MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2014 28 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle 3,299 Prime Sheep comprising 2922 Old Season Lambs, 375 Cast Ewes & Rams 45 Rearing Calves 28 Dairy Cattle 9 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


590kg+   to 207.5p/kg av 203.28p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Blonde x: J Middleton, £978, 199.5p, £913, 207.5p


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   115.99p/kg           £829.14

Black & White                       to 118.5p/kg                        av 106.58p/kg

Limx                                       to 136.5p/kg                        av 132.45p/kg

BBx                                         to 132.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 116.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 119.5p/kg                        av 118.56p/kg

Hefd                                       to 108.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

Brit Blue: D&S Hollings £914,

Lim: A Sykes & Son £1107, D&S Hollings £1098, BS Simpson £980

B&W: JD Taylor & Son £973,£889,£841 M Ryder & Son £930, GB Moorhouse £892

Simx: J Almgill & Sons £944

Hefdx : A Sykes & Son £884

AAx: DA Ogden & Son £837


Top Prices (p/kg)

Brit Blue: D&S Hollings £132.5p

Lim: J Pickles 136.5p, 135.5p, 135.5p, D&S Hollings 135.5p,127.5p, BS Simpson 131.5p

B&W: M Ryder & Son 118.5p, WP Gratton 114.5p, 113.5p, JD Taylor & Son 112.5p, 110.5p, GB Moorhouse 109.5p


3,299 Prime Sheep

An increased show of sheep were dearer on the week and as is usual at this time of year the proportion of hill lambs increases with 1,145 Mule and Horned lambs in the entry of 2,922 head. Suffolk and Continental Crosses were dearer on the week with all weights seeing a lift in price, at the top end of the sale 16 pens broke through to make £100 or more, whilst 51 more pens sold at £90 to £99. Mule lambs were a similar trade, whilst horned lambs were generally a touch dearer.        Cast sheep maintained the recent improved trade with strong ewes well into 3 figures and best hill bred over £70.

Old Season Lambs – Overall Average  £77.28 per head or 188.14p/kg                                                 

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 225.8p/kg         av 178.71p/kg      or £54.07 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 237.1p/kg         av 180.1p/kg         or £60.96 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 271.8p/kg         av 189.95p/kg      or £77.25 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 239.1p/kg         av 184.22p/kg      or £88.22 per head

52.1kg and over   to 188.5p/kg         av 162.93p/kg      or £91.28 per head

Beltex average £91.71 per head or 218.76p/kg

£ per head: £118 H Brown; £110, £108 £106x2 R Garth

p/kg: 271.80p R Garth; 265p 257.1p Ellis Bros; 262.20p H Brown; 261.1 AM&HV Brown

Texel average £82.04 per head or 195.78p/kg

£’s per head: £115 Ellis Bros; £109.50 £109 £106 J Baines; £108.50 S&D Robinson; £106 J Baines

p/kg: 252.4p J Baines; 248.6p S Pepper; 243.9p B Lund; 243.1p GW Houseman & Ptnrs; 241.9p RH&MR Ireland

Suffolk average £82.05 per head or 185.02p/kg

£ per head: £97.50 R Emmott; £95 T Charnley; £90 B Lund; £90 S Dorey; £89 G Bell

p/kg: 200p 198.80p TH Mellin; 195.2p S Dorey; 194.90p D Shuttleworth; 194.7p D Asquith

Charollais average £81.08 per head or 196.29p/kg

£ per head: £100 £91.50x2 S Dorey; £88 RG Church; £85 JA Drake

p/kg: 212.80p S Dorey; 207.3p JA Drake; 204.7p RG Church Ltd; 203.3p S Dorey; 200p B Lund

Cheviot average £76.35 per head or 186.99p/kg

£ per head: £78 RG Church; £77.50 SM Collinson; £70.50 S Pepper

p/kg: 190.5p S Pepper; 189p SM Collinson; 147.20 RG Church Ltd

Mule average £73.91 per head or 175.23p/kg

£ per head: £85 £82 JH Throup; £81.50 N&J&S Taylor; £80 S&P Scrivin; £80 H Raw

p/kg: 189.50p GW Houseman & Partners; 185.4p 182.1px3 S Dorey

Swaledale average £62.08 per head or 167.17p/kg

£ per head: £76 £74.50 H Raw; £72 £71 K&GJ Huck; £70.50 W Mason

p/kg: 190p 186.30p H Raw; 175p W Banks & Son; 173.70 RG Church Ltd; 173.20p K&GJ Huck

Dalesbred average £63.89 per head or 165.29p/kg

£ per head: £69.50 JM Brown; £64.50 FG Throup; £60 JK Wilson; £60 R Naylor; £59 G Saville &Sons

p/kg: 168.60p G Saville & Sons; 166.70p JK Wilson; 165.50p JM Brown; 165.40p FG Throup; 157.90p R Naylor

Lonk average £76.77 per head or 188.23p/kg

£ per head: £83 £79 S&P Scrivin; £79 JW Barker & Son; £78  CA&A Crowther;

p/kg: 197.60p 192.50p S&P Scrivin; 190.50p 189.3p CA&A Crowther; 190p J Drinkall Ltd;  

Gritstone average £73.86 per head or 192.8p/kg

£ per head: £78 £65 Lea & Son; £72 Bryan Dibb; £67 JW Barker & Son; £66.50 T Atkins

p/kg: 190.2p Lea & Son; 190p T Atkins; 186.10p JW Barker & Son; 184.6p B Dibb

White Faced average £61.06 per head or 172.44p/kg

£ per head: £75.50 D Bolton; £71 Lea & Son; £58 T Atkins

p/kg: 175.8p T Atkins; 165.1p Lea & Son; 157.3p D Bolton


Cull Ewes average £79.69

Suffolk to £106.50, Texel to £126.50, Charollais to £84.50, BFL to £85.50, Mule to £69.50, Gritstone to £65.50, Cheviot to £71.50, Beltex to £115.50, Lleyn to £59.50, Swaledale to £50.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £126.50 S&S Richardson;  £124.50 RH&MR Ireland; £115.50 AM&HV Brown, £111.50 FG Throup;

Mule/Masham: £69.50 JA&JM Wade& Son, £68.50 DW&CJ Towler, £66.50 G Saville & Sons

Horned: £52.50 H Raw £50.50 AM&HV Brown, £49.50 GW Houseman & Partners, £47.50 WB Woodsworth

Hill: £71.50 D Collinge, £65.50 AJ Ogden,

Cast Rams average £58.50

Suffolk to £45.50, Texel to £88.50, Charollais to £95.50, BFL to £94.50, Cheviot to £93.50, Lleyn to £75.50, Beltex to £99.50, Swaledale to £17.50.

Top Prices:

£99.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £97.50 MW Harrison; £95.50 D Bolton; £94.50 BS Simpson; £



Rearing Calves to £380 (45)

B&W av £75.38 Cont av £295.75 Native av £230.33

Once again calves a good even trade with black and whites just back on the previous week. Continentals turned out to be a straight trade with Church Farm Enterprises having the pick of the day with a smart black British Blue bull which made £380 and its mate £365. Natives up £30 on the week with Stapletons of Addingham reaching £240 for a bull calf.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £255) to £255 MP Jennings

Brit Blue x (Av £318) to £380 Church Farm Enterprises

Ab Angus (Av £235) to £240 HF Stapleton

MRI (Av £130) to £160 N&R Sutcliffe                             

Black & White (Av £75) to £160 HF Stapleton


Heifer Calves                       

Charolais x (Av £345) to £345 JSS Verity                       

Brit Blue x (Av £271) to £340 HF Stapleton

Simmental (Av £270) to £270 HJ&K Blackwell                             

Ab Angus (Av £215) to £215 HF Stapleton



Craven Dairy Auction (28 head)

A small show of newly calven cattle with 12 forward, plenty of buyers up to and around the £2000 mark but few to push on past. All met a good trade but no exceptional prices today. Incalf heifers were out in force today with a 16 strong entry. Both vendors received a strong trade for the good stamp of stock that they brought with incalf cattle averaging £1640.


Next Sale 24th February (4 Newly Calved, 8 In Calf, 10 Bulling Heifers & 10 Heifer Stirks entered already)


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Church Farm Enterprises

                                                                      2nd DR Robinson

                                                                      3rd Church Farm Enterprises

                                Newly Calven Cows:         1st ASE Crisp


                                In-Calf Heifers:                 1st DA Milner & Son

                                                                       2nd J&J Whitaker

                                                                       3rd DA Milner & Son

Champion – Church Farm Enterprises             Reserve – DR Robinson


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2080 av £1820 J&J Whitaker     


Newly Calven Cows:           to £1750 ASE Crisp


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2280 av £2080 Church Farm Enerprises


Incalf Heifers: to £1910 av £1640.59 J&J Whitaker




Small Bale Hay                                      to £3.40 per bale

Seed Hay Quads                                   to £100 per ton

Small Barley Straw                              to £2.10 per bale

Mini Heston Hay                                  to £28 per bale

Wheat Straw Quads                            to £70 per bale