17 Prime cattle comprising 8 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 9 Cast Cattle. 1,018 Prime Sheep comprising 972 Prime Hoggs, 46 Cast Ewes & Rams. 15 Rearing Calves. Breeding Sheep – Farm to Farm. Dairy – Farm to Farm. Produce – Farm to Farm.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Retail interest keen again with a good spread of interest from around the area. Top price was £1454 (225.5p/kg) paid by Barkers Yorkshire Butchers for a 645kg British blue heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield and the top priced steer was a 595kg Limousin at £1407 or 236.5p/kg from the same Threshfield farming partnership which sold to Ellisons Butchers of Cullingworth.
560kg to 236.5p/kg av. 216.84p/kg
480kg+ to 233p/kg av. 222.83p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1407, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1194
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 236.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 197.5,
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1454, CD&RF Kitching (Charx) 1370, (Limx) 1354, 1247, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1313
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 233, 229.5 (BBx) 225.5, (Char) 217.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 222.5
Buyers out looking for cull cows giving cause for encouragement. In a small sale of mainly Friesian type dairies the heavy cattle could make 100p/kg+ and no shortage of customers for young cattle and plain with scope for feeding.
Overall Average 91.83p/kg £665.23
Black & White to 104.5p/kg av.91.44p/kg
Beef Short to 95.5 p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: BH Wilson&Sons 889,852, 761,694, 654,
p/kg: BH Wilson&Sons 104.5,100.5,97.5,91.5,89.5
£ per head: New York Farms (Beef Short) 592
p/kg:New York Farms (Beef Short) 95.5
1,018 Prime Sheep
It is most definitely strange times, but we were up and running today and I’m glad we were, and doing what livestock auctions were designed to do, proving they are still the best sorting and clearing houses ever invented!
With only a modest entry of 1,018 sheep comprising 972 lambs and 46 ewes they were placed before a small tidy ringside of buyers . Now this is only a fraction of the sheep and a fraction of the usual numbers of customers we would usually have, but it’s a continuation of what we do best, and we thank everyone for their involvement today.
Trade was fairly two tier, handyweight and lightweight lambs were a good trade really, but commercial heavy lambs were sticky, just the smartest butchers sheep getting away over £100.
Pence per kilo it was Brian Church of Askwith that topped the market at 319p with 36kg Beltex at £115 purchased by Anthony Swales for his Knavesmire Butchers in York. He also purchased Beltex’s at 302p (39kg £118) from Andrew Phillips of Burton Leonard. Others at 289p 253p and 249p form the same home, 288p for Banks Farms of Worksop, 269p from EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby and 268p form K Marshall of Darley. Top price of £124 per head was achieved on 2 occasions, first from EP&JM Hutchinson, and then from Banks Farms, with the main of the butchers types £105 to £115.
Commercial handyweight sheep 190p to 210p.
Cast sheep sold to £119.50, with others at £118.50 to average £74.99.
Further sales this week include 485 Store Cattle on Wednesday and 150 Stirks on Saturday. To keep in line with social distancing regulations only buyers are allowed to attend, and we must insist that all buyer please prebook attendance the day before the auction so arrangements can be made.
Next Monday we are open as usual for primestock and calves, and to assist us organise buyers, we ask that vendors please pre book stock for sale with the section auctioneer. CATTLE – Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481, SHEEP – Ted Ogden 07855 958211, CALVES – Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077. Thankyou.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £85.36 per head or 186.4p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 165.7p/kg av 161.7p/kg or £55.33 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 319.4p/kg av 206.9p/kg or £83.78 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 269.6p/kg av 174.8p/kg or £85.33 per head
52.1kg and over to 203.8p/kg av 165.6p/kg or £91.42 per head
Beltex average £102.14 per head or 248.2p/kg
£ per head: £115 RG Church; £100 Banks Farms;
p/kg: 319.4p RG Church; 238.1p Banks Farms;
Texel average £89.35 per head or 193.7p/kg
£ per head: £124 £115 £111 EP&JM Hutchinson; £124 Banks Farms; £118 RL&AR Philips; £108 RG Church; £107.50 HB Atkinson;
p/kg: 302.6p 289.2p 253.8p 247.5p RL&AR Philips; 288.4p Banks Farms; 269.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 258.5p K Marshall; 243.9p HB Atkinson;
Charollais average £87.70 per head or 170.1p/kg
£ per head: £91 £86.50x2 J Greenwood;
p/kg: 171.7p 169.6px2 J Greenwood;
Suffolk average £87.33 per head or 160.2p/kg
£ per head: £90 Banks Farm; £85 S Dorey; £84 R&DA Earnshaw;
p/kg: 166.7p Banks Farm; 154.5p S Dorey; 152.7p R&DA Earnshaw;
Mule average £75.68 per head or 155.6p/kg
£ per head: £80 S Dorey; £76.50x2 £75x3 RJ Ashworth; £74 C&A Morton;
p/kg: 177.8p S Dorey; 176.2p C&A Morton; 176.2p 153.1p RG Church; 150.0p x4 RJ Ashowrth;
Masham average £83.12 per head or 182.7p/kg
£ per head: £84 S Dorey; £79 RG Church;
p/kg: 183.7p RG Church; 182.6p S Dorey;
Swaledale average £64.09 per head or 165.3p/kg
£ per head: £71.50 S Dorey; £64.50 RG Church; £64 WH&JM Hartley; £62 C&A Morton;
p/kg: 168.4p WH&JM Hartley; 167.6p C&A Morton; 166.3p S Dorey; 158.8p WH&JM Hartley;
Dalesbred average £64.50 per head or 174.3p/kg
£ per head: £64.50 C&A Morton;
p/kg: 174.3p C&A Morton;
Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £119.50, White Faced to £44.50, Mule to £72.50, Lleyn to £65.50.
Lowland: £119.50 £118.50 EP&JM Hutchinson
Mule/Masham: £72.50 PJ&JE Bolland
Horned: £42.50 AJ Mason;
Hill: £65.50 SP&VM Morris;
Cast Rams average £73.67
Suffolk to £70, Texel to £92.50, White Faced to £58.50.
Rearing Calves to £240 (15)
A small show of calves on sale today which was no surprise with a few farmers worrying about the current situation. Today just proved that there is nothing to worry about leaving calves for us to sell at Skipton Auction. All the usual buyers ringside were operating on many accounts. Trade got away well with the calves on offer today. Bobby Angus Bulls were around the £160-£180 with Blue Heifers from P&JE Bolland selling to a ringside of active buyers. All buyers looking at purchasing all classes of calves with a shortage of Bulls on show today.
More buyers are bringing fresh orders to Skipton every week and larger numbers of calves are required. Blue Bulls of all shapes and sizes are required for next week. Fresh orders for younger sorts of commercial Continental and Native calves are coming next week as well.
Please keep selling through the live sale ring. No need to sell private at this current time with the active ringside here at Skipton.
Any enquires please contact Kyle on 07538539077
Limousin x (Av £240) to £240 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £142) to £180 CW Hardy
Black & White (Av £34) to £50 Wood Bros
Ab Angus (Av £90) to £95 CW Hardy
British Blue (Av £225) to £230 PL&JE Bolland
Skipton Auction Mart
Tel 01756 792375
Jeremy Eaton 07740 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077