60 Prime cattle comprising 30 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle. 3,776 Prime Sheep comprising 3271 Prime Hoggs, 505 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats. 71 Rearing Calves. 8 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Edward and John Parkinson of Dunsop Bridge headed up the prices again with a 605kg British blue heifer which sold to Jeff Burrow of Kirkby Malham for £1455 or 240.5p/kg. George Cropper of Baxenden followed on at £1449 with his purchase of a 605kg Limousin cross heifer from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield for £1449 or 239.5p/kg. top priced steer (p/kg) was a 550kg Limousin cross from F&B Smith of Westhouse bought by Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton whilst George Cropper accounted for the leading heifer by weight, a 545kg Limousin cross at 245.5p/kg from JW Stockdale&Sons of Burnsall. Once again a very good show of cattle with prices a shade easier particularly for heavy cattle and some of the commercials.


465-560kg                                             to 250.5p/kg                        av. 233.05p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 235.5p/kg                        av. 226.56p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg                        av. 210.45p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (Limx) 1395,1378, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1384, 1354, JW Stockdale&Son (Limx) 1361

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 250.5,230.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 235.5,234.5, SD Bennett ((Limx) 229.5


£ per head: EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 1455, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1449,1378, BL&R Lund (Limx) 1362, J Baines (Limx) 1358

p/kg: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 245.5, EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 240.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 239.5,237.5,237.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 230.5


560kg+                                                   to 92.5p/kg                          av.88.47p/kg

£ per head: M Mosley (B&W) 527,490

p/kg: M.Mosley (B&W)

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   109.5p/kg                             £548

£ per head: &KM Marshall 548

p/kg: E&KM Marshall 109.5            



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   110.93p/kg           £780.31

A bigger entry of heavy dairies with some on the thick side, pushed the average up with all classes a sharper trade selling to a receptive audience. Angus continue to be the trade with a 36 month 775kg cow from G&MA Lawn at 152.5p/kg or £1182 the near same gross as an 830kg Pure Limousin cow from J&N Feather which made 142.5p/kg. Plain cows a very good trade with the least 82.5p/kg.


Black & White                      to 120.5p/kg                        av.103.86p/kg

Other Dairy                           to 130.5p/kg                        av. 116p/kg

Limx                                       to 142.5p/kg                        av. 117.58p/kg

BBx                                         to 139.5p/kg                        av. 121.42p/kg

Simx                                       to 102.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 112.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 152.5p/kg                        av.139.62p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 923,901,822, I Wright 903, E&KM Marshall 820, N&SA Fort 801, IR&DE Wellock 770

p/kg: JSS Verity 120.5,117.5, N&SA Fort 111.5, GB Moorhouse 109.5, JD Taylor&Son 108.5, KM&L Throup&Son 107.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort 809,542

p/kg: N&SA Fort 130.5,99.5


£ per head: J&N Feather (Limx) 1183, 659, (Simx) 845, (BBx) 788, D.Beck (BBx) 847,CH&IC Hammond 883,732,

p/kg: J&N Feather (Limx) 142.5,105.5, (BBx) 139.5, N&SA Fort (BBx) 111.5


£ per head: G&MA Lawn (AA) 1182,822, D.Beck (Hefdx) 866

p/kg: G&MA Lawn (AA) 152.5,124.5, D.Beck (Hefdx) 112.5


3,776 Prime Sheep comprising 3271 Prime Hoggs, 505 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats

Numbers on the rise today, 3271 head of lambs forward for sale and another great overall average of 221p/kg with an SQQ of 226p. Several fresh faces consigning lambs for sale today from Midland and Northern Counties, and meeting a very satisfactory trade indeed with a full ring of buyers in operation. W&J Parkinson from Garstang topped the market today at 324.3p (37kg £120) for Beltex crosses selling to Vivers Scotlamb. H Atkinson presented a great run of lambs with pens at 320.3p 312.8p 311.4p, James Garth & Son from Keasden made 308.1p, JE Burrow Hanlith and WA,VJ&JA Towler from Grindleton both made 300p. Messrs Garth made top price per head with Texels at £136, whilst EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby were next at £131 with others at £125 £124 £122 £121(x2) and £120(x2), 59 cracking lambs for this home averaging £117.16 per head. JE Burrow made £128, D&A Livestock £127, DN&D Capstick £121.
Lowland Lambs, heavier weights 47kg to 55kg generally 200p to 225p, a few pens of butcher’s types around 230p. Heavier lambs 56kg upward around 200p or just under, making £105 to £115, with odd smart pens or very heavy types £115 to £130. The handy weight lowland sheep were again good to sell, nice skinned pens 235p to 250p, commercial types 225p to 235p.
Hill bred sheep again very good to sell, Mules/Mashams generally 200p to 210p, up to 219p from Steve Dorey, heavier end over £100, good 44kg to 46kg at £92 to £97. Horned lambs saw better end of prime weights 190p to £2+, topping at 207p from RJ Capstick, Bolton By Bowland and 204p WH&JW Hartley, Barnoldswick.

A big show of ewes got away to a nice trade without hitting the heights of recent weeks. Best lowland ewes £110 plus to a top of £140 from R Wilson of Beckwithshaw, next grade £90 to £105. Heavy Mules £90 plus, to a top of £105.50 from E&AM Simpson of Pateley Bridge. Good hill sheep not much different on the week, but a much larger proportion of the entry were Horned or hill going ewes.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £95.48 per head or 221.1p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 311.4p/kg         av 224.4p/kg         or £78.73 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 324.3p/kg         av 226.8p/kg         or £94.04 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 278.3p/kg         av 209.9p/kg         or £101.14 per head

52.1kg and over   to 217.0p/kg         av 193.0p/kg         or £108.96 per head


Beltex average £106.58 per head or 262.7p/kg

£ per head: £131 £120 £119 £118 EP&JM Hutchinson; £128 £120 JE Burrow; £122 £118.50 H Atkinson; £121 DN&D Capstick; £120 W&J Parkinson; £120 JGE Heseltine & Son; £117(x3) WA,VJ&JA Towler, £117 JG Hall,

p/kg: 324.3p W&J Parkinson, 320.3p 312.8p 311.4p 285.7p H Atkinson, 308p James Garth & Son; 300p WA,VJ&JA Towler, 300p 278.3p JE Burrow, 297.7p 272.7p EP&JM Hutchinson, 285.4p JG Hall & Son, 283.9p Manorlands Hospice, 270.7p Taylor Bros, 265.9p D&L Wain

Suffolk average £96.67 per head or 209.6p/kg

£ per head: £116 DR&FE Wallbank; £115 TH Mellin£115.50 FA Holmes & Son; £110 MJ&C Thornber; £109 GW Houseman & Ptnrs; £108 WH&JW Hartley; £107 CD&RF Kitching; £106 MW Harrison £106 PL Metcalfe.

p/kg: 228.6p N Morphet; 220.0p B&J Sutcliffe; 217.4p JA Mellin; 215.9p CD&RF Kitching; 215p N Morphet;

Texel average £96.67 per head or 221.19p/kg

£ per head: £136 £119 James Garth & Son; £127 D&A Livestock; £125 £124 £122 £121(x2) £121 £119 £118 £115 EP&JM Hutchinson; £119 J Peel; £118 £114 JE burrow; £117 S Spensley & Co; £115 F Webster; £114 MJ&GC Dobson; £114 HA Bradley.

p/kg: 288.6p 284.6p 269.2p 257.9p D&A Livestock; 280.0p JS Eddleston; 275.0p D&L Wain; 275.0p H Atkinson; 268.2p EP&JM Hutchinson; 259.1p MJ&GC Dobson; 257.1p JE Burrow.

Mule/Masham average £89.65 per head or 204.4p/kg

£ per head: £108 JE Burrow; £106 JH Throup; £103 GW Houseman; £102 JGE Heseltine & Son; £100 N Pepper.

p/kg: 219.0p 211.5p SR Dorey; 211.9p 210.9p 210.7p S Forshaw & Son; 211.4p PL Metclafe; 210.0p CD&RF Kitching;

Charollais average £93.23 per head or 211.1p/kg

£ per head: £120 WM Hall £106.50 J Bailey; £105.50 KJ Marston; £102 S Moore

p/kg: 251.2 KJ Marston; 225.7p SR Dorey; 217.0p S Moore. 213.0p J Bailey.

Swaledale average £71.38 per head or 184.3p/kg

£ per head: £90 AG Horn; £85.50 £85 RT Tennant; £85.50 RH&EA Close; £85 W Mason & Son £84 JH Throup.

p/kg: 204.1p WH&JW Hartley; 200.0p JH Throup; 190.0p 188.9p R Tennant, 188.5p TA Harrison; 187.2p W Mason & Son

SBF average £70.03 per head or 202.1p/kg

£ per head: £72.50 RJ Capstick, £65.50 KRK Wood

p/kg: 207.1p RJ Capstick 192.6p KRK Wood.



505 Cull Ewes, Rams & Goats

Ewes average £74.49

Suffolk to £138.50, Texel to £140, Mule to £105.50, Charollais to £130, BFL to £124.50, Swaledale to £73.50, Gritstone to £80.50, Cheviot to £92.50, SBF to £67.50, Lonk to £80.50, Tees to £99.50, LLeyn to £104.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £140 R Wilson, £138.50 H Atkinson, £130(x2) KJ Marston, £124.50 JC&N Throup, £122.50 DC Hall,

Mule/Masham: £105.50 E&AM Simpson & Son, £104.50 S Spensley & Son, £103.50 R Dodson, £99.50 S&PE Bowker & Son, £98.50 AJ Taylor, £98.50 K&M Berry & Son, £97.50 JR&WE Leeming.

Horned: £80.50 KJ Marston, £73.50 D&S Hollins, £69.50 JK Wilson, £67.50 R Dodson, £66.50 S Maw

Hill: £104.50 £85.50 RG&SJ Paul, £92.50 £86.50 £79.50 Haddon Farms, £80.50 KJ Marston

Goats: £78.50 £77.50 £75.50 £74.50 P Ormerod

Cast Rams average £77.76

Suffolk to £97.50, Texel to £123.50, BFL to £88.50, Swaledale to £65.50, Dalesbred to £61.50, Beltex to £89.50.

Top Prices; £123.50 MJ&CR Ellison, £116.50 JS Snowden, £108.50 S Berry, £104.50 G Mellin, £99.50 JGE Heseltine & Son.



Rearing Calves to £380 (71)

B&W av £63 Cont av £252 Native av £238

Calves were a good trade today with 71 forward for sale. Black and Whites were a great trade going onto average £63, most sorts over £60 with just couple of young sorts below the mark.

Best blue heifers a touch less on the week but lesser sorts just as dear. Best sorts £250-£270 next grade £230-£250 with the younger calves either side of £200. Blue bulls got away well with a top of £380 from C&JR Terry. The best sorts and the older end were mainly £300 plus, slightly less sorts were still buyable just below £300 with the younger ones around the £220-£240. 6 Angus bulls all ranging from £240-£255 and 2 heifers both at £170.

Calves needed next week to fulfill buyers’ requirements. Please call Kyle with enquires 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £236) to £270                           JC&DJ Marshall                   

Brit Blue x (Av £277) to £380                           C&JR Terry                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £247) to £255 J Wellock

Flekvieh (Av £147) to £190                               C Watson

Hereford X (Av £277) to £290                          C&JR Terry

Black & White (Av £63) to £80                         RE Ayrton & Son                 


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £170) to £170                             EJ Fort                                                   

British Blue (Av £227) to £270                         JF Longster






Hay                         Mini Heston                         to £17 per bale

                                Small Bale                             to £2.10 per bale




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