Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 481 head of cattle
Comprising: 133 Young Feeding Bulls, 329 Bullocks & Heifers, 1 Feeding Cows & 18 Breeding Cattle.
CCM Auctions held their fortnightly cattle sale at Skipton on Wednesday where 481 head were forward for sale. Short keep cattle held their value well in the face of reduced prime returns, the quality younger cattle were a sharp trade whilst additional buyers were at the ringside looking for summer grazing cattle.
20 Prime cattle comprising 9 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle.
2,078 Prime Sheep comprising 27 Spring Lambs, 1744 Hoggs, 307 Cast Ewes & Rams.
1,053 Breeding Sheep comprising 382 Sheep with 671 lambs at foot.
64 Rearing Calves to £435 x 2 (64) B&W av £102.5 Cont av £326 Native av £217.2.
25 Dairy Cattle.
10 Loads of produce.
Rearing Calves to £435 x 2 (64)
B&W av £102.5 Cont av £326 Native av £217.2
Bank holiday fails to disappoint once again with a strong trade throughout the sale. John Marshall, Dacre and Alan from Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey tied for the top price with two British Blue calves which were bid all the way to £435 each. Herefords and Angus’s were all well bid at with Richard Spence, Sutton In Craven topping the Herefords with a stonking calf at £330 and John Dodgson, Bank Newton topping the Angus section at £280.
Black and whites were up on the week despite last weeks searing trade averaging £102.5 today with the top at £165 for a Friesian Bull from Stephen Marshall, West End with 10 over £100 and the bottom at an impressive £48.
1,053 Sheep comp 382 Sheep with 671 lambs at foot.
The largest show of the season so far on Bank Holiday Monday attracted a good ringside of customers, however they were more cautious than of late with grass still in short supply. Anything with strong lambs was best to sell, but more commercial types were cheaper on the week by around £5-£8 per life.
Today we held the Easter Show and judging was undertaken by Mr John Turner of Draughton. His choice as first prize pen of Continental Sheep with lambs were top price of £255 per outfit consigned by Mr Thomas Boothman of Linton. Thomas Boothman had a further 9 pens selling for £200 and £235 per outfit & Johnny Metcalfe selling for £200 per outfit. Full list of results below.
Boothman repeat bonanza at Skipton ewes with lambs opener
Linton’s Thomas Boothman was once again the leading performer by far at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening show and sale of ewes with lambs at foot when retaining both the championship and reserve championship. He was also lifting the title for the third year in succession at the bank holiday highlight. (Mon, March 28)