Skipton Auction Mart Market Report – Mon 20th May 2013

FORWARD: 42 PRIME CATTLE comprising 3 Clean Cattle & 39 Cast Cattle 1651 PRIME SHEEP comprising 176 Spring Lambs, 1233 Prime Hoggs, 242 Cast Ewes & Rams 807 EWES & LAMBS 44 REARING CALVES 3 LOADS OF PRODUCE

PRIME CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall average                                    157.61p/kg           £1008.72

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

ASE Crisp&Sons                    B&W                       £1084                    144.5p

JR Carr                                    Limx                       £1007                    166.5p

RD Metcalfe&Son                B&W                       £935                       165.5p


Overall Average                                   125.90p/kg           £764.16

Black & White                                       to 149.5p/kg                        av 117.10p/kg

Brit Bluex                                              to 158.5p/kg

Limx                                                       to 173.5p/kg                        av 145.51p/kg

Simx                                                       to 156.5p/kg                        av 136.5p/kg

AAx                                                         to 133.5p/kg

Hefdx                                                     to 122.5p/kg                       

Top Prices (£ per head)

P Summers (Agriculture)                   Lim                         £1180

G Mellin                                                 Simx                       £1103

JSS Verity                                              B&W                       £1091

ASE Crisp & Sons                                  B&W                       £1073

JSS Verity                                              B&W                       £1053

JW Stockdale&Son                               Limx                       £1045

KM&L Throup&Son                             B&W                       £1043

DL Mudd                                                Limx                       £1019

D&S Hollings                                         BBx                         £999

JR Carr                                                    Limx                       £961

Top Prices (p/kg)

P Summers (Agriculture)                   Lim                         173.5p

D&S Hollings                                         BBx                         158.5p

JR Carr                                                    Limx                       157.5p

G Mellin                                                 Simx                       156.5p

D&S Hollings                                         Limx                       150.5p

JSS Verity                                              B&W                       149.5p

DL Mudd                                                Limx                       145.5p

JSS Verity                                              B&W                       144.5p

RE Ayrton&Son                                    B&W                       143.5p

JSS Verity                                              B&W                       143.5p


Overall Average                                   115.5p/kg             £924

Top Price £ per head and p/kg

D Beck                                                    B&W                       £924                       115.5p/kg



Sheep trade very much on a high today. A lot of spring lambs over 300.0p/kg average 285.0p/kg (+0.12p on the week)

More customers operating with major export abattoirs also now looking for lambs. A good show of 1200 hoggs were short of buyer requirements with an overall average of 221.1p/kg (+0.17p on the week)

Cull ewes remain a good trade with leaner ewes dearer on the week.


SPRING LAMBS  – Overall Average  £116.12per head or 285.5p/kg                                                        

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 330.2p/kg         av 286.5p/kg        or £115.6 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 285.7p/kg         av 263.7p/kg        or £128.3 per head

Texel average £117.06per head or 288.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £140 A Ashby & Son or 328.9p/kg DJ Grassam

Suffolk average £113.96per head or 282.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £126 or 282.9p/kg R&DA Earnshaw

Charollais average £118.14per head or 284.2p/kg

TOP PRICES: £142 or 330.2p/kg JD&V Towers

PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £91.07per head or 221.1p/kg                                                            

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 220.0p/kg         av 205.6p/kg        or £70.80 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 272.5p/kg         av 225.2p/kg        or £92.56 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 245.8p/kg         av 222.1p/kg        or £107.7 per head

52.1kg and over   to 220.0p/kg         av 189.3p/kg        or £109.8 per head

Texel average £95.64per head or 227.9p/kg

TOP PRICES: £134 J Garth or 257.1p/kg P Johnson

Suffolk average £96.43per head or 213.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £122 G Bell or 239.p/kg P Dean

Charollais average £90.60per head or 223.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 or 231.7p/kg P Dean

Mule average £92.52per head or 201.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £102 W Hickson or 215.6p/kg H&M Plews

Dalesbred  average £84.79per head or 213.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £105 JK Wilson or 228.2p/kg R Naylor

Swaledale average £84.10per head or 206.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £101 or 224.4p/kg R Naylor

Cheviot average £107.03per head or 249.0p/kg

TOP PRICES: £108 or 251.2p/kg GW Thackray

Lleyn average £86.38per head or 166.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 DC Wood or 217.5p/kg J&J Garnett

Beltex average £80.63per head or 233.7p/kg

TOP PRICES: £109 or 272.5p/kg J&J Garnett

Lonk average £76per head or 211.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76 or 211.1p/kg B Dibb

Herdwick average £67.70per head or 189.6p/kg

TOP PRICES: £92 or 219.0p/kg CD Bosomworth




A decent show of Sheep & Lambs on the week, however fewer customers at the ringside.

Show Results - Judge – Mr Ian Lancaster

Class 1 – Mule Hoggs & Lambs

1st RJ Johnson                       2nd DR Hanson                      3rd D&J Coates

Class 2 – Cont Hoggs & Lambs

1st S Bennett                          2nd JW Stockdale & Son      3rd CM Ryder

Champion – RJ Johnson & Son

Reserve – S Bennett


Texel Ewes with Singles                      to £142

Mule Ewes with Singles                      to £130

Suffolk Ewes with Twins                     to £200

Texel Ewes with Twins                        to £230

Masham Ewes with Twins                 to £170

Mule Ewes with Twins                        to £165

Mule Ewes with 1.5                             to £130

Beltex Ewes with 1.5                           to £128

Texel Shlgs with Singles                     to £205

Mule Shlgs with Twins                       to £200

Suffolk Hoggs with Singles                                to £142  av £135

Texel Hoggs with Singles                    to £245  av £160

Mule Hoggs with Singles                    to £168  av £143

Texel Hoggs with Twins                      to £155

Mule Hoggs with Twins                      to £165  av £158

Mule Hoggs with 1.5                           to £158

Texel Hoggs with 1.5                           to £102

Mule Hoggs with 1.5                           to £150

CULL EWES average £65.80

Suffolk to £98.50, Texel to £127.50, SBF to £72.50, Masham to £79.50, Mule to £79.50, Gritstone to £, Cheviot to £61.50, Lonk to £59.50, Lleyn to £96.50, Swaledale to £51.50, Dalesbred to £52.50, Beltex to £85.50, Zwartable to £72.50.


LOWLAND: £127.50 £124.50 R Newby; £121.50 TR Thwaite;

MULE/MASHAM: £79.50 DW&SI Throup; £79.50 AM Binns; £79.50 T Atkins;

HORNED: £72.50 D Asquith; £52.50 JK Wilson;

HILL: £96.50 DC Wood; £61.50 Grain Farms;

CAST RAMS average £113.81

Suffolk to £141, Texel to £123.50, Beltex to £133.50, Cheviot to £87.50, Lleyn to £72.50.

TOP PRICES: £141 JP&KE Hartley; £123.50 T Atkins; £123.50 JR Dinsdale;


REARING CALVES to £545  average £245.19

Calves entered for the May Calf Show were met by a phenomenal trade with all types of calves in high demand. All show classes were pretty straight forward for David Asquith and his daughter until they reached the British Blue pen where competition was fierce. The champion calf was eventually chosen and it was from Andrew Ogden of Sandyforth, Cowling, with second and third being collected by Clarence and David Smith from Sutton In Craven. The Champion only just 4 wks old raced to £500 and was snapped up by Mr Mason from Lincolnshire, who also was final bidder at the 3rd prize calf from Clarence and David Smith at £515. The 2nd Prize Blue from the Smiths of Sutton in Craven reached top price of the day reaching £545 and being sold to Derek Taylor of Burton Leonard. With such a strong trade it was a shame there wasn’t another 50 Calves around to satisfy the trade.


Brit Blue Bull

1st AJ Ogden

2nd C Smith

3rd C Smith

Brit Blue Heifer

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd A Sowray & Son

Limousin Bull

1st G Pickersgill & Son

Native or Dairy Bull Calf

1st Church Farm Enterprises

2nd Church Farm Enterprises

3rd JT Rushton

Other Cont X Bull

1st F Spence

Cont x Bull Stirk

1st DL Leeming Ltd

Cont x Heifer Stirk

1st JW Stockdale & Son

Native Male of Heifer Stirk

1st F Spence

2nd F Spence

Cogent Champion Bull

AJ Ogden

Cogent Champion Heifer

 A Sowray & Son


Limousin x                             to £365                  av £269                  Town Head Farm Products                               

Brit Blue x                             to £545                  av £434                  C Smith 

Charolais                                to £505                                                  F Spence               

Hereford                               to £335                  av £307                  F Spence                                                               

Aberdeen Angus                  to £90                                                    CR&MR Greenwood                           

Black & White                       to £175                  av £89                    WA Brown                           


HEIFER CALVES                    

Limousin x                             to £430                  av £330                  JW Stockdale                       

Brit Blue x                             to £435                  av £335                  A Sowray & Son

Aberdeen Angus                  to £160                                                  CR&MR Greenwood                                                           

Simmental                            to £242                  av £239                  DL Leeming Ltd                                                   



Small Bale Hay                                      £3.60 per bale