Aberdeen Angus at Skipton.
A top call of 3400gns and a clearance rate of 95% were the headlines at The Aberdeen Angus Cattle society’s inaugural Autumn show and sale of Pedigree females at Skipton Mart, North Yorkshire on Wednesday.
The sale of 55 head comprised a collective portion, followed by a draft of matron cows from The Airedale herd. It was from this draft where the top call was made at 3400gns for Rawburn Kinannie M580, the 2012 born daughter of Lockerley Legolas G850 sold with her Weeton Ephos R472 sired heifer calf to WJ Loftus & Son of Singleton.
Next at 3200gns was Weeton Rosebud N379 from Messrs Isherwood. A 2013 born Rawburn Elysium F547 daughter out of Elliot Rosebud H847, she has had previous produced 3 calves but sold empty, and found a new home in Wales with GV Jones of Pwllheli. The same purchaser also secured Weeton Miss Essence N398, a 2013 born cow sold carrying her 4th calf to Weeton Ephos for 3100gns.
Messrs Isherwood sold further incalf cows at 2900gns and 2300gns, with other outfits at 2800gns and 2300gns.
Other leading prices came from the Yearsley herd, property of Messrs TA&P Johnson. Their leading price of 3000gns was the fantastic outfit of a cow with bull calf. The Moss Fine Art K029, a 2010 born daughter of The Moss Black Lord sold with her spring born Haymount Williger Bull Calf to A Ewing. Messrs Johnson also had a run of 6 super January 2018 born heifers calves which included the pre show champion and 2nd prize females. Yearsley Minerva Belle U311 was the top price calf at 2200gns, by Rawburn Makka Pakka, followed at 2000gns for the show champion Yearsley Prunella U303, by Rawburn Boss Hogg. Both were purchased by Messrs Elliott, Roxburgh Mains.
Yearsley Felicia U314, a Haymount Earth Smith daughter sold at 2100gns to LS Whittaker of Cheshire.
11 Cows with 11 Calves to 3400gns (av £2243.18)
22 Cows Incalf to 3200gns (av £1935.34)
8 Maiden Heifers and Heifer Calves to 2200gns (av £1758.75)
Auctioneers: CCM Auctions, Skipton
ABERDEEN ANGUS SHOW & SALE
Chief Prices –
D&J Ishweood 3400gns 3200gns 3100gns 3900gns 2800gns 2400gns
TA&P Johnson 3000gns 2200gns 2100gns 2000gns
Aberdeen Angus Heifers to 2200gns av £1758
Aberdeen Angus Cows & Calves to 3400gns av £2243
Aberdeen Angus Cows Incalf to 3200gns av £1935
1st TA&P Johnson Lot 205 sold for 2000gns
2nd TA&P Johnson Lot 206 sold for 2200gns
3rd TA&P Johnson Lot 208 sold for 2100gns