MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 16th MARCH 2015.
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
£ 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
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
£ 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
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.
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.
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
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
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