Forward: 34 Prime cattle comprising 5 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle 2,379 Prime Sheep comprising 487 Spring Lambs, 1481 Old Season Lambs, 411 Cast Ewes & Rams 612 Breeding Sheep comprising 262 Hoggs & Ewes with 350 Lambs @ Foot 44 Rearing Calves 5 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                   to 192.5p/kg        av 188.78p/kg


501-590kg                             to 125.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 127.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GW&EJ Parker £1038, £1020

p/kg: GW&EJ Parker 192.5p, 190.5p

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   122.62p/kg           £709.15


£ per head: D&J Isherwood 878

p/kg: D&J Isherwood 140.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   118.33p/kg           £760.52

Black & White                       to 120.5p/kg                        av 108.45p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 124.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg                        av 132.68p/kg

BBx                                         to 147.5p/kg                        av 139.96p/kg

Simx                                       to 128.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 125.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: E&AM Simpson&Son 1094,JW Sayer&Son 1062, CH&C Fearnley 937

p/kg: CH&C Fearnley 147.5, JW Sayer&Son 145.5, E&AM Simpson 129.5


£ per head: E&AM Simpson&Son 139.5,129.5,H.Downs&Son 127.5.

p/kg: E&AM Simpson&Son 1032,777,H.Downs&Son 771.


£ per head: JR Taylor&Son 700

p/kg: JR Taylor&Son 128.5


£ per head: D&J Isherwood 715, H Downs&Son 652

p/kg: : D&J Isherwood 125.5, H Downs&Son 125.5


£ per head: G Booth 938, PJ Bolland 918, G Booth 826, RD Metcalfe&Son 766

p/kg: J&D Barrett 120.5, PJ Bolland 118.5, G Booth 116.5, 115.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 113.5


2,379 Prime Sheep

Spring Lamb numbers nicely on the increase and they met with a strong trade at the ringside with the overall average up about 10p on the week. Smart sorts 270p to 280p with a top of 292p, commercial sorts 250p to 270p.

In the Old Season Lamb section another big show for mid May sold to a very good trade. Some excellent runs of heavy Suffolk and Continental hoggs selling from £110 to £120 each, as the prices in the report below show. Export weights from 220p to 235p regular away.

Cast sheep would be slightly dearer on the week.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £105.93 per head or 262.53p/kg (SQQ 263.8p)

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 292.5p/kg         av 264.3p/kg         or £105.50 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 256.5p/kg         av 248.2p/kg         or £119.04 per head

52.1kg and over   to 214.3p/kg         av 214.2p/kg         or £120.00 per head

Texel average £105.75 per head or 268.3p/kg

£ per head: £127 PA&NS Tattersall, £124 RW Marston & Son, £123 TA Robinson, £122 JR Dinsdale & Son

p/kg: 289.7p JD&V Towers & Son, 286.8p PA&NS Tattersall, 286.0p TA Robinson, 285.5p S Coar

Suffolk average £106.48 per head or 257.7p/kg

£ per head: £124 £118 ML Evans, £120 M Petherbridge, £119 JA&JM Wade & Son,

p/kg: 288.4p 268.2p ML Evans, 271.1 TH Heslop & Son, 265.4p(x3) AN Bolland

Charollais average £105.76 per head or 263.0p/kg

£ per head: £119 JD&V Towers & Son, £119 T Harrison, £118 P&J Sedgwick, £117 RG Johnson

p/kg: 292.5p RG Johnson & Son, 283.8p 278.2p(x2) 273.1p 272.5p S Coar, 276.7p JD&V Towers & Son

Rouge average £105.76 per head or 263.0p/kg

£’s per had: £125 £114(x2) £113 JA&JM Wade & Son

p/kg: 278.0p 271.4p 269.0p JA&JM Wade & Son

Mule average £96.00 per head or 234.1p/kg

£’s per head: £96 RW Marston & Son

p/kg: 234.1p/kg RW Marston & Son

Zwartbles average £95.00 per head or 243.6p/kg

£’s per head: £100 £90 MJ Beckwith

p/kg: 250.0p 236.8p MJ Beckwith



Old Season Lambs – Overall Average  £95.04 per head or 209.8p/kg (SQQ 219.5p)                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 217.7p/kg         av 195.9p/kg         or £59.20 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 232.9p/kg         av 212.1p/kg         or £72.96 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 245.2p/kg         av 221.0p/kg         or £89.12 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 230.4p/kg         av 209.9p/kg         or £102.48 per head

52.1kg and over   to 213.6p/kg         av 192.9p/kg         or £112.78 per head

Beltex average £88.59 per head or 231.1p/kg

£ per head: £94 GW Thackray, £94 £91.50 A Bretherton, £85.50 TH Heslop

p/kg: 241.0p 223.3p A Bretherton, 235.0p GW Thackray, 231.1p TH Heslop

Texel average £95.12 per head or 215.7p/kg

£ per head: £120 R Tomlinson £120 £116.50 G Curtis & Son £118 JG Senior, £117.50 MC Bland, £117 N Pepper, £117 A Fothergill

p/kg: 245.2p J Lord, 237.8p JG Senior, 236.6p J Greenwood, 236.4p TA Robinson, 235.2p B Watchorn, 233.8p GW Thackray

Suffolk average £110.82 per head or 201.1p/kg

£ per head: £121(x3) £120(x2) £119(x2) £117 £115(x2) G Curtis & Son

p/kg: 229.1p 227.9p GW Thackray, 227.8p G Bell, 215.7p 213.7p G Curtis & Son

Charollais average £104.65 per head or 218.4p/kg

£ per head: £116.50 £106 B Watchorn & Son, £107 JG Senior,

p/kg: 235.6p B Watchorn, 227.9p GW Thackray, 218.6p T Harrison, 218.4p JG Senior

Cheviot average £86.28 per head or 223.3p/kg

£ per head: £115 £109.50 £103.50 J Lord, £101.50 GW Thackray

p/kg: 239.7p 235.4p 232.9p T Kiernan, 230.7p 226.3p GW Thackray, 230.0p 229.5p J Lord, 229.3p 226.9p TA Robinson

Mule average £101.62 per head or 191.1p/kg

£ per head: £109 JR Taylor & Son, £105(x2) £104.50 £104(x4) G Curtis & Son, £100 GW Thackray, £100 G Bell

p/kg: 227.3p 207.7p G Bell, 217.4p GW Thackray, 204.7p GR Danvers, 202.5p H&M Plews.

Swaledale average £80.12 per head or 194.1p/kg

£ per head: £91 £90(x2) N&J&S Taylor, £90 £87.50 NC Holme, £89.50 C Nelson & Son, £89 R&KA Burley & Son

p/kg: 223.8p C Nelson & Son, 219.5p(x2) N&J&S Taylor, 214.3p 213.4p NC Holme, 207.7p J Pickles

Lonk average £88.00 per head or 219.3p/kg

£ per head: £100 J Lord, £92 JG Senior

p/kg: 224.4p JG Senior, 208.3p J Lord

Gritstone average £99.00 per head or 225.0p/kg

£ per head: £99 J Lord

p/kg: 225.0p J Lord


Cull Ewes average £77.49

Down to £111.50, Suffolk to £107.50, Texel to 134.50, Charollais to £104.50, BFL to £96.50, Mule to £92.50, Gritstone to £82.50, Cheviot to £84.50, Lonk to £67.50, Lleyn to £86.50, Swaledale to £67.50, Dalesbred to £51.50, Beltex to £66.50, White Faced to £87.50, SBF to £63.50, Jacob to £51.50, Teeswater to £69.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £134.50 J Frankland; £121.50 R Tomlinson;

Mule/Masham: £92.50 R Emmott; £88.50 RA&E Smith;

Horned: £67.50 FC N & M Walker; £66.50 JH Throup;

Hill: £96.50 £95.50 DC Bosomworth; £86.50 Hurries Farm

Cast Rams average £67.60

Texel to £89.50, BFL to £87.50, Swaledale to £69.50.

Top Prices:

£89.50 J&SJ Harrison; £87.50 £76.50 BW Appleton;



612 Breeding Sheep

A smaller show sold well. A good full ringside of buyers assembled late in the season and quality Continental sheep sold well for the equivalent of £80 to £100 per life regardless of age. Strong Mule Hoggs with lambs £185 to £205 the outfit, but some with not just the same power at £160 to £180 the outfit.


Mule Hoggs with Single to £205 av £175

Mule Hoggs with Twins to £135

Texel Hoggs with Singles to £195 av £151

Texel Hoggs with Twins to £190

Mule Shlgs with Twins to £195 av £185

Mule Shgs with Singles to £140

Texel Shlg with Twins to £218 av £212

Texel Shlg with Singles to £190 av £170

Rouge Shlg with Singles to £170 av £160

Beltex Shlg with Singles to £200 av £182

Beltex Shlg with Twins to £205

Chev Mule Shlg with Twins to £152

BFL Shlg with Twins to £158

Texel Ewes Crct with Singles to £155 av £133

Texel Ewes Crct with Twins to £220 av £189

Texel Ewes Crct with 1.5 to £140

Suff Ewes Crct with Singles to £160 av £159

Mule Ewes Crct with Twins to £180 av £162

Mule Ewes Crct with Singles to £115

Beltex Ewes Crct with Twins to £190

Beltex Ewes Crct with 1.5 to £162

Rouge Ewes Crct with Twins to £162

Rouge Ewes Crct with 1.5 to £162

Chev Mule Ewes Crct with 1.5 to £152

BFL Ewes Crct with Singles to £112

Texel Ewes BM with Twins to £130

Texel Ewes BM with Singles to £100

Texel Ewes BM with 1.5 to £140



Rearing Calves to £410

B&W av £44.40 Cont av £267 Native av £130


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £184) to £240 DL Leeming

Brit Blue x (Av £353) to £410 MP Jennings

Blonde x (Av £150) to £150 A Calvert & Son                                

Black & White (Av £44.40) to £90 DL Leeming


Heifer Calves                       

Hereford  x (Av £) to £130 J Wellock                              

Brit Blue x (Av £258) to £335 RL Wright & Sons                          

Ab Angus (Av £) to £130 GB Moorhouse                                                       

Simmental x (Av £235) to £280 DL Leeming Ltd

Saler x (Av £) to £165 RL Wright & Sons        




Hay                         Round Bale            to £26 per bale