Forward: 182 head of cattle
Comprising: 73 Young Feeding Bulls, 2 Beef Feeding Cows & 107 Bullocks & Heifers.
A very tidy end to the year with cattle in high demand and numbers way short of requirements. Strong bulls very good to sell, medium to long keep bulls similar to previous weeks.
In the stores everything was dearer as feeders looked to stock up sheds before Christmas. A nice show of cattle for the new year sale with a lot of strong sorts entered together with many annual consignments of yearling cattle for longer term keep. Catalogues online from Thursday 22nd December.
16 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 3 Cast Cattle.
3,879 Prime Sheep comprising 3,439 Prime Lambs, 440 Cast Ewes & Rams.
22 Rearing Calves.
5 Loads of produce.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Addingham Sheep Breeders Annual Show & Sale of a Mule Wether/Store Lamb.
Forward: 1,675 Head, Overall av £51.98
Today was also the annual show of the Addingham Sheep Breeders Charity Mule Wether lamb Sale where all the proceeds were in aid of Manorlands hospice. A great thanks to all that presented lambs for sale today and to all who donated items for sale.
Baa-gains galore as annual charity lambs nets over £3,500
Big-hearted bidders were far from sheepish in their support for Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association’s tenth annual charity lamb show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart, when a resounding £3,509, the highest in recent years, was raised for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, Keighley.
Rearing Calves to £400 (79)
B&W av £50.03 Cont av £332.8 Native av £184.75
Good trade for calves today with first quality calves selling away well. Johnny Moon from Wigglesworth topped the days trade with a run of ten calves peaking at £400 and all his bulls £370+ today. Black and Whites were not quite as fiery as last week but still good to sell with again first quality knocking on into £60+ were as second quality were penalised.