Forward: 32 Prime cattle comprising 18 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle 3,257 Prime Sheep comprising 2,947 Prime Lambs & 310 Cast Ewes & Rams 84 Rearing Calves 1 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Both Keelham Farm Shops were to the fore with the Thornton shop leading the prices with a 545kg Limousin cross heifer making 249.5p/kg from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield.  Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton were close behind with a 500kg Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son of Hutton which made 248.5p/kg. Leading gross price was a Blonde cross heifer making £1412 or 243.5p/kg from Mesrs Kitching which sold to Stanforths Butchers in Skipton.


560kg                                                     to 225.5p/kg


485+kg                                                   to 249.5p/kg                        av. 225.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RE&S Baldwin (BBx) 1330

p/kg: RE&S Baldwin (BBx) 225.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1412,1401,(BBx) 1371, AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 1375

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 249.5,(Blondex) 243.5, AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 248.5,(BBx) 247.5,245.5,


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   102.86p/kg                           £531.38

£ per head: JK Blackburn&Son (B&W Hfr) 713,663,531

p/kg: JK Blackburn&Son (B&W Hfr) 119.5,97.5,94.5




Cull Cow Prices

With meat and finish scarce today’s cow trade average belies a slightly firmer trade with a busy ringside of purchasers and only a light show.

Overall Average                                   80.83p/kg             £497.10

Black & White                      to 86.5p/kg                           av.71.04p/kg

Jersey                                     to 78.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 95.5p/kg                          av. 90.64p/kg

AA                                           to 97.5p/kg                          av.93.33p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JSS Verity 614, Stocks Enterprises 525,473,

p/kg: JSS Verity 86.5, Stocks Enterprises 84.5,79.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: JSS Verity (Jer) 78.5

p/kg: JSS Verity (Jer) 451


£ per head: D&J Isherwood 97.5,89.5

p/kg: D&J Isherwood 614,613


£ per head: T Wild&R Ellis 544,462

p/kg: T Wild&R Ellis 95.5,85.5



3,257 Prime Sheep comprising 2,947 Prime Lambs & 310 Cast Ewes & Rams


A good trade all round today for all weights and grades with everything in better demand on the week, seeing an SQQ of 192.8p and an overall average of 186.3p (+6p on the week)

The Beltex and ¾ bred Texels were good to sell with the top 20 pens ranging from 253p up to a top of 282.9p (41kg £116) consigned by Paul Simpson, Bolton by Bowland and purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. The same vendor sold lambs at 280.8p followed by Alistair Jenkinson at 280.5p. The next 20 pens ranged from 234p to 248p, and pens 41 to 60 ranged from 223p to 233p. The top 20 pens of lambs per head sold from £107 to a top of £118 for 44kg Beltex (268p) from Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside.

Buyers definitely keener for handyweight lowland lambs (Sfk-Contx), with only 19 pens of lowland 38kg to 41kg selling for under £2 kilo. A little bit heavier and 42kg to 44kg lowland lambs saw more first cross types in the 190’s and better sorts over £2, whilst 45kg to 48kg were 180p to 190p. Heavy lowlands saw smart sorts 190p to £2/kilo or £95 plus per head topping at £110, the nice sorts 180p to 190p or £90-£95, commercials £85-£90.

Hill bred lambs really working into a better trade with a good line up of buyers for Mule wethers, best end £32-£33 over the weight, commercials £30 over. Horned lambs seeing decent lightweights 155p to 165, a few pens of nice heavier lambs in the late 160’s.

Ewes were a sharper trade on the week by £2-£5.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £82.43 per head or 186.32p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 217.6p/kg         av 180.44p/kg      or £62.38 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 282.9p/kg         av 193.23p/kg      or £81.87 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 235.9p/kg         av 178.85p/kg      or £87.54 per head

52.1kg and over   to 203.7p/kg         av 164.08p/kg      or £90.41 per head


Beltex average £99.98 per head or 237.95p/kg

£ per head: £118 Ellis Bros; £116 PW Simpson; £116 Ellis Bros; £115 A Jenkinson; £114 WC Logan; £112 WA&VJ&JA Towler

p/kg:282.9p 280.8p PW Simpson; 280.5p A Jenkinson; 279.5p T Boothman; 277.5p RH&MR Ireland; 273.2p WA&VJ&JA Towler

Suffolk average £82.9 per head or 175.56p/kg

£ per head: £89.5x2 J&C Wright; £89.5, £89 GW Houseman & Partners; £87 I Mills; £85.5, £85 J&C Wright; £85 S&PE Bowker

p/kg: 197.6p Addington Fund ( Donated by B Wellock) 190.9p R&E Pollard; 190.2p CD&RF Kitching; 179.6p PN Hugill;

Texel average £83.24 per head or 185.75p/kg

£ per head: £113 JA Stoney & Son; £109 M Ryder & Sons; £108 T Boothman; £107 RH&MR Ireland; £105 M Ryder & Sons;

p/kg:257.1p T Boothman; 256.8p JA Stoney & Son; 241p RH&MR Ireland; 236.3p JJ&D Cowking; 233.3p JR Carr; 229.8p RL&AR Phillips

Mule average £76.4 per head or 171.05p/kg

£ per head: £89, £85 JC&N Throup; £84.5 M Ryder & Sons; £84 WA&VJ&JA Towler; £84 AM&E Hartley; £83.5 JH Throup;

p/kg:178.9p M Ryder & Sons; 178p FG Throup; 176.8p J Cheetham; 176.8p R&KA Burley & Son; 175.6p W Mason & Son;

Charollais average £79.56 per head or 185.57p/kg

£ per head: £94 JJ&D Cowking; £88.5 J Howard; £88, £79 JR&DL Ogden; £79 KJ Marston; £77.5 JR&DL Ogden;

p/kg: 223.8p JJ&D Cowking; 197.5p KJ Marston; 188.1p, 183.3p JR&DL Ogden; 181p E&S Baines; 180.2p JR&DL Ogden;

Swaledale average £61.59 per head or 159.96p/kg

£ per head: £75 JA&JH Hewetson; £73 JH Throup; £73 JC&N Throup; £72 JA&JH Hewetson; £65 JH Throup; £64 P Addyman & Son

p/kg:167.4p JA&JH Hewetson; 166.7p JH Throup; 163.2p P Addyman & Son; 162.2p JH Throup; 161.4p TE Walker;

Cheviot average £79.37 per head or 178.8p/kg

£ per head: £82.5, £77.5 J Caygill & Partners; £78.5 J Middleton;

p/kg:184.5p, 175.5p J Caygill & Partners; 167p J Middleton;




Cull Ewes average £54.73

Suffolk to £77.5, Texel to £96.5, BFL to £78.5, Mule to £71.5, Swaledale to £34.5, Masham to £66.5, Gritstone to £21.5, Cheviot  to £55.5, Lonk  to £45.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £96.5 K Marshall; £94.5 GA Hewiit;

Mule/Masham: £71.5 J&C Wright; £67.5 JW Stockdale

Horned: £45.5 J Greenwood £34.5 CT Akrigg;

Hill: £78.5 PJ&JE Bolland; £75 CD&RF Kitching;  


Cast Rams average £55.8

Texel to £88.5, BFL to £98.5, Swaledale to £29.5




Rearing Calves to £420 (84)

Dairy Bull av £68.76 Cont av £268 Native av £255.33

A healthy show of calves on offer at today’s sale, with Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven topping with British Blue x bull at £420 and Church Farm Enterprises with a brace at £415 and £410.  Native calves were a nice trade today with some strong calves from Shaun Sowray and Broadley farms sailing nicely into the £300’s topping at £375. A lot more interest on native heifers today meant for a stronger trade throughout averaging £188 and topping at £210 twice from JP&KE Hartley and Broadley Farms.


A very mixed bag of dairy bull calves today with the best from Mark Smith hitting £100 with younger calves in the £40 to £60 bracket today with the bulk of the show 3-4 weeks old.


Another run of 10 continental heifer stirks from Alan Twell of Lincolnshire averaged £600.


Next week is the final sale of calves before the New Years Show and Sale on the 6th of January 2019.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £195) to £200 Broadley Farms                            

Brit Blue x (Av £376.6) to £420 RM Spence                                                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £289.17) to £375 A Sowray & Son

Flekvieh (Av £172.5) to £180 C Watson

Norweigen Red (Av £42) to £48 x2 J Gooch                  

Black & White (Av £49) to £100 M&R Smith                               


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £188.33) to £210 JP&KE Hartley                                                           

British Blue (Av £237.5) to £330 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £181.25) to £260 Broadley Farms






90 Small Bales Hay             £5 per bale