MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2012 58 PRIME CATTLE comprising 7 Clean Cattle, 8 Cattle (under 48 mos), 43 Cast Cattle 5,028 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4,546 Prime Lambs, 482 Cast Ewes & Rams 29 REARING CALVES 8 LOADS OF PRODUCE


58 PRIME CATTLE comprising 7 Clean Cattle, 8 Cattle (under 48 mos), 43 Cast Cattle

5,028 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4,546 Prime Lambs, 482 Cast Ewes & Rams




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CLEAN CATTLE (Under 30mo)


650kg+                                                                   to 165.5p/kg


551-650kg                                                             to 187.5p/kg


501-590kg                                                             to 179.5p/kg        av 170.5p/kg       

590kg+                                                                   to 215.5p/kg        av 204.58p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

JW Hall                   BBx Hfr                   £1347                    215.5p

Fleets Farms          Short Bull               £1274                    165.5p

JW Hall                   BBx Hfr                   £1256                    202.5p

R Wood                  Blondex Hfr           £1193                    195.5p




Judge Robert Medcalf of J&E Medcalf & Sons, Halifax had no trouble in finding his Champion Cast Cow from Richard & Wendy Maudsley, Rathmell, which was a pure bred, 5 year old British Blue Cow weighing 845kg which joined livestock agent Mr John Bowling for 193.5p or £1635. Reserve was Jeff Pickles of Chapel Le Dale with a British Blue cross Cow which weighed 760kg and joined Robert Medcalf for 163.5p or £1243. Top price p/kg dairy was the first prize Dairy cast cow from Mesrs G Pickersgill & Sons of Hawksworth which sold for 135.5p/kg to Dawn Foods Ltd at Carnaby. A good show of fed cattle met a sharp trade.


1st – G Pickersgill & Son

2nd – G Pickersgill & Son

3rd – M Jennings


1st – J Pickles


1st – H&S Maudsley

2nd – JC&N Throup

CHAMPION – H&S Maudsley



PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    101.32p/kg or £555.37

Black & White                                       to 124.5p/kg        av 101.65p/kg

Shorthorn                                             to 117.5p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

RH&EA Close                         B&W Hfr                £815       124.5p

Fleets Farms                          Shorthorn Hfr       £674       122.5p

J Caygill & Ptns                      B&W Hfr                £749       113.5p



Overall Average                                   116.79p/kg           £823.91

Black & White                       to 135.5p/kg                        av 109.89p/kg

Lim x                                      to 145.5p/kg                        av 130.98p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 193.5p/kg                        av 163.16p/kg

Charolais                                to 134.5p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 117.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

H&S Maudsley                      BB                           £1635

J Pickles                                 BBx                         £1243

A Whitworth                         Char                        £1063

Fleets Farms                          Limx                        £1018

MP Jennings ( Dairy)            B&W                       £1017

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £1009

G Abbott & Sons                   B&W                       £1005

G Pickersgill & Sons             B&W                       £968

JC & N Throup                       Limx                        £968

G Pickersgill & Sons             B&W                       £949


Top Prices (p/kg)

H & S Maudsley                    BB                           193.5p

J Pickles                                 BBx                         163.5p

JC &N Throup                        Limx                        145.5p

Fleets Farms                          Limx                        137.5p

G Pickersgill & Sons             B&W                       135.5p

A Whitworth                         Charx                      134.5p

MP Jennings ( Dairy) Ltd     B&W                       129.5p

KM & L Throup                     B&W                       125.5p

Fleets Farms                          Limx                        124.5p

H&S Maudsley                      BB                           124.5p


PRIME SHEEP (5,028 Sheep)



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Again a large show of sheep at Skipton attracted a big ringside of customers with 15 separate

buyers stood at the ringside today representing 27 different end users. The trade for lowland

lambs was generally a touch sharper on the week, whilst Hill lambs were a shade easier, the

overall average showing a very similar end result. Even with the vast show, todays’ sale was completed in a little over 4 and half hours with the last ewe sold at 6:20pm. Best quality sorts were good to sell as the Beltex average of 200p/kg shows whilst Texels averaged a strong 165p. Heavy lambs generally around 150p to 160p with some very heavy 55kg to 60kg at £85 to a top of £95, but it was the first cross Continental export weights that were especially good to sell, 38/39kg well fleshed at £63 to £67, 40/41kg at £64 to £68, 42/43kg at £68 to £73. Cast sheep continue to recover in price and get dearer week by week.

NOTE TO VENDORS: Most vendors are belly clipping lambs prior to sale which is to your advantage as the majority of buyers now prefer them to be clipped. If you are unable to do them at home prior to consigning sheep to market then take advantage of Gordon Banks clipping service at the mart on the morning of sale. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Ted Ogden at the Mart Office


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £67.50 per head or 160.64p/kg                                                        

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 232.4p/kg         av 154.7p/kg         or £53.18 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 243.2p/kg         av 163.3p/kg         or £67.21 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 195.7p/kg         av 150.9p/kg         or £71.30 per head

52.1kg and over   to 175.5p/kg         av 144.6p/kg         or £80.20 per head


Beltex average £80.15 per head or 200.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 AL Thompson or 243.2p/kg T&C Robinson

Texel average £70.89 per head or 165.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95.50 or 238.8p/kg Ellis Bros

Suffolk average £67.79 per head or 155.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £89 AL Thompson or 173.3p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £68.34 per head or 160.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £78.50 or 178.4p/kg P Sedgwick

Cheviot average £70.29 per head or 156.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £74 JW Mellin or 165.6p/kg JA&JH Hewetson

Mule average £61.68 per head or 144.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69 AJ Taylor or 150.0p/kg S&P Scriven

Masham average £56.80 per head or 144.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64 or 145.5p/kg JK Wilson

Zwartable  average £66.69 per head or 136.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 MJ Beckwith or 156.p/kg JJ Beckwith

Swaledale average £50.38 per head or 132.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61.50 R Tennant or 144.7p/kg R Naylor

Dalesbred average £49.50 per head or 137.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £49.50 or 137.5p/kg JM Brown

Lonk average £57.74 per head or 152.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63.20 C&CA Crowther or 155.6p/kg Fairbanks Farm Ltd

Gritstone average £60.39 per head or 150.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £66 A Guy & Son or 151.3p/kg B Dibb

Scotch Black Faced average £58.37 per head or 153.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61 or 158.3p/kg J&E Slater

Lleyn average £68.55 per head or 162.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £74.50 AFD Roberts or 171.8p/kg CH&OF Hammond

BFL average £65.29 per head or 129.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69.50 Ellis Bros or 137.0p/kg AJ Mason

Rough Fell average £56.67 per head or 131.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64 or 139.5p/kg R Naylor



Today we held our Christmas Prize Show & Sale of Cast Sheep.

Judging was carried out excellently by Mr Bobby Booth.

The Following awards were given:

Lowland Ewes

1st AL Thompson, Foulridge selling for £145 to Richard Caton

2nd KW Gamble, Easingwold selling for £127.50 to Lancashire Direct Halal Meats

3rd J Garth & Son, Keasden selling for £115.50 to Yorkshire Halal Meats

Mule/Masham Ewes

1st AL Dean & Sons, Threshfield selling for £61.50 to J&E Medcalf

2nd D&J Carlisle, Cracoe selling for £54.50 to Yorkshire Halal Meats

3rd AJ Taylor, Broughton selling for £64.50 to Yorkshire Halal Meats

Swaledale/Dalesbred Ewes

1st AL Dean & Sons, Threshfield selling for £43.50 to Yorkshire Halal Meats

2nd C Nelson & Son, Bordley selling for £39.50 to Yorkshire Halal Meats

3rd R Tennant, Conistone with Kilnsey selling for £32.50 to Andrew Atkinson

Other Hill Bred Ewes

1st J Caygill & Ptnrs, Rylestone selling for £77.50 to Worldwide Foods

2nd J Caygill & Ptnrs, Rylestone selling for £64.50 to Yorkshire Halal Meats


CULL EWES average £46.52

Suffolk to £82.50, Texel to £139.50, Charollais to £101.50, BFL to £52.50, Mule to £70.50, Teeswater to £73.50, Cheviot to £77.50, Lonk to £39.50,  Lleyn to £71.50, Swaledale to £49.50, Dalesbred to £28.50.


LOWLAND: £139.50 M Hall; £135 AL Thompson

MULE/MASHAM: £70.50 Procters Farm; £64.50 JR Taylor

HORNED: £49.50 AW&E&N Wade; £43.50 AL Dean

HILL: £77.50 £74.50 J Caygill & Ptnrs; £71.50 Fleets Farms


CAST RAMS average £54.38

Texel to £97.50, Gritstone to £53.50, Cheviot to £40,

TOP PRICES: £97.50 Procters Farms; £83.50 JM Brown



REARING CALVES to £410  average £153.41

Though less in number than the Xmas Show last week the quality of Calves remained strong with B&W reaching £118 and a top price for a 2mth old Limousin Bull Calf from TH&A Pickard & Son, Bolton by Bowland.



Limousin x                             to £410                 

Brit Blue x                             to £320                  av £279

Aberdeen Angus                  to £195                 

Black & White                       to £118                  av £65.31


HEIFER CALVES                    

Brit Blue x                             to £228.50            av £272

Aberdeen Angus                  to £193.5               av £212




Wheat Straw Quads                            £59 per tonne

Oat Straw Quads                                 £56 per tonne

Small Bale Hay                                      £3.80 per bale

Haylage Big Bale                                   £20.50 per bale

Silage Big Bale                                       £25.50 per bale

Rye Grass Hay Big Bale                        £28 per bale