Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Early Breeding Sheep
Forward: 6,583 Head, comprising of 6,287 Store Lambs & 296 Breeding Sheep
CCM Auctions held their 2nd Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs at Skipton Mart on Wednesday where a grand entry of 6,583 head were forward for sale. Although the prime sheep trade is under pressure, customers are reporting that there is plenty of grass in grazing areas and as a consequence there was a tremendous ringside of buyers, with 51 successful purchasers by the close of sale and several others who went away empty handed.
Metcalfe Suffolks top performers again at 2nd Skipton store lamb show
Skipton Auction Mart’s second major seasonal store lamb sale of 2015 saw a repeat win in the show class for pens of 50 Suffolk-cross lambs for RD Metcalfe & Son, from Grange Farm, Brearton, north of Harrogate.
Robert Metcalfe, who fulfilled a long-held ambition when sending out last year’s champion pen for the first time, emulated that success at the latest renewal with a strong packet of lambs that earned high praise from show judge David Pennington, of Mill House Farm, Chaigley, Clitheroe.
“There were some very good lambs in the show, but the victors were the most even and best drawn pen. Every lamb was alike,” noted the adjudicator.
68 Prime cattle comprising 8 Clean Cattle and Young Bulls (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 58 Cast Cattle.
3726 Prime Sheep comprising 3171 Spring Lambs, 555 Cast Ewes & Rams.
59 Rearing Calves.
51 Dairy Cattle.
3 Loads of produce.
Craven Dairy Auction (51 head)
A mixed sale of all types of cattle for today’s dairy sale with 51 head going under the hammer. Robin Jennings of South Stainley was judged to have the best beast in the market, a Pedigree heifer calved 12 days giving 35kgs which eventually sold for £1750 to Wick Williams. Reserve Champion went to the Calvert family of Crathorne near Yarm with a 4th calver which had been classified EX90 with 10gens of VG or EX behind it and arguably one of the best cows we’ve sold in the market ended up selling for £2100 to William Oldfield of Stocks Enteprises.
Stainbank herd secures Craven Dairy Auction championship hat-trick
Pedigree dairy farmer Robin Jennings made it a hat-trick of successive championship wins at Skipton Auction Mart’s main July Craven Dairy Auction. (Mon, July 27)
Mr Jennings, who runs the Stainbank Holstein dairy herd at Hill House Farm, South Stainley, Harrogate, landed top honours for the third consecutive show with his first prize newly calven heifer, Longstar Medley Stephanie, acquired as a stirk from North Craven’s Stephen Robinson.