MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 3rd JULY 2013

FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF YOUNG FEEDING BULLS, STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, BREEDING CATTLE FORWARD: 461 HEAD OF CATTLE Comprising: 168 Young Feeding Bulls, 1 Feeding Cow, 238 Bullocks & Heifers, 54 Breeding Cattle

There was no shortage of cattle at CCM Auctions fortnightly cattle sale held on Wednesday at Skipton Mart, offering an unrivalled choice for the time of year to buyers many of whom had travelled from Staffordshire, the Welsh Borders, and all the Eastern counties from Durham to Lincolnshire to provide vendors with a packed ringside of buyers looking for every grade of animal from the smart suckler bred young bull, through Black & White Bullocks to yearling bullocks and heifers. All classes were quickly sold with trade on a high note, the overall average for store bulls was £1,031 whilst good yearling bullocks were £1000 to £1100, John Cheetham of Lamb Close Farm, Nidderdale selling a pen of 3 Charolais crosses, only 12 months old, at £1135 each.

A good show of breeding cattle were better to sell than of late, with more interest shown at the ringside and prices up by quite some way on those seen a month or so ago as summer grazing and grass becomes easier to find.

PRICES AND AVERAGES

YOUNG BULLS – Continental x average £1042 Native average £859

Charolais x          to £1240 av £1011             TOP PRICE – S Morphet

Limousin x          to £1490 av £1058             TOP PRICE – RS Harker & Son

Blonde x              to £1260 av £971               TOP PRICE – DR Kayley

British Blue x     to £1440 av £1031             TOP PRICE – E&AM Simpson

Simmental x      to £1250 av £1102             TOP PRICE – IJ Pratt

Saler                      to £1270                               TOP PRICE – AMS Robinson

Devon x               to £1180 av £1073             TOP PRICE – S Morphet

Ab Angus             to £1020 av £917               TOP PRICE – C Wellock & Son

Black & White   to £760 av £566                 TOP PRICE – KM&L Throup

 

Principle Prices:  £1490 £1400x2 £1340 RS Harker & Son; £1440 £1250 £1240 E&AM Simpson; £1400 E Wilson; £1380 I&M Lancaster; £1300 R&KA Burley; £1300 £1290 £1270 BS Simpson; £1280 £1250 £1240 J&G Huck; £1280 W&A Lambert; £1270 AMS Robinson;  £1260x4 L Bamforth & Son; £1260 DR Kayley; £1240 S Morphet;

£1240 IJ Pratt; £1240 E&M Townley

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLS

(£15 Prize)  4 Lim x @ £1260 L Bamforth & Sob, Wainstalls

(£10 Prize)  3 Char x @ £1230 AMS Robinson, Staveley

 

STORE BULLOCKS – Continental x average £1047, Native average £827

Charolais x          to £1135 av £1107             TOP PRICE – J Cheetham

Limousin x          to £1235 av £1142             TOP PRICE – H&SMD Lund

Blonde x              to £1220 av £742               TOP PRICE – K&J Marshall

British Blue x     to £1420 av £1124             TOP PRICE – K&J Marshall

Simmental x      to £1045 av £964               TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

Hereford             to £1035                               TOP PRICE – B&J Sutcliffe

Ab Angus             to £1290 av £1195             TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

MRI                        to £1010                               TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

White Park         to £1160                               TOP PRICE – B Spensley Ltd

Black & White   to £970 av £787                 TOP PRICE – B&J Sutcliffe

Principle Prices:  £1420 £1220 K&J Marshall; £1405 £1330x2 £1295x3 £1290 £1160x4, £1125 B Spensley Ltd; £1235x2 £1185x2 H&SMD Lund; £1195 £1110x2 TE&S Ridding; £1135x4 J Cheetham; £1125 B&J Sutcliffe;

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLOCKS

(£15 Prize)  3 Brit Blue x @ £1295 B Spensley Ltd, Thorlby

(£10 Prize)  3 Lim x @ £1195 TE&S Ridding, Kirkby Lonsdale

 

 

STORE HEIFERS – Continental x average £879, Native average £666

Charollais x        to £1160 av £926               TOP PRICE – J Cheetham

Limousin x          to £1125 av £887               TOP PRICE – A Wilson & Son

Blonde x              to £1230 av £828               TOP PRICE – RD Thorpe

British Blue x     to £1300 av £922               TOP PRICE – JF&C Saunders

Simmental x      to £1080                               TOP PRICE – JN&J Rennard

Bazadaise            to £920   av £702               TOP PRICE – WP Sutcliffe

Hereford             to £600                                 TOP PRICE – J&R Cockerill

Black & White   to £850 av £700                 TOP PRICE – B&J Sutcliffe

 

Principle Prices:  £1300 JF&C Saunders; £1230 £1200x2 £1180 RD Thorpe; £1160 J Cheetham; £1160 A Fawcett; £1125 £1090 £1060x3 A Wilson & Son; £1105 £1080x2 £1060x3 £1040x3 L Bamforth & Son; £1080 JN&J Rennard; £1075 T&A Hird; £1060 E&SCL Harker & Son; £1050 R&M Towell; £1040 G&H Sztejnke;

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE HEIFERS

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1060 L Bamforth & Son, Wainstalls

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1060 A Wilson & Son, Malham

 

 

BREEDING CATTLE

 

Brit Blue Cow with Brit Blue Bull Calf                     to £1820

Brit Blue Cow with Lim x Hfr Calf                              to £1420

Lim x Cow with Lim x Bull Calf                                   to £1540

Lim x Cow with Lim x Hfr Calf                                     to £1300

Lim x Cow with Char Str Calf                                       to £1380

Ab Ang Cow with Brit Blue                                          to £1150

Lim x Hfr with Lim Hfr Calf                                           to £1600

Lim x Hfr with Lim x Bull Calf                                      to £2150

Brit Blue x Hfr with Lim x Bull Calf                            to £2200

Brit Blue x Hfr with Lim x Hfr Calf                             to £1520

Blonde Hfr with Lim x Hfr Calf                                    to £1300

Herd x Hfr with Herd x Bull Calf                                 to £1240

 

Chief Prices

Ashfield Farms – £2250 £2200 £2150 £2080x2 £1600

JF Saunders – £1820

JM & FM Gillette – £1520 £1400 £1380

AJ Haggas - £1540

AJ&HC Clark - £1500