Forward: 6 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 5 Cast Cattle 4,029 Prime Sheep comprising 3,328 Prime Lambs, 701 Cast Ewes & Rams 6 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   120.5p/kg             £843.50

£ per head: RE Ayrton & Son 844

p/kg: RE Ayrton & Son 120.5

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   108.87p/kg           £676.08

Black & White                       to 119.5p/kg                        av 100.92p/kg

Montx                                    to 144.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: SW&JE Ryder & Son 825,687

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder&Son 119.5,102.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: SW&JE Ryder&Son (Mont) 759,719

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder&Son (Mont) 144.5,103.5


4,029 Prime Sheep

Lamb trade today was mixed in comparison to last week. The best end of lambs were relatively unchanged on the week with smart Beltex types good to sell. The commercial Continental sired lambs were a varied trade and it was very much dependant upon weight. Lightweight lambs were very much in demand, with 36kg to 39kg especially good to sell. The 40kg to 45kg lambs if well fleshed were a decent trade, but the more commercial types over 40kg were cheaper on the week as were heavy lambs with the edge definitely off the trade for these types. The hill bred lambs saw decent Mules selling away nicely, £30 to £35 over the weight, and decent Swaledale Wethers also in demand. The lightweight Swaledale Lambs however were not as strong as last week. It was the cast sheep sale that really set the day alight though, a massive show of 701 head average £92 across the board, with nice Suffolk & Continental Ewes up into the £130’s and a few pens of best Mules making it into 3 figures.

On behalf of everyone at CCM, I would like to thank all our customers for your support during 2014 in what has been a very busy year at the Monday market, and wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average  £73.72 per head or 180.1p/kg                                                             

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 225.8p/kg         av 169.5p/kg         or £52.53 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 212.9p/kg         av 172.72p/kg      or £58.82 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 265.9p/kg         av 183.15p/kg      or £74.08 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 210.9p/kg         av 170.81p/kg      or £81.91 per head

52.1kg and over   to 192.9p/kg         av 161.82p/kg      or £79.98 per head

Beltex average £84.71 per head or 206.05p/kg

£ per head: £111, £109, £105.50, £100, £99, £97 PW Simpson; £99 R Crabtree & Son; £94 WA&VJ&JA Towler

p/kg: 265.9p, 256.4p, 246.7p 239.8p, 225p PW Simpson; 228.2p D Asquith; 225.8p Lea & Son; 225 JE Burrow

Suffolk average £76.12 per head or 177.01p/kg

£ per head: £83 N&M Sutcliffe; £83 TA Robinson; £82x2 H Raw; £82 MJ O’Donnell

p/kg: 195.2p H Raw; 190.3p JR Taylor & Son; 188.1p TH Mellin;

Texel average £76.54 per head or 181.8p/kg

£ per head: £100 CT&EM Hammond; £99 H Smith; £98 Ellis Bros; £97 H Raw; £94 JS Stephenson

p/kg: 230.3p K Marshall; 220.5p H Raw; 220p JE Burrow; 216.2p F&R Fielden; 207.1p FW&JM Eddington

Mule average £71.42 per head or 170.8p/kg

£ per head: £83 Ashfield Farms; £82 C Nelson & Sons; £80 AG Horn; £79.50 JH Throup

p/kg: 185p H Raw; 184.1p JR Metcalfe; 178.4p Ellis Bros; 178.2p GJ&G Schofield

Charollais average £71 per head or 185.47p/kg

£ per head: £97.50, £90 RG Church Ltd; £85 JR Metcalfe; £76.50 RG Church; £74 L Throup

p/kg: 195p RG Church; 193.8p Lea & Son; 193.2p JR Metcalfe; 191.9p Lea & Son

Swaledale average £60.42 per head or 162.83p/kg

£ per head: £79 C Nelson & Sons; £72 R Tennant; £70 AJ Mason; £70 T&A Hird; £70 Ellis Bros

p/kg: 180.3p KW Gamble; 172.2px2 D Wood; 171.8p JW Stockdale & Son; 170p E Pennock & Son;

Dalesbred average £57.76 per head or 163.04p/kg

£ per head: £64 FG Throup; £63 RG Church Ltd; £60 T&A Hird; £58.50 S Pepper;

p/kg: 177.3p S Pepper; 162.2p T&A Hird; 161.5p RG Church Ltd; 161.3p S Pepper

Lonk average £75 per head or 182.9p/kg

£ per head: £75 B Dibb

p/kg: 182.93 B Dibb

Gritstone average £71.04 per head or 178.63p/kg

£ per head: £76 B Dibb; £72 JS&M Pate

p/kg 185.1p Lea & Son; 172.7p B Dibb

Lleyn average £75.50 per head or 184.1p/kg

£ per head: £75.5 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 184.1 CD&RF Kitching

Cheviot average £71.41 per head or 176.58p/kg

£ per head: £84, £79.50 x2 LJ Penter; £70.50 GH&G Emmott; £75.50 MJ O’Donnell

p/kg: 190.8p JR Crabtree; 189.7p MJ O’Donnell; 189.3p GH&G Emmott


Cull Ewes average £92.56

Suffolk to £134.5, Texel to £131.5, BFL to £90.50, Mule to £103.50, Lleyn to £99.50, Swaledale to £79.50, Dalesbred to £75.50, Cheviot  to £135.50, Beltex  to £138.50, Lonk  to £88.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £138.50 C Windle; £137.50 Woodhead Bros Farms; £135.50 Andrew Atkinson; £134.50 AL Thompson;

Mule/Masham: £103.50 KP Drinkall; £100.50 H Downs & Son; £98.50 JC&N Throup

Horned: £88.50, £86.50 R Greenwood; £75.50 T&A Hird; £68.50 FG Throup;

Hill: £135.50, £120.50 Andrew Atkinson; £92.50 RW Airey;

Cast Rams average £84.47

Texel to £119.50 KM&L Throup; Suffolk to £72.50 AS Staveley; Swaledale to £79.50 GB&J Grange; Dalesbred to £88.50 KR Verity; BFL to £119.50 CM Ryder; Herdwick to £73.50 CM Ryder;




Hay                         Small Bale              to £2.20 per bale

                                Round                    to £15 per bale

Barley Staw           Small Bale              to £3 per bale