MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 17TH APRIL

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle. Forward: 752 head of cattle, Comprising: 726 Feeding Cattle (170 Young Bulls, 40 Beef Feeding Cows, 516 Bullocks & Heifers) & 26 Breeding Cattle.

 

 

 

 

Strong bulls up £20 to £30 per head on the fortnight with a good percentage of 450kg + cattle amongst the spring born entry. Small bulls below 400kg in shorter supply and a good trade with a number of pens of pure bred limousin bulls around 330kg at £870 to £940. Commercial bulls were also an improved trade in line with prime cattle prices.

 

Todays entry of 40 Beef feeding cows were a very mixed entry but they met with an animated trade as buyers responded to a rising cow trade and relative scarcity of numbers to find all classes selling well to an overall average of £957.56 per head. The better framed cows for short term hard keep were keenly contested making from around £1100 to £1200, with the next grade from £950 to £1100. The leaner types for turning out and grazing were very good to sell with this class up in price by some margin on a few months ago with just one cow in the £600’s and only 8 cows in the 700’s.

Vendors are urged to make use of this form of selling and anyone with cows to sell please contact Jeremy or Ted for more details or to book cows in for sale.

 

A good trade throughout the store cattle sale today with a larger quantity of yearling bullocks and heifers than we’ve seen all year. A busy ringside meant for some healthy prices with some small grazing bullocks and heifers looking like being the trade of the day. Good yearling bullocks today found a high gear with best types reaching £1050 to £1100, with growthy sorts of bullocks £880 to £1000. Small heifers would find regular homes at £700 - £800 plus as long as it had a touch of shape.

 

Older cattle still good to sell with a mixed bag of quality on offer today. Strong bullocks peaked with John Rennard of Beamsley at £1270 for Limousin bred from a dairy cow. Good runs of bullocks were a pleasure to sell with some big lots of cattle from D&J Coates, Coniston Cold selling past £1100 regularly with a pen of 3 at £1155. Best heifers made similarly high prices with Alan Knowles of Clitheroe topping with a pen of cracking Limousin heifers at £1185.

 

 

NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 1st MAY 2019

900 HEAD comprising 200 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred feeding Cows,

600 Bullocks and Heifers

& 50 Pedigree British Blue Cattle & Suckler Breeding Cattle

 

Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 24th April

 

INC ‘BLUE WEDNESDAY’

ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF PEDIGREE BLUE BULLS & FEMALES.

 

 

Prices and Averages

Young Bulls – Continental x average £998.47, Native average £713.82

 

Charollais x (Av £1024.62)

£1110 RM Wilson; £1090 JH&J Ryder; £1080 x2 RM Wilson; £1070 DW Barker; £1020 D&A Livestock Ltd;

Limousin x (Av £996)

£1210 L Bamforth & Sons; £1170 JM Townsend; £1160 TH&K Wood; £1160 JH&J Ryder; £1150 JA&JM Wade

Brit Blue x (Av £1055.83)

£1160 EW&JR Parkinson; £1160 KA&HL Fawcett; £1150 BL&R Lund; £1100 MJ&RH Wallbank;

Ab Angus (Av £930)

£930 DW Barker;

Blonde (Av £917.5)

£1050 PA&D Wells; £920 PA&D Wells; £860 MG&SM Elston; £840 PA&D Wells;

 

Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) JA&JM Wade & Son with 3 limousin’s at £1080

(£10 Prize) JE&AC Clarke with 4 Limousin’s at £1060

 

 

40 Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £957.56

 

Show – 1st JS Stephenson            2nd E&M Townley & Son               3rd M Bentham

 

Hereford              to £820

Simmental           to £1000

Limousin              to £1230 (£1043.21)

Blonde                  to £1090 (£1040.12)

Brit Blue               to £1140 (£947.88)

AA                          to £950 (£771.20)

Saler                      to £950 (£843.33)

Piemontese        to £650

Pathanais            to £1120

 

Top prices - £1230 JS Stephenson, £1180 £1110 JM Townsend, £1180 A&P Fletcher, £1140 JW Stockdale, £1130 E&M Townley, £1120 M Bentham, £1110 JC Lund, £1090 B Spensley Ltd, £1090 £1080 TH Mellin, £1090 R Nutter, £1090 K&J Marshall

 

 

Store Bullocks – Continental x average £966.28, Native average £908.44  Dairy average £778.20

Black & White (Av £665.71)

£770x4 JF Metcalfe; £550 ML&JE Kayley & Son; £515x2 B Mellin

Hereford x (Av £755)

£920 E Penncok & Son; £700x3 W Stamper;;

Charollais x (Av £955.45)

£1185 A Tennant; £1110, £1100, £1090 William King; £1050 x2 JE&AC Clarke; £1040 A Fawcett;  

Simmental x (Av £856.11)

£930x2, £900x2 GB Jennings; £865 B Mellin; £860 x2, £840 GW Mosley;  

Limousin x (Av £965.13)

£1270 JN&J Rennard; £1260 DT Houseman; £1250 A Knowles; £1190, £1180, £1160 AJ Wade; £1160 GC Pickup;

Blonde (Av £910.91)

£1200, £1000 x2 K Forrest; £955, £895 x2, £880, £875, £860, £810 Dean Partnership;

Ab Angus (Av £948)

£1090 CH&OF Hammond; £1080 D&J Coates; £1000 x2 A Thompson Farms Ltd; £900 GC Pickup;  

Saler x (Av £996.43)

£1095 J&C Wright; £1040 x2 AMS Robinson; £950 x4 AMS Robinson;

Brit Blue x (Av £1007.67)

£1155 x3 D&J Coates; £1130 G&R Bulmer & Sons; £1120 x3, £1105, £1100 x3 D&J Coates

Longhorn (Av £891)

£990x2 JT Spencer; £825x3 D&P Brown;

 

Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) D&J Coates with 3 British Blues at £1155;

(£10 Prize) D&J Coates with 3 British Blues at £1120;  

 

 

Store Heifers – Continental x average £903.27, Native average £821.61

Hereford x (Av £850)

£925, £905 AV Caton; £880x3, £860 R Holmes; £840 G&R Bulmer & Sons;

Charollais x (Av £843.75)

£1080 A Fawcett; £1070 JB&AH Coates; £1055 Dean Partnership; £1010 William King; £1010 JB Bancroft ;

Simmental x (Av £810)

£970, £890 JB Bancroft; £880 J Bosworth; £840 JB Bancroft; £830 GW Mosley; £710 C Schofield;

Limousin x (Av £898.63)

£1185 x3 A Knowles;  £1180 JA&JM Wade & Son; £1160 G&H Sztejnke; £1160 x3 JR&DL Ogden;

Blonde (Av £859.38)

£1090 x3 Dean Partnership; £965 K Forrest; £950 Dean Partnership; £900 R Wood; £860 Dean Partnership;

Ab Angus (Av £816.67)

£1010 DA&S Fort; £950 x3 E Pennock & Son; £940 R Holmes; £910 New Yorks Farms; £880 JB Bancroft;  

Saler (Av £970)

£970 J&C Wright

Brit Blue x (Av £936.92)

£1290 E&M Townley & Son; £1170 Dean Parntership; £1100 E&M Townley & Son; £1050 D&S Hollings;  

 

 

Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) A Knowles with 3 Limousin Heifers at £1185

(£10 Prize) JR&DL Ogden with 3 Limousin Heifers at £1160

 

 

Breeding Cattle – 26 Head

 

Ped Hereford Bull (23 Mths) to £940

Limousin Bull (3 Yrs) to £1500

BBx Cows incalf to £1000

Limousin Heifers FFS to £1140

Sim x Cow with Hereford Bull Calf to £1240

Hereford x Cow with BBX Bull Calf to £1480

Lim x Cow with BB x Bull calf to £1420

Lim x Cow with Blonde x Bull calf to £1350

Lim x Cow with Lim x Heifer Calf to £1080

BB Hfr with Lim Hfr Calves to £1580