MONDAYS MARKET REPORT - Forward: 50 Prime cattle comprising 21 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 27 Cast Cattle 1,742 Prime Sheep comprising 1315 Spring Lambs, 77 Prime Hoggs inc 23 Mature, 350 Cast Ewes & Rams 37 Rearing Calves


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


Ellisons Butchers of Cullingworth were back at the ringside securing the top gross prices in both sections supplied by Mesrs CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield whose top priced British Blue cross steer weighed 585kg and made £1407 (240.5p/kg) followed up by a 560kg Limousin cross heifer at £1392 or 248.5p/kg. The highest price per kg price was 257.5p/kg paid by George Cropper of Sandersons Butchers of Baxenden for a 530kg Limousin cross heifer which made 257.5p/kg or £1365 when bought from Mesrs RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton.

Once again cattle were spread evenly around the ring with Keelham Farm Shop purchasing 4 for their Skipton store, and honours even amongst the other retail shops of Robertshaws Farm Shop, Thornton, Countrystyle Meats, Lancaster and Paul Ellison, Cullingworth.

A few heavy commercial cattle in todays entry most making towards 220p/kg liveweight, helped by another wholesale order at the ring side.



465-555kg                                             to 233.5p/kg                        av.221.70p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 240.5p/kg                        av.226.51p/kg


400-480kg                                             to 236.5p/kg                        av.235.00p/kg

485kg+                                                   to 257.5p/kg                        av.239.58p/kg


Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1407, (Limx) 1359, R Wilson (Limx) 1384, J Middleton (Limx) 1313, TW Cowperthwaite (Limx) 1303

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 240.5, (Limx) 238.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 233.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1392,(BBx) 1378,1376, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1365,1326,1306, R Wilson (Limx) 1243

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 257.5,245.5,237.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 248.5, R Wilson (Limx) 236.5,234.5,


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                   143.84p/kg                           £996.12

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: GB Moorhouse (B&W Hfr) 1099, AS&E Jeanes&Son (B&W Hfr) 893

p/kg: GB Moorhouse (B&W Hfr) 148.5, AS&E Jeanes&Son (B&W Hfr) 138.5




Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a very firm trade and once again a good show of meat and weight. Big dairies are plus or minus 130p top was 136.5p and £1173 as a top gross and once again a heavy first cross British blue at £1120 or 145.5p/kg. Dairy breeds with improvement are a very good trade particularly if below 36 months with nearly all going to feed at the moment.

Overall Average                                   124.04p/kg           £826.92

Black & White                      to 136.5p/kg                        av.121.61p/kg

MRI                                         to 135.5p/kg                        av. 122.47p/kg

Beef Shorthorn                    to 144.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 145.5p/kg                        av.135.45p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: AS&E Jeanes&Son 1173, M&R Smith 1020,916, M Baul&Sons Ltd 975, 908,GT Booth 939, A&CL Gray 841

p/kg: AS&E Jeanes&Son 136.5,127.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 127.5, M&R Smith 127.5, ID&JC Briggs 126.5, A&CL Gray 126.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: C Watson (MRI) 942,886, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 760

p/kg: C Watson (MRI) 135.5,127.5, N&R Sutcliffe (MRI) 123.5


£ per head: New York Farms (Beef Shorthorn) 1019

p/kg: New York Farms (beef Shorthorn) 144.5


£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 1120, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 691

p/kg: GT Booth (BBx) 145.5, G&PS Fleetwood (BBx) 139.5



1,742 Prime Sheep comprising 1315 Spring Lambs, 77 Prime Hoggs inc 23 Mature, 350 Cast Ewes & Rams


A smaller show of lambs this week with some vendors cautious following the lower prices seen late last week. The tighter supply had the desired effect with our sale average levelling at 220p across the board for 1315 head sold, being 5p to 10p above expectations.
As ever smart lambs found a very keen enquiry at Skipton and this week top spot belonged to S&NV Jowett of Queensbury selling at 300p/kg to Knavesmire Butchers of York who secured lambs at 285p from T&C Robinson of Tosside. Robertshaws Farmshop of Thornton, Bradford were buying a god run of lambs today including a pen at 279p from TH Mellin of Black Lane Ends.
Per head prices saw some excellent results, tops of £134 from TR Thwaite & Son of Horton in Craven, £130 from TH Mellin of Black Lane Ends and £130 from DG&M Scott of Sawley. All three pens sold to Brayton Farmshop.


Ewe trade very similar on the week. Some best ewes a small step behind last week but lean meat looking dearer with plain. Herdwicks topped at £60.50 from I Woodward Duffield. Cheviots £63.50 for some light weight ewes from the same vendor. Zwarbtles to £115 S Spensley. 84 swales sold to an average of £48.69 topped at £68.50. 100 Mules sold to £81.50. The show of mule ewes today would be a plainer sort on the whole to them seen in past weeks.  108 Texels sold to an average of £83.34 and to a top of £131.50 D&L Coar. Heavy continentals very similar on the week a touch less with some but lean meat could be up £6-£8 for the continentals.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £90.73 per head or 219.8p/kg              

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 240.0p/kg         av 226.1p/kg         or £79.17 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 300.0p/kg         av 219.0p/kg         or £89.06 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 276.6p/kg         av 229.4p/kg         or £108.88 per head

52.1kg and over   to 225.5p/kg         av 204.8p/kg         or £105.83 per head


Texel average £90.64 per head or 118.7p/kg

£ per head: £134 £122 TR Thwaite; £130 D&GM Scott; £130 TH Mellin; £123 KA&HL Fawcett; £123 J&F Nutter;

p/kg: 300.0p S&NV Jowett; 285.0p T&C Robinson; 279.1p TH Mellin; 279.1p D&L Coar; 276.6p D&GM Scott; 276.2 AM&E Hartley;

Suffolk average £90.01 per head or 183.3p/kg

£ per head: £124 TH Mellin; £118 £115 £112 ML Evans; £114 GW Houseman; £112 CR&J Kippax; £112 J Marshall;

p/kg: 251.1p 250.0p 248.9p 240.8p 237.0p 231.9p ML Evans; 233.3p CR&J Kippax; 231.1p TH Mellin;

Charolais average £92.79 per head or 207.1p/kg

£ per head: £128 J&F Nutter; £118 TA Robinson; £113 £93 J Fisher; £94.50 £94 GW Houseman; £92 CH&IC Hammond;

p/kg: 269.0p 222.5 J Fisher; 261.2p J&F Nutter; 245.8p TA Robinson; 228.2p J Marshall; 223.8p GW Houseman;

Mule average £98 per head or 213p/kg

£ per head: £98 JC&N Throup;

p/kg: 213p JC&N Throup;

Zwartable average £94.13 per head or 193.2p/kg

£ per head: 96 £95 GT Booth; £83 K Jowett;

p/kg: 212.8p K Jowett; 200.0p 192.0p 179.2p GT Booth;


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £65.96 per head or 140.4p/kg              

Texel to £86.50, Mule to £74, Swaledale to £70, Down to £84, Charollais to £90


23 Mature Sheep to £109 av £63.43




Cull Ewes average £68.49

Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £131.50, BFL to £88.50, Mule to £81.50, Herdwick to £60.50, Swaledale to £68.50, Kerry Hill to £53.50, Gritstone to £74.50, Cheviot to £63.50, Beltex to £, Zwartable to £115.50. Dalesbred to £45.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £131.50 £129.50 D&L Coar;

Mule/Masham: £81.50 AS&RC Parnaby; £78.50 JR Smith;  

Horned: £68.50 JR Smith; £66.50 P Addyman;

Hill: £63.50  £60.50 I Woodward;  


Cast Rams average £79.50

Texel to £79.50, Beltex to £79.50.



Rearing Calves to £470 (37)

Buyers from far and wide came to purchase Skipton’s quality once again. The sale today consisted of mainly 4-6 week old calves with prices paid for young calves looking extremely favorable. Trade was electric from start to finish with all buyers ringside showing much more confidence is in the beef trade at present.

Blue Bulls topped at £450 twice with an overall average of £392. Blues Bulls regular away in the £410-£450. Sim Bulls topped at £470 with a breed average of £457. Black and Whites calves sold to £220 with an average of £136. Blue Heifers topped at £410 with an average of £358. All Blue Heifers sold in excess of £330. Limi Heifers an astonishing trade. Trade topped at £465 with an average of £322. More calves required for our growing purchaser base ringside. Looking to sell calves contact Kyle Hawksworth 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £250) to £250                           D Clarke                                

Brit Blue x (Av £392) to £450                           M Umpleby                                         

Aberdeen Angus (Av £241) to £260 G&PS Fleetwood

Hereford X (Av £200) to £200                          ID&JE Briggs

Simmental (Av £457) to £470                          NM Breaks                           

Black & White (Av £136) to £220                    RM Spence           

Shorthorn (Av £170) to £170                           ST&JE Foster       

Saler (Av £320) to £320                                     ST&JE Foster

Flecvieh (Av £200) to £230                               C Watson                              


Heifer Calves       

Simmental x (Av £315) to £315                       AP Townsend                                                      

British Blue (Av £358) to £410                         JP&KE Hartley                     

Limousin (Av £322) to £465                              NM Breaks                           





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