MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2013: 45 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mo), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mo) & 42 Cast Cattle 4,119 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,674 Prime Lambs, 445 Cast Ewes & Rams 41 REARING CALVES 32 DAIRY CATTLE 4 LOADS OF PRODUCE

45 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mo), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mo) & 42 Cast Cattle

4,119 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,674 Prime Lambs, 445 Cast Ewes & Rams





PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


590kg+                                   to 169.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

J Caygill&Ptns                        B&W                       £1161                    169.5p

PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   156.14p/kg                           £995.42

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JO Fairbank                           Limx Str                  £1025                    147.5p

DA Ogden &Son                    AAx Hfr                  £966                       166.5p



Overall Average                                   100.14p/kg           £617.06

Satisfactory trade given national trading patterns and export demand. Meat and Farm Assurance makes a telling difference with the odd exception for good feeding sorts to be kept beyond the 90 day retention period.


Black & White                       to 119.5p/kg                        av 98.05p/kg

Brit Blue                                to 127.5p/kg                        av 111.52p/kg

Limx                                       to 122.5p/kg                        av 102.86p/kg

Simx                                       to 102.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 109.5p/kg                        av 85.39p/kg

Limx Steer                             to 147.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

JA Throup                              Limx                        £882

P&J Brown&Son                      B&W                       £821

TE Walker                              Limx                        £801

I Barrett&Son                        BBx                         £797

K Lister&Son                         BBx                         £791

JC&DJ Marshall&Son             B&W                       £781

JW Morrell                            B&W                       £779

K Lister&Sons                       BBx                         £767

AS&EA Jeanes                       B&W                       £758

P&J Brown&Son                   B&W                       £752


Top Prices (p/kg)

I Barrett & Son                      BBx                         127.5p

JA Throup                             Limx                        122.5p

P&J Brown & Son                  B&W                       119.5p

K Lister & Sons                      Limx                        117.5p

K Lister & Sons                      BBx                         115.5p

C Miller                                  Limx                        115.5p

Ellis Bros                                Limx                        113.5p

D&C Cockburn Bros                B&W                       112.5p

TE Walker                              Limx                        110.5p

P&J Brown & Son                   B&W                       109.5p



PRIME SHEEP (4,119 Head)

A larger show of sheep met with a firmer trade averaging 2ppk more on the week. Hill Bred lambs were especially better to sell, with Mule wethers generally at £25 at £30 over the weight, Mules up 6p on the week. Best Mule prices were Ken Dickinson with 42kg at £73, Mellisa Pickard sold 42kg at £72 and Angus Dean had 44kg at £76. The Lowland lambs were generally 175p to 185p for the nice export weights and around 170p for the more commercial sorts, in English this means the nicer 38kg to 41kg sorts were £30 to £34 over the weight and the commercial sorts were £27 to £29 over the weight. The premium end saw 24 lots sell for £2 per kilo or more with Richard Caton leading the sale at 255.6p/kg with 36kg at £92 each, with another pen of 37kg at £88.50, John Garnett sold 38kg at £91, John & Julie Barnes’s 37kg made £88 whilst Richard Frankland’s 41kg made £97 each.  Lightweight lamb trade was underpinned by a few buyers operating with store lamb orders.

PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average £73.50 per head or 172.14p/kg                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 178.6p/kg         av 163.4p/kg         or £49.29 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 186.8p/kg         av 168.5p/kg         or £56.35 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 255.6p/kg         av 174.7p/kg         or £73.10 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 198.0p/kg         av 162.4p/kg         or £77.13 per head

52.1kg and over                 to 178.2p/kg         av 167.7p/kg         or £92.23 per head


Beltex average £81.30 per head or 200.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £97 Frankland Farms or 255.6p/kg R Caton

Texel average £74.55 per head or 173.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £98 J Baines or 212.8p/kg FW&JM Edington

Suffolk average £72.97 per head or 167.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82 JB Bancroft or 183.3p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £64.66 per head or 184.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85 or 223.7p/kg DC Hall

Mule average £69.17 per head or 162.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76 AL Dean or 173.8p/kg K Dickinson

Rouge average £81.07 per head or 181.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £92 or 224.4p/kg WA VJ JA Towler

Swaledale average £49.29 per head or 138.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £51 or 141.7p/kg P Addyman & Son

Lonk average £71 per head or 157.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 or 159.1p/kg JT Robinson

Gritstone average £70 per head or 162.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 or 162.8p/kg JE Cowperthwaite

Lleyn average £73 per head or 178.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73 or 178.0p/kg CD&RF Kitching



CULL EWES average £40.79

Suffolk to £62.50, Texel to £90.50, BFL to £50.50, Mule to £62.50, Masham to £56.50, Lleyn to £38.50, Swaledale to £40.50,

SBF to £27.50.


LOWLAND: £90.50 H Raw; £84.50 KR SN RJ Dinsdale;

MULE/MASHAM: £62.50 R&C Greenwood; £61.50 DB&E Greenwood

HORNED: £40.50 K&GJ Huck; £36.50 Ellis Bros;

HILL: £38.50 D&C Newhouse; £37.50 N Speake


CAST RAMS average £49.10

Texel to £115.50, Swaledale to £40.50.

TOP PRICES:                                                                

£115.50 J Shorrock; £40.50 D&S Hollings



REARING CALVES (41) to £335

B&W av £88.21 Cont av £295 Native av £162


41 calves forward with a majority of black and whites today, trade was good once again for well fleshed goods. Continentals were in short supply but the few that made it were well supported with a good Limousin from E Simpson & Son, Langho enjoying the trade of the day.


Christmas Show: Monday 25th November



Limousin x                             to £335                                                  E Simpson & Son                 

Brit Blue x                             to £295                  av £267.50            J Gooch                                                                 

Aberdeen Angus                  to £200                                                  RD Guy                  

Black & White                       to 170                    av £88.21              M Ryder & Sons  


HEIFER CALVES                    

Aberdeen Angus x               to £225                  av £185                  JP&KE Hartley                                                                      






A very good show of cattle were forward for the BOCM Pauls Ltd Show and Sale.

Brian Moorhouse, Bell Busk had the task of judging with the Heifers a particularly strong class,

after wittling the numbers down to a few he eventually chose a sweet Pedigree Heifer from

Church Farm Enterprises which had calved 21 Days and  giving 31ltrs. Reserve Champion was

picked up by David Lawson with another smart pedigree  heifer. Trade for newly calved cattle

was less with the overall average £70 back on last sale. Some smart incalf cattle met some

strong bidding with 6 from WG Walmsley averaging £1315.


Farm to Farm:      15 Incalf Hfrs Due 23rd November on to AA or B&W

                                10 Maiden Hfrs 6-12 Month

                                1 Pedigree Holstein Bull 3yr Old Miresdale Bred

Ring Sam: 07538539077


Next Sale: Monday 11th November    Christmas Show: Monday 25th November


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Church Farm Enterprises

                                                                                2nd A Lawson & Son

                                                                                3rd TD&H Penrose & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Wellock

                                                                                2nd TD&H Penrose

                                                                                3rd M Baul & Partners

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st WG Walmsley

                                                                                2nd WG Walmsley

                                                                                3rd WG Walmsley


CHAMPION – Church Farm Enterprises           RESERVE – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers:                        to £2150                av £1758              

Newly Calven Cows:                           to £1580

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       to £2200                av £1788

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Heifer: to £1800 av £1590

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow: to £1880 av £1865

Incalf Heifers:                                       to £1520                av £1315





Haylage                                  Mini Hestons                        to £30 per bale

Hay                                         Small Bale                              to £3 per bale