CCM Auctions held their weekly market at Skipton on Monday where the following numbers were forward for sale: 56 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 42 Cast Cattle. 2,354 Prime Sheep comprising 1,998 Old Season Lambs, 356 Cast Ewes & Rams. 27 Rearing Calves. 11 Loads of produce.



Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Keelham Farm Shop came to the fore at this month’s show of Primestock  buying the Supreme Champion Beef animal a 555kg Limousin heifer consigned by Simon Bennett of Silsden Moor. The reserve champion was a 640kg Charolais cross steer also provided by Simon Bennett which joined Paul Binns of Rawson Market, Bradford for 200.5p/kg.

Monthly Show

Heifers                   1st S Bennett         2nd AJ Mason         3rd B Lund

Bullocks                  1st S Bennett         2nd & 3rd DJ Bailey

Champion & Reserve  - S Bennett


551-650kg             to 200.5p/kg        av 186.39p/kg


501-590kg             to 261.5p/kg        av 202.95p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head and p/kg)


Char x:

£ per head: SD Bennett 1284

p/kg: SD Bennett 200.5p


Lim x:

£ per head: SD Bennett 1451, B Lund 1114, AJ Mason 1110, B Spensley Ltd 1082

p/kg: SD Bennett 261.5, B Spensley Ltd 209.5, AJ Mason 205.5, B Lund 196.5

Blonde x:

£ per head: B Spensley Ltd 1163

p/kg: B Spensley 209.5


Cull Cow Prices

Trade for cast cattle creeping upward with dairies very nearly back at 110p on average. A few more Beef cows on offer the show and trade headed by an exceptional 7 year old Pure bred British Blue presented by Sheila Mason on behalf of JH&SM Mason of Keasden Head which tipped the scales at 935kg and made 186.5p/kg or £1744.

Monthly Show

Dairy Bred             1st RW Marston       2nd C&M Gratton    3rd RD Metcalfe

Beef x                     1st JH&SM Mason   2nd BS Simpson         3rd Thwaite Bros


Overall Average                                   118.39p/kg           £821.51

Black & White                       to 145.5p/kg                        av 109.39p/kg

Limx                                       to 153.5p/kg                        av 131.17p/kg

BB                                           to 186.5p/kg                        av 143.99p/kg

Simx                                       to 121.5p/kg

British White                        to 118.5p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: JH&SM Mason £1744, B Spensley Ltd  £1052, A Lodge £997, GR&SM Wearmouth £968

p/kg: JH&SM Mason 186.5p, G&PS Fleetwood 140.5p, A Lodge 139.5p, B Spensley Ltd 137.5p


£ per head: BS Simpson £1052, B Spensley Ltd £874, Thwaite Bros £867, JJ Beckwith&Sons £846

p/kg: BS Simpson 153.5p, B Spensley Ltd 131.5p, Thwaite Bros 128.5p, JJ Beckwith&Sons 123.5p


£ per head: T Craddock & Son £1142

p/kg: T Craddock & Son 121.5p


£ per head: J Caygill & Ptns £1011, E Pennock & Son £936, D&P Spence & Sons £914, G Abbott & Sons £902

p/kg: J Caygill & Ptns 145.5p, D&C Cockburn Bros 123.5p, RW Marston & Son 117.5p, RD Metcalfe & Son 117.5p


2,354 Prime Sheep

A very nice entry of sheep this week were generally dearer as the breed averages show, with Mule and Horned lambs all better to sell, especially the 44kg to 46kg Mule lambs which were all around £35- £37 over the weight. Horned lambs saw some nice 35kgs in the early mid £60’s per head, nice prime weight wthers at £30 to £33 over the weight. Commercial Suffolk & Continental export lambs generally 195p to 215p, with smart types a very dear trade, Beltex averaging 243p/kg. Heavy lambs were around £3-£5 per head dearer on the week. Cast sheep were keenly sought by a full ringside of customers, big Mule ewes selling at mid to late 70’s, Strong horned ewes well on in the 50’s and heavy Continental ewes into 3 figures. Overall cast sheep and ram average of £63.25                                                                                                                                            

Monthly Show

Continental (Pens of 5)

1st  H Baines weighing 37kg @ £121 to Vivers Scot Lamb

2nd H Baines weighing 45kg @ £113.50 to A Atkinson for S Howarth

3rd R Towers weighing 39kg @ £109 to Vivers Scot Lamb

Down x (Pens of 5)

1st S Dorey weighing 49kg @ £92 to Stanforth Butchers

2nd CD&RF Kitching weighing 50kg @ £95 to Stanforth Butchers

3rd S Dorey weighing 40kg @ £84 to R Schofield

Mule/Masham (Pens of 10)

1st S Dorey weighing 46kg @ £83 to P Watson for Dunbia

2nd S Dorey weighing 51kg @ £85 to A Atkinson

3rd A Lodge weighing 42kg @ 84.50 to A Atkinson

Horned (Pens of 10)

1st J Baines weighing 43kg @ £78 to P Watson for Dunbia

2nd MIR Heseltine weighing 42kg @ £73.50 to P Watson for Dunbia

3rd RG Church weighing 42kg @ £73.50 to P Watson for Dunbia


Champion - H Baines weighing 37kg @ £121 to Vivers Scot Lamb

Reserve - H Baines weighing 45kg @ £113.50 to A Atkinson for S Howarth                                                                                                                                         

1,998 Old Season Lambs – Overall Average £81.94 per head or average 195.2p/kg (SQQ 197.4p)

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 204.7p/kg         av 163.7p/kg         or £50.77 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 230.3p/kg         av 181.3p/kg         or £62.74 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 327.0p/kg         av 200.5p/kg         or £83.97 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 244.7p/kg         av 185.6p/kg         or £89.50 per head

52.1kg and over   to 203.7p/kg         av 171.1p/kg         or £96.52 per head

Beltex average £98.26 per head or 243.4p/kg

£ per head: £121 H Baines; £119 £115 £112 PW Simpson; £109 JD&V Towers

p/kg: 327p 263.4p H Baines; 319.4p 311.1p 287.5p 276.7p PW Simpson; 279.5p JD&V Towers.

Texel average £86.52 per head or 201.1p/kg

£ per head: £119 £115 £110 £107 J Baines; £113.50 H Baines; £108 M Crabtree; £106 B Dibb;

p/kg: 252.0p H Baines; 250.0p JG Senior; 244.7p 243.2p 233.3p J Baines; 240.5p LN&JE Roe; 235.6p B Dibb.

Suffolk average £84.40 per head or 193.3p/kg

£ per head: £97.50 £97 £95 £92 S Dorey; £93 JB Bancroft; £88.50 N&J&S Taylo; £87 CA&A Crowther

p/kg: 211.3p(x2) 203.7p CD&RF Kitching; 207.1p 203.7p CA&A Crowther; 201.1p N&J&S Taylor

Charollais average £91.61 per head or 201.1p/kg

£ per head: £106 £95 BA&B Perkins; £97 M Crabtree; £96 £93 S Dorey; £90 JD&V Towers & Son

p/kg:225.6p 214.3p JD&V Towers; 219.2p JG Senior; 211.5p D Asquith; 206.7p S Dorey. 

Cheviot average £82.62 per head or 187.9p/kg

£ per head: £91.50  £86 K Marshall; £88.50 Grain Farms; £85 £83.50 F&M Parkinson; £84.50 £83.50 Westalls

p/kg: 204.8p k Marshall; 203.7p Westalls; 201.1p 195.8p 195.0p Grain Farms

Rouge D’Louest average £82.42 per head or 198.8p/kg

£ per head: £83 £81 JB Bancroft

p/kg:209.0p 193.0p JB Bancroft

Lleyn average £74.24 per head or 197.6p/kg

£ per head: £85 £81.50 CD&RK Kitching;

p/kg: 209.0p 207.3p CD&RF Kitching;

Mule average £80.79 per head or 183.2p/kg

£ per head: £88 RG Church; £87.50 B Dibb; £85 £83 GJ&G Schofield; £85 £84.50 £83 S Dorey; £84.50 N&J&S Taylor; £84.50 A Lodge; £82.50 JR Lancaster.

p/kg: 192.0p 186.4p N&J&S Taylor; 189.0p 187.8p(x2) 185.7p 185.6p S Dorey; 187.5p JR Lancaster

Masham average £74.19 per head or 184.7p/kg

£ per head: £76.50 S Dorey; £76 M Burrill.

p/kg:186.6p S Dorey; 182.9p RG Church;

Swaledale average £66.10 per head or 173.9p/kg

£ per head: £90 N&J&S Taylor; £85 J Baines; £84 JM&S Tenant; £81 GJ&G Schofield; £80 K&GJ Huck

p/kg: 185.4p K&GJ Huck; 181.4p J Baines; 180.5p JM&S Tenant; 178.9p MIR Heseltine & Co;

Lonk average £74.80 per head or 186.1p/kg

£ per head: £76 K Marshall; £74 Westalls

p/kg: 186.3p Westalls; 185.4p K Marshall

Gritstone average £82.50 per head or 201.2p/kg

£ per head: £82.50 B Dibb

p/kg: 201.2p B Dibb


Cull Ewes average £62.80

Suffolk to £99.50, Texel to £133.50, Charollais to £117.50, BFL to £95.50, Mule to £79.50, Gritstone to £72.50, Cheviot to £79.50, Lonk to £45.50, Lleyn to £73.50, Swaledale to £59.50, Beltex to £60.50, Masham to £68.50, Wensleydale to £65.50, Teeswater to £71.50,

Top prices:

Lowland: £133.50 £99.50 £97.50 MJ Spensley; £117.50 £112.50 £106.50 CW Marwood; £116.50 M Crabtree; £95.50 JC&N Throup; £92.50 JB Bancroft; £90.50 B Spensley Ltd;

Mule/Masham: £79.50 KM&L Throup; £78.50 MJ Spensley; £77.50 N&M Sutcliffe; £75.50 B Spensley Ltd; £74.50 N Pepper;

Horned: £59.50 £58.50 KM&L Throup; £56.50 JC&N Throup; £55.50 SM Towler; £54.50 A Lodge;

Hill: £79.50 Grain Farms Ltd; £73.50 JI&MP Greenwood; £72.50 J Lord; £71.50 CW Marwood;

Cast Rams average £62.91

Suffolk to £87.50, Texel to £56.50, BFL to £64.50, Cheviot to £65.50, Lleyn to £68.50, Swaledale to £65.50.

Top Prices:

£87.50 JP&KE Hartley; £68.50 GM&SC Pickles; £65.50 JC&N Throup; £65.50 J Lord;



Rearing Calves to £390

B&W av £76 Cont av £301.42 Native av £209.20

All standards of calves good to sell with fit young calves making as good a trade as any. A 35 day old Friesian calf from John Blackwell, Gargrave making £152 and he was not the only one with a number of young calves easily making the market average. Continentals were a little short in number however a smart Limousin from Richard Spence reached the heights of £390 for a 1 ½ month old. Continental heifers were in fine fettle with all the blue heifers averaging £322.50.


Dairy Sale 10th March

Spring Calf Show 17th March (All Classes Welcome)

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £390) to £390 F Spence

Charolais x (Av £212) to £225 JSS Verity

Shorthorn (Av £95) to £95 G&PS Fleetwood

Ab Angus (Av £217) to £240 DA Fort

Hereford (Av £185) to £185 J Whittaker                      

Black & White (Av £76) to £152 HJ&K Blackwell


Heifer Calves                       

Charolais x (Av £230) to £230 JSS Verity                       

Brit Blue x (Av £322) to £345 J Whittaker                    

Hereford (Av £285) to £285 J Whittaker                                                      




Barley Straw         Mini Hestons                        to £78 per tonne

Wheat Straw        Quads 4 band                       to £14 per bale

Hay                         Round Bale                            to £25 per bale

                                Small Bale                              to £3 per bale