Forward: 56 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle 2,224 Prime Sheep comprising 2044 Prime Lambs & 180 Cast Ewes & Rams 86 Rearing Calves 7 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Another useful show of clean cattle with a good selection from retail types to dairy steers. Top gross was Simon Bennett’s 595kg Limousin cross heifer which made £1419 or 238.5p/kg when sold to Mick Etherington. Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster lead the way in the highest prices by weight with 2 purchases from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton both heifers weighing 525kg at 265.5p/kg and 540kg at 254.5p/kg. Leading purchaser was Keelham Farm Shop with 8 shop cattle including the leading steer at 239.5p/kg from Malcolm Metcalfe of Baldersby.




465-555kg                                             to 238.5p/kg        av. 201.8p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg        av. 201.13p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 235.5p/kg        av. 224.87p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 265.5p/kg        av.234.41p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1378, JR Metcalfe (Simx) 1353,

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 238.5, (Simx) 239.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 235.5


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1419, RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 1394, 1374, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1324

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 265.5,254.5,253.5, R Wilson (Limx) 242.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 238.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 months)

Overall Average                                   137.07p/kg           £974.55

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 975, RH&EA Close (Br Swiss) 956

p/kg: RH&EA Close (Br Swiss) 155.5, EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 133.5



Cull Cow Prices

Mainly lean dairy cows today and the price on paper reflects this. Better end of the the dairies either side of 110p but no thick meated heavies on the market. Trade likely to remain in this slot but producers should note that next Monday is a Bank Holiday with reduced buyer attendance.


Overall Average                                   101.15p/kg           £612.32

Black & White                      to 112.5p/kg                        av. 98.09p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 107.5p/kg                        av. 92.17p/kg

Limx                                       to 124.5p/kg       

BBx                                         to 124.5p/kg                        av. 116.83p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GB Moorhouse 792, RM&LJ Throup 785, IRG Collins&Ptns 771,

p/kg: IRG Collins &Ptns 112.5,111.5, RM&LJ Throup 112.5,110.5, GB Moorhouse 108.5, Wood Bros 108.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: IRG Collins&Ptns (Dairy Sh) 553,502

p/kg: IRG Collins & Ptns (Dairy Sh) 107.5, 86.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: JE Cowperthwaite 772

p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite 124.5


£ per head: JE Cowperthwaite 759

p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite 124.5



Prime Sheep

As anticipated, most buyers switched on for heavy lambs and ewes to finish off Qurbani orders but switched off for 37kg to 42kg texels or suffolks bred from mule ewes. Good Beltex and Texel cross lambs bred continental ewes continue to sell well even in lower weights with plenty of lambs at 210p to 230p. Mules and Mashams weight 46kg – 50kg could make late £70’s to £83. 


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average £73.31 per head or 169.5p/kg             

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 157.1p/kg         av 157.1p/kg         or £55.00 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 231.0p/kg         av 167.2p/kg         or £70.50 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 222.9p/kg         av 178.5p/kg         or £84.88 per head

52.1kg and over   to 188.7p/kg         av 169.1p/kg         or £82.61 per head


Beltex average £81.55 per head or 191.5p/kg

£ per head: £107 £100 D Asquith; £100 £95 T Kiernan; £100 RH&MR Ireland; £97 A Jenkinson; £96 G Thornton; £95 TH&A Pickard; £95 A Fisher;

p/kg: 231.0p A Jenkinson; 225.6p T&C Robinson; 225.6p 222.9p D Asquith; 219.8p D&L Coar; 217.4p 216.3p T Kiernan; 213.8p F&R Fielden;

Suffolk average £71.49 per head or 160.8p/kg

£ per head: £103 £92 J&C Wright; £96 RA&M Earnshaw; £92 JW Barker; £85.50 G Beresford; £81 S&PE Bowker;

p/kg: 195.9p RA&M Earnshaw; 187.8p JW Barker; 189.9p 184.4p J&C Wright; 176.1p R Emmott; 172.3p S&PE Bowker;

Texel average £72.08 per head or 166.3p/kg

£ per head: £112 D Barnes; £106 MP Jennings; £106 £98 T Boothman; £100 A&AR Phillips; £100 JW Barker; £98 R Andrews;

p/kg: 213.0p 203.8p T Boothman; 208.1p RH&MR Ireland; 204.3p R&M Towell; 203.8p 198.9p 197.8p MP Jennings;

Mule average £62.33 per head or 149.3p/kg

£ per head: £83 £80 A&SL Throup; £77 £67 JA Stoney; £75.50 R&N Carlisle; £69.50 JR&CJ Greenwood; £67 JA Throup;

p/kg: 173.9p 172.9p A&SL Throup; 167.8p R&N Carlisle; 163.8p 155.8p JA Stoney; 154.4p JR&CJ Greenwood; 152.3p JA Throup;

Charollais average £80.47 per head or 181.7p/kg

£ per head: £101 £82.50 T Kiernan; £81.50 GH&H Emmott; £69.50 KJ Marston;

p/kg: 210.4p 183.3p T Kiernan; 181.1p GH&G Emmott; 169.5p KJ Marston;




Cull Ewes average £62.46

Texel to £111.5, Mule to £91.50, Charollais to £75.5, Swaledale to £60.5, Masham to £85.5, Beltex  to £110.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £111.5 x2 RM Crabtree, £111.5 G Beresford & Son

Mule/Masham: £91.5 M&B Allen; £88.5 B&LN Dibb

Horned: £60.5 A&SL Throup; £58.5 JR&CJ Greenwood;




Rearing Calves to £420 (86)

B&W av £58.38 Cont av £278.48 Native av £202.46


A good number of calves forward today for the August calf show and a good straight trade was had right throughout the sale. Fred Houseman took the best in show with a cracker of a British Blue bull by Genus Sire Dev which eventually sold for £420. Continental bulls were a straight trade throughout with a section average of £333.57 which included a run of plain, younger bulls easing the average overall.


Native bulls were a particularly healthy trade with James Dugdale of Stackhouse receiving £325 for his first prize consignment and a section average of £250.88. Native heifers weren’t quite the quality as the bulls however a straight price of £135 - £145 was realised for anything with potential.


Black and whites saw some strong bidding on the better end with anything with flesh nicely over the £100 mark with a cracker from Marcas Chadwick at £135.


Heifers were certainly buyable today best calves remained relatively good to sell between £300- £370 however a run of 10 of straight younger calves between £130 and £260 easing the average back to £225 for blue heifers.


NB Next Week is the August Bull Sale in the Dairy Ring alongside the Craven Dairy Sale.



Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £315) to £360 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £333.57) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £250.88) to £325 H&M Dugdale & Son

Longhorn (Av £72.75) to £105 AP Townsend

Black & White (Av £58.38) to £135 Chadwick & Leaver                            


Heifer Calves                                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £125) to £145 CJ&DD Drake                                                      

Longhorn (Av £101.67) to £115 AP Townsend

British Blue (Av £225.19) to £370 H&M Dugdale & Son                                                            


Calf Show Results


BB Bull

1st Church Farm Enteprises

2nd Church Farm Enteprises

3rd Church Farm Enterprises


BB Heifer

1st H&M Dugdale &Son

2nd Church Farm Enterprises


Lim Bull

1st RM Spence


AA Bull

1st H&M Dugdale & Son

2nd J Wellock

3rd D&J Herd


AA Heifer

1st D&J Herd



1st Chadwick & Leaver

2nd DL DM &J Heron

3rd H&M Dugdale & Son


Champion: Church Farm Enterprises


Reserve Champion; Church Farm Enterprises





Wheat Straw                        Mini Heston         to £34 per bale

                                                6 Band Quad         to £95 per tonne