Forward: 42 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle. 2,039 Prime Sheep comprising 1436 Spring Lambs, 38 Hoggs & 565 Cast Ewes & Rams. 29 Rearing Calves.



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OPENING SHOW & SALE OF STORE LAMBS – WEDNESDAY 14th JULY. Entries to mart office by Monday 5th July.

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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A good entry of cattle with variety to suit buyers seeking all weights and types. Demand particularly strong with steer average of 264p/kg and Continental heifer average of 263p/kg. Useful entry in the retail weights but the top price per kg also featured in the 600kg+ section at 275.5p/kg or £1681, a 610kg Limousin heifer sold by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers from Skipton. Top gross was a 640kg Limousin cross steer sold by RT&J Critchley & Sons of Hutton to Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers, Bradford for 269.5p/kg or £1725. Down the weights it was still Pearsons wholesale butchers of Bradford featuring in the highlights with a 575kg Limousin steer from F&B Smith of Masongill which made 272.5p/kg or £1567 and a 580kg Limousin cross heifer at 273.5p/kg or £1586 from CD&RF Kitching with further multiple purchases from RT&J Critchley & Sons including Limousin steers at 269.5p/kg (£1536) and 268.5p/kg (£1598). In the retail weights Robertshaws Farm Shop bought a 525kg Limousin steer from Mesrs Critchley & Sons at 269.5p/kg or £1414. A 635kg B&W Hfr made 182.5p/kg or £1159 for MP Jennings (Dairy).



465-555kg                                             to 269.5p/kg                        av.267.57p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 272.5p/kg                        av.263.41p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 255.5p/kg                        av. 255.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 275.5p/kg                        av. 240.91p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1725,1598,1536,1415, CED&RF Kitching (Limx) 1653,1638, (Baz) 1595, F&B Smith (Limx) 1567, T Craddock&Son (Limx) 1528

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 272.5, RT&J Critchley&Son (Limx) 269.5,269.5,269.5,268.5,264.5, (Baz) 261.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 265.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1681, 1586, F&B Smith (Limx) 1526, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1479, J Baines (Limx) 1455

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 275.5,273.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 272.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 259.5, J Baines (Limx) 257.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 255.5



Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                   135.5p/kg                             £806.23

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 806

p/kg: ID&JC Briggs (B&W) 135.5


Cull Cow Prices

Demand for cast cows is considerable with just one Continental cross in the latest offer at 168.5p/kg, 2 Belted Galloways which averages 160p/kg and rest all dairies. Weight and meat sold well with Kingstone Farm selling an 815kg Holstein at 152.5p/kg or £1243 and N&J Thwaite with aN 815kg Holstein cow at 146.5p/kg or £1194. Better end of the steaking cows are touching 140p/kg and a most of the plain cows are 120pwith the odd exception. We have customers for B&Ws to feed at the ringside as well as usual short keep accounts, who still looking for cattle.


Overall Average                                   137.29p/kg                           £900.90

Black & White                      to 152.5p/kg                        av.132.48 p/kg

MRI                                         to 143.5p/kg                       

Gall                                         to 166.5p/kg                        av.160.20p/kg

BBx                                         to 168.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: Kingstone Farm 1243, 1062 N&J Thwaite 1193, JD Taylor&Son 1109, JP&KE Hartley 1077,

p/kg: Kingstone Farms 152.5,144.5, E&KM Marshall 151.5, N&J Thwaite 146.5, JP&KE Hartley 145.5, JD Taylor&Son 139.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (MRI) 875

p/kg: N&SA Fort (MRI) 143.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: D Beck 1289

p/kg: D Beck 168.5


£ per head: CM Ryder (Gall) 1019, 833

p/kg: CM Ryder (Gall) 166.5,155.5



2,039 Prime Sheep comprising 1436 Spring Lambs, 38 Hoggs & 565 Cast Ewes & Rams

Normal service resumed in the sheep market this week with a tidy stabilising of prices and plenty of sheep on offer. A shortage of best smart handy weights today, but they sold to a top of 371p. There was a nice entry of heavies which were adding up well as shown by the 46kg to 52kg bracket levelled at £122, against an overall market selling average of £104.89. Commercial lambs took a bounce back up in price with a couple of customers definitely having more spark this week for this grade and prices for Suffolk Mules and first cross Continentals mainly taking a nice lift.

At the top end of proceedings it was WH Marsden, Crossgates, Leeds leading the way making £176 (366p) and £169 (352p) to Brayton Farmshop of Selby. Mr Marsden also made £152 (316p) and £151 (314p) of 48kg with both pens selling to Kendalls Farm Butchers of Pateley Bridge and Harrogate.
JA Stoney & Son of Pateley Bridge made £149 selling to L Brown. A&AR Phillipson of Burnley made £148 to Swaledale Foods of Skipton. WM Hall of Grassington made £147 of Charollias to A Atkinson and P Crabtree & Son of Otley reached £145 or the top price per kilo of 371p and another pen making 336p from R Crabtree of Otley, both selling to Brayton Farmshop.


A larger entry of ewes in today with price as expected holding strong with all classes wanted. 315 white faced ewes in sold to avg £109.80. Top price H Johnson & S Peel, Pateley Bridge selling to £161.60. Heavy ewes £132-£157 with good heavy best-bred ewes £145+ Mediums smart ewes’ full meat £125-£135. White faced first cross ewes £118-£130 for full meat slightly leaner and lighter ewes picked up in the £105-£115 with lean ewes £90-£105. Light weight white faced ewes around £85-£90. Plain ewes sold accordingly with buyers wanting all classes to stock up for the upcoming festival. 85 mules sold to avg £88 with heavies £98-£109.50 and mediums £80-£92 with lean ewes £70-£80 and plain ewes accordingly. Swales sold to £83.50 with full meat ewes £75-£83.50 lean swales £54-£68 with light weight and plain ewes £30-£42. Beltex sold to £137.50 from JA Stoney & Son.

More ewes required every week with plenty of competition ringside and buyers operating on plenty of accounts to handle large amounts of ewes, and several account now looking for ewes suitable for feeding.



Spring Lambs – Overall Average £104.89 per head or 249.2p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 257.1p/kg         av 240.7p/kg         or £83.66 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 371.8p/kg         av 248.1p/kg         or £104.57 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 366.7p/kg         av 256.4p/kg         or £122.10 per head

52.1kg and over   to 281.1p/kg         av 238.4p/kg         or £131.36 per head


Beltex average £109.48 per head or 266.3p/kg

£ per head: £145 £135 £125 P Crabtree; £142 £128 RC Crabtree; £129 E&M Townley; £127 M&B Allen; £127 JC&N Throup;  

p/kg: 371.8p 306.8p 297.6p 283.3p P Crabtree; 336.8p 289.5p RC Crabtree; 295.3p M&B Allen; 292.5p 286.7p E&M Townley;

Texel average £105.66 per head or 250.3p/kg

£ per head: £175 £169 £152 £151 £143 WH Marsden; £149 JA Stoney; £147 A&AR Phillipson; £146 WM Hall; £143 RM Spence;

p/kg: 366.7p 352.1p 316.7p 314.6p 310.9p 291.8p WH Marsden; 302.3p JA Stoney; 297.8p 294.0p A&AR Philipson; 295.3p Hill & Wright;

Suffolk average £100.47 per head or 241.5p/kg

£ per head: £133 £132 TH Mellin; £127 AJ Shepherd; £126 £123.50 £122.50 ML Evans; £125 A&AR Phillipson; £125 A Fletcher;

p/kg: 275.0p 271.4p 256.5p TH Mellin; 261.3p FM Shepherd; 260.4p 251.2p A&AR Phillipson; 257.3p 257.1p 255.6p ML Evans;

Charolais average £114.44 per head or 248.5p/kg

£ per head: £136 WM Hall; £133 S&P Scrivin; £125 AP Fletcher; £115.50 £114.50 D Calvert; £110.50 £106.50 £102 A&AR Phillipson;

p/kg: 283.0p S&P Scrivin; 272.0p WM Hall; 269.5p 253.6p 242.9p A&AR Phillipson; 260.4p A Fletcher; 233.7p 231.0p D Calvert;

Mule average £94 per head or 222.3p/kg

£ per head: £100 £91 JC&N Throup;

p/kg: 227.5p 212.8p JC&N Throup;

Rouge average £90.38 per head or 231.6p/kg

£ per head: £96 £90 MR&RH Wallbank;

p/kg: 234.1p 230.8p MJ&RH Wallbank;

Blue du Maine average £103.71 per head or 250.2p/kg

£ per head: £104.50 £103 TP &EA Clayton;

p/kg: 254.9p 245.2p TP&EA Clayton;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £ per head or 168.5p/kg         

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 200.0p/kg         av 150.0p/kg         or £60.00 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 215.2p/kg         av 187.7p/kg         or £90.27 per head

52.1kg and over   to 203.7p/kg         av 162.5p/kg         or £102.19 per head


£ per head:
Texel to £119.50 T Smith; Mule to £104 E&KM Marhsall; Suffolk to £105 JA Crocker; Swaledale to £83 J Baines; Hampshire to £90 New York Farms; Gritstone to £80 JA Stoney;



Texel to 215.2p RJ Ashworth; Mule to 173.0p JW Tinkler; Suffolk to 188.0p New York Farms; Swaledale to 180.4p J Baines; Hampshire to 163.6p New York Farms; Gritstone to 166.7p JA Stoney;   




Cull Ewes average £95.40

Suffolk to £132.50, Texel to £161.50, Mule to £109.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £83.50, Masham to £78.50, Zwartable to £81.50, Cheviot to £91.50, Beltex to £113.50, Blue Texel to £137.50, Down to £112.50, Charollais to £137.50, Blue de Maine to £77.50, Teeswater to £81.50,  

Top prices:

Lowland: £161.50 H Johnson; £157.50 J Barnes;

Mule/Masham: £109.50 J Barnes; £109.50 KM&L Throup;

Horned: £83.50 J Garth & Son;£ 81.50 J Baines;

Hill: £91.50 B&M Craven; £83.50 W Stapleton;  


Cast Rams average £115.07

Suffolk to £117.50, Texel to £144.50, Swaledale to £92.50, Beltex to £138.50.



29 Rearing Calves to £460


Calves selling very well today especially the Natives and Continentals. Blue bulls sold to £460 from PJ&JE Boland, Kirkby Malham followed by £450 from IR&DE Wellock, Kirkby Malham. Small/ mediums £305-£380. The calves with better with better conformation and size £405+. Hereford bulls sold to £315 with Angus heifers a flyer to avg £221 for youngsters. Blue heifers sold to a wide audience with the majority selling £320-375 for nice rearing mediums. Top price heifer blue heifer sold to £385 from JR Wellock, Eshton. Youngsters sold between £240-£280.



Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £346) to £460                           PJ&JE Bolland                                                      

Hereford (Av £315) to £315                              JR Wellock                                            

Black & White (Av £75) to £125                      Town Head Farm                



Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £221) to £252 M Fewster                                                                                                           

British Blue (Av £325) to £405                         Rainhall Farm                                      




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