38 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle.
3,661 Prime Sheep comprising 3201 Prime Lamb, 460 Cast Ewes & Rams.
42 Rearing Calves.
2 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Phil Gregory of DA Gregory &Son were in attendance at the October Prime Show to secure the very best for their Bacup shop in the Supreme Champion, a 600kg Limousin cross heifer which had been shown all summer by the Jowett family of Queensbury, £1587 or 264.5p/kg. Gregory’s also secured the reserve a 575kg British Blue heifer from the weekly consignment of RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton which made the leading p/kg price of 270.5p and grossed at £1555. Plenty of retail customers at the ringside ensured that a very good show of cattle met a very good trade. Increased weight in the steers which included a couple of grass fed bullocks 4 av.613kg av. price £1182. Heifers 11 av. wt. 547kg av. price £1378. Leading buyer in terms of quantity was Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton closely followed by DA Gregory&Sons, Countrystyle Meats Ltd, Lancaster, Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton, Ellisons Butchers, Cullingworth, and Stanforths Butchers, Skipton.
Steers – 1st & 2nd CD&RF Kitching
Heifers – 1st & Champion S&NV Jowett 2nd & Reserve – RT&J Critchley 3rd SD Bennett
465-560kg to 158.5p/kg
560kg+ to 236.5p/kg av. 205.46p/kg
480kg+ to 270.5p/kg av.249.26p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1395, 1378
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 236.5,235.5.
£ per head: S&NV Jowett (BBx) 1587, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1555, TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 1469, SD Bennett (LImx) 1342
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 270.5,264.5,256.5, S&NV Jowett (BBx) 264.5, TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 255.5, (Limx) 250.5
Overall Average 145.02p/kg £924.49
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JR Carr (Limx) 962, CM&EM Gratton (B&W) 887
p/kg: JR Carr (Limx) 164.5, CM&EM Gratton (B&W) 128.5
Cast cows were a sharp trade. A few young cows on offer today meant the top of the dairies at 126.6p for Wood Bros whilst meated heavy dairies were in the same slot of 105-110p. An occasional plain cow in the 70s but most in the 80s in this category. Steaking cows were 95p.
Overall Average 97.66p/kg £616.44
Black & White to 126.5p/kg av. 97.77p/kg
Nor Red to 87.5p/kg
MRI to 86.5p/kg av.79.38p/kg
Fleck to 109.5p/kg
Limx to 119.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: CM&EM Gratton 886,807,747, Wood Bros 831,829, C Smith&Sons 743, J Wellock 669
p/kg: Wood Bros 126.5,119.5, C Smith&Sons 108.5, CM&EM Gratton 105.5,104.5,99.5, N&SA Fort 99.5,99.5
£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 635, N&SA Fort (Nor Red) 560, C Watson (MRI) 423
p/kg: C Watson (Fleck) 108.5, N&SA Fort (Nor Red) 87.5, C Watson (MRI) 86.5
£ per head: KD&W Midgley (Limx) 717, (BBx) 634
p/kg: KD&W Midgley (Limx) 119.5, (BBx) 106.5
3,661 Prime Sheep comprising 3201 Prime Lamb, 460 Cast Ewes & Rams
As predicted, sheep were a much sharper trade on the week, with fed lambs receiving a strong enquiry from the full contingent of buyers ringside. George Sunderland of Sykes Gate took the championship rosette awarded by Judge Paul Watson at this months prize show and sale. They weighed 45kg and sold at £106 each to Vivers Scotlamb. Top price on the day was £111 paid to N&AD Boynton Ripon for Beltex purchased by Hartshead Meat Co, whilst D&A Livestock made £110 each selling to Kitson and Sons Butchers of Yarm. Richard and Mark Ireland had a strong run of lambs topping at £108 to Kendalls Farm Butchers in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate who also purchased lambs at £107 from D&A Livestock in Haverah Park. Ellis Bros had a great consignment of lambs topping at £106 to Vivers Scotlamb, who also bought a second pen at £106 from George Sunderland. John and Rob Marshall of Dacre sold two pens of lambs both at £106 to Kendalls Farm Butchers. Brayton Farmshop near Selby secured lambs at £104 each from N&AD Boynton. Top price per kilo was 245p for Beltex from JG Hall & Son Gargrae to Vivers Scotlamb. Lowland lambs that have been creep fed received a good enquiry, handyweights 180-190, smarter goods £2 plus, heavies generally 170p, smarter sorts 180-190p.
Hill bred lambs were better to sell, strong Mules to £77.50 JR Taylor & Son and also £77.50 and £77 from AJ Mason, £77 JH Throup, whilst per kilo the top price was 155.8p/kg from P&SN Smith & Sons, Lofthouse and others at 154.4p from JH Throup Silsden Moor and 152p AJ Mason. Horned lambs were in larger number, and as requested were generally well fleshed lambs weighing 34kg to 37kg selling from £48 to £53, up to £54 from Sheila Mason Keasden Head.
Cast Sheep were a larger show and heavier types would be better to sell, whilst lightweight ewes were a similar trade.
1st G Sunderland 45kg £106 Vivers Scot Lamb
2nd D&A Livestock 50kg £110 Kitson Butchers
3rd Ellis Bros 43kg £103 Ellis Bros
1st J&C Wright 53kg £88 A Atkinson
2nd RA&M Earnshaw 48kg £84 M Etherington
1st WA&A Booth 49kg £73 A Atkinson
2nd JC&N Throup 51kg £73 P Watson
3rd JK Wilson 47kg £69 N Dalby
Champion – G Sunderland
Reserve – D&A Livestock
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £75.90 per head or 170.2p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 245.2p/kg av 174.3p/kg or £74.50 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 241.3p/kg av 166.4p/kg or £79.50 per head
52.1kg and over to 204.4p/kg av 161.4p/kg or £83.67 per head
Beltex average £87.17 per head or 208.0p/kg
£ per head: 110 £104 D&A Livestock; £107 £103 Ellis Bros; £106 G Sunderland; £104 N&AS Boynton; £103 JG Hall; £101 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg: 245.2p JG Hall; 239.5p 232.6p Ellis Bros; 237.5p 231.6p HB Atkinson; 235.7p A Jenkinson; 235.6p G Sunderland; 227.3p RJ Lambert;
Suffolk average £76.20 per head or 160.9p/kg
£ per head: £88 £85.50 £83 £80 J&C Wright; £87.50 £84 RA&M Earnshaw; £85x2 TH Mellin;
p/kg: 175.0p RA&M Earnshaw; 171.1p CD&RF Kitching; 169.8p PJ&JE Bolland; 166.0p J&C Wright; 165.6p D&A Livestock;
Texel average £75.97 per head or 170.4p/kg
£ per head: £111 N&AD Boynton; £108 RH&MR Ireland; £107 D&A Livestock; £106x2 JC Marshall; £100 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg: 241.3p N&AD Boynton; 230.2p D&A Livestock; 225.6p H&S Maudsley; 223.8p A Jenkinson; 222.5p J&J Garnett;
Charollais average £74.88 per head or 164.5p/kg
£ per head: £88 T Kiernan; £82.50 £80 JR Taylor; £75 H&S Maudsley;
p/kg: 174.4p H&S Maudsley; 166.0p T Kiernan; 164.0p CH&OF Hammond;
Mule average £67.86 per head or 148.0p/kg
£ per head: £77.50 JR Taylor; £77.50 £77 AJ Mason; £77 JH Throup; £73 JC&N Throup; £73.00 £71.50 WA&A Booth;
p/kg: 155.8p P&SN Smith; 154.4p 151.0p JH Throup; 152.0p 151.0p AJ Mason; 150.0p JK Wilson; 150.0p FG Throup;
Masham average £65.63 per head or 152.6 p/kg
£ per head: £67.50 A&SL Throup; £60 R&E Pollard;
p/kg: 157.0p A&SL Throup; 139.5p R&E Pollard;
Swaledale average £48.50 per head or 134.9p/kg
£ per head: £54 JH&SM Mason; £54 RW&B Chapman; £53 Hayton & Stocks; £52.50 W Mason & Son; £52 AJ Mason;
p/kg: 140.6p 139.5p Hayton & Stocks; 138.2p W Mason & Son; 136.8p AJ Mason; 135.7p JH&SM Mason; 135.0p RW&B Chapman;
Suffolk to £95.50, Texel to £104.50, Jacob to £28.50, Mule to £63.50, Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £30.50, Easy Care to £55.50, Beltex to £65.50.
Lowland: £104.50 JH&SM Mason; £104.50 HB Atkinson;
Mule/Masham: £63.50 J Sugden; £62.50 JH&SM Mason;
Horned: £30.50 J Cheetham;
Hill: £57.50 DC Wood;
Cast Rams average £93.17
Texel to £125.50, Swaledale to £27.50.
Rearing Calves to £335 (42)
With the big show of calves last week a nice number of calves forward this week. Aberdeen Angus Bulls topped at £330 from Mr E.J Fort. The sale consisted of a third of them being black and whites topping at £105. Rearing Black and Whites calves selling very well, with the second-rate Black and Whites making either side of £40 with some younger calves less.
Best Blues over the £300 mark and the next grade of Blues making £220-£260.
B&W av £ Cont av £ Native av £
Limousin x (Av £270) to £270 C&SB Whitelock
Brit Blue x (Av £244) to £335 J&SA Lancaster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £267) to £330 EJ Fort
Flekvieh (Av £167) to £185 C Watson
Black & White (Av £42) to £105 RM Shackleton
Cont av £ Native av £
Charollais x (Av £220) to £240 C Smith
Ab Angus (Av £150) to £150 M&R Smith
British Blue (Av £250) to £290 C Smith
Lim (Av £270) to £295 C&SB Whitelock
5 loads of Produce
Wheat Mini Heston £18 per bale
Hay Small Bale £3.50 per bale