Forward: 39 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Young Bulls, 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle. 1,397 Prime Sheep comprising 1161 Prime Lambs, 41 Prime Hoggs & 195 Cast Ewes & Rams. 47 Rearing Calves - B&W av £73.43 Cont av £364 Native av £189. 30 Breeding Sheep.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Countrystyle Meats from Lancaster bought both high flyers in the p/kg stakes both British Blue cross heifers weighing 530kg and 261.5p/kg from Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son of Hutton. The 264.5p/kg purchase also proved to be the highest gross of the day at £1402. Top gross steer was a 565kg Limousin cross from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which to Keelham Farm Shop for £1376 or 243.5p/kg. Plenty of retail interest at the ringside on a quiet day for numbers because of the good weather for chasing grass.


465-555kg                                             to 258.5p/kg                        av. 249.91p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 243.5p/kg                        av. 242.01p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 264.5p/kg                        av. 228.93p/kg


560kg+                                                   to 198.5p/kg                        av. 167.8p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1376, AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 1370, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1346

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 258.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 254.5, CD&RF Kitching 243.5.


£ per head: AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 1402, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1383, 1294, (Limx) 1381,

p/kg:AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 264.5,262.5, (Limx) 260.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 242.5, (Limx) 233.5       


£ per head: R Farrell (Limx) 1121,1078

p/kg: R Farrell (Limx) 198.5,192.5.


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   137.5p/kg             £996.88

£ per head: AP Townsend (B&W Hfr) 997

p/kg: AP Townsend (B&W Hfr) 137.5



Cull Cow Prices

A light show of cattle and similar strong trade to the previous week with best dairies just a shade less but still topping £1012 in the lump, a nice Limousin leading the gross prices at £1275.

Overall Average                                   120.51p/kg           £794.01

Black & White                      to 143.5p/kg                        av.113.21p/kg

Swed Red                              to 124.5p/kg                        av. 118.60p/kg

Pure Hefd                              to 143.5p/kg                        av.135.39p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 113.5p/kg                        av. 111.35p/kg

AAx                                         to 149.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 164.5p/kg                        av. 149.64p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AP Townsend 1012, RE Ayrton&Son 944, J Caygill&Ptns 930,928,852, Flasby Estates 904

p/kg: AP Townsend 143.5, RE Arton&Son 128.5, H Downs&Son 127.5, J Caygill&Ptns 126.5, Flasby Estates 125.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: M Hutchinson (Swed Red) 797, Flasby Estates (Swed Red) 698

p/kg: M Hutchinson (Swed Red) 124.5, Flasby Estates 112.5


£ per head: L Newburn 1275

p/kg: L Newburn 164.5, SD Bennett 128.5



1,397 Prime Sheep comprising 1161 Prime Lambs, 41 Prime Hoggs & 195 Cast Ewes & Rams


As predicted the job was easier on the week, but in line with expectations and predictions to average 231p across the board. Better end of goods were 250plus, or £115 plus, with top price gross per head of £136 for Continental crosses from MJ Spensley of Elslack selling to Swaledale Foods from Skipton. Richard Crabtree form Clifton sold lambs to £129 purchased by Andrew Atkinson, whilst Keelham Farmshop of Thornton and Skipton stepped in and had lambs at £128 from MR&GP Beresford of Halton West and at £127 form Mark Evans of Steeton. Andrew Taylor made £126 of Texels to Andrew Atkinson, whilst 2 lots sold at £125, the first from Richard Maudsley to Kendalls Farmers Butchers of Pateley Bridge, then from Mark Evans to Swaledale Foods.
Mark Evans led the per kilo prices at 282p with Suffolk cross lambs selling to Keelham Farmshop, who continued their buying with lambs at 281p from Charles Marwood of Whenby. Keelham also purchased lambs at 272p from MR&GP Beresford. Vivers Scotlamb purchased a good line up of lambs, best at 278p from WC Logan Stainforth, then 276p and 273 from P Crabtree & Son Otley, and 270p from Bob Lancaster.

Ewes were a much sharper trade today, especially for heavy sorts with best Texels £110 to £134, medium sorts £90 to £110. Mules topped at £101.50 from TH Mellin Black Lane Ends and also £98.50 for a pen of 17 from S Spensley & Co Gargave. Other good Mules in the 90’s. A shortage of hill bred ewes today, better end into the £60’s. Overall average for cast sheep of £82.69


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £95.83 per head or 231.7p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 205.9p/kg         av 205.9p/kg         or £70.00 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 303.0p/kg         av 231.1p/kg         or £94.76 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 272.3p/kg         av 238.0p/kg         or £113.36 per head

52kg +                   to 251.9p/kg         av 242.4p/kg         or £101.33 per head



Suffolk average £98.71 per head or 231.4p/kg

£ per head: £127 £125 ML Evans; £124 MJ Spensley; £120 W Stapleton; £120 £113 TH Mellin;

p/kg: 282.2p 266.0p ML Evans; 263.8p 245.0p MJ Spensley; 250.0p 246.5p 245.2p TH Mellin;

Texel average £95.42 per head or 230.7p/kg

£ per head: £136 MJ Spensley; £129 P Crabtree; £128 MR&GP Beresford; £126 AJ Taylor; £125 H&S Maudsley;

p/kg: 278.6p WC Logan; 272.3p MR&GP Beresford; 270.9p Bob Lancaster; 263.3p P Crabtree;

Charollais average £104.09 per head or 224.9p/kg

£ per head: £124 CW Marwood; £118 TA Robinson; £118 H&S Maudsley; £95 D Fall;

p/kg: 218.8p CW Marwood; 262.2p 245.7p TA Robinson; 245.8p H&S Maudsley; 231.7p D Fall;

Beltex average £88.43 per head or 242.6p/kg

£ per head: £117.50 £116 £96 P Crabtree; £98 £96 J Sugden; £97.50 £97 £95.50 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 276.2p 273.3p 254.1p P Crabtree; 261.1p J&J Garnett;

Rouge average £102.27 per head or 226.1p/kg

£ per head: £113 £108 £102 £98 £96.50 JA&JM Wade;

p/kg: 231.8p 230.6p 227.9p 226.0p 224.4p JA&JM Wade;


Only a few old season lambs let and a nice trade for what was on offer

Hoggs – Overall Average £ per head or 180.1 p/kg    

£ per head: £85 M Thwaite; £78 A Jenkinson; £77 ER Howard; £77 C Willoughby;

p/kg: 210.8p A Jenkinson; 202.6p ER Howard; 192.5p C Willoughby; 182.1p M Thwaite;




Cull Ewes average £82.69

Suffolk to £99.50, Texel to £133.50, Mule to £101.50, Swaledale to £63.50, Beltex  to £64.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £133.50, £125.50  J Watson; £115.50 M Crabtree

Mule/Masham: £101.50 TH Mellin; £98.50 S Spensley

Horned: £63.50 J Baines


Cast Rams average £56

Jacob to £58.50, Swaledale to £53.50,





Rearing Calves to £435 x2 (47)

B&W av £73.43 Cont av £364 Native av £189


Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises took the championship at the June’s calf show with a cracking British Blue bull by Genus bull Dev. The 6 ½ week old bull calf took top honours in a strong class of calves selling for £435 to Tony Binns the judge.

Reserve Champion, another british blue calf but this time from Bishop Thorntons, Sowray Brothers sold away for the top price of the day at £460 to Abbott Bros of Dacre.


Blue bulls met a strong trade, not record breaking, but all blue bulls were £400 or over and averaging £417.22. Aberdeen Angus bulls certainly met strong bidding, topping at £305 for a 5 week old bull from Sowray Bros and averaging £250 right through.


Black and white calves a straight trade with the goods on offer with better end of the bulls £90 -£140 with Jim Caygill of Rylstone topping with a breed average of £73.43. 


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £417.22) to £435 J Gooch & Church Farm Ent Aberdeen Angus (Av £250) to £305 A Sowray & Son

Hereford X (Av £145) to £145 ID&JC Briggs

Shorthorn (Av £61) to £120 Flasby Estates

Black & White (Av £73.43) to £140 J Caygill & Partners

Heifer Calves

Limousin x (Av £285.67) to £330 GCL Stephenson

Brit Blue x (Av £366.67) to £460 A Sowray & Son

Aberdeen Angus (Av £155) to £215 M Fewster

Hereford X (Av £122.5) to £125 ID&JC Briggs



Champion; Church Farm Enterprises

Reserve Champion: A Sowray & Son


BB Bull

1st Church Farm Enterprises

2nd Church Farm Enterprises

3rd Church Farm Enterprises


BB Heifer

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd Church Farm Enterprises

3rd Church Farm Enterprises


Lim Heifer

1st R&YM Wood

2nd GCL Stepehnson

3rd GCL Stephenson


Native x Bull

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd Flasby Estates

3rd M Fewster


Native x Heifer

1st M Fewster

2nd ID &JC Briggs


B&W Bull

1st James Gooch

2nd ID &JC Briggs

3rd JM Smith & Son




Breeding Sheep


White Faced Woodland Ewes + Mixed           to £95

SBF Ewes  + Mixed                              to £132