MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2013 FORWARD: 55 PRIME CATTLE comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) 1 Prime Bull, 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos), & 48 Cast Cattle 3,939 PRIME SHEEP comprising 3218 Prime Lambs, 721 Cast Ewes & Rams 77 REARING CALVES 22 DAIRY CATTLE 2 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                   to 161.5p/kg


590kg+                                   to 175.5p/kg        av 169.37p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Decrar Farming                    B&W Bull              £1147                    161.5p

JA Throup                              BBx Hfr                   £772                       175.5p


PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   143.42p/kg           £955.55

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

CM&EM Gratton&Son         B&W                       £1046                    149.5p

CM&EM Gratton&Son         B&W                       £956                       150.5p

Wormold Farms                  B&W                       £927                       133.5p

G Boothroyd &Son               Jerseyx                   £892                       140.5p  




Overall Average                                   123.68p/kg           £794.85

Numbers increasing and the improved trade continued. 66% of cattle on offer today from dairy herds with best B&W nicely upwards of 130p and best steaking types into 120p. A good British Blue cow from K&J Marshall went to feed at 173.5p or £1301. Still plenty of feeding accounts at the ringside and just 1 TB Exempt cast cow an Aberdeen Angus at 141.5p or £1033.


Black & White                       to 138.5p/kg                        av 118.90p/kg

Jerseyx                                   to 124.5p/kg

Brit Bluex                              to 173.5p/kg                        av 148.43p/kg

Limx                                       to 132.5p/kg                        av 130.53p/kg

Simx                                       to 149.5p/kg                        av 133.02p/kg

Charx                                      to 129.5p/kg

Blonde x                                to 143.5p/kg

AA                                           to 141.5p/kg                        av 135.97p/kg

Galloway                                to 111.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

K&J Marshall                       BBx                         £1301

TH&A Pickard & Son           Simx                       £1076

G Boothroyd & Son              B&W                       £1073

Wormold Farms                  B&W                       £1051

Wormold Farms                  B&W                       £1039

Decrar Farming                    B&W                       £1036

G&MA Lawn                          AA                           £1033

J Drinkall Ltd                        Blondex                 £1026

P&J Brown & Son                 B&W                       £996

GB Moorhouse                     B&W                       £982


Top Prices (p/kg)

K&J Marshall                       BBx                         173.5p

TH&A Pickard&Son             Simx                       149.5p

J Drinkall Ltd                        Blondex                 143.5p

G&MA Lawn                          AA                           141.5p

N&R Sutcliffe                        B&W                       138.5p

P&J Brown &Son                  B&W                       136.5p

G France                                                B&W                       136.5p

Wormold Farms                  B&W                       136.5p

LN&JE Roe                              Simx                       135.5p

P&J Brown &Son                  B&W                       134.5p



Overall Average                   115.48p/kg                           £673.62

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

DB&E Greenwood &Sons                    Lim                          £870                       114.5p

M Sharp                                                 Gall                        £630                       123.5p



PRIME SHEEP (3,939 Sheep)

A good show of sheep complimented a busy market day with all sale sections showing good entries.

As numbers tightened up around the country there were still plenty on offer at Skipton to keep the buyers happy and let all available accounts buy the sheep they require on Mondays. Trade was very similar to the last few weeks, the overall average  virtually unchanged, and a quick market comparison on after the sale shows a healthy sale average at Skipton with the Northern Area SQQ for reported markets at 6:30pm standing at 165.4p/kg whilst the same figure at Skipton is 168.1p/kg.

The figures below show the trade broken down into breeds, Beltex crosses anywhere from 185p to 230p, Texel cross Mules £30 to £32 above the weight for good sorts, £25 over for commercial sorts. Mule Wethers 150p to 160p depending on meat.

Another big show of cast sheep found a good level trade similar to previous week.


PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average  £68.81 per head or 167.83p/kg                                                          

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 190.0p/kg         av 166.6p/kg        or £57.81 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 228.2p/kg         av 168.3p/kg        or £68.78 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 190.0p/kg         av 163.0p/kg        or £76.68 per head

52.1kg and over   to 158.3p/kg         av 155.1p/kg        or £82.63 per head


Beltex average £77.85per head or 201.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 K Marshall or 228.2p/kg G Sunderland

Texel average £69.62per head or 170.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 MN Handy or 227.5p/kg JD Simpson

Suffolk average £68.18per head or 160.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76.50 T&J Smith or 175.6p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £67.73per head or 164.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £78 or 190.2p/kg K Marshall

Mule average £62.42per head or 153.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72 or 160.0p/kg JR Smith

Zwartable average £64.42per head or 137.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64.50 PI&TJ Harsley or 139.1p/kg I Coates

Swaledale average £49.50per head or 139.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £57 or 150.0p/kg GB&G Grange & Son

Down average £59.10per head or 155.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63.20 K Stuart & Son or 162.9p/kg JR Metcalfe

Rouge average £71.80per head or 171.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71.80 or 171.0p/kg JB Bancroft

Gritstone average £64per head or 160.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £64 or 160.0p/kg D Reay

Cheviot average £65.74per head or 167.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73.50 or 167.9p/kg Grain Farms

Lleyn average £63.30per head or 165.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £70 West Berwick or 175.0p/kg CH&OF Kitching



CULL EWES average £40.17

Suffolk to £87.50, Texel to £120, Charollais to £76.50, BFL to £47.50, Mule to £59.50, Cheviot to £61.50, Lleyn to £64.50, Swaledale to £48.50.


LOWLAND: £120 £110 Watson Livestock; £101.50 JL North

MULE/MASHAM: £59.50 AL Dean; £57.50 AW&EN Wade;

HORNED: £48.50 C Nelson & Son; 34.50 JR Airey;

HILL: £64.50 RW&B Chapman; £47.50 DG Boothman;



REARING CALVES to £460  average £164 (81 Head)

With a new buyer expected plenty of vendors answered the call with 2/3rd of calves being black and white and receiving a storming trade. The overall average for black and white calves was a strong £101.53 for honest 4-6 wk old calves. Continentals were by no means a bad trade with 11 Blue Bulls averaging £423 calves. Hope to see you next week. 



Limousin x                             to £275                  av £255                  G Abbott & Son                   

Brit Blue x                             to £450                  av £423                  G Booth                

Saler                                       to £235                                                  RL Wright & Son                                                 

Aberdeen Angus                  to £245                  av £240                  Church Fm Enterprises                      

Black & White                       to £320                  av £101                  J Gooch                 


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £395                  av £239                  G&L Newburn                     

Brit Blue x                             to £460                  av £328                  G&L Newburn                     

Saler x                                    to £175                  av £167                  RL Wright & Son                                                 








A smaller entry for the early month sale with a number of farmers occupied elsewhere, however a strong show was forward with Judge Colin Whitelock, Gargrave awarding top honours to Robert Crisp of Calton. Farmer buyers made the trade today with only one animal sold to a dealer all day. Top price eventually went to the Champion which was bought by the Townsend family and the reserve champion to the Wellock family. Despite the lack of dealers, trade was still swift proving there is still confidence in good honest milkers, especially locally. Next Sale 30th September.


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

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son              2nd & 3rd MD Parkinson

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd RN Verity




Newly Calven Heifers:                        to £2300 av £1880             

Newly Calven Cows:                           to £1940 av £1845

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       to £2150 av £1895

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Heifer: to £1750

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow:            to £2050


Incalf Heifers: to £1400 av £1178



£2300, £1950, £1820 ASE Crisp & Son; £2150, £2000X2 A Lawson & Son; £1940, £1750 MD Parkinson; £1880, £1860 Church Farm Enterprises; £1750 GD&JC Holme; £1580 Lambert – Milehouse £1580.






Wheat Straw                        to £71 per ton

Hay Square Bales                 to £35 per bale