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CCM Skipton Saturday Sales Success

Craven Cattle Marts’ latest Saturday Agri-Trader Auctions and collective livestock sales again saw Skipton Auction Mart packed to the gunnels by farming families collectors and bargain hunters alike. (Sat, March 16)

The livestock section was one of the best supported to date, with an entry of 112 head of stirks, weaned calves and young store cattle, 223 head of breeding and store sheep, and ewes with lambs at foot, eight goats and a pair of miniature ponies.

Heifer stirks sold to a high of £580 twice for a Blonde and an Aberdeen Angus both presented by David Sayer, of Threshfield. Thomas Atkins, of Oakworth, achieved four top breed prices with heifers – a Charolais, Simmental, Limousin and Saler that all sold for £400. The best of the British Blue heifer stirks at £420 was presented by P Stephenson, of Settle.

In the bull stirks clases, the leading performer on price at £450 was a Shorthorn-cross, while a Parthenais-cross sold at £400. H&E Collier & Son, of Oakworth, achieved two top prices with a British Blue at £375 and a Limousin at £300, while three more top prices fell to A Roebuck, of Stalybridge, with a Simmental at £265, a Hereford and a Montbeliarde, both sold at £240. W Fortune, of Wigglesworth, had the best of the black and whites at £265.

Thomas Atkins was also prominent in the steers section with a further seven top breed prices – a Limousin at £645, also top call of the day, a Saler at £440, a Simmental at £410, an Aberdeen Angus at £400, a Montbeliarde at £400, a Hereford at £370 and a Shorthorn at £285. Black and white prices peaked at £405 for an entry from G&L Newburn, of Bailiff Bridge, while a pen of Belted Galloways from A&G Greenwood, of Trawden, sold to a high of £400.

Gimmer lambs made to £68 per head for a Badger Face pen from W&M Barry, of Stranraer, and store sheep to £61 each for a pen of Texels from JE&ME Grange, of Follifoot. Texels from Richard Caton, of Stainforth, were the pick of the ewes with lambs on price – one with twins selling at £195, a further ewe with single lamb making £170. The better end from the same vendor made the equivalent of £75 to £85 per life.

Saturday machinery sale

CCM Skipton’s Saturday machinery sale, which attracted one of the largest entries for many years.

A total of 2,049 lots from 664 separate vendors were offered for sale in all Agri-Trader Auctions, among them 565 lots of machinery, farm Implements and builders plant, 851 lots of general items of reclaim, salvage and timber and168 lots of furniture, household items and collectables.

The biggest entry of machinery for many years sold to an exceptional trade, notably for larger items pertaining to sheep and lambing time, or muck handling-related.

Tractors sold to £2,500 for a Massey Ferguson 35X from Stainforth’s Richard Caton, with the second top price of £1,950 paid for a 1967 David Brown 780 tractor.

A Welger Baler topped the machinery section at £2,400, while a Major 600 rotary spreader made £1,200 and a 4-furrow reversible plough £1,000. Trailers peaked at £1,680 for a 7-ton tipper. Many other items made over £1,000 and the clearance rate exceeded 92%.

Another good entry of stone and timber saw pallets of stone sell for £290 and £260, while a stone face achieved £260, as did a pair of gateposts.

The next Agri-Trader Auctions and collective livestock sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 25.

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