Forward: 58 Prime cattle comprising 8 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 6 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 51 Cast Cattle. 5,154 Prime Sheep comprising 4,817 Prime Lambs, 337 Cast Ewes & Rams 75 Rearing Calves 31 Dairy Cattle 6 Loads of produce A packed market full of livestock at CCM Skipton today with all three selling rings in operation and nearly every pen was used at some stage in the day with stock for sale. There were 309 different sellers and buyers present in the mart successfully trading away, so take a look at today’s report then bring your stock next week to Skipton.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


551-650kg                                             to 148.5p/kg

650kg+                                                   to 163.5p/kg


501- 590kg                                            to 177.5p/kg

590kg+                                                   to 174.5p/kg        av. 147.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: A Thompson (AAx) 1275(B&W) 906

p/kg: A Thompson (AAx) 163.5, (B&W) 148.5


£ per head: B Spensley Ltd (BBx) 1047,(Hefdx) 1047

p/kg: B Spensley (Hefdx) 177.5, (BBx) 174.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   137.81p/kg           £901.52


£ per head: A Guy&Son (AAx) 1093, JC Marshall (B&W) 981, C Umpleby&Son 957, 903

p/kg: A Guy&Son (AAx),C Umpleby&Sons (AAx) 158.5 (B&W) 149.5,JC Marshall 138.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   92.21p/kg             £606.34

Black & White                        to 114.5p/kg                        av 85.85p/kg

Jersey                                    to 65.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 126.5p/kg                        av 102.09p/kg

BBx                                         to 126.5p/kg                        av 114.23p/kg

Simx                                       to 115.5p/kg                        av 100.28p/kg

AAx                                         to 129.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AS&E Jeanes 860,809 M Ryder&Sons 841,821 JSS Verity 790 JD Taylor&Son 726

p/kg: JSS Verity 114.5,M Ryder&Son 111.5, AS&EA Jeanes 109.5,104.5,JD Taylor&Son 104.5,RH Lofthouse 102.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: JT Robinson 981, D&S Hollings 822,734

p/kg: D&S Hollings 126.5,125.5, JT Robinson 117.5


£ per head: JT Robinson 1025, D&S Hollings 777

p/kg: JT Robinson 126.5, D&S Hollings 113.5


£ per head: T&J Smith 780

p/kg: T&J Smith 115.5


Overall Average                                   80.5p/kg               £744.63


£ per head: C Lovell 745

p/kg: C Lovell 80.5


5,154 Prime Sheep

The largest show of prime lambs this season attracted a full complement of buyers and trade was again up on last week’s great average. The averages speak for themselves, have a good look through the breed averages, see that 2,839 Texels averaged 43.8kg £76.96 per head and 175.55p/kg. Probably most striking is that 710 Mule Wether lambs averaged 42.9kg £72.53 or 168.74p/kg, that’s an average of nearly £30 over the weight. Horned lambs were also a decent trade being a shade dearer as well on last week. Beltex crosses also sold wonderfully well as usual at Skipton with Hannah Brown of Bedale taking the top prices of £120 per head or 313.5p/kg.

Cast sheep attracted 9 buyers to the ringside and were dearer on the week. Don’t get ewes overfat, buyers want lean meat please.

Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £75.64 per head or 175.8p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 184.4p/kg         av 159.32p/kg      or £48.80 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 200.0p/kg         av 172.65p/kg      or £58.44 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 313.5p/kg         av 179.54p/kg      or £75.32 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 250.0p/kg         av 168.04p/kg      or £80.41 per head

52.1kg and over                  to 179.6p/kg         av 152.45p/kg      or £83.86 per head

Beltex average £84.21 per head or 201.73p/kg

£ per head: £120, £116, £107 Hannah Brown; £118, £109, £105 AM&HV Brown

p/kg: 313.50p Hannah Brown; 268.2p AM&HV Brown; 267.6 DR Findlay;

Suffolk average £76.06 per head or 170.96p/kg

£ per head: £83 RA&M Earnshaw; £83 G Bell; £82.50 J Turner; £82 TP&EA Clayton

p/kg: 185.9p CD&RF Kitching; 181.8p K Marshall; 181.4p TH&A Pickard;

Texel average £76.96 per head or 175.55p/kg

£ per head: £101 M Hall; £97 C Lee; £97 JA&JH Hewetson; £96 Frankland Farms

p/kg: 223.30p Frankland Farms; 219.6p M Hall; 212.2p I Barret & Son;

Mule average £72.53 per head or 168.74p/kg

£ per head: £77.50 WM Hall; £77 JK Wilson; £77 Rodney Bros; £77 Ellis Bros

p/kg: 176.8p, 176.2p KM&L Throup; 175p Rodney Bros; 173.9p JC&N Throup

 Masham average £71.42 per head or 163.47p/kg

£ per head: £81, £74 W&R Verity; £69.50 Rodney Bros

p/kg: 173.8p Rodney Bros; 154.2p, 126.6p W&R Verity

Charollais average £78.7 per head or 174.67p/kg

£ per head: £87 JA&JH Hewetson; £86.5 WM Hall; £84.50 F Long; £83.50 Lea & Son;

p/kg: 198.80 Lea & Son; 182.50p A Fisher; 179.3p JI&MP Greenwood

Swaledale average £54.7 per head or 155.05p/kg

£ per head: £69 JW Stockdale & Sons; £66.50 TH&A Pickard & Son; £63.50 R Crabtree & Son

p/kg: 168.3p JW Stockdale & Son; 166.3p TH&A Pickard & Son; 162.8p R Crabtree & Son

Lleyn average £71.45 per head or 172.59p/kg

£ per head: £75.50, £75 FI Ibbotson; £73, £72 RG&SJ Paul; 70.50 x2 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 185.50p 180.80p CD&RF Kitching; 176.3p GM&SC Pickles; 173.8p, 171.4p RG&SJ Paul

Dalesbred average £49.61 per head or 156.42p/kg

£ per head: £63 Rodney Bros; £53.50, £48 AN Fothergill; £44 WR Verity

p/kg: 162.1p, 154.8p A&N Fothergill; 161.5p Rodney Bros; 151.7p WR Verity

Cheviot average £64.12 per head or 178.11p/kg

£ per head: £76, £73 Grain Farms Ltd; £60 x2 AE Stubbs & Son

p/kg: 182.5p, 181p Grain Farms Ltd; 176.5pX2 AE Stubbs & Son


Cull Ewes average £60.01

Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £115.50, BFL to £76.50, Mule to £78.50, Lleyn to £78.50, Swaledale to £47.5, Herdwick to £56.50, Beltex  to £71.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £115.50 A&CL Gray; £103.50 Wilson Bros; £94.50 DR Findlay;

Mule/Masham: £73.50 Wilson Bros; £73.50 L&A Watson; £73.50 CM&EM Gratton;  

Horned: £47.50 TE Walker; £46.50 MIR Heseltine; £44.50 JM&S Tennant

Hill: £79.50 J Caygill & Partners; £78.50 DMH Marriott; £77.50 G&A Fort

Cast Rams average £77.63

Texel to £116.50 JL North; Suffolk to £68.50 R&VM Clarke; Swaledale to £44.50 TE Walker; BFL to £87.50 J Hopkinson; Lleyn to £92.50 RG&SJ Paul; Herdwick to £62.50.



75 Rearing Calves to £410

B&W av £72.15 Cont av £312.30 Native av £227

Strong ringside of buyers for the calf sale today with black and whites and natives hitting top gear right the way through the sale.

A fantastic run of calves from David Holmes, Castley set the trade with some strong shorthorns going past expectation.  Angus calves also sold well with Fred Houseman’s strong calves reaching to a high of £350, not far behind his British Blues which were easier today with Fred topping at £410. 


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £307) to £340 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £410 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Shorthorn (Av £163) to £185 FA Holmes

Ab Angus (Av £302) to £350 Church Farm Enterprises                                              

Black & White (Av £72) to £130 DC Hall                        


Heifer Calves                       

Shorthorn (Av £165) to £190 FA Holmes                      

Brit Blue x (Av £278) to £355 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £230) to £250 JP & KE Hartley                                                


Craven Dairy Auction (30 head)

 A great show of dairy cattle today with the trade despite being steady was up on previous weeks reflecting the quality of the show. The judging of the cattle was done by James Kayley awarding the Top prize to Robin Jennings of South Stainley the heifer by Comestar Lavenguard and giving 28 Litres and heading to Otley at £1820.  Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk took reserve champion with his 2nd Calver giving 30 litres and only calved a week rocketed to the 3rd top price of the day £1980 to Wick Williams of Natwich.


On the day it was the heifer from Samantha Sugden that took the top spot with an Andrew Ayrton bred heifer giving 36 Litres, which eventually reached £2280 and heading just down the road to John Howards at Heslaker.


Other top prices were, David and Claire Lawson with a cracking heifer from some top quality breeding reaching £2000 and heading to regular buyer James Kayley of Halton West.  


Judge – James Kayley

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Jennings     2nd A Lawson & Son  3rd GB Moorhouse

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st GB Moorhouse 2nd & 3rd A Lawson & Son

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd WM Birkley & Son

                                Champion –GB Jennings                     Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1544 to £1760 ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Cows (5): av £1666 to £1980 GB Moorhouse  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1816 to £2280 SJ Sugden


Brown Swiss Newly Calven Hfrs & Cows (2): av £1775 to £1800 D&P Brown


Incalf Heifers (7): av £1121 to £1480 WM Birkley & Sons



Hay                         small bale              to £2.30 per bale