Rearing Calves to £515 (106)
B&W av £61 Cont av £378.34 Native av £264.29
Summer show and sale of calves was a superb day for all attending with a cracking trade right throughout the day. Native calves were certainly good to sell today with a number of buyers forcing a strong trade for both bulls and heifers with bulls stopping at £380 and heifers to £330 both from the Griffiths family of Penistone.
Sowrays champions again at Skipton rearing calf highlight
The Sowray Holstein Friesian dairy farming family from Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton, won yet another rearing calf title, doubling up with the reserve championship, at Skipton Auction Mart’s summer show. (Mon, July 31)
Brothers Shaun, Peter and Paul Sowray took the leading honour with their first prize six-week-old British Blue-cross heifer calf, a Dazzle daughter which went on to sell for the day’s top call of £515 to Ian Ibbotson, of Oakworth.
Kieran, four, outguns dad to retain Skipton young farmers’ lambs title
Kieran Robinson, a four-year-old livewire from Barnoldswick, got the better of his 26-year-old father, Scott, when retaining the supreme championship he won the previous year at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual young handlers’ prime lamb show and sale.(Monday, July 31)
64 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 10 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle.
3,056 Prime Sheep comprising 2,411 Prime Lambs & 645 Cast Ewes & Rams.
106 Rearing Calves.
2 Loads of produce.
Second Skipton store lamb sale trade very similar to seasonal opener
Skipton Auction Mart’s second store lamb sale attracted another strong turnout of 3,604 head, which sold to an overall average of £62.65 each. (Wed, July 26)
Trade for most types was almost identical to the seasonal opener a fortnight earlier, though a few pens of the best smart lambs proved dearer. Strong first-cross lambs sold into the late £60s to £70 and to £73 per head for a Texel-cross pen of 50 from Michael and Carol McKenzie, of Arncliffe.