MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL 2013

FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF YOUNG FEEDING BULLS, STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, BREEDING CATTLE FORWARD: 377 HEAD OF CATTLE Comprising: 120 Young Feeding Bulls, 250 Bullocks & Heifers, 7 Breeding Cattle

CCM Auctions held their fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding Cattle on Wednesday at Skipton Mart where 377 head were sold.

Young Feeding Bulls show an overall average of £934.54, although not at the dizzy heights of the £1,000 plus average of the last sale, trade was not too different as there was a distinct shortage of premium bulls to swell the average. The bullocks & heifers are a two tier system at the moment. Short keep cattle good to sell. James & Deborah Ogden, Austwick selling a run of 32 Charolais bullocks & heifers 20-22months old, topping at £1390. Including a pen of 3 bullocks at £1375, the consignment averaging £1163. Also notable were several runs of Angus Cattle, with Angus bullocks topping at £1250 for a pen of 3 from Richard Towell, Glusburn and Stuart Verity, Whitewell selling a nice run of 16 Angus bullocks, 18mo old to a top of £1195 averaging £1108.75. Angus bullocks averaged £1131.75 per head, whilst heifers topped at £980 averaged £934.29. The overall sale average for all bullocks sold stands at £1065.11.

Plenty of other prices at £1100 to £1300 for strong cattle. Younger cattle saw strong prices for smarter cattle, but commercial types are definitely in need of grass day buyers but with grass a long way off these cattle look better value for money than usually expected at this time of year.

PRICES AND AVERAGES

YOUNG BULLS – Continental x average £945 Native average £686

Charollais x        to £1150 av £935               TOP PRICE – J&E Greenhalgh

Limousin x          to £1230 av £952               TOP PRICE – R&R Gornall

Blonde x              to £990 av £882                 TOP PRICE – RA Baldwin

British Blue x     to £1075 av £943               TOP PRICE – R&VJ Brown

Simmental x      to £830                                 TOP PRICE – W Lawson

Ab Angus             to £700 av £626                 TOP PRICE – W Lawson

Saler                      to £890                                 TOP PRICE – AMS Robinson

Black & White   to £660                                 TOP PRICE – RG&SJ Paul

 

Principle Prices:  £1230 £1090 £1080 R&R Gornall; £1190 £1180 £1080 WP&B Walker & Son; £1150 J&E Greenhalgh; £1150 £1100 C Lumb & Son; £1145 £1080x3 £1060x3 WA VJ JA Towler; £1140 £1050 DM White; £1115 £1080 T&JM Sedgwick; £1100 DG Johnson; £1080 G&H Sztejnke; £1075x2 R&VJ Brown; £1060 HP Baines; £1060 GR Hensby; £1030 D&FJ Leeming; £1030x3 JW Stockdale;

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLS

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1,080 WA VJ & JA Towler, Grindleton

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1.030 WA VJ & JA Towler, Grindleton

 

STORE BULLOCKS – Continental x average £1072, Native average £1051

Charolais x          to £1390 av £1051             TOP PRICE – JR&DL Ogden

Limousin x          to £1375 av £1101             TOP PRICE – JR&DL Ogden

Blonde x              to £990 av £840                 TOP PRICE – DA Pratt

British Blue x     to £1280 av £1112             TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

Simmental x      to £1220                               TOP PRICE – JR&DL Ogden

Hereford             to £980                                 TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

Ab Angus             to £1250 av £1131             TOP PRICE – R&M Towell

MIR                        to £1095 av £1035             TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

Saler                      to £1375                               TOP PRICE – JR&DL Ogden

Pathanais            to £965 av £888                 TOP PRICE – DR&DC Findlay

Black & White   to £570 av £567                 TOP PRICEFG Throup

Principle Prices:  £1390x2 £1375x3 £1250 £1220 £1140x4 £1130x3 £1110 JR&DL Ogden; £1325x2 JW Brooks; £1280x3 £1255 £1220 £1215 £1210x2 £1110x2 B Spensley Ltd; £1250x3 R&M Towell; £1195 £1155x3 £1135 £1130x2 JSS Verity; £1180 £1100 JA&JH Hewetson; £1145 RA Caton; .

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLOCKS

(£15 Prize)  3 Lim x @ £1,375 JR&DL Ogden, Austwick

(£10 Prize)  3 Brit Blue x @ £1,280 B Spensley Ltd, Thorlby

 

 

STORE HEIFERS – Continental x average £815, Native average £898

Charolais x          to £1150 av £906               TOP PRICE – JR&DL Ogden

Limousin x          to £1070 av £782               TOP PRICE – JA&JH Hewetson

Blonde x              to £860 av £791                 TOP PRICE – DA Pratt

British Blue x     to £1080 av £774               TOP PRICE – TWH Farming

A. Angus              to £980 av £934                 TOP PRICE – JSS Verity

Devon x               to £645                                 TOP PRICE – FG Throup