Forward: 33 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 19 Cast Cattle 1,683 Prime Sheep comprising 573 Prime Lambs, 849 Hoggs (inc 134 Mature Hoggs) & 261 Cast Ewes & Rams 32 Rearing Calves 164 Breeding Sheep

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Tim Hamlet of Garstang backed his judgement and secured the Champion beast to which he had earlier awarded the first prize steer rosette. Consigned by the farming partnership of Mesrs AA&E Critchley&Son of Hutton the 540kg Limousin cross made 264.5p/kg (the leading steer price p/kg) or £1428. Top price was the Reserve champion a 500kg Limousin cross heifer also from the Critchley stable which sold to George Cropper of Baxenden for the leading p/kg price of 278.5p/kg or £1393. Top of the gross values was the 610kg British Blue cross steer from Mesrs CD&RF Kitching which made £1498 or 245.5p/kg when sold to Stanforths Butchers of Skipton. A compact show of cattle but plenty of choice in the way of retail cattle both in the type and at less than 550kg.


Steers                    1. AA&E Critchley&Son                      2. AA&E Critchley&Son                      3. J Shorrock

Heifers                   1. AA&E Critchley&Son                      2. F&B Smith                                        3. F&B Smith


465-555kg                                             to 264.5p/kg        av. 250.33p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 246.5p/kg        av. 245.99kg


485kg+                                                   to 278.5p/kg        av. 251.36p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1498, SD Bennett (BBx) 1454, AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 1428.

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 264.5,247.5, SD Bennett (BBx) 246.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 245.5, J Shorrock (Limx) 238.5


£ per head: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 1440,1393, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1369,(BBx) 1343, JR Metcalfe (BBx) 1343

p/kg: AA&E Critchley&Son (Limx) 278.5,259.5, F&B Smith (Limx) 259.5,249.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 246.5,(Limx) 244.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx)246.5        


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   137.5p/kg             £783.75

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JP&KE Hartley (B&W Str) 784

p/kg: JP&KE Hartley (B&W Str) 137.5


Cull Cow Prices

A light show of cast cattle a combined result of mowing, road closure and pre movement testing requirement for a key area at the start of June.  Trade flew with top end of the fleshed dairies touching 140p/kg and an odd plain at 97.5p/kg with the rest in between a very strong price. A couple of non-farm assured Angus equally good to sell.

Overall Average                                   125.27p/kg           £806.32

Black & White                      to 143.50 p/kg                     av. 124.31p/kg

AA                                           to 138.5p/kg                        av.132.63p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 1110, R Naylor&Sons 1109, PJ&JE Bolland 995, N&J Thwaite 955, RD Metcalfe&Son 919

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 143.5, N&J Thwaite 140.5,134.5, R Naylor&Son 139.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 137.5,134.5, PJ&JE Bolland 133.5


£ per head: Hurries Farm 990,867

p/kg: Hurries Farm 138.5,126.5



1,683 Prime Sheep comprising 573 Prime Lambs, 849 Hoggs(inc 134 Mature Hoggs) & 261 Cast Ewes & Rams


An increased show of sheep all round, and a nice trade too, especially for Spring Lambs which took a nice lift on the week. The show results are below, for which we thank James Dewhirst for judging this months show. His choice of champions came from Alex Brown of Tockholes, 5 tremendous Texel crosses selling to Hartshead Meat Co for £158 each. Other best lambs from £145 to £159 with JD&V Towers selling at £159 to A Atkinson and £153 to Hartshead Meat Co, ML Evans at £153 to Swaledale Foods,  TA Robinson at £150 and D&L Coar at £149 both to Vivers Scotlamb, J&F Nutter and T Priestley both at £148 to Swaledale Foods, GH&G Emmott at £148 to J Penny & Son, Mark Evans at £148 to Kendalls Farm Butchers in Pateley Bridge and Harrogate, Frankland Farms at £146 to GJ Cropper. There were 11 other retail and wholesale buyers successful at the ringside as well today.

Hoggs were a mixed trade, and although there were some excellent prices for some smart and well fleshed types, a commercial type of hogg was a shade easier on the week. Mick Thwaite of Airton had hoggs up to £130, James Earnshaw £121, Hayley Baines £120, whilst William Hickson had a great pen of Mules at £118 or 218p.


Show Results

Class 1    5 Cont x Lambs

1st A Brown, Tockholes 49kg £158 to Hartshead Meat Co

2nd TA Robinson, Longridge 41kg £150 to Vivers Scotlamb

3rd D&L Coar, Darwen 42kg £149 Vivers Scotlamb


Class 2   5 Suff X Lambs

1st ML Evans, Steeton 47kg £153 to Swaledale Foods

2nd A&AR Phillipson, Briercliffe 42kg £120 to A Atkinson


Champions: A Brown Tockholes


573 Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £120.65 per head or 288.6p/kg      

32.1kg to 35.9kg  to 244.3p/kg         av 233.1p/kg         or £80.32 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 376.0p/kg         av 290.8p/kg         or £118.21 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 326.0p/kg         av 285.2p/kg         or £137.66 per head

52.1kg and over   to 289.1p/kg         av 266.9p/kg         or £148.17 per head


Texel average £122.59 per head or 291.8p/kg

£ per head: £158 A Brown, £150 TA Robinson, £149 D&L Coar, £148 £147 GH&G Emmott, £147 T Walmsley, £146 Frankland Farms

p/kg: 376.0p Frankland Farms, 365.9p TA Robinson, 354.8p 334.5p D&L Coar, 350.0p T Walmsley, 339.0p Bob Lancaster,

Charollais average £112.34 per head or 283.3p/kg

£ per head: £139 £137 £134 GW Houseman, £138 D&A Livestock

p/kg: 336.6p D&A Livestock, 315.9p 311.4p GW Houseman & Partners.

Suffolk average £120.15 per head or 283.4p/kg

£ per head: £159 £153 JD&V Towers, £153 £148 £147 £145 ML Evans, £148 £147 JF Nutter, £148 T Priestley,

p/kg: 326.0p 314.9p 306.4p 302.3p 302.2p 302.1p ML Evans, 324.4p T Walmsley, 323.3p 312.2p JD&V Towers & Son,

Beltex average £117.95 per head or 323.6p/kg

£ per head: £125 £117.50 £113.50 Frankland Farms

p/kg: 337.8p 317.6p 315.3p Frankland Farms

Rouge average £124.71 per head or 281.3p/kg

£ per head: £135 £133 £129 £123x2 JA&JM Wade & Son

p/kg: 300.0p 300.0p 286.0p 274.4p 273.3p JA&JM Wade & Son

Down x average £118.50 per head or 260.9p/kg

£ per head: £125 FI Ibbotson £112 MJ Beckwith

p/kg: 266.7p MJ Beckwith, 255.1p FI Ibbotson


715 Hoggs  – Overall Average  £85.95 per head or 192.39p/kg    

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 225.7p/kg         av 179.7p/kg         or £63.67 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 251.1p/kg         av 194.8p/kg         or £80.87 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 276.6p/kg         av 193.7p/kg         or £94.22 per head

52.1kg and over   to 218.5p/kg         av 194.2p/kg         or £105.93 per head


Beltex average £89.95 per head or 228.9p/kg

£ per head: £130 M Thwaite, £120 £98 J Burrow, £99 WAVJ&JA Towler,

p/kg: 276.6p 225.7p M Thwaite, 250.0p H Baines,

Texel average £83.59 per head or 191.2p/kg

£ per head:£121 £97 RA&M Earnshaw,  £113 Thwaite Bros, £105.50 £102 £99 £92 M&AB Wood, £102 £90 G Beresford & Son, £101 RG Church, £94.50 £90 GW Thackray, £92 JM&JV Howard,

p/kg: 251.1p Thwaite Bros, 229.3p M&AB Wood, 216.7p JM&JV Howard, 215.4p B Dibb,

Mule average £91.55 per head or 185.8p/kg

£ per head: £118 £107 W Hickson, £98 GW Thackray, £97 B Dibb, £95 J Peel, £91 JW Brooks,

p/kg: 218.5p 198.1p W Hickson, 197.8p JW Brooks, 193.9p J Peel, 188.5p GW Thackray,

Charollais average £92.20 per head or 198.9p/kg

£ per head: £93 GW Thackray, £92 Stocks Enterprises,

p/kg: 200.0 T&K Shepherdson, 200.0p Stocks Enterprises,

Lonk average £85.78 per head or 190.3p/kg

£ per head: £96 J Peel, £84 B Dibb

p/kg: 208.8p 204.3p J Peel, 195.3p B Dibb,

Swaledale average £67.07 per head or 163.8p/kg

£ per head: £91 RJ Gardt, £85 £73 C Nelson & Son, £84.50 £75 J Peel, £76 E&E Metcalfe, £73 GJ Cropper.

p/kg: 201.2p J Peel, 187.2p GJ Cropper, 182.5p C Nelson & Son

SBF average £83.85 per head or 201.4p/kg

£ per head: £88, £84 £82.50 £82 GW Thackray

p/kg: 205.0p 201.2p 200.0px2 GW Thackray

Cheviot average £75.50 per head or 181.2p/kg

£ per head: £83.50 T&K Shepherdson

p/kg: 208.8p T&K Shepherdson


134 Mature Hoggs  – Overall Average  £70.56 per head

£103 RJ Gardt, £99 Thwaite Bros, £97 RA&M Earnshae, £93 M Thwaite, £90 RG Church, £90 WA Brown



Cull Ewes average £75.66

Suffolk to £125.50, Texel to £124.50, BFL to £99.50, Mule to £102.50, Lleyn to £84.50, Swaledale to £76.50, Masham to £98.50, Gritstone to £90.50, Cheviot to £74.50, Beltex  to £92.50, Herdwick to £44.50. Charollais to £116.50. Dalesbred to £83.50. White Faced to £95.50. SBF to £77.50. Jacob to £56.50. Rough Fell to £69.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £125.50 K&J Marshall; £123.50 FM Shepherd; £121.50 EJ Fort;

Mule/Masham: £102.50 AN Bolland; £98.50 K&J Marshall;  

Horned: £83.50 JK Wilson; £76.50 WA Brown;

Hill: £99.50 WA VJ JA Towler; £90.50 WA Brown;  


Cast Rams average £70.50

Texel to £97.50, Swaledale to £65.50, Cheviot to £68.50, Beltex to £67.50,





Rearing Calves to £470 X2 (32)

B&W av £83.88 Cont av £383.5 Native av £251.2

32 calves through the door this morning however a full ringside of buyers made for a very healthy trade. Blue heifers would have the pick of the trade with 7 heifers over £400 and topping with a heifer from John Marshall of Dacre at £435. A strong turnout of continental bulls saw Martyn Jennings of Cowling saw all of his bulls reach past £450 and top at £470 with Church Farm Enterprises also at £450.  Black and whites were a nice trade once again with some young calves easing the average however anything with a hint of flesh was well past the £100 mark.  


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £393) to £470 X2 MP Jennings                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £200) to £200 DA&SA Fort

Hereford X (Av £255) to £255 EJ Fort

Black & White (Av £83.88) to £155 CJ&DD Drake                       



Heifer Calves                                                                                       

Hereford (Av £260) to £260 EJ Fort                                                

British Blue (Av £372.78) to £435 JC Marshall





164 Breeding Sheep

A great show for early June, and a great trade too. With this amount of demand plenty more are needed for next week, please enter sheep with the office by 12noon on Friday for catalogue.
Some Hoggs with Lambs today topping at £195 for Texels from ASE Crisp & Son, others at £190 from the same home. Mules to £175 from HF Stubbs. Some flock age Texels with twins around the £180-£190 mark, whilst single outfits with strong lambs were a sharp trade ranging from £120 to £140. Some older Hill bred sheep with singles £80 to £95 the outfit.


Suff Ewe + Single                 to £140

Tex Ewe + Single                  to £165 av £159

Tex Ewe + Twin                    to £190 av £159

Tex Ewe + Mixed                 to £160

Tex Shlg + Single                  to £155

Tex Shlg + Twin                    to £195

Tex Hogg + Single                to £195 av £177

Mule Hoggs & Singles        to £175

Mule Ewe + Single               to £105

Mule Ewe + Twin                 to £178

Mule Ewe + Mixed              to £140

Swale Ewe + Single             to £95

Jacob Ewe + Single              to £98

Zwart Ewe + Single              to £170

Lonk Ewe + Twin                  to £102

Beltex Ewe + Twin               to £180