PEDIGREE & PURE BRED SHEEP
Annual Sale of Pedigree Beltex
A small but select entry of Pedigree Beltex females at todays sale were a sharp trade and a nigh on total clearance. Leading the section at 1,000gns was Matts Endeavour, a daughter of the 3500gn Hackney Download and with the 3400gn Warrior in the Dam line, it sold carrying twins to JGE Heseltine of Bolton Abbey. The same farming sold further inlamb sheep at 850gns 650gns and 600gns a price matched by MR Davis Rathbone. (Full report to follow)
Shearling Gimmers – Av £566 (2019 £423)
Aged Ewes – Av £400 (2019 £320)
PRINCIPLE PRICES –
M Burleigh 1000gns 850gns 650gns 600gns
MR Davis 600gns 500gns
NT Dakin 500gns
WINTER SALE OF PURE BRED AND SHOW QUALITY CONTINENTAL EWES
Alongside the Beltex Society sale, CCM held their Annual Winter Collective sale for show quality Continental Females, being mainly ¾ bred and purebred Continental sheep suitable for show lamb production.
With prime lamb prices having experienced an Indian Summer all year and still continuing on into winter, there was high demand today for inlamb females at the Winter Sale of Pure and Crossbred Ewes and Shearlings. Rob and Richard Ellis form Addingham Moorside are well known locally for producing quality prime lambs and rams for producing such types, so it was no surprise when their pen leadr took the lead price on the day at 700gns. Sold carrying twins to Airyolland Ennismore, it went locally to P Leeming Cononley.
Jack Edmondson and Frank Joel from Westhouse have been the mainstays of this sale since its inception over 10 years ago, and this years consignment caught everyone eye, especially lot 52, a 1 crop Beltex ewe with twins by the Dave Thornley “Dooley” sire, it went home with Tom Maudsley of Rathmell. The same vendors had others at 600gns and 4 at 550gns in a solid of £365 for 64 head.
Anthony & Emma Thompson were another with a topping run that peaked at 600gns with a Pure Black Beltex Shearling in lamb with twins and making its way into North Wales with its new owner.
Mike Davis’s run of Dutch Texels peaked at 550gns, John Woods Blue Texels at 520gns, David Williams Charollais 3 shear ewes at 450gns, and Andrew Baileys Blue Texels at 380gns.
Overall the Collective sale had an entry of 214 head, with Inlamb females averaging £359 & ewe lambs £165.
Thankyou to all involved, vendors and purchasers in the mart and those online.
Blue Texel Ewes to 460gns
Blue Texel Shearlings to 520gns
Blue Texel Ewe Lambs to 240gns
Charollais Ewes to 450gns
Charollais x Shearlings to 340gns
Beltex Ewes to 700gns
Beltex Shearling to 750gns
Beltex Ewe Lambs to 260gns
Suffolk Shearlings to 340gns
Dutch Texel Shearlings to 550gns
Texel x Ewe Lambs to 140gns
AVERAGES – (overall Inlamb females £359 & ewe lambs £165)