67 Prime cattle comprising 42 Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle.
4,199 Prime Sheep comprising 3868 Prime Hoggs, 331 Cast Ewes & Rams.
111 Rearing Calves.
6 Loads of produce.
Rearing Calves to £430 (111)
B&W av. £66 Cont av. £269 Native av. £201
A good attendance of buyers ready to fill pens after the break but most buying with caution in the light of an uncertain beef market. Native breed bulls continue to be the most resilient week on week with most £250 to £325 and the heifers £130-£190. The best Continental bulls are still £360-£430 the latter the top price of the day for the Champion calf a British Blue bull from A Sowray&Son. Strong British Blue Heifers are easy to buy with plenty either side of £250 and the best £300 +. Dairy bulls a month of age a strong trade £80 to £122 and even the bobby types a fair trade at £30 to £45.
Sowrays take top honours and top call at opening CCM Skipton rearing calf show
The opening rearing calf show of 2020 at Skipton Auction Mart saw regular vendors the Sowray brothers, from Bishop Thornton, consign the overall champion, just as they did at the previous year’s New Year fixture. (Mon, Jan 6)
The Sowrays - Shaun, Peter and Paul - who run their Holstein Friesian dairy herd at Bowes Green Farm, secured another in a long line of Skipton titles with their first British Blue-cross bullock, born on November 25 last year.
New Year trade at CCM Skipton kicks off on a high note
Skipton Auction Mart began the New Year in fine style with a total of 4,377 head of livestock penned for sale and successfully sold at the first big Monday sale day of 2020. The solid turnout comprised 67 prime cattle, 4,199 prime sheep and 111 rearing calves. (Jan 6)
Last Sale of 2019 - Forward:
7 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 1 Cast Cow
4,111 Prime Sheep comprising 3706 Prime Lambs, 405 Cast Ewes & Rams
4 Loads of produce