STORE & BREEDING CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2022

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle. Forward: 550 head of cattle, Comprising: 538 Feeding Cattle (159 Young Bulls, 28 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 351 Bullocks & Heifers) & 12 Breeding Cattle.


Feeding Bulls – Yet another good show of high quality bulls, most born during the spring of 2021 and an overall average of £1221. As usual at this time of year some exceptional runs of cattle and particular credit Richard Holroyd also presented 12 British Blue x Limousin x bulls born between March and May 2021 to average £1500. Putting bulls into the ring in batches helped competition and the trade as buyers struggled to put numbers together. 400kg bulls were generally £1350 and upwards and most light weight bulls £1000 to £1250.

Grazing Cows – trading at a new level to average £1068. Frame and finish well received at £1300-£1490. Cows with scale to feed £900-£1100.

Store Cattle - £5,500 New Record Price at Skipton.
An excellent entry of Show Cattle for the Craven Champions Sale today at Skipton with our Judge for the day, Mr Craig Bentley of Kepwick near Thirsk, choosing a super Black Limousin Heifer as his champion from Hodder Valley breeders Messrs JC Walker & Son of Brennand Farm. Sired by a homebred son of Lodge Hamlet out of a Fendt sired Blue cow, this classy May 2021 born heifer attracted bidding from both ringside and telephone bids too, before falling to local show cattle masters John & Claire Mellin of Mill House Farm, Long Preston for a new Mart record price of £5,500.
Messrs Walker also made £2800 of another Black Lim Blue heifer that stood second in its class to the champion and headed North to Aberdeenshire with Messrs W Robertson & Son.
Mark & Fee Ewebank of Intake Farm, Middlesmoor in the upper reaches of Nidderdale stood Reserve Supreme champion with a Black Blue Lim Heifer, only born in August 2021, this lovely baby beef heifer sold at £2700 again going to Messrs Robertson.
Messrs Walker made £1900 £1800 and £1750 of further show cattle, Messrs Ewbank £1550 and other show cattle £1200 to £1500. (Full prize awards and prices below)

Outwith the show, young cattle were a super trade today with buyers lined up looking for growing cattle. Messrs KA&HL Fawcett of Dalehead made £1550 £1510 and £1440 of Blue & Lim heifers approaching a year old, with R Gumley of Littleborough and E&M Townley & Son of Clapham achieving £1300 for 10 old heifers and 9 month old Bullocks respectively. Messrs Townley also made £1280 of a brace of 10 months old Limousin Heifers.
Nice heifers and Bullocks for future retail quality use at 9mo to 11mo old finding favour today with £1100 to £1250 a regular price range seeing DL Mudd Buckden, J Pendlebury Haigh , Healaugh Farms Tadcaster, J Bartram & Son York, JR Carr Bolton Abbey, K Huck Bordley, JC&N Throup Draughton, K Lister & Son Kettlewell, C Schofield Cheadle, D Pawson & Son Billinge all selling in this price range.
Some runs of young 7mo-10mo bullocks making £850 to £1000 depending on quality & breed, commercial heifers for growing and grazing £780 to £920. A few plainer or young native hill bred sorts at less money.

Grazing cattle 12 to 18 months would be a shade better to sell for nice sorts, Dairy cross Beef bullocks and heifers commanding £1000 to £1200 if better sorts for the age, whilst plainer types of crosses in 3 figures.

Strong Cattle were definitely better to sell. Dairy cross Beef Bullocks could see £1250 to £1350 for the better sorts, odd lots making more with Messrs D&J Coates Coniston Cold making £1490 of Blue crosses, whilst best end of the first cross heifers were also £1150 to £1300 regular away.
Suckler bred types hit £1640 £1560 for Limousin cross Bullocks from Fair Place Farm, Cowling then £1490 for a pair from Messrs Hammond of Glasshouses, Harrogate and £1450 for a pen of 3 from E Simpson & Son of Langho, Blackburn. Top end of the older heifers was £1560 £1490 and £1450 from F&A Walmsley of Pleasington, Blackburn, £1480 and £1430 from M Ryder & Son Haverah Park Harrogate and £1480 form Messrs Hammond of Glasshouses. Continental Bullocks of all ages in todays sale levelled at £1112, and heifers £1134.

Native and Dairy Breed Stores finding their usual sharp enquiry, with black and whites to £1080, a pen of 5 at £1030, Ayrshires to £950 twice, first cross Angus bullocks to £1340 and £1320, down to £870 for a pen of 5 hill bred Angus bullocks at 8 months old. All Angus bullocks forward levelled at £1005 and Herefords at £1000, Black & Whites £907.


CRAVEN CHAMPIONS
Judged by Craig Bentley
Class 1 – Unhaltered Bullock
1st JC Walker Lot 386 sold for £1900
2nd J&M Pendlebury Lot 393 sold for £1100
3rd D Pawson Lot 264 sold for £1110
Class 2 – Unhaltered Heifer
1st JC Walker Lot 384 sold for £1800
2nd MR Ewbank Lot 390 sold for £1500
3rd W Lund Lot 372 sold for £920
Class 3 – Limousin Bullock
1st J&M Pendlebury Lot 391 sold for £1210
Class 4 – Limousin Heifer
1st JC Walker Lot 382 sold for £5500
2nd JC Walker Lot 383 sold for £2800
Class 5 – Blue Bullock
1st JC Walker Lot 385 sold for £1750
2nd MR Ewbank Lot 388 sold for £1550
3rd J Midgley Lot 400 sold for £1520
Class 6 – Blue Heifer
1st MR Ewbank Lot 387 sold for £2700
2nd D&F Clarkson Lot 246 sold for £1280
3rd D&F Clarkson Lot 247 sold for £1180
Class 7 – Any other breed
1st J Bartram Lot 378 sold for £1510
Class 8 – Young Handlers
1st Charlotte Pendlebury sold for £1380

Male Champion – JC Walker Lot 385
Male Reserve – JC Walker Lot 386

Female Champion – JC Walker Lot 382
Female Reserve – MR Ewbank Lot 387

Supreme Champion – JC Walker Lot 382
Reserve Champion – MR Ewbank Lot 387



NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 3rd MARCH 2022.

600 HEAD comprising 150 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 400 Bullocks and Heifers
& 10 Breeding Cattle

Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 23rd February




Prices and Averages
Young Bulls Continental x average £1,221

Charollais x (Av £1220)
£1270 JE&AC Clarke; £1170 JH&CM Stancliffe;
Simmental x (Av £1070)
£1280 £1270 £1160 JD Loftus; £905 F Stephenson;
Limousin x (Av £1230)
£1655 R Holt; £1580 £1570 £1510 R Holroyd; £1530 JW Stockdale; £1530 £1520 J Pickles; £1530 E BA & SW Mills;
Brit Blue x (Av £1298)
£1600 £1400 R Holroyd; £1590 KA&HL Fawcett; £1510 £1490 E BA & SW Mills; £1500 JC Walker; £1340 £1310 E&M Townley; £1270 Taylor Bros;
Ab Angus (Av £890)
£910 M Thwaite; £870 A Beresford;
Blonde (Av £1320)
£1320 SJ Berry;
Luing (Av £920)
£960 £880 RS Harker;

Under 10 months - £1600 £1570 £1470 £1410 £1400 £1380 R Holroyd; £1340 JH&CM Stancliffe;
10-12 months - £1655 £1580 £1510; £1530 £1500 JW Stockdale; £1500 JC Walker;
Over 12 months - £1530 £1510 E&BA & SW Mills; £1530 £1520 £1400 J Pickles; £1370 JA&J Harper;


Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £1067. Bulls av £740

Limousin to £1490 av £1102
Blonde to £1260 av £1220
AA to £1360 av £970
Saler to £1190 av £1076
Brit Blue to £1390 av £1045
Charolais to £1300 av £1225
Hereford to £1000 av £945

Blue Grey Bull to £740

Top prices - £1490 £1420 JM&S Tennant; £1390 S Horsfield; £1360 DW Barker; £1300 J Greenhalgh; £1230 S&T Fawcett; £1200 F&M Rowling;


Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1112, Native average £960
Charollais (Av £973)
£1510 J Bartram; £1040 D Pawson; £1000 £980 £960 £940 £880 Flash House; £980 £900 £890 JP Drake;
Simmental x (Av £1102)
£1250 JW Barker; £1200 J Bartram; £1050 D Pawson; £960 Flash House;
Limousin x (Av £1112)
£1900 JC Walker; £1640 £1560 Fair Place Farm; £1500 I Townson; £1490 CH*IC Hammond; £1450 E Simpson; £1430 h Downs & Son;
Blonde (Av £1430)
£1430 H Downs & Son;
Ab Angus (Av £1005)
£1340 £1270 D&J Coates; £1320 J&C Wright; £1160 JW Barker; £1110 £1000 D Pawson; £1020 CA&J Ridsdale;
Saler x (Av £936)
£960 £890 JJ&J Woof;
Brit Blue x (Av £1212)
£1750 JC Walker; £1550 MR Ewbank; £1520 A&G Midgley; £1490 £1380 £1330 D&J Coates; £1350 £1340 DT&LA Houseman;
B&W (Av £907)
£1080 £950 JB Bancroft; £1030 MP Jennings; £780 B Mellin; £760 J&R Lancashire;
Ayrshire (Av £895)
£950 JB Bancroft; £950 £880 £800 B Mellin;
Hereford (Av £1000)
£1200 R&R Holmes; £1100 £900 £780 B Mellin; £1020 RD Shaw;
Bazadaise (Av £1060)
£1060 SW&JE Ryder;


Store Heifers – Continental x average £1134, Native average £844
Charollais x (Av £921)
£1310 H Downs & Son; £920 £850 £810 Flash House; £920 CR&J Kippax; £860 FC N M Walker;
Simmental (Av £745)
£820 £670 DO&MR Hague;
Limousin x (Av £1145)
£5500 £2800 JC Walker; £1560 £1490 F&A Walmsley; £1510 KA&HL Fawcett; £1500 MR Ewbank; £1480 CH&IC Hammond; £1480 M Ryder £1460 PL Metcalfe;
Ab Angus (Av £791)
£1260 M Ryder & Son; £820 W Funriss & Sons; £820 £600 M Hutchinson;
Saler (Av £1090)
£1090 JJ&J Woof;
Brit Blue x (Av £1291)
£2700 MR Ewbank; £1800 JC Walker; £1520 £1440 KA&HL Fawcett; £1310 £1280 N&J Thwaite; £1280 MR Ewbank; £1280 D&F Clarkson;
Hereford (Av £910)
£1040 R&R Holmes; £780 M Hutchinson;
Bazadaise (Av £880)
£1000 SW&JE Ryder; £900 £740 M Hutchinson;


12 Fortnightly Breeding Cattle –

Ped Limousin Bull 2yo to £2700
Ped Lim Hfr with Lim Hfr Calves to £2350 av £2290
Ped BSH Cows Incalf to £1100
Ped BSH Heifers Incalf to £1380 av £1320


CONTACT DETAILS
Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD
Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077