MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER: 74 PRIME CATTLE comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 66 Cast Cattle 4,393 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,867 Prime Lambs, 526 Cast Ewes & Rams 71 REARING CALVES 20 DAIRY CATTLE 1 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 180.5 p/kg


501-590kg                             to 163.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 156.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

GW&EJ Parker                       Hefdx Str               £1065                    180.5p

Hurries Farm                         AA Hfr                    £940                       163.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   134.65p/kg                           £930.45

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

AL Dean & Son                      B&W                       £1096                    140.5p

JR Dinsdale & Son                  B&W                       £956                       136.5p

JD Taylor & Son                     B&W                       £947                       142.5p



A good show of cattle with Autumn on the way. Large proportion of lean cows but meat remained good to sell in all sections.


Overall Average                                   108.29p/kg           £695.72

Black & White                       to 133.5p/kg                        av 98.51p/kg

Ayrshire                                 to 129.5p/kg

MRI                                        to 104.5p/kg

Brit Blue                                to 133.5p/kg                        av 116.10p/kg

Blondex                                 to 133.5p/kg                        av 116.31p/kg

Limx                                       to 152.5p/kg                        av 130.18p/kg

Simx                                       to 143.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 116.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 139.5p/kg                        av 112.11p/kg



Top Prices (£ per head)

DR&DC Findlay                      Simx                        £1040

J Wellock                              B&W                       £1017

L Bamforth & Sons                Lim                          £1007

JH Bradley                            B&W                       £1004

L Bamforth & Sons                Lim                          £987

ML&JE Kayley & Son             Ayr                          £984

TH&A Pickard & Son             BBx                         £981

S Willis                                BBx                         £946

JC&DJ Marshall & Son           B&W                       £935


Top Prices (p/kg)

L Bamforth & Sons               Lim                          152.5p

L Bamforth & Sons               Lim                          149.5p

L Bamforth & Sons               Lim                          146.5p

K Lister & Sons                    Limx                        146.5p

DR&DC Findlay                    Simx                        143.5p

L Bamforth & Sons               Lim                          142.5p

TB Moorhouse & Son           Limx                        141.5p

TM Harrison                        AA                           139.5p

PL Metcalfe                        Blondex                 133.5p

JC&DJ Marshall & Sons        B&W                       133.5p





A large show of sheep were 10p cheaper on the week, but given the numbers on offer then the overall average of 161.4ppk for 3,867 head was a good result on the day. Cast sheep were also out in force with 526 on offer but given the quantity of lean sucked ewes in the entry then these sold away nicely.

PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £67.77 per head or 161.4p/kg                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 200.0p/kg         av 169.4p/kg         or £53.66 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 170.9p/kg         av 156.7p/kg         or £53.52 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 216.2p/kg         av 161.9p/kg         or £67.31 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 184.8p/kg         av 158.8p/kg         or £74.73 per head

52.1kg and over   to 166.7p/kg         av 149.8p/kg         or £74.14 per head


Beltex average £71.26 per head or 186.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £87.50 S&P Scrivin or 216.6p/kg G Sunderland

Texel average £69.27 per head or 163.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 M&R Smith or 215.4p/kg F&R Fielden

Suffolk average £67.22 per head or 157.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85 S Walmsley or 175.6p/kg G&A Fort

Charollais average £70.02 per head or 164.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 TH Heslop & Son or 183.3p/kg K Marshall

Mule average £61.25 per head or 147.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 AP Percival or 155.0p/kg J Drinkall

Zwartable  average £67.12 per head or 159.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85 MJ Liddle or 168.4p/kg JJ Beckwith

Swaledale average £48.98 per head or 133.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £55.20FC N&M Walker or 138.2p/kg P Metcalfe

Lonk average £67.43 per head or 149.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69.50 or 150.7p/kg JT Robinson

Cheviot average £67.20 per head or 160.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £67.20 or 160.0p/kg Grain Farms

Lleyn average £62.71 per head or 64.50p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64.50 or 161.3p/kg CD&RF Kitching



CULL EWES average £38.53

Texel to £93.50, Down to £74.50, Charollais to £62.50, BFL to £74, Mule to £65.50, Zwartable to £68.50, Cheviot to £78.50, Lonk to £25.50,  Lleyn to £56.50, Swaledale to £33.50, Dalesbred to £28.50, Masham to £36.50.


LOWLAND: £93.50 £85.50 JD Taylor & Son; £78.50 Bob Lancaster

MULE/MASHAM: 65.50 R Berry; £58.50 CH&C Fearnley

HORNED: £33.50 MJ Liddle; £29.50 R&C Greenwood;

HILL: £78.50 Grain Farms Ltd; £74 AJ Mason;


CAST RAMS average £51.00

Texel to £77.50, Teeswater to £62.50, Zwartable to £58.50, Swaledale to £28.50.


£77.50 JI&MP Greenwood; £62.50 K Lister & Son;



REARING CALVES to £380  average £160.87

A strong entry of calves for the final sale of September with a good ringside of buyers. The type of the day was black and white calves with a number of buyers fighting it out for the quality goods. Continentals a touch cheaper on the week however church farm enterprises bucked the trade with some top quality British Blues topping at £380 and a Friesian at £280. 71 Calves were forward for the weekly market, better than local competition.



Limousin x                             to £335                  av £306                  Top – F Spence                    

Brit Blue x                              to £380                  av £319                  Top – Church Farm Ents                    

MRI                                         to £172                  av £121                  Top – L&A Watson                                                             

Aberdeen Angus                    to £290                  av £181                  Top – Church Farm Ents                    

Black & White                       to £248                  av £90                    Top – Church Farm Ents                    


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £190                  av £173                  Top – Townhead Farm                       

Brit Blue x                              to £355                  av £212                  Top – Church Farm Ents                    

Aberdeen Angus                   to £230                  av £178                  Top – Church Farm Ents                    


The end of the month sale brought a cracking show of dairy cows, making it a difficult task for Judge James Kayley. The champion a 15 day calved 30kg pedigree heifer from David Lawson of Arthington was rocketed to £2700 and was knocked down to the man that made it Champion. Reserve went a lovely smart dales heifer from Robert Crisp of Calton giving 6 ½ gallon which was well sought after and ended up making £2180 to GT & BF Blezard, Ribchester, another notable vendor was Sammy Sugden of Laycock with two n/c hfrs both bought as maidens out of here last year which made £1900 and £1940.


Prize Awards:          Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son 2nd ASE Crisp 3rd M Baul & Ptnrs

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st & 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd MD Parkinson 

                                Coloured (Brown Swiss):      1st & 2nd D Brown

CHAMPION – A Lawson & Son          RESERVE – ASE Crisp & Son


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2200 av £1841             


Newly Calven Cows:           to £1850 av £1685


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2700 av £1925


Pedigree Newly Calven Cow: to £2200 av £2093.33


Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Heifer:  to £1790 av £1620



Mini Heston Hay                                  £35.50 per bale