56 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 47 Cast Cattle
2,856 Prime Sheep comprising 2,225 Prime Lambs, 35 Hoggs & 596 Cast Ewes & Rams
57 Rearing Calves
Forward: 342 head of cattle
Comprising: 101 Young Feeding Bulls, 165 Bullocks & Heifers, 74 Breeding Cattle & 2 Grazing Cows.
The store bull trade was in line with expectations with correct age and farm assured cattle still looking well sold against current prime returns. Store Cattle a good trade and continuing to resist the falling prime cattle market, with smart well grown bullocks & heifers receiving a good following.
25 Prime cattle comprising 24 Cast Cattle & 1 Feeding Bull
1784 Prime Sheep comprising 1374 Prime Lambs, 16 Old Season Lambs, 394 Cast Ewes & Rams
52 Rearing Calves
66 Dairy Cattle
Craven Dairy Auction (66 head)
The Sun was shining and bids were flying. 66 Head were forward at the BOCM Dairy Sale with 51 In Milk and 15 In Calf Cows and Heifers and 1 Pedigree Friesian Bull. Of the Usual Newly Calven Dairy cattle Samantha Sugden of Laycock topped the tree with not only the championship but also top price of the day with £2900. The Heifer a Pedigree daughter of Bolton was calved 19 days and giving 35litres was eventually snapped up by Stephen and Edward Jeanes of Glusburn. The second prize newly calven heifer from Brian Moorhouse didn’t fail to impress with it forging a path to £2600.
In the Newly Calven Cows Andrew Jennings of Fountains was the victor and was judged reserve champion. The pedigree second calver was bought by Wick Williams for £1980.
Sammy Sugden wins Craven Dairy Auction title at first attempt
Up and coming dairy farmer Sammy Sugden made her first-ever foray into show arena at Skipton Auction Mart’s main June sale – and crowned it with an remarkable debut championship success.