Forward: 33 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Prime Bull, 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 9 Cast Cattle 3,584 Prime Sheep comprising 36 Spring Lambs, 3166 Prime Hoggs, 382 Cast Ewes & Rams 62 Rearing Calves 243 Breeding Sheep & 27 Store Sheep


WEDNESDAY 30th March
FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF 150/170 FEEDING BULLS, ALSO 45/50 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & 350/400 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS. Catalogue entries close Wednesday 23rd March at 4pm.


EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot – Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.


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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Robert Pearson representing Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers in Bradford were the leading buyers at the weekly sale accounting for all the leading prices including the leading gross overall at £2017 (294.5p/kg @ 685kg) a Limousin cross steer sold by Hargreaves Farms of Walton le Dale. The leading heifer was a 625kg Blonde cross at £1916 or 306.5p/kg from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield selling to Pearsons whilst the same buyer proved just as strong on the handier weights with a 585kg British Blue heifer at 325.5p/kg (£1904) from R&E Cowperthwait, Settle and a 600kg Limousin cross steer from F&B Smith of Masongill at 324.5p/kg or £1947. Heavy premium quality cattle continue to sell extremely well at 288p+ and best retail cattle in the lower weights continue to make upwards of 300p/kg.



465-555kg                                             to 288.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 324.5p/kg                        av. 294.24p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 325.5p/kg                        av. 284.28p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 2017, 1924, (BBx) 1981,1981, F&B Smith (Limx) 1947, 1879, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1886

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 324.5, 310.5, E&M Townley&Son (Limx) 314.5, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 294.5,293.5,293.5,291.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 292.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1916, (Limx) 1836, R&E Cowperthwaite&Son (BBx) 1904, 1895, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 1693, 1664, B Spensley Ltd (BBx) 1539

p/kg: R&E Cowperthwaite (BBx) 325.5,291.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 306.5, (Limx) 291.5, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 289.5,284.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)              

Overall Average                                   176.66p/kg                           £1055.54

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: C Woodhead (AA) 1315, RG Johnson&Son (B&W) 796

p/kg: C Woodhead (AA) 186.5, RG Johnson&Son (B&W) 162.5



Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

The cast cows continue to be short on supply with just an odd meated heavy dairy in the entry which was 160p/kg. Lean and plain cows are a very good trade from 117.5p/kg to 138p/kg. Beef cows carrying flesh 170p/kg to 180p/kg.

Overall Average                                   145.24p/kg                           £877.27

Black & White                      to 160.5p/kg                        av.135.54p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 124.5p/kg

Beef Short                             to 180.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 171.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RD Metcalfe&Son 1188, PJ&JE Bolland 875, G&PS Fleetwood 789, CN&SA Harrison 746

p/kg: RD Metcalfe&Son 160.5, PJ&JE Bolland 143.5, G&PS Fleetwood 138.5, PJ&JE Bolland 123.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 535

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 124.5


£ per head: D&J Carlisle (Limx) 1080

p/kg: D&J Carlisle (Limx) 171.5


£ per head: JH Wilson (Beef Short) 1399

p/kg: JH Wilson (Beef Short) 180.5



Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm

3584 Prime Sheep comprising 36 Spring Lambs, 3166 Prime Hoggs, 382 Cast Ewes & Rams


More about this week and plenty of customers to move them. Harry Walters of Penistone topped at £166 or 404p, other nice sorts of lambs £135 to £148 or 290p to 345p. Within todays entry was a large run of milk sheep (Lukerne) pures and crosses from CM&J Stott Chipping which sold to £142 or 289p.


More sheep about today and the overall average up 5p on the week to sit at just shy of 264p/kg right through, including an SQQ of 280p/kg.
All classes would be dearer, with handy and lightweights an excellent trade, and heavies and overweights also better to sell. Mule, Hill and Horned lambs also took a nice lift on the week.

OVER 52kg
Like last week the overweights were good to sell. Top sale price in section was £175 or 311p for 55kg Beltex from JE Burrow, Hanlith. Peter Longdin of Tickhill topped his run at £164 today for 64kg Texels, with B&LN Dibb Otley making £154 of Charollais crosses.

46kg to 52kg
The heavy weight range was definitely better to sell this week, EP&JM Hutchinson made £165 of 50kg Continentals at 330p. the same vendor had others at £160 (47kg at 340p). RJ Bailes, Boroughbridge was another with a nice run of lambs seeing his best at £164 or 341p for 48kg.  

36kg to 45kg
The standard and medium weight lambs are in high demand at the moment as buyers look to secure lambs weighing late 30’s and early 40’s, and well fleshed types of all breeds hitting the highlights. JE Burrow hanlith had top price of the day at £185 or 411p for 45kg Beltex. The same vendor made £178 twice or 445p of 40kg and 434p of 41kg.
EP&JM Hutchinson sold to £174.50 with 43kg Beltex or 406p, and RA&SE Spink of Rookwith Ripon made  £172 of 44kg. Plenty more smart lambs in the £150’s and £160’s, whilst others over 400p included RL&AR Phillips at 402p and 400p. The best of the rest 340p to 390p.
More lambs either side of 300p this week, but commercial sorts of lowland lambs easier to hit 280p plus this week.  

35kg or less
A few better pens 280p plus in the lightweight range, with horned lambs hitting 250p for34kg Dalesbred from FG Throup.



Cull Ewes firing on once again, even with a mixed show forward inc some plain ewes amongst these. Heavy Suffolks sold to £199.50 from DJ Grassam, Wetherby with Texels selling at £209.50 and BFL Tups selling to £204.50. Plenty of interest ringside with heavy white faced ewes with style £180+ and mediums £150-£170 whilst light weight full fleshed ewes £115-£130 lean white faced ewes with frame £105-125 whilst plainer ewes and lambing casualties around the £65-£90 range.
Mules ewes topped at £134.50 from Toothill Bros, Doncaster. Mules with weight £120-£134.50 and mediums 100+ whilst plain Mules £65-£80 depending on frame.
BFL Tups topped at £204.50 from WB Woodsworth, Bolton Abbey. 
Swale ewes sold to £109.50 from P Addyman & Son, Skipton. Full fleshed Swales generally £75-£90, with mediums £60-£75 and lean Swales £50+. The light weight plain ewes £30-£38 and plain ewes with frame £42-£58.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £131.30 per head or 280.2p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 404.9p/kg         av 339.1p/kg         or £142.38 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 289.8p/kg         av 254.6p/kg         or £125.25 per head

52.1kg and over   to 230.2p/kg         av 230.2p/kg         or £122.00 per head


Texel average £131.30 per head or 280.2p/kg

£ per head: £166 £145 £135 H Walters; £148 £137 £130 IMA&RJ Smith; £142 £138 CM&J Stott;

p/kg: 404.9p 346.2p 337.2p H Walters; 336.4p 295.5p 292.7p IMA&RJ Smith; 289.8p 281.6p 266.0p CM&J Stott;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £120.18 per head or 264.2p/kg (SQQ 280.0p)   

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 289.7p/kg         av 247.8p/kg         or £83.89 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 445.0p/kg         av 281.6p/kg         or £118.31 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 241.7p/kg         av 250.9p/kg         or £122.17 per head

52.1kg and over   to 318.2p/kg         av 235.1p/kg         or £133.34 per head


Beltex average £135.78 per head or 320.6p/kg

£ per head: £185 £175 JE Burrow; £178 £162 H Baines; £172 RA&SE Spink; £166 EP&JM Hutchinson; £165 £156 £154 RL&AR Phillips;

p/kg: 445.0p 434.1p 385.7p H Baines; 411.1p JE Burrow; 402.4p 400.0p 394.9p RL&AR Philips; 390.9p RA&SE Spink; 377.3p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Texel average £121.21 per head or 259.6p/kg

£ per head: £165 £160 £149 £146 EP&JM Hutchinson; £164 PC&EJ Longdin; £152 RA&SE Spink; £149 MJ&GC Dobson; £146 JR Crabtree;

p/kg: 340.4p 330.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 330.0p 313.3p 309.5p RE&SA Spink; 323.9p 308.7p MJ&GC Dobson;  312.2p CR Brittain;

Suffolk average £116.88 per head or 247.2p/kg

£ per head: £137 CJ&DD Drake; £137 £125 £124 J Greenwood; £136 £134 EP&JM Hutchinson; £132 £126 H Downs & Son; £124 PC&FJ Longdin;

p/kg: 275.6p J Bosworth; 275.0p 261.0p W Holden & Son; 268.6p J Greenwood; 261.9p H Downs & Son; 261.8p Lambert Mile House;

Charolais average £123.57 per head or 251.6p/kg

£ per head: £174.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £154 B&LN Dibb; £145.50 RJ Bailes; £134.50 £125 Toothill Bros; £132.50 PC&EJ Longdin;

p/kg: 405.8p EP&JM Hutchinson; 276.7p 264.4p CR Brittain; 259.3p SR Dorey; 253.1p A&B Simpson; 250.0p Toothill Bros;

Mule average £111.55 per head or 240.2p/kg

£ per head: £133 EP&JM Hutchinson; £122 £117 A&B Simpson; £118.50 R Farrell; £116 RG Church Ltd; £115 G Pickersgill; £114.50 SR Dorey; £114.50 S Breare;

p/kg: 264.9p J Bosworth; 256.8p 248.9p 246.7p SR Dorey; 250.0p 242.5p Fair Place; 248.8p 240.0p H Downs &Son; 241.5p A&B Simpson;

Swaledale average £86.24 per head or 223.6p/kg

£ per head: £112 £87 JR Crabtree; £105 T&A Hird; £104.50 £89.50 G&MA Lawn; £93 FC N M Walker; £90 P Addyman; £90 SR Dorey;

p/kg: 243.0p 235.5p G&MA Lawn; 230.8p SR Dorey; 223.4p T&A Hird; 217.5p 215.4p JR Crabtree; 214.3p P Addyman; 209.7p W Mason;

Dalesbred average £78.43 per head or 231.5p/kg

£ per head: £106 T&A Hird; £85 FG Throup; £76.50 RH&EA Close;

p/kg: 250.0p FG Throup; 239.1p RH&EA Close; 222.7p T&A Hird;

Masham average £115.29 per head or 243.6p/kg

£ per head: £120 £118.50 SR Dorey; £113 PT&L Johnson; £111.50 H Downs & Son; £89 J Taylor;

p/kg: 251.1p PT&L Johnson; 247.8p H Downs & Son; 247.2p J Taylor; 241.8p 240.0p SR Dorey;

Cheviot average £114.59 per head or 252.6p/kg

£ per head: £123 £116.50 £113 A&K Kiernan; £117.50 A&B Simpson; £115.50 £114 BF Blezard; £115 J&E Slater; £113 LD&MA Clarke;

p/kg: 273.3p 258.9p 256.8p 255.8p 251.1p A&K Kiernan; 262.8p LD&MA Clarke; 261.4p J&E Slater; 244.8p A&B Simpson; 242.6p BF Blezard;

Gritstone average £107 per head or 251.2p/kg

£ per head: £114 £104 H Downs & Son; £110 J Taylor; £107 J Lord; £94 W Holden & Son;

p/kg: 266.7p 242.6p H Downs & Son; 248.8p J Lord; 241.0p W Holden & Son; 224.5p J Taylor;

SBF average £104.25 per head or 248.6p/kg

£ per head: £110 £106 S Forshaw; £105 £93 £88.50 JE Greenwood; £84 D Gray;

p/kg: 255.8p 252.4p S Forshaw; 245.3p 226.9p 221.4p JE Greenwood; 240.0p D Gray;



Cull Ewes average £112.50

Suffolk to £166.50, Texel to £209.50, BFL to £153.50, Mule to £134.50, Lleyn to £119.50, Swaledale to £109.50, Masham to £, Cheviot to £133.50, Beltex to £97.50, Down to £199.50, Lacaune x to £156.50, Charollais to £132.50, Hampshire to £99.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £209.50 CH&IC Hammond;

Mule/Masham: £134.50 Toothill Bros;  

Horned: £109.50 P Addyman & Son;

Hill: £153.50 AJ Mason;

Milk Breeds: £156.50 CM&J Stott;


Cast Rams average £166.17

Suffolk to £167.50, Texel to £197.50, BFL to £204.50, Beltex to £157.50, Blue Texel to £139.50.



62 Rearing Calves to £4804 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

A total show of 62 calves on offer today with a calf for everyone. 20 Blue bulls sold today to avg £355.
1st prize and Champion calf went to A Sowray & Son Bishop Thornton who had a tremendous run of calves forward and won with his Blue bull.

There were a good show forward mainly consisting of Blues and Natives with a few other continentals making an appearance. The show was judged by Mr Smales, Hull who backed his decision and bought Mr Sowray’s champion Blue Bull calf at £480. Blue bulls a very satisfying trade with an overall avg of £355 even including 2-3 week old Bobbie calves out of crossbred cows. Best bulls £380-£450, mediums £350-£380 and smaller rearing sorts out of Black & White cows £270-£320 with youngsters out of crossbred cows £120-£300 depending on frame.
Blue heifers met a competitive audience of buyers ringside with top price £410 going to A Sowray & Son Bishop Thornton again! Other best blue heifers sold at £360-£400 with mediums rearers £300+ and small rearers out of Black & White Cows £240-£280 with some crossbred bobbies selling at £100-£200.

Char x Bulls sold to £305 from KT Wood & Son, Bury. Lim bulls sold to £400 from G&PS Fleetwood, Mirfield. Natives a nice trade again with heifers selling to £270 and avg £196 whilst bulls sold to £260 and avg £250.

Black & Whites easier on the week with buyers requesting strength.

Huge Thanks to Mr Smales for judging today and all vendors for bringing in their stock for a brilliant day.


Spring Show & Sale

Class 1 – Blue Bull Calf

1st A Sowray & Son                             2nd PJ&JE Bolland                                 3rd A Sowray & Son

Class 2 – Blue Heifer Calf

1st A Sowray & Son                             2nd JP&KE Hartley                                3rd M Fewster

Class 4 – Lim Heifer Calf

1st A Sowray & Son

Class 5 – Other Cont Bull Calf

1st CN&SA Harrison                             2nd KT Wood & Son                             3rd CN&SA Harrison

Class 6 – Other Cont Heifer Calf

1st A Sowray & Son

Class 8 – Native x Heifer Calf

1st A Sowray & Son

Class 12 – Native Stirk

1st A Sowray & Son


Champion – A Sowray & Son                            Reserve – A Sowray & Son


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £392.50) to £400                     G&PS Fleetwood                                                

Brit Blue x (Av £355) to £480                           A Sowray & Son                                                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £250) to £260 IRG Collins

Simmental (Av £370) to £370                          CN&SA Harrison

Shorthorn (Av £65) to £70                                IRG Collins                                            

Black & White (Av £45) to £19                         KT Wood                              

Charollais (Av £287.50) to £305                      KT Wood                              


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £196) to £270 A Sowray & Son                                                                                                  

British Blue (Av £252) to £410                         A Sowray & Son                                  

Limousin (Av £355) to £355                              A Sowray & Son

Charollais (Av £375) to £375                            A Sowray & Son                                  



Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am


Numbers on the increase again with a large proportion of todays entry being Mule Ewes with Suffolk and Texel Lambs at Foot. Correct Mules Twins sold to £200, and Mule Shearling Twins to £235.
Suffolk and Continental Families a little more mixed than of late, with Texel Singles to £160 and Suffolk Singles to £158. Texel Twins sold to £290 from RJ Umpleby Killinghall.

EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot – Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.



Texel x Ewe with Twin Lambs                          to £290  av £239                 RJ Umpleby

Texel x Ewe with Single Lamb                          to £160 av £150                 M Hutchinson

Texel x Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                              to £162                                  M Hutchinson

Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £200  av £199                 A Mawer

Mule Shlgs with Twin Lambs                            to £235                                  PA&PJ Ormerod

Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lamb                                   to £152                                  M Hucthinson

Suffolk ewe with Twin Lambs                          to £185 av £175                  M Hutchinson

Suffolk Ewe with Single Lamb                          to £158 av £154                  A Fisher

Clun Shlg with Single Lamb                               to £138                                  A Fisher

Dalesbred Ewe with 1.5 Lamb                          to £80                                    I Kinder


27 Store Lambs av £45.11

Texel      to £78 av £48.90                 S Carruthers

Mule       to £40                                    Greaves Bros

Swale     to £32                                    Greaves Bros




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