MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2013 65 PRIME CATTLE comprising 8 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 51 Cast Cattle 4,663 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4,285 Prime Lambs, 378 Cast Ewes & Rams 84 REARING CALVES 5 LOADS OF PRODUCE


65 PRIME CATTLE comprising 8 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 51 Cast Cattle

4,663 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4,285 Prime Lambs, 378 Cast Ewes & Rams




PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop from Thornton made it a clean sweep of the prize winners at the November Primestock Show buying the Champion a Simmental cross heifer bred from a Continental cow, weighing 590kg and belonging to Jim Baines of Trawden which made 271.5p/kg or £1602. Buyer James Robertshaw also added the 460kg reserve champion a Limousin cross heifer bred by Brian Lund of Walshaw to his list of purchases for 255.5p/kg or £1175.


Monthly Show

Heifers –

1st J Baines

2nd B Lund

3rd B Lund


501-590kg                             to 271.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 255.5p/kg                        av 227.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

J Baines                  Simx Hfr                 £1602                    271.5p

B Spensley Ltd         Limx Hfr                 £1400                    229.5p

B Lund                    Limx Hfr                 £1260                    254.5p

B Lund                    Limx Hfr                 £1175                    255.5p

J Baines                  BBx Hfr                   £1084                    223.5p

J Baines                  Limx Hfr                 £1037                    225.5p

Clean Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   127.19p                                 £814.01

Top Prices £per head and p/kg

JM Daggett                             Short Hfr                £877                       118.5p

JW Mellin                               Longhorn Hfr          £861                       177.5p

D Jeffrey                                B&W Hfr                £842                       127.5p

D Jeffrey                                B&W Hfr                £788                       132.5p



Overall Average                                   94.17p/kg                             £633.86

Trade for cast cattle remains steady nationally due to lack of demand for manufacturing meat on home and export markets. Meat and farm assurance helping to sell cattle under these circumstances. A few feeding orders help to keep leaner types a satisfactory trade even for non assured cattle.


Monthly Show

Dairy Bred

1st & 2nd Decrar Farming                     3rd DC Hall

Beef x

1st JC&N Throup                   2nd D&S Hollings                   3rd F Stephenson


Black & White                       to 104.5p/kg                        av 87.06p/kg

Limx                                       to 116.5p/kg                        av 97.27p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 126.5p/kg                        av 118.24p/kg

Blondex                                 to 125.5p/kg                        av 119.43p/kg

AAx                                         to 97.5p/kg                          av 91.01p/kg

Stab                                        to 92.5p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 118.5p/kg

Saler                                       to 103.5p/kg

Montx                                    to 94.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

D&S Hollings                         BBx                         £968

Decrar Farming                      Montx                     £912

F Stephenson                        Blondex                   £869

JC&N Throup                         Blondex                   £853

Decrar Farming                      B&W                       £815

Decrar Farming                      B&W                       £812

JC&N Throup                         Limx                        £810

JC&N Throup                         BBx                         £797

Decrar Farming                     B&W                        £774

KW&EJ Browes                      Limx                        £736


Top Prices (p/kg)

D&S Hollings                         BBx                         126.5p

JC&N Throup                         BBx                         125.5p

JC&N Throup                         Blondex                   125.5p

F Stephenson                        Blondex                   121.5p

S&T Fawcett                          Short                      118.5p

JC&N Throup                         Limx                        116.5p

D Pearson                              Blondex                   109.5p

Decrar Farming                       B&W                        104.5p

JC&N Throup                          Limx                        103.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       103.5p


PRIME SHEEP (4,663 Head)

A great show of sheep attracted a full ringside of buyers producing an overall average of 175p (+3p on the week).

Lowland lambs were dearer on the week, especially the best end with 5 wholesale firms keen for the Beltex types to lift all these well over 200p. Commercial types of Continental lambs were 5p to 10p dearer on the week, with 43kg to 46kg regularly at £32 to £36 over the weight. Lighter weights (36-38kg) well fleshed were good to sell at around £30 to £32 over the weight. Suffolk Lambs generally £26 to £30 over the weight, a few smarter show pens above this. Mule lambs were a similar trade on the week, mostly around £25 to £27 for the 40kg to 45kg weights. Horned lambs were generally a touch better to sell.

Today we held the monthly prime sheep show, sponsored by Wynstay and judged by Mr Paul Watson. The following results were given.


Monthly Show


1st – RH Ireland weighed 45kg @ £118 to Keelham Farm Shop

2nd – H Baines weighed 43kg @ £100 to P Watson for Dunbia Preston

3rd – Frankland Farms weighed 43kg @ £99 to P Watson for Dunbia Preston

Down x

1st – M Bailey weighed 43kg @ £84.50 to J&E Medcalf

2nd – J Earnshaw weighed 45kg @ £82 to Keelham Farm Shop

3rd – CD&RF Kitching  weighed 42kg @ £75.50 to R Schofield


1st – K Lister & Son weighed 39kg @ £62 to P Watson for Dunbia Preston


1st – WA&A Booth weighed 48kg @ £77 to St Merryn Foods

2nd – P Addyman weighed 54kg @ £77 to Andrew Atkinson

3rd – ASE Crisp weighed 46kg @ £73 to RT Booth


Champion – RH Ireland

Reserve – H Baines


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £74.34 per head or 175.2p/kg                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 135.5p/kg         av 134.2p/kg         or £41.63 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 209.1p/kg         av 164.1p/kg         or £56.30 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 262.2p/kg         av 176.7p/kg         or £73.57  per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 218.8p/kg         av 172.5p/kg         or £81.99 per head

52.1kg and over   to 174.4p/kg         av 152.4p/kg         or £83.12 per head


Beltex average £83.85 per head or 202.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £105 Oxton Farm or 236.1p/kg G Sunderland

Texel average £75.52 per head or 177.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £118 or 262.2p/kg RH&MR Ireland

Suffolk average £74.52 per head or 168.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £86 TH Mellin or 196.5p/kg M Bailey

Charollais average £77.54 per head or 178.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £99 or 230.2p/kg Frankland Farms

Mule average £67.98 per head or 161.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77 WA&A Booth or 170.7p/kg JA Throup

Lleyn average £66.40 per head or 164.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71 or 173.2p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Swaledale average £49.80 per head or 138.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £60.50 or 155.1p/kg AL Dean

Dalesbred average £52.06 per head or 146.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £62 or 159.0p/kg K Lister & Son

Cheviot average £69.37 per head or 168.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.20 or 175.5p/kg JA&JH Hewetson

Rouge average £79.74 per head or 174.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £79.80 or 177.3p/kg JB Bancroft

Gritstone average £63.01 per head or 165.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63.20 or 166.3p/kg B Dibb



CULL EWES average £32.07

Suffolk to £48.50, Texel to £103.50, Teeswater to £54.50, Mule to £48.50, Gritstone to £27.50, Cheviot to £51.50, Lleyn to £32.50 Swaledale to £27.50, Dalesbred to £31.50.


LOWLAND: £103.50 ES Fearnley

MULE/MASHAM: £48.50 CH&C Fearnley

HORNED: £31.50 K Lister & Sons

HILL: £51.50 K Lister & Sons


CAST RAMS average £45.50

Texel to £45.50

TOP PRICES: £103.50 ES Fearnley, £89.50 J Lund, £51.50, £40.50, £31.50 K Lister & Sons, £48.50, £32.50 AR&FT Lund, £48.50 CH&C Fearnley.




B&W av £82.95 Cont av £261.57 Native av £201.83

Nice show of calves with the main interest directed at the Black and White trade today though a strong number of continentals were forward once again and were met by a good trade.



Pedigree Holstein Bull

10-15 Incalf Hfrs due End of Nov to B&W or AA



Limousin x                             to £260                  av £256.67                           

Brit Blue x                             to £365                  av £307.15                           

Charolais                                to £380                  av £375.13                           

Aberdeen Angus                  to £280                  av £215.50                           

Black & White                       to £185                  av £82.95                             


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £310                  av £223.75                           

Brit Blue x                             to £335                  av £244.38                           

Aberdeen Angus                  to £205                  av £171.50                                                                                                           





Hay Quads                                             to £34

Wheat Straw Mini Hestons               to £24

Hay Round                                             to £20