Forward: 43 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle. 3,397 Prime Sheep comprising 2,887 Prime Lambs & 510 Cast Ewes & Rams. 75 Rearing Calves.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A 575 kg Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs AA&E Critchley & Son of Hutton lead the prices at the weekly sale when selling to Keelham Farm Shop for 251.5p/kg or £1446. Top price pence/kg was a 495kg Limousin cross heifer from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor which sold to Hamlets Butchers of Garstang for 261.5p/kg or £1299.


465- 555kg                                            to 251.5p/kg        av. 238.75p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg        av. 235.84p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 262.5p/kg        av. 217.99p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1413, AA&E Critchley& Son (Limx) 1346, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1337, (Blondex) 1330

p/kg: AA&E Critchley &Son (Limx) 251.5,  CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 240.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 239.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 238.5


£ per head: AA&E Critchley (Limx) 1446, 1354, (BBx) 1336, SD Bennett (Limx) 1299, JR Metcalfe (Charx) 1285

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 262.5, AA&E Critchley (BBx) 254.5, (Limx) 251.5, CD&RF Kitching (limx)   239.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   155.5p/kg             £1034.08

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JR Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 1034

p/kg: JR Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 155.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   118.39p/kg           £808.85

Reduced numbers of cast cattle because of Nidderdale Show caused the price to firm with the Black White average distorted by a few plain sorts. Dairies carrying finish 120p+ and a young cow from J Caygill and Partners the leading price at 163.5p/kg.  A few more beef crosses on sale and the natives particularly good to sell to 137.5p/kg for A Shorthorn from J Drinkall Ltd or £1041 for an Aberdeen Angus from TM Harrison.

Black & White                       to 163.5 p/kg                       av. 108.98p/kg

Simx                                       to 125.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 138.5p/kg                       

Blondex                                 to 123.5p/kg

Saler                                       to 133.5p/kg                        av. 131.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 136.5p/kg                        av. 129.78p/kg

Beef Shorthorn    `               to 137.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head:

p/kg: J Caygill&Ptns 163.5,127.5,117.5, JN&N Rennard 128.5, M&R Smith 121.5, 110.5, AN Bolland 114.5,


£ per head: JN&J Rennard (Sim) 1010, AB&RA Woodhouse (Limx) 997, (Blondex) 784, Beeston Hall Farms (Saler) 854,829

p/kg: AB&RA Woodhouse (Limx) 138.5, (Blondex) 123.5, Beeston Hall Farms (Saler) 133.5,129.5, JN&J Rennard (Sim) 125.5


£ per head: TM Harrison (AA) 1041,1026,746, J Drinkall (Shorthorn) 873,

p/kg: TM Harrison (AA) 136.5,133.5,131.5,127.5, J Drinkall Ltd (Short) 137.5,(AA) 120.5


3,397 Prime Sheep comprising 2,887 Prime Lambs & 510 Cast Ewes & Rams

Plenty of sheep about even though it was Pateley Show day, and trade very similar to last week. Best sorts selling very well on the day, as were any lambs that have been given hard feed which found good favour with the buyers. Well finished handy weighted lambs were also keenly contested, and good Mules if anything were a shade dearer on the week. Anything lacking finish however was down the cut and generally 150p to 160p. Heavy lambs were adding up well, with 46kg to 49kg nice lambs attracting retail and wholesale cutomers.

Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £70.22 per head or 160.3p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 259.10p/kg       av 161.09p/kg      or £68.03 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 217.4p/kg         av 158.17p/kg      or £75.30 per head

52.1kg and over               to 166p/kg            av 153.99p/kg      or £77.86 per head

Beltex average £85.63 per head or 202.10p/kg

£ per head: £106 Ellis Bros; £100x2 JA&JH Hewetson; £96, £95 Ellis Bros; £90 JA&JH Hewetson; £88.50 Ellis Bros;

p/kg:235.6p Ellis Bros; 222.2p JA&JH Hewetson; 218.2p Ellis Bros; 217.4p, 214.3p JA&JH Hewetson

Suffolk average £70.15 per head or 155.29p/kg

£ per head: £86, £85 TH Mellin; £80 Fox Farms; £78 A Guy & Son; £77.50, £77 GR&SM Wearmouth; £77 G&MA Lawn

p/kg: 172p TH Mellin; 168.2p MP Jennings; 161.5p, 160.4p GR&SM Wearmouth; 160p CD&RF Kitching;

Texel average £69.94 per head or 162.35p/kg

£ per head: £114 HB Atkinson; £104 S&P Scrivin; £97 DG Boothman; £94 HB Atkinson; £93.50 DJ Halliday; £91.50 HB Atkinson

p/kg: 259.1p HB Atkinson; 231.1p S&P Scrivin; 223.2p HB Atkinson; 220.5p DG Boothman; 218.6p HB Atkinson

Mule average £62.99 per head or 145713p/kg

£ per head: £78 MW Harrison; £67.50 JH Throup; £67.50 S Dorey; £67x2, £66.50 G&MA Lawn; £66 R Bell; £66 P Addyman

p/kg: 152.3p G&MA Lawn; 151.2p ID Mellin; 151.1p G&MA Lawn; 150p JH Throup; 150p J Greenwood; 150p S Dorey;

Charollais average £68.12 per head or 153.17p/kg

£ per head: £84 JT Robinson; £69 JW Barker & Son; £66 PL Metcalfe;

p/kg: 168p JT Robinson; 153.5p PL Metcalfe; 150p JW Barker



Cull Ewes average £40.08

Suffolk to £67.50, Texel to £105.50, BFL to £69.50, Mule to £64.50, Lleyn to £61.50, Swaledale to £37.50, Masham to £65.50, Gritstone to £33.50, Cheviot  to £77.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £105.50, £99.50 G Sunderland; £77.50 Grain Farms;

Mule/Masham: £65.50 JD&CE Nelson; £64.50 A Beresford;  

Horned: £37.50 Hayton & Stocks; £36.50 AW&N Wade;

Hill: £77.50 Grain Farms; £61.50 B&LN Dibb

Cast Rams average £44.77

Texel to £76.50 Suffolk to £67.50; Zwartbles to £84.50



Rearing Calves to £410

B&W av £57.50 Cont av £328.8 Native av £240.58

Healthy show of 75 calves today considering it being Nidderdale Show day, despite this calves sold away well with Native bulls a particularly strong trade with AA bulls to £380 and averaging £347.50. Continentals were a touch easier on paper but a cracking trade for the goods on offer today with plenty of 4 week old calves and under, steaming past £300. Alan Middleton from Beamsley topped proceedings with a belting BB heifer at £410. Fleshy B&W calves sold nicely with a lot of small young calves about making good money.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £351.25) to £390Townhead Farm Products                     

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £390 JR&MJ Moon                                                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £347.50) to £380 Woolraw Farms

Flekvieh (Av £267.50) to £305 C Watson

Hereford X (Av £237.50) to £260 JM Smith

Shorthorn (Av £134.33) to £160 IRG Collins

Saler (Av £150) to £150 Townhead Farm Products

Simmental (Av £280) to £300 AP Townsend                                

Black & White (Av £57.46) to £95 Woolraw Farms                     


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £285) to £285 A&SL Throup & Son                                                  

Ab Angus (Av £188.33) to £200 Woolraw Farms                                                        

Saler (Av £290 ) to £290 Townhead Farms

British Blue (Av £321.11) to £410 JP&KE Hartley

Lim (Av £300.25) to £305 C Watson