Sales Reports

BLUE TEXEL SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

BLUE TEXEL SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

3RD Annual Dales Blue Sale of Blue Texel & Blue Texel X Rams and Females The 3RD Annual Sale of Blue Texels saw a large quantity of sheep on offer with 87 Blue Texel sheep going under the hammer. Top call of the day came for a superb Blue Texel Ram from Tom Barley selling for 580gns to Mark Crabtree of Kettlesing with the next top call of the day coming for a superb Registered Gimmer Lamb from Enfys Willams of LLanadog which sold for 500gns with two others from the same vendor at 320gns.

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PEDIGREE WENSLEYDALE SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

PEDIGREE WENSLEYDALE SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

Carperby Pastures flock secures 850gns breed record top price for ram lamb at Skipton Wensleydale highlight Nick Oliver, who runs the Carperby Pastures flock near Leyburn, was the standout performer by far with his home-bred ram lamb, which set a new breed society record price of 850gns for a tup lamb at the 128th annual Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders Association show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Aug 31)

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PEDIGREE BELTEX SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

PEDIGREE BELTEX SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

Joint highs of 3,200gns at CCM Skipton pedigree Beltex highlight Penyghent flock lands supreme championship for Bradleys Joint top prices of 3,200gns for a shearling ram from Matthew Burleigh’s Matt’s flock in Northern Ireland and a ram lamb from Scottish breeder Richard Wood’s Kingledores flock were recorded at the Beltex Sheep Society’s annual early autumn two-day pedigree breed highlight at Skipton Auction Mart. (Fri & Sat, Aug 30 and 31)

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PEDIGREE JACOB SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

PEDIGREE JACOB SHEEP - SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST 2019

Hope flock champion again and top price at Skipton Jacob showcase Wyn and Siwan Harries, who run the Hope flock at Wenant, near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, repeated the championship success achieved on their first-ever appearance last year on their return to the 2019 Jacob Sheep Society Northern Region 44th annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Saturday, August 31) .

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PEDIGREE HAMPSHIRE SHEEP - FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST 2019

PEDIGREE HAMPSHIRE SHEEP - FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST 2019

East Anglian repeat coup at CCM Skipton annual Hampshire Down showcase The East Anglian-based Jones family made the long journey north well worthwhile when securing the supreme championship for the second year running, plus the reserve championship for good measure, at the annual Hampshire Down ewe and ram show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Friday, August 30)

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STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST 2019

STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST 2019

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 710 head of cattle Comprising: 673 Feeding Cattle (53 Young Bulls, 38 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 545 Bullocks & Heifers) & 37 Breeding Cattle. Young Bulls - Today’s strong trade was more a reflection of feeders pens emptying of 2018 spring born bulls with the need to sell to factories in spec and under 16 months, rather than an upturn in values at the finished end. 53 bulls penned averaged £1027 with the heavy bulls 13mths + and closer to realisation average £1095 and everything younger averaged £992.

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DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

Barden-based Bossman daughter bags Craven Dairy Auction championship Dales dairy farmer Ian Parkinson, who runs his Holstein Friesian herd at Holme House Farm, Barden, stood champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction show and sale. (Mon, Auf 26)

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

Forward: 22 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 8 Cast Cattle. 3,288 Prime Sheep comprising 2866 Spring Lamb, 422 Cast Ewes & Rams. 63 Rearing Calves. 11 Dairy Cattle.

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

Rearing Calves to £405 (63) B&W av £61.36 Cont av £309.54 Native av £162.16 Joss Lancaster took the highest price of the day with a cracking British Blue bull selling for £405 with his next making £390. A healthier trade was had right through the sale today with a nice entry of 63 calves forward to meet the bank holiday trade. Continental bulls would force a nice average of £346 and with a lot more competition present on the best British Blue Heifers with the likes of Joss Lancaster and John Marshall seeing £390 and £370 respectively for their consignments.

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BREEDING SHEEP & RAMS - FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019

BREEDING SHEEP & RAMS - FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019

Annual Sale of Breeding Sheep ‘CRAVEN CONTINENTALS’. Forward: 543 Ewes and 130 Rams

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CRAVEN CONTINENTALS & RAMS - FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019

CRAVEN CONTINENTALS & RAMS - FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019

Victors take top prices at CCM Skipton rams showcase The annual ‘Craven Continentals’ breeding sheep fixture at Skipton Auction Mart featured standalone shows for both Suffolk and Continental rams of all breeds, with the victors in both going on to head the prices in their respective sections. (Friday, Aug 23)

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2019

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2019

,000-plus Skipton store lambs achieve total clearance Total clearance was achieved for the huge and much increased entry on the year of 8,188 store lambs on offer at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly Wednesday sale. They sold to an overall average of £58.30 per head, an increase of £3 -£4 each on the 6,357 lambs sold last year. (2019 - Wed, Aug 21) Short keep lowland lambs were keenly contested all sale long, with Suffolk and Continental crosses making from the mid £60s to early £70s, with the better smart, but smaller Beltex sorts selling from £70 to £80.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2019

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 21ST AUGUST 2019

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs. Forward: 8,188 Head, Overall av £58.30

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GIMMER SHEARLINGS - TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST 2019

GIMMER SHEARLINGS - TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST 2019

Forward: 3,040 head of Gimmer Shearlings Trade was dearer than expectations today when CCM Auctions conducted their Opening Autumn Show & Sale of Mule, Masham, Continental and Suffolk cross Gimmer Shearlings where an overall selling average of £139.84 per head was recorded, undoubtedly helped this year by the better availability of grazing and a good prime trade for the time of year.

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GIMMER SHEARLING PRESS - TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST 2019

GIMMER SHEARLING PRESS - TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST 2019

Overall average up £15.76 per head at CCM Skipton gimmer shearling opener The traditional pipeopener to Skipton Auction Mart’s 2019 breeding sheep season, the annual show and sale of Mule, Masham, Continental and Suffolk-cross gimmer shearlings, attracted an entry of 3,040 head. (Tuesday, Aug 20) They sold to an overall average for all breeds of £139.84 per head, a solid increase on the previous year’s £124.08. Trade was undoubtedly helped this year by the better availability of grazing and a good prime trade for the time of year.

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