MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 19th August 2013

MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 19th August 2013 FORWARD: 30 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle 3,941 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3410 Prime Lambs, 531 Cast Ewes & Rams 67 REARING CALVES 44 DAIRY CATTLE inc 4 PEDIGREE BULLS 3 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 202.5p/kg       


590kg+                                   to 189.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JR CJ & D Drake                    Limx Steer              £1154                    202.5p



Overall Average                   170.41p/kg                           £1035.26

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

J&JA Preston & Son             AA Hfr                     £1174                    192.5p

RG Church Ltd                       AAx Hfr                   £1092                    185.5p

R&E Butterfield                    B&W Hfr                £1063                    171.5p

JR CJ & D Drake                    Shorth Hfr             £1047                    185.5p



Overall Average                                   122.05p/kg           £801.12

Black & White                       to 130.5p/kg                        av 115.22p/kg

Jerseyx                                   to 130.5p/kg

Ayrshirex                               to 131.5p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 151.5p/kg                        av 146.38p/kg

Charx                                      to 138.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 122.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 141.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

S&D Robinson                      Hefdx                                      £1104

KM&L Throup & Son            Charx                                     £1018

ML&JE Kayley & Son            B&W                                       £1014

ML&JE Kayley & Son            Ayrshirex                               £999

I Barrett & Son                     BBx                                         £992

D&J Carlisle                          BBx                                         £989

C Wellock & Son                  BBx                                         £959

G Boothroyd & Son              Jerseyx                                   £940

RD Metcalfe & Son              B&W                                       £891

RD Metcalfe & Son              B&W                                       £889


Top Prices (p/kg)

I Barrett&Son                       BBx                                         151.5p

C Wellock & Son                  BBx                                         147.5p

D&J Carlisle                          BBx                                         146.5p

S&D Robinson                      Hefdx                                      141.5p

D&J Carlisle                          BBx                                         139.5p

KM&L Throup & Son            Charx                                     138.5p

ML&JE Kayley & Son            Ayrshirex                               131.5p

G Boothroyd & Son              Jerseyx                                   130.5p

N&J Thwaite                          B&W                                       130.5p

ML&JE Kayley & Son            B&W                                       127.5p



PRIME SHEEP (3,941 Head)

Another big show of sheep met with a much better trade on the week. The Beltex and ¾ Texel types were selling away well at 220p to 240p, tops at 243p from Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside. The nice half bred Texels and Suffolks 180p to 190p, the smarter end of these around 200p for the handyweights. Still quite a few 35kg to 37kg lambs in though at around 170p to 175p.

A lot more Mule lambs about today with over 300 in the entry, best of these at 179p from Dick Burley, Wath, whilst Trevor Stoney’s Dalesbred Mules topped at £79.50.

In the ewe market there was a large number of fresh spained ewes in the entry, including nearly 200 Horned amongst the 531 head, recording a cracking average of £46.65 right through.


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average £73.43 per head or 182.1p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 179.0p/kg         av 151.4p/kg        or £43.50 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 214.3 p/kg        av 172.4p/kg        or £59.76 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 243.2p/kg         av 182.8p/kg        or £73.81 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 198.0p/kg         av 180.6p/kg        or £83.86 per head

52.1kg and over   to 185.2p/kg         av 170.3p/kg        or £91.75 per head


Beltex average £79.48 per head or 200.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 or 243.2p/kg Ellis Bros

Texel average £74.96 per head or 185.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £100 SD Bennett or 240.0p/kg E&M Townley

Suffolk average £72.28 per head or 177.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85.50 R Emmott or 193.2p/kg SD Bennett

Charollais average £75.43 per head or 182.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82.50 P Bagshaw or 197.5p/kg J Turner

Mule average £67.97 per head or 171.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £79.50 JA Stoney or 179.3p/kg R&KA Burley

Zwartable  average £70.50 per head or 172.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70.50 or 172.0p/kg RL Handy

Swaledale average £41.91 per head or 144.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63 or 157.5p/kg K&GJ Huck

Dalesbred average £48.33 per head or 145.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £56 or 147.4p/kg A&N Fothergill

Blue D’Maine  average £79 per head or 188.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £79 or 188.1p/kg D Asquith

Rouge average £78 per head or 186.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82 or 200.0p/kg D Asquith

BFL average £70 per head or 166.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 or 166.7p/kg D Lodge

Lleyn average £70 per head or 176.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £74 or 185.0p/kg CD&RF Kitching



CULL EWES average £46.65


Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £108.50, Charollais to £98.50, Herdwick to £34.50, Mule to £68.50, Gritstone to £56.50,

Cheviot to £51.50, Lonk to £46.50,  Lleyn to £86.50, Swaledale to £39.50, Dalesbred to £24.50, Masham to £60.50,

Jacob to £60.50, Teeswater  to £69.50.


LOWLAND: £108.50 J Kayley; £100.50 AN Throup;

MULE/MASHAM: £68.50 JW Stockdale; £63.50 J Howard;

HORNED: £46.50 A Guy & Son; £39.50 Lea & Son;

HILL: £86.50 RG& SJ Paul; £56.50 A Guy & Son


CAST RAMS average £83.63

Suffolk to £74.50, Texel to £74.50, Charollais to £115.50, Lonk to £46.50.


£115.50 £93.50 £85.50 CW Marwood; £74.50 T&J Smith



REARING CALVES to £450  average £149.98 (67 Calves)


A Solid show of calves met a surprisingly keen ringside of buyers. Good solid numbers of calves is starting to pay dividend with a consistent number of buyers ringside competing for all type and breed of calf. A Good show wanted for next week’s bank holiday Calf Show with a brimming ringside of buyers expected.



Limousin x                             to £230                  av £198.33            JR Taylor                               

Brit Blue x                             to £450                  av £370.63            R Greenwood                      

Simmental                            to £225                                                  DL Leeming

Shorthorn                             to £65                    av £38.33              IRG Collins                                            

Aberdeen Angus                  to £252                  av £201.47            Church Farm Enterprises  

Black & White                       to £176                  av £75.47              Church Farm Enterprises  


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £180                  av £140                  DL Leeming Ltd

Brit Blue x                             to £332                  av £247.40            Church Farm Enterprises                  

Aberdeen Angus x               to £242                                                  Church Farm Enterprises                                                  












 A fantastic full shippon met a hive of activity and conversation pre sale. With an attentive crowd

trade was good with Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk setting the trade with the first Heifer in the

ring making £2100. The Champion heifer from Jennings Farmers of Fountains a really smart animal

which was giving 26 ltr and got picked up by Stephen Jeanes for £2050. Trade of the day once again

came to David Lawson of Arthington with a number of buyers intent on buying some of

his breeding with Malcolm Kayley and Stephen Jeanes eventually being the final owners with the

top call being £2700 for the 29ltr Reserve Champion. Other notable vendors was Robert Crisp of

Airton averaging £2000+ and a run of 12 from Keith Downs all making notable prices.


Despite a small but quality show of bulls punters remained transfixed on the tremendous bull from R&E Butterfield and the Ingleview herd which reached 1950gns and selling to Robert Metcalfe of Brearton. The 4 Bulls were all sold with an average of 1510gns.


Next Sale 12th September


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Jennings Farmers           2nd A Lawson & Son             3rd ASE Crisp

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son              2nd E Pennock & Son            3rd J Wellock

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st Lea& Son                          2nd Lea & Son                        3rd Lea & Son

                                Pedigree Bulls                      1st R&E Butterfield               2nd A Greenhalgh                  3rd A Greenhalgh


CHAMPION – Jennings Farmers Ltd                 RESERVE – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2180 av £1791 ASE Crisp           

Newly Calven Cows:           to £1690 av £1476 E Pennock & Son

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       to £2700 av £2077 A Lawson & Son

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow:            to £2050 av £1945 A Lawson & son

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Cows:                  to £1420 av £1400 D&P Brown

In Calf Heifers:                      to £1340 av £1170 Lea & Son