The 7th Annual Craven Lingfield Christmas Primestock Show (Updated report with prices and buyers)
35 Prime Cattle
273 Butchers Lambs
40 Lamb Carcasses
35 Prime Pigs
Huntley’s buys reserve champion prime lambs for Christmas
Huntley’s Country Stores in Samlesbury will be serving up top-notch prime lamb cuts in its butchery department this Christmas after the award-winning Whalley Road outlet snapped up the reserve supreme champions in the annual Christmas prime lamb show at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sun, Nov 30)
The trio of 41kg Beltex-cross lambs, first prize winners in the 40kg or more Continental-cross trimmed class, were shown by Ian and Mary Lancaster, of Coldcoats Farm, Wiswell, in the shadow of Pendle Hill, and their 14-year-old son Richard, who attends Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe.
FAWCETT FAMILY TRIUMPH AT SKIPTON CHRISTMAS PRIME BEEF SHOWCASE
As supreme champion buyer Keelham Farm Shop makes history
History was made at Skipton Auction Mart’s prestigious Christmas show and sale of prime cattle when Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, paid a show-topping £3,164, or £5.60 per kilo, for the supreme champion to make it an unprecedented clean sweep of 12 successive prime beef title-winning purchases at every single monthly show this year.
A nice entry forward for sale and a sharp trade too. Any strong lambs were very well bid for as the list of prices below shows, several notable pens including David Walmsley, Worston selling 123 Texels in one pen at £70 each, and James Hall, Darnbrook selling 101 Mule Wethers in one pen at £66.80 each. Strong Horned lambs up around £50.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 4,854 Head Comprising 4483 Store Lambs, 336 Gimmer Lambs & 35 Breeding Sheep
Next Sale is Wednesday 10th December – Entry of 4,000 expected.
Entries close Monday 1st December.
65 Prime cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 55 Cast Cattle
5,026 Prime Sheep comprising 4,642 Prime Lambs, 384 Cast Ewes & Rams
72 Rearing Calves
43 Dairy Cattle inc Christmas Show
6 Loads of produce