Forward: 16 Prime cattle comprising 5 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos and over 30 mos) & 11 Cast Cattle. 1,694 Prime Sheep comprising 316 Spring Lambs, 982 Hoggs & 396 Cast Ewes & Rams. 25 Rearing Calves. 592 Breeding Sheep.


EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot –
Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.

Next Sale of 500/600 Store, Feeding and Breeding Cattle.
Entries close Wednesday 18th May 4pm


Saturday 21st May
We are in attendance on Saturday. Please visit our Stand (No19) adjacent to the sheep pens for drinks and refreshments and some craic.

Saturday 28th May @ Darlington.
Please visit our trade stand. Thankyou.



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

A small show of cattle with all the Continentals purchased by Robert Pearson on behalf of Bradford wholesalers Ralph Pearson. Top price was £1905 (286.5p/kg) for a 665kg Limousin cross steer sold by CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield who also sold the equivalent heifer a Limousin weighing 640kg at £1885 or 294.5p/kg to Mesrs Pearson. Kitchings also sold a 640kg 35 month Limousin cross heifer at 281.5p/kg or £1802. Next weeks sale will see additional retail interest at the ringside.



560kg+                                                   to 286.5p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 294.5p/kg                        av. 257.06p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1905

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 286.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1885, 1836, HJ&KL Blackwell (B&W) 932

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1885, 1836, HJ&KL Blackwell (B&W) 172.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   281.5p/kg                             £1801.60

£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx Hfr) 1802

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx Hfr) 281.5




Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Cast cow trade continues to fly. Best heavy dairies are now 180p/kg with plain dairies 120p and steaking cows 165p/kg. Just one beef cow a Limousin cross thick meat but not extreme at 219.5p/kg or £1679.


Overall Average                                   167.64p/kg                           £1119.35

Black & White                      to 181.5p/kg                        av. 161.74p/kg

Dairy Short                           to 142.5p/kg

Nor Red                                 to 178.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 219.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Ryder&Sons 1425, 1273, AL Dean&Sons 1390, 1229, 953,

p/kg: M Ryder&Son 181.5, 167.5, AL Dean&Sons 169.5,161.5, G&PS Fleetwood 168.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: J Gooch (Nor Red) 1053, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 798

p/kg: J Gooch (Nor Red) 178.5, G&PS Fleetwood (Dairy Short) 142.5


£ per head: D&S Hollings 1679

p/kg: D&S Hollings 219.5



1,694 Prime Sheep comprising 316 Spring Lambs, 982 Hoggs & 396 Cast Ewes & Rams

Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm


Spring lambs busier in numbers and heavy lambs and a shade easier in price on the week. Hoggs exactly the opposite with numbers tightening quickly and trade firmer, especially for the heavier end with some runs £10 up on the week.

It was a 53kg Continental lamb from George and Gladys Emmott of Steeton that took top sale price of £159 on the day selling to John Kearns Ltd, Retail Butcher of Shipley. The same vendors also made £157, this time selling to Countrystyle Meats Farmshop and Restaurant of Lancaster.
Messrs PB Fox & Son of York also made £157 of Continental crosses, whilst also taking the top price per kilo on the day of 360p. Mark Evans of Steeton had a great run of Suffolk and Suffolk Texel Crosses reaching £156 twice, £155 twice, £154 and £153. Tim Robinson of Dutton Longridge also made £155 and £153. It was the handier weight lambs 40kg/43kg that were best to sell today with most buyers having orders in this weight range.


OVER 52kg

Definitely dearer today with some classes £10/£15 a head up on the week and an average per head for the range of £146 or 250p.
Prices peaked at £175, £171, £168 and £166 from Messrs Atkinson & Son Harrogate. ML&+JE Kayley Halton West made £168, EP&JM Hutchinson £167 and W Rathmell £165. 34 more pens of overweight hoggs this week achieving £150 to £162.

46kg to 52kg
Another category seeing sheep dearer on the week with a top of £165 for 52kg from RJ Lambert Wigglesworth who also sold other heavies at £151. EP&JM Hutchinson in the mix at £155 for 48kg Continentals. Main of the other leading prices in the £140’s. A more commercial type of lambs 270p to 290p or late £120’s into the £130’s. The range averaged £130 or 267p for all breeds, Texels at 272p.

36kg to 45kg
Short of requirements with heavy sheep dominating the entry. Will Crane achieved £139 for 45kg Continentals, other nicer lambs making 300p plus to 322p from JE Burrow. Plenty of Commercial lowland lambs 270 to 300p though today. Texels were 288p today.

A sharp trade again for Mules and Mashams with fleshed types selling very well. Mashams reached 279p or £128 per head from John & Claire Wright of Airton. Mules hit 276p from Jeff Pickles of Ribblehead, and £133 from MP Jennings Cowling or £130.50 PL Metcalfe of Otterburn.

Horned and other hill lambs all took a nice lift on the week with a handy pen of Gritstones to 284p and Cheviots to 290p.



No let-up in trade today with 396 ewes forward and a ring full of purchasers. Swale ewes sold to avg £74 with full meat ewes with weight £95-£115, lean ewes £70-£85 and plain ewes £40-£62 depending on size. Texel ewes topped at £227.50 from High Harbour Farms, Market Rasen. Best bred full meat Texel ewes with weight £190-£227.50. Strong heavy crossed ewes £160-£180. Mediums crossed ewes’ full meat but short of size £125-£145 Whilst lean ewes sold a £110-£120. Plain white ewes £70-£95. Mule ewes sold to £134.50 from S&PE Bowker & Sons, Earby. Meat mule ewes £100-£115, lean ewes £85-£100 and plain ewes £70-£80. Medium Pure Beltex ewes a flyer with style well sort after. AL Thompson, Foulridge sold ewes to £196.50. Medium £155-£170, smalls £130-£150. Texel Tups sold to £207.50 from W Mason & Son, Appletreewick.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £137.77 per head or 320.5p/kg           

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 340.5p/kg         av 340.5p/kg         or £119.00 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 360.5p/kg         av 324.4p/kg         or £134.22 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 334.0p/kg         av 304.4p/kg         or £148.60 per head

52.1kg and over   to 300.0p/kg         av 280.2p/kg         or £152.75 per head


Texel average £136.48 per head or 322.6p/kg

£ per head: £159 £157 GH&G Emmott; £157 £150 PB Fox; £155 £153 TA Robinson; £150 M Crabtree;

p/kg: 360.5p 340.9p 334.0p PB Fox; 340.0p High Harbour; 334.1p M Ryder & Son; 332.5p RG Johnson & Son;

Suffolk average £138.01 per head or 311.5p/kg

£ per head: £156 £155 £154 £153 £152 £151 £150 ML Evans; £139 SP&VM Morris; £136 Toothill Bros;

p/kg: 337.5p AR Beckerton; 325.6p Toothill Bros; 325.6p SP&VM Morris; 318.4p 316.3p ML Evans; 317.9p MJ&RH Wallbank;

Charolais average £135.03 per head or 325.6p/kg

£ per head: £153 GH&G Emmott; £144 £142 MJ&RH Wallbank; £142 £137.50 £137 RN Thompson; £136.50 CW Marwood;

p/kg: 350.0p AR Beckerton; 350.0p 346.2p 325.0p 322.5p CW Marwood; 335.4p 326.2p RN Thompson;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £126.22 per head or 260.6p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 264.7p/kg         av 221.1p/kg         or £76.46 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 322.4p/kg         av 266.8p/kg         or £109.48 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 322.9p/kg         av 267.2p/kg         or £129.93 per head

52.1kg and over   to 300.0p/kg         av 250.2p/kg         or £146.21 per head


Beltex average £135.62 per head or 300.2p/kg

£ per head: £165 £148 W Rathmell; £165 £150 £148 RJ Lambert; £158 £155 £148 EP&JM Hutchinson; £145 TA Robinson;  

p/kg: 322.9p 292.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 317.3p RJ Lambert; 302.1p TA Robinson; 300.0p W Rathmell; 295.7p W Crane;

Texel average £129.22 per head or 275.3p/kg

£ per head: £151 RJ Lambert; £147 EP&JM Hutchinson; £141 JT Rushton; £140 G Rowlands;

p/kg: 322.4p 315.4p JE Burrows; 321.2p MP Jennings; 308.5p EP&JM Hutchinson; 304.0p DA Pratt;

Suffolk average £124.66 per head or 259.5p/kg

£ per head: £166 £151 A Atkinson; £155 £136 Toothill Bros; £131 Hayton & Stocks; £129 L Brown;

p/kg: 284.1p 276.2p E Simpson & Son; 280.4p L Brown; 270.7p S Redfern; 256.6p Toothill Bros; 252.2p BJ&L Sutcliffe;

Charolais average £134.25 per head or 262.6p/kg

£ per head: £138 £137.50 £131 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 280.6p 251.9p GW Thackray; 241.5p Hayton & Stocks;

Mule average £118.55 per head or 260.5p/kg

£ per head: £130.50 £124 PL Metcalfe; £125 £122 MP Jennings; £120 J Pickles;

p/kg: 269.6p 251.0p PL Metcalfe; 266.0p 259.6p 245.1p MP Jennings; 260.9p J Pickles;

Swaledale average £92.56 per head or 240.5p/kg

£ per head: £129 AG Horn; £128 C Nelson & Son; £127 Hayton & Stocks; £113 J Pickles; £104 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 253.7p GW THackray; 249.1p Hayton & Stocks; 246.2p 243.2p L Brown; 245.7p J Pickles;




Cull Ewes average £116.29

Suffolk to £169.50, Texel to £227.50, BFL to £132.50, Mule to £134.50, Blue Texel to £144.50, Swaledale to £115.50, Gritstone to £64.50, Easy Care to £97.50, Beltex to £196.50, Herdwick to £93.50, Down x to £177.50, Charollais to £184.50, Dalesbred to £78.50, SBF to £114.50, Jacob to £97.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £227.50 £204.50 High Harbour; £199.50 WH Marsden;

Mule/Masham: £134.50 S&PE Bowker; £127.50 CM Ryder;  

Horned: £115.50 C Nelson & Son; £114.50 RA Broderick;

Hill: £132.50 FC N M Walker;  


Cast Rams average £138.39

Texel to £207.50, BFL to £111.50, Teeswater to £147.50, Blue Texel to £169.50, Beltex to £149.50.



25 Rearing Calves to £430 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

Calves just as dear with plenty of buyer’s ringside from both heifers and bulls. Blue bulls topped at £430 X2 from M&R Smith, Winterburn and JR Wellock, Eshton. Best bulls £390-£430 mediums £360-£380 and younger plainer goods £300 with just odd one at £280. Blue heifers topped trade at £410 from M&R Smith, Winterburn. Not many others on offer with a couple of youngers £245-£260. Angus bulls sold to £310 from M&R Smith, Winterburn. Mediums £280 and Smalls £220-£240. MRI bulls sold at £250-£290 and Blonde bulls sold to £340 from N&R Sutcliffe, Todmorden.


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £377) to £430                           M&R Smith                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £252) to £310 M&R Smith          

MRI (Av £270) to £290                                       N&R Sutcliffe       

Blonde (Av £340) to £340                                 N&R Sutcliffe                       


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £159) to £220 M&R Smith                                                                                                          

British Blue (Av £291) to £410                         M&R Smith                                          

Limousin (Av £290) to £290                              ZV Hammond                                      



592 Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am


A very similar trade today for a larger entry. Again young ewes with strong lambs were an excellent trade and easily upkept with last weeks strong trade. Richard Caton selling young Mule Ewes at £230 to £250 all with Twins. Sam & Joanne Coy of Rotherham sold a run of older Correct Mule Ewes with strong Twins and these sold from £220 to £235. Older Suffolk Ewes with Twins just over the £200 mark form AG Horn of Winterburn. Mule Shearlings with twins sold to £270 form Matt & Jenny Dibb of Otley, with older Texel Ewes and Twins £228 from M Mallinson Mount Tabor. John Hemmingway had £232 for b/m Texels with Twins and £230 for Correct Mules with Twins. The same vendor also made £210 and £170 of Texels with Singles.
Hoggs and Lambs were a straight trade.  Continental crosses saw Sam and Jen Bradley of Addingham leading the way with Texel Singles to £230. Other commercial Continental & Mule Hoggs and Lambs £170 to £200.

EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot –
Next Monday is Our Annual Sale of Hill Sheep with Lambs at Foot in conjunction with Weekly Sale. Current entries in 40 Horned Ewes and Lambs, 20 Swaledale Ewes and Lambs, 20 Cheviot Ewes and Lambs. All further entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.


Texel Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £210 av £166                  J&J Hemingway

Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                             to £232 av £218                  J&J Hemingway

Texel Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                                 to £220                                  BL&N Dibb

Texel Hoggs with Single Lambs                        to £230 av £182                  SR Bradley

Texel Hoggs with Twin Lambs                          to £212 av £204                  JR&EL Mawson
Suff Ewe with Single Lambs                              to £120                                  AG Horn

Suff Ewe with Twin Lambs                                to £202                                  AH Horn

Suff Shrlgs with Twin Lambs                             to £270                                  B&LN Dibb

Suff Hoggs with Single Lambs                           to £270                                  B&LN Dibb

Mule Ewe with Single Lambs                            to £155 av £141                  NW&J Moorhouse

Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £250 av £227                  R Caton

Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                                 to £205 av £192                  B&LN Dibb

Mule Shrlgs with Twin Lambs                          to £235                                  D Gratton

Mule Hoggs with Single Lambs                        to £180 av £176                  CM&EM Gratton
Chev Ewe with Single Lambs                            to £110                                  AG Horn

Chev Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £110                                  AH Horn

Mixed Ewe with Twin Lambs                            to £228                                  M Mallinson




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