Forward: 46 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 33 Cast Cattle. 4,378 Prime Sheep comprising 3469 Prime Lambs & 909 Cast Ewes & Rams. 48 Rearing Calves. 36 Dairy inc Autumn Jersey Sale.

Fortnightly Sale of 2,000 Shearlings and Ewes. Including Special Annual Sale of Horned Ewes correct below.

500 Store & Breeding Cattle

Two Day Multi Breed Ram Sale

Sale of 3000 Draft Swaledale Ewes & Gimmer Shearlings

46 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 33 Cast Cattle

A busy day in the cattle ring, but a shortage of Butchers Cattle with only 8 forward for sale with most of the cattle on offer being Cull Cows, and a plain show at that with the majority being plain worn cows.
Top call in the steers was a 670kg Blue from CD&RF Kitching making 283.5p and adding up to £1899, others from the same home grossed £1871 and £1812 at 281.5p and 285.5p. All three going to Ralph Pearson, Bradford.
In the heifer line up, Messrs Kitching grosses £1763 and £1732 at 284.5p and 279.5p, whilst Messrs Baines of Gisburn made £1789 283p for a heifer. Again the purchaser was Ralph Pearson Wholesale Meats.
A shortage of meat in the cull cow selection but a good number forward with 33 penned this week. Black and Whites still topped at £1109 and £981 from P Crabtree & Son Otley, followed at £1007 and £960 from AN Bolland Bolton Abbey. Messrs Crabtree topping at 139.5p and the heavy fleshed sorts in the 120’s and 130’s. 110p to 120p was the price range on a reasonable medium sort of dairy breed, with 80p to 100p tidying up the straight leaner end, plain lightweight cows less. An Angus Stock Bull grossed £1439 from JW Tinkler & Son Ilkley.

501- 590kg to 284.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
Blonde Hfr
£ per head: £1763 CD&RF Kitching
p/kg: 284.5p CD&RF Kitching
Lim Hfr
£ per head: £1732 CD&RF Kitching
p/kg; 283.5p J Baines
560kg + to 285.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
Blue Str
£ per head: £1899 CD&RF Kitching
p/kg: 283.5p CD&RF Kitching
Lim Str
£ per head: £1871 CD&RF Kitching
p/kg; 285.5p CD&RF Kitching

Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average 103.7p/kg £642.40
Black & White to 139.5p/kg av 105.2p/kg
Jersey to 103.5p/kg av 94.7p/kg
Shorthorn to 120.5p/kg av 110.0p/kg
Red to 114.50p/kg av 101.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: £1109 P Crabtree; £1007 AN Bolland;
p/kg: 139.5p P Crabtree; 127.5p AN Bolland;
Other Dairy
£ per head: £581 £566 JSS Verity
p/kg: 114.5p 91.5p JSS Verity
£ per head: £860 £783 New York Farms; £645 G&PS Fleetwood
p/kg: 120.5p 119.5p New York Farms; 119.5p G&PS Fleetwood;
£ per head: £662 A Lambert; £425 JSS Verity;
p/kg: 103.5p A Lambert; 89.5p JSS Verity;

Overall Average 119.5p/kg £1439
£ per head: £1439 JW Tinkler
p/kg: 119.5 JW Tinkler

4,378 Prime Sheep comprising 3469 Prime Lambs & 909 Cast Ewes & Rams

A cracking down in the sheep ring today, with the largest show of the season so far and trade back to prices seen a couple of weeks ago with a fantastic overall average of 232p being recorded for 3,469 head.
In line with expectations, the nice Wholesale and Retail type lambs (best end of Texel Mules, ¾ Continentals and Beltex) were a much sharper trade on the week, with weights from 40kg to 55kg in best demand in this category.
Messrs Boynton of Ripon took top kilo price on the day at 336p (43kg £144.50) selling to Vivers Scotlamb, with the same vendor also selling at 330p (45kg £148.50). Messsr Boynton also sold 50kg lambs at £153 to Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley.
Messrs Atkinson, Harrogate presented an excellent run of lambs which included the top price per head at £153.50 (53kg) purchased by Messrs A Wright & Son, Wholesalers, Boston. Messrs Atkinson sold lambs at 335p 333p, 328p and 322p, or £148 twice £142 and £140.
JK Wilson & Son of Blubberhosues notched up £148.50 for a Texel Lamb, James Garth & Son of Keasden topped their run at £147.50. Mike Allen of Staithes Whitby also made £147.50, Ali Jenkinson of Langbar Ilkley made £143 and Frankland Farms Rathmell £142.
13 lots £140 plus, and 33 lots £130 to £139.50. 51 lots 270p plus.
Heavy lambs took a useful lift today, even for the commercial end, giving a bit of decent reward for lambs that have had feed. The 1,038 lambs scaling 46kg or above levelling at a very agreeable 234.9p/kg or £113 per head. The better smarter end were regularly 240p to 260p, best end to 300p, but the commercial types fit for 225p-230p if they have been fed.
A handier weight lamb outwith the top bracket was 240p to 265p generally for a smarter skinned type, and 220p to 240p for a commercial sort depending upon finish levels.

909 Cast Ewes & Rams sold today. Ewes just a touch easier in some areas but Swales, Mules and Heavies selling the same. Char x ewes sold at £151.50 from High Harbour Farms and Texels sold to £157.50 from M Crabtree, Harrogate and £155.50 from D Hargreaves, Airton. Best bred ewes £135-£157.50. Texel Tups sold to £174.50. Heavy first crossed ewes £125-£140. Medium ewes’ full flesh £100-£115, Lean ewes £78-£95 and plain white-faced ewes £48-£65.
Mules a very nice trade heavies with full flesh £100-£110.50 mediums £85-£95 and lean ewes £75+ with plain feeding sorts from £40-£65. Overall Mules avg £80.
Horned ewes sold to £78.50. Full fleshed horned ewes dearer on the week with heavies £65-£78.50, mediums £55-£62, lean Swales £32-£42 and plain ewes generally in the £20’s. Over a quarter of the entry today were horned ewes so a great average with this in mind.

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £103.47 per head or 232.2p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 244.1p/kg av 234.2p/kg or £78.28 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 336.0p/kg av 230.8p/kg or £98.46 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 320.7p/kg av 235.6p/kg or £112.76 per head
52.1kg and over to 289.6p/kg av 227.7p/kg or £114.37 per head

Beltex average £113.28 per head or 263.5p/kg
£ per head: £153 £148 HB Atkinson; £153 £148.50 £144.50 N&AD Boynton; £147.50 James Garth & Son; £147.50 M&B Allen; £143 A Jenkinson;
p/kg: 336.0p 330.0p N&AD Boynton; 335.0p 333.3p 328.9p 322.7p 318.6p 317.1p A Atkinson; 320.7p James Garth & Son; 317.8p A Jenkinson;
Texel average £101.18 per head or 230.3p/kg
£ per head: £148.50 JK Wilson; £138 G&MM Dakin; £138 R&N Carlisle; £138 High Harbour; £138 £137 £136.50 JG Hall; £136.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £135.50 DR&FE Wallbank;
p/kg: 303.3p 268.6p JG Hall; 278.2p J&J Garnett; 274.4p CD&RF Kitching; 272.7p Hill & Wright; 266.7p J Shuttleworth; 266.7p TB Moorhouse; 266.3p TB Moorhouse;
Suffolk average £99.18 per head or 224.3p/kg
£ per head: £134 Ashfield Farm; £131 Haddon Farms; £127.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £126.50 £120.50 TH Mellin; £122 £120 J Lund; £119.50 KM&L Throup;
p/kg: 258.2p 241.0p TH Mellin; 250.0p DR&FE Wallbank; 246.9p B Spensley; 239.0p KM&L Throup; 236.1p RA&M Earnshaw; 235.6p J Shuttleworth;
Charolais average £94.69 per head or 220.6p/kg
£ per head: £136 TA Robinson; £101 KJ Marston; £96.50 £94.50 Haddon Farms; £93.50 £93 JW Tinkler; £93.50 K&CA Middleton;
p/kg: 272.0p TA Robinson; 234.9p KJ Marston; 229.8p 225.0p Haddon Farms; 211.4p JW Tinkler; 209.3p RM Shackleton; 207.8p K&CA Middleton;
Blue Texel average £108.15 per head or 243.6p/kg
£ per head: £119 JM Smith & Son; £116.50 RKR Wood; £115.50 W Stapleton;
p/kg: 277.4p RKR Wood; 262.5p W Stapleton; 247.9p JM Smith & Son
Rouge average £100.50 per head or 228.4p/kg
£ per head: £109.50 £96 BL&R Lund;
p/kg: 228.6p 228.1p BL&R Lund;
Blue du Maine average £98.75 per head or 232.6p/kg
£ per head: £125 £116 RKR Wood;
p/kg: 269.8p 266.0p RKR Wood;
Mule average £93.68 per head or 208.5p/kg
£ per head: £103 £95 JH Throup £99.50 Taylor Bros; £96 A&SL Throup; £95.50 KM&L Throup; £95.50 R&N Carlisle; £95 JK Wilson;
p/kg: 218.2p A&SL Throup; 216.3p Ashfield Farms; 2113.6p JA&JC Throup; 211.1p JK Wilson; 211.1p JH Throup; 210.2p FG Throup;
Masham average £98.50 per head or 219.3p/kg
£ per head: £98.50 A&SL Throup
p/kg: 218.9p A&SL Throup
Cheviot average £91.87 per head or 214.5p/kg
£ per head: £94.50 MJ&C Thornber; £89.50 T&C Robinson;
p/kg: 218.3p T&C Robinson; 210.0p MJ&C Thornber;

Cull Ewes average £79.12
Suffolk to £135.50, Texel to £157.50, BFL to £97.50, Mule to £110.50, Lleyn to £79.50, Swaledale to £78.50, Masham to £70.50, Gritstone to £55.50, Cheviot to £75.50, Beltex to £131.50, Lonk to £75.50, Down to £130.50, Charollais to £151.50, Dalesbred to £65.50, WFW to £51.50, Herdwick to £59.50, Kerryhill to £58.50, Blue Texel to £106.50
Top prices:
Lowland: £157.50 M Crabtree; £155.50 D Hargreaves;
Mule/Masham: £110.50 RTL Horsfall; £108.50 B Spensley;
Horned: £78.50 M Ryder & Son; 77.50 W Mason & Son;
Hill: £97.50 AL Dean & Son; £79.50 JK Wilson £79.50 D&C Wood;

Cast Rams average £103.21
Texel to £174.50, Swaledale to £104.50, Beltex to £137.50.

48 Rearing Calves to £420
48 rearing Calves forward today. Trade sticking similar with smalls and mediums looking the dearest sold. Angus bulls Regular £270-£318. Angus heifers £200-£240. Blue bulls sold well with good ended sorts and coloured calves making premium prices. £400-£420 mediums £320-£380 and smalls £245-£290. Blue heifers £295-£340 for mediums and best 5-week-old sorts selling to £365, Smalls sold at £240-£280 with a very young good at £200. Black and whites a fiery trade again avg £112. 4 week old goods with size £120-£140, mediums £80-£110 and smalls £58-£70. A young pure British Friesian sold to £190. Lim Heifers and bulls all trading wither side of £300.

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £297) to £300 J Gooch
Brit Blue x (Av £353) to £420 RE Ayrton
Aberdeen Angus (Av £287) to £318 LD&MA Clarke
Shorthorn (Av £133) to £145 IRG Collins
Black & White (Av £112) to £190 JC&DJ Marshall

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £220) to £240 PJ&JE Bolland
British Blue (Av £288) to £365 PJ&JE Bolland
Limousin (Av £300) to £300 J Gooch

36 Dairy
A great day in the dairy shippon today with fresh milk for regular customers in the Craven Dairy Auction, and our third joint Coloured Breeds sale with Kivells of Exeter seeing an excellent selection on offer and some sound prices achieved.
Full report to follow tomorrow but chief prices and prize awards listed below.

Newly Calved B&W Heifer 1st ASE Crisp 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd MD Parkinson
Newly Calved B&W Cow 1st PJ Waring 2nd J Wellock
Newly Calved Jersey Heifer 1st H Buchanan 2nd GM&DJ Pye 3rd GM&DJ Pye
Newly Calved Jersey Cow 1st Bar M Jersey 2nd JD&JS Jones

Champion – ASE Crisp Reserve – H Buchanan

Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £2500 av £1825 ASE Crisp & Son
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer to £1800 av £1750 GB Moorhouse
Pedigree Newly Calved Cow to £1500 av £1380 J Wellock & Son

Jersey Newly Calved Heifer to 1800gns av £1711 GM&DJ Pye
Jersey Newly Calved Cow to 1000gns av £1050 Bar M Jerseys
Jersey Incalf Heifer to 1700gns av £1483 JL Shaw & Son
Jersey Maiden Heifer to 2000gns av £892 GW&M Coates

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