59 Prime cattle comprising 11 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 48 Cast Cattle.
2,119 Prime Sheep comprising 56 Spring Lambs, 1776 Old Season Lambs, 287 Cast Ewes & Rams.
715 Breeding Sheep.
30 Rearing Calves.
42 Dairy Cattle.
2 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
A light show of cattle and good trade with Mesrs CD&RF Kitching heading up the gross prices at £1401 for their 580kg Limousin cross heifer which sold to Keelham Farm Shop. Top price p/kg was paid by Countrystyle Butchers at 260.5p for a 525kg Limousin cross heifer consigned by James Drake which grossed £1368. Next week is the May Prime Show and a good attendance of buyers is assured.
465-555kg to 252.5p/kg
560kg+ to 244.5p/kg av.232.5p/kg
485kg+ to 260.5p/kg av. 222.12p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JA Drake (BBx) 1394, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1365, (Limx) 1233, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1351
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 252.5, JA Drake (BBx) 244.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 239.5,214.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1401, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1388, (Limx) 1218, JA Drake (Limx) 1368,
p/kg: JA Drake (Limx) 260.5, JM Townsend (BBx0 242.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 241.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 236.5
A good entry of cattle carrying finish carried over from the previous weeks Bank Holiday sale with trade strengthening by the week. Best dairies grossing over £1000 and Beef crosses headed up by D&J Isherwood with an Angus cow at £1293 and a 36 month old cow at 168.5p/kg
Overall Average 121.29p/kg £821.01
Black & White to 127.5p/kg av. 114.75p/kg
Jersey to 99.50p/kg
Danish Red to 113.5p/kg
Limx to 139.5p/kg av.134.32p/kg
BBx to 143.5p/kg av. 139.92p/kg
AAx to 168.5p/kg av. 140.53p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: AP Townsend 1033, JD Taylor&Son 998, MP Jennings (Dairy) 955, N Parker 925, RW&M Walker 899, E&KM Marshall 891
p/kg: AP Townsend 127.5,124.5, PA Whitaker 125.5, N&SA Fort 124.5, M Baul7Sons Ltd 124.5, H Downs&Son 123.5, JD Crabtree&Son 123.5
£ per head: S&PE Bowker & Son (Dan Red) 999, JP&KE Hartley (Jer) 522
p/kg: S&PE Bowker&Son (Swed Red) 113.5, JP&KE Hartley (Jer) 99.5
£ per head: CH&OF Hammond (Limx) 1081, N Parker (BBx) 1054, BL&R Lund (BBx) 1048,
p/kg: N Parker (BBx) 150.5, BL&R Lund (BBx) 143.5, CH&OF Hammond (Limx) 139.5, AE Schindler (BBx) 135.5
£ per head: D&J Isherwood 1293,843, 785, G&MA Lawn 1208, 1011
p/kg: D&J Isherwood 168.5,152.5, 137.5, G&MA Lawn 140.5, 137.5,
2119 Prime Sheep
Sheep numbers holding up well for the time of year with over 2,000 head still penned for sale.
Spring Lambs were a decent trade again, and more customers operating this week. Top price of £126 was paid for a pen of 3 Continental cross 44kg lambs from Tom Walmsley of D&A Livestock in Haverah Park purchased by Countrystyle Meat of Lancaster, who purchased another pen at £124 from the same vendor. Mark Evans of Steeton had second highest price of £125 for Suffolk crosses and these made their way into Lancashire to Hamlets Butchers of Garstang. Geordie Parker from Slaidburn also made £124 of Charollais crosses purchased by Nick Dalby for Stephen Maskill, Quality Butchers in Hebden Bridge.
Thomas Walmsley of D&A Livestock also had top price per kilo of 295p, this time for a pen of 40kg Continentals selling to Countrystyle meat. John Barnes of Sawley made 290p of 41kg Texel crosses, the purchaser was Ali Shan of Yorkshire Halal Meat Suppliers.
A more mixed show of Old Season Lambs this week with less of the smart Beltex types in the entry than has been seen of late. Nick Capstick of Bolton By Bowland had top price of £110 selling to Nick Dalby on behalf of Kendalls Farm Butchers in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, and Nick also made £109 each selling to James Robertshaw of Keelham Farmshops in Thornton and Skipton. Steve Baines of Sawley made £109 of Texels selling to Nick Dalby again for Kendalls Farm Butchers, whilst Henry Atkinson made £108 and £105 to Keelhams Farm Shop, and another pen at £107 to Kendalls Farm Butchers. Hill bred lambs were a shade easier than last week, but good Horned and Mule wethers still receiving a good following on the day.
There was a smaller show of cast sheep and these sold to a similar trade on the week, several pens of strong Mule Ewes selling well into the £80’s, and Heavy ewes to £129.50. The 287 total cast and feeding sheep averaged £69.68 each.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £113.26 per head or 261.67p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 295.0p/kg av 266.19p/kg or £111.91 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 255.1p/kg av 248.82p/kg or £120.14 per head
52.1kg and over to 228.3p/kg av 220.00p/kg or £121.00 per head
Suffolk average £119.61 per head or 255p/kg
£ per head:£125 ML Evans; £123 JP Barnes; £121x2 ML Evans; £120 D&A Livestock; £120 ML Evans
p/kg:278.6p, 272.7p D&A Livestock; 266.7p, 255.1p ML Evans; 251p JP Barnes
Texel average £111.8 per head or 265.87p/kg
£ per head: £126, £119 D&A Livestock; £119 JP Barnes; £118, £103 D Clarke; £100 JP Barnes
p/kg:290.2p JP Barnes; 286.4p, 283.3p D&A Livestock; 270.3p, 236.8p JP Barnes
Charollais average £111 per head or 264.81p/kg
£ per head: £124, £120, £118 D&A Livestock; £124 G&SE Parker & Son; £113, £110 CW Marwood & Son;
p/kg:295p, 285.7p, 275.6p D&A Livestock; 275p, 262.8p CW Marwood & Son
Old Season Lambs – Overall Average £77.10 per head or 174.04p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 243.0p/kg av 161.2p/kg or £55.13 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 288.0p/kg av 178.6p/kg or £75.24 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 229.8p/kg av 175.1p/kg or £83.60 per head
52.1kg and over to 183.9p/kg av 156.6p/kg or £84.61 per head
Beltex average £88.70per head or 225.3p/kg
£ per head: £110 £109 £96 £94 89 DN&D Capstick; £94.50 £90 Fox Farm; £92 £81.50 WA VJ JA Towler;
p/kg: 227.1p 223.8p 211.5p DN&D Capstick; £224.4p 222.9p WA VJ JA Towler; 219.8p 216.2p Fox Farm
Suffolk average £78.39 per head or 177.1p/kg
£ per head:£85 E SImpson & Son; £84.50 D&J Isherwood; £84 W Crane;
p/kg:193.0p RJ Lambert; 179.1p S Dorey; 177.5p G&JN Booth;
Texel average £81.89 per head or 184.6p/kg
£ per head:£109 E&S Baines; £108 £106 £105 £103 H Atkinson; £102.50 W Crane;
p/kg: 229.8p 214.3p A Atkinson; 213.5p W Crane; 202.0p RJ Lambert;
Mule average £77.50 per head or 170.6p/kg
£ per head: £86 £84.50 £84 £82 £81.50 S Dorey; £83 DG Johnson; £80 G Thackray; £80 E Simopson & Son; £80x2 J Pickles;
p/kg: 183.0p 182.6p 181.1p 179.8p 173.1p 169.1p S Dorey; 177.8p E Simpson & Son; 173.1p M Burrill;
Charollais average £83.40 per head or 181.7p/kg
£ per head: £96 H Atkinson; £87.50 M&E Thornber; £80 S Dorey; £77 SJ Sugden;
p/kg: 203.5p M&E Thornber; 181.1p H Atkinson; 173.9p S Dorey; 171.1p SJ Sugden
Masham average £84.22 per head or 175.8p/kg
£ per head: £87 £82 S Dorey
p/kg: 177.6p 174.5p S Dorey
Swaledale average £60.46 per head or 159.3p/kg
£ per head: £85 C Nelson & Son; £78 B&J Sutcliffe; £75 K Huck; £74 R&KA Burley; £73 AJ Mason; £71 JK Wilson;
p/kg: 173.3p 162.5p B&J Sutcliffe; 167.6p PL Metcalfe; 167.5p x4 S Dorey; 163.4p J Pickles; 160.9p R&KA Burley;
SBF average £81.85 per head or 180.29p/kg
£ per head: £89 £83.50 £78 J&E Slater;
p/kg: 185.4p 181.5p 177.3p J&E Slater;
Cheviot average £76.55 per head or 176.4p/kg
£ per head: £87 £78x2 F&M Parkinson; £81 GW Thackray; £78x3 AR&CA Parkinson;
p/kg: 189.1p 177.9p F&M Parkinson; 181.7p 180.0p 179.5p FA Holmes;
Suffolk to £88.50, Texel to £129.50, BFL to £76.50, Mule to £85.50, Lleyn to £70.50, Swaledale to £54.50, Charollais to £55.50, Zwartbles to £89.50, Beltex to £82.50, Lonk to £44.50.
Lowland: £129.50 W Watson; £112.50 A&CL Gray; £109.50 JA&JH Hewetson
Mule/Masham: £85.50 T&G McGarrell; £81.50 J Brotherton; £80.50 F Webster;
Horned: £54.50 JC&N Throup; £52.50 M&R Smith;
Hill: £70.50, £66.50 CD&RF Kitching;
Cast Rams average £73.04
Texel to £108.50 Swaledale to £69.50 Beltex to £85.50
Another large show of over 300 outfits this week although trade not just as hot as last week with hoggs and lambs £15 per outfit cheaper. Older sheep however with strong lambs were good to sell.
Next week there is an entry of 850 Geld Gimmer Hoggs, 650 outfits of Hoggs with lambs and 250-300 Ewes with lambs at foot. Please note sale commences at 10.30am and is a fully catalogued sale.
Down x Ewe BM with Single to £96 RW Hebdon
Suffolk Ewe Crct with Single to £110 PA Eggleston
Suffolk Ewe Crct with Twins to £165 GE&M Stockill
Texel Ewe Crct with Single to £120 JS Stephenson
Texel Ewe BM with Single to £LS Stephenson
Texel Ewe Crct with Twins to £200 C Smith
Texel Ewe BM with Twins to £160 RJ Umpleby
Texel Ewe with 1.5 to £175 JP Stirke
Texel Shlg with Singles to £90 J Moore
Texel Shlg with Twins to £200 C Smith
Texel Hoggs with Singles to £200 IT Manning
Mule Ewe Crct with Singles to £102 RW Hebdon
Mule Ewe BM with Singles to £112 RD Metcalfe
Mule Ewe Crct with Twins to £185 C Smith
Mule Ewe BM with Twins to £150 RD Metcalfe
Mule Ewe Crct with 1.5 to £125 RW Hebdon
Mule Ewe BM with 1.5 to £135 DA&FR Gibbon
Mule Shlg with 1.5 to £90 J Moore
Mule Shlg with Twins to £290 JR&EL Mawson
Mule Shlg with 1.5 to £182 GE&ME Stockill
Mule Hoggs with Sinlges to £190 RG Johnson
Chev Ewe BM with Singles to £98 RW Hebden
Suffolk Half Bred Ewes with Singles to £118 P Eggleston
Suffolk Half Bred Ewes with Twins to £165 P Eggleston
Rearing Calves to £380
B&W av £109.80 Cont av £303 Native av £215
A few less about today but a flying trade for the goods on offer especially the black and whites which saw an average of £109.69. British Blue saw some handy top prices with Malcolm Fewster topping the bulls at £380 and Fred Houseman £360 in the heifers with some plainer sort bringing the average back.
Limousin x (Av £340) to £340 D CLarke
Brit Blue x (Av £300) to £380 M Fewster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £200) to £200 M Fewster
Danish Red (Av £180 to £180 K&M Berry
Black & White (Av £109.80) to £165 J Gooch
Ab Angus (Av £230) to £230 Church Farm Enterprises
British Blue (Av £303.33) to £360 Church Farm Enterprises
Craven Dairy Auction (42 head) Including the Yorkshire Holstein Club Sale: to £3200
Buyers were drawn from far and wide to the Yorkshire Holstein Club sale with the furthest coming all the way from Sussex.
A strong turnout of dairy for the Late April Show and Sale which included the Yorkshire Holstein Club Show and Sale with William Oldfield handing out the prizes in the judging ring. It was Edward Fort’s heifer from the Silmoor Herd that caught his eye, giving 27 litres and calved 21 days he eventually chose it as his champion. The heifer by their homebred ‘Shottle’ Son ‘Silmoor Medallion’ went on to sell for £1800. The Reserve Champion from GB Moorhouse of Bell Busk faired well also with his entry ‘Aireburn Lineman Bowe’ who was calved three weeks and giving 29 litres sold to the Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton. Other Noted prices were A&SL Throup with Dalesbrad Pan Ash Dawn 2 at £1850; Jennings Farmers with Abbeyhouse Imp Jen at £1800; A Lawson & Son at £1780 for Newbirks Heliotrope 369 at £1780.
Despite a healthy trade in the milkers it was the Bulls from Brian Moorhouse that stole the show with his 1st Prize bull selling to £2000 and his 2nd Prize Bull Aireburn Saturn selling to the sale top price of £3200 and heading to the Metcalfe family of Brearton.
It has been a while since John Beckwith of Gargrave has sold dairy stock in Skipton however it was a victorious return with both 1st and 2nd in class and joint top price with £1280 with John Roberts of Huddersfield and Duncan Holme of Beamsley also reaching £1280.
A huge thank you to all vendors and purchasers for supporting today’s sale.
Judge – William Oldfield
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers 1st EJ Fort 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd A Lawson & Son Newly Calven Heifers: 1st SM&MT Stapleton 2nd DR Robinson 3rd SM&MT Stapleton
Newly Calven Cows: 1st H Downs & Son
In-Calf Heifers: 1st JJ Beckwith & Son 2nd JJ Beckwith 3rd A Lawson & Son
Champion – EJ Fort Reserve – GB Moorhouse
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers : av £1706 to £1950 GB Moorhouse
Newly Calven Heifers : av £1431 to £1780 DR Robinson
Newly Calven Cows av £1350 to £1350 H Downs & Son
Incalf Heifers: av £1112.50 to £1280 JLP Roberts, £1280 GD&JC Holme; £1280 JJ Beckwith & Sons
Pedigree Dairy Bulls av £2100 to £3200 GB Moorhouse
Hay Mini Hestons to £33 per bale
Barley/Oat Straw Mini Hestons to £24.50 per bale