Forward: 599 head of cattle
Comprising: 201 Young Feeding Bulls, 27 Beef Feeding Cows, 368 Bullocks & Heifers, & 3 Breeding Cattle.
Feeding Bull trade very similar with a stronger entry and fewer high quality cattle in the entry. The few smaller end cattle were the best trade of the day whilst the top under 12 months bulls made £1100-£1225. Second draw heavier bulls a shade less on the fortnight.
78 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 55 Cast Cattle incl 2 Mature Bulls.
3,648 Prime Sheep comprising 55 Spring Lambs, 3163 Old Season Lambs & 430 Cast Ewes & Rams.
705 Breeding Sheep.
50 Rearing Calves.
7 Dairy Cattle.
7 Loads of produce.
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
Mark Smith took the top honours in the dairy sale today with a cracking home bred heifer giving 32kg selling to John Howard of Heslaker Farm, Skipton for £2000. The 2nd prize heifer from the Newbirks herd of David, Claire and Suzy Lawson which was calved 10 days and 31 litres and sold to Ken Throup of Woofa Bank Farm, Silsden Moor for £1950.
Despite being light on numbers a handy contingent of buyers was ringside for the milkers on offer.
Robert Towers field day at CCM Skipton
Red Rose breeder claims double success in Easter prime lambs show
Red Rose sheep farmer Robert Towers, of Camp House Farm, Farleton, near Lancaster, had a field day at Skipton Auction Mart, on Monday, when exhibiting both the champion and reserve champions at the headline Easter prime lambs show, along with the first prize pen of pairs at the opening show of ewes with lambs at foot. (March 26)
Roles reversed at latest Craven Dairy Auction
Principal honours were reversed at the second March Craven Dairy Auction show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart, on Monday, March 26, when Mark Smith, of Rookery Farm, Winterburn, won the championship and the Lawson family, from Mill Farm, Arthington, the reserve championship.