Forward: 77 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 60 Cast Cattle. 3,710 Prime Sheep comprising 3,131 Prime Lambs, 579 Cast Ewes & Rams. 91 Rearing Calves B&W av £65.23 Cont av £323.93 Native av £256.3. 55 Dairy Cattle.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 241.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 225.5p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 213.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 255.5p/kg        av.206.23p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1443, JA Drake (BBx) 1316,

p/kg: JA Drake (BBx) 241.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 225.5,213.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1380, 1290, JA Drake (BBx) 1329, J Baines (Blondex) 1273

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   104.40p/kg                           £ 629.03

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: RD Guy (B&W Hfr) 867,776

p/kg: RD Guy (B&W Hfr) 135.5,108.5


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cattle numbers strong as Autumn approaches and plenty of lean cows represented in the entry which was 65% dairy. Trade remains good for all classes with meat particularly good. Best native breeds to £1136 (D&J Isherwood), Contx to £1023 (K Lister&Sons) and B&W to £873 (N&R Sutcliffe).


Overall Average                                   98.14p/kg             £621.71

Black & White                       to 110.5p/kg                        av. 89.51p/kg

Jersey                                     to 100.5p/kg                        av. 90.04p/kg

Swed Red                              to 99.5p/kg                         

Limx                                       to 119.5p/kg                        av. 106.56p/kg

BBx                                         to 106.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 116.5p/kg

Blondex                                 to 135.5p/kg

Charx                                      to 113.5p/kg                        av. 103.73p/kg

AAx                                         to 125.5p/kg                        av. 117.82p/kg

Shorthornx                            to 128.5p/kg                        av. 125.21p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe 873,711, M&R Smith 796, JH Bradley & Son 786, JSS Verity 745, 699, EJ Fort 664

p/kg: M&R Smith 110.5, N&R Sutcliffe 110.5, 108.5, JSS Verity 109.5,108.5, JH Bradley&Son 108.5, EJ Fort 104.5,   

Other Dairy

£ per head: JSS Verity (Swed Red) 781, (Jer) 628,602,

p/kg: JSS Verity (Jer) 100.5, 99.5, (Swed Red) 99.5,

Other Contx:

£ per head: K Lister&Sons (Blondex) 1023, M Mallinson Ltd (Simx) 891, (Char) 721,

p/kg: K Lister&Son (Blondex) 135.5, M Mallinson Ltd (Simx) 116.5


£ per head: D&J Carlisle 758, 725, K Lister&Son 728,

p/kg: K Lister&Son 119.5, D&J Carlisle 118.5, 111.5, I Barrett&Son 109.5


£ per head: D&J Isherwood (AA) 1136, J Drinkall Ltd (Sh) 937,810,

p/kg: J Drinkall Ltd (Sh) 128.5,122.5,(AAx) 120.5, D&J Isherwood (AA) 125.5,



Overall Average                                   98.5p/kg               £1044


£ per head: K Lister&Son 1044

p/kg: K Lister&Son 98.5


Prime Lambs


A lighter show of 3,710 sheep today, and trade a shade easier, but still plenty of demand from the ethnic orders looking to stock up for the festival, for which most of the processing takes place today and tonight.
Big Lambs in strong demand again, Duncan Halliday led the way with a pen of 46kg Texel/Beltex selling for £113 each to Keelham Farm Shop. Frankland Farms from Rathmell were next in line with 45kg making 3107 to Thomas Shepherdson. George Sunderland of Hebden Brodge made £105 of 52kg Texels purchased by J&E Medcalf, Whilst RH&MR Ireland made £105 of 49kg to Vivers Scotlamb, £104 of 51kg to Kendall Farm Butchers and £104 of 47kg to Keelham Farm Shop. Anthony Hewetson of Bank Newton made £103 on three separate occasions, all three pens weighed 43kg.
p/kg Duncan Halliday topped the sale at 245.7p to Keelham Farm Shop, George Sunderland 242.3p to Hartshead Meat co, Anthony Hewetson 240p on three occasions all to Keelham Farmshop, and Richard & Sadie Crabtree 239p to Vivers Scotlamb.
Generally the smart lambs were 210p plus, good quality ¾ bred lambs either side of £2, the better end of first cross types 190p and commercial types 175p to 185p.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £ per head or 179.28p/kg    

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 158.9p/kg         av 158.9p/kg         or £44.50 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 170.6p/kg         av 162.33p/kg      or £54.43 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 242.3p/kg         av 179.22p/kg      or £75.27 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 245.7p/kg         av 180.71p/kg      or £85.16 per head

52.1kg and over   to 170.4p/kg         av 163.33p/kg      or £88.2 per head

Beltex average £84.55 per head or 202.98p/kg

£ per head: £113 DJ Halliday; £107 Frankland Farms; £103 JA&JH Hewetson; £99 G Sunderland; £99 Ellis Bros;

p/kg:245.7p DJ Halliday; 242.3p G Sunderland; 239.5p JA&JH Hewetson; 239p P Crabtree & Son; 237.8p Frankland Farms

Suffolk average £74.82 per head or 174.95p/kg

£ per head:£91 R&C Greenwood £87 Stocks Enterprises; £83 A Fisher; £82.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £82 PJ Bolland; £80 TH Mellin

p/kg: 217.5p Stocks Enterprises; 188.6p A Fisher; 183.3p RA&M Earnshaw; 180p PJ Bolland; 179.3p TH Mellin;

Texel average £77.01 per head or 179.49p/kg

£ per head: £105 G Sunderland; £105 RH&MR Ireland; £104 JA Stoney, £104x2 RH&MR Ireland; £99 J&R Paisley;

p/kg: 218.2p FW&JM Edington; 216.7p JA Stoney & Son; 216.7p, 214.3p, 214.1p RH&MR Ireland; 209.8p JA Stoney & Son 

Mule average £72.44 per head or 168.55p/kg

£ per head: £80 P Addyman & Son; £79.50 JA Stoney & Son; £78.50 CD&RF Kitching; £78 WM Hall; £78 GR Danvers

p/kg: 178.4p CD&RF Kitching; 176.7p R&C Greenwood; 174.4p,173.3p BS Simpson; 173.3p Ellis Bros; 171.4p PL Metcalfe;

Charollais average £75.12 per head or 174.9p/kg

£ per head: £92 WM Hall; £84 P Shackleton; £75 JW Barker & Son; £74 GR Danvers; £72 JN Bradley & Son; £67 NG Bailey

p/kg: 176.3p NG Bailey; 176.2p GR Danvers; 175p P Shackleton; 175p K Dickinson; 174.4p JW Barker & Son

Cheviot average £72.03 per head or 175.45p/kg

£ per head: £77, £75.50, £75, £67.50 Grain Farms; £66 DJ&LJ Holt

p/kg: 177.6p, 175.6p, 175p, 174.4p Grain Farms Ltd; 173.7p DJ&LJ Holt



Cull Ewes average £41.78

Suffolk to £74.50, Texel to £91.50, BFL to £55.50, Mule to £56.50, Lleyn to £59.50, Swaledale to £49.50, Masham to £49.50, Gritstone to £43.50, Cheviot  to £58.50, Beltex  to £66.50, LLeyn to £59.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £91.50 P Crabtree & Son; £87.50 RH &MR Ireland

Mule/Masham: £56.50 JE Naylor; £56.50 AM Binns

Horned: £49.50 Ellis Bros; £45.50 C Mellin

Hill: £59.50 G&A Fort; £58.50 J&ME Carr

Cast Rams average £48.79

Charolais to £80.50 R Ogg; Zwartbles to £62.50 NG Bailey



91 Rearing Calves to £420

B&W av £65.23 Cont av £323.93 Native av £256.3

Healthy number of calves forward again this week with a healthy trade to match. The top price calf of the day came from the Townsend Family of Southfield, Burnley with a sweet British Blue Bull to £420.  Johnny and Simon Moon from Wigglesworth had a good run of 6 week old calves topping at £410 and Fred and Mark Houseman saw there 6 Blue Bulls average £408.


Natives again a were hard fought over with Bulls and Heifers averaging over £250 with heifers at £258.6 and Bulls £253 with Mr Houseman topping both at £305 and £310 respectively but plenty of others in the late £200’s.


Black and Whites reached £152 for a pure Friesian bull from Stephen Marshall of West End and John Marshall of Dacre not far behind at £150. Right through black and whites averaged £65.23 with plenty in the late £80’s and £90’s. 


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £268.33) to £385 D Clarke                    

Brit Blue x (Av £362.5) to £420 AP Townsend                             

Blonde x (Av £262.50) to £275 N&R Sutcliffe                                                              

Simmental to £300 to CN &SA Harrison        

Ab Angus (Av £253.75) to £310 Church Farm Enterprises

Charolais to £350 M Mallinson                        

Black & White (Av £65.23) to £152 JC&DJ Marshall                    


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £235) to £300 JC Marshall                     

Brit Blue x (Av £302.8) to £350 JR&MJ Moon                              

Ab Angus (Av £257) to £305 Church Farm Enterprises                                                              

Blonde to £300 N&R Sutcliffe



Craven Dairy Auction (55 head)

 A smaller show of milkers but a big show of followers today with the Final part of dispersal from David Leeming at Burnt Yates who brought 27 Incalf Heifers and 7 Maidens. In the Pre Sale show Frank Wrathall judged the two Heifers from Robert Crisp of Calton in Malhamdale to be Champion and Reserve with Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk in 3rd with his heifer.


The 27 litre, 11 day calved heifer from Robert Crisp went on to sell for the Sale high price of £1700 to Alf and Andrew Townsend of Southfield. The second highest price of the day was yet another handy cow from David Fort of Glusburn which sold for £1460 to Wick Williams, Cheshire.


In the Incalf and Maiden class the 1st Prize incalf Heifer from Olivers of Darley sold for £1160 to David Shuttleworth of Gargrave.

David Leeming of Burnt Yates topped heifers at £1120 for his mid to long dated Incalf heifers with plenty around the £1000 mark.


In the Maidens some yearlings to Bulling from David Leeming sold to £690 with some younger maidens topping at £500 three times.


Judge – Frank Wrathall

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st & 2nd ASE Crisp & Son    3rd GB Moorhouse

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st DA&S Fort        2nd M Cass

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Oliver & Partners         2nd DL Leeming     3rd ML&JE Kayley & Son

                                Champion – ASE Crisp & Son             Reserve – ASE Crisp & Son


Newly Calven Heifers: av £1342 to £1700 ASE Crisp

Newly Calven Cows: av £1230 to £1460 DA&S Fort

Incalf Heifers: av £890 to £1160 I Olivers & Partners

Maiden Heifers av £488 to £690 DL Leeming Ltd