Quality again on offer at Skipton prime cattle show day
Skipton Auction Mart’s September prime cattle show attracted a high quality turnout of 27 under 30-month entries, producing an overall steer average of £1,320 per head, or 236.28p/kg, across the 558kg weight average, and a heifer average of £1,277, or 241.43p/kg for the 530kg weight average. A total of18 cattle from the entry made 230p/kg or above. (Mon, Sept 2)
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Gimmer Lambs.
Forward: 8,685 Head, Overall av £65.23.
Chapman Continentals champions at last at Skipton gimmer lamb showcase
Dales sheep farmer Owain Chapman achieved his first major success at his local Skipton Auction Mart when consigning the first prize Continental pen at the latest fortnightly Wednesday store lamb fixture. (Wed, Sept 4)
Mr Chapman, who farms with his partner Jenny Dolphin at Inmans Farm, Skyreholme, said he had been trying for seven or eight years to win the annual gimmer lamb showcase and while having picked up tickets in the past this was his first triumph.
59 Prime cattle comprising 27 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle.
4,254 Prime Sheep comprising 3,749 Spring Lamb, 505 Cast Sheep (475 Ewes & 30 Rams). 46 Rearing Calves. 1 Loads of produce.
3RD Annual Dales Blue Sale of Blue Texel & Blue Texel X Rams and Females
The 3RD Annual Sale of Blue Texels saw a large quantity of sheep on offer with 87 Blue Texel sheep going under the hammer. Top call of the day came for a superb Blue Texel Ram from Tom Barley selling for 580gns to Mark Crabtree of Kettlesing with the next top call of the day coming for a superb Registered Gimmer Lamb from Enfys Willams of LLanadog which sold for 500gns with two others from the same vendor at 320gns.