Craven Dairy Auction (21 head)
A strong show of milkers on show today and pre-sale judge Edward Fort had his work cut out finding his favourite. In the end he picked a cracker of Grafeeti heifer from Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk which sold for the sale high of £2150, which sold to Brian Blezard of Ribchester. Reserve Champion went to the returning Samantha Sugden of Laycock again a grafeeti daughter and giving 29kg sold to the Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury. Other noted heifers came from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton selling his sweet 30kg heifer to the Sowray Bros for £1800, Brian Moorhouse’s other consignment a 30kg Miguel daughter out of a 85 point cow sold for £1950 again to the Sowray Bros. David Fort of Glusburn sold three cows with the best, a 3rd Calver giving 30 litres reached £1800 to Stephen and George Breare of Silsden Moor
Another cracker in prospect for CCM Christmas primestock highlight
Skipton Auction Mart is again looking forward with great anticipation to the climax of its primestock year, the annual Christmas shows and sales, on Sunday, November 26.
Entries for the 2017 highlight have now closed and the mart reports that there is once again extensive interest across all livestock classes from the cream of the region’s cattle and sheep farmers, who prepare their charges purposely for the high profile festive showcase.
Fortnightly Sale of 4,219 Store Lambs & 480 Breeding Sheep & Rams
Forward: 4,699 Head, Overall av £56.41
A cracking sale for Mid November with still a large line up of 4,219 store lambs alongside nearly 500 breeding sheep attracting a good company of buyers and a fast trade ensued. Best Continental Store lambs into the 70’s, strong Suffolks and Texels in the mid 60’s, as were the best pens of Mules and Mashams including a pen of 112 mules at £65 each from James Harrison, Weston. Mid to long keep lambs have also been better to sell this last few sales as seasonal buyers get clear ground to graze. Horned lambs found a very strong following.
77 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Prime Bulls & 56 Cast Cattle including 2 Cast Bulls.
3,750 Prime Sheep comprising 3398 Prime Lambs & 352 Cast Ewes & Rams.
73 Rearing Calves.
2 Loads of produce.
Upsall herd dominates Skipton pedigree Beef Shorthorn highlight
The Upsall pedigree Beef Shorthorn herd, Britain’s oldest, was the headline performer at the North of England Beef Shorthorn Club’s eighth annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Nov 9)
Owned by The Hon Gerald Turton at The Grange, Upsall, near Thirsk, the herd won two of the three heifer show classes, one of which went on to be crowned supreme champion, sold another for the day’s top price of 6,500gns, plus another at 6,000gns – both eclipsing last year’s centre record price of at 5,900gns.