Forward: 47 Prime cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle 1,871 Prime Sheep comprising 1544 Spring Lambs, 46 Hoggs, 281 Cast Ewes & Rams 51 Rearing Calves 4 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 169.5p/kg       


501- 590kg                            to 175.5p/kg        av 172.46p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (MRI) 941

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd (MRI) 169.5


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (Char) 939,(BBx) 932

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd (Char) 175.5, (BBx) 169.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                   110.79p/kg           £743.99

Black & White                       to 128.5p/kg                        av 110.06p/kg

Limx                                       to 124.5p/kg                        av 116.03p/kg

Salerx                                     to 143.5p/kg

Pathanais                               to 126.5p/kg                                       


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: J Garnett 1205

p/kg: J Garnett 143.5


£ per head: SL&SD Lund 867, JC Lund 797,784

p/kg: JC Lund 124.5,122.5, SL&SD Lund 104.5


£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 1097,1040,880 N Parker 998, JSS Verity 917,906,904, P&J Brown&Son 903

p/kg: JSS Verity 128.5,126.5(x4),125.5,123.5 P&J Brown&Son 124.5, N Parker 121.5,J Caygill & Ptns 120.5


Prime Sheep

LAMBS (Av 230.5p/kg) – A straight trade on the day. Anything that was nicely fleshed and had been fed was keenly contested. The story of the day was smart sorts 240p to 270p, nice prime Texel and Continental crosses and Suffolks from Continental ewes 230p to 245p, Commercial types and Suffolk x Mules 220p to 230p, Lightweights 210p to 240p depending upon finish. Generally the heavier the lamb the easier it was to sell with the 38kg lambs and heavier mainly being the better finished sorts and receiving the most interest.

HOGGS – Not many in the market today, but a few nice Swaledales from Stephen Taylor, Wethercote selling away well.

CAST SHEEP – A very similar trade on the week with fewer heavy ewes on offer.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average £88.30 per head or 230.5p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 242.9p/kg         av 215.0p/kg         or £65.88 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 271.4p/kg         av 219.8p/kg         or £74.84 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 275.0p/kg         av 232.8p/kg         or £91.57 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 246.8p/kg         av 229.2p/kg         or £105.92 per head

Beltex average £96.35 per head or 247.6p/kg

£ per head: £112.50 £99.50 £97 TH Mellin; £110 AW E &N Wade; £103 £101 TA Robinson; £101 JR&DL Ogden; £97 DJ Grassam

p/kg: 275.0p AW E & N Wade; 274.4p TH Mellin; 271.4p Ellis Bros; 259.0p 251.2p TA Robinson; 259.0p JR&DL Ogden;

Texel average £87.75 per head or 231.1p/kg

£ per head: £117 TR Thwaite; £116 FW&JM Edington; £115 JD&V Towers; £110 RH&MR Ireland; £109 AW E & N Wade;

£109 AJ Taylor; £109 MP Jennings;

p/kg: 275.0p 267.4p 254.8p JD&V Towers; 265.9p TR Thwaite; 259.5p AW E & N Wade; 257.7p JM Smith; 257.1p H&S Mausdley;

253.9p DC Hall; 253.7p DJ Grassam;

Suffolk average £89.21 per head or 227.1p/kg

£ per head: £114 £111.5 £106.5 £104.5 £104 ML Evans; £102.5 £102 JA&JM Wade; £102 JM Smith; £102 K&J Marshall;

£102 TH Mellin

p/kg: 265.1p 248.8p 247.8p 247.7p 241.9p ML Evans; 245.0p 242.9p TH Mellin; 237.5p K&C Hird; 237.2p JM Smith;

237.2p JM Smith;

Charollais average £84.53 per head or 223.2p/kg

£ per head: £96.50 JA&JM Wade; £96.50 £95.50 £94x2 £91.50 JD&V Towers; £95.50 S Bolton; £95 Rodney Bros Plant;

p/kg: 235.4p JA&JM Wade; 235.0p 232.9p JD&V Towers; 231.7p Rodney Bros Plant; 231.1p Ellis Bros; 230.8p RN Thompson;

Mule average £78.10 per head or 202.8p/kg

£ per head: £82 JA Stoney; £69 JH&J Ryder;

p/kg: 205.0p JA Stoney; 197.1p JH&J Ryder;

Rouge average £100 per head or 238.1p/kg

£ per head: £100 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 238.1p JA&JM Wade;



Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £73.50 per head or 166.9p/kg                                                   

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 177.4p/kg         av 174.2p/kg         or £54.22 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 177.3p/kg         av 171.7p/kg         or £69.34 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 173.9p/kg         av 173.9p/kg         or £80.00 per head

52.1kg and over   to 146.3p/kg         av 131.3p/kg         or £78.50 per head

Masham average £78 per head or 177.3p/kg

£ per head: £78 JK Wilson

p/kg: 177.3p JK Wilson

Texel average £80 per head or 173.9p/kg

£ per head: £80 N Baxter

p/kg: 173.9p N Baxter

Charollais average £85 per head or 144.1p/kg

£ per head: £85 SM&AJ Wallbank

p/kg: 144.1 SM&AJ Wallbank

Swaledale average £66.90 per head or 167.6p/kg

£ per head: £79 £75 £70.50 £69x2 N&J&S Taylor; £57 WR&M Airey

p/kg: 177.4p WR&M Airey; 176.9p 172.0p 164.3p N&J&S Taylor


Cull Ewes average £67.83

Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £106.50, Charollais to £34.50, BFL to £85.50, Mule to £76.50, Gritstone to £76.50, Cheviot to £92.50, Zwartable to £54.50, Lleyn to £74.50, Swaledale to £59.50, Dalesbred to £56.50, Beltex to £85.50, Masham to £74.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £109.50 R&DA Earnshaw; £106.50 J&J Garnett; £104.50 FW&JM Edington;

Mule/Masham: £76.50x2 JA&JM Wade; £76.50 FW&JM Edington;

Horned: £59.50 A Wilson & Son; £58.50 Ellis Bros;

Hill: £92.50 JA&JM Wade £85.50 Ellis Bros;

Cast Rams average £84.33

Suffolk to £104.50, Texel to £94.50, Swaledale to £68.50

Top Prices:

£104.50 J Roberts; £94.50 JA&JH Hewetson;



Rearing Calves to £385

B&W av £48.06 Cont av £343.06 Native av £193


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £371.67) to £385 G Hayton & EC Stocks

Brit Blue x  to £220 GR & SM Wearmouth

Saler  to £205 RL Wright & Son

Hereford (Av £182) to £200 J&J Whittaker                  

Black & White (Av £48.06) to £160 PA Whitaker


Heifer Calves                       

Charolais X to £385 G Hayton & EC Stocks                     

Hereford (Av £157.50) to £160 J&J Whittaker                            

Saler to £280 RL Wright & Son                                                        



Barley Straw                         Quads                     to £75 per tonne