Forward: 30 Prime cattle comprising 11 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 19 Cast Cattle. 3,203 Prime Sheep comprising 923 Spring Lambs, 1672 Prime Hoggs (inc 218 Mature Hoggs), 608 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats. 56 Rearing Calves


REMINDER: Entries for the next sale of Feeding & Breeding Cattle on Wednesday 27th May close this Wednesday at 4pm. Please telephone all catalogue entries to the Mart Office. Thankyou. 


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop from Skipton was the leading buyer at a smaller show of clean cattle but still with plenty of quality on offer. Their top priced animal on the day came from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield a 595kg British Blue cross heifer which made £1443 or 242.5p/kg which was followed up with the leading steer at £1339 or 243.5p/kg from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton, the same vendor selling the top priced steer by weight, a 565kg British Blue at 245.5p/kg to Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster. Leading heifer and overall top price by weight at 246.5p/kg were KA&HL Fawcett of Barden which grossed out at £1208 when sold to Ellisons Butchers of Cullingworth.


465-555kg                                             to 243.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 246.5p/kg                        av.241.41p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1339,1387,

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 245.5,243.5            


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1443, (Blondex) 1383, (Limx) 1381,1358, RT&J Critchley&Sons (AAx) 1371,

p/kg: KA&HL Fawcett (Limx) 246.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 244.5,242.5, (BBx) 242.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 244.5



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   116.84p/kg           £812.33

Cast cow trade is stepping up to a new level with weight amongst the dairies up to 123.5p or £1101 and a first cross British Blue suckler cull at 140.5p/kg or £1272. At the same trade level B&W steaking cows made 118.5p/kg and plains were 100p or thereabouts.

Black & White                      to 123.5p/kg                        av.110.89p/kg

AAx                                         to 129.5p/kg                        av. 128.54p/kg

Limx                                       to 125.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 140.5p/kg                        av.133.90p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GT Booth 1101,934, RD Metcalfe&Son 1037,821, MP Jennings (Dairy)Ltd 945, GB Moorhouse 872,

p/kg: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 123.5, GT Booth 120.5,116.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 118.5,116.5, Rainhall Farm Ltd 117.5,


£ per head: J&D Barrett (AAx) 1010, DA&SB Ogden(AAx) 886,758

p/kg: J&D Barrett (AAx) 129.5, DA&SB Ogden (AAx) 128.5,127.5


£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 1272, CG&D Townsend (BBx) 710, JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 697

p/kg: GT Booth (BBx) 140.5, JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 125.5, CG&D Townsend (BBx) 123.5




3,203 Prime Sheep comprising 923 Spring Lambs, 1672 Prime Hoggs (inc 218 Mature Hoggs), 608 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats.

A busy day in the sheep market with all sections showing vastly increase entries and a superb total number of 3203 head.

A tremendous entry of 923 Spring Lambs penned for sale today, and trade stronger than anticipated, and we can report an overall selling average of 270.11p/kg for every lamb in the market, don’t be confused by some others who quote you the SQQ as the average which is only for lambs to 45kg for which we had an SQQ of 272.1p.

JB&AH Coates from Cowan Bridge were top performers per kilo with Continental crosses selling at 370.6p and 341.2p both pens to Anthony Swales for Knavesmire Butchers in York. Toothill Bros from Doncaster made 333p again to Knavesmire Butchers, who also snapped up lambs at 323p 314p form TJ Howarth, Luddendenfoot  and 310p from KJ Marston, Askwith. Only 26 lots out of 180 selling for under 250p today showing the strength of the trade, with them nice skinned well fleshed 38kg to 43kg 270p to 290p regular away, with commercial lambs good to cash, always one of the more noted runs at this time of year is a large draw of Suffolk Mules from AN Bolland, Bolton Abbey who’s 90 head today av 39.77kg, 270.56p/kg, £107.59 per head, well drawn and like peas in a pod. Lambs a good trade for those good backed sorts, well finished and weighing either side of 40kg.

A larger show of 1672 Hoggs were a mixture of large runs of good fed hoggs direct off the winter keep, together with season end runs of mixed sorts. The sale levelled at £101.45 or 210.5p for Prime Hoggs, and Mature Hoggs were a much better trade on the week and levelled at £91.72. One of the best runs of hoggs on the day came from Skinner Bros, Leicestershire with heavy Continental crosses mainly achieving prices from £115 to a top of £121. Top price hoggs were Beltex at £128 from Taylor Bros, Tosside selling to J&E Medcalf, Holywell Green, the same vendor also making £126. Jim Baines from Gisburn made £125 and WJ Livesey, Preston topped his run at £122. Heavy sheep were good to sell all day long, whilst handy weights were short of requirements and were easily sold to an increased attendance of buyers.

Cull ewe trade fairly decent with a grand total of 608 in the mix, compromising of 41 Goats, 13 Wethers, 16 Rams & 538 Ewes.
The goat trade remained very firm this week with the 41 head averaging £62.26 with a top price of £80.50 being realised. Cull ewes sold well as expected with Heavy well-bred ewes leading the trade looking slightly dearer on the week! Top price of £141.50 from E Gudgeon selling to Yorkshire Halal. Strong meat Mules getting away well past £80 with just the lighter end making mid £70’s. leaner swales and continentals looking a bit back on the week with Heavy best bred ewes still short of requirements with an active ringside for these goods.


**REMINDER** - TOMORROW - Tuesday 19th May at 11am – Weekly Sale of 300 Sheep with Lambs at Foot – Catalogue online



Prime Lambs – Overall Average £110.16 per head or 270.11p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 370.6p/kg         av 275.9p/kg         or £94.39 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 333.3p/kg         av 272.8p/kg         or £110.06 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 280.4p/kg         av 260.9p/kg         or £124.63 per head

52.1kg and over   to 272.2p/kg         av 239.7p/kg         or £124.28 per head


Texel average £110.14 per head or 273.4p/kg

£ per head: £132 TJ Howarth, £130 £125 D&L Coar, £128 S Spensley, £127 R Emmott, £126 R&E Pollard, £126 JB&AH Coates, £125 A&AR Phillipson, £125 J Fisher, £125 TA Robinson

p/kg: 370.6p 341.2p JB&AH Coates, 333.3p Toothill Bros, 323.7p 314.3p TJ Howarth, 305.4p A Brown, 300.0p DC Hall. 296.2p CR&M Wilson, 295.0p EP&JM Hutchinson, 294.7p JJ Beckwith & Son

Suffolk average £110.41 per head or 265.8p/kg

£ per head: £134 £129(x3) £126(x2) £125 ML Evans, £131 £129 J&F Nutter, £127 N Pepper.

p/kg: 286.7p 280.4p 280.0p ML Evans, 282.5p SP&VM Morris, 281.4p TA Broderick & Son, 280.4p J&F Nutter, 280.3p A Butler, 280.0p FC,N&M Walker

Charolais average £113.28 per head or 273.6p/kg

£ per head: £126 J Fisher & Son, £124 KJ Marston, £124 WM Hall, £119.50 B Poucher & Son, £119 SP&VM Morris, £117 WJ Barker.

p/kg: 310.0p 282.1p KJ Marston, 297.5p 266.7p SP&VM Morris, 278.6p WJ Barker, 277.9p B Poucher & Son, 270.5p 270.0p RJ&J Towers Ltd, 269.2p EP&JM Hutchinson.

Mule average £93 per head or 238.5p/kg

£ per head: £93 R&DA Earnshaw

p/kg: 238.5p R&DA Earnshaw

Zwartbles average £100.20 per head or 240.3p/kg

£ per head: £103.50 H Walker, £100 MR&VL Parsons, £97 JJ Beckwith & Sons.

p/kg: 248.7p JJ Beckwith & Son, 243.9p MR&CL Parsons, 230.0p H Walker

Down x average £96.50 per head or 230.4p/kg

£ per head: £100 £93 R&E Pollard

p/kg: 243.9p 216.3p R&E Pollard


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £101.45 per head or 210.6p/kg            

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 203.1p/kg         av 193.6p/kg         or £53.52 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 227.3p/kg         av 213.2p/kg         or £73.94 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 282.1p/kg         av 214.2p/kg         or £88.61 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 268.1p/kg         av 219.57p/kg      or £107.36 per head

52.1kg and over   to 228.6p/kg         av 202.49p/kg      or £115.12 per head


Beltex average £117.31 per head or 266.1p/kg

£ per head: £126 £100 Taylor Bros,

p/kg: 268.1p 256.4p Taylor Bros

Suffolk average £102.48 per head or 190.6p/kg

£ per head: £112 S Redfearn, £107 SR Dorey,

p/kg: 201.9p SR Dorey, 200.0p S Redfearn, 200.0p DG&M Scott,

Texel average £109.93 per head or 214.6p/kg

£ per head: £128 Taylor Bros, £122 £119 WJ Livesey, £121(x3) £120(x2) £119(x2) £118 £117.50 Skinner Bros, £120 RJ Lambert, £120 J Barrett, £120 £119 £118 JE Burrow, £118 R Spencer & Son £117.50 £116.50 IJ Pratt, £117 E Wheldon,

p/kg: 282.1p 246.0p 245.0p JE Burrow, 271.1p 244.4p WJ Livesey 250.0p H Metcalfe, 247.9p IJ Pratt, 243.8p E Wheldon, 242.3p BWS Farming, 240.9p RA&E Smith, 240.0p RJ Lambert,

Mule average £92.68 per head or 209.4p/kg

£ per head: £108 IJ Pratt, £106 PR Baker, £100 SR Dorey, £100 GW Houseman & Ptnrs,

p/kg: 227.1p N Heseltine, 216.2p J Tyson, 215.6p SR Dorey, 212.9p J Tyson, 211.9p JM&JV Howard, 210.5p JK Wilson, 210.5p J Pickles,

Masham average £98.37 per head or 212.6p/kg

£ per head: £98.50 SR Dorey £98 J&C Wright

p/kg: 214.1p SR Dorey, 208.5p J&C Wright
Charollais average £110.89 per head or 202.6p/kg

£ per head: £112 R Spencer & Son, £110 WM Hall,

p/kg: 211.9p JM&JV Howard, 206.4p PL Metcalfe

Horned average £86.60 per head or 202.6p/kg

£ per head: £96 JM&JV Howard, £96 Hayton & Stocks, £95 S Horsfield, £94 J Pickles, £93.50 D&S Hollins, £93 S Forshaw & Son, £93 BJ&L Sutcliffe, £92 DA Robinson, £91 Taylor Bros,

p/kg: 221.4p S Forshaw & Son, 216.7p Beeston Hall Farms, 211.4p BJ&L Sutcliffe, 209.5p J Baines, 209.5p J&F Nutter,

Hill average £88.95 per head or 221.9p/kg

£ per head: £98 £95 E Simpson & Son, £89 S Forshaw & Son, £87 M&R Smith,

p/kg: 234.2p S Forshaw & Son, 220.8p I Kinder,


218 Mature Hoggs average £91.72 or 179.2p/kg
£113 TA Robinson, £108 Skinner Bros, £108 RA&E Smith, £105 J Barrett, £103 PR Baker, £103 Taylor Bros £102 R Spencer & Son,



Cull Ewes average £72.85

Suffolk to £69.50, Texel to £141.50, BFL to £89.50, Mule to £86.50, Lleyn to £1110.50, Swaledale to £69.50, Zwartable to £68.50, Beltex to £128.50, Kerry to £75.50, Charolais to £95.50, Wensleydale to £55.50, Dalesbred to £55.50, Jacob to £48.50, Herdwick to £57.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £141.50 E Gudgeon; £128.50 JG&H Lewis; £127.50 EP&JM Hutchinson;  

Mule/Masham: £86.50 R Emmott;

Horned: £69.50 AJ Mason; £64.50 S Horsfield;

Hill: £110.50 CD&RF Kitching; 83.50 G&A Fort;  


Goats to £80.50 av £62.26


Cast Rams average £73.53

Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £119.50, BFL to £43.50, Dalesbred to £69.50, Teeswater to £85.50.




Rearing Calves to £440 (56)

An absolute flyer of a calf trade today with 56 in the entry. Black and white bulls still in serious demand with a sale average of £163 and a top price of £200. Angus bulls saw medium sorts selling to £290 with all Angus bull calves selling £230 upwards. Blue Bulls sold to a top price of £385 with a sale average of £295. A good Simmental bull from Mr Fisher releasing £440.

Limi Heifers was the trade of the day with an average of £388 and a top price releasing £410. More calves are required next week with a growing demand of farmers buying calves and dealers coming forward. Blue Heifers sold to a good average of £295 with smalls regular making £215-£270 Mediums £270-£320 with better end getting to £350.

Please contact Kyle and book in all entries with him 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £265) to £280                           D Clarke                

Brit Blue x (Av £292) to £385                           J Gooch                                                 

Aberdeen Angus (Av £263) to £290 EJ Fort

Hereford X (Av £285) to £285                          JR Wellock

Simmental (Av £440) to £440                          J Fisher                

Black & White (Av £163) to £200                    EJ Fort   

Charollais (Av £335) to £360                            KT Wood              


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £) to £                                                    

Ab Angus (Av £170) to £220                             KT Wood                                                              

Saler (Av £250) to £250                                     ST&JE Foster

Hereford (Av £245) to £245                              JR Wellock

British Blue (Av £295) to £350                         PJ&JE Bolland

Limousin (Av £388) to £410                              G Pickersgill




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