Barden-based Bossman daughter bags Craven Dairy Auction championship
Dales dairy farmer Ian Parkinson, who runs his Holstein Friesian herd at Holme House Farm, Barden, stood champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction show and sale. (Mon, Auf 26)
22 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 8 Cast Cattle.
3,288 Prime Sheep comprising 2866 Spring Lamb, 422 Cast Ewes & Rams.
63 Rearing Calves. 11 Dairy Cattle.
Rearing Calves to £405 (63)
B&W av £61.36 Cont av £309.54 Native av £162.16
Joss Lancaster took the highest price of the day with a cracking British Blue bull selling for £405 with his next making £390. A healthier trade was had right through the sale today with a nice entry of 63 calves forward to meet the bank holiday trade. Continental bulls would force a nice average of £346 and with a lot more competition present on the best British Blue Heifers with the likes of Joss Lancaster and John Marshall seeing £390 and £370 respectively for their consignments.
Annual Sale of Breeding Sheep ‘CRAVEN CONTINENTALS’.
Forward: 543 Ewes and 130 Rams
Victors take top prices at CCM Skipton rams showcase
The annual ‘Craven Continentals’ breeding sheep fixture at Skipton Auction Mart featured standalone shows for both Suffolk and Continental rams of all breeds, with the victors in both going on to head the prices in their respective sections. (Friday, Aug 23)