Forward: 39 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 13 Cast Cattle. 2,204 Prime Sheep comprising 1498 Spring Lambs, 315 Prime Hoggs (inc 56 Mature Hoggs), 391 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats. 31 Rearing Calves. 208 Breeding Sheep.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


June Prize Sale Results:
The first Monday of the month sees the return of the monthly primestock show with prizes awarded for highest p/kg, highest gross and top gross cow. Hargreaves Farms from Walton le Dale won both prizes selling his 545kg LImousin heifer for the top price p/kg at 256.5p to George Cropper for Sandersons Butchers. His top gross a 610kg Limousin cross heifer sold to Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster for £1485 or 243.5p. Keelham Farm Shop from Skipton was amongst quality cattle with the highest priced steer at 245.5p/kg (£1375) from Mesrs F&B Smith of Masongill. Highest gross steer came from the pen of Hargreaves Farms a 570kg British Blue cross at 242.5p/kg which sold to J&E Medcalf Ltd of Halifax.

Another excellent show of cattle with cattle spread right round the ring with James Robertshaw gathering 7 for his own shop Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton and Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton. Countrystyle Meats Ltd bought 3 for their Lancaster shop as did Simon Barker of Barkers Yorkshire Butchers.

Heifer – sold by Hargreaves Farms bought by George Cropper for 256.5p/kg (£1398)                    


Heifer – sold by Hargreaves Farms bought by Countrystyle Meats Ltd for £1485 (243.5p/kg)       


465-555kg                                             to 239.5p/kg                        av.220.9p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg                        av. 221.54p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 256.5p/kg                        av. 224.84p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (BBx) 1383, T Craddock (BBx) 1382, F&B Smith (Limx) 1375, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1366

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 245.5,239.5, Hargreaves Farms (BBx) 242.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 233.5, J Higgs (Short) 182.5


£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1485,1398,1364, T Craddock&Son (Limx) 1416, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1415,(BBx) 1395,1342.

p/kg: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 256.5,252.5,243.5 RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 253.5,(Limx) 245.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 250.5





Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   130.74p/kg                           £890.70

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: J Wellock (B&W Hfr) 1073,950, T&C Robinson (B&W Hfr) 810, EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 731

p/kg: J Wellock (B&W Hfr) 137.5, EJ Fort (B&W Hfr) 130.5, J Wellock (B&W Hfr) 127.5, T&C Robinson (B&W Hfr) 126.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows continued a very strong trade with a B&W average of 116p/kg which included a couple of very plain sorts in the low 90s. As expected the Continental  crosses are 140p+ to feed.

Overall Average                                   120.22p/kg                           £804.98

Top gross cow - GT Booth  B&W Cow 830kg @ 128.5p/kg or £1067

Black & White                      to 128.5p/kg                        av.115.97p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 117.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 123.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 134.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 143.5p/kg       


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GT Booth 1067, 977,834, G Hayton&EC Stocks 866, Wood Bros 840,780,615.

p/kg: GT Booth 128.5,124.5,113.5, G Hayton&EC Stocks 125.5, Wood Bros 123.5,115.5, JM Smith & Son 103.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 787

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwod (Dairy Short) 117.5,


£ per head: R&E Pollard (Hefdx) 716

p/kg: R&E Pollard (Hefdx) 123.5


£ per head: T Craddock&Son (Limx) 1005, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 894

p/kg: T Craddock&Son (Limx) 143.5, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 134.5


2,204 Prime Sheep comprising 1,498 Spring Lambs, 315 Prime Hoggs (inc 56 Mature Hoggs), 391 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats


Another large increase in lamb numbers today (1498) as vendors look to sell earlier due to drier weather conditions, and this was obvious when looking at the weight categories, with lambs as light as 30kg presented for sale, and just over 200 lambs presented scaling 37kg or less and an overall sale average of 41kg. This lighter weight of lamb still sold reasonably well so long as it was well fleshed with 32kg to 35kg’s averaging £234.3p or £80.82.
At the other end of the weight scale, heavies were a good trade with £120 to £130 a regular price range for fed lambs suitable for retail butcher and farm shop clients. The sale was topped at £135 by a super Beltex cross presented by Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside, this was also top price per kilo at 364.9p and sold to SA Swales for Knavesmire Butchers in York. Three other vendors achieved £130 per head, JC Marshall, Harrogate also selling to Knavesmire Butchers, then TH Mellin, Colne selling to Kendalls Farm Butchers in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, and finally R&E Pollard, Colne selling to A Atkinson.

The handy export weights were a decent trade, better ¾ bred or nice skinned types 240p/260p, first cross continentals 23-p/240p and several large runs of Suffolk Mules in the mix today at 220p/230p.
With Prize Shows not permitted at the moment, today we held a prize sale of Primestock with prizes awarded to highest priced pen of 10 or more lambs. The results are as follows: 


June Prize Sale Results:

Top priced Pen of 10 or more Cont x Lambs
255.8p/kg sold by D&L Coar, Darwen bought by AA                                                 

£125 each sold by CH& IC Hammond, Harrogate bought by Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton, Bradford.                               
(Next Prize Sale is on Monday 6th July)


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £97.43 per head or 236.8p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 240.0p/kg         av 234.3p/kg         or £80.82 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 364.9p/kg         av 236.4p/kg         or £95.48 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 262.5p/kg         av 240.0p/kg         or £115.80 per head

52.1kg and over   to 240.7p/kg         av 222.9p/kg         or £123.13 per head


Beltex average £135 per head or 364.7p/kg

£ per head: £135 Ellis Bros

p/kg: 364.7 Ellis Bros

Texel average £97.47 per head or 244.7p/kg

£ per head: £130 R&E Pollard, £130 £122x2 £121 JC Marshall, £129 £120 JF Nutter, £126 £122 Ellis Bros, £126 TP&EA Clayton, £125 A&EM Ashby, £125 J&EA Wareing, £125 CH&IC Hammond, £125 JC&PS Turner, £124 M Crabtree, £120 D&A Livestock

p/kg: 350p 305p Ellis Bros, 310.8p TJ Howarth, 302.3p R&E Pollard, 300.0p 282.9p D&A Livestock, 297.6p 288.9p JC Marshall, 275.6p CD&RF Kitching.

Suffolk average £97.80 per head or 231.7p/kg

£ per head: £130 TH Mellin, £128 JC&PS Turner, £128 T Priestley, £127 TH Mellin, £124 £120 £119 ML Evans, £119x2 L Mellin, £119 R&E Pollard

p/kg: 259.2p 246.8p TH Mellin, 258.3p 250.0p 247.9p ML Evans, 256.0p L Mellin, 248.8p R&E Pollard.

Charolais average £94.82 per head or 232.0p/kg

£ per head: £126 CH&IC Hammond, £118 JC&PS Turner

p/kg: 267.5p A&K Kiernan, 262.5p CH&IC Hammond, 250.0p 237.8p J Fisher, 240.5p KJ Marston, 239.8p 238.6p A&AR Phillipson, 237.8p JA&JM Wade & Son


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £71.30 per head or 171.8p/kg              

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 179.5p/kg         av 172.5p/kg         or £48.53 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 188.2p/kg         av 166.2p/kg         or £55.52 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 215.5p/kg         av 171.3p/kg         or £71.42 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 237.5p/kg         av 183.2p/kg         or £90.37 per head

52.1kg and over   to 198.3p/kg         av 161.8p/kg         or £80.88 per head


Hoggs per head: Suffolk to £83, Texel to £116, Mule to £84, Swaledale to £74, Lonk to £76, Beltex to £84, Tees to £78

Hoggs per kilo: Suffolk to 170p, Texel to 237.5p, Mule to 172p, Swaledale to 176.9p, Beltex to 215.4p, Lonk to 176.7p.


Mature Hoggs to £103 av £68.86



391 Cast Sheep

Ewes a touch less on the week but with a very good entry once again in the auction. Over Fat ewes were less money, but good meat still being best sold with lean as well.

Best Texels still selling £100+ with good meated ewes with less frame £85-£92. Big weighted Suffolk x’s £90+ with lean meat of all breeds around the £80 mark with orders for grazing holding a bottom in and keeping the trade up on Lean and Meated. Best meat Horned ewes £50+ to £56.50 with lean meat £45-£50 and Plain sorts any price between the teens to mid £30’s depending on how well they would go to graze. Cheviots topped at £76.50 with heavy Cheviot ewes and Mediums in the £60’s.

Plenty of orders ringside at Skipton with more ewes required every week. Call Ted or Kyle for any enquiries and to book stock in for Next Mondays Sale.

Cull Ewes average £71.13

Suffolk to £92.50, Texel to £113.50, Char to £84.50, BDM to £98.50, Mule to £80.50, Zwartbles to £101.50, Swaledale to £56.50, Dalesbred to £54.50, Cheviot to £76.50, Beltex to £89.50, Lonk to £66.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £113.50 JC&PS Turner, £112.50 W&J Parkinson,

Mule/Masham: £80.50 R Spencer & Son, £75.50 M Crabtree,

Horned: £66.50KA Liddle & Ptnrs, £59.50 SP&VM Morris, £56.50 JA&JH Hewetson, £54.50 K Lister & Son,

Hill: £76.50 KJ Marston


Cast Rams average £63.50

Suffolk to £, Texel to £, BFL to £, Swaledale to £, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £, Lonk to £.




Rearing Calves to £425 (31)

Calves, once again trade didn’t disappoint with only young calves forward with a top price of £425 from JK+PE Hartley. Blue bulls in the region of £360-£425 for the better end milk calves with a few smaller ones with less conformation getting £300-£350. Blue Heifers serious again with all vendors extremely pleased with the trade and an overall average of £311 for the section. Other continentals once again getting away tremendous with Limi Heifers coming to top at £330. Followed closely behind with Lim Bulls averaging £260 and A Char x selling to £385. British Friesions topped the trade at £200.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £260) to £260                           D Clarke                                

Brit Blue x (Av £331) to £425                           JP&KE Hartley     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £244) to £325 JP&KE Hartley

Hereford X (Av £200) to £200                          ST&JE Foster

Simmental (Av £370) to £370                          CN&SA Harrison                 

Black & White (Av £200) to £200                    RM Spence           

Charollais (Av £385) to £385                            ST&JE Foster       


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £240) to £240                       CN&SA Harrison                                                 

Aberdeen Angus (Av £165) to £200 G&PS Fleetwood                                                                                

Charollais (Av £205) to £205                            KT Wood                              

British Blue (Av £311) to £335                         JR Wellock                            

Limousin (Av £290) to £330                              G&PS Fleetwood

Black & White (Av £50) to £58                         Flasby Estate                       




208 Breeding Sheep

A tidy show of breeding sheep for the first week in June, and trade very much on similar lines with the following prices achieved. Please let us have your entries for next Monday’s sale by this Friday lunchtime for inclusion in the online catalogue. Thankyou.


Mule Ewes + Single Lambs                                to £120                                  B Smith

Mule Ewes + Twin Lambs                                  to £180 av £168                  W Richardson & Son

Mule Hoggs + Single Lambs                              to £180 av £153                  J Verity

Swale Ewes + Single Lambs                               to £95                                    N Heseltine

Swale Ewes + Twin Lambs                                 to £150 av £103                  N Heseltine

BFL Ewe + Single Lambs                                     to £120                                  N Heseltine

BFL Ewe + Twin Lambs                                       to £150                                  N Heseltine

Char Ewe + Single Lambs                                   to £115                                  B Smith

Texel Hoggs + Single Lambs                              to £185 av £162                  JR Airey







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