Forward: 45 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 26 Cast Cattle 3,844 Prime Sheep comprising 3346 Prime Hoggs, 481 Cast Ewes & Rams & 17 Goats. 51 Rearing Calves 739 Breeding Sheep 11 Dairy


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A very good trade selling to the retail trade needing plentiful supplies hanging to keep counters full over the next few weeks. James Robertshaw for his Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton secured the days top gross at £1556 a 655kg Limousin cross heifer from Bill Cowperthwaite of Malham Moor. Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster was the form buyer securing 6 entries including the top gross steer at £1509, a 630kg British Blue cross from Charles and Richard Kitching of Threshfield. The sale had 7 clean cattle buyers at the ringside with signed in entry and strict vendor access but most of the entry was delivered and left to sell a policy which it is our intention to continue with.



560kg+                                                   to 249.5p/kg                        av.241.28p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 256.5p/kg                        av.236.29p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head:  CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1509, SD Bennett (Limx) 1472, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 235.5

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 249.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 239.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 235.5


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1556,CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1541,1491, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1528

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 256.5, J Baines (Limx) 254.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 251.5,250.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 250.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   129.44p/kg                           £854.30

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 1062, IRG Collins & Ptns (Dairy Sh) 647

p/kg: JR&DL Ogden (Limx) 143.5, IRG Collins&Ptns (Dairy Sh) 111.5



Cull Cow Prices

A seed of uncertainty planted yesterday with the announcement that McDonalds will close its stores temporarily which was bound to impact on cast cow trade. Buyers who attended pragmatic enough to realise that the market will readjust to this in time and Mc Donalds customers haven’t stopped eating overnight! A few beef crosses helped the overall average and the heavy dairies were around the 100p mark with prices for the dairies 10-15p/kg back on the week.


Overall Average                                   95.01p/kg             £638.41

Black & White                      to 101.5p/kg                        av.87.88p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 93.5p/kg                          av.82.46p/kg

AA                                           to 139.5p/kg       

Limx                                       to 133.5p/kg                        av.117.44p/kg

BBx                                         to 129.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: A&CL Gray 766,736, N&J Thwaite 748,726, E Coultherd 743,IR&DE Wellock 731, E Coultherd 707

p/kg: A&CL Gray 101.5, 99.5, MJ&RH Wallbank 98.5, N&J Thwaite 97.5, E Coultherd 97.5, IR&DE Wellock 97.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: IRG Collins & Ptns (Dairy Sh) 570

p/kg: IRG Collins & Ptns (Dairy Sh) 93.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: JGE Hesletine&Son 1109 MJ&RH Wallbank 702

p/kg: JGE Heseltine&Son 129.5, MJ&RH Wallbank 111.5


£ per head: F Reeday&Son 1088

p/kg: F Reeday&Son 133.5


£ per head: Hurries Farm 1004

p/kg: Hurries Farm 139.5



Prime Sheep


Well you wouldn’t think 2 weeks could be so different, but with the country now coming into the grip of Corona Virus, several major export and home market processors closed the door or significantly reduced their requirement for sheep only this morning and so cancelled orders with buyers. The result was a very mid table 189.7p/kg overall average with some Northern markets achieving higher averages in the morning but some other reporting lower. Several vendors chose to take sheep home and hope the storm blows over.
Those that did sell away found the smarter end 250 plus, up to 318p for Beltex from Walter & Rob Parkinson of Garstang. Handier weight nice lambs could make 220p to 240p and a commercial handy weight was 180p to 215p. Several pens of butchers style sheep 50kg plus at £110 to £115, but a commercial heavy lamb was 170p to 195p. We will wait to see how government policy changes this next week and what effect it has on marketing. Please do not hesitate to contact an auctioneer at any point if you want to discuss selling at any of our sales. We are on hand to advise. Thankyou.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £94.63 per head or 189.8p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 285.7p/kg         av 196.5p/kg         or £66.71 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 318.9pp/kg       av 196.9p/kg         or £82.86 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 265.2p/kg         av 185.0p/kg         or £89.19 per head

52.1kg and over   to 203.8p/kg         av 173.0p/kg         or £96.21 per head


Beltex average £100.50 per head or 257.6p/kg

£ per head: £118 £103 W&J Parkinson; £116 EP&JM Hutchinson; £110 RJ Lambert; £108 PH Hodgson; £108 A Atkinson;

p/kg: 319.9p W&J Parkinson; 300.0p 285.7p A Atkinson; 273.0p WA VJ JA Towler; 268.4p RA&SE Spink; £263.2p J Baines;

Suffolk average £87.95 per head or 182.9p/kg

£ per head: £100 LF Horton; £98 S Dorey; £96 DN&JM Molyneux; £95 Banks Farms; £94x3 £90 JD Stockil; £93.50 PC Longdin;

p/kg: 200.0p W Holden; 195.7p CR Brittain; 191.8p JD Stockil; 189.1p S Dorey; 187.5p B Lancaster; 286.3p Bank End Farms;

Texel average £87.49 per head or 194.3p/kg

£ per head: £122 £115 H Baines; £120 £112 £109x2 EP&JM Hutchinson; £116 £110 Bank Farms; £111 JE Burrow;

p/kg: 284.2p S&P Scrivin; 265.2p 255.6p H Baines; 263.6p Banks Farms; 260.5p WA VJ JA Towler; 257.1p JE Burrow;

Mule average £80.94 per head or 175.1p/kg

£ per head: £88.50 £88 AC Simpson; £87.50 LF Horton; £87 EP&JM Hutchinson; £85.50 J Baines; £84.50 G Pickersgill;

p/kg: 187.5p WA VJ JA Towler; 186.0p DE&CP Sayer; 184.1p JM Daggett; 182.6p RA&SE Spink; 179.8p G Pickersgill;

Charollais average £85.49 per head or 192.5p/kg

£ per head: £90 PL Metcalfe; £87.50 CR Brittain; £86x2 £84 J Strange; £80 RA&SE Spink;

p/kg: 204.5p PL Metcalfe; 198.9p CR Brittain; 195.1p RA&SEP Spink; 191.1p J Strange;

Masham average £84.13 per head or 186.9p/kg

£ per head: £91 AC Simpson; £81 S Dorey;

p/kg: 202.0p AC Simpson; 180.0p S Dorey;

Swaledale average £54.94 per head or 148.4p/kg

£ per head: £72 PL Metcalfe; £72 S Dorey; £70 J Pickles; £70 J Baines; £67.50 WR&M Airey; £58.50 D&S Hollings;

p/kg: 171.4p S Dorey; 170.7p J Pickles; 170.7p J Baines; 158.8p A&N Fothergill; 158.1p D&D Hollings;

Cheviot average £79.76 per head or 185.8p/kg

£ per head: £94 £93 JD Stockill; £84x2 RJ Ashworth; £82.50 S Forshaw; £81 Bob Stubbs; £80 AC Simpson;

p/kg: 193.9p BF Blezard; 191.9p 186.9p 185.4p S Forshaw; 186.7p RJ Ashworth; 185.0p Bob Stubbs;

SBF average £62.62 per head or 170.5p/kg

£ per head: £77 Bob Stubbs; £70 EP&JM Hutchinson; £69 N&J&S Taylor; £58 JE Greenwood;

p/kg: 176.9p N&J&S Taylor; 170.6p JE Greenwood; 167.4p Bob Stubbs; 134.6p EP&JM Hutchinson;




Cull Ewes average £58.37

Suffolk to £95.50, Texel to £117.50, BFL to £64.50, Mule to £77.50, Swaledale to £44.50, Masham to £65.50, Cheviot to £53.50, Beltex to £97.50, Charollais to £110.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £117.50 T Boothman; £116.50 Lucas & Nairey;

Mule/Masham: £77.50 S Norcott; £74.50 AM Binns;  

Horned: £44.50 A Jenkinson; £41.50 JW Stockdale;

Hill: £64.50 AJ Mason; 

Cast Rams average £67.06

Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £93.50, BFL to £79.50, Swaledale to £39.50, Charollais to £70.50, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £71.50,





Rearing Calves to £370 (51)


50 Calves in today’s sale with plenty of bobby calves entered. Blue Bulls avg £300. Best end of the Blue Bulls at £370-340. Top price Blue Bull and Heifer today both coming from Mr C Watson of Horton-in-Craven.  Mediums £300+ Smalls around the £240-£300. Blue Heifers £270-£240 with Smaller end not much less. Black and whites avg £47.50 with top price from the Bolland family at £58. No big Native calves seen about today with Angus Bulls topping at £220 and Heifers £140.

A drop off only is now in place so vendors will have to leave stock to be sold and leave immediately after dropping off their livestock. For any enquires please call Kyle 07538539077.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £170) to £170                           AP Townsend                      

Brit Blue x (Av £300) to £370                           C Watson                                                              

Aberdeen Angus (Av £140) to £220 AP Townsend

Flekvieh (Av £115) to £120                               C Watson

Black & White (Av £47.50) to £58                   PJ&JE Bolland                      


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £170) to £170                       AP Townsend                                                      

Ab Angus (Av £115) to £140                             AJ Lee                                                   

British Blue (Av £230) to £270                         C Watson

Limousin (Av £195) to £200                              RM Spence





A good entry of 11 Newly Calved Dairies sold to a very solid trade again with our good following of buyers supporting the sale very well today. In the circumstances there was no prize show, but the joint top price of the day of £2000 was first achieved by the first beast in the ring presented by Messrs Blackwell from Gargrave. Calved 14 days and giving 29kg she was purchased by Messrs Blezzard, Ribchester. Messrs DE&MA Booth from Lothersdale again presented 3 Pedigree heifers with some great figures in each family. The first in their run was joint top at £2000 calved 4 weeks and on 30 litres, 2 further heifers from the same home made £1900 and £1800. The last Animal in the ring was a 2nd calver from Ian Parkinson of Barden, calved 10 days and on 30litres it raced away to £1900

Other chief prices £1780 GB Jennings, £1780 RH Close.


Ped NC Hfrs to £2000 av £1900.00

NC Hfrs to £2000 av £1627.50

NC Cows to £1900 av £1300.00

Overall – 11 head av £1582.72




Breeding Sheep


A good show of breeding sheep today with 261 outfits on offer selling to 13 buyers ringside. All goods looking well sold with older ewes with twins in the region of £50-£60 a life. The best end of Cont ewes with twins getting away around £260-£230 with cont ewes with a bit younger lambs just reaching above £230-£200. Topping the trade today with some cracking Texel ewes with pairs at £260 came from Frankland Farms. Hard farmed Crossed ewes with 1.7 lambs on them getting away £170-£140.

Ewes with singles getting away into the £65-£70 a life.


Texel Ewes with Twins                       to £260 av £226

Mule Ewes with Twins                       to £205 av £175

Texel Ewes with Mixed                      to £220 av £169

Texel Ewes with Single                       to £135

Texel Shlgs with Twins                       to £232

Mule Ewes with Mixed                      to £160 av £151





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Jeremy Eaton 07740 780481
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