MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2013: 40 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30mos) & 35 Cast Cattle 3,116 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2837 Prime Lambs, 279 Cast Ewes & Rams 92 REARING CALVES 3 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)



501-590kg+                                          to 150.5p/kg        av 147.62p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £850       150.5p

M Baul & Ptns                         B&W                       £751       144.5p

PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   153.44p/kg           £984.58


Top Price £ per head and p/kg

JR CJ & D Drake                    B&W                       £1087    168.5p

JW Mellin                              Longhorn               £1027    154.5p

JW Mellin                              Longhorn               £839       136.5p





Overall Average                                   110.40p/kg           £742.10

Satisfactory cast cattle trade against a national falling trade. Meat getting away well in all sale and feeders a strong trade as buyers take advantage of reduced trade to put cattle inside for sale in the New Year.


Black & White                       to 117.5p/kg                        av 100.96p/kg

Limx                                       to 143.5p/kg                        av 131.99p/kg

Brit Blue                                to 129.5p/kg                        av 114.58p/kg

Blondex                                 to 133.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 138.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 89.5p/kg

Longhorn                               to 114.5p/kg

MATURE BULLS                                    81.04p/kg             £577.39


Top Prices (£ per head)

K Lister & Sons                      Blondex                 £1148

T&A Hird                                Limx                        £1054

T&A Hird                                Limx                        £1004

JD Taylor & Son                     B&W                       £906

M Ryder & Son                      B&W                       £897

JJ Beckwith & Sons                Lim                          £875

JSS Verity                             B&W                       £869

JW Mellin                              Longhorn               £824

AM&HV Brown                      Limx                        £815

W Pinder                               B&W                       £779


Top Prices (p/kg)

JJ Beckwith & Sons               Lim                          143.5p

JJ Beckwith & Sons               Lim                          141.5p

B Haigh                               Sim                          138.5p

K Lister & Sons                     Blondex                    133.5p

AM&HV Brown                      Limx                        132.5p

AM&HV Brwon                      BBx                         129.5p

T&A Hird                             Limx                        129.5p

T&A Hird                             Limx                        128.5p

AM&HV Brown                     Limx                        127.5p

AM&HV Brown                     Limx                        124.5p



PRIME SHEEP (3,116 Head)

No repeat of last weeks’ mammoth show, and with numbers tightening the trade held nicely from last week. Suffolk and Continental lambs were good to sell, around 5p/kg dearer on the week, nice export weights selling at 180p to 190p, or £30 to £35 over the weight, commercial end around 170p to 175p. The good heavies 44kg to 48kg generally £35 to £40 over the weight, commercial sorts £30 over. The smart end saw several pens at 220p to 240p, or 38kgs making £86 to £93. The Mule Wethers similar to last week, £23 to £26 over the weight.

A tidy show of ewes were dearer on the week.

PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average £72.12 per head or 170.5p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 225.0p/kg         av 172.3p/kg         or £53.99 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 206.1p/kg         av 150.7p/kg         or £51.79 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 244.7p/kg         av 172.3p/kg         or £72.02 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 185.0p/kg         av 161.7p/kg         or £76.31 per head

52.1kg and over                 to 156.5p/kg         av 150.7p/kg         or £81.41 per head


Beltex average £77.54 per head or 190.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 CT Akrigg or 231.6p/kg G Sunderland

Texel average £73.47 per head or 172.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 or 244.7 p/kg F&R Fielden

Suffolk average £72.53 per head or 165.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84.50 JB Bancroft or 180.0p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £70.80 per head or 172.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75.50 JA&JH Hewetson or 189.7p/kg B Lund

Mule average £67.24 per head or 155.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 JR Smith or 160.7p/kg K Dickinson

Rouge average £76.50 per head or 162.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76.50 or 162.8p/kg JB Bancroft

Swaledale average £47.36 per head or 131.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £55 or 131.9p/kg K Dickinson

Lonk average £71.27 per head or 152.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 or 157.3p/kg JT Robinson

Lleyn average £66.35 per head or 166.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69.50 or 178.2p/kg DR Robinson



CULL EWES average £44.33

Zwartable to £61.50, Texel to £90.50, Charollais to £99.50, BFL to £71.50, Mule to £62.50, Wensleydale to £62.50, Cheviot to £49.50, Lonk to £30.50,  Lleyn to £70, Swaledale to £33.50, Dalesbred to £17.50.


LOWLAND: £99.50 DN Smith; £90.50 K&C Hird

MULE/MASHAM: £62.50 K&C Hird; £61.50 JA&JH Hewetson;

HORNED: £33.50 FC N&M Walker; £32.50 BS Simpson;

HILL: £70 DC Wood; £63.50 DR Robinson


CAST RAMS average £38.30

Beltex to £44.50, Texel to £52.50, Lonk to £31.50, Swaledale to £31.50,


£52.50 R Naylor; £44.50 MJ Liddle; £31.50 F Reeday & Son & CA&A Crowther



REARING CALVES to £440  (B&W av £81.84 Native av £177 and Cont av £303.88) Overall av £158


92 Calves forward for the weekly sale and with plenty of buyers in attendance trade was good with strong averages right through the report. With over half the calves B&W the trade was a touch lighter with the calves possibly not quite as strong but still realised an average of £81.84 and topping at £190. A well fleshed Friesian calf could easily push £100 and beyond with pure Friesians going further. Some quality Blue calves were well sought after with Richard Spence of Low Jackfield topping the trade at £440 with a 1 ½ mth old Blue out of a Pure Friesian Cow. Dairy Sale next week with a good ringside of buyers expected once again.



Limousin x                             to £350                  av £303                  F Spence                               

Brit Blue x                             to £440                  av £296                  F Spence                               

MRI                                         to £200                  av £177                  L&A Watson                                                        

Aberdeen Angus                  to £265                  av £154                  JP&KE Hartley

Hereford                               to £300                                                  WA Brown

Saler                                       to £255                  av £235                  P Sharp & Son

Fleckvieh                               to £172                  av £153                  L&A Watson                        

Black & White                       to £190                  av £81.84              Church Farm Enterprises                  


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £250                  av £195                  JC&DJ Marshall & Son                        

Brit Blue x                             to £365                  av £339                  Church Fm Enterprises                      

Saler x                                    to £175                  av £160                  RL Wright & Son                 

Char x                                     to £180                                                  R&N Carlisle

Aberdeen Angus                  to £130                                                  JP&KE Hartley                                                      





Wheat Straw Hestons                                        to 16.50 per bale.