MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 31st July 2013
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF YOUNG FEEDING BULLS, STORE & BREEDING CATTLE
FORWARD: 419 HEAD OF CATTLE
Comprising: 102 Young Feeding Bulls, 6 Grazing Cows, 247 Bullocks & Heifers, 64 Beef Breeding Cattle
A good entry presented for the fortnightly sale were of a rather more mixed quality than of late but they found a decent trade with feeders looking to keep fields and sheds topped up. A large show of breeding cattle included a production sale of Pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle from the Beautry herd of Mr Stuart Currie that provoked quite a bit of interest from the ringside. Rowan Lea Erika a 2011 red and white daughter of Cairnsmore Zidane was top call of the day. Erika was offered for sale with her red bull calf at foot sired by the Beautry Stock bull Excaliber and there is every chance that the calf may be noted again after joining Tracy Severn’s “Highlee” Beef Shorthorn herd for £2400. The very saleable Roan heifer Rowanlea Edith by Zidane made £2280 when sold with her Roan heifer calf at foot to W Denham of Barnard Castle for £2280.
MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 29th JULY 2013
51 PRIME CATTLE comprising 4 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos), 2 Young Bulls & 42 Cast Cattle
2,902 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2293 Lambs & 609 Cast Ewes, Rams & Mature Hoggs
70 REARING CALVES (inc 6 STIRKS)
4 LOADS OF PRODUCE
MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 24th JULY 2013
Fortnightly Catalogue Sale of Store Lambs
Forward: 5,480 Head
Overall av £56.59 (£59.08 in 2012)
MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 22nd JULY 2013
55 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (und 30m) 4 Clean Cattle (ov 30m) 46 Cast Cattle & 3 Mature Bulls
2,944 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,215 Prime Lambs, 65 Mature Hoggs, 664 Cast Ewes & Rams
64 REARING CALVES
37 DAIRY CATTLE
4 LOADS OF PRODUCE
MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 17th JULY 2013
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF YOUNG FEEDING BULLS, STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, BREEDING CATTLE
FORWARD: 328 HEAD OF CATTLE
Comprising: 123 Young Feeding Bulls, 178 Bullocks & Heifers, 27 Breeding Cattle
CCM Auctions held their fortnightly cattle sale at Skipton Mart on Wednesday where a good entry was presented for sale. Trade was strong for what was generally a younger selection of cattle.
Bulls again sold well with a full ring side of customers, but please make sure all cattle are pre-entered so buyers can be properly informed. The premium bulls are still selling away well over £1200, and an overall average of nearly £1000 per head.
In the store ring there were some notable runs of cattle, bullocks to £1450 and heifers to £1440. But it was the nice yearling cattle that really sold above expectations. James Huck, Hubberholme selling British Blue heifers, 9 months old at £1170 and £1110, John Greenhalgh had 12 month old Charolais heifers at £1100 and David Johnson had Limousin heifers at £1045. Bullocks also found a good following, Jim Howarth’s pen of 10 Charolais bullocks at 14-15 months old selling at £1190 each, 5 more at £1100. John Cheetham had 2 yearling Charolais at £1100. Peter Fox’s 14 month Charolais at £1450 and £1300, and blue heifers at £1200. G&R Bulmer, Wakefield had Limousin x 12 months old at £1160 and £1150. A great pen of 3 Friesian type bullocks only 12 months old from G Pickersgill & Son sold at £920.
A mixed selection of cow & calves sold to £1580 on 2 occasions and averaged £1254 overall.