40 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 23 Cast Cattle.
2,314 Prime Sheep comprising 1,813 Hoggs, 501 Cast Ewes & Rams.
64 Rearing Calves.
Wednesday 19th January
175 FEEDING BULLS Sale 9.30am followed by 50 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & 400 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS
100 BREEDING CATTLE Sale 12.30pm Main Ring inc 1st Part Dispersal 30 Cont x Cows with Calves at Foot r/w Lim Bull & 6 Cont x Heifers incalf to AA from M Mallinson Ltd Consignment sale from J Handley, Gunnerfleet of 15 Lim x BB Heifers Scanned Incalf to Plumtree Fantastic son (BVD Vac, Pelvic Scored), 5 Pedigree Lim Cows Incalf due March, 1 Pedigree Lim Bull from K Sunderland & 14 Pure Beef Shorthorn Heifers 20 month old by Fearless of Upsall & Burnside Majestic, 1 Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Cow (High Health) from M Shields
Monday 24th January
SHOW & SALE OF DAIRY CATTLE
Wednesday 26th January
Sale of STORE HOGGS & All Classes of BREEDING SHEEP inc SPECIAL ‘MID WINTER’ SALE OF MULE & HALFBRED INLAMB EWES Inc Flock Dispersal of 100 Suff & Tex & Mule In Lamb Ewes, Scanned, due mid March (entries close Monday 17th January)
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Wholesale demand is moving again with much of the entry 600kg and upwards. The leading gross price was £2067 paid by Ralph Pearson, Bradford for a 770kg Limousin steer from JM Townsend of Laneshawbridge which made 268.5p/kg. Top heifer was a 620kg Blonde cross heifer from RT&J Critchley & Sons of Hutton which was another of 14 purchases made by Robert Pearson, this one £1721 or 277.5p/kg. With lighter cattle still good to sell the top steer was a 545kg British Blue cross which made 285.5p/kg or £1556 when sold by Mesrs S&NV Jowett of Queensbury to Ralph Pearson. Best price per kg heifer was a 605kg Bazadaise cross from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which sold to Pearsons for 279.5p/kg or £1691.
465-555kg to 285.5p/kg
560kg+ to 283.5p/kg av.272.78p/kg
485kg+ to 279.5p/kg av. 241.79p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JM Townsend (Limx) 2067, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1805, 1748, (Limx) 1783, 1774, (Blondex) 1782
p/kg: S&NV Jowett (BBx) 285.5, RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 283.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 279.5, (Blondex) 278.5, (BBx) 277.5
£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Blondex) 1721, (Charx) 1581, CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 1691, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 1561
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 279.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Blondex) 277.5, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 271.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Charx) 263.5
Cull Cow Prices
Cast cow trade is steadily picking up but a good percentage of the entry comprising cows which had been fed which if dairy were comfortably 125p and upwards depending on conformation with the best 140p/kg+. The natives were similarly good to sell with the very heavy thick cows 130p+ and cows in prime condition 140p. Just one first cross British Blue cow at 145.5p/kg or £1266.
Overall Average 124.98p/kg £896.18
Black & White to 147.5p/kg av.122.93 p/kg
AA to 146.5p/kg av.122.59p/kg
Gall to 125p/kg av.122.59p/kg
Hefdx to 143.5p/kg
BBx to 145.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: GB Moorhouse 1189,1002, AL Dean&Sons 1101,1083,969, JD Taylor&Son 1018,810
p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 147.5, AL Dean&Son 134.5, 126.5, GB Moorhouse 134.5, 128.5.
£ per head: RG Church Ltd (AA) 1157, (Hefd) 969, G&MA Lawn (AA) 1083,1021,760, DAB&SD Ogden (AA) 942, TG Boothman (Gall) 831
p/kg: RG Church Ltd (AA) 146.5, (Hefd) 143.5, G&MA Lawn (AA) 134.5,133.5,113.5,
£ per head: GT Booth 1266
p/kg: GT Booth 145.5
Overall Average 97.5p/kg £1252.88
£ per head: JSS Verity 1253
p/kg: JSS Verity 97.5
2,314 Prime Sheep comprising 1,813 Hoggs, 501 Cast Ewes & Rams
A smaller show today with a little bit of wariness in some vendors minds following cheaper prices later last week. However the mechanics of supply & demand probably contrived today to create a better trade than expected with numbers generally 30% tighter around the country and trade looking fairly reasonable. Handy and lightweight sheep sold well, and would end up short of requirements. Smart lambs were a straight trade without seeing the high prices of recent weeks, butchers type heavies were a good trade, whilst commercial heavies would be the commodity that was dearer than we expected. Mules and nice Horned Wethers would also be a similar trade on the week and exceeding our anticipated trade.
OVER 52kg – Best heavies to £156 or 296p for a pair of 53kg’s from EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby followed by R Emmott Silsden at £154 then KG&JL Huck of Bordley at £151 and £150. The weight range included several pens of heavy Mule Wethers and averaged 248p or £132.50 and so were dearer than expected.
46kg to 52kg – EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby leading the range again at £157 £151 and £150. M&K Farrar of Tadcaster had a great run of lambs, including Continentals at £156, regular local vendors CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield made £155, whilst a lamb sold for local charity made £155. The better lambs in the weight range were over 300p, to 341p from EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby.
36kg to 45kg – Making a clean sweep of top prices were EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby at £156 for a pair of 43kg at 363p. CD&RF Kitching made £155 or 344p, whilst A&K Kiernan sold at £150 or 333p. Fox Farms of Clitheroe had some smart lambs forward for sale the best price for this run was 342p for 38kg.
Handyweights of all breeds 35kg to 42kg as expected were the best weights to sell this week and short of requirements.
A Run of Cheviot Wether Lambs from A&K Kiernan St Michaels sold well on the day, topping at £141 with others at £140 £135 £134.50 & £130, or 287p 281p 269p and 265p
Ewes a nice trade with weight selling well again. Heavy ewes a flyer plenty £130-£155 with good quality ewes £150-£165 and nice well-bred heavy Suffolks and Pure Texels £160-£180. Top price of £190.50 from B Spensley, Skipton for Texels. A pen of Pure Suffolk ewes from G&MA Lawn, Skipton sold to £179.50. Mediums white faced ewes £110-£122 and small full meat ewes £90-£108. Lean mediums £100-£115 and plain white-faced crossed ewes £70-£85.
Heavy mules sold to £127.50 for 8 ewes from 4 different vendors. Heavies generally £115-£125. Mediums £95-£108 and smalls £75-£88.
Good meat Swale and Dales ewes £78-£90 with heavies selling either side of £100. Top price Swale from L Brown & Son, Halifax at £99.50 and Dalesbred ewes to £100.50 from JM Wilson & Sons Harrogate. Lonks sold to £109.50 from J Greenwood, Ilkley. Lean Swales £40-£55 and plain end £15-£30.
More ewes required next week.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £115.67 per head or 262.5p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 308.8p/kg av 245.6p/kg or £84.73 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 362.8p/kg av 270.1p/kg or £113.37 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 341.3p/kg av 257.2p/kg or £123.21 per head
52.1kg and over to 294.3p/kg av 248.9p/kg or £132.50 per head
Beltex average £129.57 per head or 298.5p/kg
£ per head: £157 £156 £145 EP&JM Hutchinson; £156 M&K Farrar; £155 £150 G Huck; £155 CD&RF Kitching; £150 £149 A&K Kiernan;
p/kg: 362.8p 341.3p 333.3p EP&JM Hutchinson; 342.1p Fox Farm; 333.3p A&K Kiernan; 330.8p J Shuttleworth; 329.8p CD&RF Kitching;
Texel average £118.20 per head or 268.3p/kg
£ per head:£155 Charity Lamb; £155 CD&RF Kitching; £154 R Emmott; £151 £150 £148 £142 EP&JM Hutchinson; £149 A&K Kiernan; £144 R Emmott;
p/kg: 344.4p CD&RF Kicthing; 328.6p Fox Farm;
Suffolk average £118.98 per head or 256.3p/kg
£ per head: £139.50 £136 EP&JM Hutchinson; £127 PL Metcalfe; £125 £117 £114.50 Haddon Farms; £123 J Caygill; £116.50 CH&C Fearnley;
p/kg: 290.7p 278.6p 266.3p Haddon Farms; 267.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 266.7p JR Taylor; 256.3p J Caygill; 249.0p PL Metcalfe; 247.9p CH&C Fearnley;
Charolais average £124.93 per head or 255.3p/kg
£ per head: £138 J Metcalfe; £137 Braes Farm; £133 £126 £125.50 GW Thackray;
p/kg: 260.4p J Metcalfe; 257.6p 256.1p GW Thackray; 256.5p A Winterbottom;
Cheviot average £120.58 per head or 255.3p/kg
£ per head: £141 £140 £135 £134.50 £130 £129.50 £128 £124.50 A&K Kiernan; £124 PL Metcalfe; £120 J Caygill;
p/kg: 287.8p 281.5p 269.2p 260.0p 259.4p 251.0p A&K Kiernan; 265.9p J Bosworth; 261.9p Haddon Farms; 251.4p FM Shepherd;
Mule average £109.26 per head or 244.5p/kg
£ per head: £120 GW Thackray; £112 JK Wilson; £111.50 £110 AJ Taylor; £111.50 CD&RF Kitching; £110 P Addyman; £109 J Pickles;
p/kg: 253.4p AJ Taylor; 248.9p 248.8p JK Wilson; 247.8p CD&RF Kitching; 245.3p S Forshaw; 243.2p RJ Ashworth; 242.2p J Pickles;
Swaledale average £81.91 per head or 212.5p/kg
£ per head: £110 G Huck & Son; £104 P Addyman; £98 J&R Paisley; £96 £90 P Addyman; £87.50 JM&S Tennant; £84 FM Thompson;
p/kg: 230.8p 223.3p 216.7p P Addyman; 230.0p 213.4pJM&S Tennant; 225.8p 212.9p RH&EA Close; 213.0p J&R Paisley;
Dalesbred average £78.71 per head or 232.5p/kg
£ per head: £97 JK Wilson; £80 £76.50 RH&EA Close;
p/kg: 269.4p JK Wilson; 239.1p 200.0p RH&EA Close;
WFW average £89.86 per head or 198.2p/kg
£ per head: £95 £83 J&R Paisley;
p/kg: 212.8p 190.0p J&R Paisley;
SBF average £100.55 per head or 245.2p/kg
£ per head: £105.50 S Forshaw; £95 TJ Howarth;
p/kg: 245.8p TJ Howarth; 245.3p S Forshaw;
Blue Texel average £122.63 per head or 289.6p/kg
£ per head: £139 £136 Fox Farm; £84 TJ Howarth; £78 T&G McGarrell;
p/kg: 302.2p 278.0p Fox Farm; 260.0p T&G McGarrell;241.1p TJ Howarth;
Cull Ewes average £100.51
Suffolk to £179.50, Texel to £190.50, BFL to £136.50, Mule to £127.50, Lleyn to £115.50, Swaledale to £99.50, Masham to £128.50, Gritstone to £89.50, Cheviot to £123.50, Beltex to £133.50, Lonk to £109.50, Zwartable to £119.50, Kerry to £87.50, Charolais to £164.50, Dalesbred to £100.50, Gritstone to £89.50, Teeswater to £127.50, Beulah to £94.50, Hamsphire to £116.50, Blue Texel to £114.50.
Lowland: £190.50 B Spensley;
Mule/Masham: £128.50 A&EM Ashby & Son;
Horned: £109.50 J Greenwood;
Hill: £123.50 CR&J Kippax
Cast Rams average £116.98
Suffolk to £137.50, Texel to £177.50, Charollais to £147.50, Cheviot to £122.50, Beltex to £154.50, Herdwick to £48.50, Zwartable to £119.50, Blue Texel to £89.50.
64 Rearing Calves to £410
64 calves forward with a nice trade throughout with a large run of Angus out of Jersey cows in the entry. Angus bulls sold from £260-£300 for nice quality goods out of B&W cows at around 6 weeks of age. Younger end Angus bulls £215-£250, and Angus out of Jerseys either side of £200 with Angus with age £180-£210 with younger end £100-£150.
Blue bulls a good solid trade with age and style really leading. Best end £380-£410 with top price from P&RM Sutcliffe, Queensbury. Good ended bulls at 3-5 weeks of age £320-£370 and younger goods with less conformations £260-£300. A few bobbies less.
Blue heifers a nice trade with best calves £280-£325, again top price coming from P&RM Sutcliffe, Queensbury. Smaller Blue heifers £200-£240 with mediums £260-£280.
Black and Whites sold from £60-£180 with BF calves selling very well. Nice Holstein cross calves £60-£90.
Brit Blue x (Av £305) to £410 P&RM Sutcliffe
Aberdeen Angus (Av £221) to £300 Woolrow Farm
Black & White (Av £93) to £180 RM Spence
Aberdeen Angus (Av £135) to £210 JL Shaw
Welsh (Av £210) to £210 P&RM Sutcliffe
British Blue (Av £237) to £325 P&RM Sutcliffe
Limousin (Av £140) to £140 J Gooch
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