Carperby Pastures flock secures 850gns breed record top price for ram lamb at Skipton Wensleydale highlight
Nick Oliver, who runs the Carperby Pastures flock near Leyburn, was the standout performer by far with his home-bred ram lamb, which set a new breed society record price of 850gns for a tup lamb at the 128th annual Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders Association show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Aug 31)
Joint highs of 3,200gns at CCM Skipton pedigree Beltex highlight
Penyghent flock lands supreme championship for Bradleys
Joint top prices of 3,200gns for a shearling ram from Matthew Burleigh’s Matt’s flock in Northern Ireland and a ram lamb from Scottish breeder Richard Wood’s Kingledores flock were recorded at the Beltex Sheep Society’s annual early autumn two-day pedigree breed highlight at Skipton Auction Mart. (Fri & Sat, Aug 30 and 31)
Hope flock champion again and top price at Skipton Jacob showcase
Wyn and Siwan Harries, who run the Hope flock at Wenant, near Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, repeated the championship success achieved on their first-ever appearance last year on their return to the 2019 Jacob Sheep Society Northern Region 44th annual show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Saturday, August 31)
East Anglian repeat coup at CCM Skipton annual Hampshire Down showcase
The East Anglian-based Jones family made the long journey north well worthwhile when securing the supreme championship for the second year running, plus the reserve championship for good measure, at the annual Hampshire Down ewe and ram show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Friday, August 30)
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 710 head of cattle
Comprising: 673 Feeding Cattle (53 Young Bulls, 38 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 545 Bullocks & Heifers) & 37 Breeding Cattle.
Young Bulls - Today’s strong trade was more a reflection of feeders pens emptying of 2018 spring born bulls with the need to sell to factories in spec and under 16 months, rather than an upturn in values at the finished end. 53 bulls penned averaged £1027 with the heavy bulls 13mths + and closer to realisation average £1095 and everything younger averaged £992.