CCM Auctions held the special august sale of breeding sheep (2shr +) and rams at Skipton Auction on Friday the 22nd where a useful entry of 1032 ewes and 18 rams were forward for sale.
Several runs of young sheep were highly sought after with 44 different purchasers successful on the day. Thomas Binns, Downham presented his annual consignment of 2shr ewes selling at £148, £146 and £144 each. Martyn Jennings sold ewes as part f a major reduction and 2 crop mules topped at £144, homebred texel 2 crop ewes at £140 and homebred Suffolk x 2 crop ewes at £138. Older sheep were also in strong demand with customers looking for early tupping ewes.