Forward: 51 Prime cattle comprising 26 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 24 Cast Cattle. 3,318 Prime Sheep comprising 2868 Prime Hoggs, 450 Cast Ewes & Rams. 40 Rearing Calves. 261 Breeding Sheep. 4 Loads of produce.




Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

The March Show saw an exceptional entry of high quality cattle which sold to strong lineup of retail customers. Phil Gregory of D&A Gregory &Sons of Bacup was the day’s judge and he selected a very sweet 530kg limousin cross heifer from F&B Smith of Westhouse as his champion which he bought for the days highest price of 269.5p/kg or £1428. The top gross was a heavy heifer at 730kg from BL&R Lund of Walshaw which made £1456 or 199.5p/kg when selling to Kendalls Butchers of Pateley Bridge. 9 customers were ringside for the 26 clean cattle with James Robertshaw the leading buyer with 6 for his Thornton shop followed by Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster with 5 exceptional cattle. D&A Gregory&Sons secured all female rosette winners and an increasing number of 500kg cattle coming forward for sale Charlie Clough of Queensbury added 2 to his account.


Prize Awards

Steer      1. G Booth                             2. RT&J Critchley&Sons                      3. F&B Smith

Heifer     1. F&B Smith                        3. E&JR Parkinson                                3. CD&RF Kitching



465-560kg                                             to 246.4p/kg                        av.237.08p/kg

565kg+                                                   to 240.5p/kg                        av.233.05p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 235.5p/kg                        av.220.23p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 269.5p/kg                        av.227.79p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1359, GT Booth (Limx) 1348, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1337, F&B smith (BBx) 1306

p/kg: F&B smith (BBx) 246.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 240.5,(BBx) 238.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 232.5, GT Booth (Limx) 226.5


£ per head: BL&R Lund (Limx) 1456, F&B Smith (Limx) 1428, J Stephenson (BBx) 1405, SD Bennett (Limx) 1378, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1360

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 269.5,CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 248.5,(Limx) 236.5, EW&JR Parkinson (BBx) 237.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 237.5


Prime cattle (over 30 mos

Overall Average                                                   143.5p/kg             £846.65

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 847

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 143.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a sharp trade with the top end of the heavy dairies into £1000 now. Cows with improvement particularly good to sell with the odd animal under 30 months at 161.5p for a lean beef cross and 129.5p for a 27 month old dairy. Heavy dairies 112-117.5p/kg and the steaking cows 100-112p.


Overall Average                                   106.31p/kg           £700

Black & White                      to 117.5p/kg                        av.106.77p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 113.5p/kg                        av.103.33p/kg

MRI                                         to 106.50p/kg                      av. 93.55p/kg

Dan Red                                 to 129.5p/kg                        av. 122.12p/kg

BBx                                         to 161.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M&R Smith 1004, M Baul&Sons Ltd 950,902, CN&SA Harrison 785,755,737, J Gooch 782

p/kg: M&R smith 117.5, CN&SA Harrison 115.5,113.5,112.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 114.5, J Gooch 112.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: IRG Collins & Ptns (Dairy Sh) 817,691,616, J Gooch (Dan Red) 803, C Watson (MRI) 698,661

p/kg: IRG Collins & Ptns 113.5,111.5,95.5, J Gooch (Dan Red) 129.5, JSS Verity (Dan Red) 114.5, C Watson (MRI) 106.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: G&PS Fleetwood 694

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood 161.5



Overall Average                                   73.5p/kg               £562.28


£ per head: JSS Verity (Jer) 562

p/kg: JSS Verity (Jer) 73.5



3,318 Prime Sheep comprising 2868 Prime Hoggs, 450 Cast Ewes & Rams

A fair trade today for all classes, levelling up at 245p/kg or £110.48 per head. Topping the sale at £150 per head were the champion pen of lambs, 5 homebred Beltex crosses consigned by Henry Atkinson of Kettlesing, weighing 39kg and selling for 384.6p/kg to Vivers Scotlamb, Dornocktown. The same home was also responsible for lambs at £148 £144 and £139, or 379.5p 347.5p 347.4p and 344p and the consignment of 60 Beltex lambs averaging 323p. Michael Hall of Scosthrop made 337p and 325p, whilst Joanne Andrews from Easingwold made £137 and 333.3p/kg. James Towler, Clitheroe was also in the prices at 333.3p with £130 for 39kg. A good run of heavy Texels from H Harvey & Son of Sea Palling in Norfolk sold to £143 for 5 at 59kg, with 11 at 58kg and 20 at 60kg both pens making £140 and the consignment averaging £133.45. EP&JM Hutchinson of Faceby, Middlesborough had their usual consignment of quality continental lambs selling to £142 twice, £140 twice, £139 and £137.50 to average £130.50 for 112 head. Prime and Commercial handyweight lambs continued lines of recent weeks, Texels in 36kg to 45kg weight range averaging 254p, with Beltex in the same range at 303p.  Mule and Masham Lambs were dearer on the week, with Messrs Harvey of Norfolk leading the prices at £118 for a pen of 10, and £117.50 for a pen of 24. Brian Church, Askwith also made £118, with Messrs Pickersgill from Hawksworth at £116 and £113.50, Ellis Bros made £115. Mules averaged £101.34. Horned lambs sold to £106 from J Greenwood, Addingham and £105 from JW Sayer & Son, West End.

Another good trade for cast sheep, exactly 450 Ewes and Rams forward levelling at £101 per head for all breeds (Ewes £99.65, Rams £125.65) Rams sold to £159.50 from Richard Wilson of Beckwithshaw, £153.50 from D Robinson of Queensbury and £149.50 on two occasions from MJ Spensley, Elslack and from RE Stainthorpe of Ripon. Heavy Ewes were a very good trade, Messrs Harvey of Norfolk topped at £149.50 with a Texel x and another pen of 18 made £145.50 form the same home. RE Stainthorpe, Ripon made £144.50 and £142.50, DC Hall Coniston Cold £143.50, JR Crabtree Otley £142.50, JJ Dalby & Sons of Harewood £140.50, and HB Atkinson £140 for a pen of 21 strong Texels. 197 Texel Ewes in the entry averaged £122.45. Mule Ewes sold to £122.50 form MJ Spensley Elslack and £119.50 from EJ Fort of Silsden, £119.50 H Harvey & Son and £118.50 GB Moorhouse. Swaledale Ewes to £79.50 from WR&M Airey & Son of Sutton. Horned Ewes averaged £62.59.


March Prize Show & Sale

5 Cont x

1st Henry Atkinson, Kettlesing 39kg £150 to Vivers Scotlamb

2nd JE Burrow, Hanlith 40kg £130 to Vivers Scotlamb

3rd RJ Lambert, Wigglesworth 45kg £133 Vivers Scotlamb

5 Down x

1st PC Longdin, Doncaster 51kg £118.50 to J Bowling

10 Mule/Masham Lambs

1st H Harvey & Son, Sea Palling 53kg £118 to A Atkinson

2nd J Pickles, Ribblehead 50kg £110 to Swaledale Foods

10 Horned Lambs

1st J Greenwood, Addingham 45kg £106 J Bosworth

2nd JW Sayer & Son, West End 47kg £105 to Scotbeef


Beltex average £122.45 per head or 295.3p/kg

£ per head: £150 £148 £144 £139 HB Atkinson; £147 £137 £135 JE Burrow; £138 DN&D Capstick; £137x2 JM Andrews; £135 JM Hall;

p/kg: 384.6p 379.5p 347.5p 347.4p 343.6p 328.2p HB Atkinson; 337.5p 325.0p JM Hall; 333.3p WA VJ JA Towler; 333.3p JM Andrews;

Suffolk average £115.85 per head or 232.4p/kg

£ per head: £126 J Taylor; £123 £117.50 PN Hugill; £120 J&C Wright; £118.50 PC Longdin; £118 NA Bell; £117.50 CR Brittain;

p/kg: 224.8p 241.2p PN Hugill; 244.8p CR Brittain; 243.6p J&C Wright; 237.8p LF Horton; 237.2p A Guy; 237.0p RG Church;

Texel average £112.82 per head or 245.1p/kg

£ per head: £143 £140x2 £138 H Harvey; £142x2 £140x2 £139 £137.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £135 RA&E Smith;

p/kg: 306.8p 304.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 300.0p J Shuttleworth; 290.5p J Andrews; 289.5p G Beresford; 288.1p T Blackwell;

Mule average £101.34 per head or 225.4p/kg

£ per head: £118 £117.50 H Harvey; £118 RG Church; £116 £113.50 G Pickersgill; £115 Ellis bros; £112 PC Longdin; £112 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 236.7p 230.4p H Harvey; 236.5p G Pickersgill; 236.4p 234.4p 234.1p 233.7p 232.2p J Pickles; 230.9p JA&JH Hewetson; 230.0p Ellis Bros;

Charollais average £116.12 per head or 253.1p/kg

£ per head: £119.50 £114 E&S Baines; £116.50 R Spencer; £116.50 CR Brittain; £108 A Winterbottom;

p/kg: 258.9p CR Brittain; 253.3p R Spencer; 247.8p 239.0p E&S Baines; 240.0p A Winterbottom;

Swaledale average £78.13 per head or 199.4p/kg

£ per head: £105 JW Sayer; £95 Hayton & Stocks; £90 P Addyman; £88 JM&S Tennant; £88 JW Sayer; £87.500 WH&JW Hartley;

p/kg: 223.4p JW Sayer; 218.8p WH&JW Hartley; 218.4p W Mason & Son; 212.8p SW&JE Ryder; 210.0p JL&J Pate; 205.0p RG Church;  

Masham average £94.50 per head or 227.7p/kg

£ per head: £108 J&C Wright; £90 RG Church;

p/kg: 230.8p RG Church; 220.4p J&C Wright;

Lonk average £100.29 per head or 230.4p/kg

£ per head: £106 £97.50 J Greenwood; £60 A Winterbottom;

p/kg: 235.6p 226.7p J Greenwood; 187.5p A Winterbottom;

Chreviot average £85.07 per head or 231.0p/kg

£ per head: £86.50 £55 K&M Berry;

p/kg: 233.8p 166.7p K&M Berry;

SBF average £65.93 per head or 198.2p/kg

£ per head: £77 £64 £59 JE Greenwood;

p/kg: 200.0p 197.4p 190.3p JE Greenwood;




Cull Ewes average £99.65

Suffolk to £139.50, Texel to £149.50, BFL to £128.50, Mule to £123.50, Lleyn to £90.50, Swaledale to £79.50, Masham to £104.50, Zwartable to £95.50, Cheviot to £132.50, Beltex to £127.50, Lonk to £59.50, Down to £103.50, Kerry Hill to £75.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £149.50 £145.50 Harvey & Son; £144.50 RE Stainthorpe;

Mule/Masham: £123.50 MJ Spensley; £119.50 H Harvey & Son; £119.50 EJ Fort;

Horned: £79.50 WR&M Airey; £73.50 G&MA Lawn; £72.50 W Mason & Son;

Hill: £128.50 H Harvey & Son; £96.50 D&P Spence; £90.50 CD&RF Kitching;  


Cast Rams average £125.55

Suffolk to £49.50, Texel to £159.50, Lleyn to £145.50, Cheviot to £107.50, Beltex to £133.50, Mule to £121.50.



261 Breeding Sheep

A vastly increased entry this week, and a very similar trade on the week. Outfits with lambs 2/3 weeks old in strong demand, Chris Craven from Kexby leading the way at £265 per outfit for Texel Ewes with Twins. £240 was achieved on 3 other occasions with strong outfits generally £210 plus.

Texel Shlgs with Twins to £235

Texel Ewes with Twins to £265 (£214)

Suffolk Ewes & Twins to £240 (£236)

Mule Ewes with Twins to £190 (£155)

Continental Ewes with Twins to £185

Kerry Hill with Twins to £185

Texel Ewes with 1.5 lambs to £195

Mule Ewes with 1.5 lambs to £170

Suffolk Ewes with Singles to £130

Texel Ewes with Singles ot £140 (av £118)

Mule Ewes with Singles to £125 (av £101)

Beltex with Singles to £160 (av £148)


Principle Prices
Twins - £265 £240(x2) £230 £215 B&ME Craven, £240 £235 £230 RJ Umpleby

Singles - £160 R Caton £140 D&R Reed £130 J&JA Preston



Rearing Calves to £380 (40)

B&W av £76 


Poor entry but some quality on offer with 2 extra buyers ringside purchasing calves today.

Better trade with the calves today with Black and Whites a flyer with more required in a fortnights time. H&M Dugdale topped the trade Black and white trade today at £108 with an overall breed average of £76. A good show of British Blues today but some size lacked in the majority of the bulls shown.  Averaging £295 Topped at £380 from J&SA Lancaster. Strong Bulls are required next week. Stronger Blue Heifers well sort after with the younger smaller types open to a much smaller range of purchasers. Blue Heifers topped at £300 with an overall average of £242. Top price again from J&SA Lancaster. Moor calves are required on a regular basis!

Existing customers or possibly new call Kyle with any enquires 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £210) to £210                           NA Bell                  

Brit Blue x (Av £295) to £380                           J&SA Lancaster                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £195) to £195 EJ Fort

Hereford X (Av £160) to £160                          J Wellock

Black & White (Av £76) to £108                      H&M Dugdale                      


Heifer Calves       

Hereford x (Av £115) to £120                           J Wellock                                                              

Ab Angus (Av £142) to £165                             JP&KE Hartley                                                     

British Blue (Av £242) to £300                         J&SA Lancaster






Hay                         Mini Heston         to £18.00

                                Small Bale             to £2.00


Wheat Straw        Small Bale             to £2.40

                                Mini Heston          to £17.00





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