Forward: 42 Prime cattle comprising 24 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 18 Cast Cattle. 3,546 Prime Sheep comprising 2,911 Prime Lambs, 635 Cast Ewes & Rams. 74 Rearing Calves. 8 Dairy. 5 Loads of produce.







Please ring Ted Ogden with selling/buying requirements.


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Robertshaws Farm Shop got into gear to put some high-quality beef away for the New Year trade including the highest gross and p/kg priced animal a 595kg red Limousin cross heifer bought from the Threshfield farming partnership of CD&RF Kitching at 253.5p/kg or £1445. The Thornton Shop of Robertshaws acquired the next highlight another Limousin heifer this time 590kg from Mesrs Kitching at £1401 or 237.5p/kg. Joint top buyer was Keelham Farm Shop of Skipton with 5 top quality retail cattle including a 530kg British Blue cross heifer from Jim Baines of Middop for 244.5p/kg or £1296 and the third highest gross price a 600 kg Limousin cross heifer from RT&J Critchley&Sons of Hutton for £1401 or 233.5p/kg. Second highest priced heifer by weight was another Kitching entry which tipped the scales at 555kg, selling at 249.5p/kg or £1385 to Paul Ellison of Cullingworth.

With most abattoirs shut or working a short day on Tuesday 24th interest in retail cattle is likely to be minimal next week and vendors are asked to keep in touch for the following week.


465-560                                                 to 238.5p/kg                        av.234.42p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 233.5p/kg                        av. 210.69p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 253.5p/kg                        av. 229.31p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1371, DJ Bailey (Limx) 1308, (BBx) 1307, SD Bennett (Limx) 1216

p/kg: SD Bennett (Limx) 238.5,236.5, DJ Bailey (Limx) 233.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 230.5, Phoenix Grain Co Ltd 228.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1445, 1401,1385,(BBx) 1372, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1401,1314

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 253.5,249.5,237.5,236.5, J Baines (BBx) 244.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 242.5


Cull Cow Prices

Cast cows a good trade with the meated dairies 105-113.5p and the lean cows still 70p and upwards. We intend to sell cast cows next week.

Overall Average                                   99.39p/kg             £689.41

Black & White                      to 113.5p/kg                        av.96.06p/kg

Swed Red                              to 98.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 124.5p/kg                        av.122.00p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

B&W: av p/kg

£ per head: P&J Brown&Son 891,861, 828,730, Roger Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin 807, P Crabtree&Son 739,711

p/kg: P&J Brown&Son 113.5,112.5,106.5,105.5, Roger Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin 105.5, P Crabtree&Son 105.5  

Other Dairy

£ per head: Roger Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin (Swe Red) 665,

p/kg: Roger Dakin t/a PW&I Dakin (Swe Red) 98.5

Brit Blue:

£ per head: MJ&RH Wallbank 959, Alan Thompson Farms 920

p/kg: MJ&RH Wallbank 124.5, Alan Thompson Farms 119.5


3,546 Prime Sheep comprising 2,911 Prime LambS, 635 Cast Ewes & Rams

A great trade for lambs of all classes today, and an overall average for nearly 3000 lambs of 205.7p/kg. It didn’t matter if smart, heavy, commercial or hill bred, all classes were well sold to a full compliment of buyers. Starting with the smart sorts, they were an animated trade, James Garth & Son of Keasden took top spot per kilo with 325.6p/kg with 39kg Beltex crosses @ £127 per head, whilst PW Simpson of Bolton by Bowland took top price per head of £139 each for 45kg Beltex’s at 308.9p/kg. Ellis Bros from Addingham Moorside made £127 or 309p of 41kg Beltex and £126 of 43kg, N&AD Boynton from Ripon made £127 of 45kg Beltex, PW Simpson had further pens at £125 twice and another 7 pens from £115 to £119, Tony Kiernan sold at £124 twice £118 twice and £115. Mr Simpson made 320.5p 312.5p 308.9p 302.6p 300.0p, whilst James Garth & Son made 305.9p of another pen and Ellis Bros 309p, the rest of the smarter dodied lambs were 240p to 300p. A commercial handy weight lamb was 200p to 230p depending on quality, heavy lambs smarter sorts 48kg to 55kg £100 to £115, commercials £95 to £100. Mules a very similar trade on the week, 180p to 190p for nice farm assured sorts 43kg to 48kg, heavy lambs either side of 50kg £90 to £95. Horned lambs best end to 185p or £81.50 for a pen of 32 Swaledales weighing 44kg from Thomas Boothman. Speak to Ted later this week to check requirements for next Mondays sale. Thankyou.

Cast Sheep saw a larger show of 635 head,10 buyers ringside and a very strong trade with prospect of a short week next week. Best Continental ewes could make up to £153.50 with first cross Continentals regularly £100-£120 at the heavy end and the others £85-£95. Mules were the trade of the year with the heavy, lean end £85-£96.50. Good runs of Horned sheep of which there were a number of well sorted sheep, saw Swaledales to £78.50, Dalesbred to £78.50 with a Dalesbred average of £68.65 and Scotch Black Faced to £67.50 av.£60.74. In the other hillbreeds Gritstone were to £78.50 and Cheviot to £72.50.

Cast Rams were equally sought with Texels to £129.50, Teeswater to £83.50 and Dalesbred to £77.50.

We expect ewe trade to remain solid for next week.

Prime Lambs – Overall Average £90.49 per head or 205.6p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 325.6p/kg         av 214.6p/kg         or £89.61 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 250.0p/kg         av 193.3p/kg         or £93.30 per head

52.1kg and over   to 215.6p/kg         av 187.4p/kg         or £102.11 per head


Beltex average £101.12 per head or 254.8p/kg

£ per head: £139 £125x2 £119 £117.50 £117. PW Simpson; £127 James Garth; £127 £126 Ellis Bros; £127 N&AD Boyton; £124x2 £118x2 T Kiernan;

p/kg: 325.6p 304.5p James Garth; 320.5p 312.5p 302.6p 300.0p 297.4p PW Simpson; 309.8p Ellis Bros; 297.4p K Marshall; 295.2p T Kiernan;

Texel average £89.81 per head or 204.3p/kg

£ per head: £113.50 JG Hall; £112 TR Thwaite; £111 T Walmsley; £111 £109 RA&M Earnshaw; £110 AL Thompson; £110 PW Simpson; £109 I Watkinson; £109 G Beresford;

p/kg: 264.1p 245.0p K Marshall; 261.9p 261.0p PW Simpson; 255.0p W&J Parkinson; 250.0p MR&GP Beresford; 246.7p JG Hall; 246.1p; 242.4p J&J Garnett;  

Charollais average £99.42 per head or 222.9p/kg

£ per head: £105 £100 T Kiernan; £97 FA Holmes; £87 SB & C Harrison;

p/kg: 244.2p 238.1p T Kiernan; 202.3p SB & C Harrison; 190.2p FA Holmes;

Suffolk average £90.41 per head or 191.9p/kg

£ per head: £106 G Beresford; £101 GW Houseman; £100 KP Drinkall; £100 RG Church; £99 RA&M Earnshaw; £99 JE Burrow;

p/kg: 209.3p CD&RF Kitching; 208.3p CD&RF Kitching; 208.3p 197.6p RG Church; 203.3p Bob Lancaster; 200.0p KP Drinkall;

Mule average £78.33 per head or 180.8p/kg

£ per head: £92 £91 £87 JC&N Throup; £92 £90 GW Houseman; £89 RG Church; £86.50 JH Throup; £86.50 P Addyman;

p/kg: 190.0p 183.7p CD&RF Kitching; 190.0p 188.6p 185.7p RG Church; 186.0p Ellis Bros; 185.7p KM Hawksworth;

Swaledale average £65.05 per head or 169.5p/kg

£ per head: £81.50 £78 T Boothman; £74 £73 JH Throup; £73.50 W Mason & Son; £69 JM&S Tennant; £68 RG Church;

p/kg: 197.3p 176.2p JH Throup; 185.2p T Boothman; 179.3p W Mason & Son; 178.9p RG Church; 168.3p JM&S Tennant;



Cull Ewes average £73.90

Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £153.50, BFL to £, Mule to £96.50, Beltex to £145.50, Swaledale to £78.50, Masham to £96.50, SBF to £67.50, Cheviot to £72.50, Charolais to £94.50, Dalesbred to £78.50, Gritstone to £78.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £153.50 T Smith; £145.50 H Baines; £124.50 MJ&GC Dobson;

Mule/Masham: £96.50 JL&J Pate; £96.50 AN Bolland;  

Horned: £78.50 P Addyman; £78.50 K Lister;

Hill: £78.50 JL&J Pate; £72.50 Flasby Estate;  

Cast Rams average £78.57

Texel to £129.50, BFL to £77.50, Teeswater to £83.50, Kerry Hill to £36.50, Dalesbred to £77.50, Beltex  to £94.50,

£129.50 RA&M Earnshaw; £94.50 B&K Wellock; £94.50 J&A Weare; £94.50 H Bailey;



Rearing Calves to £320 (74)


Nice show of calves in today. 17 B+W bulls today meeting a respectable average of £40 and topping £65. Native bred calves on fire this week with AA Bull Calves averaging £285 whilst Heifer Calves averaged £200 topping £260. Skipton is definitely the place to sell Native Calves! BB Bull Calves topping £320 from J.C Marshall. A small show of Calves expected next week with the first Monday back in New Year the 6th of January a show Sale with Many Buyers already showing interest.

Call Kyle Hawksworth with enquires and expected entries to inform Buyers.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £241) to £255                           G Pickersgill                          

Brit Blue x (Av £229) to £320                           JC Marshall                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £285) to £300 M&R Smith

Shorthorn (Av £54) to £95                                IRG Collins

Saler (Av £80) to £80                                          RL Wright                             

Black & White (Av £40) to £65                         Flasby Estates                     


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £195) to £260                             J Wellock                                                              

British Blue (Av £179) to £260                         J&SA Lancaster

Limousin (Av £200) to £245                              G Pickersgill




8 Dairy

The mid-month Craven Dairy Auction had an entry of 8 Newly and fresh Calved Cows and Heifers forward for sale. Trade would be more mixed than a fortnight ago, two heifers exceeded £2000, those being a Pedigree Heifer from Messrs Baul’s Watergate Herd, calved 21 days and giving 30 litres, she sold for £2200, whilst Messrs Moon from Paythorne presented a commercial heifer calved 3 weeks, giving 32 litres selling at £2100. The champion on the day was from Messrs Bell Mireside herd, giving 27 litres and fresh, selling at £1920. Although the better end sold well, a commercial style of heifer was harder to shift and would be cheaper than the Christmas show week. Only one cow forward this week, a 6th calver, making £1080.


Prize Awards

Newly Calven Heifer                           1 & Champion NA Bell                        2nd & 3rd JR&MJ Moon


Newly Calven Heifers         to £2200 (av £1652)

Nexly Calven Cows             to £1080





Wheat Straw        Mini Heston          to £14