52 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle.
2,501 Prime Sheep comprising 2183 Prime Lambs & 318 Cast Ewes & Rams.
52 Rearing Calves.
3 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster set the pace at today’s sale buying the first 3 animals into the ring which included the leading price by weight at 269.5p/kg paid for a 515kg Limousin cross steer from Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton. Martin Brown was in strong form accounting for 4 good steers including the leading gross a 595kg Charolais cross steer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which added up to £1461 when making 245.5p/kg. Leading buyer was Keelham Farm Shop of Thornton and Skipton with 5 purchases. 8 retail customers at the ringside all of whom featured in the list of purchasers.
465-560kg to 252.5p/kg av. 243.25p/kg
560kg+ to 245.5p/kg
400-480kg to 241.5p/kg av.217.71p/kg
485kg+ to 269.5p/kg av. 240.32p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1461,1356, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1300, SD Bennett (Limx) 1262
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 252.5,250.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 246.5, (Charx) 245.5, JR Metcalfe ((Limx) 237.5
£ per head: J Baines (Limx) 1455, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1374, (BBx) 1338,1303, JA Drake (Limx) 1300
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 269.5,255.5,250.5,246.5, 245.5, J Baines (Limx) 257.5, J Baines (Limx) 241.5
Prime Cattle (over 30mos)
Overall Average 174.67p/kg £1144.08
To Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 1234, 1055
p/kg: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 185.5, 163.5
Overall Average 108.97p/kg £735.58
A few less cows on the market on Nidderdale Show day and Meated dairies a similar trade on the week. Steaking cows and beef cross feeding cows a touch firmer.
Black & White to 122.5p/kg av. 101.5p/kg
Hefdx to 114.5p/kg
Limx to 137.5p/kg av. 118.5p/kg
BBx to 112.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 1081,941,803, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 847,833, GT Booth 838,
p/kg: JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 122.5, 114.5, JD Taylor&Son 117.5,115.5, GT Booth 112.5
£ per head: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 1093, JT Robinson (BBx) 973,SM Towler (Limx) 885,791
p/kg: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 137.5, SM Towler (Limx) 126.5,113.5, JE Cowperthwaite (BBx) 118.5,
£ per head: JT Robinson (Hefdx) 807
p/kg: JT Robinson (Hefdx) 112.5
Overall Average 125.86p/kg £1189.41
£ per head: CH&C Fearnley 1226, JE Cowperthwaite 1153
p/kg: CH&C Fearnley 132.5, JE Cowperthwaite 119.5
2,501 Prime Sheep comprising 2183 Prime Lambs & 318 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade was far better than most would have thought following the difficult prices experienced in places later last week, and an overall sale average of 174.15p/kg represented another good performance on the day, with Farm Assured levelling at 177p. Best lambs were their usual best trade, top end Beltex and Texel ranging from 210p to a top of 234.9p from GA Hewitt & Son, Giggleswick and £105 per head from Seth Blakey of Bolton by Bowland. A decent sort of lamb saw handy weights 180p to 195p, and nice heavies around 180p with commercial handy weights 175p and commercial heavies 165p to 175p.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £75.22 per head or 174.15p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 172.1p/kg av 163.0p/kg or £54.42 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 234.9p/kg av 175.7p/kg or £74.18 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 228.3p/kg av 171.8p/kg or £80.96 per head
52.1kg and over to 174.5p/kg av 160.8p/kg or £85.59 per head
Beltex average £86.46 per head or 203.6 p/kg
£ per head: £105 £100 J&M Blakey; £101 £100 GA Hewitt & Son; £97 J Greenwood; £96 £94 S Robinson; £96 G Huck & Son; £96 £94 DJ Halliday; £91.50 S&P Scrivin.
p/kg: 234.9p 232.6p GA Hewitt & Son; 232.6p 228.3p J&M Blakey; 231.0p J Greenwood; 223.7p KJ Marston; 223.3p G Huck & Son; 223.3p DJ Halliday; 222.0p J&J Garnett.
Suffolk average £74.26 per head or 170.2p/kg
£ per head: £87 £81 RA&E Earnshaw; £86 JS Throup; £84.50 PN Hugill; £82 TA Harrison; £80 A&AR Phillipson
p/kg: 180.3p MP&NEG Burnop; 179.3p 176.2p CD&RF Kitching; 176.1p RA&E Earnshaw & Son; 176.0p PN Hugill.
Texel average £75.45 per head or 175.1p/kg
£ per head: £104 £96 £90 Brafferton Manor Farmers; £99 £96 £95 MP Jennings; £95 JR Carr; £94 D Harris; £91.50 BL&R Lund; £90 S Spensley
p/kg: 221.3p 195.7p Brafferton Manor Farmers; 215.9p 204.3p 198.9p 195.3p MP Jennings; 212.8p 195.2p BL&R Lund; 202.4p M Crabtree; 200.0p GA Hewitt; 193.2p NM Handy
Charollais average £75.83 per head or 173.6p/kg
£ per head: £82.50 £78.50 Brafferton Manor Farmers; £79 JR&DL Ogden; £79 JA&JH Hewetson; £77.50 J&M Blakey
p/kg: 183.7p 179.1p 174.4p JR&DL Ogden; 179.5p JA&JH Hewetson; 178.8p KJ Marston; 175.5p Brafferton Manor Farmers
Mule average £67.76 per head or 154.96p/kg
£ per head: £77 FG Throup; £70 EJ Fort
p/kg: 159.1p EJ Fort; 158.5p A Jenkinson.
Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £102.50, Mule to £69.50, Zwart to £79.50, Swaledale to £51.50, Lonk to £45.50.
Lowland: BL&R Lund £102.5, £101.50, £98.50, T Charnley £90
Mule/Masham: JR Carr £69.50, RE Metcalfe&Son £69.50, J Howard £66.50
Horned: P Addyman & Son £51.50, AW&N Wade £40.50, AJ Mason £39.50, C Mellin £36.50
Hill: AW&N Wade £45.50, £31.50
Cast Rams average £51.17
Texel to £57.50, Swaledale to £50.50
Rearing Calves to £390 (av £ 172.17)
B&W av £75 Cont av £209 Native av £175
B&W av £75 Cont av £215 Native av £240
Limousin x (Av £250) to £270 GCL Stephenson
Brit Blue x (Av £194) to £280 DE&MA Booth
Aberdeen Angus (Av £240) to £265 DL,DM J Heron
Blondex (Av £245) to £250 N&R Sutcliffe
Black & White (Av £75) to £120 JR&JE Griffiths
Cont av £205 Native av £149
Ab Angus (Av £144) to £180 DL DM J Heron
Hefdx to £195 EJ Fort
British Blue (Av £268) to £390 DE&MA Booth
Lim (Av £144) to £190 GCL Stephenson
Wheat straw Mini Hestons to £17 per bale