Market Reports


Posted on 20/05/2019 by in reports primestock

Forward: 58 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 36 Cast Cattle. 1,681 Prime Sheep comprising 460 Spring Lamb, 1042 Prime & Mature Hoggs & 179 Cast Ewes & Rams. 124 Rearing Calves. 470 Breeding Sheep.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton was in good form when buying the leading price by weight, a Limousin cross heifer weighing 545kg from RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton which made 249.5p/kg. Top priced steer was a 545kg Limousin cross from John Mellin of Long Preston which sold to Stanforths Butchers of Skipton for 239.5p/kg or £1305. Stanforths also wrapped up the leading gross a 635kg Limosun steer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which made £1406 or 221.5p/kg.


465-560kg                                             to 239.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 234.5p/kg                        av. 229.25p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 249.5p/kg                        av. 224.89p/kg


560kg+                                                   to 167.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1407, JA Drake (Limx) 1383, JA Mellin (Limx) 1337



£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1384, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1360, JA Drake (Limx) 1341, Phoneix Grain Co Ltd 1315

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 249.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 244.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 241.5, JA Drake (Limx) 239.5.


£ per head: J Walsh (AA) 938

p/kg: J Walsh (AA) 167.5


Prime cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   130.5p/kg                             £769.95

£ per head: JSS Verity (Nor Red) 770

p/kg: JSS Verity (Nor Red) 130.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows were fractionally down on the week with heavy dairies 120p+ but the leaner cattle an identical price. Feeders still trying to stock up on young lean, sound cows.

Overall Average                                   107.55p/kg           £681.41

Black & White                      to 123.5p/kg                        av.103.71p/kg

Jersey                                     to 106.5p/kg                        av. 95.00p/kg

Nor Red                                 to 103.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 137.5p/kg                        av. 128.17p/kg

BBx                                         to 131.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GT Booth 1025, 972,969, GB Moorhouse 948, JN&J Rennard 852, M Baul&Sons Ltd 807

p/kg: JN&J Rennard 123.5, GT Booth 123.5,123.5,118.5, PW&I Dakin 122.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 120.5,


Other Dairy

£ per head: JSS Verity (Jer) 724,434

p/kg: JSS Verity (Jer) 106.5,83.5.



£ per head: KA&HL Fawcett (BBx) 881,Thwaite Bros (Limx) 791,741

p/kg: Thwaite Bros (Limx) 137.5,133.5, KA&HL Fawcett (BBx) 131.5,


£ per head: DA&B&SB Ogden (AAx) 835

p/kg:DA&B&SD Ogden (AAx) 118.5



Overall Average                                   127.5p/kg             £1269

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: EB Webster&Sons (Sim) 1269

p/kg: EB Webster&Sons (Sim)127.5



1,681 Prime Sheep comprising 460 Spring Lamb, 1042  Prime & Mature Hoggs & 179 Cast Ewes & Rams

Numbers good today for the time of year and Spring lambs coming forward quickly and taking advantage of trade. Smart end of goods at handy weights 240p to 270p (40kg-43kg) and heavier end of smart lambs (47kg-52kg) £110 to £120. A good portion of the entry were Suffolk, Texel and Charollais crosses from Mule Ewes, weighing 39kg to 41kg and generally away around £90-£95, a few pens a touch more.

Hoggs were a very heavy show, the vast majority weighing 53kg to 70kg, but the nice fed runs of sheep selling away £100 to £110 for better sorts and others £96-£99.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £105.54 per head or 232.12p/kg        

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 273.2p/kg         av 234.09p/kg      or £97.34 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 257.4p/kg         av 226.73p/kg      or £109.6 per head

52.1kg and over   to 218.9p/kg         av 204.7p/kg         or £110.4 per head


Charollais average £102.17 per head or 231.9p/kg

£ per head: £104.5, £104 AP Fletcher; £102 EP&JM Hutchinson; £102 DS Thompson; £98, £94.5 D Calvert; £94 CM Tyson

p/kg: 242.9p EP&JM Hutchinson; 232.2p, 231.1p A&P Fletcher; 229.3p CM Tyson; 226.7p DS Thompson; 222.7p D Calvert;

Suffolk average £102.45 per head or 226.89p/kg

£ per head: £121 TH Mellin; £118 WJ Barker; £118 EP&JM Hutchinson; £114 ML Evans; £112 ML Evans; £110 EP&JM Hutchinson

p/kg:247.8p ML Evans; 246.9p TH Mellin; 244.7p SP&VM Morris; 243.3p A&P Fletcher; 239.1p ML Evans; 

Texel average £110.82 per head or 235.77p/kg

£ per head: £121 A&G Brown; £118 WJ Barker; £118 J&F Nutter; £117 JA Stoney; £117, £115 EP&JM Hutchinson; £115 J&F Nutter

p/kg: 273.2p, 270p, 258p TA Robinson; 257.4p A&G Brown; 257.1p J&F Nutter; 256.8p A&EM Ashby & Son;  



Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £98.32 per head or 179.45p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 230.9p/kg         av 230.9p/kg         or £78.50 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 225.6p/kg         av 187.87p/kg      or £76.72 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 221.3p/kg         av 187.48p/kg      or £93.67 per head

52.1kg and over   to 218.9p/kg         av 204.07p/kg      or £101.43 per head



Beltex average £88.5 per head or 205.81p/kg

£ per head: £97 MJ&C Thornber; £94, £88, £75 MR Davis

p/kg:225.6p MJ&C Thornber; 209.5p, 208.9p, 178.6p MR Davis

Suffolk average £77 per head or 182.22p/kg

£ per head: £108, £104.5, £102.5, £98 G Curtis; £89 JR Sutherton;

p/kg: 192.2p G Curtis; 186.4p G Curtis;

Texel average £100.94 per head or 189.96p/kg

£ per head: £110 PR Baker; £109.5 G Curtis; £108, £107.5, £107 PR Baker; £105 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg:218.6p PN Dalby; 211.9p B DIbb; 209.5p CJ&DD Drake; 209.3p T Blackwell; 209.1p H Metcalfe;

Mule average £84.3 per head or 173.1p/kg

£ per head: £97 JR Sutherton; £94 Hayton & Stocks; £92 JW Tinkler & Son; £90.5 GCL Stephenson Ltd; £89 TH Mellin;

p/kg:195.8p Hayton & Stocks; 181.3p JR Sutherton; 180p JW Tinkler & Son; 171.1p R&DA Earnshaw;

Charollais average £91.15 per head or 181.52p/kg

£ per head: £100 PR Baker; £98.5, £98 G Curtis;

p/kg: 190.2p, 188.5, 185.8p, 180.6p G Curtis;

Cheviot average £77.29 per head or 203.39p/kg

£ per head:£88, £78.5 J Lord; £72 B Dibb; £65.5 J Lord;

p/kg: 206.6p, 204.7p, 198.5p J Lord; 189.5p B Dibb;  




Cull Ewes average £72.37

Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £124.50, BFL to £100.50, Mule to £84.50, Swaledale to £65.50, SBF to £64.50, Beltex to £59.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £124.50 £121.50 J Watson;

Mule/Masham: £84.50 £78.50 PR Baker;

Horned: £65.50 W Mason & Son; £64.50 Hayton 7 Stocks; £64.50 Beeston Hall;

Hill: £


Cast Rams average £69.00

Suffolk to £108.50, Texel to £52.50, BFL to £94.50, Kerry Hill to £65.50, Swaledale to £46.50.





Rearing Calves to £460 (123)

B&W av £58.54 Cont av £329 Native av £178.89


A tremendous show of calves for this morning’s spring show and sale of calves with Robert Foster of Tadcaster taking charge with the judging. The judge stood by his decision and bought the champion, a tremendous British Blue bull presented by Mike Longster of Fellbeck with the hammer falling at £460. The Reserve Champion from Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton again sold to the judge for £440  this time for cracking 7 week  old Genus Jack son. A superb run of calves were on show today especially in the British Blue bulls with 14 calves over £400 with a Simmental Bull also up at £440.


Continental heifers not quite as potent this morning however best calves were still good to sell. Top price again came from Sowray’s with another jack sired calf selling to Brothers Malcolm and Stephen Abbott of Dacre for £430, topping a section average of £303.67.


Native calves hit a high gear once more with Aberdeen Angus bulls averaging £235 and heifers £150.44 with £290 topping the bulls and a belting heifer from Brian Wellock at £240. Black and whites were a nice trade with a run of bobby calves ruining a very healthy trade with the Clarke family of Hampsthwaite seeing the best trade at £130.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £284.55) to £340 GCL Stephenson Ltd                               

Brit Blue x (Av £391.67) to £460 JF Longster & Son                                                    

Aberdeen Angus (Av £235) to £290 A Sowray & Son

Blonde (Av £235) to £235x2 PA Whittaker

Hereford X (Av £132.5) to £135 Flasby Estates

Simmental (Av £440) to £440 G Lumb

Black & White (Av £58.54) to £130 D Clarke                


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £315) to £340 JM Smith & Son                                                         

Ab Angus (Av £150.44) to £240 J Wellock                                                     

British Blue (Av £303.67) to £430 A Sowray & Son

Lim (Av £210) to £240 MH&DE Wallbank




470 Breeding Sheep

Another good show of nearly 200 outfits late in the season and a sharp selling trade. Best Hoggs and singles up to £195 and best of the rest £175, others in the £160’s, better continental ewes with twins to £232 from Rosie Dunn, and the same vendor having the top price singles at £195 per outfit.

**NEXT WEEK** BANK HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE – Special prizes for Single Sheep with lambs, and special Annual Consignments of Swaledale sheep with Lambs form John Bland Crowden and Roy Nelson Bordley. Full catalogue online Friday afternoon.

Entries to the mart office. Thankyou.


Texel Ewe + Single               to £195

Texel Ewe + Twin                 to £215

Texel Ewe + Mixed              to £232

Texel Shlg + Twin                 to £230

Texel Hogg + Single             to £195

Texel Hogg + Twin               to £175

Suffolk Ewe + Twin             to £190

Mule Ewe + Twin                 to £180

Mule Shlg + Twin                 to £175

Mule Hogg + Single             to £175

Char Ewe + Twin                  to £132

Chev Ewe + Twin                 to £130

Char Hogg + Single              to £170

Swale Ewe + Twin               to £105

Swale Shlg + Mixed             to £115

Beltex Shlg + Single             to £170