42 Prime cattle comprising 27 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), & 15 Cast Cattle. 3,810 Prime Sheep comprising 3,133 Prime Lambs & 677 Cast Ewes & Rams. 52 Rearing Calves. 1 Load of Produce.
TOMORROW – TUESDAY 5th OCTOBER – 4704 Lambs
Annual Sale of 227 Masham Gimmer Lambs at 10am
Third Sale of 3152 Mule Gimmer Lambs
Annual Sale of 1325 Swaledale Gimmer Lambs
WEDNESDAY 6th OCTOBER
8156 Store Lambs at 10am
SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER
Monthly Sale of Stirks and Weaned Calves
Annual Sale of Ped Charollais Inlamb Females and Ewe Lambs
October AGRI TRADER SALE (Machinery, Plant, Stone, Reclaim, Salvage)
Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
It was Monthly Show Day which facilitated a larger show of 27 retail type cattle this week, the headline figures showing 7 cattle make a hammer price of 300p or more, 2 cattle in the £1900s, 7 in the £1800s, Continental Steers averaged 290.4p and Continental Heifers averaged 296.6p.
The Champion beast on the day came from Messrs JT Baines of Gisburn, weighing 550kg at 330.5p and adding up to £1817.75 selling to Robertshaws Farmshop in Thornton Bradford who purchased 3 cattle in total.
Messrs R&E Cowperthwaite of Settle, first time vendors with Prime Cattle at this sale, brought forward 2 cattle, one a steer that was first prize and reserve champion, weighing 500kg it made 325.5p/kg or £1627.50 to Knavesmire Butchers of York. Their Heifer was 2nd prize in class, weighing 570kg, it also made 325.5pkg, grossing £1855.35 and selling to D&A Gregory of Bacup.
RT&J Critchley of Hutton Preston had a consignment that saw two over 300p, the first at 595kg 308.5p £1835.58 to R Pearson Wholesale Butchers of Bradford, and 550kg 306.5p £1685.75 to Robertshaws Farmshop. TH Mellin of Black Lane Ends had a super red heifer scaling 585kg 306.5p £1787.18 selling to D&A Gregory. The final beast at 300p was F&B Smith, Ingleton adding up to £1797.
Hargreaves Farms of Preston presented a trio of heavy steers grossing £1914 £1912 and £1846. Other cattle topside of £1800 included CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield at £1839 and £1808, and S&P Scrivin £1802.
A smaller show of geld cows this week, heavy angus reaching £1287 form Messrs Lawn of None Go Bye, and heavy dairies to £1048 from J Gooch Tow Top. Straight but lean dairies 80’s and 90’s, next grade 100 to 115p.
Monthly Show - Judged by Phil Gregory
Bullock - 1st & Reserve R&E Comperthwaite 2nd F&B Smith 3rd CD&RF Kitching
Heifer - 1st & Champion J Baines 2nd R&E Cowperthwaite 3rd RT&J Critchley
501- 590kg to 289.5p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: £1540 TS Wilman
p/kg: 197.5p TS Wilman
£ per head: £1635 RT&J Critchley
p/kg: 289.5p RT&J Critchley
£ per head: £1855 R&E Cowperthwaite; £1817 J Baines; £1802 S&P Scrivin;
p/kg: 330.5p J Baines; 325.5p R&E Cowperthwaite; 306.5p RT&J Critchley;
£ per head: £1835 RT&J Critchley; £1809 CD&RF Kitching; £1787 TH Mellin;
p/kg: 308.5p RT&J Critchley; 305.5p TH Mellin; 289.5p CD&RF Kicthing;
465-555kg to 275.2p/kg
560kg + to 275.3p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: £1627 R&E Cowperthwaite;
p/kg: 325.5p R&E Cowperthwaite;
£ per head: £1914 Hargreaves Farm; £1788 £1762 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 279.5p 277.5p CD&RF Kitching; 279.5p Hargreaves Farm;
£ per head: £1912 £1846 Hargreaves Farm; £1838 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 299.5p 293.5p F&B Smith; 289.5p CD&RF Kitching;
Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average 114.5p/kg £822.68
Black & White to 129.5p/kg av 101.8p/kg
Angus to 144.5p/kg av 133.7p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
B&W: av 101.8p/kg
£ per head: £1048 J Gooch; £888 £798 AN Bolland;
p/kg: 129.5p J Gooch; 118.5p 116.8p AN Bolland;
Angus av 133.7p/kg
£ per head: £1287 £983 G&MA Lawn; £1076 TM Harrison;
p/kg: 144.5p TM Harrison; 141.5p 137.5p G&MA Lawn;
Another large show of Prime Sheep with 3133 lambs forward for sale, the average was up 12p/kg on the week to level at 244.3p across the board. 36kg to 45kg weight bracket (all breeds) averaged 245.43p or £103.75 per head, the 46kg to 52kg bracket saw 1132 head average 243.75p or £117.63, and 197 over 52kg averaged 242.52p and averaged a whopping £130.34.
The premium retail type lambs were a very strong trade today, with a pen at 400p, 32 pens at 300p or more, two pens at £170, 15 pens from £150 to £166 and 79 pens from £130 to £149. The range of weights at 300p or more was from 37kg to 53kg, if you have these retail type lambs to sell then bring them to Skipton.
Top of the shop at 400p was RH&MR Ireland of Whalley with their champion pen of 5 Beltex crosses weighing 41kg and making £164 per head selling to Knavesmire Butchers in York, whilst the same buyer also secured the two top price pens per head on the day with two lots at £170 each from JT Baines of Clitheroe.
Heavy lambs, both smart end and commercial were an extremely good trade, with buyers keen for weight this week, perkilo selling at similar prices to the handy weights.
Mules were 215p to 230p generally, with GW Houseman making 234p and J Harrison Thornton in Craven making 232p. A few pens of horned lambs topping at 223p.
Ewes trading similar with no difference in trade for most goods with some plainer swales and smaller swales slightly less money. 677 Ewes and Tups forward with top end continentals trading at £135+ but a shortage of the best end in. Heavies £120+ mediums full meat £110-£115 mediums ¾ and half meat £95-£105. Lean ewes £75-£85 and plain trading at realization from £40-£60. Best Swales trading very well with good meat £70-£86.50 mediums £40-£52 and lean £30-£38 whilst plain traded less in the £12-£28 range. Suffolks a nice trade with Heavies £120+ and mediums £105-£115. Heavy mules £100-£111.50 mediums full meat £90-£98 half meat ewes £78-£85 and plain ewes same again trading at realisation at the £40-£68 range. Cheviots sold to £97.50. Easy Cares sold to £82.50.
Monthly Show – Judged by Anthony Swales
1st RH&MR Ireland 41kg £164 A Swales
2nd G Sunderland 44kg £161 Vivers Scot Lamb
3rd Ellis Bros 44kg £166 Vivers Scot Lamb
1st JC&N Throup 47kg £108 D Towers
2nd BS Simpson 48kg £109.50 A Atkinson
3rd R&E Cowperthwaite 50kg £115.50 A Atkinson
Prime Lambs – Overall Average £110.03 per head or 244.3p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 230.0p/kg av 214.1p/kg or £71.96 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 400.0p/kg av 245.5p/kg or £103.75 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 344.8p/kg av 243.7p/kg or £117.63 per head
52.1kg and over to 301.9p/kg av 242.5p/kg or £130.34 per head
Beltex average £122.64 per head or 285.6p/kg
£ per head: £170 £160 J Baines; £166 Ellis Bros; £165.50 AM Leach; £164 RH&MR Ireland; £161 G Sunderland; £156 A Jenkinson; £154 D Clarkson;
p/kg: 400.0p 339.5p RH&MR Ireland; 377.3p 340.9p Ellis Bros; 369.5p 358.8p 344.8p AM Leach; 365.9p G Sunderland; 339.1p A Jenkinson;
Texel average £110.45 per head or 243.4p/kg
£ per head: £154 £153.50 £153 £148 £147.50 JR Crabtree; £151 TA Robinson; £149 K Marshall; £148 M Ryder & Son; £147 Menwith Pigs;
p/kg: 304.2p 287.8p J&M Blakey; 296.0p JR Crabtree; 285.2p 284.1p K Marshall; 284.1p RJH&MR Ireland; 281.6p M Ryder & Son; 281.1p WA VJ JA Towler;
Suffolk average £104.79 per head or 234.6p/kg
£ per head: £129 £124 £119 TH Mellin; £128 Al Dean & Son; £125 £123 MJ Spensley; £115 P Shackleton; £113.50 JR Fraser; £111 Ashfield Farms;
p/kg: 258.0p 248.0p 247.9p TH Mellin; 256.0p AL Dean & Son; 250.0p 246.0p MJ Spensley; 242.0p B Spensley; 241.5p JR Fraser;
Charolais average £107.31 per head or 239.6p/kg
£ per head: £134.50 £109 Hayton & Stocks; £128 High Harbour; £117 £113.50 N Morphet; £113.50 £112.50 AP Townsend; £107.50 High Harbour;
p/kg: 256.0p 251.1p High Harbour; 252.2p 248.9p N Morphet; 242.2p 238.6p Hayton & Stocks; 241.5p 239.4p AP Townsend;
Mule average £99.50 per head or 223.7p/kg
£ per head: £116 £109.50 JH Throup; £115.50 R&E Cowperthwaite; £114 Fair Place Farm; £114 CJ&ET Harrison; £109.50 BS Simpson;
p/kg: 232.7p CJ&ET Harrison; 232.0p JH Throup; 231.0p R&E Cowperthwaite; 230.2p Ashfield Farms; 229.8p Ellis Bros; 229.8p JC&N Throup;
Dalesbred average £77.86 per head or 222.3p/kg
£ per head: £85 £72.50 Hayton & Stocks;
p/kg: 223.7p 219.7p Hayton & Stocks;
Masham average £103 per head or 234.1p/kg
£ per head: £103 GW Houseman;
p/kg: 234.1p GW Houseman;
Cheviot average £100.13 per head or 228.6p/kg
£ per head: £103 GW Houseman; £100 £97.50 N Morphet;
p/kg: 232.1p 227.3p N Morphet; 223.9p GW Houseman;
Rouge average £132.15 per head or 272.3p/kg
£ per head: £138 £134 £110 AM Leach;
p/kg: 276.0p 273.5p 255.8p AM Leach;
Blue due Maine average £101.37 per head or 2238.1p/kg
£ per head: £140 £114 £110 £100.50 £99.50 TP&EA Clayton;
p/kg: 265.1p 250.0p 239.3p 236.9p 233.7p TP&EA Clayton;
Cull Ewes average £79.74
Suffolk to £121.50, Texel to £147.50, BFL to £103.50, Mule to £145.50, Lleyn to £51.50, Swaledale to £86.50, White Faced to £48.50, Gritstone to £81.50, Cheviot to £97.50, Beltex to £111.50, Lonk to £73.50, Down to £128.50, Charollais to £127.50, SBF to £75.50, Berrichon to £116.50, Zwartable to £138.50, Kerry to £49.50, Easy Care to £82.50.
Lowland: £147.50 High Harbour; £138.50 GT Booth;
Mule/Masham: £145.50 G&GE Thornton; £111.50 K&J Marshall;
Horned: £86.50 J Dibb; £80.50 WJE Harker;
Hill: £103.50 CD&RF Kitching; £97.50 High Harbour;
Cast Rams average £103.36
Suffolk to £132.50, Texel to £119.50, Lleyn to £157.50, Herdwick to £79.50, Gritstone to £89.50, Blue Texel to £124.50, Beltex to £147.50, Charollais to £74.50.
52 Rearing Calves to £455
Calves a strong trade once again with black and white less money and all other goods trading to the same and stronger prices. Angus bulls traded from £275-£328. Angus heifers £170-£232 Blue bulls sold at £400-£455 for good smart and strong goods. Mediums £340-£380 and smalls £265-£320. Blue heifers a stronger trade with some nice animals on offer. £370-£400 for best end, mediums £320-£240 and smalls £290-£310.
Simmental (Av £355) to £355 CN&SA Harrison
Brit Blue x (Av £366) to £455 CN&SA Harrison
Aberdeen Angus (Av £294) to £328 Woolrow Farms
Hereford (Av £325) to £325 JR Wellock
Black & White (Av £60) to £175 H&M Dugdale
Aberdeen Angus (Av £194) to £232 Woolrow Farms
British Blue (Av £343) to £400 JT Rushton
Angus Heifer (Av £275) to £275 J&JR Clarkson
Blue Heifer (Av £276) to £290 J&JR Clarkson
Angus Steer (Av £365) to £400 J&JR Clarkson
Wheat Straw Round Bale £15 per bale
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