Sales Reports

BEEF SEASON IS STARTING - APRIL 2017

BEEF SEASON IS STARTING - APRIL 2017

Pedigree cattle set to beef up 2017 seasonal showcase at CCM Skipton Skipton Auction Mart is gearing up for its 2017 pedigree beef show and sale season, a series of high profile Wednesday fixtures. It opens on April 26 with the annual show and sale of British Blue breeding bulls, cows and heifers, complemented by a prize sale for British Blue-sired store cattle. The fixture is again expected to create significant interest among potential buyers of sires suitable for breeding on both pedigree and commercial beef and dairy herds.

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STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL 2017

STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL 2017

Forward: 531 head of cattle Comprising: 139 Young Feeding Bulls, 43 Beef Bred Feeding Cows, 339 Bullocks & Heifers, & 10 Breeding Cattle. A grand show of cattle at CCM Auctions fortnightly sale held on Wednesday at Skipton Mart.

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

Rearing Calves to £405 (60) B&W av £70.13 Cont av £322.58 Native av £205.65 Handy show of calves and a healthy ringside of buyers saw a good trade for what was on offer. Black and Whites were not quite as spicy as last week but not quite the quality to match either. An 8 week old bull topped at £190 from Alf and Andrew Townsend with Michael Heron’s 3 week old Friesian bulls at £112 and £102 with Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk making £110 with a handy Holstein calf.

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BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

Breeding Sheep A large entry this week of sheep with lambs at foot and generally a younger selection of ewes too, with more shearlings and hoggs with lambs each week now. Best of the shearlings came from David White of High Garnshaw who sold mules with twins to £205, whilst the first hoggs with singles of this season sold to £195 from RG Johnson & Son. Best of the ewes were correct texels with twin beltex lambs at £215 from Les Grange, Follifoot.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

Forward: 50 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle .,639 Prime Sheep comprising 122 Spring Lambs, 2227 Old Season Lambs, 290 Cast Ewes & Rams. 580 Breeding Sheep. 60 Rearing Calves. Dairy Cattle. 7 Loads of produce.

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SPRING LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

SPRING LAMB PRESS - MONDAY 10TH APRIL 2017

Butchers out in force at Skipton Easter Spring lamb highlight Wigglesworth Beltex-cross crowned supreme champion Retail and wholesale butcher buyers were again well represented at the ringside at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual seasonal Spring lamb show and sale in their quest to source new season lambs for this weekend’s Easter tables. (Mon, Apr 10)

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017

Forward: 77 Prime cattle comprising 29 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 46 Cast Cattle. 3,044 Prime Sheep comprising 28 Spring Lambs, 2715 Prime Hoggs, 301 Cast Ewes & Rams. 311 Breeding Sheep. 75 Rearing Calves. 6 Loads of produce.

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BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017

BREEDING SHEEP - MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017

Breeding Sheep A good show of outfits for this weeks sale saw trade for commercial outfits dearer on the week with a full ringside of buyers present looking for mouths to graze the fast growing grass. Top price was £215 for Mule Shearlings with twins for David White, who also sold correct mules with twins to £192. Top price singles was £190 for Texel correct ewes with nice Beltex lambs from Alan Midgley.

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PRIMESTOCK PRESS - MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017

PRIMESTOCK PRESS - MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017

Critchleys prime cattle champions again at Skipton The Crithcley family from Mercer Farm, Hutton, Preston, landed their second successive monthly prime cattle championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s April show and sale. (Mon, Apr 3) The Critchleys - husband and wife, Richard and Julie, and their three sons, Robert, John and Thomas - saw their first prize 515kg Limousin-cross heifer awarded top honours by the show judge, Keelham Farm Shop’s James Robertshaw, who then transferred his interest to the ringside to claim his chosen champion for the day’s top call of £1,465, or 284.5p/kg.

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