CCM Auctions Conducted their Monthly Sale of 105 Stirks, Weaned Calves and Young Store Cattle
A busy grass day meant for a quieter ringside of buyers for today’s sale. Trade was also impeded by the falling finished beef price with most buyers looking to buy cattle for less. Best well grown cattle for their age could still make good money. Thomas Atkins would see £300+ for some lovely runs of Friesian bullocks with Suckler bred cattle selling away nicely for well shaped consignments from vendors such as Messrs Cornforth of Thornton seeing £825 for some British Blue heifers and Messrs Ireland of Waddington seeing a pen of yearling bullocks to £730.
Rearing Calves to £400 X5 (42)
B&W av £150 Cont av £366.52 Native av £164.14
£400 seemed to be the stopping point for best calves today with five bulls realising this price throughout the sale. David Smith of Sutton in Craven had a cracking pen of Charolais calves presented today with two making £400 and averaging £393 for his run.
27 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle. 1,891 Prime Sheep comprising 1,628 Spring Lamb & 263 Cast Ewes & Rams. 42 Rearing Calves. 60 Breeding Sheep.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 368 head of cattle
Comprising: 319 Feeding Cattle (120 Young Bulls, 20 Beef Feeding Cows, 179 Bullocks & Heifers) & 49 Breeding Cattle.
49 Prime cattle comprising 18 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 27 Cast Cattle.
1340 Prime Sheep comprising 1071 Spring Lamb, & 269 Hoggs, Cast Ewes & Rams.
65 Rearing Calves.
77 Breeding Sheep.