43 Prime cattle comprising 27 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos),2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 14 Cast Cattle
3555 Prime Sheep comprising 3055 Prime Hoggs & 500 Cast Ewes & Rams
35 Rearing Calves
WEDNESDAY 9th FEBRUARY 10:30am
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. 200 Mule Ewes Inlamb from CF Sparling, Otley. 80 Texel x Ewes inlamb from MJ&PJ Campbell, Arncliffe.
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
SATURDAY 5th MARCH
SKIPTON AGRI TRADER, MACHINERY, PLANT SALES INC STONE & TIMBER
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
A good show of high quality cattle at the February Prime Show with judge, Phil Gregory finding his champion in the pen presented by Paul Baines trading as J Baines, Gisburn. The champion was a homebred 550kg Limousin cross heifer which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop at Thornton for 332.5p/kg or £1829. Reserve Champion was a 685kg Limousin cross steer from Hargreaves Farms of Walton le Dale which was also the leading gross price at £1983 when selling to Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson for 289.5p/kg. Amongst the high prices by weight was Knavesmire Butchers of York with the leading lightweight steer from RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton, a 540kg British Blue at 307.5p/kg (£1661) in the heavy steers, a 570kg Limousin cross steer at 323.5p/kg (£1844) from F&B Smith of Masongill and in the heifers a 510kg British Blue from E&M Townley&Sons, Clapham at 327.5p/kg (£1670). D&A Gregory&Son gathered 3 very good cattle for sale in their Bacup shop including another 560kg British Blue heifer at 325.5p/kg (£1822) from E&M Townley&Son and a 550kg British Blue heifer at 319.5p/kg (£1757) from F&B Smith. The entry included a good percentage of heavy premium cattle with leading buyer Ralph Pearson accounting for 10 to average 640kg in weight, and the second top buyer Robertshaws farm Shop accounting for 5 ranging from 297.5p/kg to 332.5p/kg. Represented amongst the purchasers were Barkers Yorkshire Butchers, Skipton and J&E Medcalf of Halifax.
Bullocks 1st Hargreaves Farms 2nd RT&J Critchley&Son 3rd Hargreaves Farms
Heifers 1st J Baines 2nd RT&J Critchley&Son 3rd E&M Townley&Son
Champion J Baines Reserve Hargreaves Farms
465-555kg to 307.5p/kg
560kg+ to 323.5p/kg av. 296.08p/kg
485kg+ to 332.5p/kg av.292.64p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1983, 1949, 1916, (BBx) 1963, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1884, (Blondex) 1826 F&B Smith (Limx) 1844
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 323.5, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 311.5, 304.5, KA&HL Fawcett (BBx) 298.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 294.5
£ per head: JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 1892, J Baines (Limx) 1829, E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 1823, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1803
p/kg: J Baines (Limx) 332.5, E&M Townley&Son (Limx) 327.5, E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 325.5, F&B Smith (BBx) 319.5, RT&J Critchley &Son (Limx) 301.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 168.19p/kg £1282.44
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: GT Booth (AAx) 1499, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1066
p/kg: GT Booth (AAx) 179.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) ltd 154.5
Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average 135.21p/kg £986.05
Cast cows a very strong trade with a first cross British Blue grossing £1389 for GT Booth and the best dairy not far behind at £1385 for a 61 month old Holstein weighing 965kg from MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd. Plain cows were a very good trade starting at 104.5p/kg and most 110p/kg
Black & White to 161.5p/kg av.130.38p/kg
BBx to 162.5p/kg av.162.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: MO Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1385, M Ryder&Son 1219, M Baul&Sons Ltd 1064, 927, PJ&JE Bolland 1046, 950
p/kg: M Ryder&Son 161.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 143.5,134.5, PJ&JE Bolland 138.5,127.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 135.5,133.5
£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 1389, 1105.
p/kg: GT Booth (BBx) 162.5,162.5
3555 Prime Sheep comprising 3055 Prime Hoggs & 500 Cast Ewes & Rams
just over 3000 lambs in today, and nearly half of them (1468) scaled 46kg or more. This made the handyweight relatively scarce and as a result they were a decent trade, especially any lightweights that were well fed. Some commercial medium lowland lambs found the going tougher this week. The smart lambs of all weights generally sold very well, the handier weights (37kg to 43kg) seeing plenty of prices 350p to 400p, mediums 340p to 360p, heavies 300p to 340p depending on quality.
BL&R Lund of Walshaw had the reserve champion pen and the 5 Beltex sold at £182 per head or 343p to Knavesmire Butchers, York. Paul Baines was next in line at £175, followed by EP&JM Hutchinson at £170, both pens selling to Andrew Atkinson.
46kg to 52kg
Lancashire vendors G&MA Jackson of Little Eccleston took top price in section when their 46kg Beltex sold for £180 or 391p going to Knavesmire Butchers, who also purchased Beltex at £178 from J Midgley Luddendenfoot. Robert Riley Flasby made £170, followed A&K Kiernan at £169 for 49kg Beltex.
36kg to 45kg
The Champion Lambs in todays show were consigned by BL&R Lund of Walshaw, weighing 45kg, they made £190 per head or 422p to the judge Anthony Swales of Knavemire Butchers in York. Messrs RL&AR Phillips of Burton Leonard made £178 of 44kg, also making £170 and £169 of Beltex’s, per kilo selling prices were 422p 410p 404p 400p from this home. John Midgley continued his good day making £170 or 414p of 41kg Beltex, prices that were equalled by JG Hall & Son of Gargrave for their 41kg Beltex. Messrs Atkinson & Son made 405p of Beltex crosses.
Mule & Masham Wethers were a decent trade on the day. Trade hit £132 for Mashams from EP&JM Hutchinson and 271p from Steve Dorey of Newark. Mules £128 from R&N Carlisle of Kilnsey. With Steve Dorey again making 271p.
Horned and Hill wethers a very good trade, well fleshed horned wethers making some excellent prices per kilo topping at 261p for Swaledale from T&A Hird of Yockenthwaite, 261p for Lonks from J Greenwood Sanfit, 260p for Scotch Blackies from JE Greenwood Denholme and 253p for Dalesbreds from RH Close Starbotton
As part of todays market there was a Charity Sheep Sale with all proceeds raised going to support the work of The British Heart Foundation in memory of Mr Ali Shan, a regular sheep buyer in this market and many other marts across the country. In total a fantastic sum of £5,800 was raised on the day by the sale, with extra donations still to be counted and added.
Hoggs were donated for sale by Ted Ogden, Andrew Philips, Thomas Boothman, Sam and Joanne Coy, James and Simon Butcher, Haddon Farms, RH&EA Close, Steve Dorey, Bob Stubbs, Kevin Wilson and Sheep were donated by Geoff Booth, E Pennock & Son and J&E Medcalf.
We thank everyone who purchased sheep Paul Bartholomew, Gerald Medcalf, Peter Monkhouse, Messrs Yorkshire Halal Meat Suppliers, Pak Mecca Meats, Dan Towers, Paul & Julie Watson, Andrew Atkinson, Joe Bosworth, Farmers Fresh Wales, KPK Meats, West Scottish Lamb, A&D Meats, Andrew Sanderson, Broxholme Transport and Keith Miller, JM Wilson & Sons, Richard Wilson, John & Pauline Turner, Paul Baker, Derek & Paul Womersley Transport, Kyle Hawksworth and Geoff Dunn Transport.
Numbers are beginning to dry up and fed ewes of all weights and sizes will be required for the next few weeks. Please Call Kyle with any enquires. A few vendors also offered up ewes to be sold in Memory of Ali Shan who came to buy ewes every week from Skipton Auction. 2 Texel ewes offered by Gerald Medcalf, Halifax sold at £250 to Saj Shan of Yorkshire Halal meat suppliers, Keighley. A Mule ewe was also kindly offered up by GT Booth, Lothersdale which went to sell for £205 to Joe Bosworth, Rossendale. A Swale ewe was also offered by David and Jill Pennock of Bolton Abbey which went onto sell for £80 to Andrew Atkinson, Harrogate.
Heavy continental ewes sold to £215.50 from M Ryder & Sons, Harrogate. Best bred continental ewes with weight and style £170-£198.50. Best bred mediums £155-£170 whilst some small fed Beltex ewes sold to £150-£167.50. First crossed heavy ewes £145-£160 with mediums £120-£135 and lean ewes £105-£110 some feeding ewes £85-£90 and a few plain goods either side of £75. Suffolk ewes sold to £173.50 from M&J Smith, York. Well-fed Suffolk ewes with frame and weight £155-£173.50. A few mediums fat ewes £135-£150. Smalls £110-£125. Lean ewes £90-£110 and plain £78-£85. Heavy mules sold to £137.50 from Rainhall Farm Ltd, Barnoldswick. Other large mules sold at £120-£135. Mediums sold £105-£110. Lean ewes sold at £80-£95 and plain mules £60-£75. Swales sold to £108.50 from T Boothman, Linton whilst well fed large swales £75-£97.50. Well fed mediums £58-£70 and lean ewes £38-£50. Plain ewes £28-£40.
1st BL&R Lund 45kg £190 Knavesmire Butchers
2nd BL&R Lund 53kg £182 Knavesmire Butchers
3rd J Midgley 41kg £170 Knavesmire Butchers
1st SR Dorey 49kg £126 A Atkinson
1st SR Dorey 39kg £106 N Dalby
2nd SR Dorey 43kg £109.50 K Marshall
1st A&K Kiernan 48kg £125 A Atkinson
2nd A&K Kiernan 48kg £123 A Atkinson
1st J Greenwood 46kg £115 A Atkinson
2nd BS Simpson 47kg £104 A Atkinson
3rd W Mason & Son 41kg £95 A Atkinson
Champion – BL&R Lund
Reserve – BL&R Lund
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £123.65 per head or 271.6p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 263.0p/kg av 249.3p/kg or £85.17 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 465.1p/kg av 283.3p/kg or £119.00 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 391.3p/kg av 266.0p/kg or £128.51 per head
52.1kg and over to 343.4p/kg av 249.2p/kg or £139.10 per head
Beltex average £145.59 per head or 337.8p/kg
£ per head: £190 £182 BL&R Lund; £180 GM&A Jackson; £178 RL&AR Philips; £178 £170 J Midgley; £175 J Baines; £170 RD Riley;
p/kg: 422.5p 422.2p BL&R Lund; 414.6p J Midgley; 414.6p JG Hall; 410.3p 404.5p 400.0p RL&AR Philips; 405.1p A Atkinson;
Texel average £126.57 per head or 272.4p/kg
£ per head: £170 £155 EP&JM Hutchinson; £163 T Boothman; £161 J Dalby; £160 £155 JC Marshall; £160 BL&R Lund; £158 RG Church; £154 N Morphet;
p/kg: 370.7p Ellis Bros; 346.2p 340.9p 340.4p BL&R Lund; 342.9p J Drinkall; 341.5p A Atkinson; 334.1p KA&HL Fawcett;
Suffolk average £124.57 per head or 257.6p/kg
£ per head: £140 K Marshall; £138 £137 EP&JM Hutchinson; £137 AJ&GH Bland; £135 G&MA Lawn; £132 D&G Rowles; £131 BF Blezard;
p/kg: 290.0p 287.5p 282.9p Haddon Farms; 282.5p 275.6p SR Dorey; 281.4p High Harbour; 276.2p PC&EJ Longdin; 265.0p P Shackleton;
Charolais average £121 per head or 271.5p/kg
£ per head: £141.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £135 £118 PC&EJ Longdin; £125 BF Blezard; £123 J&K Bailey; £114.50 SR Dorey; £110 N&J&S Taylor;
p/kg: 329.3p 281.0p PC&EJ Longdin; 286.3p SR Dorey; 273.3p J&K Bailey; 268.3p N&J&S Taylor; 267.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 250.0p BF Blezard;
Mule average £110.78 per head or 255.3p/kg
£ per head: £128 R&N Carlisle; £119 N&J&S Taylor; £119 RG Church; £118 M&B Allen; £118 RJ Ashworth; £117.50 J Baines; £117.50 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 271.1p 265.4p SR Dorey; 263.9p T&A Hird; 261.1p CD&RF Kitching; 258.5p JK Wilson; 257.5p Bob Stubbs; 255.7p G&MA Lawn;
Swaledale average £93.20 per head or 233.6p/kg
£ per head: £113 T Boothman; $110 W Mason & Son; £105 G&MA Lawn; £104 £101.50 BS Simpson; £104 TA Broderick; £97.50 G&MA Lawn;
p/kg: 261.8p T&A Hird; 248.5p RG Church Ltd; 240.4p T Boothman; 238.6p 232.9p JW Sayer; 235.9p W Mason & Son; 232.4p SR Dorey;
Dalesbred average £84.31 per head or 251.2p/kg
£ per head: £95 T&A Hird; £82 RG Church; £81 RH&EA Close;
p/kg: 253.1p RH&EA Close; 250.0p T&A Hird; 200.0p RG Church;
Masham average £103.83 per head or 260.3p/kg
£ per head: £132 EP&JM Hutchinson; £106 £92 SR Dorey; £97.50 RG Church Ltd; £74 FM Shepherd;
p/kg: 271.8p 263.0p SR Dorey; 343.8p RG Church Ltd; 240.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 224.2p FM Shepherd;
Cheviot average £118.53 per head or 257.6p/kg
£ per head: £129 £128 £127 £125 £123 £119.50 A&K Kiernan; £117.50 J&E Slater; £116 Bob Stubbs;
p/kg: 278.3p 276.1p 265.6p 263.3p A&K Kiernan; 263.6p Bob Stubbs; 262.5p 261.5p Haddon Farms;
Lonk average £116.76 per head or 258.4p/kg
£ per head: £117.50 £115 J Greenwood;
p/kg: 261.1p 250.0p J Greenwood;
SBF average £104.20 per head or 247.6p/kg
£ per head: £110.50 £106 S Forshaw; £98 £88.50 £87 JE Greenwood;
p/kg: 260.3p 235.1p 222.7p JE Greenwood; 251.1p 246.5p 246.5p S Forshaw;
Lleyn average £124.75 per head or 250.6p/kg
£ per head: £129.50 £120 West Berwick;
p/kg: 255.3p 120.0p West Berwick;
Cull Ewes average £99.43
Suffolk to £173.50, Texel to £250, BFL to £93.50, Mule to £205, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £108.50, Masham to £, Gritstone to £96.50, Cheviot to £123.50, Beltex to £167.50, Lonk to £96.50, Charollais to £179.50, Wensleydale to 109.50, SBF to £78.50, Herdwick to £69.50.
Lowland: £250 Charity Sheep; £215.50 M Ryder & Son;
Mule/Masham: £205 Charity Sheep; £137.50 Rainhall Farm;
Horned: £108.50 T Boothman;
Hill: £123.50 Bob Stubbs;
Cast Rams average £114.12
Suffolk to £, Texel to £161.50, BFL to £127.50, Swaledale to £109.50, Gritstone to £119.50, Beltex to £145.50, Blue du Maine to £94.50, Wens to £115.50, Dales to £97.50
35 Rearing Calves to £385
The vendors that brought calves in today was rewarded with a tremendous trade. With just mediums forward trade was exceptional. Angus bulls sold to £295 from JC&DJ Marshall, Harrogate. Mediums £250-£285, smalls £220-£240 with a bobby calf just shy of £200 mark. Hereford bulls from JR Wellock, Eshton sold at £270. Blue bulls and heifers met an extremely active ringside of buyers. Nice rearing 4/6-week-old bulls £340-£385 whilst the heifers sold at £300-£355. Mediums bulls more commercial sold at £290-£320 and heifers £290-£320 a bobby blue bull sold at £200 whilst a very young heifer sold in the mid £100’s. Angus heifers sold at £140-£175.
Brit Blue x (Av £298) to £385 Rainhall Farm
Aberdeen Angus (Av £229) to £295 JC&DC Marshall
Hereford (Av £270) to £270 JR Wellock
Black & White (Av £102) to £102 M&R Smith
Aberdeen Angus (Av £158) to £175 HJ&KL Blackwell
Hereford (Av £183) to £245 JR Wellock
British Blue (Av £291) to £355 JP&KE Hartley
Todays championship line up - Ian Hall from J Dibbs, Kilnsey scooped champion and reserve with his pair of fresh second calvers under judge Alan Middleton, Beamsley who took home the Champion to Hartley Farming Partnership for the top price of £2200. Already giving 30kg this robot ready cubicle trained cows in milk was one of three sold to average £1900.
The Soulsby Family brought a trio down from Temple Sowerby, Penrith and were welcome new vendors with the pick of their consignment being a black correct third calver giving over 40kg per day - she was one of three selected by regular buyer Mark Goodalll, Tong.
Alan and Jack Wilson, Green Hammerton had a pair of cows due next month to Holstein with their 4th and 3rd calves respectively- sought after by buyers who recognise the potential of these wealthy well framed cows they averaged £1490 - topping for the Pello daughter in calf to sexed Adorable, the pair both join Robert Metcalfe, Brearton.
Richard Dickinson from Thurlstone brought a pair of similar stamped pedigree heifers due in May to the Aberdeen Angus, bought knocked down to John Howard, Gargrave at £1500 each.
Next sale Monday 21st February.
Newly Calven Cow 1st J Dibb 2nd J Dibb 3rd WGL Soulsby
Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £1500 av. £1500
Commercial Newly Calved Cow to £2200 av. £1875
Commercial Incalf Cows to £1500 av. £1490
Ped. Newly Calved Heifers to £1750
Ped. Newly Calved Cows to £1950
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