Forward: 47 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 18 Cast Cattle. 2,743 Prime Sheep comprising 2413 Prime Hoggs, 330 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats. 54 Rearing Calves. 7 Dairy. 8 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Edward and John Parkinson of Dunsop Bridge continued where they left off last week with once again the top selling animal with a 600kg British Blue cross heifer which sold to Jeff Burrow for 253.5p/kg or £1521. Mesrs JW Stockdale&Sons of Burnsall produced the second highest gross price with a homebred 590kg Limousin cross heifer selling to Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton for 248.5p/kg or £1466. Amongst the highest price per kg prices was Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster who secured the highest priced steer a 565kg Limousin cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton for 241.5p/kg or £1364. Joint leading buyer with 4 was Robertshaws Farm Shop alongside Countrystyle Meats and Keelham Farm Shop. A pen of Stabaliser steers in the TB Exempt section averaged £952 for WPP Farming of Hunton.



465-555kg                                             to 230.5p/kg                        av. 210.76p/kg

560kg                                                     to 241.5p/kg                        av. 187.75p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 253.5p/kg                        av. 229.93p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1371, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1364, F&B Smith (Limx) 1331

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 253.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 235.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 228.5


£ per head: EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 1521,1437, JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 1466, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1407, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Blonde) 1401.

p/kg: EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 253.5,237.5, JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 248.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Blondex) 239.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)              

Overall Average                                   108.5p/kg                             £873.43

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 873

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 108.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   101.52p/kg           £665.83

Black & White                      to 114.5p/kg                        av. 102.93p/kg

Other Dairy                           to 108.5p/kg                        av. 106.10p/kg

BBx                                         to 125.5p/kg

Highland                                to 72.5p/kg                          av. 66.24p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 968,817,774, M&R Smith 864,842, W&M Oldfield 754,628, HJ&KL Blackwell&Son 697

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 114.5,110.5,107.5, M&R Smith 111.5,103.5, W&M Oldfield 105.5, CN&SA Harrison 105.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: CN&SA Harrison 705,621

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 108.5, 103.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: PN Garth 872

p/kg: PN Garth 125.5



Overall Average                                   93.5p/kg                               £874.23


£ per head: E&KM Marshall 874

p/kg: E&M Marshall 93.5



2,743 Prime Sheep comprising 2413 Prime Hoggs, 330 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats

A very mixed show of 2400 lambs forward for sale today with less of the very smart end and more Mule/Masham/Hill Bred types, having said that, the average stands at 219p/kg right through which is a great result on the day. MR Davis from Eldroth took top price per kilo today at 295p/kg (42kg £124) to Vivers Scotlamb. John Thwaite from Horton in Craven donated a lamb to the Luke Mortimer Fund and this made 293p or £135 purchased by The Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley. Jeff Burrow made 290p (41kg £119) again to Hartshead Meats. Kevin Marshall from Dacre was in the money at 290p too with 41kg also at £119 to Vivers Scotlamb. Mark Evans from Steeton took top price per head with Suffolks to £139 selling to Joe Bosworth, and in addition to John Thwaite’s lamb at £135, DA Wilcock & Sons, Wigan made £127 on two occasions to Joe Bosworth & Hartshead Meat Co. Ellis Bros Addingham Moorside also made £127, J Baines Gisburn sold to £125.
The commercial handyweight lowland lambs were about 5p/kg dearer on the week, with straight 41/43kg lambs £95-£100. Heavies were short of requirements, the 46kg to 52kg weight bracket averaged 217p/kg, with these weights being £4-£5 each dearer on the week.
The Mule and Masham Lambs were a great trade, Mashams to 216.3p/kg from Steve Dorey av 214p, whilst Mules were to 217p form CD&RF Kitching Threshfield av 208p.
Ewes were a straight trade again and a solid average of £85.54 per head. Stronger end £120 to £130, tops from F Reeday & Son, Mules to £97.50 av £88, and best hill sheep to £82.50 and Swales to £77.50.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £94.67 per head or 219.2p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 236.4p/kg         av 183.7p/kg         or £62.81 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 295.2p/kg         av 220.8p/kg         or £91.86 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 293.5p/kg         av 217.7p/kg         or £105.51 per head

52.1kg and over   to 222.8p/kg         av 197.9p/kg         or £112.43 per head


Beltex average £103.18 per head or 242.3p/kg

£ per head: £127x2 DA Wilcock; £127 £121 Ellis Bros; £125 J Baines; £124 MR Davis; £123 JM Smith; £123 GH&G Emmott; £121 F Reeday & Son; £119 K Marshall;  

p/kg: 295.2p MR Davis; 290.2p K Marshall; 282.9p 273.7p  JE Burrow; 276.1p DA Wilcock; 273.7p S&P Scrivin; 272.5p F Reeday & Son; 271.7p J Baines; 271.4p TA Robinson;

Suffolk average £92.41 per head or 210.4p/kg

£ per head: £139 £120 ML Evans; £114 RS&EJ Longden; £105.50 PC Longdin; £104 TA Robinson; £104 G&MA Lawn; £103 F Webster; £103 T Kiernan;

p/kg: 228.6p DA Wilcock; 219.5p JW Barker; 219.3p S Forshaw; 218.6p JL&J Pate; 215.3p PC Longdin; 214.6p F Wester; 213.4p PL Metcalfe;

Texel average £97.92 per head or 220.0p/kg

£ per head: £135 TR Thwaite; £119 £118 T Kiernan; £118 F Reeday; £118 JT Rushton; £118 £117 DJ Grassam; £117 R&N Carlisle; £115 DA Wilcock; £115 R Emmott;

p/kg: 293.5p TR Thwaite; 257.9p E&KM Marshall; 253.9p W Holden; 250.0p JA Mellin; 243.9p 243.2p T Kiernan; 243.2p DJ Grassam; 241.5p TA Robinson; 241.5p R&A Jennings;

Mule average £87.89 per head or 206.7p/kg

£ per head: £102 HL Kitching; £98.50 PR Simpson; £98 H Raw; £97.50 J Drinkall; £97.50 S Dorey; £97 G Beresford; £95.50 CD&RF Kitching; £94 S&P Scrivin;

p/kg: 217.0p CD&RF Kicthing; 212.5p 212.0p 209.8p S Dorey; 212.2p S Forshaw; 211.4p Ellis Bros; 210.2p G&MA Lawn; 208.8p FG Throup; 208.5p H Raw;

Charollais average £83.34 per head or 211.3p/kg

£ per head: £116 £105.50 F Webster; £112 PC Longdin; £91 PL Metcalfe; £87.50 S Dorey; £85.50 JM Smith & Son; £84.50 £83.50 L Throup;

p/kg: 224.5p F Webster; 224.4p S Dorey; 224.0p PC Longdin; 214.1p 212.2p 209.5p L Throup; 205.5p JM Smith; £206.8p PL Metcalfe;

Masham average £89.01 per head or 213.5p/kg

£ per head: £100 £86.50 S Dorey;

p/kg: 216.3p 204.1p S Dorey;

Swaledale average £71.57 per head or 184.8p/kg

£ per head: £85 £82.50 JM&S Tennant; £85 Ellis Bros; £81 £78.50 JL&J Pate; £80 W Mason & Son; £78 J&R Paisley; £77 W&M Bland; £73 Hayton & Stocks;  

p/kg: 200.0p 185.7p W Mason & Son; 192.9p 191.5p JL&J Pate; 192.5p W&M Bland; 190.2p J&R Paisley; 189.7p S Dorey; 186.8p E&KM Marshall;

Gritstone average £85.82 per head or 211.9p/kg

£ per head: £93.50 JL&J Pate; £87 S&P Scrivin; £78.50 JW Barker;

p/kg: 217.5p S&P Scrivin; 217.4p JL&J Pate; 201.3p JW Barker;




Cull Ewes average £85.54

Suffolk to £130.50, Texel to £127.50, BFL to £77.50, Mule to £97.50, Jacob to £68.50, Swaledale to £77.50, Charollais to £106.50, Gritstone to £82.50, White Faced to £47.50, Beltex to £127.50, Dalesbred to £64.50, Hampshire to £92.50, Zwartable to £80.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £130.50 F Reeday & Son; £127.50 ML Evans; £127.50 BD Coe; £127.50 BD Coe;

Mule/Masham: £97.50 M&R Smith; £97.50 F Reeday & Son; £97.50 I Coates;  

Horned: £82.50 JL&J Pate; £77.50 Hayton & Stocks;

Hill: £77.50 JH&K Dewhurst;  


Cast Rams average £66.20

Suffolk to £104.50, Texel to £124.50, BFL to £94.50, Swaledale to £64.50, Herdwick to £51.50, Lleyn to £103.50, Beltex  to £91.50, Down to £81.50.


Goats – average £70.00   

to £84.50 P Ormerod




Rearing Calves to £445 (54)

B&W av £62 Cont av £271 Native av £201


A tremendous trade today for a mixed show of calves! Blue Bulls to top at £445 with an overall Blue Bull average of £325, with the range from £230 up to £445 for a cracking calf off of Colin Whitelock.  Blue Heifers topped at £385 for a belter of a calf of Shaun Sowray with an overall Heifer breed average of 251. Best end getting away from £270-£385 and mediums £220+ with the smallest early £200s

Limi heifers off to a flyer with the best going to be made into cows topping at £360 coming to an overall average of £256. Anything with good frame to turn into a suckler cow going onto £290+ with the more dairy sorts either side of £250 with the odd bobby calf less.

B+W calves avg £62 today with a pur BF from G Pickersgill and son topping at £105 and anything with size £60+


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £252) to £280                           C&SB Whitelock                  

Brit Blue x (Av £325) to £445                           C&SB Whitelock                                                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £228) to £240 A Sowray & Son

MRI (Av £140) to £140                                       N&R Sutcliffe

Simmental (Av £165) to £165                          CN&SA Harrison

Black & White (Av £62) to £105                      G Pickersgill                          


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £132) to £200                             A Sowray & Son                                                  

British Blue (Av £251) to £385                         A Sowray & Son

Limousin (Av £256) to £360                              C&SB Whitelock




7  Dairy

The second sale in the month saw a couple of heifers from Peter Baul’s Ravensgate herd hit the highlights from an entry of 7 head. The first prize heifer was Ravensgate Symion Muscome, calved 20 days and on 28 litres, out of a Woodmarsh Topshot cow who’s dam had given 3 yields of over 10,000 litres she sold for £2400. Messrs Bauls second offering also came from the Muscome family with Ravensgate Elias Muscome with a PLI£283, she sold for £2300. Messrs Bell from Cowling presented a nice pedigree heifer calved 3 weeks on 27 litres selling at £1700, and Robert Crisp had a very fresh commercial heifer at £1600. A mid lactation heifer from Messrs GW Leggott, North Yorkshire sold at £1450. Next sale is in 2 weeks time, Monday 10th February, entries now being taken in the Mart Office or please speak to Sarah Liddle on 07710 795585, thankyou.


Today’s judge was George Fleetwood from Mirfield and below are the results:

Heifers – 1st & Champion M Baul & Partners               2nd & Reserve M Baul & Partners                    3rd NA Bell


Pedigree Heifers                 to £2400 av £2133

Commercial Heifers            to £1600 av £1010





Hay                         6 Band                   to £18 per bale

                                Small                      to £1.50 per bale


Wheat Straw        Mini Heston          to £32 per bale





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