Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs.
Forward: 6496 Head (Overall av. £56.38).
A very useful entry with 883 Horned and 2027 Mule and Masham lambs sold in the entry of 6496 with 48 separate buyers represented at the ringside. First cross Texel and Suffolk lambs worked into a very good trade with strong lambs generally £65-£75 and wintering lambs not far behind at £55-£65. Strong end of the Mules £62-£66 and the horned lambs a similar trade to last fortnight although the run was not as strong with less meat in the mix. Top end Beltex lambs continue to find favour with numerous bidders with an average of £70.58 and lambs both short and long keep comfortably into £70 all day.
FORWARD: 434 Breeding Sheep & Rams.
A flying finish at the Final Tuesday Breeding Sheep Sale of Ewes and Rams. Topping the trade of Mule Shearlings was J Brown from Thirsk, selling a pen at £130 and a pen at £122, then J Robertshaw sold a pen of Texel x for £130.
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
A tidy entry for the twice monthly Craven Dairy Sale sponsored by NMR (represented by Helen Whitaker) and the show judged by Martyn Jennings. The show champion was a lovely pedigree newly calven heifer from M Baul & Sons, Ravensgate Herd in Bishop Thornton. Sired by Welcome Armitage Pesky PLI +£410 and out of the Blossom family, she sold calved 20 days giving 32 litres at £2100 locally to John Howard. Messrs Baul sold another newly calven heifer out of the Honesty family by Model Man giving 32 litres being calved 23 days, she sold for £1800.
46 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle.
3,456 Prime Sheep comprising 2929 Prime Lamb, 527 Cast Ewes & Rams.
75 Rearing Calves.
7 Dairy Cattle.
2 Loads of produce
Blossom blooms for Peter Baul at Craven Dairy Auction
A fifth Craven Dairy Auction championship of 2019 was clinched by the Ravensgate pedigree herd of Bishop Thornton’s Peter Baul at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly Monday show and sale (Oct 28)
It fell to Ravensgate Pesky Blossom 199, a 20 days calved, 32 litre heifer by the Genus sire, Welcome Armitrage Pesky, which claimed top call of £2,100 when knocked down to regular local buyer John Howard, of Heslaker.