Forward: 12 Prime cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle. 1,825 TOTAL HEAD OF SHEEP comp: 1,244 Prime Sheep comprising 530 Spring Lambs, 464 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 239 Cast Ewes & 11 Cast Rams. 581 Breeding Sheep. 16 Rearing Calves. 14 Dairy Cattle. 2 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   117.5p/kg             £957.63

£ per head: JC&DJ Marshall (B&W) 958

p/kg: JC&DJ Marshall (B&W) 117.5 

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   111.04p/kg           £689.97

Black & White                       to 113.5p/kg                        av 100.52p/kg

Blondex                                 to 131.5p/kg                        av 129.00p/kg

Limx                                       to 117.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 116.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 127.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Ryder&Son 902,827

p/kg: M Ryder&Son 113.5,112.5


£ per head: J&T Booker (Blonde)854,822

p/kg: J&T Booker (Blonde) 131.5,126.5


£ per head: D Pearson 733

p/kg: D Pearson 127.5


1,244 Prime & Cast Sheep

Another tidy show of spring lambs for a bank holiday were marginally better to sell than probably anticipated pre-sale, undoubtedly helped by the fact that there were 14 individual buyers stood at the ringside to compete for sheep, and although trade was slightly less on the week good competition meant for a fast selling trade on the day. Smart shop lambs were top side of 200p, decent prime lambs around 190p and commercial types around 180-182p.

The selection of hoggs was usual for the time of year with several men on their last round up, but prices were under pressure and trade was generally either side of 150p/kg.

Cull ewe trade didn’t show too much decline and a plainer show were nice to sell.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £79.05 per head or 188.5p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 201.3p/kg         av 186.0p/kg         or £70.17 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 214.3p/kg         av 189.3p/kg         or £79.40 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 202.2p/kg         av 187.1p/kg         or £89.87 per head

52.1kg and over   to 178.3p/kg         av 177.0p/kg         or £102.67 per head

Suffolk average £80.51 per head or 187.9p/kg

£ per head: £107 JA Key; £93 £91 £89 £88.50 ML Evans; £89 WJ Barker; £85 JA&JM Wade & Son; £85(x2) TH Mellin

p/kg: 206.8p 202.2p 197.8p 196.7p ML Evans; 197.7p TH Mellin; 196.3p WJ Barker; 190.0p G&SE Parker & Son

Texel average £79.51 per head or 189.3p/kg

£ per head: £94 £93 £88.50 TH Mellin; £94 £90 M Carefoot; £94 I Barrett; £92 £91 DW&SI Throup;

p/kg: 213.6p 207.3p 206.7p 205.8p TH Mellin; 212.5p HJ&TJ Howarth; 210.0p M Carefoot; 201.3p WF Naylor;

Charollais average £76.16 per head or 188.5p/kg

£ per head: £90 S Coar; £83 P&J Sedgwick; £80 G&SE Parker & Son; £80 TH Mellin

p/kg: 214.3p 189.0p S Coar; 197.6p P&J Sedgwick; 195.1p TH Mellin; 193.8p JJ Beckwith & Son; 189.7p I Barrett & Son

Rouge average £83.34 per head or 189.9p/kg

£ per head: £92 £84 £82.50 JA&JM Wade & Son

p/kg: 195.7p 191.9p 190.9p 184.9p JA&JM Wade & Son


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £61.27 per head or 146.6p/kg                                                             

2.1kg to 35.9kg    to 155.9p/kg         av 132.7p/kg         or £45.96 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 170.0p/kg         av 149.8p/kg         or £60.93 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 173.9p/kg         av 148.9p/kg         or £73.37 per head

52.1kg and over   to 164.8p/kg         av 135.8p/kg         or £73.67 per head

Beltex average £76.61 per head or 160.1p/kg

£ per head: £78 JG senior; £77 M&AB Wood; £77 P&J Brown & Son.

p/kg: 160.4p M&AB Wood; 160.4p P&J Brown & Son

Suffolk average £71.73 per head or 146.8p/kg

£ per head: £75 D&GM Scott; £74 M&AB Wood;

p/kg: 154.5p 154.2p M&AB Wood; 152.3p JG Senior;

Texel average £66.52 per head or 152.1p/kg

£ per head: £89 J Lord; £86 D Clarke; £82 £80 P&J Brown & Son; £80 JA Robinson;

p/kg: 173.9p 167.3p P&J Brown & Son; 170.0p 165.6p 163.2p J Greenwood;

Cheviot  average £74.40 per head or 167.8p/kg

£ per head: £81 J Lord

p/kg: 168.8p 165.9p J Lord

Swaledale/Dalesbred average £55.18 per head or 144.9p/kg

£ per head: £72 £63 £62 N&J&S Taylor; £62 DM&SV Throup

p/kg: 157.5p 155.0p N&J&S Taylor; 150.0p AV Caton;

Lonk average £65.20 per head or 152.7p/kg

£ per head: £71.50 B Dibb

p/kg: 155.0p J Greenwood; 152.1p B Dibb

Gritstone average £65.11 per head or 157.4p/kg

£ per head: £77 J Lord

p/kg: 160.0p J Greenwood; 158.5p J Lord; 157.1p B Dibb


Cull Ewes average £71.87

Suffolk to £105.50, Texel to £140.50, BFL to £108.50, Mule to £97.50, Lleyn to £101.50, Swaledale to £69.50, Zwartable to £90.50, Gritstone to £83.50, Cheviot  to £89.50, Herdwick  to £97.50, SBF to £72.50, Charollais to £67.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £140.50 JL North; £123.50 CT&EM Hammond; £117.50 J Holmes; £116.50 Beckwith Cottage;

Mule/Masham: £97.50 TH Mellin; £93.50 DR&FE Wallbank; £91.50 AS Staveley; £91.50 JA Squires;

Horned: £72.50 G Chippendale; £96.50 N&J&S Taylor; £68.50 JK Wilson; £68.50 Ashfield Farms;

Hill: £108.50 £105.50 SL&SD Lund; £101.50 H&M Dugdale; 

Cast Rams average £112.77

Texel to £124.50 RS&EJ Longden; Suffolk to £104.50 RS&EJ Longden; Charollais to £119.50 RS&EJ Longden; Swaledale to £89.50 SL&SD Lund; Teeswater to £107.50 RS&EJ Longden; BFL to £112.50 AS Staveley; Beltex to £147.50 DP Mitchell;



581 Breeding Sheep

A busy sale for late in the season saw 229 Hoggs, Shearlings and Ewes with 352 Lambs at Foot presented for sale. The sale ring was packed and older sheep with strong lambs were keenly sought, but trade for Hoggs and Lambs has certainly become quieter in the last few weeks. As ever please advise entries to the mart office by 12noon Friday for inclusion in the online catalogue.


Today we held our special late season show and sale of single sheep with lambs at foot. The following awards were given:

Lowland sheep:
1st JM Daggett £180; 2nd C Nelson & Son £150; 3rd JW Stockdale & Son £200

Hill Sheep:

1st JH&J Bland £180; 2nd JH&J Bland £170


Principle Prices:

Texel Hoggs & Singles to £205 £200 £185 JW Stockdale & Son; £170 JM Daggett

Texel Hoggs & Twins to £205 JW Stockdale & Son

Texel Ewes Correct with Twins to £200 C Mitton, £195 G Harrison;

Texel Ewes Correct & Singles to £110 MJ&PJ Campbell

Texel Ewes b/m & Twins £190 G Harrison; £152 C Mitton

Suffolk Correct & Twins to £168 W Wildman

Mule Hoggs & Singles to £180 £172 JM Daggett

Mule ewes Correct & Twins to £175 £170(x2) A&SL throup; £172 £170 S Horn;

Mule Correct & Single to £110 £107 RL Handy

Mule b/m & Twins to £170 £160 A&SL Throup; £150 AG Horn

Masham Hoggs & Singles to £135 T Lund

Zwartbles x Hoggs & Singles to £230 JW Stockdale & Son

Lleyn Ewes Correct and Twins to £175 I Deighton

Swaledale Ewes Correct & Singles to £170 JH&J Bland

Swaledale Ewes b/m & Singles to £180 JH&J Bland

Swaledale Ewes incorrect & Singles to £135 JH&J Bland

Dalesbred Ewes b/m and Twins to £100 T Lund



Rearing Calves to £460

B&W av £85 Cont av £362 Native av £251.50

Small Show of calves forward following the calf show with a lot of farmers with one eye on their silage. However trade was strong not quite that of Show week but a couple of strong Simmental heifers topped the bidding today from John Blackwell, Gargrave 1mth and 28 days making £460 with Alf and Andrew Townsend just pipped with their bull at £455. 


Black and Whites and Angus’ continue their strong trend with some planer calves than what has been previously seen still averaging £85 and £251.50 Respectively.


Bull Calves

Simmental x to £200 S Nuttall                        

Hereford to £240 HJ&K Blackwell                   

Brit Blue (Av £365) to £455 AP Townsend                                                    

Ab Angus (Av £252) to £260 AP Townsend                                  

Black & White (Av £75) to £105 EJ Fort                         


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £200) S Nuttall                        

Simmental (Av £440) to £460 HJ&K Blackwell                             

Ab Angus (Av £250) to £270 GD&JC Holme & Son                                                      


Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)

A small show today with a number of cattle turning up unannounced making placing cattle a little trickier, despite this quality was good with some good heifers from Samantha Sugden and David and Suzy Lawson reaching a good trade but arguably others hard done by even by current standards. In the end Stephen Coates of Baildon Moor chose David Lawson’s pedigree heifer as his champion but was beaten to the top price by the reserve champion from Samantha Sugden a Grinkle bred heifer giving 30kgs and heading to Southfield at £2000. David Lawson s Champion a strong heifer in her own right was hard fought over also and was eventually bought by Show judge Stephen Coates. 

Judge – Stephen Coates

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd SJ Sugden        3rd JD Taylor

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A&G Midgley                   2nd A Lawson & Son

                                Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve – SJ Sugden


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (4): av £1575 to £2000 SJ Sugden


Newly Calven Heifers (3): av £1116 to £1160 MT Stapleton


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1090 to £1100 A Lawson & Son  


Maiden Heifers (2): av £710 to £760 R&E Pollard