Forward: 40 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 23 Cast Cattle. 4,627 Prime Sheep comprising 189 Spring Lambs, 3769 Hoggs & 669 Cast Ewes & Rams. 745 Breeding Sheep. 28 Rearing Calves.


FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF 150 FEEDING BULLS, ALSO 40 BEEF FEEDING CATTLE & 330 STORE BULLOCKS & HEIFERS. Also Sale of 16 Pedigree British Blue Cattle and 20 Commercial Breeding Cattle

Grass day Show & Sale of 300 Stirks, Weaned Calves and Young Store Cattle
Entries to the office Tuesday morning please.

Monday 2nd May 2022. May Day Show & Sale of Hoggs with Lambs at Foot & Geld Gimmer Hoggs.
Late Entries to the office Tuesday morning please.

Wednesday 4th May. CRAVEN NATIVE DAY
Pedigree Native Cattle. Also Special Spring Sale of Native Sired Store Cattle.

Episode 16 now available to download.
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EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot –
Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.

Spring Sale of Grassland & Muck Equipment, Farm Machinery, Implements, Tractors, ATVs, Vehicles, Plant Equipment, Stone, Timber, Builders Supplies.



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

Bill Cowperthwaite from Malham Moor enjoyed a successful day heading up the gross prices in both the heifers and steers. His overall top price was £2070 or 304.5p/kg paid by Ralph Pearson, meat wholesalers in Bradford for a 650kg Limousin cross heifer whilst the same buyer accounted for a 660kg Limousin steer from the same vendor for £2010 or 304.5p/kg. With a number of lighter retail weights in the entry Paul Baines of Gisburn topped the prices at 325.5p/kg or £1855 for a 570kg Limousin cross heifer which sold to Pearsons. In the steers F&B Smith of Masongill presented two high quality steers which headed the section a 555kg British Blue at 319.5p/kg or £1773 and a 535kg British Blue at 303.5p/kg £1624 both selling to Knavesmire Butchers in York. Steers averaged 299p/kg and heifers 276p/kg. Cattle trade is destined to remain very good as summer trade changes retail demand to steak and barbeque cuts.



465-560kg                                             to 319.5p/kg                        av.311.65p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 304.5p/kg                        av. 292.52p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 325.5p/kg                        av. 276.15p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 2010, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1920, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1789, F&B Smith (BBx) 1773

p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 319.5, 303.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 304.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 288.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 284.5     


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 2070, JM Townsend (Limx) 1897, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1856, J Baines (Limx) 1855

p/kg: J Baines (Limx) 325.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 321.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 318.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 313.5,305.5,



Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Cast cow trade remains as strong as ever. Limited number of cattle carrying finish in the entry. 2 good finished Continental cows from JR&DL Ogden at 207.5p and 191.5p, £1704 and £1701. Native breed cows to 177.5p/kg for a Galloway from Haddon Farms and the Dairies 170p/kg at the top end with leans cows regularly 140-160p/kg.


Overall Average                                   160.93p/kg                           £953.31

Black & White                      to 172.5p/kg                        av.148.94p/kg

Blondex                                 to 187.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 197.5p/kg                        av.183.88p/kg

Limx                                       to 207.5p/kg                        av.199.17p/kg

Gall                                         to 177.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: G&A Gaythorpe 1299, JSS Verity 1229, 1095, M&R Smith 1040, ID&JC Briggs 1036, RM Spence 1018

p/kg: RM Spence 172.5, JSS verity 169.5,163.5,159.5, JT Rushton 166.5, G&A Gaythorpe 166.5, ID&JC Briggs 164.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 505

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 129.5



£ per head: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 1704, 1701, ML Evans (Blonde) 1415, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 1363,798

p/kg: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 207.5,191.5, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 197.5, 164.5, ML Evans (Blonde) 187.5


£ per head: Haddon Farms (Gall) 923

p/kg: Haddon Farms (Gall) 177.5



Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm

4,627 Prime Sheep comprising 189 Spring Lambs, 3769 Hoggs & 669 Cast Ewes & Rams


A great show of sheep this week with nearly 4,000 Hoggs & Spring Lambs together with 669 Cast & Feeding Ewes. 735 Breeding Sheep in the morning made for a mart that had 5,400 sheep in total and buzzing with folk looking to do business.


Messrs GA Hewitt & Son of Giggleswick realized top price per per kilo at 470p when selling their 40kg Continental crosses at £188 per head to Rowland Agar Wholesale Butchers of Ilkley. Andrew Brown of Gargrave made 430p when his 40kg Continentals made £172 to the same purchaser. Others at 400p or more were B&M Craven & Son Kexby York at 405p 37kg £150, M&J Smith Thornton York 402p 39kg £157, and RG Johnson & Son Felliscliffe Harorgate at 400p 43kg £172. Many other smarter handyweighted lambs 350p to 395p. Mark Evans Steeton sold 50kg Suffolk crosses to £165. Overall sale average was 350.4p/kg for 189 head.


Most categories dearer on the week, with the overall average for hoggs rising on the week. Lowland Handyweight hoggs were a strong trade all day and again short of requirements, but with 700 Horned Lambs in the pens today the handyweights of these sold to a strong trade with buyers keen. Heavy Hoggs were dearer to sell this week with generally a bit more demand for a 48kg to 55kg types, whilst overweight types were very good to sell, some being £10/£15 dearer on the week.

OVER 52kg
Pete Longdin Tickhill took leading price in this weight bracket with £171.50 and £168. EP&JM Hutchinson had a good run of heavy fed lambs, with 6 pens from £160 to £166, Paul Baines Gisburn made £164.

46kg to 52kg
Nice and smarter lambs were good to sell, Paul Baines sold 47kg to £180, JE Burrow Hanlith made £178 of 49kg and Ian Marsden of Hoylandswaine Penistone also made £178 this time of 46kg Continentals. Other nice lambs in the range in the £160’s and £150’s, or

36kg to 45kg
Smart handy lambs 350p to a top of 415p from Messrs Atkinson & Son, Harorgate. Plenty of nice sorts 320p to 340p, with fleshed commercial lowland lambs 290p to 315p.
Hill Bred
1,137 Horned, Mule and Hillbred in todays entry representing a significant proportion with several runs of 100-200 horned wethers present. A very nice trade for handyweights with better end Scotch Blackies in the 270’s and 280’s, to 287p from GW Thackray Harewood. Cheviots to 280p Gritstones to 282p, and nice Swales in the 250’s.
Mules and Mashams 250’s and 260’s, with Mules hitting £142 in the Lump from J Pickles of Ribblehead who also sold Swales to £122.


Trade still as strong with 669 Ewes and Tups sold today. Trade topped today at £239.50 for a Texel ewe from D&A Livestock, Harrogate with heavy Texel ewes with style £200-£239.50, medium good style Beltex ewes sold at £145-£160. Good heavies with less style about £165-£190 and mediums selling £130-£158 with a few smaller full meat white headed ewes a touch less. Lean meat ewes a real trade today with anything ¾ meat over £100 and half meat ewes just short of weight a touch less. Plain ewes £65-£80.
Big mule ewes sold at £130-£147.50, medium ewes with no fat £115-£128 with lean ewes either side of £110 and plain ewes £65-£90. Masham ewes sold to £140.50 from MJ & RH Wallbank, Settle.
Swale ewes sold to £114.50 from JA&JH Hewetson, Bank Newton. Full meat Swales with weight £95-£114.50 mediums £80-£92 and lean ewes £70-£82. Plain swale all over with place. Plain ewes with frame £55-£68 smaller end £30-£40 some lambing casualties a touch less. Cheviot ewes sold to £159.50 from JA & JM Wade & Son, Cononley. Lonk ewes sold to £111.50.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £142.52 per head or 350.4p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 470.0p/kg         av 354.1p/kg         or £142.54 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 330.0p/kg         av 314.5p/kg         or £147.83 per head

52.1kg and over   to 290.6p/kg         av 284.9p/kg         or £156.00 per head


Texel average £142.79 per head or 364.2p/kg

£ per head: £188 £154 GA Hewitt; £172 RG Johnson; £172 A Brown; £159 £156 B&M Craven; £157 M&J Smith; £151 H Walters;

p/kg: 470.0p GA Hewitt; 430.0p A Brown; 405.4p 394.7p B&M Craven; 402.6p 389.5p M&J Smith; 400.0p RG Johnson;

Suffolk average £139.87 per head or 320.5p/kg

£ per head: £165 £156 £154 ML Evans; £157 £146 AJ Slater; £146 £143 £140M&J Smith;

p/kg: 340.0p 325.6p 324.4p M&J Smith; 330.0p ML Evans; 324.4p 324.4p AJ Slater;

Charolais average £145.96 per head or 353.2p/kg

£ per head: £155 £148 £147 £146 £144 CW Marwood;

p/kg: 369.0p 365.0p 352.4p 351.2p 345.0p CW Marwood;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £123.44 per head or 266.3p/kg (SQQ 280.9p)

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 300.0p/kg         av 264.4p/kg         or £90.19 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 416.7p/kg         av 281.5p/kg         or £117.46 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 387.0p/kg         av 259.2p/kg         or £128.29 per head

52.1kg and over   to 324.4p/kg         av 241.2p/kg         or £135.48 per head


Beltex average £136.86 per head or 328.5p/kg

£ per head: £178 £161 JE Burrow; £166 £164 £158 £157.50 £152 £150 EP&JM Hutchinson; £156 £154 £151 £150 A Atkinson;

p/kg: 416.7p 394.9p 380.5p 365.9p 359.5p 353.7p A Atkinson; 372.7p 351.1p EP&JM Hutchinson; 363.3p 360.5p JE Burrow;

Texel average £126.22 per head or 271.5p/kg

£ per head: £180 J Baines; £178 £160 I Marsden; £171.50 £168 PC&EJ Longdin; £166 £164 £160 £159 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 387.0p I Marsden; 383.0p J Baines; 346.1p CR Brittain; 344.2p 327.2p EP&JM Hutchinson; 340.9p I Marsden; 337.2p WG&YB Walmsley;

Suffolk average £127.52 per head or 260.3p/kg

£ per head: £160 £155 EP&JM Hutchinson; £151 GW Thackray; £150 PT&L Johnson; £144 D&G Rowles; £139 Haddon Farms;

p/kg: 323.8p MJ&RH Wallbank; 314.0p 303.6p J Greenwood; 300.0p N Morphet; 297.4p RG Church Ltd; 294.0p E Simpson & Son;

Charolais average £128.23 per head or 268.5p/kg

£ per head: £150 EP&JM Hutchinson; £140 £135 £134.50 D&G Rowles; £137 PT&L Johnson; £134 TJ Swiers;

p/kg: 333.3p EP&JM Hutchinson; 275.6p GW Thackray; 269.2p 267.4p264.7p D&G Rowles; 268.3p B&K Braithwaite;

Mule average £112.44 per head or 242.6p/kg

£ per head: £142. J Pickles; £135 RG Church & Son; £134 SR Dorey; £127 EP&JM Hutchinson; £124 PT&L Johnson; £121 CR Brittain;  

p/kg: 258.1p 254.5p 252.2p SR Dorey; 257.9p Greaves Bros; 256.8p J Greenwood; 253.1p PT&L Johnson; 251.2p RG Church Ltd; 251.2p JG Senior;

Swaledale average £104 per head or 246.3p/kg

£ per head: £122 £118 £114 £110.50 £109 £108 £106 J Pickles; £114 TJ Howarth; £110 RG Church Ltd; £105 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg: 259.1p TJ Howarth; 257.1p 254.2p 253.5p 253.5p 252.4p 251.1p  J Pickles; 256.3p 250.0p GW Thackray; 250.0p SR Dorey;

Dalesbred average £100.14 per head or 231.5p/kg

£ per head: £108 BJ&L Sutcliffe; £100 £89 P&S Ireland; £96 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 254.3p 217.4p P&S Ireland; 252.6p RG Church Ltd; 234.8p BJ&L Sutcliffe;

Masham average £109.64 per head or 257.6p/kg

£ per head: £129 EP&JM Hutchinson; £120 £118.50 SR Dorey; £103.50 £100 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 265.4p 263.2p RG Church Ltd; 250.0p 246.9p SR Dorey; 243.4p EP&JM Hutchinson;  

Cheviot average £116.09 per head or 268.5p/kg

£ per head: £127.50 JG Senior; £123 TA Robinson; £121.50 E Simpson & Son; £118 Haddon Farms; £116.50 J Drinkall Ltd;

p/kg: 226.9p B&K Braithwaite; 276.1p E Simpson & Son; 273.8p TA Robinson; 270.9p J Drinkall Ltd; 269.4p J Taylor & Son;

Gritstone average £109.50 per head or 275.4p/kg

£ per head: £116 SR Dorey; £110 £80 E Simpson & Son;

p/kg: 282.9p SR Dorey; 275.0p 242.4p E Simpson & Son;

SBF average £109.29 per head or 276.5p/kg

£ per head: £117 £113 £112 AR&CA Parkinson; £116.50 TJ Howarth; £114 £113.50 £112.50 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 287.2p 285.0p 283.8p 281.3p GW Thackray; 277.4p TJ Howarth; 273.2p 269.0p AR&CA Parkinson;




Cull Ewes average £118.97

Suffolk to £217.50, Texel to £239.50, BFL to £124.50, Mule to £147.50, Lleyn to £121.50, Swaledale to £114.50, Masham to £140.50, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £155.50, Beltex to £151.50, Blue du Maine to £123.50, Dalesbred to £107.50, Lonk to £111.50, Cheviot to £159.50, Jacob to £97.50, Teeswater to £149.50, Herdwick to £69.50, Beulah to £99.50, Kerryhill to £89.50, Blue Texel to £161.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £239.50 D&A Livestock; £219.50 M Ryder & Son;

Mule/Masham: £147.50 M Ryder & Son; £142.50 R Caton;  

Horned: £144.50 JH&JA Hewetson; £121.50 M Hutchinson;

Hill: £159.50 JAJM Wade; £151.50 B&M Craven;  


Cast Rams average £140.38

Suffolk to £83.50, Texel to £219.50, BFL to £159.50, Swaledale to £63.50, Beltex to £129.50, Blue du Maine to £161.50, Dutch Spotted to £109.50.



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


Calves just as dear today with buyers out in force and a shortage of calves about. A large quantity of calves are needed for the Bank Holiday Sale next Monday with the sale starting at 10:30am prompt. Blues bulls sold to average £392 for 11 sold with number one quality £400-£445 for 4/5-week-old calves. Second quality blue bulls £360-£390 with only one blue bull selling at £340. Top price came from JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley at £445. Lim bulls sold to £420 from G Pickersgill & Sons, Hawksworth. Black & Whites sold to a wider range of customers with 2 good reared Frisian bulls selling at £205-£215. Angus bulls sold to £325 from J Gooch, Cononley. Angus heifers sold to £220 from the same vendor. Mediums sold between £190-£220. Blue heifers sold to £360 from T&S Holgate, Halton West. Mediums sold £280-£320.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £393) to £420                                           G Pickersgill                                                          

Brit Blue x (Av £392) to £445                                           JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £325) to £325                J Gooch 

Black & White (Av £210) to £215                                    J Gooch                 


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £206) to £220                J Gooch                                                                                                 

British Blue (Av £323) to £360                                         T&S Holgate                                         

Limousin (Av £275) to £275                                              J Gooch                                 



745 Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am


Breeding sheep as dear as the last 2 weeks with purchasers out for all classes, ages and breeds. Mule Hoggs with Single Texel lambs at foot sold to £235. Mule Shearlings with pairs at foot £190-£232 for the sheep on offer with a lot of younger lambs about with these. Best Texel ewes selling £280-£330. Top price from AN Throup, Silsden for a pen of good skinned and bred Texel ewes with pairs at £330. Texel ewes with Singles sold to £245 again from AN Throup, Silsden. Mule ewes a nice trade with plain ewes with pairs selling at £165-£220 and singles selling at £150-£175 for older mule ewes. Next week is the Show & Sale of Geld Hoggs and Hoggs with Lambs at Foot together with weekly sale of sheep with lambs. Total entry 800/900 Outfits and 400 Geld Gimmer Hoggs.


Texel Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £245 av £205                  AN Throup

Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                             to £330 av £287                  AN Throup

Texel Shlg with Single Lambs                           to £240 av £219                  P&AM Simpson

Texel Shlg with Twin Lambs                              to £315 av £301                  P&AM Simpson

Suff Ewe with Single Lambs                              to £160                                  M Mallinson

Suff Ewe with Twin Lambs                                to £220                                  M Mallinson

Suff Hoggs with Single Lambs                          to £230                                  TH Heslop & Sons

Mule Ewe with Single Lambs                            to £175 av £147                  N Moore

Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £220 av £187                  AN Throup

Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                                 to £195                                  J Hardman

Mule Shlg with Single Lambs                            to £185                                  CM&EM Gratton

Mule Shlg with Twin Lambs                              to £232 av £228                  DM White

Mule Hoggs with Single Lambs                        to £225                                  TH Heslop & Sons

Chev Ewe with Single Lambs                            to £120 av £115                  GA Parker

Chev Ewe with Single Lambs                            to £178 av £166                  GA Parker

Chev Shlg with Single Lambs                            to £170                                  I Townson

Chev Shlg with Twin Lambs                              to £220                                  I Townson

Beltex Ewe with Single Lambs                          to £225                                  AN Throup           

Herdwick Ewe with Twin Lambs                      to £122                                  G Read  

Herdwick Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                         to £118                                  G Read




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