50 Prime cattle comprising 25 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle.
3,370 Prime Sheep comprising 3131 Prime Hoggs & 239 Cast Ewes & Rams.
25 Rearing Calves.
7 Dairy Cattle.
29 Breeding Sheep.
13 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
A good entry of clean cattle and the edge off the trade. A few commercial heavier cattle got away very well on the day. Top price was £1455 for a British Blue cross heifer from Mesrs S&P Scriven of Elslack which went to Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton. Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster were up there with a 545kg Limousin cross heifer bought from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield for £1403 or the joint top price per kg of 257.5p, a price shared with the leading gross from S&P Scriven.
465-560kg to 248.5p/kg
560kg+ to 240.5p/kg av.230.5p/kg
400-480kg to 216.5p/kg
480kg+ to 257.5p/kg av. 219.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JA Drake (BBx) 1371, JA Mellin (BBx) 1358, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1350
£ per head: S&P Scriven (BBx) 1455, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1403,(BBx) 1389,TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1383
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 257.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 257.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 249.5, JA Mellin (Limx) 238.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 119.5p/kg £866.38
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: BJ&L Sutcliffe (BBx Str) 866
p/kg: BJ&L Sutcliffe (BBx Str) 119.5
Cull Cow Prices
Another week and another new buyer in attendance and the cast cow trade continues moving upwards. Heavy dairies are now 105p+ to a top of £980. Beef cross cows were a much sharper trade indicating that numbers are beginning to tighten.
Overall Average 100.18p/kg £716.09
Black & White to 109.5p/kg av.96.97p/kg
Blondex to 109.5p/kg
Limx to 131.5p/kg
BBx to 137.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 980,939, AN Bolland 892,849, S&PE Bowker&Sons 802
p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 109.5,108.5,105.5, AN Bolland 107.5,107.5, AL Dean&Sons 106.5, P&J Brown&Son 104.5
£ per head: I&M Lancaster (BBx) 949
p/kg: I&M Lancaster (BBx) 137.5
£ per head: AB&RA Woodhouse 901
p/kg: AB&RA Woodhouse 131.5
Overall Average 89.50p/kg £823.40
£ per head: TB Moorhouse&Son 823
p/kg: TB Moorhouse&Son 89.5
3,370 Prime Sheep comprising 3131 Prime Hoggs & 239 Cast Ewes & Rams
A very similar show for numbers on the week, and a better trade than we had predicted, the overall sale average standing at 190.22p/kg, this looking a great result on the day and very pleasing for an entry of over 3000 lambs.
Heavier lambs found a ready following with the Heavy (46kg to 52kg) weight bracket averaging 184.8p and within this weight bracket Texels standing at 188.6p, in comparison to this the Texels 36kg to 45kg levelled at 201p. The over 52kg weight bracket (Others) levelled at 175p.
Lowland lambs had the following top performers when Messrs T&J Thornber of Sawley topped the sale at £117 for Texels, whilst EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby made £114 twice, £113 £110 £109 £108 and £106 twice in their good run of lambs, whilst Messrs F Webster of Northallerton topped their run at £114 with 44kg Charollais’s and had others at £110 and £105 twice. Peter Broadwith of Burnt Yates also made £114, Ben Simpson from Derbyshire £113 for Continentals, Nick Capstick from Bolton by Bowland £110, and Kevin Marshall £108.50 for 41kg. Topping per kilo were Messrs EP&JM Hutchinson at 297.4p with 38kg at £113. The smarter end of lambs from 230p to 265p.
Handyweight Continentals and nice Sufoflk lambs 38kg to 43kg were best to sell on the day, and generally these just about held their value form last week.
The prime weight Mule wethers were not up to the quality of recent weeks, but still they were cheaper on the week by 5p/kg, to level at 175p, however good sorts still sold well with Bob Stubbs, Northwich getting 42kg Mules to £81.50 each.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £81.89 per head or 190.22p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 248.6p/kg av 179.22p/kg or £60.94 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 297.4p/kg av 193.28p/kg or £80.53 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 247.8p/kg av 184.81p/kg or £88.84 per head
52.1kg and over to 220.8p/kg av 175.44p/kg or £94.53 per head
Beltex average £95.17 per head or 234.67p/kg
£ per head: £114x2 EP&JM Hutchinson; £113 AC Simpson; £113, £110 EP&JM Hutchinson; £110 DN&D Capstick
p/kg: 297.4p EP&JM Hutchinson; 264.6p K Marshall; 261.9p EP&JM Hutchinson; 248.6p K Marshall;
Suffolk average £84.69 per head or 188.16p/kg
£ per head: £105 G&MA Lawn; £99 F Reeday & Son; £96.5 N Morphett; £95 NA Bell; £94.5 M Preston; £92 N&M Hugill;
p/kg: 228.3p G&MA Lawn; 204.9p CD&RF Kitching; 202.4p T Smith; 197.7p CR Brittain; 195.7p K Marshall; 194.4p S Dorey;
Texel average £85.43 per head or 195.17p/kg
£ per head: £117 MT Thornber; £114 JP Broadwith; £110 F Webster; £105 x2 F Webster; £105 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg:251.2p RJ Capstick; 247.5p Stocks Enterprises; 244.2p FW&JM Eddington; 239p K Marshall; 237.5p JP Broadwith;
Mule average £77.33per head or 175.2p/kg
£ per head: £85 WM Hall; £84.5 J Pickles; £84 E&S Baines; £83.5 B Stubbs; £83, £82.5 J Redmayne; £82.5x2 J Pickles;
p/kg: 194p B Stubbs; 188.8p CD&RF Kitching; 181.5p B Stubbs 180.7p CD&RF Kitching; 180.4p J Redmayne;
Charollais average £76.8 per head or 186.55p/kg
£ per head: £114 F Webster; £101 EP&JM Hutchinson; £88.5 NA Bell; £86.5, £82 CR Brittain; £79.5 E&S Baines; £76.5 L Throup
p/kg:259.1p F Webster; 216.3p CR Brittain; 201.1p NA Bell; 200p CR Brittain; 184.9p E&S Baines; 180.3p, 180px2 L Throup
Swaledale average £54.95 per head or 157.53p/kg
£ per head: £81 Ellis Bros; £73 F Reeday & Son; £66 W Mason & Son; £62 JK Wilson; £61 FCN&M Walker; £55.5 AG Horn
p/kg: 172.3p Ellis Bros; 167.6p JK Wilson; 163.6p W Mason & Son; 162.1p, 160.3p SM Towler; 157.1p W Mason & Son
Cheviot average £72.02 per head or 182.91p/kg
£ per head: £80.5 B Dibb; £78.5 T Smith; £75 S Dorey; £70, £68.5 Brafferton Manor;
p/kg:192.3p S Dorey; 191.5p T Smith; 180.3p, 179.5p Brafferton Manor; 175p B Dibb
Suffolk to £65.5, Texel to £95.5, BFL to £79.5, Mule to £73.5, Swaledale to £31.5, Masham to £70.5, Cheviot to £61.5, Dalesbred to £23.5 RH&EA Close.
Lowland: £95.5 MJ&C Thornber; £93.5 J Redmayne
Mule/Masham: £73.5, £70.5 C&SB Whitelock;
Horned: £31.5, £28.5 G&MA Lawn
Hill: £79.5 SJ Sugden; £69.5 F Webster
Cast Rams average £46.58
Texel to £81.5, Beltex to £30.
Rearing Calves to £430 (25)
B&W av £121 Cont av £353 Native av £143
A ruck of calves could have been sold today on the trade we had. Blue bulls were a pleasure to sell with almost all selling for £400 - £430 with Church Farm Enterprises topping with a lovely bull calf. A couple of cracking black and whites from Chadwick and Leaver sold to £160 and £150 respectively.
Blue heifers were the pick of the females with Fred Houseman leading the trade once again at £370 and £380, with a brace of Limousin heifers from Graham Hayton selling for £350.
Brit Blue x (Av £398.33) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises
Aberdeen Angus (Av £190) to £190 JP&KE Hartley
Black & White (Av £121) to £160 Chadwick & Leaver
Ab Angus (Av £131.25) to £155 JP&KE Hartley
British Blue (Av £289) to £380 Church Farm Enterprises
Lim (Av £350) to £350 x2 Hayton & Stocks
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
A small show of milkers on offer today but a good number of bidders ringside made for a good trade for all presented. Colin Whitelock did the honours in the judging ring picking out a lovely red heifer from Graham Donaldson of Busby, giving 35kg and calved just 14 days she sold for £1920. Ian Parkinson’s 3rd calver made a good price at £1620 for a lovely wearing 30kg cow. However it was a couple of 6th Calver’s from Midgeley’s at Luddendenfoot which topped at £1180 that looked the trade of the day for some young looking cows.
Next Sale is the 11th March.
Judge – Colin Whitelock
Champion – GP&J Donaldson Reserve – MD Parkinson
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1620): to £1920 GP&J Donaldson
Newly Calven Cows (av £1260): to £1620 MD Parkinson
Breeding Sheep – Weekly at 11:30am
Today was our opening weekly sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot where a nice trade was experienced. Top price twins was £230 for correct Texel from RJ Umpleby who sold at £225 and £220. J Hitchen achieved £220 twice and singles to £170.
Please advise the Office of all entries by 12noon on Fridays prior to sale for the weekly online catalogue. Thankyou
Texel Correct Twins
£230 £195 RJ Umpleby
£225 J Hitchen
Texel Correct Singles
£162 J Hitchen
£155 RJ Umpleby
Suffolk Correct Twins
£225 £220 £190 RJ Umpleby
Suffolk Correct Singles
£170 RJ Umpleby
Mule Correct Twins
£225 J Hitchen
13 LOADS OF PRODUCE
Hay Mini Heston to £46 per bale
Quads to £36 per bale
Small to £4.50 per bale
Haylage Round to £33 per bale
Wheat Straw Mini Heston to £25 per bale