Forward: 52 Prime cattle comprising 5 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 44 Cast Cattle 3,707 Prime Sheep comprising 2782 Prime Lambs, 925 Cast Ewes & Rams 41 Rearing Calves

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                   to 139.5p/kg       


501-590kg                             to 181.5p/kg        av 142.11p/kg

590kg+                                   to 80.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg



£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 753

p/kg: M Baul&Son Ltd 139.5


£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 703

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 139.5



£ per head: R Tennant 1016

p/kg: R Tennant 181.5

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   99.80p/kg             £633.83

Black & White                       to 119.5p/kg                        av 95.44p/kg

Jersey                                     to 83.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 125.5p/kg                        av 111.99p/kg

Blondex                                 to 143.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 143.5p/kg                        av 107.31p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: K&J Marshall 976, B Spensley Ltd 921

p/kg: K&J Marshall 143.5, B Spensley Ltd 139.5, D&J Carlisle 116.5


£ per head: MD Farms Ltd 853, K&J Marshall 797,751, MJ&PJ Campbell 728

p/kg: MJ&PJ Campbell 125.5, MD Farms Ltd 124.5, K&J Marshall 123.5,116.5


£ per head: AN Bolland 833, PJ Bolland 825,818, JSS Verity 816, D&C Cockburn Bros 814, 784

p/kg: PJ Bolland 119.5,110.5 JSS Verity 116.5, AN Bolland 116.5,112.5 D&C Cockburn Bros 114.5


3,707 Prime Sheep


A similar show of lambs were forward for sale and they were, as predicted, better to sell than last week, and with 17 active buyers stood at the ringside, full market value on the day was achieved for all classes, with an SQQ average of 160.4p and overall average of 156.7p. A quick scan through the EBLEX website shows this compares very favorably on the day locally.

The smart lambs created a vast amount of interest as usual at Skipton and the prices achieved at the top end were as follows, £108 Ellis Bros, £105 James Garth & Son, £97(x2) Henry Atkinson, £96 MB Townley, £91 FW&JM Eddington, £90 Frankland Farms, whilst pence per kilo tops were 256.1p James Garth & Son, 242.5p 225.6p 200.0p Henry Atkinson, 229.8p Ellis Bros, 216.7p FW&JM Eddington,  218.2p 217.9p 210.3p MB Townley, 217.9p B Lund, 217.1p JS Eddleston, 215.0p 202.7p 202.6p F&R Fielden, 214.3p 200.0p Frankland Farms and 205.4p 202.8p J&J Garnett. Many more of this type of lamb can be accommodated with no shortage of buyers looking to source them. Contact Ted Ogden to discuss marketing.

The commercial lambs, especially the 38kg to 42kg weights, and anything farm assured in the mainstream weight range was keenly contested, with 160p to 170p common place for a well fleshed first cross continental, whilst commercial types sold at 150p to 160p. Heavy lambs were also better to sell on the week, with nice sorts 150p to 160p.

A massive show of over 900 ewes again met a keen ringside of customers and a fast selling trade. Heavy ewes again a nice trade. 


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £68.04 per head or 156.7p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 177.1p/kg         av 160.6p/kg         or £55.48 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 256.1p/kg         av 160.4p/kg         or £67.32 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 229.8p/kg         av 147.9p/kg         or £72.05 per head

52.1kg and over   to 156.6p/kg         av 149.7p/kg         or £79.80 per head

Beltex average £74.65 per head or 185.0p/kg

£ per head: £108 Ellis Bros; £105 J Garth & Son; £97x2 H Atkinson; £96 MB Townley; £90 Frankland Farms;

p/kg: 256.1p J Garth & Son; 242.5p 225.6p H Atkinson; 229.8p Ellis Bros; 218.2p 217.9p MB Townley;

Texel average £67.86 per head or 154.9p/kg

£ per head: £91 £81 FW&JM Edington; £88 J Greenwood; £86 H Atkinson; £83 SD Bennett; £82 C&GA Guy;

p/kg: 216.7p FW&JM Edington; 200.0p H Atkinson; 190.5p Ellis Bros; 187.5p F&R Fielden; 186.0p G Sunderland;

Suffolk average £67.64 per head or 154.9p/kg

£ per head: £74.50 K&J Marshall; £73.50 P Rylatt; £73.50 H&S Maudsley; £72.50 K&C Hird; £72 TH Mellin; £72 JW Barker;

p/kg: 162.1p  JR Metcalfe; 161.0p B Spensley Ltd; 159.0p CD&RF Kitching; 158.0p GR&SM Wearmouth; 157.3p CD&RF Kitching;

Charollais average £62.65 per head or 153.2p/kg

£ per head: £72 A Guy & Son; £69 £68.50 £63 JD&V Towers; £69 M Sharp; £66 DJ&LJ Holt; £63.80 P Shackleton;

p/kg: 163.1p 160.5p 157.5p JD&V Towers; 160.5p M Sharp; 155.6p P Shackleton; 150.0p A Guy & Son; 150.0p A&N Fothergill;

Lleyn average £63.50 per head or 154.9p/kg

£ per head:  £63.50 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 154.9p CD&RF Kitching;

Mule average £62.65 per head or 144.0p/kg

£ per head: £69 JA Throup; £65 A&SL Throup; £65 Ellis Bros; £64.50 £63.50 JJ Beckwith; £64 JR Taylor;

p/kg: 147.7p JJ Beckwith; 146.5p 145.3p JA Throup; 146.5p CD&RF Kitching; 146.3p T&A Hird;


Cull Ewes average £49.46

Suffolk to £91.50, Texel to £112.50, BFL to £83.50, Mule to £69.50, Lleyn to £79.50, Swaledale to £48.50, Masham to £68.50, Gritstone to £53.50, Cheviot  to £53.50, Beltex  to £119.50, Lonk  to £41.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £119.50 H Atkinson; £112 MP Jennings; £103.5 W Watson

Mule/Masham: £69.50 KM&L Throup; £68.50 CS&SG Gray; 

Horned: £48.50 JI&MP Greenwood; £44.5 P Metcalfe; £43.5 D Sayer

Hill: £83.50 JK Wilson; £81.50 Ellis Bros; £79.50 KM&L Throup

Cast Rams average £93.20

Texel to £119.50, £109.50 R Naylor; Cheviot to £72.50 K Stuart & Sons; Lleyn to £81.50 CD&RF Kitching



41 Rearing Calves to £460

B&W av £56 Cont av £364.50 Native av £171.11

Fewer calves forward today with some big shows in previous weeks, however trade remained strong with black and whites just a touch easier. Blues once again good to sell with anything well put together reaching nicely into the late £300’s and topping at £460 for a blue bull from Church Farm Enterprises. Angus buyers left under stocked after a small number of calves were forward though Michael Heron and Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey had some good calves in making £195 of a heifer and £245 of a strong Angus bull.


Don’t forget 95% of these Calves are 1 ½ month old or younger.

Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £386) to £460 Church Farm Enterprises

Ab Angus (Av £210) to £245 JP&KE Hartley                  

Black & White (Av £56) to £92 M&H Jackson


Heifer Calves                       

Saler (Av £165) to £165 RL Wright                 

Brit Blue x (Av £341) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £158) to £195 DL DM J Heron