Forward: 13 Prime cattle comprising Clean Cattle 13 (under 30 mos). 3,398 Prime Sheep comprising 2,715 Spring Lambs, 683 Cast Ewes & Rams

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A good sign of stock clearance in run up to Christmas with good attendance of buyers. Top price per kg was the 470kg Limousin heifer from Ben Townsend , Laneshawbridge which sold to RC Binns of Saltaire for 248.5p/kg. Highest  gross price at £1453 was Keelham Farm Shop’s purchase of a 650kg British Blue Steer from Simon Bennett, Silsden Moor. Next week’s sale includes the January Prime Show and usual sale of cast cattle with full attendance of buyers anticipated.


560kg+                                                   to 241.5p/kg        av. 230.68p/kg


400-480                                                 to 248.5p/kg        av. 243.73p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 246.5p/kg        av. 221.17p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (BBx)1453, H Downs&Son (Limx) 1449, J Baines (Limx) 1438, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1347

p/kg: H Downs&Son (Limx) 241.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 240.5, SD Bennett (BBx) 223.5, J Baines (Limx) 219.5


£ per head: JM Townsend (Limx) 1368, SD Bennett (BBx) 1366, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 1269, J Baines (Limx) 1273

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 248.5,246.5, H Downs&Son (Char) 244.5, H Downs&Son (BBx) 236.5, J Baines (Limx) 231.5


3,398 Prime Sheep

A nice trade across the board today, handy weight lambs would be slightly dearer on the week, heavy lambs a shade easier. Top price on the day was £109 per head for Beltex crosses form Kevin Marshall of Darley, the same vendor also selling lambs to 247.7p. Mule lambs were a decent trade again, generally 150p to 155p. A big shopw of cast sheep were easily sold averaging over £60 per head.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £68.69 per head or 163.07p/kg (SQQ 165.3p)

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 129.7p/kg         av 123.33p/kg      or £36.91 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 235.3p/kg         av 145.84p/kg      or £49.78 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 247.7p/kg         av 166.61p/kg      or £68.66 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 191.5p/kg         av 156.2p/kg         or £74.92 per head

52.1kg and over   to 175.4p/kg         av 146.47p/kg      or £77.39 per head

Beltex average £76.57 per head or 192.62p/kg

£ per head: £109 K Marshall; £91 W Watson; £90 HB Atkinson; £88, £87.50 M&E Thornber; £87 87 WA&VJ&JA Towler

p/kg: 247.7p K Marshall; 243.2p HB Atkinson; 235.3p K Marshall; 227p MR Davis; 217.9p K Marshall; 211.6p W Watson;

Suffolk average £70.01 per head or 167.81p/kg

£ per head: £78.50 MP Jennings; £77 TR Thwaite & Son; £77 G Beresford & Son; £76.50 RL Wright & Son; £76.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 183.8p W Watson; 182.1p CD&RF Kitching; 180.5p JR Metcalfe; 174.4p GW Houseman & Partners; 167.1p S&JS Thompson

Texel average £71.99 per head or 167.81p/kg

£ per head: £94 PW Simpson; £92 MP Jennings; £91, £90 PW Simpson; £89 HB Atkinson; £88 MP Jennings; £87.50 RJ Ashworth

p/kg: 223.1p HB Atkinson; 214p MP Jennings; 213.6p, 211.6p PW Simpson; 204.7p MP Jennings; 203.5p RJ Ashworth;

Mule average £64.47 per head or 150.91p/kg

£ per head: £100 Donation to Manorlands Hospice; £73 JH Throup; £72.50 JK Wilson; £72.50 KG Stapleton; £70.50 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 175.4p Manorlands; 155.6p C Nelson & Sons; 155p G&MA Lawn; 154.5p SM Towler; 154.5p x2 CD&RF Kitching;

Charollais average £61.08 per head or 155.51p/kg

£ per head: £72 A Guy & Son; £68.50 R&E Hartley; £66 TA&N Whitfield; £61.50, £57 L Throup; £56 M Carefoot

p/kg: 167.1p R&E Hartley; 160p A Guy & Son; 156.9p M Carefoot; 154.1p L Throup; 150p TA&N Whitfield

Lleyn average £71 per head or 169.05p/kg

£ per head: £71 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 169.05 CD&RF Kitching

Swaledale average £49.81 per head or 135.02p/kg

£ per head: £75 C Nelson & Sons; £72, £61 R Tennant; £60 K Huck; £58.50 W Mason & Son; £57.50 K Huck; £56 FG Throup

p/kg: 159.6p C Nelson & Sons; 148.8p R Tennant; 143.2p SM Towler; 140.2p K Huck; 140p FG Throup; 138.9p S&D Robinson


Cull Ewes average £60.43

Suffolk to £117.50, Texel to £157.5, SBF to £45.50, Mule to £68.50, Lleyn to £73.50, Swaledale to £51.50, Masham to £63.50, Cheviot  to £70.50, Beltex  to £84.50, Lonk  to £55.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £157.50 W Watson; £144.50 W Watson;

Mule/Masham: £68.50 H Downs; £67.50 H Downs & Son

Horned: £55.50 SP&VM  Morris; £51.50 A Guy & Son;

Hill: £73.50 H&M Dugdale & Son; £70.50 MJ Spensley;  

Cast Rams average £52.22

Beltex to £69.50 K Huck; Swaledale to £43.50 Lambert- Milehouse BFL to 57.50 JR Lancaster