Forward: 17 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 7 Cast Cattle 2,414 Prime Sheep comprising 1,900 Spring Lambs, 20 Hoggs & 494 Cast Ewes & Rams 38 Rearing Calves


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Opening Sale of 750 Breeding Ewes next Wednesday (28th July) in conjunction with 2nd Fortnightly Sale of 6,000 Store Lambs.



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Knavesmire Butchers from York hit the £3 per kg mark purchasing two exceptional lightweight heifers purchased from Ben Townsend from Laneshawbridge weighing 515kg at 309.5p/kg or £1594 and 535kg at 304.5p/kg or £1629. Top priced steer by weight at 271.5p/kg was a 595kg British Blue cross sold by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers at a gross value of £1615. The highest gross overall was a 610kg British blue cross heifer sold by John and Jean Bradley at £1681 or 275.5p/kg also to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers.



465-555kg                                             to 268.5p/kg       

560kg+                                                   to 271.5p/kg                        av.262.01p/kg                    


480kg+                                                   to 309.5p/kg                        av. 280.56p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1615,1549, (Limx) 1578

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 271.5, 262.5, (Limx) 252.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 268.5              


£ per head: J&JE Bradley (BBx) 1681, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1644,1606, JM Townsend (Limx) 1629, (Limx) 1593

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 309.5, 304.5, J&JE Bradley (BBx) 275.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 274.5, 269.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 253.5



Cull Cow Prices

Dairy culls in short supply and the cattle forward short of finish, but a very good trade. A number of good Continentals extremely good to sell.

Overall Average                                   149.14p/kg                           £924.66

Black & White                      to 124.5p/kg                        av.114.49p/kg

Limx                                       to 189.5p/kg                        av.188.46 p/kg

BBx                                         to 175.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RM Spence 697,673, A&J Carr&Son 617

p/kg: RM Spence 124.5,123.5 A&J Carr&Son 117.5,92.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: SD Bennett 1272

p/kg: SD Bennett 175.5


£ per head: S&NV Jowett 1406,1298

p/kg: S&NV Jowett 189.5,187.5



Prime Sheep


Lambs – A few less lambs about today following some busy weeks, but trade was excellent from start to finish, with well fleshed handy weights in very good demand seeing the commercial end probably the trade of the day, the mediums were a similar trade, and heavies remain short of requirements.
JP&KE Hartley from Beamsley took top price per head when selling Continentals at £140 per head or 325p/kg to Knavesmire Butchers of York. The same purchasers secured lambs at £139.50 (303p) from Hill & Wright of Doncaster, £138 from B Spensley Ltd of Thorlby, and also the top price per kilo at 331p or £136 from S&P Scrivin of Elslack.
Swaledale Foods of Skipton secured lambs at £138 on two occasions, those being from TH Mellin of Black Lane Ends and then from J&F Nutter of Hurst Green.
Beltex and best ¾ bred Texels generally 270p to 310p, and commercial handy weights 255p to 270p. Mediums mostly around 250p, and heavies 240p to 270p depending on quality.
Nearly 200 Mule Wethers forward were an excellent trade, mainly 240p to 250p, topping 252p from CM Ryder, Blubberhouses and £113 from AJ Shepherd. Mule Wethers averaged £101.55 or 244p, an excellent trade and worthy of note for vendors considering early weaning.


Cull Ewes – Ewes dearer again on the week. 2 fresh faces ringside and Less numbers with only 518 forward. No monster pure bred heavy ewes in. More heavy ewes required every week. White faced ewes sold to £149.50 from FC Wade & Son, Otley followed by A&SL Throup, Silsden at £147.50. Heavies £135-£149.50. Mediums full meat £125+ mediums, ¾ and half meat £110-£120. Smalls either side of £100 for half meat ewes.
Mule ewes met a fierce trade with top price of £124.50 from S&P Scriven, Elslack. All full meat heavies £115-£124.50 Mediums £100-£114 and smalls with meat £85+. 1 pen of plain smalls at £30.
Heavy Suffolks £133-£141.50. Mediums £113-£125.
Horned ewes dearer on the week for full meat ewes and ¾ meat ewes. Any lean ewes a touch dearer but plain ewes not wanted in high demand. Dalesbred ewes sold to £85.50 for a pen of fleshed mediums and large swales sold to £115.50. Medium swales full meat £78-£90 regularly sold. A pen of 33 Scotch ewes sold at £93.50. Goats sold to £94.50.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £109.67 per head or 257.8p/kg (SQQ 259p)     

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 264.7p/kg         av 249.7p/kg         or £88.71 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 331.7p/kg         av 259.0p/kg         or £108.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 303.3p/kg         av 252.5p/kg         or £119.26 per head

52.1kg and over   to 249.1p/kg         av 235.9p/kg         or £131.40 per head


Beltex average £113.86 per head or 274.5p/kg

£ per head: £139.50 Hill & Wright; £136 S&P Scrivin; £130 CT Akrigg; £129 £127.50 KA&HL Fawcett; £129 WG Beckwith; £123 K Marshall;

p/kg: 331.7p S&P Scrivin; 305.6p JM Daggett; 303.3p Hill & Wright; 302.3p CT Akrigg; 300.0p J&J Hemingway; 289.8p KA&HL Fawcett;

Texel average £110.32 per head or 260.6p/kg

£ per head: £140 £135 JP&KE Hartley; £138 J&F Nutter; £138 B Spensley; £135 TH Mellin; £134 MJ Spensley; £134 KM&L Throup;

p/kg: 325.6p JP&KE Hartley; 306.8p TH Mellin; 305.3p W Stapleton; 297.7p Hill & Wright; 297.7p K Marshall; 287.5p B Spensley;

Suffolk average £113.20 per head or 252.3p/kg

£ per head: £138 £134 £132 TH Mellin; £136 £129      B Spensley; £133 J Mellor; £129 £120 A&ED Booth; £117 KM&L Throup;

p/kg: 281.6p 262.7p TH Mellin; 277.6p B Spensley; 273.8p J&F Nutter; 268.3p JP&KE Hartley; 265.4p JR Taylor; 261.3p SP&VM Morris;

Charolais average £101.71 per head or 262.2p/kg

£ per head: £104 £100 EG Thornalley;

p/kg: 263.2p 260.0p EG Thornalley;

Mule average £101.55 per head or 244.6p/kg

£ per head: £113 AJ Shepherd; £110 £105.50 KM&L Throup; £108 KA&HL Fawcett; £108 S&P Scrivin; £105.50 JA&JC Throup;

p/kg: 252.5p CM Ryder; 251.2p S&P Scrivin; 251.1p AJ Shepherd; 248.7p JA&JC Throup; 247.6p KM&L Throup; 245.5p KA&HL Fawcett;

Cheviot average £103.50 per head or 252.6p/kg

£ per head: £103.50 KJ Marston;

p/kg: 252.4 KJ Marston;

Blue Texel average £108.50 per head or 259.1p/kg

£ per head: £109 M&R Smith; £108 WA Booker;

p/kg: 270.0p WA Booker; 253.5p M&R Smith;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £97.30 per head or 203.1p/kg              


£ per head: Texel to £125 P Fawcett; Swaledale to £94 CT Akrigg; Kerry Hill to £92 L Burrows;

p/kg: Texel to 211.0p P Fawcett; Swaledale to 180.1p CT Akrigg; Kerry Hill to 235.9p L Burrows;




Cull Ewes average £93.78

Suffolk to £141.50, Texel to £149.50, BFL to £91.50, Mule to £124.50, Swaledale to £115.50, Dalesbred to £85.50, Scotch BF to £93.50, Masham to £117.50, Beltex to £125.50, Lonk to £89.50, Herd to £63.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £149.50                                FC Wade&Son

Mule/Masham: £124.50                    S&P Scriven

Horned: £115.50                                 P Addyman&Son


Cast Rams average £131.50

Texel to £155.50, Beltex to £107.50,


Goats                      to £94.50



Rearing Calves to £420


Calves were a strong trade today with Black & Whites and Flekveih calves selling very well to a range of buyers. Blue bulls and heifers a good trade with buyers after nice rearing sorts with style. 10 Black and Whites sold to avg £87. Smalls £52-£82 mediums £90-£120 with a top price of £135 from RM Shackleton, Broughton. Flek bulls sold to £330 from C Watson, Horton in Craven. Blue bulls large end £380-£420. Mediums £350-£380. Smalls either side of £300. Lims bulls from JC&DJ Marshall, Harrogate £395. Angus heifers avg £200 with top price of £240 from CW Hardy, Thornton. Blue heifers either side of £300 for small-mediums. Lim heifers £320-£330. Angus bulls £270-£335.

Trade strong all the way through with buyers requesting more numbers to fulfil Monday calf orders.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £395) to £395                                           JC&DJ Marshall                                                   

Brit Blue x (Av £364) to £420                                           N&SA Fort                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £296) to £335                Rainhall Farm                      

Fleckvieh (Av £279) to £330                                             C Watson                                              

Black & White (Av £87) to £135                                      RM Shackleton    


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £200) to £240                CW Hardy                                                                                                             

British Blue (Av £301) to £310                                         JT Rushton                                           

Limousin (Av £325) to £330                                              JC&DJ Marhshall                                 




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