Market Report – Monday 14th January 2013

FORWARD: 37 PRIME CATTLE comprising 5 Prime Cattle, 6 Cattle (under 48 mos), 26 Cast Cattle 3,144 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,675 Prime Hoggs, 469 Cast Ewes & Rams 28 REARING CALVES 1 LOADS OF PRODUCE



Heifers (Overall av 178.8p)

501kg to 590kg    to 185.5p              av 180.78p

591kg+                   to 171.5p



RG Church Ltd, Ab Angus cross 185.5p 179.5p 176.5p

Roger Wood, Blonde Aq cross 181.5p

TOP PRICES £’s per head

RG Church Ltd, Ab Angus cross £1,075 £1,006 £978

Roger Wood, Blonde Aq cross £989


PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    120.6p/kg or £857.39

Black & White                                      to 126.5p/kg         av 111.8p/kg

Cont x                                                     to 181.5p


Top prices £ per head and p/kg

E&AM Simpson & Son, Brit Blue £1,043.63 or 181.5p/kg

NM Parker, B&W £912.45 or 126.5p

AL Dean & Son, B&W £912.45, £857.50 or 122.5p & 118.5p



Overall Average                                   120.2p/kg             £857.39

Black & White                       to 128.5p/kg                        av 116.9p/kg

Beef cross                              to 137.5p/kg                        av 125.2p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

N Parker                                                B&W       £1,066.55

WP&B Walker & Son          Lim x       £1,062.55

T Craddock & Son                                Lim x       £1,028.93

AL Dean & Son                      B&W       £979.90

JD Taylor & Son                    B&W       £976.60

KM&L Throup                       B&W       £975.63

JH Throup                              Lim          £955.08

N Parker                                                B&W       £952.43


Top Prices (p/kg)

S Fawcett                               BBx         137.5p

T Craddock & Son                                Sim x      134.5p

T Craddock & Son                                Lim x       134.5p

WP&B Walker & Son          Lim x       134.5p

E&AM Simpson & Son         Lim x       128.5p

JD Taylor & Son                    B&W       128.5p

N Parker                                                B&W       128.5p                 



PRIME SHEEP (3,144 head)

A much better prime sheep trade than expected given the prices from mid to late last week. It was very much a weather induced trade though with light numbers countrywide this morning helping to lift trade in the afternoon. The overall average is back a bit on the week, but the overall quality was not as good. Some great runs of smart lambs sold well, Peter Fox had top price per kilo at 240.8p with others at 235.9p or £92 and £91 per head. Bryan Hall, Scaleber had top price per head at £94 each, also £82 twice, whilst David Findlay, Coverham presented lambs at 238.5p, 236.4 or £93 and £84 per head whilst also selling a pen of 32kg at £73 each or 228.2p. Jimmy Towler from Grindleton was in the mix too at 228.9p/kg or £87 per head, and other leading prices were F&R Fielden 225.7p & 214.3p, TA Robinson 219.4p and Michael Burnop 218.8p or £87 each. Commercial Export hoggs were a decent trade at 155p to 170p/kg, and Hill lambs bucked the trend with handy weight Mule hoggs £11 to £13 over the weight (125p to 130p), Heavy Mules 50kg plus at 110p to 120p. A good horned wether was 125p plus. A big show of cast sheep were a shade easier than last week.


PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £61.34 per head or 147.9p/kg                                                           

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 228.1p/kg         av 119.8p/kg        or £37.18 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 236.4p/kg         av 136.1p/kg        or £46.22 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 240.8p/kg         av 154.2p/kg        or £63.62 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 201.1p/kg         av 138.9p/kg        or £66.49 per head

52.1kg and over   to 127.8p/kg         av 120.2p/kg        or £65.53 per head


Beltex average £76.65 per head or 190.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £94.50 JG Hall or 240.8p/kg Fox Farms

Texel average £64.31 per head or 151.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £83.50 Kevin Marshall or 203.8p/kg Hayley Baines

Suffolk average £60.28 per head or 140.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75.50 FG Throup or 158.5p/kg G Beresford & Son

Charollais average £67.62 per head or 151.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £89 D&CA Calvert or 189.4p/kg D&CA Calvert

Cheviot average £55.80 per head or 155.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £60.50 JW Mellin or 159.2p/kg JW Mellin

Mule average £51.13 per head or 125.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £58.50 RG Church or 136.1p/kg Ashfield Farms

Rouge average £68 per head or 165.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 JB Bancroft or 165.9p/kg JB Bancroft

Swaledale average £42.47 per head or 120.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £52 H Raw or 132.9p/kg SM Towler

Dalesbred average £41.48 per head or 114.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £49.50 T&A Hird or 120.7p/kg T&A Hird

Scotch BF average £42.65 per head or 120.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £57.50 H Raw or 125.0p/kg H Raw

Lleyn average £58.32 per head or 140.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61 West Berwick Farm or 147.5p/kg DC Wood

Gritstone average £65.80 per head or 146.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £67.80 Bryan Dibb or 147.0p/kg Bryan Dibb



CULL EWES average £47.10

Suffolk to £63.50, Texel to £114.50, BFL to £50.50, Mule to £55, Gritstone to £43.50, Cheviot to £58.50, Lonk to £44.50, Swaledale to £34.50, Lleyn £57.50.


LOWLAND: £114.50 £104.50 £100 A Atkinson Livestock Ltd, £104.50 JH&J Ryder, £99.50 RW Foster, £98.50

MULE/MASHAM: £55.50 E&AM Simpson & Son, £54.50 AL Dean & Son, £53.50 R&E Dean.

HORNED: £44.50 DM Smith

HILL: £58.50 DR Findlay


CAST RAMS average £46.42

Suffolk to £66.50, Texel to £79.50, Charollais to £72.50, BFL to £74.50, Swaledale to £29.50.


£79.50 JC Crabtree & Son, £74.50 A&KM Barnes.


REARING CALVES to £355  average £125

Poor weather reduced numbers forward though all buyers were present and created another flying trade. Black & White Calves once again beating our competitors by a substantial margin with an average of £80.63. Top Price of £355 was for a BB Bull Calf supplied by DL Leeming of Burnt Yates.   


Limousin x                             to £230                                                  Top – DL Leeming                               

Brit Blue x                             to £355                                                  Top – DL Leeming                               

Simmental                            to £340                                                  Top – DL Leeming                                                               

Aberdeen Angus                  to £192                                                  Top – DL Leeming                               

Black & White                       to £135                  av £80                    Top – MJC&VA Staveley & Son

Brown Swiss                         to £105                  av £85                    Top – E Bradley & Son                        


HEIFER CALVES                    

Brit Blue x                             to £172                                                  Top – DL Leeming                               

Simmental                            to £190                                                  Top – DL Leeming                                                               





Small Bale Hay                                      £3.80 per bale