Forward: 30 Prime cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle(under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle 2,276 Prime Sheep comprising 346 Spring Lambs, 1,404 Old Season Lambs, 521 Cast Ewes & Rams & 6 Goats 1,497 Breeding Sheep comprising 539 Sheep with 838 Lambs @ Foot & 120 Geld Hoggs 32 Rearing Calves 33 Dairy Cattle 4 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                             to 193.5p/kg        av 192.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 113.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

Brit Blue:

£ per head: B Spensley Ltd 1093,1072

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 193.5, 192.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   117.60p/kg           £791.92

Black & White                       to 118.5p/kg                        av 106.79p/kg

Limx                                       to 157.5p/kg                        av 132.04p/kg

Blondex                                 to 149.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 140.5p/kg                        av 136.55p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: BS Simpson 1103, CH&OF Hammond 809

p/kg: BS Simpson 140.5, CH&OF Hammond 131.5


£ per head: JT Robinson 1000, JW Stockdale&Sons 954,815 A Guy&Son 839

p/kg: JT Robinson 157.5, JW Stockdale&Sons 144.5, A Guy&Son 137.5, 128.5


£ per head: KA&HL Fawcett 1114

p/kg: KA&HL Fawcett 149.5

B&W: av p/kg

£ per head: M Ryder&Son 926, 917, WP Gratton 897,842 GB Moorhouse 887,A&J Carr & Son 830

p/kg: A&J Carr&Son 118.5, M Ryder &Son 117.5, 116.5, 114.5, WP Gratton 116.5, 114.5, R Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin 114.5


2,276 Prime Sheep


The prime sheep was buoyant today. A large show of NS lambs attracted the full company of retail and wholesale butchers together with some of the major processors who are also in the market now for new season lambs. Trade was nice, with the few best pens topping £3/kilo from 3 different vendors, those being Michael Hall from Scosthrop, Tim Robinson from Longridge and topping at 323p was Richard Lea from Wortley. The SQQ (32kg-45kg) for todays sale was 256.4p/kg whilst the overall average for every new season lamb in the market was 254.9p. Both averages comparing well on a local and national basis.
The Old season lambs were plentiful in number and were dearer on the week. Some excellent runs of fed hogs, some coming from as far away as Buckinghamshire today together with the regular local consignors who enjoyed a good late season trade. Fleshed exports weights, farm assured and well presented sheep were from 215p to 230p, up to 236.3p for Continentals from TH Heslop & Sons of Spofforth. The better heavies were from 200p to 215p up to 225p for 48kg from Tim Robinson of Longridge. Mature hoggs were down in price a touch today, and anything lacking flesh is now discounted heavily.
A big show of Ewes was forward for sale today, and these were harder to cash than recent weeks.


Spring Lambs average £102.49

Suffolk average £101.34 per head or 250.12p/kg

£ per head: £126.50 £118 ML Evans; £117 JP Barnes; £116 JA&JM Wade

p/kg: 287.5p ML Evans; 269.8p JA&JM Wade; 268.8 R&E Pollard

Texel average £103.32 per head or 263.19p/kg

£ per head: £124 £123 TA Robinson; £119, £118 IR Lampkin; £117 M Hall

p/kg: 307.5p, 288.4p TA Robinson; 300p M Hall; 287.8p IR Lamkin

Down average £101.17 per head or 229.92p/kg

£ per head: £108, £106.5 A Mountain; £89 K Watson

p/kg: 240.5p K Watson; 226.6p, 225p A Mountain

Dales Mule average £90 per head or 236.8p/kg

£ per head: £90 JA Stoney

p/kg: 236.8p JA Stoney

Rouge De L’ouest average £116.68 per head or 259p/kg

£ per head: £127.50, £126, £125, £124 JA&JM Wade

p/kg: 286.4p, 283.3p, 273.3p, 271.7p JA&JM Wade

Charolais average £101.53 per head or 253.48p/kg

£ per head: £127 S Coar; £113 WM Hall; £113 N Caton

p/kg: 323.4p 279.7p 253.8p Lea & Son; 276.1p, 257.3p S Coar; 262.8p N Caton



Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £93.68 per head or 203.9p/kg                                                   

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 200.0p/kg         av 164.5p/kg         or £56.45 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 236.3p/kg         av 212.5p/kg         or £87.07 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 225.0p/kg         av 208.4p/kg         or £101.74 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 213.2p/kg         av 186.1p/kg         or £110.55 per head

Beltex average £95.06 per head or 229.9p/kg

£ per head: £112 £94.50 JW Hall; £108 £98 £96.50 TA Robinson; £94.50 TH Heslop & Son;

p/kg: 236.3p 234.6p 233.8p TH Heslop & Son; 227.9p 225.0p 224.4p TA Robinson;

Texel average £96.20 per head or 216.9p/kg

£ per head: £115 £114 £111 G Curtis; £113 JM&VJ Howard; £110 £109 B Watchorn;

p/kg:  227.4p 221.7p 221.6p G Curtis; 221.5p T Kiernan; 221.1p TH Heslop & Son;

Suffolk average £101.04 per head or 220.0p/kg

£ per head: £115.50 £108.50 G Curtis; £114.50 £108.50 £105 G Bell;

p/kg: 215.6p 212.7p G Curtis; 214.3p G Bell;

Charollais average £104.22 per head or 217.6p/kg

£ per head: £118.50 £117 A Atkinson; £111 £107 G Curtis; £106 B Watchorn;

p/kg: 218.4p 217.7p G Curtis; 216.7p B Watchorn; 216.3p J Lord;

Mule average £82.85 per head or 188.2p/kg

£ per head: £99 G Curtis; £97 GW Thackray; £94 G Bell; £73.50 RG Church Ltd

p/kg: 208.9p G Bell; 208.8p RG Church Ltd; 207.7p JM&VJ Howard; 194.1p G Curtis;

Swaledale average £67.87 per head or 173.3p/kg

£ per head: £96.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £95.50 Ellis Bros; £89.50 BL Rigby; £85 D&S Hollings

p/kg: 207.6p Ellis Bros; 206.3p 205.3p B&J Sutcliffe; 203.8 GW Thackray; 203.4p BL Rigby;

SBF average £81.39 per head or 209.6p/kg

£ per head: £84.50 £72 TH Heslop & Son; £69 B Dibb;

p/kg: 216.7p 180.0p TH Heslop; 186.5p B Dibb;

Gritstone average £74.97 per head or 192.8p/kg

£ per head: £93.50 £90 J Lord; £87 B Dibb; £78 JM&VJ Howard;

p/kg: 212.5p J Lord; 207.1p B Dibb; 200.0p JM&VJ Howard;197.1p E Simpson & Son

Cheviot average £90.02 per head or 216.0p/kg

£ per head: £102 £97.50 £96.50 GW Thackray; £96.50 MJ&GC Dobson; £93 £91 T Kiernan

p/kg: 232.1p 230.0p 222.0p T Kiernan; 225.0p MJ&GC Dobson; 220.0p TH Heslop & Son;


Cull Ewes average £70.66

Suffolk to £97.50, Texel to £118.50, Charollais to £104.5, BFL to £106.5, Mule to £85.50, Gritstone to £71.50, Cheviot to £55.50, Lonk to £63.50, Lleyn to £76.50, Swaledale to £67.50, Dalesbred to £59.50, Beltex to £77.50, Down £78.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £118.50 R&E Pollard; £106.50 Ellis Bros; £105.5 IR Lampkin

Mule/Masham: £85.50 CM&EM Gratton; £83.50 GB  Moorhouse; £78.50 B Watchorn

Horned: £67.50 A&N Fothergill; £63.50 A Guy & Son; £62.50 JM&VJ Howard Ltd

Hill: £76.50 CD&RF Kitching; £71.50 B Dibb;

Cast Rams average £86.38

Suffolk to £117.50, Texel to £125.50, Scotch Black Face to £77.50, BFL to £111.50, Beltex to £116.50, Lonk to £81.50,

Swaledale to £75.50.

Top Prices:

£125.5 CM&EM Gratton; £119.50 NA Feather; £117.50 F Reeday & Son; £116.50 TA Robinson; £111.50 A Lodge


Breeding Sheep (577)


A big show of Breeding Sheep attracted another large company of buyers. The quality on show was not just as good as last week, but trade for Hoggs with lambs was cheaper on the week with £180 to £200 the mark for the better outfits and £170 to £175 for more commercial types. Young Ewes with nice lambs however were a fast trade with customers again keen for nice young outfits to put into flocks. The older of sheep with nice lambs sold away well, with feeder/finishers who have grass in abundance in good form for the right goods.

Texel Ewes with Singles av £125 to £178 R Garth

Texel Ewes with Twins av £179 to £272 S&RE Williamson

Texel Ewes with Mixed av £158 to £175 R Garth

Texel Hoggs with Singles av £170 to £190 JW Stockdale

Texel Hoggs with Twins av £191 to £195 JW Stockdale &Son

Mule Ewes with Singles av £112 to £134 E Fairburn & Son

Mule Ewes with Twins av £148 to £172 GW&EJ Parker

Mule Ewes with Mixed av £170 to £225 S&RE Williamson

Mule Shlg with Single to £130 HF Stubbs

Mule Shlg with Twins av £198 to £208 P Keyes

Mule Hoggs with Singles av £175 to £200 RG Johnson

Mule Hoggs with Twins av £161 to £165 CM&EM Gratton


Swaledale Ewes with Single to £60 RD Metclafe


Lleyn Ewes with Single to £108 MJ&PJ Campbell

Lleyn Ewes with Mixed av £135 to £150 MJ&PJ Campbell


Beltex Ewes with Single av £154 to £190 GJ Cropper

Beltex Ewes with Twins av £160 to £185 GJ Cropper


Rouge Ewes with Mixed av £164 to £198 DR Findlay


Cheviot Ewes with Twins to £152 DR Findlay

Cheviot Ewes with Mixed av £172 to £198 DR Findlay


Masham Hoggs with Single to £145 JC Lund

Masham Hoggs with Twins to £150 JC Lund


Geld Hoggs

Mule av £116 to £138 CM & EM Gratton

Texel to £100 CM Ryder

Swaledale av £92 to £99 DS Hollings



Rearing Calves to £430

B&W av £58.05 Cont av £380 Native av £165


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £355) to £375 MP Jennings

Shorthorn to £145 JR CJ&D Drake

Aberdeen Angus X to £170 Church Farm Enterprises

Norwegian Red (Av £69) to £73 K&M Berry                 

Black & White (Av £58.05) to £88 Church Farm Enterprises


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £430 E Simpson & Son                             

Saler x to £275 RL Wright & Son                     

Ab Angus to £160 Church Farm Enterprises                                                 


Craven Dairy Auction (33 head)


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st JD Taylor & Son

                                                                                2nd Church Farm Enterprises

                                                                                3rd Church Farm Enterprises

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Wellock

                                                                                2nd JN&J Rennard

                                                                                3rd J Whittaker

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st MGT Corner    

                                                                                2nd MGT Corner

                                Maiden Heifers                    1st R&E Pollard

                                                                                2nd SG Midgley

                                                                                3rd JR Taylor & Son  


Champion – JD Taylor & Son                              Reserve – Church Farm Enterprises


Newly Calven Heifers:    to £2100 av £2025 JD Taylor & Son & Church Farm Enterprises   


Newly Calven Cows:   to £1900 av £1462 JN&J Rennard


In-Calf Heifers:     to £1450 av £1435 MGT Corner


Maiden Heifers (7-12mths):   to £980 av £704 JR Taylor & Son



Hay                         Quads                     to £35 per bale

                                Small Bale              to £2.80 per bale