CCM Skipton looks forward to NSA North Sheep 2019
As one of the mainline sponsors, Craven Cattle Marts in Skipton will have a high profile presence on its indoor show stand at NSA North Sheep 2019.
Fittingly for such an event, live sheep will again be available for viewing – a Swaledale ewe with North of England Mule lambs at foot, along with a Continental hogg with Beltex lambs.
There will be the usual warm welcome to all at the CCM stand, which will feature photographic displays and offer light refreshments.
Breeding Sheep – 354 Ewes and 578 Lambs
Plenty of outfits about today, 354 in total, even though last week was the show day. Nice show of hoggs and lambs, although missing the strong quality of last week, the better sorts on the day made £170-£180 per outfit. Shearlings and young ewes in good demand with better 2-4crop Continentals with twins up around £200 per outfits, Mule £170-£180 per outfit for twins. Some outfits with stronger singles topping at £165, other better sorts £130 to £160.
Todays sale included an entry of 60 Swaledale Ewes with Mule Lambs from CT Akrigg, topping at £140 with the majority making around £120.
Good show again for next week, entries to the mart office by Friday Lunchtime please.
May Day Bank Holiday Show & Sale of Sheep with lambs and Geld Gimmer Hoggs. Forward: 2756 Breeding Sheep (inc. 1065 Geld Gimmer Hoggs and 735 outfits of Breeding Sheep with 956 lambs at foot).
May Day bank holiday breeding sheep bonanza at CCM Skipton
On a traditionally busy day, an action-packed May Day bank holiday programme at Skipton Auction Mart again featured annual shows for breeding sheep – with a total of 2,756 geld gimmer hoggs and sheep with lambs at foot successfully going under the hammer. (Monday, May 6)
827 Breeding Sheep (comprising 309 Sheep with 518 Lambs at foot)
Another good entry of breeding sheep forward for sale, and like last week, a good mixture of young sheep with lambs and older sheep. Best of the Mule Hoggs with Singles came from Robert Johnson Felliscliffe selling at £180 the outfit, cloely followed by Messrs Gratton Warsill with two pens at £175 and one at £170. Ian Townson Settle also making £170 twice. Other decent types in the £160’s and some farming types £130-£140. Best of the Continental Shearlings were two pens of homebred Texels with twin Beltex Lambs from Simon Bennett Silsden Moor. These outfits ideal for inclusion in a flock being Enzo and Toxo, Hep P. Both pens sold for £270 per outfit with another at £230.