Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle. Forward: 783 head of cattle. Comprising: 765 Feeding Cattle (108 Young Bulls, 31 Beef Feeding Cows, 626 Bullocks & Heifers) & 18 Breeding Cattle.


Feeding Bulls – a good entry of 48 Autumn calves met a good trade selling to feeders with pens fast emptying of Spring born 2018 cattle. A good number of these cattle were £1000+ particularly if they had potential for growth and were not too extreme. The 27 late spring 2018 bulls were a good trade for the same reason with a clear preference for Farm Assured cattle which would still finish under 16 months. Bulls older than 16 months which inevitably sell om live auctions when finished got away well with a number over £1100.


Feeding Cows – customers a little more selective and a shortage of premium quality cows and more first cross beef cows some which were lean and top of their age contributed to this.

Stores -
Today was the first of two Autumn show and sales of native sired store cattle with a very large number of native cattle presented for sale today with almost 200 going through the ring. Some particularly strong runs of natives were forward today in particular a tremendous packet of 4 Aberdeen Angus bullocks selling for £1130 from Meesrs Ryder of Haverah Park.

A large catalogue of store cattle were presented for sale today with a lot of cattle coming straight off grass which was plain to see.  Younger commercial cattle were hard to place today with very few bidders willing to bid confidently as a result of the continued downward pressure on finished beef prices.

Best cattle could still find a number of retail type cattle purchasers with well conformed heifers regularly breaking the £1000 barrier however those not quite on type would see a significant difference on their print out. A run of cracking cattle from RS Harker were a fine example of this retail trade as his pen of 3 sweet heifers were bid swiftly to £1105 even at the end of the day.

Big bullocks retained their place a top the pile of prices today and again Peter Fox of Withgill topped the days proceedings with a pen of 5 Limousin bullocks selling for £1175.

Medium bullocks however found a mixed reception with keen interest on the size to age ratio with a number of cattle looking like the wet end to the summer has affected their growth rate. Beef X Dairy Bullocks would see a consistent trade throughout the day with numerous runs of older Bullocks selling between £900 and £1050 today.

On the whole cattle would be less money on the fortnight as large numbers of grazing cattle begin to make their way back to the sale ring both locally and regionally.



Show for Native Cattle


1 st & 2nd CM Ryder


1st JM Daggett 2nd W&M Hebron

Other Native

1st M Ryder & Son 2nd

Native cattle fixture well supported....
Skipton’s latest fortnightly Wednesday cattle fixture featured the first of two Autumn shows and sales for native-sired store cattle, with a solid entry of almost 200 head and some notably strong runs going through the ring.
Show results were very similar to last year, with Jeremy Daggett, of the Hartlington Beef Shorthorn herd, again winning this show class and seeing his charges sell to a high of £960 for a brace of bullocks, with second prize winners, W&M Hebron, of Clayton, Bradford, doing better with two further bullocks at £1,025.
Chris and Christine Ryder, from Blubberhouses, once more consigned the first and second prize winners in the Belted Galloway show class, selling four bullocks at £765, plus another three at £735.
The third show class for other native breeds fell to Welsh Black bullocks from M Ryder & Son in Haverah Park, Harrogate, selling their brace at £760, plus another two at £740. From the same home, a tremendous packet of four Aberdeen-Angus bullocks each made £1,130.




675 HEAD comprising 100 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 500 Bullocks and Heifers

& 25 Breeding Cattle


Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday


Prices and Averages

Young Bulls Continental x average £977.39, Native average £833.27


Charollais x (Av £957)

£1120 RD Elliott; £1000 JE&AC Clarke; £890 D&A Livestock; £820 D&P Brown;

Simmental x (Av £1005)

£1120x2 RD Elliott; £1060x2 £1000x2 £930x2 JD Loftus; £1040 W Dixon;

Limousin x (Av £1003)

£1280 £1270 £1205 £1200 A Rigby; £1200 £1115 IJ Pratt; £1175 £1170 £1120 R Holroyd;

Brit Blue x (Av £959)

£1130 J Fairburn; £1105 £1065 I Barrett; £1100 £1060 J Nelson & Son; £1100 R Holroyd; £980 W Dixon & Son;   

Ab Angus (Av £860)

£990x2 CR&J Kippax; £8000 JA&AC Clarke; £790 D&P Brown;

Blonde (Av £767)

£820 T Blackwell; £790 £740 J Butler; £720 JJ&J Woof;

Hereford (Av £700)

£700 JR Taylor;

Lincoln Red (Av £890)

£890 D&P Brown;

Shorthorn (Av £818)

£930 £780 JM Daggett; £805 A Wilson & Son;

Saler (Av £700)

£7000 SW Thornber;


Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) RD Elliott, 4 Charollais bulls at £1120

(£10 Prize) TH&K Wood, 3 Lim heifers at £1095


6-10 months

£1200 A Rigby; £1130  £1095 J Fairburn; £1095 TH&K Wood; £1085 TH Mellin; £1075 I Barrett;

11-12 months

£1120 RD Elliott; £1120 R Holroyd; £1105 I Barrett; £1100 £1085 J Nelson;

12 months +

£1280 £1270 £1205 A Rigby; £1200 IJ Pratt;



Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £708


Simmental           to £780 av £705

Limousin              to £1150 av £731

Blonde                  to £615

AA                          to £700 av £605

South Devon      to £945 av £562

Saler                      to £900 av £845

Brit Blue               to £1070 av £808

Charolais              to £750

Galloway             to £530

Hereford             to £815


Top prices - £1150 FW Horner; £1070 JH&J Ryder; £945 J Wood; £900 T Jowett; £815 TB Moorhouse;    



Store Bullocks – Continental x average £920.75, Native average £802.02

Charollais (Av £1035)

£1090x6 N&S Pinder; £1055x4 R&K Gemmell; £1050 AJ Shepherd;

Simmental x (Av £878)

£970 S&P Scrivin; £870 AJ Shepherd; £850x3 GCL Stephenson;

Limousin x (Av £923)

£1175x5 P&E Fox; £1150 M Ryder & Son; £1090x2 HF Stubbs; £1090 J Lord; £1085 AE Schindler;  

Blonde (Av £850)

£850 J Butler;

Ab Angus (Av £839)

£1130x4 M Ryder & Son; £995 GB&G Grange; £970 N&J Thwaite; £955x2 B&J Sutcliffe;   

Saler x (Av £935)

£935 J Lord;

Brit Blue x (Av £887)

£1085x4 £1075x3 AE Schindler; £1030 £1020 £1010 £990 ID&H Rawlinson;

Devon (Av £828)

£890 £840 £805 Blue Hills Beef; £840 JP Broadwith;

Shorthorn (Av £822)

£1025x2 £1010 W&M Hebron; £960x2 £850 £830x2 JM Daggett; £835x2 C Clayton;

B&W (Av £703)

£780 RJ Ashworth; £775 Hayton & Stocks; £750 JR Taylor; £750x6 B&J Sutcliffe; £740 N&J Thwaite; £605 Blue Hills;

Hereford (Av £822)

£910x2 DG Boothman; £870x3 E Pennock; £870x2 N&M Hugill; £860 R&VJ Brown; £860x2 D Beck; £845 GCL Stephenson;

Lincoln Red (Av £795)

£805 £785 GC Pickup;

Galloway (Av £650)

£765x4 £735x3 CM Ryder; £645 Townhead Farm Partners;

Pathanasie (Av £650)

£710 £590 CR Green;

Bazadaise (Av £840)

£870 AJ Shepherd; £8910 JE Naylor;

Flekvieh (Av £1060)

£1060x2 AE Schindler;




Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 5 Lim x @ £1175 P&E Fox

(£10 Prize) 4 AA @ £1130 M Ryder & Son



Store Heifers – Continental x average £927, Native average £783

Charollais x (Av £933)

£1030 £930 D&A Livestock; £990 JW Barker; £970 £920x4 DW Sunderland;  

Limousin x (Av £906.33)

£1200 x2 TH&K Wood; £1200, £1180 JE Cowperthwaite; £1105 x3 RS Harker; £1095 GD&A Midgley;   

Blonde (Av £836.67)

£1050 JE Cowperthwaite; £945 R&VJ Brown; £890 J Butler; £870 A Fawcett; £855 J Butler;  

Ab Angus (Av £689.71)

£990 N&J Thwaite; £870 D&J Carlisle; £815x4 B&J Sutcliffe; £810 GCL Stephenson  

Saler (Av £753.57)

£910 x3 J&C Wright; £700x3 JJ&J Woof & Son ;

Brit Blue x (Av £855.57)

£1090 GD&A Midgley; £1050, £1040x2 ID&H Rawlinson; £1000 JE Sheard; £1000 x2 WH&MA Keighley;

Simmental (Av £761)

£790x3 £780 £760 Blue Hills Beef;

Hereford (Av £768)

£975 £875 SJ Forde; £880x4 £860 DG Boothman; £860 N&M Hugill; £840 A Fawcett;  

Devon X (Av £790)

£910 JP Broadwith; £790, £730 x3 Blue Hills Beef;

Welsh (Av £750)

£760 x2, £740 x2 M Ryder & Sons;


Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) RS Harker 3 Lim Heifers at £1105

(£10 Prize) |TH&K Wood 3 Lim Heifers at £1075





Beef Shorthorn Cow with BSH Bull                            to £1220

Blue Cross Cow with Lim x Bull                                    to £1150

Blue Cross Cow with Lim x Hfr                                     to £1200

Sim x Cow with BSH Bull                                                to £1180