Forward: 56 Prime Cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle 2,090 Prime Sheep comprising 1,697 Prime Hoggs, 393 Cast Ewes & Rams 75 Rearing Calves 12 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Countrystyle Butchers of Lancaster secured both the leading priced steer and heifer. Both made 244.5p/kg with the Limousin cross steer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield  carrying the edge at 530kg over James Drakes Limousin cross heifer which weighed 520kg. Top gross was a 560kg British Blue cross heifer from Mesrs Kitching which made 243.5p/kg when selling to Hamlets Butchers, Garstang


465-555kg                                             to 244.5p/kg                        av. 215.87p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 234.5p/kg                        av. 213.6p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 235.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 244.5p/kg                        av. 228.09p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1342, (Limx) 1295, 1274,  SD Bennett (Limx) 1337, JA Drake (BBx) 1398,

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 244.5,225.5, (Blondex) 225.5, JA Drake (BBx) 233.5,


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1364, 1313, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 1342, BL&R Lund (BBx) 1286, JA Drake (Limx) 1271

p/kg: JA Drake (Limx) 244.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 243.5, 234.5, JR Metcalfe (Blondex) 237.5, (Limx) 235.5,              


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cattle a very good trade with a handful of beef cattle keenly sought by feeders and processors. A few more dairies carrying finish and plain cattle a particularly good trade.

Overall Average                                   105.36p/kg           £672.63

Black & White                       to 119.5 p/kg                       av. 101.61 p/kg

Swed Red                              to 105.5 p/kg                       av. 101.97p/k

Dairy Sh                                 to 109.5 p/kg                       av. 97.13 p/kg

Limx                                       to 142.5p/kg                        av. 120.01p/kg

Blondex                                 to 117.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: A Sowray&Son 894, 795, 756,JC Marshall 827, P&J Brown&Son 756, JC&N Throup 744, RM&LJ Throup 735

p/kg: R Dakin 119.5, 108.5,A Sowray&Son 112.5, 107.5, D&C Cockburn Bros 112.5,  P&J Brown&Son 109.5,  Ashfield Farms 108.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: M Fewster (Swed Red) 622,607, IRG Collins &Ptns (Dairy Sh) 653,630,500

p/kg: IRG Collins&Ptns 109.5, 100.5, 94.5, M Fewster (Swed Red) 105.5, 98.5,

Other Contx:

£ per head: BL&R Lund (Path) 928, R Dakin (Simx) 834, WF Naylor (Blondex) 746

p/kg: BL&R Lund (Path) 136.5, WF Naylor (Blondex) 117.5, R Dakin (Simx) 113.5


£ per head: J&G Huck 1197, DL Mudd 880, WF Naylor 693, DL Mudd 646

p/kg:J&G Huck 142.5, DL Mudd 127.5, 109.5, WF Naylor 121.5


Prime Sheep

Sheep numbers tighter this week, but trade warmed up very nicely, being 10p-15p dearer than morning markets. Again the smart lambs were keenly bid for, Messrs JG Hall & Son of Gargrave had joint top price of £112 per head for Beltex crosses purchased by Vivers Scotlamb whilst Messrs Simpson of Bolton by Bowland topped the sale at £112 each for Beltex crosses purchased by Hamlets Butchers of Garstang. William Shuttleworth from Rylstone was next in line at £111 purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Other Leading prices were Henry Atkinson £109 £103 £100, JG Hall & Sop £104, Ellis Bros £103, PR Simpson £102 £100, William Shuttleworth £100, JR Crabtree £100.
p/kg it was William Shuttleworth who led the sale at 250p and 246.7p, both lots purchased by Vivers Scotlamb. Henry Atkinson made 245.2p and 244.1p, DW&CJ Towler 239.7p, JG Hall & Son 238.3p, RJ Lambert 230.0p and Fox Farms 230.p. The next grade of ¾ bred lambs were around 10p-15p/kg dearer on the week, with regular buyers again keen for the handy weights and two additional new buyers at the ringside looking for numbers too.
Heavy lambs were a much better trade too, with the 46kg-52kg averaging 172.7p/kg, a significant rise on the week. Mule and Hill bred lambs were generally 5p-10p dearer on the week, good Mules taking a nice lift.
In the ewe market, an extra face ringside just helped the trade, with nice leaner ewes selling away well and an overall average of £61 a pleasing result.  Best Mules & Mashams either side of £70 up to £76.50. Heavy Continental Ewes nicely into three figures, and good Horned Ewes in the mid £50’s up to to £63.50 for Dalesbreds from JC&DJ Marshall & Sons.


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £75.07 per head or 175.13p/kg          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 151.6p/kg         av 143.38p/kg      or £44.35 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 244.1p/kg         av 153.72p/kg      or £51.82 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 250.0p/kg         av 179.5p/kg         or £75.27 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 238.3p/kg         av 172.76p/kg      or £75.27 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 164.0p/kg         av 149.96p/kg      or £83.23 per head

Beltex average £88.41 per head or 208.26p/kg

£ per head: £112 PR Simpson; £112 JG Hall; £111 William Shuttleworth; £109 HB Atkinson; £104 JG Hall & Son;

p/kg:250p, 246.7p William Shuttleworth; 245.2p, 244.1p HB Atkinson; 239.7p DW&CJ Towler; 238.3p JG Hall & Son

Suffolk average £73.07 per head or 167.41p/kg

£ per head: £87 TH Mellin; £86 RJ Lambert; £85.50 R Emmott; £81, £79.50 TR Thwaite & Son; £77.50 DW&CJ Towler;

p/kg:182.1p FW&JM Eddington; 179.1p CD&RF Kitching; 170.9p TH Atkins; 168.5p DW&CJ Towler; 168.3p P Keyes; 

Texel average £77.06 per head or 176.68p/kg

£ per head: £103 Ellis Bros; £102, £100 PR Simpson; £100, £99 JR Crabtree; £98 J Baines; £96 A&CL Gray; £93 TH Mellin

p/kg: 226.7p PR Simpson; 214.6p CT&EM Hammond; 211.9p HB Atkinson; 206.8p J Baines; 206p Ellis Bros

LLeyn average £74.54 per head or 173.36p/kg

£ per head: £79, £74.50, £73.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 181.7p, 164.6p, 163.3p CD&RF Kitching;

Mule average £71.06 per head or 159.37p/kg

£ per head: £84 T&C Robinson; £81.50 IA Grayshon; £79 J Greenwood; £75.50 JH&J Ryder; £75 FW&JM Eddington;

p/kg:167.8p JH&J Ryder; 164.4p AJ Mason; 163.1p T Parker; 162.2p, 161.1p R&KA Burley; 161p R&C Greenwood; 

Charollais average £67.75 per head or 162.64p/kg

£ per head: £71.50 LJ Clay; £68.50 L Throup; £65 DA Dobson; £64 CW Sutcliffe; £45 DA Dobson;

p/kg: 166.7p DA Dobson; 163.1p L Throup; 162.5p LJ Clay; 160p CW Sutcliffe; 150p DA Dobson

Swaledale average £55.53 per head or 145.58p/kg

£ per head: £71.50 R Tennant; £68 JA&JH Hewetson; £66 JE Cowperthwaite; £65 JA&JH Hewetson; £65 JE Cowperthwaite

p/kg: 159p GB&G Grange & Son; 158.5p, 154.5p JA&JH Hewetson; 151.4p GB&G Grange & Son; 144.2p JE Cowperthwaite;



Cull Ewes average £61.09

Suffolk to £57.50, Texel to £110.50, BFL to £61.50, Mule to £72.50, Swaledale to £39.50, Masham to £76.50, Gritstone to £55.50, Cheviot  to £67.50, Beltex  to £67.50, Lonk  to £51.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £110.50 RH&MR Ireland; £108.50 HB Atkinson;

Mule/Masham: £76.50 JC&DJ Marshall & Son; £72.50 JD Taylor & Son  

Horned: £63.50 JC&DJ Marshall & Son; £55.50 C&SB Whitelock; £55.50 A Guy & Son; £53.50 K Lister & Sons

Hill: £74.50 K Lister & Sons; £67.50 RH&MR Ireland;  

Cast Rams average £63.03

Texel to £80.50 Suffolk to £74.50 Dalesbred to £72.50 Cheviot to £73.50 BFL to £65.50



Rearing Calves to £400 x2  (75)

B&W av £80.12 Cont av £345.72 Native av £188

Strong calf trade today with older black and whites £125 to £155 all day long. British Blues commanded a good trade also with British Blue bulls averaging £368 for all goods topping at £400 for Church Farm Enterprises who also topped the Blue heifers at the same price which averaged £345.83.


A healthy run of Aberdeen Angus calves from John and Rob Marshall of Dacre lead the native prices with his 4 from £210 to £235, with his 2 heifers at £195 and £165.


Flekviehs from Chris Watson keep gaining more attention with his 4 bulls averaging £240.  


For Information on Calf Sales Contact Sam Bradley 07538 539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £340) to £360 C&SB Whitelock                            

Brit Blue x (Av £368.89) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £219) to £235 JC Marshall

Flekvieh X (Av £240) to £250 C Watson

Hereford to £205 FA Holmes & Son                               

Black & White (Av £80.12) to £155 RL Wright & Sons                                


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x to £305 CN&SA Harrison                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £140) to £195 JC Marshall                                                       

Limousin (Av £320) to £345 RM Spence

British Blue (Av £345.83) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises

Charolais to £265 FA Holmes & Son                                                               



Hay Small Bale                      to £3.00 per bale

Wheat Straw Quads            to £23 or £67 per tonne

Wheat Straw Rounds          to £15 per bale

Haylage Mini Hestons         to £24 per bale

Haylage Rounds                    to £21 per bale