Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 6,357 Head, Overall av £58.23 A good sale today with the largest show of the season so far. More customers around the country are finally reporting grass growth and so there was a wider geographical spread of customers today with more Eastern and Southern buyers in attendance and Welsh buyers also present in larger numbers.

Stronger Store lambs were a sharp trade with Best Continentals into the 70’s, medium Suffolk and continental lambs from mid 50’s to mid 60’s and long keep types early 50’s. A few pens of top Mules on the day around late 50’s to early 60’s, most nice lambs making  £53-£56 and smaller sorts £47-£51.
There were several batches of early season drawn gimmer lambs which saw best on the day in the £80’s and £90’s, and the next grade of strong but not just as smart were in the 70’s. Vendors however please note, only draw the best and strongest lambs for gimmering, most commercial medium and small types are not required for this purpose, and are worth more as mixed pens of wethers and gimmers. For further advice contact Ted or Sam.


Next Sale is Wednesday 5th September – Entry of 8,000 to 10,000 expected.

Including Annual Show and Sale of Suffolk and Texel Cross Gimmer Lambs

Entries close Monday 27th August


Pens of 50 Mule Wethers

1st WM&E Dugdale

2nd T Houghton

3rd MJ Wells


Pens of 50 Down x Wethers

1st RD Metcalfe

2nd CR&H Weatherhead


Pen of 20 Suffolk Gimmers

1st JA Throup

2nd RD Metcalfe

3rd AS Staveley



Suffolk Gimmers – Av £70.15

£96 £91 JA Throup; £95 £78 £73 RD Metcalfe; £82x2 £75 £74 £73 AS Staveley;

Suffolk – Av £61.19

£70 SL&SL Lund; £61.50 RD Metcalfe; £60.50 F Reeday; £59.50 JB Bancroft; £58 CR&H Weatherhead;   

Texel Gimmers – Av £76.54

£89 £80 £78 A&SL Throup; £85 £78 CM Ryder; £78 £77 Brownbank Farms;

Texel x - Av £57.56

£75 M Thwaite; £75 AJ Haggas; £74 £70 Thwaite Bros; £73 Brownbank; £72 SL&SD Lund;

Mule – Av £53.67

£75 JB Taylor; £62.50 T Houghton; £62.50 WM&E Dugdale; £59 JM&S Tennant; £58.50 V Verity; £58 A Newbould;  

Charolais – Av £55.04

£63 ST Gardner;  £51.50 AG Horn;

Cheviot – Av £54.48

£60 £55 £48.50;

Rouge – Av £59.50

£59.50 JB Bancroft;

Lleyn – Av £56.35

£59 N Speake; £58.50 £52 West Berwick;

Beltex – Av £69.29

£80 £77.50 CM Ryder; £75.50 £71 £70.50 MJ Wells; £72 AR&FT Naylor; £70 I&M Lancaster; £69 JGE Heseltine;




Suffolk Rams

The early sale of Suffolk rams saw a sizeable crowd around the pens and inside the ring. A 70% clearance rate was received by the breeders today. The Champion in the Pre-Sale Show was a tremendous ram lamb presented by Geoff Richmond of Goosnargh selling for 520gns to James Foster of Bolton Abbey.  Reserve Champion, a cracking, well bodied tight skinned Shearling from John Key of Midhopestones sold for 620gns to Robert Metcalfe of Brearton. The next sale for the Suffolk Rams at Skipton is on the 5th October as part of the Mulit Breed Ram Sale.  


Ram Lambs av £434

520gns GI Richmond; 450gns x2, 420gns JA Key;  400gns, 380gns SJ Bolland; 375gns GI Richmond


Shearling Rams av £383.25    

620gns, 600gns, 550gns JA Key;