Forward: 47 Prime Cattle comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle. 3,351 Prime Sheep comprising 3,021 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs, 330 Cast Ewes & Rams. 45 Rearing Calves. 8 Dairy Cattle. 13 Loads of produce. Another busy weekly market was held today with a solid trade seen for each class of stock. Cast Cattle were generally a good show for quality, but the improvement in trade saw the overall average nudge above 120p/kg. In the sheep ring trade was just a shade stronger on the week, with 188p being the average right across the board. Rearing calves and dairy cattle, although slightly short of numbers were all keenly contested and trade would be in front of many vendors expectations on the day.




Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


590kg+                                   to 153.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

G.Abbott&Sons                    B&W Hfr                £1013                    153.5p

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   129.37p/kg           £802.10

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: WG Beckwith (Sim) £934, E&KM Marshall (B&W) £670

p/kg: WG Beckwith (Sim) 140.5p, E&KM Marshall (B&W) 116.5p

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                   120.17p/kg           £825.32

Black & White                       to 131.5p/kg                        av 115.66p/kg

Brown Swiss                         to 118.5p/kg

Montbeliarde                       to 161.5p/kg                       

Limx                                       to 147.5p/kg                        av 140.43p/kg

AAx                                         to 130.5p/kg                        av 129.41p/kg

Sussex                                    to 138.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Taylor & Son £1096, WP Gratton £1002, £949, M.Ryder & Son £948, £940, PJ Bolland £947

p/kg: PJ Bolland 131.5p, ML&JE Kayley & Son 128.5p, WP Gratton 128.5p(x2), JD Taylor & Son 126.5p

Other Breeds

£ per head: JR&DL Ogden (Mont) £1276, £881,(Sussex) £1150, DL Leeming Ltd (Brown Swiss) £830

p/kg: JR&DL Ogden (Mont) 161.5p, 129.5p , (Sussex) 138.5p, DL Leeming Ltd (Brown Swiss) 118.5p


£ per head: MD Farms Ltd £893, J&AJ Preston & Son £757

p/kg: J&AJ Preston & Son 130.5p, MD Farms Ltd 128.5p


£ per head: J&K Harker £1039, £1002, JJ Beckwith & Sons £907

p/kg: JJ Beckwith&Sons 147.5p, J&K Harker 139.5p,135.5p



3,351 Prime & Cast Sheep

Increased numbers on offer with feeder finishers now beginning to show sheep and seasonal hogg numbers are rising again. Numbers in front of last years’ levels and trade exactly the same as this week last year. Very little difference in trade form last week, maybe just a pound or two up for most classes. Hill lambs were again decent to sale with good Mules and Lightweight Swales in keen demand. An increased show of ewes easily maintained recent rates, with horned ewes very good to sell.                                           

Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £79.15 per head or 188.59p/kg                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 181.7p/kg         av 164.64p/kg      or £50.35 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 285.7p/kg         av 181.02p/kg      or £62.03 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 297.5p/kg         av 194.50p/kg      or £80.03 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 222.4p/kg         av 180.63p/kg      or £85.56 per head

52.1kg and over   to 198.2p/kg         av 162.37p/kg      or £90.12 per head

Beltex average £91.46 per head or 228.19p/kg

£ per head: £120, £119, £115, £109, £108, £101 PW Simpson; £109 K Saffrey; £100 S Eddleston

p/kg: 297.5p, 286.8p, 280.5p, 279.1p, 263.4p PW Simpson; 285.7p, 272.2p S Eddleston;

Suffolk average £81.44 per head or 182.3p/kg

£ per head: £101, £96 RG Church Ltd; £94 R Emmott; £90 JG Senior; £90 J Bradley;

p/kg: 202.7p H Raw; 201.2p S Dorey; 197.4p H Raw; 196.6p K Marshall; 194.2p J Boocock & Sons:

Texel average £82.27 per head or 192.68p/kg

£ per head: £109 Ellis Bros; £105 K Saffrey; £102 J Bradley; £100 A&CL Gray; £99 K Saffrey

p/kg: 244.2p, 230.2p K Saffrey; 228.2p DW&CJ Towler; 225.6p D Gray;

Mule average £80.11 per head or 177.6p/kg

£ per head: £85 K&GJ Huck; £84, £83.5, £83 S Dorey; £83 K Saffrey; £83 JR Lancaster;

p/kg: 191.2p D Pearson; 190.2p AL Dean; 189.5p 188.6p S Dorey; 187.8p JS Breare

Charollais average £85.32 per head or 192.34p/kg

£ per head: £113 PW Simpson; £95 I Marsden; £95 RG Church Ltd; £94 PW Simpson;

p/kg: 256.8p PW Simpson; 205.6p I Marsden; 201.2p, 200p JG Senior; 200p R Emmott

Swaledale average £62.73 per head or 170.7p/kg

£ per head: £78 H Smith; £78 Ellis Bros; £76 BS Simpson; £75x2 S&D Robinson; £74 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 185.1p, 184.7p, 182.1p 180.9p W Mason & Son; 177.5p H Smith; 177.5p BS Simpson

Dalesbred average £64.61 per head or 167.64p/kg

£ per head: £66.50 JM Brown; £63 FG Throup; £63 JM Brown;

p/kg: 175p, 161.5p JM Brown; 161.5p FG Throup;

Lonk average £76.88 per head or 193.32p/kg

£ per head: £80, £74 C Crowther; £78 J Drinkall Ltd

p/kg: 200p, 200p C Crowther; 185.7p J Drinkall Ltd

Scotch Black Faced average £78.19 per head or 193.32p/kg

£ per head: £86.50x2, £85x3, £83, £70.50 J&E Slater;

p/kg 197.7p x3, 197.6p, 196.6px2, 190.5p J&E Slater;

Lleyn average £72.72 per head or 176.5p/kg

£ per head: £94, £90.50 G&A Fort; £79.50 RA Jennings; £76.50 CD&RF Kitching; £72 GM&SC Pickles

p/kg: 197p J Attey; 196.2p CD&RF Kitching; 194.1p GM&SC Pickles; 188.6p Fleets Farm

Cheviot average £81.62 per head or 185.62p/kg

£ per head: £88.50, £86.50 LJ Penter; £85 T&K Sheperdson; £85 J Drinkall Ltd;

p/kg: 196.6p LJ Penter; 189.2p J Drinkall Ltd; 188.6p GW Thackwray; 186.5p T&K Sheperdson;


Cull Ewes average £75.82

Suffolk to £115.50, Texel to £149.50, BFL to £115.50, Mule to £94.50, Lleyn to £62.50, Swaledale to £81.50, Masham to £70.50, Gritstone to £76.50, Cheviot  to £105.50, Beltex  to £91.50, Dalesbred to £83.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £149.50 W Watson; £129.50 K Marshall; £116.50 JS Eddleston

Mule/Masham: £94.50 TR Thwaite & Son; £94.50 JA&JH Hewetson; £89.50 KJ Marshall

Horned: £83.50 GW Houseman & Partners; £82.50 JM  Brown; £81.50 ES Baines

Hill: £105.50 DW&CJ Towler; £88.50 M Thwaite; £83.50 RE&B Kenworthy

Cast Rams average £90.21

Texel to £116.50 T&K Sheperdson; Charolais to £110.50 R Emmott; Swaledale to £63.50 J Cheetham; Gritstone to £86.50 J Cheetham; Cheviot to £107.50 T&K Shepherdson; BFL to £70.50 M Parker; Lleyn to £95.50



Rearing Calves to £490

B&W av £88 Cont av £358 Native av £196


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £300) to £310 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £389) to £490 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £157) to £190 JP&KE Hartley                                  

Black & White (Av £88) to £130 JC&DJ Marshall                          


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £215) to £220 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £393) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £235) to £295 Church Farm Enterprises                                                              

Shorthorn to £165 FA Holmes & Son                                                             


Craven Dairy Auction (8 head)

 A very small show of dairy cows with a number of vendors not forward, however those that did roll up were well supported with all newly calven heifers averaging a respectable £1671 with a number of buyers going away empty handed. 1st Prize went to a sweet heifer to Father and Son team from Church Farm Enterprises, Fred and Mark. Senterprise Fidelity Greta, a home bred pedigree heifer calved 21days and giving 31kg sold for £2,000 to Alf and Andrew Townsend. John Robinson from Harmby had the second top price on his debut with a fine home bred red heifer giving 30kg and making a strong price of £1980.

Tony Swires had the third and Second prize heifers, both big smart dark heifers reaching £1920 to the Sowray Brothers of Bishop Thornton.  


Judge – Shaun Sowray

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Church Farm Enterprises              2nd & 3rd A Swires

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st JN&J Rennard

                                Champion – Church Farm Enterprises             Reserve – JN&J Rennard


Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1671 to £2000 Church Farm Enterprises


Newly Calven Cows (1) to £1050 JN&J Rennard





Small Bale Hay                      to £2.90                                av £2.60

Hay Quads                             to £19

Wheat Straw Rounds          to £10

Barley Straw Quads             to £18

Hay Rounds                           to £11