113 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 81 Cast Cattle including 4 Mature Bulls.
5,782 Prime Sheep comprising 5061 Prime Lambs, 721 Cast Ewes & Rams.
130 Rearing Calves.
September Prime Show- The Championship was awarded to Simon Bennett of Silsden whose Limousin cross steer weighing 248.5p/kg or £1491 to Keelham Farm Shop. Reserve was Ben Townsend t/a JM Townsend with 500kg Limousin cross heifer selling to Simon Duerden for 257.5p/kg or £1288.
Heifers – 1st JM Townsend 2nd JM Townsend 3rd B Lund
Bullock – 1st SD Bennett 2nd JA Drake 3rd CD&RF Kitching
Champion – SD Bennett Reserve – JM Townsend
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
465-555kg to 249.5p/kg av. 231.85p/kg
560kg+ to 248.5p/kg av. 217.68p/kg
400-480kg to 230.5p/kg av. 209.59p/kg
485kg+ to 257.5p/kg av. 227.71p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1491, (BBx) 1401, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1440, JA Drake (BBx) 1401, J Caygill&Ptns (Luing) 1370
p/kg: TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 249.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 248.5, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 240.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 238.5
£ per head: E&M Townley & Son (Blondex) 1375, JM Townsend (BBx) 1356, (Limx) 1288, BL&R Lund (BBx) 1215, BS Simpson (Limx) 1210
p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 257.5, (BBx) 253.5, BL&R Lund (Limx) 245.5, E&M Townley&Son (Blondex) 245.5, BS Simpson (Limx) 230.5.
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 129.47p/kg £848.02
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: GB Moorhouse (B&W) 1033, A Calvert&Son ((B&W) 835, AJ Ogden (B&W) 828
p/kg: GB Moorhouse (B&W) 144.5, A Calvert&Son (B&W) 132.5, AJ Ogden (BBx) 129.5.
Dairy – 1st J Caygill & Partners 2nd FA Holmes 3rd JSS Verity
Beef – 1st JR Birkhead 2nd P Fortune 3rd P Fortune
Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average 98.02p/kg £644.28
Black & White to 134.5p/kg av. 91.21p/kg
Swed Red to 106.5 p/kg
Brown Swiss to 108.5p/kg
Limx to 129.5p/kg av. 119.10p/kg
BBx to 130.5p/kg
Simx to 130.5p/kg
Baz to 103.5p/kg
Shorthorn to 104.5p/kg
AAx to 121.5p/kg av. 115.76p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 928,814, DL Leeming Ltd 915, FA Holmes&Son 868, A Lawson&Son 848, DA&S Fort 834,
p/kg: DL Leeming Ltd 134.5, J Caygill Ptns 114.5,108.5, DA&S Fort 110.5, FA Holmes&Son 108.5, JG Hall&Son 107.5.
£ per head: N Parker (D Sh) 941, D&P Brown (Brown Swiss) 760, JSS Verity (Swed Red) 708
p/kg: D&P Brown (Brown Swiss) 108.5, JSS Verity (Swed Red) 106.5, N Parker (D Sh) 104.5,
£ per head: TH&A Pickard&Son 946
p/kg: TH&A Pickard&Son 130.5
£ per head: P Fortune 965, 820, JR Birkhead Farms Ltd 945, G&A Gaythorpe 881, GB&G Grange&Son 855,
p/kg: G&A Gaythorpe 129.5, GB&G Grange&Son 129.5, P Fortune 129.5, JR Birkhead Farms Ltd 129.5
£ per head: G&MA Lawn 986, 825,769,747, Bolster Moor Farm Shop 887,817,812,
p/kg: G&MA Lawn 121.5,120.5,119.5,116.5, Bolster Moor Farm Shop 118.5,117.5,107.5
Overall Average 91.35p/kg £807.28
Top Prices £ per head or p/kg
£ per head: R&K Gemmell (Saler) 980, JD Crabtree&Son (B&W) 934,MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 774
p/kg: R&K Gemmell (Saler) 109.5, P Pogson (B&W) 92.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 86.5
Prime Lamb Show
A great show of 5,782 sheep comprising 5,061 Prime Lambs and 721 Cast sheep, being the largest show of the season so far, and they met with the anticipated better trade, especially for the heavy lambs and those well fleshed.
The Monthly prize show was held and the awards given by the Judge Paul Watson are listed below, and it was Richard & Mark Ireland that took championship honours with a pen of 39kg Texels selling for £97 to the Judge. Reserve Champions were a pen of Mule Wethers from Bernard Simpson weighing 46kg selling for £86 to Andrew Atkinson. However, It was Trevor & Clive Robinson that topped the sale with a pen of 49kg lambs selling £120 each to Nick Dalby. Bill Logan from Stainforth was next up with a pen of 46kg Beltex at £118 each to Vivers Scotlamb. Richard Simpson from Pateley Bridge had 50kg Texels make £114 purchased By Kendalls Butchers of Pateley Bridge. Ellis Bros of Addinghm Moorside made £110 each of a pen of 44kg Beltex to Vivers Scotlamb. George Sunderland of Hebden Bridge made £105 of 45kg Beltex to Thomas Shepherdson and £104 of 43kg to Vivers Scotlamb. T&C Robinson were n the prices again with 42kg at £104 to Hartshead Meats, Taylor Bros were also up at £104 with 44kg’s to Vivers Scotlamb, Whilst Richard & Mark Ireland also made £104 of 46kg’s to Kendalls Butchers.
Generally lambs would be £6 to £10 up on the week depending upon quality and weight, but it was the well fleshed types with some weight up that were the keenly contested and best to sell.
Hill bred lambs also got a good following with best Mule Lambs £35 to £40 over the weight. Frank Throup had the top price Mules at 190p (40kg £76), whilst Kevin Marsall of Dacre had top price at £94.50, followed by Peter Houseman of Padside at £90 and WA&A Booth of Feizor £88 for 48kg.
It was another good day for Anthony Hewetson who sold his first ever draw of Swaledale Wethers from Sandford Farm weighing 39kg they made £73 each. Other meated hill bred lambs also sold well. A large show of cast & feeding sheep bucked the trend seen elsewhere of lower prices to maintain recent trade.
1st RH&MR Ireland 39kg £97 Paul Watson
2nd G Sunderland 43kg £100 Hartshead Meats
3rd T&C Robinson 42kg £104 Hartshead Meats
1st D&A Livestock 43kg £86 Stanforth Meats
2nd JP&K Hartley 45kg £87.50 A Atkinson
3rd G&MA Lawn 42kg £95 A Atkinson
1st BS Simpson 46kg £86 A Atkinson
2nd WA&A Booth 48kg £88 Paul Watson
3rd KM&L Throup 47kg £86 Paul Watson
Champion – RH&MR Ireland 39kg £97 Paul Watson
Reserve – BS Simpson 46kg £86 A Atkinson
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £79.51 per head or 187.23p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 151.6p/kg av 137.29p/kg or £40.50 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 217.1p/kg av 165.67p/kg or £56.97 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 250p/kg av 187.4p/kg or £78.27 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 256.5p/kg av 187.69p/kg or £88.72 per head
52.1kg and over to 186.7p/kg av 181.92p/kg or £88.27 per head
Beltex average £86.55 per head or 208.52p/kg
£ per head: £120 T&C Robinson; £118 WC Logan; £110 Ellis Bros; £104 Taylor Bros; £104 T&C Robinson
p/kg: 256.5p WC Logan; 250p Ellis Bros; 247.6p T&C Robinson; 246.2p PA&NS Tattersall; 244.9p T&C Robinson
Suffolk average £77.90 per head or 181.75p/kg
£ per head: £97 J Turner; £97 K Marshall; £95.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £95 G&MA Lawn; £90 J Peel; £90 TH Mellin; £90 D&A Livestock
p/kg:226.2p G&MA Lawn; 209.3p J Peel; 204.5p TH Mellin; 200p, 195.7p D&A Livestock; 194.4p JP&KE Hartley
Texel average £79.77 per head or 187.52p/kg
£ per head: £114 L Simpson & Son; £105, £104 G Sunderland; £104 RH&MR Ireland; £100.50 G Sunderland; £100 C Wellock & Son
p/kg: 248.7p RH&MR Ireland; 241.9p, 233.3p, 232.6p G Sunderland; 229.3p F&R Fielden; 228.4p G Sunderland
Mule average £76.88 per head or 179.32p/kg
£ per head: £94.50 K Marshall; £90 GW Houseman & Partners; £88 WA&A Booth; £86 KM&L Throup; £86 BS Simpson;
p/kg: 190p, 188.1p FG Throup; 187.2p T&J Smith; 187p BS Simpson; 186.3p R&KA Burley & Son; 185p JA Throup;
Charollais average £78.65 per head or 185.3p/kg
£ per head: £89 M&B Allen; £86.50 A Guy & Son; £86 D Calvert & Son; £84 RD Capstick; £82 D Calvert & Son; £81 A Guy & Son
p/kg:197.8p M&B Allen; 192.2p A Guy & Son; 190.9p RD Capstick; 188.4p A Guy & Son; 186.6p DJA Thompson;
Lleyn average £77.63 per head or 182.48p/kg
£ per head: £90.50 A Ashworth; £87, £81.50 N Speake; £80 A Ashworth; £79 N Speake; £78 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 189.1p, 188.1p N Speake; 185.7p CD&RF Kitching; 185.4p N Speake; 184.7p A Ashworth; 183.3p N Speake
Swaledale average £62.9 per head or 167p/kg
£ per head: £73 JA & JH Hewetson; £72 FG Throup; £66.50 PJ Simcock; £65 DH Heseltine; £56, £50 AJ Ogden
p/kg:187.2p JA&JH Hewetson; 175.6 FG Throup; 175p PJ Simcock; 162.50p DH Heseltine; 147.1p, 143.6p AJ Ogden
Masham average £76.50 per head or 177.63p/kg
£ per head: £80, £77 A&SL Throup; £72.50 M Smith
p/kg: 179.1p, 177.8p A&SL Throup; 172.6p M Smith
Suffolk to £70.50, Texel to £92.50, BFL to £70.50, Mule to £75.50, Lleyn to £75.50, Swaledale to £55.50, Masham to £58.50, Teeswater to £64.50, Cheviot to £58.50, Beltex to £58.50, Lonk to £35.50 Charolais to £61.50 Jacob to £58.50.
Lowland: £91.50 T Kiernan; £91.50 H Barker
Mule/Masham: £75.50 AJ Taylor; £75.50 x2 GT Booth
Horned: £55.50 PJ Gill; £55.50 JC Crabtree & Son
Hill: £75.50, £71.50 DC Wood £64.50 J Marshall
Cast Rams average £66.74
Texel to £117.50 R Emmott; BFL to £83.50 S Foster; Beltex to £85.50 PA & NS Tattersall; Zwartbles to £87.50 S Breare
Rearing Calves to £460 (129)
B&W av £56.37 Cont av £331.46 Native av £227.19
The 5th September calf show began with Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton winning the Pre-Sale Show with his British Blue Bull calf and also took reserve with their second prized bull. A strong turnout for the September Calf show with 129 through the ring, as usual the Continental bulls and heifers were a strong trade but also at a strong average were the Natives with Hereford calves particularly good to sell with the top at £310 from FA Holmes & Son, Castley and heifers to £285 from JM Smith & Son, Carleton. Aberdeen Angus calves also at a fair trade today with David Lawson of Arthington topping bulls and heifers at £305 and £250 respectively.
Alan from Hartley’s at Bolton Abbey turned up with a tremendous run of calves and took a worthy third prize with his bull topping at £410 and his Friesian bull at £160 with only Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven topping this with his Friesian bull at £190.
Limousin x (Av £322.50) to £400 D Clarke
Brit Blue x (Av £365.23) to £460 A Sowray & Son
Flekvieh x (265) to £350 C Watson, Horton Pasture
Hereford (Av £280) to £310 FA Holmes & Son
Ab Angus (Av £238.8) to £305 A Lawson & Son
Saler (Av £175) to £200 Townhead Farm Products
Black & White (Av £56.37) to £190 RM Spence
Limousin x (Av £318) to £375 A Sowray & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £310.44) to £380 A Sowray & Son
Ab Angus (Av £196.25) to £250 A Lawson & Son
Hereford (Av £268.33) to £285 JM Smith & Sons