Forward: 63 Prime cattle comprising 50 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 10 Cast Cattle 1918 Prime Sheep comprising 508 Spring Lambs, 1051 Prime, Light & Store Hoggs, 116 Mature Hoggs and 243 Cast/Feeding Ewes & Rams 578 Breeding Sheep comprising 231 Sheep with 347 lambs at foot 75 Rearing Calves B&W av £73.19 Cont av £327.12 Native av £247.5

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Best retail cattle in demand headed at 252.5p/kg from JR Metcalfe of Baldersby. Commercial steers and heifers also marginally dearer on the week.


465-555kg                                             to 218.5p/kg        av. 204.6p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 252.5p/kg        av. 247.90p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 219.5p/kg        av. 167.20p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1158, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1089,1077

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 218.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 205.5, 199.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 194.5


£ per head: : CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1119, GB Moorhouse (B&W) 1072, JR Metcalfe(Limx) 1108, 1098

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (Limx) 252.5, 243.5, CD&RF Kitching 219.5, 196.5

Prime Cattle (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   122.72p/kg           £726.09

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: J Gooch (B&W) 908, J Dibb (Sim) 794,

p/kg: J Dibb (Sim)  134.5, J Gooch (B&W) 134.5

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   105.04p/kg           £696.61

Sharp trade for cast cows reflected for cattle with finish and planer types. Good entry of fed Angus cows from Mesrs G&MA Lawn sold well to average £890. Most dairies carrying finish 100p+.

Black & White                       to 111.5p/kg                        av. 98.29p/kg

Ayr                                          to 103.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 104.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 132.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 105.5p/kg                        av. 100.22p/kg

Simx                                       to 106.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 132.5p/kg                        av. 120.41p/kg

Longhornx                             to 114.5p/kg

Luing                                      to 114.5p/kg                        av. 113.53p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: J Caygill&Ptns 881, PJ Bolland 826, AL Dean&Sons 783,781,744, MD Parkinson&Son 746, JP&KE Hartley 744

p/kg: AL Dean&Sons 111.5,109.5, RL Wright&Sons 109.5, CM&EM Gratton 109.5, JR Dodgson&Son 107.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 106.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 653, ML&JE Kayley&Son (Ayr) 652

p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 104.5, ML&JE Kayley&Son (Ayr) 103.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: N Parker 941

p/kg: N Parker 132.5


£ per head: PN Garth 651, SD Bennett 501

p/kg: SD Bennett 105.5, PN Garth 96.5


£ per head: G&MA Lawn (AA) 1052, 930,918,885,875,862,856,844,792, J Caygill&Ptns (Luing) 876,804, D Beck (Long) 767

p/kg: G&MA Lawn (AA) 132.5, 127.5, 126.5, 120.5,116.5,116.5,116.5,115.5,112.5, J Caygill&Ptns (Luing) 114.5,112.5, D Beck (Long) 114.5


Overall Average                                   103.5p/kg             £874.58


£ per head: JE Greenwood 875

p/kg: JE Greenwood 103.5


Spring lamb numbers on a sharp climb today, and this is replicated countrywide, but trade was not just as sharp everywhere as anticipated, the sale levelling at 203.5p/kg. Best end topping the 250p/kg mark, Robert Towers had the top price per kilo of 267p (43kg £115) purchased by Vivers Scotlamb, the same combination also responsible for 261p (42kg £110) and 257p (42kg £108). The last of his pens made 252p (42kg £106) to Keelham Farm Shop. Others over 250p were S Coar, Houghton at 259p (42kg £109) again to Vivers Scotlamb, whilst Neil Tattersall of Ellerton had 251p (37kg £93) and 250p (38kg £95) both pens to Vivers Scotlamb. Smarter lambs generally 220p to 240p, commercial lambs 190p to 210p, heavier lambs 180p to 200p.

The selection of hoggs had a definite end of season feel to it, but trade also fell today when compared to late last week and it proved harder work to cash up this week on the back of it, reflecting lower average on the week.

Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £83.64 per head or 203.54p/kg         

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 267.4p/kg         av 203.96p/kg      or £83.12 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 204.2p/kg         av 196.05p/kg      or £93.57 per head

52.1kg and over   to 201.9p/kg         av 201.9p/kg         or £107 per head

Suffolk average £82.43 per head or 197.43p/kg

£ per head: £101, £100, £98 ML Evans; £98 WJ Barker; £96 D&A Livestock; £95 JA&JM Wade & Son; £93 J&F Nutter

p/kg: 227.9p, 222.2p ML Evans; 220p S Coar; 211.5p, 207p TH Mellin; 205.8p J&F Nutter; 204.2p WJ Barker

Texel average £84.25 per head or 210.2p/kg

£ per head: 115, £110 JD&V Towers & Son; £109 S Coar; £108, £106 S Coar; £102, £99x2, £98 TA Robinson; £99 D&A Livestock

p/kg: 267.4p, 261.9p JD&V Towers & Son; 259.5p S Coar; 257.1p, 252.4p JD&V Towers & Son; 251.4p, 250p PA&NS Tattersall

Charollais average £85.93 per head or 201.68p/kg

£ per head: £101, £93, £88, £87.50 G&SE Parker & Son; £82 RA&H Bury, £81 D&A Livestock; £81 G&SE Parker & Son 

p/kg: 206.7p, 203.5p, 202.5p, 200p, 198p G&SE Parker & Son; 202.5p D&A Livestock; 195.2p RA&H Bury

Beltex average £87.96 per head or 202.55p/kg

£ per head: £107, £88, £86.50, £83.50 JA &JM Wade & Son

p/kg: 206p, 204.7p, 201.9p, 194.2p JA &JM Wade & Son

Prime, Light & Store Hoggs  – Overall Average  £63.07 per head or 155.4p/kg             

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 153.2p/kg         av 133.6p/kg         or £40.36 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 160.3p/kg         av 140.5p/kg         or £48.16 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 194.7p/kg         av 158.2p/kg         or £62.56 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 191.3p/kg         av 159.29p/kg      or £77.24 per head

52.1kg and over   to 160.40p/kg       av 149p/kg            or £81.85 per head

Beltex average £74 per head or 194.7p/kg

£ per head: £74 TA Robinson

p/kg:194.7p TA Robinson

Suffolk average £71.33 per head or 161.79p/kg

£ per head: £85 W Watson; £81 FI Ibbotson; £81 FA Holmes & Son

p/kg:171.4p B Dibb;170.4p JG Senior; 166.7p M Preston; 161.5p W Hickson

Texel average £76.18 per head or 169.91p/kg

£ per head: £87 RW Marston; £86.50 D&P Spence & Sons; £86 J Lund

p/kg: 194.7p Lea &Son; 185.1p W Watson; 183.3p DA Pratt; 180p FA Holmes & Son, 180p RG Church Ltd

Mule average £75.94 per head or 157.1p/kg

£ per head: £77 D&P Spence & Son; £77 W Hickson; £76.50 B Dibb; £76 W Brass & Son; £72.50 D&P Spence & Son

p/kg: 164.3p JA Throup; 160.4p D&P Spence; 154.7p PL Metcalfe; 150p A&A Wake

Swaledale average £53.72 per head or 140.66p/kg

£ per head: £68 W Brass & Son; £66 GW Houseman & Partners

p/kg:151.1p W Brass & Son; 150p GW Houseman & Partners; 150p AM&L Bell

Gritstone average £79.45 per head or 168.87p/kg

£ per head: £80 B Dibb; £74.50 Lea & Son; £72 J Lord

p/kg:171.4p J Lord; 163.3p B Dibb

SBF average £70.32 per head or 176.2p/kg

£ per head: £76.50 M Carefoot

p/kg: 186.6p M Carefoot

Cull Ewes average £60.29

Suffolk to £99.50, Texel to £132.50, BFL to £67.50, Mule to £76.50, Lleyn to £67.50, Swaledale to £54.50, Lonk  to £67.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £132.50, £129.50 W Watson; £111.50 NG Bailey

Mule/Masham: £76.50 Swinbank & Briggs; £74.50 FI Ibbotson

Horned: £67.50 A&G Greenwood; £54.50 A&SL Throup

Hill: £67.50 CD&RF Kitching; £64.50 N Speake

Cast Rams average £66.35

Texel to £91.50 R Smith; Swaledale to £57.50 C Nelson & Sons;

578 Breeding Sheep (comprising 231 Sheep with 347 lambs at foot)

A slightly smaller and more varied entry this week were presented for sale. A few pens of nice hoggs with lambs selling to a sharper trade on the week, and anything with strong lambs regardless of the age of the ewe was keenly sought, with most classes showing a slight rise in prices.



Entries please to the Mart Office by 12noon Friday for inclusion in the online listing

Texel Cross

Hoggs with Singles to £180 NM Parker.

Hoggs with Twins to £175 S Berry.

Shlgs with Twins to £165 M Campbell.

Shlgs with Single lambs to £142 N Robson.

Correct and Twins to £170 M Campbell.

Correct with Singles to £122 H Metcalfe.

Suffolk Cross

Hoggs with Twins to £152 GB Holt.

Hoggs with Singles to £130 GB Holt.

Shlgs with Twins to £160 N Heseltine.

Correct with Singles to £115 H Metcalfe.


Hoggs & Singles to £170 RG Johnson & Son.

Correct and Twins to £150J Brotherton.

b/m and twins to £135 AG Horn and SM Towler.

b/m with Singles £86 AG Horn.


Correct with Twins £150 I Deighton.


Correct with Singles to £80 N Heseltine.

Rearing Calves to £425 (75)

B&W av £73.19 Cont av £327.12 Native av £247.5

A healthier show of calves today with 75 forward in the pens pre-sale with a large proportion of the entries being continental with limousin and british blue x calves seeing a considerable improvement in price compared to the last few sales. Limousin x calves were topped by John Bowker at Earby for a well feshed calf at £390 with Church Farm Enterprises topping all sections at £425 with one of his fine british blue consignments. Robert Metcalfe of Brearton would have as swift a trade as anyone with 4 of his calves between £360 and £365 for 4- 5 week old calves.

A definite shortage of Natives in the pens today with the three on offer which topped at £280 for another John Bowker consignment. Black and whites were hard fought over by a number of buyers with the days average £73.19 not quite representing how good the trade was with a lot of young calves selling well into the 70’s through to past £100’s with Alan Throup of Higher House achieving the top price with his black and white entry at £140 with Stephen Marshall, West End also achieving this strong price for a genuine calves.    

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £329.9) to £390 S&PE Bowker & Sons                               

Brit Blue x (Av £336.93) to £425 Church Farm Enterprises                                                                                       

Ab Angus to £280 S&PE Bowker & Sons

Saler (Av £193.33) to £260 RL Wright & Sons                              

Black & White (Av £73.19) to £140 A&SL Throup; £140 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                  


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £278.33) to £345 CN Bentley                              

Brit Blue x (Av £318) to £405 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Hereford  to £215 JM Smith & Son