Fox Farms claim championship at Skipton prime lambs show
Spring lamb numbers are on the rise at Skipton Auction Mart, with 1,098 head, the largest entry to date, penned for sale this week – and while prices are easing countryside due to increasing numbers a solid overall selling average of £93.10 per head, or 225.28p/kg, was recorded. (Mon, June 3)
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle.
Forward: 692 head of cattle.
Comprising: 610 Feeding Cattle (170 Young Bulls, 73 Beef Feeding Cows & Stock Bulls, 367 Bullocks & Heifers) & 82 Beef Breeding & Pedigree Cattle.
Show principals claim leading prices at CCM Skipton beef cattle highlight
British Blue and Charolais bulls bagged principal show and leading price honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s Lingfields Beef Cattle Fair, the multi-breeds finale of the venue’s 2019 pedigree beef season. (Wed, May 29)
Claiming both the championship and top price of 2,600gns was a 22-month-old Blue bull from Stewart Gill’s Hallfield pedigree herd in Dacre, Harrogate, who was showing for the first time at the annual highlight.
25 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle.
1,053 Prime Sheep comprising 453 Spring Lambs, 357 Prime Hoggs, 25 Mature Hoggs, 218 Ewes & Rams.
407 Breeding Sheep.
44 Rearing Calves.
10 Dairy Cattle.
407 Breeding Sheep
A lovely late season show for the Bank Holiday singles show experienced a nice trade, best of the day was £310 for the 1st Prize Lowland Ewe with a single lamb at foot. Presented by John & Janet Wilson, Settle, this Beltex cross Rouge Shlg with a Beltex Lamb sold to C Dabill, Yeadon. The same vendors had others at £240, £220 twice, and £200 twice. Hywell Williams Llangadog brought his second spring consignment north to Skipton and topped at £240 for a pair of Texel Hoggs with Singles. Other better end of Ewes with twins £180 to £200. Robert Johnson made £200 of Texel Hoggs with singles, JW Stockdale £190 of Texels with Twins, whilst best Mules with singles in the £180’s (£188 and £185 RG Johnson) and other good outfits in the £170’s, with Mule hoggs av £171 per outfit and Texles £174. Several batches of geld Gimmer hoggs had Texels at £150 MG Benson, £140 and £130 H Metcalfe, and Mules to £110 H Williams and £105 M Burton.