MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2013 41 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Clean Cattle & 40 Cast Cattle 4,714 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4,232 Prime Lambs, 482 Cast Ewes & Rams 24 REARING CALVES 7 LOADS OF PRODUCE


41 PRIME CATTLE comprising  1 Clean Cattle & 40 Cast Cattle

4,714 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4,232 Prime Lambs, 482 Cast Ewes & Rams




PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   117.5p/kg             £630.75

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JH Bradley                             B&W Hfr                £699                       117.5p




Overall Average                                   95.28p/kg             £630.75

Despite a slow cast cow trade nationwide, today saw cattle a touch firmer. Dairy types comfortably got away at 100p+ for both meat and steakers. Plains although less plentiful again a better  trade. Time of year causes less Beef x cattle to be available tops 120.5p but no pures in today’s entry to test export demand.


Black & White                       to 114.5p/kg                        av 93.89p/kg

Jerseyx                                   to 107.5p/kg                        av 90.58p/kg

Limx                                       to 120.5p/kg                        av 105.36p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 92.5p/kg                         

AAx                                         to 111.5p/kg                        av 104.43p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

G Boothroyd                         B&W                       £957

JH Bradley&Son                    B&W                       £857

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £830

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £830

JW Stockdale&Son               Limx                        £819

P Shackleton                         AA                           £818

P Shackleton                         AA                           £814

BS Simpson                            Limx                        £805

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £763

G Boothroyd                         Jerseyx                   £756

Top Prices (p/kg)

JW Stockdale&Sons             Limx                        120.5p

BS Simpson                            Limx                        117.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       114.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       114.5p

JH Bradley&Son                    B&W                       113.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       112.5p

P Shackleton                         AA                           111.5p

A&J Carr&Son                       B&W                       110.5p

P Shackleton                         AA                           110.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       108.5p


PRIME SHEEP (4,714 head)

A larger show of sheep were forward for sale this week, with trade mainly the same as the previous week. The smart end were a sharp trade, the usual good ringside of retail butcher buyers, wholesalers and premium exporters bid keenly for anything a bit smarter. The commercial export lambs were also short of requirements with anything 37kg to 39kg mainly around 180p to 190p. The 40kg to 42kg lambs were also similar to sell at 175p to 190p, but the 44kg and over lambs, of which there were 1545 head amongst the entry, were 1.4p/kg easier on the week as buyers shy away from over fat lambs.

Hill lambs were good to sell all sale long, especially horned lambs with decent lightweight types 150p to 160p.

PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £71.54 per head or 169.73p/kg                                                        

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 221.0p/kg         av 143.2p/kg         or £45.43 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 260.0p/kg         av 164.6p/kg         or £56.51 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 269.2p/kg         av 171.7p/kg         or £71.88 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 219.1p/kg         av 160.4p/kg         or £76.20  per head

52.1kg and over   to 179.2p/kg         av 159.3p/kg         or £87.45 per head


Beltex average £81.86 per head or 204.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £108 AM&HV Brown or 269.2p/kg S Eddleston

Texel average £73.36 per head or 170.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 RH&MR Ireland or 228.9p/kg T&C Robinson

Suffolk average £72.30 per head or 164.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £96 RA&M Earnshaw or 182.1p/kg JA Wood

Charollais average £75.85 per head or 166.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 CW Marwood or 182.5p/kg R Falshaw

Mule average £66.29 per head or 154.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 AM&HV Brown or 165.3p/kg AR Barker

Cheviot  average £73.86 per head or 177.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.50 Grain Farms or 186.3p/kg JW Mellin

Swaledale average £52.68 per head or 149.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 C Mellin or 160.8p/kg AJ Mason

Dalesbred average £55.09 per head or 155.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 JK Wilson or 185.9p/kg 159.0 T Atkins

Lonk average £68.40 per head or 159.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72.50 or 161.4p/kg JT Robinson

Cheviot average £73.86 per head or 177.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.50 or 186.3p/kg JW Mellin

Lleyn average £71.61 per head or 181.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76 or 190.0p/kg Hurries Farm


CULL EWES average £40.23

Suffolk to £51.50, Texel to £109.50, Charollais to £, BFL to £54.50, Mule to £54.50, Gritstone to £30.50, Cheviot to £67.50,

Lonk to £55.50, Lleyn to £64.50, Swaledale to £37.50, Dalesbred to £41.50.


LOWLAND: £109.50 CT&EM Hammond

MULE/MASHAM: £54.50 JD Taylor & Son

HORNED: £55.50 JT Robinson

HILL: £67.50 Grain Farms


CAST RAMS average £54.13

Suffolk to £40.50, Texel to £89.50, Charollais to £83.50, BFL to £44.50, LLeyn to £73.50, Teeswater to £69.50,

Swaledale to £41.50

TOP PRICES: £109.50, £92.50, £81.50 CT&EM Hammond; £91.50 X2 JD Taylor; £82 PN Dalby; £81.50 R&J Brent; £67.50 Grain Farms; £66.50 BR&JM Jarvis




B&W av £82 Cont av £281 Native av £201

Just a small entry of calves before the Christmas Calf Show next Monday, however a good trade was received by all clients with good black and white calves once again a strong price for all forward.


Christmas Calf Show Next Week 25th November

Christmas Dairy Show 90 Head Forward Inc 30 In milk Heifers and Cows On behalf of EH North & Son



Limousin x                             to £370                  av £300                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x                             to £375                  av £290                  MD&HE Wallbank                               

MRI                                         to £115                                                  N&R Sutcliffe                                                       

Aberdeen Angus                  to £210                  av £209                  DA Fort                 

Black & White                       to £138                  av £82                    AL Dean                


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £275                  av £263                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Saler x                                    to £185                                                  RL Wright                                                             




Increased entry and more genuine interest caused most loads to sell. Hay met the best audience of the Autumn with both round and small bales getting away. Straw customers more selective with a load of Spring Barley quads the most competitive.


Hay                                         Round                    to £95 per tonne

Hay                                         Small bale              to £3.40 per bale

Spring Barley Straw             Quads                     to £23 per bale

Wheat Straw                        Round                    to £15.50 per bale