MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 29th JULY 2013 FORWARD: 51 PRIME CATTLE comprising 4 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos), 2 Young Bulls & 42 Cast Cattle 2,902 PRIME SHEEP comprising 2293 Lambs & 609 Cast Ewes, Rams & Mature Hoggs 70 REARING CALVES (inc 6 STIRKS) 4 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 203.5p/kg        av 200.99p/kg


501-590kg                             to 197.50p/kg      av 190.03p/kg

590kg+                                   to 170.50p/kg      av 152.17p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

TH&A Pickard       Blonde x Bull        £1160                    203.5p

TH&A Pickard       Blonde x Bull        £1141                    198.5p

D Wells                  Limx Hfr                 £1126                    197.5p

JD Taylor&Son      AAx Hfr                   £1031                    182.5p

J Roberts                B&W Hfr                £1023                    170.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   162.5p/kg             £996.05

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JD Taylor&Son      Limx Hfr                 £1313                    194.5p

F Spence                B&W Hfr                £921                       153.5p  



Cow carrying meat still getting away well and a satisfactory result given the downward pressure from deadweight centres.

Trade assisted by a useful show of feeding cows and a number of extra customers. Lightweight plain cows harder to place.


Overall Average                                   122.5p/kg             £746.22

Black & White                       to 144.5p/kg                        av 114.15p/kg

Saler                                       to 150.5p/kg                        av 149.47p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 149.5p/kg                        av 144.15p/kg

Limx                                       to 182.5p/kg                        av 146.02p/kg

Blondex                                 to 122.5p/kg





Top Prices (£ per head)

AV Caton                                Lim                          £1242

AV Caton                                Lim                          £1114

CM&EM Gratton                  B&W                       £1106

A&N Fothergill&Sons          BBx                         £1018

CM&EM Gratton                  B&W                       £999

D Wells                                  Limx                        £967

AS&EA Jeanes                       B&W                       £967

J Hopkinson                          BBx                         £949

Mrs CA Foster                       Limx                        £946

KM&L Throup                       B&W                       £933


Top Prices (p/kg)

D Wells                                  Limx                        182.5p

AV Caton                                Lim                          175.5p

AV Caton                                Lim                          172.5p

Beeston Hall Farms             Saler                       150.5p

J Hopkinson                          BBx                         149.5p

Beeston Hall Farms             Saler                       148.5p

Mrs CA Foster                       Limx                        144.5p

RH Lofthouse                        B&W                       144.5p

A&N Fothergill& Sons         BBx                         139.5p

CM&EM Gratton                  B&W                       139.5p


PRIME SHEEP (2,902 Head)


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average  £75.41 per head or 189.75p/kg                                                         

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 209.4p/kg         av 177.46p/kg      or £50.47 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 288.2p/kg         av 183.44p/kg      or £63.13 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 384.20p/kg       av 190.61p/kg      or £76.72 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 208.3p/kg         av 185.18p/kg      or £87.56 per head

52.1kg and over   to 195.60p/kg       av 186.85p/kg      or £90.36 per head


Beltex average £83.34per head or 219.46p/kg

TOP PRICES: £146 or 384.2p/kg Miss L Robinson

Texel average £76.82per head or191.57p/kg

TOP PRICES: £118 or 310.5p/kg H Baines

Suffolk average £77.57 per head or 184.46p/kg

TOP PRICES: £96 MC Ibbotson or 202.2p/kg S Walmsley

Charollais average £76.11 per head or 189.54p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 ME Mitchell or 213.9p/kg E Snowden

Mule average £65.32per head or 174.58p/kg

TOP PRICES: £79.50 A&SL Throup or 183.80p/kg AJ Mason

Swaledale average £49.55 per head or 167.69p/kg

TOP PRICES: £54 W Banks & Son or 171.40p/kg JH&J Bland

Dalesbred average £55.82 per head or 188.90p/kg

TOP PRICES: £68 or 188.9p/kg A&N Fothergill




Judge – Mr Angus Dean

Sponsors – CCM, PFS, Wynnstay

20 Young Farmers took part.


Class 1 – Under 10

1st Sam Phillipson weighed 43kg selling for £112 to Keelham Farm Shop

2nd Freddie Shorrock weighed 34kg selling for £86 to S Swales

3rd Henry Shorrock weighed 36kg selling for £87 to R Schofield


Class 2 – 10-16 years

1st Rebecca Stapleton weighed 42kg selling for £108 to S Swales

2nd Simone Burrow weighed 38kg selling for £118 to S Swales

3rd Jacob Ogg weighed 39kg selling for £85 to Vivers Scot Lamb


Class 3 – 17–26 years

1st Laura Robinson weighed 38kg selling for £146 to S Swales

2nd Hayley Baines weighed 40kg selling for 114 to S Swales

3rd Becky Ellis weighed 36kg selling for £98 to Vivers Scot Lamb


CHAMPION – Laura Robinson weighed 38kg selling for £146 to S Swales

RESERVE – Rebecca Stapleton weighed 42kg selling for £108 to S Swales


Handlers – Richard Greenwood, Daniel Ellis, Harry Shearsmith, Daniel Dobson, Ellis Snowden, Josh Lawn, Nathan Greenwood, Thomas Ogg, Robert Ellis, Sarah Eddleston, Georgie Fort.




CULL EWES average £

Suffolk to £95.50, Texel to £91.50, Charollais to £84.50, Mule to £81.50, Lonk to £37.50, Lleyn to £75.50, Swaledale to £44.50, Masham to £53.50, Bleu Du Maine to £69.50.


LOWLAND: £95.50 TF Steer; £91.50 TH Mellin

MULE/MASHAM: £81.50 J Isherwood; £70.50 KG Stapleton

HORNED: £44.50 R Mawson; £40.50 AV Caton

HILL: £75.50 RW&B Chapman; £58.50 M Moon



Texel to £91.50, Beltex to £53.50, Swaledale to £47.50.

TOP PRICES: £95.50, £84.50, £70.50 TF Steer; £91.50, £58.50, £53.50 TH Mellin; £82.50, £73.50 R Garth; £82.50 JE&ME Grange;



REARING CALVES to £485  average £127.01

The colour of the day was distinctly Black and White with two thirds of the calves being Hol/Fries. With a large entry of black and white calves trade was for those planer sorts being back a touch on recent weeks and averaged £61.72 (all 42 days and less). The continental calves however met a trade similar to last week with the best blue bull calf from John Blackwell, Gargrave reaching £485. Decrar Farming of Bielby, brought along some 3 ½ - 4mth old Bull Stirks and met a good trade with Holsteins making £250 and Aberdeen Angus to £375.


Upcoming Calf Show 25th August



Limousin x                             to £370                  av £250                 

Brit Blue x                             to £485                  av £417                                                                                                 

Black & White                       to £110                  av £61.72                             


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £340                  av £261.67                                                           

Aberdeen Angus                  to £200                  av £190                                                 

Hefd x                                    to £160                                 



Black  White                          to £250                  av £222.5

Aberdeen Angus                  to £375                  av £371.50           




Small Bale Hay                      to £3.30 per bale

Round Bale Barley Straw    to £18 per bale