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.