Market Reports


Posted on 27/05/2019 by in reports primestock

Forward: 25 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle. 1,053 Prime Sheep comprising 453 Spring Lambs, 357 Prime Hoggs, 25 Mature Hoggs, 218 Ewes & Rams. 407 Breeding Sheep. 44 Rearing Calves. 10 Dairy Cattle.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

The leading gross and price by weight was a 565kg Limousin cross heifer sold by Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Sons from Hutton which sold to Countrystyle Meats Ltd for £1466 or 259.5p/kg. Alan Beecroft of Countrystyle also bought the second highest gross and second highest p/kg this time from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield, a British Blue cross heifer weighing 555kg which made £1385 or 249.5p/kg. Leading buyers were both James Robertshaw buying for Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton and Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton and Stanforths Butchers of Skipton with 4 each.


465-560kg                             to 241.5p/kg                       

560kg+                                   to 233.5p/kg


400-480kg                             to 214.5p/kg

480kg+                                   to 259.5p/kg                        av.238.39p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1340, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1331

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 241.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 233.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1467, (Blondex) 1329,(BBx) 1319, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1385, (Limx) 1372,             

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 259.5,(BBx) 246.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 249.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 249.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd 239.5


Cull Cow Prices

A copper or two increase on to the value of the heavy dairies carrying finish, with the steaking cattle and plain cows still a very good underlying trade.


Overall Average                                   116.89p/kg           £822.33

Black & White                      to 120.5p/kg                        av. 105.33p/kg

AA                                           to 115.5p/kg

Hefd                                       to 143.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg       

BBx                                         to 135.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GT Booth 1006,891, JD Taylor&Son 668,607, GB Moorhouse 646,602

p/kg: GT Booth 120.5,116.5, GB Moorhouse 111.5,110.5,


£ per head: J Pollard (Hefd) 1112, TM Harrison (AA)745

p/kg: J Pollard (Hefd) 143.5, TM Harrison (AA) 115.5


£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 976, Ashfield Farms (Limx) 970

p/kg: Ashfield Farms (Limx) 139.5, GT Booth (BBx) 135.5



1,053 Prime Sheep comprising 453 Spring Lambs, 357 Prime Hoggs, 25 Mature Hoggs, 218 Ewes & Rams


New Season Lambs saw a very similar size entry of 453 head, with trade seeing a useful rise of around 10p/kg on the week. Nice handy weight Continental Lambs in strong demand (39kg-43kg) 240p to 270p regular away, tops at 290.2p/kg (41kg £119) for a pair of Continetals from T&J Moran, Nappa. JC Marshall from Dacre had a pen of 5 Texel cross lambs at 283.2p (42kg £119) and 3 Texel cross lambs at 282.9p (41kg £116), whilst 282.9p (41kg £116) was also achieved by A&EM Ashby & Son, Farnley with a pen of 6 Texel crosses. TA Robinson, Longridge had a good run of lambs which topped at 281.8p (44kg £124) for a pen of 3 Continental crosses, followed by M Crabtree Kettlesing at 281.4p (43kg £121). Heavier lambs (45kg+) saw the better end away up towards 250p, and commercials sorts 220p to 235p. Overall average for the 453 head of 242.4p/kg or £103.82 per head.
Prime Hoggs and Mature Hoggs (Teeth up) still coming forward, although numbers much tighter today. A very mixed bag, better handy weights still 190p to 220p, tops at 220.8p from Tim Robinson, Longridge, and selling to £116 twice from Tony Kiernan, Longridge, with £112 being achieved for Continentals from Nick Capstick Bolton by Bowland. Still seeing a nice bit of trade for the well finished sorts which should also be the case next Monday.

A decent show of Ewes and Rams saw anything with a good covering of flesh, but not over fat, or the leaner sorts sell away very nicely as trade reasonably brisk as buyers prepare for the upcoming festival.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £103.82 per head or 242.45p/kg        

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 290.2p/kg         av 245.73p/kg      or £102.05 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 259.2p/kg         av 230.5p/kg         or £109.73 per head

52.1kg and over   to 237.7p/kg         av 206.49p/kg      or £117.70 per head


Charollais average £103.33 per head or 241.06p/kg

£ per head: £123, £108 T Kiernan; £107 A&AR Phillipson; £102 CR&J Kippax; £100 T Kiernan; £98 J Fisher;

p/kg: 251.3p J Fisher & Son; 248.8p CR&J Kippax; 243.2p A&AR Phillipson; 238.1p T Kiernan;

Suffolk average £98.87 per head or 230.89p/kg

£ per head: £123 HJ&TJ Howarth; £122 J&F Nuitter; £121 ML Evans; £117 JA&JM Wade & Son; £117 J Metcalfe;

p/kg: 279.5p HJ&TJ Howarth; 265.1p A&EM Ashby & Son; 250p ML Evans; 249p J&F Nutter; 246.7p I Barrett & Son;

Texel average £105.58 per head or 246.85p/kg

£ per head: £127 JC Marshall; £126 I Barret & Son; £124 TA Robinson; £124 J&F Nutter; £124 CR&J Kippax; £121 TA Robinson

p/kg: 290.2p T&J Moran; 283.3p, 282.9p JC Marshall; 282.9p A&EM Ashby & Son; 281.8p TA Robinson; 281.4p M Crabtree;

Rouge average £109.41 per head or 237.27p/kg

£ per head: £121 JA&JM Wade & Son; £120 H&S Maudsley; £116, £114, £112, £110, £105, £100 JA&JM Wade & Son;

p/kg: 279.1p H&S Maudsley; 252.2p 248.9p, 244.4p, 233.3p, 232.7p, 222.2p, 195.2p JA&JM Wade & Son 


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £87.82 per head or p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 165.7p/kg         av 155.03p/kg      or £53.25 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 202.2p/kg         av 176.24p/kg      or £71.06 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 220.8p/kg         av 171.87p/kg      or £83.93 per head

52.1kg and over   to 207.1p/kg         av 151.32p/kg      or £88.15 per head


Beltex average £94.64 per head or 198.35p/kg

£ per head: £116 T Kiernan; £106 TA Robinson; £93, £89, £72.5 DN&D Capstick; £70 J&J Garnett;

p/kg:220.8p TA Robinson; 207.1p T Kiernan; 194.4p J&J Garnett; 190.8p, 186p, 178p DN&D Capstick

Suffolk average £91.25 per head or 178.5p/kg

£ per head: £100 Barton Contractors; £90 B&J Sutcliffe; £88 B&J Sutcliffe;

p/kg:183.3p, 174.4p, 163.6p B&J Sutcliffe; 147.1p Barton Contractors; 

Texel average £93.22 per head or 182.3p/kg

£ per head: £116 T Kiernan; £112 DN&D Capstick; £107 S Spyrou; £105 T Kiernan;  £104 Barton Contractors;

p/kg: 214.3p T Kiernan; 208.5 A&J Bancroft; 202.2p TA Robinson; 200p x2 T Kiernan; 191.1p S Spyrou

Mule average £66.75 per head or 152.33p/kg

£ per head: £88 Barton Contractors; £78 L Burrows; £77 Fair Place Farm; £69 L Burrows; £66, £65 BW Appleton;

p/kg: 177.3p L Burrows; 169.2p Barton Contractors; 156.8p L Burrows; 151.3p BW Appleton; 151p Fair Place Farm

Swaledale average £56.42 per head or 151.06p/kg

£ per head: £74, £70 B&J Sutcliffe; £62 BW Appleton; £61 JK Wilson; £60 JG Senior; £58 WR&M Airey;

p/kg:170.7p, 168.2p B&J Sutcliffe; 165.7p, 160.9p WR&M Airey & Sons; 160p JK Wilson; 158.3p W Rathmell;



Cull Ewes average £56.07

Suffolk to £83.5, Texel to £104.5, BFL to £75.5, Mule to £78.5, Lleyn to £58.5, Swaledale to £50, Lonk to £57.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £104.5 HJ&TJ Howarth; £96.5 AW&N Wade;

Mule/Masham: £78.5 J&C Wright; £76.5 MJ&RH Wallbank  

Horned: £57.5 AW&N Wade; £49.5 JA&JH Hewetson;

Hill: £75.5 Fair Place; £64.5 BW Appleton;  

Cast Rams average £48.38

Suffolk to £60.5, Texel to £44.5, Swaledale to £52.5, BFL to £82.5.




Rearing Calves to £415 (44)

B&W av £65.67 Cont av £327.41 Native av £104.3

44 calves through the door this morning with a nice trade throughout. A good show of black and white calves met a nice trade today with Richard and Ann Wright of Airton topping with a fleshy Holstein at £140. A brace of Limousin bulls from Paul and Janet Bolland of Airton sold nicely to £360 and £350. Blues again topped the day with Joss Lancaster’s sweet blue calf selling to £415 and heading to Malton.

A younger show of native calves saw a slower trade than previous weeks with a lot of week to fortnight of age calves selling in the £100 - £150 mark.

Continental were nice to sell, not quite the quality of the previous fortnight but still plenty of bidding to see the better end make £290 - £310 with Mike Longster of Fellbeck topping at £310.   


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £355) to £360 PJ&JE Bolland                

Brit Blue x (Av £367.14) to £415 J&SA Lancaster                                                        

Aberdeen Angus (Av £105.35) to £120 Flasby Estates

Montbelliard X (Av £140) to £140 GD&A Midgley      

Black & White (Av £65.67) to £140 RL Wright & Son                 


Heifer Calves                                                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £103.28) to £155 RL Wright & Son                                                       

British Blue (Av £288) to £310 JF Longster & Son

Lim (Av £140) to £140 GD&A Midgley



407 Breeding Sheep

A lovely late season show for the Bank Holiday singles show experienced a nice trade, best of the day was £310 for the 1st Prize Lowland Ewe with a single lamb at foot. Presented by John & Janet Wilson, Settle, this Beltex cross Rouge Shlg with a Beltex Lamb sold to C Dabill, Yeadon. The same vendors had others at £240, £220 twice, and £200 twice. Hywell Williams Llangadog brought his second spring consignment north to Skipton and topped at £240 for a pair of Texel Hoggs with Singles. Other better end of Ewes with twins £180 to £200. Robert Johnson made £200 of Texel Hoggs with singles, JW Stockdale £190 of Texels with Twins, whilst best Mules with singles in the £180’s (£188 and £185 RG Johnson) and other good outfits in the £170’s, with Mule hoggs av £171 per outfit and Texles £174. Several batches of geld Gimmer hoggs had Texels at £150 MG Benson, £140 and £130 H Metcalfe, and Mules to £110 H Williams and £105 M Burton.


Several entries on the book for next week, and sales will continue weekly whilst entries keep coming forward. Next week includes 29 Mule Hoggs (homebred) with Continental lambs and 10-15 outfits Texel and Mule Hoggs with Lambs. Other entries to the Mart office by 5pm Friday please for catalogue listing. Thankyou


Show Results –
Class 1 - Horned Ewe with Lambs
1st C Nelson           2nd JH&J Bland      3rd C Nelson
Class 2 – Lowland Ewe with Lambs
1st J&J Wilson       2nd J&J Wilson      3rd HW Williams
Class 3 – Best Hogg with Lambs
1st RG Johnson      2nd HW Williams  3rd R Stockdale


Texel Hoggs                          to £150

Texel Ewe + Single               to £180

Texel Ewe + Twins               to £220

Texel Ewe + Mixed              to £190

Texel Shlg + Twins               to £165

Texel Hogg + Single             to £240

Mule Hoggs                           to £110

Mule Ewe + Single               to £122

Mule Ewe + Twins               to £148

Mule Ewe + Mixed              to £150

Mule Hogg + Single             to £188

Swale Ewe + Single             to £210

Chev Ewe + Single               to £115

Beltex Ewe + Single             to £240

Beltex Hogg + Single           to £140

Rouge Shlg + Single             to £310

Swale Shlg + Single             to £160

Zwartable Hogg + Single    to £170



Craven Dairy Auction (10 head)


A good trade in the dairy ring this morning with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton claiming the championship with his Armitage Pesky daughter, which giving 30kg at just 11 days calved went on to sell for £1900 to JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley. A couple of 3rd calvers from Ian Parkinson of Barden sold away nicely to a high of £1500 to Roger and Sam Naylor of Middleton, Ilkley.


A run of strong incalf heifers from Richard and David Verity of Grewelthorpe met a healthy trade with an average of £1456 for the 5 presented topping at £1560. The heifers which were due June/ July and incalf to named sired Aberdeen Angus found new homes with either the Naylor or Shuttleworth family.     


Judge – Pete Dakin

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners; 2nd M Baul & Partners; 3rd GB Jennings;        

                                Newly Calven Cows:1st MD Parkinson; 2nd MD Parkinson            

                                Incalf Heifers: 1st RN Verity 2nd RN Verity 3rd RN Verity                                              

                                Champion – M Baul & Partners                       Reserve – M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1775): to £1900 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (av £1425): to £1500 MD Parkinson


Incalf Heifers (av £1456): to £1560 RN Verity