Forward: 70 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 48 Cast Cattle. 3,914 Prime Sheep comprising 3,537 Prime Lambs, 377 Cast Ewes & Rams. 81 Rearing Calves. 1 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A small but high quality show of clean cattle saw Keelham Farm Shop make six purchase including the leading p/kg animal, a 530kg British Blue cross heifer from S&P Scriven of Elslack which made 254.5p/kg or £1349.Top gross was £1432 or 253.5p paid by Edwards Butchers, Padiham for a 565kg British Blue cross heifer consigned from Ben Townsend, Laneshawbridge.


465-555kg                                             to 249.5p/kg        av. 248.49p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 231.5p/kg        av. 206.11p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 220.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 254.5p/kg        av. 210.35p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1324, SD Bennett (Limx) 1343, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1297

p/kg: S&P Scriven (BBx) 249.5,  JR Metcalfe (Limx) 247.5,228.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 231.5


£ per head: JM Townsend (BBx) 1432, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1349, L Bamforth&Sons (Limx) 1289, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1240

p/kg: S&P Scriven (BBx) 254.5, JM Townsend (BBx) 253.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 250.5, L Bamforth&Sons (Limx) 245.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   132.62p/kg           £910.38

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 1190,996, D&J Herd (B&W Hfr) 546

p/kg: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 152.5,147.5, D&J Herd (B&W Hfr) 97.5


Cull Cow Prices

An improved entry of cattle carrying finish but still a reasonable percentage of lean worn cows both Dairies and Beef in the mix reflected in the average. Heavy dairies carrying meat 95p+, Aberdeen Angus 106p+. Young dairies able to make 90p+ with feeding potential. 2 or 3 customers bidding on the very plain cows which made from 30-60p.

Overall Average                                   84.53p/kg             £569.64

Black & White                       to 98.5p/kg                          av. 82.33p/kg

MRI                                         to 89.5p/kg                         

Limx                                       to 108.5p/kg                        av. 85.54p/kg

AAx                                         to 109.5p/kg                        av. 96.40p/kg

Devon                                    to 93.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MJC&VA Staveley&Sons 843,720,710, J Caygill&Ptns 776,751,711,679, JSS Verity 709

p/kg: JSS Verity 98.5, MJC&VA Staveley&Sons 97.5, 93.5,J Caygill&Ptns 95.5,94.5,93.5,90.5, P Bolland 90.5


£ per head: G&SE Parker&Son (Limx) 772,627, R Wilson (Limx) 765, A Guy&Son (Simx) 692 Mrs CA Foster (Limx)619

p/kg: R Wilson (Limx) 108.5, G&SE Parker&Son (Limx) 106.5, 105.5, R Jackson&Son (Limx) 106.5,


£ per head: P Shackleton 806,799

p/kg: P Shackleton 109.5,96.5


Overall Average                                   105.6p/kg             £995.29

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: J&K Harker (Lim) 1190, CM&EM Gratton (B&W) 996

p/kg: J&K Harker (Lim) 127.5, CM&EM Gratton (B&W) 84.5


3,914 Prime Sheep comprising 3,537 Prime Lambs, 377 Cast Ewes & Rams

Trade for lambs today harder than anticipated, meated lambs generally ok, even if a shade harder to sell on the week, but commercial lambs and those just short of flesh were definitely cheaper than recent weeks. Mule lambs also took a knock following last weeks strong trade, whilst a horned lamb generally maintained last weeks trade, especially good lightweights. Top end saw some good lambs around the £100 mark or just over, Charles Marwood selling heavy Charollais lambs to £107, Geoff Booth had Texels at £101, Brian & Lisa Hall sold Beltex crosses at £100 as did Anthony Hewetson. John Beckwith led the per kilo prices at 240p with Beltex crosses.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £70.63 per head or 162.3p/kg            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 123.1p/kg         av 123.1p/kg         or £32 per head                   (5)

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 171.4p/kg         av 138.94p/kg      or £47.48 per head             (86)

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 240p/kg            av 163.26p/kg      or £69.19 per head             (2589)

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 217.4p/kg         av 161.87p/kg      or £77.17 per head             (803)

52.1kg and over                 to 167p/kg            av 154.44p/kg      or £82.82 per head             (54)

Beltex average £80.17 per head or 182.79p/kg

£ per head: £100 JG Hall & Son; £100 JA&JH Hewetson; £96 JJ Beckwith & Sons; £95, £94, £93.50 JA&JH Hewetson;

p/kg: 240p JJ Beckwith & Sons; 230p TC Robinson; 222p JJ Beckwith & Sons; 217.4p JG Hall & Sons

Suffolk average £70.29 per head or 156.22p/kg

£ per head: £90 TR Thwaite & Son; £88.50 JD Herd; £88 J&D Barrett; £85 TR Thwaite & Son; £85 Brafferton Manor;

p/kg: 169.1p G Beresford & Sons; 167p PN Hugill; 166.7p,x2 TR Thwaite & Son; 165.9p TH Mellin; 163p L Bancroft

Texel average £72.08 per head or 165.02p/kg

£ per head: £101 GT Booth; £93.50 MP Jennings; £93 J Sugden; £91 FG Throup; £89.50 PN Hugill; £89 W Stapleton;

p/kg:221.4p J Sugden; 206 JG Senior; 204.7p TH Mellin; 202.3p J Sugden; 202p GT Booth; 201.2p RH & MR Ireland;

Mule average £63.67 per head or 147.07p/kg

£ per head: £86, £74 S&P Scrivin; £70 JC&N Throup; £70 S&D Robinson; £69 P Addyman & Son; £68 FG Throup;

p/kg:162.8p JMS Tennant; 161.9p FG Throup; 159.3p S&P Scrivin; 154.5p C Nelson & Sons; 153.6p WA Brown

Charollais average £72.45 per head or 159.56p/kg

£ per head: £107, £95, £85 CW Marwood & Son; £83 JG Senior; £73 CR&J Kippax; £71.50 A Guy & Son; £70 JG Senior

p/kg:184.4p JG Senior; 176.9p BL&R Lund; 163.8p Brafferton Manor; 162.8p JG Senior; 162.5p A Guy & Son

Swaledale average £50.04 per head or 137.87p/kg

£ per head:£58.50 RW&B Chapman; £56.50 R Naylor & Sons; £56.50 WA Brown; £55 RW&B Chapman; £50.50 JM&S Tennant

p/kg: 150p RW&B Chapman; 148.5 JM&S Tennant; 134.5p R Naylor; 132.9p TE Walker; 132.9p, 132.4p R Naylor & Sons



Cull Ewes average £43.92

Suffolk to £63.50, Texel to £106.50, BFL to £54.50, Mule to £75.50, Lleyn to £64.50, Swaledale to £40.50, Gritstone to £59.50, Cheviot to £64.50, Beltex  to £69.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £106.50 FT Shackleton; £100.50 GA Hewitt

Mule/Masham: £75.50 CH&C Fearnley; £67.50 SL&SD Lund

Horned: £52.50 WA Brown; £40.50 CT Akrigg

Hill: £64.50 WA Brown; £53.50 WA Brown

Cast Rams average £54.08

Texel to £84.50 JM Smith; Swaledale to £53.50 JM&S Tennant; LLeyn to £87.50 AW&N Wade Suffolk to £50.50 SL&SD Lund



Rearing Calves to £400 (81)

B&W av £54.05 Cont av £306.15 Native av £216

A better show of calves today with 81 through the door with a good mix of breeds and a full ringside of buyers for the calves presented today with no less than 16 different buyers around the ring. A mixed show of Continental calves saw an up and down trade with the best selling away well up to £400 and plenty £350+. Hayton & Stocks took the top honours with a Simmental X bull at £400 with Fred Houseman having a brace at £380 and Geoff and Margaret Booth at £380 also. Natives were a good trade with Aberdeen Angus Bulls up to £340 for a cracker from Hartley’s at Bolton Abbey and £310 for one from David Lawson of Arthington.


B&W averaged £54.05 and topped at £105 for a Friesian from Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £331.67) to £355 D Clarke                    

Brit Blue x (Av £333.5) to £380 MP Jennings                               

Simmental x to £400 Hayton & Stocks                                                           

MRI to £170 N&R Sutcliffe               

Ab Angus (Av £252.5) to £340 JP&KE Hartley

Saler to £240 RL Wright & Sons                      

Black & White (Av £54.05) to £105 RM Spence                           


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £365 Hayton & Stocks                              

Brit Blue x (Av £272.5) to £365 Church Farm Enterprises                         

Ab Angus (Av £198.56) to £310 Church Farm Enterprises                                                        

Saler to £200 RL Wright & Sons

Simmental to £290 CN&SA Harrison