52 Rearing Calves
27 Dairy Cattle
The early sale of Suffolk rams saw a sizeable crowd around the pens and inside the ring. A 70% clearance rate was received by the breeders today. The Champion in the Pre-Sale Show was a tremendous ram lamb presented by Geoff Richmond of Goosnargh selling for 520gns to James Foster of Bolton Abbey.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 6,357 Head, Overall av £58.23
A good sale today with the largest show of the season so far. More customers around the country are finally reporting grass growth and so there was a wider geographical spread of customers today with more Eastern and Southern buyers in attendance and Welsh buyers also present in larger numbers.
Forward: 3,480 head of Gimmer Shearlings
CCM Auctions conducted their Great Annual Prize Sale of Gimmer Shearlings at Skipton on Tuesday, with a nice entry of sheep put forward for sale. Continental sired sheep were a sharp trade, and well in front of most vendors expectations, with strong framed, clean headed sheep finding a very strong enquiry from the ringside, and the average showing a rise on the year.
56 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle
2,224 Prime Sheep comprising 2044 Prime Lambs & 180 Cast Ewes & Rams
86 Rearing Calves
7 Loads of produce