67 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 54 Cast Cattle including 2 Mature Bulls.
2,775 Prime Sheep comprising 55 Spring Lambs, 2417 Prime Hoggs, 303 Cast Sheep (293 Cast Ewes & 10 Rams).
734 Breeding Sheep comprising 269 Sheep with 465 lambs at foot.
68 Rearing Calves B&W av £70.05 Cont av £336.45 Native av £182.5.
20 Dairy Cattle.
8 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Honours equal with both Keelham Farm Shop and Stanforths Butchers the main buyers at today’s sale. Top gross was £1306 or 219.5p/kg paid by Stanforths Butchers for a Limousin cross steer from CD&RF Kitching from Threshfield. Top price p/kg was a British Blue Steer weighing 460kg sold by JR Metcalfe of Baldersby to Keelham Farm Shop for 238.5p/kg.
465-555kg to 222.5p/kg av. 204.5p/kg
560kg+ to 238.5p/kg av. 204.8p/kg
485kg+ to 210.5p/kg av. 163.10p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1306, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1263, JA Drake (Limx) 1202
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 238.5, JA Drake (Limx) 222.5,(BBx) 214.5, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 221.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 219.5
£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1105
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1105
560kg+ to 142.5p/kg £876.38
£ per head: GW&EJ Parker (Hefdx) 876
p/kg: GW&EJ Parker (Hefdx) 142.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 109.5p/kg £640.58
£ per head: A Fisher (Brit Wh) 641
p/kg: A Fisher (Brit Wh) 109.5
Overall Average 90.62p/kg £568.03
Cast cattle a shade easier on the week with a high percentage of worn dairies which care comparatively good to sell with most from 65-75p. Dairies carrying finish 92-104.5p.
Black & White to 104.5p/kg av. 89.22p/kg
Limx to 113.5p/kg av. 111.24p/kg
BBx to 96.5p/kg
AAx to 100.5p/kg av. 97.00p/kg
Hefd to 94.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: PJ Bolland 789, J Gooch 779, E&KM Marshall 777, PJ Bolland 772, JR Dinsdale & Son 750, KM&L Throup & Son 721
p/kg: M Ryder & Son 104.5,101.5, J Gooch 104.5, PJ Bolland 104.5,101.5, KM&L Throup 101.5, S&PE Bowker & Son 98.5.
£ per head: E&A Townend 651
p/kg: E&A Townend 96.5
£ per head: D&J Isherwood 806, JGE Heseltine &Son 764
p/kg: D&J Isherwood 113.5, JGE Heseltine & Son 111.5, H&SMD Lund 109.5
£ per head: JA Knowles (Hefd) 699, G&PS Fleetwood (AAx) 638
p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood (AAx) 100.5, H&SMD Lund (AAx) 95.5, JA Knowles (Hefd) 94.5
Overall Average 88.00p/kg £864.40
£ per head: A&SL Throup & Son 877, A&M Beecroft 848
p/kg: A&SL Throup & Son 89.5, A&M Beecroft 86.5
734 Breeding Sheep (comprising 269 Sheep with 465 lambs at foot)
A much larger entry sold away to a better trade this week with a good crowd of buyers assembled looking for sheep. Two pens shared the top price of £265 per outfit, the first were Texel cross Shearlings with Twins from David White at Hebden, and this was equalled by Rosie Dunn from York who consigned a pen of 2&3 crop Texels with strong lambs. General trade was £2 to £5 per life better on the week, but there was a smaller proportion of those outfits with young lambs as vendors look to bring strength.
WEEKLY SALE OF SHEEP WITH LAMBS @ FOOT EVERY MONDAY AT 12noon.
NEXT WEEK (MONDAY 18th APRIL) TOTAL ENTRY OF 350 OUTFITS ANTICIPATED.
PLEASE ADVISE ENTRIES TO THE MART OFFICE BY LUNCHTIME ON THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO SALE FOR INCLUSION IN THE ONLINE CATALOGUE
Hoggs with Singles to £168 DC Hall.
Shlgs and Twins to £265 DM White.
Shlgs and Singles to £150 RE Metcalfe & Son.
2 Shr and Twins to £265 AP&RA Dunn.
2 Shr with Singles to £150 RE Metcalfe & Son.
Correct and Twins to £188 J Watson.
Correct and Singles to £114 M Bland.
b/m with Twins to £132 B&ME Craven.
Incorrect with singles to £138 RE Metcalfe & Son.
Shlg with Twins to £170 E Berry.
2 Shear with twins to £180 RE Metcalfe & Son.
3 crop with twins to £160 DM White.
Correct and Twins to £158 S Breare & RD Metcalfe & Son. .
Correct and Singles to £130 AP&RA Dunn.
b/m and twins to £140 B&ME Craven & RD Metcalfe & Son & MAC Iveson Partners.
Correct with twins to £142 M Barker.
Correct with singles to £90 M Barker.
b/m with Twins to £122 S Sleightholme.
Correct & Twins to £128 M Barker.
Shlgs & Twins to £180 AP&RA Dunn.
Shlgs with Twins to £178 A&G Midgley
Correct with twins to £160 Ivanhoe Livestock.
Correct with singles to £110 J Watson.
b/m with twins to £160 S Sleightholme.
Shlg with Single to £100 A&G Midgley
Sheep numbers holding well for the time of year. With 55 Spring lambs forward it again produced choice for the buyers, but vendors with “inside” lambs are coming towards the end of their runs and we await the first men with lambs from outside. Charles Marwood had tops of 280p/kg (41kg £115) purchased by Lane End Farm Shop in Tong, Bradford, whilst the same vendor had a top price per head of £120 again purchased by Lane End Farm Shop. Robert Towers, of Farleton, Lancaster, stepped up with the top gross price £122 per head Charollais pen sold to Kendall’s Farm Butchers in Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. The same vendor also hit £120 per head with another Charollais pen, these claimed by Shipley retail butcher John Kearns Ltd.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £101.76 per head or 240.6p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 180.0p/kg av 180.00p/kg or £63.00 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 280.5p/kg av 251.04p/kg or £101.77 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 255.3p/kg av 224.36p/kg or £109.75 per head
52.1kg and over to 193.7p/kg av 193.70p/kg or £122.00 per head
Suffolk average £100.25 per head or 212.17p/kg
£ per head: £105, £101, £90 ML Evans
p/kg: 233.3p, 194.2p, 191.5p ML Evans
Texel average £97.83 per head or 252.92p/kg
£ per head: £100, £97, £94 CR&M Wilson
p/kg: 263.2p, 254.1p, 242.5p CR&M Wilson
Charolais average £113.03 per head or 255.08p/kg
£ per head: £122, £120, £119x3 £114x2 JD&V Towers; £120, £115x2, £112 CW Marwood & Son;
p/kg: 280.5p, 273.2p, 267.4p, 262.5p, 260.5p 256.1p CW Marwood & Son; 255.3p, 253.3p, 247.9p, 242.6p JD&V Towers & Son
2,415 Hoggs saw everything less money on the week by around 10p, however they would generally be dearer than late last week, and dearer than other morning markets across the region, recording an overall average of 184.7p/kg for all hoggs, Eblex shows a range of 165p to 171p for the morning competition.
Top end hoggs 230p to 268p, good meat types either side of 200p, heavier hoggs 175p – 190p for meat, but anything a bit plainer was less. A few lacking flesh still making their way out as stores at the moment.
Ewes again a nice trade with meated but lean types in best demand.
Hoggs – Overall Average £ per head or 185.5p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 151.7p/kg av 135.8p/kg or £40.45 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 198.5p/kg av 177.2p/kg or £59.71 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 268.3p/kg av 191.8p/kg or £78.98 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 234.0p/kg av 184.6p/kg or £89.48 per head
52.1kg and over to 184.3p/kg av 161.8p/kg or £87.24 per head
Beltex average £85.86 per head or 210.1p/kg
£ per head: £117 £113 £111 £110 £103 H Atkinson; £109 £100 Frankland Farms; £105 £102 RL&AR Philips;
p/kg: 268.3p 245.2p 234.0p H Atkinson; 256.1p 231.8p RL&AR Philips; 247.7p Frankland Farms; 237.0p D&J Coates;
Suffolk average £86.52 per head or 170.3p/kg
£ per head: £92 G Bell; £91.50 D&J Isherwood; £91 £90 £89.50 S Dorey; £90 FW Pybus;
p/kg: 179.6 D&J Isherwood; £178.4 D Bell; £176.0p S Dorey; £175.6p RG Church; 174.5p D&GM Scott;
Texel average £83.39 per head or 190.0p/kg
£ per head: £111 £108 Frankland Farms; £104.50 £102 £101 H Atkinson; £103 D&J Coates; £103 J Baines;
p/kg: 243.0p 226.2p x2 H Atkinson; 239.5p J Baines; 230.8p RL&AR Philips; 228.9p D&J Coates; 228.0p 226.3p Brafferton Manor
Mule average £78.78 per head or 170.5p/kg
£ per head: £86.50 £84.50x2 £84 GW Thackray; £84 AP Percival; £82 £81 S Dorey; £80.50 J Baines;
p/kg: 185.2p S Dorey; 179.5p 179.1px2 178.6p J Pickles; 176.5p £175.0p GW Thackray; 175.0p J Baines;
Masham average £75.67 per head or 180.8p/kg
£ per head: £79.50 S Dorey; £56.50 Lambert-Milehouse;
p/kg: 184.9p S Dorey; 156.9p Lambert-Milehouse;
Lonk average £74.45 per head or 174.6p/kg
£ per head: £79 GW Thackray; £78 £67 S&P Scrivin; £66.50 M Carefoot;
p/kg: 177.3p 171.8p S&P Scrivin; 175.6p GW Thackray; 170.5p M Carefoot;
Swaledale average £60.06 per head or 155.6p/kg
£ per head: £74 R Tennant; £72x2 £70 J Baines; £70.50 D&S Hollings; £70 GW Houseman;
p/kg: 172.0p D&S Hollings; 168.4p R Nutter; 167.4p x2 J Baines; 163.2p R Tennant; 159.1p GW Houseman;
Gritstone average £82.11 per head or 174.7p/kg
£ per head: £86.50 GW Thackray; £78 S&P Scrivin; £70 GW Houseman;
p/kg: 177.3p S&P Scrivin; 173.0p GW Thackray; 170.7p GW Houseman;
SBF average £70.79 per head or 174.0p/kg
£ per head: £73.50 Brafferton Manor; £69.50 M Carefoot
p/kg: 183.8p Brafferton Manor; 169.5p M Carefoot;
Beulah average £65.39 per head or 167.9p/kg
£ per head: £76 £62 £58.50 FM Shepherd;
p/kg: 176.7p 167.6p 158.1p FM Shepherd;
Cull Ewes average £70.97
Suffolk to £78.50, Texel to £120.5, Mule to £79.50, Lleyn to £79.50, Swaledale to £42.50, Masham to £62.50, Gritstone to £68.50, Charolais to £74.50
Lowland: £120.5 JW Mellin; £119.50 W Watson
Mule/Masham: £79.50 GB Moorhouse; £78.50 C&SB Whitelock;
Horned: £42.50 A Jenkinson; £35.50 KM&L Throup
Hill: £79.50 C Mellin; £68.50 S&P Scrivin
Cast Rams average £90.90
Texel to £121.50 GB Moorhouse; Charolais to £98.50 G&A Gaythorpe; BFL to £125.50 KM&L Throup
Rearing Calves to £440 (68)
B&W av £70.05 Cont av £336.45 Native av £182.5
Healthy show of calves on a dairy day with 68 on offer and some strong averages right the way through. Black and Whites definitely felt dearer than the average with anything looking like doing well on towards £100 with Fewster’s of Cleckheaton having one of theirs at £130 but Stephen Marshall, West End topped at £150 with a pure Friesian. Blue Bulls were a good trade again today with again the average not reflecting the trade. David Hall of Conistone Cold topped with cracking bull at £440 and Fred Houseman, Church Farm Enterprises £430 twice and £420.
Limousin heifers outstripped blue heifers today by £16 on average however John Marshall, Dacre topped at £365 with his blue consignment and James Gooch on top with his Limousin heifer at £340.
Calves again look young and a strong trade when comparing, with today’s average age of calves 39 days old.
Limousin x (Av £337.5) to £365 JC&DJ Marshall & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £372) to £440 DC Hall
Simmental to £275 K&M Berry
Ab Angus (Av £220) to £240 Church Farm Enterprises
Saler (Av £205) to £225 RL Wright & Sons
Black & White (Av £70.05) to £150 JC &DJ Marshall & Sons
Limousin x (Av £306.67) to £340 J Gooch
Brit Blue x (Av £289.50) to £365 JC Marshall
Ab Angus (Av £171.23) to £195 JR Dodgson & Sons
Craven Dairy Auction (20 head)
Judge Brian Blezard chose David Lawson’ s pair of strong heifers as his champion and reserve with another of his quartet taking the third prize rosette which is no mean feat. The trade was certainly not as brisk as previous weeks for the middle of the road goods with many around and below the £1000 mark however the top end made up for this with 1st rate heifers averaging well into £1400’s.
£1520, £1480, £1480 A Lawson & Son; £1320 M Baul & Partners; £1320, £1220 Jennings Farmers Ltd £1220 GB Jennings
Judge – Brian Blezard
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st 2nd and 3rd A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st DL Leeming Ltd 2nd B Haigh
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Heifers (17): av £1170 to £1520 A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows (2): av £610 to £640 DL Leeming Ltd
Incalf Heifers (1): to £720 Thimbleby Farms