Forward: 535 head of cattle
Comprising: 57 Young Feeding Bulls, 457 Bullocks & Heifers, 7 Feeding Cows & 14 Breeding Cattle
Numbers nicely growing now as the autumn period approaches. Strong cattle were a sharp trade with Bullocks and short keep heifers especially good to sell. Smart younger cattle also holding value, whilst a few harder sorts were a shade easier.
Craven Dairy Auction (51 head)
The late August show and sale of Dairy Cattle welcomed the Yorkshire Holstein Club to the ring with a fine show of Pedigree and Commercial dairy cattle right the way down the Shippon. The Pedigree Championship Judged by Edward Fort was given to the Dalesbrad herd of Alan and Susan Throup of Higher House, Silsden Moor. Dalesbrad Destry Peony a superb heifer by the bull Scientific Destry was calved 28 days and giving 30kgs went on to sell for the day’s top price of £1950. The second prized heifer behind the Champion in class was a lovely 2yr old heifer from David and Dee Holmes of Castley with Holmedale Hercules Poppy 2, by the Butterfield Ingleview Hercules and boasting a lot of milk in its back pedigree this went on to sell for £1780 to Wick Williams of Nantwich. Brian Moorhouse of the Aireburn Herd took the next top price with his Aireburn Charlie Rilla heifer, the heifer whose dam a EX92 cow who has done 100 ton at Hesper Farm sold for £1700 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.
43 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle including 2 Mature Bulls.
3,344 Prime Sheep comprising 2,660 Prime Lambs, 684 Cast Ewes & Rams.
74 Rearing Calves. B&W av £84 Cont av £353 Native av £284
51 Dairy Cattle.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 8,048 Head - Overall av £59.61
The largest entry of the season so far met with a grand trade that wasn’t much different to the previous sale. Suffolk’s and Texel’s again offered customers a good selection of short and longer keep lambs with both breeds averaging over £60. Tops of £82 per head for Texel’s from CG Dibb of Low Snowden, whilst Steven Wells of Monyash made £81 of the 1st prize pen of Beltex crosses, the 1,127 Beltex crosses averaged £65.10.
Forward: 3,936 head of Gimmer Shearlings.
CCM Auctions conducted their Great Annual Prize Sale of Gimmer Shearlings at Skipton on Tuesday. A nice show of sheep were presented to a full ringside of both regular local customers and new customers, some of whom had travelled some distance looking for quality types. Continental sheep were in great demand, especially the good sorts, Texels up £35 on average to stand at £155 across the board. Mule sheep were also better to sell on the year, and a healthy average of £138 was recorded. As a result the overall sale average was £18.24 up on the year to stand at £141.19. Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the sale, NFU, JACS Trade & DIY, & Top Tags and to our judges for today’s sale.