Sales Reports

CALVES - MONDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2019

CALVES - MONDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2019

Rearing Calves to £415 (40) Dairy av £60 Cont av £250.96 Native av £161.33 A mixed entry of calves this morning with some very strong continentals on offer from N&R Sutcliffe and Church Farm Enterprises hitting £415 and £400 respectively, however a lot of young continentals brought the average considerably today. Young 10 to 14 day old continentals sold away to a straight trade of £170 to £200.

read more
PRIME LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 4TH FEBUARY 2019

PRIME LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 4TH FEBUARY 2019

Halls of fame at CCM Skipton monthly prime lambs show ‘Halls of fame’ was a phrase that readily sprang to mind when two different local farming families of the same name took principal honours in the flagship Continental show class at Skipton Auction Mart’s February prime lambs show. (Mon, Feb 4) Michael Hall, of Scosthrop Farm, in the Malhamdale village of the same name, won the supreme championship with his first prize pen of five Beltex-cross lambs, all by home-bred tups, which went on to sell for the day’s joint top price per head price of £125, or 277.8p/kg. He was also responsible for the same way bred third prize pen. Both weighed in at 45kg, with Mr Hall adding a third pen at £124.

read more
PRIME CATTLE PRESS - MONDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2019

PRIME CATTLE PRESS - MONDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2019

Critchleys recapture championship form at CCM Skipton prime cattle showcase The Red Rose Critchley beef farming family picked up its first prime cattle championship of the year at the second monthly show at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Feb 4) The multiple past champions, who now bring cattle to the North Yorkshire mart virtually on a weekly basis, the majority bought in and further fattened at their Mercer Farm in Hutton, near Preston, clinched another title with the first prize 590kg Limousin-cross heifer, sold for £1,460, or 247.5p/kg, to Darley’s Nick Dalby, buying on behalf of principal weekly buyer Keelham Farm Shop, who claimed seven entries in total, five for its Skipton shop and a brace for Thornton.

read more