Forward: 89 Prime cattle comprising Clean Cattle 15 (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 71 Cast Cattle. 3519 Prime Sheep comprising 2998 Old Season Lambs, 521 Cast Ewes & Rams. 71 Rearing Calves. 36 Dairy Cattle. 5 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 244.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 230.5p/kg                        av. 210.53p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 262.5p/kg                        av. 240.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 243.5p/kg                        av. 214.9p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1449, H Downs&Son (Limx) 1335,1314, CD&RF Kitching (Limx)1256, JM Townsend (Limx) 1235

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 244.5, H Downs&Son (Limx) 230.5,222.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 219.5, CD&RF Kithcing (Limx) 216.5


£ per head: H Downs&Son (BBx) 1408, 1309, JR Metcalfe (Blx) 1231, (Limx)1220

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 262.5,(Blx) 234.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 243.5,(BBx) 218.5, H Downs&Son (BBx) 220,220    


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   102.82p/kg                           £784.13

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns (B&W) 784, EJ Fort (B&W) 764

p/kg: EJ Fort (B&W) 129.5, J Caygill&Ptns (B&W)  102.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   90.81p/kg             £603.10

Black & White                       to 129.5p/kg                        av. 83.52p/kg

Swed Red                              to 92.5p/kg                          av. 92.01p/kg

MRI                                         to 97.5p/kg                         

Limx                                       to 123.5p/kg                        av. 115.35p/kg

BBx                                         to 118.5p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 88.5p/kg                          av. 84.48p/kg

Blue Albionx                         to 87.5p/kg                          av. 85.54p/kg

BBx                                         to 118.5p/kg

Blondex                                 to 147.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:  Church Farm Enterprises 816, KM&L Throup 804, A&J Carr&Son 796, CM&EM Gratton 724, M&R Smith 723

p/kg: Church Farm Enterprises 129.5, A&J Carr&Son 122.5, KM&L Throup 100.5, CM&EM Gratton 98.5, NA Bell 98.5.

Other Dairy

£ per head: N Parker (Swed Red) 698, C Watson (MRI) 677, G Parker (Swed Red) 673, IRG Collins (Sh) 531, 487

p/kg: C Watson (MRI) 97.5,N Parker (Swed Red) 92.5,91.5, IRG Collins & Ptns 88.5,80.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: TB Moorhouse&Son 942, CH&OF Hammond 918,817

p/kg: TB Moorhouse&Son 134.5, CH&OF Hammond 118.5,


£ per head: J Drinkall Ltd 957, CH&OF Hammond 849,717

p/kg:J Drinkall Ltd 123.5, CH&OF Hammond 122.5,115.5


£ per head: KA&HL Fawcett 1261

p/kg: KA&HL Fawcett 147.5

Aberdeen Angus

£ per head: J Drinkall Ltd 975.25, 905.98; JR Carr 787.25; J&JA Preston & Son 627;

p/kg: J Drinkall Ltd 117.50; JR Carr 117.50; J Drinkall Ltd 108.50


£ per head: C Watson 677.6

p/kg: C Watson 97.50



£ per head: M&R Smith 835.63

p/kg: M&R Smith 87.50


Prime Sheep

A cracking trade today all round, best sorts were in very good demand, £100 breeched on several occasions for the smart end, whilst handy weighted nice sorts were 180p to 190p, a more commercial type around 170p. Heavy types up a gear on the week, smart sorts in the £90’s. Mule, Horned and Hill bred lambs were in plentiful number making up nearly a third of the entry, Mule lambs averaged 160p (+3p on the week) whilst a good horned lambs were also a shade dearer on the week, and lightweights maintaining recent trade.

Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £71.19 per head or 169.92 p/kg

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 225.7p/kg         av 140.55p/kg      or £47.61 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 280p/kg            av 173.3p/kg         or £71.37 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 228.3p/kg         av 168.58p/kg      or £80.46 per head

52.1kg and over   to 180.60p/kg       av 154.67p/kg      or £84.46 per head

Beltex average £82 per head or 204.67p/kg

£ per head: £112 AM&HV Brown; £105 Fox Farm; £102 Richard Lancaster; £100x3 PW Simpson; £100 Ellis Bros.

p/kg: 280p AM&HV Brown; 267.6p I&M Lancaster; 256.4p PW Simpson; 248.8p Richard Lancaster;

Suffolk average £75.39 per head or 165.91p/kg

£ per head: £85.5 RL Wright & Sons; £84.50 G Beresford & Sons; £84 P Leeming; £82.50 D Poulter; £82 G Beresford & Sons

p/kg: 183.3p DW&CJ Towler; 182.1p W Watson; 175.6p JR Taylor & Son; 174.4p W Watson; 174.4p G Bell

Texel average £74.40 per head or 172.79p/kg

£ per head: £99 W Watson; £97.50 JJ&D Cowking; £97.50 G Beresford & Son; £96, £95, £94 RH&MR Ireland;

p/kg: 232.1p G Beresford & Son; 220.9p RH&MR Ireland; 219.5p TA Robinson; 210.2p J Baines;

Mule average £68.7 per head or 160.53p/kg

£ per head: £73 R Emmott; £72.50 G&MA Lawn; £72 D Wood; £72 R&A White & Son; £72 J Drinkall Ltd

p/kg: 168.8p JA Throup; 167.1p JR Taylor & Son; 167.1p BS Simpson; 166.3p K Dickinson; 165.9p H Horsfield & Sons

Charollais average £75.7 per head or 173.97p/kg

£ per head: £82 R Emmott; £81.50x2 JG Senior; £81 NA Bell; £79.50 SM Russell & Son; £78.50 NA Bell

p/kg: 186.9p, 184.1p NA Bell; 182.2p R Emmott; 169.8p x2, 166.7px2 JG Senior; 166.7p JR Metcalfe

Lleyn average £69.84 per head or 162.43p/kg

£ per head: £70, £69.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 162.8p, 161.6p CD&RF Kitching

SBF average £54.73 per head or 150p/kg

£ per head: £55.50, £54 JE Greenwood;

p/kg: 150p x2 JE Greenwood

Swaledale average £48.8 per head or 136.74p/kg

£ per head: £63.50 BS Simpson; £60 FG Throup; £59 R Tennant; £59 JE Cowperthwaite; £58 K Huck; £57.50 PL Metcalfe;

p/kg: 153.8p FG Throup; 151.3p R Tennant; 151.2p BS Simpson; 145.8p Jenny Throup; 143.8p JM&S Tennant



Cull Ewes average £56.08

Suffolk to £93.50, Texel to £139.50, BFL to £62.50, Mule to £60.50, Lleyn to £51.50, Swaledale to £48.50, Masham to £41.50, Cheviot  to £78.50, Beltex  to £75.50, Lonk  to £50.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £139.50 W Watson; £125.50 RH & MR Ireland;

Mule/Masham: £60.50 Edward Berry; £58.50 B&LN Dibb  

Horned: £50.50 TA Robinson; £48.50 C Nelson & Sons

Hill: £78.50 W Watson; £76 HB Atkinson;  

Cast Rams average £71.33

Texel to £



Rearing Calves to £370

B&W av £79 Cont av £298.2 Native av £180.8

Black and whites were certainly good to sell with a handy trade throughout the sale with Limousin’s also on the end of a better trade. Other continentals a touch easier in places although a strong calf from Jonny Moon of Wigglesworth went on to top the day at £370 for a sweet British Blue Bull. 

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £292) to £328 C&M Hall                        

Brit Blue x (Av £311) to £370 JR&MJ Moon                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £211.5) to £260 JP&KE Hartley

Simmental x to £350 J&SA Lancaster                             

MRI to £188 J&SA Lancaster                                            

Black & White (Av £79) to £170 FA Holmes & Son                      


Heifer Calves                       

Brit Blue x (Av £259) to £355 J&SA Lancaster                              

Ab Angus (Av £154) to £205 C&M Hall                                                          

Black & White to £260 J&SA Lancaster                                                          


Craven Dairy Auction (36 head)

A mixed show of newly calven cattle met with more resistance than of late. The better end on the day reached mid teens of hundreds, Peter Bauls champion Heifer, calved three weeks on 32 litres making £1600 selling to Alf & Andrew Townsend. Brian Moorhouse of Hesper Farm had another heifer in this price range at £1500, whilst regular vendors Messrs Ireland of Thorpe Bassett reached £1520 with a 3rd calved cow on 42 Litres and David Booth of Broom House selling at £1500 for a 2nd calved cow giving 45 litres.


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Partners             2nd Church Farm                3rd GB Moorhouse

Newly Calven Cows:            1st DE&MA Booth                    2nd WR Ireland                   3rd DL Leeming

Champion – M Baul & Partners        Reserve – DE&MA Booth


Newly Calven Heifers (14): av £1234 to £1600 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (12): av £1040.8 to £1520 WR Ireland & Son


Heifer Calves (10): to £320 J&SA Lancaster




Mini Heston Barley Straw 16.50 per Bale

Mini Heston Hay £24 per bale

Heston Wheat Straw £17.50 Per bale

Quadrant Wheat Straw £20 per bale

200 Small Bale Hay £2 per bale