39 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 13 Cast Cattle.
2,204 Prime Sheep comprising 1498 Spring Lambs, 315 Prime Hoggs (inc 56 Mature Hoggs), 391 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats.
31 Rearing Calves.
208 Breeding Sheep.
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
June Prize Sale Results:
The first Monday of the month sees the return of the monthly primestock show with prizes awarded for highest p/kg, highest gross and top gross cow. Hargreaves Farms from Walton le Dale won both prizes selling his 545kg LImousin heifer for the top price p/kg at 256.5p to George Cropper for Sandersons Butchers. His top gross a 610kg Limousin cross heifer sold to Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster for £1485 or 243.5p. Keelham Farm Shop from Skipton was amongst quality cattle with the highest priced steer at 245.5p/kg (£1375) from Mesrs F&B Smith of Masongill. Highest gross steer came from the pen of Hargreaves Farms a 570kg British Blue cross at 242.5p/kg which sold to J&E Medcalf Ltd of Halifax.
Another excellent show of cattle with cattle spread right round the ring with James Robertshaw gathering 7 for his own shop Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton and Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton. Countrystyle Meats Ltd bought 3 for their Lancaster shop as did Simon Barker of Barkers Yorkshire Butchers.
Heifer – sold by Hargreaves Farms bought by George Cropper for 256.5p/kg (£1398)
Heifer – sold by Hargreaves Farms bought by Countrystyle Meats Ltd for £1485 (243.5p/kg)
465-555kg to 239.5p/kg av.220.9p/kg
560kg+ to 245.5p/kg av. 221.54p/kg
485kg+ to 256.5p/kg av. 224.84p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (BBx) 1383, T Craddock (BBx) 1382, F&B Smith (Limx) 1375, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1366
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 245.5,239.5, Hargreaves Farms (BBx) 242.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 233.5, J Higgs (Short) 182.5
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1485,1398,1364, T Craddock&Son (Limx) 1416, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1415,(BBx) 1395,1342.
p/kg: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 256.5,252.5,243.5 RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 253.5,(Limx) 245.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 250.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 130.74p/kg £890.70
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: J Wellock (B&W Hfr) 1073,950, T&C Robinson (B&W Hfr) 810, EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 731
p/kg: J Wellock (B&W Hfr) 137.5, EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 130.5, J Wellock (B&W Hfr) 127.5, T&C Robinson (B&W Hfr) 126.5
Cull Cow Prices
Cast cows continued a very strong trade with a B&W average of 116p/kg which included a couple of very plain sorts in the low 90s. As expected the Continental crosses are 140p+ to feed.
Overall Average 120.22p/kg £804.98
Top gross cow - GT Booth B&W Cow 830kg @ 128.5p/kg or £1067
Black & White to 128.5p/kg av.115.97p/kg
Dairy Short to 117.5p/kg
Hefdx to 123.5p/kg
BBx to 134.5p/kg
Limx to 143.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: GT Booth 1067, 977,834, G Hayton&EC Stocks 866, Wood Bros 840,780,615.
p/kg: GT Booth 128.5,124.5,113.5, G Hayton&EC Stocks 125.5, Wood Bros 123.5,115.5, JM Smith & Son 103.5
£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 787
p/kg: G&PS Fleetwod (Dairy Short) 117.5,
£ per head: R&E Pollard (Hefdx) 716
p/kg: R&E Pollard (Hefdx) 123.5
£ per head: T Craddock&Son (Limx) 1005, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 894
p/kg: T Craddock&Son (Limx) 143.5, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 134.5
2,204 Prime Sheep comprising 1,498 Spring Lambs, 315 Prime Hoggs (inc 56 Mature Hoggs), 391 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats
Another large increase in lamb numbers today (1498) as vendors look to sell earlier due to drier weather conditions, and this was obvious when looking at the weight categories, with lambs as light as 30kg presented for sale, and just over 200 lambs presented scaling 37kg or less and an overall sale average of 41kg. This lighter weight of lamb still sold reasonably well so long as it was well fleshed with 32kg to 35kg’s averaging £234.3p or £80.82.
At the other end of the weight scale, heavies were a good trade with £120 to £130 a regular price range for fed lambs suitable for retail butcher and farm shop clients. The sale was topped at £135 by a super Beltex cross presented by Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside, this was also top price per kilo at 364.9p and sold to SA Swales for Knavesmire Butchers in York. Three other vendors achieved £130 per head, JC Marshall, Harrogate also selling to Knavesmire Butchers, then TH Mellin, Colne selling to Kendalls Farm Butchers in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, and finally R&E Pollard, Colne selling to A Atkinson.
The handy export weights were a decent trade, better ¾ bred or nice skinned types 240p/260p, first cross continentals 23-p/240p and several large runs of Suffolk Mules in the mix today at 220p/230p.
With Prize Shows not permitted at the moment, today we held a prize sale of Primestock with prizes awarded to highest priced pen of 10 or more lambs. The results are as follows:
June Prize Sale Results:
Top priced Pen of 10 or more Cont x Lambs
255.8p/kg sold by D&L Coar, Darwen bought by AA
£125 each sold by CH& IC Hammond, Harrogate bought by Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton, Bradford.
(Next Prize Sale is on Monday 6th July)
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £97.43 per head or 236.8p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 240.0p/kg av 234.3p/kg or £80.82 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 364.9p/kg av 236.4p/kg or £95.48 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 262.5p/kg av 240.0p/kg or £115.80 per head
52.1kg and over to 240.7p/kg av 222.9p/kg or £123.13 per head
Beltex average £135 per head or 364.7p/kg
£ per head: £135 Ellis Bros
p/kg: 364.7 Ellis Bros
Texel average £97.47 per head or 244.7p/kg
£ per head: £130 R&E Pollard, £130 £122x2 £121 JC Marshall, £129 £120 JF Nutter, £126 £122 Ellis Bros, £126 TP&EA Clayton, £125 A&EM Ashby, £125 J&EA Wareing, £125 CH&IC Hammond, £125 JC&PS Turner, £124 M Crabtree, £120 D&A Livestock
p/kg: 350p 305p Ellis Bros, 310.8p TJ Howarth, 302.3p R&E Pollard, 300.0p 282.9p D&A Livestock, 297.6p 288.9p JC Marshall, 275.6p CD&RF Kitching.
Suffolk average £97.80 per head or 231.7p/kg
£ per head: £130 TH Mellin, £128 JC&PS Turner, £128 T Priestley, £127 TH Mellin, £124 £120 £119 ML Evans, £119x2 L Mellin, £119 R&E Pollard
p/kg: 259.2p 246.8p TH Mellin, 258.3p 250.0p 247.9p ML Evans, 256.0p L Mellin, 248.8p R&E Pollard.
Charolais average £94.82 per head or 232.0p/kg
£ per head: £126 CH&IC Hammond, £118 JC&PS Turner
p/kg: 267.5p A&K Kiernan, 262.5p CH&IC Hammond, 250.0p 237.8p J Fisher, 240.5p KJ Marston, 239.8p 238.6p A&AR Phillipson, 237.8p JA&JM Wade & Son
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £71.30 per head or 171.8p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg to 179.5p/kg av 172.5p/kg or £48.53 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 188.2p/kg av 166.2p/kg or £55.52 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 215.5p/kg av 171.3p/kg or £71.42 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 237.5p/kg av 183.2p/kg or £90.37 per head
52.1kg and over to 198.3p/kg av 161.8p/kg or £80.88 per head
Hoggs per head: Suffolk to £83, Texel to £116, Mule to £84, Swaledale to £74, Lonk to £76, Beltex to £84, Tees to £78
Hoggs per kilo: Suffolk to 170p, Texel to 237.5p, Mule to 172p, Swaledale to 176.9p, Beltex to 215.4p, Lonk to 176.7p.
Mature Hoggs to £103 av £68.86
391 Cast Sheep
Ewes a touch less on the week but with a very good entry once again in the auction. Over Fat ewes were less money, but good meat still being best sold with lean as well.
Best Texels still selling £100+ with good meated ewes with less frame £85-£92. Big weighted Suffolk x’s £90+ with lean meat of all breeds around the £80 mark with orders for grazing holding a bottom in and keeping the trade up on Lean and Meated. Best meat Horned ewes £50+ to £56.50 with lean meat £45-£50 and Plain sorts any price between the teens to mid £30’s depending on how well they would go to graze. Cheviots topped at £76.50 with heavy Cheviot ewes and Mediums in the £60’s.
Plenty of orders ringside at Skipton with more ewes required every week. Call Ted or Kyle for any enquiries and to book stock in for Next Mondays Sale.
Cull Ewes average £71.13
Suffolk to £92.50, Texel to £113.50, Char to £84.50, BDM to £98.50, Mule to £80.50, Zwartbles to £101.50, Swaledale to £56.50, Dalesbred to £54.50, Cheviot to £76.50, Beltex to £89.50, Lonk to £66.50.
Lowland: £113.50 JC&PS Turner, £112.50 W&J Parkinson,
Mule/Masham: £80.50 R Spencer & Son, £75.50 M Crabtree,
Horned: £66.50KA Liddle & Ptnrs, £59.50 SP&VM Morris, £56.50 JA&JH Hewetson, £54.50 K Lister & Son,
Hill: £76.50 KJ Marston
Cast Rams average £63.50
Suffolk to £, Texel to £, BFL to £, Swaledale to £, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £, Lonk to £.
Rearing Calves to £425 (31)
Calves, once again trade didn’t disappoint with only young calves forward with a top price of £425 from JK+PE Hartley. Blue bulls in the region of £360-£425 for the better end milk calves with a few smaller ones with less conformation getting £300-£350. Blue Heifers serious again with all vendors extremely pleased with the trade and an overall average of £311 for the section. Other continentals once again getting away tremendous with Limi Heifers coming to top at £330. Followed closely behind with Lim Bulls averaging £260 and A Char x selling to £385. British Friesions topped the trade at £200.
Limousin x (Av £260) to £260 D Clarke
Brit Blue x (Av £331) to £425 JP&KE Hartley
Aberdeen Angus (Av £244) to £325 JP&KE Hartley
Hereford X (Av £200) to £200 ST&JE Foster
Simmental (Av £370) to £370 CN&SA Harrison
Black & White (Av £200) to £200 RM Spence
Charollais (Av £385) to £385 ST&JE Foster
Simmental x (Av £240) to £240 CN&SA Harrison
Aberdeen Angus (Av £165) to £200 G&PS Fleetwood
Charollais (Av £205) to £205 KT Wood
British Blue (Av £311) to £335 JR Wellock
Limousin (Av £290) to £330 G&PS Fleetwood
Black & White (Av £50) to £58 Flasby Estate
208 Breeding Sheep
A tidy show of breeding sheep for the first week in June, and trade very much on similar lines with the following prices achieved. Please let us have your entries for next Monday’s sale by this Friday lunchtime for inclusion in the online catalogue. Thankyou.
Mule Ewes + Single Lambs to £120 B Smith
Mule Ewes + Twin Lambs to £180 av £168 W Richardson & Son
Mule Hoggs + Single Lambs to £180 av £153 J Verity
Swale Ewes + Single Lambs to £95 N Heseltine
Swale Ewes + Twin Lambs to £150 av £103 N Heseltine
BFL Ewe + Single Lambs to £120 N Heseltine
BFL Ewe + Twin Lambs to £150 N Heseltine
Char Ewe + Single Lambs to £115 B Smith
Texel Hoggs + Single Lambs to £185 av £162 JR Airey
Skipton Auction Mart
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