38 Prime cattle comprising 5 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 33 Cast Cattle;
2,191 Prime Sheep comprising 2,015 Spring Lambs, 176 Cast Sheep;
68 Rearing Calves;
4 Loads of produce;
Forward: 366 head of cattle
Comprising: 110 Young Feeding Bulls, 194 Bullocks & Heifers, 1 Feeding Cow & 61 Breeding Cattle
At Skipton Mart on Wednesday, CCM Auctions conducted their fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding Cattle where a useful entry was presented to a very keen ringside of buyers. Young Bulls easily up kept the rates of last sale, with the premium types being a shade dearer.
Bullocks and Heifers although forward in decent number for the time of year were still way short of the requirements of buyers at the ringside, yearling cattle again looking particularly good to sell.
50 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 48 Cast Cattle & 1 Feeding Bull. 1,838 Prime Sheep comprising 1,667 Spring Lambs, 171 Cast Ewes & Rams. 57 Rearing Calves. 32 Dairy Cattle. 2 Loads of produce.
Rearing Calves to £640 (57)
B&W av £139.68 Cont av £471 Native av £238
Well it’s happened again with calves dearer still on the week. A fantastic show of black and whites met the same flying trade that we saw last week with the best of bunch being a 1mth 8 day old Friesian from Michael Heron, Bramhope hitting a new high of £280 and Anthony Bolland, Bolton Abbey also having a flyer with a Holstein bull to £260. B&W average today £139.68 with 70% of B&W’s over £100’s.
A quality run from Hartley’s of Beamsley saw their Angus bulls and heifers sell well to £290 and av £254 for his run of 8.
Skipton rearing calf trade excels yet again
Rearing calf selling prices at Skipton Auction Mart continue to exceed all expectations.
While dairy trade remains adversely affected by the uncertainty over milk prices, the mart’s calf trade is anything but, with some heady prices again achieved for dairy-bred entries and all calves in the 57-strong turnout dearer still on the week at Monday’s latest fixture. (June 22)
In the Continental-cross section, British Blue youngsters were again out in force, with an average age of 35 days and quality of the highest order on parade.