Smashing dairy day for Sally Wellock at Skipton Auction Mart
Craven Dairy Auction regular and multiple past champion, Sally Wellock, who runs the Harehills pedigree herd at West House Farm, Oldfield, above Keighley, was the standout performer when hitting £2,300 twice at the latest show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Monday, April 29)
She first stepped up with the reserve champion newly calven heifer, a 30-litre daughter of Picardus, out of a Harehills Ethel, who claimed the opening joint top £2,300 price tag when selling locally to regular buyer John Howard, of Heslaker.
46 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle
3245 Prime Sheep comprising 177 Spring Lamb, 2401 Prime Hoggs, 93 Mature Hoggs & 574 Cast Ewes & Rams. 42 Rearing Calves. 14 Dairy Cattle. 827 Breeding Sheep comprising 309 Sheep with 518 Lambs at foot. 3 Loads of produce.
827 Breeding Sheep (comprising 309 Sheep with 518 Lambs at foot)
Another good entry of breeding sheep forward for sale, and like last week, a good mixture of young sheep with lambs and older sheep. Best of the Mule Hoggs with Singles came from Robert Johnson Felliscliffe selling at £180 the outfit, cloely followed by Messrs Gratton Warsill with two pens at £175 and one at £170. Ian Townson Settle also making £170 twice. Other decent types in the £160’s and some farming types £130-£140. Best of the Continental Shearlings were two pens of homebred Texels with twin Beltex Lambs from Simon Bennett Silsden Moor. These outfits ideal for inclusion in a flock being Enzo and Toxo, Hep P. Both pens sold for £270 per outfit with another at £230.
Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)
What a great day in the dairy ring. Sally Wellock of Oakworth hits £2300 twice.
A healthy show of dairy stock in the main ring today with a nice show of newly calven cattle tied up in the shippon. 1st prize in the pre sale show went to a cracking heifer from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton, by Bossman and giving 32 litres she went on to sell for £1950 to Eric Marshall of Dacre. The reserve champion heifer from Sally Wellock of Oakworth found many admirers, giving 30 litres and by Picardus she went on to sell for £2300 to John Howard of Heslaker, 2 lots later she produced the goods again with a tremendous 2nd Calver giving 42 litres selling for the same price of £2300 this time to Aubrey Greenhalgh. The last cow from Wellock’s then found a home at £1980 with the Hartley family of Beamsley.
24 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle.
2345 Prime Sheep comprising 42 Spring Lamb, 2026 Prime Hoggs & 277 Cast Ewes & Rams.
46 Rearing Calves.
1184 Breeding Sheep comprising 456 Sheep with 728 Lambs at foot.
2 Loads of produce.