MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2012 FORWARD: 10 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Cattle (under 48 mos), 9 Cast Cattle 3,483 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,211 Prime Lambs, 272 Cast Ewes & Rams 39 REARING CALVES 15 DAIRY CATTLE 9 LOADS OF PRODUCE


10 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Cattle (under 48 mos), 9 Cast Cattle

3,483 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,211 Prime Lambs, 272 Cast Ewes & Rams





PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    126.5p/kg or £626.18

Black & White                                       to 123.5p/kg        av 126.5p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

D Wells                  AAx                         126.5p                   £626.18



Overall Average                                   100.47p/kg           £673.69

Black & White                                       to 108.5p/kg        av 88.97p/kg

Brit Blue                                                                to 123.5p/kg        av 119.01p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

TH&A Pickard & Son                            BBx                         £1037

JA Throup                                              BBx                         £874

JA Throup                                              BBx                         £838

JSS Verity                                               B&W                       £673

M Ryder & Sons                                   B&W                       £666

JF Longster & Son                                B&W                       £638


Top Prices (p/kg)

TH&A Pickard & Son                            BBx                         123.5p

JA Throup                                              BBx                         120.5p

JA Throup                                              BBx                         112.5p

JSS Verity                                               B&W                       108.5p

JF Longster & Son                                B&W                       100.5p


PRIME SHEEP (3,483 Head)

A smaller show of sheep were presented for sale this week as vendors responded to the lower prices in the 2nd half of last week. As expected the nice export weight lambs were not vastly different on the week. 37kg to 42kg nicely fleshed were 155p to 165p for commercial Continental lambs, and 180p to a top of 235p for the smarter sorts of goods. Heavy lambs were generally a touch easier on the week, whilst the Hill bred were quite a bit cheaper, Mule lambs generally £12 to £14 over the weight for handy weights and £10 over for the heaviest end.


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £61.45 per head or 148.4p/kg                                                          

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 211.4p/kg         av 133.0p/kg         or £44.70 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 235.9p/kg         av 152.1p/kg         or £61.80 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 191.5p/kg         av 140.1p/kg         or £67.42 per head

52.1kg and over   to 139.6p/kg         av 134.3p/kg         or £75.56  per head


Beltex average £73.01 per head or 190.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93.50 R Garth or 233.9p/kg J&J Garnett

Texel average £65.20 per head or 157.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £91 S Currie or 222.5p/kg R Naylor

Suffolk average £65.06 per head or 140.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77 R Naylor or 162.1p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £56.14 per head or 143.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76.50 Lea & Son or 187.2p/kg LR Thompson

Mule average £54.72 per head or 129.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 or 153.8p/kg Manorlands Hospice

Cheviot  average £66 per head or 140.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £66 or 140.4p/kg JW Mellin

Swaledale average £41.05 per head or 114.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £53 S&D Robinson or 128.2p/kg R Naylor

Gritstone average £53.79 per head or 135.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61 or 141.9p/kg JH&J Ryder

Lleyn average £62.81 per head or 150.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72.50 or 151.2p/kg G&A Fort

Dalesbred average £43.22 per head or 121.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £45.80 or 127.2p/kg R Naylor



CULL EWES average £44.64

Masham to £34, Texel to £120, Charollais to £31, Zwartable to £45, Mule to £47, Lonk to £,  Lleyn to £72, Swaledale to £34, White Faced to £50. BFL to £74


LOWLAND: £120 TF Caton; £96 LR Thompson;

MULE/MASHAM: £47 RM Whitehead; £45 H Barker;

HORNED: £50 JE Gill; £34 Saddle End Farms;

HILL: £74 AJ Mason; £72 RM Whitehead;


CAST RAMS average £45.80

Texel to £66, Charollais to £24, BFL to £63, Swaledale to £36.


£66 Lea & Son; £63 FG Throup; £52 JA Throup;



REARING CALVES to £340  average £112


For the final sale of 2012 Black and White Bull calves met a good trade to average £81.

Ken Wright topped the market with a Brit Blue Bull calf making £340.

Next Sale is Monday 7th January, which shall also be a show & Sale, judging at 10:30am prompt.



Limousin x                             to £250                  av £170                  JC&DJ Marshall

Brit Blue x                             to £340                  av £181                  RL Wright & Son

Shorthorn                             to £120                                                  DL DM J Heron

Aberdeen Angus                  to £195                  av £95                    GB Moorhouse

Black & White                       to £130                  av £81                    JC&DJ Marshall


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £225                  av £229                  JC&DJ Marshall

Brit Blue x                             to £225                  av £166                  DL Leeming Ltd

Saler x                                    to £195                                                  RL Wright & Son

Hefd x                                    to £ 58                                                   MT Stapleton



The vendors at the December BOCM Dairy Auction were met with a buoyant trade, with the quality

entry of cattle reaching an Average of £1,819.50. Judge Stephen Abbott with a little assistance from his

brother Malcolm gave Top Honours to Robert Crisp  of Calton with his entry of a fine home bred heifer

that was giving 6.5 Gallons. The heifer experienced some fierce bidding but was eventually snapped up

by Wilmot Blockley, Tarvin for £2,160. Top Price of the day went to Andrew Jennings of Fountains for a

freshly calved, home bred pedigree heifer which sold to local buyer Mr Edward Fort and Daughter Georgie for £2340.


Today’s Sale brings us to the end of a productive year for selling dairy cattle I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and competition in the Show Arena and around Ringside, and look forward to seeing you all next year at the Craven Dairy Auction which restarts on the 7th January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!    


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st ASE Crisp 2nd Jennings Farmers 3rd J Wellock

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st C Broadwith 2nd J Wellock

CHAMPION – ASE Crisp                       RESERVE – C Broadwith


Newly Calven Heifers : Av £1829 to £2340   

Newly Calven Cows : Av £1810 to £1900

InCalf Heifers: to £1650    



£2340 Jennings Farmers Ltd, £2160 ASE Crisp, £2080 £1720 J Wellock, £2000 GB Moorhouse, £1900 FA Broadwith,

£1800 M Baul & Partners.




Wheat Straw Hestons                        to £17 per bale or £74 per ton

Oat Straw Hestons                              to £15 per bale

Round Haylage                                     to £20 per bale

Barley Straw Rounds                           to £21.50 per bale