Forward: 68 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle. 2,854 Prime Sheep comprising 2,347 Spring Lambs, 97 Old Season Lambs & Mature Hoggs, 410 Cast Ewes & Rams 46 Rearing Calves


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
Countrystyle Meats from Wyresdale Road, Lancaster stepped up to secure the highest priced gross beast , a 565kg Bazadais cross heifer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield at 244.5p/kg or £1381 and the highest priced animal p/kg at 268.5p (£1275), a 475kg Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs AA&E Critchley & Son of Hutton.
465-555kg   to 246.5p/kg av.221.98p/kg
560kg+    to 228.5p/kg av. 228.01p/kg
400-480kg   to 268.5p/kg av. 247.95p/kg
485kg+    to 255.5p/kg av. 222.87p/kg
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: R&VM Clarke (Baz) 1368, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 1360, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1285
p/kg: R&VM Clarke (Baz) 246.5, JA Drake (BBx) 238.5,  JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 228.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 227.5
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 1381, DA Wilcock&Sons (BBx) 1302, (Limx) 1293, AA&E Critchley & Son (Limx) 1278,1275
p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 268.5,255.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 258.5, CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 244.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 237.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average   163.29p/k £1055.97
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 1131, 1055,983
p/kg: JD Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 167.5,163.5,158.5 

Cull Cow Prices
Overall Average   115.30p/kg £721.87
Cows maintained a strong trade with meat in short supply and cast bulls easily placed.
Black & White  to 136.5 p/kg   av. 111.01p/kg
Jersey   to 126.5p/kg  av. 108.02p/kg
Ayr   to 132.5 p/kg  
Limx   to 152.5p/kg  av. 139.86p/kg
BBx   to 146.5p/kg
AAx   to 135.5p/kg  av. 131.86p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: JSS Verity 965,955, 947,854,835,825, AL Dean&Son 918,885,816, J&S Hartley 899, RH Lofthouse 809
p/kg: JSS Verity 136.5,135.5,132.5,129.5,128.5,128.5, RH Lofthouse 129.5, J&S Hartley 127.5, 119.5, AL Dean&Son 127.5,
Other Dairy
£ per head: JSS Verity (Jer) 917, (Swed Red) 693,517, RH Lofthouse (Ayr) 722,
p/kg: RH Lofthouse (Ayr) 132.5, JSS Verity (Jer) 126.5, JSS Verity (Swed Red) 117.5
£ per head: Pleasantview Farm Ltd (Limx) 1083, AE Schindler (BBx) 967, T Blackwell (Limx) 784,
p/kg: Pleasantview Farm Ltd (Limx) 152.5, AE Schindler (BBx) 146.5,131.5, T Blackwell (Limx) 125.5
£ per head: D Jeffrey (AAx) 828, D&J Isherwood (AAx) 806
p/kg: D&J Isherwood (AAx) 135.5, D Jeffrey (AAx) 128.5

Overall Average   151.55p/kg £1417.01
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: JT Robinson (Lim) £1567, JE Cowperthwaite (Blonde) £1267
p/kg: JE Cowperthwaite (Blonde) 155.5, JT Robinson (Lim) 148.5

2,854 Prime Sheep

Numbers of lambs continue to grow each week and trade remained surprisingly strong, registering at 222p across the board. Heavier lambs however averaged much more than this, the 46-52kg bracket levelling at 230.9p, and 41-45kg levelling at 227p. A lot of lambs today 36kg to 38kg from 215p to 220p for commercial types, 225p for nice types, and 235-250 for the smarter end.
£120 was achieved on three occasions today. Mike Allen from Staithes was first at £120 also with the top kilo price of 285.7p for Beltex crosses sold to Countrystyle Meats. John Turner from Draughton was next when his pen of 9 Charollais Crosses weighing 52kg sold for £120 to Swaledale Foods. Mark Ireland from Whalley achieved £120 when his 46kg Texel crosses sold to Hartshead Meats in Mossley. Three other vendors achieved £119, Tony Kiernan, Thomas Walmsley and Messrs Kayley.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £90.22 per head or 221.2p/kg
25.5kg to 32.0kg  to 212.50p/kg  av 207.81p/kg  or £65.92 per head
32.1kg to 35.9kg  to 242.9p/kg  av 213.18p/kg  or £74.75 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg  to 285.7p/kg  av 221.11p/kg  or £89.19 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg  to 260.9p/kg  av 230.93p/kg  or £109.25 per head

Beltex average £95.95 per head or 236.55p/kg
£ per head: £120, £112 M&B Allen; £111 T Kiernan; £105.5, £103 P Crabtree & Son; £105, £98 TA Robinson;
p/kg: 285.7p, 273.2p M&B Allen; 257.5p P Crabtree & Son; 251.3p, TA Robinson; 251.3p M&B Allen; 
Suffolk average £90.03 per head or 220.17p/kg
£ per head: £116 RD Metcalfe & Son; £114 ML Evans; £113 TH Mellin; £112 ML Evans; £110 EJ Redmayne; £110 ML Evans
p/kg:247.8p 243.5p ML Evans; 241.7p RD Metcalfe & Son; 240.4p TH Mellin; 239.1p ML Evans; 235.6p TH Mellin;
Texel average £88.69 per head or 223.96p/kg
£ per head: £120 RH&MR Ireland; £119 D&A Livestock; £119 ML&JE Kayley; £119 T Kiernan; £117.50 M&B Allen
p/kg:272.1p DJ Grassam; 265.9p RH&MR Ireland; 263.6p T Kiernan; 261.4p ML&JE Kayley; 261.1p M&B Allen;
Mule average £77.85 per head or 201.45p/kg
£ per head: £84 R&DA Earnshaw; £83 JC&N Throup; £78 L Mellin; £76, £75.50, £73 JC&N Throup
p/kg: 204.9p R&DA Earnshaw; 202.8p, 202.4p, 200p, 198.7p JC&N Throup;  
Charollais average £92.02 per head or 220.59p/kg
£ per head: £120, £110.50, £101 J Turner; £99 FW Barrett; £96 J Turner; £93 MJ&RH Wallbank; £91.50 JR&DL Ogden
p/kg: 230.80p, 225.5p, 224.4p, 223.3p J Turner; 222p S Spensley &Co; 221.4p MJ&RH Wallbank; 220p FW Barrett;
Lleyn average £81.33 per head or 214.04p/kg
£ per head: £87, £78.50 CD&RF Kitching;
p/kg: 217.5p, 212.2p CD&RF Ktiching;
Rouge De L’ouest average £90.25 per head or 212.95p/kg
£ per head: £112, £88 JA&JM Wade & Son;
p/kg: 228.6p, 209.5p, JA&JM Wade & Son; 

Old Season Hoggs 161.08p
to £95 G Bell; £95 ML Evans; £94 G Bell; £94 ML Evans; £88, £84, £83 G Bell; £83, £82 P&J Brown & Son;

410 Cull Ewes average £65.03

The trade for Cull Sheep was solid on the week. Not as many heavy ewes about, but good Mules either side of £80, best horned ewes either side of £60, a shortage of cast rams saw these sell well to an average of £82.64.

Suffolk to £105.50, Texel to £106.50, BFL to £73.50, Mule to £80.50, Lleyn to £67.50, Swaledale to £66.50, Teeswater to £77.50, Lonk  to £67.50.
Top prices:
Lowland: £106.50, £105.50 HB Atkinson; £97.50 S Spensley & Co
Mule/Masham: £80.50 JA&JM Wade & Son; £78.50 KM&L Throup
Horned: £67.50 SP&VM Morris; £66.50 JC&N Throup
Hill: £77.50 H Collinge; £67.50 N Speake

Cast Rams average £82.64
Texel to £102.50 M&B Allen; Teeswater to £61.50 H Collinge; Gritstone to £47.50


Rearing Calves to £490 (46)
B&W av £70.08 Cont av £381.15

Calves sold away very well this morning with S&PE Bowker & Sons of Earby topping the days trade with a British Blue bull at £490. RL Wright & Son of Airton and C&SB Whitelock, Gargrave both received £440 for their best calves. Colin Whitelock also topped the Heifers seeing his two heifers hit £400 with Martyn Jennings of Cowling at £390 and £380.

Black and whites topped at £205 for a pure Friesian from Stephen Marshall of West End and Bowker’s saw theirs reach £160 with a few smaller calves bringing the average into the £70’s.

Calves wanted every week with prices as strong as ever at the minute.
Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £370) to £380 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons; £380 D Clarke   
Brit Blue x (Av £402.78) to £490 S&PE Bowker & Sons; £440 RL Wright & Son; £440 C&SB Whitelock   
Shorthorn (Av £75) to £100 Flasby Estates
Pathanais (Av £250) to £250 CJ&DD Drake   
Black & White (Av £70.80) to £205 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons; £160 S&PE Bowker & Sons; £120 A&SL Throup   
Heifer Calves  
British Blue (Av £388) to £400 x2 C&SB Whitelock; £390, £380 MP Jennings
Lim (Av £315) to £315 D Clarke