MARKET REPORT - WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2014 PRESS
Barden brothers bag honours at Skipton young bulls show....
Barden farming brothers Stephen and John Fawcett won the two show classes for young bulls at Skipton Auction Mart’s fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale, which attracted a turnout of 732 head.
brothers bag honours at Skipton young bulls show
farming brothers Stephen and John Fawcett won the two show classes for young
bulls at Skipton Auction Mart’s fortnightly Wednesday cattle sale, which
attracted a turnout of 732 head. (Jan 22)
of Fold House Farm, Barden, who presented the first prize 10 to12-months-old
bull, a British Blue-cross, was repeating his red rosette-winning young bull
coup at Skipton’s opening Great New Year cattle sale a fortnight earlier.
up by what was his first major show cattle success, Mr Fawcett returned to see
his latest victor sell for a class-topping £1,300 to York farmers and butchers
Stephen and Anthony Swales, prolific buyers of top-notch cattle at Skipton.
also swooped to pay £1,250 for the first prize under 10-month-old young bull
from John Fawcett, who is based at Dale Head Farm, along
with the third prize winner in the same class from Saddle End Farms in Chipping at £1,260, who were also
responsible for the top price pen of three Blonde-cross bulls, which each made £1,140.
Swales’s will further improve their latest acquisitions on the family farm in
nearby Melbourne, before returning them to the food chain and the May Day bank
holiday trade at their Knavesmire Butchers shop in Albermarle Road, York.
Lund, of Walshaw, Hebden Bridge, presented the runner-up in the show class for
bulls under 10 months. The British Blue-cross sold for £1,100 to Stephen Eastwood, of Emley, Huddersfield.
JC Walker & Son, of Dunsop Bridge, were
responsible for the runner-up in the 10 to12-month show class, another British Blue-cross, which fell
for £1,180 to John and Robert Matten in Thirsk.
the 290 young bulls forward could not maintain the fearsome trade seen the
previous fortnight, with the best bulls marginally cheaper and second and third
draw bulls noticeably so. They sold to a Continental-x average of £854.61 per
head and a native average of £515.
Store cattle, comprising 442 bullocks and heifers,
also met with some resistance, as feeders reacted to a falling finished cattle
trade, though prices were, in the main, not much different to last sale, with
quality sorts and yearling heifers again in high demand.
Bullocks sold to a Continental-x
average of £1,012.22, with a native average of £702.25 and a top price, the
best of the day, of £1,340 for a Limousin-cross from Matt and Ted Mason, of
Appletreewick. The buyer was Wakefield’s John North.
Masons again presented a large and quality consignment, which also saw 14
bullocks sell at £1,200, among them the top-price Limousin-cross pens, plus
three at £1,185, five at £1,170 and a further five at £1,150.
heifers averaged £866.74 for Continental-x, with a native average £707.13.
Saddle End Farms stepped up again with the top price £1,350 British Blue-cross,
which became a further Stephen Eastwood buy. Pen prices peaked at £1,060 per
head for three Limousin-cross heifers from J Verity
& Son in Middlesmoor.