51 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle.
4,234 Prime Sheep comprising 3,364 Prime Lambs & 870 Cast Ewes & Rams.
41 Rearing Calves.
WEDNESDAY 10th NOVEMBER
Fortnightly Sale of 500 Store & Feeding Cattle together with Autumn Sales of Pedigree Female Cattle viz, 93 Beef Shorthorn (inc 2 bulls), 10 British Blue (inc 4 Bulls), 38 Aberdeen Angus (inc 2 Bulls)
WEDNESDAY 17th NOVEMBER
5,500 Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep. Entries to the Mart Office.
CRAVEN CHRISTMAS PRIMESTOCK SHOW – SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER
Classes for Cattle, Lambs, Pigs, Carcass Competition and Charity Cakes, Pies etc.
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Another good entry of clean cattle with a good proportion 600kg+. Robert Pearson of Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers Bradford was the days leading buyer with 16 of the 28 entered cattle including the leading gross at £1927 (285.5p/kg) a 675kg Limousin cross steer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. The same combination brought the leading p/kg steer to Mesrs Pearson from the Threshfield finishers, this time a 640kg Bazadaise cross at 287.5p/kg or £1840.
Top price per kg at 306.5p/kg (£1916) was another Kitching entry, a 625kg Limousin cross heifer which sold to Kendalls Farmers Butchers in Pateley Bridge. 10 of the day’s entry were Native Breed or Black and White heifers with heavy Angus steers to 220.5p/kg and Angus heifers bred from Continental cows to 283.5p/kg.
465-555kg to 284.5p/kg av.260.89p/kg
560kg+ to 287.5p/kg av. 249.00p/kg
485kg+ to 306.5p/kg av. 265.7p/kg
560kg+ to 260.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1927, 1843, (Baz) 1840, (Limx) 1775, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1621
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 287.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 285.5, 283.5, (Limx) 279.5, S&P Scriven (Limx) 284.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1916, 1866, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1691, J Baines (AAx) 1669,1654, C Lumb&Son (Lim) 1613
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 306.5, 291.5, JM Townsend (BBx) 289.5, C Lumb&Son (Lim) 286.5,285.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 284.5, J Baines (AAx) 283.5
£ per head: R Farrell (BBx) 1524
p/kg: R Farrell (BBx) 260.5
Prime Cattle (over mos)
Overall Average 149.5p/kg av. 1053.98
£ per head: JD Taylor & Son 1054
p/kg: JD Taylor & Son 149.5
Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average 110.03p/kg £753.99
Black & White to 147.5p/kg av. 105.63p/kg
AA to 133.5p/kg
Limx to 171.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 1180, AS&E Jeanes 1113, 1024,969, Wood Bros 840.
p/kg: JD Taylor& Son 147.5, AS&E Jeanes 144.5, 136.5,123.5,118.5, 112, JSS Verity 113.5, Wood Bros 110.5
£ per head: P Shackleton (AA) 1128
p/kg: P Shackleton (AA) 133.5
£ per head: C Stanton 1115
p/kg: C Stanton 171.5
4,234 Prime Sheep comprising 3,364 Prime Lambs & 870 Cast Ewes & Rams
Thankyou to everyone who answered the call for sheep today with a total entry of 4,324 head, and all those forward for sale witnessed a trade that continues to rise ending with a superb overall lamb average of 278p/kg (SQQ 283.3p) or £122.80 per head.
Best heavies and smart lambs today grossing in the £170’s and £160’s. CM&EM Gratton of Warsill had top gross at £175, followed by Ellis Bros, Addingham Moorside at £172. 10 Pens made in the £160’s, CD&RF Kitching Threshfield made £169, K Marshall Menwith Hill £168, GT Booth Lothersdale £167 £160, RH&MR Ireland Whalley £165 £161.50, GW Houseman Padside £163, T Shepherdson Marsden £160, J Shuttleworth Rylstone £160, T Boothman Linton £160. The strength of the trade today was shown by 121 further pens made in the £150’s and £140’s.
The smart goods were a sharp trade, but not taking the same lift per kilo on the week as the commercial types of lamb. CD&RF Kitching led the kilo prices at 393p, Ellis Bros 382p and 359p, K Marshall 381p, B Lund Walshaw 362p 354p , RH&MR Ireland 358p, T Shepherdson 353p, A Jenkinson Langbar 352p. A further 123 pens made from 300p to 348p, but not all these would be Beltex types, with more heavier lambs able to achieve 300p, and a nice commercial handy and lightweight lamb able to make 285p to 310p.
Heavy lambs saw the 46kg to 52kg bracket average £131.65 for over 1000 head in this range, this being £12 per head up on the week, and the over 52kg range level at an amazing £147.20, +£13 on the week.
Hill bred lambs took the same lift as the other lambs on the week, best Mules and Mashams in the 260’s and 270’s topping 277p from A&SL Throup and 276p from CD&RF Kitching. EP&JM Hutchinson sold Mashams to £141 per head.
A very special mention today in the report must be made about a lamb that was presented for sale by Ken and Hazel Gamble of Easingwold and purchased for £500 by Mr Andrew Atkinson, with the proceeds being donated to The Manorlands Hospice in memory of Mr Royston Baxter. Thank you to everyone concerned.
Ewes dearer on the week with plain, lean and meat all up a gear. White faced ewes Topped at £169.50 for a pen of 6 from T Boothman, Linton, whilst white faced tups topped at £179.50 from BL&R Lund, Hebden Bridge. Best-bred white-faced ewes £145-£169.50 mediums £130+ for pure breds and £105-£115 for first crossed ewes. Smalls £90-£100 for full meat. Lean mediums £80-£92 and plain end in the £60-£75 range depending on frame.
Suffolks sold to £172.50 from High Harbour Farm, Middle Rasen. Good meat mediums £120-£140 and Lean meat ewes £110+ with plain end £85-£90.
Mule ewes sold to £123.50 for 2 seperate pens from 2 different vendors. Big ewes £100-£120. Medium full meat £90-£98, lean mediums £70-£82 and plain ewes £58-£65 with just a few below.
Swale ewes reached £100 from M Ryder & Sons. Meat horned ewes regular £78-£85 with a few pens of big ewes making above £85+. Meat mediums horned ewes in the £60’s and lean ewes £38-£50 whilst plain horned ewes £25-£36.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £122.79 per head or 278.7p/kg (SQQ 283p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 292.9p/kg av 243.4p/kg or £81.71 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 393.0p/kg av 284.8p/kg or £118.79 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 358.7p/kg av 272.6p/kg or £131.65 per head
52.1kg and over to 943.4p/kg av 266.1p/kg or £147.20 per head
Beltex average £128.55 per head or 307.6p/kg
£ per head: £172 £158 Ellis Bros; £168 K Marshall; £160 £159 T Shepherdson; £160 J Shuttleworth; £155 GT Booth; £154 Fox Farm; £153.50 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg: 382.2p 359.1p Ellis Bros; 381.8p K Marshall; 362.5p 354.8p BL&R Lund; 353.3p 347.8p T Shepherdson; 352.4p 348.8p A Jenkinson; 348.7p RJ Lambert;
Texel average £124.40 per head or 278.5p/kg
£ per head: £500 Manorlands Hospice; £169 CD&RF Kitching; £167 £159 GT Booth; £165 £161.50 RH&MR Ireland; £163 GW Houseman; £157 KW Gamble; £156 GW Houseman;
p/kg: 943.4p Manorlands Hospice; 393.0p 329.8p CD&RF Kitching; 358.7p 333.3p 323.0p RH&MR Ireland; 334.1p 322.0p T Shepherdson; 326.8p 322.5p S&P Scrivin;
Suffolk average £119.48 per head or 272.3p/kg
£ per head: £148 EP&JM Hutchinson; £140 GW Houseman; £136 £134 TH Mellin; £136 A&AR Philipson; £129 CD&RF Kitching; £129 KJ Marston; £128 JA Mellin; £128 T Shepherdson;
p/kg: 286.7p KJ Marston; 284.4p T Shepherdson; 283.3p 268.0p TH Mellin; 283.3p J |Shuttleworth; 281.7p K Stuart; 280.4p CD&RF Kitching; 275.6p T&G McGarrell;
Charolais average £116.82 per head or 282.6p/kg
£ per head: £154 EP&JM Hutchinson; £153 £137.50 Haddon Farms; £138 KJ Marston; £133 £126.50 T Shepherdson; £130 SN Coy;
p/kg: 327.4p 294.7p 288.7p Haddon Farms; 313.6p KJ Marston; 302.3p 287.5p T Shepherdson; 300.0p High Harbour; 281.3p SR Dorey;
Blue du Maine average £115.50 per head or 269.3p/kg
£ per head: £115.50 TP&EA Clayton;
p/kg: 268.6p TP&EA Clayton;
Blue Texel average £118 per head or 289.4p/kg
£ per head: £150 Fox Farm; £114 JJ&D Cowking;
p/kg: 312.5p Fox Farm; 285.0p JJ&D Cowking;
Mule average £118.26 per head or 258.6p/kg
£ per head: £175 CM&EM Gratton; £130 £128 EP&JM Hutchinson; £129 JH Throup; £125.50 JR Lancaster; £124 JK Wilson; £122 JH Throup; £121 P Addyman;
p/kg: 276.7p CD&RF Kitching; 273.3p 269.3p Ellis Bros; 272.7p FG Throup; 269.6p JK Wilson; 269.3p S&P Scrivin; 267.8p A&SL Throup; 264.3p Ashfield Farm;
Masham average £124.33 per head or 263.4p/kg
£ per head: £141 EP&JM Hutchinson; £122 £119.50 A&SL Throup; £95 SR Dorey;
p/kg: 277.3p 271.6p A&SL Throup; 256.8p SR Dorey; 251.8p EP&JM Hutchinson;
Swaledale average £80.76 per head or 215.3p/kg
£ per head: £97 P Addyman; £96 £87 Lambert Milehouse; £90 RW&B Chapman; £84 £80 AJ Mason; £83 RW&B Chapman;
p/kg: 241.7p 234.1p Lambert Milehouse; 236.6p P Addyman; 222.2p 215.4p AJ Mason; 214.3p 212.8p RW&B Chapman;
Dalesbred average £88.66 per head or 242.3p/kg
£ per head: £103.50 £91 JM Wilson & Sons; £88 £61 A&N Fothergill;
p/kg: 258.8p 217.9p A&N Fothergill; 240.7p 227.5p JM Wilson & Sons;
Cheviot average £80 per head or 242.2p/kg
£ per head: £80 D Tiillotson;
p/kg: 242.3p D Tillotson;
Cull Ewes average £92.29
Suffolk to £172.50, Texel to £169.50, Char to £125.50 BFL to £, Mule to £123.50, Masham to £109.50, Lleyn to £105.50, Swaledale to £100, Dalesbred to £94.50, Gritstone to £94.50, Cheviot to £126.50, Beltex to £164.50, Lonk to £67.50, Zwart to £115.50
Lowland: £172.50 High Harbour Farm
Mule/Masham: £123.50 CJ Udall
Horned: £100 M Ryder&Sons
Hill: £126.50 D&C Newhouse
Cast Rams average £104.13
Suffolk to £144.50, Texel to £179.50, Dalesbred to £86.50, Lleyn to £119.50, Beltex to £164.50, Char to £124.50.
Cast Goats to £72.50
48 Rearing Calves to £450
Calves a touch less on the week for Black and Whites and Natives but blues dearer on the week. Blue bulls sold to £450, £435 from Percy, Janet and James Bolland, Airton. Mediums £300-£350 and smalls £280-£295. Best blue heifers £300-£320. Mediums £250-£280 and smalls £200-£250 with a couple of real young bobbies below £200. Black and Whites £45-£58 smalls £20-£40. Angus Bulls a nice trade but strength wanted. Best end £270-£320 with a 10-week-old stirk reaching £375. Mediums sold at £220-£260. Angus heifers £130-£165.
Brit Blue x (Av £368) to £450 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £240) to £375 Hayton & Stcoks
Black & White (Av £32) to £58 RM Shackleton
Aberdeen Angus (Av £135) to £165 RM Shackleton
British Blue (Av £251) to £320 J&JR Clarkson
British Blue (Av £280) to £335 J&JR Clarkson
Newly Calved Heifer 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd M&R Smith 3rd J Lawn
Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £2150 av. £1700 M&R Smith
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer to £2080 av.£1503 GB Moorhouse
Ped British Friesian Maiden Heifers to £820 av. £709 ES Burroughs & Son
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