Forward: 53 Prime cattle comprising 30 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle. 1,407 Prime Sheep comprising 1,098 Spring Lamb, 311 Hoggs and Feeding Ewes/Rams. 53 Rearing Calves. 158 Breeding Sheep.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Prize awards

The June Primestock Show saw an outstanding show of cattle with 30 forward, most of which were high end retail types.

Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Son of Hutton sold a good pen which included the Supreme Champion a 510kg Limousin cross heifer which sold to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster for 268.5p/kg or £1369. Also from the Cricthley pen was the first prize steer a Limousin cross weighing 550kg which also sold to Countrystyle Meats for 238.5p/kg or £1312. Top gross was a 575kg British Blue cross heifer sold by Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield to Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton for £1394 or 242.5p/kg. Leading purchaser this week was Countrystyle Meats with 8 followed by Keelham Farm Shop at 5 and all other buyers contributing with Stanforths and Paul Ellison on 4 each.

1. RT&J Critchley&Sons  2. Harrison Feather 3. F&B Smith
1. RT&J Critchley&Sons 2. SD Bennett  3. TW Cowperthwaite



465-560kg                                             to 249.5p.5kg                      av.230.8p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 235.5p/kg                        av. 212.18p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 256.5p/kg                        av. 248.67p/kg

480kg+                                                   to 268.5p/kg                        av. 233.42p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: H Feather (BBx) 1371, JA Drake (BBx) 1370, SD Bennett (Limx) 1342, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 1335

p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 249.5, S Jowett (Limx) 246.5,(BBx) 241.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 240.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 238


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1394, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1372, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1369, SD Bennett (Limx) 1362

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 268.5,256.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 254.5, BA Fletcher (Limx) 249.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 242.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   135.5p/kg             av. £995.93

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 995

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son (B&W Hfr) 135.5



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   111.52p/kg           £758.07

Cast cattle are no less on the week. Only the odd heavy dairy to 125.5p and a young MRI at 151.5p. The plain cows and steaking cows were a good trade and a  few more  Beef cows to 128.5p.

Black & White                      to 125.5p/kg                        av. 107.00p/kg

MRI                                         to 151.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 119.5p/kg

Saler                                       to 128.5p/kg                        av. 124.83p/kg

Gall                                         to 118p/kg                            av. 113.00p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 106.5p/kg                        av. 93.25p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AL Dean&Sons 899,846,771,736, N&SA Fort 776,E&KM Marshall 765,EJ Fort 732

p/kg: N&SA Fort 125.5,112.5, AL Dean&Sons 117.5, JD Taylor&Son 109.5, EJ Fort 108.5, E&KM Marshall 105.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (MRI) 909

p/kg: N&SA Fort (MRI) 151.5


£ per head: Beeston Hall Farms (Saler) 941,687, Bents Farm, (Saler) 940, T Craddock (Limx) 938

p/kg: Beeston Hall Farms (Saler) 128.5,125.5, Bents Farm (Saler) 120.5


£ per head: TG Boothman (Gall) 891,842, Beckwith Cottage (Hefd) 719

p/kg: TG Boothman (Gall) 118,108, Beckwith Farm (Hefd) 106.5



Overall Average                                   96.5p/kg               £752.70


£ per head: AL Dean&Sons £753

p/kg: AL Dean&Son 96.5



1,407 Prime Sheep comprising 1,098 Spring Lamb, 311 Hoggs and Feeding Ewes/Rams

Lamb numbers really on the rise now with top side of 1,000 NS Lambs forward for sale and prices easing countrywide, however a solid overall average of 225p was recorded on the day. The Monthly Show saw Fox Farms from Clitheroe take championship honours with their pen of 5 Texel Beltex crosses weighing 40kg welling at £107 to The judge William Rathmell. Top price on the day per kilo went to FM Shepherd & Son Pateley Bridge 271.8p/kg selling to Hartshead Meat Co, Mossley.
Top price per kilo went to David & Laura Coar from Darwen at £124 per head selling to L Wood, Scammonden, whilst 3 pens of lambs made £118 per head, first from JC Marshall Summerbridge selling to N Dalby, then two pens from J Turner Draughton, one selling to Kendall Farm Butchers Pateley Bridge and the second to Keelham Farmshop Skipton. Three vendors MJ Spensley Elslack, DC Hall Coniston Cold, J&F Nutter Hurst Greed all sold lambs at £116 each and all three pens purchased by Swaledale Foods Skipton, whilst TA Robinson Longridge also made £116 to Kendalls Farm Butchers. The smarter ¾ bred lambs were generally 230p to 250p, a nice skinned commercial lamb 225p-230p, and a Suffolk/Texel x Mule 215p to 225p depending on weight. A commercial heavier lamb 210p.
Hoggs were a good trade for anything well fleshed, good sorts £109 £108 £103 £100 from J Barrett Barnoldswick, £108 RH Lofthouse Addingham, and £102 P Hargreaves Barrowford. Texel Ewes topped at £101, whilst horned ewes were the trade of the day seeing hill ewes average £56.36 per head and lowland ewes averaging £71.47 and Rams £81 per head.


Prime Sheep Show

Pen of 5 Cont x Lambs

1st Fox Farms 40kg £107 to W Rathmell

2nd D&L Coar 44kg £101 to Andrew Atkinson

3rd JC Marshall 51kg £118 to Nick Dalby


Pen of 5 Down x Lambs

1st J Spensley 47kg £112 to Andrew Atkinson

2nd J&F Nutter 52kg £116 to Swaledale Foods

3rd ML Evans 44kg £99 to Andrew Atkinson


Champion: Fox Farms

Reserve Champion; D&L Coar


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £93.10 per head or 225.28p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 271.8p/kg         av 224.41p/kg      or £91.55 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 258.3p/kg         av 216.81p/kg      or £103.99 per head

52.1kg and over   to 218.5p/kg         av 212.5p/kg         or £113.5 per head


Beltex average £107.05 per head or 239.95p/kg

£ per head: £118 £110 JC Marshall, £116 TA Robinson, £110 £109 D&L Coar, £107 Fox Farms,

p/kg: 267.5 Fox Farms, 262.2p JC Marshall, 242.2p D&L Coar, 240.7p DC Hall,

Texel average £92.14 per head or 228.54p/kg

£ per head:£124 D&L Coar; £118 J Turner; £116 D Hall; £113 L Mellin; £113 OM Chapman; £112 TH Mellin; £111 MJ Spensley;

p/kg: 271.8p FM Shepherd & Sons; 258.3p D&L Coar; 251.1p OM Chapman; 250p TA Robinson; 248.8p SP&VM Morris

Charollais average £90.27 per head or 220.95p/kg

£ per head: £98, £96 CH&OF Hammond; £92.5 SP&VM Morris; £91 D&A Livestock; £91 CH&OF Hammond; £89 SP&VM Morris;

p/kg: 228.2p SP&VM Morris; 222p D&A Livestock; 221.8p CH&OF Hammond; 220.2p SP&VM Morris; 213.3p CH&OF Hammond;

Suffolk average £94.28 per head or 219.89p/kg

£ per head: £116 MJ Spensley; £116 J&F Nutter; £112 MJ Spensley; £112 J&F Nutter; £112, £109 TH Mellin; £109 ML Evans

p/kg: 238.3p MJ Spensley; 237p, 235.6p TH Mellin; 233.3p J&F Nutter; 233.3p TH Mellin; 231.9p ML Evans;

Rouge average £100.34 per head or 216.89p/kg

£ per head: £101.5, £100, £99.5x2 JA&JM Wade & Son;

p/kg: 225.6p, 221.1p x2, 196.1p JA&JM Wade & Son;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £76.59 per head or 156.59p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 144.1p/kg         av 136.54p/kg      or £45.67 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 178.61p/kg       av 152.28p/kg      or £61.81 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 170.7p/kg         av 160.76p/kg      or £76.5 per head

52.1kg and over   to 187.3p/kg         av 174.07p/kg      or £103.67 per head


Principle Prices

£109 J Barrett; £108 RH Lofthouse; £108, £103 J Barrett; £102 P Hargreaves; £100, £85 J Barrett; £84 D Clarke; £79.5 B Dibb; £78.5 J Drinkall Ltd; £77 T Priestley; £76 BS Simpson; £75 Oxton Farm; £75 J Barrett; £73 FG Throup; 


Cull Ewes average £66.24

Suffolk to £75.5, Texel to £100.5, BFL to £74.5, Mule to £66.5, Swaledale to £56.5, Dalesbred to £56.5, SBF to £60.5,

Top prices:

Lowland: £100.5 S&NV Jowett; £89.5 K&J Marshall

Mule/Masham: £66.5 D Calrke; £64.5 J Turner;  

Horned: £60.50 J&JA Preston £56.5 FG Throup; £56.5 M Whiteley & Son

Hill: £74.5 BS Simpson; £50.5 K&J Marshall  

Cast Rams average £81.25

Texel to £89.5 Swaledale to £56.5.



Rearing Calves to £445 (53)

B&W av £55 Cont av £316.78 Native av £181.25

A healthy number of calves through the door this Monday with some very heady prices for the best calves today. £445 was the pinnacle today achieved by a belting calf from Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton, who also achieved the top price heifer at £380. Not quite the desire on the Limousin bulls today with a top of £350 for a Colin Whitelock calf.


Native calves were only seen in heifer form today with Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey getting their calves away nicely, topping at £190 x2. Black and whites saw a straight trade with Alf Townsend of Southfield Burnley topping at £90.


Principle Prices  

£445 A Sowray & Son; £435 Church Farm Enterprises; £430, £425 x2 J&SA Lancaster; £425 Church Farm Enterprises;

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £286.87) to £350 C&SB Whitelock                      

Brit Blue x (Av £340.94) to £445 A Sowray & Son                                                       

Black & White (Av £54) to £90 AP Townsend                              


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £172.5) to £190 AP Townsend                                                         

Ab Angus (Av £181.25) to £190 x2 190 x2 JP&KE Hartley                                                         

British Blue (Av £288) to £380 A Sowray & Son

Lim (Av £207.5) to £250 AP Townsend



158 Breeding Sheep

A very nice entry of sheep with lambs at foot for the weekly sale, and the entry mainly made up of hoggs with lambs, best of the mule outfits £170 plus, topping at £180 from R&KA  Burley & Son of Wath, Pateley Bridge. A run of older cheviot ewes with lambs at £155 for twins and £120 for singles from Alan Horn of Winterburn.  John Wilson from Settle had a nice run of texel ewes with beltex lambs seeing 3 crop twins to £218.


Please remember: Weekly sales continue weekly at 11.30am, advise office of entries by 12 noon Friday.  


Texel Ewe Correct with twins to £218 J&J Wilson

Mule Ewe Correct with twins to £170 J Clapham

Mule Shlg with twins to £170 J Clapham

Mule Shlg with singles to £160 J Clapham

Mule Hoggs with twins to £180 R&KA Burley & Son

Mule Hoggs with Single to £175 R&KA Burley & Son

Cheviot Ewe B/M with twins to £155 AG Horn

Cheviot Ewe B/M with Singles to £120 AG Horn

Cheviot Ewe 1 Teat with Single to £90 AG Horn