Forward: 51 Prime cattle comprising 19 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 32 Cast Cattle 2,823 Prime Sheep comprising 294 Spring Lambs, 1937 Hoggs & 592 Cast Ewes & Rams 52 Rearing Calves 11 Dairy 238 Breeding Sheep


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


Tuesday 10th May – Northern Limousin Extravaganza. Judging 2.30pm. All welcome – plus viewing evening for Pedigree Limousins;


Wednesday 11th May – 800 Feeding & Breeding Cattle. 100 Pedigree Limousins. Catalogues online.


Saturday 14th May
Spring Sale of Grassland & Muck Equipment, Farm Machinery, Implements, Tractors, ATVs, Vehicles, Plant Equipment, Stone, Timber, Builders Supplies.

Also Sale of 200/220 Farmers Stirks, Weanlings and Young Stores

250 Lots of Border fine Arts


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

Ralph Pearson made it a clean sweep of the leading prices at the May Primestock Show accounting for 3 £2000 plus entries from Hargreaves Farms of Walton le Dale, a British Blue cross steer weighing 695kg at £2047 (294.5p/kg) and two 695kg Limousin steers at £2012 at 289.5p/kg. Best gross heifer was a 605kg Limousin shown by RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton which sold to Pearsons for £1933 or 319.5p/kg. Top price per kg was 333.5p/kg or £1818 paid by Pearsons for the overall champion a 545kg British Blue Steer picked out by show judge Anthony Swales of Knavesmire Butchers consigned by F&B Smith from Masongill. A high quality entry with the bulk of the handy weight retail cattle 300p and above, best heavy Continental cattle 295p/kg and the rest 285p/kg or thereabouts.



Steer      1 and 2                  F&B Smith                             3. RT&J Critchley&Sons

Heifer     1,2 and 3               CD&RF Kitching



465-555kg                                             to 333.5p/kg                        av.321.56p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 298.5p/kg                        av. 291.05p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 319.5p/kg                        av.300.23p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (BBx) 2047, (Limx) 2012,2012,1941, E&M Townley&Son (Limx) 1809, F&B Smith (BBx) 1818, (Limx) 1671

p/kg: F&B Smith (BBx) 333.5, (Limx) 309.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 298.5, Hargreaves Farms (BBx) 294.5, (Limx) 289.5,289.5, 285.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 291.5, E&M Townley&Sons (Limx) 289.5


£ per head: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1933, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1861, 1821, (BBx) 1843, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1828, RT & J Critchley & Sons

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 319.5,315.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 315.5,314.5,303.5, AJ Mason (Lim) 295.5, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 292.5






Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Trade has brought more cows out with £1200 plus regularly for heavy cows and a top of £1466. Lean dairies a very good trade 135-140p. Coloured dairies always sell, the best a Fleckvieh at 186.5p/kg.  A big entry of 60 feeding beef cows at Wednesday’s sale for any feeders reading this report.


Overall Average                                   152.83p/kg                           £1009.65

Black & White                      to 189.5p/kg                        av.140.74p/kg

Montx                                    to 159.5p/kg                        av.155.90p/kg

MRI                                         to 167.5p/kg

Nor. Red                                to 157.5p/kg

Fleck                                       to 186.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 168.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 1466, J Caygill&Ptns 1398, 1236, 1220, SW&JE Ryder&Son 1345, N&SA Fort 1251,

p/kg: N&SA Fort 189.5, 164.5, SW&JE Ryder&Son 180.5, J Caygill&Ptns 169.5, MP Jennings (Dairy) Ltd 167.5, AL Dean&Son 161.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 1399, (MRI) 1097, SW&JE Ryder&Son (Fleck) 1205    

p/kg: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 186.5, (MRI) 167.5, SW&JE Ryder&Son (Montx) 159.5,151.5, (Fleck) 157.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: S&D Robinson (BBx) 1213

p/kg: S&D Robinson (BBx) 168.5



Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm

2,823 Prime Sheep comprising 294 Spring Lambs, 1937 Hoggs & 592 Cast Ewes & Rams


A nice show of Lambs Hoggs and Ewes for the time of year. Lambs nearly trebling in number on the week and handyweights good to sell.
Hogg numbers tightening, again handyweights in good demand, nice heavies good to sell, commercial overweights a little harder work. Ewes and Rams were the trade of the day with buyers keen for numbers after the festival last weekend.

Joe and Trevor Stoney from Pateley Bridge took this months Prime Show Championship with a pair of Continentals that weighed 50kg and sold to Knavesmire Butchers of York. Messrs Stoney also presented an excellent single lamb at 42kg that sold outwith the show for todays leading prices of £208 or 495p/kg again to Knavesmire. Completing their excellent day, they also sold another lamb at £202, this time to A Atkinson.
Other quality lambs £160 to £180 or 370p plus, with other leading prices seeing PB Fox & Son of York make 429p (41kg £176) and 421p (38kg £160) and 415p (40kg £166). Craven Farms from York, and J Fisher & Son Goosnargh also made 415p.
Full List of Show results below, and we extend our thanks to Mr Mick Etherington for acting as judge for this months show. Next month we will return to pen of 5 Lowland Lambs.


OVER 52kg

Overweights forward in large numbers. £140 to £160 the range for smarter sorts, but commercials a bot harder to place today.


36kg to 45kg
Smart handy hoggs 300p to 340p, Tony Kiernan leading at 345p. Commercial handyweights 280p to 300p.


Mule, Horned and Hill Bred hoggs dearer on the week. Better Mules £4/£5 up. Good Horned Lambs also dearer. 49kg Rough Fell to £129 from EP&JM Hutchinson. Nice Horned Wethers 260p to 270p



Ewes were an animated trade today with a full line of buyers present to compete for the offering.
Best Continental and Suffolk heavy Ewes £170 to £200, just a couple of pens topside of £200 this week. Plenty of well fleshed ewes similar way bred £140 to £165, whilst a leaner nice selling ewe £120 to £140, with very little under £100.
Mules could make £130/£140 for heavier types, mediums £115 to £130 and lesser end of the half meat ewes £90 to £110. A handful of plainer sorts £70 to £90.
Hill ewes saw meated sorts a very good trade, a pen of 22 well fleshed Herdwicks made £127.50, Woodlands to £105, best Swales £95 to £115, medium horned ewes £70 to £95, straight plainer ewes £50 to £70, lower end £30 to £45.
Rams to £207.50, heavy Continental tups £140 to £160.

573 Ewes of all breeds averaged £116, 18 Rams averaged £129.


Spring Lamb Show

Pair Cont x

1st JA Stoney & Son 50kg £184 Knavesmire Butchers

2nd A&K Kiernan 44kg £168 West Scottish Lamb

3rd A&K Kiernan 44kg £180 West Scottish Lamb

Pair Down x

1st ML Evans 51kg £161 West Scottish Lamb

2nd ML Evans 49kg £167 West Scottish Lamb


Champion JA Stoney & Son                              Reserve ML Evans


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £ per head or 340.2p/kg (SQQ: 351p)

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 352.9p/kg         av 340.1p/kg         or £119.50 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 495.2p/kg         av 352.1p/kg         or £144.58 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 388.5p/kg         av 305.3p/kg         or £147.02 per head

52.1kg and over   to 309.1p/kg         av 287.9p/kg         or £167.00 per head


Texel average £147.08 per head or 350.2p/kg

£ per head: £208 £202 £184 JA Stoney & Son; £180 £170 A&K Kiernan; £176 PB Fox; £172 B&M Craven; £170 KJ Marston;

p/kg: 495.2p JA Stoney 7 Son; 429.3p 421.1p 415.0p PB Fox; 415.4p 405.1p Craven Farms; 409.1p A&K Kiernan;

Suffolk average £147.25 per head or 324.5p/kg

£ per head: £167 £161 £154 £153 ML Evans; £166 JA Crocker; £165 ID&JC Briggs; £157 T&H Kilby;

p/kg: 375.0p 373.8p T&H Kilby; 340.8p 325.5p ML Evans; 330.0p Craven Farms; 325.6p KJ Marston;

Charolais average £104.32 per head or 340.7p/kg

£ per head: £168 KJ Marston; £168 TH Mellin; £166 £163 £160 J Fisher; £156 £145 £141 CW Marwood;

p/kg: 415.0p 407.5p 390.2p J Fisher; 390.7p KJ Marston; 365.2p TH Mellin; 362.8p CW Marwood; 352.6p CW Marwood;

Zwartable average £120.38 per head or p/kg

£ per head: £131 RT&J Critchley; £116 £110 J&A Stevenson;

p/kg:  319.5p RT&J Critchley; 297.3p 290.0p J&A Stevenson;


Prime & Mature Hoggs – Overall Average £122.89 per head or 253.8p/kg (SQQ 266p)   

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 291.4p/kg         av 230.7p/kg         or £79.06 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 345.0p/kg         av 271.8p/kg         or £112.18 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 315.2p/kg         av 260.6p/kg         or £126.34 per head

52.1kg and over   to 281.5p/kg         av 231.4p/kg         or £134.97 per head


Beltex average £121.77 per head or 285.6p/kg

£ per head: £154 T&H Kilby; £154 £144 £142 £133 EP&JM Hutchinson; £150 £139 £137 JE Burrow; £141 P Hargreaves;

p/kg: 327.3p 300.0p 295.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 313.9p 311.1p 300.0p G Foster; 306.5p P Hargreaves; 297.8p JE Burrow;

Texel average £123.81 per head or 264.6p/kg

£ per head: £162 £160£150 A Atkinson; £158 £152 £150 £149 EP&JM Hutchinson; £157 JR Crabtree; £150 PT&L Johnson;

p/kg: 345.0p 319.5p A&K Kiernan; 328.9p 323.8p J Baines; 315.2p SR Dorey; 303.8p I Deighton; 302.3p MJ&GC Dobson;

Suffolk average £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: £160 EP&JM Hutchinson; £140 GW Houseman; £137 High Harbour; £133 PT&L Johnson; £132 D&G Rowles;

p/kg: 270.2p J Greenwood; 269.6p E Simpson & Son; 268.1p JM&VJ Howard; 268.9p SR Dorey; 264.2p GW Houseman;

Charolais average ££129 per head or 247.6p/kg

£ per head: £160 A Atkinson; £141 EP&JM Hutchinson; £136 C Middleton; £135 PT&L Johnson; £133 High Harbour; £125.50 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 297.5p 285.2p J Greenwood; 251.9p C Middleton; 250.9p High Harbour; 235.0p EP&JM Hutchinson; 232.8p PT&L Johnson;

Mule average £112.28 per head or 254.5p/kg

£ per head: £130 SR Dorey; £127.50 GW Houseman; £16 PT&L Johnson; £126 CR Brittain; £125.50 J Pickles; £125 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 270.2p 270.0p 264.3p 262.5p 258.3p SR Dorey; 262.5p 257.1p CR Brittain; 258.5p J Pickles; 256.3p JK Wilson; 255.3p JE Burrow;

Swaledale average £90.30 per head or 230.5p/kg

£ per head: £123 P Addyman; £122 £111 PL Metcalfe; £122 £115 JR Crabtree; £109 P&S Ireland; £100 SR Dorey; £97 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg:250.0p 230.2p JR Crabtree; 250.0p SR Dorey; 248.7p AR&CA Parkinson; 245.2p 230.3p J Cheetham; 231.3p PL Metcalfe;

Masham average £108.74 per head or 257.4p/kg

£ per head: £118 H Downs & Son; £118 SR Dorey; £86.50 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 281.0p H Downs & Son; 262.2p SR Dorey; 240.3p 233.8p RG Church Ltd;

Cheviot average £110.30 per head or 269.5p/kg

£ per head: £133 SR Dorey; £129 £127 £126 £118 JA&JM Wade; £118.50 E Simpson & Son; £118 JM&VJ Howard; £115.50 J Taylor;

p/kg: 292.1p A&K Kiernan; 275.6p E Simpson & Son; 273.8p JR Crabtree; 268.2p JM&VJ Howard; 262.5p JA&JM Wade;

Lonk average £116.23 per head or 255.3p/kg

£ per head: £125.50 B Dibb; £124 £110 SP&VM Morris; £105 S&P Scrivin;

p/kg: 272.8p B Dibb; 262.5p S&P Scrivin; 234.0p 193.8p SP&VM Morris;

Gritstone average £120.41 per head or 265.3p/kg

£ per head: £125.50 B Dibb; £119.50 E Simpson & Son; £110 J&L Farming; £106 S&P Scrivin;

p/kg: 278.9p S&P Scrivin; 277.9p E Simpson & Son; 258.3p B DIbb; 244.4p J&L Farming;

SBF average £108.42 per head or 271.5p/kg

£ per head: £109 £90 AR&CA Parkinson;

p/kg: 272.5p 225.0p AR&CA Parkinson;

Herdwick average £74 per head or 223.5p/kg

£ per head: £108 PL Metcalfe; £76 £64.50 Greaves Bros;

p/kg: 230.3p 222.4p Greaves Bros; 216.0p PL Metcalfe;

Blue Texel average £126 per head or 274.5p/kg

£ per head: £129 £123 CM Tyson;

p/kg: 300.0p 241.2p CM Tyson;



Cull Ewes average £117

Suffolk to £181.50, Down to £174.50, Texel to £193.50, BFL to £151.50, Mule to £139.50, Char to £181.50, Lleyn to £129.50, Swaledale to £123.50, Herd to £127.50, Dalesbred to £74.50, Scotch BF to £84.50, Cheviot to £141.50, Beltex to £185.50, Lonk to £125.50, Jacob to £99.50, Zwartable to £141.50, Easycare to £105.50, Kerry Hill to £97.50, Blue Texel to £139.50


Top prices:

Lowland: £193.50                PT&L Johnson                       £191.50                 JA&JH Hewetson

Mule/Masham: £139.50    A&ED Booth                          £136.50                 MR&GP Beresford

Horned: £125.50                 S&P Scriven                          £123.50                 J&T Simpson

Hill: £151.50                         R Burniston                           £129.50                 D&C Wood                           


Cast Rams average £129

Texel to £189.50, BFL to £119.50, Swaledale to £69.50, Scotch BF to £78.50, Herd to £67.50, Beltex to £207.50, Teeswater to £131.50.



Rearing Calves to £239 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

Calves sold to a good ringside of customers. Black and White bulls were a particularly good trade with a high percentage of ARLA calves in the entry. British Blues had a good following with most of the strong bulls £400 plus and a similar story for heifers. Strong Natives saw Angus Bulls circa £350 and heifers £300. Young Angus bulls £270 and heifers £150.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £400) to £415                           Wood Bros                                                           

Brit Blue x (Av £415) to £440                           P&RM Sutcliffe                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £306) to £355 H Goodall&Sons

Hefdx to £255                                                      J Gooch                 

Black & White (Av £122) to £200                    Flasby Estates     

Charolais to £395                                GD&AM Midgley

Simmental to (Av £290) £315                          H Goodall&Sons                                                                  


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £196) to £300 J Gooch                                                                                                 

Charolais to £350                                GD&AM Midgley                                

British Blue (Av £381) to £405                         P&RM Sutcliffe                                   

Limousin (Av £328) to £350                              J Gooch                                 



Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am


A great trade for Ewes with Lambs at Foot today, Mule Ewes correct with Twins generally £220 to £250 today, peaking at £260 for Twins from Richard Caton. Mathew Dibb of Dob Park, Otley sold Texel Ewes with Twins to £300. Singles were good to sell, with £145 to £180 for older ewes with singles, £200 to £230 for younger ewes with singles peaking at £270 for a nice Texel Ewe with Single lamb.
EVERY MONDAY AT 11:30am – Ewes with Lambs at Foot –
Entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale please.



Texel Ewes with Single Lambs                          to £270                  av.£205                 C Fewster

Suff Ewes with Single Lambs                            to £165                                                  TA Broderick&Sons

Mule Ewes with Single Lambs                          to £180                  av. £154                S Foster

Texel Ewes with Twin Lambs                            to £300                                                  DL&KM Wallbank

Mule Ewes with Twin Lambs                            to £260                  av.£235                 TA Broderick&Sons

Masham Ewes with Twin Lambs                     to £250                                                  TA Broderick&Sons

Mule Ewes with 1.5 Lambs                               to £225                                                  CW&R Sutcliffe



16 Dairy

Judge      Will Shuttleworth

Heifer In-milk                       1. TM Stapleton                                   2. M&R Smith                      3. TM Stapleton

Heifer In-calf                         1. G&E Donaldson                               2. BH Wilson & Sons           3. J Wellock



Ped Newly Calven Heifers                 to £2250                               av. £2175                              TM Stapleton

Newly Calven Heifers                         to £2250                                                                               M&R Smith

Ped In-calf Heifers                               to £2050                               av. £1725                              G&E Donaldson

In-calf Heifers                                       to £1850                               av. £1731                              BH Wilson&Sons





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