31 Prime cattle comprising 16 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 15 Cast Cattle
2,993 Prime Sheep comprising 2,440 Prime Lambs & 553 Cast Ewes & Rams
36 Rearing Calves
1 Load of Produce
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Friday 20th August – Special August Sale of 60 Suffolk & Continental Breeding Rams, followed by August Sale of 300 Breeding Ewes. Sale 11am
Tuesday 24th August – Great Annual Show & Sale of 5,500 Gimmer Shearlings.
Wednesday 25th August
4th Fortnightly Sale of 8,000 to 10,000 Store Lambs at 10am. Ballot & Catalogue will be done Tuesday 17th Aug, last minute entries to the office in the morning.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
A very high class show for a mid-month sale and trade as stronger than ever with 300p/kg now the norm for the top end. Top price per kg was 306.5p (£1670) paid for a 545kg British Blue cross steer from F&B Smith of Masongill which sold to D&A Gregory&Sons for their Bacup shop. Mesrs Gregory also secured a 565kg Limousin cross steer for 301.5p/kg or £1703 from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton. Heaviest beast at 620kg was also the top gross at £1752 a Limousin cross steer sold for 282.5p/kg by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield to Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers from Bradford. Top gross heifer was £1690 or 286.5p/kg a 580kg British blue cross heifer to Ralph Pearson, by Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor. Premium cattle are in very short supply and all outlets are struggling to keep up with the seasonal demand.
465-560kg to 306.5p/kg av.286.32p/kg
560kg+ to 301.5p/kg av. 280.88p/kg
480kg+ to 287.5p/kg av. 280.75p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1752,1702, 1685, (BBx) 1743, F&B Smith (BBx) 1743, 1670 RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1743,1703, (Blondex) 1647, SR Bradley (Beef Short) 1507, SD Bennett (Limx) 1479
p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 306.5,295.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 301.5, 295.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx)
£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1690, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1668,1661, (BBx) 1649, J Baines (BBx) 1460
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 287.5,279.5,274.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 286.5, J Baines (BBx) 275.5
Cull Cow Prices
Cow trade very much the same with most of the entry on the lean the lean to plain side. A handful of cows carrying meat and the dairies were 138.5p with some very lean cows in the 120s. Beef cows were very well sold without any outstanding or extreme types in the entry.
Overall Average 127.44p/kg £787.61
Black & White to 138.5p/kg av. 120.80p/kg
Beef Short to 172.5p/kg av. 149.68p/kg
BBx to 139.5p/kg
Simx to 143.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: I Wright 1078, N&SA Fort 983,748, JT Rushton 751, AL Dean&Sons 721
p/kg: N&SA Fort 138.5,133.5, I Wright 136.5, AL Dean & Son 119.5, RM Spence 118.5, J Rushton 117.5
£ per head: T Riley (Beef Short) 1018,636
p/kg: T Riley (Beef Short) 172.5,123.5
£ per head: DR Clarkson (Simx) 1162, R&CR Mitchell (BBx) 844
p/kg: DR Clarkson (Simx) 143.5, R&CR Mitchell (BBx) 139.5
2,993 Prime Sheep comprising 2,440 Prime Lambs & 553 Cast Ewes & Rams
Lambs - A nice trade for lambs today although there was a much more varied selection than last week, but even with a couple of regular buyers having a day off, the whole sale still averaged 238p across the board. A tidy result!
The per kilo prices were dominated by a couple of vendors, Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside sold at 351p (41kg £144) to Vivers Scotlamb, 341.9p (43kg £147) to Hartshead Meat Co, with other pens at 333p 314p and 310p.
Tom Hill & Ruby Wright of Doncaster also led the way with lambs at 338.6p, 318p and 304p.
Per head it was a heavy lamb from Peter Longdin of Doncaster that caught the eye when making £165 selling to Hartshead Meat Co.
JP Barnes of Clitheroe was next in line at £152 to J&E Medcalf Wholesale Meats.
Hill & Wright achieved £149, Kevin Huck form Bordley, Skipton made £148 to Pateley Bridge and Harrogate retail butchers Kendalls Farm Butchers. Ellis Bros also got in on the act at £147. M Ryder & Son of Harrogate topped an excellent consignment of heavy lambs at £146.50 that saw 7 pens in the £140’s. Ken Gamble of Easingwold topped his entry at £146.
54 pens of lambs at 270p plus today, and 51 pens making £130 or more.
Commercial lambs that had been fed or full of meat were a nice trade, but buyers wary of anything not meeting the mark.
Ewes - Trade still showing no sign of letting off with a real mixed show of ewes in. Plenty of lean ewes forward selling well but plain still selling at realisation. Strong mules £108-£124.50 mediums full meat £100-£112 lean ewes £78-£90 depending on frame. Plain ewes with size £55-£65 other ewes less. White headed ewes avg £116 Top price of £171.50 from M Ryder & Sons, Harrogate. Best bred heavies £140-£164.50 with a large shortage of these ewes forward. Heavy crossed ewes’ full meat £135-£150. Mediums full meat £120-£132. Lean continentals £90-£100 with plainer grazing end £85 and small lean ewes £78-£85. ¾ meat ewes £105-£115. Horned ewes a nice trade with White Faced Woodland ewes from H Smith, Sheffield selling to £103.50. Medium horned ewes £55-£62 Well fleshed ewes £70-£80 with heavies selling to £90.
More ewes required with an active ringside of buyers.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £102.04 per head or 238.3p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 274.3p/kg av 244.3p/kg or £83.81 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 351.2p/kg av 236.6p/kg or £98.91 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 302.0p/kg av 242.1p/kg or £115.15 per head
52.1kg and over to 275.5p/kg av 246.3p/kg or £134.82 per head
Beltex average £107.96 per head or 261.2p/kg
£ per head: £149 £138 Hill & Wright; £148 G Huck; £147 £144 £140 Ellis Bros; £146 £144 £139 KW Gamble;
p/kg:351.2p 341.9p 333.3p 314.6p 310.0p Ellis Bros; 338.6p 318.6p 304.8p 300.0p Hill & Wright; 302.0p G Huck;
Texel average £101.87 per head or 237.1p/kg
£ per head: £165 PC&EJ Longdin; £152 £146 J Barnes; £146.50 £145.50 £143.50 £142.50 £141.50 M Ryder & Son; £143 JA Stoney;
p/kg: 300.0p PR Simpson; 295.7p 285.1p JA Gibson; 295.2p JP&KE Hartley; 289.0p A&EM Ashby; 292.9p GH&G Emmott; 280.4p Hill & Wright;
Suffolk average £102.05 per head or 234.2p/kg
£ per head: £137 £125 £119.50 £119 TH Mellin; £133.50 £125.50 MJ Spensley; £129 J Greenwood; £126 GH&G Emmott; £126 FH&N Bell;
p/kg: 274.5p 245.3p J Greenwood; 267.0p 261.8p MJ Spensley; 259.8p 255.1p 253.2p TH Mellin; 257.1p FH&N Bell; 252.0p GH&G Emmott;
Charolais average £102.67 per head or 229.6p/kg
£ per head: £122 WM Hall; £101.50 £91 £85 RJ Gardt;
p/kg: 236.1p 230.7p 227.5p RJ Gardt; 225.9 WM Hall;
Mule average £89.96 per head or 215.3p/kg
£ per head: £106 JM Daggett; £100 C Nelson & Son; £100 £94.50 Fair Place; £98 R&KA Burley; £96.50 MJ&CR Ellison; £96 KA&HL Fawcett;
p/kg: 223.5p JM Daggett; 219.8p JC&N Throup; 219.50 JA Stoney; 219.3p MJ&CR Ellison; 219.0p A&SL Throup; 217.4p Fair Place; 215.4p ML&JE Kayley;
Swaledale average £89 per head or 202.3p/kg
£ per head: £89 MD Parkinson;
p/kg: 202.3p MD Parkinson;
Masham average £95.50 per head or 222.1p/kg
£ per head: £95.50 A&SL Throup
p/kg: 222.1p A&SL Throup
Cheviot average £93.33 per head or 217.5p/kg
£ per head: £95 KJ Marston; £91 RG&SJ Paul;
p/kg: 220.9p KJ Marston; 211.6p RG&SJ Paul;
Lleyn average £109 per head or 227.1p/kg
£ per head: £109 RG&SJ Paul;
p/kg: 227.1p RG&SJ Paul;
Hampshire average £96.79 per head or 220.3p/kg
£ per head: £100 £96.50 New York Farms; £96 A&EM Ashby;
p/kg: 223.3p A&EM Ashby; 219.3p 212.8p New York Farms;
Cull Ewes average £88.16
Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £171.50, BFL to £69.50, Mule to £124.50, Dalesbred to £74.50, Swaledale to £94.50, Masham to £117.50, Gritstone to £83.50, WFW to £103.50, Beltex to £141.50, Lonk to £69.50, Jacob to £97.50, Teeswater to £119.50, Easy Care to £114.50, Zwartable to £134.50
Lowland: £171.50 M Ryder & Son;
Mule/Masham: £124.50 M Ryder & Son;
Horned: £103.50 H Smith
Hill: £119.50 A&EM Ashby
Cast Rams average £103.89
Suffolk to £127.50, Texel to £126.50, Dalesbred to £94.50, BFL to £165.50, Teeswater to £127.50.
Rearing Calves to £400
All mediums forward with good rearing sorts a month old £320-£360 with some better ended goods £360-£395. Blue heifers old very well with just 3 youngsters forward selling from £250-£335. Black and Whites a roaring trade with 2 British Friesian calves from G Pickersgill making £245 and £250. Ordinary 21-38 day old calves sold from £130-£160 generally for nice rearers with plainer end below £100. Lim bulls and heifers an excellent trade with J Gooch, Cononley reaching top price of £400. Angus heifers from RM Shackleton £260 and £230 for good rearing sorts.
Limousin x (Av £353) to £400 J Gooch
Brit Blue x (Av £334) to £395 M&R Smith
Black & White (Av £153) to £250 G Pickersgill
Hereford (Av £355) to £355 JR Wellock
Aberdeen Angus (Av £245) to £360 RM Shackleton
Hereford (Av £285) to £285 JR Wellock
British Blue (Av £290) to £335 JR Wellock
Limousin (Av £360) to £360 J Gooch
Mini Winter Wheat £17 per bale
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