MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 16th MARCH 2015. Forward: 24 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle. 4,096 Prime Sheep comprising 3,667 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 403 Cast Ewes & 26 Cast Rams. 221 Breeding Sheep. 81 Rearing Calves. 16 Loads of produce. The largest show of hoggs this season as some of the large feeders really get into gear and sheep arriving from a very large area, with Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and even Buckinghamshire all sending representatives!!


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


485kg+                                                   to 185.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Hefdx  Hfr

£ per head: R&KA Burley&Son 928

p/kg: R&KA Burley&Son 185.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   153.5p/kg             £959.38

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: CM&EM Gratton (B&W)959

p/kg: CM&EM Gratton (B&W)153.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   104.99p/kg           £718.14

Black & White                       to 128.5p/kg                        av 99.81p/kg

MRI                                         to 114.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 136.5p/kg                        av 135.49p/kg

Although the trend on cast cattle prices is downwards because of the strength of sterling, shortage of cattle carrying finish caused this the top end culls to be a shade dearer on the week. The overall average whilst lower reflects a high than usual percentage of lean, plain cows.


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: G Abbott & Sons 1017,960,A Sowray & Son 881,CM&EM Gratton 872,SW&JE Ryder & Son 752

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder & Son 128.5,118.5,G.Abbott & Sons 122.5,CM&EM Gratton 115.5,A Sowray & Son 109.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: SW&JE Ryder & Son (MRI)750

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder & Son(MRI)114.5


£ per head: D&S Hollings 990,BS Simpson 989

p/kg:D&S Hollings 136.5,BS Simpson 134.5


£ per head: R&KA Burley & Son 716

p/kg: R&KA Burley & Son 114.5


Overall Average                                   90.25p/kg             £645.25

Top Prices (£ per head and p/kg)

£ per head: EJ Fort (B&W)715,S.Hickey (Sh) 575

p/kg: EJ Fort (B&W)93.5, S.Hickey(Sh) 86.5


4,096 Prime & Cast Sheep

The largest show of hoggs this season as some of the large feeders really get into gear and sheep arriving from a very large area, with Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and even Buckinghamshire all sending representatives!! Some great runs of heavy hoggs in the entry and the best presented 50kg hoggs were around £100 or more, selling in excess of last weeks rates and handy weight export hoggs were a touch dearer than last week as well. The hill bred lambs were along similar lines, good horned lambs selling away well, although Mule lambs were generally a shade less on the week.
Cast Ewes and Rams were plentiful in number and found a very good reception from buyers and were easily sold.

Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £86.10 per head or 195.53p/kg                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 193.8p/kg         av 176.04p/kg      or £54.48 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 217.6p/kg         av 175.52p/kg      or £59.53 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 325.6p/kg         av 204.57p/kg      or £84.44 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 239.1p/kg         av 191.57p/kg      or £92.47 per head

52.1kg and over   to 215.6p/kg         av 177.15p/kg      or £96.59 per head


Beltex average £102.21 per head or 239.85p/kg

£ per head: £127 K Marshall; £122 S Pepper; £117 K Saffery; £117 K Marshall; £116 JA Drake

p/kg: 325.6p K Marshall; 308.1p S Pepper; 297.4p JA Drake; 290.5p S Pepper; 275p C Windle

Suffolk average £92.09 per head or 194.38p/kg

£ per head: £107 R&KA Burley; £99.50 J Lord; £98 G Curtis; £96.50 S Dorey; £95.50 JB Bancroft; £95x2 G Curtis

p/kg: 211.4p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 211.1p G Curtis; 209.8p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 208.5p P Keyes;

Texel average £90.70 per head or 194.38p/kg

£ per head: £115.50 J Hodgson; £113 I Marsden; £110 AN Throup; £110 S Dorey; £108.5 MP Jennings;

p/kg: 264.6p MP Jennings; 256p J Baines; 243.9p RG Church Ltd; 239.1p S Dorey; 234.5p AC Simpson;

Mule average £85.13 per head or 187.52p/kg

£ per head: £97 D Pennington; £94.50 S Dorey; £92 R&KA Burley; £91 K Saffery; £89.50 S Dorey; £89 N&J&S Taylor

p/kg: 204.8p AC Simpson; 200p JK Wilson; 198.9p R&A White & Son; 196.3p DI Holliday; 195.8p D Pearson

Charollais average £96.50 per head or 202.8p/kg

£ per head: £117.50 I Marsden; £106.50, £106 R Hodgson & Son; £105.50 I Marsden; £104 J Lord; £100.50 J Lord

p/kg: 228p RG Church Ltd; 225p, 219.8p JA Drake; 219.3p, 214.8p G Curtis; 213.2p MJ&GC Dobson

Swaledale average £67.16 per head or 175.66p/kg

£ per head: £88 RG Church Ltd; £87.50 K&GJ Huck; £85.50 JS&M Pate; £85 S&D Robinson; £84.50 M Burrill

p/kg: 191.3p RG Church Ltd; 190p J&SM Pate; 190p RG Church Ltd; 189.5p CT Akrigg; 188.8p JS&M Pate

Dalesbred average £60.23 per head or 177.31p/kg

£ per head: £76.50 MJ O’Donnell; £71 JM Brown; £70, £64, £61 T&A Hird; £58  S Pepper; £58 T&A Hird

p/kg: 193.3p S Pepper; 186.6p MJ O’Donnell; 184.2p, 181.7p, 181.3p, 179.4p 177.8p T&A Hird

Lonk average £81.33 per head or 191.42p/kg

£ per head: £91 C Crowther; £85.50 J Drinkall Ltd; £85 B Dibb; £85, £84, £73, £72 C Crowther;

p/kg: 202.2p C Crowther; 198.8p J Drinkall Ltd; 197.7p, 192.1p C Crowther; 190p J Drinkall Ltd; 189.4p C Crowther

Gritstone average £85.84 per head or 191.68p/kg

£ per head: £88.50 B Dibb; £84 JS&M Pate; £84 M Burrill; £82 T Atkins; £79.50, £78.50, £75 J Cheetham;

p/kg: 210p JS&M Pate; 210p M Burrill; 200p T Atkins; 196.3p J Cheetham; 188.3p B Dibb; 187.5p J Cheetham

Lleyn average £85.97 per head or 196.78p/kg

£ per head: £91, £84 West Berwick

p/kg: 200p, 189.6p West Berwick

Scotch Black Face average £80.80 per head or 199.12p/kg

£ per head: £93 RG Church Ltd; £90 H Raw; £79 T Atkins; £78.50, £61.50 H Raw;

p/kg: 206.7p RG Church Ltd; 200p H Raw; 197.5p T Atkins; 196.3p, 192.2p H Raw



Cull Ewes average £85.19

Suffolk to £152.50, Texel to £131.50, BFL to £75.50, Mule to £102.5, Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £77.50, Masham to £103.50, SBF to £81.50, Cheviot  to £103.50, Beltex  to £130.50, Lonk  to £74.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £152.50 EB Webster; £132.50 JG Senior; £131.50 H&M Dugdale & Son; £131.50 T Boothman

Mule/Masham: £103.50 KJ Marshall; £102.50 JJ Beckwith & Sons; £98.50 EJ Fort; £95.50 Lea & Son

Horned: £77.50 Hayton & Stocks; £74.50 T Boothman; £74.50 TA Robinson; £70.50 C Nelson & Son  

Hill: £103.50 Lea & Son; 103.50, £97.50 J Caygill & Partners; £91.50 M Thwaite; £85.50 J Caygill & Partners  


Cast Rams average £100.35

Texel to £145.50 T Boothman; Suffolk to £126.50 AS Staveley; Charolais to £149.50 Lea & Son; Swaledale to £94.50 Ashfield Farms; Dalesbred to £96.50 JM Brown; Beltex to £130.50 T Boothman; SBF to £79.50 WA Throup



Breeding Sheep (221 Head)

A larger show of Ewes with Lambs at foot sold away nicely. Anything with strong lambs were very much in favour, a few pens of ewes with younger sold to a mixed trade offering buyers a little more value for money.




Correct with Twins - £230 P&AN Simpson, £180 £170 RJ Umpleby, £172 S Sleightholme.

Correct with Singles - £170 £160 RG Johnson & Son, £160 S Sleightolme.

B/M with Twins - £150 W Crane

B/M with Singles - £150 W Crane, £112 WM&E Dugdale, £110 S Sleightholme


Correct with Twins - £170 RJ Umpleby, £168 J&J Garnett, £155 RG Johnson & Son.

Correct with Singles - £118 J&J Garnett, £108 RG Johnson & Son.

B/M with Twins - £165 J&J Garnett, £162 RJ Umpleby, £155 S Sleightholme.

B/M with Singles - £112 WM&E Dugdale


Correct & Twins - £220(x2) P&AN Simpson, £215 W Crane, £210 S Sleightholme.

Correct & Singles - £175 S Sleightholme.

B/M with Twins - £210 P&AN Simpson, £168 RJ Umpleby

B/M with Singles – £180 W Crane


Correct & Twins - £192 S Sleightholme

B/M & Singles - £188 RG Johnson & Son





Rearing Calves to £710 (81)

B&W av £81 Cont av £413 Native av £260.5

A fantastic show of rearing calves today with a top quality entry from all supporters. The top honours of the day went to a suckler bred calf from Phillip Summers, Clayton which rocketed to a new auction record of £710. The day was full of other high prices with Shaun & Peter Sowray taking the next top with a Limousin Bull peaking at £630. Other vendors such as Fred Houseman and John Marshall of Monk Ing had some strong runs with an average of £434 for British Blue Bulls. Strong prices were also received for Aberdeen Angus calves with bulls averaging £251 and Heifers averaging to £268.


Credit to all the entered and congratulations to the prize winners.


Calf Show

Class 1 – Brit Blue Bull

1st  P Summers Agriculture                2nd A Sowray & Son                            

Class 2 – Brit Blue Heifer

1st A Sowray & Son                              2nd A Sowray & Son                             3rd JP&KE Hartley

Class 3 – Limousin Bull

1st A Sowray & Son                              2nd RD Metcalfe


Class 4 – Limousin Heifer

1st RD Metcalfe & Son

Class 7 – Native x Bull

1st JC Marshall                                       2nd JR CJ&D Drake                                3rd K&M Berry

Class 8 – Native x Heifer

1st Church Farm Enterprises              2nd DL DM J Heron                               3rd JP&KE Hartley

Class 9 – B&W Bull

1st DL DM J Heron

Class 10 – Cont x Male Stirk

1st Church Farm Enterprises              2nd Church Farm Enterprises             3rd JC Marshall

Class 11 – Cont x Heifer Stirk

1st JC Marshall                                       2nd Church Farm Enterprises

Class 12 – Native Stirk

1st M&R Smith

Champion – P Summers Agriculture

Reserve – A Sowray & Son

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £532.5) to £630 A Sowray & Son                        

Brit Blue x (Av £434) to £710 Phillip Summers                            

Aberdeen Angus x (Av £251.67) to £280 JC Marshall                                                 

MRI (Av £77.50) to £80 L&A Watson                                             

Shorthorn to £235 JR CJ & D Drake

Black & White (Av £81) to £200 M&R Smith



Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £257.4) to £305 RD Metcalfe                               

Brit Blue x (Av £345.71) to £380 JC Marshall               

Aberdeen Angus (Av £268.33) to £290 JP&KE Hartley                                                              

Saler to £230 RL Wright & Sons                                                      




Barley Straw                         Quads                     to £23.50 per bale

                                                Mini Hestons        to £62 per tonne

Hay                                         Round                    to £17 per bale

                                                Quads                     to £13.50 per bale