Forward: 86 Prime cattle comprising 17 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 67 Cast Cattle. 2578 Prime Sheep comprising 2267Prime Hoggs, 311Cast Ewes & Rams. 44 Rearing Calves to £435: B&W av £67.50 Cont av £368.4 Native av £195. 24 Dairy Cattle. Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1596): to £2000 Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1407): to £1520 Newly Calven Cows (Av £1502): to £1760 7 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop stepped up and bought 9 cattle from the weekly sale their highest gross a Limousin cross steer consigned by TW Cowperthwaite of Malham Moor which weighed in at 595kg and made 242.5p/kg or £1443.


465-555kg                                             to 242.5p/kg                        av. 240.28p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 242.5p/kg                        av. 237.69p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 237.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 240.5p/kg                        av. 171.31 p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1442, JA Drake (Limx) 1372,CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1346,1256, JR Metcalfe (Limx)

p/kg: TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 242.5, 241.5,  CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 242.5, 241.5, JR Metcalfe (Limx) 239.5, 237.5.


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1342, 1251, SD Bennett (Limx) 1263, 1069

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 240.5, 237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx)  237.5, 229.5.

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   113.48p/kg                           £695.04

Top Price £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: RM Spence (B&W Hfr) 699, Ellis Bros (B&W Hfr) 691

p/kg: RM Spence (B&W Hfr) 115.5, Ellis Bros (B&W Hfr) 111.5


Cull Cow Prices

A good percentage of cattle carrying

Overall Average                                   102.91p/kg           £682.23

Black & White                       to 113.5p/kg                        av. 99.47p/kg

Jersey                                     to 67.5p/kg

Dairy Sh                                 to 113.5p/kg

Swed Red                              to 109.5p/kg                        av. 106.16p/kg

MRI                                         to 78.5p/kg                          av. 77.98p/kg

Saler                                       to 119.5p/kg                        av. 114.04p/kg

BBx                                         to 142.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 107.5p/kg                        av. 107.5p/kg

AA                                           to 117.5p/kg                        av. 115.15p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 881, 865, JC Marshall 870,  G Abbott7Sons 868, GT Booth 840, 838

p/kg: GT Booth 113.5, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 112.5, Kingstone Farms Ltd 112.5,  JSS Verity 109.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd  109.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: M Fewster (Swed Red) 810, H Downs&Son (Dairy Sh) 732, SW&JE Ryder&Son (Swed Red) 692,

p/kg: H Downs&Son (Dairy Sh) 113.5, M Fewster (Swed Red) 109.5,  SW&JE Ryder & Son (Swed Red) 102.5,

Brit Blue:

£ per head: D&FJ Leeming 848

p/kg: D&FJ Leeming 142.5


£ per head: Beeston Hall Farms Ltd 825,738

p/kg: Beeston Hall Farms Ltd 119.5, 108.5


£ per head: G&MA Lawn 1093,999,812, R&E Pollard (Hefdx) 564

p/kg: G&MA Lawn 117.5, 117.5, 113.5, GR&SM Wearmouth 110.5.


Overall Average                                   123.97p/kg           £1032.04

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: J Cheetham (Char) 1186, SW&JE Ryder&Son (Mont) 878

p/kg: J Cheetham (Char) 127.5, SW&JE Ryder&Son (Mont) 119.5


A smaller show today with vendors reacting to lower prices later in the week, and things no better today really. Smart lambs got away ok, and handy weighted lambs 38kg-41kg were a decent trade too. Heavier sorts were less money on the week, and mules generally a couple of pounds less too. Horned lambs along similar lines to last week. Ewes saw a decent trade for the heavy types, over fat Mules would be slightly cheaper, but lightweight lean ewes were quite a bit dearer on the week.


Prime Hoggs  – Overall Average  £70.59 per head or 163.75p/kg          

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 162.10p/kg       av 128.91p/kg      or £39.73 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 217.6p/kg         av 151.14p/kg      or £52.11 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 236.8p/kg         av 166.46p/kg      or £70.31 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 202p/kg            av 158.06p/kg      or £75.21 per head

52.1kg and over   to 183p/kg            av 151.36p/kg      or £84.24 per head

Beltex average £80.25 per head or 188.45p/kg

£ per head: £99 RJ Lambert; £97 DN&D Capstick; £95 Ellis Bros; £94 JS Eddleston; £91 RJ Lambert; £90 WA&VJ&JA Towler

p/kg: 236.8p J&M Blakey; 217.6p MB Townley; 216.2p RJ Lambert; 216.2p WC Logan; 213.6p JS Eddleston;

Suffolk average £73.20 per head or 161.25p/kg

£ per head: £82 Ashfield Farms; £80 G Beresford & Sons; £76 A Fisher; £76 TR Thwaite & Son; £75 T Charnley;

p/kg:170p A Fisher; 166.3p Ashfield Farms; 165p J Mallender; 163.4p FA Holmes & Son; 163.3p CD&RF Kitching;

Texel average £73.19 per head or 168.14p/kg

£ per head: £95, £94 WC Logan; £94 J Baines; £91x2 DN&D Capstick; £90 SD Bennett; £89.50 P&J Brown & Son

p/kg: 215.9p WC Logan; 210.8p MB Townley; 208.9p WC Logan; 205.1p JS Eddleston; 203.5p CT&EM Hammond;

Mule average £68.01 per head or 155.23p/kg

£ per head: £84 M&B Allen; £76 M Ryder & Son; £74 R&N Carlisle; £72.50 G Beresford & Son; £72.50 J Baines

p/kg: 176.7p M Ryder & Sons; 159.3p JJ Beckwith & Sons; 158.8p Fair Place Farm; 158.3p JJ Beckwith & Sons;

Swaledale average £55.35 per head or 141.81p/kg

£ per head: £76 Heseltine and Akrigg; £65 K Huck; £65 MR Ewbank; £65, £63.50, £62.50 JE Cowperthwaite;

p/kg: 152.5p Heseltine and Akrigg; 151.4p WA Brown; 148.5p C Mellin; 147.4p, 147p TE Walker; 146.2p Heseltine & Akrigg

Lleyn average £71.69 per head or 162.46p/kg

£ per head: £73, £70 CD&RF Ktiching;

p/kg: 162.8p, 162.2p CD&RF Ktiching



Cull Ewes average £53.64

Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £119.5, Mule to £70.50, Lleyn to £78.50, Swaledale to £53.50, Dalesbred to £54.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £119.5 J Watson; £109.50 BL&R Lund

Mule/Masham: £70.50 AJ Taylor; £67.50 RM Crabtree

Horned: £54.50 WM Hall; £53.50 GB&G Grange & Sons

Hill: £78.50, £63.50 DC Wood

Cast Rams average £52.42

Texel to £80.50 J Mallender: Suffolk to £64.50 CR&J Kippax



Rearing Calves to £435 (44)

B&W av £67.50 Cont av £368.4 Native av £195

A flying trade for continentals today with British Blue bulls from Moons of Wigglesworth watching their 10 British Blues receive a storming trade with all British Blue bulls averaging £411.7 and with the ringside of buyers today you could have sold a heap more. Black and Whites again a cracking trade with the top Friesian from John and Rob Marshall topping at £160 and plenty of strong B&W’s knocking on towards the £100 barrier a few bobby calves tempered the trade but still a healthy average at £67.50 for all goods.

Blue Heifers were a cracking trade also with a packet of men chasing the good calves with anything well reared quickly bid into the £350’s.


NB Calf Show Next Week With a Strong Show of Calves and Strong Buyer Attendance Aswell

Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £411.7) to £435 JR&MJ Moon                                                              

Ab Angus to £195 JC Marshall & Son

Saler to £230 RL Wright & Sons                      

Black & White (Av £67.50) to £160 JC Marshall & Son                               


Heifer Calves                       

British Blue x (Av £345.75) to £355 JR&MJ Moon                                                       

Limousin (Av £320) to £325 AP Townsend                                                   



Craven Dairy Auction (24 head)

 Andrew Jennings of Fountains took the top spot at the first sale of the New Year with Frank Wrathall choosing his Pedigree Heifer which was 11 days calved and giving 30 litres which went on to sell for the sale high of £2000.  In the cow class David Lawson led the way with his 2nd Calver giving 34 Litres went on to £1760 and heading to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.


Other noted prices were Peter Baul who had heifers at £1850, £1680 and £1650 and Edward Fort of Silsden Moor reaching £1620 with a 2nd Calver at £1620 to Wick Williams. 


Judge – Frank Wrathall

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Jennings Farmers 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd M Baul & Partners

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son 2nd EJ Fort 3rd MD Parkinson

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st WR Ireland 2nd WR Ireland

                                Champion – Jennings Farmers          Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1596): to £2000 Jennings Farmers


Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1407): to £1520 ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Cows (Av £1502): to £1760 A Lawson & Son  


Incalf Heifers (av £1150): to £1180 WR Ireland & Son


Maiden Heifers (av £335) to £380x2 A&SL Throup