Last Monday Sale before Christmas....... Forward: 2 Cast Cattle. 4,315 Prime Sheep comprising 3,719 Prime Lambs, 596 Cast Ewes & Rams. 25 Rearing Calves. 564 Dressed Poultry.

Cull Cows

Overall Average                                   86.04p/kg             £615.18

Black & White                       to 101.5p/kg                        av 86.04p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GB Moorhouse £771

p/kg: GB Moorhouse £101.5


4,315 Prime & Cast Sheep

First of all a big thank you to all vendors who responded to the call to bring sheep to market today, they were rewarded with a lamb trade that was dearer on the week, with lightweight Horned lambs being especially good to sell. The cast ewe trade was especially hot, with 596 head averaging a staggering £98 each.

Hill lambs sold well all day, best lambs were a straight trade, with not many of the out and out specials to set this section alight, but still several pens topping £100. Handy weighted lambs however were a sharp trade, and would get dearer as the sale wore on. Heavy lambs were either side of £90, whilst some topped £100.


PLEASE NOTE: Normal Primestock Market next week. Sheep will again be required in usual numbers, so please just sell away normally. If you want any advice or indication of trade then speak to Ted next weekend on 07855 958211


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £79.71 per head or 188.7p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 215.7p/kg         av 190.2p/kg         or £64.60 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 272.5p/kg         av 191.6p/kg         or £78.81 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 212.5p/kg         av 180.7p/kg         or £86.67 per head

52.1kg and over   to 197.1p/kg         av 170.6p/kg         or £88.05 per head

Beltex average £85.23 per head or 211.9p/kg

£ per head: £113 £109x3 PW Simpson; £110 JA Drake; £103 AL Thompson; £102 £100 K Marshall; £96.50 CT&EM Hammond;

p/kg: 272.5px2 262.8p 248.8p 247.7p PW Simpson; 225.8p JA Drake; 250.0p 243.2p J Garth & Son; 235.0p N Lawson;

Suffolk average £84.85 per head or 187.2p/kg

£ per head: £104 T Boothman; £97.80 N&M Sutcliffe; £96.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £93 JG Senior; £91.50 K Marshall;

p/kg: 202.3p 198.9p MP Jennings; 200.0p GW Houseman; 198.8p JS Stephenson; 196.7p G&MA Lawn; 196.5p RA&M Earnshaw;

Texel average £82.10 per head or 192.4p/kg

£ per head: £104 CT&EM Hammond; £104x2 T Boothman; £103 J&M Blakey; £102x2 W Watson; £99 AL Thompson;

p/kg: 232.4p T Atkins; 228.9p J&M Blakey; 221.6p 215.1p MB Townley; 214.6p MP Jennings; 214.3p TH&A Pickard;

Mule average £76.44 per head or 177.2p/kg

£ per head: £86.50 £85x2 £84.50 K&GJ Huck; £86 JC&VA Lancaster; £85.50 K Marshall; £84.50 JH Throup; £84.50 JC&N Throup;

p/kg: 193.9p D Lodge; 193.1p WP Sutcliffe; 192.5p S&P Scrivin; 191.7p JH&J Ryder; 190.2p JR Metcalfe; 187.5p WE Mason & Son;

Charollais average £81.17 per head or 190.1p/kg

£ per head: £89.50 K Marshall; £86 £80 RG Church Ltd; £84 JR Metcalfe; £80 JA&JH Hewetson; £74 W Mason & Son;

p/kg: 200.0p JR Metcalfe; 200.0p 187.2p JA&JH Hewetson; 198.9p K Marshall; 187.0p 186.0p RG Church Ltd;

Swaledale average £66.19 per head or 178.6p/kg

£ per head: £81 £79.50 T Boothman; £74 K Huck; £72 FG Throup; £71 £70.50 BW Appleton; £70 H Smith; £70 J Palmer & Son;

p/kg: 202.9p 191.9p BW Appleton; 194.4p H Smith; 192.4p 191.7p AJ Mason; 190.6p K Huck; 190.3p JH&J Ryder;

Lleyn average £74.05 per head or 190.3p/kg

£ per head: £78 CD&RF Kitching; £75 RG&SJ Paul; £72x2 G&A Fort;

p/kg: 195.0p CD&RF Kitching; 189.5px2 G&A Fort; 182.9p RG&SJ Paul;

Masham average £74.33 per head or 179.5p/kg

£ per head: £78 DJ&LJ Holt; £75 A&SL Throup; £73 J Shuttleworth; £68 RH&EA Close;

p/kg: 188.9p RH&EA Close; 178.0p J Shuttleworth; 177.3p DJ&LJ Holt; 170.5p A&SL Throup;


Cull Ewes average £98.68

Suffolk to £125.50, Texel to £141.50, BFL to £95.50, Mule to £102.50, Lleyn to £107.50, Swaledale to £74.50, Charolais to £107.50, Cheviot  to £128.50, Lonk  to £95.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £141.50 SB&AJ Wallbank; £132.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £128.50 Andrew Atkinson

Mule/Masham: £102.50 H Downs & Son; £99.50 RA&E Smith; £99.50 JC&VA Lancaster & Son

Horned: £95.50 JG Senior; £94.50 SP&VM Morris; £87.50 JG Senior

Hill: £128.50 Andrew Atkinson; £118.50 J Turner; £107.50 H Downs & Son

Cast Rams average £95.31

Texel to £141.50 W Mason & Son; Suffolk to 129.50 DJ&LJ Holt; Swaledale to £75.50 D&S Hollings; BFL to £98.50 W Mason & Son; Lleyn to 90.50 T&M Blackburn



25 Rearing Calves to £435

B&W av £45 Cont av £356 Native av £245


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £370) to £420 GT Booth                         

Ab Angus (Av £295) to £295 S Nutall                                             

Black & White (Av £) to £110 GT Booth                         


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £250) to £250 J Gooch                           

Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £435 GT Booth                         

Ab Angus (Av £195) to £220 S Nutall                                                             

Saler (Av £47.50) to £75 Town Head Farm Products                                                  



Dressed Poultry

Excellent entry of high quality table birds met a very good trade. Quality was seen across the board with the flying trade following on from turkeys, geese, ducks to heavy chickens.


Over Ready Turkeys            to £76 per head or £4.00/lb             av £42.79

Oven Ready Geese              to £83 per head or £5.33/lb             av £34.07

Over Ready Ducks                to £30 per head or £4.44/lb             av £20.04

Over Ready Chickens          to £36 per head or £2.55/lb             av £30.92