Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs, Feeding and Breeding Sheep
Forward: 3,143 Head (Overall av £63.12)
A Cracking trade throughout for the store lambs which saw vendors tail end lambs making just as much as their 2nd draws in previous months. An overall average of £63.12 was seen in the ring today including large runs of late season type and hill bred lambs. Continentals with frame and size getting away at £65-£73 whilst the pure bred smallest sorts getting to the same money. Better Bred large sorts getting into the 80’s to top at £95 from P Johnson. Medium Suffolks selling £60+ with the smalls mid £50s.
42 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 20 Cast Cattle.
4,462 Prime Sheep comprising 3907 Prime Lamb, 555 Cast Ewes & Rams.
73 Rearing Calves.
8 Loads of produce.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 490 head of cattle
Comprising: 469 Feeding Cattle (84 Young Bulls, 73 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 312 Bullocks & Heifers) & 21 Breeding Cattle.
More festive show success for Keasden Head herd at CCM Skipton Christmas store cattle highlight
Sheila Mason’s Keasden Head herd in North Craven secured yet another championship, also picking up the reserve championship for good measure, at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas store cattle fixture. (Wed, Dec 5)
Sheila, fresh from her success the previous day when also standing champion at the Christmas cast cattle show, followed up with a notable double with a brace of home-bred Limousin-cross heifers, aged 13 months and 12 months, tapped out by Scottish show judge Ian Wainwright, of Fife, who later backed his judgment in the sale ring when acquiring the principals for his Todd Hall herd at £1,100 and £1,000.
69 Prime cattle comprising 51 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 18 Cast Cattle.
4,410 Prime Sheep comprising 3,938 Prime Lamb, 455 Cast Ewes & 17 Rams.
58 Rearing Calves.
9 Loads of produce.