Forward: 25 Prime cattle comprising 24 Cast Cattle & 1 Feeding Bull 1784 Prime Sheep comprising 1374 Prime Lambs, 16 Old Season Lambs, 394 Cast Ewes & Rams 52 Rearing Calves 66 Dairy Cattle

Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   118.92p/kg           £745.97

Black & White                       to 124.5p/kg                        av 114.7p/kg

Brit Blue                                to 143.5p/kg                        av 131.9p/kg

Limousin                                to 127.5p/kg                        av 114.0p/kg

Charolais                                to 125.5p/kg                       


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue: av 131.9p/kg

£ per head: £1011 D Wells; £980 D&J Carlisle; £921 JR Taylor

p/kg: 143.5p D Wells; 135.5p JR Taylor & Son; 132.5p D&J Carlisle

Lim: av 114.0p/kg

£ per head: £883 £854 M Harker; £734 SL&SD Lund

p/kg: 127.5p 124.5p M Harker; 118.5p SL&SD Lund

B&W: av 114.7p/kg

£ per head: £884 £820 £796 P&RM Sutcliffe

p/kg:  124.5p 121.5p 119.5p P&RM Sutcliffe

Char: av 125.5p/kg

£ per head: £840 AV Bailey

p/kg: 125.5p AV Bailey


Mature Bull

B&W       £1073.10 109.5p/kg           S Breare


Prime Sheep


Numbers tight throughout the country because of the fine mowing weather which caused trade to improve as the day progressed as orders came up short and the mart concluded at 229.64p/kg for 1374 sold.

Weight and finish has improved during the last week with more lambs in 38-42kg range meeting a ready demand. Heavy lambs remain short and good to sell while lightweights found a steady market as customers accumulate stock for Ramadam on the 28th.

This also applied to the cast ewe section where all classes met a faster trade.


Prime Lambs  – Overall Average  £90.79 per head or 229.64p/kg                                                         

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 260.0p/kg         av 227.0p/kg         or £72.22 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 248.5p/kg         av 237.7p/kg         or £80.89 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 300.0p/kg         av 229.3p/kg         or £90.54 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 257.6p/kg         av 234.4p/kg         or £111.06 per head

52.1kg and over   to 225.5p/kg         av 225.5p/kg         or £124.00 per head

Beltex average £84.60 per head or 236.31p/kg

£ per head: £108 £90.50 £91.50 JJ Beckwith; £80.50 £78 T Parker;

p/kg: 300.0p 238.2p 220.3p JJ Beckwith; 260.0p 251.6p T Parker;

Texel average £90.55 per head or 230.5p/kg

£ per head: £118.50 CT&EM Hammond; £118 B Spensley; £118 IMA&RJ Smith; £116.50 CM&EM Gratton;

p/kg: 260.2p 257.6p CT&EM Hammond; 257.3p JP Barnes; 252.4p T Smith; 251.3p MJ Spensley;

Suffolk average £91.93 per head or 225.7p/kg

£ per head: £124 £117.5 £110 JA Key; £109.50 F Reeday; £108 £107.50 ML Evans;

p/kg: 361.0p 257.1p 256.0p ML Evans; 237.2p RM Spence; 236.3p RG Church;

Charollais average £89.39 per head or 230.9p/kg

£ per head: £115 £104 CT&EM Hammond; £94.50 SP&VM Morris; £84 RN Thompson;

p/kg: 267.4p 241.9p CT&EM Hammond; 227.0 RN Thompson; 225.0 SP&VM Morris;

Rouge average £94.78 per head or 234.3p/kg

£ per head: £98x3 £96 £94 JA&JM Wade

p/kg: 235.0p 234.6p 2134.1p 233.3p JA&JM Wade

Mule average £73.25 per head or 195.3p/kg

£ per head: £81.50 £65 JC&N Throup

p/kg: 198.8p 191.2p JC&N Throup

Zwartable average £79.50 per head or 209.2p/kg

£ per head: £79.50 MJ Beckwith

p/kg: 209.2 MJ Beckwith


16 Hoggs

BFL                          to £78                    K Dickinson

Texel                      to £93                    WF Naylor

Swaledale              to £72 av £59       JC Drewery



Cull Ewes average £71.38

Suffolk to £107.50, Texel to £118.50, SBF to £50.50, BFL to £86.50, Mule to £87.50, Gritstone to £43.50, Cheviot to £75.50, Lleyn to £95.50, Swaledale to £60.50, Dalesbred to £35.50, Beltex to £113.50, Masham to £73.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £113.50 JGE Heseltine; £107.50 JA Key;

Mule/Masham: £87.50 JA&JM Wade; £87.50 KM&L Throup;

Horned: £60.50 KM&L Throup; £57.50 AJ Ogden;

Hill: £95.50 DMH Marriot; £86.50 AV Caton;  

Cast Rams average £88.36

Suffolk to £110.50, Texel to £99.50, Lleyn to £116.50, BFL to £64.50, Swaledale to £77.50,

Top Prices:

£116.50 DMH Marriott; £110.50 F Reeday & Son; £99.50 K Dickinson;



Rearing Calves to £600

B&W av £ Cont av £ Native av £


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £244) to £300           JC&DJ Marshall

Brit Blue x (Av £443) to £600           C&SB Whitelock

Black & White (Av £40) to £72         J Wellock


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £30) to £30               WP Gratton                         

Brit Blue x (Av £350) to £395           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Limousin (Av £126) to £155              JC&DJ Marshall

Ab Angus (Av £195) to £195             GD&JC Holme & Son                                                          



Craven Dairy Auction (66 head)

The Sun was shining and bids were flying. 66 Head were forward at the BOCM Dairy Sale with 51 In Milk and 15 In Calf  Cows and Heifers and 1 Pedigree Friesian Bull. Of the Usual Newly Calven Dairy cattle Samantha Sugden of Laycock topped the tree with not only the championship but also top price of the day with £2900. The Heifer a Pedigree daughter of Bolton was calved 19 days and giving 35litres was eventually snapped up by Stephen and Edward Jeanes of Glusburn. The second prize newly calven heifer from Brian Moorhouse didn’t fail to impress with it forging a path to £2600.

In the Newly Calven Cows Andrew Jennings of Fountains was the victor and was judged reserve champion. The pedigree second calver was bought by Wick Williams for £1980.


40 of the Cows were presented by the Whittaker family of Laneshawbridge due to the unfortunate passing of John earlier this year.  The family presented the cows in superb condition with 29 newly calved and in milk and 11 Incalf cows. The family, long supporters of Skipton Dairy Auction were received by a tremendous trade in the ring with all cows selling above and beyond expectations.


A fantastic day for all with many thanks going to all vendors and purchasers alike


A reminder that the remaining portion of the Whittaker Family herd will be attending in on the 14th July.       


Prize Awards:          Newly Calven Heifers:      1st SJ Sugden   2nd GB Moorhouse   3rd DR Robinson

                                Newly Calven Cows:         1st Jennings Farmers   2nd DV&S Lee   3rd J&J Whitaker

                                In-Calf Heifers:                1st 2nd & 3rd MGT Corner

Champion – SJ Sugden        Reserve – Jennings Farmers


Newly Calven Heifers:  to £2250 av £1614 FA Broadwith          


Newly Calven Cows: to £1960 av £1270 J&J Whittaker


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2900 av £2275 SJ Sugden

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow: to £1980 av £1717 J&J Whittaker


In Calf Cow:  to £1700 av £980 J&J Whittaker


In Calf Heifer:  to £1880 av £1485 J&J Whittaker


British Friesian Bull: to £850 J&J Whittaker

Chief Prices

£2900 SJ Sugden; £2600 GB Moorhouse; £2250 DR Robinson; £1980, £1820 Jennings Farmers; £1960 J&J Whittaker;

£1880 RW&M Walker; £1880 FA Broadwith;