Forward: 46 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 28 Cast Cattle 3245 Prime Sheep comprising 177 Spring Lamb, 2401 Prime Hoggs, 93 Mature Hoggs & 574 Cast Ewes & Rams. 42 Rearing Calves. 14 Dairy Cattle. 827 Breeding Sheep comprising 309 Sheep with 518 Lambs at foot. 3 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Short on numbers today and a near full complement of buyers with both top priced steer and heifer bought by Stanforths Butchers of Skipton and both fed at Grisedale Farm, Threshfield by Mesrs CD&RF Kitching. The heifer was a 600 kg British Blue at £1461 or 243.5p/kg and the Steer a Limousin cross which weighed 585kg and made £1447 or 247.5p/kg. In the lower weights Paul Ellison of Cullingworth bought the highest priced steer (p/kg) a Limousin cross weighing 505kg from F&B Smith of Westhouse at 259.5p/kg or £1310 whilst at the same price of 259.5p/kg George Cropper bought a 550kg Limousin cross heifer from CE &RF Kitching for a gross of £1427 for Sandersons Butchers of Baxanden.


460-560kg                                             to 259.5p/kg                        av. 231.63p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 247.5p/kg                        av. 202.08p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 259.5p/kg                        av. 248.31p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1448,1306, F&B Smith (Limx) 1310,1287.

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 259.5,247.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 247.5,237.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1461,1424, (Limx) 1427,1361

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 259.5,247.5, (BBx) 243.5,243.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   133.15p/kg                           £859.90

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: E&KM Marshall (B&W Hfr) 993,821, CM&EM Gratton (B&W Hfr) 935,835,816,

p/kg: E&KM Marshall (B&W Hfr) 152.5,123.5, CM&EM Gratton (B&W Hfr) 139.5,139.5,132.5,



Cull Cow Prices

A few more cows forward which brought a handful of plain lightweight cows brought the average back a touch but no let up in the trade which is strong. Heavy dairies are where the margin has build up compared to the early part of the spring with these cattle now 125p+.

Overall Average                                   110.34p/kg           £692.86

Black & White                      to 130.5p/kg                        av.106.61p/kg

Swed Red                              to 109.5p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 121.5p/kg                        av. 118.00p/kg

BBx                                         to 132.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 993,851,821,809, M.Baul&Sons 985, EJ Fort 923,844, GB Moorhouse 819

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 130.5, JD Taylor&Son 126.5,125.5,121.5, N&J Thwaite 124.5, EJ Fort 122.5,121.5, GB Moorhouse 120.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: IRG Collins&Ptns (Dairy Sh) 723,687, M Fewster (Swed Red) 553

p/kg: IRG Collins&Ptns (Dairy Sh) 121.5,114.5, M Fewster (Swed Red) 109.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: GPS Fleetwood 928

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 132.5



Overall Average                                   89.5p/kg               £1069.50


£ per head: A&SL Throup&Son 1070

p/kg: A&SL Throup&Son 89.5



3245 Prime Sheep comprising 177 Spring Lamb, 2401 Prime Hoggs, 93 Mature Hoggs & 574 Cast Ewes & Rams


New Season Lamb numbers on the sharp increase today countrywide and much the same here with 177 head forward for sale including several lots of first crossed lambs from Mule Ewes. The nice lambs 39kg to 44kg were in good demand, generally making 260p to 280p (39kg to 42kg at £105 to £112), topping at 287p (39kg £112) from Robert Moran, Nappa purchased by Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley. David Hall Coniston Cold made next highest at 284p, also purchased by Hartshead Meat Co. The heavier New Season lambs were generally £110 plus topping at £125 for 52’s from AJ Slater Goosnargh and £120 for 52’s from J&F Nutter Hurst Green. Overall average 241p.

Prime Hoggs were a good show for numbers, but a very varied show for quality compared to recent week. A shortage of the quality handyweights saw a top price of 255p from DN&D Capstick Bolton by Bowland with 45kg Beltex at £115 purchased by Hartshead Meat Co. Others at 251p from RJ Bailes, Boroughbridge selling to Yorkshire Halal Meat, and 251p from WA,VJ&JA Towler Grindleton to West Scottish Lamb. Other better pens on the day in the 240’s. Handyweight hoggs were short of requirements with 38kg to 43kg Lowland breeds nicely finished making 220p to 235p, commercial types 220p to 220p. Horned and Mule lambs handyweight were also good to sell, nice sorts top side of 200p, commercial types 180p to 190p. Heavy Hoggs again forward in large numbers, 46kg to 54kg lowland breeds selling well, nice types either side of £2, commercial sorts 190p, whilst the very heavy sorts around 60kg sold for £100 to £105, odd nice lots £110 to £115.

Cull Ewes A large show of ewes were a solid trade topping at £119.50 from JGE Heseltine & Son Bolton Abbey and £115.50 KG Stapleton Skipton. Overall selling average of £63 for 574 head. 

Spring Lambs – Overall Average £104.56 per head or 241.7p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 287.2p/kg         av 245.6p/kg         or £104.46 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 254.3p/kg         av 228.2p/kg         or £107.72 per head


Charollais average £100.60 per head or 232.66p/kg

£ per head: £107, £106.5, £105x3 CW Marwood & Son; £93 D Calvert

p/kg: 250p, 244.2p, 243.2p, 236.7p, 228.3p, CW Marwood & Son; 221.4p D Calvert & Son;

Suffolk average £101.15 per head or 233.26p/kg

£ per head:  £125 AJ Slater; £119 R Towers; £108 A&P Fletcher; £107 JA Key; £106.5 J&F Nutter;

p/kg: 270.5p R Towers; 267.9p D&A Livestock; 259.8p J&F Nutter; 252.4p R Towers; 245.2p D&A Livestock

Texel average £106.42 per head or 251.86p/kg

£ per head: £120, £117 J&F Nutter; £116 CW Foster; £115 J&F Nutter; £112 T&J Moran; £110 R Towers; £110 T&J Moran

p/kg:287.2p T&J Moran; 284.2p, 275p DC Hall; 274.4p D&A Livestock; 273.8p DC Hall 272.5p CW Foster; 

Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £89.62 per head or 188.4p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 200.0p/kg         av 163.3p/kg         or £56.43 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 255.6p/kg         av 201.4p/kg         or £83.34 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 242.6p/kg         av 190.9p/kg         or £93.66 per head

52.1kg and over   to 196.2p/kg         av 169.5p/kg         or £94.42 per head


Beltex average £107.06 per head or 243.92p/kg

£ per head: £117, £114 RJ Bailes; £108 WA&VJ&JA Towler; £108 RJ Bailes; £104 DN&D Capstick; £100 JE Burrow;

p/kg:251.2p, 242.6p RJ Bailes; 241.9p DN&D Capstick; 237.8p Stocks Enteprises; 233.3 WA&VJ&JA Towler;

Suffolk average £95.53 per head or 188.55p/kg

£ per head: £105 S&JS Thompson; £104 H Baines; £102 S&JS Thompson; £100 A Gill & Son; £100 S&JS Thompson;

p/kg:212.8p BF Blezard; 210.7p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 210p Banks Farms; 203.3p SR Dorey; 202.5p Banks Farms

Texel average £94.95 per head or 198.63p/kg

£ per head: £115 MJ&GC Dobson; £115 DN&D Capstick; £114 EP&JM Hutchinson; £113 A Gill & Sons; £113x2 R Bailes

p/kg: 255.6p, 242.9p DN&D Capstick; 242.2p RJ Capstick 240.4p RJ Bailes; 239.1p RJ Capstick 235.4p A Gill & Son

Mule average £81.21 per head or 170.13p/kg

£ per head: £100 S&JS Thompson; £92 JE Burrow; £90 E Simpson & Son; £89.5 Bob Stubbs; £89 JM&VJ Howard Ltd;

p/kg: 197.8p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 197.8p R&KA Burley & Son; 197.5p, 197.3p JA&PJ Lambert; 190.7p S Dorey;

Charollais average £95.52 per head or 194.5p/kg

£ per head: £104 RJ Bailes; £100 PR Baker; £98.5 JG Senior; £98 PR Baker; £97.5 JM&VJ Howard Ltd;

p/kg:226.1p RJ Capstick; 212p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 207.5p Stocks Enterprises; 200p L Throup; 200p JM&VJ Howard Ltd;

Lonk average £77.66 per head or 178.61p/kg

£ per head: £88 S&JS Thompson; £83.5 C Crowther; £83 Stocks Enterprises; £83 J Lord; £80, £76.5 C Crowther

p/kg:200p, 191.9p, 191.3p C Crowther; 188.6p Stocks Enterprises; 173.8p, 167p C Crowther;

Swaledale average £70.88 per head or 175.18p/kg

£ per head: £86 JG Senior; £81 TE Walker; £77 J Baines; £76 S Horsfield; £74 AE Stubbs & Son ; £72 TE Walker;

p/kg:191.1p JG Senior; 189.7p, 189.5p AE Stubbs & Son; 185.3p JK Wilson; 179.1p J Baines; 179p J Cheetham;

Dalesbred average £60.61 per head or 160.54p/kg

£ per head: £78, £74.5 Stocks Enteprises; £67 JK Wilson; £60, £56.5 x2 JG&B Brown & Sons;

p/kg: 186.3p 185.7p Stocks Enteprises; 161p x2 146.3p JG&B Brown & Sons;

SBF average £75.82 per head or 196.51p/kg

£ per head: £87.5 Stocks Enterprises; £82, £79x2 GW Thackray; £66 J&E Slater; £59, £49.5 JE Greenwood;

p/kg: 207.9p 205p GW Thackray; 198.9p Stocks Enterprises; 188.6p J&E Slater; 170.7p JE Greenwood;

Cheviot average £88.5 per head or 212.38p/kg

£ per head: £97 B Stubbs; £95 JA&JH Hewetson; £94.5 S Dorey; £91.5 J Lord; £88.5 J Lord; £88.5 Banks Farms;

p/kg:223.1p, 221.3p GW Thackray; 221.3p Banks Farms Ltd; 220p S Dorey; 215.9p J Lord; 214.8p S Dorey;




Cull Ewes average £62.57

Suffolk to £109.5, Texel to £119.5, BFL to £80.5, Mule to £80.5, Lleyn to £57.5, Swaledale to £54.5, Cheviot to £67.5, Beltex to £91.5, Lonk to £53.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £119.5 JGE Heseltine & Son; £115.5 KG Stapleton & Sons;

Mule/Masham: £80.5 P Sedgwick; £75.5 R&KA Burley & Son;  

Horned: £58.5 A&SL Throup & Son; £54.5 R&KA Burley & Son

Hill: £80.5 RD Metcalfe & Son; £74.5 J&K Harker;  


Cast Rams average £74.08

Suffolk to £85.5, Texel to £97.5, BFL to £69.5, Teeswater to £79.5,, Lonk  to £54.5.




Rearing Calves to £445 (42)

Cont av £376 Native av £243.33

A very buoyant trade this morning with the full show of calves being beef sired. All beef breeds found a high gear today with 19 British Blue bulls averaging £408.18 topping with a tremendous calf from Fred and Mike Longster of Fellbeck  at £445 with 4 others from the same home over £400, with Sowray’s, Bishop Thornton 2nd in line with their bull realising £440. Heifers were on song aswell, with more fresh faces ringside the 13 British Blue heifers sailed to average of £345 with Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises topping at £420 and £410 for the best heifers in the market.


Simmentals hit £400 with a 4 ½ week old bull from Joss Lancaster of Horton in craven, a couple of cracking blondes presented by the Whittaker family of Bolton Abbey which sold for £395 and £350 respectively for a bull and a heifer. Native calves were in short supply but sold to £290 for a strong calf from Shaun Sowray and heifers to £170 from Wellocks, Eshton.


For any information regarding calf sales please contact Sam Bradley 07538539077


Bull Calves

Simmental x (Av £397.5) to £400 J&SA Lancaster                      

Brit Blue x (Av £408.16) to £445 JF Longster & Son                                                    

Aberdeen Angus (Av £280) to £290 A Sowray & Son

Blonde (Av £395) to £395 PA Whittaker


Heifer Calves       

Blonde x (Av £350) to £350 PA Whittaker                                                    

Ab Angus (Av £170) to £170 J Wellock                                                          

British Blue (Av £345) to £435 JF Longster & Son




827 Breeding Sheep (comprising 309 Sheep with 518 Lambs at foot)


Another good entry of breeding sheep forward for sale, and like last week, a good mixture of young sheep with lambs and older sheep. Best of the Mule Hoggs with Singles came from Robert Johnson Felliscliffe selling at £180 the outfit, cloely followed by Messrs Gratton Warsill with two pens at £175 and one at £170. Ian Townson Settle also making £170 twice. Other decent types in the £160’s and some farming types £130-£140. Best of the Continental Shearlings were two pens of homebred Texels with twin Beltex Lambs from Simon Bennett Silsden Moor. These outfits ideal for inclusion in a flock being Enzo and Toxo, Hep P. Both pens sold for £270 per outfit with another at £230. Peter Simpson Dacre was also in the mix with a pen of 8 Texel Shearlings and Twins making £240 and another pen at £230. Best Young Mules saw David Coates Coniston Cold with 2 shears and twins at £230 and £215. The nice correct ewes with twins were £170 to £190, Singles £110 to £120 with better singles £140 plus, Andrew Throup Silsden selling Texel with singles at £145, Messrs Kayley Halton West Texels with singles at £145, Robert Riley Flasby Texels with Singles at £160.


Next Week is the Bank Holiday Show & Sale of 700 Hoggs with Lambs and 1250 Geld Gimmer Hoggs followed by Weekly sale of 300 Outfits Sheep with Lambs. Sale commences 12:30pm. This is a fully catalogued sale.

Principle Prices
Texel Shlg with Twins to £270
Texel Correct with Twins £200
Texel Correct with Singles £160
Texel 1 teat with Twins £200

Mule Hoggs and Singles to £180
Mule Shlgs with Twins £175
Mule Correct with Twins to £230
Mule Correct with Singles to £130
Mule bm with Twins to £148
Mule bm with Singles to £110

Suffolk Correct with Twins to £182
Cheviot Correct with Twins to £160
Cheviot Correct with Single to £115
Cheviot bm and Twins to £140
Cheviot 1 teat and Twins to £152




Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)



 What a great day in the dairy ring. Sally Wellock of Oakworth hits £2300 twice.

A healthy show of dairy stock in the main ring today with a nice show of newly calven cattle tied up in the shippon. 1st prize in the pre sale show went to a cracking heifer from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton, by Bossman and giving 32 litres she went on to sell for £1950 to Eric Marshall of Dacre. The reserve champion heifer from Sally Wellock of Oakworth found many admirers, giving 30 litres and by Picardus she went on to sell for £2300 to John Howard of Heslaker, 2 lots later she produced the goods again with a tremendous 2nd Calver giving 42 litres selling for the same price of £2300 this time to Aubrey Greenhalgh. The last cow from Wellock’s then found a home at £1980 with the Hartley family of Beamsley.


A 100% clearance on the Pedigree Bulls this afternoon with Brian and Judith Moorhouse taking the honours in the pre-sale show with Aireburn Harlequin. A December born, lineman son out of Aireburn’s prolific honey family and boasting 12 gens of VG or EX which sold for 2100gns to Malcolm Gratton of Warsill. However it was the 2nd prize bull Aireburn Alderman which topped the bulls at 2400gns, by mogul and 11 generations of VG or EX behind him found many followers around the ring with the final bid coming from Robert Metcalfe from Brearton. Section average of £1806. 


A big thank you to our Sponsors NMR and NFU Skipton for their support. 


Judge – Brian Blezard

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners 2nd J Wellock 3rd J Wellock,

                                Newly Calven Cows: 1st J Wellock 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd J Wellock         

                                Bulls: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd R&E Butterfield                                              

                                Champion – M Baul & Partners                       Reserve – J Wellock


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (av £2005): to £2300 J Wellock


Newly Calven Cows (av £1926): to £2300 J Wellock


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1020): to £1020 SM&MT Stapleton


Pedigree Bulls (av £1806): to 2400gns GB Moorhouse






Hay                         Mini Heston

                                Small Bale