Forward: 2,068 Feeding and Breeding Sheep.
1,837 Store Lambs & Feeding Ewes - Average £63.57
231 Breeding Ewes – Average £111.37
Another tremendous entry of store and feeding sheep for the time of year met with a fast selling trade when put in front of a good crowd of purchasers. Best Lambs topped at £100 form Hannah Brown and £99 from AM&HV Brown, strong lowland lambs on the day in the late 70’s and early 80’s, medium types in 70’s and longer keep types in the 60’s.
37 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 15 Cast Cattle.
3,540 Prime Sheep comprising 3193 Prime Lambs & 347 Cast Ewes & Rams.
87 Rearing Calves.
4 Dairy Cattle.
7 Loads of produce.
Aireburn herd bags another Craven Dairy Auction title
Local husband and wife dairy farmers, Brian and Judith Moorhouse, who run the Aireburn pedigree Holstein Friesian herd at Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, picked up their first Craven Dairy Auction championship of 2019 at the year’s second fortnightly show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Monday, Jan 28)
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 783 head of cattle
Comprising: 774 Feeding Cattle (284 Young Bulls, 68 Beef Feeding Cows, 422 Bullocks & Heifers) & 9 Breeding Cattle.
216 of 284 head entry of feeding bulls aged between 5 and 10 months av £920 with top price of £1140. 11 to 12 month old bulls av £955with plenty of high quality bulls available but cattle not as strong as the same sale in 2018. All bull found a ready audience with 330-360kg bulls a very good trade despite the quality. Stronger bulls 400kg + met similar interest with £1100 stopping most bulls. Buyers cautious of the extreme end of bulls.
50 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle
2,585 Prime Sheep comprising 2231 Prime Lambs & 354 Cast Ewes & Rams
68 Rearing Calves
7 Loads of produce