SKIPTON AUCTION MART
MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 2020
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 497 head of cattle
Comprising: 497 Feeding Cattle (148 Young Bulls, 48 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 279 Bullocks & Heifers) & 22 Breeding Cattle.
Feeding Bulls – another very good show for feeding bulls with 147 sold to average £1017 a reflection of the reducing number of spring born bulls in store rings and an improved finished price. Whilst heavy bulls were up, it was long keep bulls which proved the trade of the day with a lot between £950 and £1050.
Feeding Cows – a real injection into the feeding cow trade with a useful entry of cows with feed potential. Pick of the continental’s were all £1100 to £1470 with a number of lean first cross blues at £900-£950. Natives carrying finish were to £1125.
Stores - Strong feeding cattle saw trade dearer on the week with less strength forward and an active audience looking to fill up on both strong bullocks and heifers. There was a shortage of the very strongest cattle forward today with many farmers taking the option of turning cattle out ready for selling at the back-end months.
First of selling particularly well was the U grade over 20 month heifers selling to purchasers for both feeding and bulling. Top price heifer came from JR Lancaster at £1330 for a Lim, followed closely behind at £1300 for another Lim at 23 months coming from vendors Ellis Bros who then also sold the next highest price Heifer at £1290.
U Grade steers sold tremendous today to a very active audience looking for the best goods for feeding and supplying both mainstream abattoirs and small scale butchers around the UK. Top price steer £1300 from P+E Fox sold to £1300 for his 24 months old Blonde X, following closely behind at £1270 for a Bazadaise Steer from JE Naylor. Closely behind came a single Lim Steer at £1260 from AJ Shepherd. A packet of Lim steers also followed selling at £1175 from F Thomas & Son. Many more 20+month old cattle could have been sold to seller’s advantage today. The 46 Store Steers 18 month+ came to a pleasing average of £1050.
Limousin steers came to an overall breed average of £997. Looking very well sold with a range of ages in the mix today.
Native cattle sold tremendous with buyers out in force for both summering and feeding Angus and Herefords. Angus steers came to an average £925 with a top of £1090 from J Cheetham.
Black and Whites sold to a total breed average of £900. Cattle coming from both M Ryder & Sons and A.P Bullock sold packets of ranging from £985-£830. More of these well grown Black and Whites are required on a regular basis.
Grazing cattle once again selling away to an active audience with prices very similar on the fortnight. Steers up-to 12 Months sold to £1040 from JR Carr, Ilkley. The 12 months of age and under cattle sold to an average of £883. Heifer’s up-to 12 Months sold to an overall average of £821 for the 73 on offer. The range of prices from £560-£1100. Best cattle with the ends in them to make good retail products defiantly lead the trade today with buyers out to pay for quality.
NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 10th JUNE 2020.
570 HEAD comprising 150 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 350 Bullocks and Heifers
& 20 Breeding Cattle
Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 3RD June
Prices and Averages
Young Bulls Overall average £1017
Charollais x (Av £950)
£1080 FC N M Walker; £1030 JE&AC Clarke; £880 AMS Robinson;
Simmental x (Av £987)
£1095 £970 JE&AC Clarke; £1080 £1005 £1000 G Mellin;
Limousin x (Av £1058)
£1290 £1260 JA&JM Wade; £1250 JH&SM Mason; £1240 £1215 £1200 A Lodge; £1210 £1205 A Rigby; £1200 R Holroyd;
Brit Blue x (Av £968)
£1180 KA&HL Fawcett; £1135 £1105 JH&J Ryder; £1120 JH&SM Mason; £1110 EW&JR Parkinson; £1095 M Taylor; £1095 A Lodge;
Ab Angus (Av £880)
£1145 JA&JM Wade; £760 JE&AC Clarke; £735 J Harrison;
Shorthorn (Av £720)
£720 JE&AC Clarke;
Devon x (Av £1005)
£1055 £980 JP Broadwith;
MRI (Av £705)
£705 B Spensley;
Hereford (Av £735)
£830 £640 GC Marston:
Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £945 Bulls av £1480
Simmental to £1080 av £912
Limousin to £1470 av £1010
Blonde to £890 av £875
AA to £1125 av £909
Brit Blue to £1110 av £920
Hereford to £660
Bazadaise to £890
Stabiliser to £980
Limousin Bull to £1480
Top prices - £1480 D Garstang; £1470 J Fairburn; £1280 DW&CJ Towler; £1170 R&A Wallbank; £1170 M Ryder; £1125 DM Neave;
Store Bullocks – Continental x average £986, Native average £904
Charollais (Av £963)
£1115 J Cheetham; £910 H&M Plews; £865 AJ Shepherd;
Simmental x (Av £917)
£1095 RH&JS Vickery; £740 CA Foster;
Limousin x (Av £997)
£1260 AJ Shepherd; £1175 F Thomas; £1140 £1135 £1100 £1090 Ellis Bros; £1120 A Fawcett: £1080 M Ryder;
Blonde (Av £862)
£1300 P&E Fox; £950 K Lister; £880 R&A Wallbank; £810 M GI P Taylor; £760 Taylors;
Ab Angus (Av £925)
£1090 £980 £975 J Cheetham; £1085 RH&JS Vickery; £1080 £900 MP&S Tyson; £900 B Spensley;
Saler x (Av £878)
£1020 £820 £795 JC&DJ Marshall;
Brit Blue x (Av £1048)
£1105 £1095 E&MA Burrow; £830 M Ryder;
B&W (Av £900)
£985 £830 M Ryder & Son; £960 £870 A&S Bullock;
Hereford (Av £783)
£850 K Lister & Son; £650 SR&DJ Petty;
Bazadaise (Av £1270)
£1270 JE Naylor;
Store Heifers – Continental x average £881, Native average £782
Charollais x (Av £863)
£1180 AJ Shepherd; £995 J Cheetham; £885 £850 B&LN DIbb; £750 AMS Robinson;
Simmental (Av £893)
£1050 £965 £940 £860 A Fawcett; £880 CA Foster;
Limousin x (Av £882)
£1330 £1210 £1200 JR Lancaster; £1300 £1290 Ellis Bros; £1190 Lambert Mile House; £1165 C Wellock;
Blonde (Av £779)
£880 £800 K Lister & Sons; £850 R&A Wallbank; £825 Taylors; £700 K&GJ Huck;
Ab Angus (Av £914)
£1170 C Wellock; £960 A Fawcett; £960 AAIM Smith; £930 H&M Plews; £890 MP&S Tyson;
Brit Blue x (Av £916)
£1100 £1080 £1010 £920 K&J Marshall; £1060 BF Blezard; £930 £900 A Butler; £890 AM&E Hartley;
22 BREEDING CATTLE
Fortnightly Breeding Cattle –
Definite indications that customers are out looking for premium quality replacements for their herds.
Jack Berry (JH Throup) of Silsden Moor had no resistance and no shortage of customers for 3 good blue heifer families to average £2000.
At the opposite end of the scale there are less buyers looking for lots to just summer or split with strongest demand centered around a young genuine farming outfits to put into the herd.
Charolais Bull 4 years to £1260
BBx Hfrs with Bld x Hfr Calves to £2050
BBx Hfrs with Bld x Bull Calves to £2000
Char Cow with Lim x Hfr Calves to £1100
Hefd x Hfrs with Lim x Hfr Calves to £1380
Hefd x Hfrs with Lim x Str Calves to £1320
BBx Hfrs Incalf to £980
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