Initial Report from the WLSBA Show & Sale 31st August 2019

Initial report from CCM Auction Mart – full report to follow.

ANNUAL SALE OF WENSLEYDALE SHEEP – At the 128th Annual Show and Sale of Wensleydale Longwool Sheep held on behalf of the Wensleydale Longwool Sheepbreeders Association. A cracking day in the Craven ring with a very busy ringside of buyers creating a fantastic environment for selling sheep today. Top call of the day came for a superb Ram Lamb presented by Nick Oliver which was the envy of many as it walked into the ring eventually selling for 850gns. The next highest price came for the superb Black Wensleydale Gimmer Shearling from the Prescott family which sold for 400gns.

Shearling ewes saw a particularly good trade with plenty of bidders for all grades with a strong average of £271.03 topping at 400gns twice from John and Shelagh Prescott of Northumberland. However the Ewe lambs pipped the shearlings on average at £278 with a top price of 380gns from M Smith of Ayr.


Show results –
Judges: R Field
Aged Ram
1st J&F Elliott Lot 658
2nd Christine Haslam Lot 657
Shearling Ram
1st J&F Elliott Lot 669
2nd EL Sherwin Lot 667
3rd EL Sherwin Lot 666
Ram Lamb
1st N Oliver Lot 674
2nd N Oliver Lot 676
3rd L Beaton Lot 678
Aged Ewe
1st C Haslam Lot 631
2nd C Haslam Lot 632
3rd C Haslam Lot 633
Shearling Ewe
1st M Smith Lot 643
2nd J&S Prescott Lot 636
3rd J&S Prescott Lot 635
Ewe Lamb
1st N Oliver Lot 653
2nd M Smith Lot 655
3rd J McHardy Lot 626
Champion – J&F Elliott Lot 669
Reserve – N Oliver Lot 653



Shearling Rams                 to 250gns av £234.5

Ram Lamb                           to 850gns av £315

Shearling Ewe                   to 400gns av £271.03

Ewe Lamb                           to 380gns av £278.25


Prices –

 850gns N Oliver; 400gns x2 280gns JN&SM Prescott;  380gns, 300gns x2 M Smith; 280gns N Oliver  

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