92 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 69 Cast Cattle.
2,703 Prime Sheep comprising 2392 Prime Hoggs, 311 Cast Ewes & Rams.
92 Breeding Sheep.
45 Rearing Calves.
31 Dairy Cattle.
10 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Top gross was a 660kg British Blue cross heifer consigned by Malcolm Metcalfe of Baldersby which sold to Keelham Farm Shop for 222.5p/kg. Malcolm Metcalfe also headed the field with the highest priced by weight price of the day at 250.5p/kg for a 530kg Blonde cross heifer which also sold to Keelham Farm Shop at a gross of £1328.
465-555kg to 226.5p/kg av.223.96p/kg
560kg to 239.5p/kg av. 185.59p/kg
400-480kg to 180.5p/kg
485kg+ to 250.5p/kg av. 202.42p/kg
560kg+ to 154.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JA Drake (Blondex) 1377, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1229,1212,
p/kg: JA Drake (Blondex) 239.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 226.5, 221.5
£ per head: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1469, 1434, (Blondex) 1328, JR Metcalfe (Charx) 1411, R Wood (BBx) 1279,1259.
p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 250.5, JA Drake (Limx) 238.5, R Wood (BBx) 235.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 229.5, (Blondex) 229.5, R Wood (BBx) 229.5
£ per head: AP Townsend (Sim) 1221
p/kg: AP Townsend (Sim) 154.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 132.74p/kg £862.84
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: A Thompson Farms Ltd (BBx) 1045, GB Jennings (B&W) 885, RH&EA Close (B&W) 658
p/kg: GB Jennings (B&W) 139.5, A Thompson Farms Ltd (BBx) 137.5, RH&EA Close (B&W) 118.5.
Cast cow trade up again and able to absorb the increased numbers available. Dairies carrying finish 115p+ and a young B&W cow from JG Hall&Son at 133.5p/kg. A pure British Blue cow from BL&R Lund headed the section weighing 655kg and making 185.5p/kg or £1215.
Overall Average 111.64p/kg £749.98
Black & White to 133.5p/kg av. 106.26p/kg
Swed Red to 107.5p/kg
Limx to 134.5p/kg av. 125.87p/kg
BBx to 185.5p/kg av. 151.6p/kg
Path to 135.5p/kg
AAx to 128.5p/kg av. 119.68p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: GB Moorhouse 1029, J Caygill&Ptns 939, G Abbott&Sons 936, JG Hall&Son 928, MP Jennings (Dairy) 918
p/kg: JG Hall&Son 133.5, A Thompson Farms Ltd 117.5, J Caygill&Ptns 117.5, G Abbott&Sons 116.5, 115.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) 115.5
£ per head: M Fewster (Swed Red) 538
p/kg: M Fewster (Swed Red) 107.5
£ per head: BL&R Lund 1215, B Spensley Ltd 1098, D&S Hollings 941, T&J Smith 908
p/kg: BL&R Lund 185.5, B Spensley Ltd 171.5, D&S Hollings 141.5, T&J Smith 132.5
£ per head: BL&R Lund (Path) 1030, D&S Hollings (Limx) 982, JT Robinson (Limx) 949, SD Bennett (Limx) 892, 727,
p/kg: BL&R Lund (Path) 135.5, D&S Hollings (Limx) 134.5, JT Robinson (Limx) 126.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 126.5
Overall Average 129.5p/kg £1191
£ per head: RH&EA Close 1191
p/kg: RH&EA Close 129.5.
A similar entry of sheep today were a better trade on the week with all classes a couple of £’s dearer, overall average of 174p/kg (+3p on the week)
Smart lambs were a sharp trade all sale long, Henry Atkinson topped the market at £124 for 42kg Beltex crosses sold to Vivers Scotlamb, followed at £119 for Beltex crosses from Taylor Bros Rathmell selling to Thomas Shepherdson. Taylor Bros had 3 further pens selling for £113 £109 £106. Fox Farms from Clitheroe had a nice run of lambs at £109 £105 and £103, whilst Henry Atkinson had a further pen at £104 and Ian Marsden from Hoylandswaine near Penistone. The top price per kilo was 295.2p/kg from Henry Atkinson, with the same vendor making 265.7p & 251.4p for Beltex crosses. Taylor Bros made 262.8p 242.9p 242.4p and 240.9p of their run of lambs, Fox Farms 253.5p, John Eddleston from Great Harwood made 248.6p and 243.6p of Beltex crosses whilst Mike Allen of Staithes made 246.2p.
Commercial Lowland Lambs at handy weights (38kg to 43kg) were keenly contested all sale long, 185p for 200p for nice skinned sorts 175p to 180p for the others, and lighter continental lambs were dearer than last week.
Heavy Lowland lambs (46kg to 52kg) were a shade dearer than last week, with the smartest butchers types making 200p plus, to a top of 242.9p for 49kg from Taylor Bros of Rathmell. Henry Atkinson made 216.7p of 48kg adding up to £104, whilst Ian Marsden made 212.4p of 49kg or £104. James Towler of Steelands Farm, Grindleton made 210.6p of 47kg Beltex crosses or £99 per head.
Hill bred lambs were dearer on the week. The best Mules and Mashams generally were £30 to £32 over the weight, Steve Dorey topped at £85 others at £77.50(x2) and £77(x2), Bob Stubbs made the trip up from Cheshire and topped at £78 and Jeff Pickles at £77.50 were the leading prices, per kilo tops of 179.3p for Mashams (43kg @ £77) from Steve Dorey, the same vendor had others at 179.1p 178.0p(x2) and 174.4p, Messrs Kitching from Grisedale Farm made 175.6p, Bob Stubbs 173.0p and Kevin Wilson, Blubberhouses 172.2p. Horned lambs toped at £78 from Chris Crowther of Oldham, the same vendor also selling at £73.50, Swaledale lambs to £70 from Stephen Taylor of Sheffield, and £69.50 from Messrs Palmer of Twiston, whilst per kilo they sold at 169.6p and 162.5p from Chris Crowther, also 162.2p from Steve Dorey. Cheviots this week topped at £82 or 195p from Tony Kiernan of Longridge plenty of other nice pens in the 180’s.
Ewes were again dearer recording an overall average of £67, although to be fair there was good show of mainly heavier ewes and a smaller proportion of horned ewes than of late. Best Heavy ewes £110 to £120, nice Continental Ewes eitherside of £100, best end of Mules £69-£70 and good Horned & Hill Ewes £50 to £60.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £75.16 per head or 173.95p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 186.2p/kg av 147.88p/kg or £45.76 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 265.7p/kg av 180.07p/kg or £62.69 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 295.2p/kg av 178.9p/kg or £74.89 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 242.9p/kg av 165.3p/kg or £79.18 per head
52.1kg and over to 181.1p/kg av 153.23p/kg or £83.15 per head
Beltex average £94.24 per head or 230.13p/kg
£ per head: £124 HB Atkinson; £119, £113, £109 Taylor Bros; £109 Fox Farm; £106 Taylor Bros; £104 HB Atkinson; £103 Fox Farm
p/kg: 295.2p HB Atkinson; 265.7p HB Atkinson; 262.8p Taylor Bros; 253.5p Fox Farm; 251.4p HB Atkinson;
Suffolk average £77.64 per head or 170.57p/kg
£ per head: £85, £80.50 S Dorey; £80 T Walmsley; £80 H Downs & Son; £77 S Dorey; £77 J Cheetham; £75 Lambert - Milehouse
p/kg: 182.9p CD&RF Kitching; 179.1p, 177.1p, 175p S Dorey; 175p J Cheetham; 171.4p CD&RF Kitching; 170.5p T Kiernan
Texel average £77.27 per head or 174.9p/kg
£ per head: £100, £99, £97 I Marsden; £96 T Walmsley; £96 AM Binns; £95 J Baines; £94 T Walmsley; £94 DJ Halliday;
p/kg: 216.7p IMA&RJ Smith; 214.3p C Crowther; 214.1p IMA&RJ Smith; 213.3p, 211.9p T Walmsley; 206.8p IJ Pratt;
Mule average £72.60 per head or 163.87p/kg
£ per head: £78 B Stubbs; £77.50 J Pickles; £77.50 S Dorey; £77 N&J&S Taylor; £77 J Palmer & Son; £77 G Beresford;
p/kg: 178p x2 S Dorey; 175.6p CD&RF Kitching; 174.4p S Dorey; 173p B Stubbs; 172.7p JK Wilson; 172.2p, 170p S Dorey;
Masham average £76.12 per head or 177.22p/kg
£ per head: £85, £77, £73.50 S Dorey;
p/kg: 179.3p, 179.1p, 163.5p S Dorey;
Charollais average £75.11 per head or 174.38p/kg
£ per head: £104 I Marsden; £82.50 PC Longdin; £75.50 JR&DL Ogden; £71.50 L Throup
p/kg: 212.2p I Marsden; 175.5p PC Longdin; 174.4p L Throup; 164.1p JR&DL Ogden
Lleyn average £72.74 per head or 178.24p/kg
£ per head: £75.50, £74x2 , £73 CD&RF Kitching; £69.50 RG&SJ Paul;
p/kg: 180.5p, 179.8p, 178p, 168p, CD&RF Ktiching; 178.2p RG&SJ Paul
Swaledale average £56.68 per head or 150.57p/kg
£ per head: £70 N&J&S Taylor; £69.50 J Palmer & Son; £66 P Addyman; £65.50 J Palmer & Son; £60 JA&JH Hewetson;
p/kg: 158.1p JA&JH Hewetson; 156p, 154p J Palmer; 153.8p JA&JH Hewetson; 151.6p TE Walker; 151.4p J Cheetham
Dalesbred average £61.05 per head or 159.56p/kg
£ per head: £63 JA&JH Hewetson; £60 S Dorey; £55 DA Robinson;
p/kg: 162.2p S Dorey; 157.5p JA&JH Hewetson; 137.5p DA Robinson
SBF average £56.14 per head or 154.52p/kg
£ per head: £67x2, £48 JE Greenwood;
p/kg: 171.8p, 150p, 145.7p JE Greenwood;
Suffolk to £105.50, Texel to £122.50, BFL to £78.50, Mule to £70.50, Lleyn to £44.50, Swaledale to £53.50, Masham to £45.50, Gritstone to £58.50, Cheviot to £62.50, Beltex to £109.50, Zwartbles to £66.50.
Lowland: £122.50 HB Atkinson; £118.50 HB Atkinson
Mule/Masham: £70.50 JA Throup; £69.50 E&AM Simpson;
Horned: £53.50 JW Sayer; £47.50 W Banks & Son
Hill: £78.50 HB Atkinson; £62.50 M Thwaite;
Cast Rams average £57.50
Texel to £89.50 JR&DL Ogden; Beltex to £58.50 K Huck;
92 Breeding Sheep (Weekly @ 12noon)
An increased entry of Ewes with Lambs @ foot for this week’s sale attracted a larger ringside of buyers a similar trade was also see to the week before. Best single outfits equivalent of £75-£90 per life. Best twins £65 per life and commercial types £50-£60 per life. Top price for twins today was £200 for a correct Charlollais x Ewe with Beltex lambs from Stephen Pepper of Oxenhope, the same vendor sold Beltex x Charollais Ewes with single Cont x lambs for £180. Messrs Shepherd of Pateley Bridge sold Suffolk ewes with singles for £160 and texel ewes with twins for £180 on two occasions. Richard Umpleby of Killinghall sold two pens of Suffolk ewes with twins for £180.
Suffolk Ewes & Twins £180x2 RJ Umpleby; £172 £170 FM Shepherd & Son;
& Singles £160 FM Shepherd & Son; £120 RJ Umpleby;
Beltex x Ewes & Singles £180 S Pepper;
Charollais x Ewes & Twins £200 S Pepper;
Texel ewes & Twins £180 £178 £170 RJ Umpleby; £180x2 FM Shepherd & Son
Scotch halfbred & Twins £160 RG Johnson & Son;
Mule Ewes & Twins £152 RG Johnson & Son
Mule Ewes & Singles £100 J&JA Preston & Son
NEXT WEEK –
Dispersal of Lowland Flock for J Hopkinson, Cowling comp – 45 Mule Ewes 2shr to correct. Scanned inlamb to Texel due late March.
Also – 20 Mule Ewes 4crop to correct with Strong twin Charollais lambs, 20 Cont & Mule ewes with Texel lambs, 20 Cont & Suff Ewes with Beltex x Lambs.
Rearing Calves to £410 (45)
B&W av £61.53 Cont av £322.45 Native av £160
Quieter show of calves following show week with a serious mix in the quality of calves through the ring. Fred Houseman and Martyn Jennings saw the peak of the trade seeing their bulls at £410 and £400 respectively. Black and whites a touch dearer on the weak with best calves all around the £100 mark up to £115 for a strong calf from John Marshall, Dacre.
Brit Blue x (Av £335.94) to £410 Church Farm Enterprises
Blonde x to £350 N&R Sutcliffe
Saler to £155 Townhead Farm Products
Black & White (Av £61.53) to £115 JC Marshall
Limousin (Av £215.4) to £240 RM Spence
Brit Blue x (Av £293.75) to £320 Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus to £160 GB Moorhouse
Saler to £180 RL Wright & Son
Craven Dairy Auction (31 head)
A small show of milkers today but a boat load of buyers for them. Milkers found some fierce bidding with Peter Baul’s week calved heifer topping proceedings at £1720 giving 25 litres. Incalf cattle were good to sell with D&P Brown of Ramsgill seeing their heifer top the section at £1250 with Duncan Holme next at £1180. Incalf cows from the Brown family of Earby found their 6th Calver incalf cows harder to place topping at £720.
A run of Organic Brown Swiss X Holstein Heifers saw a full clearance despite the heifers not being quite big enough for their age they topped at £690.
Judge – Wick WIlliams
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Son 2nd GB Jennings 3rd D&P Brown
Newly Calven Cows: 1st J Wellock 2nd D&A Fort
In-Calf Heifers: 1st D&P Brown 2nd D Reay
Champion – M Baul & Son Reserve – J Wellock
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1620): to £1720 M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Cows (av £1520): to £1520 J Wellock & £1520 J Wellock
Incalf Heifers (av £1066): to £1250 D&P Brown
Incalf Cows (av £640) to £720 WA Brown
Maiden Heifers (av £550) to £690 GP&R Simpson
Hay Small bale to £3 per bale av. £2.95per bale
Mini Hestons to £13 per bale
Quads to £76 per tonne
Barley Straw Mini Hestons to £20 per bale
Wheat Straw Quads to £79 per tonne