Forward: 50 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 25 Cast Cattle 2,585 Prime Sheep comprising 2231 Prime Lambs & 354 Cast Ewes & Rams 68 Rearing Calves 7 Loads of produce



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton secured the highest priced animal at the weekly sale a 595kg British Blue cross heifer from Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton for £1478 or 248.5p/kg. Next in line was another Critchley charge a 555kg Limousin cross Limousin cross steer for £1440 or 259.5p/kg selling to Countrystyle Meats Ltd of Lancaster. Top price per kg was a British Blue cross steer from Mesrs F&B Smith of Westhouse which weighed in at 510kg when sold to the Lancaster shop of Countrystyle Meats Ltd. Another very good trade for a high quality show.


460-560kg                                             to 264.5p/kg        av.241.07p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 235.5p/kg        av. 219.77p/kg



480kg+                                                   to 256.5p/kg        av. 222.8p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1440, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1401, F&B Smith (BBx) 1349

p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 264.5, RT&J Critchley & Sons (Limx) 259.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 235.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Son (BBx) 1479,1389, JA Mellin ((Limx) 1411, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1395,(Limx) 1395

p/kg: JA Mellin (Limx) 256.5, RT&J Critchley&Son (BBx) 248.5,240.5,(Limx) 239.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd (Limx) 241.5,           



Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Cast cattle a sharp trade with much more interest and the heavy thick meated dairies a touch firmer.  10 buyers ringside with 4 buyers for non Uk tagged cattle which topped out at 94.5p/kg for 725kg Black and White cow.

Overall Average                                   112.43p/kg                           £840.39

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: Rainhall Farm Ltd (B&W Hfr) 856, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons (B&W Hfr) 824

p/kg: JC&DJ Marshall&Sons (B&W Hfr) 114.5, Rainhall Farm Ltd (B&W Hfr)


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   95.12p/kg             £632.76

Black & White                      to 108.5p/kg                        av. 95.98p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 82.5p/kg                          av.75.5p/kg

Gall                                         to 115p/kg                           


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GB Moorhouse 865, Rainhall Farm Ltd 809, CM&EM Gratton 797,747, J Wellock 726, KM&L Throup 726

p/kg: CM&EM Gratton 108.5,104.5,102.5, Rainhall Farm Ltd 106.5, RM Spence 104.5, KM&L Throup 101.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: B Haigh (Dairy Sh) 450, DW&SI Throup (Dairy Sh) 390

p/kg: B Haigh (Dairy Sh) 82.5, DW&SI Throup (Dairy Sh) 68.5


£ per head: T Boothman (Gall) 610

p/kg: T Boothman (Gall) 115




2,585 Prime Sheep

Plenty of numbers about today and a very similar size show to last week, even though most marts reporting lower entry levels. We would have less of the quality Beltex types but more commercial types and hill bred lambs than of late, but still recorded a great overall average of 195/kg in the competitive environment of the live sale ring. The main info for the day would be the fewer smart lambs were, in comparison to last week, a bit dearer with the best ten pens over 250p, handy weight lambs, both lowland and Mule were dearer, definitely dearer for a 40-43kg Mule Wether, the lowland lambs 38kg to 42kg finding good favour all day long with the nice commercial sorts regularly 225p to 230p. The biggest surprise of the day came for heavy’s, we predicted they would be cheaper following slacker trade from late last week, in truth the heavy’s were along similar lines, being £3-£4 apiece dearer than we thought they would be, over 52kg averaging more on the week.
Things look nicely set for the Hogg season now, buyers are out in force with between 14 and 18 men stood ringside every week who have orders for just about every shape, size and description of sheep. If you have sheep coming ready for sale speak to Auctioneer Ted Ogden 07855 958211 for updates on trade.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £83.67 per head or 194.69p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 237.1p/kg         av 195.42p/kg      or £66.17 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 276.9p/kg         av 199.41p/kg      or £82.38 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 234.8p/kg         av 186.57p/kg      or £89.30 per head

52.1kg and over   to 210p/kg            av 178.72p/kg      or £98.42 per head


Beltex average £97.97 per head or 230.38p/kg

£ per head: £109 JE Burrow; £108 JG Hall & Son; £108 JE Burrow; £108, £108 S Asquith ; £106 TM Hartley; £105 JG Hall & Son;

p/kg: 276.9p x2 S Asquith; 265.9p JE Burrow; 258.5p  TM Hartley; 245p H&S Maudsley; 241.7p Grain Farms; 237.1p H Barker;

Suffolk average £87.94 per head or 191.5p/kg

£ per head: £100 AJ Slater; £99x2 J&C Wright; £99 RA&M Earnshaw & Son; £99 S Dorey; £97 J&C Wright; £97 MW Harrison;

p/kg:217.4p MJ Spensley; 214p AL Dean & Sons; 212.5p RA&M Earnshaw & Son; 210.5p MW Harrison; 210.3p A Fisher;

Texel average £87.30 per head or 204.42p/kg

£ per head: £106.5 A&CL Gray; £106 A Lambert; £106 GT Booth; £106 JP Barnes; £105 JL&LJ Pate; £105 AM&E Hartley;

p/kg: 259.5p TA Robinson; 259p JR Crabtree; 257.9p JE Burrow; 256.1p AM&E Hartley; 250p JL&J Pate; 246.2p S Breare

Mule average £79.01 per head or 180.7p/kg

£ per head: £85.50, £85 J Drinkall Ltd; £84.5 J Redmayne; £84 JK Wilson; £83.5 J Redmayne; £83 CD&RF Kitching; £82.5 S Dorey;

p/kg: 191.9p R&KA Burley & Son; 188.1p KJ Marston; 187.2p, 186.3p, 185.4p S Dorey; 184.6p W Mason & Son;

Masham average £81.56 per head or 187.09p/kg

£ per head: £93, £80, £78.5, £78.5 S Dorey;

p/kg:189.8p, 186.9p, 186.9p, 186p S Dorey;

Lonk average £65.69 per head or 170.47p/kg

£ per head: £78 , £74 AM&E Hartley; £71 F&R Fielden; £68, £60 F&R Fielden

p/kg: 180.5p, AM&E Hartley; 176.5p, 170p, 165.1p F&R Fielden; 162.5p AM&E Hartley;

Swaledale average £67.12 per head or 162.10p/kg

£ per head: £79.5 x2 K Huck; £75 R Tennant; £75 D Charnley; £74.5 R&KA Burley & Son; £71 JR Paisley;

p/kg:177.5 JR Paisley; 167.5p JL&J Pate; 165.9p H Smith; 164.1p JM&S Tennant; 163.4p K Huck;

Cheviot average £79.3 per head or 200.44p/kg

£ per head: £95 KJ Marston; £80, £79.5 JL&J Pate; £76 S Dorey

p/kg: 211.1p S Dorey; 200p, 193.9p JL&J Pate; 182.7p KJ Marston;

SBF average £81.32 per head or 177.25p/kg

£ per head: £85.5, £82, £80 J&E Slater

p/kg: 190.7p, 177.8p, 164.4p J&E Slater;




Cull Ewes average £52.17

Suffolk to £76.5, Texel to £110, BFL to £69.5, Mule to £60.5, Swaledale to £37.5, Dalesbred to £40, Cheviot to £52.5, Beltex  to £91.5.

Top prices:

Lowland:£111 D Asquith £110 KG Stapleton; £98.5 JA&JH Hewetson;

Mule/Masham: £60.5 H&S Maudsley; £59.5 KG Stapleton  

Horned: £40 GW Houseman & Partners; £37.5 GA Parker

Hill: £69.5 WB Woodsworth; £68.5 J Middleton;


Cast Rams average £50.82

Suffolk to £62.5, Texel to £89.5, BFL to £54.5, Swaledale to £39.5, Beltex to £41.5.




Rearing Calves to £430 (68)

B&W av £42.47 Cont av £291.68 Native av £222.2

Martyn Jennings took the Dugdale prize for the highest priced calf this morning with his strong British Blue bull selling for £430. All in all a good trade was had throughout the sale with some particular strong bidding on the best continental heifers. Church Farm Enterprises saw the best of the heifer trade peaking at £380 twice for a brace of cracking calves.


Throughout the sale middle of the road calves found a ready audience today with a healthy contingent of both farmers and agents ringside. Black and white calves were a straight trade today, however not many bidders on the strong calves however fortnight to month old calves were nice to sell.


Natives found some stiff competition ringside with heifers seeing the biggest change compared to recent sales however it was a strong bull from Graham Hayton which topped the section at £325.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £248.75) to £310 J Gooch                     

Brit Blue x (Av £307.6) to £430 MP Jennings

Charollais (Av £370) to £370 GD&A Midgeley                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £265) to £325 Hayton & Stocks

Flekvieh (Av £175) to £250 C Watson

Dairy Shorthorn (Av £70.5) to £160 Hayton & Stocks

Black & White (Av £36.93) to £70 Flasby Estates                        


Heifer Calves                       

Ab Angus (Av £157.5) to £170 J&SA Lancaster                                                            

British Blue (Av £285) to £380 x2 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £260) to £300 GD&A Midgeley




Hay                                                         Mini Heston                          to £48 per bale

Wheat Straw                                        Mini Heston                          to £21 per bale

                                                                Quads                                     to £88 per tonne

Barley Straw                                         Round                                    to £21 per bale