MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2022

Forward: 27 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle. 2,326 Prime Sheep comprising 2070 Prime Hoggs, 256 Cast Ewes & Rams. 32 Rearing Calves. 81 Breeding Sheep. 13 Dairy.



WEDNESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 10:30am
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF STORE & FEEDING SHEEP, ALSO INLAMB EWES, Inc Part Dispersal of 100 Mule & Texel Ewes Sc Inlamb on behalf of Messrs C Wellock & Son, Crag House Farm.

WEDNESDAY 2nd March
150 FEEDING BULLS, 40 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & 350 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS, 10 BREEDING CATTLE

SATURDAY 5th MARCH
SKIPTON AGRI TRADER, MACHINERY, PLANT SALES INC STONE & TIMBER
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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) Sales every Monday at 11:30am
Top call was 304.5p/kg or £1751 paid by Robert Pearson on behalf of Ralph Pearson, meat wholesalers for a 575kg British Blue cross from Mesrs E&M Townley & Sons of Clapham. Close behind was a 560kg Limousin cross steer sold by Mesrs F&B Smith of Masongill, at 303.5p/kg (£1670) which joined Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton along with a second Smith entry a 605kg Limousin steer at 292.5p/kg or £1770. In the heavy cattle and top gross prices best was a 660kg Limousin steer at 286.5p/kg or ££1891 sold by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield with the leading heifer a 720kg British Blue sold by GB Moorhouse of Bell Busk which realised £1868 or 259.5p/kg with both selling to Ralph Pearson wholesale butchers. Trade very similar on the week with a steer average of 291p/kg and heifers 285p/kg.

Steers
560kg+ to 303.5p/kg av.291.23p/kg
Heifers
485kg+ to 304.5p/kg av. 285.19p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
Steers
CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1891,1867, (BBx) 1699, F&B Smith (Limx) 1770,1700
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 303.5, 292.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 289.5, 286.5, 285.5
Heifers
£ per head: GB Moorhouse (BBx) 1868, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1795,1723, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1761, 1729, E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 1751
p/kg: E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 304.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 295.5, (Limx) 295.5, 279.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 294.5,289.5,289.5,289.5.

Prime Cattle (over 30mos)
Overall Average 157p/kg £808.56
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood (B&W) 842, ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 588
p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood (B&W) 163.5, ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 150.5





Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am
Once again cast cows a very good trade with any reduction in average due to a shortage of cattle carrying finish. Top price was a 860kg Holstein cow from GB Moorhouse, Bell Busk which made £1226 or 142.5p/kg. Best Beef cow was a first cross British Blue from G&PS Fleetwood, Mirfield which made 153.5p/kg. Cows will continue to be a good trade as numbers remain tight.

Overall Average 122.62p/kg £792.58
Black & White to 142.5p/kg av. 121.92p/kg
BBx to 153.5p/kg
Simx to 93.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
B&W:
£ per head: GB Moorhouse 1226, JP&KE Hartley 1048, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 948, ID&JC Briggs 810, RM Spence 743
p/kg: GB Moorhouse 142.5, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 134.5, JP&KE Hartley 133.5, RM Spence 131.5, ID&JC Briggs 127.5
Contx
£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 906
p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 153.5


Prime Sheep, Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm
2,326 Prime Sheep comprising 2070 Prime Hoggs, 256 Cast Ewes & Rams

LAMBS
As expected there was a smaller entry of sheep today with the adverse having an impact on entry levels countrywide, so after the weekend we’ve had, maybe 2,070 lambs wasn’t such a bad return. Everything was up in price on the week with the tighter supply obviously having the desired effect on price, but the extra bids weren’t easy to come by telling us that there probably isn’t anything extra money in the lambs on the retail side.
Lightweight lambs were probably the trade of the day, whilst handy weight Lowland lambs were clearly dearer on the week. Mediums were a shade better on the week for the nice sorts, best heavies dearer, but commercial heavies just a similar trade.
OVER 52kg
Averaging 4p more on the week reflecting the better trade for smarter sorts. A few best pens into the £150’s, M Braidley of Carleton making £159, followed by JE Burrow at £154.
46kg to 52kg
Mark & Gemma Dobson of Hartlington topped the section at £162 for 48kg Continentals, followed at £158 for 46kg from JE Burrow Hanlith and £152 for 46kg from G&MA Jackson Little Eccleston, these also being the highest three prices per kilo as well.
36kg to 45kg
Messrs Jackson of Little Eccleston topped the days trade at £170 (395p) with a pen of 43kg Continentals, with another Lancashire vendor also travelling from the edge of the Fylde region A&K Kiernan St Michaels taking £162 (376p) home for 43kg Continentals who also made £160 of 45kg. The other top prices all came from the Red Rose county as Joe Bosworth of Rossendale made £160 of 40kg Beltex, these also being the top price per kilo at 400p. George Foster of Hesketh Bank, Preston made £160 (390p) of 41kg Continentals, Jimmy Towler of Grindleton Clitheroe £158 of 9 lambs at 45kg, and Messrs Jackson completed a good day making £158 (395p) and two pens at £150.
Messrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield flew the White Rose flag when making 389p or £148 of 38kg.
Generally the smart end of lambs made from around £100 over their weight to £120 over their weight.
Nice handier lambs 280p to 320p, Commercial goods 260p to 280p.

35kg or less
Several pens of Continentals either side 300p, RF Morphet Lancaster selling 34kg at £109 or 320p, George Foster Hesket Bank 309p or 35kg at £108. Lightweight Horned Wethers 225p to 240p, up to 260p for Blackies from JE Greenwood.

Mule & Masham Wethers a similar trade on the week. Some heavies reaching £132 from EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby or 250p from CD RF Kithcing. Horned wethers 230p to 240p depending on quality, some plainer tups 220p.

CULL EWES
An electric trade ringside today with prices much higher on the week and a fresh buyer ringside, ewes averaging £109 right through and ram £126.
Tex x ewes sold to £219.50 from EP&JM Hutchinson, Stokesley. Best bred ewes with weight £185-£219.50 medium best-bred ewes £140-£165 and smalls £115-£130.
Heavy Suffolk crossed ewes sold to £195.50 from ID&JC, Guiseley. First crossed heavies £170-£190. With medium full meat £130-£160 and half ¾ meat ewes with frame £110-£135. Plain to lean white faced ewes £80-£105.
Heavy mules sold to £142.50 from M Ryder & Sons, Harrogate. Best mules sold at £125-£140 with mediums £100-£110 and plain mules at £70-£82. Numbers are required next week with a full ringside of buyers for all classes of ewes.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £115.39 per head or 264.1p/kg (SQQ 271.5p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 320.6p/kg av 259.3p/kg or £87.48 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 400.0p/kg av 272.8p/kg or £112.35 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 343.5p/kg av 255.7p/kg or £123.31 per head
52.1kg and over to 277.8p/kg av 241.5p/kg or £134.17 per head

Beltex average £129.76 per head or 304.6p/kg
£ per head: £170 £158 GM&A Jackson; £162 £160 A&K Kiernan; £162 MJ&GC Dobson; £160 J Bosworth; £158 WA VJ JA Jackson; £158 JE Burrow;
p/kg: 400.0p 360.5p J Bosworth; 395.3p 395.0p 381.6p 370.0p 357.1p GM&A Jackson; 376.7p 363.2p A&K Kiernan; 357.9p S Asquith;
Texel average £119.74 per head or 265.4p/kg
£ per head: £160 G&S Foster; £159 M Braidley; £154 JE Burrow; £152 £149 JR Crabtree; £150 £148 EP&JM Hutchinson; £148 B Spensley; £148 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 390.2p G&S Foster; 389.5p 333.3p 327.5p CD&RF Kitching; £336.8p JR Crabtree; 327.3p J Bosworth; 308.9p AM&HV Brown; 308.3p EM&JM Hutchinson;
Suffolk average £121.63 per head or 250.3p/kg
£ per head: £137 EP&JM Hutchinson; £136 BF Blezard; £130.50 G Bell; £124 J Bosworth; £124 High Harbour; £121 SM&S Collinson;
p/kg: 282.1p Haddon Farms; 277.6p BF Blezard; 271.5p 259.8p KJ Marston; 258.7p A&K Kiernan; 254.5p GM&A Jackson; 250.0p WH&JW Hartley;
Blue Texel average £112.63 per head or 262.4p/kg
£ per head: £115 High Harbour; £114 £110 H Metcalfe;
p/kg: 268.3p 259.1p h Metcalfe; 255.6p High Harbour;
Charolais average £125.25 per head or 244.5p/kg
£ per head: £129 AM&HV Brown; £129 £124 High Harbour;
p/kg: 252.9p AM&HV Brown; 243.4p 243.1p High Harbour;
Mule average £102.40 per head or 239.6p/kg
£ per head: £132 EP&JM Hutchinson; £113 GM&A Jackson; £112.50 CD&RF Kitching; £104.50 JR Lancaster; £104 BW Appleton; £103 G&MA Lawn;
p/kg: 250.0p CD&RF Kitching; 240.5p J Taylor; 240.4p GM&A Jackson; 239.5p G&MA Lawn; 237.5p JK Wilson; 237.2p J Pickles; 237.2p WA VJ JA Towler;
Swaledale average £86.78 per head or 232.6p/kg
£ per head: £109 G Huck & Son; £107 £92 W Mason & Son; £98.50 BW Appleton; £97 P Addyman; £92 G&MA Lawn; £89.50 James Pate; £89.50 FG Throup;
p/kg: 248.6p 233.3p W Mason & Son; 248.6p JR Crabtree; 244.4p 241.9p James Pate; 241.9p FG Throup; 234.5p BW Appleton;
Dalesbred average £92.50 per head or 233.1p/kg
£ per head: £105 JK Wilson; £85 FG Throup;
p/kg: 236.1p FG Throup; 228.3p JK Wilson;
Masham average £95 per head or 242.8p/kg
£ per head: £124 EP&JM Hutchinson; £80.50 J Tyalor;
p/kg: 243.9p J Taylor; 238.5p EP&JM Hutchinson;
Cheviot average £111.51 per head or 258.6p/kg
£ per head: £125 £114 A&K Kiernan; £116 BF Blezard; £112.50 KJ Marston; £112 £108.50 WH&JW Hartley; £111.50 £110 J&E Slater;
p/kg: 276.9p Haddon Farms; 271.3p 260.5p WH&JW Hartley; 259.1p 255.1p A&K Kiernan; 255.8p J&E Slater; 255.7p KJ Marston;
WFW average £106.50 per head or 242.5p/kg
£ per head: £106.50 J&L Smith;
p/kg: 242.0p J&L Smith;
SBF average £92.14 per head or 246.3p/kg
£ per head: £100 £89 £86 JE Greenwood;
p/kg: 260.6p 247.2p 232.6p JE Greenwood;
BFL average £112.11 per head or 203.5p/kg
£ per head: £130 C&M Crawshaw; £123 JK Wilson; £107 £100 £82 M Ryder & Son;
p/kg: 222.2p 221.6p 214.0p M Ryder & Son; 219.6p JK Wilson; 171.1p C&M Crawshaw;


Cull Ewes average £109.31
Suffolk to £195.50, Texel to £219.50, BFL to £135.50, Mule to £142.50, Kerry Hill to £124.50, Swaledale to £81.50, Masham to £131.50, Cheviot to £138.50, Beltex to £136.50, Easy Care to £95.50, Down x to £129.50, Charollais to £168.50, Blue du maine to £131.50, Dalesbred to £96.50,
Top prices:
Lowland: £219.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £214.50 C&GA Guy;
Mule/Masham: £142.50 M Ryder & Son; £140.50 G&GE Thornton;
Horned: £96.50 JK Wilson; £81.50 JR Lancaster;
Hill: £138.50 Hurries Farm; £135.50 JR Lancaster;

Goats to £115.50

Cast Rams average £126.19
Texel to £184.50, BFL to £137.50, Blue Texel to £67.50, Lleyn to £115.50, Cheviot to £131.50, Beltex to £117.50.


32 Rearing Calves to £415 Every Monday at 10:30am

Calves a similar trade with a few buyers and sellers unable to attend due to the weather being disruptive this weekend. Blue bulls sold to £415 from PJ&JE Bolland, Airton. Best blue bulls sold at £370-£415 with medium commercial goods £300-£340 and smalls £230-£270. Lim bulls sold to £370 from G Pickersgill, Lim bulls £320-£370 with smalls £270 plus. Angus bulls sold at £260-£280 for all mediums. Blue heifers sold to £310 for mediums and smalls down to £240. Lim heifers sold at £270. More calves required next week with fresh faces expected ringside.

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £310) to £370 G Pickersgill
Brit Blue x (Av £342) to £415 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £269) to £280 CW Hardy
Black & White (Av £83) to £92 JS&J Walmsley

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £148) to £160 CW Hardy
British Blue (Av £274) to £310 JS&J Walmsley
Limousin (Av £270) to £270 G Pickersgill


81 Breeding Sheep Every Monday at 11:30am

Breeding sheep a nice trade with a few vendors unable to make it due to wind and rain over the weekend and this morning. Trade jus t a touch less but younger labs on offer and prices being between £65-£92.50 a life. M Hutchison, Halifax had a run of commercial 2 shear ewes. Texel twins sold to £225 from M Hutchison, Halifax. Broken mouthed ewes with pairs from W&M Bland sold at £195. Tex X ewes with Singles sold at £185 from M Hutchison, Halifax and £165 for broken mouthed ewes from P, Lofthouse, Grewelthorpe.
More ewes and lambs coming next week with cancelled entries booked in again.

Please advise the Office of entries by Midday on the Friday prior to sale to be included in the online catalogue. Thankyou.

Texel x Ewe with Single to £185 av £168 M Hutchinson
Texel x Ewe with Twins to £225 av £206 M Hutchinson
Texel Ewe with 1.5 to £160 M Hutchinson
Mule Ewe with Twins to £195 W&M Bland
Down x with Single to £160 M Hutchinson
Lonk Ewe with Single to £135 M Hutchinson


13 Dairy Twice Monthly at 12noon

A good ringside crowd were on hand to bid for the 13 forward for today’s fortnightly dairy.
Due to a surplus of milkers Edward Fort and daughters brought forward a pair of well balanced 35 litre heifers and had the days two leading prices. Top call was for the Sandy- valley Copycat daughter from the Corrie family who’s dam had records over 10,000kg, she made £2450 to Hartley Farming Partnership. Her herdmate heads home with Mark Goodall, Tong at £2200, Silmoor Close Up Beatexus fresh since 18th January. Two heifers made £2000, the first being the champion and the other a tall 33kg heifer from Robin Jennings, South Stainley.
The six fresh heifers averaged £1995 with the Champion being a 34kg heifer Winton Fontaine Flo whose dam gave over 11,000kg in her 5th. This was Peter Waring’s first CCM dairy championship and she heads home to Kepwick, Thirsk with our judge for the day Craig Bentley.
He also bought the first placed cow from J Dibb a early February 3rd calver who made £1350, with top priced cow at £1650 being another from Peter Waring and giving 42kg day. More selective trade was seen for in calf cows from Messrs Wilson as they averaged £975.
Next sale Monday 7th March.

Newly Calved Heifers 1st PJ Waring 2nd GB Jennings 3rd G Fort
Newly Calved Cows 1st J Dibb 2nd PJ Waring 3rd J Dibb
Champion – PJ Waring Reserve – J Dibb

Commercial Newly Calved Heifers to £2000 av £1773 GB Jennings
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifers to £2450 av £2216 EJ Fort
Commercial Newly Calved Cows to £1350 av £1275 J Dibb
Pedigree Newly Calved Cows to £1650 PJ Waring
Incalf Cow to £1050 av £975 BH Wilson


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