MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2013 38 Prime Cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle, Young Bulls & 35 Cast Cattle 4,709 Prime Sheep comprising 3,691 Prime Lambs and 1,018 Cast Ewes & Rams 2 Loads of produce


38 Prime Cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle, Young Bulls & 35 Cast Cattle

4,709 Prime Sheep comprising 3,691 Prime Lambs and 1,018 Cast Ewes & Rams

2 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Bulls (over 16 mos)

551-650kg                             to 155.5p/kg       

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

B Spensley Ltd                      BBx Bull                  £987                       155.5p


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average 107.05p/kg or £758.68

Black & White to 118.5p/kg av 104.11p/kg or £753.00

Beef Bred to 137.5p/kg av 114.05p/kg or £836.85

Top Prices (£ per head)

Lim x: £1018 JR&DL Ogden; £944 J Shorrock; £925 SR Petty

B&W: £979 MP Jennings (Dairy); £976 JD Crabtree & Son: £954 JD Crabtree & Son: £888 £857 JD Taylor & Son

Hefd x: £962 JR&DL Ogden

Blonde x: £915 JR&DL Ogden          


Top Prices (p/kg)

Lim x: 137.5p JR&DL Ogden; 119.5p J Shorrock; 115.5p JH Throup

Blonde x: 136.5p JR&DL Ogden

AAx: 119.5p J Drinkall Ltd

Hefd x: 114.5p JR&DL Ogden                                                           

B&W: 118.5p JD Crabtree & Son; 116.5p MP Jennings (Dairy);                 115.5p JD Crabtree & Son:                114.5p SR Petty.                                                                 

Prime & Cast Sheep (4,709 Head)

A very busy sale to end the year.  As expected, lambs were dearer than 2 weeks ago, but nowhere near as dear as last week. Todays’ sale included a lot of heavy lambs with 20% of the entry scaling 45.5kg or more, whilst 36% of the entry were either Mule or Horned lambs. Export weight lambs were nice to sell, 180p to 200p/kg for the commercial sorts, 220p to 250p for the smart end. Hill bred lambs sold away at between £2 and £5 dearer than 2 weeks ago.                                         

A massive show of ewes sold nicely, again well in front of prices seen a month since.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £73.21 per head or 177.8p/kg (SQQ 180.4p/kg)                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 200.0p/kg         av 164.7p/kg         or £51.04 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 245.5p/kg         av 176.5p/kg         or £60.88 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 262.5p/kg         av 181.8p/kg         or £75.20 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 237.0p/kg         av 168.1p/kg         or £80.64 per head

52.1kg and over   to 180.2p/kg         av 164.5p/kg         or £88.47 per head


Beltex average £81.34 per head or 200.5p/kg

Top prices: £109 K Huck or 262.2p/kg CT&EM Hammond

Texel average £80.44 per head or 185.7p/kg

Top prices: £101 CT&EM Hammond or 235.4p/kg JE Burrow

Suffolk average £76.99 per head or 175.3p/kg

Top prices: £90 G&MA Lawn or 195.7p/kg PW Houseman

Charollais average £80.07 per head or 185.9p/kg

Top prices: £85.50 RG Church or 223.7p/kg HW&F Wilkinson & Sons

Mule average £71.10 per head or 165.1p/kg

Top prices: £80.50 JK Wilson or 180.0p/kg T&A Hird

Masham  average £75.45 per head or 166.9p/kg

Top prices: £79 or 171.7p/kg JK Wilson

Swaledale/Dalesbred average £55.25 per head or 160.2p/kg

Top prices: £70 K Huck or 172.9p/kg JM&S Tennant

Lonk average £65.22 per head or 166.4p/kg

Top prices: £71 or 177.5p/kg F&R Fielden

Gritstone average £70 per head or 170.7p/kg

Top prices: £70 or 170.7p/kg A Guy & Son

Cheviot average £76.30 per head or 175.8p/kg

Top prices: £77 or 175.8p/kg GW Thackray

Lleyn average £70.62 per head or 183.5p/kg

Top prices: £79 J&E Greenhalgh or 188.6p/kg GM&SC Pickles


Cull Ewes average £57.04

Suffolk to £79.50, Texel to £94.50, Charollais to £86.50, BFL to £73.50, Mule to £75, Gritstone to £53.50, Cheviot to £67.50, Lonk to £58.50,  Lleyn to £54.50, Swaledale to £44.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £94.50 £89.50 £86.50 £85.50 A Atkinson; £92.50(x3) RJ&SM Wallbank;  £86.50 £82.50 NM Handy

Mule/Masham: £75 A Atkinson; £69.50 KW Browes; £66.50(x2) GB Moorhouse; £65.50 RJ&SM Wallbank;

£64.50 C&SB Whitelock, H Downs & Son, AL Dean & Sons, RM Crabtree

Horned: £58.50 D Wood; £44.50 A Caton; £41.50 PW Houseman.

Hill: £67.50 A Atkinson; £54.50 Watson Livestock; £53.50 J&F Nutter.

Cast Rams average £60.29

Suffolk to £88.50, Texel to £86.50, BFL to £97.50, Swaledale to £53.50.

Top Prices:

£97.50 FG Throup; £88.50 AL Dean & Son; £86.50 N Baxter; £85.50 KM&L Throup; £79.50 A Caton; £78.50 CD&RF Kitching;


Wheat Straw                        Round Bale                            to £16 per bale