Crisp class shines though with another Craven Dairy Auction champion
Malhamdale dairy farmer Robert Crisp bounced back with another championship coup at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction show and sale. (Mon, Nov 6)
Just a fortnight after bagging a champion and reserve champion double at the previous dairy show, Mr Crisp, who runs his commercial dairy herd at Nelson Farm, Calton, claimed yet another title with his first prize newly calven heifer, like many of his previous victors by a well-bred son of the renowned Genus dairy sire, PIcston Shottle.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 4282 Head, Overall av £54.79
A large contingent of travelled buyers meant for a swifter trade on average today. A lighter show of lambs certainly concentrated the trade but a full ringside of buyers was present from the start to the finish of the sale. The top price came for a pen of ¾ Beltex lambs of TB Moorhouse at Dacre for £79. Mules were better to sell with a strong average of £53.91 with lots of pens mid to late £50’s with the last consignment of mules through the ring from JW Hall seeing his lambs reach £58. Suffolk and continental lambs were on the receiving end of a firmer trade with a number of dairy and arable farmers contesting strongly for healthy medium keep lambs.
Forward - 1051 Breeding Sheep & 38 Rams ........... A good entry of breeding sheep for the early November sale, and included a nice entry of 800 Mule Gimmer Lambs for what is effectively our 5th fortnightly sale. Trade for these was much sharper than the two previous sales and an overall average of £67.31 reflects a healthy late season bounce in trade. Best end £80 to £90, and anything smart or loking stronger for the time of year was £70 plus. Rams were also a good trade for late season with the pick of the day a Swaledale Shearling Ram from Roy Nelson selling for 500gns, and the main of Texel Shearling either side fo 300gns, whilst a run of Texel ram lambs from Procters Farms created a stir and all found new homes at a good average of £275 topping at 320gns.