57 Prime cattle comprising 22 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 32 Cast Cattle 1,812 Prime Sheep comprising 837 Prime Lambs, 568 Hoggs (inc 149 Mature) & 407 Cast Ewes & Rams 86 Breeding Sheep 44 Rearing Calves

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


Stanforths Butchers bought the leading priced animal (£ per head) at the weekly sale of prime cattle a 595kg British Blue cross steer sold by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield making £1431 or 240.5p/kg. Top price per kg was a 525kg Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son of Hutton which sold to George Cropper of Baxenden for 270.5p/kg or £1420. Leading buyers were Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster and Keelham Farm Shop (Thornton&Skipton) with 5 each. The Countrystyle Meats shopping list included the leading priced steer (p/kg) 259.5p/kg a Limousin cross and the second highest priced heifer (p/kg) a Limousin cross weighing 545kg making 257.5p/kg from Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son. Highlight of Keelham Farm shop’s list was the top grossing heifer from Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son which weighed 575kg and made £1423 or 247.5p/kg.


465-555kg                                             to 259.5p/kg        av. 251.61p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 242.5p/kg        av. 226.88p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 222.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 270.5p/kg        av. 237.47p/kg


560kg+                                                   to 163.5p/kg        £1299.83


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1431,1370, AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 1414, DJ Bailey (Limx) 1358

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 259.5,243.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 242.5,240.5.


£ per head: Phoenix Grain (Limx)1423,1292, AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 1420, (BBx) 1403, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1277

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 270.5, (BBx) 257.5, JM Townsend (Limx) 254.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd. 248.5,247.5.


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   154.35p/kg           £1026.40

£ per head: A&CL Guy (B&W Hfr) 1602, RG Church (B&W Hfr) 968,904

p/kg: A&CL Gray  (B&W Hfr) 166.5, RG Church Ltd (B&W Hfr) 149.5,145.5.


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   134.66p/kg           £825.15

Cast cow supply continues to be tight with trade exceptional. Dairies 140p both meated and young cattle. Beef crosses headed up by young cows at 190.5p/kg from Bernard Simpson and an Angus cross cow from John and Alison Spensley at 168.5p/kg.


Black & White                      to 144.5p/kg                        av. 128.07p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 136.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 143.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 190.5p/kg        av. 161.73p/kg

AA                                           to 168.5p/kg        av. 166.02p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: N&J Thwaite 1054, A&CL Gray 1019, EJ Fort 990,922, H Downs&Son 804, PJ&JE Bolland 801.

p/kg: H Downs&Son 144.5,143.5,138.5, A&CL Gray 142.5, N&J Thwaite 140.5, EJ Fort 136.5, CN&SA Harrison 134.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: H Downs&Son (Dairy Sh) 969

p/kg: H Downs&Son (Dairy Sh) 136.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: J&F Nutter 919, BS Simpson 857, H Downs&Son 803

p/kg:  BS Simpson 190.5, H Downs&Son 151.5, J&F Nutter 149.5


£ per head: D Glassbrook 897

p/kg: D Glassbrook 143.5


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (AAx) 1230 D&J Isherwood (AA) 1177

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd (Aax) 168.5, D&J Isherwood (AA) 163.5


Overall Average                                   150.02p/kg           £1295.20

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: BS Simpson (BB) 1602, CH&OF Hammond (Lim) 1331, H Downs&Son (B&W) 952.

p/kg: BS Simpson (BB) 163.5, CH&OF Hammond (Lim) 157.5, H Downs&Son (B&W) 124.5



1,812 Prime Sheep comprising 837 Prime Lambs, 568 Hoggs (inc 149 Mature) & 407 Cast Ewes & Rams

More lambs getting about, although numbers still short as most folk tell us they seem to be 3-4 weeks behind. Average weight for the sale of 40.8kg, and anything with weights 45kg to 55kg was keenly contested as this weight bracket averaged 279p. The top priced lambs on the day came from this weight range, £49 kg Suffolk cross Texels from Mark Evans of Steeton, selling at £145 each to regular buyers Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster Business Park. Country Style Meats also secured lambs at £144 from Ian and Stuart Barritt of Braisty Woods, whilst also getting Texels at £138 from Mick & Kath Hewitt of Giggleswick. Swaledale Foods got in on the action, when securing lambs from Mark Evans at £144, and off Ian Hamond, Glasshouses at £142. Kendalls Farmers Butchers of Harrogate and Pateley Bridge purchased lambs at £142 off Mark Evans, J Penny & Sons in Rawdon purchased lambs at £140 from Tim Robinson Longridge and Barretts of Braisty Woods, also £139 from Messrs D&A Livestock Haverah Park. Keelham Farmshop were also to the fore buying lambs to £140 each from Mark Evans.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £107.63 per head or 263.31p/kg       

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 260.3p/kg         av 241.8p/kg         or £81.12 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 339.0p/kg         av 262.2p/kg         or £105.62 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 302.1p/kg         av 279.5p/kg         or £133.62 per head

52.1kg and over   to 260.0p/kg         av 253.8p/kg         or £120.30 per head


Texel average £108.38 per head or 272.71p/kg

£ per head: £144 I Barrett; £144 SJ Sugden; £142 CH&OF Hammond; £140 TA Robinson; £139 GA Hewitt; £138 JA&JH Hewetson

p/kg: 339p GA Hewitt; 328.2p G&L Robinson; 315.8p GW Houseman & Partners; 315.3p D&A Livestock; 313.6p B Lancaster

Suffolk average £104.08 per head or 260.75p/kg

£ per head: £145, £142, £140, £139x2, £136 ML Evans; £140 FW Barrett; £139 D&A Livestock; £128 GW Houseman & Partners

p/kg: 302.1p, 295.9p, 295.7p, 291.7p, 283.3p ML Evans; 297.9p FW Barrett; 295.7p, 287.5p D&A Livestock; 285.7p J&F Nutter

Rouge average £118.29 per head or 273.05p/kg

£ per head: £123, 122, £120, £117.5, £115, £114.5 JA&JM Wade & Son;

p/kg: 285.7p, 283.7p, 279.5p, 272.6p 261.4p, 255.4p JA&JM Wade & Son;


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £85.88 per head or 182.92 p/kg         

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 217.9p/kg         av 183.0p/kg         or £73.75 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 256.0p/kg         av 189.7p/kg         or £93.97 per head

52.1kg and over   to 212.7p/kg         av 182.4p/kg         or £90.63 per head


Suffolk average £104.48 per head or 198.9p/kg

£ per head: £127, £108 G Bell; £106 JE Burrow;

p/kg: 208.9p JR Metcalfe; 200p 195p G Bell;

Texel average £82.40 per head or 192.2p/kg

£ per head: £128 W Holden; £119 S Bolton; £117 JE Burrow; £101 Church Farm Enterprises

p/kg:217p, 212.7p 211.1p JE Burrow; 204.8p W Holden; 202.6p J Caygill; 202.2p GW Thackray;

Mule average £83.8 per head or 164.74p/kg

£ per head: £90 GW Thackray £90 RG Church Ltd; £82.5 GW Thackray; £60 D&P Spence & Sons

p/kg:180p RG Church Ltd; 173.1p, 158.7p GW Thackray; 146.3p D&P Spence & Son; 

Lonk average £78.03 per head or 178.6p/kg

£ per head: £80, £65 GW Thackray; £74 B Dibb

p/kg:185p B Dibb; 170.8p 151.2p GW Thackray;

Swaledale average £66.19 per head or 162.93p/kg

£ per head: £85, £75, £73 GW Thackray; £79 WR&M Airey; £70 R Nutter; £70 G&MA Lawn; £70 x4 G Cropper;

p/kg: 185.9p DM&SV Throup; 183.7p WR&M Airey & Son; 177.1p GW Thackray; 170.7p R Nutter; 169.8p GW Thackray;

Dalesbred average £63.54 per head or 158.4p/kg

£ per head: £75 FW Horner & Son; £70 GW Thackray; £70 FW Horner & Son; £63 GW Thackray; £55, £51 FW Horner & Son;

p/kg:170.7p GW Thackray; 157.1p 156.3p, 155.6p FW Horner & Son; 150p GW Thackray; 150p FW Horner & Son

SBF average £73.31 per head or 182p/kg

£ per head: £76. ,£74.5, £73, £70 GW Thackray; £75 Beeston Hall Farms

p/kg:191.3p, 190p , 178p, 170.7p GW Thackray; 170.5p Beeston Hall Farm 


Mature Hoggs

£95, £92 S Bolton; £93 GW Thackray; £89 G Bell




Cull Ewes average £73.91

Suffolk to £101.5, Texel to £120.5, BFL to £108.5, Mule to £91.5, Lleyn to £95.5, Swaledale to £75.5, Cheviot to £70, Beltex  to £92.5, Lonk  to £58.5 Charollais to £109.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £120.5 JP&KE Hartley; £111 JR&DL Ogden;

Mule/Masham: £91.5 MJ Liddle; £89.5 CJ&J Harker

Horned: £75.5 FG Throup; £75.50 FW Horner & Son

Hill: £95.5 N Speake; £70 J Caygill & Partners;  


Cast Rams average £71.42

Suffolk to £89.5, Texel to £95.5, Swaledale to £79.5, Beltex to £69.5 .




Rearing Calves to £445 (44)

B&W av £90.67 Cont av £356.6 Native av £146

 A lot of younger calves on show today with some heady prices for some fortnight to month old entries, best continentals from Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises to £445 with Blue bulls averaging £383. Black and white calves a nice trade again with a straight average of £90.67 for all qualities through the ring.


Dairy Sale next week 18th June with more calves wanted every week.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £308.33) to £325 GCL Stephenson                     

Brit Blue x (Av £383) to £445 Church Farm Enterprises                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £155) to £255 DL DM &J Heron

Shorthorn (Av £93.70) to £132 Flasby Estates

Black & White (Av £90.67) to £110 PJ&JE Bolland                      


Heifer Calves                       

Ab Angus (Av £143.33) to £160 DL DM &J Heron                                                       

British Blue (Av £307) to £355 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £290) to £300 GCL Stephenson



Breeding Sheep

Texel Ewe + Single              to £75

Lonk Ewe + Single                to £90

Texel Ewe + Twins               to £202 av £184

Down Ewe + Mixed             to £170

Lonk Ewe + Mixed               to £100

Texel Shlg + Single               to £145