ForwardForward: 40 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 34 Cast Cattle 3,666 Prime Sheep comprising 3176 Prime Lambs, 490 Cast Ewes & Rams 80 Rearing Calves (Remember Calf Show Next Week) 39 Dairy Cattle 4 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 141.5p/kg        av 137.85p/kg


501-590kg                             to 133.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 121.5p/kg        av 118.58p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg



£ per head : R Leeming 834

p/kg: R Leeming 134.5


£ per head: R Leeming 834

p/kg: R Leeming 141.5



£ per head :CM&EM Gratton 875,791, E&KM Marshall 774

p/kg: E&KM Marshall 133.5 CM&EM Gratton 121.5, 115.5



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   106.15p/kg           £677.49

Black & White                       to 115.5p/kg                        av 102.33p/kg

Limx                                       to 124.5p/kg                        av 118.47p/kg

Simx                                       to 107.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 134.5p/kg                        av 131.09p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 120.5p/kg                        av 113.99p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

AAx :

£ per head:  G&L Newburn 780, D&J Isherwood 701

p/kg:  G&L Newburn 134.5, D&J Isherwood 127.5


£ per head: D&J Isherwood 693

p/kg: D&J Isherwood 120.5


£ per head: GJ&G Schofield 830, MD Farms Ltd 803

p/kg: WF Naylor 124.5, MD Farms Ltd 124.5


£ per head:  MP Jennings Ltd 981,886, JR Taylor&Son 825, RE Ayrton & Son 812, G Abbott & Sons 765

p/kg:  JR Taylor & Son 115.5,113.5, CM&EM Gratton , RE Ayrton & Son 113.5, G Abbott & Sons 112.5



3,666 Prime Sheep

An increase in numbers today, but trade just about held from last week. Smart end very similar, and well fleshed lambs also along the same lines as well. However anything lacking finish was a bit harder to sell as processors look to buy just the well covered lambs. Cast Ewes were a sharp trade with heavy ewes in strong demand, best Mules £80+ up to £94.50 for a nice pen from Janet Ewin-Newhouse. Continental  Ewes topping £100 on several occasions.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £70.37 per head or 168.06p/kg                                                         

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 174.3p/kg         av 145.1p/kg         or £50.58 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 240.0p/kg         av 168.9p/kg         or £70.16 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 197.9p/kg         av 163.1p/kg         or £76.99 per head

52.1kg and over   to 177.4p/kg         av 162.7p/kg         or £90.75 per head


Beltex average £76.26 per head or 190.2p/kg

£ per head: £94 WM&E Dugdale; £89.50x2 K Huck; £86.50 J&J Garnett; £82.50 D&J Carlisle; 80 G Sunderland;

p/kg: 227.6p J&J Garnett; 223.8p WM&E Dugdale; 218.3p 208.1p K Huck; 201.2p D&J Carlisle; 200.0p G Sunderland;

Texel average £71.43 per head or 169.5p/kg

£ per head: £96 £95 F&R Fielding; £95 JL North; £92 JD Taylor; £92 K Marshall; £91 G Sunderland; £90 MP Jennings;

p/kg: 240.0p 209.5p F&R Fielding; 223.1p Ellis Bros; 216.2p H&S Maudsley; 212.5p K Marshall; 210.7p TH Mellin;

Suffolk average £68.38 per head or 160.07p/kg

£ per head: £94 £77.50 TH Mellin; £78.80 £76 MP Jennings; £77.80 K&C Hird; £76.50 JP&KE Hartley; £74.20 E Pennock & Son

p/kg: 177.4p TH Mellin; 175.1p MP Jennings; 172.1p B Spensley; 172.0p CD&RF Kitching; 170.9p 170.7p TH&A Pickard;

Charollais average £69.42 per head or 170.0p/kg

£ per head: £86 TH Mellin; £76.50 Fleets Farm; £72.50 £69.50 B Spensley; £72.20 TJH Procter; £68.20 J&C Grayston;

p/kg: 195.5p TH Mellin; 182.1p Fleets Farm; 174.3p N Caton; 173.8p 168.6p B Spensley; 171.9p TJH Procter;

Lleyn average £64.64 per head or p/kg

£ per head: £67.50 £65.50 CD&RF Kitching; £62.50 A&PM Hall;

p/kg: 164.5p A&PM Hall; 160.7p 159.8p CD&RF Kitching;

Mule average £62.07 per head or 149.1p/kg

£ per head: £67 A&SL Throup; £67 WM&E Dugdale; £65.20 CD&RF Kitching; £64.50 S&T Fawcett; £64.50 P Addyman;

p/kg: 154.9p Ellis Bros; 153.7p A Jenkinson; 152.3p A&SL Throup; 151.7p W Mason & Son; 151.6p CD&RF Kitching;

Masham average £68.80 per head or 153.9p/kg

£ per head: £70x2 £68 J Verity & Son; £64.50 A&SL Throup;

p/kg: 158.1p 152.2p x2 J Verity & Son; 153.6p A&SL Throup;

Down average £60.98 per head or 158.9p/kg

£ per head: £65.50 £64 £57.80 K Stuart & Son; £65 £61.50 DC Wood;

p/kg: 161.4p 160.6p 160.0p 159.8p K Stuart & Son; 157.7p 154.8p DC Wood;



Cull Ewes average £46.69

Suffolk to £87.50, Texel to £108.5, Charollais to £77.50, BFL to £106.50, Mule to £94.50, Lleyn to £43.50, Swaledale to £44.50, Beltex to £64.50, Masham to £55.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £108.50 R&M Towell; £106.50 ID Mellin;

Mule/Masham: £94.50 JM Ewin-Newhouse; £88.50 R&E Pollard

Horned: £44.50 T Parker; £41.50 W Mason & Son

Hill: £43.50 C Mellin


Cast Rams average £68.13

Texel to £111.50; Suffolk to £29.50; Down to £97.50;  Jacob  to £53.50



80 Rearing Calves to £410

B&W av £71.89 Cont av £257.8 Native av £153.3

Good strong show of calves and a solid trade to match. Black and whites were the strongest trade of the day with extra interest making a difference and forging the overall average to almost £72. Continentals were again a good trade with a wide selection of buyers taking all grades to a good price. Natives were the only section slightly down though a lesser show of calves did have a slight affect.


Calf Show next week with Classes for all Breeds   


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £291) to £375 JC&DJ Marshall

Brit Blue x (Av £288) to £410 C&SB Whitelock

Simmental (Av £230) to £230 DL Leeming

Ab Angus (Av £135) to £150 M Fewster

Hereford (Av £162) to £185 Booth Bros

MRI (Av £95) to £122 L&A Watson

Fleckvieh (Av £153) £165 L&A Watson                                          

Black & White (Av £71.89) to £145 JT Rushton


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £206) to £325 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £268) to £390 GT Booth                       

Ab Angus (Av £160) to £160 M Fewster  





Barley Straw Hestons                         to £15 per bale