Sales Reports

WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY - MARKET REPORT

WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY - MARKET REPORT

MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 24th February 2016 Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep Forward: 717 Head, Overall av £55.78 CCM conducted their fortnightly store sheep sale at Skipton on Wednesday. Store lambs were a strong trade, peaking at £80 and £77 for Beltex crosses from Martin and Val Brown of Leyburn. Lambs were dearer than the previous sale helped by the rising prime market. The first sheep and lambs of this season were forward, and weekly sales commence from Monday 29th February, including Inlamb ewes and Store Lambs, approx. 60 outfits pre-entered already. Trade was brisk with weather brightening up a little and customers out looking. Keith Downs dispersed the second half of his flock, and trade was a shade stronger than the previous offering.

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CHARITY PRESENTATION TO MANORLANDS 2016

CHARITY PRESENTATION TO MANORLANDS 2016

Skipton Auction Mart charity fundraisers net £5,600-plus Brooklands Community Special School in Skipton and Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope have again received substantial charity windfalls from annual fundraisers at Skipton Auction Mart. Craven Cattle Marts’ high profile Christmas primestock shows and the Great Northern Pork Pie Competition staged at the end of November last year featured charity sales of pork pies, Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, fruit cakes, sponges and fodder hay – all donated by willing participants and fought for enthusiastically at the ringside by generous bidders.

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STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2016

STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2016

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep Forward: 1,226 Head comprising 785 Store lambs & 441 Breeding Sheep CCM Auctions held their fortnightly sale of sheep at Skipton Mart on Wednesday with an entry of 1,226 forward for sale. Store Sheep saw a sharp trade for the strongest end whilst the small, end of season types, were just a similar trade. A good run of lambs from Ken Flintoff topped at £76 for a pen of 20 with four further pens of 40 Texels at £71 twice, £70 and £69. Inlamb sheep however were an indifferent trade and appear good value against geld price. Messrs Downs sold the first half of their dispersal today with the second half booked in for next fortnight.

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STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2016

STORE LAMBS & BREEDING SHEEP - WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY 2016

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep inc Annual Sale of BFL Females Forward: 1,149 Head – 951 Store & Gimmer Lambs, 190 Inlamb Ewes & 8 BFL Females. CCM Auctions held their 2nd Fortnightly Sale of Store Hoggs and Breeding Sheep at Skipton on Wednesday where another tidy entry of 1,149 head were presented for sale. Store Sheep sold to a very fast trade with strong hoggs in good demand. There was a reduction sale of inlamb ewes held on behalf of Thomas Binns from Downham, Mule Shlgs sold carrying twins sold at £140, 2+3 crop sheep £110-£120 and Correct sheep £95-£98.

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MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2016

MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2016

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep Forward: 1,752 Head, Store Lambs Overall av £52.02 Breeding Sheep av £88.55 CCM Auctions held their Opening New Year Sale of Store and Breeding Sheep on Wednesday at Skipton. A good entry of store sheep were presented to a full ringside of buyers and trade was brisk, especially for the stronger sorts on the day, P Johnson of Trawden topping the sale with apen of Texel crosses and £74 whilst strong Mule Wethers were in to the £60’s, Robin Jackson selling a pen of 30 Mules at £64.50 and 40 at £59, Richard Harker had £63 for a pen of 69 head whilst Nick Parker had a pen of 27 at £63.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 1760 Head, Overall av £50.33 A good turnout of store sheep were predominantly medium and long keep types with strong lambs short of buyers requirements and as a consequence sold to a very sharp trade. Smart Continental and strong Suffolks were all around £60 or more, and better Mule wethers mid £50’s, outwith the show it was Andrew Sutton of Long Sleddale with a pen of 52 at £57.80 and another pen of 48 at £56 leading the way. More buyers in attendance for smaller long keep types helped these sell well.

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ADDINGHAM SHEEP BREEDERS - WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2016

ADDINGHAM SHEEP BREEDERS - WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2016

Addingham Sheepbreeders charity lambs raise £2,900 for Manorlands Lambs donated by generous farmers earned more cash for charity when sold to a big-hearted ringside at Addingham & District Sheep Breeders’ Association’s ninth annual fundraiser at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Dec 16) Twenty-eight lambs, predominantly Mule wethers, were handed over and, together with other items donated for sale, raised a resounding £2,900 for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, Keighley, for whom the fixture has now netted some £33,000 in total.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 2ND DECEMBER

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs and Breeding Sheep Forward: 3,554 Head, Overall av £51.30 A good sale of store lambs today with a trade a toucher brisker helped by the recent hardening of the fat lamb trade and seasonal numbers in decline. Healthy mid to short term stores were a strong trade with still some big pens of lambs running into the ring even at this late time of year. 100 mule wethers from JW Hall, Darnbrook was a fine example and with the hammer falling at £56 and David White, Hebden selling 55 for £55. DB&E Greenwood of Threshfield sold the days top price lambs with a pen of Texels at £71.50.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of 2646 Store Lambs and 222 Breeding Sheep Forward: Head, Overall av £49.02 A healthy trade for the better end of the lambs today with growy sorts highly sought after. Robert Metcalfe, Brearton was on the receiving end of this with 64 Suffolks at £64 and JW Hall of Darnbrook with 100 mules at £57.20. Long keep and wintering lambs made a greater percentage of the entry and found seasonal buyers keen.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2015

Although it’s now November there were plenty of sheep forward today at CCM’s fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding sheep held at Skipton Mart. Store lambs saw a greater proportion of smaller wintering lambs but trade for these was quite strong with cows going inside and ground becoming clear to graze with sheep. Strong lambs also found good favour with buyers but smaller lambs would look the better sold.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 8,096 Head, Overall av £50.83 A very large entry of lambs proved harder to cash than of late with prime prices under pressure. However there was a full attendance of buyers from countrywide and trade was still good enough for the time of year. Men now looking for decent wintering lambs as well.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: 7,378 Head, Overall av £50.95

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs Forward: Head, Overall av £53.96 The fortnightly sale saw 66 buyers operating throughout the course of the day, with long keep wintering lambs noticeably dearer on the fortnight. Mule lambs averaged £50.97 with a higher percentage of small lambs in the sample but plenty of competition for medium keep mule lambs which topped at £59 from John Schindler of Thorpe for Lonk bred mules and £56 for 179 from Granville and Paul Fairburn, Marriforth for Swale bred Mules and last man in the ring V Verity & Son, West End at £54.50 proved trade was consistent all day long. Continental lambs were also noticeably dearer in the longer keep lambs with anything fleshy working into late £50’s early £60’s all day long with TB Moorhouse of Dacre topping at £72 for a pen of Beltex lambs. Brian Lund topped the Gimmer lamb trade with a sweet pen of Beltex’s at £89.

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STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

STORE LAMB PRESS - WEDNESDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER

Gordon Banks saves a prize pen for store lamb show The fortnightly sale of store lambs at Craven Cattle Mart saw 66 buyers throughout the day with long keep wintering lambs noticeably dearer than two weeks ago. A show-stopping pen of 25 Swaledales by CCM yardsman Gordon Banks of Barden took the red rosette and sold at £38 per head. Gordon, who has 350 sheep at home, keeps half his flock pure Swaledales and the other half are bred with Blue Faced Leicesters as male gimmers. He came second in the same show last year, and has also been a yardsman at CCM for 27 years.

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STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2015

STORE LAMBS - WEDNESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2015

Fortnightly Sale of Store Lambs - Forward: Store Lambs 5844 Head, Overall av £54.04. Gimmer Lambs 2471 Head, Overall av £65.94

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