Forward: 46 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle. 3,429 Prime Sheep comprising 3037 Prime Lambs, 392 Cast Ewes & Rams. 35 Rearing Calves. 1 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Monthly Show

The August Prime Show was on by Mesrs E&M Townley&Son of Clapham with a smart 560kg British Blue Heifer selling to Keelham Farm Shop for 260.5p/kg or £1459.

Reserve Champion from Ben Townsend, a 525kg Limousin cross Steer also joined Keelham Farm Shop for 245.5p/kg or £1289.

Bullock – 1st JM Townsend & Reserve             2nd JM Metcalfe                    3rd JA Mellin

Heifer – 1st E&M Townley  & Champion          2nd JM Townsend                 3rd JR Metcalfe


465- 555kg                                            to 253.5p/kg        av. 238.70p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg        av. 226.08p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 260.5p/kg        av. 219.68p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JA Mellin (Limx) 1448, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1329, JM Townsend (Limx) 1288, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1283

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 253.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 245.5,  JA Mellin (Limx) 245.5, R&VM Clarke (Baz) 238.5


£ per head: E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 1459, JM Townsend (BBx) 1390, D&A Livestock Ltd 1136, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1068

p/kg: E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 260.5, JM Townsend (BBx) 250.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 230.5, D&A Livestock Ltd 229.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   120.34p/kg                           £830.35

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: GD&JC Holme&Son (B&W Str) 894, 767

p/kg: GD&JC Holme&Son (B&W Str) 131.5, 109.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   105.28p/kg           £655.47

Cast cattle numbers remain tight and an increase number of beef cross cows caused an increase in average on paper but lean dairies continue to look the trade of the day.

Black & White                       to 114.5 p/kg                       av. 90.79p/kg

Jersey                                     to 98.5 p/kg                         av. 94.09p/kg

Simx                                       to 112.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg                        av. 134.53p/kg

BBx                                         to 144.5 p/kg

AAx                                         to 140.5p/kg                        av. 132.8p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: N&J Thwaite 830, Church Farm Enterprises 732,619, G&PS Fleetwood 699, JM Smith&Son 662,

p/kg: N&J Thwaite 114.5, Church Farm Enterprises 113.5, JM Smith&Son 109.5, P Pogson 106.5, G&PS Fleetwood 103.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: P Pogson (Jer) 621,541

p/kg: P Pogson (Jer) 98.5,89.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: TH&A Pickard (1286)

p/kg: TH&A Pickard 144.5


£ per head: SM Towler 1035, JR Carr 901, GB&G Grange 809

p/kg: GB&G Grange 139.5, SM Towler 133.5, JR Carr 131.5


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (AAx) 983, Hurries Farm (AAx) 809

p/kg: B Spensley (AAx) 140.5,  Hurries Farm (AAx) 124.5


Prime Lambs

A lower turnout of prime lambs nationally and locally along with more heavier lambs on offer today than last week with vendors paying particular to the weights on offer. The better run in heavier lambs resulted in a swifter trade and saw 45kg -52kg lambs average 190.58p with the overall average 4p up on the week a 188.22p.


Robert Fielden of Todmorden had his first draw of prime lambs on offer today and took the August Prize Show top honours and the sales top price of £112 for his pen of 5 Beltex X Lambs selling to Vivers Scot Lamb. Geoff and Margaret Lawn of Skipton were close behind with a pen of Suffolk X lambs at £111 to Swaledale Foods. Other noted prices was John Turner of Ellenber seeing his three of his pens reach £103 and Ian Marsden all the way from Hoylandswaine topping the Charollais’ at £102.50.


Mule wethers were again a strong trade with the werthers on offer today averaging almost £5 more on the week with today’s average at £70.11. Geoff Lawn again topped at £81 and plenty of pens of Mules well past the £70 mark.


Monthly Show

Cont x

1st F&R Fieldien 39kg £112 Vivers Scot Lamb

2nd DN Capstick 41kg £103 A Atkinson

3rd Ellis Bros 38kg £89 T Shepherdson

Down x

1st G&MA Lawn 47kg £111 Swaledale Foods

2nd J Earnshaw 42kg £80.50 St Merryn

3rd JP&KE Hartley 44kg £84.50 N Dalby


1st JC&N Throup 43kg £72.50 St Merryn

2nd KM&L Throup 38kg £67 Dunbia

Champion - F&R Fielding 39kg £112 Vivers Scot Lamb

Reserve - F&R Fielding 39kg £112 Vivers Scot Lamb


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £77.67 per head or 188.2p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 208.6p/kg         av 185.6p/kg         or £64.51 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 287.2p/kg         av 188.0p/kg         or £77.06 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 236.2p/kg         av 190.8p/kg         or £90.74 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 184.9p/kg         av 184.9p/kg         or £98.00 per head


Beltex average £85.61 per head or 216.55p/kg

£ per head:£112 F&R Fielden; £103x2 DN&D Capstick; £99 S Spensley Ltd; £99 M&B Allen; £96 F&R Fielden;

p/kg: 287.2p F&R Fielden; 251.2p DN&D Capstick; 244.4p JJ Beckwith & Sons; 240.8p, 236.3p DN&D Capstick

Suffolk average £78.84 per head or 184.11p/kg

£ per head: £111 G&MA Lawn; £98 J Turner; £90 A&ED Booth; £86 F Reeday & Son; £86 A Guy & Son; £85.50 RD Metcalfe & Son

p/kg: 236.2p, 210p, 206.1p G&MA Lawn; 203.6p RD Metcalfe &Son; 192p JP&KE Hartley; 191.7p x2 RA&M Earnshaw

Texel average £77.57 per head or 188.22p/kg

£ per head: £103 x3 J Turner; £100 SD Bennett; £99 AM Binns; £97 J Turner; £97 DN&D Capstick; £96.50 J&J Garnett

p/kg: 236..6p DN&D Capstick; 230.8p J Howard; 219.3p M&B Allen; 218.8p GB Moorhouse; 217.1p M&B Allen

Mule average £70.11 per head or 174.8p/kg

£ per head: £81 G&MA Lawn; £76.50 K Dickinson; £75.50 G Bell; £74.50 T Parker; £74 Ashfield Farms; £73 RG Church Ltd

p/kg: 188.4p G&MA Lawn; 180p EJ &JE Wilkinson; 180p JC&N Throup; 180p TH&A Pickard & Son; 179.8p G Bell

Charollais average £84.92 per head or 192.39p/kg

£ per head: £102.5 I Marsden; £99 J Turner; £91.50 J Turner; £85.50 A Guy & Son; £84.50, £84 I Marsden; £70 TA&N Whitfield

p/kg:197.1p, 196.5p, 195.3p I Marsden; 194.3p A Guy & Son; 194.1p J Turner; 188.9p SM Russell & Son; 186.7p J Turner

Lleyn average £73.78 per head or 178.86p/kg

£ per head: £84 NG Bailey; £73.50, £72 CD&RF Kitching; £72 NG Bailey

p/kg: 184.6p NG Bailey; 179.3p, 175.6p CD&RF Kitching; 171.4p NG Bailey




Cull Ewes average £52.88

Suffolk to £77.50, Texel to £127.50, Mule to £72.50, Lleyn to £75.50, Swaledale to £60.50, Masham to £78.50, Zwartable to £76.50, Charollais to £53.50, Beltex  to £57.50, Lonk  to £63.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £127.50 W Watson; £98.50 D Fall & Son;

Mule/Masham: £78.50 D Fall & Son; £72.50 JM Smith; £72.50 FM Shepherd;

Horned: £63.50 J Greenwood; 60.50 GJ&G Schofield;

Hill: £75.50 CD&RF Kitching; £61.50 RG&SJ Paul


Cast Rams average £61.57

Texel to £95.50 T&J Smith; Suffolk to £7350 RH&EA Close; Swaledale to £64.50 Lambert- Milehouse; Dalesbred to £61.50 RH&EA Close;



Rearing Calves to £405

B&W av £71.05 Cont av £339.5 Native av £253.3


Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £385) to £405 RL Wright & Son                            

Blonde x to £360 S Parker                                                                                

Ab Angus (Av £330) to £340 AP Townsend

Shorthorn (Av £240) £240 DL DM J Heron                    

Black & White (Av £71.05) to £108 AN Bolland                           


Heifer Calves                       

Blonde x (Av £312.5) to £315 S Parker                          

Brit Blue x (Av £295) to £350 AP Townsend                 

Ab Angus (Av £240) to £250 AP Townsend