Forward: 61 Prime cattle comprising 1Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Bull (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 57 Cast Cattle 3,344 Prime & Cast Sheep - comprising: 74 Spring Lambs, 2776 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 476 Cast Ewes and 18 Cast Rams. 442 Breeding Sheep 52 Rearing Calves 41 Dairy Cattle 9 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


485kg+                                                   to 159.5p/kg


560kg+                                                   to 114.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: P Pogson (B&W Bull)1105, E Pennock&Son (B&W Hfr)917

p/kg: E Pennock&Son (B&W Hfr)159.5, P Pogson (B&W Bull) 114.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   138.60p/kg           £911.31

Top Prices and p/kg

£ per head: EB Webster (Sim Hfr) 953, SJ Sugden (B&W Hfr) 870

p/kg: EB Webster (Sim Hfr) 157.5, SJ Sugden (B&W Hfr) 122.5

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   115.52p/kg           £774.38

Increased entry which included a higher percentage of cattle carrying finish. Trade on the increase across the board with feeding accounts operating on lean improving types and good dairies touching 120p+ regularly.

Black & White                       to 133.5p/kg                        av 109.58p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 122.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 149.5p/kg                        av 131.39p/kg

Simx                                       to 152.5p/kg                        av 135.35p/kg

BBx                                         to 140.5p/kg                        av 139p/kg

AAx                                         to 120.5p/kg                        av 116.59p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1105,AN Bolland 1017,945,915, G Abbott&Sons 933, KM&L Throup 926,891,887

p/kg: JM Smith&Son 133.5,KM&L Throup 128.5, AN Bolland 124.5,123.5,122.5,118.5, I Wright 123.5, JC Marshall 120.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: GR&SM Wearmouth 1033, CH&C Fearnley 1019, B Lund 1011

p/kg: GR&SM Wearmouth 140.5, B Lund 137.5


£ per head: C Lumb&Son 1047,CH&C Fearnley 928, H&SMD Lund

p/kg: C Lumb & Son 149.5, CH&C Fearnley 139.5, JJ Beckwith&Sons 128.5, H&SMD Lund 123.5,110.5

Other Contx

£ per head: EB Webster (Sim) 1052,913, B Lund (Sim) 969, G&PS Fleetwood (Sim) 869

p/kg: G&PS Fleetwood (Sim) 152.5, B Lund (Sim) 136.5,EB Webster (Sim) 129.5,127.5


£ per head: J&JA Preston & Son 753,JJ Beckwith&Sons 704

p/kg: J&JA Preston 120.5, JJ Beckwith&Sons 116.5


£ per head: AM&HV Brown 986

p/kg: AM&HV Brown 122.5


3,344 Prime & Cast Sheep

Spring Lambs: A nice entry of lambs were good to sell today, Robert Towers and Charles Marwood both presenting some good runs and being well rewarded.  Robert topped the sale twice at £130 per head, whilst Basil Jarvis had 302.4p/kg for a nice Texel cross.

Prime & Lightweight Hoggs: Trade was fairly similar to last week. Lightweights and Export weights good to sell, with some runs of horned lambs touching 200p, whilst handy weight Mules were top side of 190p. A commercial export lambs was around 210p with the smart sorts anywhere from 240p up to 292.9p from Frankland Farms and 290p from Jim & Paul Baines. Heavy hoggs continue to find the going tougher with buyers complaining of too much fat.

Vendors responded to the call for cast sheep and nearly 500 farmers ewes were presented to average over £90.


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

Suffolk average £98.15 per head or 253.4p/kg

£ per head: £118 JD& V Towers; £97, £96 S&M Craven

p/kg: 274.4p JD&V Towers; 252.6p, 248.7p S&M Craven

Texel average £112.48 per head or p/kg

£ per head: £130 JD&V Towers & Son; £124 BR&JM Jarvis; £120 JD&V Towers & Son; £116, £111 CR&M Wilson;

p/kg: 302.4p BR&JM Jarvis; 292.1p, 282.9p, 273.7p, 266.7p CR&M Wilson; 214.3p JD&V Towers

Charolais average £115.83 per head or 253.7p/kg

£ per head: £130, £126, £122, £122x2, £119x3, £118, £116x2 JD&V Towers; £117, £114, £113x2 CW Marwood;

p/kg 285.4p CW Marwood & Son; 277.3p, 271.1p JD&V Towers; 265.1p CW Marwood & Son; 264.4p, 258.7p 257.8p JD&V Towers & Son; 257.8p, 257.1p 253.2p JD&V Towers & Son

 Down X average £83.7 per head or 274.6p/kg

£ per head: £91.50, 83.50 x2, £82.50 K Watson;

p/kg; 228.8p, 219.7p, 217.1p, 214.1p K Watson;


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £ per head or 188.05p/kg                                                     

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 216.7p/kg         av 165.11p/kg      or £48.32 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 254.3p/kg         av 186.93p/kg      or £64.42 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 292.9p/kg         av 196.63p/kg      or £81.20 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 225.5p/kg         av 180.45p/kg      or £87.26 per head

52.1kg and over   to 212.2p/kg         av 167.59p/kg      or £88.99 per head

Beltex average £104.59 per head or 251.2p/kg

£ per head: £123, £110, £106, £98 Frankland Farms

p/kg: 292.9p, 272.2p, 261.9p, 230.3p 225.5p Frankland Farms

Suffolk average £86.57 per head or 184.2p/kg

£ per head: £94, £88, £87.50 S Dorey; £90 H Raw; £87 J Shuttleworth & Son; £87 RA&M Earnshaw; £86.50 S Dorey

p/kg: 214.3p H Raw; 212.2p J Shuttleworth; 206.1p N&J&S Taylor; 201.2p T Atkins; 197.5p AC Simpson; 194.4p T Atkins

Texel average £86.34 per head or 198.1p/kg

£ per head: £120 KG Stapleton; £119 J Baines; £113 DJ Grassam; £107 H Raw; £106, £105 J Baines; £104 AC Simpson

p/kg: 290.2p J Baines; 254.3p JG Senior; 253.7p AC Simpson; 235.6p J Baines; 227.4p AJ Wade; 224.4p R Wartig

Mule average £80.86 per head or 179.33p/kg

£ per head: £90 N&J&S Taylor; £88 BR&JM Jarvis; £87 D Shuttleworth; £87 J&K Harker; £86.50 D Shuttleworth;

p/kg: 203.6p N&J&S Taylor; 195.6p BR&JM Jarvis; 189.1p D Shuttleworth; 187.8p H&M Plews; 186.4p S Dorey

Charollais average £88.53 per head or 197.9p/kg

£ per head: £93 R Hodgson; £93 S Dorey; £92.50 R Hodgson; £91.50 S Dorey; £91 B Dibb; £90 JG Senior; £90 R Emmott

p/kg: 213.8p T Atkins; 211.3p AC Simpson; 205.7p, 201.3p Lea& Son; 195.7p JG Senior; 195.7p Lea & Son; 192.7p R Hodgson

Swaledale average £70.97 per head or 180.4p/kg

£ per head: £79 N&J&S Taylor; £79 J&K Harker; £78, £77 N&J&S Taylor; £78 TM Harrison; £77 AC Simpson; £77 PJ Simcock

p/kg: 197.1p Lea & Son; 194.4p, 194.3p, 191.9p BJ Sutcliffe; 191.7p Lea & Son; 190.9p W&M Bland; 189.2p T Atkins 

Dalesbred average £72 per head or 200p/kg

£ per head: £72 T Atkins

p/kg: 200p T Atkins

Cheviot  average £88.59 per head or 187.34p/kg

£ per head: £96, £95.50, £95 T Kiernan; £93 J Lord; £91 C Middleton; £90x2 F&M Parkinson; £90, £88 C Middleton

p/kg: 219.7p A&G Horn; 216.3p J Lord; 213.3p, 212.2p, 206.5p T Kiernan; 203.5p F&M Parkinson; 202.9p J Lord 

Gritstone average £82.50 per head or 191.86p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 Lea & Son

p/kg  191.86 Lea & Son

SBF average £83.88 per head or 204.97p/kg

£ per head: £90, £88.50, £86.60, £83 J&E Slater; £80, £76.50x2 Lea & Son;

p/kg: 212.8p, 210.7p, 209.3p, 206.2p J&E Slater; 198.6p H Raw; 187p x2, 170.2p Lea & Son;


Cull Ewes average £90.99

Suffolk to £118.50, Texel to £131.50, BFL to £121.50, Mule to £103.50, Lleyn to £109.50, Swaledale to £88.50, Masham to £91.50, Gritstone to £83.50, Cheviot  to £119.50, Beltex  to £117.50, SBF  to £86.50, Rouge to £96.50, Charollais to £117.50, Dalesbred to £45.50 Lonk to £84.50, Jacob to £79.50, Berrichon to £122.50, Zwartable to £82.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £131.50 D Pawson; £129.50 K Marshall;

Mule/Masham: £103.50 RL Wright & Son; £103.50 C Smith; 

Horned: £88.50 DH Heseltine; £85.50 Lea & Son;

Hill: £121.50 G&MA Lawn; £119.50 Grain Farms;

Cast Rams average £104.39

Texel to £139.50 Lea & Son;

Suffolk to £138.50 T Atkins;

Charollias to £135.50 Lea & Son;

Swaledale to £62.50 JC Drewery;

BFL to £106.50 AV Caton

Beltex to £110.50 H Raw



Breeding Sheep (442 Head)

There were 162 Sheep with 280 lambs at foot forward for today’s weekly sale. Trade was a bit stronger today with grass starting to appear and more customers now starting to look for sheep. Please let us have entries by 12noon on Fridays for inclusion in the online catalogue for prospective customers to see what is entered. Thankyou.





Shlgs with Twins - £230 DM White

Correct with Twins – £240 £230 JE&ME Grange, £230 A&SL Throup, £220 PC Longdin,

Correct with Singles – £200 £195 JE&ME Grange, £175 RG Johnson & Son, £185 PC Longdin

B/M with Twins - £165 S Hodgson,


Suffolk x:

Correct with Twins - £205 S Hodgson, £180 RG Johnson & Son.

Correct with Singles - £185 RG Johnson & Son

Correct with 1.5 lambs – £210 AP&RA Dunn



Hoggs with singles - £220 JE Simpson

Shearlings with Twins - £230 DM White,

Correct with Twins - £225 £220 A&SL Throup

Correct with Singles - £142 S Hodgson, £112 RD Metcalfe,

b/m with Twins - £195 DA Gibbon, £150 £138 RD Metcalfe

b/m with 1.5 lambs – £142 PC Longdin



Shlg with Twins - £270 M Watkinson

Ewes Correct & Singles - £140 S Hodgson


Cheviot Ewe with Singles - £128 RG Johnson & Son

Masham Ewes Correct with Twins - £150(x2) Rodney Brothers




Rearing Calves to £450

B&W av £93.32 Cont av £333 Native av £207.25

A strong show of calves from a wide spread of vendors this morning with Black and White calves the trade of the day with many a sweet black and white reaching three figures with just an odd lean calf dragging the average under the magical £100. Church Farm took top call in the heifers today but Jonny Moon of Wigglesworth hit the days highest price of £450 for a British Blue Bull.


Angus and Hereford calves were a dream to sell with Alf and Andrew Townsend reaching £220 twice with some sweet calves and the Gawtorpe family of Bradford reaching £240 with a nice Hereford Bull.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £306) to £310 RD Metcalfe                   

Brit Blue x (Av £321) to £450 JR&MJ Moon                  

Ab Ang to £220x2 AP Townend                                                      

Hereford (Av £240) to £240 A Gawthorpe                                   

Black & White (Av £93) to £155 AL Dean & Son                          


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £291) to £325 AL Dean & Son                              

Brit Blue x (Av £415) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £195) to £210 GB Moorhouse                                                



Craven Dairy Auction (41 head)

 A up and down trade for the dairy ring today with early animals struggling to work into a good price, however with some strong heifers coming through the middle of the sale trade improved and the reserve champion heifer from Peter Baul of Watergate farm going to £2080 and his other heifer making £1820.


David Lawson took top honours on the day but could only manage £2020 with his champion heifer. David Leeming of Burnt Yates who had his first part dispersal was well supported with his consignment of 20 with commercial cattle receiving a stronger trade than last fortnight av £1438 and £1307 for commercial heifers and Cows respectively.


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd M Baul & Partners         3rd Church Farm Enterprises

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st 2nd & 3rd DL Leeming

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd E Pennock & Son

                                Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve –  M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (13): av £1438 to £1900 DL Leeming Ltd


Newly Calven Cows (10): av £1307 to £1550 DL Leeming Ltd


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1627 to £2080 M Baul & Partners


Incalf Heifers (2): av £1210 to £1260 E Pennock & Son




Wheat Straw                                        Hestons                                 to £18 per bale

Hay                                                         Round                                    to £15.50 per bale

                                                                Small Bale                              to £2.40 per bale

Haylage                                                  Quads                                     to £19 per bale