Sales Reports

DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2015

DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2015

Stainbank herd lands back-to-back Craven Dairy Auction championships The Stainbank pedigree Holstein dairy herd of Robin Jennings at Hill House Farm, South Stainley, Harrogate, clinched back-to-back championships at the opening July Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, July 6) Mr Jennings, who won the title at the main June show and sale, repeated the feat at the latest renewal with his first prize newly calven heifer, acquired as a calf from the Startover pedigree dairy herd of Gavin Clarke, of Brimham Lodge Farm, Ripley.

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PRIMESTOCK LAMBS - MONDAY 6TH JULY

PRIMESTOCK LAMBS - MONDAY 6TH JULY

Ellis Bros land first-ever Skipton prime lamb title Ellis Bros, of Addingham Moorside, secured a first-ever prime lamb championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s July show with a pen of five home-bred lambs by both Beltex and Dutch Texel stock rams. (Mon, July 6) They were shown by Richard Ellis and his daughter Becky, with Simon, Robert and Dan Ellis also an integral part of the family farming business. The 42kg victors sold for the day’s top call of £101 per head to Andrew Atkinson, of Felliscliffe, Harrogate, who secured the champions in behalf of Hartshead Meats in Ashton-under-Lyne.

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MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2015

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2015

Forward: 90 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Prime Bulls, 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 60 Cast Cattle 2,959 Prime Sheep comprising 2,470 Prime & Lightweight Lambs, 489 Cast Ewes & Rams 67 Rearing Calves 50 Dairy Cattle 4 Loads of produce

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DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2015

DAIRY & CALVES - MONDAY 6TH JULY 2015

Craven Dairy Auction (50 head) A strong show of dairy beast with two dispersals present accounting for 1/3 of the show today. Judging carried out by Colin Whitelock chose the champion beast from a fine show of cattle eventually picking a sweet heifer from Robin Jennings, South Stainley. A strong supporter of Skipton Dairy Sales Robin produced a fantastic pedigree heifer which was giving 31 litres, 11 days calved and sired by the well known REW Seaver sold for £1900 to the Gratton Family of Brimham Lodge. Other noted prices were a strong run of quality goods from David Leeming which topped at £1800 for a storming 3rd Calver giving 50 litres to Tom Green of Wigan.

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SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2015

SHEEP DOGS - FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2015

Pup prices hit new highs at Skipton John Bell top dog again with 5,000gns sale While Howden’s John Bell was again top dog with a 5,000gns sale, it was the pup pen that proved the real eyecatcher at Skipton Auction Mart’s Summer working sheepdogs sale, setting a new record price for the venue. With the very last entry of the day, Irish brothers Padraig and Joe Doherty, of Ardagh Sheepdogs in County Donegal, set the unbroken pen alight with a six-month-old black and white bitch, Ann, which made 1,850gns, the highest-ever price paid for a Skipton-sold pup.

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