2 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 1 Cast Cattle.
3,827 Prime Sheep comprising 2818 Spring Lambs & 1009 Cast Sheep (978 Cast Ewes, 30 Rams, 1 Goat).
15 Rearing Calves
WEDNESDAY 22nd DECEMBER
200 Young Feeding Bulls, Feeding Cows & Store Cattle at 10am
Also this day……….
Annual Christmas Sale of 250/300 Oven Ready Dressed Poultry – Entered Birds Only accepted. Sale at 10:30am
FESTIVE SEASON MONDAY SALES
Monday 27th December – Prime Cattle & Prime/Cast Sheep
Monday 3rd January – Prime Cattle/Sheep & Rearing Calves
WEDNESDAY 5th JANUARY
Great New Year Cattle Sale
Young Bulls, Feeding Cows, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Please Note entries close Wednesday 22nd December
WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY
New Year Sale of Store, Feeding & Breeding Sheep
Entries to Office by Wed 5th January please.
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Just one entry, a smart Limousin cross heifer weighing 550kg from JW Stockdale&Sons of Burnsall which sold to Robertshaws Farm shop, Thornton for 290.5p/kg or £1598 to market in the New Year. Heavy U grade cattle needed next week.
485kg+ to 290.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 1598
p/kg: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 290.5
Cull Cow Prices
Similar entry in the cast cows with a MRI cow weighing 675kg from N&R Sutcliffe making a very respectable 123.5p/kg or £834. Cast cows now best deferred from next week’ sale to the New Year.
Overall Average 123.5p/kg £833.63
MRI to 123.5p/kg
£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 834
p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 123.5
3,827 Prime Sheep comprising 2818 Spring Lambs & 1009 Cast Sheep (978 Cast Ewes, 30 Rams, 1 Goat)
A decent show of lambs for the week before Xmas and a straight trade all through to level well at 278p/kg.
Best lambs again a very good enquiry, nice skinned sorts of all weights also a sharp trade, commercial first cross lowland lambs a shade less, and commercial hill lambs a touch easier too.
Headage prices were top today by EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby at £180 per head for 46kg Beltex making 391p/kg. The same vendor also made £168 £167 and £165.
Ellis Bros Addingham Moorside sold Beltex at £175 £172 and £168 or up to 382p and 381p within their usual good run of lambs.
Paul Simpson Forest Becks presented on the stand out consignments on the day £173 £170 £168 twice £160 twice and amongst these were the top price per kilo of 409p (41kg £168) and other pens at 390p 384p and 381p twice.
A run of well fed Continental and Cheviot cross lambs from A&K Kiernan, St Michaels topped at £170 per head, with others at £165 £161 and £160 from this home.
Others at the top end included CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield at £168 or 381p, J Baines Gisburn at £165, G&MA Jackson Little Eccleston £161, whilst Fox Farm Withgill and WA,VJ&JA Towler Grindleton both made £160.
Commercial lambs were a decent trade still, if not just as sharp as seen in recent weeks, but still adding up to very useful returns. Mules 250p to 270p and Cheviots 270p to 280p.
Full sale as normal next week, Monday 27th December. Sale will start with Prime Cattle at 11:30pm and follow immediately after with the prime and cast sheep.
Ewes a strong trade once again with 1008 forward. Some grades only slightly easier but not noticeable.
Texel Tups topped at £267.50 from I Marsden, Sheffield with other best rams £199.50 from J Caygill & Ptnrs Rylstone, £199.50 High Harbour Farm Lincoln and £197.50 T&S Binns Downham
Best Texel ewes with size and style £170-£190, Top Price pure continental ewe from AL Thompson, Foulridge at £197.50 followed at £194.50 by Ian Marsden Sheffield. Medium pures £135-£150 and lean ewes £100-£120. First cross heavies £150-£165 and mediums full meat £125-£138. Some small end continentals £105-£115 and lean ewes £78-£90.
Mules topped at £145.50 from P Sedgwick, Silsden. Biggest Mules with frame and flesh £126-£145.50, mediums full meat £105-£118, Lean Mule ewes £78-£90 and plain goods £58-£70.
Swales topped at £99.50 from JR Smith, Carleton. Best Swales full meat and size £78-£90 mediums full meat £64-£70 and smalls £50-£58. Plain horned ewes still trading in the £20-£33 range with lean ewes dearer £45-£62 depending on frame.
Trade still excellent and a very nice entry forward with all buyers actively competing for all grades and an extra buyer ringside today. Sale as usual next Monday afternoon.
Seasons Greetings to every one and have a very merry Christmas.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £123.81 per head or 278.5p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 306.1p/kg av 301.4p/kg or £101.75 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 409.8p/kg av 281.1p/kg or £118.32 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 391.3p/kg av 277.0p/kg or £133.16 per head
52.1kg and over to 309.3p/kg av 258.0p/kg or £145.79 per head
Beltex average £146.90 per head or 321.7p/kg
£ per head: £180 £167 EP&JM Hutchinson; £175 £172 £168 Ellis Bros; £173 £170 £168 PW Simpson; £168 CD&RK Kitching;
p/kg: 409.8p 390.0p 384.4p 381.8p 381.0p PW Simpson; 391.3p EP&JM Hutchinson; 382.2p 381.8p Ellis Bros; 381.8p CD&RK Kitching;
Texel average £125.79 per head or 280.6p/kg
£ per head: £170 £165 A&K Kiernan; £168 £165 £159 £158 £157.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £165 J Baines; £160 Fox Farm; £157 R Emmott;
p/kg: 372.1p 331.1p Fox Farm; 339.0p KJ Marston; 336.4p WA VJ JA Towler; 328.6p 326.8p CD&RF Kitching; 326.8p KJ Marston; 326.8p P Mellin;
Suffolk average £118.87 per head or 270.5p/kg
£ per head: £150 EP&JM Hutchinson; £145 J Bosworth; £136 D Calvert; £132 S Breare; £130 G Beresford; £130 D Breaks; £130 W Holden; £129 J Caygill;
p/kg: 302.4p KJ Marston; 282.9p 277.5p 276.7p Haddon Farms; 278.8p J Bosworth; 275.0p S Breare; 273.2p N Pepper; 270.8p G Beresford; 270.7p TH Atkins;
Charolais average £118.34 per head or 270.4p/kg
£ per head: £140 CD&RF Kitching; £137 JM Smith; £134 £123 SR Dorey; £115.50 JA Brown; £105 J Hitchen;
p/kg: 285.7p CD&RF Kitching; 279.6p JM Smith; 273.5p 267.4p SR Dorey; 268.6p JA Brown;244.2p J Hitchen;
Cheviot average £115.11 per head or 273.6p/kg
£ per head: £125 DW&CJ Towler; £120 TA Harrison; £119 J Shuttleworth; £118 W Holden; £118 A&K Kiernan; £115 Haddon Farms; £110 J Caygill;
p/kg: 280.8p 279.5p 276.9p 270.5p J Shuttleworth; 274.4p W Holden; 273.8p Haddon Farms; 271.7p DW&CJ Towler; 268.2p A&K Kiernan;
Lonk average £107.71 per head or 248.5p/kg
£ per head: £117 £104 S&P Scrivin;
p/kg: 248.9p 247.6p S&P Scrivin;
Mule average £110.51 per head or 257.7p/kg
£ per head: £135 EP&JM Hutchinson; £127 £120 M Ryder & Son; £126 S Breare; £126 Ellis Bros; £125 S&P Scrivin; £120 CD&RF Kitching; £119 Ashfield Farms;
p/kg: 275.7p JR Taylor; 267.1p W Mason & Son; 265.4p 264.4p Ashfield Farm; 261.6p 260.5p CD&RF Kitching; £259.1p 260.5p JK Wilson; 257.1p Ellis Bros;
Masham average £107.88 per head or 262.4p/kg
£ per head: £110.50 £100 SR Dorey;
p/kg: 263.1p 256.4p SR Dorey;
Swaledale average £90.94 per head or 217.5p/kg
£ per head: £113 Ellis Bros; £105 £94.50 P Addyman; £105 £90 G Huck; £98 J&R Paisley; £96 SJ Berry; £89.50 £86 S Horsfield; £85 W Mason & Son;
p/kg: 245.7p Ellis Bros; 235.5p 232.4p S Horsfield; 234.7p 217.9p W Mason & Son; 218.2p SJ Berry; 214.3p 212.8p G Huck; 210.0p P Addyman;
Cull Ewes average £105.82
Suffolk to £190.50, Texel to £197.50, Char to £131.50, BFL to £169.50, Mule to £145.50, Wens to £108.50, Lleyn to £109.50, Swaledale to £99.50, Scotch BF to £83.50, Masham to £143.50, Hamp to £157.50, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £127.50, Beltex to £179.50, Lonk to £113.50, Rough Fell to £91.50, Zwart to £129.50, Easy Care to £113.50, Kerry Hill to £84.50
Lowland: £197.50 A Thompson
Mule/Masham: £145.50 P Sedgwick
Horned: £113.50 SP&VM Morris
Hill: £169.50 Ellis Bros
Cast Rams average £133.60
Suffolk to £164.50, Texel to £199.50, Swaledale to £111.50, Char to £199.50, Beltex to £127.50,
Goats to £98.50
15 Rearing Calves to £400
Only a few forward as most buyers have shut up doors for the Xmas period. Best Blue Bulls £340-£400 mediums £280-£320 and smalls £220-£260. Blue heifers selling at £245-£275 and smalls £190-£225.
Next sale for calves is two weeks today, Monday 3rd January.
Brit Blue x (Av £312) to £400 RE Ayrton & Son
Aberdeen Angus (Av £275) to £275 RE Ayrton & Son
Simmental (Av £360) to £360 AJ&K Lee
Black & White (Av £40) to £40 Town Head Farm Products
Aberdeen Angus (Av £60) to £60 Town Head Farm Products
British Blue (Av £237) to £275 Town Head Farm Products
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