MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2013: 33 PRIME CATTLE comprising 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 30 Cast Cattle 6,821 PRIME SHEEP comprising 5947 Prime Lambs, 874 Cast Ewes & Rams 49 REARING CALVES 14 DAIRY CATTLE 1 LOAD OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                   136.69p/kg                           £674.33

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

K Huck t/a G Huck&Son                      £1033                    184.5p



Overall Average                                   110.79p/kg                           £706.70

Black & White                       to 112.5p/kg                        av 98.27p/kg

Limx                                       to 153.5p/kg                        av 139.06p/kg

Char                                        to 143.5p/kg                        av 138.84p/kg

AAx                                         to 109.5p/kg                        av 107.84p/kg

Brit White x                           to 107.5p/kg                        av 104.93p/kg



Overall Average                                   119.91p/kg                           £1118.19                             


Top Prices (£ per head)

RG Church Ltd                      Brit Blue Bull                         £1369

A Rogers                              Char Cow                               £1263

AM&HV Brown                      Limx                                        £1036

A Rogers                              Char                                        £1009

A Rogers                              Char                                        £942

AM&HV Brown                      Limx                                        £849

AJ Ogden                              Shorthorn                              £836

M Baul & Ptns                       B&W                                       £819

A&CL Gray                            B&W                                       £775

A&CL Gray                            B&W                                       £766

PA Whittaker                         B&W                                       £765

Top Prices (p/kg)

AM&HV Brown                     Limx                                        153.5p

A Rogers                             Char                                        143.5p

AM&HV Brown                     Limx                                        141.5p

A Rogers                             Char                                        136.5p

A Rogers                             Char                                        135.5p

RG Church Ltd                      BB Bull                                    135.5p

AM&HV Brown                      Limx                                        134.5p

AM&HV Brown                      Limx                                        123.5p

PA Whittaker                        B&W                                       112.5p

AJ Ogden                             Shorthorn                              111.5p

N&R Sutcliffe                        B&W                                       111.5p




Peak selling season well and truly arrived at Skipton today with a record Monday entry of prime & cast sheep.

Nearly 6,000 lambs were penned for sale, the overall selling average of 165.5ppk was a fantastic result on the day and thanks must go to the buyers for supporting the sale so well right up to the end, it was with their help that even after 6pm John Cheetham from Wath was making £70 of 39kg Texels whilst 10 minutes later his neighbour Dick Burley had £67.20 for 42kg Mules. Heavy lambs were not just as dear as last week, but still managing £74.51 per head average for the 46kg to 52kg weight range. Cast sheep as expected were a bit cheaper than last week.

PRIME LAMBS – Overall Average £69.79 per head or 165.5p/kg                                                            

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 135.5p/kg         av 123.3p/kg         or £37.91 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 204.3p/kg         av 147.4p/kg         or £49.91 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 216.7p/kg         av 168.5p/kg         or £70.37 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 181.5p/kg         av 157.1p/kg         or £74.51 per head

52.1kg and over   to 170.0p/kg         av 142.1p/kg         or £78.16 per head


Beltex average £76 per head or 194.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 Frankland Farms or 214.9p/kg J&J Garnett

Texel average £72.91 per head or 170.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90 RG Church or 216.7p/kg J Garth & Son

Suffolk average £69.44 per head or 161.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £77 AL Dean or 177.0p/kg CD&RF Kitching

Charollais average £70.07 per head or 168.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £84 or 195.3p/kg Frankland Farms

Cheviot average £73.59 per head or 175.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £78.50 or 182.1p/kg JW Mellin

Mule average £66.61 per head or 157.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £73.50 KA&HL Fawcett or 163.90p/kg Ashfield Farms

Masham average £68.67 per head or 156.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £75 J Verity & Son or 163.9p/kg K Lister & Son

Lonk average £70.68 per head or 158.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71.50 or 162.3p/kg JT Robinson

BFL average £68.45 per head or 151.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £71 or 157.8p/kg AJ Mason

Lleyn average £67.69 per head or 168.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £72.50 N Speake  or 175.1p/kg J Bownass

Dalesbred  average £42.50 per head or 129.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £45 K Lister & Son or 135.5p/kg J Verity & Son

Swaledale average £44.52 per head or 126.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £63.50 or 144.3p/kg AJ Ogden



CULL EWES average £35.50

Suffolk to £76.50, Texel to £85.50, BFL to £58.50, Mule to £54.50, Cheviot to £54.50, Lleyn to £66.50, Swaledale to £25.50, Dalesbred to £28.50, Masham to £47.50.


LOWLAND: £85.50 Wilson Bros; £82.50 C Fewster;

MULE/MASHAM: £54.50 B&K Wellock; £54.50; JH&JA Hewetson;

HORNED: £28.50 M Hutchinson; £25.50 D&P Spence

HILL: £66.50 I Watkinson; £59.50 DC Wood;


CAST RAMS average £48.59

Suffolk to £78.50, Texel to £53.50, Lleyn to £69.50, Swaledale to £34.50.


£78.50 W Lumb; £69.50 GM&SC Pickles;



REARING CALVES to £470  average £229 (51)

51 Calves forward were short on the usual entry but met good competition for all standards of calf. Black and Whites were once again on fire with any strong  fleshy calves easily pushing a £100. Right through the sale continentals remained strong with Richard Spence from Low Jackfield  topping the day with £450 for a 8 wk old British Blue out of a Pure Friesian. Week after week we are beating the competition for Calves up to 6 Weeks old, get ya self along. 



Limousin x                             to £320                  av £310                  G Hayton & EC Stocks

Brit Blue x                             to £450                  av £360                  F Spence                               

Saler                                       to £290                                                  RL Wright & Son

Aberdeen Angus                  to £225                  av £188                  DA Fort

Simmental                            to £470                                                  G Hayton & EC Stocks

Black & White                       to £195                  av £92                    RL Wright & Son                 


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £400                  av £324                  G Hayton & EC Stocks                         

Brit Blue x                             to £340                  av £255                  F Spence                               

Ab Angus                               to £150                                                  JN&J Rennard                                                      









The early month dairy showed the confidence of the milk price rise with a good ringside of

farmer buyers. The show was short of numbers but stiff with competition with again

David Lawson winning, However, only just from the 2nd calver forward from Keith Downs, Bingley.  

Trade was strong with the champion being picked off by Stephen Jeanes  of Glusburn for £2200,

Reserve champion, a second calver from Keith Downs giving 44ltrs sold for £2000.

Peter Baul, Bishop Thornton rolled up with a fantastic Pedigree Heifer and took a well-deserved

top price of £2250 and sold to Mark Goodall of Tong.  Other notable prices were from G&A Gaythorpe which made £2000 for a 30ltr heifer, and the returning Robin Jennings of South Stainley made £1850 of a smart 29ltr Pedigree Heifer eventually selling to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.

The depth in buyers ringside for the numbers was fantastic and were worthy of more cattle. Please get in touch with entries for the next sale on the 28th October.


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:                    1st A Lawson & Son

                                                                                2nd A Lawson & Son

                                                                                3rd M Baul & Partners

                                Newly Calven Cows:                   1st H Downs & Son

                                                                                2nd A Lawsson & Son

                                                                                3rd MD Parkinson                   

CHAMPION – A Lawson & Son           RESERVE – H Downs & Son


Pedigree Dairy Bull:                            to £1650

Newly Calven Heifers:                        to £2000                av £1840              

Newly Calven Cows:                           to £2000                av £1906

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       to £2250                av £2080              

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Heifer: £1820

Maiden Heifers: to £500




Barley Straw Quads                             to £81 per ton