Sales Reports

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST 2015

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST 2015

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 519 head of cattle Comprising: 77 Young Feeding Bulls, 393 Bullocks & Heifers, 4 Grazing Cows & 45 Breeding Cattle. At CCM Auctions fortnightly sale of cattle at Skipton on Wednesday there was a large entry for a mid-summer sale with 474 head sold in the store ring and 45 head in the breeding ring. Trade was good, smart sorts easily up keeping the rates seen at recent sales, although more commercial types whilst still a decent trade they didn’t just sell away as fast as seen recently. A mixed entry of breeding cattle sold away to a nice trade as producers look for replacement breeding stock to eat surplus grass.

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CALF REPORT - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

CALF REPORT - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

Rearing Calves to £570 (68) B&W av £116.89 Cont av £456 Native av £280 Good show of calves for a non dairy day with 68 on offer. A few extra faces in the calf ring today with a strong trade throughout. Quality calves were on fire again with good continentals topping out at £570 and black and whites £260. Some top notch British Blues from Church Farm Enterprises, Richard Sutcliffe and Colin Whitelock taking the entry of 14 to an average of £481. Blue Heifers were a similar statement with Richard Shuttleworth helping the cause with an average of £400.83 for 6.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

Forward: 56 Prime cattle comprising 26 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle 3,407 Prime Sheep comprising 2,925 Prime Lambs, 482 Cast Ewes & 6 Rams 69 Rearing Calves

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PRIME LAMBS - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

PRIME LAMBS - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

Jonathan Townley secures first Skipton prime lamb title North Craven’s Jonathan Townley, of E&M Townley & Son at Nutta Farm in Clapham, landed his first-ever prime lamb championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s August show. (Mon, Aug 3) Mr Townley, a regular prize winner in Skipton’s cattle show arena, stepped up on his second prize success at the July prime lamb show with his title-winning pen of five 39kg home-bred Beltex-cross-Texel entries, the majority of which were by a Beltex ram acquired by his son Adam at the mart’s breed highlight last September. The Townleys have produced some 400 predominantly Texel-cross ewes this year.

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PRIME CATTLE - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

PRIME CATTLE - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2015

Baines family prime cattle champions again at Skipton The Baines family, from Trawden in Pendle, Lancashire, sent out another in a long line of prime cattle champions at Skipton Auction Mart’s August show. (Mon, Aug 3) Jim Baines and his son Paul were responsible for the latest victor, the first prize 560kg Blonde d'Aquitaine-cross heifer, bought at an earlier Skipton store cattle sale. It fell for a price-topping £1,789, or 319.5p/kg, to Kitsons Butchers in Northallerton, who returned to the ringside after purchasing three prime cattle at the July show, including the reserve champion, also from the Baines family.

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