Forward: 16 Prime cattle comprising 4 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 12 Cast Cattle 1,398 Prime Sheep comprising 509 New Season Lambs, 549 Old Season Lambs, 340 Cast Ewes & Rams 502 Breeding Sheep comprising 221 Sheep with 281 Lambs at foot 80 Rearing Calves 22 Dairy Cattle 3 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650+kg                                   to 174.5p/kg       


501-590kg                             to 179.5p/kg        av 174.15p/kg

590kg+                                   to 181.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head and p/kg)

BBx Hfr

£ per head: B Spensley Ltd £1089, £1005, BR&JM Jarvis £893

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 181.5p, 179.5p, BR&JM Jarvis 168.5p

Red Poll Str

£ per head: BR&JM Jarvis £951

p/kg: BR&JM Jarvis 174.5p


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   106.81p/kg           £711.25

Black & White                       to 115.5p/kg                        av 105.19p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 105.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 120.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 116.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 114.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 100.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood 699

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 120.5


£ per head: J&G Huck 833

p/kg: J&G Huck 116.5


£ per head: S&PE Bowker&Sons 945,838 WP Gratton 930,829

p/kg: WP Gratton 115.5, 113.5, S&PE Bowker&Sons 112.5, 112.5


£ per head: MD Farms Ltd 922

p/kg: MD Farms 114.5



1,398 Prime Sheep

A decent trade for a bank holiday sale with lambs averaging just over 250p/kg for what were a much more mixed entry than last week. Next week is the opening Monthly show for pens of 5, please advise entries to Ted.

Hogg numbers significantly reduced as numbers tighten quick, but still a respectable average of over 200p. Anything well fed and well fleshed still selling away nicely as the prices below show.


509 New Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £98.33 per head or 250.5p/kg                                                        

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 270.3p/kg         av 266.8p/kg         or £85.22 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 291.2p/kg         av 259.3p/kg         or £88.30 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 309.1p/kg         av 249.8p/kg         or £99.08 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 250.0p/kg         av 231.2p/kg         or £111.33 per head


Beltex average £112.00 per head or 302.7p/kg

£ per head: £112 K Marshall

p/kg: 302.7p K Marshall

Texel average £98.84 per head or 251.5p/kg

£ per head: £136 £112.50 K Marshall, £127 £125.50 £116 £115.50 TA Robinson, £125 T Abbott.

p/kg: 309.1p 291.2p 288.5p K Marshall, 288.6p 285.2p 282.9p TA Robinson, 285.9p JA Stoney & Son, 281.8p H&S Maudsley

Suffolk average £100.31 per head or 248.9p/kg

£ per head: £128 £124 £122 £121 ML Evans, £115 JA&JM Wade & Son, £110 T Abbott, £107 W Crane

p/kg: 290.9p288.4p 283.7p 268.9p ML evans, 250.0p T Abbott, 248.7p AN Bolland

Charollais average £98.98 per head or 250.6p/kg

£ per head: £120 PA&NS Tattersall, £105 RN Thompson, £104(x2) D Calvert & Son

p/kg: 292.7p PA&NS Tattersall, 273.7p D Calvert & Son, 262.5p 256.4p RN Thompson, 256.4p S Coar

Rouge average £101.58 per head or 243.4p/kg

£ per head: £107.50 £100.50 JA&JM Wade & Son

p/kg: 252.6p 248.8p JA&JM Wade & Son

Mule average £80.80 per head or 220.7p/kg

£ per head: £84.50 JA Stoney & Son, £66 J Millman

p/kg: 222.4p JA Stoney & Son, 212.9p J Millman

Dalesbred average £81.50 per head or 214.5p/kg

£ per head: £81.50 JA Stoney & Son

p/kg: 214.5p JA Stoney & Son



549 Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £87.02 per head or 202.3p/kg                                                           

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 206.3p/kg         av 182.3p/kg         or £55.38 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 214.3p/kg         av 183.5p/kg         or £63.72 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 223.7p/kg         av 205.1p/kg         or £81.58 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 239.6p/kg         av 208.1p/kg         or £101.7 per head

52.1kg and over   to 222.6p/kg         av 182.6p/kg         or £103.3 per head

Beltex average £96.37 per head or 221.5p/kg

£ per head: £115 £109.50 £103.50 R Caton, £112.50 J&J Garnett, £102.50 PW Simpson

p/kg: 236.9p 233.0p 215.6p R Caton, 218.1p 214.3p PW Simpson, 214.5p TH Heslop & Sons

Texel average £89.63 per head or 200.6p/kg

£ per head: £120 £118 £109.50 R Caton, £116 M Perrings, £112.50 A Bradley, £107.50 S Spyrou, £107.50 G Bell

p/kg: 222.6p 222.2p  219.0p R Caton, 222.4p TH Heslop & Son, 222.1p 218.6p H Metcalfe, 217.4p M Perrings, 216.7p 210.8p S Spyrou, 216.7p G Bell, 214.5p 212.8p J Greenwood, 214.3p EJ Fort, 208.8p KN SR RJ Dinsdale

Suffolk average £91.97 per head or 191.9p/kg

£ per head: £107.50 £98.50 £98 £98 £94 G Bell

p/kg: 208.5p 206.7p 205.0p 200.0p G Bell

Charollais average £104.00 per head or 170.5p/kg

£ per head: £124 CW Marwood & Son £84 P Keyes

p/kg: 200.0p P Keyes

Cheviot average £88.64 per head or 213.2p/kg

£ per head: £101.50 £93.50 J Lord, £89.50 TH Heslop & Sons

p/kg: 221.8p TH Heslop & Sons, 217.4p 214.1p J Lord, 213.8p K Marshall

Mule average £78.77 per head or 190.7p/kg

£ per head: £90 P Keyes, £79 KR, SN, SJ Dinsdale, £77 A&N Fothergill & Sons

p/kg: 191.5p P Keyes, 189.7p JM&JV Howard

Swaledale average £71.45 per head or 180.1p/kg

£ per head: £86 TM Nutter, £85 £81 S Horsefield, £82.50 £81 S Bell.

p/kg: 203.8p N Heseltine, 190.0p 188.9p 188.4p S Horsefield, 184.1p S Bell

Dalesbred average £66.00 per head or 183.3p/kg

£ per head: £66 A&N Fothergill & Son

p/kg: 183.3p A&N Fothergill & Son

Lonk average £83.00 per head or 200.4p/kg

£ per head: £93.50 RG Church, £76 J Greenwood

p/kg: 205.4p J Greenwood, 194.8p RG Church

Gritstone average £87.83 per head or 209.9p/kg

£ per head: £109 £95 J Lord, £70 JM&JV Howard

p/kg:  215.9p 201.9p J Lord, 200.0p JM&JV Howard

SBF average £81.08 per head or 213.8p/kg

£ per head: £85 TH Heslop & Sons

p/kg: 223.7p TH Heslop & Son


340 Cull Ewes average £70.66

Suffolk to £108.50, Texel to £136.50, Charollais to £120.50, BFL to £78.50, Mule to £84.50, Gritstone to £63.50, Cheviot to £79.50, Scotch Black Face to £57.50, Lleyn to £87.50, Swaledale to £65.50, Dalesbred to £49.50, Beltex to £95.50, Down £81.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £136.50, £128.50 JW Mellin; £120.50, £119.50 CW Marwood & Son

Mule/Masham: £84.50 H Downs & Son; £83.50 JR Metcalfe

Horned: £65.50 WA Brown; £63.50 J&G Huck; £61.50 JC&N Throup

Hill: £87.50 DC Wood; £79.50 R&EB Kenworthy

Cast Rams average £86.38

Texel to £89.50, Charolais to £93.50, BFL to £93.50, Gritstone to £72.50, Teeswater to £86.50, Swaledale to £56.33.



502 Breeding Sheep

A nice Bank Holiday entry late in the season and a huge crowd of buyers produced a slightly sharper trade than last week, especially for younger sheep with lambs. Best Mule Hoggs and Singles still making top side of £200 from Richard Hanson, whilst ewes with strong lambs were highly sought after and some young Continental sheep with nice lambs making the equivalent of £110 to £120 per life. The special Show & sale of single sheep with lambs was judged by Mr John Norcross and the following awards given.


Multi Breed Singles Show

Cont x

1st M Williams £200

2nd T Metcalfe £235

3rd M Williams £235


1st J&JH Bland £155

2nd J&JH Bland £135

3rd D Charnley £152


1st P Keyes £195

2nd P Keyes £185

3rd C Bosomworth £160



Hoggs & Lambs

Mule & Singles to £202 (£184) DR Hanson

Texel & Singles to £200 M Williams & Son

Masham & Singles to £148 (£141)

Shearlings & Lambs

Mule & Twins to £195 (£182) P Keyes

Blue Texel & 1.5 lambs to £212 T Metcalfe

Mule & 1.5 lambs to £145 R Hague

Blue Texel & Singles to £185 (£168) T Metcalfe

Masham & Singles to £110 D Charnley

Dalesbred & Singles to £120 D Charnley

Beltex & Singles to £245 M Williams & Son

Ewes (Correct) With Lambs

Rouge & Twins to £210 (£190) DR Findlay

Mule & Twins to £192 (£182) F Barnes

Texel & Twins to £220 (£190) C Bosomworth

Blue Texel & Twins to £230 (£220) TL Metcalfe

Suffolk & Twins to £202 (£198) M Sharp

Blue Texel & Singles to £185 (£172) TL Metcalfe

Cheviot & Singles to £124 DR Findlay

Texel  & Singles to £200 (£172) M Williams & Son

Beltex & Singles to £235 (£217) M Williams & Son

Gritstone & Singles to £132 R&EB Kenworthy

Cheviot & 1.5 lambs to £140 (£130) DR Findlay

Mule & 1.5 lambs to £143 Thwaite Bros

Swaledale & Twins to £180 (£166) J&JH Bland

Dalesbred & Twins to £132 (£131) D Charnley

Ewes (Broken Mouthed) with Lambs

Texel & Twins to £182 C Bosomworth

Mule & Twins to £150 S White

Swaledale & Single to £155 (£144) J&JH Bland

Cheviot & 1.5 lambs to £130 (£117) DR Findlay

Mule & 1.5 lambs to £150 S White



Rearing Calves to £600

B&W av £47 Cont av £358 Native av £153

A bank holiday bonanza, a fantastic trade was had by all with a full ringside of buyers present and trade was buoyant especially the Continental calves with plenty of travelled buyers making it phenomenal for well reared British Blue Calves with a top price of £600 for a superb blue from Fred and Mark Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises. Other notable prices were £590 and £550(x2) for Shaun and Peter Sowray, creating a brilliant British Blue average of £450.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £209) to £340 JW Stockdale

Brit Blue x (Av £450) to £600 Church Farm Enterprises

Brown Swiss X (Av £25) to £40 E Bradley & Son

Aberdeen Angus (Av £147) to £215 K Talbot                               

Black & White (Av £47) to £175 F Spence


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £135) to £160 Townhead Farm                           

Brit Blue x (Av £356) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus  to £150 GB Moorhouse

Hereford X (Av £190) to £190 HJ&K Blackwell                                                             



Craven Dairy Auction (22 head)

 A wide variety of Dairy Cattle today with a solid trade throughout for all sections most notably

was the run of Incalf heifers which were a good trade for the type of goods. Newly Calven cattle

were slow to start in places with the majority of cattle taking time to get to their deserved price.

Brian Moorhouse found the big bidders with his Newly Calven Home Bred Heifer from a EX92

Dam from the Scilla family  and by the popular Regancrest Mr Sam, giving 34kg and just 14 days

calved she eventually realised the days top price of £2,500 and is on its way to the Kayley family

of Halton West. Other noted prices came from the reserve champion from the Robinson Family

of Eldroth and Jeremy Taylor of Broughton making £2080 and £2000 respectively.


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st GB Moorhouse

                                                                                2nd DR Robinson

                                                                                3rd JD Taylor

                                Newly Calven Cows:           1st J&J Whittaker

                                                                                2nd J&J Whittaker

                                                                                3rd RW&M Walker

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st MGT Corner

                                                                                2nd MGT Corner

                                                                                3rd H Wilson

Champion – GB Moorhouse              Reserve –  DR Robinson


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2500 av £1938 GB Moorhouse 


Newly Calven Cows:           to £1865 av £1301 J&J Whitaker


Incalf Heifers:                       to £1800 av £1382 MGT Corner