Forward: 21 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 9 Cast Cattle 3,468 Prime Sheep comprising 2246 Spring Lambs, 91 Hoggs & 1131 Cast Ewes & Rams 44 Rearing Calves



WEDNESDAY 14th JULY @ 10:30am


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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Leading gross price was a 620kg British Blue cross heifer at £1671 or 269.5p/kg from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which joined Ralph Pearson, Meat Wholesalers of Bradford. Pearsons also gathered up the leading gross priced steer a Charolais cross steer weighing 630kg from CD&RF Kitching which made £1660 or 263.5p/kg. The top prices per kg came from the retail weights both from CD&RF Kitching the top steer a 590kg British Blue cross selling to Pearsons Wholesdale Butchers for 274.5p/kg or £1620 and the leading heifer a 575kg Limousin selling to Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton at 271.5p/kg or £1561. Robertshaws Farm Shop bought a further 3 animals including heifers from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton at 268.5p/kg, 267.5p/kg and a 490kg Limousin heifer from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor at 262.5p/kg.



465-555kg                                             to 267.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 274.5p/kg                                        av.266.39p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 271.5p/kg                                        av.268.10p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Charx) 1660, (BBx) 1620, (Limx) 1616, SD Bennett (Limx) 1548, F&B Smith (Limx) 1536, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1505

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 274.5, (Charx) 263.5, (Limx) 260.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 271.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 269.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 259.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1671, (Limx) 1561, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1651,1498

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 271.5, (BBx) 269.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 268.5,267.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 262.5



Cull Cow Prices

No let up in the cast cow trade for a light show made up of dairies bar one. Heavy dairies 142.5p, some lean dairy cows making 122-135p and the worn cows 110p.   

Overall Average                                   130.47p/kg                           £811.09

Black & White                      to 142.5p/kg                        av.129.89p/kg

Devon                                    to 135.5p/kg




Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AN Bolland 1147, GB Moorhouse 1122,906, N&SA Fort 868, JP&KE Hartley 796

p/kg: AN Bolland 142.5, GB Moorhouse 141.5,138.5, N&SA Fort 132.5, JP&KE Hartley 122.5, N&SA Fort 119.5


£ per head: Lambcote 779

p/kg: Lambcote 135.5



3,468 Prime Sheep comprising 2246 Spring Lambs, 91 Hoggs & 1131 Cast Ewes & Rams


A very similar show of sheep for numbers met a solid trade on the day with a full ringside of buyers present right to the end, and probably trade rising a little as the sale went progressed.
Chief prices went to first time vendors Messrs RC Reed & Sons of Bielby, York who sold a good consignment of generally heavier lambs. Sale leaders were a pen of 5 Continental crosses weighing 52kg selling at £145 going to Swaledale Foods of Skipton, the same vendor also achieving £143 and £138.
Skipton Regulars Tom Hill & Ruby Wright from Doncaster made £144 to Kendalls Farm Butchers.

Mark Evans of Steeton made £142.50 £141.50 and £139.50 twice of heavy lambs.
Amy Beresford of Halton West made £142, whilst James & Deborah Ogden of Austwick also topped their run at £142 and M&R Smith Winterburn made £141.
Per kilo prices were headed up by Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside selling lambs at £139 or 323p for 43kg. Others from this home were 322p 307p and 297p all to Hartshead Meats in Mossley.
Haddon Farms in Meltham Huddersfield made 314p (43kg £135)
KH&JL Huck of Bordley were next inline at 305p (45kg £137p) and P Crabtree & Son of Otley made 302p (41kg at £124).

Other smart lambs could command 260p to 300p, a middle of the lamb was generally around 250p, and commercial lambs were a decent trade  in relation to these by making 235p/245p.
More and more pens of Mule Wethers and lightweight Continentals each week, but a competitive ringside keeps trade for these very sparkey and good to sell.


Another large show of over 1,100 Cast Ewes & Rams with trade holding firm again with meat, heavies and medium ewes full fleshes and 3/4 meat ewes staying very similar! Horned ewes in general less money with only the heavy horned ewes selling to premium prices. Mediums and heavy mules both good to sell! Mules avg £95 with heavies £105-£130 mediums £88-£100 lean ewes £70-£80.

Texels good to sell with mediums with style a very nice trade. Trade topped at £179.50 from Richard Wilson, Harrogate. Heavy first cross ewes with style aswell £135-£158. First cross ewes with too much fat rather than solid flesh £130’s. Medium first cross ewes £95-£105 for 3/4 meat with full flesh £105-£118. Lean ewes £75-£88. Overall white faced ewe avg £107.

141 Swales forward £106.50 top price for a heavy ewe from ML&JE Kayley & Son, Halton West. Big strong full fleshed ewes £78+ mediums full meat £52+ and mediums with half to 3/4 meat ewes having a fall in trade around the £38-£48 range.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £108.32 per head or 250.8p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 263.2p/kg         av 257.3p/kg         or £87.55 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 323.3p/kg         av 249.6p/kg         or £104.34 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 288.0p/kg         av 257.7p/kg         or £122.72 per head

52.1kg and over   to 264.8p/kg         av 258.4p/kg         or £128.30 per head


Beltex average £112.37 per head or 268.2p/kg

£ per head: £142 JR&DL Ogden; £139 £129 Ellis Bros; £137 G Huck; £128 JE Burrow; £128 A&SJ Sugden; £124 P Crabtree;

p/kg: 323.3p 322.5p307.1p  297.5p Ellis Bros; 304.4p G Huck; 302.4p 290.5p 289.5p Crabtree; 283.3p W Stapleton;

Texel average £106.14 per head or 251.2p/kg

£ per head: £145 £143 £138 RC Reed; £144 Hill & Wright; £141 M&R Smith; £137.50 DC Hall; £135 Haddon Farms; £134 KG Stapleton; £134 D&J Carlisle; £134 R Wilson;

p/kg: 3140.0p Haddon Farms; 288.0p Hill & Wright; 287.2p D&L Coar; 286.3p E Pennock; 283.3p MP Jennings; 281.6p RC Reed; 281.3p JS Snowden; 279.8p IMA&RJ Smith;

Suffolk average £105.32 per head or 246.3p/kg

£ per head: £143.50 £142.50 £139.50 £135.50 £135 £131.50  ML Evans; £142 A Beresford; £137 TH Mellin; £131 R&E Pollard;

p/kg: 284.7p 278.7p 274.0p 270.8p 270.0p 267.7p ML Evans; 379.6p TH Mellin; 272.9p R&E Pollard; 268.3p Haddon Farms;

Charolais average £98 per head or 245.6p/kg

£ per head: £98 JR&DL Ogden;

p/kg: 245.0p JR&DL Ogden;

Mule average £91 per head or 238.6p/kg

£ per head: £103 GB Moorhouse; £94.50 JW Sayer; £92.50 L Robinson;

p/kg: 245.2p GB Moorhouse; 243.4p L Robinson; 242.3p JW Sayer;

Cheviot average £107.50 per head or 250.3p/kg

£ per head: £114 L Robinson; £106 Bob Stubbs;

p/kg: 265.1p L Robinson; 246.5p Bob Stubbs;

Zwartable average £99 per head or 220.3p/kg

£ per head: £99 H Walker;

p/kg: 220.0p H Walker;

Blue Texel average £98.25 per head or 256.4p/kg

£ per head: £109.50 IMA&RJ Smith; £102 W Stapleton;

p/kg: 273.8p IMA&RJ Smith; 256.1p CM Tyson;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £84.90 per head or 188.6p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 236.3p/kg         av 194.3p/kg         or £76.74 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 200.0p/kg         av 183.5p/kg         or £91.75 per head

52.1kg and over   to 181.0p/kg         av 162.6p/kg         or £96.75 per head


£ per head:
Texel to £105 PL Metcalfe; Mule to £93 JW Sayer; Wensleydale to £94 A Stockton; Swaledale to £85 JW Sayer;  



Texel to 236.3p High Harbour; Mule to 189.0p High Harbour; Wensleydale to 200.0p A Stockton; Swaledale to 164.3p JW Sayer;



Cull Ewes average £92.34

Suffolk to £151.50, Texel to £179.50, BFL to £97.50, Mule to £129.50, Lleyn to £103.50, Swaledale to £106.50, Scotch BF to £71.50 Char to £109.50, Cheviot to £113.50, Beltex to £134.50, Lonk to £115.50, Zwart to £134.50, Wens to £97.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £179.50                R. Wilson

Mule/Masham: £129.50    JGE Heseltine&Son

Horned: £115.50                 L Jarvis

Hill: £113.50                         J Caygill&Ptns


Cast Rams average £79.94

BFL to £108.50, Lleyn to £88.50, Beltex to £121.50, Wens to £71.50.


Goats to £85.50



Rearing Calves to £470


Rearing calf show and sale with a total of 44 Calves being sold with trade strong but heifers selling very well!

Black and White Bulls sold to £160 and Dairy Shorthorn bulls £210. A nice young Hereford bull rom JR Wellock sold at £320 with Angus bulls avg £292 all selling from £250 to £325 for nice rearing sorts. Blue bulls sold to £470 from JT Rushton, Elslack followed by second prize bull calf reaching £465 from JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley. The show was won by RE Ayrton & Son, Eastby who sold the Champion of the day at £455. Blue bulls avg £391. Blue heifers sold well with new faces about for good rearing heifers. Top price of £445 from regular vendor JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley followed by RD Guy, Earby selling his good shaped heifer at £440! Medium blue heifers £320-£370 Smalls £280-£320


Class 1                                                                   Class 2                                                                    Class 5

1st RE Ayrton & Son                                            1st RD Guy                                                             1st A Sowray & Son

2nd JP&KE Hartley                                                2nd Townhead Farm Products                           2nd A Sowray & Son

3rd IR&DE Wellock                                               3rd Woolrow Farm Ltd                                        3rd A Sowray & Son


Class 7                                                                   Class 8                                                                   Class 9

1st JR Wellock                                                       1st JR Wellock                                                       1st IRG Collins

2nd D&J Herd                                                        2nd Woolrow Farm Ltd

3rd Woolrow Farm Ltd


Class 12                                                                 Champion – RE Ayrton & Son                           Reserve – JP&KE Hartley

1st J Rushton

2nd IRG Collins


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £315) to £315                           Town Head Farm                                                

Brit Blue x (Av £391) to £470                           JT Rushton                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £292) to £325 PJ&JE Bolland     

Charolais (Av £395) to £420                             A Sowray & Son  

Shorthorn (Av £210) to £210                           IRG Collins                                            

Black & White (Av £160) to £160                    PJ&JE Bolland                     

Hereford (Av £320) to £320                              JR Wellock                            


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £190) to £190 Woolrow Farm                                                                                                   

Hereford (Av £210) to £210                              JR Wellock                                            

British Blue (Av £326) to £445                         JP&KE Hartley                                     

Limousin (Av £150) to £150                              Town Head Farm                                



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