Market Report – Monday 25th February 2013

FORWARD: 55 PRIME CATTLE comprising 8 Cattle (under 30 mos), 9 Cattle (under 48 mos), 38 Cast Cattle 3,040 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2,713 Prime Lambs, 327 Cast Ewes & Rams 24 REARING CALVES 2 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                   to 208.5p/kg


551-650kg                             to 185.50p/kg      av 182.47p/kg

650kg+                                   to 233.5p/kg


501-590kg                             to 235.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 199.5p/kg        av 178.43p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Roger Wood                          Blondex Hfr           £1389                    235.5p

JJ Beckwith & Sons              Lim Str                    £1121                    233.5p

Roger Wood                          Blonde x Hfr          £1217                    199.5p

JA Throup                              Lim Bull                 £1115                    208.5p



PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    145.58p/kg or £914.72

Black & White                                       to 170.50p/kg      av 139.73p/kg

AA                                                           to 186.50p/kg

BBx                                                         to 154.5p/kg        av 147.09p/kg

Limx                                                       to 143.5p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

AL Dean&Son                        B&W                       £1125                    170.5p

J&AJ Preston                         AA                           £1119                    186.5p

H&S Maudsley                     BBx                         £1089                    154.5p

DB&E Greenwood&Son       Limx                        £926                       143.5p

M Baul & Ptns                      B&W                       £841                       134.5p

GW&M Coates&Son            B&W                       £816                       128.5p  






Overall Average                                   122.89p/kg           £797.77

Black & White                       to 141.50p/kg                      av 120.04p/kg

Limx                                       to 163.50p/kg                      av 150.07p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 142.50p/kg                     

Blondex                                 to 156.5p/kg

Devonx                                  to 115.5p/kg

Mature Bulls                         to 155.50p/kg                      av 131.75p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

ML Evans                               Blonde Bull                           £1780

AL Dean&Son                        B&W Bull                              £1269

S Horsfield                            Blonde Cow                           £1189

DB&E Greenwood & Sons   Limx Cow                               £1158

RD Guy                                   B&W Cow                              £1011

D&J Carlisle                          Limx Cow                               £981

W Pinder                               B&W Cow                              £976

JD Taylor & Son                    B&W Cow                              £970

D&P Spence & Sons             B&W Cow                              £967

RD Metcalfe & Son              B&W Cow                              £954

J Gooch                                  B&W Cow                              £923

H&S Maudsley                     BBx Cow                 £898


Top Prices (p/kg)

ML Evans                               Blonde Bull                           155.5p

AL Dean&Son                        B&W Bull                              108.5p

D&J Carlisle                          Limx Cow                               163.5p

S Horsfield                            Blonde x Cow                        156.5p

DB&E Greenwood & Sons   Limx Cow                               155.5p

H&S Maudsley                     BBx Cow                 142.5p

W Pinder                               B&W Cow                              141.5p

D&C Cockburn Bros            B&W Cow                              139.5p

JD Crabtree & Son                B&W Cow                              137.5p

RD Guy                                   B&W Cow                              137.5p

RD Metcalfe & Son              B&W Cow                              132.5p

D&P Spence & Son               B&W Cow                              131.5p



PRIME SHEEP (3,040 Head)

All classes up in price again today, The smart sorts were 10p to 15p/kg dearer this week, Beltex’s                average 197p but topped at 244.6p/kg (37kg £90.50 each) from MJ&G Taylor, Rathmell, Others JGE Heseltine 237p, Fox Farms 236p, Hayley Baines 232.5p, D Findlay 232p and 227p.

Averages for lambs in the main 36kg to 45kg export weight bracket were as follows: Beltex 207.1p/kg, Texel 182.6p/kg, Charollais 183.2p/kg, Cheviot 186p/kg, Gritstone 177.4p/kg, Lleyn 174.6p/kg, Suffolk 173.6p/kg. Many runs of handy weight lambs £35 to £40 over the weight, heavy hoggs 47kg plus at £30 to £35 over the weight, The average for the 46kg to 52kg hoggs being £79.48 or about £31 over the weight.

The Mule lambs would be about £2 each dearer on the week, Best of these came from Steve Dorey who showed a pen of 23 Mules weighing 40kg at £67.50, average for Mules was 157p/kg. Prime weight Swales also making either side of 150p/kg with lightweights 130p to 145p/kg. Cast sheep were a similar trade throughout.                                                                                               





PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £69.54 per head or 171.69p/kg                                                         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 232.4p/kg         av 158.4p/kg        or £54.24per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 244.6p/kg         av 175.7p/kg        or £71.51per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 185.9p/kg         av 162.8p/kg        or £79.48per head

52.1kg and over   to 163.0p/kg         av 147.4p/kg        or £79.78per head


Beltex average £72.87 per head or 197.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £93 Hayley Baines or 244.6p/kg MJ&G Taylor

Texel average £73.95 per head or 177.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £96 FG Throup or 213.5p/kg AN Throup

Suffolk average £74.08 per head or 171.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80.80 S Dorey or 187.2p/kg AL Dean

Charollais average £78.67 per head or 180.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84.50 BA&B Perkins or 205.3p/kg RS&EJ Longdin

Mule average £63.59 per head or 157.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73 N&J&S Taylor or 168.8p/kg S Dorey

Masham  average £59.27 per head or 158.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68.50 or 163.2p/kg JC&DJ Marshall

Swaledale average £53.02 per head or 142.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63.80 R Naylor or 161.5p/kg C&M Crawshaw

Lonk average £58.79 per head or 162.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £60 R Naylor or 162.5p/kg J Shorrock

Cheviot average £69.71 per head or 178.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £78 or 189.0p/kg Grain Farms

Gritstone average £69.90 per head or 177.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72.50 or 181.3p/kg B DIbb

Lleyn average £67.50 per head or 172.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 or 181.3p/kg W Tomlinson




CULL EWES average £46.64

Suffolk to £85.50, Texel to £120.00, BFL to £79.50, Mule to £56.50, Lonk to £56.50,  Lleyn to £49.50, Swaledale to £38.50, Beltex to £77.50.


LOWLAND: £120 A Atkinson; £95.50 S Spyrou

MULE/MASHAM: 56.50 J Pinder & DJ Halliday

HORNED: £56.50 J Pinder; £44.50 CA&A Crowther

HILL: £49.50 Fleets Farm


CAST RAMS average £54.23

Suffolk to £50.50, Texel to £81.50, Charollais to £74.50, Swaledale to £32.50.

TOP PRICES: £81.50 Greenside Farm; £75.50 DJ&LJ Holt




Despite there being a lot of young calves around trade was still strong with month old black and white calves reaching £120 from JC Marshall and averaging a £76.93. Trade ‘fair to middlin’ for Continentals with Angus Dean of Threshfield hitting £300 for a 44 day old Heifer Calf and Bulls topping at £270. Next week all buyers expected and a consignment of 10 Holstein Friesian Heifer Calves 5wks all from Nominated sires being sold after the dairy cattle in the main ring. 


BULL CALVES                       

Brit Blue x                             to £270                  av £235                                                                 

Aberdeen Angus                  to £180                  av £151.67                           

Black & White                       to £120                  av £76.93                             


HEIFER CALVES                    

Aberdeen Angus                  to £165                  av £154                 

Brit Blue x                             to £300                  av £217                 





Hay Small Bales                    £4.70 per bale

Hay Quads                             £35 per bale