Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle;
Forward: 713 head of cattle
Comprising: 695 Feeding Cattle (266 Young Bulls, 63 Beef Feeding Cows, 366 Bullocks & Heifers) & 18 Breeding Cattle.
**IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VENDORS**
Please remember that the sales are “DROP AND GO” and as such the sale rings are reserved entirely for the buyers attendance in each section. Its important that vendors unload, pass all paperwork in and then please leave the premises. Buyers need to feel safe when attending, please keep this in mind. Thankyou.
Feeding Bulls – an excellent entry of bulls with pen after pen of suckler bred spring 2020 born cattle which met a similarly confident trade. Again, the trade of the day were April calves if sufficiently smart enough to make £1000 or over. 400kg bulls are the main point of interest for buyers and vendors of these cattle were not disappointed with the general run £1020-£1200.
Feeding Cows – Cows a very sharp trade in line with stronger interest from processors. Heavy continentals were £1100+ to a top of £1340, whilst 35month old heifers sold to £1340 also. At the other end of the scale, lean lightweight cows were regularly £600 plus and the first cross dairies ranged from £800-£1000 if heavy and fed. More required each sale, speak to Jeremy or Ted for more details.
Stores - Trade on fire for all classes of the 366 Bullocks and Heifers sold today. In general, a good show of cattle forward with trade similar and probably slightly up on all goods. Plenty of buyers forward for all classes with farmers starting to come out searching for quality bulling heifers and some younger cattle to farm on. Top price of £1800 today for a young smart black heifer from E BA & SW Mills, Sheffield that made its way out for bulling.
Native cattle well sort after today with 18 Angus bullocks selling to an average of £1010. Top price of £1300 from regular vendors Bargh Bros. Big feeding steers size and frame either side of £1200. Young summering/ lighter weight Angus £880-£920. Angus Heifers sold dearer on the fortnight. £980-£1090 for larger end with a full fleshed Angus from KM&L Throup selling to top at £1090. Shorter feeding cattle £900-£980. Young summering Angus in the £800 range.
40 Blue cross bullocks today sold to average £1190. A Calvert & Son sold top price of blue at £1420. Dairy bred large Bullocks £1100-£1280. Large suckler bred thick bullocks £1280-£1420. Lighter feeding blue bullocks either side of £1000 with most in 4 figures.
56 Blue heifers sold to average £1106. Top price of the day coming from E BA & SW Mills, Sheffield at £1800. Nice suckler bred sorts at £1200-£1460 depending on weight. A Run of strong framed cattle from K&J Marshall, Skipton sold with some large thick heifers £1350-£1460. Whilst Bargh Bros sold 3 very large dairy bred heifers at £1310 and A Beresford, Halton West also sold a dairy bred blue heifer at £1220. Feeding blue heifers at the £1040-£1100 range with weight reaching higher. Some summering blues selling between the £820-£900 mark. Sim heifers £1100-£1140 from 3 separate vendors with large Sim heifers. £1000-£1070 for some good sorts off CA Foster, Bolton Abbey. A few a touch smaller/ leaner on the £880-£1000 range. Sim Bullocks £1100-£1235. Summering sorts £860-£920.
Black and White bullocks good to sell £900-£970 larger end with a bite of flesh on them. Smaller goods with flesh £780-£900 and a few plainer sorts £680-£780.
A tremendous show of Lim cattle in the sale today best bullocks regular £1300-£1490. Leaner bullocks with size £1100-£1200. Young suckler bullocks all £880-£1000 with some best E Grade young bullocks £1060-£1200. 70 Lim Heifers sold with a top price of £1620 from E BA & SW Mills, Sheffield. Young suckler heifers with cracking shape and style £1300-£1420. Strong feeding heifers selling to both feed and go to the bull at £1300-£1520. Summering Lim heifer mainly around the £840-£940 with some best end above.
A lot of customers out already looking for 2020 born younger cattle to farm on and some very sharp prices being achieved, and we can certainly use more Continental cross Bullocks and Heifers in the 7mo to 12mo age bracket. Smarter cattle always attracting feeders interest for finishing to sell into the local retail trade.
Contact Ted or Kyle for more detail on selling Store Cattle.
NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2021.
770 HEAD comprising 200 Young Bulls, 60 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 500 Bullocks and Heifers
& 10 Breeding Cattle
Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 27th February
CRAVEN CHAMPIONS PRIZE SHOW
Due to the COVID 19 Lockdown currently in place, we have made the decision to amend the 2021 sales calendar, and we now intend to hold the above Prize Show 4 weeks later than originally planned, and so the amended date will be the show on Tuesday 16th March, and sale the day after on Wednesday 17th March in conjunction with the regular Fortnightly Sale. All enquiries please to Ted Ogden on 07855 958 211
Prices and Averages
Young Bulls Continental x average £1029, Native average £1003
Charollais x (Av £1050)
£1165 £1110 DW Barker; £1145 D Pawson; £1070 RP Holt; £1030 JE&AC Clarke; £930 T Atkinson; £910 G&M Harrison;
Simmental x (Av £1058)
£1130 £1090 £1080 £1075 £1070 RD Elliott; £1090 D Pawson; £1050 JA Gardner;
Limousin x (Av £1007)
£1340 J Pickles; £1290 £1280 JM&SP Cooper; £1290 JM Wilson; £1290 J Baines; £1285 £1280 KA&HL Fawcett; £1240 RP Holt;
Brit Blue x (Av £1063)
£1280 J Baines; £1250 RP Holt; £1210 KA&HL Fawcett; £1170 S&A Taylor; £1160 £1120 KG Wilkinson; £1120 JM Townsend;
Ab Angus (Av £1076)
£1120 TH Mellin; £1115 D Pawson; £1070 I Townson; £960 E&E Metcalfe;
Blonde (Av £1000)
£1150 £1100 £1040 Saddle End Farms; £1065 £1030 £1025 £980 JA Gardner; 910 T Atkinson;
Hereford (Av £825)
£870 £780 A Nicholson;
Pathanaise (Av £1065)
£1100 £1030 R&E Pollard;
Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £875 Bulls av £995
Simmental to £1030 av £838
Limousin to £1340 av £903
Blonde to £1090 av £990
AA to £1100 av £737
Shorthorn to £620 av £620
Longhorn to £1090 av £790
Brit Blue to £1340 av £948
Charolais to £880 av £880
Hereford to £900 av £820
Welsh to £450 av £450
Shorthorn Bull to £1020 av £995
Top prices - £1340 J Baines; £1340 JW Stockdale; £1140 SD Bennett; £1100 AA&IM Smith; £1100 KA&HL Fawcett; £1100 JM Wilson;
Store Bullocks – average £1058
Charollais (Av £965)
£1330 £1120 D Beck; £1200 B Mellin; £1160 A Nicholson; £1010 Fleets Farm; £960 J Drinkall; £940 B Snowden;
Simmental x (Av £941)
£1235 £1120 CA Foster; £880 £865 Fleets Farms;
Limousin x (Av £1172)
£1490 £1360 £1320 F&A Walmsley; £1410 £1400 £1340 P&E Fox; £1390 £1310 JG Hall; £1275 K&J Marshall;
Ab Angus (Av £1010)
£1300 Bargh Bros; £1190 KM&L Throup; £1190 £1180 JA&JC Throup; £1080 FG Throup; £920 D Wells;
Cont x (Av £1135)
£1140 D Beck; £1130 AE Schindler;
Brit Blue x (Av £1190)
£1420 RP Holt; £1420 £1300 A Calvert; £1360 K&J Marshall; £1300 AE Schindler; £1280 T Jowett; £1270 DT&LA Houseman;
Mont Bel (Av £1086)
£1150 £1000 £980 SW&JE Ryder;
Shorthorn (Av £1003)
£1050 £920 Fleets Farm; £890 GD&JC Holme;
B&W (Av £884)
£970 A Calvert; £860 A&S Bullock; £860 KM&L Throup; £920 £910 £895 D Beck; £890 GD&JC Holme;
Hereford (Av £790)
£790 I&M Lancaster;
Danish Red (Av £1090)
£1100 £1080 B Mellin;
Bazadaise (Av £1120)
£1130 £1110 JE Naylor;
Store Heifers – average £1043
Charollais x (Av £897)
£1250 AJ Shepherd; £1140 New York Farms; £920 T Atkinson; £850 Fleets Farm; £820 J Fortune; £820 J Drinkall;
Simmental (Av £1050)
£1140 £1075 £1050 £1040 £1010 CA Foster; £1140 G Mellin; £1130 J Hoggarth;
Limousin x (Av £1095)
£1620 E BA SW Mills; £1520 RP Holt; £1460 £1400 M Ryder; £1400 JC Walker & Son; £1330 R Holroyd; £1320 CH&C Fearnley;
Blonde (Av £1175)
£1190 £1160 Saddle End Farms;
Ab Angus (Av £864)
£1090 KM&L Throup; £1060 N&J Thwaite; £1020 JM Smith; £985 £975 J Hoggarth; £960 DA&SA Fort;
Brit Blue x (Av £1106)
£1800 E BA & SW Mills; £1460 £1350 K&J Marshall; £1370 £1340 R Holroyd; £1310 Bargh Bros; £1220 A Beresford;
Pathanaise (Av £768)
£845 £740 £720;
Bazadaise x (Av £1240)
£1240 JE Naylor;
18 BREEDING CATTLE
Confidence in Beef Breeding Cattle was underlined by an extremely good trade for a run of Incalf heifers and 2nd calvers from Ian Handley of Chapel le Dale. Top price was a 2nd calved Blue Cow with an outstanding Limousin Calf at foot selling for £2300. The incalf heifers topped at £1900 and the Incalf cows the same price.
Ped Limousin Bull to £1500
Blue Cow with Lim Calf to £2300
AA Heifer Incalf to £1550 av £1412
Blue Heifer Incalf to £1900 av £1533
Blue Cows Incalf to £1900 av £1625
Skipton Auction Mart
Tel 01756 792375
Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077