Forward: 40 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 16 Cast Cattle. 3,152 Prime Sheep comprising 2,593 Prime Hoggs, 559 Cast Ewes & Rams. 69 Rearing Calves. 10 Dairy. 6 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Back to the regular entry of prime cattle and a strong lineup of buyers. George Cropper of Baxenden bought the top priced beast a 605kg homebred British Blue heifer from EW&JR Parkinson of Dunsop Bridge which made 250.5p/kg or £1515. Up there in the highest p/kg prices was a 500kg Limousin heifer from F&FJ Leeming of Ramsgill which sold to Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster for 249.5p/kg or £1248. Robertshaws Farm Shop of Denholme were busy again for the second week running buying amongst others the second highest gross a 620kg Limousin cross heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield for £1423 or 229.5p/kg. A very good trade with commercial heavy sorts a little easier and the overall averages inclusive of a handful of empty dairy heifers.



465-560kg                                             to 243.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 225.5p/kg                        av.214.06p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 250.5p/kg                        av. 205.94p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1408,1364, TG Boothman (Limx) 1346, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1319, Sd Bennett (Limx) 1303

p/kg: SD Bennett (limx) 243.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 225.5, 223.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 214.5


£ per head: EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 1516,1348, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1423,1365, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1353

p/kg: EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 250.5,230.5, D&FJ Leeming (Limx) 249.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 241.5,239.5,237.5       


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cow trade was firm with lean cows now scarce and as a result comparatively well sold although meat is now well into the 105-110p for dairies and feeders chasing the Beef cows.


Overall Average                                   104.87p/kg           £721.61

Black & White                      to 109.5p/kg                        av. 98.38p/kg

AAx                                         to 130. p/kg                          av.127.49p/kg

Limx                                       to 161.5p/kg       

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JM Smith&Son 871, I Wright 852, CN&SA Harrison 821,777, M&R Smith 802, JP&KE Hartley 740, M Baul&Sons Ltd 697

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 109.5,109.5, JM Smith&Son 107.5, I Wright 104.5, M&R Smith 103.5, J Gooch 98.5


£ per head: Hurries Farm (AA) 933, P Shackleton (AA) 896

p/kg: Hurries Farm (AA) 103.5, P Shackleton 124.5


£ per head: PN Garth (Limx) 759

p/kg: PN Garth 161.5


3,152 Prime Sheep comprising 2,593 Prime Hoggs, 559 Cast Ewes & Rams

Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £96.97 per head or 218.3p/kg              

32.0kg to 35.9kg to 321.2p/kg         av 205.7p/kg         or £70.67 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg
to 325.6p/kg         av 224.0p/kg         or £93.44 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 272.3p/kg         av 211.6p/kg         or £102.45 per head

52.1kg and over   to 279.10p/kg      av 194.5p/kg         or £105.66 per head


Beltex average £114.43 per head or 279.6p/kg

£ per head: £133 £126 £124 £118 J Baines; £129 £119 JM Hall; £128 £120x4 Ellis Bros; £127 £121 £120 £118 PW Simpson; £123 Fox Farm; £120 J&J Garnett;

p/kg: 325.6p 321.2p 307.9p 300.0p 297.3p 286.6p 282.9p 281.0p PW Simpson; 307.5p287.5p 280.5p Fox Farm; 302.3p 293.3p J Baines; 279.1p J&J Garnett;

Suffolk average £96.71 per head or 204.7p/kg

£ per head: £108 LF Horton; £106.50 G Bell; £106 A Guy & Son; £105 R Emmott; £103.50 T&G McGarrell; £99 F Webster; £99 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 225.0p 212.0p CD&RF Kitching; 222.7p HL Kitching; 218.4p AL Dean; 216.3p JW Barker; 215.9p JR Taylor; 214.5p E Simpson & Son;

Texel average £98.10 per head or 221.1p/kg

£ per head: £132 M Thompson; £129 £123 J Perrings; £126 £120 J Baines; £125 R Emmott; £124 £120 I Marsden; £123 TR Thwaite; £123 CT Akrigg;

p/kg: 314.3p M Thompson; 294.6p TM Hartley; 287.8p PW Simpson; 273.8p Hill & Wright; 271.4p Fox Farm; 269.8p RH&MR Ireland; 269.2p JJ&D Cowking;

Mule average £86.80 per head or 201.5p/kg

£ per head: £100 C Nelson & Son; £100 R&KA Burley; £100 CT Akrigg; £99.50 JI&MP Greenwood; £98.50 R&KA Burley; £98 Ellis Bros; £96 JR Taylor; £96 CD&RF Kitching; £96 RJ Capstick;

p/kg: 214.1p 210.2p S&P Scrivin; 206.8p 206.5p Ellis Bros; 205.4p TR Thwaite; 204.5p R&KA Burley; 204.4p CD&RF Kitching; 204.4p T Boothman;

Charollais average £110 per head or 221.1p/kg

£ per head: £114 F Webster; £98 IMA&RJ Smith;

p/kg: 223.5p F Webster; 213.0p IMA&RJ Smith;

Swaledale average £74.29 per head or 186.6p/kg

£ per head: £94 C Nelson; £85.50 £85 T Boothman; £84 £83.50 £77.50 K Huck; £84 Ellis Bros; £77.50 DI Holliday; £76 JM&S Tennant; £74.50 W Mason & Son;

p/kg: 194.7p SB&C Harrison; 193.4p FW Horner; 190.0p BS Simpson; 190.0p T Boothman; 188.6p JM&S Tennant; 186.8p C&A Morton; 185.7p J&R Paisley;



Cull Ewes average £78.58

Suffolk to £159.50, Texel to £170.0, BFL to £123.50, Mule to £106.50, Jacob to £77.50, Swaledale to £78.50, Herdwick to £45.50, Gritstone to £73.50, Cheviot to £75.50, Beltex to £105.50, Lonk to £73.50, Charollais to £153.50, White Faced to £89.50, SBF to £65.50, Kerry Hill to £69.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £170 FC Wade & Son; £161.50 WH&MA Keighley; £159.50 G&MA Lawn;

Mule/Masham: £106.50 B Spensley; 103.50 EJ Fort;  

Horned: £78.50 S Foster; £75.50 CT Akrigg;

Hill: £123.50 CD&RF Kitching; 118.50 G&MA Lawn;  

Cast Rams average £99.52

Suffolk to £135.50, Texel to £139.50, BFL to £116.50, Swaledale to £72.50, Charollais to £75.50, Beltex to £80.00.


Cast Goats average £74.80

Top £82.50



Rearing Calves to £400 (68)

B&W av £35 Cont av £297 Native av £161


A total of 68 calves today we sold today with some vendors getting caught up with work therefore a similar show is expected next week but more calves are required. 21 British Blue Bulls was sold today to average £333. Topping the trade was regular supporter of the auction J+SA Lancaster at £400 for a British Blue calf as well as J.C Marshall. British Blue Heifers came to a top of £305 from J+SA Lancaster. Strong bulls with best shape £340-400 slightly less conformation £300+

Angus bulls could be bought at £215-180 for medium young sorts with the bobbys at £150, Angus heifers could be bought around £140. Black and White bulls saw a very plain show with a lot of young sorts in. Good strong rearing B+Ws £58-95

Call Kyle – 07538 539077 with any enquires.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £195) to £200                           D Clarke                                

Brit Blue x (Av £333) to £400                           JC Marshall & J&SA Lancaster                                                         

Aberdeen Angus (Av £163) to £215 Flasby Estates

Simmental (Av £275) to £310                          AP Townsend

Charolais (Av £370) to £370                             CA Foster                             

Black & White (Av £35) to £95                         AP Townend                        


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £140) to £140                             AP Townend                                                        

British Blue (Av £258) to £305                         J&SA Lancaster

Lim (Av £182) to £185                                        D Clarke




10 Newly Calved Dairy


Thanks to all vendors and purchasers who kicked off the New Year with a great sale at Craven Cattle Market today (Monday 13th January) Judge Martyn Jennings chose Brian Moorhouse’s Aireburn Pety Scilla 2 as Champion and she made top price of £2380 to Brian Blezzard.

Reserve Champion went to first time consignors Messrs Petch from Great Ayton with Aytonian Buttercup 389 who was bought by Mark Goodall for £2250.

8 heifers averaged £1856 and one 5th calved cow from Messrs Parkinson’s ongoing dispersal made £980.

Next sale 27th January contact Sarah Liddle on 07710 795585 or Ted Ogden with entries or for more details- meanwhile private sale demand is strong with all classes of stock wanted for retained clients so get in touch. 

Show Results below judged by Martyn Jennings

Heifers –                1st GB Moorhouse               2nd HS Petch & Son              3rd RH&EA Close

Champion –          GB Moorhouse                     Reserve – HS Petch & Son


Pedigree NC Heifers                           to £2380 av £2036

Commercial NC Heifers                      to £1900 av £1556

Commercail NC Cows                         to £980


Next Sale – Monday 27th January (entries close 21st Jan)         





Hay                         Heston                   to £15 per bale

Barley Straw         Quads                     to £68 per ton




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Jeremy Eaton 07740 780481
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