19 Prime cattle comprising 11 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 8 Cast Cattle.
2,463 Prime Sheep comprising 31 Spring Lambs, 2005 Old Season Lambs, 427 Cast Ewes & Rams.
861 Breeding Sheep.
73 Rearing Calves.
861 Breeding Sheep
A much increased entry today for the weekly sale but easily dealt with as the sale ring was rammed to the rafters with customers looking for sheep. More younger ewes and hoggs with lambs at foot now starting to come forward and plenty of buyers for them, best of the mule hoggs & singles £200 plus today, 36 outfits of Mule Hoggs & Singles av £195.97. As ever older ewes with strong lambs were keenly sought.
Rearing Calves to £500 (73)
B&W av £84.07 Cont av £347.80 Native av £218
Shaun Sowray of Sowray Bros from Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton presented the Champion calf this morning for the CCM Easter show. The Calf sired by Brennand General (owned by the Walker family at Dunsop Bridge) stood out in the class, and the ring selling to the sale high of £500 to Andrew Houseman of Darley. Reserve Champion from Fred and Mark Houseman of Burton Leonard took the reserve championship with another impressive calf which sold for £450 to Mr Houseman again. Blue Heifers were led by the Houseman family again with their sweet heifer calf reaching £450 selling to the Abbott Bros of Dacre. 11 of 23 Blue Bulls over £400 and 10 Blue heifers over £350.
Skipton rearing calf show produces another Sowray champion
The Sowray dairy farming brothers bagged yet another Skipton rearing calf championship at the mart’s Easter Monday show and sale. (April 17)
Harry serves up another Skipton champion for Calderdale farming brothers
Calderdale farming brothers David and Stephen Hollings, of Spinks Hill Farm, Pecket Well, Hebden Bridge, claimed another championship at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Apr 12)
It came in the Spring store cattle show with the Hollings brothers’ first prize British Blue-cross heifer by Littlebank Harry, who was also responsible for their victor in a young bulls show at Skipton last month.