MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 15th JULY 2013 FORWARD: 36 PRIME CATTLE comp: 1 Clean Cattle (U’30 mo) 1 Clean Cattle (O’30 mo), 2 Bulls (U’30 mo) & 29 Cast Cattle, 3 Mature Bulls 3,881 PRIME SHEEP comp: 3,366 Spring Lambs & 515 Cast Ewes & Rams (inc 80 Prime & Mature Hoggs) 46 REARING CALVES 1 LOAD OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                                             to 185.5p/kg


650kg+                                                   to 167.5p/kg        av 152.91p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

D Wells                                  Sim Bull                 £1290                    167.5p

F Thomas & Son                   Limx Hfr                 £965                       185.5p

PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   173.5p                   £1102

S Breare                                 B&W Hfr                £1102                    173.5p



Overall Average                   134.19p/kg           £835.66

Black & White                       to 155.5p/kg                        av 124.93p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 135.5p/kg                        av 129.82p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 177.5p/kg                        av 143.88p/kg

Limx                                       to 155.5p/kg                        av 148.70p/kg

Blondex                                 to 175.5p/kg                        av 145.11p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

JR&DL Ogden                        Blonde x                                                £1237

WP Gratton                           B&W                                       £1154

WP Gratton                           B&W                                       £1113

G Pickersgill & Sons           B&W                                       £1065

B Lund                                    Limx                                        £1042

D&S Hollings                        BBx                                         £1019

D Wells                                  B&W                                       £981

B Lund                                    Limx                                        £953

D&S Hollings                        BBx                                         £950

JR Taylor & Son                    B&W                                       £928



Top Prices (p/kg)

D&S Hollings                        BBx                                         177.5p

JR&DL Ogden                        Blondex                                 175.5p

B Lund                                    Limx                                        155.5p

G Pickersgill & Sons           B&W                                       155.5p

R&CR Mitchell                      Limx                                        154.5p

J Shorrock                             Limx                                        154.5p

WP Gratton                           B&W                                       146.5p

B Lund                                    Limx                                        145.5p

PJ&RH Wallbank                 Limx                                        144.5p

WP Gratton                           B&W                                       142.5p



Overall Average                   137.07p/kg           £1161

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

CH&C Fearnley                     Char                       £1436                    141.5p

RW&M Walker                     Dairy Shorthorn   £1118                    135.5p

AJ Ogden                                Lim                          £928                       132.5p


PRIME SHEEP (3,881 Head)

A vast increase in sheep numbers today, but trade still good for the time of year with an overall average of 215p still achieved. The 40kg plus lambs were good to sell 210p to 230p, as did the heavies up around 50kg making 200p to 220p pleanty at £105 to £110 topping at £116. The handy weight lambs (38/39kg) were well sold as long as they were well fleshed or a bit smarter, ¾ bred types 230p to 250p. There was also quite a bit of export trade for nice 34kg to 37kg lambs but again they need to be good meat. A large show of cast sheep found a nice level trade.


PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average  £84.50 per head or 215.3p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 217.7p/kg         av 201.7p/kg        or £60.65 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 250.0p/kg         av 211.2p/kg        or £72.49 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 274.4p/kg         av 216.3p/kg        or £86.38 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 223.4p/kg         av 207.7p/kg        or £99.84 per head

52.1kg and over   to 214.8p/kg         av 188.5p/kg        or £75.14 per head


Beltex average £91.93 per head or 237.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £107 or 274.4p/kg T&C Robinson

Texel average £85.36 per head or 216.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £116 A&CL Gray or 263.9p/kg JS Eddleston

Suffolk average £85.38 per head or 207.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £106 KW Halliwell or 227.6p/kg TH Mellin

Charollais average £85.62 per head or 218.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £96 or 240.0p/kg JD&V Towers

Mule average £72.65 per head or 182.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75 Ellis Bros or 184.2p/kg KM&L Throup

Rouge  average £88.81 per head or 213.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £89.50 JA&JM Wade or 220.0p/kg JB Bancroft

Lleyn average £82.50 per head or 211.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82.50 or 211.5p/kg N Speake

Cheviot average £77.50 per head or 209.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.50 or 209.5p/kg DR&DC Findlay


Please note: Last week’s newspapers reported the top price Suffolk Sired lambs as being from James Earnshaw, this was incorrect, they were actually from JD Herd Contracting, Skipton.                                       



CULL EWES average £

Suffolk to £93.50, Texel to £97.50, Charollais to £59.50, BFL to £74.50, Mule to £69.50, White Faced to £51.50, Masham to £22.50, Cheviot to £54.50,  Lleyn to £50.50, Swaledale to £55.50, Dalesbred to £38.50.


LOWLAND: £97.50 PN Garth; £95.50 KG Stapleton

MULE/MASHAM: £69.50 CM&EM Gratton; £64.50M Thwaite; £64.50 J Greenwood

HORNED: £55.50 AM&HV Brown; £51.50 TA&N Whitefield

HILL: £74.50 Ellis Bros; £59.50 H Brown


CAST RAMS average £

Texel to £94.50, BFL to £68.50.

TOP PRICES: £94.50 £78.50 TA&N Whitefield; £78.50 FI Ibbotson



REARING CALVES to £495  average £166.02

With a reasonable entry trade was strong for all classes of calves with David Holmes of Otley and WP Gratton, Brimham Rocks, experiencing the best of the black & white trade of which both were Under 6 Wks and reached £180 and £160 respectively with B&W averaging a respectable £90.07. Native calves topped with a tremendous 5 week old  Angus Bull from JT Rushton which reached £280. Continentals once again were unstoppable with a Under 42 day old Blue Bull from James Gooch, Cononley  having the pick of the trade and reaching £495. For entries please contact Sam Bradley 07538539077


Dairy Sale Next Monday: 8 Incalf Hfrs and 8 N/C (4 Ped) Already entered.



Brit Blue x                             to £495                  av £437                  Top – J Gooch                       

Mont Bel                               to £190                  av £175                  Top – SW&JE Ryder                                                            

Aberdeen Angus                  to £280                  av £270                  Top – JT Rushton                 

Black & White                       to £180                  av £90                    Top – FA Holmes                 


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £445                  av £380                  Top – R&CR Mitchell                           

Brit Blue x                             to £450                  av £328                  Top – JT Rushton                 

Ab Angus                               to £255                  av £198                  Top – JP&KE Hartley                           

Shorthorn                             to £205                                                  Top – JR CJ & D Drake                         





Small Bay Hay                       £3.30 per bale