Forward: 7 Prime cattle comprising 7 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) 4,539 Prime Sheep comprising 3936 Spring Lambs, 603 Cast Ewes & Rams 66 Rearing Calves

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555                                                 to 244.5p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 231.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg                        av.232.05p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1223

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 244.5


£ per head: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1360, JW Stockdale & Sons (Limx) 1354,1245, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1194,1111               

p/kg: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 239.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 234.5, JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 233.5, S&P Scriven 227.5

4,539 Prime Sheep

A larger show than was anticipated out for sale today included over 600 Horned Lambs and 500 Mule Lambs in the entry. Prime weight horned lambs around 145p to 150p, and lightweights round 135p to 140p. Mule Wethers were all around 145p to 150p topping at 155p. Beltex lambs again were good to sell, although maybe not just as extreme as last week, but Ellis Bros led the way at £118 per head or 287p for a pen of 41kg lambs. It was the heavy lambs that were the trade of day, quite a lot of heavy types making £85 to £95 for 48kg to 50kg. Handy weight lambs upkept recent weeks trade with 155-160p the mark for commercial types, 160p to 180p for decent types. Cast sheep were very good to sell, most being dearer on the week for a larger show.



Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £67.22 per head or 162.4p/kg            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 181.3p/kg         av 136.68p/kg      or £42.95 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 240p/kg            av 149.11p/kg      or £50.42 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 287.8p/kg         av 166.13p/kg      or £68.14 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 219.6p/kg         av 161.5p/kg         or £77.58 per head

52.1kg and over   to 186.8p/kg         av 148.86p/kg      or £84.46 per head

Beltex average £81.69 per head or 203.3p/kg

£ per head: £118 Ellis Bros; £110 MB Townley; £110 JS Eddleston; £108 PW Simspon; £105 WH&JW Hartley; £105 HB Atkinson;

p/kg: 287.8p Ellis Bros; 257.1p PW Simpson; 255.8p MB Townley; 250p WH&JW Hartley; 250p JS Eddleston; 245.9p PW Simpson;

Suffolk average £71.78 per head or 158.79p/kg

£ per head: £87 RG Church Ltd; £84 K Marshall; £84 DJ & LJ Holt; £83.50 RG Church Ltd; £83 J&F Hunter; £78.50 RL Wright & Sons

p/kg: 169.4p JF Nutter; 169p NM Hugill; 167.9p Stocks Enterprises; 167.3p, 167p RG Church Ltd; 166.7p CD&RF Kitching;

Texel average £70.19 per head or 164.25p/kg

£ per head: £102 Ellis Bros; £99 CT&EM Hammond; £97 K Marshall; £96 K Saffery; £95, £94 CT&EM Hammond;

p/kg: 240p, 232.5p K Saffery; 231.8p Ellis Bros; 225p TH Mellin; 214.3p JS Eddleston; 200p W Watson; 200p TA Robinson;

Mule average £61.57 per head or 148.76p/kg

£ per head: £79 M&B Allen; £70.50 JH Throup; £70.50 JC &N Throup; £69 JK Wilson; £69 M Ryder & Sons; £69 Ellis Bros;

p/kg: 155p JA Throup; 153.8p JF Nutter; 152.6p RG Church Ltd; 151.3p JR Taylor & Sons; 151.3p JW Sayer & Son;

Charollais average £67.32 per head or 157.46p/kg

£ per head: £73 R Emmott; £72.50 J Shuttleworth; £70 J Claxton; £68 M Carefoot; £67 NA Feather; £66 JR&DL Ogden

p/kg: 165.9p R Emmott; 161.9p M Carefoot; 161p JR&DL Ogden; 157.9p PL Leeming; 157.6p J Shuttleworth

Swaledale average £48.42 per head or 139.39p/kg

£ per head: £67 T Boothman; £60 R Tennant; £60 RG Church; £58.50 K Huck; £57 TH&A Pickard & Son;

p/kg: 148.5p W Watson; 146.3p R Tennant; 142.9p RG Church Ltd; 142.7p K Huck; 142.6p T Boothman

Dalesbred average £48.76 per head or 138.48p/kg

£ per head: £56.50 JK Wilson; £54.50 R Naylor & Sons; £47 T&A Hird; £45 R Naylor & Sons

p/kg: 144.9p JK Wilson; 143.4p, 132.4p R Naylor & Sons; 130.6p T&A Hird

Cheviot average £67.38 per head or 162.29p/kg

£ per head: £78 P Towler; £71 T Kiernan; £70 Stocks Enterprises; £66 P Towler; £64 JM&FM Gillett

p/kg: 166.7p Stocks Enterprises; 165.1p 160p JM&FM Gillett; 157.1p, 156p P Towler; 





Cull Ewes average £55.79

Suffolk to £95.50, Texel to £119.50, BFL to £68.50, Mule to £66.50, Teeswater to £70.50, Swaledale to £43.50, Dalesbred to £40, Jacob to £46.50, Cheviot  to £89.50, Beltex  to £68.50, SBF  to £40, Lleyn to £71.50, Zwartable to £84.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £119.50 £109.50 A Atkinson; £105 AL Thompson;

Mule/Masham: £66.50 T&M Blackburn; £65.50 R Emmott;  

Horned: £43.50 TB Moorhouse; £42.50 JR Taylor;

Hill: £89.50 £85.50 Grain Farms;

Cast Rams average £53.89

Texel to £86.50, Suffolk to £71.50; Swaledale to £46.50, Cheviot to £68.50, BFL to £71.50

£86.50x2 TB Moorhouse; £75.50 RA&M Earnshaw;



Rearing Calves to £360 (66)

B&W av £85.94 Cont av £284.2 Native av £175

A healthy show of calves for the week before Christmas with handy calves at a strong price. Black Whites were a touch dearer on the week with an extra buyer present with continentals being a very similar to previous weeks. Geoff and Margaret Booth of Dowshaw took the top price with a sweet blue bull at £360.


Next Calf Sale is the New Year Show and Sale on the 4th January.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £225) to £270 JC & DJ Marshall & Sons                              

Brit Blue x (Av £316.3) to £360 GT Booth                     

Simmental x (Av £322.5) to £330 R Dakin                                                                                                    

Black & White (Av £85.94) to £145 JR CJ & D Drake                   


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £245 R Simpson & Sons                           

Brit Blue x (Av £267) to £345 R Simpson & Sons                         

Aberdeen Angus to £175 RE Ayrton & Son                                                   

Shorthorn to £135 FA Holmes & Son