MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2013 42 PRIME CATTLE comprising 3 Clean Cattle(under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle(over 30 mos) & 37 Cast Cattle 4170 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,822 Prime Lambs, 348 Cast Ewes & Rams 75 REARING CALVES 8 DAIRY CATTLE 7 LOADS OF PRODUCE


42 PRIME CATTLE comprising  3 Clean Cattle(under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle(over 30 mos) & 37 Cast Cattle

4170 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,822 Prime Lambs, 348 Cast Ewes & Rams





PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                             to 182.5p/kg        av 150.78p/kg

590kg+                                   to 218.5p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Roger Wood                         AAx Hfr                  £1027                    218.5p

R Cockroft                             Limx Hfr                 £1040                    182.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   118.16p/kg           £741.44


Top Prices 3 per head and p/kg

JJ Beckwith & Sons               Lim Hfr                   £856                       120.5p




Despite slack demand a couple of extra buyers at today’s sale seeking feeding and plain cattle. A satisfactory outcome against reports of fridges full of cow beef a strengthened pound and plentiful supplies of Polish bull beef. Farm assurance does assist marketing under these circumstances.


Overall Average                                   90.39p/kg             £593.18

Black & White                       to 108.5p/kg                        av 87.86p/kg

Brit Blue                                to 106.5p/kg                        av 97.62p/kg

Blondex                                 to 106.5p/kg                        av 99.04p/kg

Limx                                       to 106.5p/kg                        av 90.37p/kg

Salerx                                     to 95.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 97.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

T&S Gamble                            Salerx                     £840

D Smith                                  Simx                       £814

GB Moorhouse                         B&W                       £782

IR&DE Wellock                        B&W                       £781

T&S Gamble                            Salerx                      £776

D&S Hollings                            Limx                       £756

J Whittaker                              B&W                       £714

GB Moorhouse                         B&W                       £707

M Baul & Ptns                          B&W                       £697

EJ Fort                                    B&W                       £694


Top Prices (p/kg)

IR&DE Wellock                       B&W                       108.5p

S&T Fawcett                          Blondex                   106.5p

S Horsefield                           Blondex                   106.5p

D&S Hollings                          Limx                        106.5p

JW Sayer&Son                        BBx                         106.5p

T Walker                                BBx                         102.5p

GB Moorhouse                       B&W                        101.5p

J Whittaker                            B&W                       100.5p

EJ Fort                                   B&W                       98.5p

GB Moorhouse                       B&W                        97.5p




A larger than anticipated show of sheep sold well on the day, with an average of 170.4p recorded for the whole sale. Continental bred export weight lambs 38kg to 42kg were in good demand all sale, getting dearer as the day wore on, commercial types making 175p to 185p (£30 over the weight)  nicer sorts around 190p (£34 to £36 over)  best sorts generally 200p to 240p, odd pens making more, up to a top of 265.1p for a pen of 43kg making £114 each from T&C Robinson, Tosside. David Grassam from Stockleld Park had some 40kg at £105 or 262.5p/kg whilst A Phillipson from Briercliffe had 41kg at £104 or 253.7p. Suffolk lambs were generally £25 to £30 over the weight. Mule Wethers sold reasonably well on the day, 42kg to 45kg in best demand at £24 to £28 over the weight, heavier lambs around the 150pkg mark. Horned lambs saw a better selection, nice wethers 150p to 158p.


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £73.22per head or 170.42p/kg                                                         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 206.0p/kg         av 168.3p/kg         or £53.88 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 220.6p/kg         av 156.9p/kg         or £52.84 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 265.1p/kg         av 173.3p/kg         or £72.63 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 194.9p/kg         av 161.5p/kg         or £76.69 per head

52.1kg and over   to 171.4p/kg         av 151.0p/kg         or £84.35 per head


Beltex average £80.37 per head or 194.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £114 or 265.1p/kg T&C Robinson

Texel average £74.87 per head or 172.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £110 T Boothman or 214.6p/kg M Hall

Suffolk average £74.25 per head or 165.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £83.50 TH Mellin or 181.9p/kg G Beresford

Charollais average £77.54 per head or 167.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £86 MJ Liddle or 182.4p/kg I Marsden

Mule average £67.44 per head or 155.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71.20 or 165.6p/kg CM Ryder

Gritstone  average £63.12 per head or 163.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £65 or 166.7p/kg JE Cowperthwaite

Swaledale average £54.49 per head or 145.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 or 158.1p/kg JR Smith

Lleyn average £59 per head or 155.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £59 or 155.3p/kg GM&SC Pickles

Rouge average £80 per head or 166.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 or 166.7p/kg JB Bancroft

Dalesbred average £58 per head or 152.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £59WI Thwaite or 155.6p/kg D Lodge

Down average £71.25 per head or 167.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73.00 WG&J Bradley or 171.1p/kg JGE Heseltine

Jacob average £61 per head or 147.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 or 151.1p/kg M&R Smith



CULL EWES average £41.85

Suffolk to £65.50, Texel to £93.50, Charollais to £94.50, SBF to £36.50, Mule to £57.50, Gritstone to £41.50, Cheviot to £49.50, White Faced to £62.50,  Lleyn to £52.50, Swaledale to £43.50, Dalesbred to £30.50, Jacob to £38.50, Zwartable to £54.50


LOWLAND: £94.50 I Marsden; £93.50 P Johnson; £93.50 M Hall;

MULE/MASHAM: £57.50 R Crabtree; £56.50 J Roberts;

HORNED: £62.50 Lea & Son; £43.50 P Addyman;

HILL: 52.50 A&PM Hall; £49.50 Lea & Son


CAST RAMS average £59.75

Suffolk to £64.50, Texel to £69.50, Beltex to £93.50, Swaledale to £43.50, Dalesbred to £20.50.

TOP PRICES: £93.50 Swinbank & Briggs; £69.50 KG Stapleton;



REARING CALVES to £430 (75 Head)

B&W av £82.63 Cont av £291.66 Native av £151.50

A good solid entry of calves today with buyers a plenty for all types of calves. Black and White calves were once again a good trade with month old well fleshed calves easily making £100. Blues and good continentals were also well supported with anything half decent pushing £300 and over.


Please note the Christmas Calf Show is on Monday 25th November – Classes for calves 42 days or younger



Limousin x                             to £170                                                  Townhead Farm Partners 

Brit Blue x                             to £430                  av £308                  AP Townsend                      

Hereford                               to £145                  av £102                  GT Rawson

Shorthorn                             to £65                                                    GT Rawson                                                           

Aberdeen Angus                  to £290                  av £163                  Church Farm Enterprises

Mont Bel                               to £120                  av £91                    SW&JE Ryder

Brown Swiss                         to £50                                                    J Whittaker                          

Black & White                       to £190                  av £82.63              WP Gratton                         


HEIFER CALVES                    

Brit Blue x                             to £330                  av £273                  Church Farm Enterprises  

Shorthorn                             to £52                                                    GT Rawson           

Ab Angus                               to £80                                                    GT Rawson




A small entry forward today with a number of vendors not attending due to the upcoming Christmas Show in a fortnight. Despite this buyers were out in force and with a demand for top quality cattle obviously with Robert Crisp having the pick of the trade at £2200 and Chris Broadwith at £1900. Other cattle met a straight trade with the overall average levelling at £1733 for all cattle.


Christmas Show of Dairy Cattle is on Monday 25th November Entries please by 19th November for the Catalogue.


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:          1st ASE Crisp

                                                                      2nd J Caygill & Son

                                                                      3rd GB Jennings  

                                Newly Calven Cows:         1st J Wellock

                                                                     2nd MD Parkinson

CHAMPION – ASE Crisp      RESERVE – J Caygill & Son


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2200 av £1788             


Newly Calven Cows:           to £1800 av £1600



Spring Barley Straw Quads                                to £22 per bale.