MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2013 47 PRIME CATTLE comprising 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 43 Cast Cattle 3,989 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,714 Prime Lambs, 275 Cast Ewes & Rams 98 REARING CALVES 102 DAIRY CATTLE 4 LOADS OF PRODUCE

Christmas Shows & Sales of Dairy Cattle & Rearing Calves



47 PRIME CATTLE comprising 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 43 Cast Cattle

3,989 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,714 Prime Lambs, 275 Cast Ewes & Rams





PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   111.45p/kg                           £745.31

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

D Kayley                                 B&W Str                 £898                       107.5p

D Kayley                                 BBx Str                   £750                       109.5p

D Kayley                                 B&W Str                 £670                       113.5p



Overall Average                                   100.66p/kg           £642.18

Another marginal increase on the week with the average up 10p/kg on 2 weeks ago.

More spark from all quarters for cows carrying flesh and feeders.


Black & White                       to 114.5p/kg                        av 95.35p/kg

Ayrshire                                 to 94.5p/kg                          av 94.5p/kg         

Brit Blue                                                to 111.5p/kg                        av 101.52p/kg

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg                        av 121.00p/kg

AAx                                         to 121.5p/kg                        av 117.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

P Shackleton                         AA                           £1073

E&SCL Harker                       Limx                        £921

P Shackleton                         AA                           £917

P Shackleton                         AA                           £889

I Wright                                  B&W                       £871

JSS Verity                               Limx                        £865

E&SCL Harker                       Limx                        £864

IR&DE Wellock                     B&W                       £847

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £814

G Pickersgill&Sons               B&W                       £796

Top Prices (p/kg)

JSS Verity                               Limx                        139.5p

JSS Verity                               Limx                        134.5p

E&SCL Harker                       Limx                        124.5p

E&SCL Harker                       Limx                        122.5p

P Shackleton                         AA                           121.5p

P Shackleton                         AA                           118.5p

D&C Cockburn Bros             B&W                       114.5p

G Pickersgill & Sons             B&W                       114.5p

IR&DE Wellock                     B&W                       114.5p

P Shackleton                         AA                           113.5p


PRIME SHEEP (3,989 Head)

A slightly smaller show of sheep this week but the trade was marginally up for all classes of lambs.

For comparison purposes, the Standard Quality Quotation (SQQ) which is lambs up to 45kg, and so is not to be confused with the overall market average, stands at 175.23p/kg at Skipton today.

The sale today had many beltex lambs of which the best end sold from 220p up to 261p for 42kg at £110 from Hannah Brown, beating her father Martin who sold pens at 253p and 257p twice including 41kg at £104 each. Paul Simpson from Bolton by Bowland and Clive Robinson from Tosside both had pens at 250p/kg. Commercial Beltex types 190p to 220p. With handy weighted lambs being short of requirements nationwide, anything Texel cross with a nice covering of flesh were 185p to 195p. Commercial types of sheep, regardless of weight were £25 to £32 over the weight depending upon flesh and skin quality.

The hill lambs were a sharper trade, better Mule lambs 160p to 165p, Swaledale and Dalesbred lambs generally around the 150p mark. Cast Sheep were a shade sharper on the week.


Remember this Sunday is the Christmas  Lingfield Primestock Show. Judging at 11am, Sale at 1:30pm. Even if your not showing come along to see the carcass competition, livestock, or the butchers classes for pies etc

On Monday next week there is the Christmas Cast Sheep show, classes for ewes in pens of 5, with a special new class for the best cast ram. 

PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Market Average  £73.41per head or 172.1p/kg                                                             

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 243.8p/kg         av 144.6p/kg         or £42.79 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 257.1p/kg         av 180.4p/kg         or £61.37 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 261.9p/kg         av 175.3p/kg         or £73.08 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 202.1p/kg         av 161.3p/kg         or £77.06 per head

52.1kg and over   to 181.5p/kg         av 158.9p/kg         or £80.71  per head

Beltex average £83.87per head or 203.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £110 or 261.9p/kg Miss H Brown

Texel average £74.31per head or 173.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 L Bancroft or 234.2p/kg S Pepper

Suffolk average £73.93per head or161.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85 G Bell or 192.0p/kg L Bancroft

Charollais average £73.79per head or 172.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84 CW Marwood or 195.2p/kg Frankland Farms

Mule average £66.34per head or 157.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72.80 Ellis Bros or 167.1p/kg JW Sayer

Rouge average £79.22 per head or 171.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 or 190.0p/kg M&E Thornber

Swaledale average £54.46 per head or 151.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £60.50 JH&SM Mason or 160.9p/kg JW Sayer & Son

Dalesbred average £57 per head or 150.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £57 or 150.0p/kg R Naylor

Gritstone average £63.50 per head or 160.76p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 A Guy & Son or 166.7p/kg JH&SM Mason

Cheviot average £74.01 per head or 173.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75.20 JA&JH Hewetson or 180.0p/kg JM&FM Gillette




CULL EWES average £41.45

Texel to £115.50, Charollais to £72.50, BFL to £46.50, Mule to £53.50, SBF to £30, Beltex to £94.50, Swaledale to £35.50, Dalesbred to £31.50.


LOWLAND: £115.50 CT&EM Hammond; £98.50 RW&B Chapman;

MULE/MASHAM: £53.50 JW Pickles; £53.50 K&C Hird;

HORNED: 35.50 R Berry; £34.50 RW&B Chapman;

HILL: 46.50 J&G Huck


CAST RAMS average £48.50

Suffolk to £52.50, Texel to £80.50, Charollais to £29.50, BFL to £66.50, Swaledale to £32.50.

TOP PRICES: £80.50 T Charnley; £66.50 Ellis Bros; £52.50 J Mellin;




B&W av £107.36 Cont av £364.05 Native av £244.62


Excellent turn out of buyers for the Christmas Show which saw Mesrs N&M Mason of

Scunthorpe buy the Champion calf from Shaun and Peter Sowray of Bishop Thornton.

The Champion a 42 day old British Blue Bull by  the Semex sire Newpole Chalky White

realised a joint record price for a calf for the market of £600.

Reserve Champion was a British Blue Bull calf shown by David Smith on behalf of C Smith of Sutton in Craven which was sired by the Cogent bull Graymar Flintoff and sold to Mesrs Mason for £440.



Judge – Phil Summers.

Class 1 – Brit Blue Bull

1st A Sowray & Son, £600                   2nd C Smith, £440                                 3rd C Smith, £470

Class 2 – Brit Blue Heifer   

1st A Sowray & Son, £440                   2nd C Whitelock, £390                         3rd C Whitelock, £350

Class 7 – Native x Bull

1st Church Farm Enterprises £330    2nd D&J Herd, £242                              3rd K&M Berry & Son, £270

Class 8 – Native x Heifer   

1st F Spence, £310                               2nd Church Farm Enterprises, £305  3rd Church Farm Enterprises, £300

Class 9 – B&W

1st Church Farm Enterprises, £195   2nd PA Whitaker, £222                        3rd PA Whitaker, £182

Class 10 – Cont x Male Stirk             

1st A Sowray&Son, £500                     2nd G Booth, £450                                3rd A Sowray&Son, £460

Class 12- Native or Dairy Male of Hfr Stirk

1st E Bradley & Son, £165                   2nd E Bradley & Son, £190


CHAMPION – A Sowray & Son                          RESERVE – C Smith



Limousin x                             to £308                  av £290                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x                             to £600                  av £420                  A Sowray & Son                  

Brown Swiss                         to £190                                                  E Bradley &Son

Hereford                               to £270                  av £260                  K&M Berry & Son                                                               

Aberdeen Angus                  to £330                  av £282                  Church Farm Enterprises                  

Black & White                       to £107                  av £222                  PA Whitaker                        


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £245                  av £205                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x                             to £440                  av £323                  A Sowray & Son                  

Aberdeen Angus                  to £310                  av £230                  F Spence

Shorthorn                             to £190                                                  JR CJ & D Drake                                                   

Hefd x                                    to £225                                                  K&M Berry & Son                                                               






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 A fantastic entry of Dairy cows with the shippon and a number of outside stalls full with milkers

and subequent alleys below all full with a grand total of 102 head of which 68 In milk 8 In Calf

1 Bull and 25 Maidens and Bullers. Judge Stephen Coates of the Bailmoor Holstein herd had the

hardest task of the day with judging a tremendous show of cows. Eventually the Champion was

chosen and it came to one of our constant supporters David Lawson and Wife Claire,

with Brian Moorhouse a very close second. The Champion a Pedigree Homebred Heifer from

the Newbirks Jazz family with 5 gens of VG or EX behind it. The beast was knocked down for a

CCM record price of £3950. The trade although a little tentative at the start soon warmed up with the large majority of vendors receiving a strong trade. The Youngstock was not so hot with the pick of trade being the £500 each for two 10 week old heifer calves from Alan Throup, Silsden Moor. All in all a great day and proof we can sell big numbers and sell them well.


Next Sale 16th December


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd GB Moorhouse               3rd GB Jennings

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st T&DH Penrose                2nd Jennings Farmers           3rd T&DH Penrose

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st D&P Brown                      2nd H Wilson                          3rd H Wilson

                                Maiden Heifer:                     1st RE Aryton & Son             2nd D&P Brown                     3rd A&SL Throup

                                Brown Swiss:                         1st D&P brown                      2nd D&P Brown                     3rd D&P Brown


CHAMPION – A Lawson & Son          RESERVE – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers: to £2180 av £1845 ASE Crisp  

Newly Calven Cows: to £2150 av £2123 T&DH Penrose

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £3950 av £2134 A Lawson & Sons

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Heifer: to £1720 av £1640

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow: £2020 av £1960 Jennings Farmers

Incalf Heifers: to £1350 av £1005 H Wilson

Incalf Brown Swiss Heifers: £1480 av £1387 D&P Brown

Heifer Calves:  to £500 A&SL Throup




Wheat Straw Square Bales                                to £21

Haylage Round Bales                                           to £20

Wheat Straw Rounds                                          to £15

Hay wrapped Square                                          to £21.50