Skipton Auction Mart Market Report – Wed 1st May 2013

FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF YOUNG FEEDING BULLS, STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, BREEDING CATTLE FORWARD: 668 HEAD OF CATTLE Comprising: 183 Young Feeding Bulls, 394 Bullocks & Heifers, 78 Breeding Cattle & 13 Pedigree British Blues (Separate Report)

CCM Auctions held their fortnightly cattle sale at Skipton Mart on Wednesday where another successful days trading was witnessed. Young Feeding bulls were dearer than the previous sale with an increased attendance of buyers at the ringside covering all the Eastern counties from the Midlands up to the top end of County Durham. In the store cattle section Continental and Native Breed Bullocks for both short term keep and summering were good to sell all day long with a huge ringside of potential customers queuing up to buy them, whilst heifers found a better trade than recent sales, short keep cattle were particularly good to sell, whilst a few more buyers are beginning to come out looking for summering cattle with the weather appearing to be on the turn for the better and helping the trade for grazing heifers.

PRICES AND AVERAGES

YOUNG BULLS – Continental x average £945.71 Native average £702.76

Charollais x        to £1090 av £933               TOP PRICE – RM Wilson

Limousin x          to £1340 av £953               TOP PRICE – FC N M Walker

Blonde x              to £1140 av £985               TOP PRICE – J&R Cockerill

British Blue x     to £1390 av £974               TOP PRICE – EW&JR Parkinson

Simmental x      to £1010 av £777               TOP PRICE – C&RH Weatherhead

Shorthorn           to £860 av £757                 TOP PRICE – Rushtons of Ingleton

Pathanaise         to £890 av £865                 TOP PRICE – Martin Lee

Saler                      to £855                                 TOP PRICE – AMS Robinson

Ab Angus             to £1300 av £930               TOP PRICE – Martin Lee

Hereford             to £650                                 TOP PRICE – DJ Parker

Black & White   to £830 av £586                 TOP PRICE – KM&L Throup

 

Principle Prices:  £1390 £1260 £1240 EW&JR Parkinson; £1340 £1260 £1130 FC N M Walker; £1300 £1090 Martin Lee; £1280x2 £1250 WI&AM Atkinson; £1220 £1190 £1150 £1100 DM White; £1210 TC Altham;

£1200 T Robinson & Sons; £1170x2 WA&VJ &JA Towler; £1160x2 E&AM Simpson; £1150x2 RS Harker; £1145 JC Walker; £1140 J&R Cockerill; £1120 R&KA Burley; £1120 T&J Smith; £1110 T Wild & Son; £1105 JM Wilson;

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLS

(£15 Prize)  3 Char x @ £990 AMS Robinson, Staveley

(£10 Prize)  3 Char x @ £855 AMS Robinson, Staveley

 

STORE BULLOCKS – Continental x average £973.67 Native average £852.09

Charolais x          to £1095 av £957               TOP PRICE – AC Ward

Limousin x          to £1290 av £935               TOP PRICE – D Houseman

Blonde x              to £1190 av £1131             TOP PRICE – RD Thorpe

British Blue x     to £1265 av £1016             TOP PRICE – D&J Coates

Fleckvieh            to £1080 av £1030             TOP PRICE – D&J Coates

Mont Bel             to £1080 av £1043             TOP PRICE – D&J Coates

Shorthorn           to £750 av £718                 TOP PRICE – Rushtons of Ingleton

Ab Angus             to £1340 av £964               TOP PRICE – D&J Coates

Bazadaise            to £950                                 TOP PRICE – AV Caton

Stabiliser             to £1030                               TOP PRICE – D&J Coates

Black & White   to £870 av £807                 TOP PRICE – J Howarth

Principle Prices:  £1340 £1265 £1240x5 £1220 £1080x3 D&J Coates; £1290 D Houseman; £1285 £1240 R&M Towell; £1220 J Almgill; £1220 JW Brooks; £1190 £1155 £1110 £1070 RD Thorpe; £1170 £1105x2 AV Caton; £1115 £1085 £1065 Ellis Bros; £1115 JA Throup; £1100 R&A Wallbank; £1095 AC Ward & Partners;

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE BULLOCKS

(£15 Prize)  4 Brit Blue x @ £1,240 D&J Coates, Coniston Cold

(£10 Prize)  3 Mont Bel @ £1,080 D&J Coates, Coniston Cold

 

STORE HEIFERS – Continental x average £838.28, Native average £581.88

Charolais x          to £1050 av £814               TOP PRICE – AC Ward & Partners

Limousin x          to £1260 av £840               TOP PRICE – J Pickles

Blonde x              to £1110 av £702               TOP PRICE – E&M Townley

British Blue x     to £1335 av £900               TOP PRICE – R Holmes

Simmental x      to £1060 av £826               TOP PRICE – D&J Coates

A. Angus              to £770 av £594                 TOP PRICE – J Almgill & Son

Shorthorn           to £490                                 TOP PRICE – S&D Robinson

 

Principle Prices:  £1335 £1040 R Holmes; £1260 £1200 £1160 £1120 £1100x2 £1080 J Pickles; £1140 £1060 D&J Coates; £1140 £1120 £1070 D&S Hollins; £1140 £1090 R&M Towell; £1130 JC Crabtree;  £1110x4 RJ Challis; £1110x2 E&M Townley; £1100 £1070 D Houseman; £1075x2 AV Caton; £1075x3 RA Caton;  £1050 R&A Wallbank; £1050x2 AC Ward & Partners;

TOP PRICE PEN OF THREE OR MORE HEIFERS

(£15 Prize) 4 Lim x @ £1110 RJ Challis & Son, Middlesmoor

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1075 R Caton, Cowan Bridge

 

 

78 BEEF BREEDING CATTLE

Brit Blue x Hfrs due June                              to £1470

Lim x Hfrs due September                           to £1140 av £1026

Brit Blue x Cows with Brit Blue x Hfr       to £1170

Lim x Hfrs with Lim Bull                                to £1800

Lim x Hfr with Lim x Hfr                                 to £1420

Lim x Hfrs with Brit Blue Bull                      to £1500

Brit Blue x Hfr with Brit Blue Hfr               to £1880

CRAVEN CATTLE MARTS  ‘BLUE WEDNESDAY’

The Keasden Head herd of British Blue Cattle produced the Supreme Champion at the Skipton Blue Wednesday Sale.  Owner Sheila Mason a regular leading price maker in the commercial feeding bull ring had earned considerable interest in ‘Keasden Head George Harpon’ , a 2011 son of ‘ Harpon De L’Orgelot’ out of their outstanding brood cow  ‘Bringlee Doubliette’. The proven bull with tremendous muscle went on to join Malhamdale buyer Jeff Burrows for 3100gns. Joint top price was a mobile, modern bull,’ Owlden Granite’ congsigned by James and Deborah Ogden of Austwick, the 2 year old son of  ‘Ballygrange Alex’ bred from a cow by ‘Tamhorn Venture’ sold to Mesrs S&P Scriven of Elslack for 3100gns. The reserve male champion came from the High Moss Herd of Jack and Tom Wallbank of Keasden.’ High Moss Funtime’ the 29 month old son of ‘Empire D’Ochain ‘is bred for from ‘Woodview Wanda’ the herd’s main brood cow and secured a bid of 2200gns from J Blake of Burnley. George and John Stapleton of the Craven Herd received strong support for their workmanlike, sound bulls’ with a 2011 son of ‘ Eclatant de la Sucrerie’ making 2850gns to Bernard Simpson of Heathfield and another 2 year old Eclatant son to Mesrs P&RM Sutcliffe of Queensbury. Regular consigner at this sale, Ken Gamble of Easingwold, produced three 2 year old sons from their show winning stock bull ‘Bringlee Clint’ at the sale making 2000gns, 2150gns and 1950gns.

Bulls

Senior - to 2200gns av £2205                       Junior - to 3100gns av £2468

SHOW RESULTS -

Judges – Edward Parkinson & John Atkinson

Class 1 – Best Bull

1st S Mason Lot 8 selling for 3100gns to JE Burrow

2nd GW Wallbank Lot 5 selling for 2200gns to J Blake

3rd K Gamble Lot 10 selling for 2150gns to A Waterfield

Class 2 – Best Female

1st HR&WJ Maudsley Unsold

2nd GW Wallbank Unsold

CHAMPION – S Mason Lot 8        RESERVE – GW Wallbank Lot 5