40 Prime cattle comprising 11 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle.
2970 Prime Sheep comprising 2452 Old Season Lambs & 518 Cast Ewes & Rams.
631 Breeding Sheep.
75 Rearing Calves.
5 Dairy Cattle.
4 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Trading back to normal after the variable order books of last week caused by retail sales hit by the weather. Keelham Farm Shop was to the fore buying the leading gross priced animal a Limousin cross heifer weighing 605kg from Malham Moor’s Bill Cowperthwaite for £1430 or 236.5p/kg. Keelham Farm Shop also added the leading priced steer a 565kg Limousin cross steer grossing £1404 or 248.5p/kg from Bill Cowperthwaite. Top priced p/kg was a Limousin cross heifer from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor which weighed 540kg and sold to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster for 258.5p/kg (£1396).
560kg+ to 248.5p/kg av. 241.95p/kg
485kg+ to 258.5p/kg av. 233.72p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1404, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1354
p/kg: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 248.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 235.5
£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1431, SD Bennett (Limx) 1396, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1387,1382, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1359
p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 258.5,245.5, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 256.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 254.5, 240.5
A lighter show of cast cattle and the heavy cows a penny cheaper on the week but the lean , plain cows although in short supply continue to sell well.
Overall Average 121.65p/kg £874.81
Black & White to 132.5p/kg av.119.35 p/kg
Brown Swiss to 128.5p/kg
Saler to 145.5p/kg
BBx to 150.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: CM&EM Gratton 1040, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1029,985, AL Dean&Sons 1019,998,988, A&CL Gray 984
p/kg: CM&EM Gratton 132.5,126.5, A&CL Gray 129.5, JD Crabtree&Son 126.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 125.5, AL Dean&Son 125.5
£ per head: N Parker (Brown Swiss) 912
p/kg: N Parker (Brown Swiss) 128.5
£ per head: R&K Gemmell (Saler) 1069, BL&R Lund (BBx) 986,
p/kg: BL&R Lund (BBx) 150.5, R&K Gemmell (Saler) 145.5
£ per head: T Riley (Beef Sh) 729
p/kg: T Riley (Beef Sh) 122.5
A nice show of lambs sold to an average price of 232p/kg which was in front of expectations on the day, and although it was 13p down on the week was still 11p up on 2 weeks ago.
Not as many of the best types around today, but these sold for either side of £3 per kilo, Andrew Phillips from Burton Leonard had the headline prices of 339p 337p 335p 331p 318p 309p(x2) and 307p, whilst Messrs Hurchinson from Faceby had lambs at 322p and 318p. Taylor Bros and Fox Farms were the other vendors with pens over 300p. Messrs Hutchinson topped the sale at £142 £141, £140 and £133 twice, whose run of 40 lambs averaged £130.12p. Andrew Phillips sold lambs to £140 £139 £135 £133 twice. Messrs Bretton & Son £138, JI&MP Greenwood £136, R&A Wallbank £135, DN&D Capstick £135, H Harvey & Son £134, R Wartigg £133 twice.
Export lambs still saw the better sorts 240p to 270p, with commercial sorts 230p to 240p.
Nice Heavy Lambs 55kg to 60kg generally £120 to £135, and nice 48kg to 52kg £115 to £125.
Mule Wethers not just as dear as last week, but 220p to 230p the price range this week, 45kg generally around £100. Horned lambs a very similar trade. Lightweight lambs would be dearer on the week.
Ewes were a fantastic trade today. Heavy ewes £120 to £135 regular away, best Mules over £100 and best Swales either side of £80.
Old Season Lambs – Overall Average £100.91 per head or 231.87p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 251.4p/kg av 206.91p/kg or £70.54 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 339.5p/kg av 235.89p/kg or £98.49 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 289.4p/kg av 230.61p/kg or £110.13 per head
52.1kg and over to 250.9p/kg av 218.28p/kg or £125.31 per head
Beltex average £115.37 per head or 275.45p/kg
£ per head: £142, £141 EP&JM Hutchinson; £140, £139 RL&AR Phillips; £137 EP&JM Hutchinson; £136 JI&MP Greenwood
p/kg: 339.5p, 337.5p, 334.2p, 331p RL&AR Phillips; 322.7p 318.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 309.3p x2 RL&AR Phillips
Suffolk average £107.64 per head or 238.75p/kg
£ per head: £133 EP&JM Hutchinson; £131 D&A Livestock; £123 JG Senior; £121 EP&JM Hutchinson; £118 JG Senior;
p/kg: 255.8p S Dorey; 252.2p x2 JF Nutter; 248.9p S Dorey; 247.8p S Wilson; 247.5p, 246.3p CR Brittain; 243.3p S Wilson
Texel average £101.27 per head or 235.54p/kg
£ per head: £140 EP&JM Hutchinson; £138 B Bretton & Sons; £134 H Harvey & Sons; £133 R Wartig; £131 EP&JM Hutchinson
p/kg: 284.1p TH Heslop & Sons; 281.8p D&A Livestock; 277.8p J&F Nutter; 277.6p, 271.8p, 268.4p CR Brittain;
Mule average £98.74 per head or 218.54p/kg
£ per head: £116 C Nelson & Sons; £114.5 R&KA Burley & Son; £114 H Harvey & Son; £109 J&F Nutter; £106 G Pickersgill & Sons
p/kg: 227.1p J&F Nutter; 225.5p G Pickersgill & Sons; 223.5p H Harvey & Sons; 221.7p, 220.5p J Pickles; 220.2p J&F Nutter;
Charollais average £110.43 per head or 234.95p/kg
£ per head: £113, £111 S Dorey; £110 TH Heslop & Sons; £103.5 PC Longdin
p/kg:250p TH Heslop & Sons; 245.7p, 231.3p S Dorey; 225p PC Longdin;
Swaledale average £74.47 per head or 188.94p/kg
£ per head: £113.5 C Nelson & Sons; £107 K Huck; £106 C Nelson & Sons; £103.5 AJ Mason; £98 Hayton & Stocks;
p/kg:214.2p C Nelson & Sons; 206.5p R&KA Burley & Son; 203.8p W Mason & Sons; 203.8p C Nelson & Sons;
Dalesbred average £83.86 per head or 203.78p/kg
£ per head: £109, £93.50 x2 JP Stirke; £80.50, £58 FW Horner & Sons;
p/kg: 227.1p, 207.8px2 JP Stirke; 191.7p, 181.3p FW Horner & Sons;
Cheviot average £103.58 per head or 240.7p/kg
£ per head: £104 TH Heslop & Sons; £103.5 BF Blezard; £98 C Crowther
p/kg:241.9p TH Heslop & Sons; 240.7p BF Blezard Ltd; 222.7p C Crowther
Lonk average £89.2 per head or 211.76p/kg
£ per head: £105, £93, £92.5, £91.5, £91.5, £76.50, £70 C Crowther;
p/kg: 215.1p, 214.3p, 212.8p, 212.8p, 202.2p, 200p, 196.2p C Crowther;
Suffolk to £120.50, Texel to £145.50, BFL to £115.50, Mule to £107.50, Lleyn to £68.50, Swaledale to £83.50, Dalesbred to £44.50, Cheviot to £121.50, Beltex to £115.50, Lonk to £49.50.
Lowland: £145.50, £140 B Bretton & Sons; £135.50 DJ Jackson
Mule/Masham: £107.50 H Harvey & Son; 104.50 KM&L Throup
Horned: £83.50 J Cheetham; £74.50 M Ryder & Sons;
Hill: £121.50 PJ&JE Bolland; £115.50 H Harvey & Son
Cast Rams average £84.5
Suffolk to £74.50, Texel to £103.50, Teeswater to £89.50, BFL to £117.50 Swaledale to £87.50, Beltex to £88.50, Lonk to £93.50.
Texel Store Lambs to £75 av £64 FH&N Bell
Suffolk Ewe + Single to £152 av £150 R Burniston
Suffolk Ewe + Twin to £200 av £196 RG Johnson
Texel Ewe + Single to £165 av £142 JR&DL Ogden
Texel Ewes + Twin to £230 av £200 JR&DL Ogden
Texel Ewe + 1.5 to £155 av £128 B Bretton & Son
Masham Ewe + Single to £100 RG Johnson
Mule Ewe + Single to £138 av £100 JR&DL Ogden
Mule Ewe + Twin to £210 av £144 JR&DL Ogden
Mule Ewe + 1.5 to £145 RG Johnson
Mule Shlg + Single to £150 DW Barker
Mule Shlg + Twin to £200 DW Barker
Zwartable Ewe + Twin to £120 RG Johnson
Rearing Calves to £460
B&W av £69.80 Cont av £333.48 Native av £203.33
Decent show of calves this morning with 75 landing through the door in total. A cracking buzz meant for a healthy trade with best continental bulls and heifers selling well with Graham Hayton topping at £460 for a Lim x bull with 19 British Blue bulls averaging £349 and topping at £420 twice for entries from Colin Whitelock, Gargrave and another from Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard. Good heifers got away to a ready trade with Colin Whitelock again topping proceedings at £420 for a cracking Limousin cross heifer with 16 blue heifers averaging £330 and peaking at £390 and £380 twice from Church Farm Enterprises.
Second rate heifers were harder to place along with native heifers, however native bulls were a touch dearer than late with AA bulls averaging £283 and topping at £360 for a 2mth old entry from Graham Hayton. B&W’s a touch dearer on paper but not as dear for the goods on offer compared to last week however £69.8 looks a respectable trade for all type.
Limousin x (Av £432.5) to £460 Hayton & Stocks
Brit Blue x (Av £348.95) to £420 C&SB Whitelock
Aberdeen Angus (Av £283.33) to £360 Hayton & Stocks
Norwegian Red (Av £65) to £70 J Gooch
Hereford X (Av £240) to £240 JM Smith
Black & White (Av £69.8) to £140 RM Spence
Simmental x (Av £232.5) to £310 D Calvert & Son
Ab Angus (Av £140) to £185 AJ Lee
British Blue (Av £330.69) to £390 Church Farm Enterprises
Lim (Av £325) to £420 C&SB Whitelock
Craven Dairy Auction (5 head)
A quiet show of dairy but a cracking trade for the milkers that braved the torrential rain to get to the market. David and daughter Suzy Lawson were chosen to have the best in the pre sale kindly judged by Martyn Jennings of Cowling. The champion a home bred pedigree heifer from the Newbirks herd had been calved 14 days and giving 32 litres sold to regular Skipton supporter Brian Blezard. Second highest price came from a homebred heifer from GB Jennings of South Stainley, Harrogate which found some strong support and was eventually snapped up by Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury.
Judge – Martyn Jennings
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd M&R Smith 3rd DR Robinson
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A Lawson & Son
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – M&R Smith
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1750): to £1880 A Lawson & Sons
Newly Calven Cows: to £1420 A Lawson & Son
Hay Mini Hestons 1st quality to £60 per bale
Mini Hestons 2nd quality to £24 per bale
Round to £30 per bale
Barley Straw Round to £36 per bale