24 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle.
3,968 Prime Sheep comprising 3,354 Prime Hoggs & 614 Cast Ewes & Rams.
64 Rearing Calves.
WEDNESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
227 FEEDING BULLS Sale 9.30am
followed by 50 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE
& 275 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS Inc ANNUAL SALE OF BULLING HEIFERS
SATURDAY 5th FEBRUARY
MONTHLY SALE OF 200 STIRKS, WEANED CALVES AND YOUNG STORES
ALSO FIRST WINTER SALE OF IN-KID GOATS
WEDNESDAY 9th FEBRUARY
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF STORE & FEEDING SHEEP, ALSO INLAMB EWES, inc 100 Texel Shlgs & Young Ewes Sc IL to Texel for March (Enzo, Toxo, HP) from T Boothman Linton, also 25 Swale Ewes IL to BFL from J Hirst Halton Gill. Also Annual Winter Sale of 20/25 Blue Faced Leicester Females (Inlamb Ewes & Geld Hoggs)
WEDNESDAY 16th FEBRUARY
CRAVEN CHAMPIONS SALE OF SHOW POTENTIAL CATTLE. (Tues Eve Show)
FEEDING BULLS, BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Plenty of wholesale demand for a show of mainly heavy cattle which saw Ralph Pearson wholesale butchers from Bradford account for the leading highlights which included the top call at £1935 or 273.5p/kg paid for a 705kg Bazadais cross steer consigned by CD&RF Kitching, of Threshfield. The equivalent heifer was a 690kg Limousin cross from JW Stockdale&Son of Burnsall which sold to Mesrs Pearson for £1846 or 267.5p/kg. In the lighter weights RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton headed the prices with a 590kg Limousn cross heifer which made 293.5p/kg or £1731 when selling to Ralph Pearson. Leading steer by weight was a 615kg Limousin cross from CD&RF Kitching which sold for 285.5p/kg or £1756 to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers in Skipton.
Next week is the February Primestock show and cattle in the retail weights are sought for a number of retail butchers who will be in attendance. Smart heavy cattle will be required as usual.
560kg+ to 285.5p/kg av.274.32p/kg
485kg+ to 293.5p/kg av. 280.34p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Bazx) 1935, 1810, 1763, 1756, (BBx) 1778, JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 1916
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 285.5,278.5,275.5, (Bazx) 274.5, (BBx) 271.5, JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 262.5
£ per head: JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 1846, 1748, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1762, 1732,1696, D Rawsthorne (Limx) 1561
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 293.5,287.5,277.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 286.5, D Rawsthorne (Limx) 271.5,
JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 267.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 153.5p/kg £1281.73
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Rainhalll Farm Ltd (B&W Hfr) 1282
p/kg: Rainhall Farm Ltd 153.5
Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average 131.36p/kg £921.28
Cast cow trade continues to firm. Dairies carrying finish are comfortably 125-135p. Beef breeds have also taken a lift with 150p+ the target for first cross Continentals.
Black & White to 135.5p/kg av.125.53p/kg
Montx to 147.5p/kg
Blondex to 155.5p/kg
Hefdx to 134.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: Dakin Partnership 984, 942, AL Dean&Son 940,874, JP&KE Hartley 920,840
p/kg: Dakin Partnership 135.5,134.5,129.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 134.5, JP&KE Hartley 124.5
£ per head: Dakin Partnership (Mont) 907
p/kg: Dakin Partnership (Mont) 147.5
£ per head: Haddon Farms (Blondex) 1221
p/kg: Haddon Farms (Blondex) 155.5
£ per head: Haddon Farms (Hefdx) 907
p/kg: Haddon Farms (Hefdx) 134.5
3,968 Prime Sheep comprising 3354 Prime Hoggs & 614 Cast Ewes & Rams
A larger show of 3354 lambs penned today and a cracking trade right through, overall average 275p (SQQ 283p) being a good return for all classes. Smart Beltex lambs again receiving the premiums at Skipton, topping at 400p. A lot of heavy lambs forward today with 1163 scaling 46kg or more, and 830 head being Horned or Hill bred making the average look even better.
Joint Top sale price of £170 for a Texel cross form R Emmott of Silsden who also sold at £156.50, £165 for Texels from B Hawksworth Sheffield.
46kg to 52kg
Walter Parkinson of Garstang had a cracking trade today when selling the joint top price lambs on the day with Beltex at £170 (3 at 46kg or 369p). 3 pens of lambs made £154, from EP&JM Hutchinson, HB Atkinson, and SM&S Collinson.
36kg to 45kg
Beltex and smart Continental types dominate the top prices, with Henry Atkinson making £164 £160 and £159 and 2 pens at 400p (4 @ 41kg at £164 and 6 @ 37kg at £148), others at 397p and 390p from this home.
Walter Parkinson extended his list of prices to include 41kg at £162 or 392p, 43kg at £159, 45kg at £157 and 44kg at £154.
EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby made £160 of 42kg lambs, and Fox Farm Clitheroe sold a pen of 11 Beltex @ 43kg to make £160.
32kg to 35kg
William Shuttleworth topped the weight range when selling 35kg at £119 or 340p.
Mule & Masham Wethers maintained last weeks warmer prices, Thomas Boothman Linton selling a pen of 12 weighing 56kg at £136. B Hawksworth Sheffield making £131 and £129. Best Mules into the 260’s seeing James Gisburn make 265p and JK Wilson Blubberhouses 263p. Mashams sold well, Steve Dorey made £120, RG Church of Otley 269p, and John & Claire Wright of Airton selling 24 in one hit weighing 42kg and making £112.
Horned and Hill wethers a very nice trade, Cheviots £120-£128, better Horned wethers with weight £100 to £110 up to £118 form Thomas Boothman. Lightweight Wethers in the 230p/240p region for good sorts.
Ewes a similar trade and a touch dearer on the week. Less weight about today so full meat ewes met a high demand. Texel ewes sold to £200 from High Harbour Farm, Middle Rasen. Best bred continentals and heavy first crossed ewes sold at £150-£168. Medium, full meat first crossed ewes £120-£130. Lean ewes £108-£118. Plain ewes and ewes short of frame and weight £78-£90. Mules sold to £130.50 from KG Stapleton, Skipton. Heavy mules £120-£130 mediums full meat £108-£118. Lean / half meat ewes £78-£90. Horned ewes sold to £103.50 for some Swale ewes from Flasby Estates. Best horned ewes £78-£91.50. Medium full meat horned ewes £60-£68, lean horned ewes £40-£48 and plain ewes £28-£40.
Ewes required next week please call Kyle or Ted with any enquires.
MR ALI SHAN
The news last week of the sudden and untimely passing of Ali left customers and staff at Skipton and in the wider agricultural community deeply saddened by it, who showed their respect with the customary minutes silence around the sale ring today. Ali was a regular purchaser every week at Skipton and many other auctions marts throughout the UK and was a great supporter of our farmers and producers both locally and nationally through the Shan Family’s wholesale and retail businesses. It was announced at today’s market that next week (Mon. 7th Feb) there will be a charity sheep auction held in memory of Ali and the proceeds will go in aid of the work of The British Heart Foundation. Vendors wishing to donate a sheep for the cause may do so on the day. Please advise staff at the unloading docks. Thankyou.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £121.33 per head or 275.2p/kg (SQQ 283p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 340.0p/kg av 254.8p/kg or £87.14 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 400.0p/kg av 284.7p/kg or £119.19 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 369.6p/kg av 365.7p/kg or £127.89 per head
52.1kg and over to 288.7p/kg av 249.8p/kg or £136.71 per head
Beltex average £138.84 per head or 325.3p/kg
£ per head: £170 £161 £159 £157 W&J Parkinson; £164 £160 £159 £156 A Atkinson; £160 EP&JM Hutchinson; £160 Fox Farm;
p/kg: 400.0p 397.5p 390.0p 381.0p A Atkinson; 392.7p W&J Parkinson; 381.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 379.5p RF Morphet; 372.1p Fox Farm;
Texel average £123.23 per head or 277.6p/kg
£ per head: £170 £156.50 £152 R Emmott; £154 GM&A Jackson; £154 SM&S Collins; £152 EP&JM Hutchinson; £152 R Emmott; £152 SD Bennett; £151 Dyson Farming Ltd;
p/kg: 369.2p 338.5p 331.7p 322.7p A Atkinson; 339.0p JE Burrow; 337.8p 333.8p K Marshall; 321.4p CD&RF Kitching; 318.6p Dyson Farming Ltd;
Suffolk average £126.79 per head or 260.3p/kg
£ per head: £147 £146 £143 £134 EP&JM Hutchinson; £139 £137.50 D&G Rowles; £138 B Hawksworth; £137 KM Hawksworth; £136 RG Church;
p/kg: 313.2p J Shuttleworth; 283.8p RG Church; 281.7p AS&RC Parnaby; 279.1p 275.6p Haddon Farms; 278.9p J&M Blakey; 273.3p JA Mellin;
Charolais average £123.03 per head or 270.0p/kg
£ per head: £128.50 £123 EG Thornalley; £128.50 PC&EJ Longdin; £127.50 D&G Rowles; £126 JA Brown; £125 RG Church;
p/kg: 286.0p 270.3p EG Thornalley; 283.8p J Shuttleworth; 282.4p AS&RC Parnaby; 278.6p PC&EJ Longdin; 273.9p JA Brown;
Cheviot average £111.67 per head or 281.6p/kg
£ per head: £128 GW&J Mercer; £126 KM Hawksworth; £122 £113 Haddon Farms; £114 AE Stubbs; £113 J Caygill; £112 P&S Ireland;
p/kg: 291.9p J Shuttleworth; 284.4p GW&J Mercer; 278.0p 275.6p AE Stubbs; 277.3p 270.0p 269.0p Haddon Farms; 269.0p J Caygill;
Gritstone average £108.50 per head or 271.3p/kg
£ per head: £109 J Shuttleworth; £108 P&S Ireland;
p/kg: 279.5p J Shuttleworth; 263.4p P&S Ireland;
Mule average £111.15 per head or 249.6p/kg
£ per head: £136 T Boothman; £131 £129 N Hawksworth; £120 GM&A Jackson; £120 R&KA Burley; £119 CD&RF Kitching; £118.50 Ellis Bros;
p/kg: 265.9p James Pate; 263.4p 258.1p JK Wilson; 258.7p 254.4p CD&RF Kitching; 255.6p B Hawksworth; 254.5p SR Dorey; 254.3p J&C Wright;
Masham average £114.35 per head or 268.5p/kg
£ per head: £120 SR Dorey; £116 RG Church; £112.50 J&C Wright;
p/kg: 269.8p RG Church; 267.9p J&C Wright; 266.7p SR Dorey;
Blue Texel average £105.40 per head or 266.3p/kg
£ per head: £165 B Hawksworth; £94 M&R Smith; £80 J&R Paisley;
p/kg: 276.5p M&R Smith; 266.7p J&R Paisley; 250.0p B Hawksworth;
Dalesbred average £87.85 per head or 247.6p/kg
£ per head: £110 RG Church; £86 RH&EA Close;
p/kg: 252.9p RH&EA Close; 203.7p RG Church;
Swaledale average £93.29 per head or 227.4p/kg
£ per head: £118 T Boothman; £107 £100 S Horsfield; £105 R&KA Burley; £103.50 J&R Paisley; £100 J Blakey; £96 Ellis Bros; £95 AG Horn;
p/kg: 240.8p T Boothman; 233.8p 233.3p James Pate; 232.4p 229.5p FG Throup; £230.0p J&R Paisley; 228.0p RG Church; 227.0p S Horsfield;
WFW average £120.38 per head or 259.3p/kg
£ per head: £130 £129 £118.50 B Hawksworth;
p/kg: 263.3p 248.1p 216.7p B Hawksworth;
Jacob average £106.67 per head or 228.3p/kg
£ per head: £120 £112.50 B Hawksworth; £97.50 J Atkinson;
p/kg: 250.0p 210.5p B Hawksworth; 212.0p J Atkinson;
Kerry Hill average £105.33 per head or 251.2p/kg
£ per head: £109.50 R Fletcher; £97 HJ&KL Blackwell;
p/kg: 254.7p R Fletcher; 242.5p HJ&KL Blackwell;
Cull Ewes average £90.77
Suffolk to £168.50, Texel to £200, Mule to £130.50, Swaledale to £103.50, Masham to £118.50, Cheviot to £106.50, Beltex to £149.50, Charollais to £164.50, Dalesbred to £76.37, Jacob to £89.50, Hampshire to £133.50, Zwartable to £117.50, Kerry Hill to £63.50.
Lowland: £200 High Harbour; £167.50 A Brown;
Mule/Masham: £130.50 KG Stapleton; £126.50 KP Drinkall;
Horned: £103.50 Flasby Estate; £91.50 JA&JC Throup;
Hill: £124.50 High Harbour; £104.50 GW&J Mercer;
Goats to £124.50 av £114.50
Cast Rams average £102.05
Suffolk to £51.50, Texel to £146.50, Beltex to £133.50, Swaledale to £39.50, Jacob to £107.50,
Rearing Calves to £500
A good show of calves forward today with something for everyone. Strong 2 ½ - 3-month-old calves met a good trade as-well as the young 4–8-week-old goods. Angus bulls topped at £380 from J&JR Clarkson, Barkisland along with selling 2 Blue bulls to a top of £430. Older Blue bull Calves £380-£430 and best sweet blue bulls selling at £370-£420, mediums sold at £330-£360 and nice rearing blues but young £295+ but no bobbies in the entry. Lim bulls sold to £500 from G Hayton & EC Stocks, Bolton Abbey. Blue heifers sold to £365 from EJ Fort, Silsden. Good ended blue heifers £330-£365 with medium commercial sorts at 4-6 weeks of age £280-£330 and bobbies £220-£250. Some strong Herefords sold today with bulls selling to £345 from F Webster, Northallerton and heifers at £240 from the same vendor. Black and Whites a 2 teared trade with strong 8–20-week-old goods selling t £120-£175. A pure BF from G France, Liversidge sold at £290. Young rearing goods £30-£60 and slightly stronger goods not much dearer.
Limousin x (Av £500) to £500 Hayton & Stocks
Brit Blue x (Av £370) to £430 J&JR Clarkson
Aberdeen Angus (Av £262) to £380 J&JR Clarkson
Hereford (Av £317) to £345 F Webster
Shorthorn (Av £145) to £145 J&JR Clarkson
Black & White (Av £97) to £290 G France
Simmental (Av £320) to £320 AL Dean & Son
Aberdeen Angus (Av £126) to £150 RM Shackleton
Hereford (Av £200) to £240 F Webster
British Blue (Av £287) to £365 EJ Fort
Limousin (Av £318) to £362 Hayton & Stocks
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