Forward: 25 Cast Cattle 4,159 Prime Sheep comprising 3,635 Prime Lambs, 524 Cast Ewes & Rams 94 Rearing Calves 5 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                   to 85.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


A Calvert & Son £650 or 85.5p


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                   106.76p/kg                           £691.38

Black & White                       to 114.5p/kg                        av 101.98p/kg

Ayrshire                                 to 104.5p/kg                        av 101.58p/kg

Limx                                       to 122.5p/kg                        av 107.24p/kg

BBx                                         to 138.5p/kg                        av 124.21p/kg

AAx                                         to 117.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head:  CT Akrigg £1177, £932, JA&E Metcalfe £916

p/kg: CT Akrigg 138.5, 128.5, JA&E Metcalfe 120.5


£ per head: WB Woodsworth £772 £655

p/kg: WB Woodsworth 122.5,93.5


£ per head: MD Farms Ltd £811

p/kg: MD Farms Ltd 117.5


£ per head: H Downs & Son £806, DA Fort £793, JM Smith & Son £784, JSS Verity £773

p/kg: JM Smith & Son 114.5, DA Fort 113.5, H Downs & Son 113.5, DA Fort 112.5


4,159 Prime Sheep

Another increase in the prime lamb entry, and definitely a change in the market place as processors look to secure the well finished lambs and willing to bid fairly well for them, whilst shying away from those lambs that lack finish. The smart end today were anywhere from 180p to 220p, topping at 235p for a lovely pen from Frank & Robert Fielden of Todmorden, the purchasers were Vivers Scotlamb. The nicely fleshed first crossed continental type lambs were 165p to 175p, occasionally a little more, but a more commercial lamb was from 150p to 160p. The Mule Wether lambs also fell in price this week by around £2 to £4 per head.

Cast Ewes were a very similar trade on the week, with heavy ewes again in strong demand and short of requirements.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £68.34 per head or 161.8p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 163.3p/kg         av 145.0p/kg         or £44.25 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 235.0p/kg         av 161.9p/kg         or £67.73 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 202.2p/kg         av 160.1p/kg         or £75.24 per head

52.1kg and over   to 173.6p/kg         av 163.9p/kg         or £87.50 per head

Beltex average £75.02 per head or 192.4p/kg

£ per head: £94 £87.50 Frankland Farms; £94 F&R Fielden; £84.50 JJ Beckwith & Son; £84 JE&ME Grange

p/kg: 235.0p F&R Fielden; 223.8p Frankland Farms; 216.7p JJ Beckwith & Son; 213.5p 210.5p A Jenkinson

Texel average £68.97 per head or 162.5p/kg

£ per head: £93 £92 RH&MR Ireland; £92 £87 JM Townsend; £91 T Boothman; £87 G Sunderland

p/kg: 211.0p 193.3p G Sunderland; 202.2p RH&MR Ireland; 201.3p 197.4p B Lund; 195.3p JJ Beckwith & Son.

Suffolk average £66.53 per head or 154.8p/kg

£ per head: £78 J Hardman; £74 GR&SM Wearmouth; £74 J Turner; £73 B&J Sutcliffe; £70 N&M Sutcliffe

p/kg: 171.3p T Charnley; 170.0p DW&CJ Towler; 168.3p Stocks Enterprises; 164.4p GR&SM Wearmouth; 162.3p B&J Sutcliffe.

Charollais average £70.34 per head or 163.7p/kg

£ per head: £84 £74 B Lund; £73.80 PL Metcalfe; £73 A Guy & Son; £70.50 SB&AJ Wallbank.

p/kg: 215.4p 172.1p B Lund; 170.7p JD Simpson; 169.7p B Spensley Ltd; 167.7p PL Metcalfe

Lleyn average £63.29 per head or 158.8p/kg

£ per head: £70.50 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 176.3p CD&RF Kitching

Mule average £60.30 per head or 142.0p/kg

£ per head: £72 £62 P Addyman & Son; £66 Ellis Bros; £61.80 K Dickinson; £61.50 JA Throup.

p/kg: 146.7p Ellis Bros; 144.8p 143.0 JA Throup; 143.4p(x3) R&KA Burley & Son

Swaledale average £53.00 per head or 132.5p/kg

£ per head: £53 JW Sayer & Son

p/kg: 132.5p JW Sayer & Son

Bleu Du Maine average £71.67 per head or 174.8p/kg

£ per head: £74 £70.50 D Asquith

p/kg: 176.3p 172.1p D Asquith

Lonk average £65.00 per head or 144.5p/kg

£ per head: £65 A Guy & Son

p/kg: A Guy & Son

Herdwick  average £39.50 per head or 127.4p/kg

£ per head: £39.50 ST&JE Foster

p/kg: 127.4p ST&JE Foster


Cull Ewes average £53.06

Suffolk to £101.50, Texel to £124.50, Charollais to £109.50, BFL to £100.50, Mule to £81.50, Lleyn to £54.92, Swaledale to £24.67

Top prices:

Lowland: £124.50 W Watson; £119.50 R Smith; £109.50 £100.50 WM Hall; £101.50 B Shepherd; £100.50 K Dickinson

Mule/Masham: £81.50 £74.50 S Spensley & Co; £78.50 J Sugden; £78.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £76.50 A&A Bradley;  £74.50 CM Ryder; £74.50 KP Drinkall; £73.50 AJ Taylor.

Horned: £44.50 R Tennant; £44.50 Ellis Bros; £42.50 E&E Metcalfe

Cast Rams average £58.95

Texel to £119.50

£119.50 BG&LM Hawksworth; £99.50 RG Greenwood & Son; £89.50 A&A Bradley



94 Rearing Calves to £700

B&W av £71.98 Cont av £389.8 Native av £188.7

Skipton Calf show was once again a huge success with a large ringside of buyers making a fantastic trade in all sectors with a trade not seen since the spring. Once again the Sowray Family of Bishop Thornton struck gold with a fantastic Blue Bull at 41 Days old making a record breaking £700, Yes that’s right and heading its way to the east coast. Other noted vendors were the Houseman’s  of Burton Leonard and Colin Whitelock of Gargrave both making big prices with some fantastic continental calves.


Black and Whites were also good to sell with a number of buyers on the hunt for strong calves making for the second week in a row an average over £70 and to a high of £140 for a ¾ Friesian from JP&KE Hartley of Bolton Abbey.


Fantastic Show of Calves and a pleasure to sell.  


Calf Show – Judged By Paul Drinkall


Class 1 – Brit Blue Bull

1st A Sowray & Son £700

2nd JP&KE Hartley £570

3rd Church Farm Ent £440

Class 2 – Brit Blue Heifer

1st C&SB Whitelock £380

2nd Church Farm Ent £375

3rd A Sowray & Son £360

Class 3 – Lim Bull

1st A&SL Throup £290

Class 5 – Other Cont Bull

1st A&SL Throup £295

Class 6 – Other Cont Heifer

1st JR CJ & D Drake £205

2nd C Smith £180

Class 7 – Native Bull Calf

1st C Smith £180

Class 9 – B&W Bull

1st JP&KE Hartley £140

2nd A&SL Throup £120

3rd JR CJ & D Drake £125

Class 10 – Cont Male Stirk

1st Church Farm Ent £530

2nd Church Farm Ent £470

3rd Church Farm Ent £480

Class 11 – Cont Hfr Stirk

1st Church Farm Ent £400

Class 12 – Native Stirk

1st Church Farm Ent £275

2nd Church Farm Ent £230


Champion – A Sowray & Son £700

Reserve – JP&KE Hartley £570


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £290) to £290 A&SL Throup

Brit Blue x (Av £428) to £700 A Sowray & Son

Simmental (Av £252) to £295 A&SL Throup

Ab Angus (Av £190) to £275 Church Farm Ent

MRI (Av £79) to £90 L&A Watson                   

Black & White (Av £69) to £140 JP&KE Hartley


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £330) to £330 RL Wright

Blonde x (Av £250) to £250 E&E Metcalfe                    

Brit Blue x (Av £334) to £400 Church Farm Ent                           

Ab Angus (Av £203) to £230 Church Farm Ent

Shorthorn (Av £205) to £205 JR CJ & D Drake