MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER: 72 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mo’s), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mo’s), 64 Cast Cattle & 4 Cast Bulls 3,926 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,220 Prime Lambs, 706 Cast Ewes & Rams 65 REARING CALVES 4 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                             to 150.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 164.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

GB Moorhouse                         B&W                       £1127                    164.5p

EJ Fort                                    B&W                       £798                       150.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   137.23p/kg                           £675.86

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

LN&JE Roe                             AA           £785                       152.5p

LN&JE Roe                             AA           £566                       120.5p



Change to Autumn weather has brought larger numbers out nationwide and a strengthening pound has tempered export trade. Cattle carrying finish still good to sell but all sections easier on the week.


Overall Average                                   114.72p/kg           £733.33

Black & White                        to 134.5p/kg                        av 109.46p/kg

Jerseyx                                   to 115.5p/kg                        av 100.59p/kg

MRI                                         to 123.5p/kg                        av 101.47p/kg

Hefdx                                      to 123.5p/kg

Charx                                      to 146.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 161.5p/kg                        av 136.94p/kg

Brit Blue                                 to 144.5p/kg                        av 138.59p/kg

Blondex                                  to 150.5p/kg                        av 148.30p/kg

AA                                           to 117.5p/kg

Galloway                                to 118.5p/kg                        av 115.25p/kg





Top Prices (£ per head)

A Wilson & Son                     Limx                        £1235

A Wilson & Son                     Blondex                   £1171

G Abbott & Sons                    B&W                       £1096

JR Taylor & Son                     BBx                         £1040

JC & N Throup                       Blondex                   £1024

SD Bennett                            Limx                        £1011

SD Bennett                            Blondex                   £978

K Burton                                Char                        £938

G&PS Fleetwood                     B&W                       £922

JD Taylor & Son                      B&W                       £917


Top Prices (p/kg)

A Wilson & Son                      Limx                      161.5p

SD Bennett                            Blondex                 150.5p

JC&N Throup                         Blondex                 149.5p

K Burton                                Char                     146.5p

A Wilson & Son                      Blondex                 145.5p

JR Taylor & Son                     BBx                       144.5p

J Hopkinson                           BBx                       140.5p

SD Bennett                            Limx                      137.5p

J Hopkinson                           Limx                      135.5p

G Abbott & Sons                   B&W                       134.5p



Overall Average                                   118.53p/kg                           £930.47


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

G&PS Fleetwood                  Lim                       £1159                    129.5p

JE Cowperthwaite                Blondex                 £1049                    129.5p

Lambert- Mile House            B&W                     £774                       133.5p



PRIME SHEEP (3,926 Sheep)

A similar entry of prime sheep sold to a slightly reduced average price on the week. The best end were good to sell with several pens at 220p to 250p, topping at 261.9p/kg or £110 each for a pen of 42kg Beltex lambs from Kevin Marshall , Otley selling to Vivers Scotlamb. The same combination was also responsible for a pen of 40kg lambs at £98. David Boothman, Halton East sold 36kg lambs at £88 (244.4p) to Paul Watson, and also some 37kg lambs at £89 (240.5p) to Bowood Farms. Messrs CT&EM Hammond of Padside sold 43kg Texel x at £100 each to Nick Dalby.

Hill bred lambs were slightly cheaper on the week, Mules selling at around 150p/kg, up to 160p from Geoff & Alistair Lawn or £77 per head from Ellis Bros. The overall selling average for the lambs this week was 163.5p/kg which compares quite well on the day.          

A poor show of ewes for overall quality saw a few pens of good ewes break into 3 figures, but generally lean ewes were harder to place on the week.


PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average £67.38 per head or 163.5p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 172.4p/kg         av 149.5p/kg         or £46.87 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 181.4p/kg         av 155.2p/kg         or £53.86 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 261.9p/kg         av 164.2p/kg         or £67.24 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 185.4p/kg         av 159.8p/kg         or £75.80 per head

52.1kg and over   to 181.4p/kg         av 164.7p/kg         or £71.52 per head



Beltex average £72.68 per head or 186.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £110 or 261.9p/kg K Marshall

Texel average £69.15 per head or 165.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £100 or 232.6p/kg CT&EM Hammond

Suffolk average £67.53 per head or 159.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.50 or 176.1p/kg TH Mellin

Charollais average £60.53 per head or 154.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £86.50 I Marsden or 178.7p/kg J&C Grayston

Mule average £59.52per head or 150.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77 Ellis Bros or 160.0p/kg G&MA Lawn

Zwartable  average £51 per head or 134.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £51 or 134.2p/kg CS&SG Gray

Swaledale average £42.56 per head or 133.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £46 or 139.4p/kg C Mellin

Lonk average £50.20 per head or 152.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £50.20 or 152.1p/kg AE Schindler

Gritstone average £58 per head or 161.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £58 or 161.1p/kg JH&SM Mason

Cheviot average £67 per head or 159.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £67 or 159.5p/kg GW & J Mercer

Lleyn average £65.24 per head or 159.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £66 or 161.0p/kg RW&B Chapman



CULL EWES average £33.97

Suffolk to £61.50, Texel to £109.50, Charollais to £57.50, BFL to £71.50, Mule to £59.50, Cheviot to £54.50, Lonk to £30.50,  Lleyn to £90.50, Swaledale to £47.50, Masham to £43.50;


LOWLAND: £109.50(x2) £98.50 £94.50 JS Lodge;

MULE/MASHAM: £59.50 AJ Shepherd; £54.50 KM&L Throup; £52.50 AW&E&N Wade

HORNED: £47.50 FC N&M Walker; £32.50 P Metcalfe; £31.50 SM Towler

HILL: £90.50 £56.50 CD&RF Kitching; £54.50 J Binns; £54.50 G&A Fort;


CAST RAMS average £46.10

Suffolk to £29.50, Texel to £67.50, BFL to £39.50, Swaledale to £29.50


£67.50 G Bell; £64.50 J Waddington; £39.50 AG Horn;


REARING CALVES to £385  average £171



Limousin x                             to £305                  av £260                  Top – Town Head Fm Products                        

Brit Blue x                             to £385                  av £333                  Top – RL Wright & Son                      

Aberdeen Angus                  to £235                  av £232                  Top – JP&KE Hartley                           

Black & White                       to £172                  av £69                    Top – Church Farm Ents                    


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £220                  av £193                  Top – MP Jennings              

Brit Blue x                             to £375                  av £292                  Top – Church Fm Ents                        

Aberdeen Angus                  to £230                  av £192                  Top – Church Fm Ents                                                        

Black & White                       to £30                    av £20                    Top – Town Head Fm Products                                                        





Wheat Straw Hestons                                        to £54 per bale