Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 525 head of cattle
Comprising: 383 Feeding Cattle (90 Young Bulls, 42 Beef Feeding Cows, 251 Bullocks & Heifers) & 142 Breeding Cattle.
Feeding Bulls were a varied trade, some stronger and better types flying away at £1000 to £1200, whilst some more commercial types were a mixed trade with some looking value for money against others.
51 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos),2 Young Bulls, 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle.
2,191 Prime Sheep comprising 1,849 Spring Lamb & 342 Cast Ewes & Rams.
108 Rearing Calves.
Rearing Calves to £465 (108)
B&W av £57 Cont av £329 Native av £142.3
The July calf show saw a fantastic amount of high quality through the door this morning with a very solid trade received throughout the sale. The pre-sale show was kindly judged by Richard Umpleby of Killinghall and went about his quickly and thoroughly. His Champion and Reserve were both tremendous British Blue calves from Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton. Both calves sired by the dependable AI sire Kracker saw the bull calf just pip the heifer to the top spot, however at sale time nothing could split them with both calves selling for £440.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 3,071 Head, Overall av £64.59 (+£3.09)
CCM Auctions commenced their fortnightly seasonal sheep sales at Skipton Mart on Wednesday where an entry of 3,071 head was presented for sale.
Numbers and selling averages up at Skipton store lamb opener
Increases in both numbers and selling averages were seen, as Skipton Auction Mart’s main sheep sale season got off to a solid start with the traditional pipe-opener for store lambs. (Wednesday, July 10)
A total of 3,071 lambs was penned for sale, compared to the previous year’s turnout of 2,126 head, with all breed averages showing an across-the-board increase on 2018 to level at £64.59 per head overall, an increase on the year of £3.09.