Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 9,802 Head Store & Breeding Sheep (comprising 9,755 Store Lambs & 27 Pedigree Suffolk Breeding Sheep) A very large show of lambs today sold to an overall average of £59.30, completing a busy 3 days at Skipton which has seen over 20,000 Prime, Store and Breeding Sheep through the sale rings.

Today’s sale incorporated an our Inaugural Suffolk Day which included Shows for 20 Suffolk cross Gimmer Lambs, 50 Suffolk cross Store Lambs and Pedigree Suffolk Rams. Suffolk Gimmer Lambs were a sharp trade all day, and sold to an overall average of £80.26 per head, with a top of £96. Strong Store Lambs were a decent trade all day, regardless of breed and these were a similar trade to recent sales, however a long keep and smaller medium keep lambs were cheaper than the previous sale. The Sale consisted of 6,880 Texel Suffolk Beltex and Continetal crosses and 2,875 Mainly Mule Wethers and other hill breeds.


Prize Awards –

Pen of 20 Suffolk Gimmer Lambs –

1st AS Staveley sold for £96

2nd JA Throup sold for £94

3rd AJ Shepherd sold for £90

Pen of 50 or more Mule Wether Lambs –

1st WM&E Dugdale sold for £65

2nd J Garth & Son sold for £62

3rd MJ Wells sold for £63

Pen of 50 or more Down x Lambs –

1st RD Metcalfe & Son sold for £66.50



Next Sale is Wednesday 6th September – Entry of 10,000 expected.
Inc Main Show & Sale of Continental cross Gimmer Lambs and Suffolk Cross Gimmer Lambs.

Entries close Monday 28th August  


Suffolk Gimmer Lambs – Av £80.26

£96 £87 AS Staveley; £94 JA Throup; £90 AJ Shepherd; £87 F Reeday & Son; £87 RD Metcalfe;

Suffolk Store Lambs – Av £64.34

£69 £64 SL&SD Lund; £59 C&RH Weatherhead; £59 MR&VL Parsons; £57 C Crowther;   

Texel Gimmer Lambs – Av £74.66

£83.50 £78 CM Ryder; £76 L Newburn; £73 L Varey; £72 ES Fearnley & SE White; £68 J&JA Preston; 

Texel Store Lambs – Av £58.23

£72 Townhead Farm Partners; £72 £68 £67 C Dawson; £69 L Newburn; £67.50 AE Schindler; £67 JM Wilson & Son

Beltex Gimmer Lambs – Av £84.60

£92 CM Ryder; £82 £79 J Sugden

Beltex Stores – Av £61.72

£78 BR Lawson; £77 £76.50 £76 MJ Wells; £76 Townhead Farm Partners; £73 AM Leach; £70 D Glassbrook;

Mule Wethers – Av £55.14

£65 WM&E Dugdale; £63 MJ Wells; £62 James Garth & Son; £61 RD Metcalfe; £60.50 V Verity & Son; £60.50 S&D Robinson; 59.50 J Cheetham;   

Charolais – Av £53.67

£58 R&EB Butler; £51.50 CF Sparling;

Zwartable – Av £56.67

£62 PI&TJ Harsley; £30 L Varey;

Cheviot – Av £53.52

£56.50 £52.50 £47 £46 B Woodcock;

Swaledale – Av £30.67

£33 JH&SM Mason; £30 AE Schindler; £30 James Garth & Son;

Lleyn – Av £48.50

£48.50 N Speake;


Pedigree Breeding Sheep

The Inaugural Sale of Suffolk Breeding Sheep saw 30 Pedigree and Pure Bred sheep go under the hammer.

The Pre Sale Show of rams saw the ram lamb of Stephen Bolland, Bolton Abbey take 1st prize in his class and went on to make the top price lamb at 550gns to James Foster, Riddings.

John Nutter of Hurst Green took the first prize in Shearling class with a super entry and sold for the top price of 600gns.

A 70% clearance of rams saw shearlings av £569 and ram lambs average £412.


Prize Awards –

Rams Lambs

1st S Bolland

2nd GR Richmond

3rd GR Richmond


1st JF Nutter

2nd JA Key

3rd JA Key


Principle Prices –

JF Nutter                600gns 550gns

S Bolland               550gns 400gns 350gns

JA Key                   580gns x2 430gns x2