup, Ellis Bros, JW Stockdale, RD Metcalfe & Son, G&MA Lawn, P Addyman & Son, Ashfield Farms, JA Throup, M Ryder & C Nelson.


Other items donated by – R Baxter, E Addyman, J Harsley, J Lofthouse, J Bradley, K Jackson, S Spensley, FW&J Edington, Ken Horner, M Watkinson, WA Booth & M Lawn.


Beltex – Av £70.94

£80 RJ Bailey; £76 D Gray; £71 AJ Phillip; £71, £68 RJ Bailey; £65.50, £61 G Gray;

Suffolk – Av £59.18

£69 RD Metcalfe & Son £67 JB Bancroft; £66 N Speake; £65.50 RD Metcalfe; £64 N Speake; £64 JB Bancroft;  

Texel – Av £57.28

£75.50 P Johnson; £74.50 J Brotherton; £72 JR Crabtree; £70 DE&CP Sayer; £70 Fleets Farms; £69.50 JE Holden;

Mule – Av £53.99

£71 MD Parkinson & Son; £68 SE&HB Robinson; £65 W Furniss & Sons; £63.50 JW Sayer & Sons;  

Swaledale – Av £30.28

£50 CM Ryder; £35 R Greenwood; £33 JC Wade; £32 G Fairburn; £30 JW Stockdale & Sons; £30 SE&HB Robinson;

Dalesbred – Av £37.29

£48.50, £41 K Lister & Sons; £37, £32 JA Stoney & Sons; £20 K Lister & Sons;

Cheviot – Av £46.77

£60 SE&HB Robinson; £56.50 J Drinkall Ltd; £35 K Lister & Sons; £34 A&V Needham;