Sales Reports

CALVES - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

CALVES - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

Rearing Calves to £460 (127) Dairy av £69 Cont av £303.65 Native av £170.5 A strong consignment of calves presented this morning after the three week Christmas break. However even more packed than the pens was the ringside of purchasers with no fewer than 25 different purchaser’s ringside. The pre-sale judging was carried out by the regular ringside face of Tom Heseltine of Bolton Abbey. The Champion was chosen from the pen of British Blue bulls with Shaun Sowray’s tremendous British Blue bull taking the top honours and the sale top price of £460. Throughout the sale calves were a good steady trade with the better end of the Continental cross bulls regularly past £400. Middle road of the continentals were a straight trade this morning however a lot less buyers on this type of calf today.

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CALF PRESS - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

CALF PRESS - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

2018 principals again dominate at opening CCM Skipton calf show The opening rearing calf show of the year at Skipton Auction Mart saw the winning-most exhibitors from 2018 return to again land the principal honours with Blue-cross youngsters. (Mon, Jan 7) The Sowray brothers - Shaun, Peter and Paul - who run their Holstein Friesian dairy herd at Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton, lifted another in a long line of title wins, including two last year, with the first prize bullock, a seven-week-old by the Norbreck Genetics dairy bull, Newton Blues Kracker, a recent addition to the Sowray breeding programme.

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PRIME CATTLE PRESS - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

PRIME CATTLE PRESS - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

North Craven father and son clinch first prime cattle title at CCM Skipton Skipton Auction Mart’s first monthly prime cattle show of 2019 produced a first-ever title win at the venue for North Craven father and son, Francis and Andrew Smith, of Lodge Farm, Masongill, above Ingleton close to the Yorkshire-Lancashire border. (Monday, Jan 7) The hill farming duo also picked up the reserve championship for good measure, both with Limousin-cross entries, bought in as sucklers and further improved and finished on the farm.

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PRIME LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

PRIME LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019

CCM Skipton New Year primestock trade opens on a high note The opening primestock shows and sales of 2019 at Skipton Auction Mart produced strong entries and solid trade across all classes. (Monday, Jan 7) There was a local championship success in the prime lamb exhibition arena for the Ellis Bros farming partnership from Cragg House Farm, Addingham Moorside.

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