Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 521 head of cattle
Comprising: 137 Young Feeding Bulls, 336 Bullocks & Heifers, 4 Feeding Cows, 44 Breeding Cattle inc 22 Suckler Breeding Cattle.
Jayne Pick bull the pick on price at Skipton multi-breed beef showcase
Skipton Auction Mart’s 2015 pedigree beef season came to a close with the Ling Fields Beef Cattle Fair, the annual multi-breeds show and sale of beef breeding cattle, when interest among a discerning audience centred around mobile, natural bulls ready to go straight to work.
Lawson four-timer at Craven Dairy Auction
A fourth Craven Dairy Auction championship of 2015 fell to the Wharfedale-based Newbirks pedigree Holstein herd, the reigning Craven Cattle Marts’ Dairy Farmers of the Year, at the main May show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. Father and daughter David and Suzy Lawson, of Mill Farm, Arthington, saw their first prize newly calven heifer, Newbirks Gertie 321, by the home-bred Braedale Goldwyn son, Newbirks Jazwyn, progress to become overall champion courtesy of show judge Stephen Coates, of Baildon Moor, who then backed his judgment at the ringside when securing his chosen victor, 19 days calved and giving 32 litres, for £1,800.
581 Breeding Sheep
A busy sale for late in the season saw 229 Hoggs, Shearlings and Ewes with 352 Lambs at Foot presented for sale. The sale ring was packed and older sheep with strong lambs were keenly sought, but trade for Hoggs and Lambs has certainly become quieter in the last few weeks. As ever please advise entries to the mart office by 12noon Friday for inclusion in the online catalogue.
Today we held our special late season show and sale of single sheep with lambs at foot. The following awards were given:
1st JM Daggett £180; 2nd C Nelson & Son £150; 3rd JW Stockdale & Son £200
1st JH&J Bland £180; 2nd JH&J Bland £170
Rearing Calves to £460
B&W av £85 Cont av £362 Native av £251.50
Small Show of calves forward following the calf show with a lot of farmers with one eye on their silage. However trade was strong not quite that of Show week but a couple of strong Simmental heifers topped the bidding today from John Blackwell, Gargrave 1mth and 28 days making £460 with Alf and Andrew Townsend just pipped with their bull at £455.
Black and Whites and Angus’ continue their strong trend with some planer calves than what has been previously seen still averaging £85 and £251.50 Respectively.