Taking the top price at last Thursday’s sale of Lleyns at Skipton was the pre-sale champion, a shearling ram from bother and sister Terry and Beverley Fort’s flock. This one sold to T Riley, Midgeley, Hebden Bridge.

CCM Fort Lleyns shearling ram supreme champ pic 2.jpgNext best price of 1150gns was achieved by H and M Dugdale and Son with another shearling, this time the third prize ram from the pre-sale show. He sold to J E Harrison, Owston, Doncaster.

A brace then sold at 1000gns, both coming from Welsh vendors. First to go was one from William Williams, Nefyn, Pwllheli. This sold to Alan Kay, Clitheroe. Second at this price was one from Wynne Davies, Bronalt, Morfa Nefyn. This one was bought by Peter and David Knowles, Kendal.

Topping the ewes was Scottish breeder David Alexander, Galston, when he sold his first prize winning ewes from the pre-sale show at £200 apiece. These were bought by David Vickerton, Driffield.

Second top call in the sale was a £190 bid for the third prize pen. These were from Wynne Davies and sold to C A Ratcliffe, Ashbourne. Mr Alexander then sold at £178, with these going to join T A and J Swinbank, Darlington. Second prize pen in the show were from John Geldard and family and sold at £160 to E Peace and Son, Penistone.

Ewe lambs were led at £115 each for the fourth prize pen from Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk. These were taken by John Mares and Son, Darwen.

Averages; shearling ewes £136.60, ewe lambs £75.71, ewes £77.21, shearling rams £470.20, aged rams £304.50 (Craven Cattle Marts).