64 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 10 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle.
3,056 Prime Sheep comprising 2,411 Prime Lambs & 645 Cast Ewes & Rams.
106 Rearing Calves.
2 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Countrystyle Butchers set into a light show of clean cattle to secure themselves the leading gross and joint top priced p/kg animal in a Charolais cross steer weighing 565kg bought from Malcolm Metcalfe of Baldersby for 253.5p/kg or £1432. Also making 253.5p/kg was a Limousin cross heifer consigned by James Drake of Denholme which weighed 520kg when alos sold to Lancaster’s Countrystyle Butchers.
465-555kg to 245.5p/kg av. 234.90p/kg
560kg+ to 253.5p/kg av. 242.29p/kg
485kg+ to 253.5p/kg av. 233.45p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Charx) 1432, (Bazx) 1422, CD&RF Kitching ((Blondex) 1359, JA Drake (Blondex) 1326
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Charx) 253.5, (Bazx) 249.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 247.5, (Blondex) 238.5,
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1411, JA Drake (Limx) 1318, BR&JM Jarvis (BBx) 1218
p/kg: JA Drake (Limx) 253.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 247.5, BR&JM Jarvis (BBx) 216.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 140.57p/kg £808.11
Another good sale of surplus dairy heifers with JN&J Rennard’s Friesian heifer leading the way at £1238
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JN&J Rennard (B&W) 1283, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 1132, G Hayton & EC Stocks (B&W) 1018
p/kg: G Hayton & EC Stocks (B&W) 172.5, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 166.5, JN&J Rennard (B&W) 165.5, GB Moorhouse (B&W)158.5
Overall Average 118.82p/kg £622.13
86% of today’s sale made up of dairies with a handful of worn girls which were well sold. Meated dairies 130p+ and best of the beef cows a Limousin cross from Mesrs E Simpson&Son weighing 825kg and made £1299 or 157.5p/kg.
Black & White to 134.5 p/kg av. 114.76 p/kg
Jersey to 138.5p/kg
Swed Red to 120.5 p/kg av. 109.64p/kg
Limx to 157.5p/kg av. 142.81p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: G Abbott&Sons 1036, 913, H Downs&Son 994, R Dakin 966, JSS Verity 944, ASE Crisp&Sons 932,918
p/kg: D&P Spence&Sons 134.5, 131.5, G Abbott&Sons 134.5, PA Whitaker 132.5, H Downs&Son 132.5, 130.5.
£ per head: JSS Verity (Swed Red) 711,566
p/kg: JSS Verity (Swed Red) 120.5,98.5
£ per head: E Simpson&Son 1299,1062,1041, JE Cowperthwaite 1031,962
p/kg: E Simpson&Son 157.5, 145.5, JE Cowperthwaite 150.5,134.5, T Wild& R Ellis 133.5
3,056 Prime Sheep
Another decent show of sheep with over 3,000 again penned and sold. The 2,411 lambs were a sharper trade on the week and averaged 200p across the board. Today we held our Annual Young Handlers Prize Show & Sale of Prime Lambs and judging was conducted by Mrs Alison North. The 23 competitors across the three classes were all well presented and they brought out some wonderful lambs. Champion Young Handler for the second year in succession was the immaculately turned out Kieran Robinson, at only 4 years old he controlled his lamb well and it later sold for £145 to Keelham Farmshop. It was a family affair as Kieran’s father Scott took first place in the 17-26 year old category and later reserve champion.
Other Chief Prices saw Messrs Crabtree of Clifton selling lambs to £120, TH Mellin from Black Lane Ends also at £120, Messrs Ellison of Embsay at £117, Thomas Walmsley also sold to £117, both John Turner and Ian Marsden sold lambs at £116, whilst Scott Robinson and Charles Marwood sold lambs at £115. The smartest end of lambs today were either side of 250p/kg, outwith the champion that made 371.8p, other vendors with lambs above 250p were P Crabtree & Son from Clifton twice, Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside twice, Ian Marsden of Hoylandswaine, Tony Kiernan of Longridge and P Johnson of Trawden. The next grade sold at 220p to 245p with 67 pens falling into this bracket. decent prime lambs 200p to 210p, whilst commercial types mainly 190-195p. Mule lambs 175p to 185p, best around 190p.
A huge show of Ewes and Rams saw more leaner fresh weaned types and trade was fast all types. Messrs Stockdale of Burnsall selling heavy ewes to £125.50, Anthony Hewetson of Bank Newton sold to £118.50, Messrs Fall of Middleham had ewes to £114.50, Messrs Robionson of Barnoldswick a pen of 6 at £113.50, several other good pens into 3 figures.
Young Farmers Prime Lamb Show
Judge Alison North
Class 1 – Under 10
1st Kieran Robinson 39kg £145 Keelham Farm Shop
2nd Bobby Crabtree 43kg £107.50 Vivers Scot Lamb
3rd Jimmy Crabtree 47kg £120 A Atkinson 6
4th Amy Lawn 41kg £96 N Dalby 5
Class 2 – 10 -16yrs
1st James Garnett 41kg £100 A Atkinson 6
2nd Molly Phillipson 52kg £108 A Atkinson 5
3rd Gemma Johnson 37kg £92 A Atkinson 6
4th Henry Ellison 52kg £117 A Atkinson 5
Class 3 – 17-26yrs
1st Scott Robinson 41kg £100 A Atkinson 6
2nd Rob Ellis 42kg £106 Vivers Scot Lamb
3rd George Throup 50kg £95 P Watson
4th Tom Walmsley 48kg £117 A Atkinson 6
Champion – Kiernan Robinson 39kg £145 Keelham Farm Shop
Reserve – Scott Robinson 41kg £100 A Atkinson 6
Also showing lambs were – James Moorhouse, Jack Metcalfe, Emma Lawn, Nancy Lawn, Thomas Thornber, Jack Thornber, Henry Mellin, Alfie Throup, Sam Philipson, Robert Capstick & Mel Pickard.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £82.35 per head or 200.76p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 191.2p/kg av 176.01p/kg or £60.68 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 371.80p/kg av 200.73p/kg or £81.75 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 255.30p/kg av 204.59p/kg or £97.34 per head
52.1kg and over to 183.60p/kg av 173.21p/kg or £102.63 per head
Beltex average £93.68 per head or 233.44p/kg
£ per head: £145 S Robinson; £120 P Crabtree & Son; £115, £111 S Robinson; £107.50 JC Marshall; £107.50 RC Crabtree
p/kg: 371.8p S Robinson; 255.3p P Crabtree & Son; 252.4p x2 Ellis Bros; 251.2p T Kiernan; 250p RC Crabtree;
Suffolk average £80.67 per head or 193.06p/kg
£ per head: £120 TH Mellin; £112 J Metcalfe; £106.50 ML Evans; £103 J Turner; £99 ML Evans; £98 TH Mellin; £96 G&MA Lawn
p/kg: 244.9p TH Mellin; 234.1p G&MA Lawn; 220p ML Evans; 219.6p J Metcalfe; 211.6p RA&M Earnshaw & Son; 209.3p TH Mellin
Texel average £82.65 per head or 200.38p/kg
£ per head: £117 D&A Livestock; £117 MJ&CR Ellison; £116 J Turner; £116 I Marsden; £109 I Barrett & Son; £108 A&AR Phillipson
p/kg:251.2p I Marsden; 250p H Baines; 248.6p RG Johnson; 247.7p I Barrett & Son; 246.8p J Turner; 243.9p J&J Garnett
Mule average £74.76 per head or 182.24p/kg
£ per head: £83 J&ME Carr; £80 G&MA Lawn; £79.50 Ellis Bros; £78.50 ID Mellin; £77.50 F Reeday & Son; £77 ID Mellin
p/kg: 189.3p Ellis Bros; 187.2p James Garth; 187p J Middleton; 187p MJ&PJ Campbell; 182.6p ID Mellin; 182.5p CR&J Kippax;
Charollais average £76.97 per head or 191.52p/kg
£ per head: £115, £100 CW Marwood & Son; £97 D&A Livestock; £79 MJ&RH Wallbank; £79 S Breare; £76, £75.50 JD Simpson;
p/kg: 230p, 204.1p CW Marwood; 202.6p S Breare; 194p D&A Livestock ltd; 193.6p JD Simpson; 192.7p MJ&RH Wallbank;
Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £118.50, BFL to £40.50, Mule to £81.50, Lleyn to £69.50, Swaledale to £53.50, Masham to £62.50, Cheviot to £55.50, Beltex to £113.50, SBF to £40.50.
Lowland: £118.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £114.50 D Fall & Sons
Mule/Masham: £81.50 D Fall & Sons; £78.50 S Breare
Horned: £53.50 x2 KM&L Throup; £48.50 F Reeday & Son
Hill: £69.50 N Speake; 55.50 J&ME Carr
Cast Rams average £59.13
Texel to £108.50 M Bowen Swaledale to £57.50 Fair Place Farm; Dalesbred to £62.50 JG&B Brown & Son; Teeswater to £69.50 K Lister & Sons; BFL to £56.50 JG&B Brown & Sons;
Rearing Calves to £515 (106)
B&W av £61 Cont av £378.34 Native av £264.29
Summer show and sale of calves was a superb day for all attending with a cracking trade right throughout the day. Native calves were certainly good to sell today with a number of buyers forcing a strong trade for both bulls and heifers with bulls stopping at £380 and heifers to £330 both from the Griffiths family of Penistone.
Continental calves at Skipton are always hard fought over with today’s champion no exception. Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton presented the champion, a fantastic calf, 6 weeks old and by Brennand General went on to sell for £515 to Ian Ibbotson of Oakworth. British Blue bulls met a scintillating trade with Fred Houseman of Burton Leonard topping at £460 saw all of his 12 british blue bulls and heifers average £427.
Limousin’s were out in stronger numbers than previously seen with Bulls topping at £405 and averaging £388.75 with heifers topping at £380 which saw both top prices represented by Metcalfe’s of Brearton.
Black and white calves would average less on the week although two trailers of plain calves did hamper what was on a whole a strong trade for black and whites with no fewer than 8 different buyers competing for every type. Genuine 3 -5 week old calves were £75 -£110 all day long.
Limousin x (Av £388.75) to £405 RD Metcalfe & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £427.33) to £460 Church Farm Enterprises
Aberdeen Angus (Av £270.71) to £380 JR&EJ Griffiths
Hereford X (Av £290) to £290 JR Dinsdale
Simmental (Av £395) to £395 CN&SA Harrison
Pathanais (Av £295) to £295 CJ&DD Drake
Black & White (Av £61) to £140 JR&EJ Griffiths
Simmental x (Av £300) to £300 CN&SA Harrison
Ab Angus (Av £256.67) to £330 JR&EJ Griffiths
British Blue (Av £366.18) to £515 A Sowray & Son
Lim (Av £313.13) to £380 RD Metcalfe & Son
1st A Sowray & Son
2nd A Sowray & Son
3rd F Spence
1st A Sowray & Son
2nd Church Farm Enterprises
3rd Church Farm Enterprises
1st RD Metcalfe & Son
2nd RD Metcalfe & Son
3rd A Sowray & Son
1st RD Metcalfe
2nd RD Metcalfe
3rd RD Metcalfe
1st DA&SA Fort
2nd JR Dinsdale
3rd JR&JE Griffiths
1st GD&JC Holme
2nd JR&JE Griffiths
1st AJ&K Lee
2nd AJ&K Lee
3rd AL Dean & Son
Barley Straw to £22