Forward: 57 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle and Young Bulls (under 30 mos) & 33 Cast Cattle 4,254 Prime Sheep comprising 3396 Prime Lambs & 858 Cast Ewes & Rams 61 Rearing Calves 2 Loads of Produce

TUESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER – Annual Sale of 6,005 Mule Gimmer Lambs. Judging 8.15am. Sale 10.00am
Second Sale of Mule Gimmer Lambs - Entries close Wednesday 8th ay 4pm

WEDNESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER – 14,228 STORE LAMBS INC 6,006 TOP DRAW GIMMER LAMBS. Judging 9.00am. Sale 10.00am.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
A very good show of clean cattle with a fair proportion of heavier weights. Smart retail weights were 300p with the top 317.5p/kg or £1873 for the days overall champion a 590kg British Blue cross heifer from CD&RF Kitching which sold to Knavesmire Butchers in York. Reserve champion was another Kitching heifer weighing 615kg this time a Limousin which made 313.5p/kg or £1928, the highest priced heifer which joined Anthony Kitson with shops in Yarm, Northallerton and the Five Houses Farm Shop. Top priced animal overall was a steer at £1972 or 259.5p/kg, a Limousin weighing 760kg sold by FM Shepherd & Sons of Bewerley to Ralph Pearson, Bradford. Sales were spread around the ring selling to 7 buyers including Ralph Pearson, Robertshaws Farm Shop, Keelham Farm Shop, Knavesmire Butchers and Barkers Yorkshire Butchers. Steers averaged 273p/kg with an average weight of 646kg and heifers 266p/kg including one B&W and an average weight of 587kg. An entry of young bulls from 2 separate vendors got away well with Continentals to 250.5p/kg and Aberdeen Angus run outside to 221.5p/kg.

Monthly Show
Bullock - 1st CD&RF Kitching 2nd S&NV Jowett 3rd Hargreaves Farms
Heifer - 1st & Champion CD&RF Kitching 2nd & Reserve CD&RF Kitching 3rd TW Cowpertwaite

560kg+ to 289.5p/kg av.273.33p/kg
485kg+ to 317.5p/kg av. 266.27p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: FM Shepherd&Son (Limx) 1972, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1873,1806,1799,1778, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1823
p/kg: S&NV Jowett (Limx) 289.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 289.5,283.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 275.5, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 269.5,268.5,267.5,261.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1928,1762, (BBx) 1873, J Baines (BBx) 1670, FM Shepherd&Son (Limx) 1678, B Spensley Ltd (Limx) 1466
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 317.5, (Limx) 313.5, J Baines (BBx) 303.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 277.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 269.5, FM Shepherd&Son 268.5, B Spensley Ltd (Limx) 266.5,

Cull Cow Prices
A better show of cattle and an improvement in the quality. With a few more heavy dairies available most were just short of 140p. Young dairies in the Non-B&Ws comfortably over 140p. A few more lean cows fit to feed which were generally 117p with steaking cows 125-132p. Top gross and price was a 62 month 880kg Angus cross cow from J&D Barrett of Foulridge which made 175.5p/kg or £1544.

Overall Average 128.21p/kg £878.63
Black & White to 139.5p/kg av.121.74p/kg
Jersey to 97.5 p/kg
Dairy Short to 107.5p/kg
Dan Red to 152.5p/kg av. 137.06p/kg
Limx to 160.5p/kg av.155.24 p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: J Gooch £1129, G&PS Fleetwood £1024, JSS Verity £1010, Wood Bros £991, AN Bolland £974, M&R Smith £971
p/kg: AN Bolland 139.5,132.5, J Gooch 138.5, G&PS Fleetwood 137.5, JSS Verity 136.5, Wood Bros 132.5,129.5, JSS Verity 129.5, M&R Smith 129.5
Other Dairy
£ per head: J Gooch (Dan Red) £1090, JSS Verity (Dan Red) £705, (Jer) £512, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) £607
p/kg: J Gooch (Dan Red) 152.5, JSS Verity (Dan Red) 118.5, (Jer) 97.5, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 107.5,
£ per head: WM&JE Shuttleworth £1332,£1136
p/kg: WM&JE Shuttleworth (Limx) 160.5,149.5
£ per head: J&D Barrett (AA) £1544, G&MA Lawn £1256,£1122,£1053
p/kg: J&D Barrett (AA) 175.5, G&MA Lawn (AA) 149.5,138.5,138.5

4,254 Prime Sheep comprising 3396 Prime Lambs & 858 Cast Ewes & Rams

An extra 1,000 lambs in the mart today, but they were handled with ease as for the fourth week on the bounce we averaged 238p across the board for 3,396 head of lambs.
Heavy lambs were a very good trade today, with 52kg and above levelling at £123 and 46kg to 52kg at £113 or 238p and still with 900 in this weight range, a lot more could have been sold. An ordinary type was 220p to 230p, plenty of well fleshed fed first cross types 230p to 240p, and smarter goods 250p to 300p or more.
Handier weight sheep saw smart sorts and anything fed again a good trade, generally 235p upwards, with the grass fed commercial lambs 220p/225p. The smart end of lambs were an animated trade and more of these types are needed week in week out for our regular wholesale and retail buyers. Top trade today was Ellis Bros, Addingham Moorside selling 5 Beltex at £163 or 370p/kg who also had 44kg Beltex at £150 per head as well.
George Sunderland of Hebden Bridge hit £160 or 363p for a pen of 5 weighing 44kg, heading off with Knavesmire Butchers for their retail shop in York. Mr Sunderland also sold 42kg Beltex at £150.
J Brigg of Wilsden won his first ever Monthly Primestock Championship today when his pen of 5 were picked by show judge Will Rathmell. They later sold for £155 44kg 352p to Brayton Farmshop. Mr Brigg sold other pens at £158.50 and £151.50 to Hartshead Meats Mossley.
Paul Drinkall of Gargrave weighed in at £158 with a super 49kg Beltex at 322p selling to Knavesmire Butchers. John & Alison Spensley of Thorlby topped their run up at £151.50, whilst others hitting £150 were James Garth & Son of Keasden, and Ali Jenkinson of Langbar.
A further 20 pens sold in the £140’s and 34 pens in the £130’s. 35 pens made 300p or more, with a further 51 pens from 270p to 297p. A better class of commercial handy weight was 235p to 260p, the ordinary types 220p/230p.
Light weight lambs were a very good trade so long as they were well covered. 35kg 37kg lambs nice sorts, £86/£92, ordinary types £82/£85.
Mule Wethers again finding an excellent enquiry, good fleshy sorts 45kg to 50kg making 225p plus, whilst a more commercial type around the 220p mark. Masham wethers to 234p.
A few Horned lambs sneaking on to the market now, weighing 33kg to 43kg, and they can command 190p to 210p depending upon finish levels.

The ewes were a good trade again today at Skipton, some centres seeing a fall in price these last few days, but no sign of a let up yet on Mondays. Several large runs of farmed ewes penned as part of the 858 passing through today. Big Mules £105-£117.50, mediums £85-£98, Lean Mule ewes £68-£78 with plain ewes less generally around the £50-£60 range.
White faced ewes leading the trade again, smart ewes £120-£140, heavies £145-£155 with a pen of 4 from A&CL Gray, Harrogate selling to £167.50. First cross heavies £128-£142, mediums full meat £105-£118, lean ewes £78-£90 with some big half meat ewes more money and plain white-faced ewes all over depending on frame.
Horned ewes a nice trade, better Swales on the day £60-£75.50, some medium weight well fleshed ewes £52-£58, plenty of lean ewes with frame £35-£45 and plain ewes £20-£30. ¾ meat Lonk ewes £75-£80, lean meat Lonks £55-60 and smaller leaner ewes £48.
More ewes required every week to fulfil orders ringside.

Monthly Show
Cont x
1st J Brigg 44kg £155
2nd RH&MR Ireland 45kg £135
3rd Ellis Bros 44kg £163
Down x
1st JP&KE Hartley 45kg £99
1st A&SL Throup 45kg £102
2nd A&SL Throup 46kg £108
3rd JK Wilson 47kg £104.50

Champion – J Brigg Brayton Farm Shop
Reserve – RH&MR Ireland

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £104.25 per head or 238.7p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 252.9p/kg av 225.5p/kg or £75.63 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 370.5p/kg av 238.9p/kg or £100.81 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 326.1p/kg av 238.6p/kg or £113.91 per head
52.1kg and over to 288.2p/kg av 236.8p/kg or £123.14 per head

Beltex average £118.08 per head or 277.2p/kg
£ per head: £163 £150 Ellis Bros; £160 £150 G Sunderland; £158.50 £155 £151.50 £147.50 J Brigg; £158 £148.50 KP Drinkall; £151.50 B Spesnley; £147.50 JH Peel; £147.50 James Garth & Son;
p/kg: 370.5p 340.9p 333.8p Ellis Bros; 363.6p 357.1p G Sunderland; 352.3p 330.0p J Brigg; 345.2p 341.5p 335.1p A Atkinson; 337.2p K Huck; 335.2p James Garth & Son;
Texel average £102.92 per head or 238.6 p/kg
£ per head: £150 A Jenkinson; £148 G Harrison; £145.50 C Crowther; £144 TA Robinson; £140.50 N Morphet; £140.50 TR Thwaite;
p/kg: 311.6p 276.7p Hill & Wright; 300.0p A Jenkinson; 293.9p TA Robinson; 290.5p A&AR Phillipson; 284.1p SD Bennett; 273.7p E&KM Marshall;
Suffolk average £95.87 per head or 228.2p/kg
£ per head: £136.50 JR Fraser; £125 T Shepherdson; £125 £11.50 B Spensley; £123.50 N Morphet; £110 £103.50 BW Appleton;
p/kg: 271.1p 255.1p T Shepherdson; 268.5p N Morphet; 252.8p JR Fraser; 243.4p 239.7p Haddon Farms; 242.4p B Spensley;
Charolais average £102.36 per head or 235.6p/kg
£ per head: £141.50 £104 KJ Marston; £129 £118.50 T Shepherdson; £104 J Marshall;
p/kg: 263.3p 248.1p T Shepherdson; 239.8p 236.4p KJ Marston; 234.1p J&J Garnett;
Blue Texel average £115.88 per head or 269.3p/kg
£ per head: £150 James Garth & Son; £104.50 JA&JC Throup;
p/kg: 326.1p James Garth & Son; 248.8p JA&JC Throup;
Rouge average £107.74 per head or 252.3p/kg
£ per head: £120 £118 £112 AM Leach; £100.50 MJ&RH Wallbank; £93 BL&R Lund;
p/kg: 300.0p 268.2p 254.5p AM Leach; 251.4p BL&R Lund; 228.4p MJ&RH Wallbank;
Blue du Maine average £102.54 per head or 234.5p/kg
£ per head: £105 £100.50 £100 TP&EA Clayton;
p/kg: 238.6p 232.6p 228.4p TP&EA Clayton;
Lleyn average £96.17 per head or 226.3p/kg
£ per head: £97 £95.50 D&C Wood;
p/kg: 231.0p 222.1p D&C Wood;
Mule average £96.62 per head or 220.5p/kg
£ per head: £107 R&N Carlisle; £104.50 JA&JC Throup; £104.50 JK Wilson; £102 A&SL Throup; £99.50 BS Simpson; £99 Fair Place Farm;
p/kg: 226.7p A&SL Throup; 225.0p JW Brooks; 222.9p R&N Carlisle; 222.3p 220.0p JK Wilson; 222.3p JA&JC Throup; 220.9p G&MA Lawn;
Masham average £108 per head or 234.8p/kg
£ per head: £108 A&SL Throup;
p/kg: 234.8p A&SL Throup;
Swaledale average £78.15 per head or 204.5p/kg
£ per head: £82 £76 RW&B Chapman; £74 A&N Fothergill;
p/kg: 205.6p A&N Fothergill; 205.0p 200.0p RW&B Chapman;

Cull Ewes average £79.55
Suffolk to £125.50, Texel to £167.50, BFL to £135.50, Mule to £117.50, Lleyn to £97.50, Swaledale to £75.50, Dalesbred to £63.50, Cheviot to £119.50, Beltex to £135.50, Lonk to £77.50, Jacob to £51.50, Easycare to £85.50
Top prices:
Lowland: £167.50 A&CL Gray
Mule/Masham: £117.50 MP Jennings
Horned: £75.50 BS Simpson
Hill: £119.50 A&CL Gray

Cast Rams average £125.55
Texel to £157.50, BFL to £134.50, Swaledale to £81.50

61 Rearing Calves to £450
Good entry of 61 Rearing calves in today with something for everyone. Angus bulls sold to avg £302 with best bulls 4-week-old £300-£330 other Angus with less frame £275+. Angus heifers sold to £250 with frame selling £200+ and plainer goods £155+. Blue Bulls sold to £450 from Rainhall Farm and £440 from LA&MA Clarke, Thornton-In-Craven. Mediums 3–4-week-old goods £300-£340 bigger goods or youngster with plenty of conformation £360-£400 plainer goods wither side of £300. Blue heifers’ majority £270-£290 with best end £300-£315 plenty of altering models forward today. Black and whites sold to £130 from JT Rushton, Elslack with majority £60-£90.

Bull Calves
Brit Blue x (Av £331) to £450 Rainhall Farm Ltd
Aberdeen Angus (Av £302) to £330 LD&MA Clarke
Black & White (Av £80) to £130 JT Rushton

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £207) to £250 Rainhall Farm
British Blue (Av £277) to £315 LD&MA Clarke
Limousin (Av £300) to £300 J Gooch


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