108 Rearing Calves to £500
B&W av £105.08 Cont av £354.1 Native av £267.7
108 calves forward today with a lot of young calves on show with B&W’s and Continental calves averaging 38 days old.
Fine runs of calves certainly helped with Chris and Margie Hall and Joss Lancaster both bringing good numbers along with Stephen and Eddie Jeanes of Glusburn and David Hall of Conistone Cold who both did well with some strong black and white calves.
42 Prime cattle comprising 4 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle
5,071 Prime Sheep comprising 4527 Prime Lambs, 544 Cast Ewes & Rams
108 Rearing Calves
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 6,751 Head, Overall av £52.67
Another large entry of lambs for the fortnightly sale at CCM Skipton was met by a throng of buyers, many of whom were attending for the first time this season and drawn to Skipton by the large entry and unrivalled choice it affords them. Lowland lambs were keenly contested, with 4,611 of these in the entry, the sale included some 745 Beltex sired lambs for which there was an inaugural prize show and sale attracting 8 pens into the show alley for Mr Andrew Graham to cast his eye over.
Rearing Calves to £470 (50)
B&W av £107.46 Cont av £390.9 Native av £288.75
A handy show of calves this morning with 50 good calves forward. Black and Whites were still good to sell with Angus Dean of Threshfield presenting high quality run, however it was Michael Heron who topped with a pure Friesian at £220.
Continentals were also a good trade with David Smith of Sutton in Craven topping with a strong Blue Bull selling for £470. Other noted vendors were Richard Spence, John Rushton , Fred Houseman and Calvert’s of West Marton making the average £409.55.
Blue heifers were also a good trade with Fred Houseman topping with Dean’s and Calverts taking the heifer average to £350.
34 Prime cattle comprising 5 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle
3,500 Prime Sheep comprising 2,982 Prime Lambs and 518 Cast Ewes & Rams
50 Rearing Calves
28 Dairy Cattle
3 Loads of produce