,000-plus Skipton store lambs achieve total clearance
Total clearance was achieved for the huge and much increased entry on the year of 8,188 store lambs on offer at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly Wednesday sale. They sold to an overall average of £58.30 per head, an increase of £3 -£4 each on the 6,357 lambs sold last year. (2019 - Wed, Aug 21)
Short keep lowland lambs were keenly contested all sale long, with Suffolk and Continental crosses making from the mid £60s to early £70s, with the better smart, but smaller Beltex sorts selling from £70 to £80.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs.
Forward: 8,188 Head, Overall av £58.30
Forward: 3,040 head of Gimmer Shearlings
Trade was dearer than expectations today when CCM Auctions conducted their Opening Autumn Show & Sale of Mule, Masham, Continental and Suffolk cross Gimmer Shearlings where an overall selling average of £139.84 per head was recorded, undoubtedly helped this year by the better availability of grazing and a good prime trade for the time of year.
Overall average up £15.76 per head at CCM Skipton gimmer shearling opener
The traditional pipeopener to Skipton Auction Mart’s 2019 breeding sheep season, the annual show and sale of Mule, Masham, Continental and Suffolk-cross gimmer shearlings, attracted an entry of 3,040 head. (Tuesday, Aug 20)
They sold to an overall average for all breeds of £139.84 per head, a solid increase on the previous year’s £124.08. Trade was undoubtedly helped this year by the better availability of grazing and a good prime trade for the time of year.
Rearing Calves to £375 (70)
B&W av £51.15 Cont av £283.33 Native av £203.33
A handy show of calves this morning with 70 presented for sale. Continental calves were a shade easier on the fortnight with bidding considerably less vigorous for continental heifers compared to bulls. Best bulls were still a handy trade despite not being quite the quality of a week ago, however a sweet month old bull from John and Rob Marshall of Dacre still managed a very respectable £375.