50 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 45 Cast Cattle 2,960 Prime Sheep comprising 2,712 Old Season Lambs, 6 Spring Lambs & 242 Cast Ewes & Rams 379 Breeding Sheep comprising 107 Ewes with 171 Lambs & 101 Store & Geld Hoggs 34 Rearing Calves 20 Dairy Cattle 10 Loads of Produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


590kg+                                   to 155.5p/kg        av 139.7p/kg

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg


£ per head: IR&DE Wellock 972

p/kg: IR&DE Wellock 155.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   136.46p/kg           £839.24

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 909, M&RM Holmes & Son 809

p/kg: M&RM Holmes & Son 155.5, A&SL Throup & Son 134.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   116.01p/kg           £798.08

Black & White                       to 128.5p/kg                        av 109.55p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 137.5p/kg                       

Montbeliarde                        to 120.5p/kg

Charx                                    to 152.5p/kg                        av 151.55p/kg

Limx                                      to 149.5p/kg

Saler                                     to 133.5p/kg

Blonde x                                to 108.5p/kg

AAx                                        to 127.5p/kg                        av 121.90p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JW Morrell 1025, 939, M&RM Holmes & Son 939, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 897, SW&JE Ryder&Son 893

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder&Son 128.5,122.5, JW Morrell 123.5, 123.5 MP Jennings (Dairy)Ltd 122.5, JT Rushton 118.5

Other Dairy:

£ per head: H Downs&Son 1111, 928

p/kg: H Downs&Son 137.5,120.5


£ per head: JJ Beckwith&Sons 845

p/kg: JJ Beckwith&Sons 149.5


£ per head: CA&A Crowther 899, E&E Metcalfe&Son 850

p/kg: CA&A Crowther 127.5, E&E Metcalfe&Son 116.5


£ per head: Beeston Hall Farms 981

p/kg: Beeston Hall Farms 133.5


2,960 Prime Sheep

Another big show of sheep attracted a full attendance of buyers. The first new seasons lambs were forward today, consigned by Robert Towers, Farleton and they found a good following, selling to £129 or 289p purchased by Mr Mick Etherington on behalf of Woodends Butchers in Adel.

The Old season lambs would be slightly dearer on the week. Not as many of the very best about today but still Paul Simpson managed to top the sale with a pen of 6 Beltex crosses weighing 38kg selling at £130 each to Vivers Scotlamb. There was a fantastic trade for the heavy lambs and this pushed the overall sale average onto £93.48 per head.

A similar show of Cast Ewes and rams levelled at £79 across the board. Best Mules topping £90, a figure unseen for quite a while, whilst the best of the heavy ewes saw Peter Longdin, Tickhill sell a pair of Texels at £150.50 each.                                                                                   

Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £93.48 per head or 211.13p/kg                                                

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 217.7p/kg         av 181.5p/kg         or £55.65 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 254.3p/kg         av 205.9p/kg         or £70.64 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 342.1p/kg         av 217.3p/kg         or £91.05 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 270.7p/kg         av 207.3p/kg         or £100.78 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 214.4p/kg         av 192.92p/kg      or £102.98 per head

Beltex average £102.7 per head or 248.1p/kg

£ per head: £130 £118 £113.50 £108 £105 PW Simpson; £124.50 £117 H Raw; £123 £117 £103 R Caton; £108x2 £106 £102

Fox Farm;

p/kg: 342.1p 295.0p 270.0p 264.0p 254.3p PW Simpson; 270.7 H Raw; 270.0p 255.0p 252.4p Fox Farm; 267.4p 265.9p R Caton; 248.7p 245.0p H Baines; 239.0p W&J Parkinson;

Texel average £95.50 per head or 214.7p/kg

£ per head: £126 £122 £111 J Baines; £120 PW Simpson; £115 Lea & Son; £111 H Raw; £110.50 G Hayton & EC Stocks; £109 B Watchorn & Son; £108.50 GW Thackray; £108 DJ Grassam;

p/kg: 293.0p 258.1p 254.2p 250.0p 235.7p J Baines; 292.7p PW Simpson; 243.2p Fox Farm; 236.5p R&VM Clarke; 234.2p DJ Grassam; 234.1 GT&BF Blezard; 232.6p H Baines

Suffolk average £97.86 per head or 205.4p/kg

£ per head: £106 £105 £100.50 S Dorey; £100.50 R Metcalfe; £99.50 G Bell; £98.50 N Hanson; £96 PN Dalby;

p/kg: 218.9p N Hanson; 214.0p RG Church; 213.9p S Asquith; 209.4p S Dorey; 208.0p Lea & Son; 207.3p G Bell;

Charollais average £93.96 per head or 220.9p/kg

£ per head: £103.50 £102 £98 S Dorey; 98.50 B Watchorn; £94 £93.50 JD&V Towers;

p/kg: 229.1p B Watchorn; 226.7p 222.7p S Dorey; 222.6 213.6 JD&V Towers; 217.7p Lea & Son; 217.1p PJ&RH Wallbank;

Mule average £91.21 per head or 201.8p/kg

£ per head: £102 £97 £95 S Dorey; £99 Lea & Son; £97.50 R&KA Burley; £97 J Drinkall Ltd; £96.50 GW Thackray; £96.50 £95.50 G Greenwood; £95 H Raw

p/kg: 212.2p 209.8p GW Thackray; 211.9p 211.0p 210.5p T&H Kilby; 211.1p H Raw; 211.1p 210.2p S Dorey; 208.8p JK Wilson; 207.9p JW Sayer & Son;

Swaledale average £71.30 per head or 187.6p/kg

£ per head: £92 £85.50 G Hayton & EC Stocks; £91 £88 RG Church Ltd; £85.50 J&G Huck; £83 £79 G Huck & Son; £81 G&MA Lawn; £79.50 W Mason; £79 MIR Heseltine;

p/kg: 207.9p B Dibb; 206.8p RG Church; 204.5p JK Wilson; 202.9p J&G Huck; 202.6p 195.7p MIR Heseltine; 198.5p Ellis Bros; 197.1p JW Sayer; 194.3p G Hayton & EC Stocks;

Dalesbred average £80.44 per head or 193.3p/kg

£ per head: £95.50 £86 JP Stirke; £77x2 £75 £70.50 JM Brown; £74 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 204.8p 203.2p JP Stirke; 194.7p JK Wilson; 187.8px2 186.1p 185.5p JM Brown;

SBF average £92.16 per head or 214.3p/kg

£ per head: £97x2 £81.50 H Raw;

p/kg: 215.6px2 214.5p H Raw;

Gritstone average £89.09 per head or 206.9p/kg

£ per head: £103.50 C Middleton; £95 S Dorey; £89 £77 J Lord; £88.50 B Dibb; £85 Lea & Son;

p/kg: 211.9p 202.6 J Lord; 210.7p B Dibb; 207.3p Lea & Son; 207.0p C Middleton; 202.1p S Dorey;

Masham average £88.02 per head or 207.3p/kg

£ per head: £92.50 N Hanson; £88 S Dorey; £80.50 JK Wilson; £74 RG Church;

p/kg: 209.5p S Dorey; 206.4p JK Wilson; 205.6p N Hanson; 200.0p RG Church Ltd

Cheviot average £103.6 per head or 204.4p/kg

£ per head: £107.5x2 £106 £105 £104.5x2 £103 C Middleton; £106 B Watchorn; £93.50 J Lord; £93 WH&JW Hartley;

p/kg: 221.4p WH&JM Hartley; 216.3p B Watchorn; 213.3px2 210.2p 210.0p 195.5p 192.0p C Middleton; 212.5p J Lord;

210.8p GW Thackray

Lonk average £91.49 per head or 202.4p/kg

£ per head: £96 £91 £88 J Drinkall; £91.50 B Dibb; £84 J Lord;

p/kg: 208.0p B Dibb; 206.8p 204.3p 169.2p J Drinkall; 204.9 J Lord;

Spring Lambs

Charollais average £118.67 per head or 242.9p/kg

£ per head: £129 £120x2 £118 £107 JD&V Towers;

p/kg: 286.7p 266.7p 243.2p 226.9p JD&V Towers;



Cull Ewes average £78.92

Suffolk to £110.5, Texel to £150.50, Charollais to £116.50, BFL to £99.50, Mule to £92.50, Cheviot to £92.50, Lonk to £60.50, Lleyn to £98.50, Swaledale to £64.50, Beltex to £95.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £150.5 PC Longdin; £130.50 B&M Craven; £119.50 Lea & Son

Mule/Masham: £93.50 TH Kilby; £92.50 R Metcalfe; £91.50 KM&L Throup

Horned: £64.50 J&G Huck; £64.50 CT Akrigg; £63.50 G Bell;

Hill: £99.50 J&G Huck; £98.50 Hurries Farm; £92.50 B&M Craven & Son;

Cast Rams average £97.20

Suffolk to £164.50, Texel to £127.50, Charollais to £94.50, BFL to £119.50, Cheviot to £93.50, Swaledale to £71.50.

Top Prices: £164.50, £151.50 ML Evans; £127.50 PR Simpson; £125.50, £124.50 B&M Craven & Sons; £119.50 J&G Huck



An increased show of 379 Head for the weekly sale attracted a larger contingent of buyers. Trade would be slightly better on the week with a few pens of nice Texel ewes with lambs topping £200, but a solid trade for the commercial outfits with plenty of choice for buyers and prices ranging from the equivalent of £45 to £65 per life.


NEXT MONDAY - Special Show & Sale of 250 to 350 Outfits of Ewes with Lambs at Foot.

4 Classes for judging: Pair of Cont/Suffolk X Ewes with Lambs, Pen of 5 Cont/Suffolk X Ewes with Lambs. Pair of Mule/Halfbred Ewes with Lambs, Pen of 5 Mule/Halfbred Ewes with Lambs.

Advance Entries already total 165 Outfits and 26 Swaledale Gimmer Hoggs.

Includes: Annual Consignment of 40 Texel & Cont x Ewes & Shearlings with Twin Beltex Lambs from Thomas Boothman, Linton. Further Entries to Mart office

Texel Ewes

Correct and Twins  to £208                S Sleightholme

B/M and Twins       to £202                JE&ME Grange

B/M and Singles     to £140                JE&ME Grange

Ewes and Single Lambs

Masham                to £108                                 S Sleightholme

Mule                      to £118                  S Sleightholme

Gritstone               to £120                  S Sleightholme

Cheviot                  to £100                  CJ Contracting

Ewes and Twin Lambs

Suffolk                    to £186                  B&M Craven & Son

Mule                       to £158 av £138   S Sleightholme

Charolais                to £162                  B&M Craven & Son

Ewes and Mixed

Texel B/M  1.5 Lbs   to £108              CJ Contracting

Texel Crct 1.5 Lbs    to £168             PN Dalby

Geld Hoggs

Mule                      to £124                  J Whitaker

Swaledale              to £58                    W Mason

Store Hoggs

Texel                    to £82 av £77       S Hickey

Mule                     to £64 av £59       J Cheetham

Swaledale              to £50 av £49       J Cheetham

Gritstone               to £70                    J Cheetham



Rearing Calves to £390      

B&W av £61 Cont av £247 Native av £166

Easier trade compared to last week’s calf trade however buyers were out in force but with numbers in short supply a couple didn’t even get started. A large amount of young calves today making averages less but calves of all ages selling well. Church Farm Enterprises once again topped the billing with £390 for a ripper of a blue bull. Please Note Black and White Calf Buyer returning in a fortnight with good numbers required to get him started. 


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £247) to £390 Church Farm Enterprises

Shorthorn (Av £77) to £120 IRG Collins & Partners

Aberdeen Angus (Av £) to £260 Church Farm Enterprises

Saler to £215 RL Wright & Son                        

Black & White (Av £61) to £128 Church Farm Enterprises


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £) to £85 Townhead Farm Products                    

Brit Blue x (Av £) to £128 Townhead Farm Products  

Ab Angus (Av £120) to £180 Church Farm Enterprises                                                              



Craven Dairy Auction (20 head)


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Church Farms Enterprises

                                                                                2nd GB Moorhouse

                                                                                3rd DR Robinson 

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J&J Whitaker

                                                                                2nd Jennings Farmers

                                                                                3rd GD Holme

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st MGT Corner

                                                                                2nd MGT Corner

Champion – Church Farm Enterprises             Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers:                        to £2250 av £2065 DR Robinson     

Newly Calven Cows:                           to £1950 av £1230 J Whitaker

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       to £2100 av £2065 GD Holme

British Friesian Heifers:                      to £1750 av £1535 GD Holme

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Cows: to £1650 av £1415 D&P Brown

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow:            to £1520 Jennings Farmers


Haylage                                  Round Bale            to £36per bale

Fodder Beet                                                         to £31.50 per tonne