55 Cattle comp 47 Bullocks & Heifers, 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 7 Cast Cattle.
3,697 Prime Sheep comprising 3206 Prime Lambs & 491 Cast Ewes & Rams.
17 Rearing Calves.
WEDNESDAY 1st DECEMBER
3,400 Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep. Sale 10:30am
WEDNESDAY 8th DECEMBER
Christmas Show & Sale of Store & Breeding Cattle. Entries Close Wednesday at 4pm.
SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
Winter Sale of Pedigree Beltex Females, and “Winter Show Stars” Sale of Pure and ¾ Bred Inlamb Continental Females
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Cull Cow Prices
Christmas Show of Cast Cattle. Cattle a sharper trade and in short supply due to adverse weather conditions.
Contx Cow 1, 2nd and 3rd D&S Hollings
Native Breed 1. C Liddle 2. P Shackleton
Overall Average 134.04p/kg £966.03
Black & White to 121.5p/kg
Limx to 148.5p/kg av.144.57p/kg
BBx to 128.5p/kg
AA to 127.5p/kg av.123.67p/kg
Brit White to 126.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: RE Ayrton&Son 735
p/kg: RE Ayrton&Son 121.5
£ per head: D&S Hollings (Limx) 1158,1061, (BBx) 974
p/kg: D&S Hollings (Limx) 148.5, 149.5, (BBx) 146.5,128.5
£ per head: M Bentham (AA) 1020, P Shackleton (AA) 878, C Liddle (Brit White) 810
p/kg: M Bentham (AA) 127.5, C Liddle (Brit White) 126.5, P Shackleton (AA) 119.5
3,697 Prime Sheep comprising 3206 Prime Lambs & 491 Cast Ewes & Rams
After an excellent day on Sunday with the show and sale of prime sheep, today was back to our regular weekly sale and despite the terrible weather over the previous 24 hours, there was a brilliant entry of nearly 3200 lambs, and a superb overall selling average 295.9p/kg (SQQ of 303.2p/kg) or £132.96 per head.
Anything suitable for retail butcher and quality wholesale orders, regardless of weight, saw a very fast selling trade. The smart handy lambs were 325p to a top of 379.5p (39kg £148) and 373.3p (45kg £168) both pens from RL&AR Phillips of Burton Leonard, and generally on the day the best 40kg to 45kg types making £140 to £165. Commercial handyweights followed suit as well, with 1908 lambs weighing 36kg to 45kg in the sale averaging 303.88p or £128.54 per head.
Heavies were up another gear, with £145 to £175 a common price range for nice sorts, 129 pens made from £178 to £145, the top of £178 coming for 55kg Beltex (322p) from JS Eddleston of Great Harwood, who sold others at £174 and £171. EP&JM Hutchinson were in the mix at £175 and £170.
Cheviot bred lambs were good to sell, and excellent run from A&K Kiernan of Preston topping at £168 or 323p. Mule Wethers also sold to a strong trade with wholesale firms keen for supply, 275p to 290p the range for the nice end of wethers today, to £147.50 from EP&JM Hutchinson and 292p from CD&RF Kitching.
Ewes up a gear today with the Xmas show a huge success bringing some real well-bred ewes forward. The Show was won by JL North, Giggleswick for his pair of Texel ewes which went on to sell at £301.50 to L Brown, Halifax and Reserve Champion went to KW Gamble, Easingwold for his 1st prize pen of 5 to the same purchaser at £248.50. A total of 14 ewes from 4 different vendors today reached over £200. Pure Texel ewes with size £170+ mediums £130-£155 first crossed heavy ewes £158-£170. Nice weighing ewes £125-£140 and medium ewes with full meat £120-£130. Light weight ewes with full meat £85-£105. Jacobs sold to £117.50 B Hawksworth, Sheffield.
Mules sold to £122.50 from JR&EL Mawson, Elslack with 1st prize ewes from SM&S Collinson sold at £120.50. Medium’s Mules £90-£102 with plain ewes wanting more feed and weight on £58-£65 and lean ewes £78-£85
Suffolks sold to £160.50 from High Harbour Farm, Middle Rasen.
Swale ewes a nice trade with meat mediums £62-£74 and heavy ewes up-to £97.50 from Messrs J Baines, Gisburn for their 1st prize pen of Hill ewes. Lean swales £38-£48. An overall selling average today of £108 per head for all ewes consigned.
More ewes required every week with orders strong every Monday with a full ringside of buyers actively competing.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £132.96 per head or 295.9p/kg (SQQ 303.2p/kg)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 371.4p/kg av 273.9p/kg or £92.04 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 373.3p/kg av 303.88p/kg or £128.54 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 348.0p/kg av 290.47p/kg or £139.31 per head
52.1kg and over to 323.6p/kg av 270.9p/kg or £149.54 per head
Beltex average £140.63 per head or 319.9p/kg
£ per head: £174 £171 £168 £161 JS Eddleston; £170 £165(x2) EP&JM Hutchinson; £168 £162 £160 RL&AR Phillips; £166 J Shuttleworth.
Texel average £131.49 per head or 296.7p/kg
£ per head: £175 £164 £162 £160 £159 £158 £155 EP&JM Hutchinson; £169 MJ Spensley; £160 £155 RL&AR Phillips; £159 RA&E Smith; £159 £155(x2) JR Crabtree; £159 RA&E Earnshaw & Son; £157 A&K Kiernan; £156(x2) PA&NS Tattersall; £155 RH&MR Ireland.
p/kg: 335.0p 334.9p 334.1p 328.2p RH&MR Ireland; 331.3p RA&E Earnshaw; 331.1p KA&HL Fawcett; 331p J Howard; 331p CD&RF Kitching; 326.7p DW&CJ Towler;
Suffolk average £133.66 per head or 288p/kg
£ per head: £168 £145 MJ Spensley; £154 J Wainwright; £151 EP&JM Hutchinson; £150 RL&AR Phillips; £150 B Spensley.
p/kg: 300.0p 287.2p D Breaks; 297.6p TH Atkins; 296.8p RA&M Earnshaw & Son; 293p SR Dorey; 292.5p JP&KE Hartley; 291.5p AL Dean & Son; 286.7p A Brown; 286.0p J Shuttleworth; 284.3p MJ Spensley; 283p RL&AR Phillips.
Down x average £149.78 per head or 275p/kg
£ per head: £156 £146 High Harbour Farms, £149 £147 JG Senior
p/kg: 283.6p High Harbour Farm; 282p JG Senior
Charolais average £138.80 per head or 283p/kg
£ per head: £161 JL North; £158.50 £152 £151.50 £149 £141 £140 GW Thackray; £150 High Harbour Farm;
p/kg: 310.2p 290.4p 288.2p 283.7p GW Thackray; 302.3p High Harbour Farm; 292.9p SR Dorey; 290.2p AP Townsend; 287.5p JL North; 284.8p JR&DL Ogden; 283.7p S Breare;
Mule average £127.59 per head or 277p/kg
£ per head: £147.50 £146 EP&JM Hutchinson; £143 Ellis Bros; £140 AJ Taylor; £138.50 JH Throup; £136 £135.50 £134.50 M Ryder & Son;
p/kg: 292p CD&RF Kitching; 287.5p Ellis Bros; 286.7p KA&HL Fawcett; 286.7p JK Wilson & Son; 285.2p FG Throup; 281.1p Mycock & Bright; 280.9p D Breaks; 280.7p S Breare280.0p AJ Taylor.
Swaledale average £93.80 per head or 241.2p/kg
£ per head: £120 Ellis Bros; £116 £103.50 £101 JR Smith; £112 TH Atkins;
p/kg: 246.4p 246.3p 239.7p 239.7p JR Smith; 239.4p AJ Mason
Masham average £123.20 per head or 288p/kg
£ per head: £129 SR Dorey; £119.50 FM Shepherd & Son
p/kg: 293.2p SR Dorey; 271.6p FM Shepherd & Son
Cheviot average £137.94 per head or p/kg
£ per head: £168 £167 £14 £142 £141 £140 A&K Kiernan; £154 EP&JM Hutchinson.
p/kg: 323.1p 315.1p 300.0p 293.9p 291.7p 289.8p 280.2p A&K Kiernan; 280p EP&JM Hutchinson.
Blue Texel average £151 per head or p/kg
£ per head: £154 £148 Fox Farm £149 J Shuttleworth; £146 RL&AR Phillips
p/kg: 334.8p Fox Farm; 331.8p RL&AR Phillips; 308.3p Fox Farm
Cull Ewes average £108
Christmas Show of Cast Ewes. Champion pen was a pen of 2 Pedigree Texel ewes consigned by JL North of Giggleswick which sold to Lister Brown for £301.50. Reserve was a pen of 5 Pure bred Texel ewes from KW Gamble of Easingwold which sold to Lister Brown for £248.50.
Pen of 5 Contx or Down 1. K Gamble
Pen of 5 Mule or Masham 1. SM Collinson 2. AL Dean&Son 3. J Baines
Pen of 5 Hill or Horned 1. J Baines 2. J Baines
Pair Of Continental 1. JL North 2. D Jackson 3. D Jackson
Suffolk to £160.50, Texel to £301.50, Char to £104.50, BFL to £131.50, Mule to £122.50, Lleyn to £93.50, Swaledale to £97.50, Wens to £98.50, Cheviot to £105.50, Beltex to £145.50, Jacob to £117.50, Kerry Hill to £92.50.
Lowland: £301.50 JL North
Mule/Masham: £122.50 JR&EL Mawson
Horned: £97.50 J Baines
Hill: £117.50 B Hawkworth
Cast Rams average £119
Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £141.50, BFL to £117.50, Char to £167.50, Beltex to £164.50,
Rearing Calves to
Calves had no let up in trade with buyers out to fill pens even after the bumper entry for the Xmas show last week. Black and Whites sold to avg £86 with all goods selling between £75-£110 for good honest rearers. Blue bulls a good solid trade with strong month old rearers £340-£400 and slightly lesser goods £280-£320. Blue heifers again a strong trade with top price of £370 for a month old shapey goods from JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley. Strong goods £290-£340 and smaller goods £230-£280.
At the Christamas Show of Dairy cattle the winners of the Craven Cattle Marts Ltd Perpetual Challenge Trophy were Mesrs RW&M Walker of Keighley whose 3 week calved Black and White heifer, giving 34 litres sold to the show judge Kevin Midgley of Thorpe Bassett for £2580. Reserve champion was another entry from RW&M Walker, again 3 weeks calved and selling to PMR Sutcliffe of Queensbury.
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer
1st and 2nd TM Stapleton, Huby
Newly Calved Heifer
1st and 2nd RW&M Walker
Newly Calved Cow
1st and 2nd J Dibb
1st and 2nd BH Wilson & Son
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer to £2320 av.£2185
Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £2580 av. £2480
Cows incalf to £1300 av. £1105
Heifers incalf to £1680 av.£1465
Dispersal Cows on behalf of J Dibb, Kilnsey.
Cows sold to £1750 for a fresh calved 2nd calver and July calved heifers to £1280
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