MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 12th AUGUST 2013 FORWARD: 34 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Clean Cattle(under 30 mos), 8 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle 3990 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3674 Prime Lambs, 316 Cast Ewes & Rams 76 REARING CALVES 1 LOAD OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg+                                           to 167.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

G France                                B&W Hfr                £846                       167.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   142.11p/kg           £884.62

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

D Wells                                  Limx Hfr                 £1020                    151.5p

DB&E Greenwood & Sons  Limx Hfr                 £970                       139.5p

AS&EA Jeanes                       B&W Hfr                £948                       134.5p

AS&EA Jeanes                       B&W Hfr                £947                       132.5p

AS&EA Jeanes                       B&W Hfr                £837                       159.5p                                  




Overall Average                                   120.77p/kg           £779.11


A lighter show and more cattle carrying finish contributed toward an improved cast cattle trade for all categories. Remains a definite premium for Farm Assured cattle reinforced because of the larger quantities of imported beef available to processors at home and abroad.


Black & White                       to 132.5p/kg                        av 115.94p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 163.5p/kg                        av 122.08p/kg

Limx                                       to 138.5p/kg                        av 131.90p/kg

Simx                                       to 149.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 125.5p/kg

Murray Grey                         to 121.5p/kg






Top Prices (£ per head)

D Wells                                  Simx                       £1166

T Metcalfe                             BBx                         £1104

N Parker                                B&W                       £1040

JR Dinsdale & Sons               B&W                       £1010

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £980

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £966

D&J Carlisle                           Limx                       £942

DB&E Greenwood               Limx                       £907

WB Woodsworth                 Limx                       £894

JR Dinsdale&Sons B&W                       £857


Top Prices (p/kg)

T Metcalfe                             BBx                         163.5p

D Wells                                  Simx                       149.5p

DB&E Greenwood               Limx                       138.5p

D&J Carlisle                           Limx                       136.5p

WB Woodsworth                 Limx                       134.5p

J Nelson                                 BBx                         133.5p

N Parker                                B&W                       132.5p

G France                                B&W                       128.5p

JR Dinsdale&Son                  B&W                       125.5p

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       125.5p




Another big show of sheep presented saw trade ease as expected, with prices dropping around the country as the day wore on. Anything with meat on was nicely bid for. Better sorts 180p-200p, Commercial types 170p-180p but the entry included a lot of 34kg to 37kg which were penalised this week with a couple of buyers missing from the ringside for this class of lamb.

A much smaller show of ewes were a straight trade.                                                                                                 


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £69.95 per head or 173.42p/kg                                                         

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 172.6p/kg         av 146.1p/kg        or £43.51 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 188.6p/kg         av 163.2p/kg        or £56.08 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 217.5p/kg         av 174.4p/kg        or £70.49  per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 186.7p/kg         av 171.4p/kg        or £81.39 per head

52.1kg and over   to 175.5p/kg         av 154.8p/kg        or £84.38 per head


Beltex average £72.31 per head or 188.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 or 215.9p/kg CT&EM Hammond

Texel average £71.80 per head or 176.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 CT&EM Hammond  or 218.5p/kg RA&M Earnshaw

Suffolk average £69.37 per head or 169.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £88.50 P Johnson or 187.8p/kg SD Bennett

Charollais average £68.23 per head or 172.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £79 I Marsden or 183.p/kg 183.8 SD Bennett

Mule average £64.05 per head or 162.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £78.50 JW Sayer or 173.8p/kg Ellis Bros





Rouge average £73.50 per head or 170.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73.50 or 170.9p/kg JA&JM Wade

Swaledale average £45.17 per head or 147.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £51 R Naylor or 151.8p/kg MR Ewbank

SBF average £43.71 per head or 139.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £58 or 148.7p/kg R Hebdon



CULL EWES average £31.79

Texel to £87.50, Beltex to £20, Mule to £59, Gritstone to £41.50, Masham to £22.50, Lonk to £33.50, Swaledale to £35.50, Dalesbred to £22.50.


LOWLAND: £87.50 FM Shepherd & Son; £83.50 R&M Towell;

MULE/MASHAM: £59 JC&N Throup;  £52.50 P Johnson; £52.50 S Isherwood

HORNED: £35.50 P Addyman; £33.50 AE Schindler

HILL: £41.50 JE Cowperthwaite;


CAST RAMS average £59.30

Texel to £72.50, Gritstone to £54.50,


£72.50 FM Shepherd & Son; £65.50 J&ME Carr; £61.50 J Turner



REARING CALVES to £390  average £120



Limousin x                             to £340                  av £332                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x                             to £390                                                  G Booth                

Charolais                                to £255                                                  JM Smith & Son                                                   

Aberdeen Angus                  to £310                  av £203                  M Fewster

Galloway                                to £215                                                  M Fewster           

MRI                                         to £98                    av £75                    L&A Watson

Mont Bel                               to £200                                                  JP&KE Hartley      

Black & White                       to £170                  av £79                    JC&DJ Marshall                    


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £310                                                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x                             to £340                  av £267                  G Booth                

Galloway                                to £175                                                  M Fewster                                                           

Aberdeen Angus                  to £245                  av £211                  JM Smith & Son                                                                                   






Barley Straw Quad Bales                    £80 per ton