Sales Reports

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER 2017

Forward: 63 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle 3,541 Prime Sheep comprising 3,237 Prime Lambs & 304 Cast Ewes & Rams 40 Rearing Calves 2 Loads of produce

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DAIRY & CALF PRESS - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017

DAIRY & CALF PRESS - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017

Sowrays back on top at Skipton rearing calf showcase The Sowray farming family from Bishop Thornton claimed another rearing calf title, also adding the reserve championship, at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn show and sale. (Mon, Oct 23) Brothers Shaun, Peter and Paul Sowray, who run their Holstein Friesian dairy herd at Bowes Green Farm, and have secured multiple Skipton championships, again dominated the show classes, seeing their first prize British Blue-cross heifer calf, a daughter of the Genus sire, Brookfield Dev, go on to be crowned overall victor, then fall for a sale day high of £410 to Malcolm and Stephen Abbott, of Ings Farm, Dacre, Harrogate.

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STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017

SKIPTON AUCTION MART MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2017 Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 368 head of cattle Comprising: 101 Young Feeding Bulls, 27 Beef Feeding Cows, 222 Bullocks & Heifers, & 18 Breeding Cattle. A high percentage of 2017 born bull calves in today’s sale. Stronger 2017 suckled bulls got away well with the remnants of the 2016 crop to buyers looking for cattle to go straight to feed. An average of £783.50 for bulls under 12months is slightly deceptive as most of these were born June 2017 onwards, these young types finding a ready audience at £500-£650. Stronger bulls saw some high prices as noted below. Feeding cows were a very seasonal entry of leaner types, but trade was good for all classes with an overall average of £709, topping at £1,250. Store Cattle saw all extremes penned for sale, anything a bit smarter and in forward condition sold away quickly with customers keen, stronger and older types were a decent trade, and smart end of young cattle were better to sell, but anything a bit plainer was a similar trade.

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BREEDING SHEEP - TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2017

BREEDING SHEEP - TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2017

SKIPTON AUCTION MART MARKET REPORT – TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER 2017 FORWARD: 369 Breeding Sheep & Rams. Final Tuesday Breeding Sheep Sale of Ewes and Rams

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017

Autumn Calf show saw a strong turnout of both vendors and buyers with 124 calves through the door. The Champion calf from Sowray Brothers of Bishop Thornton was a cracking British Blue Heifer which went on to sell for £410 to regular supporters Malcolm and Stephen Abbott. Calves in general were a strong trade with best calves possibly a touch easier today however straight middle of the road calves were a cracking trade with black and white calves selling to a strong average of £86.49 and topping at £220 and £200 from Stephen Marshall of Summerbridge. Contninental bulls were still the best supported with strong runs from regular supporters Church Farm Enterprises, C&SB Whitelock, Sowray Bros and C Watson all on the receiving end of a healthy trade. Native bulls remained strong to sell with an average of £274 and £330 twice for calves from JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley and from JR&EJ Griffiths of Penistone. Overall a great day in the calf ring at Skipton.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2017

Forward: 63 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 31Cast Cattle. 3017 Prime Sheep comprising 2759 Prime Lambs & 258 Cast Ewes & Rams. 124 Rearing Calves. 19 Dairy Cattle. 1 Loads of produce.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 8,077 Head, Overall av £50.57 A more mixed show for quality at this weeks’ sale. Strong and smart lowland lambs were a decent trade most of the day, strongest best sorts into the late 60’s and mid 70’s, the 4th and 3rd last pens in the ring making £71.50 and £70.50, with more early to mid 60’s, whilst the strongest end of medium keep lambs were late 50’s towards £60. However there was then a drop to longer keep and more commercial types of lamb. Mule wethers were showing the time of year more than usual, better end over £50, longer keep types mid to late 40’s.

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DALESBRED PRESS - TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2017

DALESBRED PRESS - TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2017

Richard Close at last gets his hands on coveted Skipton Dalesbred trophy Dyed-in-the-wool Dalesbred sheep farmer Richard Close, of Calf Hall Farm, Starbotton, was crowned champion at the annual Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association’s final seasonal show and sale of shearling and aged rams, and females, at Skipton Auction Mart. (Tues, Oct 18)

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DALESBRED DAY - TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2017

DALESBRED DAY - TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2017

A nice show of rams displaying plenty of power and bone were forward at Skipton on Tuesday for The Dalesbred Sheep Breeders Annual Sale. Achieving the top price of 300gns was a Shearling Ram from Richard Close and Family from Calf Hall Farm in Starbotton, Wharfedale. Sired by their Kelsall ram out of a Dawson got ewe, it attracted much interest and spirited bidding from the ringside before being knocked down and it finding a new home at Whitmoor Farm with Messrs V Verity and Son.

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GIMMER LAMBS - TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2017

GIMMER LAMBS - TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2017

FORWARD: 2,467 Breeding Sheep & Gimmer Lambs. (2,386 Gimmer Lambs and 81 Dalesbred Sheep) CCM Auctions conducted their fortnightly sale of Gimmer Lambs at Skipton on Tuesday. A very mixed show of lambs for this fourth sale of the season saw an overall average of £61.04p for Mule gimmer lambs, very much in line with late season trade, and would be a straight go for the size of lambs that generally was on offer. Anything with that bit extra quality was quickly sold, but it is evident buyers are discounting plain and smaller lambs this year.

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ADDINGTON FUND - MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017

ADDINGTON FUND - MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017

Gamble charity lamb makes top price at Skipton Ken and Hazel Gamble, of Brickyard Farm, Easingwold, were the latest farming family to donate a lamb at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday prime sheep sale in aid of national farming charity, the Addington Fund. (Mon, Oct 16)

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017

Forward: 80 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle & 58 Cast & Feeding Cattle 4,505 Prime Sheep comprising 3932 Prime Lambs & 573 Cast Ewes & Rams 42 Rearing Calves 4 Loads of produce

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PEDIGREE CHAROLLAIS - SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017

PEDIGREE CHAROLLAIS - SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2017

CCM Auctions Conducted the Pedigree Sale of Charollais Females. A solid trade for quality types was seen at this years sale, with ewe lambs to 800gns, but averaging a wonderful £520.96. Shearling ewes rose to 1,200gns for the first in the ring from Messrs Marwood. (Full report to follow)

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AUTUMN SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017

AUTUMN SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2017

Trade hits all-time high at Skipton working sheep dogs highlight Ireland’s Michael Gallagher top dog with 9,500gns sale Unprecedented trade for field-run entries at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale of working sheep dogs produced a top call of 9,500gns (£9,975) for an Irish dog with impeccable bloodlines, a second top price of 6,000gns for another Irish-bred bitch, three sales topping 5,000gns, four above 4,000gns, five exceeding 3,000gns and a further 18 at 2,000gns-plus. (Fri, Oct 13)

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STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2017

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2017

Forward: 618 head of cattle Comprising: 80 Young Feeding Bulls, 18 Beef Feeding Cows, 503 Bullocks & Heifers, & 17 Pedigree & Breeding Cattle.

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