MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2012

MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2012 FORWARD: 55 PRIME CATTLE comprising 8 Clean Cattle, 10 Cattle (under 48 mos), 37 Cast Cattle 4,133 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,709 Prime Lambs, 424 Cast Ewes & Rams 137 REARING CALVES 44 DAIRY CATTLE comprising 38 Milkers, 3 Incalf, 2 Maidens, 1 Stock Bull 5 LOADS OF PRODUCE

FORWARD:

55 PRIME CATTLE comprising 8 Clean Cattle, 10 Cattle (under 48 mos), 37 Cast Cattle

4,133 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,709 Prime Lambs, 424 Cast Ewes & Rams

137 REARING CALVES

44 DAIRY CATTLE comprising 38 Milkers, 3 Incalf, 2 Maidens, 1 Stock Bull

5 LOADS OF PRODUCE

CLEAN CATTLE (Under 30mo)

PRIME STEER PRICES

551kg-650kg                                                         to 180.5p/kg

650kg+                                                                   to 183.5p/kg        av 181.5p/kg

PRIME HEIFER PRICES

501-590kg                                                             to 160.5p/kg        av 155.5p/kg       

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

GW&EJ Parker                      Hefdx Str               £1224                    180.5p

GW&EJ Parker                      Hefdx Str               £1202                    183.5p

GW&EJ Parker                      Hefdx Str               £1119                    180.5p

GD&JC Holme & Son            B&W Str                 £875                       160.5p

AE Schindler                         Limx Str                  £869                       159.5p

PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    123.62p/kg or £742.97

Black & White                                       to 140.5p/kg        av 121.08p/kg

Limx                                                       to 154.5p/kg        av 139.71p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

JR&DL Ogden                        Limx                        £1074                    154.5p

M&R Smith                            B&W                       £1061                    140.5p

JR&DL Ogden                        Limx                        £899                       141.5p

CM&EM Gratton                   B&W                       £881                       131.5p

I Wellock                               B&W                       £844                       138.5p

CULL COW PRICES

Overall Average                                   100.52p/kg           £649.10

Black & White                       to 126.5p/kg                        av 98.38p/kg

Lim x                                      to 108.5p/kg                        av 106.67p/kg

Sim x                                      to 142.5p/kg                        av 114.28p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 111.5p/kg                        av 108.66p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

EB Webster                           Sim                          £1161

J Whittaker                            B&W                       £979

EB Webster                           Sim                          £921

RW Marston & Son              B&W                       £867

J Whittaker                            B&W                       £845

M Ryder & Son                     B&W                       £836

I Wellock                               B&W                       £808

G Pickersgill & Sons             B&W                       £803

L&A Watson                          B&W                       £781

M Ryder & Son                     B&W                       £777

Top Prices (p/kg)

EB Webster                           Sim                          142.5p

RW Marston & Son              B&W                       126.5p

G Pickersgill & Sons             B&W                       126.5p

EB Webster                           Sim                          124.5p

I Wellock                               B&W                       121.5p

JC Marshall                            B&W                       116.5p

J Whittaker                            B&W                       116.5p

J Whittaker                            B&W                       116.5p

PA Whittaker                        B&W                       116.5p

M Ryder & Son                     B&W                       114.5p

PRIME SHEEP (4,133 head)

A good entry of lambs met with a very spirited trade. With numbers short in Welsh

markets in the morning due to adverse weather conditions buyers arrived in force at

Skipton keen for sheep. Vendors were not disappointed either with Mule lambs significantly dearer on the week. Farm Assurance was a definite advantage for these today with the best end around 150p/kg £22 to £25 over the weight. Export weight first cross Texels generally around £24 to £27 over the weight, with heavies 150p to 165p. The overall average rose 10.1p/kg or £5 per head on the week. Ewes are starting to recover in price to record a £60 per head average for what was a good show of meated ewes.                                                                                                                    

PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £67.86 per head or 160.4p/kg                                                          

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 178.9p/kg         av 143.9p/kg         or £45.69 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 243.6p/kg         av 167.1p/kg         or £69.34 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 188.9p/kg         av 153.4p/kg         or £73.13 per head

52.1kg and over   to 174.9p/kg         av 154.8p/kg         or £83.38 per head

Beltex average £74.24 per head or 195.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 or 243.6p/kg LR Thompson

Texel average £70.30 per head or 162.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 JW Mellin or 205.0p/kg JR Carr

Suffolk average £70.38per head or 157.03p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80.50 F Reeday or 172.0p/kg H Downs & Son

Charollais average £69.98 per head or 164.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77 DJ&LJ Holt or 169.0p/kg PW&I Dakin

Mule average £62.32per head or 148.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69.50 N&M Sutcliffe or 163.4p/kg JA Throup

Masham average £64.90 per head or 147.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £65 or 151.2p/kg JK Wilson

Cheviot  average £69.28 per head or 152.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 or 148.9p/kg EA Davies

Swaledale average £51.13 per head or 133.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £67.50 or 150.0p/kg WA&A Booth

Dalesbred average £57.54 per head or 142.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76 JK WIlson or 150.0p/kg RH&EA Close

Gritstone average £59.78 per head or 152.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69 A Guy & Son  or 159.5p/kg S&P Scriven

BFL average £66.75 per head or 140.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69 F Reeday or 150.0p/kg F Reeday

CULL EWES average £60.12

Suffolk to £100.50, Texel to £105.50, Masham to £67.50, BFL to £71.50, Mule to £65.50, Gritstone to £55.50, Cheviot to £82.50, Zwartable to £51.50,  Lleyn to £33.50, Swaledale to £48.50, Whitefaced to £66.50.

TOP PRICES:

LOWLAND: £105.50 AL Thompson; £102.50 Bowood Farms

MULE/MASHAM: £67.50 K Lister; £65.50 Bowood Farms

HORNED: £66.50 Bowood Farms; 48.50 JR Lancaster

HILL: £82.50 £70.50 JW Mellin

CAST RAMS average £76.50

Teeswater to £83.50, Texel to £113.50, BFL to £95.50.

TOP PRICES: £113.50 D Sayer; £95.50 JK Wilson;

REARING CALVES to £580  average £164.98

The Xmas Calf Show proved a huge success with an entry of some top quality calves going to a vast

number of buyers. The top honours and the winner of the Arthur Newman Trophy was the Sowray Bros.

of Bishop Thornton. The British Blue Bull Calf sold for £580 to Mr Campbell of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

With a solid number of calves forward it proves that Skipton can create as good a price as anywhere for

every standard of calf.

 

CHRISTMAS CALF SHOW RESULTS –

Judge Liz Grange

Class 1 – B-Blue Bull

1st 2nd 3rd A Sowray & Son

Class 2 – B-Blue Heifer

1st RD Metcalfe & Son 2nd A Sowray & Son 3rd G Booth

Class 3 – Lim Bull

1st JC Marshall 2nd AL Dean & Son

Class 4 – Lim Heifer

1st AL  Dean & Son

Class 5 – Other Cont Bull

1st F Spence 2nd F Spence

Class 7- Native Bull

1st Church Farm Enterprises

Class 9 – B&W or Other Dairy Bred Bull

1st F Spence 2nd JR CJ & D Drake 3rd HJ & K Blackwell

Class 11- Cont x Heifer Stirk

1st 2nd 3rd Church Farm Enterprises

Class 12- Native Male or Heifer Stirk

1st F Spence

CHAMPION & RESERVE – A Sowray & Son

BULL CALVES

Limousin x                             to £290                  av £231                  Town Head Farm Products

Brit Blue x                             to £580                  av £294                  A Sowray & Son

Sim x                                      to £340                  av £268                  G Hayton & EC Stocks

Char x                                     to £342                  av £336                  F Spence

Aberdeen Angus                  to £245                  av £184                  Church Farm Enterprises

Black & White                       to £192                  av £61                    F Spence

                                                                               

HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £220                  av £174                  F Spence

Brit Blue x                             to £350                  av £241                  Church Farm Enterprises

Aberdeen Angus                  to £170                  av £132                  Church Farm Enterprises

                                               

CRAVEN DAIRY AUCTION (44 head)

Thirteen top quality newly calven heifers gave judge Wilmot Blockley a stern test in selecting his

Champion. This was presented by Andrew Jennings and sold to the judge for £2000. Second placed

Heifer and Reserve Champion was shown by Eric and Sally Wellock and topped the day at £2250 to Alf

Townsend. A good complement of buyers ensured a strong trade throughout with a lot of good heifers

consistently making £1800 to £2000. Older cows were also easier to place.

CHRISTMAS SHOW RESULTS

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st  Jennings Farmers  2nd J Wellock 3rd D Lawson

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st R Crisp 2nd M Swires 3rd   Jennings Farmers

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st 2nd 3rd

Newly Calven Heifers          1st Quality to £2250 av. £1993

                                                2nd Quality to £1800 av. £1600  overall average £1810

Newly Calven Cows              1st Quality to £1990 av. £1865

                                                2nd Quality to £1000 av. £930  overall average £1553

In Calf Heifers                       to £1410 av. £1270

Maiden Heifers (Brown Swiss) to £720

Stock Bull  HF 12 mos to 1500 gns

                               

CHIEF PRICES

G Booth £2220, 2020; J Wellock £2250; B Moorhouse £2000;  R Crisp £2010; D Lawson £2220; Jennings Farmers £2000

PRODUCE

Haylage  Sq Bales                                 £29.50

Oat Straw Quads                                 £17

Wheat Straw Mini Hestons               £22