Forward: 97 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 69 Cast Cattle incl 1 Cast Bull. 4244 Prime Sheep comprising 3788 Prime Lambs, 456 Cast Ewes & Rams. 47 Rearing Calves to £400 (47) B&W av £40.64 Cont av £300.89 Native av £110. 5 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Another good show of clean cattle with another buyer at the ringside in Countrystyle Meats buying for their family farm shop in Lancaster, securing the highest gross of the day a Blonde cross steer at £1479 or 248.5p/kg from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. Top price p/kg was a 470kg heifer consigned by JR Metcalfe of Baldersby which made 256.5p/kg or £1206 when selling to Charlie Clough of Queensbury.


465-555kg                                             to 242.5p/kg        av. 194.56p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 248.5p/kg        av. 224.67p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 256.5p/kg       

485kg+                                                   to 249.5p/kg        av. 190.01p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1479, SD Bennett (Limx) 1466,1411, JA Drake (Limx) 1413,

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 248.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 248.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 247.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 242.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1296, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1272, 1262, JA Drake (Limx) 1245, JR Metcalfe (Charx) 1228  

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 256.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 249.5,231.5, JA Drake (Limx) 239.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 231.5, 231.5,


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   96.65p/kg             £643.94

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head:  D&P Brown (Brown Swiss) 697, M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W) 670, JN&J Rennard (B&W) 669

p/kg: m Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W) 113.5, D&P Brown (Brown Swiss) 102.5, JN&J Rennard (B&W) 93.5

Cull Cow Prices

Large entry of cast cows forward with a continuing scarcity of meat influencing the average on paper. However the trade continues to absorb these worn dairies with very few below 50p/kg and most leans 62-75p. Meated dairies high 90s and the odd better Contx 135p+.

Overall Average                                   82.38p/kg             £546.72

Black & White                       to 96.5p/kg                          av. 75.66p/kg

MRI                                         to 95.5p/kg                          av. 93.39p/kg

Limx                                       to 136.5p/kg                        av.107.34p/kg

BBx                                         to 119.5 p/kg                       av. 106.12p/kg

Saler                                       to 101.5p/kg                        av. 86.48p/kg

Sim                                         to 115.5p/kg                        av. 92.17p/kg

British White                        to 93.5p/kg                         

Shorthorn                             to 82.5p/kg

Gall                                         to 84.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 94.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 844,673,643, G Abbott7Sons 754, AS&EA Jeanes 697, G Hayton&EC Stocks 669,

p/kg: G Pickersgill & Sons 96.5, 93.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 96.5, AS&EA Jeanes 95.5, G Hayton&EC Stocks 95.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: C Watson (MRI) 508,473

p/kg: C Watson (MRI) 95.5, 91.5.

Brit Blue:

£ per head: R Davey 758, G&PS Fleetwood 747,638,615

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 119.5,107.5,94.5, R Davey 107.5.

Other Contx:

£ per head: JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 887,(Saler) 731, H&S Maudsley (Simx) 917, J Drinkall Ltd 912

p/kg: JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 136.5, (Saler) 101.5, J Drinkall Ltd (Simx) 115.5, H&S Maudsley (Simx) 112.5


£ per head: J Drinkall Ltd (AAx) 790,766,712, WM&E Dugdale&Son (Hefdx) 676, Townhead Farm (Sh) 512,(Gal) 494

p/kg: J Drinkall Ltd (AAx) 99.5,97.5,95.5, WM&E Dugdale&Son (Hefdx) 94.5, A Fisher (Brit Wh) 93.5, Townhead Farm Ptns (Gal) 84.5


Overall Average                                   82.5p/kg               £734.25

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: D&P Brown (Lincoln Red) 734

p/kg: D&P Brown (Lincoln Red) 82.5


4244 Prime Sheep comprising 3788 Prime Lambs, 456 Cast Ewes & Rams


Sheep trade was less money the length and breadth of the country, and maybe an average of 160.2p/kg was a decent escape on the day with some places reporting averages in the 150’s. Not too sure why the 10p drop in a week apart from exchange rate taking an unfavourable movement and firms reporting less demand for meat. Anyway, top ends in the 90’s today rather than just over the £100’s, and today it was a competition between the lads from Bolton by Bowland with Nick Capstick topping at £99 and £97, Paul Simpson was next at £96, whilst Stephen Pickard weighed in with £95. Bill Logan stood his corner for Malham Moor making £94. Richard Morphet of Halton, Lancaster had a great run of lambs and topped the sale with three pens at 230.8p 219.7p and 217.8p.
Good Mule lambs were 150p to 155p rather than been up around 160p like previous weeks, whilst a good horned was 150p and lesser sorts 135p to 140p.



Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £70.12 per head or 160.16p/kg         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 125.8p/kg         av 125.8p/kg        or £39 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 172.1p/kg         av 134.72p/kg      or £46.79 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 230.8p/kg         av 161.68p/kg      or £68.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 210.9p/kg         av 158.63p/kg      or £75.93 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 173.6p/kg         av 154.83p/kg      or £84.10 per head

Beltex average £77.96 per head or 188.71p/kg

£ per head: £99, £97 DN&D Capstick; £96 PW Simpson; £95 TH&A Pickard; £94 WC Logan; £92 RF Morphett; £92 DN&D Capstick

p/kg: 230.8p, 219.5p, 217.9p RF Morphett; 217.9p BL&R Lund; 210.9p 210.6p DN&D Capstick; 209.5p, 208.7p PW Simpson

Suffolk average £71.44 per head or 154.2p/kg

£ per head:£84 Ashfield Farms; £83 TR Thwaite & Son; £82 R Emmott; £81 TH Mellin; £80 S Spensley & Co; £80 D Craven;

p/kg: 166.3p PJ Bolland; 163.36p B Spensley; 160.9p D&A Livestock; 160p TH Mellin; 160p D Craven; 159.6p TR Thwaite

Texel average £70.67 per head or 160.17p/kg

£ per head: £92 D Craven; £87 R Emmott; £86 S Spensley; £85 PW Simpson; £85 J Baines; £84 PW Simpson; £84 RJ Lambert;

p/kg: 188.9p P Baines; 186.7p PW Simpson; 184.5p J Howard; 184.1p JR Metcalfe; 181.8p PW Simpson; 181p H Barker;

Mule average £66.36 per head or 151.18p/kg

£ per head: £75 JH Throup; £74 I Bell; £72.50 JH Throup; £72 JK Wilson; £72 M&R Smith; £71.50, £71 JC&N Throup

p/kg:157.6p JH Throup; 155.6p J Palmer & Son; 155.4p J&SJ Harrison; 155p JC&N Throup; 154.8p JM&S Tennant;

Charollais average £72.96 per head or 160.59p/kg

£ per head: £91 CW Marwood & Son; £84 T Walmsley; £81 JM Smith; £78 P Shackleton; £78x2 £76 CW Marwood & Son;

p/kg: 178.4p CW Marwood & Son; 176.1p JM Smith & Son; 173.3p, 166p CW Marwood & Son; 160p A Guy & Son;

Lleyn average £66.43 per head or 154.79p/kg

£ per head: £67.50, £66 CD&RF Kitching; £63 RG&SJ Paul

p/kg: 157p, 153.5p CD&RF Kitching; 150p RG&SJ Paul

Swaledale average £50.33 per head or 135.01p/kg

£ per head: £74 C Mellin; £74 W&SM Bilsbrough; £56.5 H Horsfield & Son; £56 P Addyman; £55 C Mellin

p/kg: 154.2p W&SM Bilsbrough; 148.7p H Horsfield & Son; 148p C Mellin; 141.7p JM&S Tennant

Dalesbred average £54.8 per head or 145.08p/kg

£ per head: £60, £53.5, £47 JA Stoney & Son

p/kg:150p, 144.6p, 130.6p JA Stoney & Son



Cull Ewes average £43.10

Suffolk to £74.50, Texel to £124.50, Rouge to £57.50, Mule to £61.50, Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £36.50, Masham to £54.50, Herdwick to £28.50, Beltex  to £79.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £124.50 W Watson; £87.50 R Long; £84.50 D&J Carlisle

Mule/Masham: £61.50 TR Thwaite & Son; £54.50 JM Townsend

Horned: £36.50 WA&VJ&JA Towler; £35.50 DA Pratt;

Hill: £68.50 K&J Marshall; £57.50 S Kavanagh

Cast Rams average £72.62

Texel to £130 W Watson; Suffolk to £67.50 Lea & Son; Charollais to £103.5 Lea & Son; Beltex to £123.50



Rearing Calves to £400 (47)

B&W av £40.64 Cont av £300.89 Native av £110

A quieter show of calves today with a mixed bag of entries today, good calves still selling away well with Fred Houseman topping with a lovely dark BB heifer at £400 and his bull topping at £375.  Geoff and Margaret Booth were also up there with one at £370 and another £365. No flying prices on the black and whites today but an average just over £40 and topping at £70 for an entry from RL Wright & Son.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £260) to £290 RM Spence                     

Brit Blue x (Av £307) to £375 Church Farm Enterprises                                                                                             

MRI (Av £203) to £230 C Watson                                   

Black & White (Av £40.64) to £70 RL Wright & Son                    


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin to £265 RM Spence                          

Brit Blue x (Av £301) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £110) to £120 DL&DM Heron                                                                                                                 



Hay                                         Small Bale              to £2.70per bale

Barley Straw                         Round                    to £15 per bale