Forward: 20 Prime cattle comprising 10 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle 1,857 Prime Sheep comprising 1137 Spring Lambs, 284 Hoggs & 436 Cast Ewes & Rams 35 Rearing Calves 556 Breeding Sheep 28 Pedigree Blue Texel Females

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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Peter Pearson buying for Ralph Pearson, wholesale butchers, Bradford got the start of a short week underway with the purchase of a good pen of cattle which included the top price per kg and top gross at 280.5p/kg (£1641) for a 585kg Limousin cross steer from F&B Smith of Masongill. In the heifers CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield sold a Limousin cross and a Bazadaise cross both at 270.5kg at weights of 570kg (£1542) and 575kg (£1555) both to Ralph Pearsons. Trade a shade easier in line with the national trend. Next week is June Prime Show with extra retail interest already expressed.



465-555kg                                             to 238.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 280.5p/kg                        av.239.06p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 270.5p/kg                        av.269.51p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (Limx) 1641, CD&RF Kitching (Path) 1608, (Limx) 1564, T Boothman (Belt Gall) 1441,1435,1395

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 280.5, CD&RF Kitching (Path) 261.5, (Limx) 256.5, T Boothman (Belt Gall) 225,215,205


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 1555, (Limx) 1542, (BBx) 1511

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 270.5, (Baz) 270.5, (BBx) 267.5  



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cattle opened up a very strong trade. A good entry of coloured dairies were 150p+. The B&Ws at the top end 146.5p and the plain end 92.5p. 39 month old Limousin cows to 179.5p or £1185 and a 75 month Blonde Bull was 147.5p/kg or £1084.

Overall Average                                   142.5p/kg                             £738.99

Black & White                      to 146.5p/kg                       av. 117.97p/kg

Montx                                    to 149.5p/kg                        av. 142.52p/kg

MRI                                         to 153.5p/kg                       

Fleckx                                     to 153.5p/kg       

Limx                                       to 179.5p/kg





Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: SW&JE Ryder&Son 982, CN&SA Harrison 629

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder&Son 146.5, CN&SA Harrison 92.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: SW&JE Ryder&Son (Fleck) 1090, (Mont) 927,641, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 998

p/kg: SW&JE Ryder&Son (Fleck) 153.5, (Mont) 149.5,133.5, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 153.5


£ per head: High Harbour Farm (Limx) 1185

p/kg: High Harbour Farm (Limx) 179.5



Overall Average                                   147.5p/kg                             £1084.13


£ per head: ML Evans 1084

p/kg: ML Evans 147.5



1,857 Prime Sheep comprising 1137 Spring Lambs, 284 Hoggs & 436 Cast Ewes & Rams

Another large show of Spring Lambs as vendors coming from a wide area, from the Fylde in the West to the Vale of York, Lincolnshire and Newark in the East to take advantage of the prices on offer, to be met with a bustling ringside of buyers swelled by the Bank Holiday attendance of two additional retail butchers. 
The head line prices for Lambs maybe not just as eye popping as last week, but it was PB Fox & Son, Dunnington, York who topped the shop again at 450p with Beltex crosses selling to Brayton Farmshop, who also purchased at 435p form MJ Lofthouse, Murton, York. PA&NS Tattersall, Ellerton York, made 428p and 426p purchased by Vivers Scotlamb.
A&AR Phillipson of Burnley topped in the lump at £186, this again going to Brayton Farmshop.
Jonathan Frankland of Rathmell made £184, PB Fox & Son £182, R Spencer & Son Rotherham £180, A Lawson & Son Tadcaster made £180 twice and B Poucher & Son Horncastle Lincolnshire weighed in at £179.
Handyweight Continental lambs with plenty of flesh on board or creep fed are selling well and getting away at excellent prices as the overall selling average of 348p for every lamb forward clearly shows, with 350p plus easily attained for such like or a rough rule of thumb about £100 over the weight, whilst a straight commercial handyweight lamb was more like 330p 335p (£85-£95 over). Suffolk Mules with good backs sold as well as anything with 340p/350p a price range for anything in the correct weight slot.
Heavy Butchers Lambs a fantastic trade, with £120 to £130 over the weight with one run of 33 Down cross lambs averaging 48kg and £171 per head. Other similar weights of fed lambs in the same price region.


Cull ewes sold dearer in general with 8 buyers ringside operating on several accounts a piece. Medium ewes and Lean ewes continue to get dearer whilst large ewes remain the same brill trade as recent weeks. Trade topped for some cracking ewes from JR Frankland, Rathmell at £187.50 followed by the same vendor with ewes at £177.50. Best bred Texels £160+ for the number 1 ewes. Heavy first cross ewes £140-£158 for both Suffolks and cont x ewes. Medium ewes £115-£125 I general. Half meat ewes all £100+ with lean ewes £85+. 165 white faced ewes avg £122. Mules avg £102. Heavies £100-£118.50 with top price from G&G Thornton, Knaresborough. Medium ewes £90-£100 and the odd plain ewe £65-£75. Swales hit a trade with Half to ¾ meat £70-£80, full meat ewes to £98.50 with bottom line for these goods being £88. Plain Swales £42+.

More ewes required weekly with buyers leaving short of requirements.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £143.08 per head or 348.4p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 428.6p/kg         av 352.4p/kg         or £121.71 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 450.0p/kg         av 348.6p/kg         or £141.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 372.3p/kg         av 347.5p/kg         or £164.08 per head

52.1kg and over   to 340.7p/kg         av 326.6p/kg         or £177.70 per head


Beltex average £151.20 per head or 392.4p/kg

£ per head: £162 £156 £146 PA&NS Tattersall

p/kg: 428.6p 426.3p 400.0p PA&NS Tattersall;

Texel average £143.51 per head or 352.2p/kg

£ per head: £186 A&AR Phillipson; £184 JR Frankland; £182 PB Fox & Son; £180x2 A Lawson & Son; £180 R Spencer & Son; £179 B Poucher & Son; £178 A Atkinson; £177 P&D Holden

p/kg: 450.0p PB Fox & Sons; 435.9p MJ Lofthouse; 400.0p 394.7p A Atkinson; 394.3p D Breaks; 390.9p M Ryder & Son; 390.2p Fox Farms; 383.2p Toothill Bros.

Suffolk average £142.66 per head or 342.1p/kg

£ per head: £175 TH Mellin; £175x3 £174x2 £173x2 £172 £171x3 ML Evans; £169 A&AR Phillipson.

p/kg: 375.6 360.5p A&AR Phillipson; 372.3p 357.1p TH Mellin; 372.3p 368.1p 367.4p 363.8p ML Evans

Charolais average £144.60 per head or 340.2p/kg

£ per head: £169 £167 £149 B Poucher & Son; £150 TA Robinson; £145 A&K Kiernan

p/kg: 363.3p A Atkinson; 360.0p 355.3p 350.0p J Fisher & Son; 359.6p 355.3p 354.3p B Poucher & Son; 353.7p A&K Kiernan.

Blue Texel average £142.00 per head or 383.8p/kg

£ per head: £142 C Critchley

p/kg: 383.8p C Critchley

Rouge average £151 per head or 348.7p/kg

£ per head: £151 £143 MJ&RH Wallbank

p/kg: 359.0p 347.2p MJ&RH Wallbank

Zwartbles average £126.88 per head or 306.65p/kg

£ per head: £135 GT Booth; £130 MJ Beckwith; £120 C Critchley.

p/kg: 333.3p MJ Beckwith; 306.8p GT Booth; 300.0p C Critchley

Mule average £120 per head or 307.7p/kg

£ per head: £120 A Atkinson

p/kg: 307.7p A Atkinson


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £115.02 per head or 251.4p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 227.3p/kg         av 214.0p/kg         or £72.25 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 307.1p/kg         av 251.9p/kg         or £102.60 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 297.9p/kg         av 262.2p/kg         or £126.73 per head

52.1kg and over   to 258.2p/kg         av 230.9p/kg         or £130.66 per head


Beltex average £134.60 per head or 289.8p/kg

£ per head: £140 £135x2 £132 EP&JM Hutchinson

p/kg: 293.5p 293.3p 291.7p EP&JM Hutchinson; 286.5p A Lawson & Son;

Texel average £ per head or 256.7p/kg

£ per head: £143 J Baines; £142x2 £141; £140 £135 EP&JM Hutchinson; £135 JA Brown & Son; £132 High Harbour Farm

p/kg: 307.1p J Baines; 287.8p JE&ME Grange; 287.5 EP&JM Hutchinson;

Suffolk average £124.40 per head or 257.1p/kg

£ per head: £143 R Spencer & Son; £132 BJ&L Sutcliffe;

p/kg: 273.5p PA&NS Tattersall; 265.3p 242.4p R Spencer & Son; 263.6p 231.6p BJ&L Sutcliffe; 243.5p HL Kitching;

Charolais average £114.75 per head or 233.6p/kg

£ per head: £145 Hayton & Stocks; £134 R Spencer & Son; £131 E Simpson & Son;

p/kg: 262.7p R Spencer & Son; 260.4p HL kitching; 243.8p JA Brown & Son.

Horned/Hill average £96.21 per head or 240.8p/kg

£ per head: £131 GW Houseman & Ptnrs; £121 J Baines; £115 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 285.7p 255.2p GW Houseman & Ptnrs; 259.5p 255.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 257.1p 250.0p BJ&L Sutcliffe; 252.6p 241.6p J Baines; 250.0p E Simpson & Son

Masham average £124.05 per head or 247.3p/kg

£ per head: £127 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 254.0p 238.6p EP&JM Hutchinson;



Cull Ewes average £106.91

Suffolk to £151.50, Hamps Down to £119.50, Texel to £187.50, Char to £139.50, BFL to £145.50, Mule to £116.50, Lleyn to £91.50, Swaledale to £98.50, Dalesbred to £89.50, Scotch BF to £77.50, Gritstone to £89.50, Cheviot to £100.50, Beltex to £154.50, Lonk to £111.50, Zwart to £149.50, Herd to £81.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £187.50                                JR Frankland

Mule/Masham: £118.50                    G&G Thornton

Horned: £111.50                                 Beeston Hall Farms Ltd

Hill: £100.50                                         MJ&C Thornber


Goats to £75.50


Cast Rams average £117.83

Suffolk to £, Texel to £117.50, Char to £129.50, Beltex to £119.50,



Rearing Calves to £505 av.£261


A good trade throughout today seeing the best calves with age selling to a super trade. Percy, Janet and James Bolland, Airton sold Blue bull calves to £505, £495 for 5 and 6 week old calves. Younger blues £265-£320. Angus bulls to £335 from RE Ayrton & Son, Eastby. All over sold at £280-£325. Angus heifers sold much dearer with 3 young calves selling from £215-£260. 7 Black and Whites sold to avg £113 and sold to a top price of £170 from JC Marshall, Harrogate. Sim x Heifers from CN&SA Harrison, Ellergill sold at £380.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £323) to £330                                           JC&DJ Marshall&Sons                                                        

Brit Blue x (Av £378) to £505                                           PJ&JE Bolland                                                      

Aberdeen Angus (Av £313) to £335                 RE Ayrton&Son

Sim x (Av. £278)                                                                  AJ&K Lee

Shorthorn (Av £160) to £250                                           N&R Sutcliffe                                       

Black & White (Av £113) to £170                                    JC Marshall                           


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £238) to £260                PJ&JE Bolland                                                                                                      

Simx (Av £390)                                                                     CN&SA Harrison

British Blue (Av £293) to £380                                         RW Marston&Son

Limousin (Av £315)                                                             J Gooch




556 Breeding Sheep & 28 Pedigree Blue Texel Females


A very busy day today at CCM for our Special Bank Holiday Show & Sale which for the first time this year also included a special sale of Pedigree Blue Texel Sheep with Lambs at Foot and Empty Ewe Hoggs.
A good crowd gathered to bid for sheep and the sale started with outfits making 1500gns and 1700gns form GD Stephenson Londesborough, others at 1100gns from Elaine and Izzy Hartley (Pendle) and a reduction of Ewes form A Bailey (Winsbury) selling to 900gns.
Ewe hoggs created a buzz, and it was Elaine and Izzy Hartley setting the pace at 1300gn and 1200gns, whilst Aubrey and Sue Andrews (Miserden) made 1000gns. The remainder were solidly bid for and generally 600gn to 800gn. (Full report to follow)


Ewes with Singles to 1500gn
Ewes with Twins to 1700gn
Ewe Hoggs (Empty) to 1300gn


A larger show of Commercial Breeding sheep were forward for the Weekly Sale which included our Annual Show & Sale of Single Sheep with lambs (Results Below).
Hoggs with lambs were the best trade of the season so far, quality continental outfits hit £370 form KG Stapleton others at £300. Nick & Charlotte Brown Claughton sold to £290, Ellie Crisp Calton to £300 and £280, JW Stockdale & Son Burnsall £340 and £290 twice, whilst a commercial outfits was £230/£250, some plainer farming hoggs with lambs £170/£200. Only a handful of Suffolks with lambs today, twins to £280 and singles to £240 form Messrs Thornber Sawley. Mule Hoggs were a cracking trade today, Will Wildman sold at £245 twice, £240 twice and £235, Colin and Frank Stubbs Rathmell with homebred outfits selling at £155 twice and £250.
Swaledale Ewes with lambs are becoming an increasing item at this Annual Sale and regular consignments saw a top of £240 for Singles from Messrs Hallam Tintwhistle and 2 others at £200 from the same home for a run of correct sheep. Messrs Bland of Crowden took first prize and peaked at £210, others mainly £170/£185 for sheep with a fault in mouth or udder.
Runs of Beltex sheep with lambs at foot included Ian and Mary Lancaster selling at £650 and £500 twice £400 and £320, and to £310 from Richard & Patsy Hodgson Skipton for Singles. Young Muel Ewes with Twins sold to £285 and £265 form Jonny Metcalfe Linton.

SHEEP WITH LAMBS AT FOOT NEXT MONDAY – Sales continue Weekly whilst sheep keep coming forward, 200/300 Outfits at 11am (Catalogue entries to office by Friday Lunchtime Please)


Sheep with lambs

Mule Hoggs with singles                    to £255                  av.£239

Mule ewes with twins                        to £285                  av.£270

Texel x Hoggs with singles                 to £370                  av.£251

Texel x Hoggs with twins                   to £290

Texel x Shlgs with singles                  to £260

Texel Ewes with singles                     to £210                  av.£170

Texel Ewes with singles                     to £650                  av.£578

Suffolk x Hoggs with singles              to £240                  av.£251

Suffolk x Hoggs with twins                to £280

Beltex hoggs with singles                  to £155

Beltex x Shlgs with singles                 to £310                  av.£287

Beltex Ewes with singles                    to £650                  av.£343

Swale Shlgs with singles                    to £200

Swale Ewes with twins                      to £150                  av.£149

Swale Ewes with singles                    to £240                  av.£165




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