Forward: 75 Prime cattle comprising 29 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 43 Cast Cattle. 4,764 Prime Sheep comprising 4,400 Prime Lambs, 364 Cast Ewes & Rams. 53 Rearing Calves B&W av £30 Cont av £257 Native av £258. 6 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A high quality entry for a non- show week saw Keelham Farm Shop arrive with an impressive shopping list to meet growing demand at their Skipton and Thornton Shops. Their purchases included the highest price p/kg and gross heifer 255.5p/kg and £1380 a British Blue cross from S&P Scriven, Elslack and the highest grossing steer at £1430, a British Blue steer from James drake of Carleton.


465-555kg                                             to 244.5p/kg                        av.219.75p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 244.5p/kg                        av. 210.76p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 241.5p/kg                        av.237.41p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 255.5p/kg                        av. 214.79p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JA Drake (BBx) 1430, (Limx) 1295, (Blondex) 1389, JR Metcalfe (Baz) 1383, SD Bennett (Limx) 1360, (BBx) 1357, JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 1359,

p/kg: SD Bennett (BBx) 244.5, JA Drake (BBx) 244.5, (Blondex) 235.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 238.5, (Limx) 235.5,  SD Bennett (Limx) 234.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 232.5


£ per head: S&P Scriven (BBx) 1380, JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 1361, 1301, SD Bennett (Limx) 1306, JM Townsend (BBx) 1295,1277

p/kg: S&P Scriven (BBx) 255.5,235.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 253.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 241.5, 237.5, JM Townsend (BBx) 236.5, J Baines (Limx) 228.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   137.17p/kg           £928.93

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 993,948, JD Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 845

p/kg: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 150.5,150.5, JD Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 110.5


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows were a much sharper trade with a shortage of meat in the dairies but the general quality an improvement on recent sales. More finish in the beef crosses demonstrated by Chris Crowther with Limousin cross at 137.5, Aberdeen Angus cross at 110.5 and Galloway at 108.5p/kg


Overall Average                                   88.53p/kg             £561.10

Black & White                       to 103.5 p/kg                       av. 79.22p/kg

Swed Red                              to 79.5p/kg

Montx                                    to 99.5p/kg                          av. 96.68p/kg

Limx                                       to 137.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 103.5p/kg                        av. 88.23p/kg

Charx                                      to 116.5p/kg

Blondex                                 to 108.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 97.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 110.5p/kg                        av. 98.72p/kg

Gall                                         to 108.5p/kg                        av. 97.76p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: A&CL Gray 815,575, J&S Hartley 725, 591, 591,RD Metcalfe&Son 668, Church Farm Enterprises 655,

p/kg: J&S Hartley 103.5, 94.5,89.5, A&CL Gray 102.5,84.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 91.5, Church farm Enterprises 88.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: N Parker (Mont) 662,552, JSS Verity (Swed Red) 433

p/kg: N Parker (Mont) 99.5,93.5, JSS Verity (Swed Red) 79.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: D Beck 771, AE Schindler 609

p/kg: D Beck 103.5, AE Schindler 89.5


£ per head: C Crowther 137.5

p/kg: C Crowther 825

Other Contx

£ per head: D Beck (Charx) 839, (Blondex) 830, Fairplace Fm (Simx) 707

p/kg: D Beck (Charx) 116.5, (Blondex) 108.5, Fairplace Fm (Simx) 97.5


£ per head: C Crowther (AAx) 707, (Gall) 689,529,512,465, D Pearson (AAx) 611

p/kg: C Crowther (AAx) 110.5, (Gall) 108.5,97.5,94.5,88.5, D Pearson (AAx) 104.5



Overall Average                                   104.5p/kg             £820.33


£ per head: Thwaite Bros 104.5

p/kg: Thwaite Bros 820


4,764 Prime Sheep comprising 4,400 Prime Lambs, 364 Cast Ewes & Rams

A large entry of 4,400 lambs today, and to be fair probably one of the best for meat we have seen for a long time with some great runs of lambs in the entry. Top end trade was strong with Henry Atkinson selling 50kg Beltex at £125, others at £120 £108 and £104 twice. Nick Capstick of Bolton by Bowland presented his usual good run of lambs topping at £121, others at £119 £114 and £100. Messrs M Taylor & Son of Rathmell made £113 of 46kg Beltex, Robert Lambert of Wigglesworth £112 of 47kg, Anthony Thompson £110 of Suffolk crosses, Mike Allen of Staithes £107, S&P Scriven £102.50 and JA&JH Hewetson £102.

Per kilo, Henry Atkinson made 250p, 244.9p, M Taylor & Son 245.7p, RJ Lambert 238.3p, M&B Allen 232p and K Saffrey 231p.

A better end prime lamb was generally around the 175p to 185p mark, commercial lambs 165p to 175p, the Heavy lamb bracket 46kg to 52kg saw 1,195 head average 168p, whilst 3,072 lambs of all breeds weighing 36kg to 45kg averaged 175.7p. Mule lambs 155p to 165p, good horned lambs around 150p.

Lambs  – Overall Average  £75.63 per head or 172.8p/kg  (SQQ 175.5p/kg)

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 217.6p/kg         av 158.8p/kg         or £54.37 per head (38)

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 231.7p/kg         av 175.7p/kg         or £74.19 per head (3072)

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 250.0p/kg         av 168.0/kg           or £79.57 per head (1195)

52.1kg and over                 to 216.1p/kg         av 157.6p/kg         or £81.81 per head (94)

Beltex average £84.41 per head or 197.8p/kg

£ per head: £125 £120 £108 H Atkinson; £121 £119 DN&D Capstick; £113 M Taylor & Son; £112 RJ Lambert; £107 M&B Allen;

p/kg: 250.0p 244.9p 229.8p H Atkinson; 245.7p M Taylor & Son; 238.3p RJ Lambert; 232.6p M&B Allen; 231.7p K Saffery;

Suffolk average £75.31 per head or 168.3p/kg

£ per head: £110 £96 £86 AL Thompson; £87 TH Mellin; £85 JB Bancroft; £84.50 A Guy & Son; £84 R Emmott; £84 FW&JM Edington;

p/kg: 189.7p 187.0p AL Thompson; £183.7p £180.0p CD&RF Kitching; 177.6p TH Mellin; 176.7p JA&JH Hewetson;

Texel average £76.40 per head or 173.4p/kg

£ per head: £114 £100 £98 DN&D Capstick; £96 T Kiernan; £94 RH&MR Ireland; £93 J Baines; £92 Thwaite Bros; £91 JA&JH Hewetson;

p/kg:222.2p 219.2p DN&D Capstick; 218.6p RH&MR Ireland; 217.6p Thwaite Bros; 214.3p BL&R Lund; 213.3p T Kiernan;

Mule average £70.03 per head or 161.2p/kg

£ per head: £78 JA Stoney; £78 P Addyman; £76.50 TH Mellin; £75.50 S&P Scriven; £75.50 Ashfield Farm; £74.50 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 167.5p 166.7p JA Stoney; 165.6p 164.0p JK Wilson; 165.3p T&C Robinson; 163.8p K Dickinson; 163.1p Fair Place Fm;

Charollais average £72.89 per head or 165.4p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 DG Boothman; £81.50 RA&H Bury; £75 JR&DL Ogden; £74 A Guy & Son; £74 Brafferton Manor;

p/kg: 171.9p DG Boothman; 170.5p JR&DL Ogden; 168.2p Brafferton Manor; 164.4p A Guy & Son; 164.3p DN&JM Molyneux;

Lleyn average £71.58 per head or 168.5p/kg

£ per head: £80 £79.50 £75 CD&RF Kitching; £68.50x3 RG&SJ Paul;

p/kg: 180.70p 177.8p 174.4p CD&RF Kitching; 167.1p  RW&B Chapman;

Swaledale average £56.42 per head or 147.5p/kg

£ per head: £65.50 RH&EA Close; £63 £62 P Addyman; £60 R&C Greenwood; £60 T Atkins; £58 MR Ewbank;

p/kg: 155.6p Fair Place Fm; 152.9p K Lister & Son; 152.3p RH&EA Close; 151.2p 150.0p P Addyman; 150.0p R&C Greenwood; 150.0p T Atkins;

Lonk average £66.33 per head or 154.0p/kg

£ per head: £76 £72 £66.50 JT Robinson; £75.50 S&P Scriven;

p/kg:164.1p S&P Scriven; 162.2p AE Schindler; 154.7p 153.2p JT Robinson;



Cull Ewes average £47.31

Suffolk to £80.50, Texel to £115.50, BFL to £43.50, Mule to £71.50 Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £47.50, Dalesbred to £38.50, Beltex  to £65.50, Kerry Hill to £69.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £115.50 JR Crabtree; £105.50 R Smith;

Mule/Masham: £71.50 J&D Barritt; £68.50 JA Stoney & Son;

Horned: £47.50 S Heather; £40.50 G&MA Lawn;

Hill: £89.50 GS&FE Robinson; £77.50 RG&SJ Paul;  

Cast Rams average £86.88

Texel to £109.50; Suffolk to £91.50; Cheviot to £83.50; Teeswater to £93.50; Lleyn to £87.50; Kerry Hill to £60.50;



Rearing Calves to £392

B&W av £30 Cont av £257 Native av £258

Buyers looking for quality with the sale headed by a Simmental cross bull calf bred from a pure Friesian cow which made £392 when the 38 day old calf was sold by Mesrs HJ&KL Blackwell of Gargrave. The top end of the British Blue heifers were also much in demand with Church Farm Enterprises making £370 twice of calves 6 and n7 weeks of age.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £275) to £275           G Abbot & Son                    

Brit Blue x (Av £286) to £380           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Simmental (Av £392) to £392          HJ&KL Blackwell  

Ab Angus (Av £258) to £258             PJ Bolland

Saler (Av £155) to £160                     RL Wright & Son

Black & White (Av £30) to £60         A&SL Throup

Fleckveih (Av £259) to £298             C Watson                              


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £202) to £230           PJ Bolland                             

Brit Blue x (Av £275) to £370           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Fleckveih (Av £100) to £100             C Watson                                                         
Saler (Av £145) to £145                     RL Wright & Son