35 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle.
1,360 Prime Sheep comprising 488 Spring Lambs & 682 Hoggs & 190 Cast Ewes & Rams.
66 Rearing Calves.
475 Breeding Sheep.
1 load of Produce.
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Joint top price per kg was 277.5p/kg paid by Robertshaws Farm Shop for a 565kg British Blue cross steer from F&B Smith of Masongill amounting to £1568. Mesrs CD&RF Kitching sold the equivalent highest priced p/kg heifer a 595kg Limousin cross at 277.5p/kg or £1651 which was the highest gross price to Robert Pearson buying for Ralph Pearson of Bradford who swept all before them with an outstanding pen of cattle which also included both leading gross priced steers both from Mesrs Kitching, both British Blue crosses, both weighing 605kg and £1643 (271.5p/kg) and £1637 (270.5p/kg).
Liveweight prime cattle remain a good trade despite attempts to reduce direct prices and a direct result of low suckler bred clean cattle numbers.
465-560kg to 273.5p/kg
560kg+ to 277.5p/kg av.262.62p/kg
480kg+ to 277.5p/kg av.262.62p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CDE&RF Kitching (BBx) 1643,1637, (Charx) 1628, F&B Smith (BBx) 1568, (limx) 1463, S&C Thompson (Limx) 1461
p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 277.5, (Limx) 273.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 273.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 271.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1651,1623, (BBx) 1581
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 277.5,277.5, (BBx) 272.5, S&C Thompson (Limx) 259.5
Cull Cow Prices
Cattle a shade easier but low numbers maintaining a strong underlying trade. A few worn parlour cows which remain a good trade with and the odd surprise at 110p/kg. Young dairies diet feed fed 150.5p and dairies classed as heavy 130-135p. A number of good young beef grazing cows to 171.5p/kg.
Overall Average 126.62p/kg £777.55
Black & White to 150.5p/kg av.120.57p/kg
AAx to 159.5p/kg
Limx to 171.5p/kg av.135.44p/kg
BBx to 138.5p/kg av.135.44p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: CN&SA Harrison 986, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 935, J&S Hartley 881, JT Rushton 872, J&S Hartley 862, T&C Robinson 855
p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 150.5, JD&DJ Marshall&Sons 136.5, SM&MT Stapleton 133.5, JT Rushton 124.5, J&S Hartley 120.5
£ per head: J Jagger&Son (AAx) 638
p/kg: J Jagger&Son (AAx) 159.5
£ per head: RG&SJ Paul (Limx) 1063, J Jagger&Son (Limx) 986,844, T Walker (BBx) 907,
p/kg: J Jagger&Son (Limx) 171.5,153.5, T Walker (BBx) 138.5, RG&SJ Paul (Limx) 134.5,
1,360 Prime Sheep comprising 488 Spring Lambs & 682 Hoggs & 190 Cast Ewes & Rams
Spring Lambs were another good entry of nearly 500 head this week and no let up in trade with an average of 354p across the board, a quick scoot around AHDB shows that comparing favourably to other markets this morning and end of last week, but there were less Hoggs and Cast Sheep on the yard this week with Ramadan having finished late last week, but the tighter numbers held the trade together fairly well for anything well fleshed.
Spring Lambs – Messrs Phillipson of Briercliffe were top of the shop this week for lambs when achieving £176 per head to James Robertshaws Farmshop at Thornton, and others at £170 per head to L Wood & Son of Scammonden.
Tony & Kay Kiernan of St Michaels were next in line at £171 per head to Kendalls Farm Butchers of Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, and Mark Evans Steeton also made £171 to West Scottish Lamb in Carlisle.
Others at £170 were EP&JM Hutchinson to Robertshaws and S&CR Battye Penistone to West Scottish Lamb.
Per kilo, Messrs D&L Coar of Darwen had the top three pens at 390p 385p and 384p all selling to West Scottish Lamb.
488 Head in total levelled at 345p/kg (349p SQQ)
Hoggs - A very mixed show of hoggs this week. Heavies were still a decent trade, but not on the same scale as recent weeks, with £160 to £170 the range for the best end on offer, chief price of £170 from EP&JM Hutchinson.
Handy weight hoggs with meat on board were a good trade again, lowland sorts 310p to 330p, Cheviots 280p to 310p, Blackies 280p to 295p, and best handy weight Swales were 270p to 290p and not far off last weeks levels.
Any end of season types lacking flesh or just plain oddments were selling as well can be expected, but there will still be a nice bit of trade for anything well fleshed for a couple of weeks yet. A good entry for next week please. Speak to Ted or Kyle for more details.
Ewes - Cull ewes sold better than expected with more ethnic trade back ringside after the end of last weeks festival. A shortage of ewes in general saw buyers competing strong for numbers. 190 sold through the ring. White faced ewes sold tremendous. Best ewes £138-£157.50. Medium well bred £115-£120. ¾ meat Texel cross ewes £105-£115. Swales sold well with top price £93.50 from F Sowerby, Halton Gill followed by £83.50 from M Stocks, Heptonstall. Meat swales £80-£95, Lean ewes £55.50-£65. Mediums crossed continental ewes’ full meat £105-£121 with lean ewes £92-£105. More ewes required next week with fewer numbers nationally an increased trade will be expected.
Spring Lambs – Overall Average £146.61 per head or 345.3p/kg
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 390.0p/kg av 348.6p/kg or £143.61 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 363.8p/kg av 328.5p/kg or £153.74 per head
52.1kg and over to 379.1p/kg av 337.2p/kg or £168.60 per head
Beltex average £152.40 per head or 366.5p/kg
£ per head: £166 £162 A&K Kiernan; £148 M Crabtree; £138 D Calvert;
p/kg: 370.0p M Crabtree; 368.2p 360.9p A&K Kiernan; 363.2p D Calvert;
Texel average £146.80 per head or 344.6p/kg
£ per head: £176 £170 A&AR Philipson; £171 £168 A&K Kiernan; £170 S&CR Battye; £170 EP&JM Hutchinson; £167 TA Robinson;
p/kg: 390.0p 385.7p 384.6p D&L Coar; 379.5p TA Robinson; 379.1p A&K Kiernan; 379.6p S Spensley; 377.8p S&CR Battye;
Suffolk average £144.94 per head or 342.5p/kg
£ per head: £171 £170 £167 £165 £163 £161 £160 ML Evans; £158 SP&VM Morris;
p/kg: 367.4p SP&VM Morris; 363.2p 357.9p FA Holmes; 354.2p ML Evans; 352.5p SP&VM Morris;
Charolais average £145.70 per head or 342.6p/kg
£ per head: £164 £162 £155 A&K Kiernan; £154 £148 £147 J Fisher; £150 D Calvert; £149 M Thompson;
p/kg: 375.6p 370.0p 350.0p 343.9p J Fisher; 364.4p 352.3p 352.2p A&K Kiernan; 351.3p Charnleys;
Down average £143.60 per head or 346.5p/kg
£ per head: £149 £140 M Crabtree; £149 RH&JS Vickery; £131 A&EM Ashby
p/kg: 350.0p 346.5p M Crabtree; 338.6p RH&JS Vickery; 335.9p A&EM Ashby;
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £128.42 per head or 280.9p/kg (SQQ 284.8p/kg)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 282.4p/kg av 248.1p/kg or £86.50 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 318.6p/kg av 289.8p/kg or £121.96 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 325.0p/kg av 285.3p/kg or £138.45 per head
52.1kg and over to 303.6p/kg av 258.8p/kg or £149.95 per head
Beltex average £140.77 per head or 320.3p/kg
£ per head: £162 EP&JM Hutchinson; £160 Ellis Bros; £131 Pl Metcalfe; £123 TA Robinson;
p/kg: 301.9p Ellis Bros; 300.0p TA Robinson; 397.7p PL Metcalfe; 265.6p EP&JM Hutchinson;
Texel average £135.66 per head or 297.7p/kg
£ per head: £170 £164 £162 EP&JM Hutchinson; £162 £160 £159 £155 RJ Bailes; £159 £156 New Yorks Farms; £155 P Ormerod;
p/kg: 325.0p New York Farms; 320.8p 320.0p RJ Bailes; 318.6p 317.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 317.9p G Bell; 316.3p B&K Briathwaite;
Suffolk average £134.52 per head or 273.6p/kg
£ per head: £156 £147 RJ Bailes; £148 GW Thackray; £148 S&RE Williamson; £145 K Marshall;
p/kg: 288.2p 264.4p RJ Bailes; 280.6p New York Farms; 274.4p 270.6p B&J Sutcliffe; 271.7p B&K Briathwaite;
Charolais average £ per head or p/kg
£ per head: £160 RJ Bailes; £146 M Thompson; £146 £144 GW Thackray; £145 K Marshall;
p/kg: 338.6p M Thompson; 278.0p 265.5p 228.6p GW Thackray; 266.7p RJ Bailes;
Mule average £110.33 per head or 243.5p/kg
£ per head: £134 J&K Harker; £131 EP&JM Hutchinson; £125 R Wood; £120 C Nelson; £120 PL Metcalfe; £119 New York; £119 WG&YB Walmsley;
p/kg: 269.0p J Pickles; 266.7p PL Metcalfe; 264.4p WG&YB Walmsley; 264.4p New York Farms; 263.9p J&C Wright; 260.4p R Wood;
Swaledale average £94.26 per head or 252.3p/kg
£ per head: £125 £121 FA Holmes; £117 AR&CA Parkinson; £114 WG&YB Walmsley; £108.50 £108 J Baines;
p/kg: 288.1p 267.6p 266.0p FA Holmes; 278.6p AR&CA Parkinson; 376.9p J Baines; 255.3p J&C Wright;
Cheviot average £135.29 per head or 303.2p/kg
£ per head: £145 £137.50 £136 £135.50 £135 GW Thackray;
p/kg: 309.1p 308.0p 306.8p GW Thackray;
SBF average £123.66 per head or 287.3p/kg
£ per head: £142 EP&JM Hutchinson; £130 GW Thackray; £113 £108 AR&CA Parkinson;
p/kg: 297.4p 284.2p AR&CA Parkinson; 288.9p GW Thackray; 284.0p EP&JM Hutchison;
Blue Texel average £132.85 per head or 300.2p/kg
£ per head: £138 GW Thackray; £119 G Bell; £90 WG&YB Walmsley;
p/kg: 306.7p GW Thackray; 281.3p WG&YB Walmsley; 242.9p G Bell;
Cull Ewes average £92.61
Suffolk to £140.50, Texel to £157.50, Mule to £116.50, Lleyn to £97.50, Swaledale to £93.50, Zwartable to £93.50, Gritstone to £49.50, Cheviot to £118.50, Beltex to £155.50, Lonk to £103.50, Down to £140.50, White Faced to £69.50, SBF to £88.50, Jacob to £79.50, Herdwick to £66.50, Kerry Hill to £85.50, Easy Care to £105.50, Blue Texel to £121.50
Lowland: £157.50 £149.50 D&L Coar; £155.50 G&L Robinson;
Mule/Masham: £116.50 RE Metcalfe; £107.50 JR Carr; £107.50 P Sedgwick;
Horned: £103.50 SP&VM Morris; £102.50 M Stocks;
Hill: £118.50 FA Holmes; £97.50 D&C Wood;
Cast Rams average £113.40
Char to £135.50, Texel to £157.50, Zwartable to £97.50, Swaledale to £84.50, Beltex to £141.50.
66 Rearing Calves to £580
66 Calves forward today for the show and sale. The show was judged in the capable hands of Mr Tom Panter, Hellifield who had some very tough classes to judge. A cracking entry of blue bulls with 25 in the entry. 20 Blues put of Friesians sold to avg £443. With 4 other young Blue bulls out of Dairy crossed cows selling either side of £200. Nice rearing sorts £400-£420 slightly older/ thicker £430-£445 with nice 6–8-week goods £445-£465. Limousin Bulls and heifers were definitely a lump dearer on the week with buyers from all over for quality goods. D Rawsthorne sold Suckler bred Lim bulls at 6-8 weeks to £580 x2 and £540 followed by A Sowray & Son selling his dairy Lim bull to £470 and RE Ayrton & Son selling his at £420. Angus bulls sold well with age leading the trade. An 8-week-old calf from JS&J Walmsley, Harrogate sold his 1st Prize 6 week plus Native bull a t£395 followed by JM Smith & Son selling theirs at £380 and younger 4 week old Natives bulls £260-£280 both Herefords and Angus. Blue heifers saw a roaring trade with A Sowray & Son selling a sweet calf at £410. Nice rearing goods with square ends £345+ and younger slightly plainer goods £280-£330. Black and Whites sold to avg £109.
Blue Bull Blue Heifer
1st R Ayrton & Son 1st A Sowray & Son
2nd A Sowray & Son 2nd A Sowray & Son
3rd JP&KE Hartley 3rd CN Harriosn & Son
Limousin Bull Limousin Heifer
1st A Sowray & Son 1st G Pickersgill
2nd R Ayrton & Son 2nd A Sowray & Son
3rd G Pickersgill
Other Cont Bull
1st CN Harriosn & Son
Native Bull Calf Native Heifer Calf
1st CW Hardy 1st G Pickersgill
2nd CN Harrison
Cont Male Strik Native Stirk
1st DJ Rawsthorne 1st JS&J Hartley
2nd J Gooch
3rd J Gooch
Champion – R Ayrton & Son Reserve – A Sowray & Son
Limousin x (Av £473) to £580 NM Breaks
Brit Blue x (Av £443) to £465 JP&KE Hartley
Aberdeen Angus (Av £277) to £395 JS&J Walsmley
Saler (Av £) to £
Shorthorn (Av £117) to £135 IRG Collins
Black & White (Av £109) to £190 G Pickersgill
Hereford (Av £255) to £270 HJ&K Blackwell
Simmental (Av £420) to £420 CN&SA Harrison
Aberdeen Angus (Av £223) to £280 JS&J Walmsley
British Blue (Av £351) to £410 A Sowray
Limousin (Av £384) to £520 NM Breaks
475 Breeding Sheep
A nice entry of Hoggs Shearlings and Ewes with Lambs at Foot today for the weekly sale and a cracking trade too, with a good crowd of buyers present too.
Hoggs with lambs would see Mules in very good demand, probably the best of the season so far, with Messrs Airey Elslack presenting a nice run of Home bred Hoggs with Texel Lambs ranging from a top of £230 down to £200. Most other outfits were £190 to £200 with a breed average of £203.
Suffolk Hoggs and Lambs were in strong demand, £200 to £220 for Singles tops from Mathew Dibb, Otley.
Texel Hoggs and Lambs £200 plus for nice sorts, peaking at £220 form Steve Buckley, Doveholes, Buxton, £190’s for commercial outfits.
Some excellent prices for quality Continental Ewes & Shearlings with strong lambs, up to £315 for Ewes with twins from Messr Furness of Buxton with several pens either side of £300, and those with singles £190 to £220.
A few pens of Swale Ewes with Mule Lambs from Steve Buckley seeing 6 with 10 at £140 and 5 with 7 at £145. The Bank Holiday Monday (31st May) sale in two weeks time already has Annual Consignments on the book from Crowden House and Arnfield Farm. Others welcome to the Mart Office.
Usual Sale Next Monday (24th May), Entries please to the Mart Office by Friday Lunchtime for the online catalogue.
Texel hoggs with singles to £220 av.£202
Texel Shlgs with twins to £300 av. £257
Texel Ewes with singles to £220 av. £176
Texel Ewes with twins to £315 av. £269
Texel Ewes b/m with Singles to £135
Texel Ewes b/m with Twins to £210
Texel Ewes 1 teat with Singles to £180
Suffolk Hoggs with singles to £220 av. £206
Suffolk Hoggs with twins to £195
Suffol Shlgs with Twins to £280
Suffolk Ewes 1 teat with Singles to £135
Cheviot Ewes with singles to £128
Mule Hoggs with singles to £230 av. £203
Mule Ewes with twins to £205 av. £174
Mule Ewes 1 teat with Singles to £125
Mule Ewes 1 teat with Twins to £170
Swaledale Ewes with 1.5 Lambs to £145 av £142
Swaledale Shlgs with twins to £150
Badger Faced Ewes & 1.5 Lambs to £115
Skipton Auction Mart
Tel 01756 792375
Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077