Forward: 129 Prime cattle comprising 62 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 64 Cast Cattle incl 2 Cast Bulls. 4,863 Prime Sheep comprising 4,478 Prime Lambs, 385 Cast Ewes & Rams. 60 Rearing Calves. 40 Dairy Cattle. 5 Loads of Produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

(Christmas Show - Full Results on separate report)


465-555kg                                             to 380p/kg            av. 276.78p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 445p/kg            av.257.5p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 345 p/kg           av. 292.46p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 335p/kg            av. 261.40p/kg


560kg+                                                   to 251p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: L Bamforth&Sons (Limx) 2982, GA Cropper (BBx) 2000, JA Mellin (Limx) 2090, (BBx) 1838

p/kg: L Bamforth&Sons (Limx) 445, JA Mellin & C Cropper (Limx) 380, (BBx) 350,279, I Swales (Limx) 268, G&MA Lawn (AAx) 260      


£ per head: HW Timm (BBx) 2115, (AAx) 1823, JS Stephenson (BBx) 2035, GA Cropper (BBx) 1892, JM Townsend (Limx) 1782

p/kg: J Baines (BBx) 345, E Swales (BBx) 335, AA&E Critchley (BBx) 320,  (Limx) 312, JS Stephenson (BBx) 318, JM Townsend (Limx) 302


£ per head: SD Bennett (BBx) 1606

p/kg: SD Bennett (BBx) 251


Cull Cow Prices

Prime Cattle (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   138.11p/kg                           £911.55

Top Prices £ per head p/kg

£ per head: A Thompson Farms Ltd (AAx Hfr) 1025, JG Hall&Son (B&W Hfr) 883, J&ME Carr (BBx Hfr) 827

p/kg: A Thompson Farms Ltd (AAx Hfr) 156.5, J&ME Carr (BBx Hfr) 135.5, JG Hall&Son (B&W Hfr) 123.5

Christmas Show

Dairy –

1st & 2nd G Pickersgill                           3rd MP Jennings

Beef –

1st & Champion D Broadbent                            2nd D&S Hollings                   3rd J Middleton

Native –

1st P Shackleton                    2nd J Drinkall                          3rd A Thompson


Overall Average                                   94.90p/kg             £648.55

Black & White                       to 112.5p/kg                        av. 86.80 p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 84.5pp/kg                        av. 83.20p/kg

Montx                                     to 103.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 128.5p/kg                        av. 116.24p/kg

BBx                                         to 132.5p/kg                        av. 117.69p/kg

Simx                                        to 111.5p/kg                        av.84.12p/kg

AAx                                         to 121.5p/kg                        av. 106.33p/kg

Hefd                                        to 106.5p/kg                        av. 95.16p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: G Pickersgill&Sons 849,725,  R&R Butterfield 839, M Mosley 832, MP Jennings Dairy (Ltd) 810, 802, KM&L Throup 742

p/kg: G Pickersgill&Sons 112.5,103.5, Church Farm Ent. 107.5, KM&L Throup 104.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 104.5,104.5,103.5,100.5, R&E Butterfield 100.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: JR&DL Ogden (Mont)885, DW&SI Throup (Dairy Sh) 532

p/kg: JR&DL Ogden (Mont) 103.5, DW&SI Throup (Dairy Sh) 84.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: D&S Hollings 1087, J Middleton 909,  

p/kg: D&S Hollings 132.5, J Middleton 124.5,


£ per head: D Broadbent 1169, BL&R Lund 874, JR&DL Odgen 839, D&S Hollings 730,  

p/kg: D Broadbent 128.5, JR&DL Ogden 122.5, BL&R Lund 116.5, Mrs CA Foster 115.5,


£ per head: P Shackleton (AA) 949, J Drinkall Ltd (AAx) 887, A Thompson Farms Ltd (AAx) 765, JR&DL Ogden (Hefdx) 671

p/kg: J Drinkall Ltd (AAx) 121.5, A Thompson Farms Ltd (AAx) 108.5, JR&DL Ogden & Son (Hefdx) 106.5



Overall Average                                   88.94p/kg             £804.92

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: SM&T Stapleton (AA) 1055, C Watson (Fleck) 555

p/kg: SM&T Stapleton (AA) 105.5, C Watson (Fleck) 68.5


4,863 Prime Sheep comprising 4478 Prime Lambs, 385 Cast Ewes & Rams

After yesterdays show, it was back to normal business today, and it was a very busy day to boot with a big show of sheep on parade. Lambs were a nice trade, although not just as dear, but numbers up 20% so they were always going to be a shade easier. Handy weighted lambs either side of 40kg were good to sell, with these proving short of buyers requirements, whilst heavy lambs were harder to place on the week with demand for these visibly slacker. On the day Simon Garth of Keasden and David Shuttleworth of Gargrave were joint top priced vendors at £100 per head, whilst Richard Morphet from Lancaster topped the sale at 250p with a pen of 38kg Beltex at £95 purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Next were Richard & Mark Ireland made 233p (39kg @ £91) purchased by Andrew Atkinson for Hartshead Meats Ltd at Mossley.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £76.68 per head or 174.35p/kg         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 173.4p/kg         av 165.27p/kg      or £55.50 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 252.3p/kg         av 164.58p/kg      or £56.47 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 772.7p/kg         av 179.62p/kg      or £76.00 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 326.1p/kg         av 167.37p/kg      or £79.89 per head

52.1kg and over                 to 235.8p/kg         av 151.57p/kg      or £83.50 per head

Beltex average £92.14 per head or 216.5p/kg

£ per head: £340 Fox Farm; £150 RH&MR Ireland; £150 Fox Farm; £140 S Robinson; £140 RJ Lambert; £140 Ellis Bros

p/kg: 772.7p Fox Farm; 378.1p RH&MR Ireland; 368.4p RJ Lambert; 362p Ellis Bros; 327.2p RJ Lambert;

Suffolk average £76.31 per head or p/kg

£ per head:£125 D&A Livestock;  £104 IM Thompson; £102 G&MA Lawn; £100 TJ Thompson; £90 R Emmott; £83 JS Throup;

p/kg: 235.8p D&A Livestock; 217.4p TJ Thompson; 209.6p G&MA Lawn; 202.6p IM Thompson; 196.3p G&MA Lawn  

Texel average £77.71 per head or 176.88p/kg

£ per head: £130 Ellis Bros; £120, £118 RH&MR Ireland; £118, £115 DN&D Capstick; £100 D Shuttleworth;

p/kg: 282.6p Ellis Bros; 264.7p, 249.3p, 233.3p RH&MR Ireland; 231.4p DN&D Capstick; 224.3p RH&MR Ireland

Mule average £72.20 per head or 160.85p/kg

£ per head: £95 ASE Crisp & Sons; £88 JC&N Throup; £85 JK Wilson; £85 JC&N Throup; £85 JA Stoney & Son; £84 ASE Crisp & Sons

p/kg:173.5p JA Stoney & Son; 168.3p AJ Mason; 167.5p A&SL Throup; 166.7p JH Throup; 166.7p JR Taylor & Sons

Charollais average £72.58 per head or 166.7p/kg

£ per head: £86, £84, £83 CW Marwood & Son; £83 JA&JH Hewetson; £83 DG Boothman; £82.50, £82 CW Marwwod & Son

p/kg: 193p DG Boothman; 181.7p P Crabtree & Son; 180.5p, 180p SF&S Hartley; 178.6p JM Smith & Son;

Lleyn average £79.97 per head or 181.55p/kg

£ per head: £82, £80, £79.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg:184.9p, 177p 172.7p CD&RF Kitching

Swaledale average £58.40 per head or 152.21p/kg

£ per head: £85, £78 JR Smith; £72 CD&RF Kitching; £72 ASE Crisp & Sons; £70 R Naylor & Sons; £70 ASE Crisp & Sons

p/kg: 200.8p, 177.3p JR Smith; 164.1p JM&S Tennant; 163.2p K Huck; 159.1p , 158.8p ASE Crisp & Sons

Dalesbred average £75.33 per head or 171.21p/kg

£ per head: £85 JK Wilson; £82 J&JE Bradley; £80, £76 JA Stoney & Son; £75 RH&EA Close; £74 JK Wilson; £70 JM Wilson & Sons

p/kg: 193.2p JK Wilson; 179.5p J&JE Bradley; 179p JK Wilson; 171.7p RH&EA Close; 169.4p, 169.2p AC Price;



Cull Ewes average £46.34

Christmas Show

Cont x –

1st & 2nd  & Champion KW Gamble

Horned –

1st & 2nd AL Dean

Mule –

1st AL Dean                            2nd A Atkinson                      3rd AJ Taylor


Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £115.50, BFL to £50.50, Mule to £75.50, Dalesbred to £35.50, Swaledale to £44.50 A&SL Throup & Son, Cheviot  to £51.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £115.50 KW Gamble; £99.50 KW Gamble;

Mule/Masham: £75.50 x2  AL Dean & Son; £72.50 AJ Taylor;  

Horned: £44.50 A&SL Throup & Son; £39.50 P Addyman & Son

Hill: £51.50 JC Crabtree & Son; £45.50 DW&CJ Towler;  

Cast Rams average £55.83

Texel to £87.50 J&J Garnett; Suffolk to £75.50 AJ Shepherd



Rearing Calves to £380x2 (60)

B&W av £51.69 Cont av £305.6  Native av £237.7


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £346.67) to £360 N Hitchen                 

Brit Blue x (Av £328) to £370x2 JC Marshall                                                 

Ab Angus (Av £265) to £265 Church Farm Enterprises

Hereford (Av £310) to £315 RM Spence

Simmental (Av £220) to £260 A&SL Throup                

Black & White (Av £51.69) to £170 JP&KE Hartley                      


Heifer Calves                       

British Blue X (Av £318) to £380 x2 Church Farm Enterprises

Charolais x (Av £340 ) to £340 FA Holmes & Son                                                         

Ab Angus (Av £224) to £250 Church Farm Enterprises                                                              

Saler to £205 RL Wright & Son                                                        


Craven Dairy Auction (40 head)

 The Christmas Dairy Show at Craven Cattle Marts can be deemed as a great success with the Craven Cattle Marts Perpetual Trophy won by none other than regular supporter of CCM Robert Crisp of Calton in Malhamdale. David Hall of Conistone Cold was our judge for the Pre-Sale Show with Mr Crisps 27kg, 15 day calved Homebred Heifer selling to Alf and Andrew Townsend of Southfield for £2150.

Reserve Champion, a Shottle Daughter from Brian and Judith Moorhouse of Bell Busk was second in show and sold for £2000 which sold to William Oldfield of Stocks Enterprises, Gisburn.


It was fair to say that the first heifer in the ring set the tone with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton selling his Newly Calven Homebred Heifer for £1990 for a 17 day calved 30kg heifer. Peter Baul also went onto to collect the Frank Wade Perpetual Trophy for the Champion Incalf heifer which came from his pen of six that he had on sale for the day. It was John Ireland of Thorpe Bassett who took the top price however in the Incalf section at £1250.


The newly calven cow class was won by David Lawson of Arthington. The fortnight calved 2nd Calver sold for £1800 to Messrs Robinson of Grewelthorpe. Robert Crisp not far behind with his second calver selling to another strong price of £1720 to Wick Williams of Cheshire.   


Judge – David Hall, Coniston Cold

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st ASE Crisp 2nd GB Moorhouse; 3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son 2nd MD Parkinson; 3rd ASE Crisp

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st M Baul & Partners 2nd & 3rd WR Ireland & Son

                                Champion – ASE Crisp         Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers av £1650 :  to £2150 ASE Crisp & Sons


Newly Calven Cows av £1666:  to £1800 A Lawson & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers av £1681: to £2000 GB Moorhouse


Incalf Heifers av £1040: to £1250 WR Ireland & Son


Maidens av £682.50; to £780 RD Guy