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.
Craven Dairy Auction (10 head)
A good trade in the dairy ring this morning with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton claiming the championship with his Armitage Pesky daughter, which giving 30kg at just 11 days calved went on to sell for £1900 to JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley. A couple of 3rd calvers from Ian Parkinson of Barden sold away nicely to a high of £1500 to Roger and Sam Naylor of Middleton, Ilkley.
Peter Baul brace champion and reserve at Craven Dairy Auction
A brace of newly calven heifers from Peter Baul’s Ravensgate pedigree herd in Bishop Thornton stood champion and reserve at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction show and sale. (Mon, May 27)
Mr Baul, who trades as M Baul & Partners, picked up his second title win of the year with his 11 days-calved, 30-litre and rising heifer, Ravensgate Pesky Heather 377, by the well regarded Genus sire, Welcome Armitage Pesky. She sold locally for £1,900 top call to the Hartley family in Beamsley.
Longster bull calf claims champion and top price honours at Skipton
North Yorkshire dairy farmer Mike Longster won his first-ever rearing calf championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s Spring show and sale. (Mon, May 20)
Mr Longster, who runs a 225-strong Holstein Friesian dairy herd at New Causeway Farm, Fellbeck, Harrogate, with his father, Fred – Mike’s wife, Caroline, is calf feeder-in-chief – clinched the title with his first prize British Blue-cross bull calf, a home-bred by the Genus sire, Glacier.
Rearing Calves to £460 (123)
B&W av £58.54 Cont av £329 Native av £178.89
A tremendous show of calves for this morning’s spring show and sale of calves with Robert Foster of Tadcaster taking charge with the judging. The judge stood by his decision and bought the champion, a tremendous British Blue bull presented by Mike Longster of Fellbeck with the hammer falling at £460. The Reserve Champion from Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton again sold to the judge for £440 this time for cracking 7 week old Genus Jack son. A superb run of calves were on show today especially in the British Blue bulls with 14 calves over £400 with a Simmental Bull also up at £440.