MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2015 - Forward:
24 Prime cattle comprising 24 Cast Cattle.
2,589 Prime Sheep comprising 2,167 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 398 Cast Ewes & 25 Rams.
36 Rearing Calves.
17 Loads of produce.
A tremendous show of Beltex lambs today saw 7 pens sell in excess of 300p, tops from Paul Simpson of Bolton by Bowland whose 36kg lambs stole the show at £124 per head, with a top price per head of £129 each for 43kg’s. Paul’s trailer full of 63 lambs averaging 39.8kg, 283.8pkg or £113.17 in money. Stephen Pepper also had some smart sorts with 36kg at £114 or 318.9p and sold others to a high of £125. The Beltex breed averaged £101.60 per head or 253.6p. Texel and other continental lambs saw better finished types around 200p, commercial type’s 185p-190p. Mule lambs easily up kept last week’s rates with 44kg to 46kg keenly contested. Lightweight Horned lambs were a just a shade harder to cash on the week. Cast Sheep were a sharp trade on the week, especially the best end.
Overall Average 125.5p/kg £853.65
Black & White to 130.5p/kg av 121.73p/kg
Beef Shorthornx to 138.5p/kg
Limx to 161.5p/kg av 151.50p/kg
BBx to 129.5p/kg av 124.63p/kg
AAx to 129.5p/kg
Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: WP Gratton £991 £936 £933 £867 PA Whittaker £956 £926 JD Taylor & Son £942 JD Crabtree & Son £912
p/kg: WP Gratton 130.5p 129.5p 126.5p 126.5p JD Crabtree & Son 128.5p PA Whittaker 127.5p JD Taylor & Son 126.5p
£ per head: JC&N Throup £814 G&PS Fleetwood £693 £556
p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 129.5p 123.5p
£ per head: JJ Beckwith&Sons £1074 £850
p/kg: JJ Beckwith&Sons 161.5p 140.5p
£ per head: J Drinkall Ltd (Sh) £1094 (AA) £952
p/kg: J Drinkall Ltd (Sh) 138.5p (AA) 129.5p
A tremendous show of Beltex lambs today saw 7 pens sell in excess of 300p, tops from Paul Simpson of Bolton by Bowland whose 36kg lambs stole the show at £124 per head, with a top price per head of £129 each for 43kg’s. Paul’s trailer full of 63 lambs averaging 39.8kg, 283.8pkg or £113.17 in money. Stephen Pepper also had some smart sorts with 36kg at £114 or 318.9p, others to a high of £125. The Beltex breed averaged £101.60 per head or 253.6p. Texel and other continental lambs saw better finished types around 200p, commercial type’s 185p-190p. Mule lambs easily up kept last week’s rates with 44kg to 46kg keenly contested. Lightweight Horned lambs were a just a shade harder to cash on the week. Cast Sheep were a sharp trade on the week, especially the best end.
Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £78.97 per head or 188.1p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 315.2p/kg av 175.3p/kg or £59.18 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 344.4p/kg av 194.9p/kg or £80.20 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 233.3p/kg av 178.2p/kg or £85.10 per head
52.1kg and over to 201.9p/kg av 162.9p/kg or £91.57 per head
Beltex average £101.60 per head or 253.6p/kg
£ per head: £129 £125 £124 £119 £117 £116 £110 £109 PW Simpson; £125 £118 £114 S Pepper; £119 JM&S Tennant; £118(x2) £109 K Saffrey; £111 Hannah Brown; £109 M&E Thornber.
p/kg: 344.4p 315.2p 312.5p 300.0p(x2) 297.5p 282.1p 280.5p 250.0p PW Simpson; 318.9p 316.7p 290.7p S Pepper; 287.9p 262.5p K Saffrey; 265.9p M&E Thornber; 252.5p R&VM Clarke.
Suffolk average £81.73 per head or 181.3p/kg
£ per head: £97 £96.50 £94 RG Church; £93 AC Simpson; £90 JG Senior
p/kg: 200.0p CD&RF Kitching; 192.9p JM&JV Howard; 191.1p S Dorey; 190.8p P Keyes
Texel average £82.18 per head or 192.3p/kg
£ per head: £109 £105 £96 J Baines; £102 £98 £95 K Saffrey; £99 E&KM Marshall, £98 M&E Thornber; £97 K Chapman;
p/kg: 253.5p J Baines; 241.0p JG Senior; 227.9p K Saffrey; 220.0 E&KM Marshall; 217.9p AL Thompson; 216.3p 215.0 CT&EM Hammond; 215.4p T Kiernan; 215.0p R&VM Clarke.
Rouge average £84.50 per head or 191.3p/kg
£ per head: £87 £84 M&E Thornber
p/kg: 217.5p 186.7p M&E Thornber
Charollais average £84.20 per head or 187.1p/kg
£ per head: £92 £85 S Dorey; £90 £89 BA&B Perkins; £85 RG Church; £84 JG Senior.
p/kg: 210.0p 193.9p JG Senior; 205.3p AL Thompson; 200.0p DJ Halliday; 195.7p S Dorey; 190.5p BA&B Perkins.
Mule average £80.38 per head or 177.2p/kg
£ per head: £84 £83 £82(x4) S Dorey; £84 £83.50 AM&HV Brown; £83.50 £82 JK Wilson; £83 £82.50 N&J&S Taylor; £83 £82.50 AC Simpson; £83 J&K Harker;
p/kg: 185.6180.7p JK Wilson; 184.4p AC Simpson; 182.2p(x2) 181.8p 180.4p S Dorey; 181.5p AM&HV Brown; 180.4p J&K Harker
Masham average £81.85 per head or 178.4p/kg
£ per head: £82 S Dorey £79.50 JK Wilson
p/kg: 180.7p JK Wilson; 178.3p S Dorey
Swaledale average £55.92 per head or 161.2p/kg
£ per head: £75 JM&S Tennant; £72.50 I Wilson; £72 K Huck; £70 JS&M Pate; £69.50 W Mason & Son;
p/kg: 173.8p 171.4p W Mason & Son; 172.2p GW Houseman & Son; 170.7p JS&M Pate; 169.7p J Verity & Son
Dalesbred average £55.67 per head or 160.5p/kg
£ per head: £77 JC&DJ Marshall; £62.50 A Parnaby.
p/kg: 173.6p A Parnaby; 167.6p JH&J Ryder; 163.8p JC&DJ Marshall
Lonk average £72.07 per head or 180.8p/kg
£ per head: £79.50 £74 J Drinkall Ltd; £75 B Dibb; £75 £73 £72 C Crowther;
p/kg: 187.5p 184.6p 182.9p 178.0p C Crowther; 178.2p J Drinkall Ltd
Gritstone average £72.63 per head or 182.9p/kg
£ per head: £74 B Dibb £71 JS&M Pate
p/kg : 191.7p JG Senior; 180.5p B Dibb.
Cheviot average £82.32 per head or 188.2p/kg
£ per head: £83 £81 T Kiernan
p/kg: 193p 186p T Kiernan
Cull Ewes average £79.91
Suffolk to £168.50, Texel to £144.50, BFL to £125.50, Mule to £98.50, Lleyn to £83.50, Swaledale to £75.50, Dalesbred to £81.50, Gritstone to £88.50, Cheviot to £141.50, Beltex to £139.50, Lonk to £93.50, White faced to £87.50.
Lowland: £168.50, £144.50, £142.50, £140.50, £138.50, H Atkinson
Mule/Masham: £98.50 JC Crabtree; £98.50 SB&AJ Wallbank; £96.50 J Howard; £96.50 MW Harrison
Horned: £93.50 AJ Ogden; £92.50 JG Hall & Son; £81.50 JH&J Ryder & Son
Hill: £141.50, £118.50, £117.50 H Atkinson; £94.50 M&E Thornber
Cast Rams average £94.83
Texel to £149.50 W Watson; Suffolk to £106.50 R Wood; Swaledale to £65.50 D&S Hollings; Teeswater to £76.50 AR Barker; BFL to £108.50 D Sayer; Lleyn to £93.50 PJ Henfry;
Rearing Calves to £440
B&W av £82.45 Cont av £348 Native av £226
Calves in demand today with a lot of straight calves making some serious prices, with the likes of Moons of Wigglesworth having a flyer with continental calves and black and whites continuing on an upward trend with 95% of today’s calves under 45 days old proves how strong prices were compared to other avenues of sale.
Strong trade expected for continental and native calves next week with extra buyers attending, black and calves set to maintain their course.
For any information on Calf Sales Call Sam Bradley on 07538539077.
Brit Blue x (Av £386) to £440 JR&MJ Moon
Aberdeen Angus (Av £215) to £220 DL DM & J Heron
Black & White (Av £82.45) to £145 RL Wright & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £310) to £400 HJ&K Blackwell
Hereford to £242 HJ&K Blackwell
HAY Small Bale to £2.70 per bale
Small Bale (2ND CROP) to £1.70 per bale
Hestons to £18 per bale
Mini Hestons to £70 per tonne
HAYLAGE Round to £16 per bale
BARLEY STRAW Quads (4 bands) to £17 per bale
Small Bale to £1.90 per bale
WHEAT STRAW Quads (4 bands) to £13 per bale