Forward: 43 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle & 41 Cast Cattle 1,943 Prime Sheep comprising 1,559 Prime Lambs, 364 Cast Ewes & Rams 101 Rearing Calves 52 Dairy Cattle 2 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


501kg - 590kg                       to 185.5p/kg av 185.1p

Top Prices £1020.25 per head and 185.5p/kg Hurries Farm


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                   111.73p/kg           av £751.97 per head

Black & White                       to 124.5p/kg                        av 105.2p/kg

Beef Bred                              to 145.5p/kg                        av 132.2p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue: av 135.2p/kg

£ per head: £948.75 JR Taylor & Son; £894.08 JR Smith

p/kg: 137.5p 131.5p JR Taylor & Son; 136.5p JR Smith;

Lim: av 132.5p/kg

£ per head: £916.65 JR Taylor & Son; £734.93 KW&EJ Browes

p/kg: 145.5p JR Taylor & Son: 119.5p KW & EJ Browes

AA x : av 133.5p/kg

£ per head: £907.80 J&JA Preston & Son

p/kg: 133.5p J&JA Preston & Son

Charolais: av 142.5p/kg

£ per head: £1168.50 JR Smith

p/kg: 142.5p JR Smith

Sim: av 122.5p/kg

£ per head: £964.78 JR Taylor & Son; £687.23 J&ME Carr

p/kg: 129.5p JR Taylor & Son; 115.5p J&ME Carr

B&W: av 105.2p/kg

£ per head: £977.63 JD Taylor & Son; £902.88 £848.45 £846.60 J Caygill & Ptnrs; £900.38 WP Gratton; £896.25 M Baul & Sons

p/kg: 124.5p 121.5p 119.5p JCaygill & Ptnrs; 122.5p WP Gratton; 119.5p A Calvert & Son; 119.5p M Baul & Son, 119.5p CM&EM Gratton; 118.5p JD Taylor & Son; 117.5p JR,CJ&D Drake


1,943 Prime Sheep

Numbers much tighter this week helped to push todays average up by about 5p/kg on the week (av 181.9p/kg), although there was a nice show of lambs as well today with less of the 34kg to 37kg lambs that have been a feature over the last month or so. Top price per kilo was for Beltex crosses from CT&EM Hammond at 215.6p/kg and £97 per head 3 times from CT&EM Hammond, M Petherbridge and JE&ME Grange.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average £73.19 per head or 181.9p/kg                                                             

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 172.2p/kg         av 152.6p/kg         or £41.61 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 201.4p/kg         av 174.8p/kg         or £59.82 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 215.6p/kg         av 183.1p/kg         or £74.87 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 193.8p/kg         av 179.0p/kg         or £85.10 per head

52.1kg and over   to 185.6p/kg         av 181.0p/kg         or £84.61 per head

Beltex average £77.81 per head or 194.7p/kg

£ per head: £97 £85.50 £84.50 CT&EM Hammond; £84.50 £80 DG Boothman; £79.50 G Huck & Son; £77 A Jenkinson;  

p/kg: 215.6p CT&EM Hammond; 206.9p J&J Garnett; 202.6p A Jenkinson; 195.1p DG Boothman; 196.9p G Huck & Son;

Texel average £74.40 per head or 183.6p/kg

£ per head: £97 JE&ME Grange; £93 S Spensley; £93 RH&MR Ireland; £93 £92.50 JE&ME Grange; £91.50 R Ogg; £89 TR Thwaite

p/kg: 212.5p MR&GP Beresford; 208.5p JM Smith & Son; 208.5p RA&M Earnshaw; 206.7p S Spensley; 206.7p RH&MR Ireland

Suffolk average £73.91 per head or 176.4p/kg

£ per head: £97 M Petherbridge; £90 £86 ML Evans; £84.50 £79.80 RA&M Earnshaw; £79 SB&AJ Wallbank; £79 N&M Sutcliffe

p/kg: 191.5p JM Smith; 191.1p ML Evans; 190.0p RA&M Earnshaw; 184.5p JA&JM Wade; 183.7p N&M Sutcliffe;

Charollais average £67.89 per head or 171.9p/kg

£ per head: £71 SP&VM Morris; £70.50 JR&DL Ogden; £57.80 WB Smith;

p/kg: 182.1p SP&VM Morris; 172.0 JR&DL Ogden; 165.1p WB Smith;

Mule average £45.25 per head or 154.9p/kg

£ per head: £75.50 A Guy & Son; £73 RD Metcalfe;

p/kg: 162.2p RD Metcalfe; 160.6p A Guy & Son;

Rouge average £74.53 per head or 180.3p/kg

£ per head: £77.50 £75 £72 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 193.8p 180.0p 170.5p JA&JM Wade;

SBF average £40 per head or 148.1p/kg

£ per head: £40 AJ Barker

p/kg: 148.1p AJ Barker


Cull Ewes average £45.81

Suffolk to £88.50, Texel to £104.50, BFL to £83.50, Mule to £74.50, Lleyn to £67.50, Swaledale to £58.50, Dalesbred to £46.50, Beltex to £115.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £115.50 H Brown; £104.50 D&J Carlisle;

Mule/Masham: £74.50 KM&L Throup; £74.50 R Ogg;

Horned: £58.50 JR Smith; £50.50 J Cheetham

Hill: £83.50 Ellis Bros; £71.50 RD Metcalfe;

Cast Rams average £74.50

Suffolk to £113.50, Swaledale to £35.50

Top Prices:

£113.50 ML Evans;



101 Rearing Calves to £460



Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £282) to £370           KH E SK Hitchen

Brit Blue x (Av £360) to £460           P&RM Sutcliffe

Simmental (Av £228) to £275          DL Leeming

Hereford (Av £134) to £205             HJ&K Blackwell

Ab Angus (Av £134) to £180             SJ Sugden                             

Black & White (Av £36) to £125       E Bradley


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £377) to £390           AP Townsend                      

Brit Blue x (Av £306) to £385           P&RM Sutcliffe                    

Ab Angus (Av £46) to £50                  H Bradley              

Hereford ( Av £46) to £50                 J Whittaker                                          



Craven Dairy Auction (52 head)


Yet again a big entry for Skipton Dairy Auction with 52 Head forward. Despite a number of buyers away snatching 2nd Cut silage or Hay trade remained good, with topping prices of £3,000 for the Champion from David and Claire Lawson, and £2,000 for an Incalf 2nd Calver from J Whittaker, Laneshawbridge. The champion chosen by Stephen Coates of Baildon Moor was a Newly Calven Pedigree Heifer giving 32L from the Lawson family and was hard fought over by keen supporters of Lawson Cattle and was snapped up by the Jeanes family. Brian Moorhouse once again reached the heights of £2,600 for the second time in as many sales with Resever Champion Cow from the Whittaker Family reaching £1820 for a well bagged 3rd Calver.


The final portion of the Whittaker Dispersal was consigned to this sale and a fitting end became the family with yet again a well supported sale. All milkers and Incalf Cows sold well with the pick of the bunch a Dairy Shorthorn X Cow incalf to British Friesian selling to Tom Green of Wigan for £2000. The Family will be Sorely missed around the dairy ring.


Next Sale 28th July


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd M&R Smith          3rd GB Jennings

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Whitaker                        2nd & 3rd N Hitchen

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd MGT Corner

Champion – A Lawson & Son             Reserve – J Whitaker


Newly Calven Heifers:  to £2150 av £1650 RG Johnson & Son  


Newly Calven Cows: to £1820 av £1394 J Whittaker


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £3000 av £1922 A Lawson & Son


In Calf Cow:  to £2000 av £1380 J Whittaker, Laneshawbridge


In Calf Heifer:  to £1800 av £1392 MGT Corner  


Maiden Heifer: to £820 JR Taylor & Son


Heifer Calves: to £300 av £209.25 J Whittaker