68 Prime cattle comprising 8 Clean Cattle and Young Bulls (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 58 Cast Cattle.
3726 Prime Sheep comprising 3171 Spring Lambs, 555 Cast Ewes & Rams.
59 Rearing Calves.
51 Dairy Cattle.
3 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton and Thornton along with Stanforths Butchers Skipton competed strongly at the ringside for the handful of clean cattle on offer. The market topped out at 261.5p/kg or £1308 for a 500kg British Blue Heifer from Ben Townsend of JM Townsend, Laneshawbridge. Mr Townsend followed that with the leading priced steer a 520kg Limousin cross which again fell to Keelham Farm Shop along with his top priced heifer. Stanforths Butchers purchased Mr Townsend’s third entry a 525kg British Blue cross heifer at 241.5p/kg or £1268 for their Skipton Shop and catering butchery business.
Next week sees the August Primestock Show and numbers are required.
465-555kg to 260.5p/kg
485kg+ to 261.5p/kg av 156.66p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JM Townsend (St) 1355,(Hfr) 1308,1268
p/kg: JM Townsend (Hfr) 261.5,(St) 260.5,(Hfr) 241.5
Young Bulls (28 mos)
Overall Average 159.5p/kg £980.93
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: SD Gill (BB) 981
p/kg: SD Gill (BB) 159.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 128.00p/kg £688.37
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 705, B&J Sutcliffe (Str) 672,
p/kg: B&J Sutcliffe (Str) 138.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 117.5
Overall Average 95.88p/kg £646.36
Black & White to 112.5p/kg av 92.49p/kg
Jersey to 100.5p/kg
Limx to 124.5p/kg av 116.78p/kg
BBx to 123.5p/kg av 111.06p/kg
Murray Grey to 107.5p/kg av 101.88p/kg
Saler to 117.5p/kg
AAx to 104.5p/kg
Hefdx to 113.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: Calvert Bros 900,836,786,761,756, J Caygill & Ptns 849,825, PJ Bolland 784, JW Morrell 775, Frankland Farms 761
p/kg: Calvert Bros 112.5,111.5, G Abbott & Sons 111.5,109.5, J Caygill & Ptns 108.5,107.5,106.5, PA Whittaker 105.5
£ per head: G Boothroyd&Son (Jer) 623
p/kg: G Boothroyd &Son (Jer) 100.5
£ per head: JGE Heseltine & Son 928, J Nelson 799, DT Houseman 716
p/kg: DT Houseman 124.5,JGE Heseltine & Son 108.5, J Nelson 104.5
£ per head: DT Houseman 747,608
p/kg: DT Houseman 124.5,108.5
£ per head: J&J Garnett (MG) 957, Beeston Hall Farms (Saler) 764, J&M Blakey (Hefd) 743, MD Farms Ltd (AA) 732
p/kg: Beeston Hall Farms (Saler) 117.5, J&M Blakey (Hefd) 113.5, J&J Garnett (MG) 107.5,MD Farms Ltd (AA) 104.5
Overall Average 95.71p/kg £581.44
£ per head: FW Horner & Son 648, 515
p/kg: FW Horner & Son 108.5,87.5
3,726 Prime Sheep
Trade slipped today further than expected as lamb comes under price pressure. Processers reporting very subdued export demand and numbers increasing countrywide and so todays average fell to 140p/kg. However, the smart lambs and handy weight types took least harm, and smart heavy lambs were also a decent trade on the day, but commercial types were harder to cash on the week.
The bright spot in today’s sale was CCM’s annual Young Handlers show & sale of prime lambs. This event aims to educate the future farmers of our industry into coming to livestock marts having prepared stock for sale and to enjoy the experience of showing lambs in a prize competition before entering the ring with their lambs to offer it for sale. Our judge for today was Mr Simon Barker of Stanforths Butchers and each of the competitors deserves congratulations for turning out impeccably and showing their lambs. Simon’s choice as champion handler was Miss Rosie Garth of Burton in Lonsdale, whose Beltex cross wether lamb weighed 35kg and sold for £108 to the judge. Other prize winners and prices are as listed below.
Young Farmers Prime Lamb Show
Class 1 – Under 10s
1st Rosie Garth £108 Stanforths Butchers
2nd Isobel North £96 Paul Watson
3rd Lilly Ireland £70 Vivers Scot Lamb
4th Emma Lawn £85 Stanforths Butchers
Class 2 – 11 to 16 years
1st Josh Lawn £92 Keelham Farm Shop
2nd Jack Simpson £83 Vivers Scot Lamb
3rd Sam Phillipson £77 Keelham Farm Shop
4th Oscar Simpson £82 Vivers Scot Lamb
Class 3 – 17 to 26 years
1st Natasha Simpson £84 Paul Watson
2nd Laura Robinson £87 T Shepherdson
3rd Tom Carlisle £83 Paul Watson
4th Rob Ellis £88 Paul Watson
Champion – Rosie Garth £108 Stanforths Butchers
Reserve – Josh Lawn £92 Keelham Farm Shop
Jordan Makenna £59, Mollie Phillipson £74, Henry Preston £65, Bobby Crabtree £87, Neive Ireland £68, Amy & Nancy Lawn £85.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £60.51 per head or 140.7p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 308.6p/kg av 154.2p/kg or £51.83 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 214.6p/kg av 141.3p/kg or £60.24 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 200p/kg av 135.2p/kg or £64.05 per head
52.1kg and over to 149.1p/kg av 139.4p/kg or £81.33 per head
Beltex average £66.98 per head or 166.76p/kg
£ per head: £108 Rosie Garth; £88 Fox Farm; £87 RC Crabtree; £86 P Crabtree & Son; £84,£83 PW Simpson; £79 DG Boothman
p/kg: 308.6p Rosie Garth; 212.2p Fox Farm; 207.5p PW Simpson; 202.3p RC Crabtree; 200p MB Townley; 200p Fox Farm
Suffolk average £59.29 per head or 135.18p/kg
£ per head: £85 G&MA Lawn; £80 G Sunderland; £72, £71.80 G&MA Lawn; £69 R&AM Earnshaw & Son; £66 GR&SM Wearmouth
p/kg: 177.1p, 167.4p, 163.2p G&MA Lawn; 153.8p G Sunderland; 145p R&AM Earnshaw; 144.2p B Spensley ltd
Texel average £59.55 per head or 140.55p/kg
£ per head: £96 JL North; £88 Ellis Bros; £87 S Robinson; £85 Watson Livestock; £83 D&J Carlisle; £82 PW Simpson
p/kg: 214.6p Ellis Bros; 210.3p PW Simpson; 193.3p S Robinson; 192p JL North; 184.4p D&J Carlisle
Mule average £53.08 per head or 128.82p/kg
£ per head: £59 AC Price; £55 G&MA Lawn; £53.50 J&K Harker; £52 JW Sayer & Son; £52 J&K Harker; £51.50 RH&DE Parker
p/kg: 134.1p AC Price; 130.5p, 130p J&K Harker; 128.8p RH&DE Parker; 126.8p JW Sayer & Son; 125p G&MA Lawn
Charollais average £57.64 per head or 135.2p/kg
£ per head: £92 J Lawn; £74 S Walmsley; £67 P Crabtree & Son; £61.80 A Guy & Son; £61.50 J Frankland; £61.20 JR Metcalfe
p/kg: 200p J Lawn; 160.9p S Walmsley; 155.8p P Crabtree & Son; 143p J Frankland; 140.5p A Guy & Son; 138.2p LJ Clay
Cull Ewes average £48.67
Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £104.50, Mule to £67.50, Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £45.50, Masham to £40.50, Gritstone to £25.50, Cheviot to £74.50, Beltex to £61.50, Lonk to £46.50.
Lowland: £104.5 PC Longdin; £94.50 RH&MR Ireland; £91.50 A Atkinson;
Mule/Masham: £67.50, £54.50, £53.50, £53 B Bretton & Sons;
Horned: £46.50 AW&EN Wade; £45.50 AJ Mason; £45.50 B Bretton & Sons
Hill: £74.50 RH&MR Ireland; £57.50 HW&F Wilkinson; £50.50 R&A Jennings
Cast Rams average £62.23
Texel to £73.50 PC Longdin; Suffolk to £79.50 A&A Bradley; Charollais to £92.50 L Throup; BFL to £74.50 P Addyman & Son; LLeyn to £81.50
59 Rearing Calves to £590
B&W av £117.12 Cont av £378.38 Native av £262
Calves just starting show signs of easing with a quality show of calves just starting to slip. The best blues and black and whites bucked this trend but it was noticeable anything not quite on the money were a touch easier.
Black and whites were up and down with the very best from Alan Middleton of JP&KE Hartley hitting the top with a ¾ Friesian bull flying to £290 with David Hall, Mark Smith and Michael Heron all breaking the £200 mark. Commercial calves were less in the £60- £90 with young plain calves £25-£55.
British Blue calves were once again leading the way with one of the best runs of calves I’ve ever seen in this auction. David Smith of Bents farm hit the top with two fantastic blues reaching £590 and £585, Hartleys reached £585 & £565 and Booths and Sowray at £560 and £500 respectively. Heifers were also strong with a sale average of £395.71 to £450 from Hartley’s again.
Today black and white calves averaged 35 days of age with British Blues 33 days of age average. Keep taking note of age and price.
Limousin x (Av £185) to £185 PJ Bolland
Brit Blue x (Av £537) to £590 C Smith
Ab Angus (Av £273) to £335 DL DM J Heron
Blonde x (Av £255) to £310 N&R Sutcliffe
Simmental (Av £275) to £275 JF Longster
Black & White (Av £117) to £290 JP&KE Hartley
Limousin x (Av £251) to £350 A Sowray & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £395) to £450 JP&KE Hartley
Ab Angus (Av £191) to £225 JM Smith
Simmental (Av £265) to £275 JF Longster
Craven Dairy Auction (51 head)
A mixed sale of all types of cattle for today’s dairy sale with 51 head going under the hammer. Robin Jennings of South Stainley was judged to have the best beast in the market, a Pedigree heifer calved 12 days giving 35kgs which eventually sold for £1750 to Wick Williams. Reserve Champion went to the Calvert family of Crathorne near Yarm with a 4th calver which had been classified EX90 with 10gens of VG or EX behind it and arguably one of the best cows we’ve sold in the market ended up selling for £2100 to William Oldfield of Stocks Enteprises.
A rake of maiden heifers from a number of vendors were on show today with a fantastic pedigree Holstein with an impressive back pedigree selling for £1660 to Aubrey Greenhalgh of Enchanted Holsteins.
A good trade had today with a strong ringside of buyers bidding relatively freely for some quality entries, it was certainly unexpected.
Judge – Dave Berry
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st GB Jennings 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st 2nd & 3rd Calvert Bros
In-Calf Heifers: 1st & 2nd I Olivers and Partners
Champion – GB Jennings Reserve – Calvert Bros
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1691.67 to £1900 A Lawson & Son
Pedigree Newly Calven Cows (6): av £1590 to £2100 Calvert Bros
Newly Calven Heifers (5): av £1252 to £1600 RW&M Walker
Newly Calven Cows (5): av £1396 to £1720 DL Leeming Ltd
Incalf Heifers (2): av £1310 to £1320 I Olivers & Partners
Maiden Heifers (24): av £755.45 to £1660 SG&LC Middleton