Sales Reports

CHRISTMAS LINGFIELD SHOW - MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2015

CHRISTMAS LINGFIELD SHOW - MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2015

The 8th Annual Craven Lingfield Christmas Primestock Show .... FORWARD – 52 Prime Cattle. 219 Butchers Lambs. 31 Lamb Carcasses. 27 Prime Pigs.

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CHRISTMAS CALF SHOW - MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

CHRISTMAS CALF SHOW - MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

Rearing Calves to £660 (91) B&W av £81.42 Cont av £369.43 Native av £221.65 A superb show of calves met by a strong trade with a number of high prices right through the sale. The Christmas presale show was kindly judged by ringside regular Paul Drinkall and found a fine British Blue bull calf from Shaun and Peter Sowray to be champion and went on to be the day’s top price at £660 with another noted price of £600 for the first calf in the ring. With strong prices made by other regular vendors helping British Blue bulls to an average of £434.17 and Continental average of £369.43.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2015

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2015

Forward: Prime cattle comprising Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & Cast Cattle. 4,421 Prime Sheep comprising 4,023 Spring Lambs, 398 Cast Ewes & Rams. 91 Rearing Calves. 4 Loads of produce.

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CHRISTMAS PORK PIE PRESS - SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

CHRISTMAS PORK PIE PRESS - SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

Farmhouse Fare reigns supreme at Great Northern Pork Pie Competition Farmhouse Fare in Skipton confirmed their status as elite pie-makers after being crowned supreme champions in the seventh annual Great Northern Pork Pie Competition, which ran alongside the 2015 Christmas primestock shows at Skipton Auction Mart. Having won the prestigious title for four years running, they took a break from the competition last year to act as judges.

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XMAS SHOW CATTLE PRESS - SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2015

XMAS SHOW CATTLE PRESS - SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2015

No 1 proves number one for Cropper & Mellin at Skipton Christmas showcase As Keelham Farm Shop snaps up supreme and reserve prime cattle champions A lot number of No 1 fully lived up to its billing when going on to be chosen as number one on landing supreme championship honours for Clare Cropper and John Mellin, of Mill House Farm, Long Preston, at Skipton Auction Mart’s high profile Christmas prime cattle show and sale. (Sun, Nov 29)

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STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 368 head of cattle Comprising: 83 Young Feeding Bulls, 264 Bullocks & Heifers, 19 Breeding Cattle & 2 Feeding Cows At CCM Auctions fortnightly sale at Skipton Mart there was a mixed show of cattle with a wide variety of breeds and types that were all sold to better prices. Good bullocks and heifers still selling to strong trade with Donald Sunderland of Halton East taking the highest priced pen of three with a strong packet of Limousin Heifers at £1,115 with Peter Fox taking the highest overall with a fantastic Lim at £1340. Best dairy bred cattle were also strong with Keith Downs topping the Black and White bullocks with a pair at £965.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2015

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2015

Forward: 67 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 40 Cast Cattle. 4,251 Prime Sheep comprising 3,781 Prime Lambs, 470 Cast Ewes & Rams. 58 Rearing Calves. 56 Dairy Cattle. 6 Loads of produce.

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DAIRY CHRISTMAS SHOW - MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2015

DAIRY CHRISTMAS SHOW - MONDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2015

Craven Dairy Auction (56 head) A handy show of dairy cattle for the Christmas Show with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton taking the top honours with his Pedigree heifer that had been calved 28 days and giving 32 Litres. Judge Helen Herd found this to be her favourite and rightly so selling to the days top price of £2000. The Baul family also took Reserve Champion with his second heifer and reached joint second highest price of £1850 and joined Roger Naylor of Langbar.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of 2646 Store Lambs and 222 Breeding Sheep Forward: Head, Overall av £49.02 A healthy trade for the better end of the lambs today with growy sorts highly sought after. Robert Metcalfe, Brearton was on the receiving end of this with 64 Suffolks at £64 and JW Hall of Darnbrook with 100 mules at £57.20. Long keep and wintering lambs made a greater percentage of the entry and found seasonal buyers keen.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2015

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2015

Forward: 61 Prime cattle comprising 16 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle 5,074 Prime Sheep comprising 4,380 Spring Lambs, 694 Cast Ewes & Rams 78 Rearing Calves. 7 Loads of produce

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CALVES - MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2015

CALVES - MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2015

Rearing Calves to £460 B&W av £71.47 Cont av £358.46 Native av £163.44 78 calves on offer today with most goods a very similar trade to last week however good continentals were in fine form with a number of buyers competing for the best goods. Alf and Andrew Townsend topped with their fantastic British Blue bull at £460 with British Blue bulls averaging an impressive £394. Black and whites were topped by Michael Heron of Bramhope at £135 with all heifers topped by Church Farm Enterprises at £400.

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SHORTHORN PRESS - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2015

SHORTHORN PRESS - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2015

Upsall herd’s day to remember at Skipton Shorthorn highlight Britain’s oldest Beef Shorthorn herd, run by The Hon Gerald Turton at The Grange, Upsall, near Thirsk, made it an Armistice Day outing to remember when once again proving the standout performer at the sixth annual show and sale of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle staged on behalf of the North of England Beef Shorthorn Club at Skipton Auction Mart, which attracted a record entry at the venue.

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PEDIGREE SHORTHORNS & SOUTH DEVON - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

PEDIGREE SHORTHORNS & SOUTH DEVON - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF PEDIGREE SHORTHON CATTLE & SOUTH DEVON CATTLE FORWARD: 70 HEAD OF CATTLE 59 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Cattle Judged by Mr George McCulloch. 11 Pedigree South Devon Cattle judged by Mr ME Broome.

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STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 391 head of cattle Comprising: 73 Young Feeding Bulls, 235 Bullocks & Heifers, 1 Feeding Cows, 11 Breeding Cattle & 71 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn & South Devon Cattle. A mixed show of cattle for late in the season. Strong and short keep sorts were easily sold with buyers appearing keen for these, natives also finding favour as usual. However some younger cattle were no dearer as buyers stand off some suckled calves with the soft weather not helping with housing of cattle after weaning.

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2015

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2015

Rearing Calves to £400 (61) B&W av £70.32 Cont av £325.64 Native av £234 Struart Petty of Draughton took the top price of £400 with his fine British Blue bull with all blue bulls averaging £330. Blue heifers were a touch easier with arguably not the sweetest of calves on show averaging £272. Good show right through the black and whites with only an odd bobby calf simmering the average to a respectable £70.32. Always worth remembering the average age of our calves when comparing prices with Black and White calves 41.2 days old on average and Continentals 44.4 days.

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