Forward: 22 Prime cattle comprising 7 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 13 Cast Cattle. 3,924 Prime Sheep comprising 33 Spring Lambs, 3425 Hoggs & 466 Cast Ewes & Rams. 20 Rearing Calves. 282 Breeding Sheep & 28 Store Hoggs.


WEDNESDAY 30th March

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

A light entry with feeders busy with lambing and the April show next week and cattle still very good to sell. An odd Black and White heifer in the entry and a Continental heifer average of 288p/kg and steers at 284p/kg. In the retail weights 293.5p/kg was the top for CD&RF Kitching, Threshfield for a 560kg Blonde cross heifer which sold to Ralph Pearson, Bradford. The highest priced steer at 291.5p/kg (£1822) was another entry from Mesrs Kitching, another Limousin weighing 625kg which sold to Ralph Pearson. Additional retail interest already for next week’s April Show and Sale of Prime Cattle with judging at 11.15am.



560kg+                                                   to 291.5p/kg                        av.284.21p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 293.5p/kg                        av. 259.22p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1822, 1761, E&M Townley&Sons (Limx) 1647

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 291.5, 279.5, E&M Townley&Son (Limx) 281.5


£ per head: E&M Townley&Son (Simx) 1708, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1644, (Limx) 1605

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 293.5, (Limx) 281.5, E&M Townley&Son (Simx) 289.5, GB Moorhouse (B&W) 185.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

The cast cow trade continues its upward trajectory with all classes extremely good to sell. In the dairies meat was 165p/kg, the next grade down 145p and lean cows 135p/kg. A heavy pure Hereford made 172.5p/kg and grossed £1570.

Overall Average                                   157.74p/kg                           £914.88

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: E&KM Marshall (B&W) 1106,724

p/kg: E&KM Marshall (B&W) 171.5,140.5   



Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

The cast cow trade continues its upward trajectory with all classes extremely good to sell. In the dairies meat was 165p/kg, the next grade down 145p and lean cows 135p/kg. A heavy pure Hereford made 172.5p/kg and grossed £1570.


Overall Average                                   149.43p/kg                           £1007.49

Black & White                      to 166.5p/kg                        av. 144.61p/kg

Dan Red                                 to 167.5p/kg

Hefd                                       to 172.5p/kg                       


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: J Gooch 1257,1112, JP&KE Hartley 1249,CN&SA Harrison 1079, G Pickersgill&Sons 968

p/kg: JP&KE Hartley 166.5, J Gooch 166.5, G Pickersgill&Sons 165.5, PJ&JE Bolland 159.5, CN &SA Harrison 157.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: J Gooch (Dan Red) 1231

p/kg: J Gooch (Dan Red) 167.5


£ per head: SE Coar (Hefd) 1570

p/kg: SE Coar (Hefd) 172.5



Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm

3,924 Prime Sheep comprising 33 Spring Lambs, 3425 Hoggs & 466 Cast Ewes & Rams


Numbers growing each week, and a slightly better selection in general this week. With trade peaking for Charollais Lambs from CW Marwood at £148 with others at £144 £143 £142 £141 twice and £140.

Trade generally on the up, with handier weighted hoggs better to sell again, whilst Mediums were also in better demand. Smart sorts usually sell themselves and today was no exception with a good trade seen for the smart end. Heavies and overweights were a good chunk dearer too as the 60kg+ overweight type were dearer on the week.

OVER 52kg
Prices to £164 for Continentals from J&M Blakey of Bolton By Bowland, followed at £159 for Suffolk crosses from KN&CA Heath, Macclesfield. Other nice sorts £148 to £158.

46kg to 52kg
Another lift in prices with the range average up by 4p on the week. 1166 head fell in to this range today and topped at £170 from EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby. Messrs Atkinson made £165, and WAVJ&JA Towler £160

36kg to 45kg
A good trade this week, with 286p average seen for all breeds in this range. EP&JM Hutchinson took top kilo price on the day when selling 37kg at £157 or 424p. Messrs Atkinson made 421p (16 @38kg £160) and 408p (8 @ 41kg £167.50). J Kitching Harrogate achieved 379p 39kg £148, with other quality hoggs at £160 from D&KCB Shuttleworth, £156 WAVJ&JA Towler.

Hill Bred
Mules and Mashams a sharper trade for nice weights, better end reaching 260p to 262.8p from RG Church, 261p PT&L Johnson, Lincoln and 260p SR Dorey Newark. Heavies to £139 from KN&CA Heath Macclesfield and to £133.50 from N&J&S Taylor, Sheffield.
Swaledales sold to £118 from KN&CA Heath Macclesfield or 251p NM Hugill Hellifield, Cheviots £122 or 277p A&K Kiernan and Lonks £116 J Greenwood, Scotch Blackies £120 TJ Howarth Luddendenfoot, 260p CW&R Sutcliffe, Bolton by Bowland


Ewes jumping the gears today with a flying trade on all classes and a full ringside of active buyers. Some large heavy continentals from IR Dodson, Sowerby Bridge selling to a top price of £227.50. Top price Tup came from Craven Farms at £231.50. Best bred heavy continentals £200-£230 with good well fleshed pure ewes £175-£190. First crossed heavies £165-£180 with mediums well fleshed ewes £145-£158 and small full fleshed ewes £120-£135. Lean ewes £120-£140 with plain white-headed ewes a step up with only a few mixers selling to realisation. White headed ewes avg £145 throughout. Suffolk’s sold to £187.50 from ML Evans, Keighley with heavies £165-£180 medium lean ewes £130-£140 and plainer end £100-£115. Beltex ewes topped at £191.50 from Ellis Bros. Mules topped at £157.50 from David & Karen Shuttleworth, Gargrave. Heavies £138-£150, mediums £118-£132 and small full fleshed ewes £95-£108. Lean ewes with frame £100+ whilst plain ewes sold at £70-£85. Horned ewes a flyer with Lonks selling to £129.50 from SP& VM Morris, Dutton and Scotch Blackface ewes selling to £127.50. Plenty of Scotch Blackface ewes selling £100 upwards and mediums selling in the £90-£110 range. Swales sold with the best over £100. Full meat ewes £85-£95, mediums sold at £68-£80 and smaller ewes £47.50-£60.

Spring Lambs – Overall Average £135.30 per head or 276.4p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 344.2p/kg         av 300.4p/kg         or £128.60 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 313.0p/kg         av 286.8p/kg         or £139.05 per head

52.1kg and over   to 241.1p/kg         av 235.5p/kg         or £128.86 per head


Texel average £120.27 per head or 265.1p/kg

£ per head: £132 RJ&J Towers; £119 £115 CW&R Sutcliffe; £113 Charnleys

p/kg: 275.6p Charnleys; 270.5p 267.4p CW&R Sutcliffe; 240.0p RJ&J Towers;

Suffolk average £129.50 per head or 259.6p/kg

£ per head: £134 £125 ML Evans;

p/kg: 262.7p 255.1p ML Evans;

Charolais average £138.60 per head or284.5 p/kg

£ per head: £148 £144 £143 £142 £141 £140 £136 £134 CW Marwood; £132 RJ&J Towers;

p/kg: 344.2p 313.0p 302.1p 297.9p 395.7p 376.5p[ 271.2p 268.0p CW Marwood; 264.0p RJ&J Towers;

Down x average £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: £135 £127 Charnleys;

p/kg: 241.1p 226.8p Charnleys;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £120.08 per head or 266.2p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 364.7p/kg         av 253.3p/kg         or £86.69 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 424.3p/kg         av 285.2p/kg         or £121.03 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 361.7p/kg         av 254.2p/kg         or £123.12 per head

52.1kg and over   to 298.0p/kg         av 236.6p/kg         or £135.69 per head


Beltex average £137.46 per head or 325.2p/kg

£ per head: £170 £157 £154 £153 £152 EP&JM Hutchinson; £167.50 £165.50 £160 A Atkinson; £160 £156 WA VJ JA Towler; £160 DW&KCB Shuttleworth; £156 J Kitching;

p/kg: 424.3p 361.7p EP&JM Hutchinson; 421.1p 408.5p 375.0p 368.4p 364.7p A Atkinson; 372.5p JC Marshall; 371.4p WA VJ JA Towler; 363.6p DW&KCB Shuttleworth; 362.8p J Kitching;

Texel average £124.02 per head or 264.2p/kg

£ per head: £164 J&M Blakey; £155 A Atkinson; £155 BF Blezard; £152 JC Marshall; £151.50 W Rathmell; £151 £150 K Marshall; £150 RG Church; £150 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 370.7p 356.4p JC Marshall; 351.2p 348.8p 339.5p K Marshall; 338.1p SR Dorey; 334.1p J Greenwood; 333.3p CR Brittain; 331.8p MP Jennings;

Suffolk average £120.24 per head or 247.6p/kg

£ per head: £159 £139 £137 KN&CA Heath; £141.50 £130.50 £123 PC&EJ Longdin; £129 RG Church; £125 N&M Hugill;

p/kg: 283.7p PC&EJ Longdin; 271.1p W Rathmell; 269.8p SR Dorey; 260.5p JB Bancrift; 260.0p J Greenwood; 258.0p RG Church;

Charolais average £120.95 per head or271.2 p/kg

£ per head: £139 £133.50 £132 £122.50 £121.50 J Greenwood; £123.50 CR Brittain;

p/kg: 331.0p 306.3p 284.6p 278.6p 272.4p J Greenwood; 274.4p CR Brittain; 273.2p J&J Garnett;

Mule average £112.64 per head or 243.6p/kg

£ per head: £133 N&J&S Taylor; £125 £124.50 KN&CA Heath; £120 MP Jennings; £119.50 £117.50 PT&L Johnson; £117.50 J Pcikles;

p/kg: 262.8p 251.1p RG Church; 259.5p 259.3p 253.3p SR Dorey; 258.9p 253.3p PT&L Johnson; 253.6p N&J&S Taylor; 250.0p WA VJ JA Towler;

Swaledale average £78.75 per head or 218.6p/kg

£ per head: £118 KN&CA Heath; £113 N&M Hugill; £108 £94 £89JR Crabtree; £94.50 FC N M Walker; £88 Rg Church; £85 SR Dorey;

p/kg: 251.1p N&M Hugill; 242.9p SR Dorey; 234.2p JR Crabtree; 232.4p FG Throup; 231.6p RG Church; 231.4p KN&CA Heath;

Dalesbred average £71.07 per head or 227.5p/kg

£ per head: £78 RG Church; £70 RH&EA Close;

p/kg: 236.4p RG Church; 225.8p RH&EA Close;

Masham average £112.21 per head or 258.2p/kg

£ per head: £117.50 PT&L Johnson; £114.50 SR Dorey; £85 RG Church;

p/kg: 261.1p PT&L Johnson; 260.2p SR Dorey; 236.1p RG Church;

Cheviot average £105.05 per head or 258.3p/kg

£ per head: £122 A Kyme; £122 £120 £116 £114.50 £113 A&K Kiernan; £116 BF Blezard; £116 £115 F&M Parkinson; £111.50 DW&KCB Shuttleworth;

p/kg: 277.3p 269.8p 269.0p A&K Kiernan; 273.8p 265.5p DW&KCB Shuttleworth; 263.6p BF Blezard; 263.2p G Blacklidge; 263.2p J Taylor;

Rouge average £148 per head or 342.2p/kg

£ per head: £152 £140 JC Marshall;

p/kg: 245.5p 333.3p JC Marshall;

Lonk average £110.96 per head or 235.2p/kg

£ per head: £116 A&AR Philips; £114 SP&VM Morris; £108 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 257.1p J Greenwood; 233.0p A&AR Philips; 228.0p SP&VM Morris;  

Blue Texel average £136.55 per head or 312.1p/kg

£ per head: £148 £143 £140 £138 J Kicthing; £137 JC Marshall;

p/kg: 379.5p 317.8p 281.6p J Kitching; 342.5p JC Marshall; 287.2 M Banyard;



Cull Ewes average £132.60

Down to £174.50, Suffolk to £187.50, Texel to £227.50, Char to £146.50, Mule to £157.50, Swaledale to £105.50, Masham to £137.50, Cheviot to £139.50, Beltex to £191.50, Lonk to £129.50. SBF to £127.50, Jacob to £115.50, Lleyn to £127.50, Herdwick to £116.50, Hampshire to £127.50, Zwartable to £164.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £227.50 IR Dodson;

Mule/Masham: £157.50 DW&KCB Shuttleworth  

Horned: £129.50 SP&VM Morris

Hill: £139.50 B&M Craven & Sons


Cast Rams average £173.45

Suffolk to £231.50, Texel to £224.50, Char to £209.50, Cheviot to £169.50, Beltex to £145.50, Lleyn to £159.50. Zwartable to £175.50.



20 Rearing Calves to £390 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

Calves slightly steadier with less numbers about and plenty of youngsters forward. Young Black & White bulls £20-£55 with a few bobbies at a tenner. Some British Friesians sold at £150-£205. Lim bulls forward sold at £300 for two and only 5 blue bulls forward today with prices ranging from £315-£390. Top price blue bull came from RE Ayrton & Son, Eastby. Blue heifers sold at £240.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £300) to £300                                           JC&DJ Marshall                                                   

Brit Blue x (Av £351) to £390                                           RE Ayrton                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £140) to £140                Flasby Estate       

Black & White (Av £73.13) to £205                                 JC&DJ Marshall                   


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £101) to £160                JC&DJ Marshall                                                                                                   

British Blue (Av £240) to £240                                         JR Wellock                                            



282 Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am


Best bred ewes with strong lambs selling at £70-£80 a life for both Singles and Pairs. Plenty of Mule singles selling at £130-£148 an outfit with correct mule ewes with twins £150-£180. Younger ewes in the £170-£180 range with faming older ewes only a touch less. Stronger lambs still selling the best with buyers still cautious with the grass situation!

Entries for next sale by Friday noon please.


Texel Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £185 av £166                  High Harbour

Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                             to £300 av £192                  N Moore

Mule Ewe with Single Lambs                            to £160 av £136                  JA&J Preston

Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £240 av £185                  PA&PJ Ormerod

Kerry Hill with Single Lamb                               to £150                                  B Hawksworth

Charollais Ewe with Twin Lambs                     to £190                                  AJ Lambert


28 Store Hoggs

Cheviot to £81 av £73        Masham to £68                   Dalesbred to £48




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