Forward: 36 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 23 Cast Cattle. 3,420 Prime Sheep comprising 2993 Prime Lamb, 427 Cast Ewes & Rams. 126 Rearing Calves. 12 Dairy Cattle. 5 Loads of produce.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Top of the gross prices was a 545kg Blonde cross heifer at £1387 (254.5p) shown by RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton which sold to Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton who also picked up the highest priced steer at £1365 or 239.5p weighing 570kg from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield. The highest priced p/kg animal was a 535kg LImousin cross heifer sold by Mesrs Critchley to Countrystyle Meats of Lancaster fro 255.5p/kg or £1367. A compact show of outstanding cattle saw an overall average weight of 543kg. Steers averaged 568kg av. £1345 and heifers averaged 538kg av. £1287. 8 cattle from 12 made £1300 and above.  



560kg+                                                   to 239.5p/kg                        av.237.51p/kg


400-480g                                               to 171.5p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 255.5p/kg                        av.235.2p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1365,1330

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 239.5,235.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Blondex) 1387,(Limx) 1385,1367, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1370,1366,1363.

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 255.5,249.5,232.5,(Blondex) 254.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 245.5,242.5,231.5.


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   114.5p/kg                             £835.85

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: CM&EM Gratton (B&W Hfr) 836

p/kg: CM&EM Gratton (B&W Hfr) 114.5



Cull Cow Prices

A mixed show of meat with all classes getting away well. Heavy dairies the same 110p (£842) and steakers 100p.

Overall Average                                   98.15p/kg                             £650.80

Black & White                      to 109.5p/kg                        av. 97.27p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 99.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 128.5p/kg                        av.110.95p/kg

BBx                                         to 85.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: CM&EM Gratton 842,734, J Gooch 830, A&SL Throup&Son 825,805,695, I Wright 792,

p/kg: A&SL Throup&Son 109.5,108.5, CM&EM Gratton 109.5,101.5, J Gooch 108.5, I Wright 103.5,100.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: IRG Collins&Ptns 642,595,568.

p/kg: IRG Collins&Ptns 99.5,91.5,91.5.

Brit Blue:

£ per head: D Glassbrook 564

p/kg: D Glassbrook 85.5


£ per head: JW Tinkler&Son 835, D Glassbrook 794, R&KA Burley&Son 789

p/kg: JW Tinkler&Son 128.5, R&KA Burley&Son 113.5, D Glassbrook 109.5



3,420 Prime Sheep comprising 2993 Prime Lamb, 427 Cast Ewes & Rams


Sheep trade levelled at 160.7p/kg for 2,993 lambs with an SQQ of 162.3p/kg. Best end of Beltex sired and ¾ bred Continentals were 185p to a top of 257.1p (42kg £108) from Ellis Bros of Addingham Moorside, purchased by Vivers Scotlamb who also secured lambs at  235.9p from JM Hall of Airton and 217p from N&AD Boynton of Ripon. T&C Robinson of Tosside made 230p to Hartshead Meat Co of Mossley. Best Heavy lambs generally in the £90’s, nice heavies mid-late £80’s, and commercial heavies late 70’s to early 80’s.
A nicely bred export type lamb was 170p to 185p, whilst the next grade was 160p to 170p. Grass fed commercial types selling around 150p/155p.
Cast sheep were generally a better trade on the week, especially for a lean and medium fleshed types, heavies from mid 80’s upwards with a few pens into three figures.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £71.74 per head or 160.7p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 257.1p/kg         av 162.4p/kg         or £69.90 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 213.0p/kg         av 158.2p/kg         or £75.68 per head

52.1kg and over   to 179.2p/kg         av 149.0p/kg         or £81.79 per head


Beltex average £82.89 per head or 191.0p/kg

£ per head: £108 £98 Ellis Bros; £98 A&AD Boynton; £96 £93 S&P Scrivin; £95 G Sunderland; £94 JG Hall; £93x2 D&A Livestock;

p/kg: 257.1p 213.0p 211.9p Ellis Bros; 235.9p JM Hall; 217.8p N&AD Addyman; 216.3p 213.6p JG Hall; 212.2p RF Morphet;

Charollais average £73.02 per head or 160.5p/kg

£ per head: £90 W Holden; £86 SP&NM Morris; £74.50 J Greenwood; £71 A Guy & Son;

p/kg: 183.0p SP&VM Morris; 169.3p J Greenwood; 151.0p 150.0p A Guy & Son;

Suffolk average £68.59 per head or 154.1p/kg

£ per head: £83 AJ Lee; £80 RA&M Earnshaw; £78 B Spensley; £78 S&PR Bowker; £75.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £74 J Wilson;

p/kg: 175.6p H Barker; 162.5p B Spensley; 159.2p S&PE Bowker; 157.3p 156.9p RA&M Earnshaw; 153.5p CD&RF Kitching;

Texel average £71.19 per head or 158.8p/kg

£ per head: £100 £96 £95 W Holden; £95 K Marshall; £94 TR Thwaite; £93 P Crabtree; £92 J Shuttleworth; £92 T&C Robinson; £92 K Marshall; £92 G Beresford;

p/kg: 230.0p T&C Robinson; 211.9p K Marshall; 209.1p J Shuttleworth; 204.5p MR&GP Greenwood; 202.3p P Crabtree; 202.3p RC Crabtree;

Mule average £61.46 per head or 140.7p/kg

£ per head: £77.50 S&P Scrivin; £69 £67.50 JH Throuup; £68 FG Throup; £65 JA Stoney & Son; £62 JW Sayer; £61 R Smith;

p/kg: 150.0p 143.8p JH Throup; 149.0p S&P Scrivin; 144.7p FG Throup; 144.2p JW Sayer;  140.0p J&JA Preston;

Swaledale average £55.42 per head or 136.8p/kg

£ per head: £65 T Boothman; £54.50 P Addyman; £50 £47 GW Wallbank;

p/kg: 158.5p T Boothman; 134.3p 125.0p GW Wallbank; 121.1p P Addyman;

Cheviot average £65.98 per head or 147.6p/kg

£ per head: £68.50 £65.50 £62.50 Stocks Enterprises;

p/kg: 152.2p 145.6p Stock Enterprises; 145.3p B Atkinson;




Cull Ewes average £50.65

Suffolk to £70.50, Texel to £102.50, BFL to £75.50, Mule to £57.50, Lleyn to £51.50, Swaledale to £34.50, SBF to £31.50, LLeyn to £51.50, BFL to £75.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £102.50 DA Towell; £100.50 JP Barnes;

Mule/Masham: £57.50 AM Binns; £56.50 T&G McGarrell;  

Horned: £34.50 R Berry; £33.50 Stocks Enterprises;

Hill: £75.50 SL&SD Lund;  


Cast Rams average £64.50

Kerry Hill to £44.50, Texel to £86.50,




Rearing Calves to £415 (126)

B&W av £51.65 Cont av £306.78 Native av £202.45


A strong show of calves forward today with 126 through the door this morning. Best calf on show today came from Joss Lancaster who saw £415 bid for his particularly strong British Blue bull with Andrew Ayrton of Eastby seeing some strong prices for his well presented blue bulls at £395 each. Pickersgills of Hawksworth would break £400 for a Limousin bull bred from their pure Friesian  cows. A heap of strong continental heifers found a healthy trade with best heifers £300 - £360.


Natives again good to sell with Angus bulls averaging £262.5 topping at £270 for a calf from PJ&JE Bolland Airton. Heifers were equally as strong averaging £176. Black and White calves were a very good trade today with 54 through the ring and some particularly heady prices for calves over a month of age with Richard Spence of Sutton seeing the best of trades topping at £185 for a strapping B&W Bull.


For all enquiries regarding sales of rearing calves please contact Kyle Hawksworth on 07538 539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £347) to £405                           G Pickersgill                          

Brit Blue x (Av £342) to £415                           J&SA Lancaster                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £262) to £270 PJ&JE Bolland

Saler (Av £145) to £150                                     RL Wright                             

Black & White (Av £51.65) to £185                 RM Spence                           


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £176) to £260                             JP&KE Hartley                                                     

Saler (Av £95) to £100                                       RL Wright

British Blue (Av £257) to £360                         J&SA Lancaster

Limousin (Av £233) to £260                              C&SB Whitelock



Craven Dairy Auction (12 head)



 A healthy show of milkers were highlighted by a tremendous heifer presented by Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton topping the days sale with a tremendous Pedigree heifer selling for £2050 to regular supporter Brian Blezard of Ribchester. Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk once again headlined with another Pedigree Heifer giving 32kg selling for £1950 to the same purchaser.


Returning Robert Crisp found a high gear with his sweet 2nd calver selling for £1800 to Jeff Liddle of Huby with another cow from Ian Parkinson’s on-going dispersal, a 3rd calver reaching £1600 to the Judge Rob Marshall.


Next Dairy is 14th October with Entries to the office by Tuesday the 8th of October for catalogue purposes.


Judge – Rob Marshall

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st M Baul & Partners          2nd MD Parkinson                 3rd GB Moorhouse

                                Newly Calven Cows:             1st MD Parkinson                2nd ASE Crisp


Champion – M Baul & Partners                       Reserve – MD Parkinson


Newly Calven Heifers (8): to £1720 MD Parkinson; £1680 ASE Crisp & Son; £1420 High Rails;


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1800 ASE Crisp; £1600 MD Parkinson;  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (2): av £2050 M Baul & Partners; £1950 GB Moorhouse;  







Straw                     Quads     to £15 per bale