Skipton Auction Mart Market Report – Mon 13th May 2013

FORWARD: 36 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (Over 30 mos) & 33 Cast Cattle 2,185 PRIME SHEEP comprising 126 Spring Lambs, 1730 Prime Hoggs, 329 Cast Ewes & Rams. 552 EWES & LAMBS comprising 206 sheep with 346 lambs at foot 56 REARING CALVES 29 DAIRY CATTLE 5 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)

Strong Monday demand for Cast Cows, dairies carrying meat 142p+ with a handful of very plain cows holding the average back on the week. Beef cross cows a similarly good price with top end topping 160p+.


501-590kg                                             to 204.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

GJ&G Schofield                    Limx Hfr                 £1053                    204.5p

PRIME CATTLE (over 30mos)

Overall Average                                   155.5p/kg             £972

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

M Mosley                              B&W Hfr                £972                       155.5p


Overall Average                                   133.47p/kg           £882.09

Black & White                       to 146.5p/kg                        av 119.95p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 167.5p/kg                        av 147.62p/kg

Charx                                      to 163.5p/kg                        av 151.09p/kg

Limx                                       to 157.5p/kg                        av 153.88p/kg

Blondex                                 to 155.5p/kg                        av 144.97p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

JR Smith                                 Charx                     £1202

JR Smith                                 BBx                         £1122

GB&G Grange&Son              Blondex                 £1112

DC Hall                                  B&W                       £1104

G&PS Fleetwood                  B&W                       £1091

NA Bell                                   B&W                       £1084

JR Smith                                 BBx                         £1057

GJ&G Schofield                    Limx                        £1043

J&G Huck                               Limx                        £1037

A Guy&Son                            Charx                     £1024

Top Prices (p/kg)

JR Smith                                 BBx                         167.5p

JR Smith                                 Charx                     163.5p

R Berry                                   Limx                        157.5p

A Guy&Son                            Charx                     157.5p

GB&G Grange&Son              Blondex                 155.5p

JR Smith                                 BBx                         155.5p

D&J Carlisle                          Limx                        154.5p

GJ&G Schofield                    Limx                        154.5p

J&G Huck                               Limx                        152.5p

G&PS Fleetwood                  BBx                         150.5p


Overall Average                   149.5p/kg             £1412.78

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

SW&JE Ryder                        B&W                       £1413                    149.5p/kg

PRIME SHEEP (2,172 Head)

There was a massive show of sheep today for the time of year, with stock drawn from a wide area covering much of the North of England, to meet the needs of a packed ringside of buyers for all classes.

There was a slightly larger entry of spring lambs (126) this week and they were easily sold as more customers now make the switch. The quality types were easily making £3 per kilo or more, making it worthwhile the creep feeders having been in the fields for these early season vendors. Top Prices belonged to Joe & Trevor Stoney from Pateley Bridge at £142 each or 337.8p/kg, their consignment of 23 Spring Lambs averaging 302.8p/kg or £126 each.

In the Prime Hogg market a grand entry of 1,730 head levelled at 205.1p/kg, and bear in mind that this average includes the 159 mature hoggs (teeth up) so a good result all round. Meated Hoggs 40 to 45kg selling at 220p to 240p, even the heavies 50kg plus averaging over 200p/kg.

The 329 head of cast sheep were good to sell, averaging £58, any heavy ewes well over £100. Messrs F. Reeday & Son selling Suffolks to £129.50, Michael Hall from Airton selling Texels at £129.50 and Mark & Willie Keighley, Leathley selling Texels at £128.50.


SPRING LAMBS  – Overall Average £112.25 per head or 273.1p/kg                                                        

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 251.4p/kg         av 251.4p/kg        or £88.00 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 337.8p/kg         av 278.2p/kg        or £111.44 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 302.1p/kg         av 254.3p/kg        or £119.62 per head

Texel average £117.15 per head or 282.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £142 JA Stoney & Son or 337.8p/kg JA Stoney & Son

Suffolk average £104.89 per head or 264.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £132 ML Evans or 314.3p/kg ML Evans

Charollais average £109.55 per head or 255.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £121 JD&V Towers or 281.4p/kg P&J Sedgwick

Rouge De L’Ouest average £111.97 per head or 276.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £119 JA&JM Wade or 321.6p/kg JA&JM Wade & Son





PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £87.99 per head or 205.1p/kg                                                           

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 185.0p/kg         av 159.1p/kg        or £48.97 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 205.9p/kg         av 182.9p/kg        or £63.20 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 242.5p/kg         av 210.3p/kg        or £87.70 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 227.7p/kg         av 209.7p/kg        or £101.22 per head

52.1kg and over   to 223.1p/kg         av 200.4p/kg        or £108.54 per head

Mature Hoggs       to 212.2p/kg         av 184.9p/kg        or £81.53 per head

Texel average £91.07 per head or 213.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £120.50 B Watchorn & Son or 242.5p/kg F Scholefield

Suffolk average £93.09 per head or 218.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £108.50 GW Thackray or 194.1p/kg J Lord

Charollais average £82.23 per head or 191.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £113 GC Hayton & EC Stocks or 226p/kg GC Hayton & EC Stocks

Mule average £82.41 per head or 187.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £99 DA Pratt or 203.2p/kg G Bell

Swaledale average £56.44 per head or 163.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £98 C Nelson & Sons or 184.6p/kg GC Hayton & EC Stocks

Dalesbred average £58.08 per head or 164.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £61 or 164.9p/kg MJ O’Donnell

Lonk average £86.27 per head or 195.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £87 or 197.7p/kg GW Thackray

Gritstone average £90.30 per head or 216.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £96 JG Senior or 226.3p/kg J Lord

Cheviot average £88.64 per head or 220.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £113 W Watson or 237.8p/kg JW Bowling Ltd

Scotch Black Faced average £90.96 per head or 213.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £106.50 J&E Slater or 224.4p/kg J&E Slater

Lleyn average £88.58 per head or 204.4p/kg

TOP PRICES: £112 or 236.3p/kg J Attey

CULL EWES average £58.22

Suffolk to £129.50, Texel to £129.50, Charollais to £115.50, BFL to £95.50, Mule to £71.50, Gritstone to £35.50, Lonk to £50.50,  Lleyn to £70.50, Swaledale to £64.50, Dalesbred to £50.50, Masham to £65.50, White Faced to £54.50, Beltex to £68.50, Zwartable to £45.50


LOWLAND: £129.50 F Reeday & Son; £129.50 M Hall; £128.50 WH&MA Keighley;

MULE/MASHAM: £71.50 Wilson Bros; £67.50 JR Carr;

HORNED: £64.50 AW E & N Wade; £54.50 RJ Halsall;

HILL: £95.50 Ellis Bros; £70.50 CD&RF Kitching

CAST RAMS average £58.04

Suffolk to £65.50, Texel to £75.50, Charollais to £101.50, BFL to £59.50, Beltex to £52.50, Swaledale to £29.50.

TOP PRICES: £101.50 £84.50 JM Smith & Son; £75.50 JA Stoney & Son



The weekly sale attracted a nice entry of over 200 outfits which sold to a straight trade. Continental Hoggs with lambs were nice to sell all sale long, with some vendors reporting prices slightly up on the week. The Mule hoggs and lambs show a £10 per outfit fall in price on the week, but with no show pens to help lift the average this week, again a straight trade. A varied selection of mainly older ewes with lambs saw keen interest in those with strong lambs, a few outfits with young lambs finding the going slightly tougher.


Next Week: 2nd Special Show & Sale for Mule & Continental Hoggs with Lambs at foot (pens of 5). Also there are advance collective entries from several vendors of 200 Mule & Continental Geld Hoggs for next Monday. Please pre enter where possible for online catalogue by 12 noon Friday. Thankyou.


Hoggs with Lambs

Texel with singles                                to £220  av £191.51

Mule with singles                to £200  av £181.29

Suffolk with singles            to £145  av £135.00

Mule with Twins                  to £180  av £176.88

Ewes with Lambs

Mule Shlgs with Twins       to £210

Suff Shlgs with Twins          to £165

Suff Ewes with Twins          to £165

Mule corrext with Twins    to £150

Mule b/m with Twins          to £140  av £123.33

Texel correct & Singles       to £155 av £124.55

Mule b/m & Singles            to £105  av £90.60

Jacob b/m & Singles           to £70   


56 REARING CALVES to £380            average £108.6

A nice show of calves for the weekly sale attracted a full complement of buyers. Leading the way this week were Geoff & Margaret Booth from Lothersdale with a British Blue sired Heifer calf selling £380.

Vendors please remember that there is a special Prize Show & Sale of Rearing Calves next week (20th May) with classes for all breeds of calves also including a stirk class.


Limousin x                             to £220                  av £190                  JC&DJ Marshall                    

Brit Blue x                             to £360                                                  G Booth                

Shorthorn                             to £120                                                  JR CJ D Drake                                                       

Aberdeen Angus                  to £200                  av £197                  JR&EA Airey

Brown Swiss                         to £95                                                    D&P Brown                          

Black & White                       to £150                  av £56                    JC&DJ Marshall                    

HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £250                  av £218                  RD Metcalfe & Son                             

Brit Blue x                             to £380                  av £343                  G Booth                

Saler x                                    to £210                  av £175                  RL Wright & Son                                                 

Simmental x                         to £215                                                  KJ&K Blackwell                                                    




The early month sale of Dairy Cattle contained a varied selection of fresh calves heifers and cows. Early in the sale there were quite a few cows, 2nd calvers and older, the trade for these was straight for the quality of goods. Later in the sale David and Claire Lawson’s champion heifer reached a well deserved £2420 and £2250 closely followed by the reserve champion by J Caygill & Partners which realised a strong £2200 for a lovely freshly calved pedigree heifer. Next sale 27th May Including a Dairy Bull section, entries welcome.  

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son

                                                                                2nd J Caygill & Partners

                                                                                3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st P Sharp & Son

                                                                                2nd A&G Midgeley

                                                                                3rd GD Holme

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st J Roberts

                                                                                2nd J Roberts

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st ,2nd and 3rd GR Bretherton


CHAMPION – A Lawson & Son           RESERVE – J Caygill & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers:        av £1770 to £2250 A Lawson & Son               


Newly Calven Cows:           av £1453 to £1920 FA Broadwith


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: av £2194 to £2420 A Lawson & Son

Pedigree Newly Calven Brown Swiss Cow: £1390 D&P Brown

Pedigree Newly Calven Cow: av £1713 to £1780 P Sharp & Son

InCalf Heifers: av £1010 to £1060 J Roberts


Maiden Heifers: av £616 to £650 GR Bretherton


£2420, £2250, £2200, £1820 A Lawson & Son; £2200 J Caygill & Partners; £1920 FA Broadwith; £1900 GB Moorhouse; £1850, £1770, £1120 TD&M Bell.



Hay Quads                             £40 per bale

Hay Rounds                           £35 per bale

Hay Small                               £3.60 per bale