22 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 2 Cast Cattle
1,398 Prime Sheep comprising 412 Prime Lambs, 695 Prime Hoggs & 291 Cast Ewes & Rams
56 Rearing Calves
258 Breeding Sheep
4 Dairy Cattle
Ravensgate Mars sparkles to bag Craven Dairy Auction title
Peter Baul, who trades as M Baul & Partners and runs the Ravensgate pedigree Holstein herd at Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, picked up his first Craven Dairy Auction championship of 2018 at the late May show. (Monday, May 28).
John Bland five-timer at Skipton ewes with lambs bank holiday show
Derbyshire’s John Bland notched up a fabulous five-timer on his annual visit to Skipton Auction Mart’s late season bank holiday show and sale of single ewes with lambs at foot. (Monday, May 28)
Mr Bland, of Crowden House Farm, Crowden, won the horned show class for the fifth year in succession with a Swaledale shearling ewe by a home-bred ram with her single pure-bred gimmer lamb at foot, got by a Paul Ewbank tup. The pair sold locally for £225 to Jeff Throup on Silsden Moor.
TOTAL: 914 Head of Cattle inc:
811 Feeding Cattle (216 Young Bulls, 66 Beef Feeding Cows, 528 Bullocks & Heifers) 114 Beef Breeding Cattle.
Feeding Bulls – still a keen demand from buyers looking to keep bull pens full. Bulls under 10 months averaged £1025 with 2 November born British Blue crosses the pick from John and Gill Huck of Hubberholme at £1300. Bulls 11 to 12 months averaged £1002with a top of £1300 from Alan Lodge of Malham Moor.
Simpson Blue bull charges to 4,900gns top price at Skipton
Seven pedigree and pure-bred bulls featured among the turnout at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale. It was a five-year-old British Blue from Bernard Simpson, of Pateley Bridge, that proved the real eye-catcher when selling locally for 4,900gns to Frankland Farms in Rathmell.