Forward: 40 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle 3,087 Prime Sheep comprising 2313 Spring Lambs & 774 Cast Ewes & Rams 36 Rearing Calves YOUNG FARMERS PRIME LAMBS SHOW – Monday 9th August Classes: Under 10, 11-16yrs, 17-26yrs. Judging 11.00am.

Classes: Under 10, 11-16yrs, 17-26yrs. Judging 11.00am.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
The August Prime Show saw an excellent entry of retail cattle accompanied by a very good trade. The Champion was a 595kg Limousin heifer shown by CD&RF Kitching from Threshfield which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton for 298.5p/kg or £1776. Reserve was also the first prize steer a British Blue cross weighing 570kg from F&B Smith of Masongill which sold to Knavesmire Butchers of York for 292.5p/kg or £1667. Top gross steer was £1754 a 610kg Limousin cross steer from CD&RF Kitching which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton. 10 of todays entry made 280p/kg or above and 4 animals made over 290p/kg. Steers averaged £1627 and heifers £1635. The few inside fed commercial types in the entry were 258p to 269p/kg. An out laid British Blue steer weighing 755kg made 199.5p/kg or £1506.

Bullocks - 1st F&B Smith 2nd RT&J Critchley 3rd J Baines
Heifers - 1st CD&RF Kitching 2nd F&B Smith 3rd CD&RF Kitching

465-555kg to 293.5p/kg av.282.43p/kg
560kg+ to 292.5p/kg av.265.97p/kg
485kg+ to 298.5p/kg av.280.9p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CED&RF Kitching (Limx) 1754, (BBx) 1729, F&B Smith (BBx) 1667, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1588
p/kg: J Baines (Limx) 293.5, F&B Smith (BBx) 292.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 288.5, (BBx) 283.5,281.5, CD&RF kitching (Limx) 287.5, (BBx) 283.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1776, (BBx) 1748, F&B Smith (Limx) 1688, SD Bennett (Limx) 1572,1391
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 298.5, (BBx) 286.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 293.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 266.5,257.5

Cull Cow Prices
An increased cast cow entry with more meat available. In the dairies a young cow from E&KM Marshall made 143.5p/kg and the heavy dairies were around the 140p/kg. Plain cows were 95.5p to 125p/kg. Better entry of Beef cows carrying finish with first cross Continentals either side of 180p/kg and Natives 160p/kg.

Overall Average 139.09p/kg £926.32
Black & White to 143.5p/kg av.128.95p/kg
Beef Short to 153.5p/kg
AAx to 159.5p/kg av.154.73p/kg
Limx to 177.5p/kg av.176.53p/kg
BBx to 182.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: BH Wilson&Sons 1186,1037,984,970,949, E&KM Marshall 918, JD Taylor&Son 894,886,857, J Rushton 887
p/kg: E&KM Marshall 143.5, JD Taylor&Son 140.5,138.5, BH Wilson&Sons 140.5,138.5,136.5,136.5 J Rushton 136.5
£ per head: J Nelson (AAx) 1228,1061, (Beef Short) 1197
p/kg: J Nelson (AAx) 159.5,158.5,145.5, (Beef Short) 153.5
£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1207, D&J Carlisle (Limx) 1132
p/kg: R&E Pollard (BBx) 182.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 177.5, D&J Carlisle (Limx) 175.5

3,087 Prime Sheep comprising 2313 Spring Lambs & 774 Cast Ewes & Rams

Lambs an easier trade with (outside the show pens) not as much meat and more first cross lambs in the entry. Light lambs sold very well on the day. Continental averaged 240p. Higher up the weights and below 45kg the best were £121 or 275p for texels from JA Gibson & Son and Ellis Bros at £133 or 317p for beltex lambs selling to Knavesmire Butchers. 45kg lambs and above still in demand for the best. Suffolk to £118 or 251p from TH Mellin, £104.50 or £133 or 263p Texels from P Crabtree and 283p for Beltex from JA Gibson & Son. Mule lambs remain a nice trade averaging £89.39 with a pen of heavier lambs at £95 from AJ Mason. Overall average 225.9p/kg.

Ewes dearer than last week. Big ewes in short supply and well-bred ewes all keenly bid for. More lean ewes forward all selling well to a full ringside of buyers. Best bred continental ewes £138-£150 with size from JV Perrings, Settle selling ewes from £151.50-£168.50. Mediums £120-£130 mediums ¾ meat £115+ lean nice selling ewes trading £105-£115 feeding ewe sold to realistic prices of £70-£90. Mule ewes well sold. Top price of £130.50 from High Harbour Farms. Heavies £115+ Mediums full meat £94-£104 mediums lean £88-£96 and plain ewes £40-£60. Suffolks sold to £144.50 from High Harbour again with RE Stainthorp, Ripon selling his to £141.50. Heavies £129.50+ Mediums £112-£122 smalls £98-£112 and plain ewes less. Swales sold to 88.50. Big framed full meat horned ewes £80-£88.50 from several different vendors. Big framed ¾ meat ewes £58-75. Mediums ¾ meat £50-£60. Lean ewes £38-£50. Beltex ewes sold to £163.50 from T&C Robinson, Tosside.
More ewes required next week please ring Kyle.

Cont x
1st F&R Fielden 42kg £128 A Swales Knavesmire Butchers
2nd Ellis Bros 42kg £133 A Swales Knavesmire Butchers
3rd RK Wood 47kg £133 A Swales Knavesmire Butchers
Down x
1st JP&KE Hartley 46kg £98.50 A Atkinson
2nd FM Shepherd 39kg £98.50 J Bosworth

Champion – F&R Fielden Reserve – Ellis Bros

Spring Lambs – Overall Average £95.80 per head or 225.9p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 258.8p/kg av 229.7p/kg or £78.19 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 316.7p/kg av 225.8p/kg or £94.34 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 283.0p/kg av 225.6p/kg or £107.03 per head
52.1kg and over to 243.4p/kg av 227.9p/kg or £104.93 per head

Beltex average £105.24 per head or 255.8p/kg
£ per head: £133 JA Gibson; £133 £118 £114 Ellis Bros; £128 F&R Fielden; £122 A Jenkinson; £116 £114 James Garth & Son;
p/kg: 316.7p 287.8p Ellis Bros; 304.8p F&R Fielden; 300.0p James Garth & Son; 290.5p A Jenkinson; 283.0p JA Gibson; 277.6p P Crabtree;
Texel average £95.45 per head or 225.3p/kg
£ per head: £129 JA&JH Hewetson; £129 GH&G Emmott; £128 T&G McGarrell; £127 JR Lancaster; £126 £125 SL^SD Lund; £125 N Morphet;
p/kg: 275.0p JA Gibson; 264.4p BL&R Lund; 262.8p P Crabtree; 261.4p AF Harker; 259.2p JR Lancaster; 259.2p P Shackleton; 258.8p Haddon Farms;
Suffolk average £96.56 per head or 223.6p/kg
£ per head: £129 RA&M Earnshaw; £122 £113 ML Evans; £118 RJ&LM Wilkinson; £118 TH Mellin; £114.50 G&MA Lawn; £114 JP&KE Hartley;
p/kg: 252.6p FM Shepherd; 251.1p TH Mellin; 243.4p RA&M Earnshaw; 240.7p 237.0p TH Mellin; 235.4p ML Evans; 234.1p B Spensley;
Charolais average £92.56 per head or 225.7p/kg
£ per head: £122 MJ Spensley; £98 £94 J Fisher; £92 R McAneney; £89 JR&DL Ogden;
p/kg: 249.0p MJ Spensley; 230.0p R McAneney; 229.3p 227.9p J Fisher; 225.6p RM Shackleton;
Mule average £83.47 per head or 211.5p/kg
£ per head: £95.50 S&P Scrivin; £95 £86 AJ Mason; £90 FG Throup; £83.50 A&N Fothergill;
p/kg: 217.0p S&P Scrivin; 215.0p AJ Mason; 214.7p TE Walker; 208.8p A&N Fothergill;
Blue Du Maine average £101.92 per head or 233.4p/kg
£ per head: £120 £104.50 £100.50 £94.50 RKR Wood;
p/kg: 255.3p 236.0p 230.5p 233.3p RKR Wood;
Rouge average £93.81 per head or 226.5p/kg
£ per head: £101 BL&R Lund; £92.50 MJ&RH Wallbank;
p/kg: 259.0p BL&R Lund; 220.2p MJ^RH Wallbank;
Zwartable average £89.50 per head or 195.6p/kg
£ per head: £100 £88 £80.50 JH Baker;
p/kg: 201.3p 192.3p 191.3p JH Baker;

Cull Ewes average £92.88
Suffolk to £144.50, Texel to £168.50, BFL to £109.50, Mule to £130.50, Swaledale to £88.50, Masham to £100.50, Gritstone to £97.50, Cheviot to £120.50, Beltex to £163.50, Lonk to £74.50, Charolais to £117.50, Dalesbred to £58.50, White Faced to £130.50, Jacob to £46.50, Lleyn to £97.50, Herdwick to £41.50, Zwartable to £113.50, Easy Care to £95.50, Blue Texel to £113.50.
Top prices:
Lowland: £168.50 £151.50 £149.50 JV Perrings
Mule/Masham: £130.50 High Harbour; £125.50 EJ Fort;
Horned: £130.50 High Harbour; £97.50 S&P Scrivin;
Hill: £120.50 J Hardman; £97.50 CD&RF Kitching;

Cast Rams average £100.42
Texel to £129.50, Jacob to £97.50, Beltex to £165.50.

36 Rearing Calves to £460

Calf trade excellent. British Blue bulls £420-£460 at the stronger end of the entry. Similar for Limousin Bulls with a top price of £360. Sire identified Angus bulls to £320 and a light show of dairy bulls saw IRG Collins and Partners selling mid-June born Dairy Shorthorns to £190.
Heifer trade much the same British Blue to £370 and Mid-June born Limousins to £355.

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £332) to £375 J Gooch
Brit Blue x (Av £430) to £460 JP&KE Hartley
Aberdeen Angus (Av £172) to £320 JS&J Walmsley
Shorthorn (Av £151) to £190 IRG Collins
Black & White (Av £55) to £75 PJ&JE Bolland

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £175) to £200 D&J Herd
British Blue (Av £329) to £370 JS&J Walmsley
Limousin (Av £309) to £355 J Gooch

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