Monday Primestock 24/06/2013

39 PRIME CATTLE comprising 4 Clean Cattle & 35 Cast Cattle 1,728 PRIME SHEEP comprising 1161 Spring Lambs, 91 Prime & Mature Hoggs, 476 Cast Ewes & Rams 31 REARING CALVES




PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 232.5p/kg        av 227.96p/kg


501-590kg                             to 157.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 151.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

GW&EJ Parker                      Hefdx Str                £1418                    232.5p

GW&EJ Parker                      Hefdx Str                £1386                    223.5p

JC Marshall                          B&W Hfr                £835                       157.5p

CLEAN CATTLE (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   165.50p/kg           £984.73

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

JC Marshall                          B&W Hfr                £984.73                 165.5p/kg


Cattle trade very similar and a shortage of meat in the dairy section. A few very plain worn cows bringing the average back but cows with finish in the dairies making 140p+ and the Beef crosses 145p+ with ease. Good coverage at the ring for feeding cows and no discounts for TB exempt cattle carrying meat and a farm assurance sticker.


Overall Average                   125.80p/kg                           £727.71

Black & White                       to 148.5p/kg                        av 118.01p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 140.5p/kg                        av 137.26p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 159.5p/kg                        av 152.07p/kg

Limx                                       to 143.5p/kg                        av 131.33p/kg

Simx                                       to 156.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 141.5p/kg                        av 130.85p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

JP&KE Hartley                       B&W                       £1106

Hurries Farm                        AA                           £1068

RJ Winterbottom                  Simx                       £1041

C Umpleby & Sons               B&W                       £969

J Wellock                               B&W                       £946

RD Metcalfe & Son              B&W                       £921

J&ME Carr                             Dairy Shorthorn   £920

J Roberts                                B&W                       £919

J Wellock                               B&W                       £908

K&J Marshall                       BBx                         £901

Top Prices (p/kg)

K&J Marshall                       BBx                         159.5p

RJ Winterbottom                  Simx                       156.5p

JP&KE Hartley                       B&W                       148.5p

G&PS Fleetwood                  BBx                         144.5p

D Wells                                  Limx                        143.5p

Hurries Farm                        AA                           141.5p

C Umpleby & Sons               B&W                       141.5p

J&ME Carr                             Dairy Shorthorn   140.5p

JR Taylor & Son                    AAx                         139.5p   TB Exempt Section

JR Taylor & Son                    AAx                         139.5p   TB Exempt Section


PRIME SHEEP (1,728 Head)

A much increased show of new season lambs on offer this week attracted an increased ringside of buyers this week as firms around the country begin to come online for the new season. A total of 38 separate outlets represented, showing the strength of the live ring as the place to sell all weights and grades of sheep.

Robert Towers from Farleton leading the way today with lambs at £120, £119x3 and £117, Richard Maudsley and Trevor Stoney coming in at £116 each as well. Richard & Mark Ireland topped the per kilo price at 279.5p, 263.5p & 275p. Trevor Stoney sold lambs at 276p, Stuart Beeforth at 274p and Robert Towers at 270p twice.

A very mixed show of nearly 500 cull ewes included 200 horned ewes that pulled the average back to £41 this week, but heavy ewes were a similar trade on the week.


PRIME LAMBS  – Overall Average £94.03 per head or 236.1p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 245.2p/kg         av 240.5p/kg        or £74.57 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 258.8p/kg         av 228.3p/kg        or £78.09 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 279.5p/kg         av 236.4p/kg        or £94.95 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 260.9p/kg         av 238.2p/kg        or £110.58 per head

Texel average £93.42 per head or 238.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £119 JD&V Towers or 279.5p/kg RH&MR Ireland

Suffolk average £94.21 per head or 228.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £115 JD&V Towers or 250.0p/kg

Charollais average £98.46 per head or 243.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £120 JD&V Towers or 270.0p/kg

Mule average £87.80per head or 224.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £109 or 231.9p/kg FW&JM Edington

Down average £80 per head or 204.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £80 or 204.4p/kg C&M Crawshaw

Rouge average £100.45 per head or 238.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £100.45 or 241.5p/kg JA&JM Wade

Zwartable average £75 per head or 202.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75 or 202.7p/kg MJ Beckwith



PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £63.76 per head or 166.1p/kg                                                           

TOP PRICE: £93 or 211.4p/kg D Ward

MATURE HOGGS – Overall Average £77 per head or 161.5p/kg

TOP PRICE: £95 or 189.0p/kg J Bradley

CULL EWES average £41.16

Suffolk to £102.50, Texel to £93.50, Charollais to £49.50, BFL to £52.50, Mule to £70, Gritstone to £59.50, Cheviot to £50.50, Masham to £49.50,  Lleyn to £50.50, Swaledale to £44.50, Dalesbred to £43.50.


LOWLAND: £102.50 A Atkinson; £93.50 RH&EA Close

MULE/MASHAM: £70 FW&JM Eddington; £64.50 JH Throup

HORNED: £49.50 J Cheetham; £44.50 JH Throup 

HILL: £61.50 KW Browes; £59.50 J Cheetham

CAST RAMS average £54.50

Suffolk to £43.50, Texel to £65.50


REARING CALVES to £480  average £137.58


Limousin x                             to £300                  av £295                  Top – JC&DJ Marshall                         

Brit Blue x                             to £480                                                  Top – J Gooch                       

Black & White                       to £150                  av £83                    Top – J Wellock                    


HEIFER CALVES                    

Blonde                                   to £250                                                  Top – A&SL Throup                             

Brit Blue x                             to £380                  av £325                  Top – J&ME Carr                  

Ab Angus                               to £62                                                    Top – JR Dinsdale                                                                


Brit Blue x                             to £320                                                  Top – J&ME Carr