Sales Reports

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2016

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2016

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 481 head of cattle Comprising: 133 Young Feeding Bulls, 329 Bullocks & Heifers, 1 Feeding Cows & 18 Breeding Cattle. CCM Auctions held their fortnightly cattle sale at Skipton on Wednesday where 481 head were forward for sale. Short keep cattle held their value well in the face of reduced prime returns, the quality younger cattle were a sharp trade whilst additional buyers were at the ringside looking for summer grazing cattle.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

Forward: 20 Prime cattle comprising 9 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle. 2,078 Prime Sheep comprising 27 Spring Lambs, 1744 Hoggs, 307 Cast Ewes & Rams. 1,053 Breeding Sheep comprising 382 Sheep with 671 lambs at foot. 64 Rearing Calves to £435 x 2 (64) B&W av £102.5 Cont av £326 Native av £217.2. 25 Dairy Cattle. 10 Loads of produce.

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

Rearing Calves to £435 x 2 (64) B&W av £102.5 Cont av £326 Native av £217.2 Bank holiday fails to disappoint once again with a strong trade throughout the sale. John Marshall, Dacre and Alan from Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey tied for the top price with two British Blue calves which were bid all the way to £435 each. Herefords and Angus’s were all well bid at with Richard Spence, Sutton In Craven topping the Herefords with a stonking calf at £330 and John Dodgson, Bank Newton topping the Angus section at £280. Black and whites were up on the week despite last weeks searing trade averaging £102.5 today with the top at £165 for a Friesian Bull from Stephen Marshall, West End with 10 over £100 and the bottom at an impressive £48.

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BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

1,053 Sheep comp 382 Sheep with 671 lambs at foot. The largest show of the season so far on Bank Holiday Monday attracted a good ringside of customers, however they were more cautious than of late with grass still in short supply. Anything with strong lambs was best to sell, but more commercial types were cheaper on the week by around £5-£8 per life. Today we held the Easter Show and judging was undertaken by Mr John Turner of Draughton. His choice as first prize pen of Continental Sheep with lambs were top price of £255 per outfit consigned by Mr Thomas Boothman of Linton. Thomas Boothman had a further 9 pens selling for £200 and £235 per outfit & Johnny Metcalfe selling for £200 per outfit. Full list of results below.

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EWE & LAMB SHOW - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

EWE & LAMB SHOW - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

Boothman repeat bonanza at Skipton ewes with lambs opener Linton’s Thomas Boothman was once again the leading performer by far at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening show and sale of ewes with lambs at foot when retaining both the championship and reserve championship. He was also lifting the title for the third year in succession at the bank holiday highlight. (Mon, March 28)

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DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 28TH MARCH 2016

Lawsons on the mark at Craven Dairy Auction The Lawson family’s Newbirks pedigree dairy herd clinched its first championship success of 2016 at the March bank holiday Craven Dairy Auction show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Monday, March 28) Father and daughter David and Suzy Lawson, of Mill Farm, Arthington, lifted the title with their first prize newly calven heifer, Newbirks Heliotrope 361, by the Italian-bred Genus sire, Zelgadis, out of Heliotrope 326. With four generations of VG Ex behind her, the victor, four weeks calved and giving 29 litres, sold for £1,580 to regular buyers Alf and Andrew Townsend, of Southfield, Burnley,

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

Forward: 44 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle 3,099 Prime Sheep comprising 48 Spring Lambs, 2734 Old Season Lambs, 317 Cast Ewes & Rams 263 Breeding Sheep 83 Rearing Calves: B&W av £85.30 Cont av £364.26 Native av £200.6 to £780 7 Loads of produce

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EWES & LAMBS - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

EWES & LAMBS - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

263 Breeding Sheep A smaller show of sheep and lambs were dearer on the week, but there were some stronger outfits on offer too. Top price of the day went to Paul Watson of Hellifield who sold Texel Shearlings with Twins at foot for £220. Johny Metcalf of Linton had 2 pens of 8 Texel 2crop ewes with twins making £210 and £200 per outfit, and for the third week running James and Deborah Ogden of Austwick were amongst the top prices with a pen of 10 Texel 3 crop Ewes with Twins selling at £205 per outfit. Best of the single outfits came from Andrew Bailey trading as Ivanhoe Livestock of Hunton, Bedale whose 3 shear Texels with Blue Texel Lambs sold to £170.

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CALVES - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

CALVES - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

Rearing Calves to £780 (83) B&W av £85.30 Cont av £364.26 Native av £200.6 A superb show of continental calves met a searing trade with 10 calves over £400 and topping at a Skipton Record of £780 (that is is NOT a typo). The 37 day old British Blue bull from the Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton was the Pre Sale Show Champion Judged by Samantha Asquith, Otley sold to Skipton Regular Show Supporter Lynne Vickers of Scarborough, who also went onto pick up the Reserve Champion at £620. The Mason family from Lincolnshire picked the second and third highest priced calves of the day again from the Sowray’s at £650 and £640.

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CALF SHOW PRESS - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

CALF SHOW PRESS - MONDAY 21ST MARCH 2016

Sowray calf sets new £780 record price at Skipton A new all-time high mart record price of £780 for a rearing calf was paid for the supreme champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Spring show and sale. (Mon, March 21) It fell to the first prize British Blue-cross bull calf from the Sowray dairy farming family – brothers Shaun, Peter and Paul - from Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton. By the Cogent sire, Dinmore Gaultier, which the Sowrays have only recently starting using, the 37-day-old title winner attracted spirited bidding at a packed ringside before joining Lynne Vickers, of Scarborough.

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EASTER LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 21ST MARCH

EASTER LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 21ST MARCH

Robert Towers again dominates Skipton Easter Spring lamb showcase Red Rose sheep farmer Robert Towers rattled up another championship and reserve championship double at the annual Easter prime lamb show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, March 21) Mr Towers, of Camp House Farm, Farleton, Lancaster, was repeating his coup of the previous year at the North Yorkshire venue, while also picking up his fourth successive supreme champion’s rosette at the annual highlight with his first prize single lamb, a home-bred 45kg Beltex-cross-Charollais.

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STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 654 head of cattle Comprising: 258 Young Feeding Bulls, 385 Bullocks & Heifers, 2 Feeding Cows & 9 Breeding Cattle. In the young Bull section, A pre lambing time sale caused a reduction in size and quality as housing is cleared. However trade for assured 9 to 11 month old continental bulls aimed to carry the appropriate amount of cover when finished continue to sell well. There was a more mixed show of stores but they were a decent trade with strong cattle maintaining prices from previous sales. Younger cattle made up a larger proportion of the sale and seasonal grazing buyers are beginning to come out looking for cattle before turnout, with young bullocks looking especially good to sell at stages in the sale.

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BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2016

BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2016

440 Breeding Sheep An increased entry of 440 head for this week’s sale as numbers begin to grow quickly. The entry was slightly more varied and trade also as well. Anything with strong lambs was good to sell as buyers definitely look towards quality and these would generally upkeep last week’s trade. However anything with young lambs at foot were cheaper on the week. Another good entry promised for next week, and there is a show and sale in two week’s time on Easter Monday.

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DAIRY CATTLE - MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2016

DAIRY CATTLE - MONDAY 14TH MARCH 2016

Craven Dairy Auction (27 head) All the signs this morning were for a dire trade with no one in the shippon until 5 minutes prior to the sale and miraculously turned into a better trade than the last two sales. Pre Sale show Champion from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton calved 21 days and giving 32kgs went on to top the sale at £1780 with Robin Jennings taking the Reserve Champion Rosette with a heifer bred by the Late John Whittaker of Laneshawbridge and giving 33kgs at 18 days calved and sold for £1700. Incalf heifers were also a good trade with the 4 on offer averaging £1058 and selling to £1120 for a big strong heifer from David and Jill Pennock.

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FEEDING BULL SHOW PRESS - WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016

FEEDING BULL SHOW PRESS - WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH 2016

Repeat successes at Skipton Spring young bull showcase Sires with previous winning form at Skipton were again on the mark when responsible for both red rosette performers at the mart’s annual Spring show and sale of young feeding bulls, where all prize winners were by British Blue bulls – and all but one of them fell to York farmer and butcher Anthony Swales. (Wed, March 16)

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