Forward: 36 Prime cattle comprising 3 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos),1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 32 Cast Cattle 2,307 Prime Sheep comprising 1,625 Spring Lambs, 198 Old Season Lambs & 484 Cast Ewes & Rams 145 Breeding Sheep comprising 63 Ewes & Lambs and 82 Geld Hoggs 65 Rearing Calves 43 Dairy Cattle 3 Loads of Produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                             to 183.5p/kg                        av 182.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 128.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Contx Hfr

£ per head: J&A Spensley 1046,1035

p/kg: J&A Spensley 185.5,181.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   113.4p/kg             £759.94

Black & White                       to 119.5p/kg                        av 108.32p/kg

BBx                                         to 140.5p/kg                        av 130.10p/kg

Charx                                      to 138.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 127.5p/kg                        av 121.88p/kg

AAx                                         to 114.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: B Lund 1025, D Beck 948, G&PS Fleetwood 915

p/kg: D Beck 140.5, B Lund 126.5, G&PS Fleetwood 124.5


£ per head: SL&SD Lund 924,827 WF Naylor 710

p/kg: SL&SD Lund 127.5,WF Naylor 124.5, JR Taylor&Son 118.5


£ per head: D Beck 907

p/kg: D Beck 138.5


£ per head: JR Taylor&Son 698

p/kg: JR Taylor&Son 114.5


£ per head: SW&JE Ryder & Son 119.5, KM&L Throup 117.5, MJC&VA Staveley  117.5, AP Lumb 115.5

p/kg: MJC &VA Staveley 969, KM&L Throup 928, M Ryder&Sons 847,838, G&PS Fleetwood 820


2,307 Prime Sheep


Numbers up again this week with an increase of 60% on the entry of new seasons lambs, as a result trade eased to show an overall selling average of 242.5p/kg or £92.92 per head, average weight of 38.3kg, very much in line with expectations. As noted last week, lambs need to be well finished to get the better prices in each category. The general trade was 250p to 280p for the ¾ bred Texel types, 235p to 250p for the prime Texel and Continental types, 225p to 240p for the commercial Continental and down cross breeds, and 225p to 260p for the lightweights depending upon breed and type. Farm Assurance is an increasing factor in some buyers requirements, non-farm assured vendors are advised to speak to Ted Ogden to help decide if it would be beneficial to their farming business.

A tidy show of hoggs sold to a reduced ringside of purchasers as more firms have made the switch to New Season Lamb.

An increased entry of cast sheep were a shade cheaper on the week.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £92.92 per head or 242.5p/kg                                                           

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 246.8p/kg         av 233.8p/kg         or £72.62 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 271.4p/kg         av 239.7p/kg         or £82.28 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 291.3p/kg         av 243.0p/kg         or £94.47 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 261.5p/kg         av 244.8p/kg         or £117.00 per head

52.1kg and over   to 222.8p/kg         av 221.4p/kg         or £120.33 per head

Beltex average £109 per head or 286.8p/kg

£ per head: £109 RW Marston

p/kg: 286.8p RW Marston

Texel average £93.17 per head or 245.9p/kg

£ per head: £127 G Saville; £125.50 T Boothman; £123 DJ Grassam; £120 £117 £116.50 £115.50 £115 TA Robinson;

£116 RG Greenwood; £115 J&J Garnett;

p/kg: 291.3p TA Robinson; 286.0p 275.0p DJ Grassam; 283.8p A Butler; 283.3p E Pennock & Son; 280.3p MJ Spensley;

275.0p TWH Farming; 274.4p Bob Lancaster;

Suffolk average £90.87 per head or 232.7p/kg

£ per head: £120 £114.50 £113 £112.50 £112 ML Evans; £100 £97x2 JA&JM Wade; £100 SP&VM Morris; £96 TH Mellin

p/kg: 261.6p 255.3p 254.5p 254.4p 240.4p ML Evans; 258.6p A Butler; 248.7p JA&JM Wade; 239.5p E Pennock & Son;

Charollais average £94.81 per head or 237.7p/kg

£ per head: £117 J Smalley; £115 T Bootham; £112.50 A&N Fothergill; £111 MJ Beckwith; £110 £109 DJ Grassam;

p/kg: 288.5p A&N Fothergill; 268.3p 247.7p DJ Grassam; 252.6p Frankland Farms; 251.4p Stocks Enterprises;

Rouge average £100.50 per head or 240.2p/kg

£ per head: £114 £107 £98 £97 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 242.6p 242.5p 239.0p 237.8p JA&JM Wade;

Mule average £83.50 per head or 212.7p/kg

£ per head: £91 W Banks & Son; £86 JC&N Throup; £83 FG Throup; £74 WA&A Booth;

p/kg: 215.0p JC&N Throup; 212.8p FG Throup; 211.6p W Banks & Son; 211.4p WA&A Booth;

Zwartable average £85.25 per head or 217.4p/kg

£ per head: £96 £84 J Sugden; £93.50 £88 £84x3 MJ Beckwith;

p/kg: 237.8p 233.8p 227.0p 215.4p MJ Beckcwith; 200.0p J Sugden




Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £72.19 per head or 170.55p/kg                                                

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 166.7p/kg         av 161.6p/kg         or £50 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 182.9p/kg         av 171.4p/kg         or £60 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 185.7p/kg         av 174.0p/kg         or £67.63 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 191.7p/kg         av 165.2p/kg         or £79.75 per head

52.1kg and over   to 205.6p/kg         av 165.5p/kg         or £96.56 per head

Texel average £81.61 per head or 184.4p/kg

£ per head: £111x2 £105 JW Mellin; £92 H Barker;

p/kg: 205.6p 181.0p JW Mellin; 191.7p H Barker; 185.7p M Whiteley & Son

Suffolk average £96 per head or 174.5p/kg

£ per head: £96 RJ Gardt

p/kg: 174.5p RJ Gardt

Swaledale average £63.20 per head or 166.1p/kg

£ per head: £82 R Tennant; £70 RJ Gardt; £68 JC Drewery;

p/kg: 180.6p PL Metcalfe; 171.8p C Nelson & Son; 170.0p JC Drewery

Dalesbred average £67.17 per head or 162.5p/kg

£ per head: £73 M Whiteley & Son;

p/kg: 173.8p M Whiteley & Son


Cull Ewes average £69.44

Suffolk to £96.50, Texel to £117.50, Charollais to £67.50, BFL to £99.50, Mule to £79.50, Gritstone to £73.50, Cheviot to £61.50, Lonk to £61.50, Lleyn to £74.50, Swaledale to £60.50, Dalesbred to £54.50, Bleu de Maine to £97.50, Down to £93.50, Zwartable to £81.50, Masham to £74.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £117.50 £114.50 DA Towell;

Mule/Masham: £79.50 JC&N Throup; £76.50 JH Throup;

Horned: £73.50 J Lord; £60.50 R Tennant;

Hill: £99.50 JC&N Throup; £74.50 JE Burrow;  

Cast Rams average £97.88

Suffolk to £112.50, Texel to £124.50, Charollais to £123.50, Beltex to £68.50, Dalesbred to £61.50

Top Prices:

£123.50 £124.50 £112.50 B Lund;




Breeding Sheep

A nice late season show with ewes and lambs seeing good outfits receiving plenty of interest. Several runs of Mule & Swaledale Geld Gimmer Hoggs also met with stiff competition from the ringside.

Advance entries already received for next week, please advise the office of further entries by Friday lunchtime for inclusion in the online catalogue.


Herdwick Ewes with Single                to £68

Texel Ewe with Twins                         to £170

Texel Shlg with Single                         to £158

Texel Shlg with Twins                         to £225

Texel Shlg                                              to £95


Geld Hoggs

Texel                                      to £96 av £88

Mule                                       to £134 av £125

Swaledale                              to £110 av £98



Rearing Calves to £420 (65)

B&W av £46.78 Cont av £297 Native av £192

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £239) to £320           RD Metcalfe & Son

Brit Blue x (Av £317) to £420           JP&KE Hartley

Simmental (Av £273) to £310          DL Leeming Ltd

Ab Angus (Av £252) to £300             JP&KE Hartley

MRI (Av £57) to £68                           L&A Watson

Saler (Av £190) to £190                     RL Wright & Son                 

Black & White (Av £46) to £145       F Spence


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £191) to £200           AP Townend                        

Brit Blue x (Av £358) to £385           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Ab Angus (Av £166) to £200             F Spence                                                               



Craven Dairy Auction (48 head)

 A mixed show of cattle with support for all types, right from the word go. Regular show toppers the Lawson family were once again Champions with a lovely Pedigree Newly Calven Heifer 5 weeks calved and giving 34kgs eventually getting knocked down to the returning father and son team of Stephen and Edward Jeanes, Glusburn.  Reserve Champion heifer from Robin & Cath Jennings, a fine beast calved 12 days and giving a tank filling 35kgs reaching a straight price of £2020 to regular Jennings supporter Brian Blezard of Ribchester. Other notable prices in the milkers was  a lovely 2nd Calver from the Wellock family off the top of Oakworth giving 36kgs eventually reaching £2020 and is on its way to Mirfield with George and Pauline Fleetwood. The Lawsons also reached £2180 with their 3rd Prize heifer and Peter Baul of Watergate farm reached £2100 and as it happens are both heading to Ribchester.


In-calf cattle were well fought over with some smart entrants coming from Robin Jennings and Mick Corner. All were snapped up quickly to a high of £1720 and an average of £1586.


In the youngstock a run of good bulling heifers from Richard Burton, Fellbeck received a warm reception topping the maiden heifers at £920. Yearlings and calves were part of the ongoing dispersal from J&J Whittaker with competition as hot for these as any beast entered today, £750 was the top with a yearling average £633 and Calves romping to top at £420 and an average £340.


Next Sale to Include the Sale of the Milking Portion from the Whittaker family, Laneshawbridge (Approx 30+ head)     


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st A Lawson & Son

                                                                          2nd GB Jennings

                                                                          3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:         1st J Wellock

                                                                          2nd JN&J Rennard

                                In-Calf Heifers:                 1st GB Jennings

                                                                          2nd MGT Corner

                                                                          3rd MGT Corner

                                Maiden Heifers:                1st JP&EA Burton

                                                                          2nd JP&EA Burton

                                                                          3rd JP&EA Burton

Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve – GB Jennings


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2350 av £1874 A Lawson & Son               


Newly Calven Cows:           to £2020 av £1406 J Wellock


In-Calf Heifers:                     to £1720 av £1586 GB Jennings


Bulling Heifers:                     to £950 av £828 JP & EA Burton


Yearling Heifers:                  to £750 av £633 J&J Whittaker


Heifer Calves:                       to £420 av £340 J&J Whittaker




Small Bale Hay                      £2 per bale