39 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Young Bull, 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 16 Cast Cattle.
2,732 Prime Sheep comprising 2,458 Spring Lamb, 274 Cast Ewes & Rams.
68 Rearing Calves.
8 Dairy Cattle.
1 Loads of produce
Rearing Calves to £410 (68)
B&W av £90.50 Cont av £304.32 Native av £146.67
A very good show of continental calves this morning with 58 of 68 calves presented having British Blue on the passport. The best was presented by Alan Middleton of Hartley’s Bolton Abbey with his belting 8 week old bull calf selling for £410. 35 British blue averaged £324 and 23 British Blue heifers averaging £263 topping with a belting heifer from John and Rob Marshall of Dacre selling for £360.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 7,079 Head: (6,598 Store Lambs and 481 Breeding Sheep)
Overall Store Lamb av £58.41 ***
6,598 Store lambs through the ring this morning resulted in almost the same average as last fortnight of £58.41. Strong lambs were a nice trade as a result of the improved prime price seen this week with a number of fleshy pens in the £70 bracket.
Monyash teenager crowned champion at Skipton Beltex lambs highlight
An up-and-coming 15-year-old pedigree sheep breeder from Derbyshire was crowned champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual show and sale for Beltex-cross lambs. (Wed, August 7)
Owen Wells, from Monyash, who took the title with his 26-strong pen, was just 11 when he first established his own Barley Close pedigree Beltex flock in 2015 with two ewe lambs bought as a Christmas present by his parents, Steven and Steph Wells, who farm at One Ash Grange.
Robert Fielden first prime lambs draw secure Skipton championship
With his first draw of prime lambs this season, Robert Fielden, from Todmorden, claimed the championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s August show and sale. (Mon, Aug 5)
Mr Fielden, who farms 600 white-faced ewes, as well as hill sheep, secured the title with his first prize Continental pen, five home-bred 42kg Beltex-cross-Texel, all by tups bought out of Skipton. They sold for £99 each to regular wholesale buyer Hartshead Meat Co, based in Mossley, Greater Manchester.