Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 518 head of cattle
Comprising: 514 Feeding Cattle (73 Young Bulls, 55 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 386 Bullocks & Heifers) & 4 Breeding Cattle.
Feeding Bulls – Strong Bulls were in short supply and those looking for forward cattle were forced to dip into the older end of 2019 born cattle. Jan/Feb born bulls were to £1060 for a pen of 4 Sim x from RD Elliott of Tadcaster. Best of the Autumn Bulls were JA&M Wade & Son of Cononley selling 12 month old Lim to £1140. Bulls over 13months were to £1100 for a Sept born Lim from J&G Huck, Buckden.
38 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 14 Cast Cattle.
3,974 Prime Sheep comprising 3502 Prime Lamb, 457 Cast Ewes & 15 Rams.
27 Rearing Calves.
5 Loads of produce.
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs, Feeding Ewes & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 5,574 Head, Comprising 4,854 Store Lambs (av £63.18) and 720 Ewes, Rams and Gimmer Lambs.
A great sale at CCM Skipton on Wednesday with trade on a high note following the rise in prime lamb trade, and there was a sale average for 4,854 Store Lambs of £63.18 per head. Good lambs for short to medium keep were in high demand, and Mule/Masham Wethers were especially good to sell with strongest end in the £70’s up to £75.50, Mules av £64.58 and Mashams £68.27.
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
A cracking Craven Dairy Auction today with a larger show on offer and a good ringside of buyers from both East and West sides of the hill looking for milk. The champion in milk animal came from EJ Fort’s “Silmoor” herd from Silsden Moor. Silmoor Maurice Peach, is from what was described as a solid cow family that milks well and sired by a homebred bull out of their Denmire Marie family. Calved 16 days and giving 35 litres, spirited bidding saw her get away to a sale price of £2180.
37 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & Cast 15 Cattle.
4,043 Prime Sheep comprising 3,780 Prime Lamb, 263 Cast Ewes & Rams.
54 Rearing Calves.
7 Dairy Cattle.
6 Loads of produce.