67 Prime cattle comprising 25 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 39 Cast Cattle.
1865 Prime Sheep comprising 50 Spring Lambs, 1576 Old Season Lambs &239 Cast Ewes & Rams.
31 Rearing Calves.
187 Breeding Sheep.
6 Loads of produce
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Hamlets Butchers of Garstang in their search for the best secured the leading gross priced animal at £1473, a 525kg British Blue cross steer consigned by F&B Smith of Westhouse which was also the leading priced animal by weight at 280.5p/kg. Buyer Tim Hamlet then bought the second highest priced beast a heifer at 265.5p/kg or £1460 from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. A larger show with a few more commercial cattle in the mix which got away well. Leading buyerS were Keelham Farm Shop (Skipton, Thornton) and Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster.
465-555kg to 280.5p/kg av. 261.78p/kg
560kg+ to 235.5p/kg av. 223.71p/kg
400-480kg to 187.11p/kg
485kg+ to 265.5p/kg av. 235.61p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: F&B Smith (BBx) 1473, (Limx) 1391, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1378
p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 280.5, (Limx) 262.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 240.5,
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1460, (Limx) 1452, R&VM Clarke (Limx) 1430, (Baz) 1413, AA&E Critchley (Limx) 1430
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 265.5,252.5, AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 258.5, 254.5, Mesrs Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 252.5,249.5,245.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 132.81p/kg £785.81
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: A Thompson Farms Ltd (BBx Hfr) 1025, M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 864,
p/kg: A Thompson Farms Ltd (BBx Hfr) 147.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 146.5
A larger entry of plain cows causing a lower average but the odd heavy dairy with finish was slightly easier on price.
Overall Average 114.75p/kg £740.14
Black & White to 128.5p/kg av. 112.10p/kg
Swed Red to 116.5p/kg av. 110.32p/kg
MRI to 118.5p/kg av. 116.63p/kg
Montx to 126.5p/kg
Fleck to 138.5p/kg
Limx to 119.5p/kg
BBx to 129.5p/kg
AAx to 124.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 1029, JD Taylor&Son 995,978, RD Metcalfe&Son 970, JC&DJ Marshall 946, N&J Thwaite 932
p/kg: N&J Thwaite 128.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 128.5, JD Taylor&Son 127.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 125.5, PA Whitaker 124.5, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 124.5.
£ per head: SW&JE Ryder&Son (Fleck) 1080, (Montx) 727,
p/kg: SW&JE Ryder&Son (Fleck) 138.5,(Mont) 126.5.
£ per head: RH&MR Ireland 740, A Thompson Farms Ltd 680.
p/kg: A Thompson Farms Ltd 129.5, RH&MR Ireland 127.5
£ per head: JE Greenwood 687
p/kg: JE Greenwood 119.5
Overall Average 111.5p/kg £802.80
£ per head: RM Spence 802
p/kg: RM Spence 111.5
Spring Lamb short of numbers and last weeks trade easily upkept, Mark Evans topping the sale at £163 per head and 362p purchased by Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster. Robert Towers was next in line at £160 again selling to Countrystyle Meats. John Nutter of Hurst Green sold to 352p purchased by Andrew Atkinson.
Old season lambs were forward in similar numbers and were up 18p/kg on average to level at 257p. Tops of 320.9p/kg for a nice pen of Beltex from R Lennox, Colchester purchased by Keelham Farmshop. The same vendor selling lambs at 314p 308p 306p 300p. William and Mick Oldfield had some Beltex to lead their run at 306p, Stuart Beeforth of Chopgate 305p, Henry Atkinson 300p and 3 pens at 304p. Top price per head was £159 for heavy Suffolks from A Gill & Son of Knaresborough with others at £150. John Nutter of Hurst Green hit £157, Messrs Lennox made £156 £152 £151 of Continental crosses, Raymond and Robert Johnson also made £156 of Texels, whilst George and John Stapleton had pens at £152 and £150.
Cast sheep were a stronger trade on the week with numbers tighter and more are needed for a good line of buyers.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £133.78 per head or 317.41p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 362.2p/kg av 316.69p/kg or £130.14 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 334.0p/kg av 328.27p/kg or £155.60 per head
Texel average £153.50 per head or 331.41p/kg
£ per head: £155, £152 J&F Nutter;
p/kg:352.3p, 310.2p J&F Nutter;
Charollais average £142.84 per head or 338.83p/kg
£ per head: £160, £157, £150, £144 JD&V Towers & Son; £144, £136, £133 CW Marwood & Sons
p/kg: 360p, 348.8p, 334p, 280.7p JD&V Towers & Son; 351.2p 341p 331.7p CW Marwood & Sons
Suffolk average £140.77 per head or 332.73p/kg
£ per head: £163, £156, £155 ML Evans; £126 D Calvert & Son;
p/kg:362.2p, 360.5p 331.9p ML Evans; 315p D Calvert & Son;
Down x average £129.67 per head or 326.89p/kg
£ per head: £137, £126 D Calvert & Son;
p/kg: 334.1p, 323.1p D Calvert & Son;
Old Season Lambs – Overall Average £115.10 per head or 261.33p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 276.5p/kg av 223.71p/kg or £76.43 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 320.9p/kg av 256.62p/kg or £106.29 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 319.1p/kg av 271.47p/kg or £132.51 per head
52.1kg and over to 281.5p/kg av 251.87p/kg or £146.66 per head
Beltex average £124.6 per head or 296.51p/kg
£ per head: £145, £138 R Lennox; £138 HB Atkinson; £135 R Lennox; £120, £114, £113, £94, £93 Stocks Enterprises;
p/kg:320.9p, 314p, 308.5p R Lennox; 307.7p Stocks Enterprises; 293.6p HB Atkinson; 285p 282.5p 276.5p Stocks Enterprises
Suffolk average £129.20 per head or 262.26p/kg
£ per head: £159 A Gill & Son; £156 R Lennox; £146 HB Atkinson; £145 A Gill & Son; £140 R Lennox; £138 B Dibb;
p/kg: 281.6p, B Dibb; 272.7p G Beresford; 270.4p HB Atkinson; 270p FI Ibbottson; 269p R Lennox; 264.7p FA Holmes & Son
Texel average £118.24 per head or 261.58p/kg
£ per head: £156 RG Johnson; £155 J&F Nutter; £152 KG Stapleton; £152, £151 R Lennox; £150 KG Stapleton; £150 A Gill;
p/kg:319.1p KG Stapleton; 310.2p J&F Nutter; 306.3p R Lennox; 305p S Beeforth; 304.3p, 304p HB Atkinson; 300p R Lennox
Mule average £107.57 per head or 238.28p/kg
£ per head: £157 J&F Nutter; £125 GW Thackray; £125 JW Sayer & Son; £125 J&F Nutter; £125 JR Lancaster; £125 G Beresford
p/kg: 270.7p, 255.1p J&F Nutter; 255.1p G Beresford & Son; 250p JW Sayer & Son; 246.2p FI Ibbotson; 245.1p JR Lancaster;
Charollais average £102.82 per head or 256.73p/kg
£ per head: £136 S Dorey; £118 R Lennox; £115 S Dorey; £113, £107, £102 L Throup; £96 R Lennox; £89 L Throup;
p/kg: 283.3p S Dorey; 274.4p R Lennox; 248.8p, 248.8p , 237.5p, 235.4p 234.2p L Throup; 228.6p R Lennox
Swaledale average £86.81 per head or 223.76p/kg
£ per head: £107 T Boothman; £100 J&F Nutter; £99 x2 J Baines; £94 S Horsfield; £90 AN Fothergill; £88 J Pickles;
p/kg: 247.5p J Baines; 235p S Horsfield; 232.6p J&F Nutter; 227p R&VJ Brown; 226.3p, 225.6p J Pickles;
Cheviot average £116.05 per head or 269.78p/kg
£ per head: £137 A Gill; £120 C Middleton; £117.5, £116, £115.5 GW Thackray; £115, £105 FA Holmes & Son;
p/kg:275p GW Thackray; 273.8p FA Holmes & Son; 273.3p, 269.8p GW Thackray; 269.2p FA Holmes & Son;
SBF average £111.86 per head or 265.18p/kg
£ per head: £115.5, £113, £110, £85 GW Thackray; £68 FI Ibbotson;
p/kg:275.6p, 268.3p, 262.5p, 184.8p GW Thackray; £226.7p FI Ibbotson;
Suffolk to £141.5, Texel to £131.5, BFL to £119.5, Mule to £112.5, Swaledale to £76.5, Charollais to £97.5, Dalesbred to £67.5
Lowland: £131.5 T Boothman; £128.5 R&M Towell;
Mule/Masham: £112.5 CR&M Wilson; £107.5 JA&JH Hewetson;
Horned: £76.50 T Boothman; £72 JA&JH Hewetson
Hill: £119.5 JW Sayer & Son; £77.50 B Bretton & Son
Cast Rams average £103.88
Suffolk to £, Texel to £139.5, BFL to £80.5, Wensleydale to £137.5, Swaledale to £93.5, Beltex to £109.5.
The best trade of the season so far with a full ring of customers and all keen for sheep. Best Texel Shearlings with twins £240 to £270 and good Mule Shearlings with twins £240-£255. A few lots of Mule Hoggs and Singles £160-£170, and older sheep with strong lambs a cracking trade, even broken Mouth twins £180-£200.
Texel Ewe +Single to £180 av £159 S&RE Williamson
Texel Ewe + Twins to £240 av £213 J Atkinson
Texel Ewe + Mixed to £210 av £196 S&RE Williamson
Texel Shlg + Single to £165 av £154 S Beeforth
Texel Shlg + Twin to £270 SD Bennett
Texel Shlg + Mixed to £265 av £240 SD Bennett
Mule Ewe + Single to £140 av £133 RD Metcalfe
Mule Ewe + Twins to £200 av £186 R Caton
Mule Shlg + Twins to £255 av £248 D&J Coates
Mule Hogg + Single to £170 av £165 RG Johnson & Son
Chev Ewe + Single to £135 RG Johnson & Son
Suffolk Ewe + Twins to £220 av £196 B&M Craven
Herdwick Ewe + Mixed to £85 BR Field
Rearing Calves to £455 (31)
B&W av £88.73 Cont av £328.5 Native av £252.37
Quiet show of calves today but a healthy trade seen right through. Best prices were seen for black and whites calves with 6 different buyers bidding away freely for the goods on offer, best sorts from Wellock’s of Seat House were well fought over with their two straight Holstein Bulls at £180 and £160. A nice show of Aberdeen Angus calves met some fierce bidding with Michael Heron of Leeds and Paul & Janet Bolland of Airton on the receiving end with calves at £305 and £330 respectively.
Brit Blue x (Av £382.5) to £455 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £260.57) to £330 PJ&JE Bolland
Black & White (Av £87.93) to £180 J Wellock
Aberdeen Angus (Av £195) to £195 DL DM & J Heron
British Blue (Av £273) to £330 N&SA Fort
Hay Mini Heston to £68 per bale
Small Bale to £3.60 per bale