Last Sale of 2019 - Forward: 7 Prime cattle comprising 6 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 1 Cast Cow 4,111 Prime Sheep comprising 3706 Prime Lambs, 405 Cast Ewes & Rams 4 Loads of produce


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

With most shops taking stock after the Christmas break a small show to meet the interim demand met a firm trade. Both Barkers Yorkshire Butchers and Paul Ellison of Cullingworth were at the ringside looking for stock with the spoils shared between the two. The top p/kg purchase was 237.5p/kg paid by Ellisons for a 555kg British Blue cross heifer (£1318) from CD&RF Kitching of Threshfield with the same seller heading up the gross prices with a 600kg British Blue cross steer selling to Barkers Yorkshire Butchers for £1371 or 228.5p/kg. Next week is the Opening sale of 2020 and the January Primestock Show and we expect a full complement of buyers.



560kg+                                   to 228.5p/kg


485kg+                                   to 237.5p/kg                        av.233.01p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1371

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 128.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1354,1318, (Limx) 1325, (Blondex) 1295, J.Boocok&Son (Limx) 1313

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 237.5, 233.5, (Blondex) 235.5, (Limx) 234.5, J Boocock&Son (Limx) 224.5



Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   135.5p/kg             £1098

Limx                                       to 135.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: M Crabtree 1098

p/kg: M Crabtree 135.5



4,111 Prime Sheep comprising 3706 Prime Lambs, 405 Cast Ewes & Rams


What a way to finish the year, 3700 lambs at 208pkg average and over £90 per head average for what was a more commercial type show than in recent weeks. Best lambs were again a cracking trade, 6 pens 300p or more, to a top of 316.7p for 36kg Beltex at £114 each sold by PW Simpson of Bolton by Bowland.  64 more pens of lambs sold from 240p to 294.9p. In the lump, there were plenty of 3 figure prices this week, 5 pens £120 plus, and 35 pens £110 to £119, 86 pens £100 to £109.50, very much helped by heavy types being dearer by a decent margin on the week. R&M Towell from Glusburn topped the sale at £125 for Texels purchased by Joe Bosworth. Handy weight sheep were again good to sell, especially with ethnic type orders to the fore today.

Cast sheep were a smaller show on the week with 405 head forward for sale but a very strong trade averaging £80. Lowland ewes were very good to sell, strong sorts £100 to £130, with Down/Suffolk crosses av £104 and Texels av £98. Mule ewes again good to sell, best sorts in the £90’s, topping at £106.50 and av £87. Horned Ewes sold to £85.50 and £78.50 for Lonks, £69.50 for Swaledales and £55.50 for Herdwicks. Horned Ewes av £57.

The Auction Company and everyone involved would like to express our thanks to all who have sold and bought Prime/Cast sheep through Skipton this last year, helping to make 2019 another very successful year for our Monday Sales. It’s an open and competitive medium with which you can trade livestock, with regularly 12 to 16 buyers stood ringside representing all classes of retail and wholesale outlets providing an open and transparent price structure, and at the end of the day you can walk with your cheque in your pocket. We will continue to work hard in 2020 with the sole intention of providing great facilities and this competitive atmosphere to the benefit of all involved and we look forward to your continued support. Thankyou.


Prime Lambs – Overall Average £90.21 per head or 208.1p/kg              

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 316.7p/kg         av 212.1p/kg         or £88.41 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 247.8p/kg         av 200.1p/kg         or £95.76 per head

52.1kg and over   to 214.2p/kg         av 189.4p/kg         or £103.57 per head


Beltex average £107.79 per head or 263.8p/kg

£ per head: £122.50 £121 £120 £115.50 £115 £114 £113 £112 PW Simpson, £120 £119 £114 A&K Kiernan, £119x2 J Garth & Son, £117 £115 £110 WA,VJ&JA Towler, £111 JE Burrow, £110.50 J&M Blakey.

p/kg: 316.7p 314.1p 310.3p 300.0p 294.9p 285.7p 281.7p PW Simpson; 313.2p James Garth & Son; 292.7p T Kiernan; 284.2p W&J Parkinson;

Texel average £92.74 per head or 210.4p/kg

£ per head: £125 R&M Towell, £116.50 £112 S Currie, £115 JR Crabtree, £114 NM Handy, £114 £110 J&M Blakey, £113.50 KW Gamble, £113 K Marshall, £113 £112 PC&EJ Longdin, £113 FG Throup, £112 BL&R Lund, £112 £111 SD Bennett, £111 G& R Dawson, £111 JE Burrow, £110 TH&A Pickard, £109 W&J Parkinson, £109 A&K Kiernan.

p/kg: 291.9p 246.2p  TA Robinson; 273.8p JR Crabtree; 263.4p H&S Maudsley; 256.1p James Garth & Son; 255.3p K Marshall; 252.8p JI&MP Greenwood; 247.7p W&J Parkinson; 245.5p 245.3p T Kiernan; 245.2p Fox Farm;  

Charollais average £94.87 per head or 200.3p/kg

£ per head: £114 PL Metcalfe, £110 RA&SE Spink, £107 JA&JM Wade & Son, £105.50 WM Hall, £100 Fox Farms.

p/kg: 212.8p Fox Farm; 209.1p K Marshall; 205.8p JA&JM Wade; 203.6p 202.1p PL Metcalfe; 197.8p HL Kitching;

Suffolk average £90.61 per head or 200.4p/kg

£ per head: £107 JA&JM Wade & Son, £105 TH Mellin, £104 D Clarke, £104 A Butler, £102 MJ Spensley, £99 G&MS Lawn, £99 RA&M Earnshaw.

p/kg: 214.9p A Fisher; 213.3p 209.8p 207.8p 207.6p G&R Dawson; 211.9p 210.7p AC Simpson; 211.5p 209.0p S Dorey; 210.0p L Broster;

Mule average £83.91 per head or 190.1p/kg

£ per head: £95 £93x2 £92x2 G&R Dawson, £93.50 £90.50 M Ryder & Son, £92 JE Burrow, £91 RA&SE Spink.

p/kg: 198.8p CD&RF Kitching; 197.9p x3 195.7p x3 G&R Dawson; 197.8p x2 M Ryder & Son; 196.6p DW&CJ Towler;

Swaledale average £68.60 per head or 180.2p/kg

£ per head: £82 P Addyman & Son, £79 £74 G Huck & Son, £73.50 TH&A Pickard, £72 S Horfield, £71.50 AL Dean & Son

p/kg: 190.0p S Horsfield; 188.5p TH&A Pickard; 188.2p AL Dean; 187.5p RG Church Ltd; 187.1p 184.6p S Horsfield; 183.8p DM&SV Throup;

Cheviot average £83.75 per head or 206.7p/kg

£ per head: £89 £82 K&M Berry & Son

p/kg: 210.3p 197.8p K&M Berry & Son




Cull Ewes average £79.36

Suffolk to £121.50, Texel to £129.50, Herdwick to £55.50, Mule to £106.50, Lleyn to £97.50, Swaledale to £69.50, Down x to £126.50, SBF to £63.50, Lonk to £85.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £129.50 Thwaite Bros; £128.50 R&E Pollard;

Mule/Masham: £106.50 JM&MF Gillett; £98.50 CH&C Fearnley;

Horned: £69.50 DM Smith; £64.50 JC&N Throup;

Hill: £97.50 £88.50 H Downs & Son;  


Cast Rams average £81.15

Suffolk to £61.50, Texel to £107.50, BFL to £67.50, Down x to £79.50, Swaledale to £63.50, Charollais to £74.50, Dalesbred to £64.50, Beltex  to £129.50.





Barley Straw         6 band    to £27



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