Forward: 42 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 20 Cast Cattle. 4,462 Prime Sheep comprising 3907 Prime Lamb, 555 Cast Ewes & Rams. 73 Rearing Calves. 8 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop at Skipton is preparing for a busy Christmas and New Year with a series of headline purchases in the cattle section including the two leading p/kg prices in two Limousin heifers weighing 555kg and 550kg from Charles and Richard Kitching of Threshfield at 244.5p and 243.5p. Further additions were a 560kg British Blue heifer at 239.5p/kg from S&P Scriven of Elslack and a 610kg British Blue heifer at 235.5p/kg from RJ&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton. Two identical leading gross prices at £1437 were achieved by RT&J Critchley&Sons and CD&RF Kitching both 610kg, the Threshfield steer a Limousin cross selling to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers at 235.5p and the Hutton heifer a 610kg British Blue cross selling to Keelham Farm Shop for the same price. A good clearance rate for retail cattle as Christmas approaches and customers are busy in their shops.


465-560kg                                             to 187.5p/kg                        av. 178.37p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 235.5p/kg                        av. 212.56p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 244.5p/kg                        av. 209.11p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1437,(BBx) 1395, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1364, BD&PM Marshall & Son (Baz) 1329

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 235.5,(BBx) 232.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 223.5, BD&PM Gill&Son (Baz) 221.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1437, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1351,1345,1274, S&P Scriven (BBx) 1341

p/kg:    CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 244.5,243.5,229.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 239.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 235.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   111.17p/kg                           £750.43

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JG Hall&Sons (B&W Hfr) 860, CM&EM Gratton (B&W Hfr) 641

p/kg: CM&EM Gratton (B&W Hfr) 113.5, JG Hall&Sons (B&W Hfr) 109.5            



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows continue to clear at a time of year when traditionally interest would be low but demand will remain right through the holiday period from customers who attend. The dairies were short on finish today with the odd exception which comfortably made the 100p and upward. The lean cows continue to sell well and the overall average was helped by one or two farm assured Beef cross cows which were snapped up by feeders.

Overall Average                                   94.09p/kg             £609.45

Black & White                      to 114.5p/kg                        av.92.40p/kg

AAx                                         to 109.5p/kg       

Limx                                       to 115.5p/kg                        av.114.13p/kg

Simx                                       to 119.5p/kg



Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GB Moorhouse 796,728, N&SA Fort 704, CM&Em Gratton 684, Wood Bros 682

p/kg: GB Moorhouse 114.5, CM&Em Gratton 104.5, N&SA Fort 100.5, Wood Bros 99.5



£ per head: J&H Wood (AAx) 788

p/kg: J&H Wood (AAx) 109.5


£ per head: HE Simpson (Simx) 962, JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 843,692.

p/kg: HE Simpson (Simx) 119.5, JW Tinkler&Son 115.5,112.5



4,462 Prime Sheep comprising 3907 Prime Lamb, 555 Cast Ewes & Rams

A larger show of sheep today with nearly 4000 lambs in the entry averaging 193.1p/kg, being a fairly similar average on the week. The general synopsis is that commercial lambs found a good trade on a par to last week, smart sorts were up a gear on with vendors leaving well pleased with their trade, lightweights would be dearer on the week and sought after, heavies were also good to sell, Mules would be similar on the week, and horned lambs generally dearer.
The smart end topped £3 kilo again this week, tops at 317.5p (40kg £127) for 7 Beltex from PW Simpson to Vivers Scotlamb, the same home also making 307.9p (38kg £117) 293.4p (38kg £111.50) 283.8p (40kg £113.50) 284.9p (41kg £116) and others at 281p 280p and 275p, and the consignment of 94 averaging 271.6p. Tony & Kiernan Kiernan from St Michaels topped their run at £3 kilo with 41kg at £123, with others at 279.5p. L Simpson & Son from Ripon made 284.p, Ellis Bros Addingham Moorside 283.3p, DN&D Capstick Bolton by Bowland 276.9p and EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby 270p. In the lump it was L Simpson & Son topping at £128, PW Simpson £127, £118 £117 £116 £115.50, A&K Kiernan £123 twice, Spyros Spyrou £122, Ellis Bros £119.
Top price Mules/Mashams came from Mike Allen of Staithes at £97 and £94, CM&EM Gratton, Warsill £95, RA&SE Spink, Ripon £90, GW Houseman & Son Harrogate £89.50, £88, JI&MP Greenwood Stanbury £88.50, Ellis Bros £87.50.
Cast sheep were reported as a stronger trade on the week, upto £135.50 from L Simpson & Son Ripon, and better end all £100 plus, Mules generally £2-£3 a piece dearer topping at £88.50,  and strong horned ewes mid £50’s to mid £60’s. Sale average of £67.29 for 555 head of ewes and rams.


Catalogue Sale of

3,660 Store Lambs and Feeding Sheep

Inc Addingham Sheepbreeders Annual Charity Sale


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £84.74 per head or 193.16p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 213.3p/kg         av 194.9p/kg         or £67.78  per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 317.5p/kg         av 197.2p/kg         or £82.40 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 220.0p/kg         av 186.7p/kg         or £91.15 per head

52.1kg and over   to 224.4p/kg         av 184.2p/kg         or £101.22 per head


Beltex average £102.70 per head or 243.1p/kg

£ per head: £127 £118 £117 £116 £115.50 £113.50 £112, £111.50 PW Simpson; £123 £114 £112 £107 A&K Kiernan; £119 Ellis Bros; £110 £109 WAVJJA Towler; £108 DN&D Capstick

p/kg: 317.5p 307.9p 293.4p 283.8p 282.9p 281.0p 275.0p PW Simpson; 300p A&K Kiernan; 283.3p Ellis Bros; 276.9p DN&D Capstick, 262.5p TM Hartley.

Charollais average £82.40 per head or 189.6p/kg

£ per head: £107 TA Robinson, £96 £89 A&K Kiernan, £93 JM Smith &Son,

p/kg: 200.0p 197.9p A&K Kiernan; 189.7p JR&DL Ogden; 184.5p TA Robinson.

Suffolk average £86.82 per head or 182.9p/kg

£ per head: £103 £96 R Emmott, £98 J&F Nutter, £98 £92 GW Houseman & Ptnrs, £94 G Bell, £93 £92 K Marshall, £91 KJ Marston

p/kg: 215.8p GW Houseman & Ptnrs; 208.5p J&F Nutter; 196.6p HL Kitching; 196.4p CD&RF kitching; 194.4p 192.0p 190.4p K Marshall.

Texel average £86.04 per head or 194.6p/kg

£ per head: £128 £114 £111 £109(x2) £108(x2) L Simpson & Son, £123 A&K Kiernan, £122 S Spyrou, £114 JS Eddleston, £113 D&SJ Pinder, £112 WA,VJ&JA Towler, £111 £109 (x2) EP&JM Hutchinson, £108 RA&SE Spink.

p/kg: 284.4p L Simpson & Son, 279.5p A&K Kiernan, 270.0p EP&JM Hutchinson, 267.5p James Garth & Son, 265.1p 246.5p JS Eddleston, 256.8 D&SJ Pinder, 251.2p RA&SE Spink, 243.9p EP&JM Hutchinson.

Mule average £80.31 per head or 180.3p/kg

£ per head: £95 CM&EM Gratton, £90, RA&SE Spink, £89.50 £88 GW Houseman & Son Harrogate, £88.50 JI&MP Greenwood Stanbury, £87.50 Ellis Bros.

p/kg: 192.9p 187.2p TM Hartley; 188.6p Ellis Bros, 186.0p 185.7p CD&RF Kitching; 185.9p S Breare; 183.3p JA&JH Hewetson; 183.0p AJ Taylor.

Masham average £97.00 per head or 186.5p/kg

£ per head: £97 M&B Allen

p/kg:186.5p M&B Allen

Swaledale average £66.43 per head or 167.9p/kg

£ per head: £77 £76 G Huck & Son, £74 W mason & Son, £72 P Addyman & Son, £71 Ellis Bros

p/kg: 179.2p Hayton & Stocks; 176.2p W Mason & Son; 175.7p JM&S Tennant; 173.6p G Huck & Son; 171.4p P Addyman & Son

Dalesbred average £61.86 per head or 170.7p/kg

£ per head: £75 £68 JA Stoney & Son, £64.50 RH&EA Close,

p/kg: 174.3p 171.9p RH&EA Close; 173.4p Hayton & Stocks; 172.2p 170.0p JA Stoney & Son;

Lonk average £72.78  per head or 176.7p/kg

£ per head: £74 £71 F&R Fielden

p/kg: 177.5p 176.2p F&R Fielden

SBF average £ per head or 183.5p/kg

£ per head: £73.50 £71.50 £70 A&E Stubbs & Son

p/kg: 184.2p 183.8p 183.3p A&E Stubbs & son


Cull Ewes average £67.45

Suffolk to £107.50, Texel to £135.50, BFL to £77.50, Mule to £88.50, Charollais to £100.50, Swaledale to £59.50, Masham to £74.50, Gritstone to £68.50, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £122.50, SBF to £67.50, Dalesbred to £61.50, Cheviot to £60.50, Jacob to £69.50, Teeswater to £80.00, Herdwick to £60.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £135.50 L Simpson & Son; £122.50 AL Thompson;

Mule/Masham: £88.50 S Starkey; £87.50 B&K Wellock;  

Horned: £67.50 Flasby Estate; 59.50 R&KE Burley;

Hill: £77.50 BW Appleton; £60.50 Flasby Estate;  

Cast Rams average £62.17

Suffolk to £39.50, Texel to £104.50, BFL to £100.50, Swaledale to £45.50.





Rearing Calves to £365 (73)

B&W av £32.50 Cont av £ Native av £


On the whole there was a better show of calves this week with a good trade. Total of 73 sold with 38 being Brit Blues of which 23 were bulls to ave £288 topping at £365 from J&SA Lancaster, the 15 heifers topped at £285 from the same home and ave £235 inc some smaller sorts. 18 Black & whites topped at £190x2 for Hayton & Stocks to ave £62.50.

Angus Bulls were a flyer topping at £340 also from Hayton & Stocks total ave of £254.

More calves required next week – please call Kyle with enquires and entries on 07538 539077.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £178) to £200                           RE Ayrton & Son                 

Brit Blue x (Av £288) to £365                           J&SA Lancaster                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £254) to £340 Hayton & Stocks

Blonde (Av £225) to £250                                 N&R Sutcliffe

Flecvieh (Av £163) to £200                               C Watson

Black & White (Av £62.50) to £190                 Hayton & Stocks                 


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £140) to £140                             Flasby Estates                                                     

British Blue (Av £235) to £285                         J&SA Lancaster






Barley Straw                         Heston                   to £32 per bale