Market Report – Monday 28th January 2013

FORWARD: 103 PRIME CATTLE comprising 6 Cattle (U’30mo) 16 Cattle (U’48 mos), 81 Cast Cattle 3,658 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3,168 Prime Lambs, 490 Cast Ewes & Rams 52 REARING CALVES 5 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501kg-590kg                         to 162.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 168.5p/kg        av 126.59p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JD Crabtree & Son                B&W                       £1086    164.5p

CM&EM Gratton                  B&W                       £1003    168.5p



PRIME CATTLE (30mo to 48mo)

Overall average                                    128.2p/kg or £788.42

Black & White                                       to 155.50p/kg      av 120.10p/kg

Lim x                                                      to 156.5p/kg        av 148.10p/kg

Dairy Short                                            to 141.5p/kg

AA x                                                        to 154.5p/kg        av 136.09p/kg

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

JA Throup                              AAx                         £1089    154.5p

CM&EM Gratton                  B&W                       £1065    155.5p

JD Taylor&Son                      B&W                       £916       120.5p

AV Caton                                Limx                        £916       148.5p

JR Dinsdale&Son                 B&W                       £883       123.5p

EJ Fort                                    B&W                       £864       117.5p

AV Caton                                Limx                        £861       138.5p

WP Gratton                           B&W                       £835       155.5p




A good show reflecting 2 weeks weather affected sales with buyers for all categories. All classes dearer on the week with wide interest for feeding cows.


Overall Average                                   118.76p/kg           £757.14

Black & White                       to 137.5p/kg                        av 113.32p/kg

Hefd                                       to 129.5p/kg                        av 119.12p/kg

AAx                                         to 135.5p/kg                        av 126.55p/kg

MRI                                         to 113.5p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 137.5p/kg                        av 120.05p/kg

Lim                                         to 161.5p/kg                        av 134.75p/kg

Blondex                                 to 133.5p/kg                        av 126.78p/kg

Sim                                         to 125.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

KM&L Throup                       Limx                        £1235

JA Throup                              Limx                        £1174

CT Akrigg                               Limx                        £1124

G Hayton&EC Stocks           B&W                       £1063

JD Crabtree&Son                  B&W                       £1041

AJ Mason                               Lim                          £1033

JD Taylor&Son                      B&W                       £1015

AV Caton                                AAx                         £1003

AJ Mason                               Limx                        £1002

JD Taylor&Son                      B&W                       £999


Top Prices (p/kg)

KM&L Throup                       Limx                        161.5p

CT Akrigg                               Limx                        159.5p

JA Throup                              Limx                        153.5p

AJ Mason                               Lim                          149.5p

AJ Mason                               Lim                          145.5p

H&E Collier&Son                 BBx                         137.5p

G Pickersgill&Sons             B&W                       137.5p

AV Caton                                AAx                         135.5p

R Caton                                  Limx                        135.5p

R Caton                                  Limx                        135.5p



                                                Av 115.82p/kg     £909

Top Price £ per head and p/kg

Lambert Mile House            B&W                       £1069    117.5p/kg



PRIME SHEEP (3,658 head)

An increased show of hoggs were cheaper on the week with greater supply countrywide as the harsh winter weather eased and more sheep could find their way out to the marts. Generally all classes would be 5p to 10p cheaper, Commercial Continental export hoggs 150p to 160p, plainer sorts 140p to 150p. The smart end were making 180p to 200p, with not as many pens making over 200p this week. The average was not helped by an increased proportion of light lambs, with 612 hoggs out of the entry scaling 35kg or less. The ewe trade was a copper or two stronger on the week, Heavy Continental ewes £85 to £115, whilst better Mule ewes would be £3 to £5 each dearer on the week.


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £57.23 per head or 141.03p/kg                                                         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 212.2p/kg         av 130.99p/kg      or £44.50 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 225p/kg            av 145.39p/kg      or £59.05 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 168p/kg            av 133.72p/kg      or £64.25 per head

52.1kg and over   to 147.4p/kg         av 123.98p/kg      or £68.80  per head


Beltex average £70.57 per head or 185.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £97 JR Airey or 225.0p/kg JS Eddleston

Texel average £60.95 per head or 148.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85.50 PN Dalby or 217.1p/kg FW&JM Edington

Suffolk average £59.61 per head or 138.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £74.50 JR Airey or 151.3p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £62.79per head or 143.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73.50 or 157.3p/kg CD Baxter

Mule average £51.84per head or 121.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £60 RG Church Ltd or 129.2p/kg P Robison

Zwartable  average £61.50per head or 116.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £65 or 121.1p/kg R Naylor

Swaledale average £42.68 per head or 116.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £52 DM&SV Throup or 127.2p/kg RG Church Ltd

Lleyn average £52.30per head or 135.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £56.50 or 143.2p/kg GM&SC Pickles

Masham average £53.96per head or 123.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £55.80 RH&EA Close or 124.4p/kg JK Wilson

Dalesbred average £44.17per head or 116.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £51 WM Hall or 124.3p/kg T&A Hird

Lonk average £53.33per head or 123.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £55 or 127.9p/kg R Naylor

BFL average £60 per head or 111.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 or 122.0p/kg Ellis Bros



CULL EWES average £49.50

Suffolk to £86.50, Texel to £111.50, Charollais to £64.50, BFL to £59.50, Mule to £53.50, Gritstone to £27.50, Cheviot to £77,  Lleyn to £16.50, Swaledale to £31.50, Dalesbred to £31.50 Beltex 50.50.


LOWLAND: £111.50 Andrew Atkinson Ltd

MULE/MASHAM: £53.50 B Lund

HORNED: £31.50 CD Baxter

HILL: £77 PN Dalby




CAST RAMS average £43.67

Suffolk to £38.50, Texel to £61.50, Charollais to £68.50, BFL to £56.50, Swaledale to £24.50, Dalesbred to £20.

TOP PRICES: £68.50 S Pepper, £61.50 RG Johnson, £60.50 B Lund, £56.50 CD & RF Kitching.



REARING CALVES to £300  average £147.25

A good entry of calves was met by a mixed trade. Confidence in the continental calves was not as strong as late with a strong bull calf of DL Leeming reaching £300. However with extra buyers present for the black and white calves, trade was buoyant with the average sailing to £113, a 42 day old calf from PA Whittaker reaching £170 and a 3 month old pure Friesian from Graham Hayton reaching £260.


Winners of the 12 Calves in a Month Vouchers in January

  • GB Moorhouse
  • DL Leeming Ltd
  • G Booth

Congratulations on winning the BOCM Pauls Ltd Prize Voucher and thank you for your support through the month of January



Limousin x                             to £60                                                    Top – Townhead Farm Products      

Brit Blue x                             to £300                  av £251                  Top – DL Leeming Ltd

Shorthorn                             to £78                    av £48                    Top – IRG Collins                                                                                  

Aberdeen Angus                  to £170                                                  Top – DA Fort                      

Black & White                       to £260                  av £113                  Top – G Hayton & EC Stocks                              


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £230                  av £149                  Top – TH&A Pickard                            

Brit Blue x                             to £288                  av £225                  Top – AL Dean & Son                          

Simmental                            to £100                                                  Top – DL Leeming Ltd                                                        

Ab Ang                                   to £170                                                  Top – GD & JC Holme & Son                                                              




Small Bale Hay                                      to £4                                      av £3.85

Spring Barley Straw Round                to £20 per bale                    av £19.75

Rye Grass Seed Hay                             to £100 per ton