Solid turnout and strong trade at CCM Skipton New Year cattle opener
Packed ringsides and robust trade for a solid turnout of 1,076 head were the order of the day at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening New Year fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale. Four-figure selling prices across all classes were common throughout. (Jan 9)
The 51 beef breeding cattle on parade featured four pedigree bulls and it was one of these, a four-year-old Limousin, the first entry into the main sale ring, from Richard and Val Brown, of Kirkby Mlaham, that headed the section and the day’s selling prices at £2,100 when finding a new home in Nidderdale with Ned Simpson, of Heathfield, Pateley Bridge.