STORE CATTLE - WEDNESDAY 5TH JANUARY 2022

Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle, Forward: 589 head of cattle, Comprising: 587 Feeding Cattle (126 Young Bulls, 47 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 414 Bullocks & Heifers) & 2 Breeding Cattle.



THURSDAY 6th JANUARY @ 6pm
“SKIPTON STORMERS”
65 Pedigree Texel Females (MV Acc)
4 Pedigree Badger Faced Texel Females (MV Acc)
95 Pedigree Blue Texel Females (MV & Non MV Acc)

SATURDAY 8th JANUARY
January Sale of Stirks, Weaned Calves, Young Stores, Goats & Sheep.
Entries close Tuesday 4th Jan

WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY @10:30am
New Year Sale of 2,000 Store, Feeding & Breeding Sheep.

THE FARMING COUNTRY PODCAST
**NEW RELEASE**
Episode 14 now available to download.
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Market Report
Feeding Bulls – Opening Sale of Feeding Bulls saw a reduced entry due to smaller numbers of specialist beef cows nationally. Any concerns about increasing feed cost in 2022 temporarily receded because of the need to fill pens with first draw bulls from regular consignees at this time of year. The feeding bull average of £1207 was up £200 on the 2021 average of £1017. Bulls under 10 months averaged £1111 with the best in the section a homebred Limousin at £1490 from TH Mellin. Bulls under 12 months averaged £1345 headed at £1580 by a February born British Blue bred from a Limousin cow shown by JC Walker & Son. Bulls over 12 months averaged £1325 with the best a 25 month old at £1800 from J Pickles.
The price increase was most apparent in the 400kg bulls but at the younger end of the entry very few forward creep fed. April bulls slipped under £1000 with most knocking at the door of £1100. A very good trade reflected an excellent entry of high quality bulls selling to many returning buyers buying the same consignments that they’ve bought for years.

Feeding Cows – Cows a sharp trade with more liveweight lean cows in the entry than normal. Fed continental cows £1200-1490, fed native cows £1100. Small lean continental cows £550 to £750 depending on age and scope for improvement. One or two buyers remain absent after holidays as the backlog of finished cows on farm is slow to clear.

Stores – A solid entry of store cattle forward today attracting extra buyers’ ringside with plenty of positivity about with bullocks averaging £1140 across all breeds and ages, and heifers £1036 for the same. Trade was especially good for the younger end with these seeing an excellent enquiry, this highlighted by a run of 50 Char X Blks and Hfrs at 7 months old from Fleets Farms sold to avg £905, Blks sold from £900-£1040 and heifers all from £790-£890 in this run.
Older Cattle in general saw the edge just be off the mid range commercial feeding cattle with prime prices under pressure during the last week. Under 12-month suckler bred Limousins were good to sell with sweet ended heifers selling to regular purchasers to grow on. Plenty in the £850-£1000 range with the better end either side of £1100, with the slightly older goods selling to feed reaching the £1100-£1220. Size and power for good ended retail spec cattle sold well with JR&DL Ogden, Clapham selling a heifer with a thick end and loin to £1500. Other good retail heifers with a nice warming of flesh and thickness £1250-£1350 generally with some pens exceeding this range. Leaner Lim cattle sold at £1090-£1180.
Under 12-month-old Blks sold up to £1240 from S Horsfield, Hebden Bridge. Others selling between £950 £1100 for nice making Blks. Native cattle meeting regular demand with Williamson Bros, Ulverston selling strong Angus Steers to £1380 and KM& L Throup, Silsden selling at £1350, £1310. Size and frame £1200-£1300 with lean feeders £1000-£1120. Grazing goods £820-£900 with a few a plainer goods a touch less, the breed average for Angus sired Bullocks was £1100 today.
Angus heifers sold to £1260 from H Downs & Son, Skipton. Again, feeders selling at £990-£1090 and full meat goods reaching either side of £1200.



NEXT SALE – WEDNESDAY 19th JANAURY 2022

700 HEAD comprising 100-150 Young Bulls, 50-60 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 450-550 Bullocks and Heifers
& 70 Breeding Cattle
inc 1st Part Dispersal 30 Cont x Cows with Calves at Foot r/w Lim Bull & 6 Cont x Heifers incalf to AA from M Mallinson Ltd, Photos available online.
Consignment sale from J Handley, Gunnerfleet of 15 Lim x BB Heifers Scanned Incalf to Plumtree Fantastic son (BVD Vac, Pelvic Measured)
5 Pedigree Lim Cows Incalf due March, 1 Pedigree Lim Bull from K Sunderland(entries close Wednesday 12th January)

Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 12th January


Prices and Averages
Young Bulls Overall av £1207

Charollais x (Av £1386)
£1400 £1390 JE&AC Clarke; £1350 RP Holt;
Simmental x (Av £1375)
£1390 £1360 JD Loftus;
Limousin x (Av £1165)
£1800 £1530 £1500 J Pickles; £1490 £1440 TH Mellin; £1480 W&A Lambert; £1470 JR&DL Ogden; £1460 JC Walker & Son;
Brit Blue x (Av £1295)
£1580 £1450 JC Walker & Son; £1510x2 £1500x2 £1470 JR&DL Ogden; £1460 E&M Townley; £1380 £1360 RP Holt;
Ab Angus (Av £1310)
£1310 TH Mellin;
Blonde (Av £1230)
£1300 £1240 £1150 Saddle End Farms;
Pathanaise (Av £988)
£1040 £1005 £920 R&E Pollard;

Under 10 months - £1490 £1310 TH Mellin; £1400 J Middleton; £1400 £1390 JE&AC Clarke; £1360 £1350 RP Holt;
10-12 months - £1580 £1460 £1450 JC Walker & Son; £1510 £1500 £1490 £1470 JR&DL Ogden; £1430 W&A Lambert;
Over 12 months - £1800 £1530 £1500 J Pickles; £1510 £1500 £1470 JR&DL Ogden; £1480 W&A Lambert;


Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £856. Bull av £1055.

Simmental to £1290 av £985
Limousin to £1430 av £847
Blonde to £1000
AA to £885 av £1110
Shorthorn to £1095 av £1100
Brit Blue to £1280 av £880
Longhorn to £590
B&W to £660

Angus Bull to £1070
Sussex Bull to £1040

Top prices - £1430 £1320 £1240 £1140 CT Akrigg; £1280 JR&DL Ogden; £1130 CR&J Kippax; £1110 D Pawson & Son; £1100 A Wilson; £1100 SD Bennett;


Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1162, Native average £1046
Charollais (Av £998)
£1140 £1350 NJ&SJ Pinder; £1350 KM&L Throup; £1290 H Downs & Son; £1250 B Mellin; £1040 £1005 £990 £975 £965 Fleets Farms;
Simmental x (Av £1000)
£1230 B Mellin; £1040 CA Foster; £910 Fleets Farm;
Limousin x (Av £1216)
£1670 M Ryder & Sons; £1560 £1320 Williamson Bros; £1540 £1475 £1390 £1370 P&E Fox; £1360 £1355 F&A Walmsley;
Blonde (Av £1180)
£1180 NJ&SJ Pinder;
Ab Angus (Av £1100)
£1380 Williamson Bros; £1350 £1310 £1290 £1285 KM&L Throup; £1300 B Mellin; £1250 RD&K Brewer; £1180 GH&G Emmott;
Saler x (Av £1260)
£1260 Williamson Bros;
Brit Blue x (Av £1209)
£1490 £1470 £1380 £1370 £1365 DT&LA Houseman; £1420 T Jowett & Son; £1350 £1340 £1325 £1305 Williamson Bros;
Shorthorn (Av £1133)
£1225 £1140 Bob Lancaster; £1035 G&R Bulmer;
B&W (Av £562)
£820 £570 SR&DJ Petty;
Hereford (Av £1146)
£1290 Williamson Bros; £1150 £1000 T Jowett & Son;
Bazadaise (Av £1190)
£1200 £1180 SW&JE Ryder;


Store Heifers – Continental x average £1065, Native average £999
Charollais x (Av £918)
£1180 £1085 G&R Bulmer; £1165 CA Foster; £1130 H Downs & Son; £890 £885 £875 £870 Fleets Farm;
Limousin x (Av £1116)
£1450 JR&DL Ogden; £1400 Ellis Bros; £1370 M Ryder & Son; £1340 KM&L Throup; £1320 E&M Townley; £1280 JC Walker & Son; £1280 H Downs & Son;
Brit Blue x (Av £1086)
£1500 JR&DL Ogden; £1440 P&E Fox; £1380 T Jowett; £1270 £1250 £1200 KM&L Throup; £1230 D Cockett; £1200 H Downs & Son;
Blonde (Av £980)
£980 E Blackwell;
Ab Angus (Av £990)
£1260 H Downs & Son; £1230 KM&L Throup; £1095 £1070 GH&G Emmott; £1050 S Spensley; £1045 DG Boothman;
Hereford (Av £991)
£1040 £960 JGE Heseltine; £1040 £955 G&R Bulmer;
Welsh (Av £720)
£920 DG Boothman; £520 SR&DJ Petty;
Pathanaise (Av £746)
£770 £740 £730 R&E Pollard;
Bazadaise (Av £983)
£1010 £970 SW&JE Ryder;


Fortnightly Breeding Cattle –

Blue Heifer with a Lim Calf to £1470



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