Forward: 36 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 15 Cast Cattle. 2551 Prime Sheep comprising 2282 Prime Hoggs & 269 Cast Ewes & Rams. 40 Rearing Calves. 6 Loads of produce.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) – Sale Weekly at 12noon

The February Show of Primestock saw the supreme champion achieve the highest gross priced animal, a 590kg Limousin cross heifer sold by Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton to Keelham Farm Shop, Thornton for £1460 or 247.5p/kg. Lower down the weights were two more cattle jointly achieving the highest p/kg price for Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Sons. The first was the second prized steer weighing 530kg which sold to Keelham Farm Shop Skipton for 262.5p/kg or £1391 and the second the 550kg, third prize heifer which sold to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster for 262.5p/kg or £1444. Countrystyle Meats also secured the first prize steer a 555kg Limousin cross from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield for 255.5p/kg or £1418.

Steers    1.CD&RF Kitching                2nd RT&J Critchley&Son      3rd CD&RF Kitching

Heifers   1. RT&J Critchley&Son        2nd D&FJ Leeming                3rd RT&J Critchley&Son


465-560kg                                             to 262.5p/kg                        av. 224.12p/kg

560kg                                                     to 249.6p/kg                        av. 194.92p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 262.5p/kg                        av. 224.89p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1435, (Limx) 1418, RT&J Critchley&Son (BBx) 1391



£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 1460, 1460,1444,1369, D&FJ Leeming&Son (Limx) 1392,

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 262.5,253.5,247.5,235.5, D&FJ Leeming&Son (Limx) 255.5, 243.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   184.5p/kg                             £1005.53

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: J Greenwood (BBx) 1006

p/kg: J Greenwood (BBx) 184.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   95.18p/kg             £655.77

Black & White                      to 112.57p/kg                      av. 95.18p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: A&CL Gray 841,765,754,744,718, M&R Smith 805, E&KM Marshall 738

p/kg: A&CL Gray 112.5,107.5,106.5,105.5,100.5, M&R Smith 104.5,


2,551 Prime Sheep - Sale Weekly at 1:00pm


CCM Weekly Prime Sheep sale saw numbers tighter, and probably as a consequence a dearer trade than expected for commercial lambs to produce an overall selling average of 198.5p/kg (36kg to 45kg lambs all breeds av 205.97p) for a show consisting of 70% Lowland 30% Hill Bred Lambs, be they Farm Assured or not!!
The smart Beltex types got away nicely, topping at £3kg, 39kg @ £117 from EP&JM Hutchinson, Faceby. The same vendor sold at 297p, JG Hall & Son from Gargrave at 295p, JM Hall Airton 288p, an 277p twice, K Marshall Dacre 281p. A further 22 pens of smart lambs sold at 250p plus, and another 41 pens at 225p plus. In the lump, it was the first and third prize Continentals in Februarys Monthly Show that jointly topped the market and saw both pens of 5 sell for £125 each from JM Hall Airton. The same farming had another pen at £124. The second prize pen from JG Hall & Son Gargrave made £124, the judging earlier having been in the hands of Mr Paul Watson from Hellifield. EP&JM Jutchinson sold lambs at £124 and £122. The rest of the smart lambs making £100 to £120 depending on weight.
Commercial export weight lambs were again strong to sell, generally seeing 220p to 225p for the nice sorts, 205p to 215p for the next grade.
Heavy Lowland lambs were the grade that were far better to sell than our predictions this weekend and would be dearer on the week. Typically a 52kg to 58kg sold at £100 to £108, with the smarter wholesale butchers types over £110, This weight range topping at £115 for 53kg Continentals form Peter Longdin Doncaster. The 48kg to 51kg better lambs made £95-£100 and commercial sorts early 90’s.
Hill bred lambs easily upkept last weeks good rates, Heavy Mules 45kg-48kg making around £40 over the weight topping at £89.50 from Ronnie Bailey Reeth, whilst nice 41kg-42kg Mule lambs getting into the export weight category and selling in the 190’s, CD&RF Kitching Threshfield 43kg at £82.50 and 41kg at £79.50.
Horned lambs in good form, Lonks to £90 from Chris Crowther Greenfield and 193p Jim Greenwood Addingham, Scotch Blackfaced to £88 or 190p from Bob Stubbs Northwich and Swaledales £84 Ellis Bros Addingham  or 184p W Mason & Son Appletreewick. Good lightweight horned wethers finding a nice following.

Cast Sheep sold to £120 for Texels from R Wilson Crimple Hed, and other heavy lowland ewes generally arouns £100. Strong Mule Ewes in the 70’s topping £82.50, and Horned ewes had Lonks and Griststones in the 50’s and 60’s, best Swale/Dalesbred in the 40’s.

Show Results


1st JM Hall 45kg £125 to Vivers Scot Lamb

2nd JG Hall 46kg £122 to Vivers Scot Lamb

3rd JM Hall 45kg £125 to Vivers Scot Lamb


1st J&C Wright 52 kg £99 to Paul Watson


1st JK Wilson 46kg £85.5 to Paul Watson


1st J Greenwood 43kg £83 to John Bowling


1st JK Wilson 42kg £76 to Paul Watson


1st R Tennant 48kg £82.5 to Paul Watson

2nd BS Simpson 47kg £87.5 to John Bowling

3rd W Mason 45kg £78 to Andrew Atkinson 


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £88.26 per head or 198.36p/kg –      

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 254.3p/kg         av 185.32p/kg      or £62.6 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 300p/kg            av 205.97p/kg      or £85.94 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 265.2p/kg         av 191.04p/kg      or £91.87 per head

52.1kg and over   to 217p/kg            av 186.14p/kg      or £104.88 per head


Beltex average £105.12 per head or 242.3p/kg

£ per head: 125x2 £124 JM Hall; £124 £122 £117 EP&JM Hutchinson; £124 £122 £117 JG Hall;£199 JE Burrow; £117 WA VJ JA Towler;

p/kg: 300.0p 297.6p 275.6p  EP&JM Hutchinson; 295.2p JG Hall; 288.4p277.8p x2  JM Hall; 281.1p K Marshall; 272.5p JE Burrow; 270.0p Fox Farm, 

Suffolk average £95.52 per head or 187.8p/kg

£ per head: £107 £103.50 J Greenwood; £104 £100 £99 J&C Wright; £104 WR Gill; £104 RG Church;

p/kg: 217.0p 197.8p 194.5p 191.7p J Greenwood; 2014.9p CD&RF Kitching; 192.6p RG Church; 191.3p DJ&LJ Holt;

Texel average £89.78 per head or 201.0p/kg

£ per head: £115 NA Bell; £110.50 K Marshall; £110 RG Church; £109 DJ&LJ Holt; £108 £107 WH&JW Hartley; £107 AN Throup;

p/kg: 274.4p AN Throup; 255.6p NA Bell; 254.3p 235.9p TM Hartley; 251.1p 240.9p 240.0p 236.4p  K Marshall; 232.9p M Thompson;

Mule average £80.11 per head or 183.12p/kg

£ per head: £89.50 RJ Bailey; £87 £85 RG Church; £86 M&R Smith; £85.50 JK Wilson; £84.50 Ellis Bros; £84 JC&N Throup;

p/kg: 195.0p 185.5p  J Hartley; 193.9p 191.9p CD&RF Kitching; 189.3p 185.9p JK Wilson; 183.7p WB Woodsworth;

Charollais average £90.91 per head or 190.6p/kg

£ per head: £95 £89.50 WR Gill; £94 WM Hall; £93.50 PC Longdin; £90 £86.50  E&S Baines; £85.50 IMA&RJ Smith;

p/kg: 219.5p 188.0p E&S Baines; 213.8p IMA&RJ Smith; 191.0p 186.5p WR Gill; 188.8p D&M Reynolds; 187.0p PC Longdin;

Cheviot average £83.03 per head or 205.0p/kg

£ per head:£89 £82.50 Bob Stubbs Sheep; £76 DE&CP Sayer; £75 JL&J Pate;

p/kg: 211.5p 207.0p Bob Stubbs Sheep; 197.4p JL&J Pate; 190.0p DE&CP Sayer;

Swaledale average £70.25 per head or 174.9p/kg

£ per head: £84 Ellis Bros; £82.50 £79 R Tennant; £80.50 BS Simpson; £80 DE&CP Sayer; £78 W Mason & Son; £77 H Smith;

p/kg: 184.2p 183.3p 176.6p W Mason & Son; 183.7p R Tennant; 183.3p WB Woodsworth; 180.5p JK Wilson;

Dalesbred average £76.00 per head or 181.0p/kg

£ per head: £76 JK Wilson;

p/kg: 181.0p JK Wilson;

SBF average £76.33 per head or 186.1p/kg

£ per head: £88 £78 R Stubbs

p/kg: 190.2p 176.0p R Stubbs

Lonk average £76.71 per head or 187.7p/kg

£ per head: £90 £75 £73.50 C Crowther; £83 £79 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 193.0p 188.1p J Greenwood; 188.5p 187.5p 176.3p C Crowther;



Cull Ewes average £61.04 – Sale weekly to follow lambs

Suffolk to £82.5, Texel to £120, BFL to £94.5, Mule to £82.5, Swaledale to £45.5, Charolais to £74.5, Gritstone to £55.5, Cheviot  to £47.5, Lonk to £60.5.

Top prices:

Lowland: £120 Richard Wilson; £105.5 J Howard

Mule/Masham: £82.5 MP Jennings; £75.5 RD Metcalfe

Horned: £60.5 KJ Marston; £47.5 SP&VM Morris

Hill: £94.5 RD Metcalfe; £83.5 T&J Smith

Cast Rams average £49.64

Charolais to £63.5, Texel to £63.5, BFL to £42, Swaledale to £43.5




Rearing Calves to £415 (40) – Sale weekly at 10:45am

Dairy av £60 Cont av £250.96 Native av £161.33


A mixed entry of calves this morning with some very strong continentals on offer from N&R Sutcliffe and Church Farm Enterprises hitting £415 and £400 respectively, however a lot of young continentals brought the average considerably today. Young 10 to 14 day old continentals sold away to a straight trade of £170 to £200.


Trade was easier on the continental heifers with best types reaching £325, however once again young heifers steadied the average but found ready bidders in the £170 to £200 bracket. Only 5 dairy bulls but a straight trade saw an average of £60 with James Gooch’s Norwegian Red topping the trade at £85.


Once again Dugdale Nutrition kindly sponsored the top price calf which was won by Alan Sutcliffe from Eastwood.



Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £296.83) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises                                                         

Aberdeen Angus (Av £227.5) to £230 J Gooch

Norwegian Red (Av £85) to £85 J Gooch

Blonde X (Av £415) to £415 N&R Sutcliffe

Black & White (Av £47.5) to £60 P Sharp & Son                         


Heifer Calves                                                                       

British Blue (Av £220.45) to £325 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £158.75) to £200 M&R Smith

Ab Angus (Av £127.5) to £160 CJ&DD Drake                                                




Produce – Sale Weekly at 10:30am

Haylage                                  Round to £42 per bale

Spring Barley                        Mini Heston to £18 per bale