Forward: 43 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle including 2 Mature Bulls. 3,344 Prime Sheep comprising 2,660 Prime Lambs, 684 Cast Ewes & Rams. 74 Rearing Calves. B&W av £84 Cont av £353 Native av £284 51 Dairy Cattle.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 228.5p/kg        av. 224.63p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 229.5p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 238.5p/kg        av. 179.80p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 250.5p/kg        av. 203p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JA Drake (Limx) 1308, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 1268, (BBx) 1146

p/kg: JA Drake (Limx) 229.5, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 228.5, (BBx) 220.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1303,(BBx) 1242, JM Townsend (Limx) 1279, 1104

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 250.5,(BBx) 236.5, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 238.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 237.5,232.5        

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   89.69p/kg             £514.08

A Bank Holiday show of lean and majority non- farm assured cattle because of usual Bank Holiday absentees at the ringside. As a result trade looks back but is the same as last week when the type of cow on offer is taken into consideration. Just 2 meated farm assured dairies which comfortably made 110.5p or more.

Black & White                       to 112.5p/kg                        av. 84.41p/kg

MRI                                         to 88.5p/kg                         

Limx                                       to 120.5p/kg                        av. 108.72p/kg

Blondex                                 to 131.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 103.5p/kg                        av. 91.17p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JR Dodgson&Son 901, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 782,586, M&R Smith 583, ML&JE Kayley&Son 545

p/kg: JC&DJ Marshall 112.5,98.5, JR Dodgson&Son 110.5,  M&R Smith 95.5, ML&JE Kayley&Son 90.5,86.5.

Other Dairy

£ per head: J Lord (MRI) 451  

p/kg: J Lord (MRI) 88.5


£ per head: J Lord (Blondex) 796, D Wood (Limx) 669,630, G&H Sztejnke (Simx) 631

p/kg: J Lord (Blondex) 131.5, D Wood (Limx) 120.5,98.5, G&H Sztejnke (Simx) 103.5,97.5


Overall Average                                   89.69p/kg             £514.08

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: W Holden&Son (Lim) 1043, AP Townsend (B&W) 997

p/kg: W Holden&Son (Lim) 160.5, AP Townsend (B&W) 129.5,


3,344 Prime Sheep comprising 2,660 Prime Lambs, 684 Cast Ewes & Rams

A nice show for Bank Holiday Monday met with a reduced trade as expected but an average of 172p would end up a decent result on the day. Buyers giving good premiums for the 41kg to 44kg well finished types with these in relatively good demand.

Top prices went to Anthony & Heather Hewetson of Newton Hall, Gargrave whose pen of 47kg Beltex crosses made £106 per head or 225.5p/kg when selling to Nick Dalby.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £72.67 per head or 172.4p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 188.8p/kg         av 168.1p/kg         or £57.35 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 217.9p/kg         av 172.2p/kg         or £71.45 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 225.5p/kg         av 174.4p/kg         or £82.44 per head

52.1kg and over   to 178.3p/kg         av 166.8p/kg         or £91.50 per head

Beltex average £80.49 per head or 190.5p/kg

£ per head: £106 £87 JA&JH Hewetson £93.50 J&J Garnett £91 £88 P Crabtree & Son

p/kg: 225.5p JA&JH Hewetson 217.9p James Garth & Son 215.8p 211.6p J&J Garnett 210.8p 209.5p 207.3p (x2)P Crabtree & Son

Suffolk average £72.56 per head or 168.0p/kg

£ per head: £91.60 BL&R Lund £88.50 JR Airey £87.50 P Rylatt

p/kg: 184.6p 177.1p GW Houseman & Ptnrs 181.9p TH Mellin 172.9p BL&R Lund

Texel average £73.26 per head or 173.1p/kg

£ per head: £104 T&C Robinson £99 £92 £91 E&S Baines £95 BL&R Lund £95 JA&JH Hewetson £94.50 ML&JE Kayley £94 £93 P Crabtree & Son £94 C Booth £93 G Sunderland

p/kg: 208.0p T&C Robinson 208.0p JA&JH Hewetson 207.1p 204.4p 202.3 G Sunderland 204.4p E&S Baines

Mule/Masham average £69.78 per head or 163.1p/kg

£ per head:£87 JR Airey £79 £72 £71 A&SL Throup £76.50 PL Metcalfe £71.50 JR Taylor & Son

p/kg: 171.8p PL Metcalfe 169.9p 165.1p A&SL Throup 165.5p JR Taylor & Son 164.20 JR Airey

Charollais average £70.58 per head or 170.1p/kg

£ per head: £87 GW Houseman & Ptnrs £79 JC Marshall £78.50 MJ Beckwith £78 A Guy & Son £77 JJ Beckwith & Sons

p/kg: 187.8p JJ Beckwith & Sons, 185.2p DG Boothman 179.5p JC Marshall 178.4p MJ Beckwith

Rouge average £81.00 per head or 180.0p/kg

£ per head: £81 M&E Thornber

p/kg: 180.0p M&E Thornber

Swaledale average £65.00 per head or 162.5p/kg

£ per head: £65 I Wilson

p/kg: 162.5p I Wilson


Cull Ewes average £49.28

Suffolk to £72.50, Texel to £96.50, Mule to £71.50, Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £51.50, Gritstone to £61.50, Cheviot  to £73.50, Beltex  to £83.50, Lonk  to £63.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £96.50 J Midgley £96.50 S Breare

Mule/Masham: £71.50 R Hoyle £66.50 JA&JH Hewetson

Horned: £63.50 A Guy & Son £54.50 J Cheetham £53.50 J Midgley

Hill: £73.50 HJ&J Howarth £61.50 K Hill

Cast Rams average £61.29

Texel to £93.50 Swaledale £57.50 Beltex £78.50

£93.50 £91.50 AG Horn £91.50 A Guy & Son



Rearing Calves to £435 (74)

B&W av £84 Cont av £353 Native av £284

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £333) to £370                           A Sowray&Son

Brit Blue x (Av £378) to £430                           Church Farm Enterprises

Simx (Av £408) to £445                                     G Hayton&EC Stocks                                                                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £253) to £270                             Church Farm Enterprises                  

Black & White (Av £84) to £225                       JP&KE Hartley      

Steer Calves

Brit Blue x £350                                                   JR Dodgson&Son 


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £311) to £330                           A Sowray&Son                    

Brit Blue x (Av £338) to £430                           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Ab Angus (Av £316) to £345                             Church Farm Enterprises                                                  

Saler to £275                                                        RL Wright&Son                                                   


Craven Dairy Auction (51 head)

 The late August show and sale of Dairy Cattle welcomed the Yorkshire Holstein Club to the ring with a fine show of Pedigree and Commercial dairy cattle right the way down the Shippon. The Pedigree Championship Judged by Edward Fort was given to the Dalesbrad herd of Alan and Susan Throup of Higher House, Silsden Moor. Dalesbrad Destry Peony a superb heifer by the bull Scientific Destry was calved 28 days and giving 30kgs went on to sell for the day’s top price of £1950.  The second prized heifer behind the Champion in class was a lovely 2yr old heifer from David and Dee Holmes of Castley with Holmedale Hercules Poppy 2, by the Butterfield Ingleview Hercules and boasting a lot of milk in its back pedigree this went on to sell for £1780  to Wick Williams of Nantwich. Brian Moorhouse of the Aireburn Herd took the next top price with his Aireburn Charlie Rilla heifer, the heifer whose dam a EX92 cow who has done 100 ton at Hesper Farm sold for £1700 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.


The bull section saw David Lawson’s Newbirks Jazzman hard bid for. A tremendous bull for 15 mths of age and half brother to the Yorkshire Show Champion and European 2nd Prize Newbirks Jazz 1584, sired by Bassingthorpe Bossman and stellar back pedigree went on to sell for £2700 to Angus Dean of AL Dean & Son, Toft House, Threshfield.


A good line up of Maidens was headed by a lovely bulling heifer from the up and coming Startover Herd of Brimham Lodge Farm. Startover Glauco Jasmine 2  Sired by the Toc- Farm Duplex Glauco took 1st prize in class and went on to sell for £850 to Aubrey Greenhalgh of Enchanted Holsteins. Alan Throup of the Dalesbrad herd wasn’t far behind with his 16mth old heifer Dalesbrad Ponder Gwennie, Sired by Coldsprinjgs Ponder sold for £840 to Simon Spensley of High gate, Gargrave.




Judge – Edward Fort, Silmoor Herd, Silsden Moor

Prize Awards:       Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       1st A&SL Throup 2nd FA Holmes & Son 3rd A & SL Throup

                                Commercial Heifers             1st MD Parkinson & Sons 2nd RW&M Walker 3rd GB Moorhouse

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son 2nd PJ Waring

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st Brimham Lodge 2nd A&SL Throup 3rd RE Ayrton

                                Champion – A&SL Throup Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers: av £1307.25 to £1680 MD Parkinson & Son 


Pedigree Newly Calven Cows: av £1375 to £1400 A Lawson & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: av £1453 to £1950 A&SL Throup


Incalf Heifers: av £1080  to £1140  I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers av £671 to £850  WP Gratton


Next Sale 12th September:  25 Incalf Heifer and 10 Bulling Heifer from DL Leeming Ltd, Burnt Yates