MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER: 15 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle & 13 Cast Cattle 3,385 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,094 Spring Lambs, 291 Cast Ewes & Rams 34 REARING CALVES 3 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 168.5p/kg

650kg+                                   to 175.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

R Leeming             B&W Str                                 £1087                    168.5p

R Leeming             B&W Str                                 £930                       175.5p




Overall Average                   117.5p/kg             £770.06

Black & White                       to 122.5p/kg                        av 112.33p/kg

Brit Blue                                 to 133.5p/kg                        av 122.21p/kg

Limx                                       to 156.5p/kg                        av 135.02p/kg

Saler                                       to 117.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

D Pearson                              Limx                      £1017

J Caygill&Ptns                        B&W                       £937

JT Robinson                           BBx                         £907

M Fewster                             B&W                       £809

J Caygill&Ptns                        B&W                       £800

JT Rushton                             B&W                      £779

D&C Cockburn Bros                B&W                       £741

EJ Fort                                   B&W                       £702

PL Metcalfe                            Limx                        £698

EJ Fort                                    B&W                       £685

Top Prices (p/kg)

D Pearson                              Limx                        156.5p

JT Robinson                           BBx                         133.5p

J Caygill&Ptns                        B&W                       122.5p

D&C Cockburn Bros                 B&W                       119.5p

Beeston Hall Farms Ltd           Saler                       117.5p

M Fewster                             B&W                       115.5p

PRIME SHEEP (3,385 Head)

A nice show of sheep given that it was Nidderdale show today, but tighter numbers countrywide led to a better trade at the afternoon markets with the overall average standing at 171.6p/kg, a rise of 8p/kg on the week, and this with over 3,000 head of lambs presented for sale as well.

The best end as usual were good to sell at Skipton with plenty of buyers for these, the “200 pence club” had 20 pens in it this week, Jimmy Towler from Grindleton was top dog at 228.2p (39kg at £89), other members were F&R Fielden, M&E Thorner, J&M Blakey, AN Throup, G Sunderland, Fox Farms, D Grassam, D Askwith, JG Hall & Son and Richard Caton. And with sales above £90 were JG Hall & Son, JF Norcross, Richard Caton and Fox Farms topped the sale at £99 with a pen of 47kg Beltex crosses purchased by Riley Bros from Dunockshaw, Burnley. A further 56 pens of lambs sold from £80 to £89.50.

The well fleshed prime lambs were generally 10-15p/kg dearer on the week, whilst the commercial lambs were around 5p/kg dearer. Hill lambs were also dearer, Mule lambs 5p up on the week at 153.7p average, whilst Swaledale lambs were 152p average, best of these 2 pens from Stuart & Debbie Robinson selling 32kg at £50.20 and 35kg at £53.50.

A much smaller show of ewes were better to sell being around £5 to £10 dearer on the week.


PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £72.04 per head or 171.65p/kg                                                       

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 161.3p/kg         av 154.3p/kg         or £48.61 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 192.6p/kg         av 165.4p/kg         or £56.41 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 228.2p/kg         av 172.7p/kg         or £71.57 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 210.6p/kg         av167.6 p/kg         or £79.28  per head

52.1kg and over   t            to160.4 p/kg         av 153.2p/kg         or £84.61 per head


Beltex average £79.39 per head or 196.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £99 Fox Farms or 228.2p/kg WA&VJ&JA Towler

Texel average £73.04 per head or 172.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 JF Norcross or 207.5p/kg DJ Grassam

Suffolk average £70.52 per head or 164.02p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84 TH Mellin or 175.6p/kg MP Jennings

Charollais average £69.01 per head or 170.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £79.50 A Guy & Son or 192.6p/kg  Lea & Son

Mule average £64.33 per head or 153.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69 KM&L Throup or 160.5p/kg N&M Sutcliffe

Masham  average £70.50 per head or 160.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70.50 or 160.2p/kg A&SL Throup

Swaledale average £52.99 per head or 152.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61.50 FC N & M Walker or 156.9p/kg S&D Robinson

Cheviot average £56.50 per head or 156.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £58 or 170.6p/kg K Stuart & Son

Lleyn average £60.08 per head or 168.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69.80 or 174.5p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Rough Fell average £55.55 per head or 147.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £58.50 or 150.0p/kg AJ&HC Clark

Bleu Du Maine average £82 per head or 205.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82 or 205p/kg D Asquith


CULL EWES average £46.13

Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £89.50, Teeswater to £45.50, Jacob to £57.50, Mule to £59.50, Beltex to £76.50, Lleyn to £43.50, Swaledale to £44.50, Herdwick to £35.50.


LOWLAND: £89.50 MP Jennings; £87.50 J Sugden

MULE/MASHAM: £59.50 S&PE Bowker; £56.50 A Beresford;

HORNED: £44.50 AW,E&N Wade; £39.50 G&MA Lawn

HILL: £43.50 RA& Jennings; £40.50 TM Harrison


CAST RAMS average £76.17

Suffolk to £34.50, Texel to £117.50, Charollais to £84.50, BFL to £78.50.


£117.50 £84.50 Lea & Son; £78.50 WM Hall;



REARING CALVES average £170.12



Limousin x                             to £338                  av £329.33            JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                       

Brit Blue x                             to £428                  av £382.67            G Booth                

Blonde Aq                             to £370                  av £335.00            N&R Sutcliffe                                                       

MRI                                        to £158                                                  N&R Sutcliffe       

Black & White                       to £150                  av £73.79              JC&DJ Marshall & Son                        


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £315                                                  JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                       

Brit Blue x                             to £310                  av £228.75              G Booth                

Angus                                    to £188                                                    DA Fort