Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle: Forward: 359 head of cattle; Comprising: 359 Feeding Cattle (136 Young Bulls, 14 Beef Feeding Cows & Bulls, 209 Bullocks & Heifers)



Feeding Bulls – This was our first store cattle sale without vendors on site which is for the protection of public health. We are very appreciative of the vendors understanding and co-operation in enabling this and leaving stock with realistic instructions reflective of the times.
Trade for feeding bulls was very fair (approx. -£20) with the strong bulls and very smart bulls very similar on the fortnight, some small bulls were a shade easier but most late £800s if shapey. A good audience of customers to sell to and interest already for next fortnight.


Feeding Cows – its that time of year when there should be less Beef x feeding cows anyway and this knowledge held the interest of buyers. Whilst slightly easier because of the falling finish price the impending shortage kept the entry a very respectable trade, a 2015 Limousin Cow at £1020 from JM&S Tennant.

Stores -
A very pleasing sale for Store Cattle today with operational changes taking place to keep well within social distancing measures. The major change was that the sale of Bullocks and Heifers took place in the larger main sale ring, almost like a re-enactment of the famous old Craven Suckled Calf Club sales. Cattle were also organised into age order as well to further reduce the number of people present at any one time. What’s most important though is the trade, and strong cattle were good to sell, with Bullocks to £1290 for Limousins from E&AM Simpson & Son of Pateley Bridge, £1250 for a 12 month Blue from E&M Townley & Son, Clapham and JG Hall & Son of Gargrave at £1250 for a pen of 3. Other forward yearling bullocks sold to £1180 £1155 and £1110 from K Sunderland of Rossendale.
Heifer trade reached £1200 on two occasions, the first from E&AM Simpson & Son of Pateley Bridge for a 23 month old Limousin and the same price for a 17 month Blonde form K Lister & Sons of Kettlewell, plenty of other stronger heifers £1050 to £1190 including a pen of 5 Limousin at £1110 again from Messrs Simpson Pateley Bridge. Not a lot of quality about today in the yearling category, E&M Townley of Clapham topping at £1000. Younger cattle found a nice enquiry on the day and with grass day just round the corner buyers will be looking to fill orders.
Now we have got a sale out of the way and everyone knows what they are doing, next fortnight will be easier and vendors can enter cattle with the usual utmost confidence of achieving full value at live auction. If anyone wants to discuss arrangements for selling cattle at this time please do not hesitate to contact any of the auctioneers. Thankyou.








585 HEAD comprising 150 Young Bulls, 35 Beef Bred feeding Cows,
400 Bullocks and Heifers


Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 8th April


Prices and Averages

Young Bulls Continental x average £937, Native average £810


Charollais x (Av £988)

£1045x2 £970 £940x2 J&A Smales;

Simmental x (Av £932)

£955 G Mellin; £910 J&A Smales;

Limousin x (Av £932)

£1110x3 £1100x3 JH&CM Stancliffe; £1080 KA&HL Fawcett; £1070x2 JM Wilson; £1055x2 D&S Hollings;  

Brit Blue x (Av £1012)

£1120 £1035 £1025 D&S Hollings; £1110 £1100 J&G Huck; £1100 £1030 EW&JR Parkinson; £1100 £1040 KA&HL Fawcett;   

Ab Angus (Av £990)

£990 E&M Townley;

Blonde (Av £965)

£965 JE Cowperthwaite;

Bazadaise (Av £806)

£1020 RS&HA Davey; £755 £750 £700 T Metcalfe;  

Hereford (Av £725)

£725 H Whitaker;

B&W (Av £625)

£625 G&H Sztejnke;

Cont (Av £700)

£700x3 J&A Smales;


Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1110 JH&CM Stancliffe

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1100 JH&CM Stancliffe


Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £745 Bulls av £890


Simmental           to £740                                 G Mellin

Limousin              to £1020 av £933              JM&S Tennant

Hereford             to £810 av £720                                 P Martindale

AA                          to £635 av £607                                 JJ Beckwith

Shorthorn           to £570                                 L Brown

Brit Blue               to £880 av £740                                 JM&S Tennant


Limousin Bull      to £890                                 L Brown


Top prices - £1020 £880 JM&S Tennant; £890 DM White; £810 P Martindale;



Store Bullocks – Continental x average £973, Native average £742

Charollais (Av £897)

£1100 £945 I&DL Whiteley; £975 £955 £900 £850 TE Walker; £855x2 £820 x2 J Drinkall;

Simmental x (Av £830)

£830 CH&OF Hammond;

Limousin x (Av £1019)

£1290 £1225 £1210 E&AM Simpson; £1230x3 JG Hall; £1180 £1155 K Sunderland; £1180x2 DT Houseman;  

Blonde (Av £760)

£825 £780 K Lister; £770 £750x2 £690 ML Evans;  

Ab Angus (Av £752)

£960x2 E Pennock & Son; £820x2 J Drinkall; £790 B&J Sutcliffe; £700x2 R Dodson;   

Shorthorn (Av £680)

£680 L Brown;

Brit Blue x (Av £1005)

£1250 E&M Townley; £1085 P English; £1080x3 £1075x4 KM&L Throup; £1065 E&MA Burrow; ;

Hereford (Av £733)

£855 £700 £655 H Whitaker; £760x3 £715 GW Mosley; £755 B&J Sutcliffe;

B&W (Av £750)

£800 £700x2 B&J Sutcliffe; £800 JC&DJ Marshall;


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim @ £1230 JG Hall & Son

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1090 JA&R Caton




Store Heifers – Continental x average £904, Native average £742

Charollais x (Av £1021)

£1085 £950 I&DL Whiteley; £1080x2 K Burton; £910 L Brown;

Limousin x (Av £897)

£1200 £1190 £1165 £1110x5 E&AM Simpson; £1130 £1100 DT Houseman; £1080 WB Woodsworth;  

Blonde (Av £858)

£1200 £835x2 £800x5 K Lister;   

Ab Angus (Av £793)

£840x2 E Pennock; £820x2 F&A Walmsley; £745x3 B&J Sutcliffe;  

Shorthorn (Av £850)

£850 G&R Bulmer;

Brit Blue x (Av £905)

£1130 G&R Bulmer; £1120x2 £1090x3 BF Blezard; £1040 R&M Towell; £960 G&R Bulmer; £925 E&M Townley;

B&W (Av £685)

£715x2 DM Smith; £625 B&J Sutcliffe;

Hereford (Av £665)

£730x2 £660 £540 GW Mosley; ;


Top price pen of three or more heifers

 (£15 Prize) 5 Lim x @ £1110 E&AM Simpson & Son

(£10 Prize) 3 Blue x @ £1090 BF Blezard





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