Forward: 26 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30mos) & 21 Cast Cattle 4,368 TOTAL HEAD OF SHEEP – Inc: 3,544 Prime & Cast Sheep - comprising: 149 Spring Lambs, 2820 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 552 Cast Ewes and 23 Cast Rams. 824 Breeding Sheep 48 Rearing Calves 4 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


485kg+                                                   to 142.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JW Morrell 727

p/kg: JW Morrell 142.5


Prime Cattle (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   136.01p/kg           £809.24

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: KM&L Throup 1000,JJ Beckwith&Sons 758, RD Metcalfe&Son 745, B Spensley Ltd 734

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 159.5,KM&L Throup 132.5, JJ Beckwith&Son 129.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 128.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   119.45p/kg           £796.15

Black & White                       to 129.5p/kg                        av 116.49p/kg

Char x                                     to 141.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 155.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AL Dean&Son 1101,1100,1071,GB Moorhouse 1065, JWMorrell 930, G Pickersgill&Sons 847,822, PJ Bolland 803

p/kg: AL Dean&Son 129.5, G Pickersgill&Sons 128.5,125.5, GB Moorhouse 127.5, JW Morrell 126.5, PJ Bolland 125.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: B Spensley Ltd 972

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 155.5


£ per head: N Parker 856

p/kg: N Parker 141.5




Overall Average                                   134.5p/kg             £1257.58


£ per head: S Horsefield 1258

p/kg: S Horsefield 134.5


3,544 Prime & Cast Sheep

Spring Lambs: A few more about today but trade under pressure everywhere and prices down on the week

Prime & Lightweight Hoggs: A completely different story to last week with trade very slack and not much interest for heavy hoggs. Export weights were the best to sell, but lightweights and heavies were significantly less on the week as processors react to falling carcass values and buy sheep accordingly.

A big show of cast sheep saw heavies still in very good demand.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £95.43 per head or 223.6p/kg           

Charollais average £95.76 per head or 218.2p/kg

£ per head: £114 CW Sutcliffe; £102 JD&V Towers; £101 £100 CW Marwood; £98 DN Smith;

p/kg: 247.8p CW Sutcliffe; 231.8p JD&V Towers; 231.0p RJ Tindall; 226.2px2 221.4p CW Marwood;

Suffolk average £95.87 per head or 225.5p/kg

£ per head: £108 JA Key; £97 £96 S&M Craven; £96.50 £92 AN Bolland; £95 GT Carr;

p/kg: 240.0p 224.3p JA Key; 234.1p 220.5p S&M Craven; 219.5p GT Carr; 219.0p AN Bolland;

Texel average £98.02 per head or 243.6p/kg

£ per head: £119 £96 J Garth; £114 £100 JD&V Towers; £106 £101 £100.50 CR&M Wilson;

p/kg: 271.8p 259.0p 245.1p CR&M Wilson; 264.4p J Garth; 247.8p JD&V Towers; 241.2p S&M Craven

Down average £84.60 per head or 214.7p/kg

£ per head: £94 £86 CW Sutcliffe; £86 P Gaille; £80 P Butler

p/kg: 220.5p CW Sutcliffe; 215.0p 212.1p P Gaille; 205.1p P Butler;


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £73.73 per head or 171.3p/kg                                                             

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 237.1p/kg         av 149.8p/kg         or £45.65 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 242.9p/kg         av 159.7p/kg         or £54.27 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 275.0p/kg         av 182.6p/kg         or £76.13 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 196.9p/kg         av 164.8p/kg         or £79.46 per head

52.1kg and over   to 166.7p/kg         av 146.9p/kg         or £77.68 per head

Beltex average £87.04 per head or 219.0p/kg

£ per head: £110 £97 H Baines; £107 £96.50 H Atkinson; £104 RL&AR Phillips; £96 PW Simpson; £93 Taylor Bros;

p/kg: 275.0p 233.3p 231.0p H Baines; 273.7p RL&AR Phillips; 261.0p H Atkinson; 242.9p 240.0p 235.5p PW Simpson

Suffolk average £76.85 per head or 166.5p/kg

£ per head: £87x2 £85x2 S Dorey; £81 J Hodgson; £80 T Kiernan; £80 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 176.1p J Hodgson; 174.4p JM&VJ Howard; 173.9p T Kiernan; 173.7p 170.7p B&M Craven;

Texel average £77.98 per head or 175.9p/kg

£ per head: £96.50 H Atkinson; £96 £90x2 J Baines; £88 E Simpson & Son; £88 AB&BH Procter; £88 RG Church;

p/kg: 237.1p J Baines; 218.1p H Baines; 212.5p A&J Bancroft; 207.1p MJ&GC Dobson; 204.9px2 RG Church;

Mule average £73.46 per head or 157.8p/kg

£ per head: £88 £79 £78 S Dorey; £79 £77 CN Patchett; £76.50 JM&VJ Howard; £76 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 180.0p CD&RF Kitching; 175.0p CN Patchett; 170.5p RG Church; 170.0p FM Shepherd;

Charollais average £86.15 per head or 173.8p/kg

£ per head: £84x2 RL&AR Phillips; £79 JA Drake; £78 £76 S Dorey; £75 SP&VM Morris;

p/kg: 190.9p RL&AR Phillips; 184.6p JG Senior; 183.7p JA Drake; 178.0p PL Metcalfe;

Swaledale average £55.94 per head or 153.7p/kg

£ per head: £76.50 C Nelson & Son; £74 £70 D Wood; £72 JS&M Pate; £71 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 170.7p 168.2p D Wood; 166.7p JS&M Pate; 165.9p R&A White; 165.8p 165.1p RG Church Ltd;

Gritstone average £72.65 per head or 171.3p/kg

£ per head: £79.50 E Simpson & Son; £79 S&P Scrivin; £78 C Middleton; £78 J Hodgson;

p/kg: 183.7p S&P Scrivin; 181.4p J Hodgson; 174.4p Lea & Son; 172.8p E Simpson; 169.0p J Lord;

Lonk average £72.13 per head or 171.6p/kg

£ per head: £78 S&P Scrivin; £77 £75 C Crowther; £74 SP&VM Morris;

p/kg: 178.6p 175.0p C Crowther; 175.7p J lord; 172.4p 169.6p S&P Scrivin;

Cheviot average £79.72 per head or 175.3p/kg

£ per head: £85.50 £84.50x2 £84 £83.50 T Kiernan; £83 £82x2 £81.50 CM Patchett;

p/kg: 197.4p MJ&GC Dobson; 194.3p 190.9p T Kiernan; 194.0p CN Patchett; 188.1px3 J Stott;

SBF average £59 per head or 158.3p/kg

£ per head: £61 £59 H Raw;

p/kg: 160.5p 159.5p H Raw;


Cull Ewes average £70.62

Suffolk to £117.5, Texel to £141.50, BFL to £97.50, Mule to £98.50, Lleyn to £104.50, Swaledale to £59.50, Masham to £83.50, Gritstone to £83.50, Cheviot  to £74.50, Beltex to £80.50, Lonk  to £67.50, Charolais to £115.50, Beulah to £74.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £141.50 WH & MA Keighley; £139.50 W Watson; £128.50 WH&MA Keighley;

Mule/Masham: £98.50 GB Moorhouse; £90.50 RL Wright & Son; £88.50 TA&N Whitfield

Horned: £84.50 CW Sutcliffe; £67.50 SP&VM Morris; £59.50 FC&N Walker

Hill: £104.50 HW&F Wilkinson; £92.50 TA&N Whitfield; 

Cast Rams average £91.76

Texel to £115.50 J Baker; Suffolk to £103.50; BFL to £103.50, Beltex to £62.50



Breeding Sheep (824 Head)

There were 307 Sheep with 517 lambs at foot forward for today’s weekly sale and this formed the largest sale of this season. Trade was sharp with a great ringside of customers all keen to secure sheep from the entry, with young sheep again coming to the fore, Robert & Raymond Johnson presented their first Mule Hoggs with Lambs of the season and topped at £228 per outfit with others £210, The Johnsons have 20 outfits for next week’s sale. Stuart Beeforth of Chopgate made £240 of a pen of Suffolk cross Shearlings with Twins, whilst David White of Hebden made £225 of some 3crop Mules with twins.

Please let us have entries by 12noon on Fridays for inclusion in the online catalogue so that prospective customers can see over the weekend exactly what is entered for each Monday Sale. Thankyou.


Also Please note: The Main Sale of Geld Gimmer Hoggs, Hoggs with Lambs and Ewes with lambs at foot to be held on Monday 4th May will be a full catalogue sale, and entries close at 4pm on Monday 27th April.  





Gimmer Hoggs & Twins - £225 RJ Umpleby

Gimmer Hoggs & Singles - £210 RJ Umpleby

Shlgs with Twins - £225 DA Gibbon, £225 S Beeforth,

Shlgs with Singles - £175 DA Gibbon


Correct with Twins – £230 S Beeforth, £220 £210 R Caton, £220 D&JW Banks

Correct with Singles – £210 S Beeforth, £180 D&JW Banks


Suffolk x:

Gimmer Hoggs with Singles - £205 RG Johnson & Son

Shlg with Twins - £240 S Beeforth, £220 S Beeforth,

Shlg with Singles - £240 S Beeforth

Correct with Singles – £165 C Hanson,



Hoggs with singles - £228 £210 RG Johnson & Son

Shlgs with Twins - £215 JE&ME Grange,

Shlgs with Singles - £175 JE&ME Grange,

Correct with Twins - £225 £220 DM White, £220 NM Parker, £212 RJ Umpleby, £210(x3) A&SL Throup,

Correct with Singles - £108 FM Shepherd & Son,

b/m with Twins - £168 RD Metcalfe & Son, £168 NM Parker, £162(x2) MAC Iveson & Ptnrs, £160 Rodney Bros

b/m with Singles - £110 RD Metcalfe & Son, £100 FM Shepherd & Son



Shlgs & Twins - £182 Rodney Bros,

Correct with Twins - £180 C Hanson, £170 A&SL Throup, £168 Rodney Bros,

Correct with Singles - £115 Rodney Bros,

b/m with Singles - £115 Rodney Bros,



Ewes Correct & Singles - £180 S Beeforth


Rearing Calves to £430

B&W av £90.11 Cont av £344.4 Native av £204.2

A small show for today’s sale with 48 Calves forward but strong averages were shown throughout the sale with Church Farm Enterprises topping the sale sheets with a fantastic British Blue Bull reaching £430. Black and whites were on a charge again with yet again a strong average at £90.11 and topping at £170 for a Friesian calf of the Herons from Bramhope.


Demand continuing for good straight calves with reward received for producing the highest of quality.  

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £330) to £380 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £358) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Shorthorn x to £195 JR&CJ Drake                                                   

Hereford to £270 F Spence & Son

Saler x (Av £208) to £225 RL Wright & Son

Aberdeen Angus (Av £215) to £240 Church Farm Enterprises                                 

Black & White (Av £90.11) to £170 DL DM &J Heron                 


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £290) to £390 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £403.33) to £415 Church Farm Enterprises                                       

Aberdeen  Angus (Av £181) to £220 Church Farm Enterprises                                                                                                                



Wheat Straw                                        Hestons                 to £17 per bale                    TA Broderick&Son

Hay                                                         Small Bale              to £2.60 per bale                                J Duckitt

Silage                                                      Round                    to £11.50 per bale              V Stafford

Haylage                                                  Quads                     to £15 per bale                    S Whittaker