Forward: 47 Prime cattle comprising 16 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 30 Cast Cattle 3,483 Prime Sheep comprising 2,831 Prime Lambs, 652 Cast Ewes & Rams 76 Rearing Calves 5 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Stanforths Butchers topped the market by purchasing the highest grossing animal a 625kg British Blue steer from Malcolm Metcalfe of Baldersby which went for £1453 or 232.5p/kg. Top price p/kg was Long Preston’s John Mellin whose 480kg Limousin cross heifer joined George Cropper of Baxenden for 262.5p/kg or £1260. Joint leading purchasers were Countrystyle Butchers of Lancaster and Keelham Farm Shop with shops in Skipton and Thornton, both buying 4 high quality animals.



465-560kg                                             to 244.5p/kg                        av.242.17p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 241.5p/kg                        av. 209.37p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 262.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 261.5p/kg                        av.251.04p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1453, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1401,1359

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 244.5,(Limx) 243.5,238.5,


£ per head: RT&J Critchley  (BBx) 1388, (Limx) 1374,1360,1358,

p/kg: JA Mellin (Limx) 262.5, RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 261.5,259.5,251.5,249.5,247.5                



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   106.34p/kg           £671.33

A mixed quality entry and the price a shade easier on the cattle with finish. Plain and lean cattle held up well. A run of well finished Angus cows (farm assured) from Mesrs G&MA Lawn of Skipton topped at £1137 (130.5p/kg) averaged £1072.

Black & White                      to 109.5p/kg                        av.95.81p/kg

Mont                                      to 123.5p/kg                        av. 116.5p/kg

Dan Red                                 to 97.5p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 89.5p/kg         

Limx                                       to 128.5p/kg                        av. 119.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 92.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RD Metcalfe&Son 810,652, E&KM Marshall 750, JSS Verity 720,

p/kg: E&KM Marshall 109.5,RD.Metcalfe&Son 109.5,109.5, JSS Verity 107.5, RH Lofthouse 106.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: SW&JE Ryder (Mont) 778,720,675, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Sh) 586,488

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder (Mont) 123.5,118.5,107.5, G&PS Fleetwood 89.5,89.5,  


£ per head: JT Robinson (Limx) 790,741.

p/kg: JT Robinson (Limx) 128.5,122.5

Aberdeen Angus

£ per head: G&MA Lawn 1137,1109,1095,1083,934

p/kg: G&MA Lawn 130.5,128.5,125.5,124.5,124.5



3,483 Prime Sheep comprising 2,831 Prime Lambs, 652 Cast Ewes & Rams


A good show of sheep today sold to average 6p/kg more on the week, to level at 179.4p/kg, Farm assured lambs about 3p above the sale average at 182p.

A few nice runs of Beltex and ¾ Texels sold well, with Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside topping the sale this weeks at 265.1p (43kg @ £114) selling to Vivers Scotlamb. The same vendors also sold at 240p (45kg @ £108) again to Vivers Scotlamb. Nick Dalby purchased lambs at 252..2p (46kg @ £116) from T&C Robinson, and 250p (46kg @ £115) from A&K Kiernan of Longridge. Plenty of the smart lambs at 210p to 235p.
Commercial Heavy lambs were generally 170p to 180p, with something a bit smarter towards 190p and the butchers type over £2. Handy weighted Euro lambs 42kg to 44kg were a nice trade, good prime sorts 185p to 200p, commercial sorts 173p to 182p. Suffolk Lambs were generally heavier types with better sorts 175p-180p, commercials around 170p.
Hill Bred lambs were a nice trade today with more customers operating on Mule wethers, and £29 £30 over the weight the general price for those with a bit more weight and finish.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £77.61 per head or 179.41p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 192.9p/kg         av 177.49p/kg      or £60.20 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 265.1p/kg         av 180.06p/kg      or £76.34 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 252.2p/kg         av 178.16p/kg      or £85.09 per head

52.1kg and over   to 205.3p/kg         av 165.91p/kg      or £92.48 per head



Beltex average £86.86 per head or 196.12p/kg

£ per head: £117, £116 T&C Robinson; £115 T Kiernan; £114 Ellis Bros; £111 S Asquith; £110 T Kiernan; £110 S Asquith;

p/kg: 265.1p Ellis Bros; 252.2p T&C Robinson; 250p T Kiernan; 250p S Asquith; 227.9p 240p Ellis Bros;

Suffolk average £77.63 per head or 171.8p/kg

£ per head: £100 D&A Livestock; £90 Ashfield Farms; £87.5 D&A Livestock; £87.5 Ashfield Farms; £86.5 J&C Wright;

p/kg:212.8p D&A Livestock; 184p D&A Livestock; 183.8p PJ&JE Bolland; 182.2p CD&RF Kitching; 178p SG Entwistle;

Texel average £76.23 per head or 178.39p/kg

£ per head: £109, £105 JA Stoney; £105, £103, £102 JC Marshall; £98 W Stapleton; £97 A&AR Phillipson; £97 J Mallender;

p/kg:237p JA Stoney & Son; 228.9p, 228.3p JC Marshall; 228.2p J&J Garnett; 226.7p JC Marshall; 220.5p A&AR Phillipson

Mule average £73.59 per head or 166.31p/kg

£ per head: £80 WM Hall; £78 JC&N Throup; £77.5 A&SL Throup & Sons; £77 x2 JA Stoney & Son; £77 R&KA Burley & Son

p/kg: 175p JA Stoney; 170.5p A&SL Throup & Son; 169.3p JC&N Throup; 169p PL Metcalfe; 168.6p FG Throup;

Charollais average £76.23 per head or 176.81p/kg

£ per head: £94 WM Hall; £91 D&A Livestock; £85.5 J Strange & Son; £84 A&M Beecroft; £80 D&A Livestock;

p/kg: 189.6p D&A Livestock; 183.3p x2 J Strange & Son; 181.8p D&A Livestock; 178.6p x2 J Strange & Son;




Cull Ewes average £45.50

Suffolk to £44.5, Texel to £102.5, Mule to £80, Lleyn to £44.5, Swaledale to £39.5, Masham to £57.5, Cheviot to £66.5, Beltex  to £84.5,

Top prices:

Lowland: £102.5 AM Binns; £98.5 J Howard;

Mule/Masham: £80 DG Boothman; £73.5 AM Binns

Horned: £39.5 JC&N Throup; £34.5 JA Throup;

Hill: £66.5, £64.5 J&C Wright; 44.5 N Speake


Cast Rams average £55.75

Suffolk to £73.5, Charollais to £86.5,  Swaledale to £31.5.




Rearing Calves to £500 (76)

B&W av £71.11 Cont av £304.59 Native av £158.35


76 calves through the door this morning with a trade slightly easier in places. Natives saw a steady trade, with AA bulls and heifers averaging nicely at £195 and £170 respectively. British Blue bulls saw some strong competition with the best calf seen in the market for quite a while sold for £500, with other straight BB bulls selling regularly between £370 to £415.


Black and white calves saw a mixed trade with best calves from John Walmsley of Ripley topping with his strong black and white bulls at £145 to £120. Good healthy calves saw a straight trade throughout the day with £60 - £90 a regular finishing point.


Continental heifers again harder to place with an average of only £250 for British Blue heifers, however good thriving heifers do still command a premium with a handy heifer topping from Moons of Wigglesworth at £330.   


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £228.5) to £300 RM Spence                 

Brit Blue x (Av £342) to £500 MP Jennings                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £195) to £215 Flasby Estates

Hereford X (Av £140) to £170 Flasby Estates

Dairy Shorthorn (Av £38) to £55 Flasby Estates

Black & White (Av £71.11) to £140 JS&J Walmsley                    


Heifer Calves                       

Hereford x (Av £147.5) to £160 Flasby Estates                                                            

Ab Angus (Av £170) to £180 ID&JC Briggs                                                     

British Blue (Av £251.9) to £330 JR&MJ Moon