Sales Reports

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2017

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2017

Forward: 731 head of cattle Comprising: 87 Young Feeding Bulls, 16 Beef Feeding Cows, 621 Bullocks & Heifers, & 7 Breeding Cattle. Feeding Bulls – The first real show of 2017 born cattle in the feeding bull section and trade was good. TH Mellin with a pen of sweet February born Limousin crosses out of Blue x Cows averaged £895 with a top of £990. SJ&RK Handy sold January born Limousin crosses to £990 and A Twell with March born British Blue crosses to £980. Under 12 months old bulls averaged £916.77.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 28TH AUGUST 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 28TH AUGUST 2017

Forward: 26 Prime cattle comprising 18 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 7 Cast Cattle 3,677 Prime Sheep comprising 3,121 Prime Lambs & 556 Cast Ewes & Rams 47 Rearing Calves

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CALVES - MONDAY 28TH AUGUST 2017

CALVES - MONDAY 28TH AUGUST 2017

Rearing Calves to £440 (47)

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PEDIGREE SUFFOLKS - WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

PEDIGREE SUFFOLKS - WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

The Inaugural Sale of Suffolk Breeding Sheep saw 30 Pedigree and Pure Bred sheep go under the hammer. The Pre Sale Show of rams saw the ram lamb of Stephen Bolland, Bolton Abbey take 1st prize in his class and went on to make the top price lamb at 550gns to James Foster, Riddings. John Nutter of Hurst Green took the first prize in Shearling class with a super entry and sold for the top price of 600gns. A 70% clearance of rams saw shearlings av £569 and ram lambs average £412.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 9,802 Head Store & Breeding Sheep (comprising 9,755 Store Lambs & 27 Pedigree Suffolk Breeding Sheep) A very large show of lambs today sold to an overall average of £59.30, completing a busy 3 days at Skipton which has seen over 20,000 Prime, Store and Breeding Sheep through the sale rings.

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GIMMER SHEARLINGS - TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2017

GIMMER SHEARLINGS - TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST 2017

Forward: 5,599 head of Gimmer Shearlings CCM Auctions conducted their Great Annual Prize Sale of Gimmer Shearlings at Skipton on Tuesday and saw a much increased entry on the year, same as many other Northern Markets have. The quality end of Mule sheep were largely unaffected and sold away to a decent trade, show sheep around the £180-£220 mark, and good runs of strong sheep £150-£180, nice sorts £130-£145 and the commercial sorts £120-125.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 21ST AUGUST 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 21ST AUGUST 2017

Forward: 69 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle & 46 Cast Cattle 4,809 Prime Sheep comprising 4,025 Prime Lambs & 784 Cast Ewes & Rams 80 Rearing Calves 8 Dairy Cattle

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 21ST AUGUST 2017

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 21ST AUGUST 2017

Rearing Calves to £460 (80 head) Another healthy number of calves through the door today with the top price calf belonging to Hayton and Stocks of Bolton Abbey. Fred Houseman saw a flying trade with blue heifers at £450 and £440 with Hayton & Stocks seeing their strong limousin heifers reach £415 and £400. Native bulls were a premium today with the calves on offer flying away with young calves nudging the £300 mark all the time. Black and whites touch easier on the week, again a mixed show of quality hampering the average but overall a straight trade for the better end topping at £105 for a nice calf from Robert Throup of Bradley.

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BREDDING SHEEP - FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST 2017

BREDDING SHEEP - FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST 2017

CCM Auctions held their Annual Special Sale of Breeding Ewes 2 Shear and older together with other sheep at Skipton on Wednesday where there was an entry of 828 sheep with additional sale day entries. There were some very good Annual Consignments of young sheep with Thomas Binns making £158 and £150 of 2 shear Mules and David Coates making £150 on three occasions also for 2 shear Mules. Some large consignments of full mouth correct Mule ewes and broken mouth ewes receiving strong interest for early lamb production, as were the stronger Suffolk and Continental cross ewes the best of which were in the £100 to £115 region.

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WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST - MARKET REPORT

WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST - MARKET REPORT

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle. Forward: 576 head of cattle. Comprising: 66 Young Feeding Bulls, 12 Beef Feeding Cows, 490 Bullocks & Heifers, & 8 Breeding Cattle. A few 2016 Autumn born bulls coming forward which met a ready audience of bull customers looking to keep pens full and in spec. Stuart Baldwin of Bryn, near Wigan presented 7 high quality Autumn 2016 bulls to average £1133 to a top of £1210. Late Spring 2016 bulls a very good trade. Ian Pratt with Limousin crosses at 14 & 15 months at £1300 and £1290. A high proportion of Continental crosses bred from the dairy herd in both steer and heifer sections all of which were a very good trade, with suckler bred bullocks and heifers slightly scarce on the day buyers looking for smart retail types stepped on to buy their pick with trade strong throughout despite a reasonable harvest day in the east.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 14TH AUGUST 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 14TH AUGUST 2017

Forward: 56 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 40 Cast Cattle. 3,641 Prime Sheep comprising 2,976 Prime Lambs & 665 Cast Ewes & Rams. 94 Rearing Calves.

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CALVES - MONDAY 14TH AUGUST 2017

CALVES - MONDAY 14TH AUGUST 2017

Rearing Calves to £455 (94) 94 calves through the ring today, with a 4 month old Stirk from George and Pauline Fleetwood topping the day at £660. Fred Houseman topped the female calves at £455 for a tremendous British Blue heifer selling to regular buyers Stephen and Malcom Abbott. A run of Flekvieh calves on offer today met a strong trade with Colin Bentley of Thirsk selling the top price of £255. Natives were the most hard fought over with Michael Heron topping the bulls at £300 for a 26 day old bull and Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven topped heifers at £305 for a Angus heifer out of a Friesian.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

Haggas family success at Skipton Beltex store lamb show Skipton Auction Mart’s third major fortnightly Wednesday store lamb sale of the season featured a prize show for pens of 25 or more Beltex-cross lambs, when the red rosette fell to a well-balanced pen from local breeder Andrew Haggas, of Grove Farm, Otterburn. (Wed, Aug 9) Exactly 25 in number, Mr Haggas had the assistance of his 13-year-old daughter, Sarah-Jane, a pupil at Skipton Girls High School, in choosing the first prize pen – she helped lamb them too.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 6213 Head, Overall av £63.07 A healthy trade for store lambs today with 5781 lambs through the ring. The pre-sale Show of Beltex store lambs was kindly judged by Peter Fox of Withgill, Clitheroe and chose a super pen of lambs presented by Andrew Haggas of Otterburn which despite being the last man in the ring went on to sell for £86.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 7TH AUGUST 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 7TH AUGUST 2017

Forward: 66 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 33 Cast Cattle. 3,177 Prime Sheep comprising 2603 Prime Lambs & 574 Cast Ewes & Rams. 69 Rearing Calves. 23 Dairy Cattle.

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