MARKET REPORT – MONDAY 20th July 2015. Forward: 63 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 54 Cast Cattle incl 1 Mature Bull. 3,113 Prime Sheep comprising 2795 Spring Lambs, 318 Cast Ewes & Rams. 66 Rearing Calves. 3 Loads of produce.



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A small entry of Commercial Prime cattle met a good trade with Stanforths Butchers of Skipton securing heifers from John and Alison Spensley of Thorlby at 192.5p/kg and 190.5p/kg.


485kg+                                                   to 192.5p/kg        av 173.85p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JR Smith 1105, B Spensley Ltd 1057,1006

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 192.5,190.5, JR Smith 190.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   122.26p/kg                           £853.81

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: Whin Hill Farming 1091, J Wellock 813,657

p/kg:Whin Hill Farming 145.5, J Wellock 114.5           


Cull Cow Prices

Trade back on the week with strong sterling affecting export trade, start of school holidays and surplus lean dairy culls all impacting on price. Cattle carrying finish continue to be scarce and good to sell.

Overall Average                                   103.26p/kg           £670.19

Black & White                       to 134.5p/kg                        av 102.44p/kg

Jersey                                     to 51.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 129.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 138.5p/kg                        av 113.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 113.5p/kg

AA                                           to 110.5p/kg

Devon                                    to 121.5p/kg

Longhorn                               to 118.5p/kg                        av 112.59p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 919,Whin Hill Farming 918, M Baul&Sons Ltd 915, S&PE Bowker&Sons 905, CM&EM Gratton 889

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 134.5, CN&SA Harrison 123.5, Whin Hill Farming 118.5,118.5,116.5, E&KM Marshall 117.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: K&J Marshall 1046, MD Drake 912

p/kg: K&J Marshall 138.5, MD Drake 118.5


£ per head: K&J Marshall 965,803

p/kg: K&J Marshall 129.5,128.5,

Native Breed

£ per head: JT Spencer (LH) 825,752, K&J Marshall (Dev) 790, J&JA Preston&Son (AA) 785

p/kg: K&J Marshall (Dev) 121.5, JT Spencer (LH) 118.5,111.5,107.5, J&JA Preston &Son (AA) 110.5






Overall Average                                   140.5p/kg             £1081.85


£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood 1082

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 140.5



3,113 Prime Sheep

Lamb numbers slightly back on the week but trade was maintained from last Monday. Competition is good at the ringside with 14 buyers stood today bidding for stock and this helped produce a fast selling trade on the day. Some smart lambs selling very well, and again it was the nicely fleshed 38kg to 42kg that were the most sought after. Smarter heavies also gaining a good premium.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £64.12 per head or 153.1p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 172.7p/kg         av 172.7p/kg         or £57.00 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 217.9p/kg         av 154.23p/kg      or £64.22 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 174.5p/kg         av 145.89p/kg      or £67.75 per head

52.1kg and over   to 169.6p/kg         av 149.94p/kg      or £80.21 per head


Beltex average £70.28 per head or 172.46p/kg

£ per head: £85 J Garth; £84 A Jenkinson; £83 Hannah Brown; £79 RW Marston; £79 J Garth & Son; £79 JJ Beckwith

p/kg: 217.9p J Garth; 207.9p RW Marston & Son; 207.9p J Garth & Son; 202.6p JJ Beckwith & Sons;

Texel average £64.53 per head or 153.59p/kg

£ per head: £95 DR Kayley; £89 AM&HV Brown; £84 GH&G Emmott; £82 DR Kayley; £79 AW&EN Wade;

p/kg: 207p AM&HV Brown; 200p RH&MR Ireland; 197.5p R Ogg; 195.3p GH&G Emmott; 194.9p J Howard

Charollais average £62.35 per head or 152.78p/kg

£ per head: £72 JR Metcalfe; £66 HW&F Wilkinson; £64 PJ&RH Wallbank; £63.50 LJ Clay; £61 JR&DL Ogden

p/kg: 162.p, 154.9p LJ Clay; 148.8p CL&J Booth; 145.5p PJ&RH Wallbank; 145.2p JR&DL Ogden

Suffolk average £64.31 per head or 146.40p/kg

£ per head: £74 A&ED Booth; £72.50 F Reeday & Son; £69.50 JR Metcalfe; £69 A&ED Booth; £68 R&AM Earnshaw

p/kg: 172.7p RG Johnson & Son; 168.8p J Garth & Son; 161.3p RG Johnson & Son; 161.1p W&M Bland

Mule average £56.56 per head or 136.53p/kg

£ per head: £62 S&D Robinson; £60 CD&RF Kitching; £59.50 E&SCL Harker; £58 J&K Harker; £54.50 AW&EN Wade

p/kg: 144.2p S&D Robinson; 139.7p AW&EN Wade; 138.1p J&K Harker; 136.4p CD&RF Kitching

Lleyn average £63 per head or 150p/kg

£ per head: £63 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 150p CD&RF Kitching



Cull Ewes average £54.05

Suffolk to £75.50, Texel to £96.50, Mule to £52.50, Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £40.50, Gritstone to £49.50, Beltex  to £68.50, Lonk  to £47.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £96.50 RH&MR Ireland; £82.50 RH&MR Ireland; £79.50 A Jenkinson

Mule/Masham: £52.50 JE Naylor; £51.50 KM&L Throup; £50.50 JM Smith & Son; £50.50 CH&OF Hammond

Horned: £47.50 R Wilson; £40.50 Ellis Bros; £39.50 N&M Sutcliffe; £38.50 KM&L Throup

Hill: £57.50 CH&OF Hammond; £56.50, £53.50x2 G&A Fort;  £51.50 CH&OF Hammond


Cast Rams average £66.46

Texel to £109.50 RC Greenwood; Charolais to £81.50 JE Naylor; Lleyn to £97.50 G&A Fort; Beltex to £94.50 JM&S Tennant





Rearing Calves to £590

B&W av £122.28 Cont av £435 Native av £305


A trade you couldn’t predict with 35 Continental Calves averaging £435 and topping at £590 for a fantastic British Blue Bull from David Calvert of West Marton which rightly deserved today’s top price. However this doesn’t take anything away from Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises averaging £517 for 9 British Blues or Sowray Brothers making the Limousin average £538 with three fantastic bulls topping at £580. Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury had a good day also with some young British Blues topping at £460 for a bull and £455 for a heifer. Calvert’s took top call for the heifers topping at £490 with John Blackwell, Gargrave chasing him all the way with a sweet heifer at £480.


Black and White Calves still striding forward with arguably a number of plain calves around trade still got past £122.28 with Stephen Marshall of West End hitting the top at £260 for a pure Friesian bull. Anthony Bolland reached £205 with a Holstein Friesian, averaging £145.63 for his run of 8 black and whites.


Keep taking note because today’s black and white calves averaged 26 days of age and British Blue calves averaged 41 days of age.


NEXT WEEK 60+ Dairy Cattle inc 24 bulling heifers and youngstock along with entries from two on going dispersals.        


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £538.33) to £580 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton                      

Brit Blue x (Av £458.75) to £590 D Calvert & Son, West Marton                             

Simmental X to £435 CN & SA Harrison, Elslack

Saler X to £250 RL Wright & Son, Airton                                                       

Aberdeen Angus to £305 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard                                     

Black & White (Av £122.28) to £260 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons, West End                 


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £405) to £420 F Spence & Son, Sutton                               

Brit Blue x (Av £413.08) to £490 D Calvert & Son, West Marton                                                                                             

Saler to £345 RL Wright & Son, Airton

Simmental (Av £323.33) to £360 CN&SA Harrison                                                     


Barley Staw                           Quads                     to £19.50