Forward: 44 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle. 4,111 Prime Sheep comprising 3605 Prime Lambs, 506 Cast Ewes & Rams. 127 Rearing Calves.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


465-555kg                                             to 236.5p/kg        av. 229.87p/kg

560kg                                                     to 245.5p/kg        av. 220.53p/kg


400 - 480kg                                           to 162.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg        av. 199.75p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1374, 1308, JA Drake (BBx) 1330, 1320, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1257, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1209,1206

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 245.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 236.5, 232.5,JA Drake (BBx) 229.5,227.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 226.5,224.5


£ per head: JM Townsend (BBx) 1338,1123, SD Bennett (BBx) 1174, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1164

p/kg: JM Townsend (BBx) 245.5,237.5, SD Bennett (BBx) 221.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 215.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 213.5   

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   115.39p/kg           £780.54

Black & White                       to 112.5p/kg                        av. 99.85p/kg

Limx                                       to 142.5p/kg                        av. 126.89p/kg

BBx                                         to 152.5p/kg                        av. 141.54p/kg

Blondex                                 to 177.5p/kg                        av. 151.84p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 849,810, J Caygill&Ptns 821,760, 739, JD Crabtree&Son 788,726

p/kg: MP Jennings (Dairy) 112.5,112.5, JD Crabtree&Son 112.5, J Caygill&Ptns 109.5,109.5,108.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: K&J Marshall 1174,1054,828

p/kg: K&J Marshall 152.5,141.5,128.5


£ per head: D&A Livestock Ltd 860,848,814,746

p/kg: D&A Livestock Ltd 142.5,127.5,120.5,119.5


£ per head: K&J Marshall 976,866,860

p/kg: K&J Marshall 177.5,144.5,136.5


4,111 Head comp: 3,605 Prime Lambs & 506 Cast Sheep

A total entry of over 4,100 sheep had as part of it aa larger show of lambs this week with over 3,600 presented for sale, an increase of 568 head on the week, and the overall average up 4.7p/kg on the week to stand at 192.9p/kg, or £80.78 per head. Texel’s made up the main part of the show with 2856 Texels av 195.26p/kg.
The top price per head was £111 each on two occasions, the first for a pen of 49kg Texel Beltex crosses  consigned by Richard & Sadie Crabtree of Clifton, Otley purchased by Andrew Atkinson for Hartshead Meats of Mossley. Richard & Sadie had 4 further pens at £107 £106 £101 and £100. The second consigned from Duncan Halliday of Sowerby Bridge whose 48kg Texel’s were purchased by Nick Dalby for Kendalls Farm Butchers. Alf & Andrew Townsend of Southfield near Burnley made £108, F Long from Grewelthorpe made £101 of Texels, and three vendors at £100 were Frank & Robert Fielden, Charles & Richard Kitching and Norman Walker.
It was Richard and Sadie Crabtree that had top price per kilo at 246.3p (41kg at £101) purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.
Like last week, well fleshed lambs 41kg to 44kg were in strongest demand, the smart goods 220p to 240p, nice sorts 200p to 215p, commercial sorts 190p to 200p. Good heavy lambs were also a decent trade, the 46kg to 52kg bracket averaging 193p. A good Mule wether 42-44kg was top side of 180p, lighter ones in the 170’s.
Cast sheep were generally a stronger trade averaging £61 per head, but bearing in mind 2/5th’s of the entry were horned ewes represents  good result.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £80.78 per head or 192.93p/kg         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 192.2p/kg         av 186.18p/kg      or £54.85 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 199p/kg            av 183.26p/kg      or £63.69 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 246.3p/kg         av 193.05p/kg      or £80.26 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 228.9p/kg         av 192.77p/kg      or £111 per head

52.1kg and over   to 188.7p/kg         av 180.54p/kg      or £99.75 per head

Beltex average £84.74 per head or 208.16p/kg

£ per head: £111, £107, £106, £101, £93 P Crabtree & Son; £92 K Huck; £92 Ellis Bros; £92 P Crabtree & Son; £92 M&B Allen

p/kg: 246.3p P Crabtree & Son; 242.1p Elis Bros; 235.6p P Crabtree & Son; 226.6p I Bell; 226.5p, 223 BC Crabtree 

Suffolk average £80.23 per head or 189.68p/kg

£ per head: £99.50 EJ Fort; £93 A&ED Boot; £91 CR&J Kippax; £89.50 TR Thwaite & Son; £89 A&ED Booth; £88.50 CL&J Booth

p/kg: 201.2p GR&SM Wearmouth; 199.1p RA&SE Spink; 197.9p A&ED Booth; 197.5 R Emmott; 197p B Spensley ltd;

Texel average £81.38 per head or 193.82p/kg

£ per head: £111 DJ Halliday; £108 AP Townsend; £100 N Walker; £100 F&R Fielden; £100 P Crabtree & Son; £99 RA&ES Spink

p/kg: 232.5p T Walmsley; 228.9p DJ Halliday; 222.9p E&KM Marshall; 221.9p DG Boothman; 221.7p P Crabtree & Son

Mule average £70.84 per head or 175.15p/kg

£ per head: £80 JK Wilson; £75.50 CR&J Kippax; £75 C Nelson & Sons; £74.50 Ellis Bros; £69.50 A&SL Throup; £69 JW Sayer & Son

p/kg: 182.6p JK Wilson; 180.8p K Dickinson; 180.4p CR&J Kippax; 179.5p Ellis Bros; 172.9p W Banks & Son; 172.7p JW Sayer & Son

Charollais average £78.97 per head or 190.5p/kg

£ per head: £101, £96.50 F Long; £89.50, £88 P Crabtree & Son; £86 DG Boothman; £85.50 NG Bailey Ltd; £84.50 P Crabtree

p/kg:209.5p, 204.9p P Crabtree & Son; 204.3p DG Boothman; 195.2p NG Bailey Ltd; 194.3p P Crabtree & Son; 193.4p JC Marshall

Lleyn average £70.06 per head or 180.35p/kg

£ per head: £100 CD&RF Kitching; £74 RG&SJ Paul

p/kg: 192.3p CD&RF Kitching; 183.6p RG&SJ Paul

Swaledale average £50 per head or 162.34p/kg

£ per head: £50 W Banks & Son

p/kg: 162.3p W Banks & Son



Cull Ewes average £60.78

Suffolk to £93.50, Texel to £108.5, BFL to £71.50, Mule to £77.50, Lleyn to £68.50, Swaledale to £61.50, Masham to £52.50, Gritstone to £57.50, Cheviot  to £78.50, Beltex  to £74.50, Dalesbred to £38.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £108.50 RH&MR Ireland, £95.50 DJ Halliday

Mule/Masham: £77.50 W Banks & Son, £75.50 J&ME Carr

Horned: £61.50 C Nelson & Sons, £59.50 JK Wilson

Hill: £78.50 RH&MR Ireland; £68.50 RG&SJ Paul

Cast Rams average £75.17

Texel to £102.5 Stocks Enteprises Swaledale to £59.50 JE Cowperthwaite; BFL to £72.50 CM Ryder



Rearing Calves to £500 (127)

B&W av £60.86 Cont av £328.17 Native av £251.5

Real show of calves today with 127 landing on the docks this morning and a healthy trade to boot, British Blues headlined the very top prices with Church Farm Enteprises taking the top four highest prices with some tremendous calves which topped at £500, 490 x2 and £475. Geoff and Margaret Booth of Lothersdale were not far behind at £475 and Shaun Sowray at £470.


Black and whites saw an easier trade with a lot of younger calves tempering the trade today. Best sorts well past £100 and topped with a well fleshed Friesian sort at £180. Limousin’s topped by Sowrays at £395 were well fought over with genuine 3 week old bulls well into the £300’s.


Natives were into a high gear again today with Angus Bulls averaging £265 and a packet of Lincoln Red cross heifers from David and Pauline Brown of Ramsgill averaging £258.


Calves today averaged 27 days of age right through the sale. 

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £305.38) to £395 A Sowray & Son                      

Brit Blue x (Av £360.17) to £500 Church Farm Enterprises                       

Ab Angus (Av £265) to £270 JR&MJ Moon                    

Black & White (Av £60.86) to £180 CN Bentley                           


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £204) to £235 RD Metcalfe & Son                       

Brit Blue x (Av £301.14) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises                       

Ab Angus (Av £210) to £235 PJ Bolland                                                         

Lincoln Red (Av £257.5)  to £270 D&P Brown