Forward: 49 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 43 Cast Cattle 5,102 Prime Sheep comprising 4,705 Prime Lambs, 397 Cast Ewes & Rams 31 Rearing Calves 4 Loads of produce

Clean Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   109.06p/kg           £669.81

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 842,838 AS&EA Jeanes 621

p/kg: M Baul&Sons 138.5,129.5,AS&EA Jeanes 105.5


Cull Cow Prices

Although the price reflects a reduction on the week it hides a show which comprised a very high percentage of worn lean dairy cows which if young continued to get away in advance of expectations. Cattle carrying finish sold well and farm assurance is particularly important if vendors are looking to offer cattle to the widest possible audience.


Overall Average                                   89.88p/kg             £598.43

Black & White                       to 110.5p/kg                        av 82.03p/kg

Jersey                                     to 69.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 145.5p/kg                        av 105.03p/kg

BBx                                         to 120.5p/kg                        av 103.57p/kg

Blondex                                 to 127.5p/kg                        av 123.71p/kg

AAx                                         to 106.5p/kg                       

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JSS Verity 873, JC&DJ Marshall & Sons 855, G Abbott&Sons 840,733 CM&EM Gratton 751

p/kg: G Abbott&Sons 110.5,105.5 JC&DJ Marshall &Sons 107.5, JSS Verity 106.5,CM&EM Gratton 101.5


£ per head: RD Thorpe 982,831

p/kg: RD Thorpe 127.5,119.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head:RD Thorpe 904, LM Braithwaite 793

p/kg: RD Thorpe 120.5, LM Braithwaite 106.5


£ per head: C Lumb&Son 982

p/kg: C Lumb&Son 145.5


£ per head: J Drinkall Ltd 777

p/kg: J Drinkall Ltd 106.5


Overall Average                                   91.5p/kg               £786.90


£ per head: RG&SJ Paul 787

p/kg: RG&SJ Paul 91.5


5,102 Prime Sheep

A larger show of sheep than anticipated but no real let up in trade today, with 4,705 lambs averaging exactly the same as last week at 175.9p/kg. A commercial Continental export lambs was 180p to 190p, something a touch smarter around 200p, whilst the specials were 220p plus, up to 292.1p for 38kg Beltex making £111 each from Stocks Enterprises. James Towler, Kevin Marshall and John Eddleston also sold lambs above 250p/kg. In addition to Stock Entprises £111, Kevin Marshall made £107 each of a pen of lambs, George and John Stapleton had £101, whilst at £100 twice were Richard & Mark Ireland, £100 twice John Eddleston, £100 Hayley Baines and also Ellis Bros. Heavy lambs again sold well, with the 46kg to 52kg bracket up 1p/kg on the week, decent Suffolk & Continentals 48kg to 52kg making £32 to £36 over the weight. Mule lambs were a decent trade without being just as strong as last week, but generally trade was £26 to £28 over the weight for these. A decent show of ewes were plainer in quality but every bit as good to sell.             


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £76.23 per head or 175.9p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 176.7p/kg         av 140.87p/kg      or £42.74 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 212.1p/kg         av 153.11p/kg      or £51.54 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 292.1p/kg         av 180.49p/kg      or £75.54 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 200.0p/kg         av 169.35p/kg      or £81.64 per head

52.1kg and over   to 172.2p/kg         av 156.45p/kg      or £85.77 per head

Beltex average £83.73 per head or 203.84p/kg

£ per head: £111 Stocks Enterprises; £107 K Marshall; £101 KG Stapleton £100x2 JS Eddleston

p/kg: 292.1p Stocks Enterprises; 255.3p WA&VJ&JA Towler; 254.8p K Marshall; 250p JS Eddleston

Texel average £78.92 per head or 243.9p/kg

£ per head: £100x2, £98 RH&MR Ireland; £100 Ellis Bros; £98 J Clarke; £97 JE Burrow

p/kg: 243.9p Ellis Bros; 238.1p, 233.3p, 227.3p RH&MR Ireland; 225.6p JE Burrow

Suffolk average £78.53 per head or 193.4p/kg

£ per head: £87.50 JP&KE Hartley; £87.50 x2 G Beresford; £86.50 Ashfield Farms; £85 G Beresford

p/kg: 193.4p S Breare; 191p C Bogg; 186.6p CD&RF Kitching; 183.3p TH Mellin

Charollais average £73.77 per head or 179.01p/kg

£ per head: £85 JG Senior; £82, £81 I Marsden; £80 P Crabtree & Son

p/kg: 191p PL Metcalfe; 188.1p, 184.1p I Marsden; 183.8p D Bell

Lleyn average £67.42 per head or 172.34p/kg

£ per head: £77.5, £77 CD&RF Kitching; £76 NG Bailey & Co; £75.50 RG&SJ Paul

p/kg: 189p, 183.3p CD&RF Kitching; 187.1p NG Bailey & Co; 179.8p RG&SJ Paul

Mule average £71.07 per head or 162.64p/kg

£ per head: £79.50 RH&MBC Lea; £78 AJ Taylor; £75 BS Simpson; £75 KW Gamble; £74.50 JK Wilson

p/kg: 175.6p R Caton; 173.5p JS Breare; 170p N&M Sutcliffe; 166.7p JJ Beckwith & Son

Swaledale average £52.98 per head or 146.49p/kg

£ per head: £70 R Crabtree & Son; £67 DA Robinson; £65 JH Throup; £65 K Huck

p/kg:163.2p K Dickinson; 162.2p N&M Sutcliffe; 160.5p, 158.5p K Huck; 155.6p R Crabtree

Dalesbred average £60.23 per head or 158.18p/kg

£ per head: £65 A&N Fothergill; £63, £55 JA Stoney

p/kg: 161.5p 144.7p JA Stoney; 158.5p, 157.6p A&N Fothergill

Lonk average £70.34 per head or 160.25p/kg

£ per head: £73x2 AJ Ogden; £72 JT Robinson; £72 T Atkins

p/kg: 169.7p JT Robinson; 165.9p AJ Ogden; 161.4p JT Robinson

Gritstone average £67 per head or 167.5p/kg

£ per head: £67 JE Cowperthwaite

p/kg: 167.5p JE Cowperthwaite

Zwartbles average £71.71 per head or 163.25p/kg

£ per head: £84 JJ Beckwith & Sons; £76 MJ Beckwith; £71.5 NG Bailey

p/kg: 215.4p, 170.7p JJ Beckwith & Sons; 168.3p Lea & Son;  


Cull Ewes average £52.64

Suffolk to £89.5, Texel to £111.50, BFL to £87.5, Mule to £71.50, Lleyn to £70.50, Swaledale to £48.50, Charolais to £61.50, Lonk  to £65.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £111.50 P Fawcett; £109.50 Raw Dinsdale & Dinsdale; £99.50 ES Fearnley; £97.50 R&A Jennings

Mule/Masham: £71.50 R Emmott; £71.50 RM Crabtree; £71.50 GT Booth; £69.50 T Hill; £68.50 JA Throup

Horned: £65.50 F&R Fielden; £48.50 JK Wilson; £41.50 R&KA Burley; £39.50 JR Taylor & Son  

Hill: £70.50 Fleets Farm; £68.50, £67.50 RG&SJ Paul; £65.50 PJ Henfry; £60.50 Fleets Farm;  

Cast Rams average £71.32

Texel to £99.50 F&R Fielden; Suffolk to £92.50 C&GA Guy;  Swaledale to £65.50; Teeswater to £65.50 D Charnley; BFL to 87.50 D Charnley



31 Rearing Calves to £425

B&W av £69 Cont av £293

Small show with some busier weeks coming up but still a strong trade with some strong young black and whites making nicely into the 50’s and into the £80 with overall average £69. Continentals were good to sell with all sorts reaching the top of their potential.

Christmas Calf Show 1st December


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £335) to £400 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £392) to £425 MP Jennings                   

Mont Bel to £88 Chadwick & Leaver                                                              

Black & White (Av £69) to £240 Hayton & Stocks                        


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £218) to £240 AL Dean                          

Brit Blue x (Av £265) to £345 RL Wright & Son                            

Saler to £185 RL Wright & Son                                                        



Hay                                         Small bale             

 to £3.10 per bale

                                                Quads                     to £25 per bale