MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 10th AUGUST 2015. Forward: 35 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle. 4,314 Prime Sheep comprising 3,788 Spring Lambs, 526 Cast Ewes & Rams. 80 Rearing Calves. 22 Dairy Cattle.




Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 256.5p/kg        av 221.92p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 186.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1367,1359, GW&EJ Parker (Hefdx) 1190,1126, J Drinkall Ltd (Char) 1105

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 256.5,248.5, J Drinkall Ltd (Char) 225.5, GW&EJ Parker (Hefdx) 193.5,192.5


£ per head: D Pawson (AAx) 1175

p/kg: D Pawson (AAx) 186.5            

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   97.44p/kg             £627.93

Black & White                       to 115.5p/kg                        av 97.23p/kg

Limx                                       to 114.5p/kg       

BBx                                         to 114.5p/kg

Sim                                         to 93.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 912, WP Gratton 849, JR,CJ&D Drake 845, JK Blackburn&Son  793, M Baul&Sons Ltd 791

p/kg: J Caygill&Ptns 115.5, JR,CJ&D Drake 110.5, JT Rushton 109.5, WP Gratton 109.5,109.5, A Lawson&Son 106.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: J E Cowperthwaite 727

p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite 114.5


£ per head: JE Cowperthwaite 687

p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite 114.5




Overall Average                                   103.5p/kg             £1091.93


£ per head: EB Webster 1092

p/kg: EB Webster 103.5


Prime Sheep

A big show of lambs were forward for sale today and a straight average price achieved on the day. Smart goods were very good to sell, very best end over £2kilo, plenty of nice sorts 170’s to 180’s. A tidy handy weighted sort of lamb was around 150p to 160p and a more commercial type under 150p. The heavier types saw nice types over 150p and commercial types 140p.

Ewes were a better trade than the average would suggest with a large proportion of fresh weaned ewes in the entry.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £62.61 per head or 147.25p/kg         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 142.2p/kg         av 129.3p/kg         or £41.38 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 168.6p/kg         av 142.83p/kg      or £48.65 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 222.2p/kg         av 148.41p/kg      or £61.77 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 189.6p/kg         av 142.78p/kg      or £67.45 per head

52.1kg and over   to 149.1p/kg         av 141.07p/kg      or £72.68 per head

Beltex average £68.08 per head or 167.64p/kg

£ per head: £91 T Boothman; £80 AW E &N Wade; £77.50 H Barker; £77 James Garth & Son; £76.50 A Jenkinson

p/kg: 208p James Garth & Son; 201.3p A Jenkinson; 198.6p J&J Garnett & Son; 189.6p T Boothman

Suffolk average £62.89 per head or 142.55p/kg

£ per head: £81 B Lund; £77 A&SE Duckworth; £75.50, £73.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £70 GR&SM Wearmouth; £68 Ashfield Farms

p/kg: 159.2p J Garth; 152.3p RA&M Earnshaw; 152.2p GR&SM Wearmouth; 151.2p CD&RF Kitching; 148.9p T Walmsley

Texel average £63.34 per head or 148.12p/kg

£ per head: £88 FW&JM Eddington; £85 C&SB Whitelock; £85 TH&A Pickard; £84 J Turner; £83 B Lund; £83 CA Crabtree

p/kg: 211.1p TB Moorhouse & Son; 206.6p, 200p PR Simpson; 198p James Garth & Son; 197.4p L Bancroft

Mule average £53.04 per head or 130.22p/kg

£ per head: £60 JC&N Throup; £56 AJ Mason; £55 JA Throup;  £54.50 James Garth & Son; £54.50 K Dickinson;

p/kg: 139.2p TE Walker; 135.1p T Parker; 135.1p AW&E&N Wade; 130.5p JC&N Throup; 130.5p R&KA Burley

Charollais average £62.30 per head or 149.66p/kg

£ per head: £80 PL Metcalfe; £76 T Walmsley; £76 DG Boothman; £73 MJ Spensley; £73 NG Bailey & Co; £71 DG Boothman

p/kg: 172.7p T Walmsley; 169p, 165.2p, 164.3p DG Boothman; 162.2p, 161p MJ Spensley; 155.3p AE Stubbs & Son

Lleyn average £63.32 per head or 149.24p/kg

£ per head: £67.50 NG Bailey & Co; £61 DC Wood; £61 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 153.4p NG Bailey & Co; 148.8p DC Wood; 145.2p CD&RF Kitching;

Swaledale average £44.92 per head or 126.53p/kg

£ per head: £56 R&KA Burley &Son; £49 AJ Mason; £42 W Banks & Son

p/kg:127.3p W Banks & Son; 125.6p AJ Mason; 124.4p R&KA Burley & Son


Cull Ewes average £41.76

Suffolk to £78.50, Texel to £89.50, BFL to £68.50, Mule to £61.50, Lleyn to £51.50, Swaledale to £41.50, Masham to £55.50, Gritstone to £51.50, Cheviot  to £62.50, Beltex  to £77.50, Lonk  to £44.50 Zwartbles to £64.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £89.50 DG Boothman; £85.50 J Hopkinson; £84.50 RH&MR Ireland; £82.50 RG Greenwood

Mule/Masham: £61.50 DG Boothman; £60.50 JJ Beckwith & Sons; £57.50 A&SL Throup; £57.50 J Hopkinson  

Horned: £44.50 MS Robinson; £41.50 J Hopkinson; £40.50 Ellis Bros

Hill: £68.50 J Hopkinson; £62.50 AM&HV Brown; £51.50 J Cheetham

Cast Rams average £52.64

Texel to £80.50 JR Dinsdale; Suffolk to £67.50 JM Smith; Swaledale to £34.50 J Hopkinson; Beltex to £87.50 M Hall



80 Rearing Calves to £495

B&W av £114.62 Cont av £360.42 Native av £225

A cracking show of black and white calves today with 42 on offer averaging £114.62 with Michael Heron of Bramhope topping at £280 for a superb Friesian Bull with Alan Middleton of Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey hitting £270 for a half bred Friesian. 42 Black and White calves averaged 32 days of age.


Continentals would be a touch easier with some of the better calves on hold until next week’s calf show but for the goods present trade was buoyant and a solid run from Wellocks of Kirkby Malham met a strong trade for their age topping at £445.


RE: CALF SHOW NEXT WEEK with Classes for All types and Breeds with a strong buyer attendance expected as always.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £379.17) to £445 IR&DE Wellock

Limousin x to £375 Town Head Farm Products                                                            

Simmental x to £495 Hayton & Stocks                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £232.5) to £300 DL DM & J Heron

MRI (Av £213.33) to £250 L&A Watson                                        

Black & White (Av £114.62) to £280 DL DM & J Heron                              


Heifer Calves       

Brit Blue x (Av £316.67) to £365 IR&DE Wellock         

Limousin x to £250 Town Head Farm Products                                                            

Aberdeen Angus (Av £205) to £255 JP&KE Hartley                                                    

Saler (Av £203.33) to £235 P Sharp & Son                                                    



B&W to £190 P Sharp & Son

Saler to £305 P Sharp & Son



Craven Dairy Auction (22 head)

 A smaller show than usual and with further cuts to the milk price trade was certainly lighter with only the best of cattle making good prices.  Pre-sale show judged by James Kayley, Halton West found Robin Jennings’ newly calved heifer to be the best on show and turned into the top price at £1720 selling to Gratton’s at Brimham Lodge.  Keith Downs made the second top price with his 2nd Calver reaching £1700 with Richard Walker, East Morton reaching £1600 with a nice Shorthorn X Heifer.    


Judge – James Kayley

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Jennings                     2nd H Downs & Son               3rd FA Broadwith

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st GB Moorhouse                2nd H Downs & Son               3rd B Haigh

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Oliver & Partners         2nd I Oliver & Partners

Maiden Heifers:                   1st JR&EL Mawson                2nd JR&EL Mawson

                                Champion – GB Jennings                    Reserve – H Downs & Son


1st Class Newly Calven Heifers (9):  av £1522 to £1720 GB Jennings & Son


2nd Class Newly Calven Heifers (5): av £1155 to £1260 H Downs & Son


Newly Calven Cows (3): av £1333.33 to £1700 H Downs & Son


Incalf Heifer (2): av £1020 to £1140 I Olivers Partners


Maiden Heifers (2) : av £685 to £700 JR&EL Mawson