Forward: 49 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 30 Cast Cattle. 3,486 Prime Sheep comprising 3136 Prime Hoggs, 350 Cast Ewes, Rams & Goats. 66 Rearing Calves. 42 Breeding Sheep. 2 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton stepped up and bought the top priced heifer at £1418 a 610kg (232.5p/kg) British Blue cross from Jim Baines of Middop followed up by the second highlight a 590kg Limousin cross heifer at £1413 or 232.5p/kg from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. In the handy weights RT&J Critchley & Sons lead the way with a British Blue cross heifer 535kg at 258.5p/kg or £1383 and Limousin cross heifers at 515kg and 560kg 249.5p and 239.5p (£1285 and £1380 respectively) all selling to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster. A high quality entry and a good trade. Heavy cattle also a respectable trade with a 685kg British Blue Heifer from BL&R Lund of Walshaw the top gross at £1400 when selling to Kendalls butchers in Pateley Bridge.



465-560kg                                             to 228.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 233.5p/kg                        av.231.19p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 258.5p/kg                        av. 228.42p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 1413, (Limx) 1343, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1337

p/kg: TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 233.5, (Limx) 231.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 228.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 228.5            


£ per head: J Baines (BBx) 1418, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1413, BL&R Lund (BBx) 1401, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1383,(Limx) 1380

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 258.5, (Limx) 249.5,246.5,235.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 239.5,239.5,(Blondex) 236.5, J Baines (BBx) 232.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a sharp trade with a good entry of meat the dairies 110-118.5p. The young dairies with feed potential equally good to sell and Beef crosses 135-145p at the top end and an Angus cow at 141.4p/kg.


Overall Average                                   113.29p/kg           £764.88

Black & White                      to 118.5p/kg                        av.108.08p/kg

Dan Red                                 to 104.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 112.5p/kg                        av. 110.89p/kg

Blondex                                 to 138.5p/kg                        av.136.95p/kg

BBx                                         to 144.50p/kg

AA                                           to 141.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JSS Verity 976, 833, JD Taylor & Son 860, CM&EM Gratton 858, PJ&JE Bolland 828,

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison 118.5, CM&EM Gratton 117.5, M Baul & Sons Ltd 117.5, JSS Verity 116.5, E&KM Marshall 115.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: C Watson (MRI) 712, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 630, JSS Verity (Dan Red) 601

p/kg: N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 112.5, C Watson (MRI) 109.5, JSS Verity (Dan Red ) 104.5


£ per head: S Horsfield (Blondex) 1084, 1032,(BBx) 983, PN Garth (BBx) 920

p/kg: S Horsfield (BBx) 144.5, (Blondex) 138.5 135.5, PN Garth (BBx) 123.5


£ per head: MJ&CR Ellison (AA) 983

p/kg: MJ&CR Ellison (AA) 141.5



3,486 Prime Sheep comprising 3136 Prime Hoggs, 350 Cast Ewes & Rams


3136 Lambs sold today at an average of 243p/kg and £105 per head.
Heavy types again finding a good following with £125 to £140 a regular price range for anything smart and heavy, commercial sorts £115/£125. Prices peaked at £150 for heavy Texels from K Marshall, £141 twice for heavy Texels from JM Andrews Easingwold, and £140 for Texels from T Boothman, Linton. EP&JM Hutchinson from Faceby consigned another good run of heavy lambs topping at £139 with the run of 70 lambs averaging £130.
Henry Atkinson presented a superb run of homebred May born Beltex crosses, topping the sale at 357.5p with 10 weighing 40kg selling at £143 each. The same vendor making 341p 322p and 320p. Kevin Marshall of Darley was also in the prices at 345p with 42kg at £145. John Garnett from Draughton made 323p, whilst a good run of lambs form JM Andrews of Easingwold included lambs at 323p and 315p.
Commercial lowland bred handyweight lambs were a very similar trade on the week, with 240p to 270p again a regular price range, 39kg to 42kg making £97 to £110 depending upon the lambs.
Hill bred sheep were a cheaper trade on the week, good Mules/Mashams 225p to 240p or £100 to £115. Horned Lambs were 220/230p for better Blackies/Lonks/Grits, whilst Swales and Dalesbred £2 to 215p, topping at 224p for a good pen from Thomas Boothman, and the lightweights generally in the 190’s. Cheviots were good to sell, Bob Stubbs making a regular journey up from Cheshire and making 256p and a breed average of 242p.
A cracking trade for ewes today, average of £89 for ewes and £94 for rams. Texels averaged £108 today with a top of £137.50 form E&M Heys Cliviger. Mule sheep to a top of £115.50 from Tony Binns of Clint, and several other stronger lots in three figures. Swales to £82.50 from B Simpson of Pateley Bridge, and £79.50 F Reeday & Son Hetton. Goats finding a nice following when selling to £74.50.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £105.65 per head or 242.1p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 323.5p/kg         av 205.5p/kg         or £70.77 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 357.5p/kg         av 247.7p/kg         or £102.74 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 295.7p/kg         av 242.6p/kg         or £116.66 per head

52.1kg and over   to 249.1p/kg         av 215.4p/kg         or £121.60 per head


Beltex average £130.19 per head or 291.64p/kg

£ per head: £143 £140 HB Atkinson; £139 £135 DA Wilcock; £138 £135 J Baines; £137 JM Hall; £135.50 JE Burrow; £135 H Baines;

p/kg: 357.5p 341.5p HB Atkinson; 323.5p J&J Garnett; 314.0p DA Wilcock; 311.4p JM Hall; 309.8p J Greenwood; 309.3p Taylor Bros;

Suffolk average £104.69 per head or 225.1p/kg

£ per head: £135 K Marshall; £123.50 N Morphet; £122 S Dorey; £121.50 J&C Wright; £120 JA&M Crocker; £118 JD Stockill; £118 JV Marsden; £118 RG Church;

p/kg: 252.0p N Morphet, 239.1p RG Church Ltd, 239.0p D Shuttleworth, 238.8p 238.2p J&C Wright, 236.6p SR Dorey.

Texel average £109.82 per head or 247.8p/kg

£ per head: £150 £145 £139 K Marshall; £141x2 £140 £139 JM Andrews; £140 T Boothman; £140 J Baines; £139 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 345.2p 310.0p K Marshall, 323.3p 315.9p 311.1p 306.8p JM Andrews, 322.0p 312.8p HB Atkinson, 315.8p SP Woolhouse & Son Ltd, 307.3p JT Baines

Mule average £97.16 per head or 223.6p/kg

£ per head: £119 E&S Baines; £116 £109 RG Church; £108 £106.50 H Downs; £107.50 SP Woolhouse; £106 S Dorey; £104.50 BS Simpson;

p/kg: 238.9p SP Woolhouse & Son Ltd, 236.7p 229.8p H Downs & Son, 236.6p 235.2p 233.3p 230.4p SR Dorey, 231.0p J Pickles

Masham average £100.02 per head or 234.1p/kg

£ per head: £105 £98.50 S Dorey; £92 J&C Wright;

p/kg: 238.6p 234.5p SR Dorey

Charollais average £117.29 per head or 264.0p/kg

£ per head: £137 DA Wilcock; £131 £126 £121x2 SP Woolhouse; £131 J Greenwood; £127 £126 HB Atkinson; £120 B Spensley;  

p/kg: 276.1p 275.6p HB Atkinson, 273.2p B Watchorn & Son, 267.3p J Greenwood, 263.0p 263.0p 262.5p 251.9p SP Woolhouse & Son Ltd

Swaledale average £72.38 per head or 264.0p/kg

£ per head: £105.50 T Boothman; £91.50 P Addyman; £86 FC N M Walker; £86 AJ Mason; £84 K Huck; £82.50 £78.50 S Horsfield;

p/kg: 224.5p T Boothman; 211.5p S Horsfield; 209.5p RG Church; 208.8p JR Crabtree; 200.0p JW Sayer & Son; 196.2p FC N M Walker;

Dalesbred average £66.12 per head or191.81 p/kg

£ per head: £79.50 £74.50 B&J Sutcliffe; £57 RH&EA Close;

p/kg: 196.1p 189.3p B&J Sutcliffe; 190.0p RH&EA Close;

Cheviot average £91.55 per head or 241.5p/kg

£ per head: £108 TA Robinson; £103 £100 £87 £86.50 Bob Stubbs;

p/kg: 256.4p 251.2p 240.3p 235.1p Bob Stubbs; 220.4p TA Robinson;

SBF average £99.38 per head or226.1 p/kg

£ per head: £24 EP&JM Hutchinson; £109.50 £108.50 £106 AR&CA Parkinson; £92 J&E Slater;

p/kg: 233.0p 230.4p AR&CA Parkinson; 225.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 224.4p J&E Slater;




Cull Ewes average £88.66

Suffolk to £99.50, Texel to £137.50, Zwartable to £128.50, Mule to £115.50, Dalesbred to £73.50, Swaledale to £82.50, Masham to £108.50, Kerry Hill to £97.50, Cheviot to £56.50, Beltex to £99.50, SBF to £57.50, Herdwick to £50.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £137.50 £126.50 E&M Heys; £125 EP&JM Hutchinson;

Mule/Masham: £115.50 AM Binns; £108.50 JA&M Crocker;  

Horned: £82.50 BS Simpson; £79.50 F Reeday & Son;

Hill: £57.50 S Breare; £56.50 K Lister & Son; £56.50 SW&JE Ryder;  


Goats     to £74.50


Cast Rams average £94.14

Suffolk to £99.50, Texel to £137.50, BFL to £, Swaledale to £, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £, Lonk to £.

£139.50 K Marshall; £121.50 FG Throup;



42 Breeding Sheep – 15 ewes with 27 lambs

A tidy entry to start the season and a sharp trade too. RJ Umpleby, Killinghall sold 2 Texel Ewes with Twins at £295 and Suffolks with strong twins at £260 per outfit. Singles sold to £162 from J Hitchen Luddendenfoot.
Please enter sheep by 12noon Friday prior to sale to be included in the online catalogue.


Texel Ewe with Single Lamb                             to £135 av £68

Texel Ewe with Twins                                         to £295 av £260

Suffolk Ewe with Single                                     to £162 av £161

Suffolk Ewe with Twins                                      to £260 av £240

Blue Texel Ewe with Single                               to £135


Principle prices:

Twins: £295 £260 RJ Umpleby, £235 JF Norcross, £200 J Hitchen

Singles: £162 £160 J Hitchen



Rearing Calves to £375 (66)

B&W av £80 Cont av £239 Native av £184

A Moderate entry of calves today with Mark Smith taking top price for a cracking Blue bull calf at £375 followed shortly behind by JP&KE Hartley. Blue Bulls onto average £262 with best sorts £320+ mediums £250-£320 depending on quality. Blue Heifers to average £222 topping at £290 from G Hayton & E.C Stocks.

Black and White calves once again a flyer with an overall average of £79 with a top price of £115. Angus Bulls calves could be purchased from £235-£275 for the best but still only younger sorts forward. Mediums £180-£235

Please call Kyle Hawksworth for him to inform you on Buyers Requirements. 07538 539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £227) to £240                           Town Head Farm                                

Brit Blue x (Av £262) to £375                           M&R Smith                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £198) to £275 JM Smith & Son

Black & White (Av £80) to £115                      AP Townsend      


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £170) to £180                       AP Townsend                                                      

Ab Angus (Av £135) to £185                             JP&KE Hartley                                                     

British Blue (Av £222) to £290                         Hayton & Stocks

Limousin (Av £145) to £170                              JC&DJ Dinsdale

Black & White (Av £210) to £210                    CN&SA Harrison






Hay                         Quad                      to £20




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