Forward: 50 Prime cattle comprising 27 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle. 3607 Prime Sheep comprising 3403 Prime Hoggs & 204 Cast Ewes & Rams. 104 Rearing Calves. 218 Breeding & Store Sheep – 67 Ewes with 110 Lambs & 41 Store Lambs. 7 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

An excellent show of prime cattle with most of the entry suitable for the retail trade but the commercial types an improved trade.  Mesrs F&B Smith of Westhouse headed the way with a 565kg British Blue cross steer which sold to one of their local shops in Countrystyle Meats in Lancaster for £1444 or 255.5p/kg. Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield hit £1400 at £1429 for a Limousin cross heifer which weighed 555kg and sold to Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton for 257.5p/kg.

2 260.5p/kg bid lead the way a 500kg Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs RT&J Critchley & Sons of Hutton selling to George Cropper on behalf of Sandersons Butchers of Baxenden and another 500kg Limousin heifer from B Rayton of Preston which sold to Keelham farm shop in Skipton both grossing £1303.



465-560kg                                             to 259.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 255.5p/kg                        av. 234.48p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 232.5p/kg                        av.231.5p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 260.5p/kg                        av. 218.02p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (BBx) 1444, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1389, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1370,(Charx) 1344, JA Drake (Limx) 1341

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 259.5, (BBx) 255.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons 242.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 239.5, JA Drake (Limx) 233.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1429,1366,1360, A Rayton (Limx) 1378, SD Bennett (Limx) 1377, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1348

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 260.5,238.5, B Rayton (Limx) 260.5,237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 257.5,237.5,234.5.


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   172.5p/kg                             £1009.13

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: A&CL Gray (AAxHfr) 1009

p/kg: A&CL Gray (AAxHfr) 172.5



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   105.72p/kg           £728.91

Best dairies now creeping back into 4 figures £1066 for GT Booth with plenty of heavy dairies now £870+. Av £733 for the section. Lean end of the cows are 79p and upwards on this weeks trade.  Good lineup of buyers to sell the cast cows to.

Black & White                      to 119.50p/kg                      av. 104.09p/kg

Nor Red                                 to 111.50p/kg                      av. 94.50p/kg

Limx                                       to 139.5p/kg                       

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GT Booth 1066,872, M Baul&Sons Ltd 914,871,751, K&M Berry&Son 876,MD Parkinson&Son 812,744

p/kg: N&SA Fort 119.5, GT Booth 115.5,110.5, K&M Berry&Son 115.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 111.5,110.5,109.5, PA Whitaker 110.5,

Other Dairy

£ per head: K&M Berry&Son (Nor Red) 764, N&SA Fort (Nor Red) 77.5

p/kg: K&M Berry&Son (Nor Red) 764, N&SA Fort (Nor Red) 372


£ per head: KA&HL Fawcett 983

p/kg: KA&HL Fawcett 139.5



Overall Average                                   113.05p/kg           £1071.14

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: EB Webster&Sons (Sim) 1364, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 778

p/kg: eb Webster&Sons 138.5, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 85.5



3,607 Prime Sheep comprising 3,403 Prime Hoggs & 204 Cast Ewes & Rams

A big show of 3400 lambs forward for sale and generally they were a sharper trade on the week to level at 197p across the board and an SQQ of 208p.
Plenty of heavy lambs on the market this week with over 1400 weighing 46kg or more, but a strong average for this weight range of 184.7p/kg. Best heavy Continentals topping £113 from 3 different vendors. First at £113 from WR Gill, Little Dalby, Leicestershire, then achieved by B Watchorn & Son, Weston, Nottinghamshire and finally by AC Simpson, Hope Valley, Derbyshire followed at £111 JE Burrow Malhamdale and £110 RG Church Askwith. Heavier Mules and Mashams also good to sell with Steve Dorey topping the breeds at £91 with a pen of 10.
Smart Lambs were a decent trade again, DN&D Capstick, Bolton by bowland topping with 40kg at £131 or 327.5p/kg. RJ Lambert Wigglesworth sold 42kg at £129 (307p) and 36kg at £117 (325p), JE Burrow 39kg £125 (320p), AC Simpson 39kg £122 (312p), HB Atkinson 42kg £128 (304p) and Rob Bailes Aldbourough topped his run at £121 with 41kg’s.
Commercial handy weights mainly 210p to 220p, nice end 225p to 250p, commercial end £2.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £88.15 per head or 197.1p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 228.6p/kg         av 168.8p/kg         or £57.25 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 327.5p/kg         av 212.2p/kg         or £90.03 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 242.6p/kg         av 184.7p/kg         or £89.54 per head

52.1kg and over   to 213.2p/kg         av 172.7p/kg         or £97.11 per head



Beltex average £106.92 per head or 245.7p/kg

£ per head: £131 £119 DN&D Capstick; £129 RJ Lambert; £128 £122 HB Atkinson; £125 £118 JE Burrow; £122 AC Simpson; £121 RJ Bailes;

p/kg: 327.5p 313.2p DN&D Capstick; 350.0p RJ Lambert; 320.5p JE Burrow; 312.8p AC Simpson; 307.1p RJ Lambert; 304.8p HB Atkinson;

Suffolk average £89.84 per head or 184.7p/kg

£ per head: £105 £102 £100.50 £100 £97 £94 WR Gill; £93.50 MJ&C Thornber; £92.50 S Dorey; £92 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 201.1p S Dorey; 200.0p x3 197.8p CR Brittain; 196.7p AC Simpson; 193.5p PC Longdin; 187.8p GW Thackray;

Texel average £89.77 per head or 201.9p/kg

£ per head: £115 I Marsden; £114 £113 RJ Bailes; £113 B Watchorn; £113 WR Gill; £110 £109 RG Church; £109 CR Brittain;

p/kg: 294.9p 254.8p I Marsden; 272.5p CR Brittain; 262.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 262.5p WR Gill; 257.3p 257.1p J Baines;

Charollais average £84.57 per head or 184.4p/kg

£ per head: £95.50 J Greenwood; £92.50 £89.50 GW Thackray; £89.50 S Dorey; £89 CR Brittain; £88 WR Gill; £87.50 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 211.9p CR Brittain; 204.8p S Dorey; 191.3p WR Gill; 190.2p J Greenwood; 187.8p PC Longdin; 186.5p GW Thackray;

Masham average £83.93 per head or 183.2p/kg

£ per head: £91 £84 £82 S Dorey; £84 GW Thackray; £83.50 PC Longdin;

p/kg: 190.5p 186.4p 182.6p S Dorey; 182.6p GW Thackray; 181.5p PC Longdin;

Mule average £80.95 per head or 179.1p/kg

£ per head: £86 £84x2 £83.50 GW Thackray; £84.50x2 AC Simpson; £84 S Forshaw; £83.50x2 £83 S Dorey; £83 J Pickles

p/kg: 194.3p T&A Hird; 191.3p 191.3p CD&RF Kitching; 189.5p 187.5p 184.4p S Dorey; 185.2p J Baines; 184.2p JL&J Pate;

Swaledale average £56.59 per head or 158.6p/kg

£ per head: £80 W Mason & Son; £77 K Huck; £76 T Boothman; £73.50 J Hirst; £71 CD&RF Kitching; £68 H&M Plews;  

p/kg: 173.2p CD&RF Kitching; 172.7p T Boothman; 170.0p H&M Plews; 170.0p G&L Morton; 163.3p W Mason & Son;

Lonk average £85.40 per head or 183.0p/kg

£ per head: £87 GW Thackray; £81 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 188.4p J Greenwood; £181.3p GW Thackray;

Cheviot average £82.89 per head or 182.4p/kg

£ per head: £85 £84 F&M Parkinson; £83.50 £83 S Forshaw;

p/kg: 188.6p JL&J Pate; 184.8p F&M Parkinson; 184.4p 181.5p S Forshaw;




Cull Ewes average £68.16

Suffolk to £69.5, Texel to £100, Mule to £68.5, Swaledale to £46.5, Dalesbred to £48.5,Cheviot to £72.5, Beltex  to £73.5,

Lonk to £43.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £100 M Crabtree; £94.5 E&M Heys

Mule/Masham: £68.5 R Thwaite; £68.5 MR&VL Parsons;  

Horned: £48.5 R&N Carlisle; £46.5 H&M Plews;

Hill: £72.5 J Caygill & Partners; £55.5 MR&VL Parsons


Cast Rams average £78.50

Texel to £92.5, BFL to £90.5, Swaledale to £46.5, Lonk to £73.5.





Rearing Calves to £450 (104)

B&W av £76.57 Cont av £322.5 Native av £192.5

Spring calf show this morning with a nice show of 108 calves this morning with 85% of the calves British Blue sired or Black and White bulls. In the pre-sale show a tremendous British Blue bull from Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey was picked out as Champion by the Judge Tony Binns. The champion topped a very strong show of blue bulls with 12 of the entry over £400 peaking with the champion from Hartley’s at £450.

A strong turnout of black and white calves met 5 different buyers ringside and a much improved trade matching the quality of calves on offer. Some fleshy 8-12week calves from John Dugdale, Settle topped the day with three hitting the £200 bracket  with the same vendors runs of 9 b&w bulls averaging £161.

Continental heifers were out in force today with a better result for the calves on offer this week than previous weeks. Best calves still not quite back to top gear with some strong heifers peaking at £340 twice from M&R Smith and Joss Lancaster respectively and averaging a respectable £278 for all types.


A big thank you today’s sponsor Dugdale Nutrition and to all vendors and buyers for making the day a success.     


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £220) to £220 JC&DJ Marshall & Son                

Brit Blue x (Av £377.95) to £450 JP&KE Hartley                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £215) to £215 JP&KE Hartley

Hereford X (Av £170) to £170 EJ Fort

Dairy Shorthorn (Av £38) to £38 Flasby Estates

Black & White (Av £76.57) to £200 x3 H&M Dugdale & Son                    


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £91.67) to £95 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                                                

British Blue (Av £278.33) to £340 M&R Smith; £340 J&SA Lancaster;


Champion: JP&KE Hartley £450

Reserve: Church Farm Enterprises £445



218 Breeding & Store Sheep – 67 Ewes with 110 Lambs & 41 Store Lambs

A nice show of breeding and store sheep saw quality outfits in high demand, better sets of twins over £200 topping at £245 from RJ Umpleby and good singles £140 to £170 tops from R Fitton.

More outfits getting about each week, please pre enter with mart office so we can advice buyers. Thankyou.


Breeding sheep

Texel Ewe Crct with Twins                to £245

Texel Ewe Crct with Single                to £170

Texel Ewe BM with Twins                 to £245

Texel Shlg with Twins                         to £180

Suff Ewe Crct with Single                   to £155

Down x Ewe with Single                    to £120

Char x Ewe Crct with Twins               to £205

Char x Ewe Crct with Single              to £135

Mule Crct with Twins                         to £160

Mule BM with Twins                          to £150


TWINS - £245 £220 £205 RJ Umpleby; £205 £202 M Hutchinson; £205 R Fitton

SINGLE - £170 £155x2 £145 £140x2 £138 R Fitton;


Store Lambs – av £72.85

£76.50 £76 £73 £70 PL Metcalfe;



Hay                         Mini Heston                          £48 per bale

                                Round                                    £49 per bale

                                Small                                      £2.60 per bale


Wheat Straw        Mini Heston                          £28 per bale