Forward: 67 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 4 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 40 Cast Cattle. 4,251 Prime Sheep comprising 3,781 Prime Lambs, 470 Cast Ewes & Rams. 58 Rearing Calves. 56 Dairy Cattle. 6 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Another good show of clean cattle with handy weight cattle particularly good to sell. Sunday 29th November is the Lingfields Christmas Primestock Show with an anticipated entry of approximately 60 cattle with classes for haltered and unhaltered.


465-555kg                                             to 255.5p/kg                        av. 248.04p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 243p/kg                            av. 233.90p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 246.5p/kg                        av.176.97p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 257.5p/kg                        av. 201.61p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1470,(BBx) 1372, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1371, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1295,

p/kg: JM Townsend (Limx) 255.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 243,(BBx) 234.5, JA Drake (Limx) 240.5, JR Metcalfe(Limx) 238.5


£ per head: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 1558, SD Bennett (BBx) 1472, JM Townsend (BBx)1424,1312,S&P Scriven (BBx) 1304

p/kg: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 257.5, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 249.5, JM Townsend (BBx) 243.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 241.5,241.5   

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   89.27p/kg             £592.87

Black & White                       to 105.5p/kg                        av. 86.04p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 110.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 126.5p/kg                        av. 105.55p/kg

Salerx                                     to 109.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: G Abbott&Sons 923, M&R Smith 835, A Lawson&Son 729,715, JSS Verity 728, G Pickersgill&Sons 717

p/kg: G Pickersgill&Sons 105.5,101.5, M&R Smith 102.5, G Abbott&Sons 102.5, DE&MA Booth 96.5, RE Ayrton&Son 95.5


£ per head: R Caton 893,803, JR Birkhead Farms Ltd 785

p/kg: R Caton 126.5,114.5, JR Birkhead Farms Ltd 115.5, JR Carr 109.5



4,251 Prime Sheep

A slightly smaller show of sheep today met with a much sharper trade, especially for a commercial type of Lowland bred lamb. The smart things were good to sell, exactly the same as last week with Hannah Brown leading the sale at £114 each or 265p/kg.  A commercial Continental lamb, regardless of weight would be £2-£3 dearer on the week, making the 40kg to 45kg lambs selling from 165p to 175p, whilst the heavies were 150p to 160p depending on quality. Mule wether lambs were £3-£4 a piece dearer on the week, the best end of 45-46kg lambs working into £27-£28 over the weight, the very best at £30 over with CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield selling 45kg’s at £75, a more commercial sort was £24-£25 over. Horned lambs were no dearer, generally around 130p.

Cast sheep a very similar trade on the week



Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £70.17 per head or 162.3p/kg            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 238.7p/kg         av 123.59p/kg      or £37.35 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 190.9p/kg         av 128.27p/kg      or £43.84 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 265.1p/kg         av 166.82p/kg      or £69.70 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 216.3p/kg         av 155.37p/kg      or £74.35 per head

52.1kg and over                 to 164.4p/kg         av 144.31p/kg      or £75.86 per head

Beltex average £77.76 per head or 185.86p/kg

£ per head: £114, £106 Hannah Brown; £100x2, £99 AM&HV Brown; £95 JS Eddleston; £95 AM&HV Brown; £94 K Saffrey

p/kg: 265.1p Hannah Brown; 238.7p AM&HV Brown; 231.7p JS Eddleston; 230.8p James Garth & Son; 230p DN&D Capstick

Suffolk average £71.21 per head or 156.81p/kg

£ per head: £77.50 TH Mellin; £77 DW&CJ Towler; £77 CD&RF Kitching; £76 B Spensley; £76 S&PE Bowker & Son;

p/kg: 179.1p CD&RF Kitching; 178p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 175.6p AL Dean & Son; 171.6p H Downs & Son; 168.9p B Spensley Ltd

Texel average £71.68 per head or 161.82p/kg

£ per head: £90 TH Mellin; £84 J Turner; £83 DA Towell; £80 TA Robinson; £80 P Fawcett; £80 R Emmott; £79.50 S Spensley & Co

p/kg: 194.9p MR Davis; 188.1p TR Thwaite & Son; 183.7p S&P Scrivin; 181.4p JM&VJ Howard Ltd; 180.5p D&J Carlisle;

Mule average £66.29 per head or 152.36p/kg

£ per head: £75 x2 CD&RF Kitching; £74.50 JH Throup; £74 DW&CJ Towler; £73 S Spensley & Co; £72.50 JC&N Throup;

p/kg: 166.7p CD&RF Kitching; 163.4p PL Metcalfe; 163p CD&RF Kitching; 162.5p JH Throup; 162.5p JA Throup; 161.9p TH Mellin

Charollais average £73.83 per head or 160.68p/kg

£ per head: £78 H Downs & Son; £74.50 JR Dinsdale & Sons; £73, £69.50 A Guy & Son; £69 N Speake; £68.50 FG Throup

p/kg: 166p H Downs & Son; 163.1p FG Throup; 162p JR Dinsdale & Sons; 161.6p A Guy & Son; 156.8p N Speake

Lleyn average £69.56 per head or 161.76p/kg

£ per head: £76, £75.50 CD&RF Kitching; £64 DC Wood; £63 N Speake

p/kg: 172.7p, 164.1p CD&RF Kitching; 153.7p N Speake; 152.4p DC Wood

Dalesbred average £47.56 per head or 125.9p/kg

£ per head: £63 WM Hall; £51 JA Stoney & Son; £51, £50 K Lister & Sons; £38.50 AN Fothergill

p/kg: 134.2p JA Stoney & Son; 131.6p K Lister & Sons; 130.8p K Lister & Sons; 126p WM Hall


Cull Ewes average £44.06

Suffolk to £71.50, Texel to £97.50, BFL to £51.50, Mule to £58.50, Lleyn to £48.50, Swaledale to £38.50, Herdwick to £13.50, Charolais to £67.50, Cheviot  to £52, Lonk  to £25.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £97.50 S Holt; £89.50 J&T Booker; £86.50 CT&EM Hammond; £84.50 RJ&SM Wallbank;

Mule/Masham: £58.50 JA Throup; £56.50 B Spensley Ltd; £55.50 AL Dean & Son  

Horned: £38.50 JI&MP Greenwood; £34.50x2 F Reeday & Son

Hill: £52 LJ Penter; £48.50 Beeston Hall Farms

Cast Rams average £60.71

Texel to £62.50 Hayton & Stocks; LLeyn to £70.50 CD&RF Kitching; Beltex to £88.50 D Feather


Rearing Calves to £420 (58)

B&W av £75.29 Cont av £302.6 Native av £200.83


Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £308.13) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £208) to £275 RE Ayrton & Son                                                                

MRI (Av £151) to £188 L&A Watson                                              

Black & White (Av £75.29) to £110 JC Marshall & Son                               


Heifer Calves                                                       

Brit Blue x (Av £274.6) to £405 Church Farm Enterprises                         

Ab Angus to £165 RE Ayrton & Son                                                                                                                


Craven Dairy Auction (56 head)

 A handy show of dairy cattle for the Christmas Show with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton taking the top honours with his Pedigree heifer that had been calved 28 days and giving 32 Litres. Judge Helen Herd found this to be her favourite and rightly so selling to the days top price of £2000. The Baul family also took Reserve Champion with his second heifer and reached joint second highest price of £1850 and joined Roger Naylor of Langbar.


Right throughout the sale milkers sold well with David Leeming of Burnt Yates receiving a strong following topping at £1640 for a 3rd Calver giving 36 Litres. Jennings Farmers of Fountains reached £1700 for a Pedigree Heifer giving 32kgs and sold again to the Naylor Family.


The Frank Wade Perpetual Trophy was won by I Olivers and Partners with their good entry due to calve in January to the Aberdeen Angus and sold to £1210.


Judge – Helen Herd

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Partners 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd RW&M Walker

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st PJ Waring 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd DL Leeming Ltd 

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Olivers & Partners 2nd I Olivers & Partners 3rd CR Green

                                Champion – M Baul & Partners        Reserve – M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1544 to £1700 RW&M Walker


2nd Quality Heifers (3) av £965 to £1080


Newly Calven Cows (10): av £1351 to £1680 A Lawson & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (13): av £1613 to £2000 M Baul & Partners 


Incalf Heifers (4): to £1210 I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers (11) av £514 to £570 AP Lumb


 Heifer Calves (6) av £303.3 to £320 J&SA Lancaster




Hay                                         Mini Hestons                        to £24 per bale

Barley Straw                         Quads                                     to £48 per tonne