MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVERMBER 2013 STORE CATTLE

MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVERMBER 2013 STORE CATTLE FORWARD: 508 HEAD OF CATTLE Comprising: 125 Young Feeding Bulls, 245 Bullocks & Heifers, 39 Breeding Cattle, 99 Pedigree Cattle The fortnightly sale pulled another good entry of over 500 head even though we are now in November, and on top of this there are another 125 Stirks and weaned calves entered for the Monthly sale this Saturday at 10am.

FORWARD: 508 HEAD OF CATTLE
Comprising:  125 Young Feeding Bulls, 245 Bullocks & Heifers, 39 Breeding Cattle, 99 Pedigree Cattle  

 

The fortnightly sale pulled another good entry of over 500 head even though we are now in November, and on top of this there are another 125 Stirks and weaned calves entered for the Monthly sale this Saturday at 10am.

The Young Bulls were a shade easier on average as expected with buyers now turning their attention to the younger sorts that have time on their side as a response to the abattoir sector moves to limit age at slaughter to 16 months on bulls. Bulls over 13 months that are not farm assured were certainly discounted to prices seen recently. The suckled bulls up to 12 months old though were largely a very similar trade.

The Store Cattle never broke stroke from the previous sale. Quality was good to sell, fewer of the big forward cattle about though as more suckled calves feed into the system and these found a very solid trade.

A nice show of beef breeding cattle were good to sell. A run of incalf limousin heifers from Jim Stockdale, Burnsall topped at £1620 others at £1400. Several runs of Lim X Cows due late winter/ early spring finding strong interest selling from £850 to £1040. Outfits of Cows and Calves were a varied selection and more could have been sold. Several advanced entries already received for the next sale.

 

PRICES AND AVERAGES

YOUNG BULLS – Continental x average £891 Native average £804

Limousin x           to £1460 av £883.45         TOP PRICE – J Pickles

Blonde x              to £810 av £783.13          TOP PRICE – F Stephenson

British Blue x       to £1260 av £930.50         TOP PRICE – JG Bamforth

Simmental x        to £1050                          TOP PRICE – I&J Pratt

Pathanaise          to £1180 av £1155            TOP PRICE – Martin Lee

Saler                   to £870                           TOP PRICE – JV Blakey

Principle Prices:  

£1460, £1380 X2, £1320 J Pickles; £1340 FB Pickles; £1260 JG Bamforth & Sons; £1200 MG Bamforth; £1180, £1130 Martin Lee; £1140 DG Johnson.

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLS

(£15 Prize)  Clark Farms, Ringinglow for 6 Limousin Bulls @ £1080

(£10 Prize) J Blakey, Greenhow for 4 Saler X Bulls @ £870

STORE BULLOCKS – Continental x average £903, Native average £711.89

Charolais x           to £1000 av £950             TOP PRICE – A Fawcett

Limousin x           to £1240 av £865.45         TOP PRICE – G Wallbank

Blonde x              to £900 av £836.25          TOP PRICE – J Butler

British Blue x       to £1225 av £979.64         TOP PRICE – JR Lancaster

Simmental x        to £1000 av £940             TOP PRICE – A Fawcett

Hereford             to £940                           TOP PRICE – D Swinson

Black & White     to £860 av £675.38           TOP PRICE – MR&GP Beresford

Ab Angus           to £855 av £752.50           TOP PRICE – CA&J Ridsdale

 

Principle Prices:  

£1240, £1200 G Wallbank; £1225 JR Lancaster; £1200, £1175, £1070 T Metcalfe; £1065 X2 CA&J Ridsdale; £1050X2 JR Carr.

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLOCKS

(£15 Prize)  JR Carr, Bolton Abbey for 3 Limousin X Bullocks @ £1050

(£10 Prize)  Mrs CA Thurnam, Fourstones Estate for 3 Charolais X Bullocks @ £960

 

 

STORE HEIFERS – Continental x average £878, Native average £656

Charolais x          to £1185 av £904.25           TOP PRICE – A Fawcett

Limousin x           to £1210 av £845.13          TOP PRICE – JR Lancaster

Blonde x              to £920 av £833.75           TOP PRICE – J Butler

British Blue x       to £1245 av £909.88           TOP PRICE – S Deemer

Beef S’Horn         to £750                             TOP PRICE – MR A Haigh

A. Angus             to £830 av £673.41             TOP PRICE – B&J Sutcliffe

Black & White      to £470 av £416.67             TOP PRICE – GB Jennings

Longhorn             to £610 av £585                 TOP PRICE – JW Mellin

Saler                   to £790                              TOP PRICE – J Shorrock

 

Principle Prices:  

£1245, £1090 S Deemer; £1220 X2, £1210 JR Lancaster; £1200, £1110, £1085 D&S Hollings; £1185 A Fawcett; £1100 DW Sunderland.

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE HEIFERS

(£15 Prize) DW Sunderland, Halton East for 3 Char X Hfrs @ £1080

(£10 Prize) D Wallbank, Oakworth for 3 Limousin X Hfrs @ £1000

 

 

BREEDING CATTLE Forward 34 Head

 

Cows and Calves

Sim & Beef Shorthorn Hfr Calf to £1220

Lim Heifer & Lim Heifer Calf to £1150

Brit Blue Cow & BB Bull Calf to £1200 av £1107

Blonde Cow & Blonde Hfr Calf to £1510

Angus Cow & Angus Hfr Calf to £850

 

Incalf

Lim Cows to £1040 av £922

Angus Cows to £980 av £855

Sim Cows to £750

Lim Heifers to £1620 av £1305