75 Prime cattle comprising 29 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 43 Cast Cattle.
4,764 Prime Sheep comprising 4,400 Prime Lambs, 364 Cast Ewes & Rams.
53 Rearing Calves B&W av £30 Cont av £257 Native av £258.
6 Loads of produce.
Welsh and Irish lead the way at Skipton working dogs autumn highlight
Welsh and Irish dogs, the latter in particular, had the pick of the trade at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn working sheep dog sale, the final seasonal fixture of 2016. (Friday, October 28)
The day’s top call of 5,800gns (£6,090) fell to a November, 2014, tri-coloured bitch, Llangwm Jen, from North Wales sheep farmer and dog trainer Sion Jones, who runs Cefn Eithin Sheep Dogs in Corwen.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 515 head of cattle
Comprising: 86 Young Feeding Bulls, 4 Beef Feeding Cows, 418 Bullocks & Heifers & 7 Breeding Cattle.
Huck family claim Skipton suckled calves championship
At Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn highlight for this year’s crop of suckled calves and over year store cattle with show potential, Austwick mother and son, Janet and James Huck, presented both the champion and reserve in the 2016-born suckled calf show class. (Wed, Oct 26)
The champion was a Blonde heifer, out of a three-quarter Limousin cow, sired by Shapfell Esquire, which made £1,240 when selling to Thomson Bros, of Pickering. The Hucks’ reserve champion, another Blonde, sold for £1,180 to Edwards Farm Butchers in Burnley.
MARKET REPORT – TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2016
Good trade for all classes of stock on sale today.
Rams saw an 85% clearance rate.
FORWARD: 258 Breeding Sheep & Rams.