MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 23rd MARCH 2015 - Forward: 39 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle. 3,845 Prime Sheep comprising 10 Spring Lambs, 3621 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 221 Cast Ewes & 4 Cast Rams. 224 Breeding Sheep. 50 Rearing Calves.
18 Dairy Cattle.
11 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
485kg+ to 134.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: DL Leeming Ltd £800
p/kg: DL Leeming Ltd 134.5p
Overall Average 106.61p/kg £700.43
Black & White to 123.5p/kg av 105.5p/kg
Brown Swiss to 87.5p/kg
Swedish Red to 110.5p/kg
Limx to 117.5p/kg
BBx to 137.5p/kg
Hefdx to 114.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: WP Gratton £972, £889, PJ Bolland £944, GB Moorhouse £920, E&KM Marshall £847, RE Ayrton & Son £845
p/kg: GB Moorhouse 123.5p, WP Gratton 121.5p 118.5p, PJ Bolland 119.5p, JC Marshall 118.5p, MP Jennings (Dairy) 115.5p
£ per head: IR&DE Wellock £702, DL Leeming Ltd £494
p/kg: IR&DE Wellock 110.5p, DL Leeming Ltd 87.5p
£ per head: B Lund £976
p/kg: B Lund 137.5p
£ per head: PL Metcalfe £702
p/kg: PL Metcalfe 117.5p
£ per head: R&KA Burley & Son £698
p/kg: R&KA Burley & Son 114.5p
A very similar sized show of sheep included the first Spring lambs of this season. Consigned by Robert Towers of Farleton they topped at £130 per head or 260p/kg and averaged £120.50 or 241.4p/kg.
A more mixed show of Old Season Lambs were definitely harder to place, especially the heavier ones, with buyers cautious of buying over fat sheep and so it was the 40’s to 45’s that were best to sell, often making as much as a 48kg. Handy weighted sheep maintained last weeks’ trade.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £82.41 per head or 191.54p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 253.3p/kg av 168.45p/kg or £50.78 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 288.2p/kg av 183.84p/kg or £62.48 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 313.2p/kg av 197.96p/kg or £80.77 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 226.0p/kg av 186.64p/kg or £90.40 per head
52.1kg and over to 201.9p/kg av 171.12p/kg or £93.56 per head
Beltex average £94.43 per head or 240.23p/kg
£ per head: £128, £121, £119, £118 K Saffery; £114.50 Frankland Farms; £113 JJ&JD Cowking; £106 Frankland Farms
p/kg: 313.2p, 302.5p, 290.9p K Saffery; 288.9p, 288.2p, 286.8p PW Simpson; 274.4p K Saffery; 272.6p Frankland Farms
Suffolk average £84.18 per head or 189.95p/kg
£ per head: £100x2 G Curtis; £97, £95 AM&HV Brown; £94.50 G Curtis; £92 H Raw; £91 T Kiernan: £90 G Bell
p/kg: 205p CD&RF Kitching; 201.2p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 200p x2 H Raw; 197.7p K&DE Bowes; 197.4p H Raw
Texel average £85.99 per head or 195.13p/kg
£ per head: £113, £110, £108, £107, £106 J Baines; £102 E&M Heys; £99 Frankland Farms; £99 D&J Coates;
p/kg:236.4p K Saffery; 231p H Raw; 226p J Baines; 222.7p D&J Coates; 221.4p RL Phillips; 220.5p, 220p D&J Coates
Mule average £82.08 per head or 181.75p/kg
£ per head: £91 J Pickles; £88.50 SM Collinson; £88 K Saffery; £87.50x2 CN Patchett; £87.50 J Pickles; £87 G Pickersgill & Sons
p/kg: 197.7p S Dorey; 192.3p CD&RF Kitching; 192p AM&HV Brown; 191.1p CN Patchett; 190.07p, 190p S Dorey
Charollais average £88.27 per head or 201.02p/kg
£ per head: £100 G Curtis; £97 Frankland Farms; £94.50, £94, £93 G Curtis
p/kg: 220.5p Frankland Farms; 214.8p G Curtis; 203.6p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 201.2p, 200p GW Thackray;
Swaledale average £62.16 per head or 167.2p/kg
£ per head: £81 J Pickles; £76 FC N&M Walker; £75.50 GW Houseman & Partners; £74 H Raw; £73 RG Church Ltd
p/kg: 189.7p H Raw; 184.1p J Pickles Ltd; 180p MIR Heseltine; 178p RG Church Ltd; 176.6p DW&CJ Towler
Dalesbred average £61.85 per head or 166.96p/kg
£ per head: £77.50, £61 RG Church Ltd; £54 T&A Hird
p/kg: 179.4p, 161.5p RG Church Ltd; 158.8p T&A Hird
Lonk average £75.25 per head or 184.59p/kg
£ per head: £83, £82.50 C Crowther; £80, £77 SP&VM Morris; £75 C Crowther; £72 J Drinkall Ltd
p/kg: 193p, 189.5p, 187.5p C Crowther; 180p J Drinkall Ltd; 179.1p SP&VM Morris; 168.4p C Crowther
SBF average £73.02 per head or 184.98p/kg
£ per head: £84 RG Church Ltd; £80 H Raw; £70 GW Thackray; £68, £43.50 Lea & Son
p/kg; 195.1p H Raw; 190.9p RG Church Ltd; 189.2p GW Thackray; 170p, 167.3p Lea & Son
Lleyn average £65.89 per head or 182.44p/kg
£ per head: £76, £74.50 CD&RF Kitching; £66 J&J Garnett; £55 A&PM Hall; £52 GMSC Pickles
p/kg: 196.1p, 194.9p CD&RF Kitching; 177.4p A&PM Hall; 173.7p J&J Garnett; 157.6p GM&SC Pickles
Cheviot average £81.58 per head or 191.61p/kg
£ per head: £98 AM&HV Brown; £94.50 T Kiernan; £92, £90.50x3 C Middleton; £90 F&M Parkinson
p/kg: 203.9p, 202.6p, 200p x7 GW Thackray; 200p J Lord; 193.3p F&M Parkinson
Cull Ewes average £80.85
Suffolk to £114.50, Texel to £130.50, BFL to £109.50, Mule to £106.50, Lleyn to £102.5, Swaledale to £85.50, Masham to £98.50, Gritstone to £54.50, Cheviot to £78.50, Beltex to £148.50, Lonk to £58.50.
Lowland: £148.50 J&J Garnett; £130 W Watson; £126.5 FT Shackleton; £124.5 IR Lampkin
Mule/Masham: £106.50 GW Thackray; £105.5 JR Carr; £104.50 KM&L Throup; £100.50x2 RG Johnson
Horned: £85.50 JW Sayer; £74.50 Swinbank & Briggs; £71.50 KM&L Throup
Hill: £102.50, £87.50, £82.50 CD&RF Kitching; £78.50 K Stuart & Sons;
Cast Rams average £114.75
Charolais to £143.50 JR Smith, BFL to £117.50 JH&K Dewhurst
Breeding Sheep (224 Head)
A similar sized show of sheep with lambs was very much a tale of 2 halves. Any young ewes with strong lambs were good to sell, up to £248 for a pen of Texels with Twins from Jonny Metcalfe of Linton. Any older ewes with strong lambs also found a good following, but lesser quality types, especially those with younger lambs seemed harder to cash.
Correct with Twins - £248 £235 RE Metcalfe & Son, £242 £225 P&AN Simpson.
Correct with Singles - £148 RG Johnson & Son.
B/M with Singles - £165 W Crane, £115 RG Johnson & Son
Correct with Singles - £120 RG Johnson & Son.
Correct & Twins - £228 P&AN Simpson.
Correct & Singles - £150 RG Johnson & Son
Correct & 1.5 lambs - £140 J Hodgson
B/M with Singles – £180 J Hodgson
Rearing Calves to £470 (50)
B&W av £86.78 Cont av £376 Native av £235
Limousin x (Av £160) to £230 PJ Bolland
Brit Blue x (Av £410) to £470 JR&MJ Moon
Shorthorn x (Av £185) to £210 FA Holmes & Son
Aberdeen Angus to £300 AP Townsend
Black & White (Av £86.78) to £160 JR & MJ Moon
Limousin x (Av £195) to £195 PJ Bolland
Brit Blue x (Av £308.30) to £350 Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus (Av £270) to £270 JP&KE Hartley
Saler av £230 to £240 RL Wright & Son
Craven Dairy Auction (18 head)
More promising signs than seen of late, with certain stamps of milkers making strong money. Frank Wrathall was judge for todays For Farmers prize Show and Sale with a sweet heifer from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton taking top honours and reaching the sales top price of £2050 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester. Robin Jennings a strong supporter of Skipton Dairy Sales received a better trade than previous weeks with his reserve champion homebred heifer £1780 to regular buyer Mark Goodall of Tong. Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk and Keith Downs, Bingley were both on the end of strong trades reaching £1780 and £1740 respectively.
Winner of the For Farmers £50 Feed Voucher was Sally Wellock.
Judge –Frank Wrathall
Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners 2nd GB Jennings 3rd FA Broadwith
Newly Calven Cows: 1st H Downs & Son 2nd J Wellock 3rd J Wellock
Champion – M Baul & Partners Reserve – GB Jennings
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (4): av £1795 to £2050 M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1412 to £1520 H Downs & Son
Newly Calven Cows (6): av £1382 to £1740 H Downs & Son
Hay Small Bale to £1.90 per bale av £1.70 per bale
Barley Straw Small Bale to £1.90 per bale