Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 717 head of cattle Comprising: 191 Young Feeding Bulls, 45 Beef Feeding Cows, 462 Bullocks & Heifers & 30 Breeding Cattle. Inc Blue Wednesday – 16 Pedigree Blue Bulls & Females Plenty of cattle forward today for CCM Auctions fortnightly sale at Skipton Mart, North Yorkshire. A good quality entry of 191 Young Feeding Bulls were sold easily with strong short keep bulls in very good demand.

Another large show of 45 Beef bred Feeding Cows were a more varied selection than the last sale but an increased attendance of buyers ensured for a fast selling trade, best smart cows to feed could make £1100plus, top of £1350 for Blue Cow from Stuart Gill of Dacre. More half bred cows about this week, but tidy sorts were easily cashed. The 462 Store cattle were a flyer from start to finish, anything smart was quickly to the mark, whilst grazing types took another lift with grass day just around the corner.
Breeding cattle numbers on the increase as the pedigree sales coincide with the spring cow & calf season, full report further down the page.





1,000 HEAD
comprising 225 Young Bulls, 50 Beef Bred Feeding Cows,

575 Bullocks and Heifers & 50 Beef Breeding Cattle
(Catalogue Entries close 4pm Wednesday 19th October)


Also Inc
“Craven Limousin Day”
Show & Sale of 97 Pedigree Limousin Bulls & Females.






Prices and Averages

Young Bulls – Continental x average £1013, Native average £776


Charollais x (Av £903)

£940x2 £900 JP Drake; £835 TE Walker;

Limousin x (Av £1016)

£1290 S Littlewood; £1290 RS Harker; £1230 JA&JM Wade; £1200 £1190x2 David Sandham; £1190 L Bamforth & Son; £1190 AJ Atkins;

Brit Blue x (Av £985)

£1180 £1150 EW&JR Parkinson; £1125 E&AM Simpson; £1100 JR Lancaster; £1100 CR&J Kippax; £1080 Saddle End Farms;  

Ab Angus (Av £776)

£835 £810 JC&N Throup; £745x3 L Bamforth;  

Blonde (Av £1043)

£1290 £1225 £1170 £1160K&GJ Huck; £1190x2 £1050 Saddle End Farms; £1075 £1030 TB Moorhouse;

Simmental (Av £995)

£1090 £1000 G Mellin; £1045x3 £870x2 T&S Gamble;


Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1170 TH&K Wood

(£10 Prize) 4 Lim x @ £1160 TH&K Wood


45 Beef Bred Feeding Cows av £885 – Cont av £939 Native av £857


Limousin              to £1210 av £936               KA&HL Fawcett

Hereford             to £940 av £915                 DW Barker

Charollais             to £1140 av £970               K Tennant

AA                          to £970 av £783                 JM Wilson & Son

Brit Blue               to £1350 av £990               SD Gill

Blonde                  to £1200 av £875               KA&HL Fawcett


Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1027, Native average £884

Charollais x (Av £1069)

£1180 £1090x2 JA&JH Hewetson; £1150x2 B&LN Dibb; £1110 £1100 CA Thurnham; £1040 J Shaw;

Limousin x (Av £1024)

£1245 £1190x2 H&SMD Lund; £1240 A Fawcett; £1170x2 JA&JH Hewetson; £1150 David Sandham; £1110 P&J Brown; £1000 DT Houseman;

Brit Blue x (Av £1102)

£1245x2 £1195 £1190 MW Harrison; £1240x2 £1170x3 A Fawcett; £1190x2 JSS Verity

Ab Angus (Av £841)

£1140x3 JSS Verity; £1140 JW Brooks; £1135 D&J Coates; £1070 JA&JH Hewetson;  £1000x2 D Wells;

Blonde (Av £830)

£1050 £880 JJ&J Woof; £1000 JA&JH Hewetson; £865 £815x2 Rushtons; £780x2 F Stephenson;

Galloway (Av £1178)

£1210 £1170x4 T Boothman;

Simmental (Av £892)

£945x6 £830x5 CA Foster;

Hereford (Av £747)

£950 JW Brooks; £910 PL Metcalfe; £625x3 W&M Bland;

Black & White (Av £708)

£890 £730x3 P&J Brown; £795x3 R&KA Burley; £710x2 B&J Sutcliffe;


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 3 BB x @ £1240 A Fawcett

(£10 Prize) 3 BB x @ £1170 A Fawcett

                     4 Gall x @ £1170 T Boothman

                     3 BB x @ £1170 JSS Verity       



Store Heifers – Continental x average £959, Native average £765

Charollais x (Av £1017)

£1160x2 £1130 KP Drinkall; £1100 CA Thurnham; £1100x4 JR Smith; £1100 B&LN Dibb;

Limousin x (Av £935)

£1160x2 KP Drinkall; £1140 JR Smith; £1140x3 JA&J Harper; £1120 C Cropper; £1100x4 JR&DL Ogden;

Simmental x (Av £878)

£1100 JR Smith; £1100 £1060x3 AV Caton; £885x6 JB Bancroft;

Brit Blue x (Av £1001)

£1480 £1440 David Sandham; £1170 A Fawcett; £1140 JA Mellin; £1130 JR Lancaster; £1120x2 WH&MA Keighley; £1110 DG Boothman;

Ab Angus (Av £725)

£1040x3 M Ryder & Son; £1030 F Thomas & Son; £900 J Cheetham ; £890x3 JSS Verity;  

Blonde (Av £975)

£1200 £1070 £1060 Saddle End Farms; £1180 £1140 JA&J Harper; £970x2 JA&JH Hewetson;

Hereford (Av £973)

£1155x2 AV Caton; £610 PN Garth;


Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1100 JR&DL Ogden

(£15 Prize) 4 Char x @ £1100 JR Smith



30 Beef Breeding Cattle


Limousin Bull 2yrs                            £1100

British Blue Bull                                 £2200

Lim x Hfr with Lim x Bull Calf        £2100 av £2025

Lim x Hfr with BB x Bull Calf          £1900

Lim x Cow with Lim x Hfr Calf      £1550

BB x Cow with Sim x Bull Calf       £1650

BB x Cow with Sim x Hfr Calf        £1500

Sim x Hfr with Baz Bull Calf           £1480

Sim x Hfr with Baz Hfr Calf            £1320

Bld x Hfr with Lim x Hfr Calf          £1500



Blue Wednesday

Annual Sale of Pedigree Blue Cattle.

Judge - Richard Frankland


Martin Sharp of Stainforth took the honors at Blue Wednesday. The Craven Cattle Marts fixture for Pedigree British Blue Breeding Cattle. Taitlands Kenny, a 2015 ET son of Heros Due Peroy bred from Taitlands Geraldine a ‘Littlebank Danny’ daughter won the male championship and went on to make 3500gns when knocked down to Mesrs Sowray & Son of Bishop Thornton for use on their dairy herd.

Reserve Champion came from the Pendle herd of Mark and Elaine Hartley at Rough Lee. ‘Ko Jack’ the 2015 natural born son of Blue Stone Union Jack bred from one of the herds oldest stock cows ‘Pendle August’ sold to Messrs TB Moorhouse & Son of Dacre for 2700gns.

Leading price at 4500gns was another Taitlands entry from Martin Sharp at Stainforth, ‘Taitlands Ken’ a 2015 unhaltered entry bred from Boothlow Dynamo out of the Heros Du Peroy ET Daughter Droit Hilda which sold to another dairy farmer, Martyn Jennings of Cowling, looking for premium British Blue X Calves.

Nick and Emma Parkers blue diamond herd produced Blue Diamond Klass aa 2015 bull who looked ready for work which sold to WH&MA Keighley of Pool in Wharfedale for 3700gns. Nick and Emma then stepped the other side of the ringside to buy the female champion Springfield Karianne from AJ&DA Wilkinson. Springfield Karianne bred from the ‘Gitan Du Pti’t Mayeur’ daughter ‘Springfield Elsa’ by ‘Visconti De St Fontaine’ is a very stylish heifer which sold to the Blue Diamond Herd for 2400gns.


The sale brought a good crowd to the lines with depth in quality to suit premium suckler breeders and dairy farmers.

Bulls 2015 to £4500gns av £3924

Maiden Heifers to 2400gns av £2520

Cows and Heifer Calves to 2200gns


Show Results –

Class 1 – Pedigree Bull

1st M Sharpe Lot 5 sold for 3500gns Sowray

2nd AM&E Hartley Lot 2 sold for 2700gns TB Moorhouse

3rd KW Gamble Lot 3 Unsold


Class 2 - Pedigree Female

1st AJ&DA Wilkinson Lot 17 sold for 2400gns N Parker


Champion – M Sharpe Lot 5

Reserve – AM&E Hartley Lot 2