Hampshire Downs to 650gns at Skipton

Hampshire Down trade peaked at 650gns on Saturday for a shearling ram from Barry, Eirlys and Stuart Jones’ Maes-Glas flock. This one had previously stood champion in the pre-sale show and sold to Michael Ratcliffe, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Leading the females was a 640gns bid for a shearling ewe from Charles and Sally Horrell, Peterborough. This one, by Melkett Fusilier sold to S and L Sawyer, Tatenhall, Chester. Another from the same home by Pode Hole Cavalier sold at 540gns to Geoff Mountain, Harrogate, while another Fusilier daughter from the Horrells sold at 490gns to R I Barrow, Dunnerdale.

The Jones then sold one at 500gns, this was a daughter of Maes-Glas Jericho which sold to J G E Heseltine and Son, Skipton, while another from them made 460gns. This was a Maes-Glas Marino daughter which was bought by J Galbraith and Son, Kendal.

Topping the ewe lambs at 460gns was one from Tim and Judith Hunter’s flock. This was a Parkstock Warrior daughter out of a dam by Redhouse Xanthic. Another two from the same home by the same sire made 390gns and 380gns to the same buyer.

Averages; one aged ewe £273, 14 shearling ewes £405.38, seven ewe lambs £345.45, three rams £514.50 (CCM Marts).