WLSBA Show & Sale at Skipton 2017 – Report


The 126th Show & Sale held on behalf of the Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders Association saw Andrew Fisher lift the championship at the Friday evening show with the male champion, a shearling ram by Maesafon Tornado. Reserve Champion was the Female Champion – Nick Olivers Gimmer Lamb; this gimmer lamb went to to take top price at the sale the next day at 420 gns. Also taking top price was the only Black Wensleydale entry – a shearling ram from Colchester Zoo.

Other notable prices were seen with J.N. & S Prescotts’ Shearling ewe topping at 410 gns and J.McHardy Gimmer lamb at 400 gns.

Show Results

Class 1 – Aged Ram

1st JA&F Elliott Lot 735

Class 2 – Shearling Ram

1st A Fisher Lot 741

2nd E Sherwin Lot 747

3rd L Beaton Lot 739

Class 3 – Ram Lamb

1st M Smith Lot 754

2nd J McHardy Lot 722

3rd N Oliver Lot 751

Champion Ram – A Fisher Lot 741

Reserve Ram – JA&F Elliott Lot 735


Class 5 – Shearling Ewe

1st J McHardy Lot 704

2nd JN&SM Prescott Lot 747

3rd A Fisher Lot 724

Class 6 – Ewe Lamb

1st N Oliver Lot 734

2nd J McHardy Lot 709

3rd S Plenderleith Lot 708

Champion Female – N Oliver Lot 734

Reserve Female – K McHardy Lot 704


Supreme Champion – A Fisher Lot 741

Supreme Reserve – N Oliver Lot 734


Wensleydale Longwool Sheep

Aged Rams                  to 240gns                    JA&F Elliott

Shearling Rams           to 310gns av £195       JA&F Elliott

Black Shearling Rams to 420gns                    Colcester Zoo

Ram Lambs                 to 150gns                   J McHardy

Shearling Ewes            to 410gns av £223       JN&SM Prescott

Ewe Lambs                  to 420gns                    N Oliver


Report taken from www.ccmauction.co.uk

Photos to follow.

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