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Archive for August, 2012

 Hope’s Auction Company, Wigton held their show and sale of store cattle with a catalogued entry of 556 last Thursday.
The show was judged by Elaine Sedgewick who placed a Limousin bullock from Judith and Emily Hunter, Bridge Mill as champion and later bought it for £1,400.  Reserve champion was a smart red Limousin from Messrs Story, Newbiggin which sold for £1,220. 
Other cattle peaked at £1340 for a 12-month-old Limousin steer from Messrs W Ridley, Wood Hall, Hesket New Market.  

PRIZEWINNERS
Bullock over 12 months
1st and Champion – Mrs J Hunter, Bridge Mill with a Limousin for £1400
2nd – R N Scott, West Micklethwaite with a British Blue for £1180
3rd – Messrs Story, Newbiggin with a Limousin for £1150 

 Bullock under 12 months
1st & Reserve Champion – Messrs Story, Newbiggin with a Limousin for £1220
2nd – Messrs Story, Newbiggin with a British Blue for £1170
3rd – Messrs Story, Newbiggin with a British Blue for £1070

 Heifer over 12 months
1st – TG & Y Carr, Field View with a Limousin for £1160  
2nd – TG & Y Carr, Field View with a Limousin for £1160
3rd – R N Scott, West Micklethwaite with a Limousin for £1090

Heifer under 12 months
1st – Messrs W Ridley, Woodhall with a Limousin for £1190  
2nd – Messrs W Ridley, Woodhall with a Limousin for £1210

 Bull
1st – Messrs W Young, Croft House with a Limousin for £1230
2nd – Messrs W Young, Croft House with a Limousin for £1060
3rd – Messrs W Young, Croft House with a Limousin for £1060

 

 

 

 

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Prime lambs sold through auction marts saw a significant rise in price, with numbers sold slightly up, according to AHDB figures for the week up until August 14. The SQQ stands at 190.50p/kg – 11.80p/kg more than last week.
Cull ewes were up by £1.34 per head to average £62.29.

Finished cattle prices remain fairly static, up overall by 0.85p/kg to average 190.88p/kg. Steers are down fractionally to average 190.22p/kg and bulls slightly up to average184.24p/kg. However, heifers have seen the biggest shift rising by 2.19p/kg to average 197.21p/kg.

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Prime sheep again showed an increase on the week in terms of both numbers and prices at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly sale, with the 4,785 head sold, comprising 4,284 prime lambs and 510 cast sheep, making 1p/kg more than the previous week to achieve an overall average a shade over 188p/kg, or £75.39 each

 Beltex lambs were again to the fore when averaging £81.07 per head, or 209.5p/kg, with Ellis Bros, of Addingham Moorside, leading the per head breed prices at £98, while the Garnett family in Draughton topped the by-weight prices at 241p/kg.

Texels also proved strong, selling to an overall average of £76.16 per head, or 189.6p/kg, and producing the day’s top price of £100 per head from P Johnson, Trawden. The by-weight high was 234.5p/kg for another batch of lambs from Frank and Robert Fielden, Todmorden,  

Cull sheep were dearer on the week, the average up by £7 per head, with cull ewes selling to an overall average of £55.01. Jeremy Taylor, Broughton, sold two Texel ewe pens that achieved £134.50, top call by far, and £119.50. Cast rams sold to an overall average of £126.79, with a Texel from Edward Fort, Steeton, leading the way at £155.50.  

Of the 25 cull cattle forward, the leading performer by some margin at £1,307, or 156.5p/kg, was a British Blue-cross cow from J.W . Sayer and Son, West End, with N and J Thwaite, Hellifield, also achieving four figures with a black and white cow sold at £1,021, or 133.5p/kg. The overall selling average was 122.65p/kg, or £796.96 per head.

Rearing calves were again keenly sought after, with the 26 entries averaging £158.50 and selling to a top of £410 for a Limousin-cross bull calf from John Carlisle, Cracoe. Heifer calves peaked at £360 for a British Blue-cross from Angus Dean, Threshfield, with the top price calf and the best of the black and whites at £160 from H J and K Blackwell.

 

 

 
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