65 PRIME CATTLE comprising 7 Clean Cattle & 58 Cast Cattle 3,091 PRIME SHEEP comprising 37 Spring Lambs, 2439 Prime Hoggs, 615 Cast Ewes & Rams 302 EWES & LAMBS 55 REARING CALVES 27 DAIRY CATTLE 8 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                             to 197.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 222.5p/kg        av 213.84p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

D Wells                                  Lim x Hfr                                £1187    199.5p

B Spensley Ltd                      Char x Hfr                              £1101    222.5p

B Spensley Ltd                      Lim x Hfr                                £1076    197.5p

B Spensley Ltd                      Lim x Hfr                                £1090    222.5p


Cast cattle slightly easier with increased numbers available nationally and plenty of lean cows on the market due to keep availability.

Overall Average                                   121.57p/kg           £782.28

Black & White                       to 145.5p/kg                        av 114.09p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 133.5p/kg                        av 126.70p/kg

Brown Swiss                         to 117.5p/kg

Jersey                                     to 106.5p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 185.5p/kg                        av 165.45p/kg

Sim                                         to 148.5p/kg

Lim x                                      to 128.5p/kg

AA x                                        to 143.5p/kg                        av 135.49p/kg

Hefd x                                    to 129.5p/kg

Longhorn                               to 143.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

G&MA Lawn                          AA                           £1062

JD Taylor & Son                    B&W                       £1052

G&PS Fleetwood                  BB x                        £1039

RJ Saxby                                 Longhorn               £1019

JSS Verity                               B&W                       £1009

J&JA Preston                         AA                           £1005

IRG Collins & Ptns               Shorthorn              £998

TE Hepworth                         Sim                         £988

JD Crabtree & Son                B&W                       £982

KW Gamble                           BB                           £969

Top Prices (p/kg)

G&PS Fleetwood                  BBx                         185.5p

KW Gamble                           BB                           161.5p

G&PS Fleetwood                  BBx                         151.5p

TE Hepworth                         Sim                         148.5p

JD Crabtree & Son                B&W                       145.5p

G&MA Lawn                          AA                           143.5p

RJ Saxby                                 Longhorn               143.5p

J&AJ Preston                         AA                           141.5p

JD Crabtree & Son                B&W                       137.5p

JSS Verity                               B&W                       135.5p



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PRIME SHEEP (3,091 Head)

A big show of sheep for mid-April attracted an increased attendance of buyers this week

with the average showing a lift on the week. All classes especially heavy hoggs and hill bred

hoggs were significantly dearer on the week, the very best end were fewer in number but this week trading at 280p to 300p, Hayley Baines topping the market at 315p/kg. A massive show of cast sheep found a ready ringside of buyers with all classes keenly contested, although some very plain ewes would be a shade harder to sell.



Texel average £104.51per head or 250.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £126 or 307.7p/kg JD&V Towers

Charollais average £120.22per head or 281.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £138 or 314.6p/kg CW Marwood

PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £84.60 per head or 204.28p/kg                                                         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 276.5p/kg         av 194.8p/kg        or £66.94 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 315.4p/kg         av 211.2p/kg        or £86.58 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 263.0p/kg         av 198.6p/kg        or £96.05 per head

52.1kg and over   to 209.6p/kg         av 171.1p/kg        or £98.95 per head

Beltex average £98.09per head or 262.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £128 or 315.4p/kg H Baines

Texel average £86.31per head or 207.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £119.50 HW&F Wilkinson or 276.2p/kg DJ Grassam

Suffolk average £89.50per head or 197.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £109 D Ward or 215.0p/kg T Atkins

Charollais average £89.68per head or 211.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £102 or 226.7p/kg MJ O’Donnell

Mule average £85.20per head or 196.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 R&KA Burley or 210.0p/kg S Dorey

Zwartable  average £ per head or p/kg

TOP PRICES: £ or p/kg

Swaledale average £56.39per head or 159.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 or 204.5p/kg N&J&S Taylor

Masham average £81.79per head or 197.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £85 or 202.4p/kg S Dorey

Lonk average £77.24per head or 190.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £88 or 209.5p/kg B Dibb

Cheviot average £91.77per head or 217.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £99.50 F&M Parkinson or 228.0p/kg B Dibb

Lleyn average £83.59per head or 168.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £100.50 HW&F WIlkinson or 193.2p/kg GM&SC Pickles

CULL EWES average £70.29

Suffolk to £129.50, Texel to £135.50, Charollais to £147.50, SBF to £56.50, Mule to £88.50, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £105.50, Lonk to £27.50,  Lleyn to £81.50, Swaledale to £54.50, Dalesbred to £56.50, Beltex to £69.50, Rough Fell to £55.50, Jacob to £49.50, White Faced to £66.50, Rough Fell to £55.50.


LOWLAND: £147.50 CW Marwood; £135.50 JD Taylor; £13.50 A Atkinson;

MULE/MASHAM: £88.50 GB Moorhouse; £79.50 J Roberts

HORNED: £56.50 CD Bosomworth; £56.50 A&N Fothergill

HILL: £105.50 £100.50 A Atkinson

CAST RAMS average £52.23

Zwartable to £71.50, Texel to £125.50, Swaledale to £17.50, Dalesbred to £34.50.

TOP PRICES: £1250.50 DC Hall; £72.50 FH&N Bell;


EWES & LAMBS (302 Head)

A nice entry of ewes with Lambs at foot for the weekly sale sold to a very similar trade on the week. More younger outfits on offer this week, the best of which came from Graeme Jackson from Bentham whose 3 shear Texel & twin beltex lambs selling at £220 each. Correct Mule Ewes & twins selling regularly at £140-£165 per outfit. Overall selling average today of £136.80 per outfit. (£49.85 per life equivalent)

Vendors please advise the office of entries and numbers by 12noon Friday prior to each Monday Sale for entries to be included in the online catalogue. This helps us greatly in advising buyers travelling distance of anticipated sale entries. Thankyou.

Mule Ewes Crct & twins                     to £165 av £151.37

Mule Ewes Crct & singles                   to £108

Mule Ewes BM & twins                      to £130 av £125.60

Mule Ewes BM & singles                    to £100 av £91.20

Texel Shlgs & twins                             to £205 av £196.80

Texel Ewes Crct & twins                     to £220 av £167.47

Texel Ewes Crct & single                    to £160 av £114.50

Texel Ewes BM & twins                      to £150 av £128

Char Ewes Crct & twins                      to £120

Char Ewes Crct & single                      to £100 av £97.50

Chev Ewes BM & twins                       to £132

Suff Ewes Crct & 1.5                            to £148

Grit Ewes & twins                                to £70

Principle Prices –

GE Jackson £220 £160

R Garth £182

N Parker £205 £175 £158

PN Dalby £180 £165 £164

G Greenwood £165 £160

K Middleton £162

RJ Umpleby £160


REARING CALVES to £360  average £132


Limousin x                             to £360                  av £268                  ET Hanson                             

Brit Blue x                             to £260                                                  JM Smith & Son                   

Shorthorn                             to £155                                                  N Hitchen                                             

Aberdeen Angus                  to £218                  av £150                  ET Hanson

Simmental                            to £275                                                  ET Hanson                             

Black & White                       to £170                  av £65                    JM Smith & Son                   


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £240                  av £235                  JC & DJ Marshall                  

Brit Blue x                             to £340                  av £335                  Church Fm Ents                   

Shorthorn                             to £185                                                  N Hitchen

Hefd x                                    to £55                                                    JK Blackburn & Son

Aberdeen Angus                  to £240                  av £205                  Church Fm Ents                   



 A lack of confidence in the poor spring weather saw a knock on affect around the ring. David and Deborah Lawson of Arthington, Otley drew top honours with Judge Geoff Booth, Dowshaw awarding their Pedigree Holstein Heifer by Bolton Champion. Reserve was close fought but eventually it was concluded that David and Jill Pennocks’ second calver was to be graced with a rosette and went on to a joint top price along with the champion of £2100. Next Week is the Maiden Heifer Production Sale for WP Gratton with over 50 Maiden Heifers entered, looking forward to a good turnout.   

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Sons, Arthington      

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st E Pennock & Sons

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st N Hitchen

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st N Hitchen

CHAMPION – A Lawson & Son                           RESERVE – E Pennock & Sons


Newly Calven Heifers:        av £1440 to £1800 A Lawson & Sons             

Newly Calven Cows:           av £1790 to £2100 E Pennock & Sons

Maiden Heifers:                   av £780 to £790 N Hitchen

In Calf Heifers:                      av £810 to £900 N Hitchen

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: av £1966 to £2100 A Lawson & Son


Hay                                         Hestons  to £95 per tonne

                                                Hestons to £44 per bale av £36.16

                                                Round to £35 per bale

Haylage                                  Mini Hestons to £40 per bale

Silage                                      Round to £29.50 per bale