FORWARD: 32 PRIME CATTLE comprising 4 Clean Cattle 9 (under 30mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle 2,019 PRIME SHEEP comprising 92 Spring Lambs, 1501 Prime Hoggs, 426 Cast Ewes & Rams 687 EWES & LAMBS - 265 Ewes Shearling & Hoggs with 413 Lambs @ Foot 49 REARING CALVES 36 DAIRY CATTLE inc 12 PEDIGREE BULLS 9 LOADS OF PRODUCE


CLEAN HEIFERS (under 30 mos)

501-590kg                             to 219.5p/kg        av 206.04p/kg

590kg+                                   to 164.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Roger Wood                          BBx Hfr                   £1339                    219.5p

Roger Wood                          Blonde x Hfr          £1267                    193.5p

WA Throup                            Char Hfr                 £1135                    164.5p

CLEAN HEIFERS (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                    169.63p/kg           £944.28

B&W                                       to 178.5p/kg

Lim x                                      to 189.5p/kg

Hefd x                                    to 184.5p/kg                        av 172.91p/kg

Jersey                                     to 136.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

DR&DC Findlay                    Hefdx                      £1201                    164.5p

Max Holmes                         B&W                       £1125                    178.5p

H&S Maudsley                     Hefdx                      £978                       184.5p

AR Barker                              Brit White             £940                       163.5p

JJ Beckwith&Sons                Lim                          £815                       189.5p


Overall Average                                   122.90p/kg           £748.24

Little change in trade for cast cattle with a shortage of fed cattle and a high percentage of worn dairy cattle. Useful entry of feeding cattle met a strong demand.

Black & White                       to 132.5p/kg                        av 112.56p/kg

Ayr                                          to 120.5p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 164.5p/kg                        av 156.33p/kg

Lim x                                      to 171.5p/kg                        av 147.22p/kg

Char x                                     to 135.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

RD Guy                                   B&W                       £1000

MJ&PJ Campbell                  Limx                        £990

WA Throup                            Charx                     £949

H&S Maudsely                     B&W                       £921

EJ Fort                                    B&W                       £878

DM&SV Throup                    BBx                         £869

F Spence                                B&W                       £848

JM Smith & Son                    B&W                       £848

G&PS Fleetwood                  Limx                        £840

RD Guy                                   B&W                       £809

Top Prices (p/kg)

G&PS Fleetwood                  Limx                        171.5p

H&S Maudsley                     BBx                         164.5p

DM&SV Throup                    BBx                         148.5p

MJ&PJ Campbell                  Limx                        144.5p

WA Throup                            Char                       135.5p

RD Guy                                   B&W                       132.5p

F Spence                                B&W                       132.5p

KA&HL Fawcett                     Limx                        130.5p

G&PS Fleetwood                  B&W                       127.5p

RD Guy                                   B&W                       127.5p



A larger number of spring lambs were a very varied selection. A lot of weight about today (46kg to 50kg) not helping the overall average, but in general, spring lambs were cheaper on the week as we wait for butcher & wholesale buyers to move to spring lambs. The hogg trade however was just the opposite, numbers tighter and all companies operating at full throttle to keep the overall average over 200p. Again the buyers emphasis was on meat, well fleshed sorts 220p to 240p, and heavies (46kg +) seeing a lot of hoggs at £100 or more. Stores and under finished hoggs selling at 160p up to 200p for the nice sorts.

A big show of ewes were a good trade with additional buyers operating today.

SPRING LAMBS  – Overall Average  £98.25 per head or 231.6p/kg

36.0kg to 45.5kg  to 260.2p/kg         av 233.6p/kg        or £96.49per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg  to 229.8p/kg         av 218.4p/kg        or £102.27per head


Suffolk  average £96.82 per head or 233.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £108 ML Evans or 246.5p/kg B&M Craven

Texel average £95.50 per head or 238.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £99 or 253.8p/kg TA Robinson

Charollais average £100.95 per head or 233.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £114.5 or 260.2p/kg DN Smith


PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £88.56 per head or 205.7p/kg                                                           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 203.0p/kg         av 165.8p/kg        or £57.04per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 261.9p/kg         av 209.8p/kg        or £86.57per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 237.8p/kg         av 207.9p/kg        or £99.41per head

52.1kg and over   to 195.6p/kg         av 182.7p/kg        or £101.97per head

Texel average £91.93 per head or 213.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £117.5 JW Hall or 261.9p/kg B Dibb

Suffolk average £89.98 per head or 208.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £105 WH&JW Hartley or 218.8p/kg RG Church

Charollais average £92.11 per head or 212.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £102.5 or 233.0p/kg S Dorey

Mule average £85.28 per head or 192.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93.50 or 201.1p/kg S Dorey

SBF average £85.00 per head or 212.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85 or 212.5p/kg T Kiernan

Swaledale average £53.76 per head or 147.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 R Caton or 172.50p/kg JW Hall

Lonk average £77.60 per head or 192.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80.50 or 196.3p/kg J Drinkall

Gritstone average £94.87 per head or 220.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £98 C Middleton or 231.3p/kg B Dibb

Cheviot average £99.43 per head or 216.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £106.50 or 231.5p/kg S Carruthers

Masham average £78.06 per head or 192.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 or 195.1p/kg S Dorey

Lleyn average £67.07 per head or 177.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75 or 187.5p/kg GM&SC Pickles

Beltex average £82.42 per head or 210.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £106 or 240.9p/kg TA Robinson


CULL EWES average £51.42

Suffolk to £94.50, Texel to £119.50, Charollais to £79.50, BFL to £95.50, Mule to £68.50, Beltex to £79.50, Cheviot to £69.50, Lonk to £53.50,  Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £53.50, WFW to £45.50.


LOWLAND: £119.50 SD Bennett; £105.50 P Sedgwick

MULE/MASHAM: £68.50 J Baker; £67.50 JT Rushton

HORNED: £53.50 P Metcalfe; £53.50 TB Moorhouse

HILL: £95.50 K Dickinson; £89.50 C Mellin

CAST RAMS average £57.99

Suffolk to £65.00, Texel to £97.50, Charollais to £80.50, BFL to £20.50, Beltex to £15.00.


£97.50 G Mellin; £93.50 B Watchorn; £93.50 JW Hall; £80.50 J Howard