Forward: 55 Prime cattle comprising 12 Clean Cattle ( Under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (Over 30 mos) & 41 Cast Cattle 4,634 TOTAL SHEEP including 2,094 Prime Sheep comprising 172 Spring lambs, 1,508 Old Season Lambs, 414 Cast Ewes & Rams 2,540 Breeding Sheep comprising 840 Hoggs, Shlgs & Ewes with 1130 Lambs at foot and 570 Geld Gimmer Hoggs. 62 Rearing Calves 3 Loads of produce

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Jonathon Townley from Clapham had a sorte into the show ring for the May Primestock Show with a 610kg Limousin Heifer which took the Championship and the highest price per kg and gross when selling to Keelham Farm Shop for 260.5p/kg and £1589. Reserve Champion was a Limousin cross heifer from Jim Baines which weighed 530kg and made 259.5p/kg when also sold to Keelham Farm Shop of Thornton near Bradford.



501-590kg                             to 258.5p/kg

590kg+                                   to 260.5p/kg        av 189.04p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: E&M Townley&Son 1589, J Baines 1370, DJ Bailey 935

p/kg: E&M Townley&Son 260.5, J Baines 258.5, DJ Bailey 212.5


£ per head: TWH Farming Ltd 1102

p/kg: TWH Farming Ltd 239.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos )

Overall Average                   106.5p/kg             £636.37

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: GB Moorhouse 857

p/kg: GB Moorhouse 113.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   114.32p/kg           £746.95

Black & White                       to 121.5p/kg                        av 108.69p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 110.5p/kg

Limx                                       to 155.5p/kg                        av 131.08p/kg

Char                                        to 120.5p/kg                       

BBx                                         to 135.5p/kg                        av 122.30p/kg

Parthanais                             to 146.5p/kg

AAx                                         to 109.5p/kg                        av 103.75p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue:

£ per head: B Lund 908,861

p/kg: B Lund 135.5, 129.5


£ per head: AJ Mason 1212,1182, J Sheard 952

p/kg: AJ Mason 155.5,151.5, J Sheard 146.5


£ per head: B Lund 967

p/kg: B Lund 146.5

B&W: av p/kg

£ per head: RD Metcalfe&Son 881, PJ Bolland 864, JN&J Rennard 863,840 PJ Bolland 850,827 J Wellock 829, S&PE Bowker 812

p/kg: RD Metcalfe&Son 121.5, JN&J Rennard 117.5,113.5 PJ Bolland 116.5,116.5,114.5,SR Petty 113.5, S&P Bowker 113.5


2,094 Prime Sheep

Spring Lambs were forward in good numbers for a bank holiday, and with the May Prize show being held, judging was undertaken by Mr Paul Watson who awarded championship to Tim Robinson from Longridge, Paul then backed his judgement when purchasing the pair for £130 each. A similar entry of hoggs this week saw them slightly cheaper on the week as quality and demand falls off a bit late in the season. Anything well finished was still a nice trade but 2nd quality sorts are no longer seeing store buyers putting a bottom in the trade and so discounted from previous week. Cast sheep remain a buoyant trade.


Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £99.06 per head or 244.4p/kg

Show Results

Continental Pairs

1st TA Robinson 41kg £130 to P Watson

2nd JD&V Towers 37kg £112 Hartshead Meats

3rd JD&V Towers 34kg £91 Hartshead Meats

Down x Pairs

1st ML Evans 44kg £124 Hartshead Meats

2nd SJ Buckley 44kg £96 Riley Bros

3rd SJ Buckley 52kg £119 Kendalls Farm Butchers

Champion – ML Evans

Reserve – TA Robinson


Texel average £100.77 per head or 249.8p/kg

£ per head: £130 TA Robinson; £120 £112 £109 JD&V Towers; £110 JJ Beckwith;

p/kg: 317.1p TA Robinson; 302.7p 279.7p 273.7p JD&V Towers; 282.1p JJ Beckwith;

Suffolk average £97.83 per head or 238.3p/kg

£ per head: £124 ML Evans; £106 £105 £104 SJ Buckley; £101.50 TWH Farming; £101.50 AN Bolland;

p/kg: 281.8p ML Evans; 274.3p TWH Farming; 265.0p 260.p SJ Buckley; 248.8p AN Bolland;

Charollais average £100.48 per head or 267.6p/kg

£ per head: £121 £109 DN Smith; £121 TA Robinson; £105.50 R Ogg;

p/kg: 275.0p DN Smith; 275.0p TA Robinson; £273.7 R Ogg; £273.6 TWH Farming;


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £82.99 per head or 191.1p/kg                                                   

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 165.6p/kg         av 150.0p/kg         or £45.08 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 203.0p/kg         av 167.6p/kg         or £56.50 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 241.0p/kg         av 200.8p/kg         or £81.21 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 214.0p/kg         av 182.8p/kg         or £87.92 per head

Beltex average £88.54 per head or 228.2p/kg

£ per head: £94.50 £94x2 TH Heslop & Son; £91 B Dibb; £85 TA Robinson;

p/kg: 241.0p 236.3p 229.3p Th Heslop & Son; 227.5p B Dibb; 217.9p TA Robinson;

Texel average £86.77 per head or 198.1p/kg

£ per head: £108 J Baines; £100 W Livestock; £100 TH Heslop & Son

p/kg: 256.4p 247.4p TH Heslop & Son;

Suffolk average £ per head or p/kg

£ per head: £107.50 £100 £95 £89.50 TH Heslop & Son; £88 J Lord;

p/kg:  243.9p 243.6p 2283.7p TH Heslop & Son;

Charollais average £90.29 per head or 206.1p/kg

£ per head: £95 £94 B Watchorn; £94 M Sharp; £82 RG Church Ltd;

p/kg: 192.7px2 N&J&S Taylor; 192.7p J Pickles; 186.3p S Pepper

Mule average £79.02 per head or 177.8p/kg

£ per head: £84 £80.50 AV Caton; £82 P Keyes; £80 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 197.4p H Raw; 194.7p JA Drake; 190.9p AV Caton; 190.7p P Keyes;

Swaledale average £72.46 per head or 178.1p/kg

£ per head: £80 J Baines; £79.50 JA Drake; £79x2 N&J&S Taylor; £79 J Pickles

p/kg: 192.7p x2 N&J&S Taylor; 192.7p J Pickles; 186.3p S Pepper; 181.1p S&D Robinson;

Dalesbred average £68.37 per head or 176.0p/kg

£ per head: £72x2 DR Bowdin; £68.50 B Dibb

p/kg: 190.3p B Dibb; 184.6p 171.4p DR Bowdin;

Lonk average £70.09 per head or 180.5p/kg

£ per head: £78.50 £78 £77.50 C Crowther; £75.50 B Dibb

p/kg: 198.7p B DIbb; 196.3p 193.8p 177.9p C Crowther;

Cheviot average £82.64 per head or 207.6p/kg

£ per head: £93.50 J Lord; £89.50 TH Heslop & Son; £83.50 £83x3 £81.50x2 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 218.3p TH Heslop & Son; 214.5p 214.1p 212.8p x2 209.0p GW Thackray;211.8p TA Robinson;

SBF average £76.82 per head or 199.4p/kg

£ per head: £83 TH Heslop & Son; £79.50 H Raw; £78.50 £78 £77.50 £76 GW Thackray;

p/kg: 211.1p 205.3p 201.3p 198.7p GW Thackray; 202.4p TH Heslop & Son; 198.8p H Raw;


Cull Ewes average £74.59

Suffolk to £124.50, Texel to £150.50, Charollais to £125.50, BFL to £94.50, Mule to £89.50, Masham to £87.50, Cheviot to £89.50, Lonk to £74.50, Lleyn to £70.50, Swaledale to £64.50, Down to £101.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £150.50 SD Bennett; £129.50 D&PE Mawson; £127.50 GB&G Grange

Mule/Masham: £89.50 SD Bennett; £88.50 M Ryder & Sons; £88.50 JA&JH Hewetson

Horned: £74.50 S&P Scrivin; £64.50 RG Church

Hill: £94.50 JR Airey; £89.50 R&DA Earnshaw; £89.50 L Broster

Cast Rams average £93.58

Texel to £124.50, Beltex to £100, BFL to £73.50, Berrichon Du Cher to £109.50, Lonk to £56.50

Top Prices: £124.50 A&SL Throup; £113.50 J Baines; £111.50 T Blackwell; £109.50 FE Coy &Son; £100 J Baines





2,540 Breeding Sheep

The annual special sale of hoggs and lambs and geld gimmer hoggs was held at Skipton auction today. With 97 different successful purchasers during the sale, the ringside was packed and this helped produce a highly satisfactory sale. Our thanks to today’s judges and the prize awards are listed below.

Next week’s sale will see an entry of approx 500 outfits of Hoggs, Shearlings, Ewes with Lambs @ Foot. Catalogue online from Friday Lunchtime.


Show Results:

Class – Geld Mule Hoggs

1st IT Manning sold for £130

2nd J Whitaker sold for £136

3rd C Hall sold for £130

Class – Cont Mule Hoggs

1st KG Stapleton sold for £138

2nd SD Bennett sold for £140

3rd P Leeming sold for £98

Class – 5 Mule Hoggs & Lambs

1st DR Hanson sold for £215

2nd R Johnson sold for £200

3rd DR Hanson sold for £198

Class – 5 Cont Hoggs & Lambs

1st KG Stapleton sold for £255

2nd KG Stapleton sold for £250

3rd SJ Buckley sold for £285

Class – 5 Cont Ewes & Lambs

1st T Boothman sold for £260

2nd T Boothman sold for £220


Prices & Averages


Mule Hoggs & Singles to £220 RG Johnson & Son (£191.89)

Texel Hoggs & Singles to £255 KG Stapleton (£193.56)

Suffolk Hoggs & Singles to £160 B&D Willison (£150.50)

Charolais Hoggs & Singles to £175 F Cleary (£136.00)

Beltex Hoggs & Singles £320 AM&HV Brown (£290.83)

Zwartbles Hoggs & Singles to £175 RE&LM Harker


Down x Shlgs to £220 T Boothman

Texel Shlgs & Twins to £260 T Boothman (£225.00)

Beltex Shlgs & Twins to £300 SJ Buckley (£253.33)

Zwartble Shlgs & Twins to £360 TA Sutcliffe (£335.00)

Texel Shlgs & Singles to £195 AP&D Sowerby (£187.50)

Cheviot Mule & Singles to £170 DR Findlay

Beltex Ewes & Singles to £230 DR Findlay (£215.00)

Texel Shlgs & 1.5lambs to £145 R Harrison

Rouge Shlgs & 1.5 lambs to £220 DR Findlay (£212.86)


Suffolk Ewes & Twins to £218 SJ Buckley (£204.29)

Texel Ewes & Twins to £255 T Boothman (£190.20)

Mule Ewes & Twins to £170 AM&HV Brown (£164.14)

Beltex Ewes & Twins to £400 AM&HV Brown (£229.32)

Suffolk Ewes & Singles to £175 L Newburn

Texel Ewes & Singles to £185 AM&HV Brown (£155.94)

Beltex Ewes & Singles to £210 Hannah Brown

Zwartbles Ewes & Singles to £270 TA Sutcliffe

Texel Ewes & 1.5 lambs to £142 DR Findlay (£116.69)

Mule Ewes correct & 1.5 lambs to £170 AM&HV Brown

Rouge Ewes & 1.5 Lambs to £188 DR Findlay

Beltex Ewes & 1.5 lambs to £208 AM&HV Brown


Geld Gimmer Hoggs

Mule to £172 SD Bennett (£123.93)

Texel to £142 KG Stapleton (£113.05)

Masham to £102 JC Lund

Swaledale to £88 GB&G Grange & Son (£70.93)

Lonk to £79 H Wilson

Beltex to £158 AM&HV Brown (£151.75)

Zwartbles to £90 RE&LM Harker (£78.40)



Rearing Calves to £690

B&W av £65 Cont av £401 Native av £238


Fantastic day around the Calf Ring with Skipton Auction proving it is the place to sell the very best calves. With the bank holiday bringing buyers from far and wide with two buyers from Lincolnshire coming to bid at our top quality calves. Continentals were electric today with 15 British Blue X Bulls averaging an outrageous £487 and topping for the Sowray Brothers Champion at £690 and 2nd Prize bull at £670. However these were not the only high prices with Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey reaching £600 and RD Metcalfe, Brearton making £570 of another Blue Bull.  Limousin’s from Richard Spence, Low Jackfield were also hard fought over and were snaffled up at £380 twice.


Heifers were also easily sold with good heifers from the likes of Church Farm Enterprises, C&SB Whitelock and the Sowray Family forcing the trade to a Blue average of £382 and a top of £530. Native Heifers were also well received with Church Farm having the pick of the bunch and topping at £290.


All in all a brilliant day with all sellers attending going home elated and buyers maybe a little lighter in the pocket.


Show Results:

Class 1 – Brit Blue Bull

1st 2nd & 3rd A Sowray & Son

Class 2 – Brit Blue Hfr

1st & 2nd A Sowray & Son

3rd C&SB Whitelock

Class 3 – Lim Bull

1st F Spence

Class 4 – Lim Hfr

1st RD Metcalfe & Son

Class 7 – Native x Bull

1st & 2nd HJ&K Blackwell

3rd GD Holme & Son

Class 8 – Native x Hfr

1st Church Farm Enterprises

2nd JR CJ & D Drake

Class 9 – B&W Bull

1st 2nd & 3rd DL DM & J Heron

Class 10 – Cont Male Stirk

1st G Booth

2nd F Spence

3rd Church Farm Enterprises

Class 11 – Cont Hfr Stirk

1st Church Farm Enterprises

Class 12 – Native Stirk

1st Church Farm Enterprises

2nd GD Holme & Son


Champion & Reserve - A Sowray & Son


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £380) to £380           F Spence

Brit Blue x (Av £486) to £690           A Sowray & Son

Hereford (Av £201) to £208             HJ&K Blackwell

Shorthorn (Av £132) to £132           JR CJ & D Drake

Ab Angus (Av £278) to £305             GD&JC Holme & Son                          

Black & White (Av £65) to £120       JC&DJ Marshall


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £219) to £265           JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x (Av £382) to £530           A Sowray & Son

Shorthorn (Av £135) to £135           JR CJ & D Drake                   

Ab Angus (Av £212) to £290             Church Farm Enterprises