62 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle.
3326 Prime Sheep comprising 3031 Prime Hoggs, 295 Cast Ewes & Rams.
100 Rearing Calves.
6 Loads of produce.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
February Primestock Show- James Robertshaw from Keelham Farm Shop found his champion in the pen of Jim Baines of Trawden in a 550kg Limousin cross heifer which made 267.5p/kg or £1471 when selling to Keelham. Reserve and yet another purchase for Keelham Farm Shop was Malcolm Metcalfe’s Limousin cross steer which weighed 510kg and made 245.5p/kg or £1252.
465-555kg to 250p/kg av. 242.07p/kg
560kg+ to 246.5p/kg av. 225.99p/kg
400-480kg to 199.5p/kg
485kg+ to 267.5p/kg av. 219.93p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JA Drake (Blondex) 1393, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1365, (Blondex) 1348, SD Bennett (Limx) 1328
p/kg: SD Bennett (BBx) 250, JA Drake (Blondex) 246.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 245.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 241.5
£ per head: J Baines (Limx) 1471, BL&R Lund (BBx) 1427, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1412, JA Drake (Limx) 1392
p/kg: J Baines (Limx) 267.5, BL&R Lund (BBx) 259.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 254.5, JA Drake (Limx) 248.5, CD&RF Kitching
(Blondex) 245.5, (Limx) 240.5.
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 128.5p/kg £462.60
Top Prices £ per head or p/kg
£ per head: BG&LM Hawsworth (Dextx) 463
p/kg: BG&LM Hawksworth 128.5
Cast cattle trade very strong with only the odd Beef cross in the mix against a show of dairies of varying quality and finish.
Overall Average 102.77p/kg £684.55
Black & White to 119.5 p/kg av. 99.60p/kg
Swed Red to 106.5 p/kg av. 106.02p/kg
MRI to 105.5p/kg av. 100.28p/kg
Limx to 116.5p/kg av. 102.67p/kg
BBx to 132.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: WA&A Booth 933, J Caygill&Ptns 891, 883, 834, 813, G Abbott&Sons 801, S&PE Bowker&Sons 800,796
p/kg: G Abbott&Sons 119.5, J Caygill&Ptns 114.5,113.5,112.5,110.5, JD Crabtree&Son 108.5, AL Dean7Son 107.5
£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 665, 539, M Fewster (Swed Red) 655,596
p/kg: M Fewster (Swed Red) 106.5,105.5, CT&EM Hammond (BBx) 132.5
£ per head: BL&R Lund (Path) 956, N&R Sutcliffe (BBx) 956, R&E Pollard (Limx) 741
p/kg: BL&R Lund (Path) 137.5, CT&EM Hammond (BBx) 132.5, C Miller (Limx) 116.5
A much larger show of lambs today and a decent trade as well, with a lot more hill bred lambs getting into the entry and the lowland lambs saw a large amount of 47kg plus weights, but an overall average of 168p looks a very good result.
The Monthly Show brought out some good lambs, and the prizes awarded by our judge for the day, Mr Martin McIntyre of Bainbridge, are listed below. His Champions were a pen of Beltex crosses from Michael Thwaite of Crakemoor, Airton, selling for the 2nd joint highest price of day at £121 each (46kg @ 263p/kg) to Country Style Meats of Lancaster. Rob Lambert of Wigglesworth topped the sale though with a tremendous pen of 5 Beltex crosses selling for £145 each (40kg @ 362.5p/kg) to SA Swales for Knavesmire Butchers in York. Henry Atkinson form Kettlesing had a great run of lambs today, his best pen weighting 37kg and selling for £121 each or 327p/kg. However this was beaten at 342.9p/kg by another pen from Rob Lambert when his pen of 5 Beltex weighing 35kg sold for £120. Other prices per head were Ian & Mary Lancaster from Clitheroe £118, Mick Hewitt from Giggleswick £118, Henry Atkinson from Kettlesing £115, JM Andrews from Thirsk £114, John Eddleston from Great Harwood £111, Henry Atkinson £110, Mike Allen from Staithes £110, Nick Capstick from Bolton by Bowland £110. Other leading prices per kilo were 292p from John Eddleston, Henry Atkinson 290.9p (33kg@£96) 280p and 277p, JM Andrews 281.6p K Saffrey 265.5p. Overall Beltex Lambs averaged 228p/kg.
Commercial Continental lambs were generally a much heavier selection than last week, with one third of the sale entry today scaling 46kg or more, and this weight range although not a dear on paper as last week, still got away well at 165p average.
Hill bred lambs were forward in much larger numbers, a well presented Mule lamb at a handy weight of 40kg to 43kg were around 160p to 165p, best from Steve Dorey at 169.2p.
Horned lambs were forward in much larger numbers on the week, although prime weighted wethers 150p to 155p, tups and lightweights were less money
1st M Thwaite 46kg £121 Countrystyle Meats
2nd JG Hall & Son 47kg £109 A Atkinson for Hartshead Meats
3rd GA Hewitt & Son 50kg £118 Countrystyle Meats
1st S Dorey 46kg £77 McIntyre Meats
2nd CD&RF Kitching 43kg £75 Yorkshire Halal
1st J Greenwood 48kg £83 McIntyre Meats
2nd S&P Scrivin 42kg £71 Dunbia
1st R Tennant 48kg £74 McIntyre Meats
2nd BS Simpson 42kg £65 Dunbia
3rd W Mason & Son 44kg £65 Dunbia
1st JK Wilson 53kg £80 A Atkinson
2nd J Pickles 50kg £78 A Atkinson
3rd RG Church 47kg £78 McIntrye Meats
Champion – M Thwaite
Reserve – J Greenwood
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £72.39 per head or 167.7p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 232.8p/kg av 138.66p/kg or £43.25 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 342.9p/kg av 174.26p/kg or £59.96 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 362.50p/kg av 170.68p/kg or £70.74 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 263p/kg av 164.43p/kg or £80.57 per head
52.1kg and over to 207.5p/kg av 149.50p/kg or £84.32 per head
Beltex average £94.48 per head or 228.94p/kg
£ per head: £145 RJ Lambert; £121 M Thwaite; £121 HB Atkinson; £120 RJ Lambert; £118 I&M Lancaster; £118 GA Hewitt & Son
p/kg: 362.5p, 342.9p RJ Lambert; 327p HB Atkinson; 292.1p JS Eddleston; 290.9 HB Atkinson; 281.6p JM Andrews;
Suffolk average £71.44 per head or 161.2p/kg
£ per head:£83 Thwaite Bros; £83 R Emmott; £82.50 FA Holmes & Son; £82 ID&JC Briggs; £81.50 N&M Hugill
p/kg:174.4p CD&RF Kitching; 170.7p S Dorey; 169.6p T Walmsley; 167.4p S Dorey; 166.3p P Keyes; 166.3p N&M Hugill
Texel average £74.59 per head or 171.14p/kg
£ per head:£106 JA&JH Hewetson; £104, £103 J Greenwood; £101.50 GA Hewitt & Son; £100.50 JG Hall & Sons;
p/kg:260.5p L Simpson & Sons; 242.5p D&A Livestock; 241.9p J Greenwood; 241.7p D&A Livestock; 233.7p JG Hall & Son
Mule average £70.04 per head or 160.52p/kg
£ per head:£80, £79 JK Wilson; £78 J Pickles; £78 RG Church Ltd; £76.50 M&R Smith; £76 JK Wilson; £76 B Lancaster
p/kg:169.2p, 166.7p S Dorey; 166p RG Church Ltd; 165.9p , 165.6p S Dorey; 165.2p B Lancaster; 165p x2 S Dorey;
Charollais average £70.41 per head or 160.03p/kg
£ per head: £82 JR Lancaster; £80 H Rigby; £79 RG Church Ltd; £77 T Walmsley; £75 FA Holmes & Son; £74.50 D Reay
p/kg:179.1p T Walmsley; 173.3p D Reay; 170.5p FA Holmes & Son; 167.3p JR Lancaster; 163.3p H Rigby;
Masham average £77.17 per head or 160.7p/kg
£ per head: £84 M&B Allen; £78 MJ Spensley; £74 S Dorey; £73 EJ Redmayne;
p/kg:176.2p S Dorey; 166p MJ Spensley; 158.7p EJ Redmayne; 137.7p M&B Allen
Lleyn average £69.81 per head or 172.06p/kg
£ per head: £77, £73.50 CD&RF Ktiching; £65 RG&SJ Paul;
p/kg:183.3p, 175p CD&RF Ktiching; 166.7p RG&SJ Paul;
Swaledale average £57.21 per head or 143.5p/kg
£ per head: £74 R Tennant; £70 W Mason & Son; £70 B Lancaster; £65 BS Simpson; £65, £63.50 W Mason & Son
p/kg: 154.8p BS Simpson; 154.2p R Tennant; 152.2p B Lancaster; 151.2p R Tennant; 151.2p B Lancaster;
Dalesbred average £57.56 per head or 148.6p/kg
£ per head: £65 JC&DJ Marshall; £42 RH&EA Close;
p/kg: 158.5p JC&DJ Marshall & Son; 123.5p RH&EA Close
SBF average £53.77 per head or 150.60p/kg
£ per head: £64.50, £64, £42.50 JE Greenwood;
p/kg: 165.4p, 156.1p, 137.1p JE Greenwood
Suffolk to £89, Texel to £103.50, BFL to £78.50, Mule to £67.50, Lleyn to £8.50, Swaledale to £37.50, Gritstone to £63.50, Cheviot to £66.50, Lonk to £55.50.
Lowland: £103.50 RH&MR Ireland; £102.5 AW&N Wade
Mule/Masham: £67.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £65.50 GT Booth
Horned: £55.50 JL&J Pate; £37.50 JW Sayer & Son
Hill: £66.50 RH&MR Ireland; £63.50 JL&J Pate
Cast Rams average £60.17
BFL to £69.50 A Barnes; Swaledale to £49.50 JW Sayer
Rearing Calves to £465 (100)
B&W av £65.47 Cont av £332.48 Native av £171.45
100 Calves through the door this morning with a cracking show of continental calves, with some good numbers consigned from JR & MJ Moon Wigglesworth, A Sowray & Son Harrogate, C&M Hall Huddersfield, GT Booth Lothersdale and MP Jennings, Cowling. The 39 British Blue bulls saw well reared calves on the end of some fierce bidding with 9 over £400 and 23 over £350 for the genuine 4-8wk old bull calves we had on offer.
British Blue heifers were also flying off the shelves with an average of £345.45 and topping at £400 for a nice dark heifer from Shaun and Peter Sowray, with10 others over £330.
On average a young show of black and white calves today but prices were good yet again with shiny, well fleshed black and white calves regularly into £75 to £100 with a 3 week old Friesian from Michael Heron of Bramhope topping the trade at £115.
Keep the strong numbers coming, with more and more buyers wishing to buy TB4 and TB1 Low Risk well reared calves. For Info on calf sales ring Sam Bradley 07538539077
Limousin x (Av £303.57) to £350 JM Smith
Brit Blue x (Av £352.57) to £465 A Sowray & Son
Ab Angus (Av £181.25) to £220 JR&MJ Moon
Saler (Av £235) to £235 RL Wright & Son
Flekvieh X (Av £220.5) to £240 C Watson
Black & White (Av £65.47) to £115 DL DM &J Heron
Limousin x (Av £256) to £325 A Sowray & Son
Ab Angus (Av £141.25) to £155 AP Townsend
Saler to £145 RL Wright & Son
British Blue (Av £345.45) to £400 A Sowray & Son
Hay Mini Hestons to £31 per bale
Haylage Quads to £30 per bale av. £27.50 per bale
Barley Straw Rounds to £16.50 per bale av. £15.25 per bale