Forward: 21 Prime cattle comprising 18 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 3 Cast Cattle. 2,172 Prime Sheep comprising 1084 Spring Lambs, 325 Prime & Mature Hoggs & 763 Cast Ewes & Rams. 41 Rearing Calves. 60 Breeding Sheep.



Feeding & Breeding Cattle – Wednesday 22nd June

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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Ralph Pearson, Bradford was the leading buyer at the weekly sale accounting for all the leading gross prices principally the leading steer at £2048 or 284.5p/kg, a 720kg Limousin presented by Hargreaves Farms of Walton le Dale and the leading heifer a 620kg Limousin from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield at £1876 or 302.5p/kg. Mesrs Kitching featured in the leading prices by weight with a 560kg Blonde heifer at 309.5p/kg £1733 and a 620kg Limousin at 620kg at 302.5p/kg or £1876. Top steer was a 580kg Limousin at 303.5p/kg or £1760, sold by S&NV Jowett from Queensbury which sold to their local farm shop, Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton. Cattle trade was a shade firmer on the week with heavy U grade type cattle a particularly good trade.



560kg+                                                   to 303.5p/kg                        av.293.36p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 309.5p/kg                        av.255.75p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 2048,1956,1934,1924, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1944, (Limx) 1849, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 1826,1760

p/kg: S&NV Jowett (Limx) 303.5,294.5, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 297.5,296.5,291.5,294.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 295.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1876,1717, (Blondex) 1733, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1670, D Ellis (LImx) 1664, (Devon)1590,1443

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 309.5, (Limx) 302.5,281.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 290.5, D Ellis (Limx) 237.5, (Devon) 230.5



Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Milk price and scarcity continues to hold cast cattle prices up with the only entries beef breeds. 2 natives averaged 162p/kg and a Limousin cross 186.5p/kg.

Overall Average                                   171.17p/kg                           £1032.75

Belted Gall                                            to 169.5p/kg                        av.161.73p/kg

Limx                                                       to 186.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 1287, CM Ryder (Belt Gall) 915,896

p/kg: JW Tinkler&Son (Limx) 186.5, CM Ryder (Belt Gall) 169.5,154.5




Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm

2,172 Prime Sheep comprising 1084 Spring Lambs, 325 Prime & Mature Hoggs & 763 Cast Ewes & Rams


SPRING LAMBS: Trade was sharper than expected today to level up at 320p across the board. Anything with weight, or proper hard fed lambs, are attracting a useful premium at the moment, especially fed heavies that were good to sell all sale long, as the averages for 46kg to 52kg lambs at £158.61, and £184.50 for overweights shows. Lightweight and handyweight Continentals finding a useful trade, whilst some Suffolk Texel crosses having had some creep feed also sold nicely.
WM Hall of Grassington took lead price per head when their heavy Charollais crosses topped the sale at £208 per head. Other quality heavies and overweights to £190 from GH&G Emmott, with many others £160 to £185. PB Fox & Son of York took lad kilo price at 380.4p for Beltex crosses.

PRIME HOGGS: An excellent enquiry for hoggs today, with well fleshed heavies a very good trade. Lead price belonged to Bryan Dibb at £178, but many other Continental and Mule heavies £150 to £170. Many more could have been sold as numbers begin to dry up and the trade is there for all classes. Some Mule ewe Hoggs getting picked through for breeding and a pen of plainer headed heavy sorts hitting £164. Overweight hoggs of all breeds (53kg+) averaged £145.73 inc teeth up, whilst 46kg to 52kg averaged £132.49 inc teeth up.

EWES: 763 Cull Ewes and Rams sold today with vendors coming from as far as Anglesey. Heaviest ewes slightly easier but horned ewes and light weight ewes just as dear and lean ewes dearer as well. Swale Ewes sold to avg £87 with a top price of £119.50 from JR Smith, Carleton. Meat Horned ewes with weight £100+ mediums £85+ and plain end £55-£75. Gritstone ewes sold to a top price of £131.50 from B Dibb, Yeadon. Pure continental ewes sold well with a top price of £231.50 from J Barnes, Clitheroe. Best bred ewes with wight £200+ whilst mediums sold at £160-£185 and smalls £140+. Crossed white faced ewes with weight £155-£170 for weight and size whilst mediums sold at £130-£145 and smalls sold the dearest at either side of £120 for lean meat ewes. Plain end just over £100 for the majority with just the odd pen trading less. Mule ewes sold to £138.50 from Toothill Bros, Doncaster. Heavy mules £130+ and lean meat ewes met a competitive audience selling at £112-£128 with plain ewes £80-£105. Suffolk ewes sold to £187.50 Texel Tups sold to £229.50 from A&SJ Sugden, Laycock.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £133.83 per head or 320.6p/kg           

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 271.9p/kg         av 271.8p/kg         or £87.00 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 324.8p/kg         av 313.9p/kg         or £108.71 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 371.7p/kg         av 317.7p/kg         or £130.31 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 380.4p/kg         av 333.5p/kg         or £158.61 per head

52.1kg and over   to 347.2p/kg         av 326.6p/kg         or £184.50 per head


Beltex average £148.67 per head or 361.2p/kg

£ per head: £179 £175 PB Fox & Son; £160 £131 A&AR Phillipson

p/kg: 380.4p 372.9p 362.5p 362.2p PB Fox & Son; 363.6p A&AR Phillipson

Texel average £135.03 per head or 323.6p/kg

£ per head: £190 £175 GH&G Emmott; £184 J&F Nutter; £181 J Barnes; £175 PB Fox & Son; £173(x2) R&E Pollard

p/kg: 380.0p 372.3p GH&G Emmott; 371.1p J Barnes; 369.0p Craven Farms; 362.2p PB Fox & Son;

Suffolk average £132.17 per head or 315.6p/kg

£ per head: £174 £168(x2) £167 £166 £164 ML Evans; £169 TH Mellin; £167 J&F Nutter; £167 M&J Smith; £167 MJ Spensley.

p/kg: 352.1p TH Mellin; 348.9p 348.0p 346.8p 341.7p ML Evans; 347.9p M&J Smith; 340.8p J&F Nutter

Charolais average £128.81 per head or 318.5p/kg

£ per head: £208 £174 WM Hall; £155 GH Emmott; £131 J Fisher & Son

p/kg: 362.5p WM Hall; 337.0p GH&G Emmott; 334.2p N Throup; 320.0p N Throup.

Down average £117.50 per head or 312.2p/kg

£ per head: £118 £116.50 A Brown

p/kg: 314.9p 310.5p A Brown

Jacob average £120.00 per head or 273.2p/kg

£ per head: £120 GP Haworth

p/kg: 272.2p GP Haworth

Berrichon du Cher average £134.00 per head or 319.0p/kg

£ per head: £134 FA Holmes & Son

p/kg: 319.0p FA Holmes & Son

Zwartbles average £125.50 per head or 289.2p/kg

£ per head: £140 MJ Beckwith; £138 FA Holmes & Son; £124 J Sugden.

p/kg: 313.6p FA Homes & Son; 295.2p J Sugden; 280.0p MJ Beckwith


Prime & Mature Hoggs – Overall Average £124.25 per head or p/kg    

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 315.2p/kg         av 249.3p/kg         or £88.45 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 307.7p/kg         av 251.6p/kg         or £103.39 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 314.0p/kg         av 269.9p/kg         or £132.49 per head

52.1kg and over   to 312.7p/kg         av 250.6p/kg         or £145.73 per head



£ per head: £170 AM Leach

p/kg: 309.1p AM Leach.


£ per head: £178 B Dibb; £172 £170 PT&L Johnson; £162 R Burniston, £162 PL Metcalfe

p/kg: 314.0p J Baines, 312.7p PT&L Johnson, 310.2p DM Neave, 300.0p R Burniston, 307.7p PL Metcalfe; 297.7p K Marshall; 295.1p B Dibb;


£ per head: £160.50 AN Bolland, £158 TS Willman, £149 PT&L Johnson; £146 DM Neave

p/kg: 292.0p DM Neave, 290.0p S Redfearn, 288.0p AN Bolland.


£ per head: £170 EJ Fort, £164 T Ogg

p/kg: 289.8p JE Burrow, 283.3p EJ Fort, 280.0p K Marshall,


£ per head: £115 AJ Mason

p/kg: 255.6p K Marshall, 244.4p J Baines,


£ per head: £138 K Marshall £125 SP&VM Morris

p/kg: 237.9p K Marshall,




Cull Ewes average £133.29

Suffolk to £187.50, Texel to £231.50, BFL to £157.50, Mule to £138.50, Lleyn to £139.50, Swaledale to £119.50, Hampshire to £147.50, Gritstone to £131.50, Cheviot to £133.50, Beltex to £219.50, Lonk to £105.50, Charollais to £191.50, Blue du Maine to £145.50, WFW to £99.50, SBF to £59.50, Jacob to £113.50, Zwartable to £141.50, Blue Texel to £163.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £231.50 J Barnes; £221.50 Ellis Bros

Mule/Masham: £138.50 Toothill Bros; 136.50 M Ryder & Son;  

Horned: £119.50 JR Smith; £104.50 FC&N M Walker;

Hill: £139.50 N Speake; £133.50 B Dibb;


Cast Rams average £141.07

Suffolk to £171.50, Texel to £229.50, Dutch Spotted to £127.50, Swaledale to £146.50, Charollais to £197.50, Cheviot to £, Beltex to £154.50, Lonk to £87.50.




41 Rearing Calves to £495 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

A good number of calves forward today with the best blue bulls selling £420-£495 with Andrew and Louise Ayrton, Eastby selling to a top price. Medium blue bulls £330-£400 with smalls and lesser coloured goods £220-£290. Blue heifers sold to £400 from JR Wellock, Eshton. Mediums £300-£365 and smalls £220-£280. Angus bulls sold to a top of £360 from A&SL, Throup, Silsden. Smaller bulls ¾ weeks old £245-£275. Char X bulls sold to £405 from GD&A Midgley, Halifax.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £333) to £495                           RE Ayrton & Son                                                

Aberdeen Angus (Av £283) to £360 A&SL Throup       

Black & White (Av £96) to £175                      RM Spence                           

Charollais (Av £355) to £405                            GD&A Midgley                    


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £155) to £180 A&SL Throup                                                                                                       

British Blue (Av £286) to £400                         JR Wellock                                            



60 Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:00am


Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                 to £210 av £197                  CJ Wardell

Mule Hogg with Single Lamb            to £180                                  E Simpson & Son

Chev Hogg with Single Lamb            to £180                                  E Simpson & Son

Texel Hogg with Twin Lamb             to £220                                  E Simpson & Son





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