STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH 2021

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle: Forward: 831 head of cattle Comprising: 825 Feeding Cattle (196 Young Bulls, 27 Beef Feeding Cows, 602 Bullocks & Heifers) & 6 Breeding Cattle.

 

Feeding Bulls were another good trade for a superb run of bulls. Trade was equally on a par with last fortnights sale. Overall av of £1038 against £1050 with a pen or two if hard grazing type bulls.

Bulls under 12 months averaged £1011 with the top end £1220-£1390.

Bulls 12-18 months were a particular strong trade to average £1168 with a similar strong for top end cattle £1250 to £1380.

Smart light bulls 250-300kg continue to find a market at £950-£1000.

The breeds saw limousine top the averages at £1089, Blues average £1047 and blonde £1059. Buyers continue to compete strongly for heavy bulls with less enthusiasm for extreme lean cattle.

 

Feeding Cows continue in its recent rich vein to average £920. 2 continental entries stood out, Simon Bennetts Blue selling to £1490 and Chris Akriggs Limousin selling to £1390. 37 month old heifers sold to £1190 with a Shorthorn from John Key. The remaining first cross bed cows continue to make upwards of £1000 if carrying flesh and strong interest in lean cows to graze.

Top price for a cast bull today was £2020 which was a 6 year old British Blue from James Middleton which went to feed. Cast Bulls averaged £1710.

 

Commercial store cattle sold well with Large runs of Bullocks and heifers selling to premium prices with size, style and frame the best sold. Some small soft heifers a touch less on the fortnight. 7-10 Bullocks with range £980-£1080 Smaller goods £880-£980 with a few soft plainer bullocks bred out native type cows at 6/8 months either side of £800. Commercial runs of young continental heifers of the 7/10-month age range sold with R grade continentals with size at £920-£1020. Slightly smaller end either £780-£840 and a few plainer goods £680-£780.

Large feeding cattle sold very well with a good mixed show in of all breeds and sexes. Large Black and Whites £930-£950 other large feeders £875+ mediums £800. Grazing end/ young sorts £420-£580. Plenty of natives on offer. Largest feeding sorts £1185-£1250 £1100-£1180 for size and power, slightly leaner feeders £1080+ Some 9/10-month grazers £830-£920. Angus heifers mixed show on offer with 42 passing through the ring. Some good strong feeders £1120-£1180 other feeders (60-£1040 for smaller feeders and £1040-£1120 for lean feeders with size. Some young grazers £680-£760 and some medium goods in the £800-£920. Continual feeders away with usual premium prices usual buyers ringside competing for numbers and goods. Dairy bred blus £1130-£1220 for heavy goods with flesh. Leaner goods or smaller £1040-£1100 and a few smaller feeders just above the four-figure mark. Blue heifers £1100+ for strong heavy goods. Other feeders £1040-£1100 and medium lean sorts £960-£1020. Some strong Lims sold at a premium trade with buyers out in force for the retail types. Good ended beast £1200-£1300 with a top of £1440 from N&J Thwaite, Hellifield. Slightly smaller £1140-£1200 but still U Grade feeders.
Native Sired Store Cattle saw 241 head of Bullocks Heifers and Bulls in the entry today for the Spring Morrisons Native Sale. As ever an excellent enquiry for all classes of natives and dairy sired here at Skipton, Shorthorn Bullocks peaking at £1160, Angus Bullocks £1250, Hereford Bullocks £1280, angus Heifers £1180. More required for the next sale.

 

CRAVEN CHAMPIONS

 

Today we heal the Annual Craven Champions Show & Sale with quality cattle forward from many regular consignors all put before local show judges John Mellin & Clare Cropper of Long Preston.
The supreme champion came from the unhaltered classes when they tapped up a British Blue Heifer from Messr JC Walker & Son of Dunsop Bridge, which later went on to be sold for £2200 to Messrs Handley, Chapel le dale.
It was the reserve supreme champion from K&GJ Huck of Austwick that took the top price on the day when James’s May 2020 born Limousin heifer sold at £2500 again to Messrs Handley.
Messrs Walker also made £2300 of the first prize halter led British Blue Heifer, whilst other show winner s and quality sorts were £1400 to £1900 regular away. (Full results list below)

Well done to all exhibitors and thankyou to the show sponsors; NFU Skipton – Top Tags – Thornton Breakers – Craven Farm Vets – Mulberry Asset Finance – Massey Feeds – Great Yorkshire Show –Mitchell Wellock – Dugdale Nutrition.

 

Show results - 

 

Class 1 – Heifer Any breed Un-haltered

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 378 sold for £2200

2nd R&VJ Brown Lot 374 sold for £1450

3rd KA&HL Fawcett Lot 382 sold for £1200

 

Class 2 – Limousin Heifer Haltered

1st K&GJ Huck Lot 384 sold for £2500

2nd JH&SM Mason Lot 391 sold for £1900

3rd JC Walker & Son Lot 380 sold for £1150

 

Class 3 – Blue Heifer Haltered

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 377 sold for £2300

2nd JH&SM Mason Lot 390 sold for £1800

3rd MR Ewbank Lot 376 sold for £1550

 

Class 4 – Limousin Bullock Haltered

1st MR Ewbank Lot 375 sold for £1500

2nd JH&SM Mason Lot 389 sold for £1280

3rd JH&SM Mason Lot 388 sold for £1320

 

 

Male Champion – MR Ewbank Lot 375

Male Reserve – JH&SM Mason Lot 389

 

Female Champion – JC Walker & Son Lot 378

Female Reserve – K&GJ Huck Lot 384

 

Overall Supreme Champion – JC Walker & Son Lot 378

Overall Reserve Champion – K&GJ Huck Lot 384

 

 

 

NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 31st MARCH 2021.

 

730 HEAD comprising 175 Young Bulls, 40 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 500 Bullocks and Heifers

& 15 Breeding Cattle

 

Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 24th March

 

 

Prices and Averages

Young Bulls Continental x average £1077, Native average £777

 

Show –

Under 10 months

1st J&G Huck sold for £1200                        

2nd J&G Huck sold for £1150

3rd S&T Fawcett sold for £1220

10-12 months

1st B Lund Lot 45 sold for £1380

2nd S&T Fawcett Lot 77 sold for £1390

3rd B Lund Lot 46 sold for £1290

Over 12 months

1st J Pickles Lot 98 sold for £1310

2nd J Pickles Lot 100 sold for £1280

3rd JW Stockdale Lot 120 sold for £1100

 

Charollais x (Av £901)

£1000 G&R Bulmer; £980 £850 J&A Smales;

Simmental x (Av £850)

£900 £800 J&A Smales;

Limousin x (Av £1089)

£1380 £1310 £1280 J Pickles; £1380 £1290 BL&R Lund; £1330 LJ Penter; £1280 WM&JE Shuttleworth; £1270 A Rigby;  

Brit Blue x (Av £1047)

£1390 £1220 S&T Fawcett; £1270 £1170 KA&HL Fawcett; £1200 £1150 £1140 J&G Huck; £1130 JA&J Harper; £1090 RP Holt;   

Ab Angus (Av £833)

£850 M Thwaite; £800 DW&CJ Towler;

Blonde (Av £1059)

£1130 £1090 JA&J Harper; £1015 JH Throup;  

Hereford (Av £1090)

£1090 K Lister & Son;

Saler (Av £739)

£830 £740 £700 Alderson Black;

Pathanaise (Av £1320)

£1320 BL&R Lund;

Stabiliser (Av £744)

£1030 £820 £705 £690 Flash House Farm;

 

Under 12 months - £1390 S&T Fawcett; £1380 J Pickles; £1290 BL&R Lund; £1270 KA&HL Fawcett; £1260 TH&K Wood;

Over 12 months - £1380 £1320  BL&R Lund; £1330 LJ Penter; £1310 J Pickles; £1280 WM&JE Shuttleworth;

 

 

Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £920 Bulls av £1710

 

Simmental           to £640

Limousin              to £1390 av £942

AA                          to £890

Shorthorn           to £1190 av £1090

Saler                      to £900

Brit Blue               to £1490 av £1058

Highland              to £960 av £795

Stabiliser              to £880

 

Blue Bull               to £2020 av £1710

 

Top prices - £1490 £1140 SD Bennett; £1390 £1330 CT Akrigg; £1190 £1170 JA Key; £1000 G&R Bulmer;    

 

 

Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1032, Native average £913

Charollais (Av £1106)

£1290 £1075 £1000 Williamson Bros; £1100 B Mellin; £980 £970 TE Walker;

Simmental x (Av £986)

£1300 £1290 £1265 £1200 £1170 £1160 £1090 Williamson Bros; £1020 Robinsons Farm; £970 Flash House;

Limousin x (Av £1016)

£1140 N&J Thwaite; £1350 JC Walker & Son; £1280 J Middleton; £1270 H&SMD Lund; £1210 KM&L Throup; £1200 E&M Townley;  

Blonde (Av £1060)

£1060 K Lister & Son;

Ab Angus (Av £982)

£1250 S Spensley; £1185 D&J Coates; £1140 R Naylor; £1130 GH&G Emmott; £1090 B Mellin; £1080 MP Jennings;   

Saler x (Av £930)

£960 £900 Beeston Hall;

Brit Blue x (Av £1055)

£155 MR Ewbank; £1320 £1280 JH&SM Mason; £1310 JM Ewin Newhouse; £1220 D*J Coates; £1205 KM&L Throup;  

Welsh (Av £920)

£920 Robinson Farm;

Shorthorn (Av £957)

£1160 Williamson Bros; £1030 £1010 CA&J Ridsdale; £870 JA Key;

B&W (Av £839)

£950 R Naylor; £935 £875 JW&JH Collinson; £930 B Mellin; £840 BJ&L Sutcliffe; £580 M Hutchison;

Hereford (Av £912)

£1280 £1270 JM Ewin Newhouse; £1160 Williamson Bros; £1070 J Taylor; £1030 K Lister & Son; £1020 MR&VL Parsons;

Stabiliser (Av £865)

£1010 £990 £970 £920 £775 £710 Flash House Farms;

 

 

 

Store Heifers – Continental x average £995, Native average £835

Charollais x (Av £838)

£890 £720 Flash House Farm; £840 £820 TE Walker;  

Limousin x (Av £1017)

£2500 £1400 K&GJ Huck; £1900 JH&SM Mason; £1800 DP Moore; £1450 R&VJ Brown; £1420 E&M Townley; £1390 JW Stockdale; £1360 T Atkinson;   

Blonde (Av £928)

£1140 JH&J Ryder; £1000 JH Throup; £810 K Lister & Son;  

Ab Angus (Av £920)

£1180 P Shackleton; £1160 F&A Walmsley; £1140 KM&L Throup; £1120 JW Stockdale; £1070 S Spensley;

Simmental (Av £830)

£990 £925 £900 £820 G Mellin; £900 £840 £770 £730 Robinson Farm; £780 Flash House Farm;  

Brit Blue x (Av £1058)

£2300 £2200 JC Walker & Son; £1850 DP Moore; £1800 JH&SM Mason; £1550 MR Ewbank; £1460 W&A Lambert; £1430 G&R Bulmer;  

B&W (Av £660)

£740 BJ&L Sutcliffe; £580 Newstead Farm;

Shorthorn (Av £952)

£990 £960 £950 R Naylor; £910 New York Farms;

Hereford (Av £906)

£1260 £1250 JM Ewin Newhouse; £820 K Lister & Son; £805 NP&DJ Darwin;

Welsh (Av £760)

£770 £730 Robinsons Farm;

Stabiliser (Av £700)

£880 £800 West Berwick Farm; £780 £720 £700 £650 £590 Flash House Farm;

 

 

 

6 BREEDING CATTLE

 

AA Bulls 2016                                     to £1660

BBx Cows with Twins Calves        to £1220

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

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