Forward: 30 Prime cattle comprising 7 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle 4,147 Prime Sheep comprising 3,581 Prime Lambs, 566 Cast Ewes & Rams 76 Rearing Calves 1 Load of Produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                                             to 200p/kg

650kg+                                                   to 200p/kg


501- 590kg                                            to 189.5p/kg        av 186.91p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: TG Boothman (Belt Gal) £1210, £1180, £1120, £1070

p/kg: TG Boothman (Belt Gall) 200p, 200p, 200p, 200p.


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (MRI) £1033,(Limx) £985

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd (Limx) 189.5p,(MRI) 184.5p

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   159.5p/kg             £1004.85

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd £705

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 159.5p

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   97.28p/kg             £636.69

Black & White                       to 103.5p/kg                        av 80.61p/kg

Limx                                       to 123.5p/kg                        av 120.42p/kg

BBx                                         to 166.5p/kg                        av 142.03p/kg

Blondex                                 to 101.5p/kg                        av 94.91p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 113.5p/kg                        av 110.93p/kg

AA                                           to 115.5p/kg                        av 113.36p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JK Blackburn & Son 740, JC Marshall 638, M Baul & Sons Ltd 633,627

p/kg: JK Blackburn & Son 103.5,JC Marshall 94.5, M Baul & Sons Ltd 91.5,85.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: K&J Marshall £974, D Wells £801

p/kg: K&J Marshall 166.5p, D Wells 120.5p


£ per head: K&J Marshall £864, D Wells £858

p/kg: D Wells 123.5p, K&J Marshall 117.5p


£ per head: J&JA Preston £864, £780

p/kg: J&AJ Preston 115.5p, 111.5p


£ per head: H&S Maudsley  £765, £755

p/kg: H&S Maudsley 113.5p ,108.5p


Overall Average                                   86.5p/kg               £704.98


£ per head: A Wormald 705

p/kg: A Wormald 86.5


4,147 Prime Sheep

A good show of sheep with plenty of flesh about. Handy weight sheep (40kg to 44kg) short of requirements and as result often making as much as the 45kg to 47kg lambs, buyers also complaining that some of the heavy lambs (46kg plus) killing too fat and out of spec. Keep on top of your lambs before the weather breaks, don’t incur anymore cost than you have too, sell the meated ones before they start to cost more in the hopper!

The smart goods again a nice trade, the beltex breed has too many prices over £2 to mention. Hill bred lambs again a nice trade with Mule lambs a shade dearer on the week.

A bigger show of over 500 cast sheep but still short of requiremnets, many more could have been sold with a full ringside of buyers keen to operate.                                                           

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £67.79 per head or 154.85p/kg                                                           

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 182.4p/kg         av 139.97p/kg      or £48.30 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 244.7p/kg         av 158.46p/kg      or £66.94 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 187.2p/kg         av 147.87p/kg      or £70.97 per head

52.1kg and over   to 165.50p/kg       av 140.71p/kg      or £76.71 per head

Beltex average £75.91 per head or 184.43p/kg

£ per head: £99 James Garth & Sons; £98 Ellis Bros; £93 J&J Garnett; £91 AL Thompson; £90.50 DN&D Capstick

p/kg: 244.7p J&J Garnett; 236.1p, 231.6p James Garth & Sons; 233.3p Ellis Bros

Texel average £70.34 per head or 156.21p/kg

£ per head: £87 JA&JH Hewetson; £86 AJ Haggas; £85 K Marshall; £84 F&R Fielden;

p/kg: 215.4p F&R Fielden; 209p RH Marston; 202.4p FW&JM Eddington; 195.50p J Howard

Suffolk average £67.24 per head or 150.74p/kg

£ per head: £73 GB Moorhouse; £72.50 BJ Sutcliffe; £72 HJ&K Blackwell; £71 SM Towler

p/kg: 172p AL Dean; 164p, 161.5p G Bell; 163.40p SM Towler; 157.6p N Speake 

Charollais average £68.93 per head or 152.24p/kg

£ per head: £85 AL Thompson; £79.20 S Asquith; £73 BA&B Perkins; £71 JR Smith

p/kg: 171.60p BA&B Perkins; 166.70p AL Thompson; 163.1p JR&DL Ogden

Lleyn average £63.78 per head or 154.73p/kg

£ per head: £66 CD&RF Kitching; £65 x2 Fleets Farm; £64.50, £63.50 DC Wood;

p/kg: 158.50p x2 Fleets Farm; 157.50p, 157.10p CD&RF Kitching; 151.2p DC Wood

Mule average £63.03 per head or 142.32p/kg

£ per head: £70, £69 JR Smith; £70 WA&A Booth; £68.50 Rodney Bros;

p/kg: 148.1p H Horsfield & Sons; 147.8p PL Metcalfe; 147.1p, 147p JM Daggett

Swaledale average £48.93 per head or 134p/kg

£ per head: £51 TE Walker; £50.50 AJ Mason; £50, £49 RW&B Chapman; £47.50 MIR Heseltine

p/kg: 138.9p RW&B Chapman; 137.8p TE Walker; 136.50p AJ Mason; 135.70p MIR Heseltine

Dalesbred average £44.19 per head or 127.1p/kg

£ per head: £45, £41.50 A&N Fothergill

p/kg: 128.6p, 122p A&N Fothergill

Masham average £63.93 per head or 145.18p/kg

£ per head: £64.50 A&SL Throup; £64, £61.50 x2 K Lister & Sons

p/kg: 153.8p, 145.50p K Lister & Sons; 143.3p A&SL Throup


Cull Ewes average £52.82

Suffolk to £90.50, Texel to £95.50, Charolais to £66.50, Mule to £77.50, Lleyn to £76.50, Swaledale to £39.50, Masham to £72.50, Gritstone to £57.50, Cheviot  to £79.50, Beltex  to £49.50, Dalesbred to £42.50, Teeswater to £68.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £95.50 AM Binns; £90.50 x2 J&JA Preston; £89.50 G&A Gawthorpe

Mule/Masham: £77.50, £74.50 G&A Gawtorpe; £75.50 GB Moorhouse;  

Horned: £61.50, £41.50 AE Schindler; £42.50 K Lister & Sons; £39.50 JR Lancaster

Hill: £76.50 J Attey; £73.50 DC Wood; £73.50 Fleets Farm

Cast Rams average £72.33

Texel to £122.50 RA&M Earnshaw;  Beltex to £93.50 N Baxter



Rearing Calves to £620 (76)

B&W av £51.31 Cont av £354 Native av £135

A good show of calves with a particularly strong show of Continentals. The British Blue heifers were well supported with a number of people looking for calves to grow into their suckler herd. Richard Spence had the trade of the day after Judge Tony Binns placed his Calf first with it eventually reaching the heights of £620 to Vickers and Richardson.


In the Bulls it was Shaun Sowray to the fore with a fantastic bull romping into £540, £500 & 450 respectively with Richard Spence in the mix also to £490.  


Autumn Show of Calves

British Blue Bulls

1st A Sowray & Son 2nd A Sowray & Son 3rd  AL Dean & Son

British Blue Heifers

1st F Spence 2nd F Spence 3rd A Sowray & Son

Limousin Bulls

1st N Shaw & Sons 2nd N Shaw & Sons

Black & White

1st M Ryder & Sons 2nd J Rushton 3rd M Ryder & Sons

Continental Male Stirk

1st A Sowray & Son 2nd F Spence 3rd GT Booth

Continental Hfr Stirk

1st GT Booth

Champion – F Spence         Reserve – A Sowray & Son


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £294) to £305 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £375) to £540 A Sowray & Son                             

Aberdeen Angus  (Av £130) to £145 S Nuttall                                                                                                             

Black & White (Av £51.31) to £105 M Ryder & Sons                  


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £310 RL Wright & Sons                            

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £620 F Spence                         

Ab Angus (Av £150) to £170 GB Moorhouse                                                                





Barley Straw Hestons                         to £17