MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 5th AUGUST 2013 FORWARD: 54 PRIME CATTLE comprising 11 Clean Cattle and Young Bulls (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 41 Cast Cattle 4,877 PRIME SHEEP comprising 4008 Prime Lambs, 869 Cast Ewes & Rams 105 REARING CALVES 35 DAIRY CATTLE comprising 32 Newly Calved & 3 Maiden Heifers 2 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                             to 229.5p/kg                        av 225.48p/kg

590kg+                                   to 254.5p/kg                        av 200.42p/kg


551-650kg                             to 132.5p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

B Spensley Ltd                      Blondex Hfr                           £1360                    228.5p

Decrar Farming                    B&W Hfr                                £1307                    165.5p

Decrar Farming                    B&W Hfr                                £1286                    182.5p

J Baines                                 BBx Hfr                                   £1234                    254.5p

J Baines                                 BBx Hfr                                   £1205                    229.5p

B Spensley                             BBx Hfr                                   £1174                    221.5p


Show Results –

Prime Heifer

1st – J Baines                         BBx Hfr                   485kg                     254.5p   to            Keelham Farm Shop

2nd – J Baines                        BBx Hfr                   485kg                     234.5p   to            Keelham Farm Shop

3rd – J Spensley & Son         BBx Hfr                   530kg                     221.5p   to            J&E Medcalf Ltd


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   120.99p/kg                           £819.72

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

A&M Beecroft                       B&W Hfr                                £970                       139.5p










Overall Average                   107.72p/kg                           £679.56

Black & White                       to 134.5p/kg                        av 103.11p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 155.5p/kg                        av 125.73p/kg

Limx                                       to 128.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 138.5p/kg

Galloway                                to 124.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

T Metcalfe                             BBx                         £1073

Hurries Farm                        AAx                         £1011

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £958

Hurries Farm                        AAx                         £891

WP Gratton                           B&W                       £883

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £848

JG Hall & Son                        B&W                       £834

Hurries Farm                        AA                           £828

A&M Beecroft                       B&W                       £818

Frankland Farms                 B&W                       £818


Top Prices (p/kg)

T Metcalfe                             BB                           155.5p

Hurries Farm                        AA                           138.5p

JG Hall & Son                        B&W                       134.5p

Wilson Bros                         BBx                         132.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       129.5p

J&G Huck                               Limx                        128.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       127.5p

Hurries Farm                        AA                           125.5p

JG Hall & Son                        Galloway               124.5p

F Spence                                B&W                       124.5p


Show Results –

Beef Bred

1st Hurries Farm

2nd JG Hall & Son

3rd Wilson Bros

Dairy Bred

1st JSS Verity

2nd F Spence

3rd Wilson Bros

Champion – Hurries Farm                  Reserve – JSS Verity










PRIME SHEEP (4,877 head)

A massive show of sheep forward for sale included something for everyone. From Georgina Fort’s 57kg Texels at £110 each, via Neil Tattersall’s champion pen of lambs weighing 39kg at £118 each purchased by Vivers Scotlamb, Neil’s trailer full of lambs averaged 280p. Others in the 240p/kg plus club were T&C Robinson, Hayley Baines, James Garth & Son, Cyril Bosomworth, Richard & Mark Ireland. The entry also included a lot of Hill lamb breeds where Francis & James Caton lead the way at 189.7pkg for their pen of 21 Mules weighing 39kg at £74. John Beckwith followed closely at 189.5p for Mules whilst the diversity of lambs on offer at Skipton was shown when Gordon Bank’s 30kg Swaledale Lambs sold at £54 each (180p) and the lightest lambs on offer were Michael Wynn’s 23kg Swaledale’s at £37.

The 869 Ewes and Rams were a decent trade as customers fill export and home market orders for the end of Ramadan this week. Ewe trade may now go slack in the middle of this week and into next week so speak to Ted before consigning ewes next Monday to check on demand post festival.

The Monthly show for pime lambs was kindly judged by Mr Paul Watson from Hellifield with the following results awarded and prices achieved.

Show Results –

Continental x (Sponsored by Wynstay)

1st – PA&NS Tattersall 39kg @ £118 to Vivers Scot Lamb

2nd – T&C Robinson 37kg @ £98 to Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd – PA&NS Tattersall 41kg @ £112 to Vivers Scot Lamb

Texel (Sponsored By The Northern Area Texel Sheepbreeders)

1st – G Sunderland 39kg @ £87 to A Atkinson for Bowland Foods

2nd – J&M Blakey 38kg @ £86 to A Atkinson for Bowland Foods

3rd – H Baines 36kg @ £93 to Vivers Scot Lamb

Mules (Sponsored by Wynstay)

1st – ASE Crisp 44kg @ £79 to A Atkinson

2nd J Throup 44kg @ £78.50 to P Watson for Dunbia Preston

3rd KM&L Throup 44kg @ £78.50 to P Watson for Dunbia Preston

Suffolk x (Sponsored by Wynstay)

1st – RA&M Earnshaw 43kg @ £88 to J&E Medcalf

2nd – JP&KE Hartley 45kg @ £86 to P Watson for Dunbia Preston


CHAMPION – PA&NS Tattersall        RESERVE – G Sunderland


PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average £78.76 per head or 196.6p/kg                                                             

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 200.0p/kg         av 185.0p/kg        or £56.49 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 230.3p/kg         av 195.5p/kg        or £67.10 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 302.6p/kg         av 196.9p/kg        or £78.44 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 213.5p/kg         av 192.2p/kg        or £89.75 per head

52.1kg and over   to 211.4p/kg         av 204.3p/kg        or £106.99 per head


Beltex average £80.24 per head or 215.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £118 or 302.6p/kg PA&NS Tattersall

Texel average £78.69 per head or 198.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £112 or 273.2p/kg PA&NS Tattersall

Suffolk average £77.30 per head or 192.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £103 JP&KE Hartley or 211.4p/kg RA&M Earnshaw

Charollais average £78.05 per head or 197.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £89 RB&L Gamble or 213.4p/kg LR Thompson

Mule average £71.7 per head or 182.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84 ASE Crisp or 189.7p/kg FA Caton

Zwartable  average £90.14 per head or 204.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £91 or 206.8p/kg C&SB Whitelock

Swaledale average £44.10 per head or 168.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64 JA Drake  or 180.0p/kg W Banks

Rouge average £78 per head or 200.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £78 or 200.0p/kg JB Bancroft

Blue de Maine average £82 per head or 205.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £82 or 205.0p/kg D Asquith

Lleyn average £75 per head or 199.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77 or 202.6p/kg Fleets Farm

Herdwick average £53 per head or 176.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £53 or 176.7p/kg CD Bosomworth



CULL EWES average £45.35

Suffolk to £76.50, Texel to £137.50, Charollais to £84.50, BFL to £69.50, Mule to £69.50, Gritstone to £43.50, Cheviot to £64.50, Lonk to £28.50,  Lleyn to £66.50, Swaledale to £49.50, Masham to £58.50, Beltex to £79.50, Blue de Maine to £69.50, SBF to £56.50


LOWLAND: £137.50 £119.50 £118.50 S&S Richardson

MULE/MASHAM: £69.50 JM Smith & Son; £68.50 TH Mellin;

HORNED: £56.50 H Raw; £49.50 E Fairburn & Son;

HILL: £69.50 CD Bosomworth; £64.50 JC Crabtree & Son;


CAST RAMS average £68.14

Wensleydale to £52.50, Texel to £119.50, White Faced to £60.50, Cheviot to £58.50, Lleyn to £79.50.


£119.50 S&S Richardson; £79.50 JE Mawer; £79.50 West Berwick Farm;



105 REARING CALVES to £430          average £180.20

A packed ringside of punters and people escaping the rain made for a brilliant atmosphere as trade set off well and continued right the way through, Blues were back on the week but still above competition with Colin Whitelock of Gargrave having the pick of the trade with a smart blue bull making £410. Black and Whites set off a flying rate also with some good calves from Ken Wright and Malcolm Kayley of Halton West and didn’t really steady up with an overall average of £87. Come along and enjoy the flexibility and strong trade of a weekly calf auction. Note for the Diary: 26th August Late Summer Calf Show.



Limousin x                             to £400                  av £362                  G Hayton & EC Stocks                         

Brit Blue x                             to £410                  av £369                  C&SB Whitelock                  

Shorthorn                             to £265                                                  G Hayton & EC Stocks         

Blonde                                   to £235                  av £231                  N&R Sutcliffe

Jersey                                     to £50                                                    RG Barron                                             

Aberdeen Angus                  to £255                  av £237                  Church Farm Enterprises

MRI                                         to £168                                                  N&R Sutcliffe

Mont Bel                               to £178                                                  SW&JE Ryder & Son           

Black & White                       to £272                  av £87                    RL Wright & Son                 

HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £430                  av £365                  G Hayton & EC Stocks                                         

Brit Blue x                             to £320                  av £296                  C&SB Whitelock  

Saler x                                    to £210                                                  RL Wright & Son

Aberdeen Angus                  to £242                  av £211                  JP&KE Hartley                                                      





A fantastic shippon of dairy Cows met a good trade with exceptional cattle reaching a very good trade, such as David Lawson’s Champion Heifer reaching £2500, however the good quality just struggled to hit full flow like recent sales. Overall the average was encouraging but anything not quite on the button struggled to make a good price.


Next Sale 19th August to include Sale of Pedigree Dairy Bulls


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

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st 2nd & 3rd J&RM Sunter



Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2090 av £1793             

Newly Calven Cows:           to £1350


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       to £2500 av £2118

Pedigree Newly Calven Cows:          to £1980 av £1715


Maiden Heifers: to £760 av £646



£2500, £2400, £2320, 1980 A Lawson & Son; £2090, £2080, £2080, £1950 ASE Crisp; £2050 DR Robinson; £1950 JD Taylor & Son £1920, £1920, £1900, £1900, £1800 , £1740 H Downs & Son; £1900 RG Johnson; £1860, £1690 GB Jennings.






Barley Straw (Little Bales)                 £2.50 per bale

Barley Straw (Square)                         £80 per ton