Forward: 58 Prime cattle comprising 8 Clean Cattle & 50 Cast Cattle 3,075 Prime Sheep comprising 2,827 Prime Lambs, 248 Cast Ewes & Rams 44 Rearing Calves 3 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                             to 243.5p/kg        av 204.43p/kg

650kg+                                   to 206.5p/kg        av 200.87p/kg


590kg+                                   to 242.5p/kg        av 235.44p/kg

August Prime Show

The Champion was a 635kg British Blue Steer from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor which joined prolific buyers Keelham Farm Shop for 243.5p/kg or £1546. Work is well underway at the site of the new Keelham Farm Shop at Skipton which will open in early 2015.

Strs: 1&2 SD Bennett, 3. K&J Marshall

Hfrs: 1. K&J Marshall 2&3. B Simpson

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg



£ per head :SD Bennett 1546

p/kg: SD Bennett 243.5

Blonde x

£ per head: K&J Marshall 1153, 1083

p/kg: K&J Marshall 184.5, 183.5


£ per head: SD Bennett 1033

p/kg: SD Bennett 206.5



£ per head: BS Simpson 1164, 1137

p/kg: BS Simpson 242.5, 234.5


£ per head: K&J Marshall 1136

p/kg: K&J Marshall 229.5

Clean Cattle (over 30 mos)

Cast Cattle Prizes

Dairy: 1&2 G Pickersgill & Son

Beef: 1.K&J Marshall 2&3 LN&JE Roe

Overall Average                                   125.09p/kg           £816.09

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: GB Jennings 928

p/kg: GB Jennings 133.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   112.83p/kg           £747.33

Black & White                       to 128.5p/kg                        av 105.48p/kg

Ayr                                          to 107.5p/kg                       

AAx                                         to 125.5p/kg                        av 123.52p/kg

BBx                                         to 147.5p/kg

Blonde x                                to 143.5p/kg                        av 127.48p/kg

Limx                                       to 144.5p/kg                        av 132.15p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: JT Rushton 1180

p/kg: JT Rushton 147.5


£ per head: TB Moorhouse & Son 1033, JM&S Tennant 955, Thwaite Bros 726

p/kg: TB Moorhouse & Son 144.5, JM&S Tennant 140.5, Thwaite Bros 134.5


£ per head: G Abbott & Sons 989, G Pickersgill & Sons 886, 872, Church Enterprises 851, D&P Spence &Son 838

p/kg: G Pickersgill & Sons 128.5, 125.5, G Abbott &Sons 118.5, JW Morrell 113.5, Church Farm Enterprises 113.5


£ per head: LN&JE Roe 125.5,121.5

p/kg: LN&JE Roe 941, 893


3,075 Prime Sheep

A very nice entry of lambs today with numbers similar on the week, although Lamb numbers nationwide were generally tighter than last week and this had a positive effect on the average sale price which rose by 5pkg to 172.4p or £71.80 per head overall.

More Mule and Masham Lambs about today with nearly 300 head in the entry and these finding a ready market place as long as they were well finished, most weighing 41kg to 47kg at £24 to £26 over the weight.

First cross Continentals from Mules generally around 170p, whilst something a little smarter 175p to 180p and the best end all up around 200p or more. Suffolk cross lambs form 160p to 180p depending upon finish and quality.

Today was Monthly show day, and Paul Watson of Hellifield kindly judged, and this month there was additional prizes from the Northern Texel Breeders Club who offered a special voucher of £50 to use when purchasing a ram at the Club sale to be held at Skipton in September. Further vouchers will be up for grabs at the late August Store lamb Sale and also at the September prime lamb Prize show. The Champion Lambs today came from Trevor & Clive Robinson of Tosside whose 40kg Beltex crosses sold for £95 and purchased by James Robertshaw for his family business Keelham Farm Shop based in Thornton, Bradford


Monthly Show – Judge Paul Watson


1st T&C Robinson weighing 40kg £95 Keelham Farm Shop

2nd F&R Fielden weighing 40kg £88 Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd WA VJ JA Towler weighing 40kg £90.50 Vivers Scot Lamb                                                  



1st SJ Robinson weighing 41kg £86 Hartshead Meats

2nd F&R Fielden weighing 42kg £86.50 Hartshead Meats

3rd Ellis Bros weighing 42kg £88.50 P Watson



1st RA&M Earnshaw & Son weighing 45kg £76.50 P Watson

2nd CD&RF Kitching weighing 41kg £74 R Schofield

3rd P&J Bolland weighing 40kg £71.50 R Schofield



1st KM&L Throup weighing 41kg £66.50 P Watson

2nd J Verity & Son weighing 45kg £75 Stanforth Butchers

3rd AW E&N Wade weighing 45kg £69 P Watson


Champion - T&C Robinson weighing 40kg £95 Keelham Farm Shop

Reserve - SJ Robinson weighing 41kg £86 Hartshead Meats


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £71.80 per head or 172.4p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 165.7p/kg        av 161.2p/kg        or £55.86 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 237.5p/kg        av 173.4p/kg        or £71.72 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 182.6p/kg        av 163.6p/kg        or £77.16 per head

52.1kg and over   to 173.6p/kg        av 164.8p/kg        or £89.11 per head

Beltex average £75.96 per head or 168.4p/kg

£ per head: £95 T&C Robinson; £91 AW E&N Wade; £90.50 WA VJ JA Towler; £90 E&M Townley; £89 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 237.5p T&C Robinson; 226.3p WA VJ JA Towler; 225.6p TA Robinson; 222.0p AW E&N Wade; 220.0p F&R Fielden;

Texel average £72.42 per head or 173.1p/kg

£ per head: £92 JD Taylor; £91 £88.50 P Johnson; £89 £88 F&R Fielden; £88.50 G Sunderland; £88 J Turner; £88 RG Church

p/kg: 215.9p 208.5p G Sunderland; 206.0p 200.0p F&R Fielden; 205.8p P Johnson; 204.7p RG Church; 194.3p TA Robinson;

Suffolk average £70.25 per head or 168.4p/kg

£ per head: £82 AL Dean & Son; £80 G Airey; £79.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £78.50 TL MM GT Haynes; £76.50 RA&M Earnshaw;

p/kg: 181.0p B&J Sutcliffe; 180.8p 180.5p CD&RF Kitching; 178.8p PJ Bolland; 176.7p RA&M Earnshaw; 174.5p AL Dean & Son;

Charollais average £77.24 per head or 178.4p/kg

£ per head: £86 £77 £76 RA&H Bury; £82 £79.50 E&M Townley; £72 A Guy & Son;

p/kg: 195.2p 193.9p E&M Townley; 175.0p J Sugden; 171.4p A Guy & Son; 163.8p RA&H Bury;

Lleyn average £68.92 per head or 168.4p/kg

£ per head: £76 £73.20 R&A Jennings; £70.50 £68 CD&RF Kitching; £68.20 RW&B Chapman;

p/kg: 176.7p 170.2p R&A Jennings; 176.3p 170.0p CD&RF Kitching; 175.7p DMH Marriott;

Mule average £65.37 per head or 155.5p/kg

£ per head: £73 ASE Crisp; £72.50 JC&N Throup; £72 Ellis Bros; £72 WA&A Booth; £72 R&KA Burley; £71.50 AW E&N Wade;

p/kg: 162.5p WA&A Booth; 162.2p 158.5p KM&L Throup; 160.0p 158.5p Ellis Bros; 158.7p ASE Crisp; 158.4p AW E&N Wade;

Rouge average £66.45 per head or 175.2p/kg

£ per head: £79.50 Ellis Bros; £66 £64.80 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 184.9p Ellis Bros; 175.1p 173.7p JA&JM Wade;

Masham average £74.75 per head or 166.1p/kg

£ per head: £75 £74.50 J Verity & Son;

p/kg: 166.7p 165.6p J Verity & Son;


Cull Ewes average £59.32

Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £116.50, Charollais to £68.50, BFL to £91.50, Mule to £71.50, Lleyn to £84.50, Swaledale to £53.50, Zwartbles to £97.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £116.50, £107.50(x2) S&S Richardson

Mule/Masham: £71.50 J Sugden; £71.50 RG Greenwood & Son; £70.50 N Pepper

Horned: £53.50 JK Wilson; £43.50 G&MA Lawn

Hill: £84.50 DMH Marriott; £61.50 N Speake

Cast Rams average £81

Texel to £94.50, LLeyn to £91.50, Beltex to £73.50.



Rearing Calves to £490 (52)

A strong trade for all grades today with a number of buyers turning up unannounced to buy top quality rearing calves.  Continentals were a phenomenal trade with lots of competition for all types. Black and whites were also stronger with seasonal buyers returning to compete for well fleshed calves making a strong average of £51.42. Top of the tree was RL Wright & Sons with a fantastic British Blue Bull which sold for £490 with a new vendor from Shelley making £470 and £430.   

B&W av £51.42 Cont av £374.2 Native av £166.5


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £275) to £285 MD&HE Wallbank

Brit Blue x (Av £444) to £490 RL Wright & Son

Ab Angus(Av £155) to £180 M Fewster

Blonde x (Av £190) to £190 JT Rushton

MRI (Av £165) to £165 N&R Sutcliffe                             

Black & White (Av £51.42) to £188 F Spence


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £270) to £270 A&SL Throup                 

Brit Blue x (Av £442) to £475 HJ&K Blackwell                              

Ab Angus (Av £183) to £210 M Fewster

Saler (Av £185) to £185 RL Wright & Son