MARKET REPORT -MONDAY 27TH JANUARY 2014 PRIMESTOCK 51 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 45 Cast Cattle 2,564 Prime Sheep comprising 2,189 Old Season Lambs, 375 Cast Ewes & Rams 55 Rearing Calves 15 Dairy Cattle 7 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


590kg+                                   to 137.5p/kg

£’s per head: £887 J Caygill & Ptns

p/kg: 137.5p J Caygill&Ptns


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   130.37p/kg           £886.49

£’s per head: £983 L&A Watson, £914 R&S Whalley, £914 JD Crabtree&Son,

p/kg: 142.5p L&A Watson, 139.5p IRG Collins & Ptns, 138.5p R&S Whalley


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   110.17p/kg           £746.09

Dairy                                     to 142.5p/kg                        av 111.40p/kg

Lim                                        to 144.5p/kg                        av 126.88p/kg

Blondex                                 to 119.5p/kg

AAx                                       to 95.5p/kg

Hefdx                                    to 98.5p/kg


Lim: Av £857.35 or 126.88p/kg

£’s per head: £1062 AJ Mason,£998 AJ Mason, £914 J&G Huck, £842 E&SCL Harker&Son, £815 D&C Cockburn Bros

Blondex: Av £717 or 119.5p

£’s per head: £717 K Lister&Son

p/kg: 119.5p K Lister&Son

Dairy: Av £783.08 or 110.07p/kg

£’s per head: £970 G Booth, £961 JD Crabtree & Son, £878 JSS Verity, £876 L&A Watson, N Parker £870

p/kg: L&A Watson 142.5p, R.Dakin 117.5p, G Booth 117.5p, JD Crabtree&Son 116.5p, JSS Verity 115.5p

Mature Bulls

Overall Average                                   101.05p/kg           £828.60

Dairy                                       to 95.5p/kg

Blonde                                    to 105.5p/kg

£’s perhead: £960 J&G Huck, £697 EJ Fort

p/kg: 105.5p J&G Huck, 95.5p EJ Fort



2, 564 Prime Sheep

There was a good show of over 2,500 sheep today for the 19 buyers who were ringside to bid at. Old Season Lambs were dearer on the week, Smart end saw 71 pens sell for £2 per kilo or more, Top price was 260.5p/kg for 38kg Beltex at £99 from John Eddleston of Great Harwood, these purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. The average for the Beltex’s was 216.4p/kg.

The top price per head was £107.50, for a pen of 45kg Beltex’s, which was paid to Hayley Baines whose lambs were purchased by Hartshead Meat Company. A further 6 pens of lambs sold for over £100, with another 45 pens sold for £90 to £99.50.

The nice commercial export sheep were dearer on the week, 36kg to 43kg sheep mainly around 190p to 210p, plainer sorts 185p. Texels in the 36kg to 45kg weight range averaged 196.4p/kg.

 Hill bred sheep were also dearer on the week. Good Mule lambs 43kg to 46kg making £32 to £35 over the weight. Sample prices were Gary Schofield with 47kg at £80, Peter Houseman with 43kg at £78, WM Hall 49kg at £85, Andrew Taylor 49kg at £80, Glen Bell 53kg at £82, Bill Bland 44kg at £78, Keith Downs 47kg at £80 and 46kg at £79. Mules average 171.6p.

Cheviot and Gritstone lambs sold well with Chris Crowther topping with Cheviot x Lonks weighing 40kg at £81. Horned lambs were £3 to £4 each dearer on the week, with good Swaledale and Dalesbred Wether lambs selling at £25 to £28 over the weight.

The 375 cast sheep on offer were a sharp trade, with well fleshed but not overfat heavy sheep very good to sell. Texel and Continental ewes topped the sale at £128.50 from Kevin Marshall averaging £75.70. The overall average for Ewes and Rams was £52.05.


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £78.08 per head or 186.49p/kg                                                

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 193.1p/kg         av 175.3p/kg         or £53.17 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 220.0p/kg         av 177.2p/kg         or £60.73 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 260.5p/kg         av 190.8p/kg         or £78.84 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 210.9p/kg         av 178.1p/kg         or £85.02 per head

52.1kg and over                 to 182.0p/kg         av 163.9p/kg         or £89.98 per head


Beltex average £87.31 per head or 216.44p/kg

Top prices: £101 CT Akrigg or 260.5p/kg JS Eddleston

Texel average £82.58 per head or 192.9p/kg

Top prices: £107.50 or 250.0p/kg JE Burrow

Suffolk average £79.08 per head or 181.4p/kg

Top prices: £94 H Downs & Son or 204.4p/kg WA&VJ&JA Towler

Charollais average £75.07 per head or 188.4p/kg

Top prices: £98 WM Hall or200.0 p/kg GE Hall

Lleyn average £70.05 per head or 170.3p/kg

Top prices: £82 or 179.5p/kg West Berwick Farms

Mule average £75.33 per head or 171.6p/kg

Top prices: £85 WM Hall or 183.3p/kg T Atkins

Swaledale average £60.49 per head or 165.15p/kg

Top prices: £77 S&D Robinson or 180p/kg W&J&E Harker

Dalesbred average £57.06 per head or 172.9p/kg

Top prices: £68 JK Wilson or 173.4p/kg RH&EA Close

Lonk average £60.53 per head or 171.9p/kg

Top prices: £77.50 or 176.1p/kg J Cheetham

Gritstone average £77.13 per head or 183.3p/kg

Top prices: £80.50 or 191.7p/kg B Dibb

Rouge average £85.33 per head or 201.5p/kg

Top prices: £90 or 207.5p/kg JB Bancroft

Cheviot average £73.66 per head or 189.9p/kg

Top prices: £86.50 Lea & Son or 198.8p/kg CA&A Crowther

Herdwick average £57.17 per head or 169.8p/kg

Top prices: £61.50 or 175.7p/kg C&M Crawshaw

Kerry Hill average £68.50 per head or 185.1p/kg

Top prices: £68.50 or 185.1p/kg Lea & Son



Cull Ewes average £52.05

Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £128.50, Beltex to £75.50, BFL to £87.50, Mule to £62.50, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £73.50, Lonk to £, Lleyn to £51.50, Swaledale to £48.50, Dalesbred to £29.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £128.50 K Marshall, £117.50 SB&AJ Wallbank

Mule/Masham: £62.50 P&A Riley; £61.50 J Turner

Horned:£48.50 & £44.50 GW Houseman & Partners

Hill: £73.50 & £63.50 K Marshall


Cast Rams

Suffolk to £83.50, Texel to £80.50, Lleyn to £50.

Top Prices: £83.50 JM Daggett, £80.50 A Ibbotson



Rearing Calves to £400

B&W av £92.03 Cont av £292.66 Native av £208.33

55 Calves forward for the final sale of January with 15 +buyers filling the ringside, black and whites once again good to sell with Peter and Jonathon Sharp achieving £150 for a Pure Holstein Bull. The 14 Blue Calves forward achieved a good average with Bulls averaging £369 and topped at £400 for a Flareon Son from Peter and Shaun Sowray. Limousin’s were in shorter supply with Mark Smith, Winterburn making £260 for a 3mth old Bull which ended up heading to Clitheroe.   

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £250) to £260 M&R Smith

Brit Blue x (Av £369) to £400 A Sowray & Son

Saler (Av £237) to £264 RL Wright

Black & White (Av £92.03) to £150 P Sharp & Son


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £110) to £110 Townhead Fm Products                              

Brit Blue x (Av £256) to £330 PJ Bolland                       

Shorthorn (Av £150) to £150 JR CJ & D Drake

Saler (Av £155) to £155 P Sharp & Son                          



Craven Dairy Auction (15 head)

BOCM Pauls Dairy Sale once again well supported with plenty of punters ringside and a flying trade to match. Richard Crabtree of Otley was the man to judge and David Lawson was the winner with a Home bred Pedigree heifer with Richard Walker of East Morton a close second. All the milkers sold to well above predictions with punters aplenty, Brian Moorhouse of Bellbusk set the trade with a Week Calved Pedigree Heifer making £2300 and this trade continued right the way through, even Incalf heifers sold strongly with Mick Corner of Easingwold receiving £1850 for Pure Holstein incalf to Grosvenor Sex Semen.


Next Dairy Sale: 10th February   


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st & 3rd A Lawson & Son    2nd RW&M Walker

                                In-Calf Heifers:                    1st& 3rd MGT Corner           2nd R&CR Mitchell

                                Jersey:                                   1st G Woodmansey & Son

Champion – A Lawson & Son                            Reserve – RW&M Walker


Newly Calven Heifers:  to £2220 av £2010 RW&M Walker       

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2500 av £2103 A Lawson & Son

Pedigree Newly Calven Jersey Heifer £950 G Woodmansey & Son

Pedigree Bull:  1850gns A Lawson & Son




Wheat Straw Mini Heston                                 to £16 per bale

Small Bale Hay                                                      to £3.30 per bale