Forward: 68 Prime cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Young Bull & 64 Cast Cattle 4,176 Prime Sheep comprising 3940 Prime Lambs, 236 Cast Ewes & Rams 85 Rearing Calves 33 Dairy Cattle 2 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 173.5p/kg        av 169.48p/kg

650kg+                                   to 191.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

Native Steer

£ per head: G Boothroyd&Son (AAx) £1341, GW&EJ Parker (Hefd)£1102,£1059

p/kg: G Boothroyd&Son (AAx) 191.5, GW&EJ Parker (Hefd) 173.5,165.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   101.44p/kg           £683.13

Black & White                       to 115.5p/kg                        av 91.45p/kg

Jersey                                     to 87.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 96.5p/kg                         

Limx                                       to 138.5p/kg                        av 118.03p/kg

BBx                                         to 114.5p/kg                        av 106.17p/kg

Blondex                                 to 108.5p/kg

Charx                                      to 126.5p/kg                        av 125.99p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 113.5p/kg                        av 109.65p/kg

AAx                                         to 127.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

B&W: av p/kg

£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd £876, JM Smith & Son £826, G Abbott & Sons £823, £761, JSS Verity £761

p/kg: JM Smith&Sons 115.5p, G Abbott7Sons 110.5p, JSS Verity 109.5p, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 107.5p

Brit Blue:

£ per head: JA&E Metcalfe £801, WP&B Walker & Son £770, K Lister & Sons £743,£687, SD Bennett £651

p/kg: K Lister&Sons 114.5p, SD Bennett 108.5p, JA&A Metcalfe 107.5p


£ per head: JJ Beckwith & Sons £992, KA&HL Fawcett £975, K Lister & Sons £921, JJ Beckwith & Sons £907, D Wells £892

p/kg: JJ Beckwith&Sons 138.5p,130.5p K Lister & Sons 133.5p, D Wells 127.5p, MD Farms Ltd 127.5p, KA&HL Fawcett 127.5p


£ per head: K Burton £1117, J Hopkinson £1063

p/kg: J Hopkinson 126.5p, K Burton 125.5p


Overall Average                                   118.5p/kg             £1019


£ per head: K Lister & Son £1019

p/kg: K Lister & Son 118.5


Prime Sheep


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average £68.51 per head or 156.8p/kg                                                             

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 177.1p/kg         av 147.1p/kg         or £49.07 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 277.8p/kg         av 162.0p/kg         or £68.36 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 208.2p/kg         av 147.2p/kg         or £69.57 per head

52.1kg and over   to 163.0p/kg         av 147.4p/kg         or £72.48 per head

Beltex average £78.44 per head or 185.6p/kg

£ per head: £109 DG Boothman; £102 £100 DN&D Capstick; £99 JG Hall; £96.50 T&C Robinson; £93.50 G&SE Parker;

p/kg: 277.8p 226.3p 223.8p DN&D Capstick; 259.5p DG Boothman; 230.2p JG Hall; 223.7p F&R Fielden; 219.2p S&P Scrivin;

Texel average £68.63 per head or 155.1p/kg

£ per head: £94.50 S Spensley & Co; £91 £90 R&M Towell; £88 S Spyrou; £88 MP Jennings; £87 M Grayshon; £86 TH&A Pickard;

p/kg: 197.7p M Grayshon; 195.5p TH&A Pickard; 193.9 JP Barnes; 189.0p S Spensley & Co; 188.9p PD Marples;

Suffolk average £66.39 per head or 150.4p/kg

£ per head: £76 £70 J Turner; £71 SD Bennett; £69 TH Mellin; £69 RA&M Earnshaw; £68.50 N&M Sutcliffe; £68.50 G&MA Lawn;

£68.50 RJ Gardt; £68 D Reay;

p/kg: 163.9p 163.4p 161.4p CD&RF Kitching; 155.0p GR&SM Wearmouth; 154.5p D Reay; 153.4p P&A Riley; 153.3p TH Mellin;

Charollais average £68.90 per head or 153.3p/kg

£ per head: £75 £74.50 DJA Thompson; £74 PL Metcalfe; £71.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £71 P Crabtree & Son; £70 SD Bennett;

p/kg: 161.4p P Crabtree; 160.5p PL Metcalfe; 160.3p W Simpson; 160.0p A Fisher; 158.1p 156.7p H Barker; 154.8p JJ Beckwith;

Lleyn average £64.23 per head or 155.3p/kg

£ per head: £66.80 £64.50 CD&RF Kitching; £66 H&M Dugdale; £63.50 £62.50 DC Wood; 56 R&VM Clarke;

p/kg: 165.0p H&M Dugdale; 157.3p 155.3p CD&RF Kitching; 155.6p R&VM Clarke; 152.4p 147.7p DC Wood;

Mule average £60.81 per head or 141.4p/kg

£ per head: £67 R&C Greenwood; £66 JK Wilson; £65.50 N&M Sutcliffe; £65 S&P Scrivin; £65 Lea & Son; £64.80 JA Throup;

p/kg: 152.3p N&M Sutcliffe; 150.0p RJ&CM Clarkson; 148.9p R&C Greenwood; 147.7p S&P Scrivin; 147.5p KM&L Throup;

Swaledale average £46.94 per head or 140.6p/kg

£ per head: £50 S&D Robinson; £46.50 W&J&E Harker; 

p/kg: 140.9p W&J&E Harker; 138.9p S&D Robinson;

Dalesbred average £52.67 per head or 134.8p/kg

£ per head: £60 £53.50 JA Stoney & Son; £49.50 A&N Fothergill;

p/kg: 144.6p 133.3p JA Stoney & Son; 123.8p A&N Fothergill;

Lonk average £63 per head or 141.5p/kg

£ per head: £64 £62 JT Robinson;

p/kg: 144.2p 139.1p JT Robinson;


Cull Ewes average £55.38

Texel to £120.50, BFL to £95.50, Mule to £77.50, Lleyn to £70.50, Swaledale to £33.50, Charolais to £61.50, Dalesbred to £56.50, Lonk to £57.50, Zwartbles to £70.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £120.50 R&M Towell; £106.50 A&A Bradley; £96.50 B Lund;

Mule/Masham: £77.50 KC Hird; £77.50 JR Carr; £76.50 RL Wright & Sons

Horned: £57.50 J Drinkall Ltd; £56.50 RJ Bradley; £50.50 RH&EA Close

Hill: £70.50 DC Wood; £66.50 CD&RF Kitching; £64.50 DC Wood.

Cast Rams average £88.40

Texel to £128.50 W Watson; £113.50 Lea & Son; £103.50 W Watson; Charolais to £104.50; Dalesbred to £76.50 JA Stoney & Son



85 Rearing Calves to £460

B&W av £57.08 Cont av £321 Native av £203

Good show of calves today with quality present right the way through the sale, there were strong prices for all stamps of calf with the top price coming from Richard Spence of Sutton who made £460 for a British Blue Bull. Other notable prices were £240 from David Holmes for a Shorthorn Bull and £430 for a British Blue Heifer from Church Farm Enterprises.


A strong trade which looks good coming in to Next Weeks CALF SHOW!!

Judging: 10.30am Sale 11am Prizes for all Classes and Strong trades expected



Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £290) to £355 JH Bradley & Son                          

Brit Blue x (Av £370) to £460 F Spence                         

Blonde x to £340 N&R Sutcliffe

Shorthorn (Av £222) to £240 FA Holmes & Son

Ab Angus (Av £193) to £260 DA Fort                                                             

MRI to £60 N&R Sutcliffe

Saler to £210 RL Wright & Son                                        

Black & White (Av £57) to £160 F Spence                     


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £250 J Gooch                              

Brit Blue x (Av £283)to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                              

Ab Angus (Av £190) to £200 M Mosley                                                         

Saler to £180 GD & JC Holme & Son               

Simmental to £182 JM Smith & Son                                               

Craven Dairy Auction (32 head)

 A good show of dairy cows today with a busy ringside throughout the sale though they were certainly a choosey ringside.  Robin Jennings of South Stainley hit the top step in the judging ring and went on to just fall short of the 2000 mark at £1980.

Regular trade topper David Lawson had a fine heifer which rocketed to £2300 and heading to Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury.

Robert Crisp of Calton wasn’t far behind with a deep black heifer reaching £2100.


Despite the big prices some heifers did struggle and it shows in the averages but overall and considering the state of the industry the sale went well.


Judge – Wick Williams

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Jennings     2nd A Lawson & Son             3rd GB Jennings

Newly Calven Cows:            1st JN&J Rennard

In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd WG Walmsley

Champion – GB Jennings    Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (8): to £2100 av £1654 ASE Crisp & Son 


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1450 to £1620 JN&J Rennard


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1912 to £2300 A Lawson & Son


Incalf Heifers (11): to £1220 av £1090 WG Walmsley  


Hay                         Small bale              to £2.20 per bale

Wheat Straw        Quads                     to £65 per tonne