Forward: 80 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 50 Cast Cattle 3,219 Prime Sheep comprising 2,808 Old Season Lambs, 411 Cast Ewes & Rams. 46 Rearing Calves. 16 Loads of produce.




Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 246.5p/kg        av. 215.13p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 220.5p/kg        av. 203.02p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1390, HE&M Hird (Limx) 1334,(Blonde) 1234, JM Townsend (Limx) 1396, H Downs&Son 1257

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 246.5, H Downs&Son (Limx) 220.5, HE&M Hird (Blondex) 216.5, CD&RF Kitching  (Limx) 213.5


£ per head: JM Townsend (Limx) 1344, JA Drake (Blondex) 1339,, KA&HL Fawcett (BBx) 1292, H Downs&Son (Blondex) 1268

p/kg: JA Drake (Blondex) 257.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 253.5, KA&HL Fawcett (BBx) 248.5, H Downs&Son (Blondex) 237.5,235.5

Prime Cattle (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   105.51p/kg           £683.86

£ per head: Church Farm Enterprises (B&W) 772,687, WP Gratton (B&W) 758, PH&SW Drake (Hefdx) 690, E Pennock&Son (B&W) 622

p/kg: Church Farm Enterprises (B&W) 126.5,114.5, PH&SW Drake (Hefdx) 109.5, E Pennock&Son (B&W) 99.5

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   93.27p/kg             £624.43

Black & White                       to 102.5p/kg                        av. 85.23p/kg

Swed Red                              to 98.5p/kg                          av. 97.52p/kg

MRI                                         to 92.5p/kg                         

Limx                                       to 171.5p/kg                        av. 127.2p/kg

BBx                                         to 137.5p/kg                        av. 104.48p/kg

Blondex                                 to 117.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:  JD Taylor&Son 835,782, G Abbott&Sons 759,711, WP Gratton 757,728, S&PE Bowker&Son 675,DE&MA Booth 673

p/kg: SM&MT Stapleton 102.5, JD Taylor&Son 96.5,96.5,92.5, WP Gratton 96.5,94.5,91.5 G Abbott&Sons 95.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: DL Leeming Ltd (Brown Swiss) 547, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 500

p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 92.5, DL Leeming Ltd (Brown Swiss) 82.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: TD Todd 963, G&A Gaythorpe 761,  

p/kg: TD Todd 137.5, G&A Gaythorpe 99.5


£ per head: C Lumb&Son 1178,984, TD Todd 977,841, B Spensley Ltd 892, Thwaite Bros 807

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 171.5, C Lumb&Son 144.5,129.5, TD Todd 124.5, Thwaite Bros 119.5.

Other Contx

£ per head: JW Stockdale&Son (Blondex) 846, G&A Gaythorpe (Simx) 601

p/kg: JW Stockdale&Son (Blondex) 117.5, G&A Gaythorpe (Simx)  92.5


3,219 Prime Sheep

Sheep numbers were good for the time of year, and given the weather conditions, greater than we had expected with 2,808 Old season Lambs presented for sale, but as anticipated, trade was significantly stronger on the week to record an overall average of 182p/kg, the most significant average being 189p for the 36kg to 45kg range. A quick look to EBLEX market prices is always the truthful way to compare market averages, decide for yourself where to sell your lambs.

At the top end of the scale today there was a long list of three figure prices, Paul Simpson £116 £107 £103 £100, Richard & Andrew Spink £110 & £103, George Stapleton £110, Kevin Marshall £109 & £100, Matt Thornber £109,  John Eddleston £108, £104 & £101.50, Samantha Asquith £108 & £100, Robert Fielden £105, Sid Walmsley £104 & £101, Chris Ryder £102, Henry Atkinson £103, Ellis Bros £102 & £100, Paul Baines £100. Whilst per kilo Paul Simnpson had 297.4p and 278.4p, Richard and Andrew Spink were next at 297.3p and 271.1p. Kevin Marshall had 286.8p, John Eddleston 273.3p and 270.0p, and Robert Fielden 262.5p and the list goes on.

Commercial lambs were good to sell as well, easily 15p up on the week, highlighted by Jim Caygill of Rylstone, whose run of 121 Texel Lambs from Cheviot/LLeyn Ewes averaging 196.5p/kg. Heavy lambs found a decent following with 46kg to 52kg averaging 174p and 52kg + lambs averaging 165p.

Hill bred lambs were dearer by around 10p to 12p per kilo, best of the Mules from Kevin Wilson of Blubberhouses who sold a pen of 20 at £83 and a further 20 at £81. Keith Slater of Goosnargh led the horned lamb trade with £82.50 for Scotch Blackie’s.


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £77.93 per head or 182.66p/kg

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 225p/kg            av 142.29p/kg      or £44.42 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 227.3p/kg         av 152.46p/kg      or £51.59 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 297.4p/kg         av 189.07p/kg      or £78.62 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 202.0p/kg         av 174.69p/kg      or £84.26 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 192.6p/kg         av 165.73p/kg      or £90.49 per head

Beltex average £89.04 per head or 235.3p/kg

£ per head: £116, £107 PW Simpson; £110 KG Stapleton; £110 RA&E Spink; £109 K Marshall; £108 JS Eddleston; £108 D Asquith

p/kg: 297.4p PW Simpson; 297.3p RA&E Spink; 286.8p K Marshall; 278.4p PW Simpson; 273.7p JS Eddleston; 271.1p RA&SE Spink

Suffolk average £73.11 per head or 177.22p/kg

£ per head: £89 Ellis Bros; £88.50 £86 RL Wright; £88.50 GB Moorhouse; £85.50 AR Phillipson; £85.50 GW Hosueman & Ptnrs

p/kg: 196.50p J&T Booker; 196.3p RA&SE Spink; 188.8p AL Dean & Sons; 187.8p CD&RF Kitching; 181.8p J&T Booker

Texel average £81.19 per head or 186.4p/kg

£ per head: £104 £101 £96 £95.50 S Walmsley & Sons; £100 Ellis Bros; £96 £93.50 £93 JM&S Pate; £96(x2) JJ&D Cowking; £95 £91 E&S Baines; £94 £91 CT&EM Hammond; £94 T Blackwell; £92 RH&MR Ireland; £91 C&CR Nowell; £91 E&S Baines.

p/kg: 240p JJ&D Cowking; 229.3p T Blackwell; 227.3p Ellis Bros; 218.4p KW Gamble; 207p R&CR Nowell; 206.8p KW Gamble; 205.1p TR Thwaite & Son; 204.9p R&CR Nowell; 204.9p JJ&D Cowking; 204.5p GT&BF Blezard; 204.4p RH&MR Ireland

Rouge De L’Ouest average £94.50 per head or 219.7p/kg

£ per head: p/kg: £109 M&E Thornber; £80 D Asquith

p/kg: 253.5p M&E Thornber; 186p D Asquith

Bleu Du Maine average £94 per head or 229.3p/kg

£ per head: £94 JA Drake

p/kg: 229.3p JA Drake

Lleyn average £80.00 per head or 190.48p/kg

£ per head: £80 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 190.5p CD&RF Kitching

Mule average £71.38 per head or 169.50p/kg

£ per head: £83 £81 JK Wilson; £80 DM&SV Throup; £79 J Drinkall Ltd; £78.50 J Baines; £78 KG Stapleton; £78 E&S Baines; £77.50 GW Houseman & Ptnrs; £76.50 DN&JM Molyneux; £75 DM&SV Throup

p/kg: 179.5p J Drinkall Ltd; 176.1p JK Wilson; 175.6p Ellis Bros; 174.4p J Baines; 173.3p KG Stapleton; 172.1px2 CD&RF Kitching; 170.9p N Parker; 170.7p SM Towler; 170.2p S&P Scrivin; 170p SM Towler; 170p JH&J Ryder; 169.8p GW Houseman & Partners

Swaledale average £50.71 per head or 140.92p/kg

£ per head: £68.50 £60 DM&SV Throup; £68.50 K Dickinson; £63 JM&S Tennant; £62.50 FC N&M Walker; £61.50 CM Ryder; £60 GW Houseman & Ptnrs.

p/kg: 159.3p K Dickinson; 157.7p CM Ryder; 153.8p GW Houseman & Partners; 145.9p GW Houseman & Partners; 142.9p DM&SV Throup; 140.9p KW Gamble; 140.6p H Horsfield; 140p JM&S Tennant;

Cheviot average £81.63 per head or 179.82p/kg

£ per head: £84.50 £84 £82.50 £81 T Kiernan; £84 £80 GW Houseman & Ptnrs;

p/kg: 187.5p, 182.6p, 176p, 162p T Kiernan; 181.8p, 181.4p, 175p GW Houseman & Partners

Lonk average £65.52 per head or 168.87p/kg

£ per head: £74.50 £71 S&P Scriven;

p/kg: 177.5p, 177.4p S&P Scrivin; 155.6p F&R Fielden

SBF average £76.16 per head or 187.08p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 £77.50 £77(x2) £76 J&E Slater

p/kg: 190p, 189p, 187.8px2, 187.5p, 182.1p, 175.6p J&E Slater; 167.9p J Shuttleworth 

Gritstone average £77.81 per head or 178.4p/kg

£ per head: £78.50 S&P Scriven; 74 S Forshaw

p/kg: 182.6p S&P Scrivin; 157.4p S Forshaw



Cull Ewes average £60.38

Suffolk to £92.50, Texel to £87.65, BFL to £59.50, Mule to £49.25, Swaledale to £36.50, BFL to £59.50, SBF to £37.50, Cheviot  to £80.50, Beltex  to £77, Lonk  to £41.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £122.50, £106.50 W Watson; £ £104 x2 HB Atkinson;

Mule/Masham: £55.50 KG Stapleton; £54.50 B Spensley Ltd

Horned: £41.50 AW&E&N Wade; 36.50 J Dibb

Hill: £80.50, £75 RH&MR Ireland; £74, £71 HB Atkinson

Cast Rams average £73.64

Texel to £92.50 RH&MR Ireland Charollais to £73.50 J Chapman; Beltex to £60.50 G Sunderland



Rearing Calves to £415 (46)

B&W av £79.82 Cont av £302.3 Native av £219


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £270) to £295 JC&DJ Marshall & Son, West End                               

Brit Blue x (Av £322) to £415 JS&J Walmsley, Ripley  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £198) to £210 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard                                                  

Hereford (Av £285) to £290 C Watson, Horton Pasture

Saler to £205 RL Wright & Son, Airton

Simmental to £280 CN&SA Harrison, Elsack                                 

Black & White (Av £79.82) to £130 M Mosley, Riddlesden