Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle including CRAVEN CHAMPIONS Show & Sale. Forward: 805 head of cattle, Comprising: 767 Feeding Cattle (238 Young Bulls, 58 Beef Feeding Cows/Bulls, 479 Bullocks & Heifers) & 30 Breeding Cattle inc 9 Pedigree Bulls & Females.

Feeding Bulls – Another very satisfying trade with bulls generally smaller on the year but additional interest for high quality suckler bred bulls around the ring. Heavier end of the premium bulls under 10 months comfortably into £1100s with similar interest in the under 15 months where £1200 was the mark. 


A great entry of feeding cows attracted an increase attendance of buyers and trade was brisk. Top end cows and OTM clean finding levels at £1100 to £1200, top price £1390 from Jan Feather. 20 Limousin sired cows in the entry averaged £939.


Following last night prize show for the “Craven Champions”, today saw the sale take place with the excellent quality on display receiving very strong interest from the ringside. Henry Harvey’s supreme champion, a 9 month old British Blue sired all black steer from the un-haltered classes came into the sale ring and the packed ringside witnessed it race away to £2300 selling to Skipton regular Mathew Keel of Thirsk. Reserve Champion was another Black Blue Steer from JC Walker & Son, which had stood second in its class to the champion and sold for £1500. Top price of the sale was Sheila Mason’s Female Champion, this 8 month Blue Heifer was much admired and she found her new in Derbyshire with Michael & Ellie Wynne for £3000. The Mason’s also sold a Blue Bullock earlier in the sale for £2000.  JC Walker & Son of Dunsop Bridge took second highest price on the day at £2400 when their 3rd prize British Blue Heifer caught the attention of J Bradley. James Huck of Austwick had a successful sale with his pen high price of £1900 for a Blonde cross Heifer which had earlier won the class for any other breed, with another great red Limousin Heifer realizing £1700 and a sale average of £1550.


In the store ring, despite the craven champions show there were still a lot of strong cattle on offer throughout today’s catalogue. Big well fleshed cattle commanded some strong prices today with Ned Simpson of Heathfield having as good a trade as anyone with his bullocks peaking at £1285 and John Greenhalgh of Bashall Eaves topping the strong heifers at £1210. Despite today’s sale seeing a lot of continental cattle 123 Native sired cattle landed through the door this morning meeting a fierce trade throughout the day, in particular the Shorthorn bullocks of Will and Amy Gore Browne selling to £1190.


Outside of the show 13-18mth old cattle seemed to receive the best of trades with all bullocks in this age bracket averaging £960 and heifers £925 with a 16mth heifer from CT&EM Hammond of Dacre peaking at £1250 for a cracking heifer.  Not much spilt the difference between the 18-30mth bullocks and heifers averaging £982 for both sections with as good a show of strong heifers that we’ve seen for a while.   





830 HEAD comprising 250 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred feeding Cows,

500 Bullocks and Heifers & 30 Breeding Cattle


Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 27th February


Prices and Averages

Young Bulls – Continental x average £991.2, Native average £755


Charollais x (Av £920)

£1190 £1070 £1050 D Pawson; £1080 R Holroyd; £980 £945 D&A Livestock; £950 £920x3 J&A Smales;

Limousin x (Av £976)

£1250 £1235 £1225x4 £1175 £1160 JW Stockdale; £1180 RP Holt; £1170 J Pickles;

Brit Blue x (Av £1070)

£1300 £1190 BL&R Lund; £1205x4 S&P Scrivin; £1200 R Holroyd; £1190 RP Holt; £1180 JA&J Harper;  

Ab Angus (Av £746)

£1030 A Fawcett; £970x2 J&A Smales; £860x2 £770x2 JC&N Throup; £710 TW&I Fawcett;  

Blonde (Av £846)

£945 TW&I Fawcett; £805 £790 FM Shepherd;

Piemontese (Av £929)

£960x2 £955 £900x3 J Mares & Son;

Hereford (Av £850)

£850 SM Russell & Son;


Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) 4 Blue @ £1205 S&P Scrivin

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim @ £1160 JW Stockdale



Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £813


Limousin              to £1390

AA                          to £650

Brit Blue               to £1290

Blonde                  to £1000

Shorthorn           to £930

Simmental           to £780

Galloway             to £690

Charolais              to £1170


Top prices - £1390 £1170 £1125 J Feather; £1290 JM Townsend; £1170 CH&C Fearnley; £1115 C Schofield;  



Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1041, Native average £847

Charollais x (Av £1037.5)

£1200x3 N&S Pinder; £1110 E&AM Simpson & Son; £1070 J Cheetham; £1055 A Fawcett; £1050 E&A Townend;

Limousin x (Av £1000.25)

£1310 H Harvey & Son; £1300 K&GJ Huck; £1285, £1260, £1230 E&AM Simpson & Son; £1225 N&S Pinder;

Brit Blue x (Av £1111.43)

£2300 H Harvey & Son; £2000 JH&SM Mason; £1600 H Harvey & Son; £1500 JC Walker & Son; £1450 JH&SM Mason; £1350 JC Walker & Son; £1250, £1220 JH &SM Mason;  

Ab Angus (Av £832.5)

£1110 E Pennock & Son; £1030 x3 J Cheetham; £980 x3 E Pennock & Son; £970 J Cheetham; £955 x2 D Wood

Blonde (Av £1157.5)

£1210 x2, £1170, £1140, £1110, £1105 N&S Pinder; 

Saler (Av £1045)

£1060, £1030 J&C Wright;

Hereford (Av £975)

£1060 x2, £990 x2 JH&J Ryder; £875 FG Throup; £875 B&J Sutcliffe; £865 E Pennock & Son

Shorthorn (Av £1042.86)

£1190x2, £1170 New York Farms; £1040 x2 CW Sutcliffe; £920 New York Farms; £750 R Dodson;

Simmental (Av £1000.91)

£1090 S Forde; £1070 x2 A Fawcett; £1030 CW Sutcliffe; £970 x6 KM&L Throup; £930 FG Throup;

Black & White (Av £760.87)

£880 x4, £850 x3 H Downs & Son; £830x4 Brogden Farms;


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) E Simpson & Son with 3 Limousin X bullocks at £1200

(£15 Prize)  NJ&SJ Pinder with 3 Charollias Bullocks at £1200



Store Heifers – Continental x average £1018.76, Native average £752.9

Charollais x (Av £1033)

£1210 J&E Greenhalgh; £1100x5 JR Smith; £1040x5 JR Smith

Limousin x (Av £1003.37)

£1700 K&GJ Huck; £1550 E&A Townend; £1350 JH&SM Mason; £1350 MR Ewbank; £1250 CT&EM Hammond;

Brit Blue x (Av £980.45)

£3000 JH&SM Mason; £2400 JC Walker & Son; £1300 JH&SM Mason; £1220 MR Ewbank;  

Ab Angus (Av £726.94)

£950 Brogden Farms; £945 MR&VL Parsons; £945 E Pennock & Son; £940 x2 DA&S Fort; £935 D&P Brown;  

Blonde (Av £982.22)

£1900 K&GJ Huck; £1085 J&E Greenhalgh; £950 J Bosworth; £935 R&SH Stainton; £900, £870 J Bosworth

 Simmental (Av £1201.67)

£1600 DP Moore; £1095 G&R Bulmer & Son; £910 B&LN Dibb

Hereford (Av £803)

£935, £855, £755, £735x2 D&P Brown


Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) E&AM Simpson & Son with 3 Lim heifers at £1190

(£10 Prize) JR Smith, Carleton with 5 Char heifers at £1100



Breeding Cattle


Lim Cows due June                          to £900

Lim Cows due May                           to £1110

Lim x Cows Incalf                              to £1020

BBx Cows with Here Bull Calves to £1150 av £1130





At the early sale of Pedigree Beef Breeding Cattle the top price was an unhaltered 2 year old Charolais Bull consigned by Messrs W Richardson & Son of Laverock Bridge. Regular consignors Messrs Richardson who farm both Limousin and Charolais high health cattle sold their un shown Charolais Bull to James Foster for 3000gns.

The Siddalls Herd of Limousin produced the Rasonhall Trekker son Siddall Novel led by owner Paul Fletcher. The 2 year old bull found a new home with H Collinson of Colne for 2100gns.


Best Bull

1st P Fletcher Lot 3

2nd I Handley Lot 5

3rd P Fletcher Lot 2


Charolais Bull                    to 3000gns

Limousin Bull                     to 2250gns

Limious Heifer & Calf     to 1950gns