Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle.
Forward: 518 head of cattle,
Comprising: 506 Feeding Cattle (170 Young Bulls, 44 Beef Feeding Cows/Bulls, 292 Bullocks & Heifers) & 12 Breeding Cattle.
FEEDING BULLS – trade was predictably cautious with feed prices volatile. Middleweight bulls were easier with a lot more £1150 to £1300 compared to the previous fortnight. Heavy bulls and the very best still able to make £1400 to £1550 but small bulls held up very well with very few good continentals below £950, a sale average of £1115 against £1114 a fortnight ago indicates a very good show of smart cattle causing the reduction in values due to feed and world events to be less marked on paper. The Spring Feeding bull Show was held today with a full list of result below. Our thanks to vendors, buyers, sponsors, and our judge for the morning Mr Stephen Kemp.
FEEDING COWS – Some fire in the trade today for all classes, with a minimum price of £800 up to a maximum of £1960 and an overall average for 42 head of £1229.03 !!
The pure bred types of heavier making cows sold to £1960 for a Blue from SD Gill of Dacre, other prices inc G&R Bulmer Wakefield with a Charollais at £1680, F Reeday & Son Hetton at £1510 for a Limousin, A&TA Blades of Hawes made £1480 and £1440 with Limousin’s, J&JA Preston of Stainforth £1450 with an Aberdeen Angus. DA&SA Fort of Glusburn made £1490 of a Limousin cross, JH&J Ryder of Maisongill Ingleton sold Herefords to £1480, followed by Ashley Mills of Sheffield at £1450 for a Limousin x.
Medium types of cows were the trade of the day with 20 of the 42 head making £1100 to £1380, with leaner lighter cows on the day £800 to £1000.
Stock Bulls sold to £1820 for a 9 year old British Blue and to £1360 for a 10 year old Limousin.
On this trade vendors should be looking to get cattle entered for the next sale. Thankyou.
Stronger cattle continued a nice trade again, with Dairy Blue Bullocks to £1480 and Angus Blks to £1385 from JG Hall & Son of Scaleber, Gargrave. DT&LA Houseman Darley presented a nice run of Dairy Blue Bullocks selling to £1370 for a pair and others to £1340. Messrs Lucas of Blackburn sold 19mo Angus to £1350. Plenty of other older Dairy Crosses making the money, Messrs R Naylor Ilkley selling Beef Shorthorn crosses to £1290 at 19mo, D Cockett Ingleton with a trio of Dairy Blues at £1260, and E&MA Burrow Lancaster at £1250 for a pair. Other older sorts on the day but not just as heavy as the leading prices could command either side of £1200. Black & White Bullocks topped at £1175 from MP Jennings Cowling to average £1006.
Heifers were a super trade today, especially the retail butcher quality types which saw a lead price of £1680 for Blue Lim cross at only 16mo of age from Ashley Mills of Redmires. The same vendor also making £1560 and £1520 of other similarly bred sorts. Jeff Pickles of Ribblehead wasn’t far behind when he made £1600 and £1550 of a pair nice Limousin crosses. Messrs F&A Walmsley of Blackburn are regulars in the top price parade, this week selling to £1540 and £1500 of good Limousin crosses. Fairplace Farm of Cowling made £1530 and JG Hall & Son Gagrave made £1500 to complete the top end prices, but numerous other in the £1300’s and £1400’s inc a pen of 3 Lim crosses from TH&K Wood Birstwith making £1410. Strongest Dairy Beef cross Heifers in the £1200’s, odd ones into the £1300’s, whilst Messrs Drinkall Anglezarke reached £1160 with older Angus’s.
Suckled Calves, Yearling Cattle & Younger sorts were a very nice trade today, Messrs Lister of Kettlewell making £1000 of a pen full of Hereford Bullocks at 9mo/10mo old, and £1050 of a pair of Limousin Bullocks at 10mo/11mo. The same vendor also selling 10mo/11mo Blonde crosses at £960. Messrs Swales of Cliviger made £960 of 9mo old Beef Shorthorn cross Bullocks. Messrs Ormerod West Marton made £1050 of a pen of nice Dairy Blue cross Bullocks at 11mo and Seth Blakey Bolton by Bowland made £1070 of 13month Bazadaise x Bullock. Dairy Beef cross Bullocks in the 14mo/17mo region generally £1050 to £1200 today.
Younger Heifers were good to sell, Messrs Bulmer Wakefield making £1490 and £1390 of 16month Blue Lim crosses, and Jeff Pickles £1460 of 16mo Lim Blue cross. Yearling Heifers hit £1350 with Messrs Mills Redmires selling 12mo Blue Lim crosses at this value, followed by Jack Wallbank of Keasden Clapham at £1190 for Lim crosses. Seth Blakey of Bolton by Bowland made £1150 of a trio of 11mo Charolais crosses, KA&HL Fawcett Dalehead, Barden reached £1130 with 9mo Lim crosses, KG&JL Huck of Bordley made £1110 of 10mo Limousins. The retail potential young suckler heifers 8mo to 10mo generally £1000 plus, a slightly more commercial type £920 to £980s or maybe mid to late £800’s for grazers.
Several runs of younger Dairy Beef crosses including Messrs Clegg of Waddington making £1110 of a pen full of 17mo Dairy Blues and £1100 of Angus crosses similar age. Some younger Dairy Blues at 16mo at £1050 and £1055 from DE&CP Sayer Grassington. 14/15mo Dairy Blues around the £1000 mark for nice sorts. Yearling Dairy cross types mainly in the £800’s to £900 looking a nice trade. A pen of young 6mo/7mo outwintered Hill bred Angus calves sold at £630.
NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH 2022.
comprising 150 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred Feeding Cows, 400 Bullocks and Heifers
& 10/20 Breeding Cattle
Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 23rd March
NEXT SALE FOR 250/300 STIRKS, WEANED CALVES, YOUNG STORES
SATURDAY 2nd APRIL
Entries to Mart Office for catalogue by Tues 29th March
EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am
EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT, INLAMB EWES, STORE HOGGS
Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.
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Prices and Averages
Young Bulls Continental x average £1129, Native average £931, Overall average £1115
Spring Show & Sale
Class 1 – Under 10 months
1st KA&HL Fawcett Lot 73 sold for £1500
2nd J&G Huck Lot 110 sold for £1400
3rd J&G Huck Lot 109 sold for £1460
Class 2 – 10-12 months
1st JA&JM Wade Lot 124 sold for £1270
2nd TH&K Wood Lot 22 sold for £1260
3rd LJ Pentre Lot 28 sold for £1260
Class 3 – Over 12 months
1st J Pickles Lot 1550 sold for £1550
2nd J Pickles Lot 56 sold for £1420
Charollais x (Av £1212)
£1250 £1210 RM Wilson; £1225 £1125 JE&AC Clarke;
Simmental x (Av £915)
£1060 £770 JD Loftus;
Limousin x (Av £1131)
£1550 £1450 £1420 J Pickles; £1460 £1390 £1355 JW Stockdale; £1360 MJ&RH Wallbank; £1355 JA&JM Wade;
Brit Blue x (Av £1091)
£1500 KA&HL Fawcett; £1460 J&G Huck; £1200 £1055 MW Harrison; £1130 £1060 £1050 £1030 RP Holt;
Ab Angus (Av £990)
£1200 £1170 DW Barker; £1150 DM White; £1070 JA&JM Wade; £880 P Shackleton; £870 A&TA Blades;
Blonde (Av £1050)
£1400 J&G Huck; £990 £760 PA&D Wells;
Bazadaise (Av £1217)
£1270 £1250 £1190 £1160 RS&HA Davey;
Luing (Av £800)
£800 RS Harker;
Under 10 months – £1500 KA&HL Fawcett; £1460 £1400 J&G Huck; £1360 MJ&RH Wallbank; £1280 S&D Robinson;
10-12 months – £1355 £1270 JA&JM Wade; £1325 JW Stockdale; £1305 RM Wilson; £1280 R Holroyd; £1260 LJ Pentre;
Over 12 months – 1550 £1450 £1420 J Pickles; £1460 £1390 £1355 JW Stockdale; £1325 JM Townsend;
44 Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £1229. Bulls av £1585
Limousin to £1510 av £1238
Blonde to £1350
AA to £1450 av £1317
Shorthorn to £990
Hereford to £1480 av £1198
Brit Blue to £1960 av £1344
Charolais to £1680 av £1260
Stabiliser to £1250 av £1094
Blue Bull to £1820
Lim Bull to £1350
Top prices - £1960 SD Gill; £1820 £1680 G&R Bulmer; £1510 F Reeday & Son; £1490 DA&SA Fort; £1480 £1440 A&TA Blades; £1480 JH&J Ryder; £1450 J&JA Preston; £1450 E BA & SW Mills;
Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1094, Native average £1065
Charollais (Av £1130)
£1130 G&R Bulmer;
Simmental x (Av £1040)
£1120 B Mellin; £1000 F Brown;
Limousin x (Av £1016)
£1210 EW&E Lucas; £1050 K Lister & Son; £1050 MD Parkinson; £960 PA&PJ Ormerod; £960 DA Pratt;
Blonde (Av £900)
£960 K Lister & Son; £900 £880 A Wainwright;
Ab Angus (Av £1136)
£1385 JG Hall; £1350 EW&E Lucas; £1235 £1150 MR&GP Beresford; £1145 CN&SA Harrison; £1115 RN Verity;
Brit Blue x (Av £1175)
£1480 JG Hall; £1370 £1340 £1300 DT&LA Houseman; £1260 D Cockett; £1250 £1220 E&MA Burrow; £1220 MP Jennings;
Longhorn (Av £990)
£990 P Wild;
Shorthorn (Av £1038)
£1290 £1095 £945 R Naylor & Son; £970 £890 S Swales;
B&W (Av £1006)
£1175 MP Jennings; £1005 JW Barker; £840 R Naylor & Son;
Hereford (Av £1013)
£1105 J Cheetham; £1055 R Naylor; £1000 K Lister & Son; £990 F Brown;
Bazadaise (Av £1070)
£1070 J&M Blakey;
Store Heifers – Continental x average £1103, Native average £931
Charollais x (Av £1092)
£1150 J&M Blakey; £1090 B Mellin; £920 T Atkinson;
Limousin x (Av £1134)
£1600 £1550 J Pickles; £1560 £1520 E BA SW Mills; £1540 £1500 F&A Walmsley; £1530 Fair Place Farm; £1500 JG Hall;
Blonde (Av £923)
£1100 £1040 £910 JH Throup; £960 K Lister & Son; £940 £870 A Wainwright; £910 SJ Berry; £910 T Atkinson;
Ab Angus (Av £935)
£1340 JG Hall; £1160 £1125 £990 J Drinkall; £1100 £1075 £1060 £1040 RG&AR Clegg; £1030 CN&SA Harrison;
Galloway (Av £1000)
£1000 R&E Pollard;
Brit Blue x (Av £1098)
£1680 £1350 E BA & SW Mills; £1490 G&R Bulmer; £1280 T&S Gamble; £1265 JG Hall; £1220 D Cockett; £1110 RG&AR Clegg;
Hereford (Av £866)
£945 DE&CP Sayer; £930 £800 F Brown;
Fortnightly Breeding Cattle –
Lim x Cow with Sim Hfr Calf to £2080
Lim x Cow with Lim Bull Calf to £1980
Ped Sim Hfr with Sim Bull Calf to £2220
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