Forward: 66 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 45 Cast Cattle 2,714 Sheep comprising 654 Spring Lambs, 1774 Old Season Lambs, 286 Cast Ewes & Rams 619 Breeding Sheep 73 Rearing Calves 14 Dairy Cattle

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Top price p/kg was a 510kg Limousin cross heifer sold by Mesrs AA&EE Critchley of Hutton which made 255.5p/kg when selling to Countrystyle Meats in Lancaster. Leading gross was £1399 for another Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs Critchley which weighed 570kg and sold to Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton and Thornton.


465-555kg                                             to 241.5p/kg                        av. 235.09p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg                        av. 217.42p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 244.5p/kg                       

485kg+                                                   to 255.5p/kg                        av. 240.05p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JA Drake (BBx) 1389, (Limx) 1318, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1371,CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1314.

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 241.5, JA Drake (BBx) 239.5,(Limx) 237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 238.5, (Limx) 228.5   


£ per head: AA&EE Critchley (Limx) 1399, 1303,CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1315, DA Wilcock&Sons (Blondex) 1313,(Limx) 1269

p/kg: AA&EE Critchley (Limx) 255.5, 244.5, D&A Livestock Ltd (Limx) 247.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 246.5, DA Wilcock&Sons (Limx) 246.5

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   117.18p/kg           £745.05

37 of today’s entry of 44 cast cows comprised dairies and trade continues unabated as price continues to bring worn cows out of parlours.

Black & White                       to 132.5 p/kg                       av. 112.93p/kg

Jersey                                     to 91.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 125.5p/kg                        av. 117.48p/kg

Limx                                       to 128.5p/kg                       

Simx                                       to 122.5p/kg

AA                                           to 184.5p/kg                        av. 141.89p/kg   

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Crabtree&Son 1034, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1031, PJ&JE Bolland 1027, A&SL Throup &Son 903, GT Booth 897

p/kg: PA Whittaker 132.5, 125.5, JD Crabtree7Son 132.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 129.5,123.5, PJ&JE Bolland 124.5, JG Hall&Son 122.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: C Watson (MRI) 807,728,709, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 709,660, M Fewster (Jer) 389

p/kg: C Watson (MRI) 125.5, 114.5,112.5, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 124.5,112.5.


£ per head: DB&E Greenwood (Simx) 747,(Limx) 720

p/kg: DB&E Greenwood (Limx) 128.5, (Simx) 122.5,


£ per head: G&MA Lawn 1089,1077, 865,854,Bolster Moor Farm Shop 996,

p/kg: G&MA Lawn 184.5, 138.5,135.5, 135.5, Bolster Moor Farm Shop 124.5


Overall Average                                   90.5p/kg               £990.98

£ per head: JLP Roberts (B&W) 991

p/kg: JLP Roberts (B&W) 90.5


Prime Sheep


Another sharp increase in spring lambs numbers (654 head) met with a packed ringside of 18 separate individuals all bidding for lambs with the sale averaging a whopping 257p/kg. The best types were either side of £3, with John Critchley of Hutton, Preston having top price of £138 per head or 336p/kg for 41kg selling to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster. Richard & Jonathan Frankland of Rathmell had a great run of lambs, the best of which were £129 or 330.8p/kg for 39kg selling to Vivers Scotlamb. The same purchaser paid £121 or 310p for 39kg lambs from Richard Ogg of Scunthorpe, whilst Tom Walmsley of Haverah Park made £115 or 302p/kg for 38kg selling to Woodends Butchers in Adel, Leeds. Messrs Clarke of Hampsthwaite made £127 or 203p/kg for 42kg and Kevin Marshall of Darley £111 or 300p for 37kg, both pens selling to Hartshead Meat Company of Mossley.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £104 per head or 258.9p/kg               

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 273.5p/kg         av 266.9/kg           or £91.14 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 336.6p/kg         av 259.4p/kg         or £103.79 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 276.1p/kg         av 250.2p/kg         or £117.89 per head


Suffolk average £102 per head or 251.3p/kg

£ per head: £124x2 £118 ML Evans; £122 £106 J&F Nutter; £120 TH Mellin; £115 D&A Livestock; £112 £107 JA&JM Wade; £107R&E Pollard;

p/kg:288.4p 275.6p 274.4p ML Evans; 277.3p 262.5p J&F Nutter; 276.3p 257.9p G Beresford; 272.7p 259.2p TH Mellin;

Texel average £104 per head or 256.2p/kg

£ per head: £138 J Critchley; £131 T Kiernan; £129 Frankland Farms; £127 RM Spence; £127 £123 D Clarke; £123 T Robinson; £123 D&A Livestock

p/kg:336.6 J Critchley; 330.8p Frankland Farms; 310.3p R Ogg; 302.6p D&A Livestock; 302.4p D Clarke; 294.6p Frankland Farms;   

Charollais average £101 per head or 254.3p/kg

£ per head:£119 D&A Livestock; £119 T Kiernan; £111 £107.50 £107 £104 B&M Craven; £105 JR&DL Ogden;

p/kg: 290.2p D&A Livestock; 281.1p 277.5p 275.6p 274.4p 255.1p B&M Craven; 270.5p T Kiernan; 250.0p JR&DL Ogden;

Rouge average 103 per head or 241.2p/kg

£ per head:£111 £106.50 £103x2 £100 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 264.3p 245.2px2 243.9p 226.6p JA&JM Wade;

Beltex average £108 per head or 280.9p/kg

£ per head:£127 £112x3 £111x2 £110 Frankland Farms; £113 FM Shepherd & Son; £112 TA Robinson; £111 £110 K Marshall;

p/kg: 300.0p 277.8p K Marshall; 297.3p 294.7px2 284.6p 282.1p 281.6p 280.0p Frankland Farms; 287.2p TA Robinson;   



An absolutely unbelievable trade today! Numbers were much increased with 1,862 Hoggs (inc those with teeth up) and the overall average stands at 221.4p/kg or £102.99, with the 46kg to 52kg weight range levelling at 231.9p/kg or £112.13 per head. Some great runs of sheep today from all over the country, top gross price of £124 was achieved twice, first from Jeff Burrow for Beltex crosses, and then from Banks Farms, Worksop who sold a second pen at £122. In the sale was a run of 451 head from D Harriot, West Sussex topping at £121 per head or 257p for a pen of 18 Texel crosses weighing 47kg. Similar pens from the same home 45kg to 50kg selling for £115 to £120. Top price of the day at 268.6p/kg was achieved for a pen of smart Beltex from Charlie Clarke of Cowling, whilst Chris Sargent, East Sussex had 266.6p or £112 for 42kg Continentals closely followed by £108 or 263p for 41kg from Kevin Marshall of Darley and £110 or 260p for 42kg from G Curtis, Buckingham.


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £102.99 per head or 221.4p/kg

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 268.6p/kg         av 175.0p/kg         or £60.10 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 266.7p/kg         av 220.1p/kg         or £91.24 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 257.4p/kg         av 231.9p/kg         or £112.13 per head

52.1kg and over   to 226.4p/kg         av 190.0p/kg         or £110.33 per head

Beltex average £100.81 per head or 238.1p/kg

£ per head: £112 C Sargent; £112 £108 £105 TA Robinson; £108 £93.50 K Marshall; £94 R&VM Clarke;

p/kg: 268.6p R&VM Clarke; 266.7p C Sargent; 263.4p 242.9p 239.7p K Marhsall; 250.p 240.0p TA Robinson;

Suffolk average £109.45 per head or 220.8p/kg

£ per head:£119x2 £117 £112 D Harriot; £114 £113 G Curtis; £109 Bank End Farms; £107 £106 C Sargent;

p/kg: 243.5p 238.8p 238.0p D Harriott; 237.5p G Curtis;

Texel average £108.56 per head or 224.2p/kg

£ per head: £124 JE Burrow; £124 £122 Bank End Farms; £121 £116 RM Spence; £121 GW Houseman; £121 £119 £118 D Harriott; £119.50 D Hargreaves;  

p/kg: 261.9p 256.0p G Curtis; 257.4p 254.5px2 250.0p 248.9 244.7p D Harriot;

Cheviot average £85.81 per head or 215.7p/kg

£ per head: £98 £84 T Kiernan; £94 J Lord; £93 B Dibb; £90GW Houseman; £88 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg: 225.0p GW Houseman; 221.4p B Dibb; 217.1p J Lord; 214.6p AR&CA Parkinson; 213.0p T Kiernan;

Mule average £89.63 per head or 172.2p/kg

£ per head: £104 Bank End Farms; £100 TA Robinson; £100 H Downs & Son; £98 TA Robinson; £94 GW Houseman; £89 RL Handy;  

p/kg: 189.7p WA VJ JA Towler; 187.50p RW Airey; 187.5p Brosters Farm Shop; 183.0p ID Mellin; 181.6p 180.6p RL Handy;

Charollais average £107.81 per head or 237.8p/kg

£ per head: £121 £117 G Curtis; £116x2 D Harriott; £111.50 Brosters Farm Shop; £105 C Sargent;

p/kg:244.7p 233.3p C Sargent; 237.3p 234.0p G Curtis; 227.6p  Brosters Farm Shop; 227.5p D Harriott;

Swaledale average £62.21 per head or 161.5p/kg

£ per head: £82 M Whiteley & Son; £81 D&R Airey; £77.50 GW Houseman; £75 P Addyman & Son; £74 S Horsfield; £70 T Shepherdson; £70 CM Ryder;

p/kg: 184.5p GW Houseman; 181.1p 176.2p 175.0p S Horsfield; 178.3p M Whiteley; 170.7p T Shepherdson; 168.4p RA&SE Spink;

Gritstone average £83.53 per head or 191.9p/kg

£ per head: £97 Brosters Farm Shop; £95.50 £92 B Dibb; £94 J Lord; £88 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 214.6p GW Houseman; 202.4p 200.0p 195.3p 191.9p  B Dibb;



Ewes average £62.39

Suffolk to £104.50, Texel to £126.50, BFL to £75.50, Mule to £71.50, Lleyn to £62.50, Swaledale to £54.50, Rouge to £78.50, Bleu DU Maine to £85.50, SBF  to £48.50, Zwartbles to £61.50, Beulah to £50.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £126.50 J Watson, £119.50 J Watson

Mule/Masham: £71.50 H Downs & Son; £65.50 JR&DL Ogden

Horned: £54.50 A&N Fothergill; £48.50 JR Lancaster

Hill: £75.50 AC Hutchinson; £62.50 RG&SJ Paul  

Cast Rams average £70.97

Texel to £100.50 JR Carr Suffolk to £75.50 AJ Shepherd BFL to £88.50 F Reeday & Son;



Boer to £75.50 Harrison




An increased entry of 241 sheep with 378 lambs at foot for the weekly attracted another large company of buyers to the ringside. Older sheep with strong lambs were again in high demand and would look dearer in comparison than the younger sheep with lambs at foot. Richard Caton had top price of the day with some correct Suffolk x Ewes with Twins at £195 the outfit.



***NEXT WEEK*** Annual Prize Show & Sale of Single Sheep with Lambs at Foot, Classes for Hoggs/Shearlings or Ewes/Hill Sheep. Please pre Enter Sheep with Mart Office by Friday Lunchtime. Includes Annual Consignment of Swaledale Ewes with Mule Lambs and Swaledale Lambs from John Bland, Glossop

Mule Hoggs & Singles                          to £175 AC Hutchinson

Texel Hoggs & Singles                         to £175 T Boothman

Texel Hoggs & Twins                           to £170 NM Parker

Mule Shearlings & Twins                    to £175 P Keyes

Texel Shearlings & Twins                    to £190 R Briggs

Texel Shearlings & Singles to £175 S Currie

Mule Ewes Correct & Twins              to £180 D&FJ Leeming

Texel Ewes Correct & Twins              to £185 JP Stirke

Suffolk Ewes Correct & Twins           to £195 R Caton

Swaledale Ewes Correct & Twins     to £170 DA Robinson

Cheviot Ewes Correct & Twins          to £160 R Caton

Beltex Ewes Correct & Twins            to £180 S Currie

Suffolk Ewes Correct & Singles         to £132 DA Wilcock & Sons

Texel Ewes Correct & Singles            to £145 JP Stirke

Beltex Correct & Singles                    to £120 S Currie

Mule Correct & 1.5 Lambs                                to £160 RM&HJ Lewis

Mule b/m & Correct                           to £172 SM Towler

Texel b/m & Twins                              to £162 AG Horn and R Caton

Cheviot b/m & Twins                          to £165 R Caton

Mule b/m & Singles                            to £115 AG Horn

Gritstone b/m & Singles                    to £115 DA Wilcock & Sons

Mule Gimmer Geld                             to £105 RL Handy


Rearing Calves to £450 (73)

B&W av £147.13 Cont av £370.87 Native av £190.12


A good number of calves today and an EXCEPTIONAL TRADE!!!!!!. Black and White Bulls averaged £147.13 (av 39 days old) to £290 for a belter from Michael Heron of Bramhope. Continentals had a flyer too with Heifer buyers out in force, Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises to £450 and a BB Heifer average of £392. Bulls not quite as potent but with Shaun Sowray topping at £405 and an average of £405 for all Blue Bulls, the limousins weren’t much different again with heifers outstripping their male counterparts with Bulls averaging £362.50 to £400 G Pickergill & Sons, Hawksworth but Heifers av £376 to £400 PJ&JE Bolland, Airton.


Natives should not be missed out either with young 3-4 week old Angus heifers from Michael Heron to £290 and Gavin Herd from Hebden at £310 for his handy bull. Stirks from Graham Hayton sold well with his 4 month old Lim Bull and Heifer at £480 and £470 respectively.


More Calves wanted. With enviable trade such as this get some Calves and Stirks rounded up for next week. Sale 10.45am Every Week.     


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £362.50) to £480 Hayton & Stocks                     

Brit Blue x (Av £360.56) to £405 A Sowray & Son                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £223) to £310 D&J Herd

Shorthorn (Av £153.13) to £180 Flasby Estates

Simmental (Av £350) to £350 CN&SA Harrison                           

Black & White (Av £147.13) to £290 DLDM&J Heron                 


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £345) to £345 CN&SA Harrison                                                        

Ab Angus (Av £206.67) to £290 DLDM&J Heron                                                         

British Blue (Av £391.82) to £450 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £376) to £400 PJ&JE Bolland



Lim Bulls to £480 Hayton & Stocks

Lim Heifers to £470 Hayton & Stocks

Short Blk to £250 Flasby Estate



Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)

Brian Moorhouse saw his home bred pedigree heifer take the championship this morning awarded by pre- sale judge Colin Whitelock. The heifer giving 28kg and calved a fortnight sold for £1750 to Shaun Sowray of A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton.


Top price however went to a Peter Baul bred Heifer from Samantha Sugden of Laycock which only ten days calved was hard fought over and sold to the Sowray family again for the sale high of £1820.  David and Pauline Brown of Ramsgill saw the last of their Brown Swiss go under the hammer as Incalf Heifers to the Lincoln Red and realising either side of £1000 for all three.


Maidens from Pollards peaked at £650 and av £625 with all selling to Duncan Holme, Bolton Abbey. 


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Moorhouse 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd M&R Smith

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st GB Moorhouse

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd D&P Brown

                                Champion – GB Moorhouse              Reserve –  M Baul & Partners          


Newly Calven Heifers av £1580: to £1820 SJ Sugden


Newly Calven Cows to £1520 GB Moorhouse


Incalf Heifers (av £1003): to £1020 D&P Brown


Maiden Heifers av £625 to £650 R&E Pollard