Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs, Feeding Ewes & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 5,574 Head, Comprising 4,854 Store Lambs (av £63.18) and 720 Ewes, Rams and Gimmer Lambs.
A great sale at CCM Skipton on Wednesday with trade on a high note following the rise in prime lamb trade, and there was a sale average for 4,854 Store Lambs of £63.18 per head. Good lambs for short to medium keep were in high demand, and Mule/Masham Wethers were especially good to sell with strongest end in the £70’s up to £75.50, Mules av £64.58 and Mashams £68.27.
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
A cracking Craven Dairy Auction today with a larger show on offer and a good ringside of buyers from both East and West sides of the hill looking for milk. The champion in milk animal came from EJ Fort’s “Silmoor” herd from Silsden Moor. Silmoor Maurice Peach, is from what was described as a solid cow family that milks well and sired by a homebred bull out of their Denmire Marie family. Calved 16 days and giving 35 litres, spirited bidding saw her get away to a sale price of £2180.
37 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & Cast 15 Cattle.
4,043 Prime Sheep comprising 3,780 Prime Lamb, 263 Cast Ewes & Rams.
54 Rearing Calves.
7 Dairy Cattle.
6 Loads of produce.
The Meonside Herd of David and Tom Bradley enjoyed an excellent debut at the Annual Sale of Pedigree Beef Shorthorns held at Skipton. Meonside Hyacinth Misty had previously stood 2nd at the Royal Highland Show and 4th at the National Shorthorn Show before a third prize in todays intermediate junior heifer class. Bred from one of the best breeding cows in herd, Meonside Hyacinth and by Elliot Salute the March 2018 heifer sold for 6000gn to T Staunton of County Galway.
Pedigree Aberdeen Angus females were on parade at CCM Auctions Autumn sale on Wednesday. A leading sale price of 2600gns was recorded for the Carrington Park Time on B7 daughter Yearsley Royal Lady S257 sold with her Bull calf by Rawburn Makka Pakka. She sold to Messrs Robinson Bedale. John Walsh sold Buckhurst Jury Erica S184 which is by Blelack Entertainer, and along with her Bull calf which was by a homebred bull Buckhurst Endeavour itself back to Rawburn Boss Hogg out of the 10000gns Rawburn Ebony, the outfit sold for 2000gns to Messrs Raper, Thorne.