19 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 7 Cast Cattle.
3,335 Prime Sheep comprising 90 Spring Lambs, 2802 Hoggs & 443 Cast Ewes & Rams.
29 Rearing Calves.
812 Breeding Sheep.
WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF 110 FEEDING BULLS, ALSO 50 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & 320 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS. Entries Close Wednesday 20th April 4pm
SATURDAY 30th APRIL
Grass day Show & Sale of 300 Stirks, Weaned Calves and Young Store Cattle
Entries Close Monday 25th April
EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot –
Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.
Monday 2nd May 2022. May Day Show & Sale of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot & Geld Gimmer Hoggs.
Entries to the office by Monday 25th May please.
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Saturday 14th May
Spring Sale of Grassland & Muck Equipment, Farm Machinery, Implements, Tractors, ATVs, Vehicles, Plant Equipment, Stone, Timber, Builders Supplies.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) Sales every Monday at 11:30am
Cattle were in demand after a good Easter trade driven by the need to restock fridges. Average weight of 660kg through both sections. Steers averaged 677kg and 289.26p/kg (£1958) with Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson buying top price at £2033 or 292.5p/kg from Hargreaves Farms, Walton le Dale. 292.5p/kg was also the joint top price by weight steer for CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield, a 630kg Limousin cross which grossed £1843 when selling to Ralph Pearson. CD&RF Kitching also presented a smart 595kg British Blue cross heifer which sold to the same customer for 303.5p/kg or £1806, with their top gross heifer at £1853, a 625kg Limousin which also joined Pearsons. 1 Black and white heifer in the under 30 month entry at 191.5pkg or £1264 with a Continental heifer average of 287p/kg. Trade looks set for next week with numbers short and a strong demand.
560kg+ to 292.5p/kg av.289.26p/kg
400-480kg to 303.5.5p/kg av. 298.78p/kg
480kg+ to 258.5p/kg av. 226.69p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 2033,2006,1990,1920, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1843
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 292.5, Hargreaves Farms 292.5,290.5,286.5,284.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1853, (BBx) 1809, 1806
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 303.5, 296.5, (Limx) 296.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall average 197.09p/kg £1492.97
Top prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (B&W) 1565, CJ&DD Drake (AAx) 1421
p/kg: CJ&DD Drake (AAx) 207.5, JD Taylor&Son (B&W) 188.5
Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am
A light Bank Holiday show and trade the same. No beef cows in the entry and a mixed show of dairies which were very good to sell for all classes. Heavy dairies 165p/kg, Steaking cows 155p and feeding cows to 150p/kg.
Overall Average 151.16p/kg £908.04
Black & White to 166.5p/kg av. 158.06p/kg
MRI to 149.5p/kg av.148.95 p/kg
Limx to p/kg av p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: CN&SA Harrison 1199, JP&KE Hartley 1155, RM Spence 923, A&CL Gray 904
p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 166.5, JP&KE Hartley 161.5, RM Spence 152.5, A&CL Gray 149.5,
£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 787, 635, CN&SA Harrison (Fleck) 753
p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 149.5,148.5, CN&SA Harrison (Fleck) 124.5
Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm
3335 Prime Sheep comprising 90 Spring Lambs, 2802 Hoggs & 443 Cast Ewes & Rams
A very similar trade on the week. Best end over 400p from Craven Farms of York selling to 422p (40kg £169) 421p (38kg £160) 415p (38kg £158) and 397p. P&B Fox of York weren’t far behind when making 382p. Charles Marwood of Whenby peaked at 373p.
Another busy day in the hogg market as the Bank Holiday making very little impression on the total entry with buyers generally keen for sheep. Light, standard and the smaller end of medium weights very good to sell with customers keen for these weights. Heavier and overweight lambs were a good trade for smarter end for retail or quality wholesale use, but the rougher skinned lambs still finding the going tougher.
A large entry of horned lambs forward today, and the mid 30kg to mid 40kg weights were good to sell as buyers look for this weight range regardless of breed. Mule wethers would be a shade better on the week with handier weights generally in the the 260p region.
Phil Weaver of Newark headed the prices in this section at £168 for Texel crosses. Jill Perrings of Settle made £159, EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby £158, Pete Longdin of Tickhill £158 and Ken Gamble Easingwold £157. The smarter end of lambs in the £150 and £140’s. Commercial sorts £130’s and some 52kg 53kg commercial sorts late £120’s. Nearly a quarter of today’s entry fell into this range.
46kg to 52kg
A bit of trade on today for nice lambs, Messrs JM&JV Howard, Holme topped at £156.50 or 340p, EP&JM Hutchinson £156, JS Stephenson Bordley and E Simpson & Son Dinkley both sold at £155. Better end of lambs £135 to £155, nice sorts £130/£135, good commercials generally in the £120’s. 263p would be a good result on the day for this range.
36kg to 45kg
Lambs good to sell for handyweights. Jeff Burrow sold to £159 and 370p. Ralph Crabtree Otley £158 and 376p. Other pens of good lambs £135 to £155 or 340p to 365p. Nice sorts of lambs 310p to 340p, and commercial sorts 280p to 300p generally. A lot of hill bred and horned in this weight category today bring the section average to 275p.
Mule wethers a nice trade for early to mid 40’s weights, the nicer end around 260p. Heavier goods finding a ceiling on price and harder to break through this.
Cheviot wethers hit £129 or 307p form A&K Kiernan of St Micahaels. Joe Drinkall Anglezarke made 290p and Tim Robinson Dutton 287p
Horned lambs saw Messrs Oldfield of Tadcaster make 280p of Scotch Blackies, and A&B Simpson of Hope Vallet sell Scotch Blackface £118. Several large runs though making £112 to £117 at handy weights and being very good to sell. Swales sold to £116 this week from A&CA Parkinson Chipping, JA&JH Hewetson topped the breed at 262p, with plenty of better pens, mainly lightweights 240p to 260p. Brian Bibb peaked the Dalesbred at £118 or 273p, other at £108 or 263p. Messrs Howard of Holme sold Lonks to 267.5p.
CULL EWES -
Less weight forward today but trade still as strong for all classes. Texel Ewes sold to £217.50 from KW Gamble, York whilst Texel Tups sold to £239.50 from C Smith & Sons, Sutton in Craven. Heaviest ewes £160-£190 with good well fleshed medium White faced ewes £135-£155. Lean selling ewes £120-£130 with crossed ewes £110-£125. Some feeding ewes in the £70-£100 range and a few lambing casualties less. Strong mules sold to £154.50 from SM&S Collinson, Blackburn. Heavy mules £140-£154.50 whilst full fleshed mediums traded at £120-£130. Lean Mediums sold at £100-£120 and plainer ewes £70-£95. Charollais ewes sold to £207.50 from A&an Simpson, Hope Valley. Swale ewes sold to £117.50 from Ellie’s Bros, Ilkley. Full meat Seales depending on size and weight sold between £90-£117.50 with 3/4 meat ewes and mediums £80-£95 and lean ewes £60-£75 whilst plain sold at £30-£60
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £144.36 per head or 337.1p/kg (SQQ 347p)
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 422.5p/kg av 247.2p/kg or £144.09 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 317.4p/kg av 300.8p/kg or £145.08 per head
52.1kg and over to 285.7p/kg av 260.8p/kg or £150.00 per head
Texel average £142.66 per head or 339.6p/kg
£ per head: £169 £160 £159 £158 £154 Craven Farms; £155 £147 KJ Marston; £150 RJ&J Towers; £150 PB Fox;
p/kg: 422.5p 421.1p 415.8p 397.5p 352.6p Craven Farms; 382.9p 370.3p PB Fox; 365.9p RJ&J Towers;
Suffolk average £145.55 per head or 316.4p/kg
£ per head: £160 R&E Pollard; £155 £148 £139 Craven Farms; £152 £148 ML Evans; £140 KJ Marston;
p/kg: 356.4p 352.3p 335.0p 290.2p Craven Farms; 316.7p 304.0p 290.2p ML Evans; 285.7p KJ Marston;
Charolais average £146.14 per head or 342.6p/kg
£ per head: £154 £153 £150 £148 £146 £145.50 £144 CW Marwood; £150 £144 Craven Farms; £144 RJ&J Towers;
p/kg: 378.9p 375.0p Craven Farms; 373.2p 357.1p350.0p346.4p342.9p336.4p CW Marwood; 328.2p RJ&J Towers;
Charolais average £ per head or p/kg
£ per head:
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £126.46 per head or 259.5p/kg (SQQ 276p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 262.9p/kg av 234.2p/kg or £80.55 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 376.2p/kg av 274.7p/kg or £115.76 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 340.2p/kg av 263.2p/kg or £127.69 per head
52.1kg and over to 279.5p/kg av 232.7p/kg or £133.07 per head
Beltex average £130.20 per head or 314.5p/kg
£ per head: £159 £150 JE Burrow; £157.50 £156 £153 £152 £150 EP&JM Hutchinson; £155 JS Stephenson; £155 E Simpson & Son; £150 A&K Kiernan;
p/kg: 375.0p 369.8p JE Burrow; 257.1p A&K Kiernan; 350.0p 348.8p 340.9p 340.0p 331.9p EP&JM Hutchinson; 350.0p TA Robinson; 337.0p JS Stephenson;
Texel average £126.88 per head or 262.2p/kg
£ per head: £168 PR Weaver; £159 JV Perrings; £158 JR Crabtree; £158 EP&JM Hutchinson; £158 PC&EJ Longdin; £157 KW Gamble;
p/kg: 376.2p JR Crabtree; 267.1p JE Burrow; 355.6p CR Brittain; 350.0p J Walker; 340.2p JM&VJ Howard; 339.0p J Drinkall;
Suffolk average £125.42 per head or 254.3p/kg
£ per head: £153 R&DA Earnshaw; £148 £142 £130 EP&JM Hutchinson; £138 S Oldfield; £132 TJ Swiers; £130.50 PT&L Johnson;
p/kg: 284.9p PC&EJ Longdin; 283.3p A&B Simpson; 268.5p SR Dorey; 264.1p E Simpson & Son; 262.2p J Drinkall; 261.7p CR Brittain;
Charolais average £123.88 per head or 264.5p/kg
£ per head: £134.50 A Lawson; £128.50 TJ Swiers; £128 J Walker; £124.50 CR Brittain;
p/kg: 289.5p CR Brittain; 279.5p JM&VJ Howard; 274.5p A Lawson; 273.3p PC&EJ Longdin; 269.3p M Mallinson;
Mule average £117.02 per head or 242.3p/kg
£ per head: £120.50 CR Brittain; £120 BC Ashby; £120 £119.50 J Pickles; £120 TJ Siers; £120 PC&EJ Longdin; £119.50A&B Simpson;
p/kg: 263.6p 263.6p 260.0p 258.1p SR Dorey; 260.0p 241.0p RG Church Ltd; 260.0p JM&VJ Howard; 242.7p TA Robinson; 236.7p N Parker;
Swaledale average £102.04 per head or 243.5p/kg
£ per head: £116 £114 £108 AR&CA Parkinson; £113 £107.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £106.50 W Mason & Son; £106 RG Church Ltd;
p/kg: 262.8p 252.6p 250.0p 248.8p JA&JH Hewetson; 247.8p 245.5p 241.7p AR&CA Parkinson; 247.6p SR Dorey; 240.9p RG Church Ltd;
Dalesbred average £110.62 per head or 266.5p/kg
£ per head: £118 £108 B Dibb;
p/kg: 274.4p 263.4p B Dibb;
Masham average £112.65 per head or 248.5p/kg
£ per head: £122.50 BC Ashby; £121 SR Dorey; £115.50 £102 RG Church;
p/kg: 262.5p 255.0p RG Church Ltd; £257.4p SR Dorey; 214.9p BC Ashby;
Cheviot average £114.66 per head or 273.6p/kg
£ per head: £127 £119 £118 £115.50 A&K Kiernan; £120.50 TA Robinson; £120 SR Dorey; £116 J Drinkall; £115 £113 JR Crabtree;
p/kg: 309.8p 280.0p 275.0p 268.2p A&K Kiernan; 290.0p J Drinkall; 286.9p TA Robinson; 281.1p SR Dorey; 262.8p JR Crabtree;
Lonk average £107 per head or 267.5p/kg
£ per head: £107 JM&VJ Howard;
p/kg: 267.5p JM&VJ Howard;
SBF average £111.17 per head or 264.5p/kg
£ per head: £118 £117 A&B Simpson; £117 AR&CA Parkinson; £116 £115 £114.50 £112 S Oldfield; £109.50 £107 G Hamlet;
p/kg: 280.5p 269.8p 266.7p 266.3p S Oldfield; 268.4p 267.1p S Forshaw; 268.2p A&B Simpson; 267.5p 267.1p G Hamlet;
Cull Ewes average £121.49
Suffolk to £210.50, Texel to £217.50, BFL to £215.50, Mule to £154.50, Swaledale to £117.50, Masham to £131.50, Cheviot to £153.50, Beltex to £193.50, Down x to £199.50, Charollais to £207.50, Dalesbred to £112.50, SBF to £111.50, Herdwick to £77.50, Easy Care to £124.50
Lowland: £217.50 KW Gamble; £210.50 ID&JC Briggs;
Mule/Masham: £154.50 SM&S Collinson; £153.50 SD Bennett;
Horned: £117.50 Ellis Bros; £112.50 BC Ashby
Hill: £215.50 R&J Stockdale; £153.50 KJ Marston;
Cast Rams average £145.54
Texel to £239.50, BFL to £121.50, Swaledale to £116.50, Cheviot to £159.50, Charollais to £151.50.
29 Rearing Calves to £420 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am
Calves a flyer with such an audience of buyers today many more could have been sold to the sellers advantage!
Blue bulls sold to £420 from M Fewster, Cleckheaton whilst blue heifers topped at £400 from C&SB Whitelock, Gargrave. The sale today consisted of mainly 3-7 weeks of age calves. Nice style bulls sold at £380-£420 with plainer end mediums £355+. No Bobby blues forward. Best heifers with style £340-£400 with the next grade down selling at £300-£330 with just a couple of small & plainer calves in the mid to high £200’s.
Put Friesian bulls sold to £265 and £220 from JC&DJ Marshall & Sons, Harrogate. Char bulls from Wood Bros, Manchester sold to £405. A strong show of Angus heifers forward with top price heifer to £330 and £325 from JC&DJ Marshall & Sons, Harrogate again. Good strong mediums £250-£300.
Brit Blue x (Av £383) to £420 M Fewster
Black & White (Av £170) to £265 JC&DJ Marshall
Charollais (Av £405) to £405 Wood Bros
Aberdeen Angus (Av £297) to £330 JC&DJ Marshall
British Blue (Av £318) to £400 C&SB Whitelock
812 Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am
The busiest day of the year so far for Breeding Sheep with young outfits for farming and including in flocks in extremely good demand, no doubt helped by a great trade for cull and feeding ewes and the first signs of spring in the air.
Several annual consignments today of shearlings and young ewes well bid for with prices £300 plus for Continental outfits of twins, peaking at £435 for Texel Shearlings with Twins from P&AM Simpson of Dacre who sold other pens at £340 twice £330 £325 and £320. Texel 2shr Twins from Andrew Throup Silsden sold to £340 twice and £330, whilst B&C Robinson Green Hammerton sold Continental Shearlings and Singles to £340. Younger Mules with twins £240 to £260, tops from NM Parker Silsden, whilst Cheviot twins sold to £270 form SG Entwhistle Darwen. Older Ewes with twins for farming out could make £180 to £220 depending on quality, singles £130 to £160, a few younger ewes with singles either side of £200.
Today we held our Easter Show & Sale where judge Richard Wood, Stokesley kindly undertook judging duties and gave the following awards.
Easter Show & Sale
Pen of 5 Cont/Mule
1st AN Throup sold for £340
2nd N Parker sold for £260
3rd P&AM Simpson sold for £330
Pen of 2 Cont/Mule
1st CJ&JM Simpson sold for £300
2nd B&M Craven sold for £290
3rd AL Thompson sold for £300
Texel Ewe with Single Lamb to £135 P Shepherd
Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs to £340 av £256 AN Throup
Texel Shlgs with Single Lamb to £235 av£218 P&AM Simspon
Texel Shlgs with Twin Lambs to £345 av £321 P&AM Simpson
Mule Ewe with Single Lamb to £142 av £129 D Wade
Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs to £222 av £185 JR&EL Mawson
Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs to £170 B Stott
Mule Shlgs with Single Lamb to £198 N Parker
Mule Shlgs with Twin Lambs to £260 av £248 N Parker
Beltex Ewe with Single Lamb to £250 D Wade
Beltex Shlg with Single Lamb to £340 av £308 B&C Robinson
Beltex Shlg with Twin Lambs to £300 AL Thompson
Zwartable Ewe with Single Lamb to £190 av £156 J&A Stevenson
Zwartable Ewe with Twin Lambs to £200 av £190 CJ&JM Simpson
Zwartable Shlg with Single Lamb to £150 CJ&JM Simpson
Zwartable Shlg with Twin Lambs to £230 J&A Stevenson
Suffolk Ewe with Twin Lambs to £235 av £224 B&M Craven
Cheviot Ewe with Twin Lambs to £170 av £166 I Townson
Charollais Shlg with Single Lamb to £230 AL Thompson
Blue du Maine Shlg with Single Lamb to £240 J&A Stevenson
Blue du Maine Shlg with Twin Lambs to £295 J&A Stevenson
Blue Texel Shlg with Single Lamb to £270 AL Thompson
12 Store Lambs
Down x to £91 av £76 M Hill
Texel to £74 M Hill
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