Bordley’s John Stephenson retains prime cattle championship at CCM Skipton Christmas highlight
Title winner claimed by Bacup butcher co-judge
Dales farmer John Stephenson, of Bordley Green Farm, Bordley, was crowned supreme champion for the second year running at Skipton Auction Mart’s 12th annual Christmas prime cattle show and sale. (Sun, Dec 1)
Louise Findlay porkers champions at CCM Skipton Christmas highlight
North Yorkshire teenager Louise Findlay, from Leyburn, won the prime pigs championship for the first time at Skipton Auction Mart’s 12th annual Christmas primestock shows and sales. (Sun, Dec 1)
The 19-year-old has been a regular winner with her porkers at the annual highlight, but this was her first title win, achieved with her lightweight class victors, a pen of three 89lg pure Pietrain gilts tapped out as overall champions by judge Mick Etherington, of Eldwick.
Lancaster family champions at CCM Skipton Christmas carcase showcase with first-ever entry
Cropper Family Butchers bags both champion and reserve
The Lancaster sheep farming family - husband and wife, Ian and Mary, and son. Richard – won the supreme championship with their first-ever entry in the annual lamb carcase competition staged as part of Skipton Auction Mart’s 12th annual Christmas primestock shows and sales. (Sun, December 1)
Skipton Auction Mart festive charity showcase nets record amount
Charity auctions staged alongside Skipton Auction Mart’s 12th annual Christmas primestock shows this year realised over £5,000 for several charities, a record amount. (Sunday, December 1)
As in previous years, the main beneficiaries are Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, Brooklands Community Special School in Skipton and national farming charity, the Addington Fund, who will all receive a share of the £4,262 raised to date, with potentially more still to come in. Between them, the three charities have shared windfalls running into many thousands of pounds since the event’s inception.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs, Feeding Ewes & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 4909 Head, Comprising 4,681 Store Lambs (av £60.79) and 308 Ewes, Rams and Gimmer Lambs.
A very good show of lambs today with trade very similar to last fortnight. More weathered lambs in today’s sale with more long keep lambs too. Strong first cross lambs around the £70 mark with some cracking Beltex lambs selling for £80-£96. Horned lambs were also good to sell, best end making either side of £50 into mid £40s with the next grade down £30-£40. Dalesbred lambs selling well with a top price of £49 from JA Stoney & Son for a pen of tups.