Forward: 32 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), & 27 Cast Cattle. 2,742 Prime Sheep comprising 2363 Prime Lambs, 5 Prime Hoggs & 374 Cast Ewes & Rams. 48 Rearing Calves & Stirks. 1 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Martin Brown from Newton le Willows purchased the highest priced beast a 580kg Blonde cross heifer at 248.5p/kg or £1441 from Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son of Hutton. Tom Critchley representing Mesrs Critchley also secured the highest priced p/kg price at 253.5p/kg or £1382 when selling to Keelham Farm Shop who were the largest buyer with 6 at the weekly sale. Trade is a shade easier with the subdued retail demand because of the hot weather.


465-555kg                                             to 239.5p/kg                        av. 233.46p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 232.5p/kg                        av. 230.02p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 253.5p/kg                        av. 234.51p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1337, AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 1285

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 239.5,236.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 232.5.    


£ per head: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 253.5, 234.5, (Blondex) 248.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 236.5,

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Blondex) 1441, (Limx) 1382, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 1313, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1265


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cattle trade similar with averages reflecting the high numbers of plain cattle which remain a reasonable trade and meated dairies 110p.

Overall Average                                   103.90p/kg           £689.71

Black & White                      to 110.5p/kg                        av. 94.94p/kg

Blondex                                 to 129.5p/kg                        av. 119.62p/kg

Murray Grey                         to 114.5p/kg       

Limx                                       to 135.5p/kg                        av. 128.06p/kg

BBx                                         to 127.5p/kg

Devonx                                  to 112.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JSS Verity 865,788, AN Bolland 774,743,741, M Baul&Sons Ltd 753,

p/kg: AN Bolland 110.5, 108.5, JSS Verity 109.5, 109.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 102.5


£ per head: J&J Garnett (MG) 761

p/kg: J&J Garnett (MG) 114.5


£ per head: JR Carr (Limx) 1040, F Stephenson (Blondex) 1012, CH&OF Hammond (Limx) 759,

p/kg: CH&OF Hammond (Limx) 135.5, (BBx) 127.5, KA&HL Fawcett (Blondex) 129.5



Overall Average                                   117.5p/kg             £1286.63


£ per head: CN&SA Harrison 1286

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 117.5



2,742 Prime Sheep comprising 2363 Prime Lambs, 5 Prime Hoggs & 374 Cast Ewes & Rams

A nice trade today with 2368 lambs levelling at 190p, a tidy result considering that there were not as many of the very smart goods about as usual. Some good prices for heavier lambs (45-52kg), John Turner of Draughton topping the market at £114 £112 and £110 to Swaledale Foods and 2 pens at £107 to Keelham Farmshop and Kendalls Farm Butchers. EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby sold at £110 to Kendalls Farm Butchers and £108 into Hartshead Meat Co who also bought lambs at £108 from Mark Evans of Steeton. The same vendor sold lambs at £106 to Farmers Fresh (Wales).Per Kilo, Frankland Farms topped the sale at 239.5p for Texel Beltex crosses purchased by Vivers Scotlamb, whilst Hartshead Meats had lambs at 239p from David Boothman of Halton East, 234.8p from EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby and 229.8p from Mark Evans.
A heavier commercial lamb were easier sold with buyers keen for 42kg to 48kg types and this bracket averaging 192p, nice 38kg to 42kg were also either side of 190p. Lightweight lambs also finding a good trade for anything with plenty of meat on board.
Cast sheep were a very mixed entry, trade maybe just a shade easier for heavy types, but medium and lightweight ewes holding their value from recent weeks.



Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £80.23 per head or 190.03p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 191.2p/kg         av 180.53p/kg      or £61.91 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 239.5p/kg         av 189.42p/kg      or £78.50 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 234.8p/kg         av 195.07p/kg      or £92.82 per head

52.1kg and over   to 207.5p/kg         av 194.17p/kg      or £107.54 per head



Beltex average £84.13 per head or 209.22p/kg

£ per head: £104 KJ Marston; £103 Frankland Farms; £100 WC Logan; £98x2 DG Boothman; £91 Ellis Bros; £90 P Crabtree & Son;

p/kg:239.5p Frankland Farms; 239p DG Boothman; 226.1p KJ Marston; 222.5p, 220.5p Frankland Farms; 217.8p DG Boothman;

Suffolk average £81.27 per head or 186.02p/kg

£ per head: £106 ML Evans; £100 EP&JM Hutchinson; £100 ML Evans; £96.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £95 F Reeday & Son;

p/kg: 202.3p SP&VM Morris; 198.9p MJ Spensley; 196.9p EP&JM Hutchinson; 195.8p MJ Spensley; 195.8p DG Boothman;

Texel average £79.8 per head or 192.18p/kg

£ per head: £112 J Turner; £110, £108 EP&JM Hutchinson; £107, £105 J Turner; £102 DJ Grassam; £100 J Turner;

p/kg: 234.8p EP&JM Hutchinson; 229.8p ML Evans; 220p S&P Scrivin; 220p JP&KE Hartley; 219p JG Pearson;

Mule average £75.11 per head or 176.04p/kg

£ per head: £80 JC&N Throup; £80 CD&RF Kitching; £80 Ellis Bros; £76 FG Throup; £68 CM Ryder;

p/kg: 181.8p CD&RF Kitching; 177.8p JC&N Throup; 177.8p Ellis Bros; 174.4p CM Ryder; 172.7p FG Throup;

Charollais average £90.31 per head or 195.01p/kg

£ per head: £114, £110 J Turner; £86 TH Mellin; £83.5 S Spensley; £76 KJ Marston;

p/kg:207.5p 200p J Turner; 195.5p TH Mellin; 189.8p S Spensley; 185.4p KJ Marston;

Rouge average £76.55 per head or 181.83p/kg

£ per head: £77, £76.5 JA&JM Wade

p/kg: 182.1p, 179.1p  JA&JM Wade & Son




Cull Ewes average £53.18

Suffolk to £96.5, Texel to £93.5, BFL to £77.5, Mule to £98.5, Swaledale to £60.5, Rouge to £97.5,  Beltex  to £84.5, Lonk  to £29.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £97.5 H&S Maudsley; £93.5 JW Stockdale & Sons;

Mule/Masham: £98.5 KG Stapleton; £85 JW Sayer & Son;  

Horned: £60.5 M&B Allen; £38.5 JW Stockdale & Sons

Hill: £77.5 JW Stockdale & Sons; £67.5 D Lodge;  


Cast Rams average £56.07

 Texel to £60.5, Cheviot  to £57.5, Beltex  to £84.5.


Rearing Calves to £450 (48)

B&W av £55 Cont av £328.25 Native av £158


Calves wanted in larger numbers as trade continues on strong trend at Skipton. Best Blue were a pleasure to sell with Sowray brothers of Bishop Thornton seeing their handy blue bull reach £450 selling to Robert Foster. Not far behind were a cracking run of British Blue calves from Martyn Jennings, Cowling with his 5 bulls all over £400. Continental heifers were up and down, however the best end topped at out with a heifer again from Sowray’s at £405.  Black and whites a straight trade at £54.57 for a average show of goods.


Stirks were again provided by Alan Twell from Lincolnshire with another load of 16 lim x bullocks and heifers 10 -12 weeks of age and selling to £520 and averaging £435 right through. Another consignment booked in for three weeks time on the 13th August.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £225) to £300 A&SL Throup                 

Brit Blue x (Av £431.67) to £450 A Sowray & Son                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £190 ) to £190 CJ&DD Drake

Charollais (Av £230) to £230 J&B Smith

Longhorn (Av £100.3) to £105 AP Townsend

Black & White (Av £55) to £75 CJ&DD Drake                               


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £170) to £190 CJ&DD Drake                                                      

Longhorn (Av £125) to £130 AP Townsend

British Blue (Av £381.67) to £405 A Sowray & Son

Lim (Av £170) to £170 P&J Brown




British Blue av £520 to £520 A Twell

Limousin av £472.86 to £520 A Twell



Limousin av £394 to £430 x3 A Twell