MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2015.
35 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle.
4,314 Prime Sheep comprising 3,788 Spring Lambs, 526 Cast Ewes & Rams.
80 Rearing Calves.
22 Dairy Cattle.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
465-555kg to 256.5p/kg av 221.92p/kg
485kg+ to 186.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1367,1359, GW&EJ Parker (Hefdx) 1190,1126, J Drinkall Ltd (Char) 1105
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 256.5,248.5, J Drinkall Ltd (Char) 225.5, GW&EJ Parker (Hefdx) 193.5,192.5
£ per head: D Pawson (AAx) 1175
p/kg: D Pawson (AAx) 186.5
Overall Average 97.44p/kg £627.93
Black & White to 115.5p/kg av 97.23p/kg
Limx to 114.5p/kg
BBx to 114.5p/kg
Sim to 93.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 912, WP Gratton 849, JR,CJ&D Drake 845, JK Blackburn&Son 793, M Baul&Sons Ltd 791
p/kg: J Caygill&Ptns 115.5, JR,CJ&D Drake 110.5, JT Rushton 109.5, WP Gratton 109.5,109.5, A Lawson&Son 106.5
£ per head: J E Cowperthwaite 727
p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite 114.5
£ per head: JE Cowperthwaite 687
p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite 114.5
Overall Average 103.5p/kg £1091.93
£ per head: EB Webster 1092
p/kg: EB Webster 103.5
A big show of lambs were forward for sale today and a straight average price achieved on the day. Smart goods were very good to sell, very best end over £2kilo, plenty of nice sorts 170’s to 180’s. A tidy handy weighted sort of lamb was around 150p to 160p and a more commercial type under 150p. The heavier types saw nice types over 150p and commercial types 140p.
Ewes were a better trade than the average would suggest with a large proportion of fresh weaned ewes in the entry.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £62.61 per head or 147.25p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 142.2p/kg av 129.3p/kg or £41.38 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 168.6p/kg av 142.83p/kg or £48.65 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 222.2p/kg av 148.41p/kg or £61.77 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 189.6p/kg av 142.78p/kg or £67.45 per head
52.1kg and over to 149.1p/kg av 141.07p/kg or £72.68 per head
Beltex average £68.08 per head or 167.64p/kg
£ per head: £91 T Boothman; £80 AW E &N Wade; £77.50 H Barker; £77 James Garth & Son; £76.50 A Jenkinson
p/kg: 208p James Garth & Son; 201.3p A Jenkinson; 198.6p J&J Garnett & Son; 189.6p T Boothman
Suffolk average £62.89 per head or 142.55p/kg
£ per head: £81 B Lund; £77 A&SE Duckworth; £75.50, £73.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £70 GR&SM Wearmouth; £68 Ashfield Farms
p/kg: 159.2p J Garth; 152.3p RA&M Earnshaw; 152.2p GR&SM Wearmouth; 151.2p CD&RF Kitching; 148.9p T Walmsley
Texel average £63.34 per head or 148.12p/kg
£ per head: £88 FW&JM Eddington; £85 C&SB Whitelock; £85 TH&A Pickard; £84 J Turner; £83 B Lund; £83 CA Crabtree
p/kg: 211.1p TB Moorhouse & Son; 206.6p, 200p PR Simpson; 198p James Garth & Son; 197.4p L Bancroft
Mule average £53.04 per head or 130.22p/kg
£ per head: £60 JC&N Throup; £56 AJ Mason; £55 JA Throup; £54.50 James Garth & Son; £54.50 K Dickinson;
p/kg: 139.2p TE Walker; 135.1p T Parker; 135.1p AW&E&N Wade; 130.5p JC&N Throup; 130.5p R&KA Burley
Charollais average £62.30 per head or 149.66p/kg
£ per head: £80 PL Metcalfe; £76 T Walmsley; £76 DG Boothman; £73 MJ Spensley; £73 NG Bailey & Co; £71 DG Boothman
p/kg: 172.7p T Walmsley; 169p, 165.2p, 164.3p DG Boothman; 162.2p, 161p MJ Spensley; 155.3p AE Stubbs & Son
Lleyn average £63.32 per head or 149.24p/kg
£ per head: £67.50 NG Bailey & Co; £61 DC Wood; £61 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 153.4p NG Bailey & Co; 148.8p DC Wood; 145.2p CD&RF Kitching;
Swaledale average £44.92 per head or 126.53p/kg
£ per head: £56 R&KA Burley &Son; £49 AJ Mason; £42 W Banks & Son
p/kg:127.3p W Banks & Son; 125.6p AJ Mason; 124.4p R&KA Burley & Son
Cull Ewes average £41.76
Suffolk to £78.50, Texel to £89.50, BFL to £68.50, Mule to £61.50, Lleyn to £51.50, Swaledale to £41.50, Masham to £55.50, Gritstone to £51.50, Cheviot to £62.50, Beltex to £77.50, Lonk to £44.50 Zwartbles to £64.50.
Lowland: £89.50 DG Boothman; £85.50 J Hopkinson; £84.50 RH&MR Ireland; £82.50 RG Greenwood
Mule/Masham: £61.50 DG Boothman; £60.50 JJ Beckwith & Sons; £57.50 A&SL Throup; £57.50 J Hopkinson
Horned: £44.50 MS Robinson; £41.50 J Hopkinson; £40.50 Ellis Bros
Hill: £68.50 J Hopkinson; £62.50 AM&HV Brown; £51.50 J Cheetham
Cast Rams average £52.64
Texel to £80.50 JR Dinsdale; Suffolk to £67.50 JM Smith; Swaledale to £34.50 J Hopkinson; Beltex to £87.50 M Hall
80 Rearing Calves to £495
B&W av £114.62 Cont av £360.42 Native av £225
A cracking show of black and white calves today with 42 on offer averaging £114.62 with Michael Heron of Bramhope topping at £280 for a superb Friesian Bull with Alan Middleton of Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey hitting £270 for a half bred Friesian. 42 Black and White calves averaged 32 days of age.
Continentals would be a touch easier with some of the better calves on hold until next week’s calf show but for the goods present trade was buoyant and a solid run from Wellocks of Kirkby Malham met a strong trade for their age topping at £445.
RE: CALF SHOW NEXT WEEK with Classes for All types and Breeds with a strong buyer attendance expected as always.
Brit Blue x (Av £379.17) to £445 IR&DE Wellock
Limousin x to £375 Town Head Farm Products
Simmental x to £495 Hayton & Stocks
Aberdeen Angus (Av £232.5) to £300 DL DM & J Heron
MRI (Av £213.33) to £250 L&A Watson
Black & White (Av £114.62) to £280 DL DM & J Heron
Brit Blue x (Av £316.67) to £365 IR&DE Wellock
Limousin x to £250 Town Head Farm Products
Aberdeen Angus (Av £205) to £255 JP&KE Hartley
Saler (Av £203.33) to £235 P Sharp & Son
B&W to £190 P Sharp & Son
Saler to £305 P Sharp & Son
Craven Dairy Auction (22 head)
A smaller show than usual and with further cuts to the milk price trade was certainly lighter with only the best of cattle making good prices. Pre-sale show judged by James Kayley, Halton West found Robin Jennings’ newly calved heifer to be the best on show and turned into the top price at £1720 selling to Gratton’s at Brimham Lodge. Keith Downs made the second top price with his 2nd Calver reaching £1700 with Richard Walker, East Morton reaching £1600 with a nice Shorthorn X Heifer.
Judge – James Kayley
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st GB Jennings 2nd H Downs & Son 3rd FA Broadwith
Newly Calven Cows: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd H Downs & Son 3rd B Haigh
In-Calf Heifers: 1st I Oliver & Partners 2nd I Oliver & Partners
Maiden Heifers: 1st JR&EL Mawson 2nd JR&EL Mawson
Champion – GB Jennings Reserve – H Downs & Son
1st Class Newly Calven Heifers (9): av £1522 to £1720 GB Jennings & Son
2nd Class Newly Calven Heifers (5): av £1155 to £1260 H Downs & Son
Newly Calven Cows (3): av £1333.33 to £1700 H Downs & Son
Incalf Heifer (2): av £1020 to £1140 I Olivers Partners
Maiden Heifers (2) : av £685 to £700 JR&EL Mawson