Forward: 42 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle, 2,476 Prime Sheep comprising 2,123 Old Season Lambs, 353 Cast Ewes & Rams, 68 Rearing Calves, 39 Dairy Cattle, 7 Loads of produce.



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                                             to 145.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

IRG Collins                             Short Hfr                £808                       145.5p

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   111.37p/kg           £701.02


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue: av 126.9p/kg

£ per head:  D&J Isherwood 958, S Clark 832, G&PS  Fleetwood  816,668

p/kg:  D&J Isherwood 129.5, G&PS Fleetwood 128.5, 128.5, S Clark 121.5

Lim: av 139.1p/kg

£ per head:  JJ Beckwith & Sons 901, D&J Isherwood 853, JA Throup 797

p/kg:  JJ Beckwith & Sons 136.5, JA Throup 126.5, D&J Isherwood 124.5

Aberdeen Angus

£ per head : D&J Isherwood 942

p/kg : D&J Isherwood 136.5

B&W: av 106.2p/kg

£ per head:  A&CL Clay 1005, JM Smith&Sons 876, G Abbott &Sons 821, AS&EA Jeanes 817,814

p/kg:  CM&EM Gratton 120.5, A&CL Gray 117.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 116.5, G Abbott&Sons 116.5,

Dairy Shorthorn av 107.1p

£ per head : IRG Collins & Ptns 664,635,619

p/kg : IRG Collins 114.5, 114.5, 113.5


2,476 Prime Sheep


Old season lamb numbers remaining constant with 2123 sold today. Trade was very similar to last week for all classes, best handy weights up around 250p or more, commercial export weights selling either side of 200p. However there were more lightweight continentals about than in previous weeks, and a lot of these weighing 32kg to 37kg finding their way out as stores. Mule lambs were again good to sell, with £32 to £35 par for the course for nice 44kg to 47kg types. Another large show of Horned wethers saw lightweights £20 to £25 over weight and prime weights £28 to £32 over the weight.

Cull ewes and rams were another good trade, several pens of heavy ewes over £100, to £106.50 from Charles Marwood and £104.50 from David Pennock, rams at £145.50 and £137.50 from David Towell, best Mule ewes to £75.50 averaging £67, Horned ewes saw Scotch Black Faced to £62.50, Swaledale to £58.50 with 10 further pens over £50, and Lonks to £62.50. Overall Cast sheep average of £60.33.


Old Season Lambs – Overall Average  £77.50 per head or 187.1p/kg                                                    

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 229.3p/kg         av 159.5p/kg         or £49.88 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 271.4p/kg         av 182.7p/kg         or £62.96 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 268.4p/kg         av 192.4p/kg         or £78.41 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 229.2p/kg         av 177.3p/kg         or £84.43 per head

52.1kg and over   to 182.1p/kg         av 169.5p/kg         or £93.49 per head

Beltex average £97.97 per head or 237.3p/kg

£ per head: £107.50(x2) £101.50 Ellis Bros, £105 £102 £101 PW Simpson, £102 Frankland Farms, £102 Fox Farm.

p/kg: 271.4p M&E Thornber, 268.4p 260.5p PW Simpson, 263.2p WM Garbutt, 252.5p(x2) Frankland Farms, 248.4p Fox Farm

Texel average £79.82 per head or 191.7p/kg

£ per head: £110 £98.50 £96 J Baines. £100 E&KM Marshall, £99.50 D&J Coates, £97 £95 Frankland Farms

p/kg: 236.9p D&J Coates, 236.4p 228.9p Stocks Enterprises, 235.0p JJ Beckwith, 229.2p J Baines, 228.8p FG Throup

Suffolk average £80.58 per head or 180.4p/kg

£ per head: £102 RA&M Earnshaw & Son, £98 JG Senior, £92 H Downs & Son, £89 N&J&S Taylor, £87 J Drinkall, £87 S Dorey

p/kg: 196.2p RA&M Earnshaw & Son, 193.6p P Robison, 192.9p 192.7p TR Thwaite & Son, 191.7p H Downs & Son

Charollais average £79.07 per head or 191.9p/kg

£ per head: £102 £93 JG Senior, £90 WM Hall, £87.50 WA,VJ&JA Towler, £86 H Downs & Son

p/kg: 229.3p Frankland Farms, 208.3p WA,VJ&JA Towler, 200.0p J Moore, 200.0p H Downs & Son

Lleyn average £ per head or 182.9p/kg

£ per head: £69.50 R&A Jennings

p/kg: 182.9p R&A Jennings

Mule average £76.31 per head or 174.5p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 C Nelson & Son, £82 H Downs & Son, £82.50 S Dorey, £80 R&A White, N&J&S Taylor, JR Taylor, J Drinkall

p/kg: 184.9p E&KM Marshall, 183.9p C Nelson & Son, 182.9p JR Taylor & Son, 182.6p JK Wilson & FI Ibbotson, 181.8p R&A White

Masham average £73.00 per head or 177.0p/kg

£ per head: £83.50 £73.50 S Dorey, £70 G Saville & Son, £70 RG Church Ltd

p/kg: 193.4p S Dorey, 170.7p RG Church Ltd

Swaledale average £60.93 per head or 163.5p/kg

£ per head: £77 K Huck, £75 S&D Robinson, £75 Ellis Bros, £73.50 KN&CA Heath, £71 W&M Bland

p/kg: 177.5p W&M Bland, 175.6p RJ&CM Clarkson, 173.7p AL Dean & Sons, 171.6p FG Throup, 170.9p KN&CA Heath

Dalesbred average £62.33 per head or 174.6p/kg

£ per head: £68 T&A Hird, £60 JK Wilson, £60 JH&J Ryder

p/kg: 183.8p T&A Hird, 171.4p JK Wilson, 171.4p JH&J Ryder

Cheviot average £78.60 per head or 202.1p/kg

£ per head: £80 H Downs & Son, £78 JG Senior

p/kg: 205.3p JG Senior, 195.1p H Downs & Son


Cull Ewes average £66.94

Suffolk to £85.5, Texel to £104.50, Charollais to £106.50, BFL to £82.50, Mule to £75.5, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £77.50, Lonk to £65.5, Lleyn to £67.50, Swaledale to £58.50, Dalesbred to £48.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £104.50, £87.50 E Pennock & Son, Bolton Abbey; £106.50, £105.50, £97.50, £86.50 CW Marwood & Son, Whenby; £92.50 D&J Isherwood, Kildwick; £87.50 EJ Fort, Silsden Moor; £87.50 W Crane, Silsden Moor; £87.50 Beeston Hall Farms Ltd;

Mule/Masham: £75.50, £69.50 D&J Halliday, Norland Town; £73.50 R&DA Earnshaw, Killinghall; £70.50 PJ Gill, Burnsall; £69.50 G Saville & Sons, Kearby; £69.50x2 F Reeday & Son, Hetton; £68.50 M Thwaite, Airton; £68.50 JA Throup, Silsden Moor;

Horned:£62.50, £57.50 Beeston Hall Farms; £58.50 F Reeday & Son, Hetton; £57.50 G Saville & Son, Kearby; £55.50 JA Throup, Silsden Moor; £55.50 RW&B Chapman, Skyreholme; £55.50 BW Appleton; £54.50 Ellis Bros, Addingham Moorside; £53.50 DM White, Hebden;

Hill: £82.50, £79.50 Ellis Bros, Addingham Moorside; £77.50, £74.50 BW Appleton; £77.50 £59.50 J Caygill & Partners, Rylstone; £73.50 J&J Garnett, Draughton;

Cast Rams average £69.19

Suffolk to £92.50, Texel to £145.50, BFL to £82.50, Swaledale to £45.50.

Top Prices: £145.50, £137.50 DA Towell, Glusburn; £104.50 EJ Fort, Silsden Moor; £93.50 PJ Gill, Burnsall; £92.50 JA Throup, Silsden Moor; £92.50 D&J Isherwood, Kildwick.



68 Rearing Calves to £370

B&W av £66 Cont av £265.90 Native av £153.30

A stronger show forward with black and white calves a good trade throughout with just some young calves dragging the average down. Continentals a straight trade with David Leeming, Burnt Yates having a nice trade throughout with his continental calves. John Marshall of Brays Croft topped the B&W’s with 2 calves over £120. £370 & £355 was reached with 2 Limousin calves presented by Graham Hayton, Bolton Abbey.


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Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £298) to £370 G Hayton & EC Stocks

Brit Blue x (Av £283) to £350 DL Leeming Ltd

Ab Angus (Av £140) to £140 JSS Verity

Black & White (Av £66) to £128 JC&DJ Marshall & Son


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £235) to £250 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £207) to £250 MD&HE Wallbank                          

Ab Angus (Av £135) to £160 JSS Verity

Saler (Av £170) to £190 P Sharp & Son                                                          



Craven Dairy Auction (39 head)

Quiet on the milking front, but plenty of faces to sell them to. Brian Moorhouse, Bell Busk had the pick of the bunch with a superb home bred pedigree heifer giving 31kg reaching £2650 to a Mr Clarke of Hampsthwaite.  2nd Prize from Richard Close was another fine specimen with John Howard, Heslaker snapping that up for £2120. Robinson’s of Eldroth were once again making good headway with their HB heifer reaching a handy £2250.


Once again a good packet of cattle in the youngstock section with Messrs Whitaker of Laneshawbridge having a good show of Incalf and maiden heifers forward for sale with £1700 made of one of their March calvers. MGT Corner of Easingwold had the 1st Prize heifer and rightly so with it realising a dizzy £1860.


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Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Moorhouse   2nd RH&EA Close   3rd M Baul & Ptnrs

                                Incalf Heifers:                       1st J Whittaker   2nd MGT Corner   3rd J Whittaker

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st 2nd 3rd J Whittaker

                                Coloured:                              1st D&P Brown

Champion – GB Moorhouse               Reserve – RH&EA Close  


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2250 av £2125 DR Robinson, Eldroth      


Newly Calven Cows:           to £1500 D&P Brown, Ramsgill


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2650 av £2096 GB Moorhouse, Bell Busk


Incalf Heifers : to £1860 av £1492 MGT Corner, Easingwold


Bulling Heifers (17-22mth): to £1300 av £1117 J Whitaker


Heifer Stirks (6-9mth): to £800 av £609 J Whitaker




Rape Straw                                           to £8 per bale

Hay Small Bale                                      to £3.50 per bale

Hay Quads                                             to £20 per bale