MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 22nd JULY 2013 FORWARD: 55 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (und 30m) 4 Clean Cattle (ov 30m) 46 Cast Cattle & 3 Mature Bulls 2,944 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,215 Prime Lambs, 65 Mature Hoggs, 664 Cast Ewes & Rams 64 REARING CALVES 37 DAIRY CATTLE 4 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                                             to 189.5p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JD Taylor & Son                    Ab Ang                    £1051                    189.5p/kg



PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Black & White                                       to 162.5p/kg

Brown Swiss                                         to 134.5p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

J Caygill & Partners            B&W                       £1024                    149.5p/kg

E Coultherd                           B&W                       £966                       162.5p/kg

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £905                       149.5p/kg

D&P Brown                           Brown Swiss         £880                       134.5p/kg



A larger show of cows were good to sell with 10 buyers stood at the ringside today. Decent beef cows 140p to 170p, whilst meated B&W Cows selling at 130p to 140p, B&W averaging 124.7p/kg and beef cows averaging 144.2p/kg.


Overall Average                   134.18p/kg                           £844.31

Black & White                       to 174.5p/kg                        av 124.7p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 164.5p/kg                        av 146.4p/kg

Limousin                                to 175.5p/kg                        av 149.4p/kg

Hereford                               to 142.5p/kg                        av 139.2p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 139.5p/kg                        av 134.9p/kg

AB Angus                               to 149.5p/kg                        av 145.7p/kg

Brown Swiss                         to 115.5p/kg                        av 115.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

K&J Marshall                       BBX                         £1258

M Thomas                             Lim x                       £1131

JW Stockdale                        Lim x                       £1127

J&JA Preston                         Ab Ang                    £1121

G Abbott & Son                     B&W                       £1081

N Parker                                                B&W                       £1065

I Wellock                               Shorthorn              £1059

DR&DC Findlay                    Hereford                £1017


Top Prices (p/kg)

M Thomas                             Lim x                       175.5p/kg

Bell Bros                                                Lim x                       174.5p/kg

Bell Bros                                                Lim x                       172.5p/kg

JW Stockdale                        Lim x                       169.5p/kg

K&J Marshall                       BBX                         164.5p/kg

N Parker                                                B&W                       161.5p/kg

PJ&RH Wallbank                 Lim x                       159.5p/kg

M Thomas                             Lim x                       150.5p/kg



Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

AV Caton                                Char x                    £1269                    117.5p/kg

N Parker                                                Char x                    £883                       106.5p/kg

JC Marshall                          B&W                       £966                       94.5p/kg


PRIME SHEEP (2,944 Head)

Lambs took the dip in price that was expected following the downward trend of last week. Todays’ market levelled at just a shade under 170p, some 45p down on the week, in line with the national average for the day. Anything well fleshed and 40kg plus sold best, the smarter end 180p to 220p, commercial types 165p to 175p, but too many lighter lambs forward today in the 33kg to 37kg bracket to be able to face a falling trade and these selling at 155p to 165p, 10p to 15p behind mart average. Now might be the time to turn these away for a month. A very large show of 660 ewes contained over 400 horned ewes and this reflects in the overall average at £35.

PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average £66.95 per head or 169.3p/kg                                                             

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 174.2p/kg         av 155.1p/kg        or £44 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 186.8p/kg         av 164.4p/kg        or £56 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 222.2p/kg         av 169.9p/kg        or £68 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 185.9p/kg         av 167.3p/kg        or £79 per head

52.1kg and over   to 175.5p/kg         av 175.5p/kg        or £93 per head


Beltex average £66.00 per head or 180.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 or 189.2p/kg J&J Garnett

Texel average £67.42 per head or 170.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £91 I Watkinson or 222.2p/kg KW Gamble

Suffolk average £68.06 per head or 164.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 JR Airey or 183.8p/kg MP Jennings

Charollais average £66.75 per head or 170.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 MW Harrison or 203.8p/kg D&CA Calvert

Mule average £54.59 per head or 143.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £69 W Mason & Son or 155.6p/kg TE Walker

Rouge average £71.00 per head or 173.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71 or 173.2p/kg TE Walker

Swaledale average £47.00 per head or 120.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £47 or 120.5p/kg JW Sayer & Son

Cheviot average £54.31 per head or 159.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £74 or 176.2p/kg Grain Farms Ltd

Dalesbred average £49.00 per head or 148.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £49 or 148.5p/kg A&N Fothergill

SBF average £61.00 per head or 135.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61 or 135.6p/kg D Robinson



CULL EWES average £35.22

Suffolk to £94.50, Texel to £90.50, Charollais to £37.50, BFL to £76.50, Mule to £62.50, Cheviot to £54.50, Lonk to £27.50,  Lleyn to £49.50, Swaledale to £56.50, Dalesbred to £36.50.


LOWLAND: £94.50 G&MA Lawn; £90.50 PR Simpson

MULE/MASHAM: £62.50 WG&J Bradley; £60.50 FA Broadwith

HORNED: £56.50 JR Airey; £45.50 Ellis Bros

HILL: £76.50 G&MA Lawn; £68.50 JR Airey


CAST RAMS average £41.50

Suffolk to £82.50, Swaledale to £42.50, Dalesbred to £26.50.

TOP PRICES: £82.50 ML Evans; £42.50 DM White.



REARING CALVES to £505  average £173

The sublime to ridiculous, a largely turbulent trade with Continental calves and Native calves a fantastic trade but second quality Black and Whites a struggle to sell. Pick of the trade was a strong British Blue Bull Calf from Colin Whitelock of Gargrave which made £505 and followed by another from Colin making £500. The Sowray Brothers and Church Farm Enterprises followed closely behind the top price, with a blue average of £443.18. Angus Calves also met a flying trade with Church Farm Enterprises having the pick of the bunch with a run of calves all above £300 and topping £330, overall average for Angus Bulls ended up at £261.43. Black and White calves met a harsher trade with anything not top quality struggling. Despite a good portion of calves reaching £90+ the trade slid to an average of £57. However Black and White trade is expected to be back up again with an extra buyer attending next week.



Limousin x                             to £195                                                  PJ Bolland                             

Brit Blue x                             to £505                  av £443                  C&SB Whitelock                  

Shorthorn                             to £58                                                    C Wray                                                  

Aberdeen Angus                  to £330                  av £261                  Church Farm Enterprises

MRI                                         to £100                  av £83                    L&A Watson                        

Black & White                       to £135                  av £57                    M Ryder & Son                    


HEIFER CALVES                    

Aberdeen Angus                  to £255                  av £171                  Church Farm Enterprises                  

Brit Blue x                             to £330                  av £313                  C&SB Whitelock                  

Saler x                                    to £260                  av £257                  RL Wright & Son                 

Shorthorn                             to £32                                                    C Wray








Similar to today’s calves, the trade was up and down with anything not quite 12 o’clock struggling to hit the trade of previous months. However when the likes of David Lawson, Jeremy Taylor and new vendor Phillip Penrose hit the ring hands were very fidgety. The pick of the bunch was a 3 week calved Pedigree Heifer giving 30litres from David Lawson which reached £2720 and sold to the Kayley family of Halton West. A run of InCalf heifers from RN Verity Ltd met a good trade with some well fleshed, springing to calve commercial heifers reaching £1500 twice and being snapped up by Martyn Jennings, Cowling.


Next Sale 5th of August and Dairy Bull Sale 19th of August


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

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st & 2nd T&DH Penrose       3rd T&DM Bell

 In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd RN Verity Ltd




Newly Calven Heifers:        av £1665 to £2060 T&DH Penrose & Son      


Newly Calven Cows:           av £1676 to £2100 T&DH Penrose


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: av £2197 to £2720 A Lawson & Son


InCalf Heifers: av £1313 to £1500 RN Verity



£2720, £2500, £2500, £2300 A Lawson & Son; £2240, £2100 JD Taylor & Son; £2100, £2060, £1960 T&DH Penrose & Son;  £1920 M Baul & Partners; £1750 RW&M Walker;