The first Easy Care sale at Skipton had a smallish but good quality show of true to type Easy Care sheep. The mart had ensured the sale was well advertised with at least 6 entries in the Farmers Guardian and Yorkshire Post plus their own website and facebook pages.
Iolo Owen made the journey to visit the first sale as did our Treasurer, Richard Cook with Rachael, his wife.
The Lingfield Ring at Skipton is small, well lit with good seating. It was packed. I think some folk were just curious but we did have plenty of bidding.
Trade was brisk with buyers new and old. There was a near total clearance with just 2 pens of ewe lambs and a very smart senior ram not achieving the price the vendors required.
Inaugural Society Sale of Easy Care Sheep at Skipton
On Saturday CCM Auctions hosted the Inaugural Sale of Registered Easy Care Sheep at Skipton on behalf of members of the Easy Care Sheep Society.
Females were a strong trade and bidding was fast with a top call of 130gns achieved for a pen of 5 yearling ewes from Messrs E & F Shepherd of Ainsworth to Messrs J Greenwood of Tadcaster. Good yearlings sold for 120gns plus. Best of the ewes were a pen of 2crops from G&MC Shepherd of Woodplumpton selling for 112gns. Yearlings sold to an average of £112.08, ewes sold to an average of £99.55
Rams sold well with a top call of 400gns for a 3 shear with the MyoMax gene from JT & JK Bargh of Walton le Dale with others at 300gns from G & MC Shepherd and also from James Barton of Glentham Farming Ltd.
|Ewes||112gns 95gns||G & MC Shepherd|
|100gns 95gns 90gns||James Barton Glentham Farming Ltd|
|Yearlings||130gns 112gns||Ann Barlow of E & F Shepherd|
|128gns 120gns||G & MC Shepherd|
|120gns 118gns 115gns||John Hobson|
|Rams||400gns||J T & J K Bargh|
|300gns||G & MC Shepherd|
|300gns 220gns||James Barton of Glentham Farming Ltd|