MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 26th AUGUST 2013 FORWARD: 19 PRIME CATTLE comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos), 14 Cast Cattle 3,705 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3112 Prime Lambs, 593 Cast Ewes & Rams 127 REARING CALVES 2 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)



551-650kg                             to 173.5p/kg        av 161.66p/kg


590kg+                                   to 177.5p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

R Leeming                              B&W Str                 £989       173.5p

R Leeming                              B&W Str                 £830       149.5p

L&A Watson                          MRI Hfr                  £754       177.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30mos)

Overall Average                   196.65p/kg           £1150.43

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

W&M Hebron                       Limx Hfr                 £1227    199.5p

MT Stapleton                        BBx Hfr                   £1074    193.5p




Full attendance of buyers for a Bank Holiday and a slightly better show of Beef crosses carrying meat. Limited quantity of dairies with finish but good trade across the board for all types of cattle. Clean cattle a nice trade for grass finished Black and White steers for Roger Leeming from Carleton and Bill Hebron from Clayton showed an over 30 mos Limousin clean heifer which made 199.5p (£1227) together with her dam which made 163.5p (£1046) in the culls.


Overall Average                   138.31p/kg           £866.90

Black & White                       to 138.5p/kg                        av 122.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 139.5p/kg

Brit Bluex                              to 149.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 163.5p/kg                        av 149.17p/kg     

Simx                                       to 145.5p/kg       




Top Prices (£ per head)

JE Cowperthwaite                Limx                        £1204

W&M Hebron                       Limx                        £1046

JE Cowperthwaite                BBx                         £1017

M Harker                               Limx                        £972

Wilson Bros                         Simx                       £917

JE Cowperthwaite                Limx                        £905

SW&JE Ryder&Son               B&W                       £901

SW&JE Ryder&Son               B&W                       £852

L&A Watson                          MRI                         £830

JE Cowperthwaite                Limx                        £828


Top Prices (p/kg)

W&M Hebron                       Limx                        163.5p

JE Cowperthwaite                Limx                        160.5p

M Harker                               Limx                        155.5p

JE Cowperthwaite                BBx                         149.5p

Wilson Bros                         Simx                       145.5p

JE Cowperthwaite                Limx                        142.5p

L&A Watson                          MRI                         139.5p

M Harker                               Limx                        138.5p

SW&JE Ryder&Son               B&W                       138.5p

SW&JE Ryder&Son               B&W                       136.5p




Bank holiday didn’t dampen the entry level today with 3,705 head presented for sale. Trade wasn’t as sharp as last week with fewer buyers operating due to the holiday. Smart lambs generally around £2 per kilo, topping at 267.5p or £107 each for Beltex crosses from DG Boothman, Halton East. Johnny Carr from Askwith was next at 236.4p or £78 for 33kg Beltex.

Messrs Ellis Bros, Addingham Moorside had 2 pens of 39kg Beltex at £87.50 each or 224.4p. The trade for decent Texel Mules 40kg plus was generally £30 over the weight and well fleshed nice 38kg could command the same price but anything short of meat was nearer £25-£27 over the weight.

Still a lot of lambs lacking weight with half the entry scaling 39kg or less. Hill lambs were presented in larger numbers, Mules generally £23-£26 over the weight. The overall selling average for the 3112 lambs was 170.3p/kg or £68.19 each. When doing a quick comparison of the markets on this looked a decent result on the day.

Another big show of ewes was made up generally of leaner, fresh spained sorts and also included over 250 horned ewes in the entry of 593 head which pulled the average back. The better end of Mules were towards £70, better horned ewes over £40.


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £68.19 per head or 170.3p/kg                                                           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 236.4p/kg         av 167.2p/kg        or £57.65 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 267.5p/kg         av 170.0p/kg        or £68.31 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 190.2p/kg         av 170.9p/kg        or £80.35 per head

52.1kg and over   to 177.8p/kg         av 176.5p/kg        or £80.57 per head


Beltex average £71 per head or 183.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £107 or 267.5p/kg DG Boothman

Texel average £68.75 per head or 170.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 T Blackwell or 236.4p/kg J&ME Carr

Suffolk average £67.46 per head or 164.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £88 R Caton or 176.2p/kg H Downs & Son


Charollais average £67.90 per head or 168.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84 or 178.7p/kg PL Metcalfe

Mule average £62.82 per head or 159.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71 FG Throup or 165.0p/kg AV Caton

Masham  average £67.13 per head or 155.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £67.50 or 157.0p/kg AS&L Throup

Swaledale average £43.13 per head or 129.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £48 or 133.3p/kg PL Metcalfe

Cheviot average £73.88 per head or 169.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82 or 190.7p/kg J Mercer

Lleyn average £66 per head or 165.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £66 or 165.0p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Zwartable average £62 per head or 159.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £62 or 159.0p/kg JH Baker



CULL EWES average £40.15

Suffolk to £69.50, Texel to £93.50, Beltex to £66.50, BFL to £83.50, Mule to £69.50, Gritstone to £41.50, SBF to £27.50, Masham to £34.50,  Lleyn to £73.50, Swaledale to £41.50.


LOWLAND: £93.50 AN Throup; £93.50 JGE Heseltine;

MULE/MASHAM: £69.50 T Critchley; £65.50 Ellis Bros;

HORNED: £41.50 JC&N Throup; £41.50 W Banks & Son

HILL: £83.50 F Reeday & Son; £73.50 J&J Garnett


CAST RAMS average £34.36

Beltex to £24.50, Texel to £54.50, BFL to £61.50, Cheviot to £70.00, Swaledale to £37.50.


£70 H&M Plews; £61.50 Ellis Bros; £54.50 B Shepherd



REARING CALVES to £600  average £201.52

The August Calf Show turned into a fantastic day with most classes bursting with entries. The show was kindly judged by Dave Albutt and it wasn’t the easiest of tasks with a handful of calves in the running for the champion rosette, after much deliberation the prize was given to a 40 day old British Blue Bull calf presented by Richard Spence of Sutton and was eventually bought by Mr Mason of Scunthorpe for £410. The trade of the day however came for both JP&KE Hartley, Storiths and Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton, each having a British Blue bull calf make £600.

A brilliant day for all who attended with all breeds and classes receiving a good trade.




Limousin x                             to £410                  av £271                  F Spence                               

Brit Blue x                             to £600                  av £412                  A Sowray & Son

Blonde                                   to £270                                                  AJ Ogden                              

MRI                                         to £110                  av £88                    L&A Watson                        

Aberdeen Angus                  to £330                  av £151                  Decrar Farming

Black & White                       to £225                  av £85                    F Spence                               


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £190                  av £180                  RH&EA Close                        

Brit Blue x                             to £385                  av £288                  D&P Spence                         

Aberdeen Angus                  to £420                  av £163                  Decrar Farming                                                   

Black & White                       to £60                                                    RH&EA Close                                                        


Show Results

Brit Blue Bull

1st F Spence           2nd C Smith            3rd A Sowray & Son

 Brit Blue Heifer

1st Church Farm Ents           2nd D&P Spence & Son         3rd A Sowray & Son

 Limousin Bull

1st AJ Ogden          2nd RH&EA Close

Other Cont Bull

1st AJ Odgen

Native Bull Calf

1st & 2nd J Simpson & Son   3rd JP&KE Hartley

Native Breed Heifer

1st Church Farm Ents           2nd DA Fort

B&W Bull

1st & 2nd JP&KE Hartley       3rd F Spence

Cont x Bull Stirk

1st F Spence & Son

Cont x Heifer Stirk

1st 2nd & 3rd Church Farm Ents

Native Male of Heifer Stirk

1st F Spence & Son 2nd Church Farm Ents


CHAMPION – F Spence & Son                            RESERVE – Church Farm Ents            





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