Forward: 36 Prime cattle comprising 15 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 19 Cast Cattle 1,287 Prime Sheep comprising 886 Spring Lambs, 171 Prime Hoggs (inc 13 Mature Hoggs), 230 Cast Ewes & Rams 213 Breeding Sheep 41 Rearing Calves 5 Dairy


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


It was a clean sweep for Phil Gregory amongst the top prices at the Bank Holiday sale as he accounted for the top gross and both leading priced p/kg steer and heifer for the family owned shop of DA Gregory&Son in Bacup. Mesrs F&B Smith of Masongill were the producers in the spotlight in the by weight prices with their leading steer a Limousin weighing 565kg at 254.5p/kg (£1438) and heifer again a Limousin weighing 520kg at 260.5p/kg (£1355). Top gross price bought by Mesrs Gregory was a 560kg British Blue cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton at £1453 or 259.5p/kg. In another high quality show (steers averaged 232p/kg and heifers 246.18p/kg) cattle were spread evenly around the ring with James Robertshaw the leading buyer with 5 to his book including cattle for Robertshaws Farms Shop in Thornton and Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton. Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster accounted for 3.



560kg+                                                   to 254.5p/kg                        av.232.18p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 260.5p/kg                        av.246.15p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (Limx) 1438, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1407, (BBx) 1372,1331, TW Cowperthwaite (BBx) 1387

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 254.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 236.5,231.5,221.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 233.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1453, (Limx) 1385, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1435, (BBx) 1353, F&B Smith (Limx) 1355

p/kg: F&B Smith 260.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 259.5, (Limx) 249.5, 247.5,244.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 249.5,235.5.


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   131.53p/kg                           £808.88

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JG Hall&Son (B&W Hfr) 937, N&SA Fort (MRI) 681

p/kg: N&SA Fort (MRI) 137.5, JG Hall&Son (B&W Hfr) 127.5  







Cull Cow Prices

A nice lift in cast cow trade as numbers dry up. The top end of the heavy dairies are now 120p+ or £1000+. Geoff Booth of Lothersdale sold first cross British Blues at 820kg to £1144 or 139.5p/kg. An 830kg Beef Shorthorn cow from Michael Daggett of Hartlington was £1091 or 131.5p/kg and a 560kg Angus cross cow with feed potential made 150.5p/kg for J Simpson of Bury.


Overall Average                                   122.06p/kg                           £849.28

Black & White                      to 123.5p/kg                        av. 113.90p/kg

Fleck                                       to 135.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 150.5p/kg                        av.125.8p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 127.5p/kg

Shorthorn                             to 131.5p/kg                        av. 126.01p/kg

Blondex                                 to 142.5p/kg                        av. 139.49p/kg

BBx                                         to 139.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GT Booth 1061,968, M&R Smith 980, 916, JD Taylor&Son 966, J Gooch 882, GD&JC Holme&Son 847

p/kg: N&SA Fort 123.5, GT Booth 122.5, J gooch 122.5, M&R Smith 119.5, GD&JC Holme 118.5, JD Taylor&Son 118.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 725

p/kg: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 135.5


£ per head: JM Daggett (Beef Short) 1091, J Higgs (Beef Short) 837, R&E Pollard (Hefdx) 880, J Simpson (AAx) 843

p/kg: JM Daggett (Beef Short) 131.5, J Higgs 119.5, J Simpson (AAx) 150.5


£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 1144, F Stephenson (Blondex) 1040,1003,  

p/kg: F Stephenson (Blondex) 142.5,136.5, GT Booth (BBx) 139.5



1,287 Prime Sheep comprising 886 Spring Lambs, 171 Prime Hoggs (inc 13 Mature Hoggs), 230 Cast Ewes & Rams


Bank Holiday saw us hold our usual weekly market for Primestock, Breeding Sheep, Calves and Dairy, and whilst Spring Lamb numbers were again good and a nice trade seen for nearly 900 head of lambs which levelled at £106.23 per head, or 255p/kg, hoggs and ewes saw much lighter entries following the end of Ramadan.

Spring Lambs saw two vendors achieve the top price of 300p/kg, first to PA&NS Tattersall from York with 6 Continentals weighing 38kg selling at £114 per head, and secondly from D&L Coar from Darwen, with a pair of 42kg Continentals making £126. Both pens sold to wholesalers Hartshead Head Meat Co in Mossley. Next in line were AS&G Donaldson from Northallerton with Continentals at 282.1p, GT Booth from Dowshaw Farm in Lothersdale made 280p. The handy export weight lambs were again a sharp trade, better skinned sorts 260p to 280p, first cross Suffolk & Texels generally around 250p.
Per head, the prices peaked at £127 on three occasions, two of those from ML Evans of Steeton, one pen selling to butchers J Kearns in Shipley, and the other to Kendalls Farm Butchers in Harrogate & Pateley Bridge. The third pen at £127 came from TH Mellin of Black Lane Ends which sold to Hartshead Meat Co who also secured lambs at £126 from D&L Coar of Darwen. Messrs Coar sold another pen at £126 to Kendalls Farm Butchers, and a further pen at £125 to West Scottish Lamb. The nice heavy lambs on the day for quality retail use were generally making prices £118 to mid £120’s, commercial heavies £112 to £117.

There was a poor show of Hoggs on offer today showing them less money on the week but still proving a demand is still out there for them, with fed Hoggs selling above all expectations! 45-52 kilos averaged 201ppk with a mixture of Mules, Horned and Continentals in the mix! Best Hoggs still selling to local butchers shops with a top of £124 from J Greenwood. Hoggs looking like they want cashing before the trade drops!



Ewes were much dearer than expected! An overall show of 211 Ewes to average £72.30 and 19 Rams to Average £89.90 Ewes sold to a top price of £129.50 from J Taylor, Horrocks Fold, Bolton. Best Continental Ewes above £110 up to £129.50 Good meated Tex x mules ewes £80-£95 with biggest mules ewes making £80+ with lean meat mules £72-£78. Skipton Requires more cull ewes every week with a good following of buyers operating for slaughter orders and grazing orders!



Prime Lambs – Overall Average £106.23 per head or 255.3p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 280.0p/kg         av 274.0p/kg         or £94.80 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 300.0p/kg         av 256.8p/kg         or £104.59 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 271.7p/kg         av 245.6p/kg         or £117.10 per head

52.1kg and over   to 255.8p/kg         av 222.9p/kg         or £116.91 per head


Texel average £106.99 per head or 257.7p/kg

£ per head: £127 TH Mellin, £126x2 £125 D&L Coar, £124 £121 J&F Nutter, £120 S Spensley, £119.50 £118 N Walker, £118 A&EM Ashby & Son

p/kg: 300p PA&NS Tattersall, 300p 279.3p 275.6p D&L Coar, 282.1p AS&G Donaldson, 280.0p GT Booth, 275p D&A Livestock, 273.2p 272.5p T Hill & R Wright, 272.4p RG&SJ Paul.

Suffolk average £105.25 per head or 252.8p/kg

£ per head: £127x2 £125 £124 £123x2 £122 £120 ML Evans, £121 £120 TH Mellin

p/kg:270.2p 264.6p 261.7p 258.3p ML Evans, 264.1p SP&VM Morris, 261.9p D&A Livestock, 261.5p 261p 256.8p HR&WJ Maudsley, 256.8p TH Mellin,

Charolais average £104.60 per head or 258.6p/kg

£ per head: £112 £105 £104.50 AS&G Donaldson, £105 TH Mellin, £104 SP&VM Morris, £103 G Walters, £102 D&R Reed.

p/kg: 267.9p 262.5p 254.5p AS&G Donaldson, 257.5p G Walters, 250.0p TH Mellin, 248.8p D&R Reed

Bleu d Maine average £103 per head or 251.2p/kg

£ per head: £103 J&A Stevenson

p/kg: 251.2p J&A Stevenson

Hampshire average £98.29 per head or 227.3p/kg

£ per head: £113 £104 £90 A Challoner

p/kg: 264.7p 225p 221.3p A Challoner


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £88.60 per head or 190.6p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 232.5p/kg         av 190.7p/kg         or £77.92 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 238.5p/kg         av 201.5p/kg         or £99.45 per head

52.1kg and over   to 194.9p/kg         av 169.9p/kg         or £104.00 per head


Texel average £97.70 per head or 207.6p/kg

£ per head: £124 J Greenwood, £118 £115 P Hargreaves, £110 £106 JT Rushton, £109 J Baines, £108 RJ Gardt, £104 JC Capell, £104 H Metcalfe

p/kg: 238.5p 231.8p J Greenwood, 232.5p R&N Carlisle, 226.1p 220.9p JC Capell, 226.1p 215p H Metcalfe, 222.1p J Baines, 215.7p JT Rushton,

Mule average £88.30 per head or 170.4p/kg

£ per head: £104 JC Capell, £94 IJ Pratt, £92 A Winterbottom,

p/kg: 192.6p JC Capell, 177.4p IJ Pratt,

Charollais average £97 per head or 180p/kg

£ per head: £97 C Kendall,

p/kg: 180p

Horned average £68.55 per head or 162.5p/kg

£ per head: £103 J Greenwood, £73 J Baines

p/kg: 214.6p J Greenwood, 178p J Baines, 162.2p HM Plews


Mature Hoggs av £78.65

£93.50 IJ Pratt, £90 JT Robinson, £86 J Greenwood



Cull Ewes average £72.30

Suffolk to £115.50, Texel to £129.50, Mule to £85.50, Lleyn to £63.50, Swaledale to £48.50, SBF to £59.50, Beltex to £116.50, Lonk to £71.50, Dalesbred to £57.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £129.50 J Taylor; £117.50 P Hargreaves;

Mule/Masham: £85.50 AJ Shepherd; £79.50 N Peacock;  

Horned: £59.50 Beeston Hall; £57.50 Hayton & Stocks;

Hill: £71.50 J Greenwood; £63.60 CD&RF Kitching;  


Cast Rams average £89.90

Suffolk to £78.50, Texel to £124.50, Zwartable to £81.50.




Rearing Calves to £415 (41)


The Calf trade not showing any signs of slacking off just yet! Blue bulls averaging £380 selling to a top of £410 from JP+KE Hartley and Blue Heifers averaging £332. Blue Heifers sold to £410 from regular supporter Andrew Ayrton.

A show of nice rearing Black and White calves with no monsters in, coming to a very respectable average £83.

A very young show of Native calves today Angus bulls averaging £228 selling to a top price of £295 from regular vendor M Fewster. More Calves required every week for our growing audience of buyers looking for all classes of calves.

Please Call Kyle with any Enquires.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £358) to £415                           IRG Collins                                            

Brit Blue x (Av £380) to £410                           JP&KE Hartley                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £228) to £295 M Fewster

Hereford X (Av £215) to £215                          JR Wellock

Simmental (Av £350) to £350                          AP Townsend                      

Black & White (Av £83) to £105                      AP Townsend      


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £177) to £220                             M Fewster                                                                                           

Hereford (Av £255) to £255                              JR Wellock                            

British Blue (Av £332) to £410                         RE Ayrton                             

Limousin (Av £347) to £365                              WP&B Walker



213 Breeding Sheep


Breeding Sheep Sales returned to Mondays today and there was a cracking entry forward selling to a strong trade. Texel Hoggs & Lambs were good to sell topping £245 per outfit for Hogs with Twins from Monty Burton of Claughton, closely followed at £230 per outfit with singles from Simon Bennett of Silden who sold two other pens at £220. Mr Burton also singles at £220, as did RG Johnson & Son, Felliscliffe. Mule Hoggs with Singles topped at £195 from JR Airey of Elslack, who sold others at £182, and RG Johnson & Son, Felliscliffe made £192. N Peacock of Thirsk sold Mule Hoggs with singles to £180.
Ewes and Shearlings with lambs were a sharper trade on the week, Mule Shearlings & Twins to £230 from Neil Heseltine of Malham, who sold Suffolk Ewes with twins at £210. Continental Ewes with Twins sold to £230 and £225 from BM&E Craven & Son of Kexby, and £220 from C Fewster of Grassington. Mule Ewes and Twins sold to £210 from Month Burton. Single outfits were to £155 and £130 from C Fewster.
This weeks sale also included the Annual Consignment of Swaledale Ewes with Mule Lambs at Foot from JH&J Bland of Crowden House which averaged £169 topping at £200 for Ewes with single gimmer lambs at foot.
Breeding Sheep Sales continue every Monday at 11:30am. Please advise the office by 12noon Fridays prior to sale for inclusion in the online catalogue.


Suffolk Hoggs + Single Lambs           to £185                                  N Peacock

Suffolk Ewe + Single Lamb                to £128                                  N Peacock

Suffolk Ewe + Twin Lambs                to £210 av £192                  N Heseltine

Texel Hoggs + Single Lambs              to £230 av £218                  SD Bennett

Texel Hoggs + Twin Lambs                to £245                                  M Burton

Texel Ewe + Single Lamb                   to £155                                  C Fewster

Texel Ewe + Twin Lambs                    to £230 av £221                  B&M Craven

Mule Hoggs + Single Lambs              to £195 av £178                  JR Airey

Mule Ewe + Single Lamb                   to £120                                  N Peacock

Mule Shlgs + Twin Lambs                  to £230                                  N Heseltine

Swale Ewe + Single Lamb                  to £200 av £169                  JH&J Bland



5 Dairy

Todays late May Day Bank Holiday Sale did not disappoint. Thanks again to all vendors; Messrs Moorhouse, Fort, Wellock & Blackwell who dropped five fresh heifers off at the mart and were rewarded with strong trade from numerous producers looking for fresh milk.

Messrs Midgley secured top priced heifer from Sally Wellock at £2350, whilst the four faultless heifers all sold over the £2000 bar, while a ¾ heifer also from Sally Wellock made £1050.

Thanks to all who travelled to the sale – we’ll try to have increased number for the next sale to meet demand.


Newly Calven Pedigree Heifers        to £2350 av £1867              J Wellock

Newly Calven Heifers                         to £2100                               HJ&KL Blackwell



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