Forward: 25 Prime cattle comprising 11 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 14 Cast Cattle 3,538 Prime Sheep comprising 3164 Spring Lambs & 374 Cast Ewes & Rams 42 Rearing Calves 4 Dairy


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Opening Sale of 700 Breeding Ewes on Wednesday 28th July. Sale 1.00pm aprrox Lingfield Ring in conjunction with 2nd Fortnightly Sale of 6,077 Store Lambs. Sale 10.00am. Main Ring.



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton made a strong return to the beef ring accounting for the top gross of £1701 for a 600kg Limousin cross heifer at the days highest price per kg of 283.5p/kg from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. The top priced steer was a 605kg Limousin cross also from Mesrs Kitching which sold for £1691 or 279.5p/kg to Ellisons Butchers of Cullingworth. Ralph Pearson, Bradford Meat wholesalers accounted for 6 high quality animals. Trade continues to be very strong with every animal 262.5p or above and a top of 283.5p/kg. Next week is the August prime show.



560kg+                                                   to 279.5p/kg                        av.275.31p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 283.5p/kg                        av.275.85p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1691, (BBx) 1659 RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1625,1617, S&NV Jowett (BBx) 1612

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 279.5, (BBx) 276.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 275.5,269.5, S&NV Jowett (BBx) 275.5             


£ per head: CD&RF kitching (Limx) 1701,1699,1629, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1599, J&JE Bradley (BBx) 1523, (Limx) 1339

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 283.5, 278.5,278.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 280.5, J&JE Bradley (BBx) 269.5, (Limx) 262.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows are in short supply as farms are busy with crop. Consequently, all categories are good to sell. Young dairies 163.5p/kg Heavy dairies 140p, Plains 90.5p-117p and the Steaking cows to 137p. Natives to 137.5p/kg for Beef Shorthorn and an odd Continental cross at 149.5p/kg from JA&JM Wade.


Overall Average                                   133.00p/kg                           £911.52

Black & White                      to 163.5p/kg                        av.131.11p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 132.5p/kg

Beef Short                             to 137.5p/kg

Gall                                         to 130p/kg

Gelbx                                      to 149.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1200, M Baul&Sons Ltd 1071, 1023, JD Taylor&Son 1045,955, G&PS Fleetwood 894

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 163.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 139.5, 135.5, JD Taylor&Son 137.5,135.5, G&PS Fleetwood 132.5

Other Dairy

£ per head:  G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 802

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


£ per head: T Riley (Beef Short) 137.5, T Boothman (Gall) 923

p/kg: T Riley (Beef Short) 976, T Boothman (Gall) 130


£ per head: JA&JM Wade (Gelb)1098

p/kg: JA&JM Wade (Gelb) 149.5




3,538 Prime Sheep comprising 3164 Spring Lambs & 374 Cast Ewes & Rams


The largest entry of the season so far with 3164 lambs penned for sale, and a grand trade right through. Heavy lambs were keenly contested today, with all lambs 45kg and heavier averaging 263p. In the lump, it was heavy lambs taking the top prices, £170 was achieved by Mark Crabtree, Kettlesing selling to Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley.
WH Marsden of Leeds was next in line with Texels at £153, also going to Hartshead Meat Co. Mr Marsden also made £148 and £144 of Texels.
M Ryder & Son from Haverah Park sold lambs to £150 on two occasions. N&AD Boynton of Ripon were also at £148 and £146 for Texel Beltex crosses, JL North of Giggleswick made £146.50,  KP Drinkall of Gargrave £145 and JP Barnes Clitheroe made £144.50. A lot of nice heavies £130 plus.

Per kilo, leading price was 325p (45kg £148) form N&AD Boynton of Ripon, selling to Vivers Scotlamb. Mr Boynton also made 310p (£144) and 304p (£140) with Hartshead Meats taking both pens.
KG&JL Huck of Bordley were next in line at 318p and 317p, again both pens heading to Vivers Scotlamb.
Others at 00p plus were WH Marsden of Leeds at 302p and P Crabtree & Son Otley at 300p.

Handyweight and lightweight lambs found an excellent enquiry, especially 33kg to 36kg well fleshed, 250p/270p or £88 to £95 a common price range for nice sorts, 245p for anything a bit more commercial.
The lambs either side of 40kg were a similar story 250p to 270p for the nice prime sorts with good backs, anything a touch leaner commercial types around 245p.

Just a fair entry of housed pet lambs in today with a few large runs of lambs machine reared on milk and hard feed, but like the grass lambs, they sold well if presented in good condition.

Mule Wethers again making their mark, main of the entry weighing 37kg to 42kg, best end nicely reaching three figures with Joe Throup Berwick Intake making £101 and Jeff Throup Snowhill making £100, and in the main all looking nicely sold for young lambs from the hill.

Dates to Note:
Monday 2nd August – Monthly Primestock Show & Sale
Monday 9th August – Annual Young Handlers Show & Sale of Prime Lambs


Ewes – Ewes a serious trade. The numbers lessening nationally caused the trade for the ewes to rocket. Heavy ewes in high demand both Mules and white faced ewes. Mules avg £100. Heavies from £115-£132.50 mediums £100-£115 light mules with 3/4 meat £80-£95. 200 white faced ewes sold to avg £121 with a top price of £164.50 from J Barnes, Clitheroe. Well bred heavies £138-£150 with best £150-£164. Crossed heavy ewes more fat about £130-£145. Mediums £120-£130 lighter ewes with meat £110+ and medium lean to half meat ewes £90-£100 with plain ewes selling to realisation.  A run of Lleyn ewes sold with lean ewes £80.50-£95.50 and plain ewes from £44-£64.

More ewes required every week with a full ringside of buyers operating for all classes of ewes. Call Kyle with enquires



Spring Lambs – Overall Average £107.29 per head or 255.9p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 267.6p/kg         av 257.6p/kg         or £88.97 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 328.9p/kg         av 254.9p/kg         or £105.70 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 310.6p/kg         av 263.6p/kg         or £125.20 per head

52.1kg and over   to 288.7p/kg         av 260.3p/kg         or £115.97 per head


Beltex average £112.30 per head or 271.5p/kg

£ per head: £142 JG Smith & R Staveley; £142 D&L Wain; £141 JB&AH Coates; £140 G Huck; £138 Hill & Wright; £137.50 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 318.2p 317.9p G Huck; 300.0p P Crabtree; 297.4p W&J Parkinson; 295.8p JG Smith & R Staveley; 295.8p D&L Wain; 295.0p A&SJ Sugden;

Texel average £107.84 per head or 256.3p/kg

£ per head: £170 M Crabtree; £153 £148 WH Marsden; £150 M Ryder; £148 £146 N&AD Boynton; £1446.50 JL North; £145 KP Drinkall;

p/kg: v328.9p 310.6p 304.3p N&AD Boynton; 302.1p 296.0p WH Marsden; 295.6p KP Drinkall; 295.5p M Crabtree; 292.9p PR Simpson;

Suffolk average £104.84 per head or 250.3p/kg

£ per head: £129.50 Ashfield Farms; £129 A&ED Booth; £126 J Brotherton; £125.50 N Pepper; £121.50 £120.50 RA&M Earnshaw;

p/kg: 268.1p J Brotherton; 265.6p A&ED Booth; 264.1p JG Smith; 264.1p 262.0p RA&M Earnshaw; 261.5p N Pepper; 259.1p R&E Pollard;

Charolais average £98.83 per head or 258.3p/kg

£ per head: £113 £108 £95 TA Robinson; £105.50 £99 £82 KJ Marston; £105 A&AR Phillipson; 96.50 J Bradley;

p/kg: 263.8p 253.8p KJ Marston; 260.8p J Bradley; 257.1p 251.1p 250.0p TA Robinson; 256.1p A&AR Phillipson;

Mule average £93.15 per head or 238.3p/kg

£ per head: £101 JC&N Throup; £100 JA&JC Throup; £99.50 JM&S Tennant; £99 JC&N Throup; £97 TE Walker; £96.50 G&MA Lawn;

p/kg: 241.4p TE Walker; 240.0p PR Simpson; 238.2p W Mason; 238.1p JA&JC Throup; 237.8p AJ Mason; 236.9p JM&S Tennant; 236.3p P Addyman;  

Rouge average £108.40 per head or 264.3p/kg

£ per head: £110 HR&WJ Maudsley; £110 £102 AM Leach;

p/kg: 282.1p HR&WJ Maudsley; 255.8p 248.8p AM Leach;

Cheviot average £91.86 per head or 249.6p/kg

£ per head: £96 Grain Farms; £92 KJ Marston;

p/kg: 264.3p Grain Farms; 237.2p KJ Marston;

Blue Texel average £105.15 per head or 258.4p/kg

£ per head: £124 R&E Pollard; £120 AJ Shepherd; £118 W Stapleton; £113.50 A&AR Phillipson; £106 PR Simpson;

p/kg: 271.8p PR Simpson; 269.6p R&E Pollard; 268.2p W Stapleton; 259.2p J Bradley; 258.0p A&AR Phillipson;




Cull Ewes average £106.55

Suffolk to £128.50, Texel to £164.50, Mule to £132.50, Lleyn to £95.50, Swaledale to £97.50, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £53.50, Lonk to £77.50, Herdwick to £67.50, Zwartable to £143.50, Blue Texel to £122.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £164.50 £163.50 J Barnes;

Mule/Masham: £132.50 £129.50 AJ Shepherd;  

Horned: £97.50 JH Throup; £96.50 P Addyman;

Hill: £95.50 £82.50 ML&PJ Campbell;  


Goats                      to £59.50


Cast Rams average £125.90

Kerry Hill to £115.50, Texel to £137.50, Cheviot to £137.50, Beltex to £121.50,



42 Rearing Calves to £450


Trade as expected buoyant with Black and Whites serious. 8 Black and Whites sold to avg £128. 15–21-day old calves from RM Shackleton sold from £85-£162. Angus bulls £300-£325 for mediums. Blue bulls smartest or well grown £400-£450. Mediums £300-£340 with medium sweet calves with style £370 £400. Some young end calves below £300. Sim bulls 3340-£350. Not many blue heifers about today. Top price £340 from RL Wright, Airton. Nice grown calves £310-£340. Younger end selling to realization. Sim heifers to £375 from CN&SA Harrison Ellergill. Mediums £300.


Bull Calves

Simmental x (Av £347) to £355                       CN&SA Harrison                                                 

Brit Blue x (Av £324) to £450                           RE Ayrton                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £312) to £325 M&R Smith          

Black & White (Av £128) to £228                    JT Rushton                           


Heifer Calves       

British Blue (Av £282) to £340                         RL Wright                                             

Simmental (Av £317) to £375                          CN&SA Harrison                                 



4 Dairy


Commercial Newly Calved Heifer                    to £2120 av £1940              TM Stapleton




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