Malhamdale success at Skipton Christmas lamb carcase highlight
Malhamdale sheep farmer Michael Hall, of Scosthrop, was supreme champion in the annual lamb carcase competition staged as part of Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas primestock shows and sales. (Sun, Nov 26)
Ireland family Skipton Christmas prime lamb champions sell at £520 each
Father and son Richard and Mark Ireland, of Heys Farm, Whalley, landed their first-ever festive prime lamb supreme championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas primestock show. (Sun, Nov 26)
Young James, 3, crowned supreme champion at CCM prime cattle festive highlight
Victor sells for all-time record Christmas show high
A three-year-old boy owned the supreme champion heifer shown by his mother at Skipton Auction Mart’s Christmas prime cattle show and sale – the annual high profile highlight attended by independent retail butchers and meat wholesalers again seeking top quality beef for their customers’ Christmas tables. (Sun, Nov 26)
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 382 head of cattle
Comprising: 86 Young Feeding Bulls, 21 Beef Feeding Cows, 269 Bullocks & Heifers, & 6 Breeding Cattle.
79 Bulls of the 86 forward under 12 months of age and the strength and quality of the 2016 spring born calves improving every sale. Top price of the January born bulls was a Limousin x from JA&JM Wade & Son, Cononley. James Huck of Austwick sold his first draws 4 continental cross bulls born January to March 2016 to average £1143. Smaller bulls £720 to £970 throughout the sale. Overall aver of the under 12 month bulls was £933.
67 Prime cattle comprising 26 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 40 Cast Cattle
4,104 Prime Sheep comprising 3,802 Prime Lambs & 302 Cast Ewes & Rams
47 Rearing Calves
21 Dairy Cattle
3 Loads of produce