Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle. Forward: 600 head of cattle, Comprising: 498 Feeding Cattle (84 Young Bulls, 35 Beef Feeding Cows, 379 Bullocks & Heifers) & 102 Breeding Cattle.

Feeding Bulls

Prime bulls are returning well at the moment with 2019 spring born bulls beginning to dry up the opportunity of keeping pens full of in spec cattle was seized upon once again with a section average of £1143. £1400 was the target price today with Andy Rigby of Slaidburn with a couple at £1460 and £1400 and an exceptional bull from J&G Huck at £1420. It was mid range bulls where the lift is most noticeable with very few less than £1100 and the small bulls nicely over the £1000. A pen of Stabaliser crosses from CJ&JE Lumb made £1150 and Monbelliardes sold to £1050.


Feeding Cows -  A very commercial show of cows today but no let up in trade. Angus cows grossing £1250 from J&JA Preston & Son of Stainforth, Blonde crosses to £1180 from JE Cowperthwaite, Eldroth and Salers to £1110 from AMS Robinson, Kendal. The medium fleshed cows were keenly contested with £900 to £1050 easily attained, whilst lighter and leaner cows were £740 to £880. Only 3 cows sold for under £740 all sale. Overall selling average £942, more cows needed for a full ringside of buyers, contact Ted for more details.

Stores - Todays sale of store cattle saw a tremendous show of all classes coming through the sale ring. 44 Angus steers were forward with some amazing prices, the average for this section totalled at £1043 with top price coming from TM Harrison at £1410. With the other Natives 21 Hereford steers sold to £1140 N&J Thwaite and avg £916. Blue Bullocks tremendous to sell. Best sorts with weight £1200+ selling to a top of £1380 J Middleton Arncliffe, Blue Bullocks came to a section avg of £1108 which seemed unreal with plenty of young cattle in the avg aswell. JA&R Caton sold a run of Blue Bullocks 15-17 months of age selling 2 pens of matching bullocks at £1100 and £1060. A mixed show of Black and white Bullocks in todays sale, best sorts with weight selling to £960 with no monsters in the mix. Large framed bullocks £850+ with smaller narrower Black and Whites £550-£700. 54 Limi steers sold to a top price by regular vendor P&E Fox £1305 X2.

On a whole smaller grazing Bullocks sold just as strong as past weeks. Strong short-term cattle a lump dearer with active accounts ringside desperate to fill wagons and orders. More cattle needed for a fortnights time with strong cattle required in larger numbers.

Again, with the Natives 25 Angus Heifers sold to £1015 from M&SJ Winchester, Coniston Cold. Plenty of smaller Angus Heifers in todays sale with smallest selling either side of £650 to go back out to grass and mediums £780-£850 with lots of dairy bred Angus in this section. £900-£1015 for the largest through todays ring. Blue Heifers of all shapes and sizes in the ring today. Just the same as the Bullocks the largest quick short-term Cattle looked dearer on the week. £1230 J&G Huck sold a cracking shaped heifer fit to bull and also achieved second top price pf £1180 for another tremendous beast. 86 Limi Heifers sold today with regular vendor J Pickles selling to £1320 followed by J&G Huck at £1280 followed again closely behind by J Pickles at £1270. The 86 Limi Heifers sold avg 953 with smaller grazing 12-month sorts £680-£780 medium grazers £820-£900 and stronger cattle for feeding well up in the £1000 range with frame and size selling to a wide range of buyers coming for quality.



102 BREEDING CATTLE - An entry of exceptional cows and calves from Garrowby Estates created considerable interest at the fortnightly sale. The commercial herd comprising strong homebred Limousin and British Blue cows is a high health status herd and the cows sold with strong spring calves had run with the 10,000gn Limousin bull Tweeddale Oxygen. The sale topped out with a 2014 Limousin cow sold with her heifer calf which sold to John, Gill and James Huck of Hubberholme for £2600.   

Also interest in the breeding bulls with Alan Twell of Donnington selling two 4 year old British Blue cross stock bulls one at £2750 and the other at £2300.




600 HEAD comprising 100 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred feeding Cows, 400 Bullocks and Heifers

& 50 Breeding Cattle

Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday



Prices and Averages

Young Bulls Continental x average £1141, Native average £1170, Dairy average £1050


Charollais x (Av £1182)

£1270 J Stancliffe; £1120 J&A Smales

Simmental x (Av £1152)

£1380, £1370 IJ Pratt; £1290 EB Webster&Sons; £1250 RD Elliott

Limousin x (Av £1151)

£1460,£1400,£1310 A Rigby; £1320,£1320 Ashfield Farms

Brit Blue x (Av £1092)

£1420 J&G Huck; M Umpleby £1160  

Ab Angus (Av £1125)

£1330 D Jeffrey; £1090 AR&HE Cox  

Stabaliser (Av £1150)

£1150 CJ&JE Lumb;

Shorthorn (Av £1350)

£1350 J Key;


Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize)

(£10 Prize)



Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £942


Simmental           to £890 av £820

Limousin              to £1280 av £1030

Blondex               to £1180 av £937

Baz                         to £770

AA                          to £1250 av £887

Hefdx                    to £900 av £860

Saler                      to £1110 av £903

Brit Blue               to £1140 av £1003

Top prices - £1280 AV Caton; £1240 J Pickles; £1180 JE Cowperthwaite.    



Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1063, Native average £948

Charollais (Av £992)

£1155 £1120 D&B Carlton; £980 £965 AC Ward & Ptnrs

Simmental x (Av £1064)

£1395 £1135 NJ&SJ Pinder; £1060 CN&SA Harrison; £1060 B Mellin.

Limousin x (Av £1073)

£1305(x2) P&E Fox; £1300 H&SMD Lund; £1260 Fair Place Farm.

Brit Blue x (Av £1109)

£1380 J Middleton; £1305 P&E Fox; £1275 AE Schindler; £1260 DT&LA Houseman

Ab Angus (Av £1044)

£1410 £1330 £1200 TM Harrison; £1240 D Beck

Saler x (Av £806)

£810 £800 Beeston Hall Farms

MRI  (Av £980)

£980 N&SA Fort

Hereford (Av £919)

£1140 N&J Thwaite; £1050 £1010 GCL Stephenson Ltd; £970 RG&AR Clegg

Black & White (Av £751)

£960 £870 H Downs & Son, £840 BJ&L Sutcliffe

Mont (Av £1035)

£1035 SW&JE Ryder & Son

Fleck (Av £913)

£1020 £1005 Bartons of Wilsden; £980 N&SA Fort


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize)

(£10 Prize)



Store Heifers – Continental x average £974, Native average £917

Charollais x (Av £926)

£930 JR Taylor & Son; £920 A Rayton

Simmental (Av £905)

£910 CN&SA Harrison

Limousin x (Av £953)

£1320£1270 J Pickles; £1280 J&G Huck; £1240 F Thomas & Son

Blonde (Av £1035)

£1080 £990 CT&EM Hammond;

Brit Blue x (Av £984)

£1230 £1180 J&G Huck; £1145 G&R Bulmer; £1140 I Barrett & Son

Ab Angus (Av £848)

£1015 M&SJ Winchester; £970 N&J Thwaite; £910 CN&SA Harrison; £900 RG&AR Clegg.

Saler (Av £965)

£965 J&C Wright;

Shorthorn (Av £1109)

£640 JR Taylor & Son

Here (Av £940)

£940 RG&AR Clegg


Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize)

(£10 Prize)





Fortnightly Breeding Cattle –

Charolais Bull    3yrs                                                                        £1400

British Blue cross Limousin Bull 4 yrs                                      £2750                    av.£2525


Lim cows with lim bull calves                                                     to £2350               av. £1931

Lim cows with Lim hfr calves                                                      to £2600               av. £2167

Brit Blue cows with Lim bull calves                                          to £2050               av. £1950

Brit Blue cows with Lim hfr calves                                            to £2400               av. £2133

Lim cow incalf                                                                                   £1050

Other chief prices

Ped Lim cow with Lim hfr calves                                               to £2100

Limx cow with Limx str calf                                                         to £1800

Limx cow with Limx hfr calf                                                        to £1800

Brit Blue cross cows with AAx hfr calves                               to £1500

Brit Blue cross cows with Brit Blue cross bull calves         to £2050

Charx cows with Charx bull calves                                            to £1900

Limx hfrs with Limx bull calves                                                  to £1700

Hefdx hfrs with AAx bull calves                                                 to £1200

AAx hfrs with AAx bull calves                                                     to £1400

AAx hfrs with AAx hfr calves                                                       to £1300              



Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
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Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077