46 Prime cattle comprising 25 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 20 Cast Cattle.
2,838 Prime Sheep comprising 62 Spring Lambs, 2393 Hoggs & 383 Cast Ewes & Rams.
60 Rearing Calves.
171 Breeding Sheep & 82 Store Sheep
WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF 150 FEEDING BULLS, ALSO 40 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & 300 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS. Entries to Mart Office by 4pm Wed 6th April for Catalogue please.
EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot – Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) Sales every Monday at 11:30am
Retail customers were out in force for the April show and sale of Primestock with Phil Gregory securing the top price a 555kg British Blue cross heifer from F&B Smith of Masongill at 339.5p/kg or £1884 for the family shop, DA Gregory&Sons in Bacup. Mesrs Gregory followed this with a 530kg Limousin heifer from S&NV Jowett of Queesnbury at 327.5p/kg or £1736, a price equalled by Mesrs E&M Townley & Son of Clapham whose 560kg British Blue cross heifer also sold at 327.5p/kg or £1834 to Knavesmire Butchers in York. Best steer p/kg price was another F&B Smith entry a 615kg Limousin cross which sold to Ralph Pearson, Bradford for 313.5p/kg or £1928. Mesrs Pearson were leading buyers in the heavier cattle with the leading gross price a 715kg Limousin steer from Hargreaves Farms, Walton le Dale which grossed £2063 after making 288.5p/kg. D&A Gregory secured the second highest price the third prize heifer a British Blue from S&P Scriven, Elslack which realised £1959 or 326.5p/kg. Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton secured the leading lightweight heifer a 430kg Limousin from
L Bamforth&Sons, Wainstalls weighing 430kg and making 300.5p/kg.
Bullock - 1st F&B Smith 2nd Hargreaves Farms 3rd Hargreaves Farms
Heifers - 1st CD&RF Kitching 2nd RT&J Critchley&Sons 3rd S&P Scriven
Champion CD&RF Kitching Res. RT&J Critchley&Son
465-555kg to 291.5p/kg
560kg+ to 313.5p/kg av.290.41p/kg
400-480kg to 300.5p/kg av.283.53p/kg
485kg+ to 339.5p/kg av. 292.2p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 2063, 1988,1974, (Charx) 1815, F&B Smith (Limx) 1928, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1725
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 313.5, Hargreaves Farms (Charx) 297.5, (Limx) 294.5, 292.5, 288.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 291.5, S&NV Jowett (BBx) 291.5
£ per head; S&P Scriven (BB) 1959, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Blondex) 1928, (Limx) 1897, F&B Smith (BBx) 1884, E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 1834
p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 339.5, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 327.5, E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 327.5, S&P Scriven (BB) 326.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 174.5p/kg £855.05
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 855
p/kg: ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 174.5
Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am
Every category of cast cow good to sell as trade increases again. Best dairies now circa 170p/kg lean cows from 135-150p. a pure Limousin cow at 222.5p/kg or £1802 and British Blue half bred dairies 216.5p or £1781.
Overall Average 168.47p/kg £1153.57
Black & White to 173.5p/kg av.153.97p/kg
Brown Swiss to 164.5p/kg
BBx to 216.5p/kg av.212.83p/kg
Limx to 222.5p/kg av.199.90p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: H Downs&Son 1371,1145,1048,1042, M Baul&Sons Ltd 1282, 1034, GB Moorhouse 1165
p/kg: H Downs&son 173.5, 172.5,162.5,155.5, ID &JC Briggs 167.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 166.5,155.5
£ per head: H Downs&Son (Brown Swiss)1086
p/kg: H Downs&Son (Brown Swiss) 164.5
£ per head: GT Booth 1781,1667
p/kg: GT Booth 216.5, 209.5
£ per head: C Stanton 1802, JW TInkler&Son 1417,969
p/kg: C Stanton 222.5, JW Tinkler&Son 211.5,157.5
Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm
2,838 Prime Sheep comprising 62 Spring Lambs, 2393 Hoggs & 383 Cast Ewes & Rams
A great show of lambs today for the Easter Prize Show & Sale and a trade to match and thank you to Anthony Swales for judging. The handyweight bracket averaged £144.48 per head, whilst heavier lambs averaged £154.75 and overweights £160.
The champion was shown by Robert Towers of Ingleton, weighing 44kg it sold for £169 to Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley. Charles Marwood presented the reserve Champion and this weighed 41kg and made £168 to Knavesmire Butchers York. Mark Evans of Steeton made £163 of 48kg Suffolk crosses, whilst Messrs CM&J Stott of Chipping made £162 of 46kg Continental crosses. Overall average of 337p/kg.
A much sharper trade for Standard and Medium Weights with all classes dearer on the week. Heavies were a shade dearer, overweights were an excellent trade, buoyed by the trade for well fleshed ewes.
Dearer on the week, to average £2 per head more. Main of the good overweights £140 to £160, with Thomas Boothman taking top price per head for Texel crosses. Nick Parker Silsden £159 and EP&JM Hutchinson £158.
46kg to 52kg
£3 per head up on average, for what was generally a plainer show than last week.
JE Burrow Hanlith taking top price with 46kg at £170 or 369p.
EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby brought their usual weekly consignment and also made £170 per head of 50kg continentals, other pens at £168 £166 and £162 from this home, or 340p, 342p and 347p.
A&B Simpson Derbyshire made £168 or 357p of 47kg Continentals, followed by TA Robinson Longridge with 46kg at £163.
36kg to 45kg
Chief price per kilo was 448p when Messrs Atkinson Harrogate sold 38kg Beltex at £170 per head. With several other pens top side of 400p including JE Burrow 418p 43kg £180 which were the top price head and 410p (38kg £156), AM Leach 41kg £166 410p for the Champion Pen of Hoggs and T Boothman Linton 400p or £176.
Mule Wethers sold to £140 this week from Thomas Boothman, others £138 Nick Parker Silsden, £130 C Nelson & Son Bordley and £130 RG Church Ltd. Mashams made to £119 from Steve Dorey and £117 RG Church. Better Mules and Mashams 250p to 265p topping 265.1p from H Downs & Son.
Horned lambs saw some excellent price, C Nelson & Son sold Swaledales to £131 and T Boothman to £122 or 254p form SR Dorey.
S Forshaw & Son Longridge made £119.50 and £118 twice or 287.8p twice and 285p of 41kg Scotch Blackies.
A&AR Phillipson made £119 of Herdwicks and £123.50 of Lonk Wethers.
K Lister & Son sold Cheviots to £128.50 and H Downs & Son made £122.50 of Gritstones.
383 Cull Ewes, Rams and Goats in total today with more mediums and lambing casualties in today and a shortage of weight. Best bred Texel ewes with weight £200-£237.50 top price Texel from S&NV Jowett, Queensbury. Other vendors with Texel and Texel crossed ewes reaching over the £200 mark included JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley at £227.50. A&CL Gray, Summerbridge £219.50. JJ Dalby & Sons Harewood and AN Bolland £204.50. Medium pure ewes £170-£190 with smaller end £130+ First crossed white faced ewes regular £160-£185 for weight and mediums £130-£145. Smaller end full meat ewes £110-£122. Leaner white-faced ewes with frame £115-£135 and plain end ewes £70-£105. Texel Ramks sold to £237.50 form RA&M Earnshaw.
Suffolk’s sold to £247.50 from AN Bolland, Bolton Abbey. Pure Suffolk’s ¾ meat £165-£180 half meat ewes £150 and leaner ewes £120. Plain ended £95-£110.
BFL Ewes sold to £224.50 from N Parker, Silsden.
Mule ewes serious again with weight £140-£153.50 with top price from RE Metcalfe, Linton. Other vendors included A & B Simpson, Derbyshire, JD Taylor & Son, Broughton, CD&RF Kitching, Threshfield, NH Platts, Wakefield, AN Bolland, Bolton Abbey and N Parker all exceeding £140 for pens of Mule ewes. and medium ewes £120-£132. Smaller end full meat mules £110-£120, Medium lean mules £110-£125 with plainer sorts with frame £85-£100 and plain smaller ewes £60-£75. Swale ewes sold to £117.50 from CT Akrigg, Skipton and following just behind at £114.50 from KA&HL Fawcett, Barden. Full meat Swales £90-£115, half meat swales £65-£75 with plain ewes £40-£62. A few plain casualties less.
Other Hill and Horned ewes saw Nathan Wade sell Lonks to £121.50, Cheviots to £115.50 from CM&J Stott & Sott of Chipping, Dalesbred to £104.50 K Lister & Son, Lleyn £130.50 form T Riley, Teeswater Rams £187.50 from K Lister & Son
Boer Goats saw 2 forward today selling to £124.50.
Easter Show & Sale of Spring Lambs
Cont x Pairs
1st CW Marwood 43kg £160 Knavesmire Butchers
2nd CJ Stott 46kg £160 N Dalby
3rd RJ&J Towers 46kg £156 Knavesmire Butchers
Cont x Single
1st RJ&J Towers 44kg £169 A Atkinson
2nd CW Marwood 41kg £168 Knavesmire Butchers
3rd H Walters 39kg £134 A Atkinson
Down x Pairs
1st RJ&J Towers 45kg £152 N Dalby
2nd ML Evans 48kg £160 A Atkinson
3rd AN Bolland 40kg £117 A Atkinson
Down x Single
1st ML Evans 48kg £165 A Atkinson
2nd RJ&J Towers 45kg £155 Knavesmire Butchers
3rd C Critchley 39kg £115 A Atkinson
Champion – RJ&J Towers (Single) Reserve CW Marwood (Single)
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £146.72 per head or 337.4p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 409.8p/kg av 344.5p/kg or £144.49 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 352.2p/kg av 317.4p/kg or £154.75 per head
52.1kg and over to 285.7p/kg av 285.7p/kg or £160 per head
Texel average £138.58 per head or 342.2p/kg
£ per head: £162 CM&J Stott; £145 £136 £135 £134 £131 H Walters;
p/kg: 353.7p 348.7p 344.7p 343.6p 329.3p H Walters; 352.2p CM&J Stott;
Suffolk average £147.88 per head or 320.3p/kg
£ per head: £163 £161 ML Evans £160 £152 RJ&J Towers; £117 AN Bolland;
p/kg: 339.6p 335.4p ML Evans; 337.87p 285.7p RJ&J Towers; 292.5p AN Bolland;
Charolais average £150.13 per head or 343.6p/kg
£ per head: £169 £156 £155 £150 RJ&J Towers; £168 £160 £155 £152 CW Marwood; £149 CM&J Stott;
p/kg: 409.8p 372.1p 361.0p 352.4p 347.6p 345.5p CW Marwood; 384.1p RJ&J Towers; 351.2p CM&J Stott;
Zwartable average £123 per head or 280.1p/kg
£ per head: £131 £115 C Critchley;
p/kg: 294.9p 267.3p C Critchley;
Monthly Show of Prime Hoggs
1st A Leach 43kg £160 Vivers Scot Lamb
2nd J Burrows 46kg £170 A Atkinson
3rd J Burrows 41kg £155 Vivers Scot Lamb
1st J Greenwood 54kg £135 N Dalby
2nd SR Dorey 54kg £126.50 A Atkinson
1st SR Dorey 48kg £119 A Atkinson
2nd SR Dorey 47kg £118 A Atkinson
1st A Phillipson 50kg £123.50 N Dalby
2nd T Boothman 53kg £122 N Dalby
3rd SR Dorey 41kg £104.50 J&E Medcalf
Champion – A Leach Reserve – J Burrows
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £125.22 per head or 267.2p/kg (SQQ 281p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 269.7p/kg av 250.4p/kg or £87.09 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to p418.6/kg av 289.4p/kg or £121.59 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 369.6p/kg av 259.1p/kg or £126.23 per head
52.1kg and over to 447.4p/kg av 236.8p/kg or £137.86 per head
Beltex average £148.89 per head or 343.5p/kg
£ per head: £180 £170 JE Burrow; £170 £168 EP&JM Hutchinson; £170 MJ&GC Dobson; £170 A Atkinson; £169 RG Church; £168 A&B Simpson;
p/kg: 447.4p 393.8p 387.2p 383.7p A Atkinson; 418.6p 410.5p JE Burrow; 404.9p AM Leach; 386.4p MJ&GC Dobson; 384.1p RG Church;
Texel average £127.40 per head or 268.3p/kg
£ per head: £176 £160 T Boothman; £165 £160 EP&JM Hutchinson; £160 TR Thwaite; £155 EP&JM Hutchinson; £154 JJ Swiers;
p/kg: 400.0p T Boothman; 390.2p TR Thwaite; 381.0p 366.7p EP&JM Hutchinson; 254.7p JM&VJ Howard; 341.5p A Atkinson;
Suffolk average £128.71 per head or 253.6p/kg
£ per head: £159 N Parker; £150 £136.50 PC&EJ Longdin; £149.50 £138 EP&JM Hutchinson; £143 G Bell; £143 DJ&LJ Holt;
p/kg: 284.0p 264.0p J Greenwood; 277.50p RG Church Ltd; 264.7p A&B Simpson; 263.5p 260.4p 260.2p CR Brittain;
Charolais average £137.70 per head or 289.4p/kg
£ per head: £138 G Bell; £135 A&B Simpson; £133 £132 J Greenwood; £129.50 £127 PT&L Johnson; £126 PC&EJ Longdin; £124 CR Brittain;
p/kg: 307.0p 295.6p J Greenwood; 300.0p A&B Simpson; 271.6p E Simpson & Son; 264.6p 259.2p PT&L Johnson; 263.8p CR Brittain; 253.3p SR Dorey;
Mule average £116.18 per head or 246.2p/kg
£ per head: £140 T Boothman; £138 N Parker; £130 C Nelson & Son; £130 RG Church Ltd; £128.50 A&B Simpson; £123 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg: 265.1p 264.0p H Downs & Son; 264.3p 262.8p 255.4p 251.1p SR Dorey; 259.1p Fair Place Farm; 255.6p RG Church Ltd;
Swaledale average £97.13 per head or 232.5p/kg
£ per head: £131 £110.50 C Nelson & Son; £122 T Boothman; £118 T Boothman; £104.50 £92 SR Dorey; £89 Fair Place Farm;
p/kg: 254.9p 242.1p SR Dorey; 236.0p 230.2p T Boothman; 234.2p 232.9p Fair Place Farm; 227.0p JM&S Tennant; 220.0p Ellis Bros;
Dalesbred average £107.50 per head or 221.6p/kg
£ per head: £110.50 £95.50 K Lister & Son;
p/kg: 222.1p 221.0p K Lister & Son;
Masham average £115.37 per head or 256.3p/kg
£ per head: £119 £113 SR Dorey; £117 RG Church Ltd;
p/kg: 262.8p 247.9p SR Dorey; 238.8p RG Church Ltd;
Cheviot average £114.98 per head or 273.1p/kg
£ per head: £128 K Lister & Son; £126.50 £121.50 A&B Simpson; £117 £116 H Downs & Son;
p/kg: 278.6p 276.2p H Downs & Son; 273.7p J&E Slater; 270.0p 258.2p A&B Simpson; 237.0p K Lister & Son;
Lonk average £123.50 per head or 247.0p/kg
£ per head: £123.50 A&AR Phillipson;
p/kg: 247.0p A&AR Phillipson;
SBF average £117.94 per head or 285.6p/kg
£ per head: £119.50 £118 £114 S Forshaw;
p/kg: 287.8p 285.0p 277.9p S Forshaw;
Jacob average £88.64 per head or 225.3p/kg
£ per head: £97 JR Atkinson; £77.50 J Barnes;
p/kg: 231.0p JR Atkinson; 215.3p J Barnes;
BFL average £89.75 per head or 209.3p/kg
£ per head: £123 E&S Baines; £83 SL&SD Lund;
p/kg: 232.1p E&S Baines; 224.3p SL&SD Lund;
Herdwick average £116.60 per head or 244.3p/kg
£ per head: £119 A&AR Phillipson; £118 RG Church; £112 D Aaron;
p/kg: 256.5p RG Church; 248.9p D Aaron; 233.3p A&AR Phillipson;
Blue Texel average £123.60 per head or 303.2p/kg
£ per head: 145 A&B Simpson; £114 SR Dorey; £107 I&J Smith;
p/kg: 322.2p A&B Simpson; 289.2p I&J Smith; 285.0p SR Dorey;
Cull Ewes average £120.39
Suffolk to £247.50, Texel to £237.50, BFL to £224.50, Mule to £153.50, Lleyn to £130.50, Swaledale to £117.50, Cheviot to £115.50, Beltex to £154.50, Lonk to £121.50, Down to £194.50, Charollais to £159.50, Dalesbred to £104.50, Zwartable to £129.50, Blue Texel to £171.50.
Lowland: £247.50 AN Bolland
Mule/Masham: £153.50 RE Metcalfe & Son
Horned: £121.50 AW&N Wade
Hill: £224.50 N Parker
Goats to £124.50
Cast Rams average £136.50
Texel to £239.50, BFL to £149.50, Cheviot to £119.50, Beltex to £109.50, Teeswater to £187.50, Kerry Hill to £101.50, Blue Texel to £101.50.
60 Rearing Calves to £475 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am
Calves saw trade slightly easier with a large show of bobbies in and less mediums. Some Black & White bull stirks sold first at 4/5-month-old selling to £320. Medium Black and Whites at a month old sold at £70-£110 depending on goods. Younger goods £40-50 with a few real bobbies either side of a tenner. A large show of 2-week-old shorthorn out of crossed cows sold between £60-£85 for the better-bred end with young plainer goods less. Hereford bulls at 6/8-week-old £190-£250 with bobbie £70-£100 and plain youngsters out crossed cows £30-£55. Medium Blue bulls £330-£390 with smaller end £285-£300. Blue heifers good to sell for strong mediums £260-£310 with smalls £200-£240 and a few bobbies £155-£200. Lim bulls sold to £475 and Lim heifers sold to £370.
Limousin x (Av £475) to £475 Hayton & Stocks
Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £390 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £170) to £170 RM Shackleton
Shorthorn (Av £34) to £85 Evolution Farming
Black & White (Av £140) to £320 CJ&DD Drake
Hereford (Av £203) to £250 F Webster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £116) to £128 Flasby Estates
Hereford (Av £185) to £195 F Webster
British Blue (Av £237) to £310 PJ&JE Bolland
Limousin (Av £208) to £370 Hayton & Stocks
Shorthorn (Av £29) to £52 Evolution Farming
B&W (Av £320) to £320 CJ&DD Drake
171 Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am
Sheep with Lambs at Foot - A Smaller show this week, but prices probably around £5 to £10 per outfit up on the week. Some Older ewes with single lambs getting away to a straight trade, but a nice run of Continental Correct Ewes with Twins finding a good following from JM Smith & Son selling to £280. Some Annual Consignments booked in for next week already including 40 Texel Shearlings with Texel/Beltex Lambs. Then two weeks time its our Easter Show & Sale.
Entries for both weeks to the Mart office please by 12noon Friday prior to sale.
Texel Ewe with Single Lamb to £152 av £139 A Fisher
Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs to £280 av £247 JM Smith & Son
Mule Ewe with Single Lamb to £130 W&M Bland
Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs to £230 av £202 PA&PJ Ormerod
Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs to £200 A&G Midgley
Down x Ewe with Single Lamb to £115 H Walters
Beltex x Ewe with 1.5 Lambs to £160 A&G Midgley
Blue Texel Ewe with 1.5 Lambs to £165 A&G Midgley
Suff x Ewe with Single Lamb to £142 A Fisher
Suff x Ewe with Twin Lambs to £120 A Fisher
82 Store Lambs
Texel to £77 av £63. Mule to £67. Charollais to £90. Lonk top £61. Beltex to £73
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