Forward: 113 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 81 Cast Cattle including 4 Mature Bulls. 5,782 Prime Sheep comprising 5061 Prime Lambs, 721 Cast Ewes & Rams. 130 Rearing Calves.

Prime Cattle

September Prime Show- The Championship was awarded to Simon Bennett of Silsden whose Limousin cross steer weighing 248.5p/kg or £1491 to Keelham Farm Shop. Reserve was Ben Townsend t/a JM Townsend with 500kg Limousin cross heifer selling to Simon Duerden for 257.5p/kg or £1288.


Heifers – 1st JM Townsend 2nd JM Townsend                 3rd B Lund

Bullock – 1st SD Bennett                     2nd JA Drake                          3rd CD&RF Kitching

Champion – SD Bennett     Reserve – JM Townsend


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 249.5p/kg                        av. 231.85p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 248.5p/kg                        av. 217.68p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 230.5p/kg                        av. 209.59p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 257.5p/kg                        av. 227.71p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1491, (BBx) 1401, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1440, JA Drake (BBx) 1401, J Caygill&Ptns (Luing) 1370

p/kg: TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 249.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 248.5, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 240.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 238.5


£ per head: E&M Townley & Son (Blondex) 1375, JM Townsend (BBx) 1356, (Limx) 1288, BL&R Lund (BBx) 1215, BS Simpson (Limx) 1210

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 257.5, (BBx) 253.5,  BL&R Lund (Limx) 245.5,  E&M Townley&Son (Blondex) 245.5, BS Simpson (Limx) 230.5.

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   129.47p/kg                           £848.02

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: GB Moorhouse (B&W) 1033, A Calvert&Son ((B&W) 835, AJ Ogden (B&W) 828

p/kg: GB Moorhouse (B&W) 144.5, A Calvert&Son (B&W) 132.5,  AJ Ogden (BBx) 129.5.

Cull Cows

Dairy – 1st J Caygill & Partners           2nd FA Holmes                       3rd JSS Verity

Beef – 1st JR Birkhead                         2nd P Fortune                        3rd P Fortune

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   98.02p/kg             £644.28

Black & White                       to 134.5p/kg                        av. 91.21p/kg

Swed Red                              to 106.5 p/kg

Brown Swiss                         to 108.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 129.5p/kg                        av. 119.10p/kg

BBx                                         to 130.5p/kg

Simx                                       to 130.5p/kg

Baz                                          to 103.5p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 104.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 121.5p/kg                        av. 115.76p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 928,814, DL Leeming Ltd 915, FA Holmes&Son 868, A Lawson&Son 848, DA&S Fort 834,

p/kg: DL Leeming Ltd 134.5, J Caygill Ptns 114.5,108.5, DA&S Fort 110.5, FA Holmes&Son 108.5, JG Hall&Son 107.5.

Other Dairy

£ per head: N Parker (D Sh) 941, D&P Brown (Brown Swiss) 760, JSS Verity (Swed Red) 708

p/kg: D&P Brown (Brown Swiss) 108.5,  JSS Verity (Swed Red) 106.5, N Parker (D Sh) 104.5,

Brit Blue:

£ per head: TH&A Pickard&Son 946

p/kg: TH&A Pickard&Son 130.5


£ per head: P Fortune 965, 820, JR Birkhead Farms Ltd 945, G&A Gaythorpe 881, GB&G Grange&Son 855,

p/kg: G&A Gaythorpe 129.5, GB&G Grange&Son 129.5, P Fortune 129.5, JR Birkhead Farms Ltd 129.5


£ per head: G&MA Lawn 986, 825,769,747,  Bolster Moor Farm Shop 887,817,812,

p/kg: G&MA Lawn 121.5,120.5,119.5,116.5, Bolster Moor Farm Shop 118.5,117.5,107.5


Overall Average                                   91.35p/kg             £807.28

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: R&K Gemmell (Saler) 980, JD Crabtree&Son (B&W) 934,MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 774

p/kg: R&K Gemmell (Saler) 109.5, P Pogson (B&W) 92.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 86.5


Prime Lamb Show

A great show of 5,782 sheep comprising 5,061 Prime Lambs and 721 Cast sheep, being the largest show of the season so far, and they met with the anticipated better trade, especially for the heavy lambs and those well fleshed.
The Monthly prize show was held and the awards given by the Judge Paul Watson are listed below, and it was Richard & Mark Ireland that took championship honours with a pen of 39kg Texels selling for £97 to the Judge. Reserve Champions were a pen of Mule Wethers from Bernard Simpson weighing 46kg selling for £86 to Andrew Atkinson. However, It was Trevor & Clive Robinson that topped the sale with a pen of 49kg lambs selling £120 each to Nick Dalby. Bill Logan from Stainforth was next up with a pen of 46kg Beltex at £118 each to Vivers Scotlamb. Richard Simpson from Pateley Bridge had 50kg Texels make £114 purchased By Kendalls Butchers of Pateley Bridge. Ellis Bros of Addinghm Moorside made £110 each of a pen of 44kg Beltex to Vivers Scotlamb. George Sunderland of Hebden Bridge made £105 of 45kg Beltex to Thomas Shepherdson and £104 of 43kg to Vivers Scotlamb. T&C Robinson were n the prices again with 42kg at £104 to Hartshead Meats, Taylor Bros were also up at £104 with 44kg’s to Vivers Scotlamb, Whilst Richard & Mark Ireland also made £104 of 46kg’s to Kendalls Butchers.
Generally lambs would be £6 to £10 up on the week depending upon quality and weight, but it was the well fleshed types with some weight up that were the keenly contested and best to sell.
Hill bred lambs also got a good following with best Mule Lambs £35 to £40 over the weight. Frank Throup had the top price Mules at 190p (40kg £76), whilst Kevin Marsall of Dacre had top price at £94.50, followed by Peter Houseman of Padside at £90 and WA&A Booth of Feizor £88 for 48kg.
It was another good day for Anthony Hewetson who sold his first ever draw of Swaledale Wethers from Sandford Farm weighing 39kg they made £73 each. Other meated hill bred lambs also sold well. A large show of cast & feeding sheep bucked the trend seen elsewhere of lower prices to maintain recent trade.



1st RH&MR Ireland 39kg £97 Paul Watson

2nd G Sunderland 43kg £100 Hartshead Meats

3rd T&C Robinson 42kg £104 Hartshead Meats


Down x

1st D&A Livestock 43kg £86 Stanforth Meats

2nd JP&K Hartley 45kg £87.50 A Atkinson

3rd G&MA Lawn 42kg £95 A Atkinson



1st BS Simpson 46kg £86 A Atkinson

2nd WA&A Booth 48kg £88 Paul Watson

3rd KM&L Throup 47kg £86 Paul Watson


Champion – RH&MR Ireland 39kg £97 Paul Watson

Reserve – BS Simpson 46kg £86 A Atkinson


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £79.51 per head or 187.23p/kg         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 151.6p/kg         av 137.29p/kg      or £40.50 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 217.1p/kg         av 165.67p/kg      or £56.97 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 250p/kg            av 187.4p/kg         or £78.27 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 256.5p/kg         av 187.69p/kg      or £88.72 per head

52.1kg and over   to 186.7p/kg         av 181.92p/kg      or £88.27 per head


Beltex average £86.55 per head or 208.52p/kg

£ per head: £120 T&C Robinson; £118 WC Logan; £110 Ellis Bros; £104 Taylor Bros; £104 T&C Robinson

p/kg: 256.5p WC Logan; 250p Ellis Bros; 247.6p T&C Robinson; 246.2p PA&NS Tattersall; 244.9p T&C Robinson

Suffolk average £77.90 per head or 181.75p/kg

£ per head: £97 J Turner; £97 K Marshall; £95.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £95 G&MA Lawn; £90 J Peel; £90 TH Mellin; £90 D&A Livestock

p/kg:226.2p G&MA Lawn; 209.3p J Peel; 204.5p TH Mellin; 200p, 195.7p D&A Livestock; 194.4p JP&KE Hartley 

Texel average £79.77 per head or 187.52p/kg

£ per head: £114 L Simpson & Son; £105, £104 G Sunderland; £104 RH&MR Ireland; £100.50 G Sunderland; £100 C Wellock & Son

p/kg: 248.7p RH&MR Ireland; 241.9p, 233.3p, 232.6p G Sunderland; 229.3p F&R Fielden; 228.4p G Sunderland 

Mule average £76.88 per head or 179.32p/kg

£ per head: £94.50 K Marshall; £90 GW Houseman & Partners; £88 WA&A Booth; £86 KM&L Throup; £86 BS Simpson;

p/kg: 190p, 188.1p FG Throup; 187.2p T&J Smith; 187p BS Simpson; 186.3p R&KA Burley & Son; 185p JA Throup;

Charollais average £78.65 per head or 185.3p/kg

£ per head: £89 M&B Allen; £86.50 A Guy & Son; £86 D Calvert & Son; £84 RD Capstick; £82 D Calvert & Son; £81 A Guy & Son 

p/kg:197.8p M&B Allen; 192.2p A Guy & Son; 190.9p RD Capstick; 188.4p A Guy & Son; 186.6p DJA Thompson;

Lleyn average £77.63 per head or 182.48p/kg

£ per head: £90.50 A Ashworth; £87, £81.50 N Speake; £80 A Ashworth; £79 N Speake; £78 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 189.1p, 188.1p N Speake; 185.7p CD&RF Kitching; 185.4p N Speake; 184.7p A Ashworth; 183.3p N Speake

Swaledale average £62.9 per head or 167p/kg

£ per head: £73 JA & JH Hewetson; £72 FG Throup; £66.50 PJ Simcock; £65 DH Heseltine; £56, £50 AJ Ogden

p/kg:187.2p JA&JH Hewetson; 175.6 FG Throup; 175p PJ Simcock; 162.50p DH Heseltine; 147.1p, 143.6p AJ Ogden

Masham average £76.50 per head or 177.63p/kg

£ per head: £80, £77 A&SL Throup; £72.50 M Smith

p/kg: 179.1p, 177.8p A&SL Throup; 172.6p M Smith



Cull Ewes average £52.73

Suffolk to £70.50, Texel to £92.50, BFL to £70.50, Mule to £75.50, Lleyn to £75.50, Swaledale to £55.50, Masham to £58.50, Teeswater to £64.50, Cheviot  to £58.50, Beltex  to £58.50, Lonk  to £35.50 Charolais to £61.50 Jacob to £58.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £91.50 T Kiernan; £91.50 H Barker

Mule/Masham: £75.50 AJ Taylor; £75.50 x2 GT Booth

Horned: £55.50 PJ Gill; £55.50 JC Crabtree & Son

Hill: £75.50, £71.50 DC Wood £64.50 J Marshall

Cast Rams average £66.74

Texel to £117.50 R Emmott; BFL to £83.50 S Foster; Beltex to £85.50 PA & NS Tattersall; Zwartbles to £87.50 S Breare



Rearing Calves to £460 (129)

B&W av £56.37 Cont av £331.46 Native av £227.19

The 5th September calf show began with Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton winning the Pre-Sale Show with his British Blue Bull calf and also took reserve with their second prized bull. A strong turnout for the September Calf show with 129 through the ring, as usual the Continental bulls and heifers were a strong trade but also at a strong average were the Natives with Hereford calves particularly good to sell with the top at £310 from FA Holmes & Son, Castley and heifers to £285 from JM Smith & Son, Carleton. Aberdeen Angus calves also at a fair trade today with David Lawson of Arthington topping bulls and heifers at £305 and £250 respectively.


Alan from Hartley’s at Bolton Abbey turned up with a tremendous run of calves and took a worthy third prize with his bull topping at £410 and his Friesian bull at £160 with only Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven topping this with his Friesian bull at £190.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £322.50) to £400 D Clarke                    

Brit Blue x (Av £365.23) to £460 A Sowray & Son                       

Flekvieh x (265) to £350 C Watson, Horton Pasture                                                   

Hereford (Av £280) to £310 FA Holmes & Son            

Ab Angus (Av £238.8) to £305 A Lawson & Son

Saler (Av £175) to £200 Townhead Farm Products                     

Black & White (Av £56.37) to £190 RM Spence                           


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £318) to £375 A Sowray & Son                            

Brit Blue x (Av £310.44) to £380 A Sowray & Son                       

Ab Angus (Av £196.25) to £250 A Lawson & Son                                                        

Hereford (Av £268.33) to £285 JM Smith & Sons