Forward: 49 Prime cattle comprising 18 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 27 Cast Cattle. 1340 Prime Sheep comprising 1071 Spring Lamb, & 269 Hoggs, Cast Ewes & Rams. 65 Rearing Calves. 77 Breeding Sheep.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Mesrs D&A Gregory of Bacup were back at the ringside this week an accounted for the leading gross and price per kg in a 560kg British Blue cross heifer sold by RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton for £1459 or 260.5p/kg. Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster secured the leading steer a 550kg Limousin cross from Mesrs Crtichleyat 237.5p/kg or £1306 whist the top gross priced steer was a Limousin cross steer weighing 615kg from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor which joined Stanforths Butchers of Skipton for £1322 or 215p/kg. A good show of clean cattle were a shade easier with Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton the leading buyer and a good lineup of other buyers.


465-560kg                                             to 237.5p/kg                        av. 227.29p/kg

560kg                                                     to 224.5p/kg                        av. 219.59p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 260.5p/kg                        av. 232.89p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1322, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1306

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blonde) 224.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 216.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1459, 1328,CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1379,1364,

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 260.5,250.5,(BBx) 251.5, CD&RF Kitching & Sons 248.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 244.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   131.83p/kg                           £804.12

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: M&R Smith (B&W Hfr) 874,828

p/kg: M&R Smith (B&W Hfr) 135.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd (B&W Hfr) 133.5,129.5


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a quieter trade with steaking and plain cows maintaining value and heavy dairies a shade less money on the week.

Overall Average                                   99.56p/kg             £621.85

Black & White                      to 117.5p/kg                        av.99.07p/kg

Nor Red                                 to 95.5p/kg                          av. 86.90p/kg

Jersey                                     to 77.5p/kg

AA                                           to 120p/kg                           

Limx                                       to 116.5p/kg                        av. 111.83p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 854, AN Bolland 817,790, M&R Smith 801, N Parker 787, JC&DJ Marshall 746, JSS Verity 698

p/kg: JSS Verity 117.5,112.5, an Bolland 110.5, JC&DJ Marshall 110.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 109.5, N Parker 108.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: JSS Verity (Red) 649,493,486,477

p/kg: JSS Verity (Red) 95.5,92.5,90.5,84.5


£ per head: TG Boothman (AA) 756

p/kg: TG Boothman (AA) 120


£ per head: R&KA Burley&Son 740,719,613

p/kg: R&KA Burley&Son 116.5,111.5,107.5


Overall Average                                   91.5p/kg               £631


£ per head: R&KA Burley&Son 631

p/kg: R&KA Burley&Son 91.5


1,340 Prime Sheep (comprising 1071 Spring Lamb, & 269 Hoggs, Cast Ewes & Rams)

A few more lambs about and they met with a far firmer trade across the board with two buyers making their seasonal return helping to set up a strong line up of buyers. It was the heavier lambs that were best to sell, the 46kg to 52kg weight range levelled out averaging a healthy 229p/kg or £110 per head. John Turner, Draughton had 52kg at £121 purchased by Countrystyle Meats Farm Shop and Restaurant in Lancaster, whilst TH Mellin Black Lane Ends also had 52kg at £121 purchased by Swaledale Foods Ltd. The same combination of vendors both sold 50kg lambs at £120, again both pens purchased by Swaledale Foods Ltd. Mr Turner also had a pen of 12 Texels at 48kg making £120 to Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton, whilst George Emmott Steeton topped his run at £118 for 49kg selling to L Wood & Son, Scammonden and Luke Mellin Gisburn made £119 of 52kg selling to Countrystyle Meats.
The Overweight Lambs (over 52kg) saw some cracking prices too, JA&JM Wade & Son Cononley made £129 per head of 57kg Rouge crosses again purchased by Countrystyle Meats Lancaster, TH Mellin made £123 of 54kg Suffolks and John Turner made £122 of 57kg Texels. Mr Turner made £119 on two further occasions, both pens being 53kg Texels, whilst EP&JM Hutchinson from Faceby, Middlesborough also made £119 for £55 Suffolks. It was Messrs Hutchinson who achieved both top price per head and top price per kilo in the medium weight bracket with a Beltex cross weighing 44kg making £139 or 315.9p/kg purchased by Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley. Rob Marshall Dacre had lambs in the medium weight bracket when his 44kg Texels sold at £121 (275p) to Vivers Scotlamb, and David & Laura Coar Darwen made £114.50 of 44kg Beltex (260p) again to Vivers Scotlamb. Bob Lancaster West Marton had a good run of lambs the best of which were £112.50 for 45kg Beltex (250p) purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Per kilo prices saw Tony Kiernan, Preston up at 272.5p (40kg £109) to Vivers Scotlamb, JR Hemmingway Ripon 265p (40kg £106), Tim Robinson Longridge 257p (42kg £108) and JC Marshall Dacre 257p (43kg £110.50). Overall Average stands at 225.3p/kg or £96.89.
A good trade for cast sheep, heavy Ewes selling to £129.50 from EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby, other nice selling Lowland ewes £95 to £110. Like last week though, it was the leaner fleshed sorts that were best to sell with over fat ewes not the best of sellers at the moment. Not many Mules about, but mid 70’s top end for a mixed selection, whilst hill ewes finding a strong following probably due to being a touch leaner. Nice Horned Ewes late 50’s to early 60’s, hill ewes into the 70’s. Overall average £68.

Spring Lambs – Overall Average £96.89 per head or 225.3p/kg             

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 315.9p/kg         av 224.7p/kg         or £91.83 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 252.2p/kg         av 229.9p/kg         or £110.20 per head

52.1kg and over   to 227.8p/kg         av 217.6p/kg         or £111.81 per head


Suffolk average £90.50 per head or 215.8p/kg

£ per head: £123 £121 £120 TH Mellin; £119 EP&JM Hutchinson; £$118 L Mellin; £116 £115 £113 ML Evans; £113 GH&G Emmott;

p/kg: 244.2p CR&J Kippax; 240.4 GH&G Emmott; 240.0p 237.3p 230.4p TH Mellin; 238.9p 236.7p 235.4p 230.0p ML Evans;  

Texel average £96.03 per head or 228.7p/kg

£ per head: £1220 £121 £120 £119x3 J Turner; £118 £117 £116 GH&G Emmott; £117 EP&JM Hutchinson;

p/kg: 265.0p 255.3p JR Hemingway; 260.2p D&L Coar; 257.1p TA Robinson; 257.0p JC Marshall; 254.9p JM Smith;

Charollais average £91.23 per head or 223.1p/kg

£ per head: £108 £94.50 £90 D&A Livestock; £107.50 £97.50 T Kiernan; £94.50 MJ&RH Wallbank;

p/kg: 251.2p 225.0p 219.5p D&A Livestock; 233.7p T Kiernan; 230.5p MJ&RH Wallbank; 226.7p T Kiernan;

Rouge average £106.93 per head or 224.7p/kg

£ per head: £129 £109 £107.50 £105 £102 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 228.3p 226.7p 226.3p 225.0p 219.4p JA&JM Wade;

Beltex average £103.88 per head or 238.1p/kg

£ per head: £139 EP&JM Hutchinson; £121 JC Marshall; £112.50 Bob Lancaster; £109 TA Robinson; £106 JGE Heseltine; £104 JA Stoney; £100 Frankland Farms;

p/kg: 315.9p EP&JM Hutchinson; 275.0p JC Marshall; 272.5p T Kiernan; 253.5p TA Robinson; 250.0p Bob Lancaster; 250.0p Frankland Farms; 247.6p JA Stoney;

Prime Hoggs Principle prices

£84 £80 £75 D&P Spence; £82 T Saeedi; £80 W Hickson; £80 £78 BJ Sutcliffe; £75 L Burrows;   


Cull Ewes average £68.55

Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £129.50, BFL to £56.50, Mule to £74.50, Lleyn to £54.50, Swaledale to £62.50, Cheviot to £74.50, Beltex to £91.50, Zwartable to £72.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £129.50 EP&JM Hutchinson; £109.50 F Reeday;

Mule/Masham: £74.50 KM&L Throup; £73.50 S Spensley;  

Horned: £62.50 JR Smith; £62.50 P Addyman

Hill: £74.50 MJ&C Thronber;

Cast Rams average £61.50

Texel to £81.50, BFL to £95.50, Swaledale to £50.50.



Rearing Calves to £415 X2 (65)

B&W av £50.05 Cont av £338.69 Native av £172.55

Healthy run of calves penned for sale this morning with a good trade throughout. Best Calves still nicely breaking the £400 barrier with both Fred and Mike Longster of Fellbeck and Hartley’s of Beamsley seeing their calves reach £415.  Heifers would see a higher gear today than last week with best heifers £50 up on the week with Longster’s again topping the market at £370 and £360. A few Limousin’s made it to market with Wallbank’s of Embsay receiving the best of the trades for a sweet young bull at £350.  Black and whites were a straight trade with a lot of young calves in the 45-65 region with best types to £90.


Native bulls a pleasure to sell, the best, from Hartley’s of Beamsley selling to £310 with heifers a straight trade for the goods on offer peaking at £120.    


Principle Prices: £415 JF Longster;£415 JP&KE Hartley; £405 x2 J&SA Lancaster; £400 N&SA Fort; £400 J&SA Lancaster;

£400 PJ&JE Bolland; £390 J&SA Lancaster; £390 JF Longster;


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £350) to £350 MD&HE Wallbank                        

Brit Blue x (Av £362.82) to £415 JF Longster & Son; £415 JP&KE Hartley                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £230) to £310 JP&KE Hartley

Dairy Shorthorn (Av £78.33) to £90 IRG Collins;

Black & White (Av £50.05) to £90 Flasby Estates                       


Heifer Calves                                       

Ab Angus (Av £102.5) to £120 PJ&JE Bolland                                                               

B&W (Av £26) to £26 AP Townsend

British Blue (Av £312) to £370 JF Longster

Lim (Av £235) to £300 IRG Collins



77 Breeding Sheep (comprising 34 Sheep with 43 Lambs at foot)
Sheep with lambs at foot still coming forward for sale and a straight trade too for a very mixed entry. A run of Herdwick Ewes with Suffolk and Down cross Lambs sold to £112 for twins and £88 for singles, whilst commercial Mule Hoggs with singles sold at £140 per outfits for singles.

Next Week – Usual Weekly Sale of Sheep with Lambs at Foot, also Geld Gimmer Hoggs. Prior Entries please to the Mart Office by 12noon on Friday for online catalogue listing and advertising. Thankyou


Mule Ewe and Twins          to £155

Herdwick and Single           to £88

Herdwick & Twins               to £112

Mule Hoggs and Single      to £140