Forward: 57 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 5 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 30 Cast Cattle 1541 Prime Sheep comprising 267 Prime Lambs, 1021 Prime Hoggs & 253 Cast Ewes & Rams 46 Rearing Calves 704 Breeding Sheep comp 287 Sheep with 417 lambs at foot 3 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Another high quality entry at the weekly renewal with Keelham Farm Shop accumulating 9 prime cattle including the leading gross priced, a 655kg Limousin cross steer from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor which came to £1605 when selling for 245p/kg. Keelham also purchased the leading priced heifer on gross values a 575kg Limousin cross consigned by Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son of Hutton for 261.5p/kg or £1504 as well as the highest priced p/kg animal a 560kg British Blue cross steer from Mesrs F&B Smith of Westhouse for 272.5p/kg or £1526. Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster put together 8 quality cattle including the second highest gross animal weighing 590kg Lim x Steer from Simon Bennett at £1531 or 259.5p/kg, and a 260.5p/kg for a 510kg Lim x Steer purchase from Malcolm Metcalfe


465-555kg                                             to 260.5p/kg                        av. 245.89p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 272.5p/kg                        av. 252.17p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 261.5p/kg                        av. 244.92p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1605, 1531, F&B Smith (BBx) 1526, JA Drake (Limx) 1374, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1369,1329

p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 272.5, (Limx) 258.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 260.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 253.5, JA Drake (Limx) 247.5


£ per head: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 1504, 1380,1380,1357, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1407, (BBx) 1388, JA Drake (Blondex) 1389,

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 261.5, 255.5,246.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 259.5,253.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 245.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   148.97p/kg                           £866.50

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: IR&DE Wellock (B&W Hfr) 1011, M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 999,902,

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 162.5, 162.5, IR&DE Wellock (B&W Hfr) 146.5




Cull Cow Prices

Cast cattle an exceptional trade. The full range of dairies from heavy meated, steaking and the odd plain represented. Lowest price in the lean cows was 97.5p/kg, Odd steakers late 120s and heavies 132p+. 2 exceptional young Hereford cross cows from B Spensley Ltd of Thorlby at £1247 and £1225 or 148.5p/kg.

Overall Average                                   133.85p/kg           £883.67

Black & White                      to 138.5p/kg                        av. 123.58p/kg

Danish Red                           to 132.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 148.5p/kg                        av. 148.5p/kg

Fleckx                                     to 144.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 169.5p/kg                        av. 156.75p/kg

Simx                                       to 123.5p/kg                        av. 120.12p/kg

AAx                                         to 145.5p/kg                        av.140.42p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AN Bolland 1024,900, GB Moorhouse 991,862, G&PS Fleetwood 935, M Baul&Sons Ltd 827,

p/kg: AN Bolland 138.5,137.5, G&PS Fleetwood 135.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 135.5, GB Moorhouse 129.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: N Parker (Fleck) 954, IR&DE Wellock (Dan Red) 894

p/kg: IR&DE Wellock (Dan Red) 132.5 N Parker (Fleck) 144.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: RA Phillip 1203, B Spensley Ltd 1197, JJ Beckwith&Sons 925  

p/kg: RA Phillip 169.5, JJ Beckwith&Sons 159.5, B Spensley Ltd 156.5


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (Hefd) 1247,1225, JC Marshall (Shorthorn) 1160, G&MA Lawn (AA) 909,

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd (Hefd) 148.5,148.5, G&MA Lawn (AA) 145.5, JC Marshall (AAx) 135.5, (Shorthorn) 127.5,


1541 Prime Sheep comprising 267 Prime Lambs, 1021 Prime Hoggs & 253 Cast Ewes & Rams


Spring lambs forward in similar numbers today but again a fairly mixed offering including some inside fed pet lambs. Todays sale started with the charity auction of a prime lamb to mark the official opening of our new sale rings by NFU President, Minette Batters, the lamb was donated by Messrs Walmsley of Haverah Park and weighing 40kg, it sold for £215 to Keelham Farm Shop with the proceeds going to RABI. The best end consistently £3 per kilo plus upto 351p twice, first from D&A Livestock selling to Vivers Scotlamb, and then again from Peter Houseman selling to Yorkshire Halal Meat Suppliers. D&A Livestock sold at 348p and 342p both to Vivers Scotlamb, Chris Slinger 346p to Yorkshire Halal and Tim Robinson 340p to Vivers Scotlamb.


Per head, lambs sold to £155.50 from John Nutter of Hurst Green purchased by Andrew Atkinson, the same vendor selling at £152 to Swaledale Foods and £150 to Kendalls Farm Butchers. Mark Evans sold twice at £152, first to Keelham Farmshop and second to Swaledale Foods and also at £150 to Kendalls Farm Butchers. Tim Robinson also sold at £150 to Vivers Scotlamb.

Hoggs were a very end of season affair, best could make 250p to 280p, topping at 290p form H Metcalf, Silsden. Others at 283p J Watson, 271p 270p F Webster, 268p GW Thackray, 266p KW Gamble, 264p PW Simpson. In the lump, tops of £150 from Davis Pratt, £145 and £142 twice J Watson, £144 F Webster. Anything well fleshed was a sharp trade, but those lacking meat are now discounted from previous weeks.

Ewes although not forward in the same numbers as recent weeks could still just about hold their value form the last few weeks.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £117.95 per head or 280.85p/kg       

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 351.3p/kg         av 277.78p/kg      or £113.46 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 323.4p/kg         av 299.49p/kg      or £143.58 per head


Beltex average £124.2 per head or 311.12p/kg

£ per head: £150 TA Robinson; £143 T Walmsley; £143 TA Robinson; £135 CD Slinger; £127 CD SLinger

p/kg 348.8p T Walmsley; 346.2p CD Slinger; 340.5p TA Robinson; 334.2p CD Slinger; 333.3p TA Robinson;

Texel average £113.32 per head or 278.04p/kg

£ per head: £149 J&F Nutter; £144 GW Houseman & Partners; £137 GW Houseman & Partners; £136 J&F Nutter;

p/kg:351.3p GW Houseman & Partners; 342.1p D&A Livestock Ltd; 313p GW Houseman & Partners; 312.2p D&A Livestock

Charollais average £129.31 per head or 326.34p/kg

£ per head: £137, £134, £131, £111 D&A Livestock;

p/kg: 351.3p, 335p, 327.5p 284.6p D&A Livestock

Beltex average £128.5 per head or 294.84p/kg

£ per head: £136, £118 JA&JM Wade & Son;

p/kg 309.9p, 274.4p JA&JM Wade & Son;


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £97.38 per head or 224.06p/kg          

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 264.7p/kg         av 202.02p/kg      or £68.93 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 290.9p/kg         av 226.82p/kg      or £93.02 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 283.7p/kg         av 232.47p/kg      or £111.23 per head

52.1kg and over   to 286.8p/kg         av 277.9p/kg         or £147.33 per head



Beltex average £83.72 per head or 241.8p/kg

£ per head: £107 JE Burrow; £90 x2 PW Simpson; £80 Stocks Enterprises; £80 PW Simpson; £74 Stocks Enterprises

p/kg: 264.7p 257.1p PW Simpson; 254.8p JE Burrow; 250p PW Simpson; 231.3p Stocks Enterprises; 228.6p Stocks Enterprises

Suffolk average £97.33 per head or 216.1p/kg

£ per head:£133 AS Staveley; £117.5 GW Thackray £117 J Peel; £108 SP&VM Morris; 

p/kg: 239.8p GW Thackray; 214.6p DA Pratt

Texel average £104.91 per head or 230.5p/kg

£ per head: £150 DA Pratt; £145x2 W Watson; £144 F Webster; £142, £139 W Watson; £135 JM Townsend; £131 J Lord

p/kg: 283.7p W Watson; 271.7p F Webster; 271.4p GW Thackray; 271.1p D Clarke; 270.5p F Webster; 266.7p KW Gamble;

Mule average £96.9 per head or 202.95p/kg

£ per head: £121 AJ Taylor; £117 J Pickles; £117 GW Houseman & Partners; £112 JT Rushton; £109 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 234p J Pickles; 231.9p, 230p RG Church Ltd; 225.5p ID Mellin; 225p J Peel; 219.7p GW Thackray; 212.3p AJ Taylor

Charollais average £105.29 per head or 224.2p/kg

£ per head: £124 RG Church Ltd; £112 J Lord; £110,Stocks Enterprises; £70 D Reay;

p/kg:250p Stocks Enterprises; 243.5p J Lord; 217.5p RG Church Ltd; 194.4p D Reay;

Swaledale average £72.02 per head or 179.20p/kg

£ per head: £100 ID Mellin; £100, £90 WR&M Airey; £87 RG Church Ltd; £86.50 J Peel

p/kg:206p J Peel; 204.1p WR&M Airey & Sons; 202.3p RG Church Ltd; 190.5p B&J Sutcliffe; 189.7p J Pickles; 

Dalesbred average £74.09 per head or 187.14p/kg

£ per head: £80 J Peel; £70 M Whitley & Son;

p/kg:205.1p J Peel; 175p M Whitley & Sons;

Lonk average £94.29 per head or 217.74p/kg

£ per head: £104.5 J Peel; £95 Bryan Dibb; £94 J Peel; £93 SP&VM Morris;

p/kg:232.2p J Peel; 220.9p B Dibb; 191.8p J Peel; 189.8p SP&VM Morris;

Cheviot average £95.03 per head or 239.56p/kg

£ per head: £107.5, £94, £92, £88.50 GW Thackray;

p/kg:250p, 239.2p, 235.9p, 229.3p GW Thackray;



Cull Ewes average £67.31

Suffolk to £116.5, Texel to £127.5, BFL to £117.5, Mule to £96.5, Dalesbred to £70.5, Swaledale to £60.50, Gritstone to £39.5, Cheviot to £93.5, Lonk  to £78.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £127.5 PN Garth; £125.5 KW Gamble;

Mule/Masham: £96.50 J&F Nutter; £90.50 R Emmott;  

Horned: £78.5 SP&VM Morris; £70.50 D Charnley;

Hill: £117.5 R&KA Burley & Son; £78.5 SP&VM Morris;  


Cast Rams average £78.88

Suffolk to £, Texel to £, BFL to £, Mule to £, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £, Masham to £, Gritstone to £, Cheviot  to £, Beltex  to £, Lonk  to £.





704 Breeding Sheep comp 287 Sheep with 417 lambs at foot

A tidy show of sheep met with a mixed trade, specially for older and plainer ewes. Young sheep remained a sharp trade with customers relatively keen, but older ewes with commercial lambs were a shade easier on the week.


Next Week is the Bank Holiday Show and Sale for Single Hoggs and Ewes with lambs at Foot. Advance entries include two lots of Swaledale Ewes with Mule lambs at foot and several consignments of good hoggs with lambs.

Entries for the catalogue listing to the mart office by 12noon on Friday please


Texel ewes with singles av £120.29 to £210 

Texel ewes with twins av £173.81 to £210

Texel Shlgs with Singles av £170 to £180

Texel hoggs with singles av £155.42 to £205

Mule ewes with singles av £111.67 to £125

Mule ewes with twins av £150.9 to £185

Mule hoggs with singles av £166.33 to £185

Suffolk Ewes with twins av £165 to £180

Suffolk hoggs with singles av £158.57 to £180

Mule Gimmer Hoggs to £68


Rearing Calves to £430

B&W av £128.40 Cont av £308.95 Native av £167

Paul and Janet Bolland took the top price of the day with a British Blue bull at £430 selling to Tom Watson. Black and Whites were the trade of the day today with Mark Smith of Winterburn topping the trade at £170 for a tremendous Holstein bull with b&w bulls averaging £128.4. A large number of younger calves forward today with some little 14 – 21 day Angus heifers nice to sell at £130 - £180 from Michael Heron with a big strong Aberdeen Angus heifer from John Dugdale topping at £310.  Calves a good even trade right through with both buyers and sellers leaving content.


Bull Calves

Black & White (Av £128.4) to £170 M&R Smith

Limousin x (Av £262.5) to £270 G Pickersgill & Sons                  

Brit Blue x (Av £317) to £430 PJ&JE Bolland                                                 

Aberdeen Angus (Av £165) to £205 JM Smith

Simmental X (Av £350) to £350 CA Foster


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £200) to £200 CA Foster                                                    

Ab Angus (Av £168.89) to £310 H&M Dugdale & Son                                                               

British Blue (Av £301.67) to £350 RM Spence

Lim (Av £262.5) to £270 G Pickersgill & Sons



Hay                                                         Small Bale  to £4.50 per bale