Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle Forward: 835 head of cattle Comprising: 203 Young Feeding Bulls, 608 Bullocks & Heifers, 7 Feeding Cows, 8 Pedigree Cattle & 9 Breeding Cattle. Today’s sale capped a great week for store cattle numbers at Skipton with nearly 1100 head traded between Saturday’s Monthly Stirk Sale and today’s regular fortnightly Wednesday sale. A wonderful show of both short keep and grazing cattle attracted a packed ringside of customers. With one eye on the prime trade some customers were understandably cautious before the sale, but generally trade would be stronger than most anticipated. Grazing Bullocks and heifers were the trade of the day, with buyers keen to secure cattle from such a large show and whilst they were there in front of them.



‘Craven Limousin Day’

830 HEAD comprising 99 Pedigree Limousin Bulls & Females, 200 Young Bulls,

500 Bullocks and Heifers, 30 Breeding Cattle

Entries to Mart Office



Prices and Averages

Young Bulls – Continental x average £932, Native average £750


Charollais x (Av £970)

£1245 £1090 J&E Greenhalgh; £1115x2 £1110 £1090x2 S Morphet; £970x3 AMS Robinson; £950 RM Wilson;

Limousin x (Av £906)

£1240 £1220 £1190 J Baines; £1180 JM Townsend;£1180 J&G Huck; £1170 £1090 A Clark & Johnson; £1120 £1090 JR Lancaster; £1100 D White; £1100 £1090 E&M Townley; £1100x3 WH&MA Keighley;

Brit Blue x (Av £961)

£1260 £1200 £1190 JM Townsend; £1240 J Baines; £1220 £1180 EW&JR Parkinson; £1220 J&G Huck; £1200x2 S&T Fawcett; £1145 E&M Townley & Son; £1140 JH&SM Mason;  £1120 JA Mellin;  

Ab Angus (Av £670)

£750 JA Mellin; £590 JJ Beckwith & Son;

Blonde (Av £995)

£1160 EM&BL Stonehouse; £1160 £1130 £1090 £1010 K&GJ Huck; £1100 E&M Townley; £1020 TB Moorhouse;

Saler (Av £763)

£840x3 £550x2 Town Head Farm; £830x3 Beeston Hall;

Shorthorn (Av £754)

£810x3 £760x2 £710x4 A Wilson & Son;

Simmental (Av £1038)

£1050 £1035 £1030 G Mellin;


Top price pen of three or more bulls

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1100 WH&MA Keighley

(£10 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1050 RJ Challis & Son


Feeding Cows


B&W                     to £790

Limousin             to £735 av £663

Brit Blue              to £1010 av £1005


Store Bullocks – Continental x average £1016, Native average £818

Charollais x (Av £967)

£1080 AC Ward; £1070x3 D Beck; £1010 TE Walker; £1010 CW Sutcliffe; £970x4 CA Thurnham; £960 West Berwick Farms; £960 D&J Coates;

Limousin x (Av £1029)

£1270 £1240 £1195 £1155 AJ Shepherd; £1210 RA Caton; £1200x2 £1180x2 E Simpson & Son; £1200 CH&OF Hammond; £1155 E&S Baines; £1135 D Batty;

Brit Blue x (Av £1042)

£1230 £1190x2 £1185x2 £1130x3 JSS Verity; £1200 AJ Shepherd; £1140 £1105 D&J Coates; £1100 JA Drake;  

Ab Angus (Av £950)

£1115x2 JSS Verity; £1080 MJ&JD Handley; £1060 D&J Coates; £1060x2 JR Birkhead; £1050 RA Caton;  

Blonde (Av £911)

£1010 £975 £970 EM&BJ Stonehouse; £1010x2 £985 £980x2 £950x2 £930x3 Dean Partnership;

Pathanaise (Av £1012)

£1090x3 £1000x2 £990x2 JA&JM Wade;

Simmental (Av £1026)

£1215 AJ Shepherd; 945 TE&S Ridding; £920 JE&AC Clarke;

Ayrshire (Av £770)

£770x4 A Harper;

Swedish Red (Av £646)

£680 £640x2 £625 Wood End Farms;

Black & White (Av £785)

£930x10 £920x10 J Howarth; £855 TE&S Ridding;


Top price pen of three or more bullocks

(£15 Prize) 3 Brit Blue @ £1130 JSS Verity

(£10 Prize) 3 Brit Blue @ £1105 D&J Coates



Store Heifers – Continental x average £885, Native average £764

Charollais x (Av £857)

£1265 J&E Greenhalgh; £1090 AC Ward; £1060 TE&S Ridding; £1010 TB Moorhouse; £950x2 D Pawson;

Limousin x (Av £883)

£1290x4 £1280x2 £1220x2 1160x2 F&A Walmsley; £1160 £1090 RA Caton; £1145x2 CH&OF Hammond; £1090 JS Stephenson; £1090 F Reeday; £1090 E&S Baines;

Brit Blue x (Av £913)

£1250 Mesrs Coates; £1230 £1130 KA&HL Fawcett; £1195 £1140 WH&MA Keighley; £1160 J&G Huck; £1150 DA Pratt; £1130 JS Stephenson; £ 1120 MP Jennings; £1100 RJ Ashworth;

Ab Angus (Av £734)

£920 Newhouse Bros; £900 JR Birkhead; £880 JSS Verity; £775 MJ&JD Handley; £720x4 A&H Cox; £710x5 C Timm;

Blonde (Av £)

£1140 £980 Newhouse; £990 J&G Huck; £990 £940x2 Dean Partnership; £930x2 K&GJ Huck; £910 JA Stoney;

Hereford (Av £811)

£860 £795x3 DG Boothman;

Simmental (Av £845)

£875x2 £850 Newhouse Bros; £780 JA&E Metcalfe;

Bazadaise (Av £1000)

£1000 B Spensley Ltd;

Longhorn (Av £845)

£850x2 £840x2 W Stapleton;


Top price pen of three or more heifers

(£15 Prize) 3 Lim x @ £1075 JW Stockdale & Son

(£10 Prize) 4 Lim x @ £1075 J&K Harker



Breeding Cattle


In the commercial section Richard Maudsley confirmed the interest in British Blues when he eclisped the catalogue entry with his 22 month old British Blue Bull which sold to Frankland Farms for £4500.


Lim x Hfr with Lim Hfr Calf            to £1320

Lim x Hfr with Lim Bull Calf           to £1450

B&W Hfr with Lim Bull Calf           to £900



Blue Wednesday – Pedigree British Blues

Judge – Sheila Mason


Class 1 – Best Pedigree Bull

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 9 selling for 3,900gns to DP Moore

2nd MJ&RH Wallbank Lot 3 selling for 3,300gns to J&G Huck

3rd Mesrs Coates Lot 6 selling for 3,200gns to H Horsefield & Son


Class 2 – Best Female

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 1 selling for 2,450gns to MT Sweetmoor

Champion - JC Walker & Son Lot 9 selling for 3,900gns to DP Moore

Reserve - MJ&RH Wallbank Lot 3 selling for 3,300gns to J&G Huck


Blue Wednesday attracted a high quality entry from local breeders with Sheila Mason selecting Brennand Invincibull as her Supreme Champion. Bred by the Walker Family from Dunsop Bridge the November 2013 Boherard Cantona son bred from the show cow Brennand Candy headed up the catalogued entry at 3,900gns and selling to D&R Sandham of Yeadon. The Brennand herd also produced the Female Champion ‘Brennand Iris’ a 2013 daughter of Boherard Cantona bred from another high class cow Brennand Crystal. The dam has sold sons into the Norbreck Stud and was secured by MT Sweetmore for 2,450gns.


Returning to the bull section which saw a total clearance. MJ&RH Wallbank (High Moss) took the reserve championship with High Moss Ian a black and white mobile entry already working bred from the 9000gns Bringlee Crispy by Empire D’Ochaine and joining J&G Huck of Hubberholme.

Next highlight was the 3rd prize winning Greystone Indestructable an April 2013 son of Newton Blues Chino bred by the Coates Family at Rainscar. A very correct and mobile bull bred from easing calving lines, Indestructible joined Messrs Horsfield & Son of Foulridge for 3200gns.

A high level of interest in the ‘Owlden’ pen of James & Deborah Ogden was rewarded with the sale Owlden Ispy ET at 3200gns to TH Kilby & Son of Thorp Arch.

The Brookfield herd of Stephen & Gillian Potter achieved another high price with the September born 2013 Dartagnan Du Castillon son Brookfield Invictous which joined Stuart Barrett of Braisty Woods for 3000gns.


Overall Bull Average £3255

Chief Prices:

3900gns 2450gns              JC Walker & Son

3300gns 2500gns              MJ&RH Wallbank

3200gns                                JR&DL Ogden

3200gns                                Mesrs Coates

3000gns                                S&GA Potter

2600gns                                A Barnes