Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of 2,637 Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 2,637 Head, (Overall av £51.26)
A sharper trade all round and a full ringside of customers all eager for sheep. Stronger lambs good to sell, especially Mules which were sharper than the previous sale. Quite a few folk with end of season lambs that found a good enquiry for customers looking for the longer keep type of lamb. A very mixed show of horned lambs saw a few pens of stronger end in the £40’s but generally they were longer keep sorts.
Craven Dairy Auction (40 head)
The Christmas Dairy Show at Craven Cattle Marts can be deemed as a great success with the Craven Cattle Marts Perpetual Trophy won by none other than regular supporter of CCM Robert Crisp of Calton in Malhamdale. David Hall of Conistone Cold was our judge for the Pre-Sale Show with Mr Crisps 27kg, 15 day calved Homebred Heifer selling to Alf and Andrew Townsend of Southfield for £2150.
Reserve Champion, a Shottle Daughter from Brian and Judith Moorhouse of Bell Busk was second in show and sold for £2000 which sold to William Oldfield of Stocks Enterprises, Gisburn.
129 Prime cattle comprising 62 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 64 Cast Cattle incl 2 Cast Bulls.
4,863 Prime Sheep comprising 4,478 Prime Lambs, 385 Cast Ewes & Rams.
60 Rearing Calves.
40 Dairy Cattle.
5 Loads of Produce.
Crisp champion a cracker at Christmas Craven Dairy Auction
The annual Christmas Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart was a cracker, with some solid trade achieved for the 40-strong entry. (Mon, Nov 28)
The Craven Cattle Marts Perpetual Trophy for the festive fixture champion was won by the first prize newly calven heifer from Malhamdale’s Robert Crisp, who runs his commercial dairy herd at Nelson Farm, Calton, and who was stepping up on his reserve championship success at the previous dairy show.
Gambles roll out champions again at Skipton Christmas cast ewe show
Annual festive shows for cast ewes and cull cows again figured on Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas show programme, when the headline performers were Easingwold husband and wife, Ken and Hazel Gamble, who won the sheep championship for an unprecedented fourth year in succession. (Mon, Nov 29)