Skipton Auction Mart Market Report – Monday 6th May 2013

FORWARD: 41 PRIME CATTLE comprising 1 Clean Cattle (u30 mos), 1 Prime Bull (u30 mos), 3 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 36 Cast Cattle 2,099 PRIME SHEEP comprising 97 Spring Lambs, 1717 Prime Hoggs, 285 Cast Ewes & Rams 1,751 BREEDING SHEEP comprising 282 Geld Gimmer Hoggs & 646 Sheep with 823 Lambs at Foot 29 REARING CALVES 4 LOADS OF PRODUCE

May Prime Show

Champion clean beast was the 575kg Limousin cross heifer shown by Brian Lund of Walshaw which made 244.5p/kg or £1406 when selling to R&C Binns, Butchers of Saltaire

Cast Cow Prizes

Dairy                       1.G Pickersgill & Sons, 154.5p,          2. JC&DJ Marshall, 127.5p  3. M Ryder & Sons, 132.5p

Beef                        1. CT Akrigg, 180.5p                            2. CJ Lumb, 158.5p              3. JW Stockdale & Son, 146.5p

PRIME CATTLE (under 30 mos)


501-590kg                                             to 244.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

B Lund                                    Limx Hfr                 £1406                    244.5p


650kg+                                                   to 140.5p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

M Hutchinson                      B&W                       £646                       140.5p

CLEAN CATTLE (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   178.05p/kg           £1115.80

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg

S Blackburn                          BBx Hfr                   £1397                    205.5p

M Bentham                           Pathanais Hfr       £1339                    159.5p

JJ Beckwith & Sons              Lim Hfr                   £610                       169.5p



Overall Average                                   134.46p/kg           £857.44

Black & White                       to 158.5p/kg                        av 127.90p/kg

Dairy Shorthorn                   to 114.5p/kg                        av 112.97p/kg

Brit Blue                                                to 158.5p/kg                        av 154.20p/kg

Limx                                       to 180.5p/kg                        av 149.93p/kg

Char                                        to 154.5p/kg

Hefdx                                     to 141.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head)

CJ Lumb                                  BBx                         £1228

CT Akrigg                               Limx                        £1191

M Ryder & Sons                   B&W                       £1106

M Mosley                              B&W                       £1077

M Mosley                              B&W                       £1075

CJ Lumb                                  BBx                         £1061

CT Akrigg                               Limx                        £1052

R Leeming                              Hefdx                      £1033

GW&M Coates & Son          B&W                       £1014

JW Stockdale & Sons          Limx                        £996


Top Prices (p/kg)

CT Akrigg                               Limx                        180.5p

GW&M Coates & Son          B&W                       158.5p

CJ Lumb                                  BBx                         158.5p

G Pickersgill & Sons           B&W                       154.5p

TE Walker                              Char                       154.5p

CT Akrigg                               Limx                        152.5p

M Mosley                              B&W                       152.5p

CJ Lumb                                  BBx                         149.5p

R&KA Burley & Son              Limx                        148.5p

M Mosley                              B&W                       148.5p



A larger show of spring labs for the monthly prize show, met with a sharp trade to average some 15p/kg up on the week. Championship honours fell to J Feather, Hainworth Shaw whose 52kg charollais lambs sold at £140 each to RC&B Binns, Saltaire. Reserve champions came from regular Robert Towers, 40 kg Charollais crosses £120 each to Andrew Atkinson for Hartshead Meats.

Prime Hoggs were very good to sell, the overall average levelling at 200.5p/kg. Better hoggs, regardless of weight 220-240p/kg. Keen competition for cast sheep from a full ringside of buyers with prices around £5 better on the week.

May Show Results

Judge Mr R Garth

Class 1 – Pair of Continental

1st – J Feather, Oxenhope 52kg £140 to RC&B Binns

2nd – JD Towers, Farleton 40kg £120 to A Atkinson for Hartshead Meats

3rd – JD Towers, Farleton 37kg £118 to Bowland Foods

Class 2 – Pair of Down x

1st – AN Bolland, Bolton Abbey 50kg £129 to N Dalby for Kendalls Farmers Butchers

2nd – M Evans, Steeton 47kg £132 to N Dalby for Kendalls Farmers Butchers

3rd – SJ Buckley, Buxton 43kg £124 to JE Medcalf

CHAMPION – J Feather       RESERVE – AN Bolland

Spring Lambs  – Overall Average  £106.31 per head or 265.8p/kg                                                          

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 237.5p/kg         av 228.1p/kg        or £70.74 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 265.7p/kg         av 251.2p/kg        or £85.67 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 318.9p/kg         av 270.2p/kg        or £109.08 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 289.4p/kg         av 266.3p/kg        or £130.20 per head

Texel average £108per head or 275.3p/kg

TOP PRICES: £136 AP Percival or 300p/kg TA Robinson

Suffolk average £109.86 per head or 261.1p/kg

TOP PRICES: £132 ML Evans or 288.4p/kg SJ Buckley

Charollais average £118.38 per head or 290p/kg

TOP PRICES: £140 J Feather  or 318.9p/kg JD&V Towers



PRIME HOGGS  – Overall Average  £83.46 per head or 200.4p/kg                                                           

25.5kg to 32.0kg to 200.0p/kg         av 156.5p/kg        or £48.62 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 235.7p/kg         av 186.3p/kg        or £63.67 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 248.7p/kg         av 204.2p/kg        or £83.53 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 222.4p/kg         av 200.9p/kg        or £95.63 per head

52.1kg and over   to 201.6p/kg         av 182.5p/kg        or £105.90 per head

Mature Hoggs       to 209.3p/kg         av 181.8p/kg        or £77.15 per head

Beltex average £82.83 per head or 221.01p/kg

TOP PRICES: £98 PW Simpson or 248.70p/kg S Pepper

Texel average £86.97per head or 206.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £123 AP Percival or 245.20p/kg S Pepper

Suffolk average £85.75 per head or 190.8p/kg

TOP PRICES: £102 CN&SA Harrison or 212p/kg JW Bowling

Charollais average £99.02 per head or 201.5p/kg

TOP PRICES: £110 JG Senior or 236.4p/kg JG Senior

Mule average £79.85 per head or 186.75p/kg

TOP PRICES: £109 AP Percival or 205.6p/kg E Simpson

Swaledale average £70.05 per head or 181.84p/kg

TOP PRICES: £87 N&J&S Taylor or 207.5p/kg R&A White

Dalesbred average £73 per head or 195.08p/kg

TOP PRICES: £76 MJ o’ Donnell or 197.30p/kg R Naylor

Lonk average £66.44 per head or 184.74p/kg

TOP PRICES: £95 GW Thackray or 207.90p/kg B Dibb

Gritstone average £87.20 per head or 208.55p/kg

TOP PRICES: £90.50 C Middleton or 210.50p/kg C Middleton

Cheviot average £79.45 per head or 203.23p/kg

TOP PRICES: £88.50 or 221.30p/kg J Lord


CULL EWES average £58.06

Suffolk to £93.50, Texel to £131.50, Charollais to £127.50, BFL to £92.50, Mule to £87.50, Cheviot to £30.50, Lonk to £58.50,  Lleyn to £57.50, Swaledale to £50.50, Scotch Blackface to £50, Beulah to £32.50, Berrichon du Cher to £109.50,


LOWLAND: £131.50 D Gray, Silsden; £127.50 DP Moore.

MULE/MASHAM: £87.50 FW&JM Eddington; £83.50 H Downs & Son.

HORNED: £58.50 J Drinkall Ltd; £50 RW Hebdon.

HILL: £57.50 J&J Garnett; £35.50 N Speake.

CAST RAMS average £

Suffolk to £67.50, Texel to £121.50, Charollais to £102.50, Lleyn to £62.50, Berrichon du Cher to £118.50


£121.50 T Parker; £118.50 FE Coy & Son; £102.50 Greenside Farm; £73.50, £67.50, £62.50 C Thompson; 



A cracking show of sheep  presented for the weekly sale today, and customers drawn from a very large area. Better geld mule hoggs trading at £130 up to £148, Continental geld hoggs £125- £160 commercial sorts around £100.

The hoggs and lambs sold well, quality outfits both mule and continental trading at £180 - £240 the outfit. Mule hoggs and singles av £191. Some quality outfits of pure texel ewes with lambs from James and Diane Stenton, Pickering sold up to £335 the outfit. A full list of results awarded by our judge for the day Mr Neville Smith are listed below.  


Class 1 – 10 Geld Mule Hoggs

1st – A Wilson & Son, Gordale £148

2nd - G Fairburn,Apperley Bridge £102

3rd – A Wilson & Son, Gordale £138

Class 2 – 5 Mule Hoggs With Lambs at Foot

1st – RG Johnson & Son, Kettlesing £240

2nd – DR Hanson, Melrose £190

3rd – CM Gratton, Warsill £200

Class 3 – 5 Continental x Hoggs with Lambs

1st – KG Stapleton, Skipton £240

2nd – T Boothman, Linton £200

3rd – S Richards, Hapton £225

Class 4 – 5 Mule Ewes with Lambs

1st L Simpson & Son, Pateley Bridge £210

2nd RD Metcalfe & Son, Brearton

Class 5 – 5 Continental Ewes with Lambs

1st J&D Stenton, Pickering £335

2nd J&D Stenton, Pickering £290

Geld Hoggs

Mule                       to £148                  av £121.58

Texel                      to £160                  av £117.34

Charollais               to £94                    av £90

Lleyn                      to £98

Lonk                       to £80

Top prices

Mule: £148 £138 £122 A Wilson & Son, £148 £146 S Horn, £142 CM&EM Gratton, £123 A Fisher

Texel: £160 £140 D&J Stenton, £132 £125 SD Bennett, £118 AP Percival.

Hoggs with Lambs at Foot

Mule Hoggs with single lambs                           to £240                  av £191

Mule Hoggs with twin lambs                             to £210                  av £205

Texel Hoggs with single lambs                          to £240                  av £198

Charollais Hoggs with single lambs                   to £200                  av £161

Suffolk Hoggs with single lambs                        to £172                  av £154

Top prices

Mule/singles         £240 £200 £200 £200 £195 £195 £195 RG Johnson & Son, £205£200 IT Manning, £200 CM&EM Gratton,

                                £190 DW Sunderland

Mule/twins           £210 £200 D&J Coates

Texel/singles        £240 £235 £235 £225 £220 £220 KG Stapleton, £225 £215 £215 S Richards, £205 T Boothman,

£205 SD Bennett

Suffolk/singles      £172 SJ Buckley, £165 £155 £140 F Reeday &Son

Ewes with Lambs at Foot

Texel Shlgs with Twin Lambs                             to £290                  av £221

Texel Shlgs with Single Lambs                           to £230                  av £230

Texel Ewes correct with twins                          to £335                  av £184

Texel Ewes correct with Single Lambs            to £235                  av £184

Texel Ewes b/m with Twin Lambs                   to £130                  av £120

Texel Ewes b/m with Single Lambs                 to £95                    av £85

Mule Shlgs with Twin Lambs                             to £210                  av £189

Mule Ewes Correct & Twin Lambs                   to £175                  av £153

Mule Ewes b/m & Twin Lambs                         to £100 

Mule Ewes b/m & Single Lambs                       to £100                  av £92

Masham Shlg & Single Lambs                            to £120

Zwartbles Shlgs & Single Lambs                        to £110                  av £92

Cheviot Ewes & Twins                                        to £125

Suffolk Ewes & 1.5 Lambs                  to £155

Principle Prices

£335 £290 £265 £250 £235 £230 £220 £205(x2) D&J Stenton; £232 £230 £225 £205 T Boothman; £210 £192 L Simpson & Son; £180 P Keyes; £175 J Newsome; £175 TA Robinson

REARING CALVES to £425  average £137.61

Small entry met a roaring bank holiday trade with black and whites enjoying the best of the trade with an average £98.17 and a top £185 for a strong calf from WP Gratton, Brimham Rocks and JC Marshall of Dacre also receiving a good trade for a run of 12 bucket reared black and white bulls. The selection of Continental Calves were out of the top draw with the 4-6 wk old calves averaging £356.  


Limousin x                             to £220                                 

Brit Blue x                             to £425                                                 

Aberdeen Angus                  to £250                                                 

Black & White                       to £185                  av £98.17                             


HEIFER CALVES                                    

Brit Blue x                             to £400                  av £350                 





Hay                                         Round Bale                            to £42 per bale

Hay                                         Small bale                              to £3.60 per bale

Hay                                         Small bale                              to £92 per tonne