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Saturday Sale Market Report:

Pateley Bridge Auction Mart held its fortnightly sale for all classes of cattle on Saturday 14th April which attracted an active ringside of bidders all keen to secure stock.

The sale commenced with Cull/OTM cattle which were once again easily sold with 6 active bidders competing for all types. Beef cow numbers falling short of requirements with men looking for feeding cows ahead of turnout. WP & B Walker sold a Lim x to 142p/kg (£965) with other older beef cows 120p/kg – 135p/kg.

Dairy cows saw best meated and heavy sorts regularly 130p/kg upwards topping at 139p/kg from Horsley Gate Partnership with nice medium cows generally 118p/kg – 128p/kg. The top price of £1056 was achieved by JRM & ME Atkinson who also sold OTM dairy heifers to 147p/kg.

A wonderful pen full of prime Murry Grey steers and heifers from K Simpson & Sons Ltd saw a top price of 197p/kg achieved twice with the consignment averaging 190p/kg. Heifers sold to £1152 and steers £1150. A single B/W steers achieved 160p/kg (£1016) again from the same home.

Store cattle were a topping trade from start to finish with buyers wanting stock and many leaving empty handed. The sale was predominantly younger suckler bred cattle which saw a top price of £1240 for a 10m/o Lim x steer from JAS Church who sold others at £1140. C&C Doney sold BB x steers to £1230. Other yearling steers regularly selling £900 - £1000 with buyers keen to secure even bunches of cattle. Native bred steers sold to £1080 for AA x from GM Robinson. Dairy bred steers sold to £1105 from D Clarke with B/W steers £920.

Heifers peaked at £1055 for AA x from J&C Swales with BB x yearlings £1020 West Leas Partnership. Young Suckler bred heifers sold to £945 for Lim x from SH Ramsden with others £900 WP&B Walker & Son, youngest heifers £720 - £800.

All cows today sold averaged 128p/kg and store cattle £944! With the current trade and demand many more cattle can easily be sold at Pateley Bridge. Why not give us a try at the next sale on Saturday 28th April. Fast, Friendly service, lowest commission rates and payment on the day!!

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