Another Super Saturday at CCM Skipton
Skipton Auction Mart’s latest monthly Saturday livestock collective sales and Agri-Trader auctions of machinery, reclaim and salvage, furniture and collectives again created widespread interest and a solid turnout of hundreds of vendors and prospective purchasers. (March 11)
The machinery section was particularly well supported, with a total of 705 lots offered for sale, topping at £2,000 for an Arctic Cat quad bike, while a cow catcher caught the eye at £1,900, followed by a Honda quad bike at £1,700, a feeder trailer at £1,500, an IW flat trailer and a Toyota Landcruiser, which both made £1,400.
Reclaim and stone lots numbered 542 in total, with the latter notably popular and good to sell, trading to a top of £1,140 for a stone trough, while another trough made £740 and a pair of gate posts £320. Reclaim lots peaked at £240 for a power washer.
With Spring in the air, 300 lots of plants, trees and shrubs were in ready demand, offering plenty of bargain buys and selling to £30 for a beech tree. There were also over 100 furniture lots.
Over in the livestock section, 102 head of stirks, weaned calves and young store cattle were penned for sale. Of the 83 bullocks and heifers on offer, British Blues were responsible for the leading prices - £790 for a steer and £705 for a heifer.
Also among the mix were 20 sheep and goats, the latter topping at £210 for a nanny and her two kids. In-lamb 2-crop sheep sold to £80 and store lambs to £68.
The next Saturday collective livestock sales are on April 22 and May 20, with the latter also featuring the ever-popular bi-monthly Agri-Trader auctions, along with the annual early sale of Border Fine Art and Beswick pieces.