MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2014 35 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Cattle (over 30 mos) & 31 Cast Cattle 2,598 Prime Sheep comprising 2086 Old Season Lambs, 513 Cast Ewes & Rams 27 Rearing Calves 8 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650+kg                   to 197.5p/kg        av 193p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head and p/kg)

Char Str: D Beck £1086 & 197.5p

Limx Str: D Beck £1037 & 188.5p


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   111.21p/kg           £781.54

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue: av 121.36p/kg

£ per head: JSS Verity £881, D Beck £878

p/kg: D Beck 125.5p, JSS Verity 117.5p

Lim: av 115.99p/kg

£ per head: D Beck £884, WG&J Bradley £813

p/kg: D Beck 124.5p,, WG&J Bradley 119.5p

B&W: av 109.48p/kg

£ per head: JD Taylor&Son £1007, G Booth £981, JSS Verity £943

p/kg: JSS Verity 158.5p, G Booth 117.5p, CM&EM Gratton 116.5p, DE&MA Booth 116.5p


Prime Sheep

A smaller show of sheep this week with only 2,599 head forward for sale. Best lambs were dearer on the week, Beltex up 12p/kg on average with Paul Simpson of Bolton by Bowland leading the sale with 2 pens making £118 each. Commercial Export lambs were generally 195p to 210p, heavier lambs averaging up nicely at 180p. Mule lambs better to sell on the week, nice sorts £33 to £35 over the weight, several nice pens over £80. Horned wether lambs also good to sell, lightweights £22 to £26 over and prime weights £30 over. Cast sheep continued the recent good trade.

As noted before in these reports, potential vendors should be aware that the actual figures forward and actual average prices obtained in livestock marts on the day can be checked and verified  at On the eblex website you can navigate to the markets and individual auction mart reports. For 17/02/2014 you will see the SQQ for Skipton will be reported as 196p and overall average of 192p, the same as the CCM website. It is an interesting exersise for potential vendors to check to see if other Markets’ website reports actually match the correct information that is given on the eblex website, then those vendors can make a properly informed choice on where to sell their livestock.


Old Season Lambs – Overall Average £80.48 per head or 192.04p/kg                                                  

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 217.7p/kg         av 185.95p/kg      or £56.27 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 234.3p/kg         av 200.38p/kg      or £68.91 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 268.2p/kg         av 196.87p/kg      or £81.46 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 237p/kg            av 180.92p/kg      or £86.17 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 182.4p/kg         av 167.24p/kg      or £96.27 per head

Beltex average £90.87 per head or 230.6p/kg

£ per head: £118 £114 £109 PW Simpson; £99 98.50 Frankland Farms; £97 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 268.2p S Eddleston; 265.1p 247.7p PW Simpson; 247.7p TA Robinson; 242.5p Fox Farms; 242.5 JJ&D Cowking;

Texel average £82.54 per head or 197.6p/kg

£ per head: £118 PW Simpson; £109.5 H Baines; £109 £106 PW Simpson; £109 T Clarke; £107 W Crane;

p/kg: 248.9p 237.2p H Baines; 237.5p RG Church; 237.0p T Clarke; 236.3p JM&VJ Howard; 234.3p J Caygill & Ptns

Suffolk average £82.21 per head or 184.7p/kg

£ per head: £95 £90.50 S Dorey; £95 £92.50x2 FA Broadwith; £93.50 RG Greenwood;

p/kg: 207.5p 202.5p CD&RF Kitching; 205.7p S Dorey; 195.7p FA Broadwith; £194.4 RG Church Ltd;

Charollais average £88.87 per head or 204.0p/kg

£ per head: £100 P Leeming; £96 £93.50 Frankland Farms; £91.50 BA&B Perkins; £90 £89 S Dorey;

p/kg: 218.2p 212.5p Frankland Farms; 207.5p JG Senior; £207.3p 207.0p S Dorey

Lleyn average £72.28 per head or 195.3p/kg

£ per head: £82 £78 CD&RF Kitching; £63 GM&SC Pickles

p/kg: 200.0p 190.2p CD&RF Kitching; 190.9p GM&SC Pickles

Mule average £76.79 per head or 176.8p/kg

£ per head: £86 S Dorey; £82.50 £81x2 R&A White; £81.50 £81 N&J&S Taylor;

p/kg: 196.2p 184.0p S Dorey; 186.6p R&C Greenwood; 184.2p S&P Scriven; 183.0p R&A White

Swaledale average £61.66 per head or 160.2p/kg

£ per head: £73 D&S Hollings; £72.50 £70 R Tennant; £72.50 £71.50 RG Church; £70 B Dibb;

p/kg: 176.8p 166.3p RG Church; 171.4 W Mason & Son; 166.7p JK Wilson; 165.7p JE&B White;

Dalesbred average £63.63 per head or 164.2p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 JC&DJ Marshall; £80.50 WM Hall; £66 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 166.7p RH&EA Close; 165.0p JC&DJ Marshall; 161.0p JK Wilson;

Cheviot average £77.50 per head or 180.8p/kg

£ per head: £83.50 J Drinkall Ltd; £70.50 J Caygill & Ptns;

p/kg: 185.5p J Caygill & Ptns; 177.7p J Drinkall Ltd


Cull Ewes average £59.65

Suffolk to £83.50, Texel to £99.50, Charollais to £108.50, BFL to £72.50, Mule to £69.50, Gritstone to £43.50, Cheviot to £75.50, Lonk to £59.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £59.50, Dalesbred to £45.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £108.50 CW Marwood & Son; £99.50 S Holt, Queensberry;

Mule/Masham: £69.50, £68.50 J Howard, Skipton; £66.50 WF Naylor, Cononley

Horned: £59.50 S Holt, Queensberry; £53.50 RG Church Ltd

Hill: £75.50, £65.50 CW Sutcliffe

Cast Rams average £61.52

Suffolk to £50, Texel to £101.50, Charollais to £69.50, BFL to £63.50, Swaledale to £53.50.

Top Prices: £101.50, £79.50 L Simpson & Sons; £78.50 K Chapman; £69.50 W Mason & Son; £69.50 GM&SC Pickles. 



Rearing Calves to £390

B&W av £98 Cont av £332

A short sale today but an electric trade for black and white calves £20 up on the competition for the 19 Black and whites forward. Continentals well supported with short supply forcing the trade higher.  Dairy Sale next week with extra buyers hopefully in attendance once again. 

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £357) to £370           F Spence

Brit Blue x (Av £380) to £380           G Booth

Black & White (Av £98) to £158       JP&KE Hartley


Heifer Calves                       

Brit Blue x (Av £290) to £320           J Whittaker                          



Brit Blue Steer (Av £345) to £390   J Whittaker                                                          





Wheat Straw Hestons                          to £14 per bale

Hay Mini Hestons                                 to £28 per bale

Seed Hay                                               to 100 per ton

Hay Quads                                             to £23.50 per bale

Wheat Straw Round                              to £17 per bale