38 Prime cattle (comprising 38 Cast Cattle).
3,598 Prime Sheep (comprising 2,725 Prime Lambs and 873 Cast Ewes & Rams).
58 Rearing Calves.
2 loads of produce.
Monthly Livestock Only Sale - Forward – 110 Cattle inc 7 Cows & Calves; 78 Store & Breeding Sheep & 3 Alpacas
A three-year-old Border Collie bitch named Tock ticked all the right boxes to clock up the day’s top price of 4,000 guineas (£4,200) at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual summer sale of working sheep dogs. (Fri, July 18).
The classy May, 2011-born black and white bitch put in a near flawless performance on the trials field in the hands of Shaun Richards, who runs Pen-y-Borough Sheep Dogs in Eldroth, near Settle in North Craven.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle.
Forward: 361 head of cattle.
Comprising: 88 Young Feeding Bulls, 235 Bullocks & Heifers, 33 Breeding Cattle & 5 Grazing Cows.
A cracking mid-summer sale saw a full attendance of buyers at the ringside. The Special Prize Show helped to attract a good quality entry and feeders were keen to top sheds up before harvest time kicks into full swing. Young Bulls averaged £915 across the board, whilst quality bullocks and heifers were keenly contested and younger cattle again found customers in good heart having grass in abundance. Another tidy show of Breeding Cattle were a similar trade to the previous sale.
Craven Dairy Auction (52 head)
Yet again a big entry for Skipton Dairy Auction with 52 Head forward. Despite a number of buyers away snatching 2nd Cut silage or Hay trade remained good, with topping prices of £3,000 for the Champion from David and Claire Lawson, and £2,000 for an Incalf 2nd Calver from J Whittaker, Laneshawbridge. The champion chosen by Stephen Coates of Baildon Moor was a Newly Calven Pedigree Heifer giving 32L from the Lawson family and was hard fought over by keen supporters of Lawson Cattle and was snapped up by the Jeanes family.