MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 27th JULY 2016
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 4,839 Sheep
4,718 Head of store lambs (Overall av £61.68). 121 Breeding Sheep (Average £123.98)
50 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle.
3,495 Prime Sheep comprising 3,177 Prime Lambs, 318 Cast Ewes & Rams.
74 Rearing Calves.
50 Dairy Cattle.
1 Loads of produce.
Rearing Calves to £430 (74)
B&W av £110.68 Cont av £332.38 Native av £235
A healthy number forward today with the goods on offer well fought over today. Again friesian’s and Black and Whites were good to sell with plenty of cover for all types and headed to an average of £110.68 for an average of 29.5 days of age.
Quality was a bit down on previous weeks in the continental section an steadied the average to £332 for all goods despite Geoff and Margaret Booth of Lothersdale topping at £430 and Fred Houseman not far behind at £425. Fred Houseman topped the heifers however at a high of £400 and £395. Limousin’s were out in stronger numbers than late with Shaun Sowray and Robert Metcalfe topping the report sheets.
Double success for KT Wood at Craven Dairy Auction
Broadwood Edge farmer Louise Wood took both Champion and Reserve at Craven Dairy Auction on Monday. (JULY 25)
Louise and brother Sam sold their newly-calven heifers to a high of £1,600 and £1,480, the champion being a home-bred heifer giving 32 litres, sold to Alf and Andrew Townsend from Southfield, Burnley and the reserve going to the Sowray brothers from Bishop Thornton.
Kieran, three, takes top prize at Skipton young farmers’ highlight
A three-year-old lad from Barnoldswick emerged as supreme champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual young handlers’ prime lamb show and sale on Monday. (JULY 25)
Kieran Robinson, son of Scott and Laura, won with a well-presented Beltex cross lamb and the three-year-old was smart himself in a shirt, tie and white coat.
Laura, who has won the supreme champion award herself twice before, said: “He’s very keen. He loves spending time with his granddad on the farm.”