MONDAY MARKET - MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 2014Forward: 52 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 47 Cast Cattle 2,324 Prime Sheep comprising 1,967 Old Season Lambs, 357 Cast Ewes & Rams 53 Rearing calves 23 Dairy cattle 6 Loads of produce


52 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 47 Cast Cattle

2,324 Prime Sheep comprising 1,967 Old Season Lambs, 357 Cast Ewes & Rams

53 Rearing calves

23 Dairy cattle

6 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


501-590                                 to 141.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 136.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

B&W: E&KM Marshall £880 or 136.5p; DA Fort £799  or 141.5p


Cull Cow Prices

Immediate post holiday trade brought more cast cattle on to the market with most plants once again balanced up on supply. Despite this cattle only slightly back on previous week’s strong trade and limited export demand.


Overall Average                                   108.42p/kg           £748.23

Black & White                       to 121.5p/kg                        av 105.95p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 90.5p/kg

Jersey                                     to 72.5p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 119.5 p/kg                       av 117.47p/kg

Limx                                       to 131.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 128.5p/kg

Hefd                                       to 105.5p/kg                        av 99.38p/k


Top Prices (£ per head)

Hereford: BJ Boulton £1028; A Sykes&Son £949

B&W: G Booth £1011, £1009; JW Morrell £945; MP Jennings(Dairy)Ltd £919;

Lim: E&SCL Harker&Son £958; E&AM Simpson&Son £888;

AA: J Drinkall £912;            


Top Prices (p/kg)

Lim: E&AM Simpson&Son 131.5p; E&AM Simpson&Son 128.5p, £127.5p, 120.5p; PJ&RH Wallbank 122.5p;

AA: J Drinkall Ltd  128.5p

B&W: AL Dean&Sons 121.5p; JSS Verity 120.5p;

BB: TB Moorhouse&Son 119.5p


Overall Average                   110.07p/kg                          £985.13

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

BB: JA&E Metcalfe £1132 or 115.5p

Blonde: TB Moorhouse&Son £838 or 103.5p


2,324 Prime Sheep

As expected, not the biggest of shows this week following the falling trade of last week, but the trade was better than anticipated, especially for the heavy hoggs and hill bred types. Not as many smart sheep about this week but what were here sold well. Ian and Mary Lancaster lead the way at 255.3p followed by their son Richard at 227.9p. Brian & Lisa Hall had Beltex’s at 227.9p this week, whilst Janet Ewin-Newhouse sold Texels at 225p and Tom Charnley had Texels at 224.3p. In the lump, Brian & Lisa Hall topped the market at £100, Richard Lancaster £98, Ian & Mary Lancaster £97 & £95, Janet Ewin- Newhouse £95, R&A Jennings £94, CT&EM Hammond £94 & £92, B Lund £93 and D Asquith £90.

The Hill bred lambs were good to sell, Mules averaging 164p this week. Fred & Julie Eddington were joint top at £80, Malcolm Metcalfe also repeating this price with some 50kg hoggs. Andrew Taylor had 45kg Mules at £77 and Stuart Robinson also made £77 of some 47kg. Jim & Christine Scriven had £76.50 for 46kg, and Peter Houseman £75.50 for 44kg. Messrs WM Hall also achieved £75.50 for 45kg. Generally the better Mule lambs were £28 to £31 over the weight, commercial types £25 to £27 over. Mule lambs p/kg were tops of 171.6 from Peter Houseman, 171.1p Andrew Taylor, 170p and 167.9p Malcolm Metcalfe, 167.8p WM Hall and 166.3p S&P Scriven. Lightweight Horned were a similar trade on the week, decent wethers £20 to £25, with tups at £17 to £20 over the weight.


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £72.20 per head or 173.5p/kg                                                   

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 186.7p/kg         av 156.8p/kg         or £46.97 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 200.0p/kg         av 167.3p/kg         or £57.32 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 255.3p/kg         av 177.6p/kg         or £73.15 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 197.9p/kg         av 166.01p/kg        or £78.18 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 174.1p/kg         av 149.1p/kg         or £81.53 per head


Beltex average £86.64 per head or 204.6p/kg

Top prices: £100 JG Hall or 255.3p/kg I&M Lancaster

Texel average £75.99 per head or 176.7p/kg

Top prices: £95 or 225.0p/kg JM Ewin-Newhouse

Suffolk average £73.10 per head or 173.0p/kg

Top prices: £88 or 183.3p/kg B Lund

Charollais average £78.21 per head or 184.6p/kg

Top prices: £87 BA&B Perkins or 196.3p/kg I Marsden

Lleyn average £64.49 per head or 176.8p/kg

Top prices: £71.50 or 188.2p/kg Hurries Farm

Mule average £69.61 per head or 164.1p/kg

Top prices: £80 FW&JM Eddington and JR Metcalfe or 171.6p/kg GW Houseman & Ptnrs

Swaledale average £55.10 per head or 152.8p/kg

Top prices: £66 K Huck or 164.3p/kg E&E Metcalfe

Dalesbred average £39 per head or 150.7p/kg

Top prices: £72 or 160.0p/kg AS&L Throup

Rouge average £75.68 per head or 174.6p/kg

Top prices: £79 or 196.3p/kg JB Bancroft

Masham average £70 per head or 166.7p/kg

Top prices: £70 or 166.7p/kg JK Wilson

Jacob average £68.35 per head or 169.6p/kg

Top prices: £70 or 176.7p/kg K Thornber


Cull Ewes average £60.48

Suffolk to £92.50, Texel to £145.50, Charollais to £87.50, BFL to £69.50, Mule to £63.50, Gritstone to £54.50, Cheviot to £63.50, Masham to £57.50, Lleyn to £94.50, Swaledale to £48.50, Dalesbred to £35.50, White Faced to £59.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £145.50 DA Towell; £120 Thwaite Bros

Mule/Masham: £63.50 RL Wright; £57.50 M Whitley

Horned: £48.50 GW Houseman & Son; £46.50 S Breare

Hill: £63.50 J Caygill & Son; £63.50 JC Crabtree & Son


Cast Rams average £55.22

Texel to £137.50, Beltex to £62.50, BFL to £55.50, Swaledale to £24.50,

Top Prices:

£137.50 DA Towell; £99.50 TB Moorhouse;



53 Rearing Calves to £405

B&W av £90 Cont av £288 Native av £158

A Smaller entry after last week’s show but good black and whites were well sought after along with good quality Continentals a lack of Natives was once again noticed with a number of buyers leaving empty.

Limousin x (Av £296) to £335 JC&DJ Marshall

Brit Blue x (Av £238) to £350 J Wellock

Simmental (Av £405) to £405 G Hayton & EC Stocks

Blonde x (Av £292) to £335 N&R Sutcliffe

MRI (Av £168) to £210 N&R Sutcliffe                             

Black & White (Av £90) to £220 PA Whitaker


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £235) to £340 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £247) to £325 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £130) to £130 JP&KE Hartley                                                  


Craven Dairy Auction (23 head)


A small show of dairy cattle today with 23 forward, however the majority of types were well supported with some good averages coming from all sections. Judge James Kayley kindly judged the show with Robert Crisp of Calton once again coming off the Victor with Jennings farmers of Fountains collecting the Reserve Champion Rosette. Despite not winning any prizes David and Jill Pennock’s heifer was the top priced beast at £2300 which was eventually knocked down to John Howard, Heslaker.

A good trade all round with scope for more. Next Sale 27th January.  


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st ASE Crisp & Son 2nd Jennings Farmers 3rd E Pennock & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st Jennings Farmers 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd Jennings Farmers

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st MGT Corner 2nd & 3rd RA&HE Simpson

Champion – ASE Crisp & Son             Reserve – Jennings Farmers


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2300 av £1967.50 E Pennock & Son        

Newly Calven Cows:           to £1900 av £1740 E Pennock & Son


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2220 av £2084 Church Farm Enterprises

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow: to £2100 av £1787 GB Moorhouse



Small Bale Hay                      to £3.20

Wheat Straw Quads            to £17