Today’s sale of Suffolks at Skipton on behalf of the Northern Counties of England Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society has peaked at 540gns for the pre-sale show champion from Steven and Louise Buckley’s Sitlow flock, Derbyshire.

Their sale leader is a Muiresk Adrenaline sired lamb out of a dam by Perrinpit High Peak. Buying this one was W S Hartle, West Burton, Leyburn.

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Next best at 500gns was the reserve champion from the pre-sale show a Hayfield Hesston son from Ian Park, Tyneview. This is out of a Kings Captive-sired dam.Skipton Suffolks res.jpg

Also at this money was another from the Buckleys, bred from similar lines, also being an Adrenaline son out a High Peak-sired dam, this one was snapped up by R C Robinson, Pannal, Harrogate.

Two then sold at 480gns was one from R C Burnistone and R S Rouse, Ellenthorpe, Boroughbridge. By Whitestone Warrior, their pen topper also sold to Anderson Farms. Also making this figure was a Sitlow Centurion son from John Laing, the new owner of Jonathan Hayward’s Flodden flock. This one was also taken by Anderson Farms.

And a trio of entries sold at 470gns the first of which was another from Mr Park, this time a Glenhead Glenlivet which sold to ruth Watson, Cockermouth. Second at this level was one from Mr Laing. This Conveth Kolossos son was purchased by S Walmsley and Partners, Haverah Park, Harrogate.

The final 470gns sale came for the best of the day from John Key, Stocksbridge, Sheffield. His Tomcroft Original son was bought by Margaret Petherbridge, Chipping, Preston.

Topping the females on offer was a 320gns call for Glynis and Jane Soulsby’s shearling ewe from their Williamsgill flock, Penrith. This one is by Williamsgill Prince Harry and out of a Cairness Jay Dee-sired dam. She sold to Richard Close, Starbotton.

Averages; ram lambs £411.25, shearling ewes £197.75, £191.63 (Craven Cattle Marts).