Forward: 63 Prime cattle comprising 23 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 38 Cast Cattle 3,541 Prime Sheep comprising 3,237 Prime Lambs & 304 Cast Ewes & Rams 40 Rearing Calves 2 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

9 separate retail customers in attendance ensured that a good entry for a non-show sale got spread evenly around  with DA Gregory & Sons of Bacup leading the line with the top price on the day, a 550kg British Blue cross heifer from Mesrs AA&E Critchley & Son  of Hutton which made £1488 or 270.5p/kg. Gregorys also secured the highest priced steer a 515kg British Blue steer from Mesrs S&P Scriven which sold at 247.5p/kg or £1275. Countrystyle Butchers of Lancaster were to the fore with the second highest priced p/kg animal a Britich Blue consigned by Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield which made 268.5p/kg or £1423. Smart cattle aside a handful of commercial cattle got away above expectations if carrying finish.



465-555kg                                             to 247.5p/kg        av. 220.85p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 244.5p/kg        av.236.89p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 270.5p/kg        av. 236.27p/kg


465-555kg                                             to 153.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 159.5p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: SD Bennett (Limx) 1406, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1388, J Baines (BBx) 1369, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1285

p/kg: S&P Scriven (BBx) 247.5, J Baines (BBx) 244.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 243.5, (Blondx) 241.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 230.5    


£ per head: AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 1488, (Limx) 1422, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1423, J Baines (BBx) 1413, SD Bennett (Limx) 1359

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (BBx) 270.5,(Limx) 258.5, (Bazx) 242.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 268.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 256.5, S&P Scriven (Limx) 248.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 243.5,242.5.


£ per head: GJ&G Schofield (B&W) 941, (Swed Red) 829

p/kg: GJ&G Schofield (B&W) 159.5, (Swed Red) 153.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   111.98p/kg           £839.83

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: E&KM Marshall (B&W) 860,819.

p/kg: E&KM Marshall (B&W) 115.5,108.5.


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   106.84p/kg           £723.53

Slightly better entry of meat amongst the dairies although plenty looking full. Best of the dairies 110p+ with only an odd plain cow below 80p (at 78.5p). Beef crosses available today were at the top of their ages or genuine lean feeding types which found a ready audience.


Black & White                       to 116.5 p/kg                       av. 103.05p/kg

Limx                                       to 133.5p/kg                        av. 120.06p/kg

BBx                                         to 119.5p/kg                        av. 113.98p/kg

Lincoln Red                           to 127.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Crabtree&Son 914, 736, P&J Brown&Son 845, MP Jennings (Dairy) 829,823, DA&S Fort 739,

p/kg: P&J Brown&Son 116.5,115.5,  DA&S Fort 115.5, 113.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) 113.5, G Hayton & EC Stocks 113.5, JD Crabtree&Son 113.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: D&S Hollings 872, AE Schindler 807,777, RJ Winterbottom 686

p/kg: D&S Hollings 119.5, AE Schindler 114.5, 109.5, RJ Winterbottom 112.5


£ per head: CH&OF Hammond 941, 771, D&S Hollings 763, RJ Winterbottom 657

p/kg:CH&OF Hammond 133.5,127.5, RJ Winterbottom 111.5.


£ per head: D&P Brown (Lincoln Red) 912

p/kg: D&P Brown (Lincoln Red) 127.5



Overall Average                                   126.65p/kg           £1181.04

Top Prices £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: D&P Brown (Lincoln Red) 1269, EJ Fort (B&W) 1093

p/kg: D&P Brown (Lincoln Red) 129.5, EJ Fort (B&W) 123.5


3,541 Prime Sheep comprising 3,237 Prime Lambs & 304 Cast Ewes & Rams

A larger show of sheep all round this week, and a nice trade as well on the day. The runs of good fleshed lambs easily upkept last weeks rates, with some being dearer on the week. Top price on the day was a pen of 4 great Beltex crosses from Henry Atkinson, weighing 43kg, they sold for 267p or £115 per head to Vivers Scotlamb. Next in line was Tony Kiernan of Longridge who sold Beltex crosses to £105 per head purchased by Kendalls Farmers Butchers of Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. Henry Atkinson sold further pens at £102 and £96 twice, whilst Duncan Halliday of Sowerby Bridge had another run of nice lambs topping at £100 with others at £96.50 and £95. Tony Kiernan had further pens at £98.50. 4 further pens sold at £95 from Peter Houseman, David Pawson, Alistair Jenkinson and Martyn Jennings.
Handy weight lambs were a nice trade all day, smartest end all 210p to 230p, better end prime sorts 185p to 200p and commercial types in the 170’s. Heavier lambs were just a shade easier on the week, good sorts 175-190p, but commercial sorts 160p to 170p.
Mule Wethers again a decent trade, better end around the 160p mark. Horned wethers becoming more numerous and finding a good following so long as they are well fleshed.

Charles & Valerie Marwood of Foulrice today donated a lamb to be sold for Addington Fund this lamb sold for £90 and was bought by Mick Etherington.
The ewe trade was much sharper on the week, and a packed ringside of 11 active buyers made for healthy competition for all classes, heavy ewes and meated ewes of all breeds taking a nice step up in price, whilst a medium ewe was quite a bit sharper on the week in the face on tighter numbers everywhere. 

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £73.14 per head or 170.04p/kg         

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 173.5p/kg         av 158.31p/kg      or £52.77 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 267.4p/kg         av 172.54p/kg      or £72.11 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 221.7p/kg         av 165.62p/kg      or £79.32 per head

52.1kg and over   t             to 163.6p/kg         av 150.97p/kg      or £84.32 per head


Beltex average £84.07 per head or 202.32p/kg

£ per head: £115 HB Atkinson; £105 T Kiernan; £100 DJ Halliday; £98.50 T Kiernan; £96.50 DJ Halliday; £96 HB Atkinson

p/kg:267.4p HB Atkinson; 230.8p James Garth & Son; 223.9p  T Kiernan; 223.3p HB Atkinson; 220.9p GW Houseman & Partners

Texel average £74.44 per head or 172.96p/kg

£ per head: £102 HB Atkinson; £96 GW Houseman & partners; £96 HB Atkinson; £95 D Pawson & Sons; £95 MP Jennings;

p/kg: 235p, 221.7p, 218.4p HB Atkinson; 213.3p GW Houseman & Partners; 211.6p B Spensley ltd; 209.5p A Jenkinson

Charollais average £75.76 per head or 177.72p/kg

£ per head: £91 GW Houseman & Partners; £88.50 D&A Livestock; £85x2 CW Marwood & Son; £82 H&S Maudsley;

p/kg: 210.7p D&A Livestock; 197.7p CW Marwood & Son; 182.2p GW Houseman & Partners; 179.8p H&S Maudsley;

Suffolk average £70 per head or 158.86p/kg

£ per head: £85 R&AM Earnshaw; £83 D&A Livestock; £82 TH Mellin; £80.50 RD Wallbank; £80.50, £79.50 N&M Hugill

p/kg: 171.3p N&M Hugill; 169.4p D&A Livestock; 167.8p R&AM Earnshaw; 167.3p TH Mellin; 166.7p GR&SM Wearmouth

Mule average £65.88 per head or 155.95p/kg

£ per head: £74 CD&RF Kitching; £72.50 JK Wilson; £72 JC&N Throup; £72 Fair Place Farm; £71 CR&J Kippax

p/kg: 159.1p CD&RF Ktiching; 158.3p Fair Place Farm; 158p Ashfield Farms; 157.8p CR&J Kippax; 157.6p JK Wilson;

White Faced Woodland average £47.78 per head or 136.72p/kg

£ per head: £64.50, £63, £46.50, £44, £34 H Smith;

p/kg: 150p x2, 136.8p, 133.3p, 117.2p H Smith

Swaledale average £52.57 per head or 138.01p/kg

£ per head: £60 WB Woodsworth; £59 JC&N Throup; £57.50 MR Ewbank; £53.50 JM&S Tennant; £52 J Grayshon; £51 H Smith

p/kg: 145.6p Hayton & Stocks; 144.6p JM&S Tennant; 143.9p JC&N Throup; 140.5p J Grayshon; 140.2p MR Ewbank;

Teeswater average £82 per head or 152.88p/kg

£ per head: £90 CW Marwood & Son ( Donated to Addington Fund), £85, £66 CW Marwood & Son

p/kg: 157.4p, 150p, 128.6p CW Marwood & Son

Lonk average £62.50 per head or 145.35p/kg

£ per head: £64, £61 JT Robinson;

p/kg: 145.5p, 145.2p JT Robinson;



Cull Ewes average £48.56

Suffolk to £77.50, Texel to £94.50 BFL to £73.50, Mule to £73.50, Lleyn to £66.50, Swaledale to £47.50, Cheviot to £73.50, Beltex  to £78.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £94.50 B Spensley Ltd; £94.50 GB Moorhouse

Mule/Masham: £73.50 AM Binns; £67.50 B Spensley ltd  

Horned: £47.50 FC&N Walker; £33.50 JC Crabtree

Hill: £73.50 JC Crabtree; £73.50 Fair Place;  

Cast Rams average £51.44

Texel to £101.50, BFL to £29.50, Swaledale to £49.50.



Rearing Calves to £390 X2

B&W av £33.72 Cont av £329.5 Native av £222.6

A quieter show of calves this week and trade a touch easier. British Blue bulls still commanded a good price for a pair of well shaped calves from Martyn Jennings. Native bulls were hard fought over and an average of £246 was reached with Stephen Marshall of West End seeing his calf reach £330.

Bull Calves            

Brit Blue x (Av £345.8) to £390 x2 MP Jennings                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £246.43) to £305 JC&DJ Marshall

Saler (Av £85) to £85 Town Head Farm                         

Black & White (Av £33.72) to £68 J Wellock; £68 JR&MJ Moon                               


Heifer Calves                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £180) to £230 J Wellock                                                          

British Blue (Av £280) to £300 JP&KE Hartley