44 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 23 Cast Cattle
3,916 Prime Sheep comprising 3346 Prime Lambs & 570 Cast Ewes & Rams
57 Rearing Calves
2 Loads of Produce
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson secured multiple highlights at the weekly sale including top gross overall a 28 month old pure bred British Blue cross heifer weighing 735kg from Ben Townsend of Laneshawbridge for £2128 or 289.5p/kg. Leading gross priced steer was a 665kg Limousin cross from Hargreaves Farms of Walton le Dale which made £1952 or 293.5p/kg selling to Mesrs Pearson who also secured the leading price by weight at 309.5p/kg (£1857) a 600kg Limousin cross heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. Equivalent steer was a 590kg Limousin cross from Hargreaves Farms which sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton for 307.5p/kg or £1814. With the weekly consignment of private sale outside fed Native breed steers included in the reported average finishers should note the Continental steer average of 296.28p/kg and Continental heifer average of 268.5p/kg. 35% of the entry weighed over 600kg and 55% of the entry made 290p/kg or more.
465-555kg to 298.5p/kg av.234.5p/kg
560kg+ to 307.5p/kg av. 285.61p/kg
400-480kg to 239.5 p/kg av. 223.86p/kg
485kg+ to 309.5p/kg av.269.49p/kg
560kg+ to 250.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1952, 1944, 1814, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1862, (Limx) 1822,1795, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1787
p/kg: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 307.5,294.5,293.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons 305.5, 299.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 295.5, (Limx) 291.5.
£ per head: JM Townsend (BBx) 2128, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1857, 1746, (BBx) 1653
p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 309.5, 293.5, (BBx) 292.5, JM Townsend (BBx) 289.5
£ per head: M Bentham (Path) 1779
p/kg: M Bentham (Path) 250.5
Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 159.5p/kg £980.93
£ per head: EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 981
p/kg: EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 159.5
Cull Cow Prices
The cast cow trade is steady because of short term build up of numbers in yards as factories concentrate on clean cattle and only move small numbers. This situation is seasonal and generally changes once Christmas trade is satisfied. 2 inside fed Galloways were 120p/kg, Angus to 125.5p/kg (£1224) and Continental to 132.5p/kg. Heavier dairies were circa 120p/kg and the plain B&W dairies remain 80p plus.
Overall Average 109.92p/kg £787.38
Black & White to 118.50p/kg av.105.59p/kg
Jersey to 57.5p/kg
AAx to 125.5p/kg av. 113.83p/kg
Gall to 120p/kg av. 120.00p/kg
BBx to 107.5p/kg
Limx to 128.5p/kg
Parthanais to 132.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: AN Bolland 989, 914, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 853,803,756, JSS Verity 845.
p/kg: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 118.5, 115.5, 114.5, AN Bolland 118.5,113.5, JSS Verity 116.5
£ per head: TH&A Pickard&Son (Limx) 919, (BBx) 758, M Bentham (Path) 835
p/kg: M Bentham (Path) 132.5, TH&A Pickard&Son (Limx) 128.5, (BBx) 107.5
£ per head: MJ&CR Ellison (AA) 1224, T Boothman (AA) 1101, (Gall) 888,768
p/kg: MJ&CR Ellison (AA) 125.5, T Boothman (Gall) 120,120, (AA) 116.5,109.5
3,916 Prime Sheep comprising 3346 Prime Lambs & 570 Cast Ewes & Rams
An excellent prime lamb trade today at Skipton with an extra 400 lambs forward on the week, as 3,346 head levelled at a very pleasing 249.1p/kg (SQQ comparison at 252.45p).
All classes were good to sell with heavies taking a lift in the region of £2 to £4 per head, but handy weights were very good to sell with commercials generally 235p to 255p, a nice prime 260p to 280p and smarter Beltex sorts 280p to 350p.
At the top end of the market chief prices on the day were 352p or £148 for a pen of 42kg Beltex crosses from HB Atkinson, but there was a very solid trade as 27 pens made in the £140’s, 60 pens in the £130’s, 39 pens were 300p plus and 47 pens 280p to 298p. The well fed butchers types for retail and wholesale trade continue to be a good trade, whilst the prime and commercial types have taken a good lift too.
Hill bred lambs in larger quantities this week, best Mule wethers £110 to £115 bracket, topping £124 form John Smith of Carleton. Better sorts mid to late 230’s per kilo and a breed average for Mules of 230.5p. A nice pen of Mashams form A&SL Throup & Son made £110 or 244p. More horned lambs about, heavies to £110 from R&A White of Bamford or top side of 200p for nice light and handyweight wethers.
A nice entry of ewes with more forward and trade dearer for full meat and ¾ meat ewes. More plain ewes forward selling to realisation and straight lean ewes selling to kill or feed. White faced ewes avg £101 with heavies £130-£143 with top price selling at £159.50 from from F Reeday & Son, Hetton. Medium full meat ewes regular £105-£118 and ¾ to half meat ewes £88-£100. Feeding ewes could be purchased in the £60’s. Mules sold to £110.50 with heavies £90-£104 mediums £80-£88 and lean ewes £55-£72. Horned ewes sold to £83.50 for swales from CM Ryder, Blubberhouses and Lonks from IR Dodson, Sowerby Bridge. Meat horned ewes £58-£74. ¾ to half meat ewes £35-£48 and plain from the early teens to £30 with some very plain aged ewes selling less. More required next week.
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £110.37 per head or 249.1p/kg (SQQ 252.45p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 248.5p/kg av 230.5p/kg or £77.08 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 352.4p/kg av 252.9p/kg or £106.94 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 319.6p/kg av 244.0p/kg or £117.41 per head
52.1kg and over to 275.6p/kg av 243.1p/kg or £123.91 per head
Beltex average £121.48 per head or 291.5p/kg
£ per head: £148 £146x2 £145 £144x3 £143 HB Atkinson; £147 £146 £143 P&S Robinson; £145 K Marshall; £140 M&B Allen; £140 A Jenkinson; £140 AM Leach; £140 W&J Parkinson; £140 WC Logan;
p/kg: 352.4p 350.0p 348.8p 345.2p 327.0p 324.4p 320.0p x3HB Atkinson; 333.3p AM Leach; 329.5p 327.5p K Marshall; 325.6p A Jenkinson; 319.6p P&S Robinson; 318.2p W&J Parkinson;
Texel average £108.83 per head or 247.6p/kg
£ per head: £147 JA Gibson; £146 £140 NM Handy; £146 R&N Carlisle; £144 D Hargreaves; £142 £140 N&M Hugill; £140 W&J Parkinson; £139 SD Bennett;
p/kg: 318.2p W&J Parkinson; 308.9p JD Taylor; 307.1p High Harbour; 302.3p 291.1p 290.2p K Marshall; 290.0p BL&R Lund; 288.9p J Howard;
Suffolk average £114.25 per head or 241.5p/kg
£ per head: £134 £128 £125 TH Mellin; £134 JR Taylor; £130 Ashfield Farms; £126 N Parker; £123 A&AR Philipson; £123. £118 TH Atkins;
p/kg: 268.0p 261.2p 260.4p TH Mellin; 256.3p 245.3p 241.1p 240.8p TH Atkins; 242.3p N Parker; 241.1p A&AR Philipson; 239.4p SM&S Collinson;
Charolais average £85.10 per head or 241.6p/kg
£ per head: £123.50 A&AR Philipson; £104 KJ Marston; £82 £80 MJ Gray;
p/kg: 252.0p A&AR Philipson; 248.5p 242.4p MJ Gray; 241.9p KJ Marston;
Rouge average £122.50 per head or 282.5p/kg
£ per head: £124 £119 BL&R Lund;
p/kg: 297.5p 275.6p BL&R Lund;
Mule average £104.63 per head or 230.5p/kg
£ per head: £124 £113.50 £112.50 £108.50 JR Smith; £115 JH Throup; £111.50 P Addyman; £115.50 S&P Scrivin; £109.50 CD&RF Kitching; £108.50 JR Smith;
p/kg: 237.8p 236.7p 235.9p JR Smith; 237.5p PL Metcalfe; 236.4p JR Taylor; 236.4p FG Throup; 235.9p 235.6p AS&L Throup; 235.2p Ashfield Farm;
Masham average £110 per head or 244.4p/kg
£ per head: £110 A&SL Throup & Son
p/kg: 244.4p A&SL Throup & Son
Swaledale average £78.99 per head or 196.3p/kg
£ per head: £110 £85 R&A White; £95 £77.50 S Horsfield; £95 I Wilson; £88.50 £80 WA Brown;
p/kg: 207.3p R&A White; 206.5p 203.9p 197.9pS Horsfield; 205.8p 200.0p WA Brown; 190.0p I Wilson;
Cheviot average £103.66 per head or 237.5p/kg
£ per head: £113 PL Metcalfe; £100 KJ Marston; £96.50 Fleets Farm;
p/kg: 241.3p Fleets Farm; 235.4p PL Metcalfe; 232.6p KJ Marston;
BFL average £125.50 per head or 213p/kg
£ per head: £137 £114 AJ Mason
p/kg: 219.2p 207.6p AJ Mason
Cull Ewes average £79.37
Suffolk to £124.50, Texel to £159.50, BFL to £137.50, Mule to £110.50, Herdwick to £59.50, Swaledale to £83.50, Masham to £85.50, Gritstone to £68.50, Cheviot to £123.50, Zwartable to £111.50, Lonk to £83.50, Charollais to £118.50, Dalesbred to £44.50, WFW to £100.50, SBF to £44.50, Jacob to £41.50.
Lowland: £159.50 F Reeday & Son; £143.50 JA Gibson;
Mule/Masham: £110.50 £104.50 AJ Taylor; £100.50 R&M Towell;
Horned: £100.50 High Harbour; £83.50 CM Ryder; £83.50 IR Dodson;
Hill: £137.50 F Reeday & Son; £123.50 Westalls;
Cast Rams average £94.36
Suffolk to £118.50, Texel to £119.50, Zwartable to £127.50, Beltex to £97.50.
57 Rearing Calves to £420
A nice entry of rearing calves today with 57 in the entry. Nationally auctions have seen trade easier with today following the trend. Medium continentals a shade easier with the best end still selling to similar prices. Best Angus bulls £290-£310 with mediums £250-£280. Angus heifers £195-£265. Blue bulls sold to £420 and £415 from RM Spence, Keighley. Mediums £260-£320 with nice ended goods £360-£400. Blue heifers sold to £350 from JR Wellock, Eshton. Mediums sold regular away at £240-£275. Lim Bulls £245-£325 and Lim Heifers £212-£285. Black and Whites sold at £38-£60 for smalls £70-£90 for nice mediums rearers and best end selling £130-£148.
Limousin x (Av £276) to £325 J Gooch
Brit Blue x (Av £313) to £420 RM Spence
Aberdeen Angus (Av £284) to £310 RM Shackleton
Shorthorn (Av £86) to £135 IRG Collins
Black & White (Av £110) to £148 RM Shackleton
Simmental (Av £357) to £385 H Goodall & Sons
Aberdeen Angus (Av £216) to £265 AJ&K Lee
Simmental (Av £250) to £250 H Goodall & Sons
British Blue (Av £253) to £350 JR Wellock
Limousin (Av £235) to £285 J Gooch
British Blue (Av £150) to £150 JR Wellock
Last offering from Sally Wellock at Oakworth for 2021 seals top price and championship
Todays choice from those ringside was a 32kg 3rd prize heifer in milk by DG Charley from the Harehills herd at Oakworth owned by Sally Wellock. First in the ring this sweet black heifer commanded a flurry of bidding and eventually she made the days top price of £2380 selling to the Alan Middleton of Hartley Farm Parnership, Beamsley.
Her herdmate another daughter of ABS sire DG Charley was Champion under Judge Alec Lambert of Hawes, with this 9 days fresh heifer already at 30kg heading home with Mark Goodall of Tong looking good value at £1650, alongside a very milky commercial fresh heifer giving 34kg who took Reserve Champion for Robin Jennings from South Stainley, Ripon who made £1750.
Father and son team, Jack and Alan Wilson continued to disperse their commercial herd established over 30 years ago from Green Hammerton, York with a further 6 cows and heifers dry and in calf due late November and early December, these ranged from youthful looking cows coming their fifth and fourth calves, a trio expecting their third calf and an in calf heifer. They head home to three successful purchasers, and twice reached £1380 for cows in calf to the Black and white sire Wilder Dalliance coming their third, one going to Robert Metcalfe at Brearton and another to the Midgleys at Luddenfoot.
Next sale is 8th November ahead of the Christmas show and sale on 29th November, the sale on the 8th will include a batch of 33 bulling pedigree British Friesians from the Burroughs family prize winning Oakalby herd in Norfolk.
Newly Calved Heifers
1st J Wellock 2nd GB Jennings 3rd J Wellock
Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer to £2380 av £2015 J Wellock
Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £1750 GB Jennings
Commercial Incalf Heifer to £1100 BH Wilson & Son
Commercial Incalf Cow to £1380 av £1260 BH Wilson & Son
Wheat Straw Mini Heston to £16 per bale
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