27 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 12 Cast Cattle
3,901 Prime Sheep comprising 3340 Prime Lambs & 561 Cast Ewes & Rams
42 Rearing Calves
WEDNESDAY 15th DECEMBER
3,500 Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep. Sale 10:30am
WEDNESDAY 22nd DECEMBER
200 Young Feeding Bulls, Feeding Cows & Store Cattle – Entries close Wed 15th Dec 4pm
Also this day……….
Annual Christmas Sale of Oven Ready Dressed Poultry – Entered Birds Only accepted.
FESTIVE SEASON MONDAY SALES
Monday 20th December – Primestock & Rearing Calves
Monday 27th December – Prime Cattle & Prime/Cast Sheep
Monday 3rd January – Primestock & Rearing Calves
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton continues to search for clean cattle for Christmas and to hang over into the New Year accounting for all highest priced animals by weight both consigned by RT&J Critchley & Sons from Hutton. Highest was a 560kg Limousin cross heifer which made 301.5p/kg or £1688 and their steer counterpart weighed 580kg making 299.5p/kg or £1737. Robertshaws also bought a 590kg Limousin cross heifer at 299.5p/kg or £1767 from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor. With heavy cattle to the fore Ralph Pearson wholesale butchers were amongst the top gross prices accounting for the top price of £1849 (293.5p/kg), a 630kg British Blue cross steer and leading heifer at £1826 or 294.5p/kg, a 620kg Limousin both from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. Monday sales continue through the holiday period and cattle are required for Farm Shop and wholesalers as usual.
560kg+ to 299.5p/kg av.290.01p/kg
400-480kg to 268.5p/kg
485kg+ to 301.5p/kg av.289.94p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1849, (Limx) 1831,1822. RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1737, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1682,1650
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 299.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 293.5, (Limx) 291.5, 279.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 289.5,287.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1826,1739, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1776,1736, 1688, SD Bennett (Limx) 1767,1515
p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 301.5,298.5,294.5,275.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 299.5, 280.5
Cull Cow Prices
A good proportion of the sale were cows carrying meat which assisted a sharper trade but also a case that as the month draws on an increase in demand for manufacturing is usual.
Overall Average 126.13p/kg £915.46
Black & White to137.5p/kg av.124.79p/kg
Dan Red to 140.5p/kg
Hefdx to 127.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: N&SA Fort 1086, 907, MP Jennings (Dairy) 1033,1006, AN Bolland 1020,1015,847, RD Metcalfe&Son 904
p/kg: N&SA Fort 137.5,131.5, J Gooch 132.5, AN Bolland 127.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) 126.5,124.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 126.5
£ per head: J Gooch (Dan Red) 864
p/kg: J Gooch (Dan Red) 140.5
£ per head: N&G Robinson (Hefd) 937
p/kg: N&G Robinson (Hefd) 127.5
3,901 Prime Sheep comprising 3340 Prime Lambs & 561 Cast Ewes & Rams
A large show of 3,340 lambs forward for sale today and an excellent overall average of 285p/kg. Smart lambs would be dearer on the week 10p-20p whilst commercial sorts would be 5p-10p less.
At the top of the scale Paul Simpson of Forest Becks hit 400p twice when topping the sale per kilo and per head at 408.9pkg or a cracking £184 per head for a pen of 8 Beltex crosses weighing 45kg. Paul also made 400p (41kg £164), 397.6p (41kg £163) and 395p (43kg £170), 388.9p (45kg £175).
Sarah Eddleston of Great Harwood made 395p (40kg £158) and 381p (42kg £160)
Tim Robinson of Longridge sold a pen of Beltex crosses to 387p (46kg £178)
George Sunderland Cragg Vale Hebden Bridge made 380p (40kg £152) of Beltex crosses.
N&AD Boynton of Grewelthorpe Ripon topped their run at 378.7p (47kg £178)
Walter Parkinson of Garstang sold Beltex at 375p (40kg £150)
Other chief prices per head include JC Marshall of Dacre Harrogate making £180 £175 £174 and £172 of heavy Texel crosses, JR Crabtree of Low Snowden Otley topped at £178, Ellis Bros £175 and £172 Addingham Moorside, John Brotherton of Addingham £175.
Quality lambs regardless of weight were good to sell today, with 64 more pens selling in the £150’s and £160’s, or 162 pens making 300p or more.
A more commercial type of lambs weighing mid 40’s was generally 270’s/280’s today, commercial heavies 260’s/275p.
Mule wethers although not generally just as sharp to sell this week, could still see 43kg/45kg nice sorts in the 270’s region, heavier commercial types a shade less. Nice horned lambs around the 240p mark.
Trade was up a gear today with every class of ewe in higher demand. More ewes required next week for Xmas trade. Weight of all classes needed. 221 White headed ewes forward today with an average of £123 and best ewes selling £180-£217.50 for good style pure ewes with a bit of weight. Top price from Mathew Umpleby, Harrogate at £217.50. Char x sold to £170.50 from G Hayton & EC Stocks, Bolton Abbey. First cross ewes with weight £150-£170 mediums £125-£140 and smalls £105-£115. Lean ewes either aide of £95 and plain ewes £65-£80.
Heavy Mules £130-£145.50, mediums £100-£122 and leans ewes £78-£85 with plain ewes in the £58-£70 range.
Swale ewes sold to £100 from G Hayton & EC Stocks, Bolton Abbey. Heavies £85+ mediums full meat £75+ lean ewes £50-62 and plain ewes in the £30’s.
High Volume of ewes required next week!
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £124.56 per head or 285.4p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 300.0p/kg av 264.0p/kg or £88.73 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 408.9p/kg av 290.9p/kg or £121.46 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 387.0p/kg av 278.3p/kg or £133.31 per head
52.1kg and over to 311.1p/kg av 268.8p/kg or £153.33 per head
Beltex average £140.44 per head or 334.8p/kg
£ per head: £184 £175 PW Simpson; £180 £175 £174 JC Marshall; £178 TA Robinson; £178 N&AD Boynton; £175 Ellis Bros; £175 J Brotherton;
p/kg: 408.9p 400.0p 397.6p 395.3p 388.9p PW Simpson; 395.0p 381.0p JS Eddleston; 387.0p TA Robinson; 380.0p G Sunderland; £378.7p N&AD Boynton;
Texel average £125.72 per head or 288.4p/kg
£ per head: £178 JR Crabtree; £172 JC Marshall; £170 ASE Crisp; £168 JA Gibson; £168 PA&NS Tattersall; £166 R Emmott; £166 RA&M Earnshaw; £165 J&M Blakey;
p/kg: 363.2p J Howard; 362.2p 361.4p 351.4p RH&MR Ireland; 358.7p J&M Blakey; 351.2p CD&RF Kitching; 351.2p 343.6p D&L Wain; 351.0p JC Marshall;
Suffolk average £125.84 per head or 272.6p/kg
£ per head: £160 R Emmott; £159 W Stapleton; £144 BW Appleton; £144 £133 GW Houseman; £141.50 A Guy & Son; £136 JA Mellin; £135.50 MJ Spensley;
p/kg: 290.5p Th Atkins; 288.3p MJ Spensley; 282.6p TH Mellin; 279.5p RD Metcalfe; 277.5p A Guy’ 277.5p AS&RC Paranby; 276.6p RA&M Earnshaw; 274.5p GW Houseman;
Blue Texel average £111.83 per head or 286.5p/kg
£ per head: £148 GT Carr; £128 W Stapleton; £102 High Harbour; £102 H Metcalfe;
p/kg: 300.0p High Harbour; 284.4p W Stapleton; 275.7p H Metcalfe; 269.1p GT Carr;
Charolais average £122.48 per head or 276.3p/kg
£ per head: £143 £123.50 High Harbour; £135.50 New York Farms; £122.50 A Winterbottom; £118 RN Thompson; £112 £109 CH&IC Hamond;
p/kg: 287.8p RN Thompson; 276.5p New York Farms; 275.0p 274.4p High Harbour; 273.2p 272.5p CH&IC Hammond; 272.5p A Winterbottom;
Mule average £117.71 per head or 268.3p/kg
£ per head: £136 W Mason & Son; £133.50 GW Houseman; £130 £128 M Ryder & Son; £129 W Crane; £128.50 JH Throup; £126.50 CD&RF Kitching; £125 J Hartley;
p/kg: 276.7p CD&RF Kitching; 276.1p AJ Taylor; 275.6p 275.6p 273.9p SR Dorey; 275.6p W Mason & Son; 275.6p G&MA Lawn; 273.9 Bob Stubbs;
Masham average £120.50 per head or 274.5p/kg
£ per head: £120.50 SR Dorey;
p/kg: 273.9p SR Dorey;
Cheviot average £118.82 per head or 280.5p/kg
£ per head: £122 £115 £114.50 £108 WH&JW Hartley; £119 PL Metcalfe;
p/kg: 310.8p 279.3p 277.3p 270.0p WH&JW Hartley; 270.5p PL Metcalfe;
Swaledale average £85.37 per head or 226.8p/kg
£ per head: £111 P Addyman; £107.50 £96 £95 G Huck; £103.50 G&MA Lawn; £95.50 J Hartley; £91.50 JH Throup; £90 JM&S Tennant;
p/kg: 246.7p P Addyman; 243.6p G Huck; 241.2p 240.8p JH Throup; 240.7p G&MA Lawn; 238.8p J Hartley; 236.8p 234.8p JM&S Tennant;
Cull Ewes average £107.42
Suffolk to £180.50, Texel to £217.50, Mule to £145.50, Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £100.00, Masham to £97.50, Cheviot to £94.50, Beltex to £196.50, Lonk to £94.50. Oxford Down to £171.50, Charollais to £170.50, SBF to £78.50, Jacob to £107.50, Berrichon to £129.50, Hampshire to £120.50, Easy Care to £108.50, Blue Texel to £167.50, Dalesbred to £95.50
Lowland: £217.50 M Umpleby;
Mule/Masham: £145.50 AN Bolland;
Horned: £100 Hayton & Stocks;
Hill: £94.50 W Stapleton & Son;
Cast Rams average £113.67
Suffolk to £173.50, Texel to £179.50, BFL to £175.50, Swaledale to £89.50, Beltex to £159.50, Charollais to £175.50 Teeswater to £113.50
42 Rearing Calves to £430
Calves a strong trade with black and whites a touch easier. Some young lim bulls 4 weeks and under sold from £300-£390 from G Pickersgill & Son, Hawksworth. Blue bulls a solid trade with bonny makers really leading the trade. A belter of a calf from JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley sold at £410 and another real smart ended rearing calf from JC Marshall, Dacre sold at £430. Black and Whites £42-£78. Angus heifers either side of £200 for strength and £105-£178 for bobbys and mediums. Blue heifers sold to £345 from N&SA Fort, Keighley with smalls £205-£240 and mediums £270-£300.
Limousin x (Av £330) to £390 G Pickersgill
Brit Blue x (Av £364) to £430 JC Marshall
Aberdeen Angus (Av £322) to £322 JH Bradley
Black & White (Av £56) to £78 AP Townsend
Aberdeen Angus (Av £167) to £220 JC&DJ Marshall
Charollais (Av £280) to £280 JC Marshall
British Blue (Av £274) to £345 N&SA Fort
Limousin (Av £240) to £240 G Pickersgill
Simmental (Av £260) to £260 AL Dean & Son
Wow what trade at CCM for the last sale of 2021, with the top priced Holstein of the year so far!
Vendors must be commended on a quality show of all classes of stock, and a good number of buyers from throughout the year were on hand to bid on the tremendous show on offer.
Trade topped at £2750 for the Champion, first prize heifer in milk from regular vendor Robert Crisp (joined in the picture by daughter Natalie) a week calved heifer by ABS Grazie who heads back to Craig Bentley and family at Kepwick, Thirsk. Robert Crisp consigned four heifers on the day to average a massive £2355, with all sailing over the £2000 barrier as indeed did a huge seven out of the nine milkers forward.
Next up was the Reserve Champion and 2nd placed heifer under judge Robert Metcalfe, Brearton a Unix sired heifer giving over 30kg and fresh on 28th November from Martin Petch and Aytonian Holsteins, Great Ayton. She made £2550 and headed back to Tong with Mark Goodall. Aytonian Winter 47 had a 12,000kg VG dam and a 13,000kg EX granddam.
The third placed heifer in the pre sale show was awarded to Stephen and Ben Coates, with this black heifer from a high component family backed by 2 gens VG and descending from one of Mrs Dunbars cow families, she was the pick of Messrs Dinsdale, Rainhall Farms, Barnoldswick at £2320.
Two ongoing dispersal vendors also enjoyed good trade and saw their cattle go to previous buyers, endorsing the ability of both the Dibbs and Wilson's to sell stock who fair well in their new homes. Messrs Dibb at Kilnsey saw their trade top at £2050 for a second calver giving 30kg and fresh since mid November and she also headed back to the Bentleys at Thirsk, while Jack and Alan Wilson brought four in calf animals forward from Green Hammerton due in January. They peaked at £1600 for an in calf heifer by Optimal due to the Saler and she was the pick of Richard Sutcliffe, Queensbury while lot 63 coming with her third calf made £1400 to the judge.
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer to £2550 av £2223 HS Spetch & Son
Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £2750 av £2214 ASE Crisp & Son
Commercial Newly Calved Cow to £2050 J Dibb
Incalf Cow to £1400 av £1210 BH Wilson
Incalf Heifer to £1600 BH Wilson
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