Robinson brothers win prime lamb award again

Clive Robinson, centre, with his October prime lamb champions at Skipton, assisted by CCM's Sean Watson (left) and co-judges Nicola Allen and Chris Hodgson.
Clive Robinson, centre, with his October prime lamb champions at Skipton, assisted by CCM's Sean Watson (left) and co-judges Nicola Allen and Chris Hodgson.

Brothers Clive and Trevor Robinson, of Tosside, lifted the prime lamb title for the second month in succession at Skipton Auction Mart’s October show and sale.

The 3,016 prime lambs forward met with a much better trade than anticipated, producing an overall selling average just shy of 150p/kg, 5p up on the week, or £65.35 per head.

There were also 288 cast sheep forward, with cull ewes averaging £43.35 each and cast rams £51.50.

Standalone shows for cull cows saw the first prize beef-bred entry from E. and S. Baines, of Sawley, sell for a section-topping £1,283.

The 63 cast cattle forward sold to an overall average of £704.45 per head, or 107.56p/kg.

A total of 53 rearing calves were also on parade, selling to a joint high of £400 for bull calves from Gargrave’s John Blackwell and Robert Metcalfe, of Brearton.

Continental youngsters averaged £311.70, native calves £194.10 and black and whites £96.35.

Amy Bradley, of Hartwith, Harrogate, landed her first-ever prime cattle championship with her 620kg Limousin-cross heifer, acquired from Trevor Stoney, of Pateley Bridge, which sold for the day’s highest price of 299.5p/kg, or £1,857, to show judge Chris Hodgson, of CH Meats in York.