The first Society Sale of 2019 at Skipton was short on sheep for sale but strong on buyers for the sheep presented.

John Garnett of Skipton’s senior ram, bred by James Howard of Holmfirth, sold to Mr Jackson of Blubberhouses near Otley for 310gns. The average price for senior rams was 240gns, no yearling rams were presented.

We had 57 females forward to sell. Smart 6 toothed ewes from John Bargh of Preston achieved 105gns sold to Mrs Jowett of Bentham, four toothed made 115gns again to Mrs Jowett and Mr Bargh’s yearlings, who had all raised a lamb this year made 128gns sold to Neil Greenwood of Trawden.

John Hobson of Bingley put 40 yearling ewes May/June 2018 born in the sale. They sold to 132gns to telephone bids from Mr George Hay, Insch, Aberdeenshire and to new flock starters Messrs Laycock of Silsden near Keighley.

The Society would like to thank Ted Ogden for conducting a good sale. We will be back in 2020.