Forward: 12 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 5 Cast Cattle. 3,385 Prime Sheep comprising 104 Prime Lambs, 2889 Hoggs & 392 Cast Ewes & Rams. 87 Rearing Calves. 2281 Breeding Sheep.

Wednesday 4th May. CRAVEN NATIVE DAY
Pedigree Native Cattle. Also Special Spring Sale of Native Sired Store Cattle.


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


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



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


A light Bank Holiday show with cattle spread evenly around the ring. Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton secured the top gross steer and highest price per kg at £1827 or 304.5p/kg a 600kg Limousin purchased from CD&RF Kitching from Threshfield. Highest gross at £1895 or 298.5p/kg was another CD&RF Kitching entry this time a 635kg Charolais heifer which sold to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers from Skipton. Robertshaws Farm Shop accounted for 2 further entries and Keelham Farm Shop, Skipton, 1.

560kg+                                                   to 394.5p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 298.5p/kg                        av.264.87p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1827

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 304.5,


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Charx) 1895, (Limx) 1754,1546, CH&IC Hammond (Limx) 1279

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Charx) 298.5, (Limx) 287.5, 278.5, CH&IC Hammond (Limx) 230.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   161.5p/kg                             £1065

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (B&W Str) 1065

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son (B&W Str) 161.5          



Cull Cow Prices Sales every Monday at 11:30am

Cast cows remain a very good trade for a light show. Heavy dairies 173.5p. Dairy culls slightly leaner only 3 or 4p/kg behind. 1 Beef cow in the entry at 199.5p/kg

Overall Average                                   174.42p/kg                           £1238.41

Black & White                      to 173.5p/kg                        av.167.36p/kg

Stab                                        to 199.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: P Crabtree & Son 1388,1140, JC&DJ Marshall&Sons 1180, 927

p/kg: JC&DJ Marshall & Sons 173.5,172.5 P.Crabtree&Son 166.5



£ per head: CH&IC Hammond (Stab) 1556

p/kg: CH&IC Hammond (Stab) 199.5



Prime Sheep Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm

3385 Prime Sheep comprising 104 Prime Lambs, 2885 Hoggs & 392 Cast Ewes & Rams


A full and very busy market today with Bank Holiday making no effect on the entry levels with 5500 Prime, Feeding and Breeding sheep presented for sale. A shortage of handy and smarter hoggs made a good trade for these, whilst heavier goods were forward in large numbers, nice 46kg to 51kg getting away well, stylish over weights 55kg and above a nice trade, but a commercial type of Hogg was harder work.
Spring Lambs short of requirements and a good trade experienced throughout.


Messrs PB Fox & Son of York took the lead on prices today selling 42kg for £179 or 426p to A Atkinson, and 42kg at £164 to Worsley Wholesale Butchers. £162 was seen for lambs from Craven Farms again selling to Worsley Wholesale Butchers. Messrs Richmond of Goosnargh made £158 for Suffolks. The main of the other leading prices all in the £150’s.



OVER 52kg
Best heavies £145 upwards to a top of £165 from EP&JM Hutchinson and also to £160 twice form H Raw of Eastburn. Plenty of other nice sorts in the mid £140s or more, next grade in the £130s for heavier sorts, and commercials weighing early 50’s in the £120’s.  

46kg to 52kg
£140’s and £150’s for the best lambs in this range to today, to £165.50 form N&AD Boynton of Ripon. Nice 46kg to 47kg in good demand per kilo, but anything lacking finish or just commercial was harder work. Nearly 1600 hoggs out of the 2800 forward weighed above 46kg today and this is countrywide so its not surprising the trade for heavies is variable.

36kg to 45kg
Smart handy lambs 340p to a top of 415p from Messrs Atkinson & Son, Harorgate. A run of Beltex crosses form JG Burrow Hanlith 345p to 365p. Other Continental lambs depending on quality 290p to 340p. A lot of horned lambs dropping into this weight range today and selling well.

Mules a similar trade on the week, with some heavy Mules from PT&L Johnson Lincoln making £133.50 and £132 who also sold Cheviots to £139.


Cull Ewes sold well even with the festivals having taken place today. Buyers still came to fulfil orders with weight and style selling with plain & lean ewes still in high demand. Best ewes sold at £170-£217.50. Best bred medium Beltex ewes sold dearer on the week. £150-£170 for number 1 style mediums. Straight white-faced ewes £120-£135 lean ewes £100-£118 with plain end just shy of £100. Suffolk ewes sold to £217.50 from G&MA Lawn, Grassington. First cross Suffolk mediums £120-£132 with heavies £132-£145 and Best-bred ewes £150-£170. Heavy mule’s ewes £120-£131.50 with mediums £100-£110. Lean ewe’s half meat £85-£100. Few plain less. Swale ewes sold to £96.50 from KA&HL Fawcett, Barden. Full meat ewes £70-£96.50. Mediums £65-£75. Plain Horned ewes £34.50-£58. Chev X ewes sold to £147.50 from Craven Farms, Melbourne. Other Cheviot ewes £100-£115 full meat and weight £90-£100 for medium ewes full meat with lean Cheviot ewes £65-£87.50. BFL Ewes sold to £166.50.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £142.95 per head or 343.98p/kg        

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 426.2p/kg         av 350.6p/kg         or £141.70 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 344.7p/kg         av 321.6p/kg         or £154.14 per head

52.1kg and over   to 292.6p/kg         av 270.9p/kg         or £149.00 per head


Texel average £147.00 per head or356.2 p/kg

£ per head: £179 £164 £159 PB Fox; £162 Craven Farms; £155 High Harbour; £152 RJ&J Towers; £150 RG Johnson;

p/kg: 426.2p 397.5p 390.5p 389.5p PB Fox; 389.5p 382.9p 378.4p 372.2p A Brown; 375.0p RG Johnson;

Suffolk average £141.30 per head or 321.5p/kg

£ per head: £159.50 £158 £156 £154 £152 ML Evans; £158 G&K Richmond; £150 WR Bailey;

p/kg: 361.5p RJ&J Towers; 341.5p Craven Farms; 338.6p RG Johnson; 329.2p 325.5p ML Evans;

Charolais average £142.63 per head or 355.4p/kg

£ per head: £153 RJ&J Towers; £150 £146 £143 CW Marwood; £135 £132 Craven Farms;

p/kg: 382.5p RJ&J Towers; 365.9p 356.1p 348.8p CW Marwood; 347.7p 346.2p Craven Farms;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £123.77 per head or 256.4p/kg            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 405.9p/kg         av 305.8p/kg         or £104.32 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 415.8p/kg         av 281.2p/kg         or £116.10 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 324.5p/kg         av 252.1p/kg         or £123.61 per head

52.1kg and over   to 275.6p/kg         av 227.1p/kg         or £134.04 per head


Beltex average £133.65 per head or 327.2p/kg

£ per head: £165.50 £149 £146 N&AD Boynton; £165 £157 £152 £148 £143 EP&JM Hutchinson; £158 £145 £144 £143 A Atkinson;

p/kg: 415.8p 405.9p 351.2p 347.4p 340.5p A Atkinson; 363.9p 361.5p 356.8p 346.3p 341.5p JE Burrow; 352.6p AM&HV Brown;

Texel average £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: £160 H Raw; £157 £154 £154 EP&JM Hutchinson; £155.50 MP Jennings; £155 High Harbour; £154 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 310.6p 307.1p K Marshall; 302.8p AM Binns; 302.2p RG Church Ltd; 300.0p JE Burrows; 300.0p J Greenwood; 300.0p MP Jennings;

Suffolk average £121.88 per head or 253.4p/kg

£ per head: £146 EP&JM Hutchinson; £144 RG Church Ltd; £137.50 £134 PT&L Johnson; £133.50 J&E Hinchcliffe

p/kg: 271.1p I&J Smith; 266.0p TA Robinson; 262.2p SR Dorey; 261.9p B&K Braithwaite;

Charolais average £125.58 per head or 257.1p/kg

£ per head: £148.50 PT&L Johnson; £141JM Brown & Son; £140 D&G Rowles; £137 Loates Bros; £134 N Moore;

p/kg: 287.1p C Tester; 284.1p SR Dorey; 273.9p j Walker; 265.9p E&S Baines; 265.5p Loates Bros

Mule average £117.10 per head or 239.5p/kg

£ per head: £133.50 £132 PT&L Johnson; £128.50 £123.50 £119.50 A&B Simpson; £119.50 RG Church Ltd; £119.50 GW Houseman;

p/kg: 272.1p 261.1p SR Dorey; 249.0p A&B Simpson; 245.7p 244.7p RG Church Ltd; 245.2p AM&HV Brown; 242.7p J Pickles;

Swaledale average £91.58 per head or 234.1p/kg

£ per head: £113 DI Holliday; £112 £104 SR Dorey; £106.50 G Huck; £98 GW Thackray; £92 £90 J Pickles;

p/kg: 254.5p SR Dorey; 245.0p GW Thackray; 241.7p E Simpson & Son; 236.8p 235.9p 222.1p J Pickles;  

Dalesbred average £94.54 per head or 243.5p/kg

£ per head: £97.50 B Snowden £92 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 243.8p B Snowden; 242.1p GW Thackray;

Masham average £ per head or p/kg

£ per head:


Lonk average £109.03 per head or 226.5p/kg

£ per head: £116 £112 SP&VM Morris; £112.50 J Greenwood;

p/kg: 261.6p j Greenwood; 254.5p 223.1p 211.3p SP&VM Morris;

Cheviot average £110.29 per head or 262.5p/kg

£ per head: £139 PT&L Johnson; £127.50 J Walker; £127 A&B Simpson; £125.50 Bob Stubbs; £118 TA Robinson; £116 JA Brown;

p/kg: 281.6p 266.7p Haddon Farms; 279.7p FI Ibbotson; 272.5p B&K Briathwaite; 265.5p BF Blezard; 261.5p Bob Stubbs;

SBF average £111.40 per head or 256.3p/kg

£ per head: £118 £115 A&B Simpson; £115.50 £114.50 AR&CA Parkinson; £104.50 £102 GW Thackray; £100 K Marshall;

p/kg: 261.4p 256.5p A&B Simpson; 256.7p 254.4p AR&CA Parkinson; 255.0p 254.9p GW Thackray; 238.1p K Marshall;

average £ per head or p/kg

£ per head:




Cull Ewes average £110.21

Suffolk to £217.50, Texel to £209.50, Char to 189.50, BFL to £166.50, Mule to £131.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £96.50, Daledbred to £127.50, Masham to £125.50, Lleyn to £101.50, Cheviot to £147.50, Beltex to £197.59, Lonk to £103.50, WF Woodland to £137.50, Zwart to £177.50, Easy Care to £109.50

Top prices:

Lowland:                £217.50                 G&MA Lawn

                                 £209.50                T Blackwell

Mule/Masham:     £131.50                High Harbour Farm

                                £129.50                 N&J Thwaite

Horned:                 £137.50                 High Harbour Farms

                                £127.50                 D&C Newhouse

Hill:                         £166.50                 J Jordan

                                £147.50                 Craven Farms


Cast Rams average £130.50

Suffolk to £169.50, Texel to £169.50, Char to £189.50, BFL to £, Swaledale to £74.50, Cheviot to £148.50,



Rearing Calves to £490 Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

Calves: A bumper show of 87 calves forward to a ringside full of purchasers and trade buoyant. 34 Blue Bulls sold today with a full range of calves forward. Best bull’s calves sold at £450-£490. Top price came from A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton at £490. Good mediums at 4 weeks old £340 £380 and best end at 4/5 weeks old £400-£430 more commercial calves sold at £260-£320. Overall avg £345. Angus bulls sold to £290 from DE&MA Booth, Lothersdale. Char X Bulls sold to £400 from J Peel, Gisburn. Sim X Bulls sold to £400 also from the same vendor. Lim bulls £340-£360 for mediums. Blue heifers sold to £400 from D Rawsthorne, Clitheroe with A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton also selling a cracking heifer to £395. Mediums blue heifers £280-£330 with smalls £220-£260. Not a lot of strength forward with the heifers but shape and style leading the prices with best heifers £330-£400. Angus heifers a very strong trade but size wanted. Best AA heifers £200-£245 with 2/3-week-old Angus heifers and bulls just shy of £200. Shorthorn heifers sold to £265 from J Peel, Gisburn.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £360) to £380                           C&SB Whitelock                                                  

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £490                           A Sowray & Son                                                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £180) to £290 DE&MA Booth    

Simmental (Av £400) to £400                          J Peel     

Charollais (Av £400) to £400                            J Peel                                     

Black & White (Av £65) to £75                         Rainhall Farm                      

Hereford (Av £184) to £210                              KJ&KL Blackwell                  


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £202) to £245 Rainhall Farm                                                                                                      

Hereford (Av £315) to £315                              NM Breaks                                           

British Blue (Av £275) to £400                         NM Breaks                                           

Limousin (Av £310) to £320                              C&SB Whitelock                                  

Shorthorn (Av £241) to £265                           J Peel



Breeding Sheep Sales Every Monday at 11:30am

Forward; 2281 Breeding Sheep


A great entry of Breeding Sheep today for our May Day Show & Sale of Hoggs with Lambs and Geld Gimmer Hoggs. A full list of prize awards are below, and we thank Mr David Wood for carrying out the judging duties this year.
The sale started with Geld Hoggs and these were a very sharp trade with several customers keen to secure sheep. A Wilson & Son of Gordale presented their Annual consignment of home bred hoggs and peaked at £162 with a breed average of £147 a very respectable result. Swaledales sold to £135 from D Shirt of Edale and averaged £109, whilst the main of the Continental Hoggs sold from £140 to £160 peaking at £178 from HW Williams Llandovery.
Hoggs and lambs followed and the sale set off with a bang as Messrs Stapleton entered the sale ring first with their run of homebred Texel Hoggs and lambs taking 1st Prize and peaking at £320. Main of the best Continental hoggs and lambs £240/£300, nice goods £210 to £230, commercials under £200.
Suffolk cross Hoggs and singles hit £305 per outfit for strong Suffolk Scotch Halfbred’s from E Sims, Driffield. The same vendor sold twins at £350.
Best of the Mule Hoggs top side of £200, with £180 to £195 for commercial sorts. Messrs RG Johnson & Son led the section at £220 with their 1st prize pen.

Ewes and Lambs were an excellent trade with a great enquiry for all classes. A black Beltex Sheep with single Black Gimmer Lambs was offered for sale by Mr Hywell Williams of LLanduesent with proceeds going to the 3 Peaks Challenge Team who are raising money for the Sepsis Trust. The sheep sold for £350 and finds a new home with Milly Daisy Richardson in Dufton, Appleby. Ewes with strong singles sold well all day, Continental sheep with good lambs £200 to £250, hitting £265 from RJ&RM Clarkson, Eastby. Twins generally £240 to £300, with a Blue Texel and Twins from T Sutcliffe Horton in Ribblesdale making £370 which was the top price of the day. Correct Mules with nice Twins £200 to £230, whilst singles generally £150 plus, to a top of £190 from RD Metcalfe & Son Brearton.

Also, 2nd Special Show for Hoggs & Lambs is on Monday 23rd May including Annual Sale for  Hill Bred Ewes and Lambs
And Monday 30th May is the New Blue Texel Society Sale for Pedigree Sheep in conjunction with Weekly sale.


Geld Hoggs

10 Geld Mule Gimmer Hoggs

1st A Wilson & Son £155

2nd A Wilson & Son £162


10 Geld Continental Gimmer Hoggs

1st KJ Marston £145

2nd RG Church £145


Suffolk                                                                   to £160 (Av £150.10)          HW Williams

Texel                                                                      to £152 (Av £139.34)         HW Williams

Mule                                                                       to £162 (Av £147.83)          A Wilson

Swaledale                                                             to £135 (Av £109.87)          D Shirt

Cheviot                                                                  to £138 (Av £138)                HW Williams

Beltex                                                                    to £178 (Av £168.71)          HW Williams

Blue Texel                                                             to £165 (Av £157.50)          HW Williams


Hoggs with Lambs

5 Mule Hoggs with Lambs

1st RG Johnson & Son £220

2nd RG Johnson & Son £205

3rd R & E Butterfield £200


5 Continental Hoggs with Lambs

1st KG Stapleton £320

2nd KG Stapleton £300

3rd KG Stapleton £290


5 Suffolk Hoggs with Lambs

1st D Davies £200

2nd TH Heslop & Son £195


Hoggs & Lambs

Suffolk Hogg with Single Lambs                       to £305 (Av £230.60)          E Sims

Suffolk Hogg with Twin Lambs                         to £350 (Av £350)                E Sims

Texel Hogg with Single Lambs                          to £320 (Av £208.62)          KG Stapleton

Texel Hogg with Twin Lambs                            to £190 (Av £187.78)          CM & J Stott

Mule Hogg with Single Lambs                          to £220 (Av £188.37)          RG Johnson & Son

Mule Hogg with Twin Lambs                            to £192 (Av £182.31)          TH Heslop & Son

Charollais Hogg with Single Lambs                 to £150 (Av £150)                P Smith

Cheviot Hogg with Single Lambs                     to £185 (Av £177.50)          HW Williams


Shearlings & Lambs

Texel Shlgs with Twins                                       to £270                                  E Crisp

Texel Shlgs with Singles                                     to £200                                  W Richardson & Son

Charolais x Shlg with Twins                               to £230                                  R Caton

Charolais x Shlg with Singles                             to £240                                  W Richardson & Son

Mule Shlg with Singles                                       to £190                                  RD Metcalfe & Son

Mule Shlg with Twins                                         to £225                                  SMR Foster

Beltex Shlg with Singles                                     to £230                                  H Smith

Black Beltex with Gimmer Lamb                     to £350                                  HW Williams (Sepsis Trust)

Suffolk Shlgs with 1.5 Lambs                            to £195                                  J Hardman

Blue Texel Shlgs with Single Lambs                 to £ 240 (Av £240)               T Sutcliffe


Ewes with Lambs

Texel Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £265 (Av £185.98)          RJ & RM Clarkson

Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                             to £290 (Av 243.26)            R Caton

Suffolk Ewe with Single Lambs                        to £165 (Av £165)                HW Williams

Suffolk Ewe with Twin Lambs                          to £185 (Av 180.33)            IR Daggett

Suffolk Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                              to £195 (Av £195)                J Hardman

Mule Ewe with Single Lambs                           to £190 (Av £171.69)          RD Metcalfe & son

Mule Ewe with Twin Lambs                              to £230 (Av 194.10)            C Smith & Sons

Mule Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                                 to £190 (Av £190)                Michael Mallinson Ltd

Charollais Ewe with Single Lambs                   to £210 (Av £210)                R Caton

Beltex Ewe with Single Lambs                          to £350 (Av 250)                  HW Williams

Beltex Ewes bm with Twins                              to £280                                  H Smith

Blue Texel Ewe with Twin Lambs                    to £370 (Av £370)                T Sutcliffe

Zwartble Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                          £225 (Av £222.50)               T Sutcliffe

Herdwick Ewe with 1.5 Lambs                         £125 (Av £122.50)               Messrs Read




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