Forward: 38 Prime cattle (comprising 38 Cast Cattle). 3,598 Prime Sheep (comprising 2,725 Prime Lambs and 873 Cast Ewes & Rams). 58 Rearing Calves. 2 loads of produce.

A nice show of mainly Black & White cows with only 3 beef bred types in the entry. David Findlay of Coverham topped at 133.5p, whilst Stephen and Edward Jeanes had top price in the lump for a black and white grossing £984. Best end of the black and whites like last week at 115p-125p, nice fleshed lean sorts 100p-110p, plainer types 70 to 85p.

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                   104.8p/kg                             £673.08

Black & White                       to 122.5p/kg                        av 104.33p/kg

BBx                                         to 133.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 123.5p/kg                        av 116.89p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: DR Findlay £955

p/kg:  DR Findlay 133.5p


£ per head:  T Metcalfe £722,£624

p/kg:  T Metcalfe 123.5p, 110.5p

B&W: av p/kg

£ per head: AS&EA Jeanes £984, AN Bolland £949, G Abbott & Sons £942, JW Morrell £891, £887, WP Gratton £842, £839

p/kg: AN Bolland 122.5p, E&KM Marshall 120.5p, WP Gratton 119.5p, G Abbott&Sons 118.5p, JW Morrell 117.5p,116.5p, WP Gratton 116.5p.


3,598 Prime Sheep

Lamb numbers up again today, and trade remained, for us, very similar. During the last couple of weeks the lamb trade has fluctuated greatly from 165p to 195p, but Mondays seem to have always been in the middle, neither being top of the tree nor down in the rut. If this sort of level can be maintained for a few weeks now then that should give a nice lead into the autumn period, assuming the £-Euro exchange rate doesn’t go drastically stronger than 1.26.

Some good runs of lambs today around 210p-220p and around £100 for some smart heavy ones. Plenty of lambs 180p to 190p, and heavier end 170p to 190p depending upon their quality. There are a few more Mule lambs and horned lambs making it into the market now and seeing reasonable returns.              


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £72.85 per head or 179.5p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 193.0p/kg         av 172.1p/kg         or £58.86 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 223.8p/kg         av 180.2p/kg         or £72.92 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 212.2p/kg         av 178.5p/kg         or £83.87 per head

52.1kg and over   to 168.9p/kg         av 168.9p/kg         or £76.00 per head

Beltex average £79.80 per head or 201.4p/kg

£ per head: £94.50 £93.50 Ellis Bros; £81 £80.50 J&J Garnett; £78 TP&EA Clayton; £75.50 P Metcalfe;

p/kg: 217.4p Ellis Bros; 213.2p 211.8p J&J Garnett; 209.7p P Metcalfe; 200.0p AM&HV Brown;

Texel average £73.16 per head or 181.0p/kg

£ per head: £104 TR Thwaite; £101 PJ Bolland; £100 J Mallendar; £94 RA&M Earnshaw;

p/kg: 223.8p RA&M Earnshaw; 185.2p TH&A Pickford & Son; 212.5p DJ Grassam; 212.2p TR Thwaite;

Suffolk average £73.20 per head or 175.7p/kg

£ per head: £89 RA&M Earnshaw; £88.50 GB Moorhouse; £83.50 F Reeday & Son; £82 J Mallendar;

p/kg: 202.0p RA&M Earnshaw; 185.2p TH&A Pickford; 184.1p CD&RF Kitching; 183.3p P Eddleston

Charollais average £73.64 per head or 177.1p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 PJ&RH Wallbank; £79.50 £75.50 B Chapman; £75x2 RA&H Bury;

p/kg: 185.0p JD Simpson; 181.1p JG Pearson; 180.5p A Guy & Son; 178.6px2 RA&H Bury;

Lleyn average £73.18 per head or 178.4p/kg

£ per head: £74.50 £73 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 181.7p 178.0p CD&RF Kitching;

Mule average £61.54 per head or 161.4p/kg

£ per head: £65 £63.50 JC&N Throup; £65 T Parker; £64 FG Throup; £63.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 171.1 T Parker; 167.6p AM&HV Brown; 164.1p FG Throup; 163.5p W Banks & Son

Berrichon average £71.46 per head or 177.6p/kg

£ per head: £73 £71(x2) Rowntree Farms

p/kg: 178p 177.5p(x2) Rowntree Farms


Cull Ewes average £48.19

There was a big entry of ewes today, and the heavier end of Continental and Suffolk cross ewes sold very well. The Leaner Mule and Horned ewes that were dear last week were not just in as strong demand today and trade for these would be slightly less on the week.

Breed Prices:

Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £127.50, Charollais to £96.50, BFL to £75.5, Mule to £71.50, Gritstone to £60.50, Cheviot to £78.50, Lonk to £, Lleyn to £74.50, Swaledale to £41.50, Dalesbred to £30.50, Beltex to £113.50, Down £70.50, Wensleydale £77.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £127.50 J Midgley; £117.50 D Gray; £117.50 DR Findlay

Mule/Masham: £71.50 Bear Park Farms; £68.50 C Winterburn; £64.50 B Lancaster; £64.50 K Dickinson.

Horned: £41.50, £40.50 JC & N Throup; £38.50 J Cheetham;

Hill: £78.50 DR Findlay; £77.50 H Collinge

Cast Rams average £87.90

Texel to £104.50, Beltex to £94.50



Rearing Calves to £410 (58)

B&W av £46 Cont av £261 Native av £128

Good show today with 58 calves forward. Overall quality was good with only a few young small calves penalised on price. Throughout prices were a straight trade with some stiff bidding for a run of honest blue calves from Broadley Farms topping at £390 for a British Blue coming up 2 months old, but heifers took the top call with Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey reaching £410 for a fantastic British Blue heifer.


Over half of the calves presented were black and white with the average coming well in line with other centres, it would of looked stronger if not for a few bobby calves drawing the average down but anything well fleshed and bright were motoring to £60 easily enough with the very best from Hartley’s just sneaking past £100.   


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £240) to £350 A&SL Throup

Brit Blue x (Av £350.71) to £390 Broadley Farms

Aberdeen Angus X (Av £135) to £200 Broadley Farms                              

Black & White (Av £46) to £102 JP&KE Hartley


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £175) to £320 A&SL Throup                 

Brit Blue x (Av £310) to £410 JP&KE Hartley                

Ab Angus (Av £103) to £230 JP&KE Hartley