Forward: 34 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 12 Cast Cattle. 3,292 Prime Sheep comprising 2,832 Prime Lamb, 460 Cast Ewes & Rams. 46 Rearing Calves. 4 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

The new trading name of Barkers Yorkshire Butchers for the Skipton based company run by Simon Barker headed up the leading purchasers with the top grossing animal a 595kg Limousin cross steer from the Threshfield farm of Charles and Richard Kitching which made £1401 or 235.5p/kg. Next at £1383 was the leading heifer a 600kg Continental cross from Bill Cowperthwaite of Malham Moor which made 230.5p/kg. Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster picked up a pen of outstanding cattle including the 6 out of 7 of the days top selling p/kg priced animals including the leading price a 540kg Limousin cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton for 247.5p/kg or £1337. Cattle were a little easier in price but spread around the ring with other leading buyers Paul Ellison of Cullingworth, Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton and J&E Medcalf of Halifax.



560kg+                                                   to 235.5p/kg                        av.225.88p/kg


501- 590kg                                            to 247.5p/kg                        av.225.92p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1401,(Limx) 1389, S&NV Jowett (Charx) 1230

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 235.5, (Limx) 233.5.       


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Simx) 1383, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1361, SD Bennett (Limx) 1349, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1345

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (LImx) 247.5,245.5,(BBx) 240.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 247.5,(Limx) 239.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 244.5,


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   119.05p/kg           £750

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: EJ Fort 783, GB Moorhouse 717

p/kg: EJ Fort 120.5, GB Moorhouse 117.5


Cull Cow Prices

A light show of cast cows and trade a little sharper across the dairies. Odd heavy beef cross cows were similar in value with a Charolais cow from David Asquith at £1091.

Overall Average                                   94.51p/kg             £706.50

Black & White                      to 94.5p/kg                           av.83.84p/kg

AAx                                         to 103.5p/kg

Salerx                                     to 106.5p/kg                        av.95.75p/kg

Charx                                      to 107.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 106.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:  M&R Smith 765, GB Moorhouse 732,

p/kg: GB Moorhouse 94.5, M&R Smith 94.5, CJ&DD Drake 79.5, JT Rushton 77.5


£ per head: S Haddon 1014

p/kg: S Haddon 103.5


£ per head: D Asquith (Char) 1091, (BBx) 847,Beeston Hall Farms 726, S&NV Jowett 660

p/kg: D Asquith (Char) 107.5, (BBx) 106.5, S&NV Jowett Saler 106.5,


Prime Sheep

Things a bit harder work this week with commercial lambs finding the going tough, but better skinned lambs and the smart stuff fairing not too badly. Mike Allen from Staithes topped the show at £112 per head for Beltex’s selling to Will Rathmell. Tony & Kay Kiernan from Longridge presented a great run of 100 fed lambs with pens at £106 and £104 to Kendalls Farm Butchers in Harrogate & Pateley Bridge, £103 to J&E Medcalf Ltd, £100 to Will Rathmell, £99 to Hartshead Meat Co and £99 to J Penny & Son, Rawdon, £97 to Joe Bosworth and £97 to Keelham Farmshop. Alastair Jenkinson from Langbar sold to £104 for Beltexs to Vivers Scotlamb, whilst Fred and Julie Eddington had lambs up to £104 selling to Kendalls Farm Butchers. Smart types and the hard fed lowland sheep got away nicely, but grass lambs and commercial types were harder to place this week.


Please Note upcoming sheep sales and closing dates (where applicable)

Tomorrow – Tuesday 22nd October
2,423 Gimmer Lambs (mainly Mule) at 10:30am
230 Dalesbred Rams and Females at 11:30am followed by
54 Hill Rams – Cheviot, Lonk, Gritstone, BFL

Tuesday 29th October – Last Tuesday Breeding Sale for this Season –Entries to the office

Wednesday 30th October – Store Lambs & Feeding Ewes
8,100 Head already entered, further entries accepted to the office Tuesday morning before ballot drawn

Wednesday 13th November – Store, Feeding & Breeding Sheep
Fortnightly Sale of 7,000-8,000 Store Lambs & Feeding Ewes, Also Lingfields November Fair Sale of all classes of Breeding Ewes & Rams also 5th sale of Mule/Masham/Swale Gimmer Lambs. (Entries by Mon 5th Nov)

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £72.83 per head or 160.9p/kg

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 231.1p/kg         av 164.9p/kg         or £70.53 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 216.7p/kg         av 158.1p/kg         or £75.88 per head

52.1kg and over   to 200.0p/kg         av 151.3p/kg         or £83.43 per head


Charollais average £74.72 per head or 170.0p/kg

£ per head: £85.50 T Kiernan; £84 £82 £75 H Barker;

p/kg: 195.3p 190.7p 182.9p H Barker; 178.1p T Kiernan;

Suffolk average £72.14 per head or 147.7p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 AL Dean; £80.50 J Binns; £76 MJ&RH Wallbank; £76 MP Jennings; £76 R Emmott; £75 B Spensley; £75 S&PE Bowler;

p/kg: 163.3p D&A Livestock; 161.8p AL Dean & Son; 158.3p MP Jennings; 156.3p B Spensley; 154.2p T Parker; 150.0p MJ&RH Wallbank;

Texel average £74.04 per head or 162.2p/kg

£ per head: £112 M&B Allen; £104 £96 FW&JM Edington; £103 £99 £97x2 £95 T Kiernan; £96 Fair Place Farm; £95 J Garth & Son;

p/kg: 219.0p 208.9p  J Garth & Son; 218.2p Fair Place Farm; 213.4p TM Hartley; 210.6p T Kiernan; 209.5p T Boothman;

Beltex average £84.44 per head or 190.7p/kg

£ per head: £106 £104 £100 £99 T Kiernan; £104 A Jenkinson; £95 G Sunderland; £95 T&C Robinson; £95 D&A Livestock; £94 J Garth & Son;

p/kg: 231.1p 217.1p A Jenkinson; 223.8p J Garth & Son; 220.9p T&C Robinson; 220.0p 216.7p  212.0p T Kiernan; 211.1p D&A Livestock;

Mule average £63.66 per head or 139.9p/kg

£ per head: £71.50 £66.50 A Barnes; £67.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £67 WA&A Booth; £66 FG Throup; £65.50 Fair Place Farm; £65 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 143.3p A&EM Ashby; 141.7p W&M Bland; 141.3p JK Wilson; 141.1p 140.6p JA&JH Hewetson; 140.4p FG Throup; 140.0p AJ Mason; 140.0p R Caton;

Swaledale average £54.38 per head or 136.0p/kg

£ per head: £64.50 T Boothman; £58 £52 AJ Mason; £55 T Boothman; £54 £50 RW&B Chapman;

p/kg: 150.0p 141.0p T Boothman; 133.3p AJ Mason; 131.6p RW&B Chapman; 130.0p GW Wallbank;

Masham average £57.80 per head or 130.7p/kg

£ per head: £70 M&B Allen; £55 GW Wallbank; £47 R Sexton;

p/kg: 141.0p GW Wallbank; 134.6p M&B Allen; 120.5p R Sexton;

BFL average £62.27 per head or p/kg

£ per head: £63 G&MA Lawn; £55 RJ Gardt;

p/kg: 131.3p G&MA Lawn; 131.0p RJ Gardt;



Cull Ewes average £53.54

Suffolk to £88.50, Texel to £99.50, Herdwick to £30.50, Mule to £59.50, Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £37.50, White Faced to £51.50, Rough Fell to £33.50, Cheviot to £61.50, Beltex to £60.50, Charollais to £82.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £99.50 HB Atkinson; £94.50 G Sunderland;

Mule/Masham: £59.50 RJ&LM Wilkinson; £59.50 CM Ryder;  

Horned: £51.50 SK Watson; £46 J&V Blakey;

Hill: £61.50 WA Brown; £57.50 T Riley;  

Cast Rams average £55.50

Texel to £65.50, Beltex to £45.50.




Rearing Calves to £365 (46)

B&W av £45 Cont av £221 Native av £160


Very mixed show of calves this week, topping the trade was Mr JC Marshall at £365 for a Blue Bull followed by another at £360 from Church Farm Enterprises. Blue Bulls averaged £265 for 14 of them. Blue Heifers topped at £240 and averaged £170 for 16.

B&W average this week was £45 which was very respectable with mainly smaller calves on offer.

More calves required next week – Please call Kyle with expected entries: 07538 539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £205) to £205                           PJ&JE Bolland                      

Brit Blue x (Av £265) to £365                           JC Marshall                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £250) to £250                 CJ&DD Drake

Black & White (Av £45) to £65                         AL Dean & Sons                  


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £131) to £150                             JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Saler (Av £110) to £110                                     RL Wright

British Blue (Av £170) to £240                         Rainhall Farm