Forward: 28 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 15 Cast Cattle 3,098 Prime Sheep comprising 2382 Prime Lambs & 716 Cast Ewes & Rams 39 Rearing Calves 15 Dairy

2nd Show & Sale of 2,000 Shearlings and Ewes. Including Special Sale of Charollais Shearling Rams and Ram Lambs. Sale Commences at 10am with Rams, followed by Ewes then Shearlings.

576 Store & Breeding Cattle – 78 Young Bulls, 44 Beef Feeding Cows, 437 Store Bullocks & Heifers, 17 Breeding Cattle.

Females Thursday Evening 6pm
Rams Friday Morning 10:30am

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
No shortage of weight with both leading prices both p/kg and gross over 600kg. Best price per kg was 288.5p a 605kg British Blue heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton for a gross of £1745. Leading gross was £1827, a 640kg Limousin cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton which sold to Ralph Pearsons, Bradford for 285.5p/kg. Best steer was a 630kg Limousin cross steer from CD&RF Kitching which sold to Ralph Pearson for 286.5p/kg or £1805. The handier weights were commercial sorts with R grade type heifers to 276.5p/kg. A dairy shorthorn cross bull made 220.5p/kg. Next week we expect extra retailer interest for smart cattle at handy weights.

560kg+ to 286.5p/kg av.280.25p/kg
485kg+ to 288.5p/kg av.270.49p/kg
Young Bulls
560kg+ to 220.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1805,1758,1651
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 286.5, 283.5,270.5
£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1827, 1742, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1745, (Limx) 1618, SD Bennett (Limx) 1515,1420
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 288.5, (Limx) 276.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 285.5, 285.5, 285.5, 280.5, SD Bennett 263.5,260.5
£ per head: G&L Newburn (Short) 1323
p/kg: G&L Newburn (Short) 220.5

Cull Cow Prices
Cows a shade easier but meat short in the dairies. Steaking cows 130p+ and the worn cows 94.5p to 120p. Heavy Angus to 147.5p or £1224 and a shade lighter to 155.5p/kg or £1120.
Overall Average 127.24p/kg £886.42
Black & White to 133.5p/kg av.119.90p/kg
AA to 155.5p/kg av.147.98p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: CN&SA Harrison 1090, JSS Verity 1041,852, M Baul&Sons Ltd 956, JP&KE Hartley 893, PJ&JE Bolland 827
p/kg: JSS Verity 133.5, CN&SA Harrison 130.5, N&SA Fort 128.5, JP&KE Hartley 127.5, JSS Verity 123.5,123.5,
£ per head: G&MA Lawn 1224,1120,990, G&L Newburn 706
p/kg: G&MA Lawn (AA) 155.5, 147.5,142.5, G&L Newburn (AAx) 145.5

3,098 Prime Sheep comprising 2382 Prime Lambs & 716 Cast Ewes & Rams

A quieter week today on the lambs in response to trade having eased late last week and commercial sorts expected to be cheaper on the week, and that generally was the case with commercial first crosses 210p to 225p, a few making a shade more if nicely finished and a decent weight. The ¾ bred lambs and smarter end however were a nice trade, Messrs Boynton of Ripon leading the sale at £156 £150 and £147 with all three pens selling to Andrew Atkinson. These were also the three highest price per kilo at 331p 327p and 319p.
Ellis Bros made 315p (45kg £142), KG&JL Huck of Bordley 314p (£132 42kg) and James Garth & Son of Keasden 311p (45kg £140)
Heavy Lambs were again keenly contested as buyers stick to meat, those over 52kg levelling at £128, but nice sorts £125 to £140 regular away. 46kg to 52kg 220p to 240p depending on quality, butchers retail types 240p to 300p for the smart skinned nice sorts.
Handy weighted sheep were a decent trade for smarter good, better end of the primes also a nice go, commercial end harder work, especially if just lacking that bit of shine.
Mules a straight trade for the meated types, 210p upwards.

Ewes similar trade not much different on the week. A good mixed show in for all buyers’ requirements with 714 Ewes and Tups sold and 2 Goats. Heavy well-bred continental ewes £135-£149.50 up to £177.50 for Charollais Ewes from TJ Howarth. Heavy first cross ewes £128-£137, medium full meat continental ewes £115-£125, lean continental ewes £95-£105, with lean light weights £70-£85 and plain goods £50-£65. Mules selling well again plenty of half to three quarter meat ewes in £75-£85 and full meat ewes £92+ selling to a top of £114.50 from M, Preston, Silsden. Suffolk ewes sold to £155.50 from JA Brown & Son, Newark, Heavies £130+, medums £110-£120 and lightweight ewes £79.50-£90. Plenty of lean swales about again £28-£38. Half to three quarter meat ewes £38-£45 and full meat heavy ewes £52-£66.

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £100.40 per head or 228.1p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 248.6p/kg av 210.0p/kg or £72.95 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 327.9p/kg av 226.7p/kg or £96.50 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 331.9p/kg av 230.8p/kg or £110.13 per head
52.1kg and over to 267.3p/kg av 234.6p/kg or £128.41 per head

Beltex average £109.65 per head or258.2 p/kg
£ per head: £156 £150 £147 £171 N&AD Boynton; £147 G&L Robinson; £142 Ellis Bros; £140 James Garth & Son; £140 K Huck; £138 JM Hall;
p/kg: 331.9p 327.9p 319.1p 306.3p N&AD Boynton; 315.6p 302.3p 300.0p Ellis Bros; 314.3p 304.3p K Huck; 311.1p James Garth & Son;
Texel average £100.33 per head or 227.4p/kg
£ per head: £146.50 £145.50 £142.50 JA Gibson; £142 TH Mellin; £140 Menwith Pigs; £140 £139 RH&MR Ireland; £138.50 J Barrett; £137.50 A&CL Grey; £137.50 JD Taylor;
p/kg: 308.9p 284.8p 283.3p RH&MR Ireland; 305.2p 290.8p 283.3p 281.8p JA Gibson; 295.8p TH Mellin; 285.4p A Sunderland;
Suffolk average £102.43 per head or 222.3p/kg
£ per head: £125.50 B Hoyle; £122 RA&M Earnshaw; £120.50 £115.50 TH Mellin; £117.50 KM&L Throup; £114 P Shackleton; £113.50 A&ED Booth;
p/kg: 251.0p 240.6p TH Mellin; 233.0p 230.2p RA&M Earnshaw; 230.4p KM&L Throup; 228.2p B Hoyle; 227.0p A&ED Booth; 220.9p C&A Morton;
Mule average £90.66 per head or 209.6p/kg
£ per head: £107 JR Smith; £106 £89.50 A&SL Throup £103.50 £93.50 FG Throup; £99 £94.50 KM&L Throup; £91.50 JK Wilson; £87 JM&S Tennant;
p/kg: 218.4p JR Smith; 217.4p 215.6p FG Throup; 215.0p CM Ryder; 212.8p JK Wilson; 210.6p 210.0p KM&L Throup; 208.8p Ashfield Farms;
Blue de Maine average £97.78 per head or 220.3p/kg
£ per head: £99.50 £98.50 £96.50 TP&EA Clayton; £86 L Jarvis;
p/kg: 226.1p 218.9p 214.4p TP&EA Clayton; 215.0p L Jarvis;
Swaledale average £69.50 per head or 186.3p/kg
£ per head: £80 FC N M Walker; £71 AJ Mason; £71 £63.50 JM&S Tennant;
p/kg: 191.9p 186.8p JM&S Tennant; 181.8p FC N M Walker; 169.0p AJ Mason;
Hampshire average £95.18 per head or 219.3p/kg
£ per head: £99.50 A&EM Ashby; £97 New York Farm; £72 JR Taylor;
p/kg: 232.3p JR Taylor; 220.5p New York Farm; 211.7p A&Em Ashby;
Blue Texel average £101.14 per head or 231.6p/kg
£ per head: £130 £94.50 W Stapleton; £100 Menwith Pigs;
p/kg: 265.3p 230.5p W Stapleton; 212.8p Menwith Pigs;

Cull Ewes average £86.58
Suffolk to £155.50, Texel to £149.50, BFL to £96.50, Mule to £114.50, Lleyn to £125.50, Swaledale to £66.50, Masham to £94.50, Gritstone to £59.50, Cheviot to £138.50, Beltex to £103.50, Lonk to £105.50. Zwartable to £87.50, Jacob to £49.50, Charollais to £177.50, Herdwick to £50.50,
Top prices:
Lowland: £177.50 TJ Howarth; £155.50 JA Brown & Son
Mule/Masham: £114.50 M Preston; £103.50 JA Brown; £103.50 AM&S Binns;
Horned: £105.50 £80.50 J Greenwood;
Hill: £138.50 Hurries Farm; £125.50 DMH Marriott; £119.50 Fleets Farm;

Cast Rams average £117.50
Suffolk to £135.50, Texel to £131.50, Zwartable to £71.50, Beltex to £144.50,

Goats to £93.50

39 Rearing Calves to £485

Calves mixed show in today. Big thanks to Chris Heseltine for judging the show today. Plenty of trade ringside with some buyers leaving empty handed. Angus bulls sold to £308 from RD Guy, Earby. All Angus bulls sold to a competitive ringside with prices all in the £278-£308 range. Black and Whites saw a phenomenal trade. 12 on offer averaging £143. Pure Friesians sold at £205-£255. Holstein bred calves at 3-5 weeks of age sold at £92-£140. Blue bulls avg £390 for the youngsters on offer today. Top prices of £425 from RE Ayrton & Son, Eastby and £410 PJ&JE Bolland, Airton was achieved for their calves under 6 weeks of age. Smaller goods sold from £360-£380. Mediums £390-£400. Champion calf from JK&PE Hartley, Beamsley sold at £400. Lim Bulls sold to £485 for an older good from Wood Bros, Manchester. Lim heifers sold very well with all goods ranging from £290 up to £370 for the more Friesian bred goods. Few blue heifers about with buyers keen for them. £285-£300 for small/mediums £300-£350 for medium/ well shaped goods.

Monthly Show
BB Bull 1st JP&KE Hartley 2nd PJ&JE Bolland 3rd JP&KE Hartley
BB Heifer 1st JP&KE Hartley
Lim Bull 1st G Pickersgill
Lim Heifer 1st G Pickersgill 2nd JC&DJ Marshall
Native x Bull 1st M&R Smith
Native x Hefier 1st JC&DJ Marshall
B&W Bull 1st G Pixckersgill 2nd RM Shackleton 3rd RM Shackleton
Cont x Stirk 1st Wood Bros 2nd M&R Smith

Champion – JP&KE Hartley (Bull) Reserve – JP&KE Hartley (Heifer)

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £336) to £485 Wood Bros
Brit Blue x (Av £390) to £425 RE Ayrton & Son
Aberdeen Angus (Av £296) to £308 RD Guy
Black & White (Av £143) to £255 G Pickersgill
Galloway (Av £200) to £200 AJ&K Lee

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £215) to £240 JC&DJ Marshall
British Blue (Av £306) to £350 JP&KE HArtley
Limousin (Av £333) to £370 G Pickersgill

15 Dairy

So that’s today’s sale all wrapped up!
Thanks to sponsors, vendors, supporters and of course consignors.
Trade topped for the Champion which was awarded by judge Martin Throup of Silsden to Jack and Alan Wilson, Green Hammerton with their MVP sired Holstein heifer in milk. Fresh since 23rd August and giving 32kg per day she headed home with the first prize cow also from the same home to Richard Crabtree, Otley. The second calver by Gerard also fresh in August made £1800.
Ian Parkinson, Barden followed on from Champion last sale with 2nd prized heifer and Reserve Champion today, with his homebred 28kg heifer by Genus ABS Maldeves, at £2000 she was the pick of Alan Middleton, Hartley Farming Partnership of Beamsley.

Results -
Heifer In Milk 1st BH Wilson & Son 2nd MD Parkinson 3rd J Wellock
Cow In Milk 1st BH Wilson & Son 2nd BH Wilson & Son 3rd BH Wilson & Son

Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £2100 av.£1790
Ped Newly Calved Heifer to £1700
Commercial Newly Calved Cow to £1800 av. £1244
Commercial Incalf Cow to £1120

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