Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs, Feeding Ewes & Breeding Sheep
Forward: 4909 Head, Comprising 4,681 Store Lambs (av £60.79) and 308 Ewes, Rams and Gimmer Lambs.
A very good show of lambs today with trade very similar to last fortnight. More weathered lambs in today’s sale with more long keep lambs too. Strong first cross lambs around the £70 mark with some cracking Beltex lambs selling for £80-£96. Horned lambs were also good to sell, best end making either side of £50 into mid £40s with the next grade down £30-£40. Dalesbred lambs selling well with a top price of £49 from JA Stoney & Son for a pen of tups.
49 Prime cattle comprising 26 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 23 Cast Cattle.
3,735 Prime Sheep comprising 3313 Prime Lambs, 407 Cast Ewes & 15 Rams.
134 Rearing Calves.
9 Loads of produce.
Rearing Calves to £450 (134)
B&W av £60.76 Cont av £286 Native av £174
Cracking show of calves today with the largest number forward in a while! All sorts a flying trade with 21 active buyers ringside. Buyers travelling far and wide for the show, coming from Lincolnshire, Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Hull.
The show was Judged in the very capable hands of Graham Stainthorpe.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle
Forward: 518 head of cattle
Comprising: 514 Feeding Cattle (73 Young Bulls, 55 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 386 Bullocks & Heifers) & 4 Breeding Cattle.
Feeding Bulls – Strong Bulls were in short supply and those looking for forward cattle were forced to dip into the older end of 2019 born cattle. Jan/Feb born bulls were to £1060 for a pen of 4 Sim x from RD Elliott of Tadcaster. Best of the Autumn Bulls were JA&M Wade & Son of Cononley selling 12 month old Lim to £1140. Bulls over 13months were to £1100 for a Sept born Lim from J&G Huck, Buckden.
38 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 14 Cast Cattle.
3,974 Prime Sheep comprising 3502 Prime Lamb, 457 Cast Ewes & 15 Rams.
27 Rearing Calves.
5 Loads of produce.