CCM Auctions conducted their weekly Primestock sale at Skipton Mart on Monday together with the Monthly Prize Show of Prime Cattle & Sheep. Cattle championship honours this Month went to Mr Bernard Simpson of Heathfield, Pateley Bridge whose 1st Prize Heifer sold for £1,575 to Keelham Farmshop. In the Prime Sheep ring the championship ticket went to Paul Baines, whose pen of 5 Beltex crosses sold at £103 each to Hartshead Meat Company, Mossley.



69 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle & 55 Cast Cattle

3,029 Prime Sheep comprising 2,705 Old Season Lambs, 324 Cast Ewes & Rams

51 Rearing Calves

8 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Monthly Show –

Heifer –

1st BS Simpson

2nd SD Bennett

3rd L Bamforth & Son

Bullock –

1st J Baines

Champion – BS Simpson                     Reserve – SD Bennett



650+kg                   to 238.5p/kg


501-590kg             to 254.5p/kg                        av 196.95p/kg

590kg+                   to 262.5p/kg                        av 215.48p/kg

Top Prices £ per head

Brit Blue:               BS Simpson  Hfr £1575,Hfr £1374

Lim:                        SD Bennett Hfr £1374, J Baines Hfr £1264,£1085

                               L Bamforth&Sons Hfrs £1177,£1155,£1039.

B&W:                     JM Smith&Son Hfr £901


Cull Cow Prices    

Monthly Show

Dairy Bred

1st G Abbott & Son

2nd RD Metcalfe & Son

3rd NA Bell

Beef Bred

1st J&G Huck

2nd J&G Huck

3rd J Drinkall Ltd

Champion & Reserve – J&G Huck


Overall Average                     104.90p/kg                       £696.83

Black & White                       to 114.5p/kg                        av 99.22p/kg

Limx                                       to 134.5p/kg                        av 112.85p/kg

Blondex                                 to 134.5p/kg                        av 125.41p/kg

BBx                                         to 117.5p/kg                        av 116.21p/kg

AAx                                         to 110.5p/kg

MRI                                         to 114.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head)

Brit Blue:               R&A Jennings £746, BS Simpson £734

Lim:                       J&G Huck £934, £915, Fleets Farms £878, SD Bennett £832

Blondex:                K&J Marshall £989,£848, S&T Fawcett £901

B&W:                     NA Bell £927, G Booth £920, S&PE Bowker&Son £909, G Abbott&Son £889

AAx:                       J Drinkall Ltd £807


Top Prices (p/kg)

Brit Blue:               BS Simpson 117.5p, R&A Jennings 117.5p

Lim:                        J&G Huck 134.5p, 131.5p, J Drinkall Ltd 116.5p, SD Bennett 115.5p, BS Simpson 112.5p

Blondex :               K&J Marshall 134.5p,126.5p S&T Fawcett 132.5p

AAx:                       J Drinkall Ltd 110.5p

B&W:                     NA Bell 114.5p. L&A Watson 112.5p, RD Metcalfe&Son 112.5p, G Abbott&Sons 112.5p


3,029 Prime Sheep

Sheep trade was largely similar to the previous week, as classes as long as well fleshed but not over fat in good demand, nice commercial export sheep around 190p to 210p again. Maybe not just as many of the very best about this week, but 220p to 250p was mainly the price for these. Hill bred lambs again maintained last weeks decent trade.

Today we held our Monthly Prize show, kindly sponsored by Wynstay and judged by Mr Bobby Booth of Edenfield. Championship honours this month went to Paul Baines from Trawden selling at £103 to Hartshead Meat Company, Mossley.

Monthly Show –

Continental –

1st J Baines £103 to Hartshead Meat Company

2nd H Baines £104 to Vivers Scotlamb

3rd H Baines £94 to Vivers Scotlamb

Down x –

1st RG Church £86 to Woodhead Bros

2nd CD&RF Kitching £78.50 to Riley Bros

3rd JW Barker & Son to £83.50 to Woodhead Bros

Lonk –

1st J Drinkall £78 to JW Bowling

2nd C&CA Crowther £78.50 to P Watson

Mule/Masham –

1st H Baines £78 to RT Booth

2nd RG Church £77 to RT Booth

3rd K&GJ Huck £77 to G Boocock

Swaledale –

1st BS Simpson £76.50 to RT Booth

2nd ASE Crisp & Son £76 to RT Booth

3rd ASE Crisp & Son £70 to A Atkinson

Dalesbred –

1st JK Wilson £66 to RT Booth

Champion – J Baines (Cont x)

Reserve – H Baines (Cont x)


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £75.75 per head or 182.5p/kg                                                   

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 217.2p/kg         av 178.2p/kg         or £55.47 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 223.5p/kg         av 181.1p/kg         or £61.35 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 266.7p/kg         av 186.5p/kg         or £76.86 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 210.6p/kg         av 170.1p/kg         or £82.04 per head

52.1kg and over   to 194.4p/kg         av 160.7p/kg         or £90.17 per head

Beltex average £85.49 per head or 215.5p/kg

£’s per head: £106 £104 £100 £96 PW Simpson; £99 JM&S Tennant; £98.50 £94 S Pepper;

p/kg: 266.7p 258.5p 243.0p 232.6p PW Simpson; 229.3p S Pepper; 228.0p Fox Farms.

Texel average £80.85 per head or 189.1p/kg

£’s per head: £109 K Marshall; £106 A&CL Gray; £105 L Bamforth & Son; £104 H Baines; £103.50 RH&MR Ireland

p/kg: 253.7p 241.0p 240.0p H Baines; 245.2p J Baines; 236.8p RH&MR Ireland; 236.6p TA Robinson

Suffolk average £78.03 per head or 178.7p/kg

£’s per head: £88 £86.50 H Downs & Son; £86 RG Church; £85 N Speak; £84 JF&FM Gillett

p/kg: 197.5p 191.5p CD&RF Kitching; 195.5p RG Church; 187.5p E Garstang

Charollais average £71.84 per head or 180.8p/kg

£’s per head: £108.50 C&N Shearing; £87 JG Senior; £86 I Marsden; £85 £84.50 H Downs & Son

p/kg: 195.5p I Marsden; 189.2p JG Senior; 188.8p D Asquith; 186.4p L Throup; 185.9p FI Ibbotson

Cheviot average £80.40 per head or 182.7p/kg

£’s per head: £84 £80(x2) T Kiernan; £83.50 K Marshall; £81.50 H Downs & Son; £81 GW Thackray

p/kg: 195.0p DR Findlay; 190.9p 186.0p T Kiernan; 184.6p T Atkins.

Mule average £73.16 per head or 170.4p/kg

£’s per head: £78.50 K&GJ Huck; £78 JI&MP Greenwood; £78 MRP Critchlow; £78 H Baines;

£78 RG Church

p/kg: 181.0p FG Throup; 178.0p D&P Spence & Sons; 177.9p JK Wilson; 177.3p JI&MP Greenwood; 177.3p RG Church Ltd

Masham average £70.90 per head or 170.4p/kg

£’s per head: £79.50 £75.50 JC&DJ Marshall; £76 JK Wilson; £70.50 G Saville & Son

p/kg: 181.0p JK Wilson; 176.3p RG Church ltd; 175.0 JG Senior.

Swaledale/Dalesbred average £62.77 per head or 160.9p/kg

£’s per head: £76.50 BS Simpson; £76 £70 ASE Crisp & Son; £70 R Tennant; £70 PL Metcalfe

p/kg: 173.7p JK Wilson; 170.3p RJ&CM Clarkson; 169.5p BS Simpson; 169.5p K&GJ Huck; 169.4p I&K Smith.

Lonk average £71.22 per head or 176.3p/kg

£’s per head: £78.50 £74 £72 C&CA Crowther; £78 £75 J Drinkall Ltd

p/kg: 180.5p 180.0p 174.4p C&CA Crowther; 175.7p 174.4p J Drinkall Ltd; 174.4p B Dibb.

Gritstone average £72.64 per head or 177.6p/kg

£’s per head: £74 £73 B Dibb; £69 I&K Smith

p/kg: 186.5p I&K Smith; 182.5p FI Ibbotson

Lleyn average £70.74 per head or 184.5 p/kg

£’s per head: £79.50 £74 GM&SM Pickles; £76 CD&RF Kitching

p/kg: 190.0 CD&RF Kitching; 186.8p 186.1p GM&SC Pickles


Cull Ewes average £65.85

Suffolk to £105.50, Texel to £125.50, Charollais to £61.50, BFL to £96.50, Mule to £65.50, Gritstone to £64.50, Cheviot to £67.50, Herdwick to £19.50, Swaledale to £48.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £125.50 D Poulter, £116.50 RH&MR Ireland

Mule/Masham:£65.50 K Dickinson, £64.50 AM Spensley

Horned: £48.50 JI & MP Greenwood, £47.50 Lambert Milehouse

Hill: £67.50 D&P Spence, £66.50 DR&DC Findlay

Cast Rams

Suffolk to £41.50, Texel to £78.50, Lleyn to £66.50, Swaledale to £24.50.

Top Prices: £125.50 D Poulter; £116.50, £100.50, £100.50 RH&MR Ireland; £109.50, £105.50 A Atkinson; £100 W Watson; £98.50 C&N Shearing; £98.50 M Hall; £97.50 K Stuart & Sons;



51 Rearing Calves to £455

B&W av £78 Cont av £283.5 Native av £192

A quality show of calves but with lack of confidence in the beef trade some buyers were working to a tighter budget. 29 Black and Whites ranged from £22 up to £150. Still a premium for well fleshed black and white calves up to 6-7wks and any strong continentals were well policed to a good trade by a number of buyers.

Dairy Sale Next Week 10th February


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £220) to £255 M&R Smith

Brit Blue x (Av £355) to £455 AL Dean & Son

Ab Angus (Av £204) to £245 Church Farm Enterprises

Black & White (Av £78) to £150 PA Whitaker


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £225) to £225 CN&SA Harrison

Brit Blue x (Av £246) to £325 MJ&JD Handley                              

Ab Angus (Av £180) to £190 JM Smith & Son




Small Bale Hay                      to £3.50

Seed Hay Quads                   to £100 per ton

Meadow Hay Quads            to £32.50                              av£32.25