24 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle.
2345 Prime Sheep comprising 42 Spring Lamb, 2026 Prime Hoggs & 277 Cast Ewes & Rams.
46 Rearing Calves.
1184 Breeding Sheep comprising 456 Sheep with 728 Lambs at foot.
2 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
A small Bank Holiday show of cattle but with a good attendance of retailers the trade continued in similar vein to previous weeks. Bank Holiday regulars DA Gregory and Sons of Bacup picked up both the highest priced p/kg steer and heifer. Both came from Mesrs RT&J Critchley & Son of Hutton the steer at 580kg made 250.5p/kg the same price as their 535kg heifer. The highest gross priced animal was a 585kg British Blue cross heifer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which sold to Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton for £1448 or 247.5p/kg.
560kg+ to 250.5p/kg
485kg+ to 250.5p/kg av. 232.67p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1452
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 250.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1448, (Limx) 1436,1423,1412, JA Drake (BBx) 1359, (Limx) 1354, RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 1342
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 250.5,248.5, (BBx) 247.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 247.5, 243.5, (BBx) 247.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 238.5
Overall Average 121.68p/kg £886.22
A near full attendance of buyers on Bank Holidays now and a very strong trade for a sale which comprised 100% dairies. Heavy dry dairy cows to 129.5p/kg or £1120 for GT Booth.
Black & White to 129.5p/kg av. 121.39p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: GT Booth 1120,991, G Abbott&Sons 1006, A&J Carr&Son 903,883,831, JD&DJ Marshall 879
p/kg: GT Booth 129.5,125.5, JC&DJ Marshall 125.5, G.Abbott&Sons 120.5, A&J Carr&Son 120.5,118.5
Overall Average 138.5p/kg £1336.50
£ per head: G Abbott&Sons 1337
p/kg: G Abbott&Sons 138.5
2,345 Prime Sheep
Prime Sheep were forward in good numbers for a bank holiday Monday as 42 Spring Lambs, 2026 Hoggs and 277 Cast Sheep were penned for sale. Spring Lambs saw handyweights in sharp demand and best end up around 280p topping at 286.6p from D&A Livestock Haverah Park, and 281p twice from CR&M Wilson, Blackburn. Top per head was £119 RJ&J Towers Ingleton with an overall average of 266p or £110.95 per head.
Hoggs were short of requirements and a stronger trade across the board was witnessed. The very best hoggs could still command 250p to 320p, tops at 320p (35kg £112) and 312p (41kg £128) from HB Atkinson, closely followed at 308p (38kg £117) for Beltex crosses from Kevin Marshall, Darley. Another 51 pens of Beltex and ¾ Texel smart lambs making from 250p to 300p/kg. A handy weight commercial lowland lamb was 225p to 245p and the heavier 48kg to 54kg were 185p to 220p depending on quality, £95 to £110. The very heavy sheep, 55kg to 65kg, were a far better trade on the week and generally trading from £105 to £110.
Hill bred sheep saw the best Mules weighing mid 40’s away at 215p to 220p £90 to £97, and good horned lambs also top side of 200p.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £110.95 per head or 266.13p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 286.8p/kg av 266.13p/kg or £110.95 per head
Charollais average £116.05 per head or 264.05p/kg
£ per head: £119 R Towers; £118 CW Marwood & Son; £117 R Towers; £117x2 CW Marwood & Son; £116 R Towers;
p/kg: 276.7p R Towers; 274.4p CW Marwood & Son; 265.9p, 263.6p R Towers; 262.8p, 260px2 CW Marwood & Son;
Suffolk average £107.33 per head or 280p/kg
£ per head: £109, £108, £105 D&A Livestock Ltd;
p/kg:286.8p, 276.9p, 276.3p D&A Livestock Ltd;
Texel average £105.94 per head or 257.67p/kg
£ per head: £111, £107 CR&M Wilson; £107 D&A Livestock; £105, £104 CR&M Wilson; £100 D&A Livestock;
p/kg:281.6p, 281.1p CR&M Wilson; 270.3p, 267.5p D&A Livestock Ltd; 258.1p, 256.1p CR&M Wilson;
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £96.81 per head or 215.33p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 320p/kg av 230.98p/kg or £79.36 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 312.2p/kg av 229.97p/kg or £96.28 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 238.8p/kg av 201.03p/kg or £97.84 per head
52.1kg and over to 215.6p/kg av 183.35p/kg or £102.58 per head
Beltex average £106.70 per head or 266.3p/kg
£ per head: £128, £118 HB Atkinson; £119, £117 K Marshall; £117 RJ Lambert; £116, £115 HB Atkinson; £114 RJ Lambert;
p/kg:320p, 312.2p, 297.4p, 284.8p, 282.1p, 280.6p, 273.8p, 269p HB Atkinson; 307.9p K Marshall; 279.4p RJ Lambert;
Suffolk average £99.24 per head or 199.97p/kg
£ per head: £110 BA Simpson; £104 A Gill & Sons; £104, £103, £102.5 CR Brittain; £101.5, £100 A Gill & Son;
p/kg: 225p CR Brittain; 222.2p S Dorey; 220p CR Brittain; 214.6p RJ Lambert; 209.6p S Dorey; 202.2p R Kinder;
Texel average £97.17 per head or 215.87p/kg
£ per head: £119 J Greenwood; £118 K Marshall; £118 EP&JM Hutchinson; £113x3 TA Robinson; £113 RJ Lambert & Son;
p/kg: 287.8p K Marshall; 282.5p TA Robinson; 278.4p HB Atkinson; 270.5p J Greenwood; 269p TA Robinson;
Mule average £90.53 per head or 197.7p/kg
£ per head: £97x2, £96.5 S Dorey; £96, £95 BA Simpson; £95 S Dorey; £93 J&R Driver; £93 J&V Blakey; £90 BA Simpson;
p/kg:219.3p, 215.6px2 S Dorey; 210.5p J&R Driver; 206.7p J&V Blakey; 204.3p BA Simpson; 202.1p S Dorey;
Swaledale average £74.46 per head or 181.11p/kg
£ per head: £88 J Baines; £82 JT Rushton; £80 Fair Place Farm; £80 B Atkinson; £75.5 Fair Place Farm; £75 WR&M Airey;
p/kg: 200p J Baines; 193.5p JJ Beckwith & Sons; 186.4p JT Rushton; 176.9p, 176.8p J&V Blakey; 174.4p Fair Place Farm;
Lonk average £90.78 per head or 197.34p/kg
£ per head: £96.5 SP&VM Morris; £91 J Greenwood; £90 B Dibb; £82, £74 J Lord;
p/kg: 216.7p J Greenwood; 200p B Dibb; 185.6p SP&VM Morris; 164.4p J Lord;
Cheviot average £95.56 per head or 208.09p/kg
£ per head: £100.5 A Gill & Son; £98, £97 S Dorey; £90 Banks Farms Ltd; £87.5 BA Simpson;
p/kg:231p S Dorey; 225p Banks Farms; 208.5p S Dorey;
SBF average £87.91 per head or 217.55p/kg
£ per head: £88.5 BA Simpson; £86.5 AR&CA Parkinson:
p/kg: 221.8p AR&CA Parkinson; 215.9p BA Simpson;
A good trade all through for ewes with heavier lowlands into three figures and Mules tops at £90.50.
Suffolk to £104.5, Texel to £114.5, BFL to £80.5, Mule to £90.5, Swaledale to £57.5, Masham to £74.5, SBF to £32.5, Beltex to £119.5, Lonk to £56.5.
Lowland: £119.5 BA Simpson; £118.5 DG Boothman
Mule/Masham: £90.5 A Peel; £77.5 CM&EM Gratton;
Horned: £57.5 JC&N Throup; £56.5 J&V Blakey;
Hill: £80.5 SJ Sugden; £79.5 AC Hutchinson;
Cast Rams average £84.17
Suffolk to £64.5, Texel to £92.5, BFL to £131.5, Beltex to £78.5.
Rearing Calves to £435 (46)
B&W av £68.20 Cont av £309.55 Native av £208.45
A healthy show of calves this morning but could sold a heap more. Best continental calves from John and Rob Marshall of Dacre sold to £435 with Church Farm Enterprises also seeing £430 and £425 with 7 calves over and above the £400 mark, which includes the top price heifer also from Church Farm Enterprises at £415.
A run of good Angus bulls on offer today topped out at £340 for a strong bull from Gavin and Helen Herd of Hebden with a strong average of £264 for the bulls on offer. Black & Whites were also in a high gear with the an average of £68.20 topping for some fleshy types off Chris Drake at £130.
Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £435 JC Marshall;
Aberdeen Angus (Av £264) to £340 D&J Herd;
Black & White (Av £68.20) to £130 CJ&DD Drake;
Hereford (Av £117) to £120 ID&JC Briggs
British Blue (Av £308.18) to £415 Church Farm Enterprises
Lim (Av £207.5) to £355 NA Bell
1184 Breeding Sheep comprising 456 Sheep with 728 Lambs at foot.
A brilliant entry of sheep for Easter Monday with over 450 outfits penned and sold, offering customers ringside an unrivalled choice covering older ewes with strong lambs for feeding out and younger outfits of Shearlings and Hoggs with lambs for including in a flock. The ringside was packed out with customers and a fast selling trade ensued with quality in strong demand. Our Easter Prize Show was kindly judged by regular customers George and Gladys Emmott of Steeton and their choice of 1st Prize pen of 5 were some Texel Shearlings with Beltex cross Twins from P&AM Simpson Harrogate which later sold for £250 per outfit heading off into Cheshire. The third prize pen from the same farm made £270 per outfit heading to the same buyer for inclusion in a flock. The same vendor having two further pens at £260 and £250. Andrew Throup from Silsden had a good run of sheep including the 2nd prize pen of 5, some Texel 2 & 3 Shear ewes with Beltex lambs, they sold for £270 per outfit into Cumbria. The same vendor had first and second prize pairs of sheep with lambs, selling at £260 locally and £235 into the North East. Stephen Hutchinson of Kirkby Whiske Northallerton had top price in sale when he sold a 3 crop Beltex Ewe with twins and £310 and then a 2 shear Beltex Ewe with twins at £300.
Today was the first good entry of Hoggs with lambs and better end were generally £160 to £180 and commercial sorts £140 to £160. More available each week from now on. Shearlings got away well for the good outfits but a commercial sort for farming on can be bought at a handy price. Continental and Suffolk cross ewes remain good to sell, whilst Mule Ewes with Lambs are a more mixed trade.
Texel hoggs with singles to £185 (£169)
Texel hoggs with twins to £170
Mule hoggs with singles to £180 (£161)
Texel Shlgs & Twins to £270 (£235)
Texel Shlgs & Singls to £180 (£150)
Texel Ewes & Twins to £270 (£194)
Texel Ewes & Singles to £230 (£153)
Beltex Correct & Twins to £310 (£258)
Suffolk Ewes & Twins to £165 (£152)
Suffolk Ewes & Singles to £155 (£131)
Mule Shlgs & Twins to £200 (£184)
Mule Correct & Twins to £235 (£157)
Mule Correct & Singles to £120 (£115)
Mule bm and Singles to £112 (£107)
Mule bm and 1.5 lambs to £155
Masham correct & Singles to £138
Zwartbles correct & Twins to £150
Jacob Ewe correct & twins to £125
Hay Small Bale to £2.20 per bale