Craven Dairy Auction (31 head)
A small show of milkers today but a boat load of buyers for them. Milkers found some fierce bidding with Peter Baul’s week calved heifer topping proceedings at £1720 giving 25 litres. Incalf cattle were good to sell with D&P Brown of Ramsgill seeing their heifer top the section at £1250 with Duncan Holme next at £1180. Incalf cows from the Brown family of Earby found their 6th Calver incalf cows harder to place topping at £720.
An increased entry of Ewes with Lambs @ foot for this week’s sale attracted a larger ringside of buyers a similar trade was also see to the week before. Best single outfits equivalent of £75-£90 per life. Best twins £65 per life and commercial types £50-£60 per life. Top price for twins today was £200 for a correct Charlollais x Ewe with Beltex lambs from Stephen Pepper of Oxenhope, the same vendor sold Beltex x Charollais Ewes with single Cont x lambs for £180. Messrs Shepherd of Pateley Bridge sold Suffolk ewes with singles for £160 and texel ewes with twins for £180 on two occasions. Richard Umpleby of Killinghall sold two pens of Suffolk ewes with twins for £180.
92 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 69 Cast Cattle.
2,703 Prime Sheep comprising 2392 Prime Hoggs, 311 Cast Ewes & Rams.
92 Breeding Sheep.
45 Rearing Calves.
31 Dairy Cattle.
10 Loads of produce.
Peter Baul bags first Craven Dairy Auction title of 2017
Peter Baul’s Ravensgate pedigree Holstein Friesian dairy herd bagged its first Craven Dairy Auction championship of the year at the main February show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Feb 27)
Pup sets new record price of 2,000gns at Skipton working dogs sale
Ireland leads the way, as broken dogs sell to 4,700gns
A 4,700gns (£4,935) top call for a broken dog and a 2,000gns (£2,100) new record high for a youngster sold in the unbroken pup pen were the dual highlights of another highly successful working sheep dog sale, the annual winter and opening 2017 fixture at Skipton Auction Mart. (Fri, Feb 24)