Forward: 49 Prime cattle comprising 26 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 23 Cast Cattle. 3,735 Prime Sheep comprising 3313 Prime Lambs, 407 Cast Ewes & 15 Rams. 134 Rearing Calves. 9 Loads of produce.



Sunday 1st December

Prime Cattle ** Prime Lambs ** Prime Pigs **

Lamb Carcass ** Indoor Baking/Crafts ** Fodder


Judging Starts at 11.00am.

followed by sales of Pigs – Carcass Lambs – Prime Lambs – Prime Cattle & Charity Items


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

A very good pre-Christmas Primestock show entry lapped up by a willing audience looking for the best of beef to mature for Christmas.

Top call was £1467 for a 615kg Limousin cross heifer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which was bought by Jeff Burrow followed by another Kitching heifer, a Limousin weighing 610kg which dropped to Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton for £1430 or 234.5p/kg. Robertshaws also bought the leading gross priced steer from F&B Smith of Westhouse for £1413 or 241.5p/kg, and another Limousin cross, which was also the top priced p/kg steer.

Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton secured the leading priced p/kg animal on the day a 540kg Limousin cross heifer  from F&B Smith for 254.5p/kg or £1374.


***The Christmas Primestock Show for cattle is this Sunday 1st December 2019***




465-555kg                                             to 238.5p/kg                        av.233.77p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 241.5p/kg                        av.228.45p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 234.5p/kg                        av. 231.75p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 254.5p/kg                        av. 236.00p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: F&B Smith (Limx) 1413, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1407, DA Wilcock&Sons (BBx) 1397, JM Townsend (LImx) 1320

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 241.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 238.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 238.5,235.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 238.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1467,1430,(BBx) 1395, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1390, F&B Smith (Limx) 1374, S&p Scriven (BBx) 1331

p/kg: F&B Smith (LImx) 254.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 250.5,237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 242.5,238.5,(BBx) 236.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 235.5           



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a sharp trade but a much better show of meat. Heavy dairies up 100p+ and the Beef crosses a good trade without any farm assurance.

Overall Average                                   98.75p/kg             £636.75

Black & White                      to 104.5p/kg                        av. 91.77p/kg

MRI                                         to 96.50p/kg                        av.89.19p/kg

AAx                                         to 108.5p/kg                        av. 106.40p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 125.5p/kg                        av. 117.57p/kg

BBx                                         to 109.5p/kg                        av.108p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: CM&EM Gratton 726,611, KM&L Throup 701,661,660, N&SA Fort 635

p/kg: CM&EM Gratton 104.5,101.5,98.5,95.5, JT Rushton 96.5, KM&L Throup 96.5,93.5,90.5, N&SA Fort 95.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (MRI) 526,

p/kg: N&SA Fort (MRI) 96.5


£ per head: C Winterburn (Hefdx) 853,601, HR&WJ Maudsley (Hefdx) 838

p/kg: C Winterburn (Hefdx) 125.5,114.5, HR&WJ Maudsley (Hefdx) 112.5, D Airey (AAx) 108.5, 104.5


£ per head: PN Garth (BBx) 892, J Greenwood (BBx) 678

p/kg: PN Garth (BBx) 109.5, J Greenwood (BBx) 108.5



3,735 Prime Sheep comprising 3313 Prime Lambs, 407 Cast Ewes & 15 Rams

Trade up to another level today with the overall average for all weights, grades and breeds, inc both Farm Assured and none Farm Assured was up 12p/kg on the week at 199.4p overall, with an SQQ average of 204.9p. Another varied show of sheep, with several excellent runs of smart lambs, but still including a good proportion of Hill bred lambs, Mules Swales and Continentals bred from hill ewes.
The Beltex saw S&P Scrivin of Elslack take top price per kilo with 7 lambs weighing 39kg at £127 or 325.6p/kg, purchased by P Watson. These were the joint top price per head with W&J Parkinson, Garstang selling 41kg at £127 (309.8p/kg) to Vivers Scotlamb. Messrs Scrivin sold a further pen at 294.4p (36kg £106). 6 pens today at £3 plis, JS Eddleston, Great Harwood topped his nice run with 10 at 315p (40kg £126), RF Morphet, Halton, Lancaster was up to 305.1p (39kg £119), WC Logan, Malham Moor 305p (40kg £122) and 300p (39kg £117) from A Jenkinson, Langbar. A further 47 lots of lambs selling from 241p to 294.4p. Other chief prices per head included J&M Blakey from Bolton by Bowland at £120 each for 55kg Texels, W&KJ Parkinson £118, JA&JH Hewetson £117 £116, A&K Kiernan £117, A Jenkinson £117 twice, DN&D Capstick £116. In total 70 lots of lambs sold for £100 or more. Heavies were dearer on the week by £2/£3 a piece, whilst the general run of handyweights 38kg to 43kg were £3/£5 a piece dearer on the week.
Hill lambs were again to sell, best Mules 44kg to 47kg mainly 183p to 187p or £81 to £88, sample prices inc A Jenkinson 44kg £82, AJ Taylor 46kg £83 (x2) 45kg £83, 50 kg £86, M Ryder & Son 51kg £90 & £89, 48kg £89, 46kg £84, CD&RF kitching 44kg £82.50, PL Metcalfe 47kg £86, JR Taylor 45kg £83.50, JH Throup 45kg £83.50, P Addyman & Son 48kg £88.50, JK Wilson 45kg £83, JC&N Throup 49kg £87.50, 53kg £89.50. Thomas Boothman topped the Swale trade with 45kg at £81.50.
Cast Sheep were another decent show of 422 head, better Continental and Suffolk ewes up a gear today, £90 to £110 regular prices for the stronger end, topping £115.50 from J&J Garnett, Draughton. Mules ewes were up a gear as well, better sorts £75 plus, up to £83.50 from D Harrison, Carla Beck and £81.50 JE Mawer, Pateley Bridge. Horned ewes were generally better to sell as well, with strongest end Swaledales to £73.50 from P Metcalf, Langbar. 407 Ewes av £61.69 and 15 rams av £92.33.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £87.49 per head or 199.6p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 325.6p/kg         av 205.7p/kg         or £86.60 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 234.0p/kg         av 188.0p/kg         or £90.18 per head

52.1kg and over   to 218.2p/kg         av 176.9p/kg         or £96.86 per head


Beltex average £97.49 per head or 232.9p/kg

£ per head: £127 S&P Scrivin; £127 W&J Parkinson; £126 JS Eddleston; £122 WC Logan; £120 J&M Blakey; £119 RF Morphet;

p/kg: 325.6p S&P Scrivin; 315.0p JS Eddleston; 309.8p W&J Parkinson; 305.1p RF Morphet; 305.0p WC Logan; 300.0p A Jenkinson;

Texel average £85.97 per head or 196.1p/kg

£ per head: £113 S Spyrou; £110.50 A&CL Gray; £106 J&M Blakey; £105 N&M Hugill; £105 S&PE Bowker; £105 SD Bennett;

p/kg: 257.9p 241.5p W Stapleton; 248.7p 247.5p 244.1p RH&MR Ireland; 241.5p WC Logan; 234.1p 229.3p AM&E Hartley;

Charollais average £83.24 per head or 190.1p/kg

£ per head: £88x2 WM Hall; £85 E&S Baines; £84.50 JR&DL Ogden; £83.50 H Barker;

p/kg: 203.7p H Barker; 202.4p 178.4p E&S Baines; 196.5p JR&DL Ogden; 171.1p WM Hall;

Suffolk average £87.62 per head or 179.5p/kg

£ per head: £100 FC N M Walker; £98.50 £96 PL Metcalfe; £96 R Emmott; £89 S&PE Bowker; £88 PJ&JE Bolland;

p/kg: 197.4p LJ Penter; 188.9p 188.9p D&GM Scott; 188.4p JR Taylor; 186.2p AL Dean; 181.6p S&PE Bowker;  

Mule average £82.87 per head or 180.9p/kg

£ per head: £90 £89x2 M Ryder & Sons; £89.50 JC&N Throup; £88.50 P Addyman; £88 AJ Taylor; £86 PL Metcalfe;

p/kg: 187.5p CD&RF Kitching; 186.4p A Jenkinson; 185.6p JH Throup; 185.6p JR Taylor; 185.4p M Ryder & Son;

Swaledale average £63.26 per head or 165.8p/kg

£ per head: £81.50 T Boothman; £68 CH&OF Hammond; £65 BS Simpson; £65 £64 K Huck; £60.50 JM&S Tennant;

p/kg: 181.1p T Boothman; 170.0p CH&OF Hammond; 168.4p K Huck; 166.7p BS Simpson; 163.5p JM&S Tennant;

Dalesbred average £67.02 per head or 165.0p/kg

£ per head: £76.50 £67x2 £63 K Lister & Son;

p/kg: 171.8p 170.3p 163.4p 150.0p K Lister & Son;

Zwartable average £90.86 per head or 186.4p/kg

£ per head: £93.50 £84 J Pighills

p/kg: 190.8p 175.0p J Pighills;

Blue Texel average £93.88 per head or 225.6 p/kg

£ per head: £98 £94 £92 W&J Parkinson; £94 £93 AM&E Hartley;

p/kg: 232p 223p AM&E Hartley; 222p 204p W&J Parkinson;




Cull Ewes average £61.69

Suffolk to £89.50, Texel to £115.50, Mule to £83.50, Lleyn to £80.50, Swaledale to £74.50, Masham to £63.50, Cheviot to £75.50, Beltex to £107.50, SBF to £68.50, Charollais to £79.50, Dalesbred to £49.50, White Faced to £31.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £115.50 S Spyrou; £110.50 BL&R Lund;

Mule/Masham: £83.50 D Harrison; £81.50 JE Mawer;  

Horned: £74.50 P Metcalfe; £68.50 R&A Jennings;

Hill: £80.50 R&A Jennings; £75.50 DW&CJ Towler;  


Cast Rams average £92.33

Down to £106.50, Texel to £111.50, BFL to £114, Rouge to £115.50, Dalesbred to £65.50, Swaledale to £55.50, Beltex to £107.50.




Rearing Calves to £450 (134)

B&W av £60.76 Cont av £286 Native av £174


Cracking show of calves today with the largest number forward in a while! All sorts a flying trade with 21 active buyers ringside. Buyers travelling far and wide for the show, coming from Lincolnshire, Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Hull.

The show was Judged in the very capable hands of Graham Stainthorpe. 134 Calves was forward with Blue Heifers the best trade they have been for a while topping at £360 (av 242). While Blue Bulls topped at £450 for the Overall Champion from JP&KE Hartley which later sold to the Judge and 41 Blue Bull Calves sold to average £323.54. The reserve was then awarded to J&SA Lancaster’s Blue Bull which went on to make £410 which also found its new home with the Judge. Tremendous runs of Calves from regular vendors were seen today with a 100% clearance rate. Native Bulls and Heifers sold to a wide audience today with regular purchasers taking the majority and new purchasers chipping away to make the trade. Black and White Calves sold to an average of £60.76 which was a very respectable trade.

CCM would like to thank Mr Stainthorpe for taking his time and expertise to judge the calves and thank all the vendors and purchasers who supported it!

More Calves required on a weekly basis so please call Kyle with expected entries or enquires - 07538539077


Christmas Show Results:


Blue Bull                                                Blue Heifer

1st JP&KE Hartley                                 1st Chadwick & Leaver                      

2nd J&SA Lancaster                              2nd C Watson

3rd A Sowray                                         3rd A Sowray


Lim Bull                                                  Lim Heifer

1st JC&DJ Marshall                               1st JC&DJ Marshall

2nd G Pickersgill                                    2nd G Pickersgill

3rd RE&J Ayrton                                   3rd G Pickersgill


Native Bull                                            Native Heifer

1st IR&DE Wellock                               1st J Wellock

2nd RD Guy                                            2nd ID&SC Briggs 

3rd RD Guy                                             3rd A Sowray & Son


B&W Bull                                               Cont Heifer Stirk

1st JC&DJ Marshall & Son                  1st KT R G Wood

2nd MD&HE Wallbank                         2nd KT R G Wood

3rd IR&DE Wellock


Champion – JP&KE Hartley

Reserve – J&SA Lancaster


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £244) to £365                           Town Head Farm Products                               

Brit Blue x (Av £323) to £450                           JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £275) to £290 M&R Smith

MRI (Av £180) to £180                                       N&R Smith

Hereford X (Av £150) to £170                          ID&JC Briggs

Blonde (Av £245 to £245                                   N&R Sutcliffe                      

Black & White (Av £59.76) to £135                 JC&DJ Marshall                   


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £163) to £270                             JR Wellock                                                            

Hereford (Av £161) to £205                              ID&JC Briggs

British Blue (Av £242) to £360                         Chadwick & Leaver

Lim (Av £213) to £335                                        G Pickersgill






Hay                         Heston                   to £31 per bale

                                Quad                      to £30


Wheat Straw        Mini Heston          to £16