world agriculture down on the farm
agricultural services pedigree livestock news dairy beef agricultural machinery agricultural property agricultural organisations
Stackyard News Sep 06

news index




Skipton again a happy hunting ground for Foxes

The Fox farming family yet again proved the dominant force with their mule shearling gimmers at the annual show and sale of over 4,000 breeding sheep at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart. (Tues, Sept 12).

Robert Fox, right, parades his Skipton shearling gimmers champions, joined by judge Richard Brown.
Robert Fox, right, parades his Skipton shearling gimmers champions, joined by judge Richard Brown.

Vince Fox and his three sons, Peter, Edward and Robert, of Withgill Farm, Clitheroe, repeated their success of 2005 when once more sending out this year’s champion pen of ten, quickly following up on their victory at the last month’s Skipton shearling gimmers show, a title they had also landed the previous year.

Their latest victors sold to B Cottam, of New Hutton, Kendal, for £94 a head, a price also achieved by the Fox’s second prize pen, purchased by Brian Newhouse, of Wigglesworth.

The third prize pen of pure-bred Texels from Bernard and Ann Myers & Daughters, of Winksley, Ripon, sold for the day’s top price of £126 each when bought by Messrs Lea & Son, of Barnsley.

There was another Clitheroe area success when a second show class for mule ewes was headed by a pen of ten sheep from Stuart Verity, of Whitewell. They sold at £75 each to show judge Richard Brown, of Kirkby Malham.

Mr Verity also saw the third prize pen sell at £63 apiece to J Garth & Son, of Keasden, Clapham, with the second prize pen from John Thorpe, of Oughtibridge, Sheffield, making £66 a head when purchased by Henry Wolfenden, of Bolton-by-Bowland.

Mule gimmers sold to £99, Mashams to £70, Texel-cross to £84 and Lleyns to £76.

link Liddles lead the way at Masham
link Skipton Venue For Beef Expo 2007
link Skipton again proves fertile ground for Stoney store lambs

    home | agri-services | pedigree pen | news | dairy | beef | machinery
quota | property | organisations | site map


ccm auctions