Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 368 head of cattle Comprising: 319 Feeding Cattle (120 Young Bulls, 20 Beef Feeding Cows, 179 Bullocks & Heifers) & 49 Breeding Cattle.


Bulls – a reflection of the current disappointing deadweight bull trade is an average of £891 for 11-12 month old bulls and a 6-10 month old average of £913. 450-500kg bulls when available were £1050 or thereabouts. Angus bulls with a sire are becoming an increasingly good trade.

Feeding Cows – a smaller entry of grazing cows today met with a good ringside of buyers and although trade was swift it was evident buyers were operating knowing the meat trade is under pressure, best end of cows into four figures J Baines, Gisburn sold a Limousin x at £1120 whilst R&B Nutter, Fence also achieved £1120 for a Limousin x. Several nice tight grazing types £810 to £950 and working cows in the 600-700s. Overall selling average £840. Next Sale Wednesday 3rd July. Entries to mart office.

Store Cattle -
A smaller show of cattle as a result of the back to back sales we have held to get on the right week for the Great Yorkshire show. The impact of the price reductions across all Liveweight and Deadweight cattle producers was clear to see today. The positive sign today was that despite returns ever tightening still a healthy number of commercial and retail type buyers turned out to bid for cattle. A shortening in numbers today protected trade a little today however them strong cattle could still break the £1100 barrier, an example of this was David and Harry Coates of Coniston with a pen of 4 strong British Blue bullocks at £1115. Plenty of bullocks and heifers could break the £1000 especially those 16mth + cattle with some nice runs of dairy x beef bred cattle on the receiving end of some busy budding with Amy Beresford of Halton West seeing £1025 for a pen of cracking British Blue heifers, with a nice pen of 14 mth old Limousin’s from David and Will Towler of Grindleton.

Yearlings would see their trade slip the most on recent weeks alongside cattle turned in straight off grass. Little sweet retail cattle didn’t quite have the same potency a week ago with £700- £800 being the norm for sweet heifers. Plain 14-16mth heifers & bullocks, just lacking quality would also see the hammer fall at similar money.

A run of 8-12mth BB x Dairy bullocks and heifers from J Hoggarth of Slyne met a fierce trade for some hard & hairy growing cattle selling between £620 and £710 for pens of 5’s and 6’s.         




530 HEAD comprising 120 Young Bulls, 30 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 350 Bullocks and Heifers

& 30 Breeding Cattle


Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 26th June


Prices and Averages

Young Bulls Continental x average £869, Native average £914


Charollais x (Av £899)

£1020x5 £850x3 £830 Brown Bros; £905 A Twell;

Limousin x (Av £865)

£1280 £1060 IJ Pratt; £1065 £1055 £1035 £1025 JR Lancaster; £1065 £1030 Martin Lee; £1045 MR Davis; £

Brit Blue x (Av £836)

£985 £890 C Schofield; £840 MR Davis; £765 A Twell; £700 Brown Bros;  

Ab Angus (Av £914)

£1080x4 £1075x4 £1070 DW Barker; £1030 JS&JJ Metcalfe; £985 R Tennant;  

Blonde (Av £915)

£915 C Schofield;


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 4 AA @ £1080 DW Barker;

(£10 Prize) 4 AA @ £1075 DW Barker;


Under 10 months - £1080x4 £1075x4 £1070 DW Barker; £1045 MR Davis;
11-12 months - £1065 £1055 £1035 £1025 JR Lancaster; £1060 IJ Pratt;

Over 13 months - £1280 IJ Pratt; £1065 £1030 Martin Lee; £1030 JS&JJ Metcalfe;


Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £840


Simmental           to £710                 av £654

Limousin              to £1120              av £981

AA                          to £700                 av £600

Brit Blue               to £1040               av £906


Top prices - £1120 £1040 R Nutter; £1120 J Baines; £1040 BL&R Lund; £990 BL&R Lund; £990 J Butler;   



Store Bullocks – Continental x average £907, Native average £895

Black & White (Av £770)

£800x2 £740x2 M Ryder & Son;

Charollais (Av £895)

£960 D Holgate; £830 TB Moorhouse;

Simmental x (Av £970)

£1000 £970 £940 KM&L Throup;

Limousin x (Av £926)

£1280 £1075 £1040 £990x2 D Holgate; £1110 £1100 E&S Baines; £990x3 Ellis Bros;  

Blonde (Av £823)

£830 G&R Bulmer; £820x2 TB Moorhouse;

Ab Angus (Av £910)

£1060 D&J Coates; £760 TB Moorhouse;  

Saler x (Av £1055)

£1055 J&C Wright;

Brit Blue x (Av £870)

£1115x3 £1070x3 £1060 D&J Coates; £1080x4 E&MA Burrow;

Hereford (Av £880)

£945 £815 WM&E Dugdale;


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 3 BB @ £1115 D&J Coates

(£10 Prize) 4 BB @ £1080 E&MA Burrow;



Store Heifers – Continental x average £808, Native average £937

Simmental x (Av £596)

£630 £580x2 W Pinder;

Charollais x (Av £681)

£690 JB&AH Coates; £680x6 Brown Bros;

Limousin x (Av £806)

£1080 D Holgate; £1060x2 JW Brooks; £1010x3 DW&CJ Towler; £955 E&S Baines; £945x2 Ellis Bros;  

Blonde (Av £792)

£840 £800 J Butler; £770 DM White; £760 JA&J Harper;  

Ab Angus (Av £937)

£995x2 £880x2 D&J Coates;   

Saler (Av £950)

£950 J&C Wright;

Brit Blue x (Av £862)

£1025x5 A Beresford; £930x3 D&J Coates; £905 A Rayton; £905 A Cockett;   

Black & White (Av £730)

£730 M Ryder & Sons;

Mont Bel (Av £885)

£885 JT Thornber;  

Bazadaise x (Av £905)

£905 A Rayton;  


Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) 5 BB @ £1025 A Beresford;

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim @ £1010 DW&CJ Towler;



49 Breeding Cattle


BB x Hfr with Lim x Bull                  to £220 av £1854

BB x Hfr with Lim x Hfr                   to £1720 av £1710

Bld x Hfr with Lim x Bull                 to £1850

Lim x Hfr with Lim x Bull                to £1900 av £1825

Lim x Hfr with Lim x Hfr                 to £1700

Lim x Cow with Bld x Hfr                to £1580

AA x Cow with Lim x Bull                to £1550

BB x Cow with BB x Str                   to £1520

AA x Hfr Incalf                                    to £800