MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 12th MAY 2014

Forward: 688 head of cattle Comprising: 205 Young Feeding Bulls, 384 Bullocks & Heifers, 35 Breeding Cattle & 64 Pedigree Limousins CCM Auctions conducted their fortnightly cattle at Skipton Mart on Wednesday. A nice entry of cattle were a shade harder to place than the previous sale, bulls more so than the stores. Buyers were out in force but more cautious with their bidding, especially for the out of spec older (15mo+) non assured bulls. In the store section again buyers were plentiful, and yearling cattle for summering found a very good following, with trade positive. The older cattle saw a little more resistance from the buyers, but anything with quality on its side quickly moved into 4 figures. A decent show of commercial breeding cattle complemented the pedigree Limousins’ and found a receptive audience for outfits to turn straight out to grass.

Prices and Averages

Young Bulls – Continental x average £832, Native av £738

Charollais x         to £1010 av £857               Top Price – J&E Greenhalgh

Limousin x          to £1260 av £797               Top Price – JM Townsend

Blonde x             to £980 av £818                 Top Price – E&M Townley

British Blue x      to £1400 av £956               Top Price – JH&SM Mason

Simmental x       to £720 av £620                 Top Price – C&RH Weatherhead

Bazadaise           to £1100                            Top Price – J Baines

Stabiliser            to £765 av £738                 Top Price – C&RH Weatherhead

Black & White     to £240 av £231                  Top Price – J&RJ Parsons

 

Principle Prices:  

£1400 £1140 JH&SM Mason; £1260 £1200 JM Townsend; £1105 £1100 £1090 £1080 J Baines; £1100 KA&HL Fawcett; £1080 £1045 JR Lancaster; £1070 CM Hughes; £1055x2 M Harker; £1055 E&AM Simpson; £1040 J Boocock; £1040 EW&JR Parkinson; £1035x4 L Bamforth & Son;

 

Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) 4 Lim @ £1035 L Bamforth & Son, Wainstalls  

(£10 Prize) 4 Char x @ £940 JR Smith, Carleton

 

Store Bullocks – Continental x average £919, Native average £785

Charolais x          to £980 av £914                 Top Price – CJ&J Harker

Limousin x           to £1200 av £939               Top Price – Ellis Bros

Blonde x              to £930 av £885                 Top Price – DI Holliday

British Blue x       to £1100 av £925               Top Price – D&J Coates

Simmental x        to £960 av £762                 Top Price – Ellis Bros

Ab Angus             to £880 av £717                 Top Price – CJ&J Harker

MRI                     to £905 av £861                 Top Price – D Beck

Black & White      to £590 av £383                 Top Price – Ellis Bros

 

Principle Prices:  

£1200 £1080 £1070 £1060x2 Ellis Bros; £1180 £1155 £1100 £1080 R Wilson; £1100 £1010 D&J Coates; £1095x2 £1090 £1070x2 £1065x3 JE Sheard; £1080 JF&C Saunders; £1055 F&A Walmsley; £1040 DA Pratt; £1030 WP&B Walker & Son; £1000 R Holmes;

 

Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize)  3 Lim x @ £1065 J Sheard, Almondbury

(£10 Prize)  3 Char x @ £980 CJ&J Harker, Nesfield

 

 

Store Heifers – Continental x average £838, Native average £614

Charolais x          to £1170 av £869               Top Price – IR Lampkin

Limousin x           to £1230 av £820               Top Price – A Rigby

Blonde x              to £1050 av £825               Top Price – KA&HL Fawcett

British Blue x       to £1270 av £891               Top Price – A Rigby & R Nutter

Simmental x        to £1050 av £771               Top Price – IJ Pratt

A. Angus             to £630 av £614                 Top Price – CJ&J Harker

Black & White      to £250 av £185                 Top Price – J&RJ Parsons

 

Principle Prices:  

£1270 R Nutter; £1270 £1230 £1125 £1110 A Rigby; £1170 IR Lampkin; £1140 JF&C Saunders; £1090 £1065 Ellis Bros; £1090 JT Robinson; £1070 D&J Coates; £1050 G&R Bulmer; £1050 £1035 KA&HL Fawcett; £1050 IJ Pratt;  £1045 R Wilson; £1040x3 JE Sheard;

 

Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim Hfrs @ £1040 J Sheard, Almondbury

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £960 L Bamforth & Son, Wainstalls

 

 

Breeding Cattle

 

Char Cow with Char Calf                                 to £1700 av £1587

Lim Cow with Lim Calf                                    to £1650 av £1430

Brit Blue Cow with Lim Calf                             to £1450 av £1165

Lim Cow Incalf                                               to £1100

Brit Blue Hfr Incalf                                          to £1010 av £965

Limousin Breeding Bull                                    to 3000gns