MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2015

Forward: 13 Prime cattle comprising Clean Cattle 13 (under 30 mos). 3,398 Prime Sheep comprising 2,715 Spring Lambs, 683 Cast Ewes & Rams







Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A good sign of stock clearance in run up to Christmas with good attendance of buyers. Top price per kg was the 470kg Limousin heifer from Ben Townsend , Laneshawbridge which sold to RC Binns of Saltaire for 248.5p/kg. Highest  gross price at £1453 was Keelham Farm Shop’s purchase of a 650kg British Blue Steer from Simon Bennett, Silsden Moor. Next week’s sale includes the January Prime Show and usual sale of cast cattle with full attendance of buyers anticipated.

Steers

560kg+                                                   to 241.5p/kg        av. 230.68p/kg

Heifers

400-480                                                 to 248.5p/kg        av. 243.73p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 246.5p/kg        av. 221.17p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Steers

£ per head: SD Bennett (BBx)1453, H Downs&Son (Limx) 1449, J Baines (Limx) 1438, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1347

p/kg: H Downs&Son (Limx) 241.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 240.5, SD Bennett (BBx) 223.5, J Baines (Limx) 219.5

Heifers

£ per head: JM Townsend (Limx) 1368, SD Bennett (BBx) 1366, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 1269, J Baines (Limx) 1273

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 248.5,246.5, H Downs&Son (Char) 244.5, H Downs&Son (BBx) 236.5, J Baines (Limx) 231.5

 

3,398 Prime Sheep

A nice trade across the board today, handy weight lambs would be slightly dearer on the week, heavy lambs a shade easier. Top price on the day was £109 per head for Beltex crosses form Kevin Marshall of Darley, the same vendor also selling lambs to 247.7p. Mule lambs were a decent trade again, generally 150p to 155p. A big shopw of cast sheep were easily sold averaging over £60 per head.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £68.69 per head or 163.07p/kg (SQQ 165.3p)

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 129.7p/kg         av 123.33p/kg      or £36.91 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 235.3p/kg         av 145.84p/kg      or £49.78 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 247.7p/kg         av 166.61p/kg      or £68.66 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 191.5p/kg         av 156.2p/kg         or £74.92 per head

52.1kg and over   to 175.4p/kg         av 146.47p/kg      or £77.39 per head

Beltex average £76.57 per head or 192.62p/kg

£ per head: £109 K Marshall; £91 W Watson; £90 HB Atkinson; £88, £87.50 M&E Thornber; £87 87 WA&VJ&JA Towler

p/kg: 247.7p K Marshall; 243.2p HB Atkinson; 235.3p K Marshall; 227p MR Davis; 217.9p K Marshall; 211.6p W Watson;

Suffolk average £70.01 per head or 167.81p/kg

£ per head: £78.50 MP Jennings; £77 TR Thwaite & Son; £77 G Beresford & Son; £76.50 RL Wright & Son; £76.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 183.8p W Watson; 182.1p CD&RF Kitching; 180.5p JR Metcalfe; 174.4p GW Houseman & Partners; 167.1p S&JS Thompson

Texel average £71.99 per head or 167.81p/kg

£ per head: £94 PW Simpson; £92 MP Jennings; £91, £90 PW Simpson; £89 HB Atkinson; £88 MP Jennings; £87.50 RJ Ashworth

p/kg: 223.1p HB Atkinson; 214p MP Jennings; 213.6p, 211.6p PW Simpson; 204.7p MP Jennings; 203.5p RJ Ashworth;

Mule average £64.47 per head or 150.91p/kg

£ per head: £100 Donation to Manorlands Hospice; £73 JH Throup; £72.50 JK Wilson; £72.50 KG Stapleton; £70.50 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 175.4p Manorlands; 155.6p C Nelson & Sons; 155p G&MA Lawn; 154.5p SM Towler; 154.5p x2 CD&RF Kitching;

Charollais average £61.08 per head or 155.51p/kg

£ per head: £72 A Guy & Son; £68.50 R&E Hartley; £66 TA&N Whitfield; £61.50, £57 L Throup; £56 M Carefoot

p/kg: 167.1p R&E Hartley; 160p A Guy & Son; 156.9p M Carefoot; 154.1p L Throup; 150p TA&N Whitfield

Lleyn average £71 per head or 169.05p/kg

£ per head: £71 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 169.05 CD&RF Kitching

Swaledale average £49.81 per head or 135.02p/kg

£ per head: £75 C Nelson & Sons; £72, £61 R Tennant; £60 K Huck; £58.50 W Mason & Son; £57.50 K Huck; £56 FG Throup

p/kg: 159.6p C Nelson & Sons; 148.8p R Tennant; 143.2p SM Towler; 140.2p K Huck; 140p FG Throup; 138.9p S&D Robinson

 

Cull Ewes average £60.43

Suffolk to £117.50, Texel to £157.5, SBF to £45.50, Mule to £68.50, Lleyn to £73.50, Swaledale to £51.50, Masham to £63.50, Cheviot  to £70.50, Beltex  to £84.50, Lonk  to £55.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £157.50 W Watson; £144.50 W Watson;

Mule/Masham: £68.50 H Downs; £67.50 H Downs & Son

Horned: £55.50 SP&VM  Morris; £51.50 A Guy & Son;

Hill: £73.50 H&M Dugdale & Son; £70.50 MJ Spensley;  

Cast Rams average £52.22

Beltex to £69.50 K Huck; Swaledale to £43.50 Lambert- Milehouse BFL to 57.50 JR Lancaster