Forward: 78 Prime cattle comprising 11 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 9 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 58 Cast Cattle 3,062 Prime Sheep comprising 2,482 Prime Hoggs, 580 Cast Ewes & Rams 124 Rearing Calves 10 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Monthly Show


1. BS Simpson          2. J Baines            3. E&M Townley

Champion beast was shown by Bernard Simpson of Heathfield, a Limousin cross heifer weighing 560kg which was bought by Dick Binns for his Saltaire shop for 269.5p/kg or £1509. Reserve Champion was the 550kg Blonde cross heifer presented by Jim Baines of Trawden which made the leading pence/kg price of 274.5pkg when joining Keelham Farm Shop.



501- 590kg                                            to 273.5p/kg        av 249.91p/kg

590kg+                                                   to 217.5p/kg        av 189.25p/kg

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg


£ per head: BS Simpson (Lim) £1509, J Baines (Blondex) £1504,B Lund (Limx) £1412, E&M Townley & Son (BBx) £1369

p/kg: J Baines (Blondex) 273.5p, BS Simpson (Lim) 269.5p, E&M Townley&Son (BBx)268.5p, J Baines (Limx) 251.5p

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   148.29p/kg           £939.15

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: K&J Marshall (BBx) £1386, £1192, RG Church Ltd (B&W) £1026, £905 JD Crabtree & Son (B&W) £968   

p/kg: K&J Marshall (BBx) 216.5p,205.5p, JD Crabtree & Son (B&W)144.5p, RG Church Ltd (B&W)143.5p ,A Fisher (Brit Wh) 142.5p

Cull Cow Prices

Monthly Show


1. H Downs & Son, 2. G Abbot & Son, 3. H Downs & Son


1&2. JC&N Throup, 3. J Hopkinson


Overall Average                   108.20p/kg           £737.11

Black & White                       to 122.5p/kg                        av 103.82p/kg      (£712)

Jersey                                     to 78.5p/kg                          av 61.45p/kg        (£263)

Ayrshire                                 to 114.5p/kg                                                        (£807)

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 104.5p/kg                                                        (£575)

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg                        av 120.47p/kg      (£872)

BBx                                         to 142.5p/kg                        av 138.43p/kg      (£1011)

Simx                                       to 119.5p/kg                                                        (£998)

AAx                                         to 140.5p/kg                        av 133.51p/kg      (£931)

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: KM&L Throup 1004,GB Moorhouse 979, H Downs&Son 944,890 G Abbott&Sons 944,906

p/kg: G Abbott&Sons 122.5,119.5 H Downs&Son 119.5 twice, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 118.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: H Downs&Son (Ayr)807,(Sh)574(Jer) 353

p/kg: H Downs&Son (Ayr) 114.5,(Sh) 104.5, (Jer) 78.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: J Hopkinson 1233, H Downs&Son 788

p/kg: J Hopkinson 142.5, H Downs&Son 132.5


£ per head: JC&N Throup 1032, JR Carr 940, T Blackwell 931, J Sheard 867

p/kg: JC&N Throup 139.5, J Sheard 135.5, T Blackwell 127.5, JR Carr 124.5

Other Cont

£ per head: JC&N Throup (Sim) 997, JH Throup (Blonde) 885

p/kg: JH Throup (Blondex) 125.5, JC&N Throup (Sim) 119.5,


£ per head: G&MA Lawn 1047, J&JA Preston & Son 816

p/kg: G&MA Lawn 140.5, J&JA Preston 125.5



Overall Average                                   114.26p/kg           £1025.49


£ per head: WP&B Walker&Son (Lim) 1123, JH Throup (Blonde) 928

p/kg: WP&B Walker&Son (Lim) 119.5, JH Throup (Blonde) 108.5


3,062 Prime & Cast Sheep

Today we held our Opening Monthly Show & Sale of Prime Hoggs (First Monday of every month). Mr James Blenkhorn, Livestock Buyer for Riley Brothers of Burnley presided over the classes and made the prize awards which are sponsored by Wynstay group. His champions were also first prize in the class for pens of 5 Continental sired lambs, consigned by James Towler of the farming partnership of WA,VJ&JA Towler of Steelands Farm, Grindleton they weighed 41kg and sold for £118 each or 287.8p/kg to Vivers Scotlamb, Annan. The same buyers snapped up the reserve champions from first time vendor Frank Joel of Westhouse near Ingleton whose 43kg lambs made £104 each.

Trade was slightly better than anticipated with numbers short of requirements. Prices were generally 5p/kg to 8p/kg up on the week, although anything smart was quite a bit dearer. Ewes were again a very sharp trade and vendors are encouraged to take advantage over the next few weeks.   

Monthly Show

Continental (Pens of 5)

1st WA,VJ&JA Towler, Grindleton. 5 Beltex weighing 41kg @ £118 (287.8p) to Vivers Scotlamb

2nd F Joel, Westhouse. 5 Beltex  weighing 43kg @ £104 (241.9p) to Vivers Scotlamb

3rd B Lund, Walshaw. 5 Cont x weighing 46kg @ £110 (239.1p) to Keelham Farm Shop

Suffolk (Pens of 5)

1st CD&RF Kitching, Threshfield. 5 Suffolk weighing 40kg @ £80 to D Whitehead Butchers

Mule /Masham (Pens of 10)

1st CD&RF Kitching, Threshfield. 10 weighing 42kg @ £78 to Mick Etherington
2nd  JA Drake, Carleton. 10 weighting 46kg @ £82.50 to John Bowling

Horned (Pens of 10)

1st ASE Crisp & Son, Calton. 10 weighing 47kg @ £77.50 to Andrew Atkinson

2nd K Huck, Bordley. 10 weighing 45kg @ £76 to MN Alam, Lancashire Direct Halal Meat

Champion – WA,VJ&JA Towler, Grindleton

Reserve – F Joel, Westhouse


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £79.29 per head or 189.4p/kg (SQQ Av - up to 45.5kg – 190.7p)                                

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 190.3p/kg         av 179.6p/kg         or £55.46 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 224.0p/kg         av 189.8p/kg         or £64.98 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 287.8p/kg         av 190.9p/kg         or £79.09 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 239.1p/kg         av 184.8p/kg         or £88.24 per head

52.1kg and over   to 200.0p/kg         av 170.6p/kg         or £91.81 per head

Beltex average £91.99 per head or 214.6p/kg

£ per head: £118 £107 WA,VJ&JA Towler; £110 B Lund; £106 JG Hall & Son; £105.50 PW Simpson; £104 F Joel; £103 JS Eddleston

p/kg: 287.8p WA,VJ&JA Towler; 277.6p PW Simpson; 252.5p James Garth & Son; 252.4p JG Hall & Son; 250.0 G&SE Parker & Son

Suffolk average £81.30 per head or 183.3p/kg

£ per head: £89.50 J Turner; £89 £87 G&MA Lawn & Son; £87 AL Thompson; £87 AL Dean; £86.50 SP&VM Morris;

p/kg: 200.0 CD&RF Kitching; 195.5p JR Metcalfe; 193.5p G&MA Lawn & Son; 190.9p JR Taylor & Son; 189.1p AL Dean & Son.

Texel average £81.40 per head or 190.7p/kg

£ per head: £106 £94 J Clarke; £104 CT&EM Hammond; £100 £95 PW Simpson; £99.50 JS Eddleston; £98.50 C&GA Guy; £97.50 CT&EM Hammond; £95.50 £95 H Smith; £95 J Turner.

p/kg: 231.7p J Turner; 226.1p JS Eddleston; 223.9p C&GA Guy; 223.8p F&R Fielden; 222.0p D Asquith; 212.5p PJ Bolland; 212.2p G&SE Parker & Son;

Charollais average £80.74 per head or 187.6p/kg

£ per head: £92 CT&EM Hammond; £87.50 JG Senior; £85.50 £84 H Downs & Son; £84 HW&F Wilkinson & Sons; £84 R Emmott;

p/kg: 198.9p JG Senior; 196.2p BA&B Perkins; 195.3p 190.0p H Downs & Son; 193.2p 191.7p JJ Beckwith & Son; 188.9p A Fisher.

Mule average £74.18 per head or 178.6p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 JA Drake; £80 G&MA Lawn & Son; £80 Ellis Bros; £80(x2) Ashfield Farms;

p/kg: 186.3p S&P Scriven; 185.7p CD&RF Kitching; 184.2p R&KA Burley & Son; 183.3p JK Wilson; 183.3p JJ Beckwith & Son; 182.6p 181.8p Ellis Bros; 182.5p N Parker; 182.1p JR Metcalfe; 181.8p Ashfield Farms; 181.4p AL Dean & Son.

Bleu du Maine £75.38 or 203.7p/kg
£ per head: £84 D Asquith

p/kg: 210.0p 201.4p D Asquith

Swaledale average £65.30 per head or 176.5p/kg

£ per head: £77.50 AS Crisp & Son; £76 K Huck; £75 DH Heseltine & JR Akrigg; £70 AG Horn

p/kg: 192.4p I Dowbiggin; 190.3p 190.0p AJ Mason; 185.7p(x2) 184.7p SM Towler; 184.3p W Mason & Son

Lonk average £69.69 per head or 173.9p/kg

£ per head: £72 £70.50 S&P Scriven;

p/kg: 189.5p 185.5p S&P Scriven

Gritstone average £72.25 per head or 185.3p/kg

£ per head: £72.50 B Dibb; £72 S&P Scriven

p/kg: 189.5p S&P Scriven; 181.3p B Dibb

Lleyn average £71.42 per head or 186.9p/kg

£ per head: £73 £71 GM&SC Pickles

p/kg: 187.2p 186.8p GM&SC Pickles

Cheviot average £78.50 per head or 191.5p/kg

£ per head: £78.50 JA&JH Hewetson

p/kg: 191.5p JA&JH Hewetson


553 Cull Ewes average £92.59

Suffolk to £149.50, Texel to £138.50, BFL to £130.50, Mule to £105.50, Charollais to £99.50, Swaledale to £67.50, Dalesbred to £85.50, Cheviot  to £134.50, Beltex  to £89.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: ££139.50 G&MA Lawn, £138.50 DC Hall, £137.50 A Atkinson

Mule/Masham: £105.50 JM Smith & Son, £104.50 DN&JN Molyneux, £104.50 TA Harrison

Horned: £85.50 JH&J Ryder, £78.50 WM Hall

Hill: £134.50 £131.50 A Atkinson

27 Cast Rams average £101.04

Texel to £139.50, Suffolk to £128.50, Charollais to £140.50, Swaledale to £89.50, BFL to £109.50, Beltex to £99.50

Top Prices: £140.50 P Leeming, £139.50 JG Senior, £134.50 DM White, £131.50 RJ Umpleby


Rearing Calves to £570

A great show of rearing calves to start the new year. The quality on offer was befitting of any show and a large ringside of buyers bid freely to secure what was on offer.


New Year Show of Calves

Judge – S Beachell

Class 1 – Brit Blue Bull

1st  JP&KE Hartley                 2nd A Sowray & Son

Class 2 – Brit Blue Hfr

1st F Spence                          2nd Church Farm Enterprises              3rd C&SB Whitelock

Class 7 – Native x Bull

1st JT&E Thornber                                2nd & 3rd JP&KE Hartley

Class 8 – Native x Hfr

1st J Rushton                          2nd JT&E Thornber                3rd FA Holmes & Son

Class 9 – Black & White Bull

1st F Spence                          2nd JT&E Thornber                3rd FA Holmes & Son

Class 10 – Cont x Male Stirk

1st & 3rd Church Farm Enterprises     2nd JC Marshall     

Class 11 – Cont x Hfr Stirk

1st & 2nd Church Farm Enterprises    3rd GT Booth

Champion – JP&KE Hartley                Reserve – F Spence


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £278) to £278 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £387) to £570 JP&KE Hartley                

Simmental x (Av £260) to £280 J Peel                                                           

Shorthorn (Av £177) to £210 FA Holmes & Son          

Ab Angus (Av £232) to £308 JP&KE Hartley                  

Saler (Av £78.50) to £100 Town Head Farm Products

Mont Bel (Av £205) to £215 JT Thornber

Black & White (Av £77) to £250 F Spence                     


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £212) to £282 RD Metcalfe & Son                       

Brit Blue x (Av £315) to £380 F Spence                         

Ab Angus (Av £203) to £238 JR Dodgson & Son                                                           

Hereford to £225 HJ&K Blackwell                                   

Simmental to £220 J Peel

Saler (Av £46) to £52 Town Head Farm Products

Shorthorn to £190 FA Holmes & Son




Small Bale Hay                      £2.80 per bale

Barley Straw                         £17 per bale

Hay Hestons                          £20.50 per bale