Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 466 head of cattle
Comprising: 166 Young Feeding Bulls, 13 Beef Feeding Cows, 283 Bullocks & Heifers, & 4 Breeding Cattle.
At Skipton Mart on Wednesday, CCM Auctions held their fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding Cattle where a good lambing time entry was forward for sale. Young bulls were a sharp trade in the morning with a full ringside contingent in attendance and keen for cattle. Top was a Pathanaise Bull from Brian Lund selling for £1245. Beef Bred Feeding cows were a good selection, with 13 forward for sale topping at £1170 from James Towler and a great average of £1003 across the board.
41 Prime cattle comprising 16 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 20 Cast Cattle.
2,782 Prime Sheep comprising 2,477 Prime Hoggs, 305 Cast Ewes & Rams.
679 Breeding Sheep.
30 Rearing Calves: B&W av £74.09 Cont av £335 Native av £192.50.
28 Dairy Cattle: Ped N/C Hfrs (av £1641): to £1820; N/C Hfrs (av £1617.33): to £1900; N/C Cows (av £1515): to £1680.
16 Loads of produce.
679 Breeding Sheep (249 Ewes with 430 lambs)
The largest show seen so far, with the trade brisk and very similar to recent weeks. Thomas Boothman’s Annual Consignment created much interest and sold to a top of £240 for Shearlings with Twins, and a further four pens at £230 each.
Shlg with twins to £240, £230 x4, £220x2, £215 T Boothman
Shlgs and Singles to £170x2 T Boothman; £140 R Wallbank
Correct with Twins to £230x2 215,£210, £205 T Boothman; £170 JW Hall
Correct with Singles to £170 T Boothman; £142 A Midgley; £132 RG Johnson & Son
B/M with Singles to £115 D Haigh
Beltex Correct with Singles to £175 AV Bailey
Suffolk Correct with Twins to £150 FM Shepherd
Correct with Twins to £178 T Bootman; £162 JW Hall
Correct with Singles to £125 W Rathmell; £108 RG Johnson & Son
B/M with Twins to £138 J Baines;
B/M with Singles to £108 R Peel
Zwartbles with Twins to £170 A Midgley
Masham correct with Singles to £110 A Midgley
30 Rearing Calves: B&W av £74.09 Cont av £335 Native av £192.50
28 Dairy Cattle: Ped N/C Hfrs (av £1641): to £1820; N/C Hfrs (av £1617.33): to £1900; N/C Cows (av £1515): to £1680
Milkers out in force at latest Craven Dairy Auction
A virtually full shippon of milkers produced a welcome strong trade at the main March Craven Dairy Auction show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, March 27)
Brian and Judith Moorhouse’s Aireburn pedigree Holstein herd in Bell Busk secured its first dairy championship of the year with the first prize newly calven heifer, Aireburn Gerard Honeysuckle, home-bred to the Genus bull, Shillview Gerard, the first time the sire had been used by the family. A fortnight calved and giving 32 litres, the victor made £1,800 when joining the show judge, Brian Blezard, of Ribchester,