Forward: 40 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 29 Cast Cattle. 3,942 Prime Sheep comprising 412 Spring Lambs & 2,597 Hoggs & 933 Cast Ewes & Rams. 45 Rearing Calves. 4 Dairy.


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Tuesday 11th May – Weekly Sale, 350 Outfits at 11am (Full Catalogue online )



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

No let up in the prime cattle trade as a light show saw Continental steers average 265p/kg and Continental Heifers av. 271.86p/kg sale average weight of 593kg. Quality not quite up there with previous weeks but the better end 270p+ for both steers and heifers. It was a clean sweep of top prices and top gross prices for CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield with the leading steer a Limousin cross weighing 605kg at £1649 and the heifer a 615kg British Blue cross at £1670. Top price per kg was a 590kg Limousin heifer at 274.5p/kg from Mesrs Kitching and all of the leading prices fell to Bradford based wholesale butchers Ralph Pearson.



560kg+                                                   to 272.5p/kg                        av.264.51p/kg    


485kg+                                                   to 274.5p/kg       

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1649,1644,1586, (BBx) 1592,

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 272.5,266.5, (BBx) 267.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 269.5,245.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1670, (Limx) 1620,1523

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 274.5, 269.5, (BBx) 271.5,

Dairy Heifers

£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W) 1022, AL Dean&Sons (B&W) 1000

p/kg: AL Dean&Sons (B&W) 169.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W) 167.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                   124.5p/kg                             £573

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 573

p/kg: ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 124.5    



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   129.69p/kg                                           £849.69

Cast cows were a shade easier although an increased entry meant that there were more worn cows in the sale which remain good to sell. It was at the top end where less cows were inclined to make over 140p but the next tier down of steaking cows could still make 135p. Continental cross cows to 164.5p/k and Angus to 162.5p.


Black & White                      to 164.5p/kg                        av.122.87p/kg

Jersey                                     to 113.5p/kg

Montx                                    to 125.5p/kg

Blondex                                 to 159.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 164.5p/kg                        av. 149.98p/kg

AAx                                         to 162.5p/kg                        av. 149.05p/kg



Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RD Metcalfe&Son 1073,1038, M Baul&Sons Ltd 969, AL Dean&Sons Ltd 956, GB Moorhouse 921

p/kg: GB Moorhouse 164.5, JSS Verity 143.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 138.5,137.5, N&SA Fort 138.5, AL Dean&Sons 138.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: Dakin Partnership (Montx) 1060, JSS Verity (Jer) 653

p/kg: Dakin Partnership (Montx) 125.5, JSS Verity (Jer) 113.5,


£ per head: RS&HA Davey (BBx) 1102,1017, F Stephenson (Blondex) 949

p/kg: RS&HA Davey (BBx) 164.5,149.5, F Stephenson (Blondex) 159.5


£ per head: DA,B&SD Ogden (AA) 1205, G&MA Lawn ((AA) 1173,975

p/kg: G&MA Lawn (AA) 162.5,136.5, DA,B & SD Ogden (AA) 152.5



3,942 Prime Sheep comprising 412 Spring Lambs & 2597 Hoggs & 933 Cast Ewes & Rams


A good entry of nearly 4,000 sheep on a busy day at CCM and trade was sharp with customers keen.


412 Spring Lambs.
Total entry up by 50% on the week as numbers begin to arrive quickly. Best end over £4kilo or adding up to £175/£185 in the lump, topping at 489p (38kg £186) from Dyason Brown Farming of Pateley Bridge purchased by Knavesmire Butchers of York who also purchased lambs at 481p (37kg £178) from Andrew Brown of Gargrave.
Top price per head of £189 (43kg 439.5p) was achieved by JA Stoney & Son of Pateley Bridge purchased by Knavesmire Butchers.
Increased numbers of Suffolk & Charollais Lambs bred from Mule Ewes making it to the market now, with 330p to 350p being the price range dependent on weight.


2,597 Hoggs.
An increased entry this week with several vendors clearing up the last of their hoggs for this season and trade was tremendous considering the high proportion of hill lambs presented and reducing quality.
As a result, anything smarter or suitable for retail and wholesale butcher supply saw a very sharp trade.

6 pens of hoggs into the £190’s this week, with two vendors topping the sale at £198, those being RJ Bailes Boroughbridge and EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby. Both pens purchased by Worsley Wholesale Butchers. RJ Bailes sold others at £188 £187 and £186 in a super run of 121 to £173.56.
EP&JM Hutchinson had other pens  ay £196 and £188. JT Rushton Elslack sold hoggs at £193 and W Walmsley Bishop Thornton topped at £190.
A noted run of good fed hoggs came from RL&AR Phillips of Burton Leonard with pens at £190 £189 £188 three times, and £185 twice.
Best Hoggs making 350p to 390p per kilo.
The trade of the day was reserved for any well fleshed hoggs regardless of breed either lightweight or handyweight up to 45kg with these being way short of requirements on the day and a good trade all sale long, with the last consignment of hoggs in the ring being 46 Swales 43kg £129 (300p). Other handy weight Swales mainly around 290p/300p, Blackies 310p/320p, nice Cheviots similar money.
Continentals and Suffolks 36kg to 45kg av 321p topping at 365p form RL&AR Phillips.
Overall average for Hoggs was 305p (SQQ 311p) representing an excellent result for a very typical late season show.


933 Cast and Feeding Ewes and Rams - A Massive entry of ewes this week. Heaviest ewes less on the week but mediums and lean ewes sold away to an active audience ringside with a new buyer ringside for mediums ¾ to full meat ewes. Less heavy ewes entered today heaviest ewes up to £164.50 from Bob Stubbs, Crowton. Heaviest well-bred Cont ewes £150-£161.50 with heavy first cross ewes £130-£145 and medium pure-bred ewes realising similar prices.
Mules sold well even if a touch less than last weeks bumper trade. Heaviest ewes £100+ with the best full fleshed £110-£125. Mediums £90-£100 and lean ewes £78-£85.
Suffolks up to £157.50 with heaviest £140-£157 Mediums £128-£138 for well bred ewes. Half meat ewes £95-£108 and ¾ meat £108-£118.
Swales sold well with top prices for meat ewes £78-£85 for ewes with size mediums £70+ lean ewes £58-£68 and Plain ewes £45-£55. Several runs of ewes from Derbyshire today with Gritstones making £106.50 from SL Fairfax, Bakewell. Scotch ewes from Derbyshire also sold to £88.50.


Sheep required each week, ring either of our auctioneers anytime for more details, Ted Ogden (Lambs) on 07855 958211 or Kyle Hawksworth (Ewes) on 07538 539077. Thankyou.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £148.78 per head or 351.1p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 400.0p/kg         av 369.5p/kg         or £126.13 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 489.5p/kg         av 353.9p/kg         or £144.86 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 389.1p/kg         av 331.8p/kg         or £158.35 per head

52.1kg and over   to 340.0p/kg         av 321.0p/kg         or £154.28 per head


Texel average £143.24 per head or 362.5p/kg

£ per head: £189 JA Stoney; £186 Dyason Brown; £180 Smith & Staveley; £180 TA Robinson; £179 WM Hall; £178 A Brown; £178 PB Fox;

p/kg: 489.5p Dyason Brown; 481.1p A Brown; 439.5p JA Stoney; 428.6p Smith & Staveley; 423.8p PB Fox; 414.3p T&J Moran; 411.6p JA Stoney;

Suffolk average £149.75 per head or 340.6p/kg

£ per head: £186 £180 £170 £166 ML Evans; £179 £170 TH Mellin; £170 High Harbour; £167 ID&JC Briggs;

p/kg: 389.1p 359.0p 356.1p TH Mellin; 379.1p M&J Smith; 364.7p ML Evans; 362.8p S Spensley; 361.7p High Harbour;

Charolais average £145.43 per head or 340.6p/kg

£ per head: £180 TA Robinson; £175 £160 £152 £148 CW Marwood; £165 £148 KJ Marston; £147 D Calvert; £147 A Fletcher;

p/kg: 400.0p TA Robinson; 388.9p 356.4p 355.6p CW Marwood; 376.9p 348.8p  A Fletcher; 358.7p KJ Marston; 348.5p JB&AH Coates;

Jacob average £124.67 per head or 298.6 p/kg

£ per head: £138 £130 £122 £114 GP Haworth;

p/kg: 325.0p 306.7p 292.3p 290.5p GP Haworth;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £141.07 per head or 305.1p/kg (SQQ 310p)      

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 379.4p/kg         av 291.3p/kg         or £98.98 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 390.0p/kg         av 313.5p/kg         or £129.75 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 370.8p/kg         av 306.3p/kg         or £146.90 per head

52.1kg and over   to 354.7p/kg         av 290.3p/kg         or £162.10 per head


Beltex average £154.02 per head or 345.6p/kg

£ per head: £198 £188 £178 £170 EP&JM Hutchinson; £183 Cm Tyson; £178 TA Robinson; £168 JE Burrow; £167 CM Tyson;

p/kg: 390.0p JE Burrow; 379.4p A&B Simpson; 378.4p 356.8p JE Burrow; 370.8p EP&JM Hutchinson; 354.7p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Texel average £145.20 per head or 315.6p/kg

£ per head: £198 £188 RJ Bailes; £196 EP&JM Hutchinson; £193 JT Rushton; £190 £189 £188 RL&AR Philips; £190 WG&YB Walmsley;

p/kg: 365.8p RL&AR Philips; 351.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 350.0p RG Church; 350.0p SM&S Collinson; 347.8p JR Crabtree; 347.7p G Bell;

Suffolk average £144.82 per head or 302.9p/kg

£ per head: £182 GW Houseman; £178 MJ Spensley; £177 £166 RJ Bailes; £160 P Keyes; £156 T Houghton;

p/kg: 352.5p SP&VM Morris; 327.3p GW Houseman; 327.3p 325.0p F Machin;

Charolais average £145.15 per head or 308.9p/kg

£ per head: £179 RJ Bailes; £159 R Spencer; £158 K Marshall; £155 High Harbour; £150 J Walker;

p/kg: 324.5p R Spencer; 320.0p M Davey; 318.2p E&S Baines; 312.8p G Bell; 309.5p RG Church;

Mule average £132.69 per head or 281.2p/kg

£ per head: £155 £140 WG&YB Walmsley; £143 £138 A&B Simpson; £140 J Pickles; £138 JT Rushton; £138 JE Burrow; £137 J Walker;

p/kg: 311.6p287.2p F Machin; 309.5p 293.6p A&B Simpson; 300.0p E Simpson & Son; 297.9p J Pickles; 288.6p RG Church; 273.2p JK Wilson;

Swaledale average £118.27 per head or 294.6p/kg

£ per head: £136 £129 GW Houseman; £133 £127 J Baines; £132 H&M Plews; £132 A&B Simpson; £131 BJ&L Sutcliffe; £130 Banks Farms;

p/kg: 309.8p 304.9p J Baines; 309.1p 300.0p GW Houseman; 307.5p SP Woolhouse; 300.0p A&B Simpson; 300.0p S Horsfield; 300.0p Banks Farms; 300.0p H&M Plews;

Masham average £136.50 per head or 261.5p/kg

£ per head: £146 GW Houseman; £138 £134 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 273.5p 246.4p EP&JM Hutchinson; 239.3p GW Houseman;

Cheviot average £132.80 per head or 313.5p/kg

£ per head: £157 £152 A&K Kiernan; £149 Hill & Wright; £148 £146 £145 £144 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 328.9p 324.4p 322.2p 321.7p 320.0p 317.4p GW Thackray; 320.9p 318.6p A&K Kiernan;  

SBF average £128.39 per head or 307.5p/kg

£ per head: £150 £143 EP&JM Hutchinson; £147 £116 Banks Farms; £127 K Marshall; £116 RL&AR Philips; £105 SP Woolhouse;

p/kg: 313.5p RL&AR Philips; 313.5p 312.8p Banks Farms; 309.8p K Marshall; 391.7p SP Woolhouse; 271.4p JE Greenwood;

Lleyn average £144.70 per head or 330.2p/kg

£ per head: £147 £146 £135 West Berwick;

p/kg: 334.1p 329.3p 317.4p West Berwick;

Herdwick average £115.80 per head or 295.6p/kg

£ per head: £127 J Croft; £127 J Taylor; £125 JGE Heseltine; £108 R&K Lunn;

p/kg:309.8p J Croft; 288.2p R&K Lunn; 276.1p J Taylor; 235.8p JGE Heseltine;

Blue Texel average £142.33 per head or 301.2p/kg

£ per head: £158 £150 K Marshall; £153 JC Cappel; £151 K Wilson;

p/kg:355.7p Hill & Wright; 328.3p K Wilson; 319.0p RG Church; 317.1p E Simpson;




Cull Ewes average £97.98

Suffolk to £157.50, Texel to £161.50, Char to £141.50, Bleu to £110.50, Hamps to £115.50, BFL to £129.50, Mule to £138.50, Lleyn to £120.50, Swaledale to £85.50, Dalesbred to £90.50, Scotch BF to £88.50, Lonk to £113.50, Masham to £97.50, Gritstone to £106.50, Cheviot to £123.50, Beltex to £139.50, Herd to £85.50, K.Hill to £91.50, Teeswater to £125.50, Leicester LW to £155.50, Easy Care to £69.50, Beulah to £56.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £161.50                                B&M Craven &Son

Mule/Masham: £138.50                    AP Townsend

Horned: £90.50                                    JM Wilson&Sons

Hill: £129.50                                         JK Wilson&Son, CD&RF Kitching


Cast Rams average £110.64

Texel to £139.50, Char to £164.50, BFL to £107.50, Swaledale to £80.50, Cheviot to £78.50, Beltex to £151.50, Jacob to £100.50.


Goats to £121.50                av.£94.57



45 Rearing Calves to £455


45 calves in todays sale , please note that there is a SHOW & SALE of calves next Monday.
Black and Whites selling with more activity ringside every week now. Freisian calves ranged from 10 days to 4 weeks old with all selling well and prices ranging between £75-£145. Blue bulls met a high demand with the strong end 4-6 weeks old £400-£455. Mediums 3 week old £350-£385. Smalls £270-£300 with calves out of crossed cows £250+ Lim bulls sold to £440 for a suckler calf and Dairy bred calves sold to £355 from RE Ayrton & Son, Eastby. Blue heifers met plenty of demand M&R Smith sold a nice rearing calf to £355 with Hartleys of Beamsley not far behind selling at £320 joint with M Fewster, Clekheaton. Mediums sold from £305-£320 and smalls £250-£300.

Calves required next week with large amount interest all ready for the sale. Remember its Spring Show Day.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £358) to £440                           SJ Berry                                                

Brit Blue x (Av £328) to £455                           RE Ayrton & Son                                 

Aberdeen Angus (Av £235) to £240 AJ&K Lee              

Simmental (Av £215) to £280                          AJ&K Lee                                              

Black & White (Av £110) to £145                    AP Townsend                      


Heifer Calves       

British Blue (Av £290) to £355                         M&R Smith                                          

Limousin (Av £287) to £295                              J Gooch                                 



4 Dairy


Commercial Newly Calved Heifer                    to £2080 av £1870              GB Corner




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Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077