MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER 2013 1,957 Prime sheep comprising 1434 Prime Lambs, 523 Cast Ewes & Rams 861 Turkeys, Ducks, Geese & Chickens


1,957 Prime sheep comprising 1434 Prime Lambs, 523 Cast Ewes & Rams

861 Turkeys, Ducks, Geese & Chickens


1,957 Prime Sheep

A good show of sheep for the week before Christmas and with morning markets short of sheep it was left to Skipton and the 15 buyers ringside to lift trade to levels not seen anywhere else, easily 20-30p/kg in front  of the morning to record an overall average of 213p/kg. Lowland lambs were 210-250p/kg regardless of weight, hill bred lambs 190-210p/kg with some Mule & Swaledale lambs looking very well sold. Cast sheep were £10 dearer on the week with all classes good to sell.


Usual Sale next Monday with all buyers expected to be in attendance, sheep required as usual to fulfil orders.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £89.93 per head or 213.5p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 204.8p/kg         av 193.8p/kg         or £60.54 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 211.8p/kg         av 196.2p/kg         or £65.38 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 262.5p/kg         av 217.5p/kg         or £90.55 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 228.7p/kg         av 205.5p/kg         or £98.51 per head

52.1kg and over   to 216.7p/kg         av 209.2p/kg         or £112.97 per head


Beltex average £97.82 per head or 249.2p/kg

Top prices: £105 or 262.5p/kg Fox Farms

Texel average £93.84 per head or 216.5p/kg

Top prices: £117 JH Throup or 240.0p/kg S&P Scriven

Suffolk average £94.32 per head or 208.1p/kg

Top prices: £102 MP Jennings or 225.6p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £94.23 per head or 211.5p/kg

Top prices: £105 M Ryder & Son or 221.4p/kg H Downs & Son

Mule average £85.47 per head or 203.9p/kg

Top prices: £94 JH Throup or 211.8p/kg T Atkins

Lleyn  average £86.65 per head or 218.0p/kg

Top prices: £93 RG&SJ Paul or 225.6p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Swaledale average £68.11 per head or 193.7p/kg

Top prices: £93 or 207.3p/kg R Tennant

Dalesbred average £68.59 per head or 202.4p/kg

Top prices: £70 FG Throup or 206.1p/kg RH&EA Close

Cheviot average £84 per head or 215.4p/kg

Top prices: £84 or 215.4p/kg DJ&LJ Holt


Cull Ewes average £70.02

Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £106.50, Teeswater to £65.50, BFL to £88.50, Mule to £79.50, Gritstone to £54.50, Cheviot to £86, Lonk to £64.50,  Lleyn to £64.50, Swaledale to £47.50, Zwartable to £43.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £106.50 £103 A Atkinson;

Mule/Masham: £79.50 G Booth £77.50 H Downs & Son

Horned: £64.50 J&F Nutter; £52.50 K&M Berry

Hill: £86 A Atkinson; £69.50 GW Thackray


Cast Rams average £55.69

Texel to £74.50, Cheviot to £60, Swaledale to £24.50, Dalesbred to £77.50.

Top Prices:

£77.50 RH&EA Close; £74.50 BW Appleton;





786 Turkeys Av £19.08

Top Price –

O/R £50 FA Nairey

L/L £30 J Roberts


Small to £31 or 329.0p/lb

Medium to £46 or 301.7p/lb

Large to £40 or 229.4p/lb

X.Large to £50 or 225.8p/lb


30 Geese Av £28.32

Top Price –

£64 or 387.9p/lb FA Nairey


24 Ducks Av £13.70

Top Price –

£18.50 or £4.50p/lb G Mortimer


21 Chickens Av £13.57

O/R £18.50 or £1.45p/lb S Morphet

L/L £18 or £1.33p/lb D Sunter


Imperial weights given as guide only.