Forward: 52 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle. 2,501 Prime Sheep comprising 2183 Prime Lambs & 318 Cast Ewes & Rams. 52 Rearing Calves. 3 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster set the pace at today’s sale buying the first 3 animals into the ring which included the leading price by weight at 269.5p/kg paid for a 515kg Limousin cross steer from Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton. Martin Brown was in strong form accounting for 4 good steers including the leading gross a 595kg Charolais cross steer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which added up to £1461 when making 245.5p/kg. Leading buyer was Keelham Farm Shop of Thornton and Skipton with 5 purchases. 8 retail customers at the ringside all of whom featured in the list of purchasers.


465-560kg                                             to 252.5p/kg                        av. 243.25p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 241.5p/kg                        av.217.71p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 269.5p/kg                        av. 240.32p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1461,1356, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1300, SD Bennett (Limx) 1262

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 252.5,250.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 246.5, (Charx) 245.5, JR Metcalfe ((Limx) 237.5


£ per head: J Baines (Limx) 1455, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1374, (BBx) 1338,1303, JA Drake (Limx) 1300

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 269.5,255.5,250.5,246.5, 245.5, J Baines (Limx) 257.5, J Baines (Limx) 241.5


Prime Cattle (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   174.67p/kg                           £1144.08

To Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 1234, 1055

p/kg: D Jeffrey (AAx Str) 185.5, 163.5



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   108.97p/kg           £735.58

A few less cows on the market on Nidderdale Show day and Meated dairies a similar trade on the week. Steaking cows and beef cross feeding cows a touch firmer.

Black & White                       to 122.5p/kg                        av. 101.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 114.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 137.5p/kg                        av. 118.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 112.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 1081,941,803, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 847,833, GT Booth 838,

p/kg: JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 122.5, 114.5, JD Taylor&Son 117.5,115.5, GT Booth 112.5


£ per head: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 1093, JT Robinson (BBx) 973,SM Towler (Limx) 885,791

p/kg: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 137.5, SM Towler (Limx) 126.5,113.5, JE Cowperthwaite (BBx) 118.5,


£ per head: JT Robinson (Hefdx) 807

p/kg: JT Robinson (Hefdx) 112.5



Overall Average                                   125.86p/kg           £1189.41


£ per head: CH&C Fearnley 1226, JE Cowperthwaite 1153

p/kg: CH&C Fearnley 132.5, JE Cowperthwaite 119.5



2,501 Prime Sheep comprising 2183 Prime Lambs & 318 Cast Ewes & Rams

Trade was far better than most would have thought following the difficult prices experienced in places later last week, and an overall sale average of 174.15p/kg represented another good performance on the day, with Farm Assured levelling at 177p. Best lambs were their usual best trade, top end Beltex and Texel ranging from 210p to a top of 234.9p from GA Hewitt & Son, Giggleswick and £105 per head from Seth Blakey of Bolton by Bowland. A decent sort of lamb saw handy weights 180p to 195p, and nice heavies around 180p with commercial handy weights 175p and commercial heavies 165p to 175p.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average £75.22 per head or 174.15p/kg          

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 172.1p/kg         av 163.0p/kg         or £54.42 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 234.9p/kg         av 175.7p/kg         or £74.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 228.3p/kg         av 171.8p/kg         or £80.96 per head

52.1kg and over   to 174.5p/kg         av 160.8p/kg         or £85.59 per head


Beltex average £86.46 per head or 203.6 p/kg

£ per head: £105 £100 J&M Blakey; £101 £100 GA Hewitt & Son; £97 J Greenwood; £96 £94 S Robinson; £96 G Huck & Son; £96 £94 DJ Halliday; £91.50 S&P Scrivin.

p/kg: 234.9p 232.6p GA Hewitt & Son; 232.6p 228.3p J&M Blakey; 231.0p J Greenwood; 223.7p KJ Marston; 223.3p G Huck & Son; 223.3p DJ Halliday; 222.0p J&J Garnett.

Suffolk average £74.26 per head or 170.2p/kg

£ per head: £87 £81 RA&E Earnshaw; £86 JS Throup; £84.50 PN Hugill; £82 TA Harrison; £80 A&AR Phillipson

p/kg: 180.3p MP&NEG Burnop; 179.3p 176.2p CD&RF Kitching; 176.1p RA&E Earnshaw & Son; 176.0p PN Hugill.

Texel average £75.45 per head or 175.1p/kg

£ per head: £104 £96 £90 Brafferton Manor Farmers; £99 £96 £95 MP Jennings; £95 JR Carr; £94 D Harris; £91.50 BL&R Lund; £90 S Spensley

p/kg: 221.3p 195.7p Brafferton Manor Farmers; 215.9p 204.3p 198.9p 195.3p MP Jennings; 212.8p 195.2p BL&R Lund; 202.4p M Crabtree; 200.0p GA Hewitt; 193.2p NM Handy

Charollais average £75.83 per head or 173.6p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 £78.50 Brafferton Manor Farmers; £79 JR&DL Ogden; £79 JA&JH Hewetson; £77.50 J&M Blakey

p/kg: 183.7p 179.1p 174.4p JR&DL Ogden; 179.5p JA&JH Hewetson; 178.8p KJ Marston; 175.5p Brafferton Manor Farmers

Mule average £67.76 per head or 154.96p/kg

£ per head: £77 FG Throup; £70 EJ Fort

p/kg: 159.1p EJ Fort; 158.5p A Jenkinson.



Cull Ewes average £43.30

Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £102.50, Mule to £69.50, Zwart to £79.50, Swaledale to £51.50, Lonk  to £45.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: BL&R Lund £102.5, £101.50, £98.50, T Charnley £90

Mule/Masham: JR Carr £69.50, RE Metcalfe&Son £69.50, J Howard £66.50

Horned: P Addyman & Son £51.50, AW&N Wade £40.50, AJ Mason £39.50, C Mellin £36.50

Hill: AW&N Wade £45.50, £31.50


Cast Rams average £51.17

Texel to £57.50, Swaledale to £50.50



Rearing Calves to £390 (av £ 172.17)

B&W av £75 Cont av £209 Native av £175


Bull Calves

B&W av £75 Cont av £215 Native av £240


Limousin x (Av £250) to £270                           GCL Stephenson                 

Brit Blue x (Av £194) to £280                           DE&MA Booth                                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £240) to £265                DL,DM J Heron

Blondex (Av £245) to £250                               N&R Sutcliffe       

Black & White (Av £75) to £120                       JR&JE Griffiths                     


Heifer Calves       

Cont av £205 Native av £149                                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £144) to £180                             DL DM J Heron                                                    

Hefdx to £195                                                      EJ Fort

British Blue (Av £268) to £390                         DE&MA Booth

Lim (Av £144) to £190                                       GCL Stephenson




Wheat straw                                        Mini Hestons                        to £17 per bale