25 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle.
1,053 Prime Sheep comprising 453 Spring Lambs, 357 Prime Hoggs, 25 Mature Hoggs, 218 Ewes & Rams.
407 Breeding Sheep.
44 Rearing Calves.
10 Dairy Cattle.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
The leading gross and price by weight was a 565kg Limousin cross heifer sold by Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Sons from Hutton which sold to Countrystyle Meats Ltd for £1466 or 259.5p/kg. Alan Beecroft of Countrystyle also bought the second highest gross and second highest p/kg this time from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield, a British Blue cross heifer weighing 555kg which made £1385 or 249.5p/kg. Leading buyers were both James Robertshaw buying for Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton and Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton and Stanforths Butchers of Skipton with 4 each.
465-560kg to 241.5p/kg
560kg+ to 233.5p/kg
400-480kg to 214.5p/kg
480kg+ to 259.5p/kg av.238.39p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1340, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1331
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 241.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 233.5
£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1467, (Blondex) 1329,(BBx) 1319, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1385, (Limx) 1372,
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 259.5,(BBx) 246.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 249.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 249.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd 239.5
A copper or two increase on to the value of the heavy dairies carrying finish, with the steaking cattle and plain cows still a very good underlying trade.
Overall Average 116.89p/kg £822.33
Black & White to 120.5p/kg av. 105.33p/kg
AA to 115.5p/kg
Hefd to 143.5p/kg
Limx to 139.5p/kg
BBx to 135.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: GT Booth 1006,891, JD Taylor&Son 668,607, GB Moorhouse 646,602
p/kg: GT Booth 120.5,116.5, GB Moorhouse 111.5,110.5,
£ per head: J Pollard (Hefd) 1112, TM Harrison (AA)745
p/kg: J Pollard (Hefd) 143.5, TM Harrison (AA) 115.5
£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 976, Ashfield Farms (Limx) 970
p/kg: Ashfield Farms (Limx) 139.5, GT Booth (BBx) 135.5
1,053 Prime Sheep comprising 453 Spring Lambs, 357 Prime Hoggs, 25 Mature Hoggs, 218 Ewes & Rams
New Season Lambs saw a very similar size entry of 453 head, with trade seeing a useful rise of around 10p/kg on the week. Nice handy weight Continental Lambs in strong demand (39kg-43kg) 240p to 270p regular away, tops at 290.2p/kg (41kg £119) for a pair of Continetals from T&J Moran, Nappa. JC Marshall from Dacre had a pen of 5 Texel cross lambs at 283.2p (42kg £119) and 3 Texel cross lambs at 282.9p (41kg £116), whilst 282.9p (41kg £116) was also achieved by A&EM Ashby & Son, Farnley with a pen of 6 Texel crosses. TA Robinson, Longridge had a good run of lambs which topped at 281.8p (44kg £124) for a pen of 3 Continental crosses, followed by M Crabtree Kettlesing at 281.4p (43kg £121). Heavier lambs (45kg+) saw the better end away up towards 250p, and commercials sorts 220p to 235p. Overall average for the 453 head of 242.4p/kg or £103.82 per head.
Prime Hoggs and Mature Hoggs (Teeth up) still coming forward, although numbers much tighter today. A very mixed bag, better handy weights still 190p to 220p, tops at 220.8p from Tim Robinson, Longridge, and selling to £116 twice from Tony Kiernan, Longridge, with £112 being achieved for Continentals from Nick Capstick Bolton by Bowland. Still seeing a nice bit of trade for the well finished sorts which should also be the case next Monday.
A decent show of Ewes and Rams saw anything with a good covering of flesh, but not over fat, or the leaner sorts sell away very nicely as trade reasonably brisk as buyers prepare for the upcoming festival.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £103.82 per head or 242.45p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 290.2p/kg av 245.73p/kg or £102.05 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 259.2p/kg av 230.5p/kg or £109.73 per head
52.1kg and over to 237.7p/kg av 206.49p/kg or £117.70 per head
Charollais average £103.33 per head or 241.06p/kg
£ per head: £123, £108 T Kiernan; £107 A&AR Phillipson; £102 CR&J Kippax; £100 T Kiernan; £98 J Fisher;
p/kg: 251.3p J Fisher & Son; 248.8p CR&J Kippax; 243.2p A&AR Phillipson; 238.1p T Kiernan;
Suffolk average £98.87 per head or 230.89p/kg
£ per head: £123 HJ&TJ Howarth; £122 J&F Nuitter; £121 ML Evans; £117 JA&JM Wade & Son; £117 J Metcalfe;
p/kg: 279.5p HJ&TJ Howarth; 265.1p A&EM Ashby & Son; 250p ML Evans; 249p J&F Nutter; 246.7p I Barrett & Son;
Texel average £105.58 per head or 246.85p/kg
£ per head: £127 JC Marshall; £126 I Barret & Son; £124 TA Robinson; £124 J&F Nutter; £124 CR&J Kippax; £121 TA Robinson
p/kg: 290.2p T&J Moran; 283.3p, 282.9p JC Marshall; 282.9p A&EM Ashby & Son; 281.8p TA Robinson; 281.4p M Crabtree;
Rouge average £109.41 per head or 237.27p/kg
£ per head: £121 JA&JM Wade & Son; £120 H&S Maudsley; £116, £114, £112, £110, £105, £100 JA&JM Wade & Son;
p/kg: 279.1p H&S Maudsley; 252.2p 248.9p, 244.4p, 233.3p, 232.7p, 222.2p, 195.2p JA&JM Wade & Son
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £87.82 per head or p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 165.7p/kg av 155.03p/kg or £53.25 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 202.2p/kg av 176.24p/kg or £71.06 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 220.8p/kg av 171.87p/kg or £83.93 per head
52.1kg and over to 207.1p/kg av 151.32p/kg or £88.15 per head
Beltex average £94.64 per head or 198.35p/kg
£ per head: £116 T Kiernan; £106 TA Robinson; £93, £89, £72.5 DN&D Capstick; £70 J&J Garnett;
p/kg:220.8p TA Robinson; 207.1p T Kiernan; 194.4p J&J Garnett; 190.8p, 186p, 178p DN&D Capstick
Suffolk average £91.25 per head or 178.5p/kg
£ per head: £100 Barton Contractors; £90 B&J Sutcliffe; £88 B&J Sutcliffe;
p/kg:183.3p, 174.4p, 163.6p B&J Sutcliffe; 147.1p Barton Contractors;
Texel average £93.22 per head or 182.3p/kg
£ per head: £116 T Kiernan; £112 DN&D Capstick; £107 S Spyrou; £105 T Kiernan; £104 Barton Contractors;
p/kg: 214.3p T Kiernan; 208.5 A&J Bancroft; 202.2p TA Robinson; 200p x2 T Kiernan; 191.1p S Spyrou
Mule average £66.75 per head or 152.33p/kg
£ per head: £88 Barton Contractors; £78 L Burrows; £77 Fair Place Farm; £69 L Burrows; £66, £65 BW Appleton;
p/kg: 177.3p L Burrows; 169.2p Barton Contractors; 156.8p L Burrows; 151.3p BW Appleton; 151p Fair Place Farm
Swaledale average £56.42 per head or 151.06p/kg
£ per head: £74, £70 B&J Sutcliffe; £62 BW Appleton; £61 JK Wilson; £60 JG Senior; £58 WR&M Airey;
p/kg:170.7p, 168.2p B&J Sutcliffe; 165.7p, 160.9p WR&M Airey & Sons; 160p JK Wilson; 158.3p W Rathmell;
Suffolk to £83.5, Texel to £104.5, BFL to £75.5, Mule to £78.5, Lleyn to £58.5, Swaledale to £50, Lonk to £57.5.
Lowland: £104.5 HJ&TJ Howarth; £96.5 AW&N Wade;
Mule/Masham: £78.5 J&C Wright; £76.5 MJ&RH Wallbank
Horned: £57.5 AW&N Wade; £49.5 JA&JH Hewetson;
Hill: £75.5 Fair Place; £64.5 BW Appleton;
Cast Rams average £48.38
Suffolk to £60.5, Texel to £44.5, Swaledale to £52.5, BFL to £82.5.
Rearing Calves to £415 (44)
B&W av £65.67 Cont av £327.41 Native av £104.3
44 calves through the door this morning with a nice trade throughout. A good show of black and white calves met a nice trade today with Richard and Ann Wright of Airton topping with a fleshy Holstein at £140. A brace of Limousin bulls from Paul and Janet Bolland of Airton sold nicely to £360 and £350. Blues again topped the day with Joss Lancaster’s sweet blue calf selling to £415 and heading to Malton.
A younger show of native calves saw a slower trade than previous weeks with a lot of week to fortnight of age calves selling in the £100 - £150 mark.
Continental were nice to sell, not quite the quality of the previous fortnight but still plenty of bidding to see the better end make £290 - £310 with Mike Longster of Fellbeck topping at £310.
Limousin x (Av £355) to £360 PJ&JE Bolland
Brit Blue x (Av £367.14) to £415 J&SA Lancaster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £105.35) to £120 Flasby Estates
Montbelliard X (Av £140) to £140 GD&A Midgley
Black & White (Av £65.67) to £140 RL Wright & Son
Ab Angus (Av £103.28) to £155 RL Wright & Son
British Blue (Av £288) to £310 JF Longster & Son
Lim (Av £140) to £140 GD&A Midgley
407 Breeding Sheep
A lovely late season show for the Bank Holiday singles show experienced a nice trade, best of the day was £310 for the 1st Prize Lowland Ewe with a single lamb at foot. Presented by John & Janet Wilson, Settle, this Beltex cross Rouge Shlg with a Beltex Lamb sold to C Dabill, Yeadon. The same vendors had others at £240, £220 twice, and £200 twice. Hywell Williams Llangadog brought his second spring consignment north to Skipton and topped at £240 for a pair of Texel Hoggs with Singles. Other better end of Ewes with twins £180 to £200. Robert Johnson made £200 of Texel Hoggs with singles, JW Stockdale £190 of Texels with Twins, whilst best Mules with singles in the £180’s (£188 and £185 RG Johnson) and other good outfits in the £170’s, with Mule hoggs av £171 per outfit and Texles £174. Several batches of geld Gimmer hoggs had Texels at £150 MG Benson, £140 and £130 H Metcalfe, and Mules to £110 H Williams and £105 M Burton.
Several entries on the book for next week, and sales will continue weekly whilst entries keep coming forward. Next week includes 29 Mule Hoggs (homebred) with Continental lambs and 10-15 outfits Texel and Mule Hoggs with Lambs. Other entries to the Mart office by 5pm Friday please for catalogue listing. Thankyou
Show Results –
Class 1 - Horned Ewe with Lambs
1st C Nelson 2nd JH&J Bland 3rd C Nelson
Class 2 – Lowland Ewe with Lambs
1st J&J Wilson 2nd J&J Wilson 3rd HW Williams
Class 3 – Best Hogg with Lambs
1st RG Johnson 2nd HW Williams 3rd R Stockdale
Texel Hoggs to £150
Texel Ewe + Single to £180
Texel Ewe + Twins to £220
Texel Ewe + Mixed to £190
Texel Shlg + Twins to £165
Texel Hogg + Single to £240
Mule Hoggs to £110
Mule Ewe + Single to £122
Mule Ewe + Twins to £148
Mule Ewe + Mixed to £150
Mule Hogg + Single to £188
Swale Ewe + Single to £210
Chev Ewe + Single to £115
Beltex Ewe + Single to £240
Beltex Hogg + Single to £140
Rouge Shlg + Single to £310
Swale Shlg + Single to £160
Zwartable Hogg + Single to £170
Craven Dairy Auction (10 head)
A good trade in the dairy ring this morning with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton claiming the championship with his Armitage Pesky daughter, which giving 30kg at just 11 days calved went on to sell for £1900 to JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley. A couple of 3rd calvers from Ian Parkinson of Barden sold away nicely to a high of £1500 to Roger and Sam Naylor of Middleton, Ilkley.
A run of strong incalf heifers from Richard and David Verity of Grewelthorpe met a healthy trade with an average of £1456 for the 5 presented topping at £1560. The heifers which were due June/ July and incalf to named sired Aberdeen Angus found new homes with either the Naylor or Shuttleworth family.
Judge – Pete Dakin
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners; 2nd M Baul & Partners; 3rd GB Jennings;
Newly Calven Cows:1st MD Parkinson; 2nd MD Parkinson
Incalf Heifers: 1st RN Verity 2nd RN Verity 3rd RN Verity
Champion – M Baul & Partners Reserve – M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1775): to £1900 M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Cows (av £1425): to £1500 MD Parkinson
Incalf Heifers (av £1456): to £1560 RN Verity