Monday Market - Forward: 3,102 Prime Sheep comprising 2429 Prime Lamb, 673 Cast Ewes & Rams. 3 Rearing Calves. 3 Loads of produce. 551 Over Ready Poultry.


3,102 Prime Sheep comprising 2429 Prime Lamb, 673 Cast Ewes & Rams


A cracking show of over 3000 sheep presented for sale today and trade was good, the 2400 lambs averaged 212p/kg and 673 cast sheep levelled at £80.16 for ewes and £94.50 for rams.
The smart end of goods carried straight on from last week and vendors with this type of lamb are well rewarded at Skipton and prices compare favourably, with 8 pens selling for 300p/kg or more, topping at 320.5p for 39kg at £125 each from PW Simpson of Bolton by Bowland. A further 40 pens of lambs sold from 250p/kg to 298p/kg. Top price of the day was £128 for Beltex’s from JTD&HW Williams from Llanddeusant , Llangadog purchased by Hartshead Meat Co in Mossley, with 10 pens in total selling for over £120 or more, and another 18 pens from £110 to £119. And 56 pens from £100 to £109. A few sample flock averages on the day were High Scale Farm 114 Continentals av 288.47p or £115.98 per head, Flatt House 24 Continentals @ 235.68p or £107.63, Moorside Farm 108 Texel x 48kg £97.59, Pasture Close 70 Continentals 48kg £98.25, Park House 18 Continentals 244.9p at 38kg, Studford Gill Farm 31 at 251.54p or £109.45, Gelly House 24 @ 264.68p or £101.79, Martholme Lane 11 at 43.36kg 246.75p, Cragg House 7 Continentals  £111 each. Handy weight lambs of all breeds were good to sell, with a straight commercial type 200p to 230p, whilst nice Mules were around 185p to 195p, tops of 197.1p from SR Dorey, Norton Disney, nice horned lambs 170p to 190p to 195p from RH&EA Close, Starbotton.

Ewes were also a large show, and a strong trade, best Continentals and Suffolks £110 to £130, mediums sorts £80 to £105. Strong Mules £85 to £95, mediums £70 to £80. Best horned ewes £65 to £75, mediums £50 to £60, smalls £35 to £50. Overall average of just over £80 right through.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £90.58 per head or 212.1p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 320.5p/kg         av 219.2p/kg         or £90.29 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 259.6p/kg         av 195.9p/kg         or £93.64 per head

52.1kg and over   to 211.1p/kg         av 188.2p/kg         or £102.96 per head


Beltex average £108.83 per head or 264.1p/kg

£ per head: £128 JTD&HW Williams; £125x2 £124x2 £122 £120x2 £119 PW Simpson; £122.50 HB Atkinson; £121 A Jenkinson;

p/kg: 320.5p 317.9p 312.5p 300.0p 298.7p PW Simpson; 314.1p 292.5p HB Atkinson; 295.1p A Jenkinson;

Charollais average £98.19 per head or 214.6p/kg

£ per head: £99.50 D Harriott; £96 H Barker;

p/kg: 228.6p H Barker; £207.3p D Harriott;

Suffolk average £87.29 per head or 197.55p/kg

£ per head: £95 £93 £90 K Marshall; £93x2AC Simpson; £92 CD&RF Kitching; £90 S&PE Bowker; £87 FA Holmes;

p/kg: 209.1p CD&RF Kitching; 205.1p 205.0p196.6p S Dorey; 204.5o 202.2p K Marshall; 202.3p FA Holmes; 193.8p AC Simpson;   

Texel average £89.78 per head or 206.8p/kg

£ per head: £108 £104x2 RG Church; £108 GT Booth; £107 £106 £104.50 C&C Doney; £104 J&R Paisley; £104 Ellis Bros

p/kg: 252.6p 236.6p H Barker; 247.4p TA Robinson; 241.1p S&P Scrivin; 237.2p HB Atkinson; 235.9p AN Throup;

Mule average £78.06 per head or 187.0p/kg

£ per head: £92 K Marshall; £90 JH Throup; £87 £84 GW Houseman; £84.50 RH&EA Close; £84 A&SL Throup; £84 M&B Allen;

p/kg: 197.1p 194.7p 194.4p S Dorey; 193.0p CD&RF Kitching; 189.87p FM Shepherd; 189.2 H&M Plews; 188.6p Ellis Bros;   

Masham average £83.43 per head or 179.1p/kg

£ per head: £86x2 £72 A&SL Throup; £82 M&B Allen;

p/kg: 190.7p M&B Allen; 179.2p 175.6p 175.5p A&SL Throup;

Swaledale average £72.32 per head or 171.7p/kg

£ per head: £78 R Tennant; £77.50 £77 £74.50 £72 GW Houseman; £77 Ellis Bros; £73 K Huck; £68 AJ Mason;

p/kg: 183.3p JM&S Tennant; 178.9p 170.0p  AJ Mason; 178.4p JH Throup; 172.2p 171.4p GW Houseman; 169.8p K Huck;

Dalesbred average £68.61 per head or 186.5p/kg

£ per head: £73.50 A&SL Throup; £73 FG Throup; £68.50 RH&EA Close;

p/kg: 195.7p 185.1p RH&EA Close; 178.0p FG Throup; 170.9p A&SL Throup;

Lleyn average £80.56 per head or 191.2p/kg

£ per head: £86.50 £83 West Berwick; £68 J Attey;

p/kg: 197.6p 192.2p West Berwick; 178.9p J Attey;



Cull Ewes average £80.16

Suffolk to £128.50, Texel to £130.00, BFL to £116.50, Mule to £94.50, Lleyn to £89.50, Swaledale to £74.50, Masham to £78.50, Teeswater to £75.50, Charollais to £120, Beltex to £64.50, Dalesbred to £63.50, SBF to £63.50, Zwartable to £77.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £130 R Wilson; £129.50 D Harriott; £128.50 D&A Livestock;

Mule/Masham: £94.50 C&SB Whitelock; £94.50 S&PE Bowker;  

Horned: £74.50 RG Church; £70.50 C Nelson & Son;

Hill: £116.50 £101.50 AJ Mason;  

Cast Rams average £94.50

Suffolk to £109.50, Texel to £118.50, BFL to £123.50, Lleyn to £109.50, Swaledale to £98.50.



Rearing Calves to £210 (3)

**No Calves on Monday 30th December**+


Bull Calves

Ab Angus (Av £) to £210                                                           

Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £) to £205                                                                                  



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