Forward: 33 Prime cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle 5,152 Prime Sheep comprising 4,835 Prime Lambs, 317 Cast Ewes & Rams 40 Rearing Calves 8 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


501- 590kg                                            to 169.5p/kg        av. 156.45p/kg

590kg+                                                   to 156.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (B&W)962,DE&MA Booth (B&W)815, Flasby Estates (Limx) 797

p/kg: Flasby Estates (Limx) 169.5,JD Taylor&Son (B&W)156.5, DE&MA Booth(B&W)145.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   131.38p/kg           £819.51

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (B&W)998, Flasby Estates(AAx)904,

p/kg: Flasby Estates (AAx) 149.5, JD Taylor&Son (B&W) 140.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   97.26p/kg             £654.99

Black & White                       to 112.5p/kg                        av 94.56p/kg

MRI                                         to 114.5p/kg                       

AAx                                         to 128.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:JC Marshall 857,KM&L Throup 828, A Calvert&Son 807, WP Gratton 799,785&783

p/kg: CM&EM Gratton 112.5,A Calvert&Son 110.5, E&KM Marshall 109.5, WP Gratton 109.5,107.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 756

p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 114.5


£ per head: D&J Isherwood 912

p/kg: D&J Isherwood 128.5


5,152 Prime Sheep

A cracking show of sheep today were every bit as good to sell as anticipated. Today was just a regular Monday market but there were some great runs of lambs and £3/kilo was achieved on 2 occasions, Martin and Val Brown topped the market at £120 per head, and also at 302.9p (34kg@£103), Messrs Brown sold six pens of Beltex lambs to average 271p/kg. Henry Atkinson was the other vendor to achieve 300p/kg (37kg@£111) and his run of six pens of Beltex lambs averaged 251p/kg. James and Simon Garth and Paul Simpson also appeared in the list of highest prices.  In total 22 pens of lambs sold for over 250p/kg today and 43 pens sold for £100 or more.

Commercial lambs were easily sold today, as shown by the 36kg to 45kg bracket averaging 200p. Handy weighted export lambs were 195p to 215p depending on types, whilst nice farm assured 45kg to 47kg Continental lambs were 195p to 205p most of the sale. Heavy lambs were forward in good numbers and 50kg plus lambs were generally £90 plus, John Mellin of Hull House selling some 55kg to 60kg lambs ranging from £104 to £117 per head.

Mule and Horned lambs followed a similar trade to last week, and depending upon weight, quality and farm assured or not, they were mainly £32 to £38 over the weight. Good lightweight Swaledale’s 180p plus.

Cast Ewes were much dearer on the week and averaged just short of £70.

4,835 Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £83.09 per head or 195.2p/kg                                                

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 302.9p/kg         av 198.3p/kg         or £68.34 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 300.0p/kg         av 200.1p/kg         or £82.48 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 255.3p/kg         av 185.4p/kg         or £88.80 per head

52.1kg and over   to 196.2p/kg         av 171.9p/kg         or £93.36 per head

Beltex average £91.89 per head or 224.8p/kg

£ per head: £120 £113 £111 £110 AM&HV Brown; £111 H Atkinson; £109 £108 £106 PW Simpson; £108 £106 J Garth & Son;

p/kg: 302.9p 297.4p 296.4p 284.6p AM&HV Brown; 300.0p A Atkinson; 280.0p PW Simpson; 278.9p J Garth & Son;

Suffolk average £87.83 per head or 187.6p/kg

£ per head: £97 £95 Ashfield Farms; £96.50 RG Church; £94.50 GB Moorhouse; £94 N&M Sutcliffe; £93.50 G&MA Lawn;

p/kg: 208.1p G&MA Lawn; 207.1p R Emmott; 206.7p H Raw; 204.9p PJ Bolland; 202.3p G Mellin; 201.3p GW Houseman;

Texel average £85.54 per head or 199.5p/kg

£ per head: £117 £112.50 £109 £104  JW Mellin; £109 FW&JM Edington; £103 RH&MR Ireland; £101.50 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 246.2p JG Senior; 243.6p B Lund; 240.0p Ellis Bros; 238.5p J&ME Carr; 235.0p RH&MR Ireland; 235.0p F&R Fielden;

Mule average £77.04 per head or 178.7p/kg

£ per head: £89 GW Houseman; £89 FW&JM Edington; £88.50 RG Church Ltd; £85.50 K&GJ Huck; £85 WM Hall;

p/kg: 194.1p GA Parker; 190.2p CD&RF Kitching; 188.6p 187.5p Ellis Bros; 187.5p JH Throup; 185.9p AL Dean;

Charollais average £88.76 per head or 191.5p/kg

£ per head: £104 JG Senior; £102 £101 D Calvert & Son; £97.50 WM Hall; £97 MJ Spensley; £95 K Marshall;

p/kg: 212.8px2 JG Senior; 211.3p SB&AJ Wallbank; 211.3p P Crabtree & Son; 210.5p BA&B Perkins; 210.5p A Fisher;

Swaledale average £67.15 per head or 173.1p/kg

£ per head: £78 J Palmer & Son; £75 R Tennant; £73.50 JC&N Throup; £72.50 P Addyman & Son; £70.50 JE Cowperthwaite;

p/kg: 188.6p RW&B Chapman; 185.3p S&D Robinson; 182.9p G Huck & Son; 181.1p T Atkins; £180.3p JE Cowperthwaite;

Dalesbred average £50.18 per head or 159.5p/kg

£ per head: £70 K&J Marshall; £69 £68 JK Wilson; £55.50 A&N Fothergill;

p/kg: 175.0p K&J Marshall; 173.4p A&N Fothergill; 172.5p £170.0p JK Wilson; 155.0px2 FW Horner;

Cheviot average £78.93 per head or 189.1p/kg

£ per head: £86x2 T Kiernan; £68.50 AE Stubbs;

p/kg: 195.7p AE Stubbs; 195.5p 179.2p T Kiernan;

SBF average £81.27 per head or 198.9p/kg

£ per head: £85.50 AM&HV Brown; £83.50 £82 £81.50 £80 J&E Slater;

p/kg: 203.8p 200.0px2 198.8p 195.2p J&E Slater; 189.7p B Dibb;   

Lleyn average £78.04 per head or 193.6p/kg

£ per head: £90 £84 £83.50 Denton Park; £86 CD&RF Kitching; £79x3 Fleets Farm; £78.50 G&A Fort;

p/kg: 206.9p 200.0p 198.8p Denton Park; 201.3p DC Wood; 200.0p CD&RF Kitching; 197.5p Fleets Farms;


Cull Ewes average £69.49

Suffolk to £119.50, Texel to £121.50, BFL to £75.50, Mule to £92.50, Lleyn to £81.50, Swaledale to £58.50, Gritstone to £57.50, Charollais to £117.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £121.50 GW Houseman & Partners; £119.50 AL Thompson; £116.50 AN Bolland

Mule/Masham: £92.50 RH Marston; £89.50 JA&JM Wade & Son; £86.50 AN Bolland

Horned: £59.50 GW Houseman & Partners; £58.50 K&GJ Huck; £56.50 K Lister & Sons

Hill: £81.50, £72.50 H&M Dugdale & Son; 


Cast Rams average £92

Texel to £137.50 JP&KE Hartley; £128.50 GB Holt; £111.50 RC Greenwood; Suffolk to £93.50 JP&KE Hartley; Swaledale to £70.50 Ellis Bros; BFL to £138.50 K&GJ Huck; Beltex to £115.50 JGE Heseltine; Kerry Hill to £76.50 K&J Marshall.



Rearing Calves to £360

B&W av £51 Cont av £248.92

A young show of calves with 90% just over a month old, but some fierce bidding for some straight calves right through.

Although prices overall were down for what was sold the trade was strong for the goods.

Some strong bidding expected up until Christmas with buyers wanting to fill orders. Sales 15th and 22nd December.   


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £285) to £330 RD Metcalfe                   

Simmental x (Av £263.33) to £290 J Peel                                                                                     

MRI to £150                                        

Black & White (Av £50) to £90 JC&DJ Marshall                            


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £194) to £235 RD Metcalfe                   

Brit Blue x (Av £258) to £360 MP Jennings                                                                                   

Saler (Av £179) to £215 Townhead Farm Products                                                     





Barley Straw Heston                           to £17.50

Hay Heston                                           to £21.50

Spring Barley                                        to £12

Wheat Straw                                        to £12