CCM Skipton cements impact in cattle sales arena
High health status herds now key to both vendors and buyers
Skipton Auction Mart continues to cement its growing impact as a centre of excellence for cattle sales, with a successful 2017 pedigree beef season under its belt and strong fortnightly Wednesday sales being seen across the summer months.
68 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle.
2,854 Prime Sheep comprising 2,347 Spring Lambs, 97 Old Season Lambs & Mature Hoggs, 410 Cast Ewes & Rams
46 Rearing Calves
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 659 head of cattle
Comprising: 121 Young Feeding Bulls, 18 Beef Feeding Cows, 369 Bullocks & Heifers, & 151 Breeding Cattle.
A great sale for June with 659 head of cattle sold. Young Bulls were first to sell and were easily sold to a large contingent of buyers, the stronger sorts were £1100 plus, and an overall average of £1037 showed the strength of the trade. A lighter show of cows topped at £1180 for a nice Limousin from Jonathan Townley of Clapham, closely followed at £1100 for a Charolais x from D Pawson, Billinge.
Heady turnout of 659 at Skipton cattle highlight
Cattle numbers passing through Skipton Auction Mart show no signs of letting up and the latest fortnightly Wednesday sale attracted a very high turnout for the time of year with 659 head forward and all successfully sold. (June 21)
The fixture incorporated a well-supported sale of 151 beef breeding cattle, including significant standalone consignments of cows with calves at foot, which were eagerly sought by returning buyers.
Another Harehills champion at Craven Dairy Auction
Sally Wellock, who runs the Harehills pedigree dairy herd at West House Farm, Oldfield, near Keighley, picked up her second Craven Dairy Auction championship of the year at the second June show at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, June 19)