MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2013 PRESS CULL

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2013 PRESS CULL Gambles strike it lucky with Christmas double at Skipton Ken and Hazel Gamble, of Brickyard Farm, Easingwold, achieved a notable championship double in the annual Christmas shows of cull cows and cast sheep at Skipton Auction Mart.

Gambles strike it lucky with Christmas double at Skipton

Ken and Hazel Gamble, of Brickyard Farm, Easingwold, achieved a notable championship double in the annual Christmas shows of cull cows and cast sheep at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Dec 2)

 

The Gambles saw their pure-bred British Blue cow, by one their own stock bulls, first land the cull cow crown, before selling for the leading per head and by-weight price of £1,140, or 159.5p/kg to Muchmeats, of Witney in Oxfordshire.

 

Mr and Mrs Gamble then learned that their first prize pen of five pure-bred Texels had clinched the cast ewe title, before again selling for the top call of £109.50 per head to Yorkshire Halal Meats for its supermarket in Alice Street, Keighley.

 

The reserve cast cow championship was awarded to James Hall, of Darnbrook, with the first prize native breed entry, a Longhorn sold for 96.5p/kg. Top price in class of £816 fell to the third prize Beef Shorthorn from the Drake farming family in Thornton, Bradford.

 

The first prize dairy-bred entry, a black and white from G Pickersgill & Sons, of Hawksworth, Guiseley, sold for 121.5p/kg.

 

Back with the cast ewes, the reserve championship was awarded to the first prize pen of Mules from Threshfield’s Angus Dean.