Forward: 36 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle 3,976 Prime Sheep comprising 110 Spring Lambs, 3,306 Prime Hoggs, 560 Cast Ewes & Rams 27 Rearing Calves


PLEASE NOTE: With Vendors having to operate a “drop and go” policy during the COVID 19 social distancing measures, this is placing great pressure on our excellent staff throughout the office and yard whose workload has increased significantly at this time . We therefore ask that all vendors please take the time to pre-enter your stock with the Mart Office or the Auctioneer for that section. In addition to this, we also ask that all stock is strictly delivered to the mart between 7am and 11am so that it can be adequately sorted and booked in prior to the start of the auction. No stock should be delivered after this time. Thankyou.


MART OFFICE – 07156 792375

CATTLE - JEREMY EATON 07747 780481

SHEEP – TED OGDEN 07855 958211




We are having to trade these on a farm to farm basis with the government having suspended all sales of breeding stock via live auction during the COVID 19 social distancing measures being in force. We have traded 540 outfits this last week and have a full range of Hoggs, Shearlings, Young Ewes and Older Ewes with Lambs at Foot together with geld hoggs on our register for sale. If you are thinking of selling please let either Ted or Kyle know, or if you require sheep look at our face book page where all lots for sale are listed. Thankyou




Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Paul Ellison of Ellisons Butchers at Cullingworth secured the two top prices form the day’s sale both from Charles and Richard Kitching farming at Threshfield. Top gross was a 590kg Limousin cross heifer adding up to £1472 or 249.5p/kg and the highest price per kg at 254.5p/kg or £1298. Leading buyer with 4 purchases was Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton with a very good pen of cattle which included the 2 leading priced steers both 245.5p/kg one a 570kg British Blue cross (£1399) from Mesrs Kitching and the other a 565kg Limousin cross (£1387) from Steven Jowett of Thornton. A good attendance of buyers some of whom went away short of cattle today.



560kg+                                                   to 245.5p/kg


480kg+                                                   to 254.5p/kg                        av.189.74p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1399, S Jowett (Limx) 1387

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 245.5, S Jowett (Limx) 245.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1472,1425,1401,1388,1298, JD Taylor&Son (B&W) 928

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 254.5,249.5,243.5,239.5,237.5, D Jeffrey (Hefdx) 165.5


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   109.31p/kg                           £726.88

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 922, EJ Fort 531

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 117.5, EJ Fort 97.5



Cull Cow Prices

Trade is absorbing any extra cattle coming forward because of a falling milk price and a better show of meat saw the heavy dairies 110p to 116.5p, Steaking cattle up to 110p and any cattle with improvement very good to sell.

Overall Average                                   103.27p/kg                           £666.82


Black & White                      to 116.5p/kg                        av. 103.52p/kg

Dan Red                                 to 98.5p/kg



Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: JD Taylor&Son 889,841,820, RD Metcalfe&Son 843,819, AL Dean&Son 825, M Baul&Sons Ltd 810, GB Moorhouse 763

p/kg: M Baul&Sons Ltd 116.5, GB Moorhouse 116.5, RD Metcalfe&Son 115.5, JD Taylor&Son 112.5,111.5, RM Spence 109.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (Dan Red) 640

p/kg: N&SA Fort 98.5





3,976 Prime Sheep comprising 110 Spring Lambs, 3,306 Prime Hoggs, 560 Cast Ewes & Rams

A large show of sheep, and many more than we were expecting. Please note that for the next few weeks it is important that all vendors please pre-enter sheep with either the mart office or the auctioneer so that we know how many are coming and then we make arrangements with our staff and buyers to cover the sale. Also we ask that all sheep are delivered to the market before 11am so we can adequately pre sort those that have not been pre sorted at home before the sale starts, it would help us greatly if you are able to load sheep partially sorted onto your transport. Thankyou in advance for your help on this.

Trade today was nicely away for the day, with lightweights, handyweights and smart goods of all size in strong demand.

Sale started with Spring Lambs, and a mixed show averaged a nice 261p, tops of 364p and £142 for a quality lambs from HR&WJ Maudsley of Little Bank, Rathmell.
Hoggs were a nice trade really on the day, with some large numbers present in the major sheep markets countrywide, and more mixed shows for quality as the season moves swiftly on towards May. A large proportion of Horned Lambs and hill bred hoggs in todays entry, but trade for the light and handyweights was good for all breeds. Best Beltexes top side of 300p, and a solid breed average of 279p. Top price of 323.8p (£136) from Stuart Forshaw of Longridge selling to HArtshead Meat CO of Mossley. In the lump Tom Shepherdson of Slaithwaite topped at £138, a price that was also equalled by David & Iris Boothman of Halton East. Overall the sale saw an SQQ average of 217.9p for the lambs to 45.5kg. However 1622 hoggs scaled over 46kg and 767 of these scaled 53kg or more. Commercial heavy sheep selling for either side of £100, with quality sorts above £110.


Spring Lambs – Overall Average £110.31 per head or 261.9p/kg           

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 364.1p/kg         av 266.9p/kg         or £106.76 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 272.3p/kg         av 228.0p/kg         or £109.62 per head

52.1kg and over   to 265.9p/kg         av 248.9p/kg         or £116.25 per head


Charollais average £112.10 per head or 270.5p/kg

£ per head: £133 £128 £124 £119 £115 CW Marwood & Son, £99(x2) RJ&J Towers

p/kg: 287.5p 281.8p 276.7p 272.3p 271.4p CW Marwood & Son 264.9 264.2p RJ&J Towers

Suffolk average £114.87 per head or 265.3p/kg

£ per head: £126 £117 £116 MJ&RH Wallbank, £125(x2) ML Evans, £109 D&A Livestock, £102 Rainhall Farm

p/kg: 282.9 265.9p MJ&RH Wallbank, 275.7p Rainhall Farm, 266.7p RJ&J Towers, 266.0p ML Evans

Texel average £105.85 per head or 255.4p/kg

£ per head: £142 HR&WJ Maudsley, £131 £126 TA Robinson, £130 G Walters, £116 MJ&RH Wallbank, £115 CR&M Wilson, £115 I Kirk

p/kg: 364.1p HR&WJ Maudsley, 325.0p G Walters, 307.3p TA Robinson, 287.5p 286.8p 285.0p 284.6p CR&M Wilson

Zwartbles average £93.50 per head or 225.2p/kg

£ per head: £107 £105 £102 JJ Beckwith £90 J&A Stevenson

p/kg: 248.8p 228.3p 226.7p JJ Beckwith 237.8p J&A Stevenson


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £94.22 per head or 202.3p/kg  (SQQ 217.9p)

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 201.6p/kg         av 190.8p/kg         or £60.02 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 258.8p/kg         av222.4 p/kg         or £77.19 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 328.8p/kg         av 217.9p/kg         or £91.27 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 295.7p/kg         av 202.4p/kg         or £97.17 per head

52.1kg and over   to 245.3p/kg         av 176.0p/kg         or £101.53 per head


Beltex average £116.60 per head or 279.8p/kg

£ per head: £136 S Forshaw, £130 £126 £125 £123.50 JE Burrow, £129 J Greenwood, £128 DN&D Capstick, £128 RJ Bailes,

p/kg: 323.8p S Forshaw, 314.6p J Greenwood, 312.2p DN&D Capstick, 309.5p 301.2p 293.0p JE Burrow 297.7p RJ Bailes

Suffolk average £96.37 per head or 191.8p/kg

£ per head: £102 IJ Pratt, £100 J&N Case, £100 CA Warren

p/kg: 226.8p CA Warren, 214.3p J&N Case

Texel average £99.51 per head or 211.6p/kg

£ per head: £138 T Shepherdson, £138 DG Boothman, £136 DN&D Capstick, £132 IP Hutchinson, £131 TA Robinson, £130 PR Baker

p/kg: 307.3p TA Robinson, 304.8p 287.5p T Shepherdson, 295.7p DN&D Capstick, 286.0p RA&SE Spink, 285.4p W&M Oldfield,

Masham average £89.70 per head or 199.4p/kg

£ per head: £93 SR Dorey, £90.50 £90 J&C Wright, £88 AC Simpson

p/kg: 209.5p AC Simpson, 200p 184.7p J&C Wright, 193.8p SR Dorey

Mule average £88.92 per head or 184.9p/kg

£ per head: £100(x2) RA&M Earnshaw, £96 T Shepherdson, £94 SR Dorey, £93 J Middleton, £91.50 J Schofield

p/kg: 217.6p T&A Hird, 211.6p PL Metcalfe, 209.5p AC Simpson, 203.3p J Schofield, 200.0p J Pickles, 200.0p SR Dorey.

Charollais average £97.25 per head or 188.9p/kg

£ per head: £99.50 £99 J&N Case,  £99 SP Woolhouse & Son

p/kg: 206.3 SP Woolhouse & Son, 202.1p H Downs & Son, 200.0p Hayton & Stocks

Swaledale average £82.80 per head or 189.0p/kg

£ per head: £92, £89.50 £88.50 CR Brittain, £90 £97 J Baines, £85 R&KA Burley & Son, £85 J Pickles

p/kg: 203.4p 200.0p 196.7p CR Brittain, 200.0p 198p J Baines, 195.3p T&A Hird, 195.1p J Pickles

Dalesbred average £96.19 per head or 187.0p/kg

£ per head: £95.50 CR Brittain, £79 Hayton & Stocks, £73 T&A Hird

p/kg: 212.0p CR Brittain, 202.8p 197.3p T&A Hird

Lonk average £81.19 per head or 196.3p/kg

£ per head: £95 T Shepherdson £94 £93 £92 J Greenwood, £90.50 DW&KCB Shuttleworth £88 A&S Bullock

p/kg: 215.0p 208.8p 207.7p 205.3p 202.5p 200.0p CA Crowther, 201.1p DW&KCB Shuttleworth

Gritstone average £84.77 per head or 214.5p/kg

£ per head: £88.50 DW&KCB Shuttleworth, £87 AC Simpson, £85.50 J Lord

p/kg: 223.1p AC Simpson, 213.2p H Rigby, 210.7p DW&KCB Shuttleworth

Cheviot average £90.23 per head or 216.4p/kg

£ per head: £100 A&K Kiernan, £95 £93 £89 S Forshaw, £88 BF Blezzard

p/kg: 222.2p A&K Kiernan, 220p BF Blezzard, 217p 211.4p 211,1p S Forshaw

Scotch Black Faced average £85.39 per head or 209.6p/kg

£ per head: £89 £81 £80.50 AR&CA Parkinson, £88.50 S Forshaw

p/kg: 217.p 202.3p 192.9p AR&CA Parkinson, 215.9p S Forshaw




Cull Ewes average £84.59

A total of 560 Feeding Ewes sold to a very active audience today with Lean meat ewes looking much dearer on the week!

Top price came from JV Perrings Settle for 2 Texel ewes totalling to £139.50 a head! Heavy continental ewes in the range of £115-£140 with the heaviest mules reaching £100 with most pens going through £80-£95 whilst mules with a less touch going through the ring above £70. Mules came to an overall average of £80 Swales came to average £59 with heaviest Swales £60-£74.50 and lean sorts £40-£55. No massive Suffolk’s in the entry but goods carrying plenty of meat were £100+ for the heavies with next class down £85+. A solid overall average for all sheep sold of £84.59.


Suffolk to £115.50, Texel to £139.50, Down x to £117.50, BFL to £76.50, Charollais to £99.50, Mule to £99.50, Lleyn to £87.50, Swaledale to £74.50, Dalesbred to £61.50, Cheviot to £95.50, Zwartbles to £87.50, Lonk to £66.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £139.50 JV Perrings, £129.50 M Holmes, £129.50 BL&R Lund

Mule/Masham: £99.50 E&KM Marshall, £99.50 D&J Coates

Horned: £74.50 AJ Mason, 368.50 JA&JH Hewetson,

Hill: £95.50 AC Simpson, £87.50 CD&RF Kitching


Cast Rams average £69.50

Suffolk to £74.50, Texel to £121.50, Charolais to £93.50, Swaledale to £62.50, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £87.50, Jacob to £75.50, Lonk  to £69.50, BFL to £47.50, Lleyn to £87.50, Beltex to £84.50


£121.50 CJ Udall; £114.50 BL&R Lund;



Rearing Calves to £325 (27)

No massive show of calves today with quality lacking! Many farmers are requiring calves so do not hesitate to give me a call and try some Calves at Skipton! Buyers are active for all classes of goods!

Black and whites topped at £100 today from RM Shakleton to come to a breed average of £52!

With the Limi Heifers forward top price came from G&PS Fleetwood with £280 for his followed closely behind from M+R Smith at £260 Similar bulls sold well with a top price from CN&SA Harrison at £300 with his other at £240!

Lim bulls came to a top of £325

More calves required next week on a large scale!

Call Kyle with any Enquires 07538539077


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £325) to £325                           G&PS Fleetwood                

Brit Blue x (Av £260) to £260                           AJ&K Lee                                                              

Aberdeen Angus (Av £180) to £180 M&R Smith

Simmental x (Av £270) to £300                       CN&SA Harrison

Shorthorn (Av £122) to £170                           ST&JE Foster

Blonde (Av £290) to £290                                 PA Whitaker                        

Black & White (Av £51) to £100                      RM Shackleton                   


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £160) to £170                             J Gooch                                                 

British Blue (Av £175) to £190                         CN&SA Harrison

Lim (Av £232) to £280                                        G&PS Fleetwood



Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 1UD

Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07740 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077