Forward: 46 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle 2,206 Prime Sheep comprising 1963 Prime Hoggs, 243 Cast Ewes & Rams 208 Breeding Sheep 53 Rearing Calves to £405 X2: B&W av £75.46 Cont av £347.45 Native av £177.83 11 Loads of produce


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Countrystyle Butchers of Lancaster stepped up for the second week running to secure the top price p/kg of the day when buying a Limousin cross heifer weighing 480kg from Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor for 249.5p/kg. Top gross was a 570kg British Blue cross steer shown by James Drake of Carleton which made 239.5p/kg and top price of £1365.


465-555kg                                             to 240.5p/kg        av. 211.78p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg        av. 191.00p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 249.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 248.5p/kg        av. 210.19p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: JA Drake (BBx) 1365, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1323, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1293,1225,

p/kg: JR Metcalfe (BBx) 240.5, JA Drake (BBx) 239.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 239.5,233.5,


£ per head: JA Drake (Limx) 1342, (Blondex) 1259, JF Thompson (Limx) 1283, (Saler) 1241, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1269,

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 249.5, 239.5, 233.5, 229.5, JA Drake (Limx) 248.5,


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   150.50p/kg           £887.95

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JG Hanson (BBx) 888

p/kg: JG Hanson (BBx) 150.5


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cattle a strong trade with only 4 beef crosses represented and the dairies including a number of lean non UK cattle.

Overall Average                                   105.13p/kg           £698.87

Black & White                       to 115.5p/kg                        av. 102.20p/kg

AAx                                         to 109.5 p/kg                      

BBx                                         to 113.5p/kg

Murray Grey                         to  122.5p/kg                       av. 120.67p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AN Bolland 924, S&PE Bowker&Sons 867,815, RD Guy 844, 772, JSS Verity 790, G Abbott7Sons 712

p/kg: AN Bolland 115.5, 106.5, RD Guy 113.5, 107.5, JP&KE Hartley 111.5, JSS Verity 110.5,  G Abbott&Sons 105.5


£ per head: J&J Garnett (MG) 962,788, E&E Metcalfe&Son (AA) 827, R Caton (BBx)675

p/kg: J&J Garnett (MG) 122.5,118.5, R Caton (BBx) 113.5,  E&E Metcalfe&Son (AA) 109.5


Overall Average                                   112.83p/kg           £978.81

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: H&SMD Lund (Lim) 1010, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 948

p/kg: H&SMD Lund (Lim) 119.5, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 106.5


Prime Sheep

A similar show of sheep and a similar average to last week, overall average of 182p with an SQQ of 189p. Again the handyweight lambs were keenly contested with all buyers operating well, but the very heavy sheep are no dearer, with numbers of these plentiful.

Smart lambs were dearer today and a good show of them too, with nearly 200 lambs selling for £100 or more. Andrew Phillips from Burton Leonard had a cracking run of lambs which topped the sale at £118 on two occasions and had further pens at £117 £113 £112 £110 £109 and £108 twice, his run of 52 lambs averaging £107.37. Ian Marsden from Hoylandswaine showed his usual good type of lambs and his trailer full topped at £113, whilst Paul Simpson of Wigglesworth had a great run of lambs to top at £110 or 289.5p/kg, with others at 278p 267p 263p 257p. Taylor Bros made 269.2p of a pen, Andrew Phillips 264.1p and Kevin Marshall of Darley topped at 260.0p.

Commercial Lowland Lambs could be spilt into two categories. The 37-43kg sheep were dearer, a nice 44kg to 46kg would also be a shade dearer, with the Heavy Lowland lambs (46kg to 52kg) showing a 3p rise on the week to 172p, but very heavy sheep just remain a similar trade.

Hill bred lambs saw some good meated runs, best of the Mules 175p to 178p which was similar on the week, but horned lambs were 5p to 10p/kg dearer.

A good show of strong ewes today, best of the heavy ewes at £134.50, others around the £120 mark. Best Mules £70-£75 up to £79.50, and best Horned ewes up to £64.50 for Dalesbreds from Johny Carr, Askwith.


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £79.14 per head or 181.25p/kg          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 158.1p/kg         av 138.86p/kg      or £39.81 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 267.1p/kg         av 188.87p/kg      or £65 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 289.5p/kg         av 190.49p/kg      or £79.21 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 238.8p/kg         av 172.22p/kg      or £82.16 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 218.5p/kg         av 151.11p/kg      or £83.66 per head

Beltex average £93.83 per head or 230.31p/kg

£ per head: £117, £113 RL&AR Phillips; £110 PW Simpson; £110 RL&AR Phillips; £108x2 RL&AR Phillips £108 K Marshall

p/kg: 289.5p, 278.9p PW Simpson; 269.2p Taylor Bros; 267.1p, PW Simpson; 264.1p RL&AR Phillips; 263.9p PW Simpson

Suffolk average £79.42 per head or 174.04p/kg

£ per head: £118 RL&AR Phillips; £82 T Walmsley; £82x2 S Dorey; £81.50 M Burrill; £80.50 S Dorey; £80 H Downs & Son;

p/kg:218.5p RL&AR Phillips; 186p H Downs & Son; 182.1p G&JN Booth; 178.9p, 170.8px2 S Dorey;

Texel average £82.18 per head or 187.37p/kg

£ per head: £118, £112, £109 RL&AR Phillips; £106, £103 I Marsden; £103 J Lord; 103 HB Atkinson; £102 I Marsden; 

p/kg: 245.2p HB Atkinson; 231.8p I Marsden; 229.5p HB Atkinson; 228.2p PL Metcalfe; 227.3p I Marsden;

Mule average £77.28 per head or 169.93p/kg

£ per head: £81.50, £80x2 S Dorey; £79x3 J Pickles; £79x2 S Dorey; £79 J Baines; £78.50 S Dorey; £78 J Pickles;

p/kg: 177.3p, 177.2p S Dorey; 176.2p M Burrill; 175.6p FA Holmes & Son; 173.9px2 S Dorey; 169.6p J Pickles;

Charollais average £78.24 per head or 165.84p/kg

£ per head: £113 I Marsden; £94 FA Holmes & Son; £81 GW Houseman & Partners; £79 J Lord; £77 L Throup;

p/kg: 235.4p I Marsden; 191.8p FA Holmes & Son; 188.4p GW Houseman & Partners; 183.3p FA Holmes & Son

Swaledale average £55.62 per head or 150.50p/kg

£ per head: £69 M Burrill; £67 PL Metcalfe; £66 S&D Robinson; £64 JW Sayer & Son; £64 R Emmott; £63 GB&G Grange & Son

p/kg: 164.9p, 164.1p JW Sayer & Son; 163.9p TE Walker; 160.8p, 159.5p PL Metcalfe; 156.8p J Cheetham; 156.4p M Burrill

Dalesbred average £60.60 per head or 155.97p/kg

£ per head: £72, £70 JP Stirke; £37 RH&EA Close

p/kg: 162.8p, 160p JP Stirke; 137p RH&EA Close;



Cull Ewes average £70.35

Suffolk to £134, Texel to £119.50, BFL to £65.50, Mule to £75.50, Lleyn to £39.50, Swaledale to £53.50, Masham to £79.50, Cheviot  to £97.50, Beltex  to £87.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £134, £119.50 HB Atkinson

Mule/Masham: £75.50 RW Marston; £71.50 EJ Fort;  

Horned: £64.50, £58.50 J&ME Carr

Hill: £97.50 HB Atkinson; £65.50 ID Mellin

Cast Rams average £60.50

Texel to £53.50 J&ME Carr; Swaledale to £53.50 ID Mellin Beltex to £78.50 PR Simpson;


208 Breeding Sheep

A similar show of ewes with lambs sold to a larger ringside of buyers and trade slightly up on the week especially for anything with stronger lambs. Next week is the Special Show & Sale, entries to the mart office please. Including Annual Consignment of 100 Texel Shearlings & 2shear Ewes with Beltex x Lambs at Foot from Thomas Boothman of Linton.


Texel Ewes with Twins                       to £192  RJ Umpleby

Texel Ewes with Singles                     to £140 RG Johnson & Son

Texel Ewes BM with Twins                to £144 M&G Dobson

Texel Ewes BM with Singles              to £112 M&G Dobson

Texel Shlgs with Singles                      to £122 M&G Dobson

Suff Ewes with Twins                          to £195 RJ Umpleby

Charollais Ewes with Twins                to £180 RJ Umpleby

Charollais BM with Twins                   to £192  RJ Umpleby

Scotch Half Bred with Twins              to £185 RJ Umpleby

Suffolk Correct with Twins                to £195 RJ Umpleby

Mule Correct and Twins                     to £150 H Carr & Son

Mule B/M Twins                                  to £172 M&G Dobson

Mule B/M Singles                                to £100 M&G Dobson


Rearing Calves to £405 X2

B&W av £75.46 Cont av £347.45 Native av £177.83

A handy show of calves forward today with a strong trade for most goods. Black and Whites were £15 up on the week as a result partly to a better show but also a couple of extra faces ringside. Continental bulls and heifers were a dearer also with a few handy bidders on heifers as well as bulls.


Fred Houseman topped the day, with two bulls at £405 and Colin Whitelock at £400, with arguably no price difference to the best heifers  on show today. Shaun Sowray had a Limouisn heifer at £400 with Houseman and Whitelock at £380 and £370 respectively. Continental heifers right through averaged £344 and Blue bulls averaging £375 on a non-show week.


Calf Sales Every Monday 10.45am: Contact Sam Bradley 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £235) to £235 EJ Fort, Silsden                              

Brit Blue x (Av £375.83) to £405 x2 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £187.50) to £200 DA&S Fort, Glusburn

Hereford X (Av £175) to £175 HJ&K Blackwell, Gargrave           

Black & White (Av £75.46) to £145 RL Wright & Son, Airton                    


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £) to £                                                    

Ab Angus (Av £171.67) to £175 JP&KE Hartley, Bolton Abbey                                                 

Saler (Av £170) to £170 RL Wright & Son, Airton

British Blue (Av £352.50) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard

Lim (Av £322.50) to £400 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton




Hay                         Mini Hestons                        to £45 per bale   

                                Quads                                     to £30 per bale

                                Small Bale                              to £3 per bale

                                Round                                    to £13 per bale

Haylage                  Round                                    to £17 per bale

Wheat Straw         Mini Hestons                        to £24 per bale                    av. £20.50

                                Small Bale                              to £2 per bale

Barley Straw         Mini Hestons                        to £20 per bale