Craven Dairy Auction Christmas Show 42 head to £2500. Weekly Calf Sale 72 head to £400
B&W av £56.46 Cont av £246 Native av £165
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 429 head of cattle
Comprising: 128 Young Feeding Bulls, 3 Grazing Cows, 286 Bullocks & Heifers, 12 Breeding Cattle
A great November entry of Store cattle were forward at CCM Auctions Fortnightly Sale held at Skipton on Wednesday. A younger entry of bulls were a decent trade with less of the top end strong stuff in the entry, but quality sold well and commercial types had plenty of bidders.
In the stores, good older cattle were dearer than the previous sale, whilst suckled calves were forward in good numbers and heifers found a nice enquiry form a full ringside of buyers. To highlight the crowded ringside, there were 70 successful different purchasers on the day drawn from Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire together with the usual good contingent of local men.
49 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 43 Cast Cattle
5,102 Prime Sheep comprising 4,705 Prime Lambs, 397 Cast Ewes & Rams
31 Rearing Calves
4 Loads of produce
Forward: 6,517 Head – 5,072 Store Lambs & 1,445 Breeding Sheep
Next Sale is Wednesday 26th November – Entry of 6,000 expected.
Entries close Monday 17th November
Plenty of late Autumn grass and a timely lift in prime sheep prices together with a large company of southern based buyers helped to raise store sheep trade by some £3 to £5 per head today, when good entry ofover 6000 sheep were forward for the early November sale of Store & Breeding Sheep.
75 Rearing Calves
31 Dairy Cattle
A packed market full of livestock at CCM Skipton today with all three selling rings in operation and nearly every pen was used at some stage in the day with stock for sale. There were 309 different sellers and buyers present in the mart successfully trading away, so take a look at today’s report then bring your stock next week to Skipton.