40 Prime cattle comprising 18 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle
3,607 Prime Sheep comprising 3061 Prime Lambs & 546 Cast Ewes & Rams
54 Rearing Calves
TOMORROW @ 10am – 2nd Sale of 7260 NEMSA Mule Gimmer Lambs
WEDNESDAY @ 10am – Fortnightly Catalogue sale of 10,500 Store Lambs
SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER – Full Agri-Trader Auction including Machinery Lines, Stone, Timber, Reclaim and Salvage Auctions. Entry Forms available online or from the Mart Office. Please call office with entries.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson made it a clean sweep across the leading prices which on the selling side was matched by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. Messrs Kitching sold the days leading gross at £1741, a Limousin cross steer weight 625kg at 278.5p/kg alongside the leading heifer a 605kg Limousin cross at £1661 or 274.5p/kg whilst Paul Baines of Gisburn headed the p/kg prices at 293.5p/kg or £1585 with a 540kg British Blue cross heifer, and F&B Smith, Masongill secured the steer highlight at 288.5p/kg with a 580kg Limousin cross (£1673) with all 4 purchased by Robert Pearson. An entry of 5 Belted Galloways from Tom Boothman at Linton topped at 230p/kg for 230/kg for 580kg heifers and 210p/kg for 620kg steers, which qualifies the slightly lower average reported.
560kg+ to 288.5p/kg av.267.24p/kg
485kg+ to 293.5p/kg av. 256.17p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1741, (AAx) 1724, F&B Smith (Limx) 1673,1624, T Boothman (Belt Gall) 1302
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 288.5,287.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 278.5, (AAx) 271.5, (Limx) 270.5, T Boothman (Belt Gall) 210
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1661, (Blondex) 1607, J Baines (Limx) 1618, (BBx) 1585, TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 1565
p/kg: J Baines (BBx) 293.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 279.5, (Limx) 278.5,274.5, J Baines (Limx) 267.5, TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 267.5
Cull Cow Prices
Cows are an easier trade reflecting a falling factory price but an open Autumn is keeping numbers coming forward in an orderly fashion and its likely that numbers will tighten once all cattle are housed. Good Dairies are 135p+ and the next grade down 120-130p. Plain and lean cows 95p to 115p/kg. Heavy Angus cows to 146.5p.
Overall Average 120.21p/kg £822.87
Black & White to 136.5p/kg av.115.37p/kg
MRI to 122.5p/kg
AAx to 146.5p/kg av.141.46p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1054, J Gooch 919, N&J Thwaite 877, Dakin Partnership 867, GD&MA Midgley 835
p/kg: Dakin Partnership 136.5, JSS Verity 130.5, GD&AM Midgley 126.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 125.5, N&J Thwaite 123.5,123.5
£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 754
p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 122.5
£ per head: G&MA Lawn (AA) 1355,1170,1011
p/kg: G&MA Lawn (AA) 146.5,138.5,138.5
Lambs a much larger show today with over 3000 head sold, and they were seen to be easier in price on the week, but not as far back as reported by some other centres, with an overall average of 220.69p/kg being recorded.
At the top end of the scale, Messrs D&F Clarkson of Tadcaster took lead price per kilo when their pen of Beltex crosses made £165, 45kg at 366p. Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside presented Continental crosses that made 359p (42kg at £151) and 351p (45kg £158). N&AD Boynton of Ripon were at 355p (45kg £160). HB Atkinson, Kettlesing made 337p, Whilst P Crabtree & Son of Otley topped their nice run at 320p. Others in the £140 plus bracket were PA&NS Tattersall of York, J Barnes (Farming) Ltd of Clitheroe, and A&K Kiernan of Preston.
Heavier commercial lambs were harder to place than of late, but commercial handy lambs were only a couple of pounds a head cheaper on the week. Well fleshed handy weights were probably about as good as anything to sell today with these proving short of buyers requirement son the day.
Within today’s sale was a lamb that was sold several times for charity. Paul Watson purchased a lamb during the sale and immediately offered it back up for sale with all the proceeds going in aid of Manorlands Hospice at Oxenhope, a charity close to Paul and his family. Andrew Atkinson, Paul Bartholomew, Gerald Medcalf and Nick Dalby, all kindly bought the lamb and again re offered it for sale when it finally finished up with Will Rathmell. The total raised for Manorlands was £860.00, well done to all involved.
Ewes very similar on the week even though some center’s reporting a drop in trade, all types selling to a strong ringside of buyers all actively competing. Mule’s ewes £95-£108 for strong full meat types with some very fit large ewes reaching £115.50. Lean mules £70-£80 and plain £48-£60. White Faced ewes selling very well with best bred ewes and size £140-£155.50 for smart sorts and heavy first crossed ewes. Full meat mediums £110-£120, half to ¾ meat mediums £88-105 depending on size, lean ewes £74-£88 Plain white-faced ewes £55-£70. Swale ewes £20-£30 for plain and half meat ewes, £34-£44 for ¾ meat ewes and £55-£60 for full meat ewes.
More ewes required with buyers looking for all classes. Plenty of orders ringside for feeding jobs now as well.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £96.78 per head or 220.6p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 240.0p/kg av 229.8p/kg or £80.45 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 366.7p/kg av 220.9p/kg or £93.38 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 282.6p/kg av 220.0p/kg or £105.67 per head
52.1kg and over to 263.6p/kg av 227.7p/kg or £120.60 per head
Beltex average £107.12 per head or 252.6p/kg
£ per head: £165 D&F Clarkson; £160 N&AD Boynton; £158 £151 Ellis Bros; £135 A Jenkinson; £134 P Crabtree & Son; £134 £132 J Brigg; £132 TA Robinson;
p/kg: 366.7p 305.1p D&F Clarkson; 359.5p 351.1p Ellis Bros; 355.6p N&AD Boynton; 337.8p A Atkinson; 320.0p P Crabtree; 306.8p A Jenkinson;
Texel average £96.33 per head or 219.5p/kg
£ per head: £145 J Barnes; £145 PA&NS Tattersall; £140 £131 MP Jennings; £136 TR Thwaite; £135 T Blackwell; £135 GH&G Emmott; £135 A Atkinson;
p/kg: 300.0p 281.8p A Atkinson; 286.7p Hurries Farm; 281.0p R&N Carlisle; 276.7p P Mellin; 270.0p GH&G Emmott; 269.2p MP Jennings; 263.6p PA&NS Tattersall;
Suffolk average £93.37 per head or 214.5p/kg
£ per head: £140 £130 PA&NS Tattersall; £129 MJ Spensley; £115 AL Dean; £110 NW&J Moorhouse; £109 Braithwaite Enterprises; £105 AJ&GH Bland; £105 A Beresford;
p/kg: 282.6p 254.5p PA&NS Tattersall; 234.0p NW&J Moorhouse; 230.4p MJ Spensley; 223.4p AJ&GH Bland; 221.2p AL Dean & Son; 218.0p Braithwaite Enterprises;
Charolais average £94.22 per head or 218.5p/kg
£ per head: £141 £124 £97 A&K Kiernan; £94 CH&IC Hammond; £93.50 M Mallinson; £92.50 £88 LJ Clay;
p/kg: 269.6p 256.4p 220.5p A&K Kiernan; 220.0p 215.1p LJ Clay; 218.6p CH&IC Hammond; 213.8p RM Shackleton;
Rouge average £105 per head or 247.5p/kg
£ per head: £105 RH&MR Ireland;
p/kg: 250.0p 244.2p RH&MR Ireland;
Blue du Maine average £94.18 per head or 214.5p/kg
£ per head: £95.50 £95 £94 £93 TP&EA Clayton;
p/kg: 218.3p 217.0p 216.3p 213.6p TP&EA Clayton;
Mule average £83.74 per head or 196.3p/kg
£ per head: £99 £90 £86 JC&N Throup; £97.50 JH Throup; £94 £93 KA&HL Fawcett; £88 JA&JC Throup; £86 FG Throup; £80 AJ Mason;
p/kg: 205.0p JA&JC Throup; 200.0p A&N Fothergill; 200.0p 197.9p KA&HL Fawcett; 198.0p JC&N Throup; 195.0p JH Throup; 192.3p AJ&GH Bland;
Swaledale average £67.76 per head or 181.3p/kg
£ per head: £73 £67 RW&B Chapman; £72 G Huck; £67.50 J Dibb;
p/kg: 182.4p J Dibb; 180.0p G Huck; 173.8p 171.8p RW&B Chapman;
Cull Ewes average £84.39
Suffolk to £137.50, Texel to £152.50, Char to £155.50, Mule to £115.50, Lleyn to £94.50, Dalesbred to £40.50, Swaledale to £59.50, Easy care to £67.50, Masham to £75.50, Gritstone to £86.50, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £146.50, Lonk to £79.50, Herd to £61.50.
Lowland: £155.50 High Harbour Farm
Mule/Masham: £115.50 MP Jennings
Horned: £59.50 RH&B Lofthouse
Hill: £127.50 MP Jennings
Cast Rams average £108.57
Down to £93.50, Texel to £144.50, Bleu to £149.50, Jacob to £81.50, Char to £109.50, Beltex to £115.50,
54 Rearing Calves to £440
Nice show of calves today with a mixed show on quality forward with trade good throughout. 19 Black and Whites sold to avg £95 with the majority of 3 week old goods £80-£98 and anything a little smarter/ better coloured making a touch more. Blue bulls £400-£440 for best end £305-£330 for smaller rearers and £330-£380 for strong mediums. Lim rearers £280,£290. Angus bulls all sold at £282-£315. Angus heifers £170-£210. Blue heifers a nice trade for the goods on offer with strong end £300-£340 smaller rearers at 3 weeks old £265-£290.
Limousin x (Av £285) to £290 D Clarke
Brit Blue x (Av £397) to £440 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £296) to £315 RD Guy
MRI (Av £191) to £250 N&R Sutcliffe
Simmental (Av £330) to £330 AL Dean & Son
Black & White (Av £95) to £145 AL Dean & Son
Aberdeen Angus (Av £190) to £210 RL Wright & Son
Hereford (Av £200) to £200 AP Townsend
British Blue (Av £304) to £340 J&JR Clarkson
Limousin (Av £250) to £250 J&JR Clarkson
Blonde (Av £320) to £320 N&R Sutcliffe
Blue (Av £357) to £480 J&JR Clarkson
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