FORWARD - 42 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle 1,610 Prime Sheep comprising 1,004 Spring Lambs, 279 Old Season Lambs, 327 Cast Ewes & Rams 51 Rearing Calves 30 Breeding Sheep 3 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Monthly Show

Bullock – 1st S Bennett

Heifers – 1st S Bennett       2nd J Baines            3rd AM & HV Brown

Champion & Reserve – S Bennett


551-650kg                             to 238.5p/kg       


501-590kg                             to 250p/kg            av 194.54p/kg

590kg+                                   to 260.5p/kg        av 223.69p/kg

Top Prices ( £ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: (Hfrs) AM&HV Brown 1398,1389, SD Bennett 1300, J Baines 1224, KM&L Throup 1021

p/kg: (Hfrs) SD Bennett 250, AM&HV Brown 247.5,239.5,B Spensley Ltd 179.5, KM&L Throup 172.5


£ per head: (Str) SD Bennett 1467, (Hfr) J Baines 1221, BS Simpson 1140,

p/kg: (Str) SD Bennett 238.5 (Hfr) J Baines 254.5, BS Simpson 242.5


Cull Cow Prices

Monthly Show

Dairy – 1st A Shepherd & Son            2nd J Wellock         3rd H Downs & Son

Beef – 1st AV Bailey             2nd Thwaite Bros       3rd AM&HV Brown

Champion – AV Bailey                       Reserve – Thwaite Bros


Overall Average                                   116.41p/kg           £771.11

Black & White                       to 123.5p/kg                        av 103.45p/kg

Blondex                                 to 157.5p/kg                        av 144.72p/kg

Limx                                       to 142.5p/kg                        av 132.46p/kg

Saler                                       to 135.5p/kg                        av 126.43p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 125.5p/kg                        av 123.48p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AV Bailey 1457

p/kg: AV Bailey 157.5


£ per head: AM&HV Brown 1097,R&KA Burley&Son 934, DJ Grassam 899, BS Simpson 855

p/kg: AM&HV Brown 142.5, 138.5 R&KA Burley&Son  141.5,BS Simpson 129.5


£ per head: Kingstone Farms Ltd 955, H Downs&Son 883, J Wellock 864, GB Moorhouse 849,826

p/kg: H Downs&Son 123.5, Kingstone Farms Ltd 116.5, J Wellock 114.5, E&KM Marshall 110.5


1,610 Prime Sheep

New Season Lambs forward in large numbers today with over 1000 head penned and sold, double the number than the same week last year showing just how well lambs are finishing this spring.

The Monthly Prize Show was held and the prizes awarded and prices achieved were as below. The champion lambs were shown by Mr Tim Robinson from Longridge. His pen of 5 Beltex weighing 42kg sold at £139 each or 331p/kg to Mr James Robertshaw and will be sold through his family business Keelham Farm Shop at Thornton near Bradford. The reserve champions were from Robert Towers of Farleton, and his 42kg lambs sold for £127.50 or 303p/kg to Vivers Scotlamb in Annan.

Generally trade was good with an overall selling average of 268p/kg or £105.45 per head.The Smart Lambs around 40kg were mainly 280p to 300p, with commercial sorts 255p to 275p. The vast majority of lambs fell into the 36kg to 45kg bracket and attracted a near full compliment of buyers. Quite a few lambs are coming forward at 32kg to 35kg but they want to be very well fleshed, however this weight category averaged 268p/kg or £92 per head. Whilst numbers are relatively short these lighter weights are attracting a good trade, but it wants stressing they have to be well finished to get these prices.

A tidy entry of Hoggs and mature hoggs sold to a very good trade, averaging 203p with the teeth up hoggs in the average. 220p was the mark generally for lowland and nicely finished sorts, 200p to 210p for the horned hoggs, and 180p to 200p for the teeth up sheep.

A nice show of cast sheep averaged higher on the week at £84 per head. Several pens of heavy lowland ewes selling between £110 and £130, Best Mules £85 to £90 and strong horned ewes £60 to £70.


Monthly Show

Cont x Lambs

1st TA Robinson weighed 42kg selling for £139 to Keelham Farm Shop

2nd JD&V Towers weighed 42kg selling for £127.50 to Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd MJ Spensley weighed 39kg selling for £108.50 to Vivers Scot Lamb

Down x Lambs

1st ML Evans weighed 42kg selling for £120 to Keelham Farm Shop

2nd ML Evans weighed 43kg selling for £119.50 to RC Binns

3rd L Bancroft weighed 35kg selling for £93.50 to Bowood Lamb


Champion – TA Robinson weighed 42kg selling for £139 to Keelham Farm Shop

Reserve – JD&V Towers weighed 42kg selling for £127.50 to Vivers Scot Lamb


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £105.45 per head or 268.73p/kg                                                       

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 286.8p/kg         av 268.15p/kg      or £92.12 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 331p/kg            av 269.29p/kg      or £107.02 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 273.9p/kg         av 252.69p/kg      or £123.19 per head

52.1kg and over   to 224.6p/kg         av 224.17p/kg      or £134.50 per head


Texel average £106.30 per head or 273.42p/kg

£ per head: £139 TA Robinson; £128.50, £127.50 JD&V Towers

p/kg: 331p TA Robinson; 309p DC Hall; 306p, 303.6p JD&V Towers

Suffolk average £103.71 per head or 260.33p/kg

£ per head: £137, £132 M Butterell; £128 DJ&LJ Holt; £122 ML Evans

p/kg: 285.7p, 283.7p, 277.9p ML Evans; 271.1p K&C Hird; 270.9p JA&JM Wade

Charollais average £105.88 per head or 271.02p/kg

£ per head: £126, £120 T Harrison; £117.5 JM Smith & Son; £115.50 JD&V Towers

p/kg: 293.8p JM Smith & Son; 287.2p MJ Spensley; 281.4p, 278.4p Frankland Farms;

Lleyn average £91.33per head or 258.48p/kg

£ per head: £103.50, £97 R&E Pollard;

p/kg: 265.4p, 255.3p R&E Pollard;

Rouge average £110.92 per head or 260.83p/kg

£ per head: £112.50, £109.50 JA & JM Wade & Son

p/kg: 267.9p, 254.7p JA&JM Wade & Son




Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £89.80 per head or 203.36p/kg                                                

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 181.3p/kg         av 137.73p/kg      or £41.78 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 219.1p/kg         av 187.22p/kg      or £64.23 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 234.1p/kg         av 213.86p/kg      or £87.89 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 219.4p/kg         av 213.72p/kg      or £103.92 per head

52.1kg and over   to 220p/kg            av 158.56p/kg      or £107.12 per head

Beltex average £109.30 per head or215.1 p/kg

£ per head: 112.50 £96.50 S Pepper

p/kg: 216.3p 209.8p S Pepper

Texel average £93.68 per head or 217.77p/kg

£ per head: £121 PN Dalby; £116.50 S Spensley; £115 P&J Brown & Son; £104.5 S Spyrou;

p/kg: 234.1p P&J Brown & Son ; 226.9p H&M Plews

Suffolk average £98 per head or 213.04p/kg

£ per head: £98 Lea & Son

p/kg: 213.04p Lea & Son

Charollais average £107.25 per head or 188.16p/kg

£ per head: £110, £104.50 JG Senior

p/kg: 190p, 186.4p JG Senior

Lleyn average £113 per head or 120.21p/kg

£ per head: £113 G&A Fort

p/kg: 120.21p G&A Fort

Mule average £87.19 per head or 211.36p/kg

£ per head: £95 Lea & Son; £91 H&M Plews; £88 W&J&E Harker

p/kg: 216.7p H&M Plews; 211.5p J&G Senior; 209.5p W&J&E Harker

Swaledale average £75.37 per head or 200.49p/kg

£ per head: £91 GC&PM Haygarth; £88 H&M Plews; £80 W&J&E Harker

p/kg: 211.6p GC&PM Haygarth; 205.6p Lea& Son; 205.1p W&J&E Harker

Dalesbred average £79 per head or 192.68p/kg

£ per head: £79 M Whitley & Son

p/kg: 192.68p M Whitley & Son

Cheviot average £98.69 per head or 220.24p/kg

£ per head: £109.5 S Pepper; £107.50 J Lord; £102.5 JG Senior

p/kg: 220.24p, 220.5p x3, 219.4p  J Lord; 218.1p JG Senior


Cull Ewes average £84.36

Suffolk to £107.50, Texel to £131.50, Charollais to £127.50, BFL to £115.50, Mule to £94.50, Gritstone to £84.50, Cheviot to £75.50, Lonk to £70.50, Lleyn to £88.50, Swaledale to £68.50, Dalesbred to £60.50, Jacob to £52.50, Beltex to £128.50,

White Faced to £80.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £131.50 W Watson; £128.50 AV Bailey;

Mule/Masham: £94.50 TH Mellin; £90.50 RG Johnson;

Horned: £80.50 Lea & Son; £68.50 W&J&E Harker;

Hill: £ 115.50 A Barnes;  £93.50 W Hickson;

Cast Rams average £79.71

Suffolk to £93.50, Texel to £112.50, Lleyn to £99.50, Swaledale to £77.50;

Top Prices:

£112.50 H Metcalfe; £109.50 AM Leach; £99.50 K Stuart & Son;



Breeding Sheep


Suffolk Ewes + Single to £160

Texel Ewes + Single to £115

Swaledale Ewes + Single to £98

Mule Ewes + Twins to £180

Swaledale Ewes + Twins to £130

Texel Hoggs + Single to £130

Mule Geld Hoggs to £120



51 Rearing Calves to £420

B&W av £61 Cont av £340 Native av £173

A good show of mainly Black and Whites today with a number of farmer buyers making these a good trade throughout topping at a £112 for a strong Holstein Bull Calf from John and James Dugdale of Settle, however more notably was the strong average of £61. Continentals although short in number were well supported with Hayton and Stocks top of the tree this week with some fantastic Friesian X Limousin Calves making £420 and £390.


Please bare it in mind Extra Friesian buyers will be present next Monday aswell.   


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £405) to £420 G Hayton & EC Stocks

Brit Blue x (Av £315) to £315 H Bradley & Son

Blk Hereford (Av £142) to £145 J Whittaker

R&W Hereford (Av £140) to £150 J Wellock

Ab Angus (Av £149) to £230 DL DM J Heron                 

Black & White (Av £61) to £112 H&M Dugdale


Heifer Calves                       

Brit Blue x (Av £287) to £345 RL Wright & Son

Ab Angus (Av £135) to £135 DL DM J Heron

Saler (Av £190) to £200 RL Wright & Son