Forward: 37 Prime cattle comprising 2 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 32 Cast Cattle 4,485 Prime Sheep comprising 4,087 Prime Lambs, 398 Cast Ewes & Rams 60 Rearing Calves 24 Dairy Cattle 8 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                                   to 127.5p/kg


501- 590kg                                            to 155.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: SR Petty (BBx Hfr)863,(B&W Str)689

p/kg:SR Petty (BBx Hfr) 155.5,(B&W Str) 127.5          

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   128.66p/kg           £866.30

£ per head: B.Spensley Ltd (BBx Hfr)1074,GB Moorhouse (B&W Hfr) 841

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd (BBx Hfr) 188.5, GB Moorhouse (B&W Hfr) 106.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   100.45 p/kg          £682.70

Black & White                       to 114.5p/kg                        av 92.15p/kg

MRI                                         to 132.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 127.5p/kg                        av 125.08p/kg

BBx                                         to 126.5p/kg                        av 122.89p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 116.5p/kg

Gall                                         to 108.5p/kg

Blue Grey                              to 108.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:

p/kg: G Abbott&Sons 114.5,JW Morrell 111.5,106.5,Town Head Farm Products 110.5, CM&EM Gratton 109.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: RG&ME Dearnley (MRI) 888

p/kg: RG&ME Dearnley (MRI) 132.5

Brit Blue: av p/kg

£ per head: T&J Smith 860, B.Spensley Ltd 854

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 126.5, T&J Smith 119.5

Lim: av p/kg

£ per head: C Nelson&Sons 848,T&J Smith 854

p/kg: C Nelson&Sons 127.5,T&J Smith 119.5


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (Hefd) 850, T Boothman (BG)704(Gal)591

p/kg: B Spensley (Hefd) 116.5,T.Boothman (BG)113.5(Gal)108.5


Overall Average                                   104.21p/kg           £870.16

£ per head: T Boothman(Lim) 1133, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 607

p/kg: T.Boothman (Lim) 122.5, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 81.5


4,485 Prime Sheep


Trade today was very much in line with expectations following the slacker prices seen later last week, but an overall average of 183.3p was, in truth, not a bad result on the day given that over 4,000 lambs turned out for sale, this was 12p or £5 down on last week. Lightweight lambs of all breeds were especially good to sell, good horned lambs 34kg to 37kg making 180p to 190p. Commercial Export weight sheep of all breeds were also a decent, many being not too far different to last week, 37kg to 39kg lambs 190p to 205p, 40kg to 41kg at 185p to 195p. Nice farm assured Suffolk and Continental lambs 42kg to 46kg continue to sell for a premium, with a lot of these 180p to 190p. Heavy lambs generally could not maintain last weeks flyer, and these would be quite a bit down on the week, although some good runs of Heavy Texels from Thomas Boothman and John Mellin topped £100 up to £115 from Linton Hall Farm.

A decent show of ewes were very good to sell, and all found favour with a good ring of 9 buyers stood ringside, topped at £119.50 from H&M Dugdale and £118.50 from Dick Harrison. 398 Cast rams and ewes averaged £70.99 per head.

Usual Weekly Monday Market next week. Sheep will be required in normal numbers and the advice is to bring a few sheep each Monday over the festive period. Speak to Ted if you want more information and to book sheep in. Thankyou.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £78.04 per head or 183.2p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 195.7p/kg         av 183.9p/kg         or £62.60 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 236.6p/kg         av 186.4p/kg         or £77.22 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 206.4p/kg         av 175.1p/kg         or £83.74 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 188.7p/kg         av 166.9p/kg         or £90.01 per head

Beltex average £84.63 per head or 201.5p/kg

£ per head: £104 £100 £98 £93 TA Robinson; £97 DC Hall; £97 £96 T Boothman; £96 E&KM Marshall;

p/kg: 236.6p DC Hall; 234.7p217.9p x2 WC Logan; 219.2p DG Boothman; 218.9p E&KM Marshall;  216.7p T Boothman;

Suffolk average £78.74 per head or 176.0p/kg

£ per head: £97 J Isherwood; £94 £86 F Reeday & Son; £87 Ashfield Farms; £86.50 JR Metcalfe; £85 B Lund; £84 RL Wright;

p/kg: 192.5p CD&RF Kitching; 192.2p JR Metcalfe; 190.0p 187.5p JR Taylor; 189.5p 187.8p G Bell; 186.3p Lea & Son;

Texel average £79.75 per head or 183.8p/kg

£ per head: £115 £100 £96x2  T Boothman; £108x2 £100x2 £97 JW Mellin; £99 £98 TA Robinson;  

p/kg: 216.7p 210.3p Ellis Bros; 215.4p 211.3p 211.1p M Crabtree; 207.1p MP Jennings; 207.0p G Greenwood;

Mule average £73.57 per head or 174.0p/kg

£ per head: £80 N Garth; £78.50 JA Stoney & Son; £78 F Reeday & Son; £77.50 JK Wilson; £77.50 Ashfield Farms;

p/kg: 191.9p 186.8p JH&J Ryder; 185.5p W Mason & Son; 185.4p H Horsfield; 184.2p P Arnold; 183.3p JC&N Throup;

Charollais average £77.29 per head or 183.6p/kg

£ per head: £88.50 £88 RG Church; £87.50 E Berry; £84 £83 JG Senior; £82 HW&F Wilkinson; £81.50 GE Hall; £81.50 R Emmott;

p/kg: 196.7p RG Church; 193.8p PL Metcalfe; 192.9p JG Senior; 191.5p W Mason & Son; 190.0p 189.7p Lea & Son;

Swaledale average £64 per head or 171.9p/kg

£ per head: £78 DM&SV Throup; £76 £71 R Tennant; £71 P Addyman; £70.50 JC&N Throup; £70 S&D Robinson;  £70 AJ Mason;

p/kg: 187.9p 178.9p JW Sayer & Son; 180.8p JC&N Throup; 180.0p H Smith; 179.2p P Addyman; 176.5p AJ Mason;

Dalesbred average £61.78 per head or 173.1p/kg

£ per head: £73 JA Stoney & Son; £71.50 WM Hall; £62 RH&EA Close; £55 JM Brown;

p/kg: 182.5p JA Stoney & Son; 182.4p RH&EA Close; 171.9p JM Brown; 166.3p WM Hall;

Lonk average £68.93 per head or 185.3p/kg

£ per head: £76.50 £70 £57 C Crowther £73.50 A Guy & Son;

p/kg: 189.2p 186.6p 178.1p C Crowther; 179.3p A Guy & Son;

Cheviot average £68.93 per head or 193.7p/kg

£ per head: £72.50 JR Crabtree; £67.50 C Crowther;

p/kg: 195.9p JR Crabtree; 192.9p C Crowther;

Lleyn average £74.56 per head or 189.3p/kg

£ per head: £78 CD&RF Kitching; £76.50 A Robinson; £76.50 £75.50 G&A Fort; £73 £72.50 RG&SJ Paul;

p/kg: 191.3p 188.8p G&A Fort; 190.8p 187.2p RG&SJ Paul; 190.2p CD&RF Kitching; 184.7p J Attey;


Cull Ewes average £69.86

Suffolk to £105.50, Texel to £118.50, BFL to £99.50, Mule to £89.50, Lleyn to £82.50, Swaledale to £56.50, Charollais to £82.50, Herdwick to £47.50, Lonk  to £68.50, Dalesbred to £69.50, White Faced to £74.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £118.50 T Harrison; £110.50 J Turner; £108.50 AL Thompson;

Mule/Masham: £89.50 D Asquith; £87.50 S&PE Bowker; £86.50 R Emmott;  

Horned: £74.50 DS&NJ Green; £69.50 JA Stoney & Son;  £60.50 GW Houseman;

Hill: £99.50 £98.50 R&KA Burley;  

Cast Rams average £88.64

Texel to £119.50; Swaledale to £78.50; Dalesbred to £78.50; Teeswater to £111.50; BFL to £78.50; Beltex to £82.50;

Top Prices:

£119.50 H&M Dugdale; £111.50 K Lister & Son; £106.50 MEC Higgs;



60 Rearing Calves to £385

B&W av £65.52 Cont av £288 Native av £267

Calves good to sell with maybe a couple of Blues a touch easier but throughout Blue Heifers were good to sell and Natives were on fire and topping at £315 for an Aberdeen Angus bull  from Malcolm Fewster, Gomersall. Black and Whites were also a good trade with well-made calves reaching up to £140 and a good average of £65.52 for all types.


Calf Sale Next week with numbers in demand to fill orders before Christmas.   


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £331) to £385 GT Booth                         

Ab Angus (Av £267) to £315 M Fewster                                                       

Black & White (Av £65.52) to £140 M&R Smith                          


Heifer Calves                       

Brit Blue x (Av £237) to £380 Church Farm Enterprises                             



Brit Blue x (Av £213) to £250 J&E Dickinson


Craven Dairy Auction (23 head)

 A small show of dairy cattle with just 16 down the shippon, but a good show nonetheless. Judging was undertaken by regular supporter Robin Jennings from South Stainley taking the pressure of going from showing to judging and didn’t deliberate long over the entrants picking a David and Suzy Lawson heifer that was giving 20 litres and calved 21 days, the champion then proceeded to take top price of the day £2020 to Wick Williams, Nantwich.


The trade was along way back from previous weeks with the pinch taking a strong hold on a lot of farmers purse strings, but the quality went some way to help the trade today with an average of £1620 for Newly Calven Heifers, respectable considering the circumstances.     


Judge – Robin Jennings

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd A Lawson & Son             3rd M Baul & Son

Newly Calven Cows:            1st MD Parkinson

In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd RA&HE Simpson    3rd CM&EM Gratton

Champion & Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (7):  av £1568 to £1700 ASE Crisp & Sons


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1410 to £1420 MD Parkinson


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1654 to £2020 A Lawson & Son  


Incalf Heifers (8): av £1170 to £1800 CM&EM Gratton




Wheat Straw Round Bale                    £14

Meadow Hay Round Bale                   £19