Beef / Lamb & Pig Price Tracker


Livestock Farmer
I’ve always been very sceptical of the slabbing job. There’s a constant flow of folks going too make their fortune out of it around here. They come, buy the timber from us, slab it up and 6 months later go bust. We’ve got slabbing saws here but dad says it’s not a cost effective use of time. Same with splitting logs for firewood. It’s alright when you have nothing else to do but when you work it out it pays less per hour than farming! Unless you spend thousands on a decent firewood processing plant. In which case you are working the first few years just too pay for that.




Livestock Farmer

York Auction Centre had 490 head of stock forward including 186 Cattle, 173 Sheep and 131 pigs at their weekly sale of Prime stock.

A very similar number of bulls, black and whites have bounced significantly averaging just short of 220p/kg, top price being 255p/kg from Agri-Tec EDC Ltd.

Continental bulls also increased significantly to average 259.89p/kg, topping at 289p/kg from D S Townend for a super Limousin.

The overall bull average was 241.26p/kg, up by 18.04p/kg on last week.

A much smaller show of clean, with 9 over 300p/kg. A premium was paid for the well fleshed cattle, continental steers averaged similar to last week at 274.55p/kg. The heifers were a better trade averaging 279.57p/kg, increasing by 9p/kg on last week.

Top overall clean price was 318p/kg for a 584kg Limousin heifer from Pip Dale

Cows were good to sell, averaging 148.27p/kg with fleshed continental X up to 207p/kg.


54 Continental Young Bulls sold to 289p/kg from D S Townend and to £2207.70 from J H Tennant Ltd; to average 259.89p/kg.

8 Native Breed Young Bulls sold to 254p/kg from Messers Skelton and to £1716.49 from D A Shirt & Sons; to average 229.75p/kg.

50 Black and White Young Bulls sold to 255p/kg from Agri-Tec EDC Ltd and to £1862.44 from D A Shirt & Sons; to average 219.88p/kg.

21 Continental X Steers sold to 309p/kg from L Dale & Son and to £2065.66 from M D Medd; to average 274.55p/kg.

5 Non Continental X Steers sold to 244p/kg from L Steele & Son and to £1733.72 also from L Steele & Son; to average 213.90p/kg.

28 Continental X Heifers sold to 318p/kg from L Dale & Son and to £1988.80 also from L Dale & Son; to average 279.57p/kg.

4 Non Continental X Heifers sold to 246p/kg from L Steele & Son and to £1826.52 also from L Steele & Son; to average 200.25p/kg.

16 OTMs sold to 207p/kg from S & P Padfield and to £1478.54 also from S & P Padfield; to average 148.27p/kg.

Young Bulls

D S Townend 289p/kg; Dale Farms 287p/kg, 280p/kg; A P & R A Dunn 284p/kg, 274p/kg; Messers Skelton 280p/kg; R Brownbridge & C Kirkby 280p/kg; H W Cowling & Son 279p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 278p/kg, 265p/kg; G Haslehurst & Son 277p/kg, 275p/kg, 272p/kg, 266p/kg; J H Tennant Ltd 276p/kg, 274p/kg, 258p/kg; G Baxter & Sons 275p/kg, 266p/kg, 257p/kg; Wilson & Kellett 274p/kg, 259p/kg, 252p/kg; Garrowby Estate Farms 274p/kg; M & C M Addy 273p/kg, 267p/kg, 254p/kg; R B & R H Thornhill 267p/kg, 265p/kg; M & D Nicholson 263p/kg; G J Taylor 263p/kg, 251p/kg; D Hardcastle & Sons 260p/kg, 248p/kg; Agri Tec EDC Ltd 256p/kg, 254p/kg; E C Wilkin 255p/kg, 248p/kg

Native Breeds
Messers Skelton 254p/kg; R A Suddbay 249p/kg, 242p/kg, 222p/kg, 190p/kg; Davison Bros 237p/kg; R Brownbridge & C Kirkby 228p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 220p/kg

Black & Whites
Agri Tec EDC Ltd 255p/kg, 238p/kg; F & R M Pickering 248p/kg; G J Taylor 246p/kg, 237p/kg; J B Jackson 237p/kg, 228p/kg, 227p/kg; S P & S Boyes 236p/kg; J Brewster 236p/kg, 234p/kg; A Sykes 236p/kg, 234p/kg, 230p/kg; Wagstaff Bros 235p/kg, 229p/kg, 228p/kg, 226p/kg, 222p/kg, 219p/kg, 217p/kg; Dale Farms 233p/kg, 232p/kg; R Brownbridge & C Kirkby 231p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 231p/kg; J W Wilson & Co 228p/kg, 211p/kg; J G Hunter & Son 228p/kg, 224p/kg; Davison Bros 228p/kg, 227p/kg; D A Jones 228p/kg, 220p/kg, 204p/kg; R E Cornforth 224p/kg, 223p/kg; F E Brown & Son 223p/kg, 219p/kg; M & D Nicholson 219p/kg


L Dale & Son 309p/kg, 241p/kg; W Robshaw & Son 304p/kg, 297p/kg, 296p/kg; M & C L R Dale 291p/kg, 286p/kg, 284p/kg, 269p/kg, 259p/kg, 251p/kg; M D Medd 289p/kg, 280p/kg; H W Cowling & Son 286p/kg, 270p/kg; Wilton Lodge Farms 278p/kg, 243p/kg; K Deighton & Sons 266p/kg; E A Hughes 258p/kg; R Retford 233p/kg

Non Continental

L Steel & Son 244p/kg; R Retford 224p/kg; F E Brown & Son 213p/kg, 196p/kg, 195p/kg


L Dale & Son 318p/kg, 313p/kg, 308p/kg, 289p/kg, 283p/kg, 265p/kg, 229p/kg; H Crossley & Sons 310p/kg, 308p/kg, 299p/kg; D G Johnson & Son 310p/kg, 286p/kg; R Mccaie 299p/kg, 296p/kg; J H Tennant Ltd 299p/kg, 288p/kg; K Deighton & Sons 279p/kg, 259p/kg; J F J M & T Stephenson 279p/kg, 268p/kg, 260p/kg; H W Cowling & Son 278p/kg; R E Schofield 258p/kg, 247p/kg; East Huntow Farm 243p/kg; Wilton Lodge Farms 241p/kg; E A Hughes 217p/kg

Non Continental

L Steele & Son 246p/kg; David McDonnell 223p/kg; Garrowby Estate Farms 190p/kg, 144p/kg


S & P Padfield 207p/kg, 200p/kg, 176p/kg, 133p/kg; F D Forth 168p/kg; H W Houseman & Partners 168p/kg, 159p/kg; R E Schofield 160p/kg; A H Grant & Sons 160p/kg, 154p/kg; G & E Simpson 159p/kg; J R Gowthorpe 119p/kg, 109/kg, 85p/kg


125 lambs sold to 320p/kg from R A Dobson and to £147 also from R A Dobson; to average 266.87p/kg.

48 cull sheep sold to £130 from B & M E Craven & Son

Lambs Per Kg

R A Dobson 320p/kg, 291p/kg, 288p/kg, 285p/kg, 262p/kg; C & S Crossley 307p/kg, 257p/kg, 242p/kg; A Smales 305p/kg, 273p/kg, 261p/kg, 251p/kg, 240p/kg; River Farm Partnership 299p/kg, 261p/kg; G B Harrison 285p/kg, 275p/kg, 260p/kg; B Pearson 282p/kg, 280p/kg, 279p/kg, 266p/kg, 262p/kg, 255p/kg; R L Lock 281p/kg, 271p/kg, 269p/kg; M Kendra & Sons 268p/kg, 265p/kg; M Whitley 267p/kg; A E Lacy 250p/kg, 231p/kg, 226p/kg; D Bradley 238p/kg; J W & R Mothersdale 238p/k


117 pigs sold to 116p/kg from P Ownsworth and to £128.52 from J T Horsley.

Gilts sold to 116p/kg from P Ownsworth; to average 86.24p/kg

Baconers averaged 81.1p/kg

14 cull pigs sold to 12p/kg from J Webster.



Edward Stephenson (Auctioneer) - 07801 685663
David Moxon (Auctioneer) - 07885 353925
Rod Cordingley (Auctioneer) – 07801 685660
Stephen Burley (Auctioneer) - 07736 081785

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