MARKET REPORT - MONDAT 31ST DECEMBER 2012 27 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30mos), 6 Cattle (under 48 mos), 19 Cast Cattle 3,458 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,943 Prime Lambs, 515 Cast Ewes & Rams


27 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30mos), 6 Cattle (under 48 mos), 19 Cast Cattle

3,458 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,943 Prime Lambs, 515 Cast Ewes & Rams

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                                   to 124.5p/kg


590kg+                                                   to 100.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

NC Holme                              B&W Str                 £685       124.5p

J Roberts                                Jersey Hfr              £342       100.5p


PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                    124.32p/kg            £846.39

Black & White                                       to 127.5p/kg        av 116.76p/kg

BBx                                                         to 138.5p/kg

Limx                                                       to 110.5p/kg

Blondex                                                 to 143.5p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

K&J Marshall                         BBx                         £1032                    138.5p

K&J Marshall                         Blondex                 £976                       143.5p

GB Jennings                           B&W                       £912                       127.5p

G Abbott & Sons                   B&W                       £840                       117.5p



Overall Average                   110.52p/kg           £738.93

Black & White                       to 126.5p/kg                        av 112.30p/kg

Limx                                       to 106.5p/kg                       

Top Prices (£ per head)

JW Morrell                            B&W                       £923

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £914

JW Morrell                            B&W                       £855

JW Morrell                            B&W                       £840

A Guy & Son                          AAx                         £839

RE Ayrton & Son                   B&W                       £803

G Abbott & Sons                   B&W                       £801

G Abbott & Sons                   B&W                       £781

JW Morrell                            B&W                       £780

RE Ayrton & Son                   B&W                       £740


Top Prices (p/kg)

JW Morrell                            B&W                       126.5p

JW Morrell                            B&W                       123.5p

A Guy & Son                          AAx                         122.5p

G Abbott & Sons                   B&W                       119.5p

JW Morrell                            B&W                       115.5p

JW Morrell                            B&W                       112.5p

RE Ayrton & Son                   B&W                       111.5p

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       111.5p

RE Ayrton & Son                   B&W                       110.5p

A Guy & Son                          AAx                         109.5p



To                                            113.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head p/kg

KW Gamble                           BB                           £1044                    113.5p/kg




The wet weather and Bank holiday did not put off vendors today from consigning stock, and generally they were rewarded for their efforts. Continental lambs of all weights sold to a similar trade to before Christmas with nice export lambs 155p to 170p/kg. Heavy lambs generally 150p to 155p/kg. There was a tremendous trade for the smart end, topping at 240.5p for Beltex crosses from Paul Simpson, and plenty over £2 per kilo. Mule lambs were a touch dearer mainly around £14 to £16 over the weight for 40kg to 44kg lambs, Horned lambs also found a better reception than of late.

Cast ewe trade took a slight lift to record an overall average of £57.49 for just over 500 head presented. Heavy ewes and rams especially good to sell with quite a few pens selling at £130 to a top of £154.50                                                                                                                                     

PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £63.91 per head or 153.96p/kg                                                        

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 168.6p/kg         av 122.9p/kg         or £41.87 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 240.5p/kg         av 157.7p/kg         or £64.80 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 189.1p/kg         av 147.3p/kg         or £70.47 per head

52.1kg and over   to 162.3p/kg         av 136.4p/kg         or £66.20 per head


Beltex average £76.71 per head or 191.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £92 E&KM Marshall or 240.5p/kg PW Simpson

Texel average £66.89 per head or 158.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £94 DA Towell or 217.1p/kg G Beresford

Suffolk average £65.94 per head or 149.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.50 TR Thwiate & Son or 167.0p/kg JW Barker & Son

Charollais average £60.81 per head or 150.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76.50 V Verity & Son or 164.3p/kg H Downs & Son

Mule average £56.74 per head or 135.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63 or 143.9p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Lleyn average £76.71 per head or 191.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £92 E&KM Marshall or 157.0p/kg AFD Roberts

Swaledale average £44.79 per head or 123.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £52 Taylor Bros or 135.5p/kg JW Sayer & Son

Gritstone average £64.17 per head or 142.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £65.50 or 152.3p/kg A Guy & Son

Dalesbred average £49.31 per head or 128.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £57.50 T&A Hird or 142.1p/kg JK Wilson



CULL EWES average £57.49

Suffolk to £147.50, Texel to £131.50, Charollais to £95.50, BFL to £89.50, Mule to £64.50, SBF to £61.50, Cheviot to £78.50, Lonk to £61.50,  Lleyn to £64.50, Swaledale to £46.50, Jacob to £46.50 .


LOWLAND: £147.50 DA Towell; £137.50 T Boothman; £131.50 G Beresford

MULE/MASHAM: £64.50 J Roberts; £62.50 G Beresford

HORNED: £61.50 DM Smith £46.50 JC Crabtree

HILL: £78.50 JW Mellin £66.50 JW Mellin £64.50 H&M Dugdale


CAST RAMS average £95.50

Suffolk to £147.50, Texel to £154.50, Swaledale to £56.50,

TOP PRICES: £154.50T Boothman; £147.50 DA Towell; £109.50 DG Boothman