Sales Reports

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep: Forward: 7,997 Head, Overall av £65.37. Another good entry of lambs today and trade back up a gear, especially for the longer keep store lambs. Today’s sale included the Annual Show & Sale of Continental cross Gimmer Lambs competing for The Chris Hagar Trophy. Judge Mr John Turner awarded the champion rosette to a lovely pen from Roger & Jason Craddock of Bolton by Bowland and these sold for £155. Tops of the sale were £170 from the same vendor with several best show pens into three figures. To receive a premium, drawn Suffolk and Continental lambs need to be well grown and have good skins and a clean head, and most of these type of lambs sold for £80-£95, with smaller running type lambs from £68 to £78. Those not conforming to this standard are best left as mixed stores with the wethers. Stores were good to sell and a large crowd of buyers assembled from a wide area, with a large contingent of Welsh buyers and Border counties buyers. Mule Wethers found good favour today with 2,000 of these trading to an average of nearly £57. Masham Wethers were also out in force, and the Annual show for pens of 40 or more wethers saw first prize go to Messrs Lister of Kiln Hall selling for £67 each.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Repeat show successes at Skipton gimmer and wether lamb highlights Another whopping entry of sheep - just three short of 8,000 head - was penned for sale at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest fortnightly Wednesday sale of store lambs and breeding sheep, when lamb trade stepped up a gear, especially for the longer keep stores, to produce an overall selling average of £65.37 per head. (Wed, Sept 6)

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 9,802 Head Store & Breeding Sheep (comprising 9,755 Store Lambs & 27 Pedigree Suffolk Breeding Sheep) A very large show of lambs today sold to an overall average of £59.30, completing a busy 3 days at Skipton which has seen over 20,000 Prime, Store and Breeding Sheep through the sale rings.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

Haggas family success at Skipton Beltex store lamb show Skipton Auction Mart’s third major fortnightly Wednesday store lamb sale of the season featured a prize show for pens of 25 or more Beltex-cross lambs, when the red rosette fell to a well-balanced pen from local breeder Andrew Haggas, of Grove Farm, Otterburn. (Wed, Aug 9) Exactly 25 in number, Mr Haggas had the assistance of his 13-year-old daughter, Sarah-Jane, a pupil at Skipton Girls High School, in choosing the first prize pen – she helped lamb them too.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 6213 Head, Overall av £63.07 A healthy trade for store lambs today with 5781 lambs through the ring. The pre-sale Show of Beltex store lambs was kindly judged by Peter Fox of Withgill, Clitheroe and chose a super pen of lambs presented by Andrew Haggas of Otterburn which despite being the last man in the ring went on to sell for £86.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2017

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2017

Second Skipton store lamb sale trade very similar to seasonal opener Skipton Auction Mart’s second store lamb sale attracted another strong turnout of 3,604 head, which sold to an overall average of £62.65 each. (Wed, July 26) Trade for most types was almost identical to the seasonal opener a fortnight earlier, though a few pens of the best smart lambs proved dearer. Strong first-cross lambs sold into the late £60s to £70 and to £73 per head for a Texel-cross pen of 50 from Michael and Carol McKenzie, of Arncliffe.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 3,718 SHEEP comp: 3,604 Store Lambs (Overall av £62.65) 114 Breeding Ewes (Av £109.64) CCM Auctions held their second fortnightly sale of Store Sheep at Skipton on Wednesday where trade was seen to be very similar for most types to those prices seen at the opening sale, a few pens of best smart lambs would be dearer, strong first cross lambs made late 60’s to £70 with the best at £73 from Michael Mckenzie. The 400 Mule Wether Lambs in the entry were keenly contested and would be dearer too, medium keep lambs would be very similar.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2017

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY 2017

Second Skipton store lamb sale trade very similar to seasonal opener Skipton Auction Mart’s second store lamb sale attracted another strong turnout of 3,604 head, which sold to an overall average of £62.65 each. (Wed, July 26) Trade for most types was almost identical to the seasonal opener a fortnight earlier, though a few pens of the best smart lambs proved dearer. Strong first-cross lambs sold into the late £60s to £70 and to £73 per head for a Texel-cross pen of 50 from Michael and Carol McKenzie, of Arncliffe.

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DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017

DAIRY PRESS - MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017

Another Swires family success at Craven Dairy Auction Commercial Holstein Friesian entries bagged the principal prizes in the newly calven show classes at Skipton Auction Mart’s main July Craven Dairy Auction show and sale, as trade for milkers stepped up a gear.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY 2017

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY 2017

Heseltine hat-trick at Skipton store lamb opener Trade gives heart to both vendors and buyers The Heseltine family, from Hesketh House, Bolton Abbey, notched up a notable hat-trick of consecutive victories when again consigning the first prize pen at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening store lamb show and sale. (Wed, July 12)

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STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2017

STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2017

Forward: 493 Head, 419 Store Lambs & 74 Breeding Sheep. Overall av £54.26................... Last Wednesday Sale saw a healthy trade for most lambs through the ring with some strong prices right the way through the sale. The long keep lambs looked the strongest trade of the day with short term lambs topping at £68 for some Texel lambs from Ian Mounsey with Texel gimmer lambs topping the day at £82 from D Sayer, Threshfield.

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STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2017

STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2017

Forward: 812 Head, 352 Store Lambs & 460 Breeding Sheep Overall av £50.40 Healthy trade for the 352 lambs on sale with mule gimmer lambs from BW Appleton reaching £72 and topping the days trade with a pen of Beltex lambs from AM&HV Brown realising £70. Lambs with frame and shape were easily sold with the Suffolks on offer today averaging £58. Small swale wethers sold particularly well to an average of £27.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY 2017

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY 2017

Fortnightly Catalogue Sheep Sale: 1,217 Store Lambs & 13 Blue Faced Leicester Females There was a larger entry of lambs this fortnight, but quality was very mixed with lambs generally smaller than the previous sale. Anything with strength and type was well bid for, whilst the long keep lambs were keenly sought with feeder finishers reporting a good supply of winter forage that needs eating. Sales continue fortnightly, please pre-enter stock with the mart office for the catalogue.

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WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY - MARKET REPORT

WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY - MARKET REPORT

SKIPTON AUCTION MART MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY 2017 Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep Forward: 1,172 Head, Overall av £51.65 A good entry headage wise for the time of year, although very mixed in quality. Strong lambs look well bid for on the day and some vendors would be well advised to store lambs on Wednesday rather than try to push them through Monday market. Smaller lambs found a very good enquiry and would be in front of most vendors expectations on the day.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2016

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER 2016

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs & Addingham Sheep Breeders Annual Show & Sale of a Mule Wether/Store Lamb. Forward: 1,675 Head, Overall av £51.98 Today was also the annual show of the Addingham Sheep Breeders Charity Mule Wether lamb Sale where all the proceeds were in aid of Manorlands hospice. A great thanks to all that presented lambs for sale today and to all who donated items for sale.

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