Market Report – Monday 21st January 2013

FORWARD: 20 PRIME CATTLE comprising 3 Clean, 2 Cattle (under 48 mos), 15 Cast Cattle 2,929 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,634 Prime Lambs, 295 Cast Ewes & Rams 24 REARING CALVES 30 DAIRY CATTLE 890 BALES OF PRODUCE (Lying on the farm) – SPECIAL SALE OF WINTER FODDER & CROP

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 180.5p/kg        av 177.92p/kg


590kg+                                   to 163.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

B Spensley Ltd                      AAx Str                   £1106    175.5p

B Spensley Ltd                      Limx Str                  £1065    180.5p


PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    120.58p/kg or £877.24

Black & White                                       to 132.5p/kg        av 120.58p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

H Downs & Son                    B&W Bull              £1252    132.5p

Frankland Farms                 B&W                       £502       98.5p



Overall Average                                   122.25p/kg           £847.99

Black & White                       to 127.50p/kg                      av 118.10p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 130.5p/kg                        av p/kg

Blonde x                                to 143.5p/kg                        av 138.18p/kg

Limx                                       to 129.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

J&G Huck                               Blondex                 £1004

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £999

N Parker                                B&W                       £934

JC Marshall                          B&W                       £905

PJ Bolland                             B&W                       £870

J&G Huck                               Blondex                 £868

Frankland Farms                 B&W                       £842




Top Prices (p/kg)

J&G Huck                               Blonde x                143.5p

J&G Huck                               Blonde x                132.5p

JH Throup                              BBx                         130.5p

JH Throup                              Limx                        129.5p

Frankland Farms                 B&W                       127.5p

N Parker                                B&W                       124.5p

A&J Carr & Son                     B&W                       123.5p

JC Marshall                          B&W                       121.5p


PRIME SHEEP (2,929 Head)

A good show of sheep given the inclement weather.  All vendors well rewarded, the smart lambs especially good to sell, with Beltex crosses averaging 188p. At the top end lambs sold to £105 & £95 from J&J Garnett, £97.50 PW Simpson, £95 JT Baines, £95 twice £94 twice and £92 from Ellis Bros, £87.50 & £85.50 Taylor Bros, and £86 from Hayley Baines, whilst per kilo tops were 238.6p J&J Garnett, 218.6p Taylor Bros, 215.9 JT Baines, 215.2p 212.0 PW Simpson, 213.2p Hayley Baines, 209.2p JS Eddleston, 209.1p Ellis Bros , 207.4p J Cowking, 207.3p Fox Farms.

Commercial export lambs were around 5p to 10p/kg dearer on the week many of these selling at 160p to 170p, whilst Mule and hill lambs were £2 to £4 each dearer on the week, most handy weight Mules £13 to £16 over the weight.                                                                                                                          

PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £64.18 per head or 155.57p/kg                                                         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 182.8p/kg         av 153.5p/kg        or £52.53per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 238.6p/kg         av 159.8p/kg        or £65.11per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 212.0p/kg         av 140.1p/kg        or £66.08per head

52.1kg and over   to 166.7p/kg         av 130.5p/kg        or £70.37per head


Beltex average £73.28per head or 188.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £105 or 238.6p/kg J&J Garnett

Texel average £66.83per head or 161.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 or 209.1p/kg Ellis Bros

Suffolk average £64.55per head or 149.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77.50 GM&SC Pickles or 167.4p/kg C Mellin

Charollais average £66.46per head or 163.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72.50 or 172.6p/kg R Emmott

Mule average £55.95per head or 130.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £62.50 AJ Taylor or 142.3p/kg S&P Scriven

Lleyn  average £63.38per head or 149.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 or 155.1p/kg GM&SC Pickles

Swaledale average £47.56per head or 125.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £55.50 S Horsefield or 135.0p/kg N&M Sutcliffe

Gritstone average £62.52per head or 148.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64.50 or 153.6p/kg H Lea & Son

White Faced average £55.50per head or 123.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £55.50 or 126.1p/kg Pennine Feeds



CULL EWES average £50.05

Suffolk to £71.50, Texel to £117.50, Charollais to £44.50, BFL to £63.50, Mule to £49.50, Gritstone to £32.50, Cheviot to £56.50, Beltex to £44.50,  Lleyn to £48.50, Swaledale to £23.50.


LOWLAND: £117.50x2 £113.50x2 A Atkinson;

MULE/MASHAM: £49.50x2 H Downs & Son

HORNED: £23.50 G Saville £20.50 C Booth

HILL: £56.50 £48.50 J Caygill & Ptnrs;


CAST RAMS average £62.50

Charollais to £62.50.


£62.50 H Lea & Son



REARING CALVES to £365  average £111.88

A smaller show of calves this week due the bad weather.


Brit Blue x                             to £355                                  Top – J Gooch                       

Simmental                            to £240                                  Top – HJ&K Blackwell                                                         

Black & White                       to £102                  av £55    Top – RL Wright & Son                       


HEIFER CALVES                    

Brit Blue x                             to £365                                  Top – RL Wright & Son                       

Simmental                            to £225                                  Top – HJ&K Blackwell                                                         




Despite the inclement weather, good commercial and pedigree dairy cattle were out in force.  The quality of entries was such that it took Brian Moorhouse, Bell Busk considerable time to sift through and find his winner, a Newly Calven Pedigree Heifer from Jeremy Taylor of Smallhouse, Broughton. The Champion animal went on to reach a price of £2420, finding a new home with Mr Blockley of Tarvin, Cheshire. A good entry met a stiff trade which carried right through the sale. Entries for Next fortnight Welcome.

Sponsors of
The Craven Dairy Auction

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st JD Taylor 2nd P Baul 3rd M Swires


                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st M Swires 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd M Swires


CHAMPION –        JD Taylor                RESERVE –    M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Pedigree Heifers – Av £1926 to a Top of £2420 JD Taylor & Son, Broughton

Newly Calven Pedigree Cows – Av £1835 to a Top of £2020 A Lawson, Arthington              


Newly Calven Heifers – Av £1785 to a Top of £2120 DR Robinson, Eldroth           

Newly Calven Cows – Av £1704 to a Top of £1900 M Swires, Haverah Park


Winner of the BOCM Prize Raffle of 6 Bags of Heifer Ration was: Raymond Johnson, Felliscliffe



At the Opening Collective Sale of Winter Fodder there was considerable interest and a solid demand for categories in all areas.

The produce at this sale is sold in situ on the farm after pre sale viewing.


TOTAL FWD: 890 BALES OF HAY, HAYLAGE and SILAGE of which 560 bales were sold.

150 Bales of Hay (Rectangular) LWR WHARFEDALE to £25 per bale av £24.50

50 Bales of Hay ( Medium quality, hestons ) HARROGATE to £20 per bale av £19.75 per bale

60 Bales of Haylage (Round, 1st quality) HARROGATE to £22 per bale

200 Bales of Silage/Haylage (Rect 6’x3’) WHARFEDALE to £14 per bale

100 Bales of Silage (Round, Medium quality HARROGATE) to £10 per bale



Entries for catalogue close THURSDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2013.