MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2015
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 702 head of cattle
Comprising: 108 Young Feeding Bulls, 579 Bullocks & Heifers, 3 Feeding Cows & 12 Breeding Cattle.
3,037 Breeding Sheep: Comp 1,511 Shearlings & Correct Ewes and Annual sale of 1,526 Broken Mouth Ewes
CCM Auctions held their Fortnightly Sale of Breeding Ewes together with The Annual Sale of Broken Mouth Ewes. Trade for the correct and younger lowland sheep was in line with previous sales, whilst the Swaledale Broken Mouthed ewes were in strong demand for both breeding and feeding.
76 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 61 Cast Cattle.
4,410 Prime Sheep comprising 4,054 Prime Lambs, 356 Cast Ewes & Rams.
101 Rearing Calves.
51 Dairy Cattle.
6 Loads of Produce.
Rearing Calves to £430 (101)
B&W av £68.41 Cont av £325.5 Native av £232
101 calves forward today with trade a touch easier with larger numbers coming forward. Continental heifers would see the most buoyant trade with a number of heifer buyers charging each other for the better end of calves. Dairy bred would remain similar on the week with plane calves looking as dear as anything. £430 stopped the best calf today from Fred Houseman with Colin Whitelock the best of the rest in the bulls at £400 and Richard Sutcliffe topping the heifers at £410.
Numbers still in demand with arable buyers returning steadily after a slow drilling.
Success for Calvert family at Craven Dairy Auction
A strong show of 51 animals at Monday’s Craven Dairy Auction (September 28) saw success for the Calvert farming family at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Calverts exhibited some fine specimens as part of their ongoing dispersal, and claimed both Champion and Reserve. They also secured first, second and third place in the newly calved cows, with Calton Bolton Tanya named the overall champion.
The third calver by Sandy Valley Bolton and giving 55 litres, was judged the best on show by judge Wick Williams of Nantwich. It was picked up by Malcom and Stephen Abbott of Dacre for £1,680.