A very busy Monday at Skipton with the following stok forward for sale. 42 Prime cattle comprising 7 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 34 Cast Cattle 4,125 SHEEP Comprising: 3,503 Prime Sheep (inc: 23 Spring Lambs, 2932 Old Season Lambs, 548 Cast Ewes & Rams) 622 Breeding Sheep (inc: 219 Ewes with 380 Lambs & 23 Store Lambs) 55 Rearing Calves 8 Loads of produce


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)


650kg+                                   to 192.5p/kg        av 188.64p/kg


501-590kg                             to 216.5p/kg        av 185.75p/kg

590kg+                                   to 199.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


Cont x:

£ per head: B Spensley Ltd 1237,1093,1060

p/kg: B Spensley Ltd 216.5,199.5,194.5


£ per head: E&KM Marshall 837

p/kg: E&KM Marshall 149.5



£ per head: GW&EJ Parker 994,957,952

p/kg: GW&EJ Parker 192.5, 191.5,182.5


Cull Cow Prices

Overall Average                                   119.01p/kg           £784.32

Black & White                       to 138.5p/kg                        av 113.23p/kg

Lim                                         to 152.5p/kg                        av 143.68p/kg

BBx                                         to 136.5p/kg                        av 128.58p/kg


Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)

Brit Blue: av p/kg

£ per head: CH&OF Hammond 1126, SR Petty

p/kg: CH&OF Hammond 136.5, SR Petty 130.5

Lim: av p/kg

£ per head: JJ Beckwith&Sons 1038, 961,882, JR Taylor&Son 790

p/kg: JJ Beckwith&Sons 152.5,151.5,149.5,CH&OF Hammond 133.5, JR Taylor&Son 129.5

B&W: av p/kg

£ per head: E Coulthard 945,937, JN&J Rennard 926, GB Moorhouse 887, KM&L Throup 862

p/kg: KM&L Throup 138.5, JN&J Rennard 123.5, CM&EM Gratton 123.5, E Coulthard 122.5


3,503 Prime Sheep

No let up in numbers today. The day set off with a tidy entry of Spring Lambs that were good to sell with retail butchers and wholesalers alike competing strongly. A larger show of Old Season Lambs were just a shade easier with the overall average down only 2p/kg on the week. The averages show 2,018 head in the Standard Quality Quotation (SQQ – upto 45kg) at 215.7p/kg with an overall average for the 2932 head of 209.8p/kg, a remarkable overall average considering 1,463 head were lowland breeds and 1,469 head were hill and horned bred lambs.         

In the cast ewe market trade was on a high note, strong continental and Suffolk cross ewes were in strong demand, whilst well fleshed but not over fat ewes finding a very good following


Old Season Lambs  – Overall Average  £90.69 per head or 209.8p/kg                                                   

25.5kg to 32.0kg                 to 246.7p/kg         av 194.5p/kg         or £58.70 per head

32.1kg to 35.9kg                 to 264.7p/kg         av 206.2p/kg         or £69.56 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg                 to 309.5p/kg         av 217.0p/kg         or £89.88 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg                 to 230.6p/kg         av 201.8p/kg         or £97.43 per head

52.1kg and over   to 210.0p/kg         av 182.6p/kg         or £103.5 per head

Beltex average £102.5 per head or 250.2p/kg

£ per head: £130 A Atkinson; £129 £124 £122 £117 R Caton; £108.50 £107.50 PW Simpson; £107 Fox Farm; £106 S Pepper;

p/kg: 309.5p A Atkinson; 300.0p 277.3p 275.6p 265.9p R Caton; 273.7p 264.7p PW Simpson; 271.8p S Pepper; 268.9p H Baines

Texel average £92.92 per head or 213.1p/kg

£ per head: £127 £124 JW Mellin; £115 £113x2 A Atkinson; £113.60 PC Longdin; £113 T Smith; £113 £110 H Raw;

p/kg: 268.1p T Atkins; 264.9p 253.5p H Baines; 255.6p A Atkinson; 253.5 D&SJ Pinder; 242.2p T Smith; 241.5p TA Robinson;

Suffolk average £95.49 per head or 207.0p/kg

£ per head: £112 £103.5 S Dorey; £102 £100 Heptonstall Farm; £99.50 GW Houseman

p/kg: 226.9p T Clarke; 225.6p S Pepper; 221.3p CD&RF Kitching; 218.4p L Bancroft; 217.4p Heptonstall Farm

Charollais average £95.18 per head or 223.0p/kg

£ per head: £114.50 £100 Frankland Farms; £103 £102.50 £101 Heptonstall Farm; £100x2 B Watchorn

p/kg: 266.3p 243.9p 235.0p 223.8p Frankland Farms; 231.4p 220.0px2 B Watchorn

Lleyn average £91.48 per head or 204.7p/kg

£ per head: £98.50 £88.50 West Berwick Farm; £87 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 217.5p CD&RF Kitching; 205.8p 197.0p West Berwick Farm

Mule average £89.21 per head or 194.8p/kg

£ per head: £108 GW Thackray; £98.50 £95.50x5 S Dorey; £96 H Baines; £95 R Hills

p/kg: 212.8p 207.7p CD&RF Kitching; 205.0p H Raw; 203.8p JK Wilson; 202.3p 202.2p GW Thackray; 201.4p T Atkins;

Swaledale average £68.19 per head or 185.6p/kg

£ per head: £84.50 J Hopkinson; £84 D&S Hollings; £83.50 R Tennant; £82 W&M Bland; £80 R&A White; £80 G Saville & Son

p/kg: 205.4p MIR Heseltine; 203.8p 200.0x2p R&A White; 198.7 D&S Hollings; 192.9p JK Wilson; 189.2p R Tennant;

Lonk average £85.24 per head or 197.3p/kg

£ per head: £90 £88 £86 £84x2 J Drinkall; £90 £88.50 £81.50 £75 CA&A Crowther;

p/kg: 201.5p Westalls; 200.0px2 J Drinkall; 198.8p 195.7p 188.3p CA&A Crowther;

Gritstone average £92.69 per head or 201.4p/kg

£ per head: £94 C Middleton; £89 £88.50 J Lord;

p/kg: 210.7p 202.3p J Lord; 200.0p C Middleton;

Masham average £88.61 per head or 206.4p/kg

£ per head: £89 S Dorey; £80 G Saville & Son

p/kg: 207.0p S Dorey; 195.1p G Saville & Son

Dalesbred average £64.93 per head or 189.3p/kg

£ per head: £77.50 JK Wilson; £33.50 K Lister & Son

p/kg: 203.9p JK Wilson; 134.0 K Lister & Son

Cheviot average £92.61 per head or 210.6p/kg

£ per head: £108.50 J Lord; £102 £100.50x2 £99 £97x2 C Middleton; £98x2 T Kiernan;

p/kg: 233.8p 226.3p SM Collinson; 221.4p 220.7p F&M Parkinson; 219.5p GW Thackray; 219.5p S Pepper; 217.8px2 T Kiernan

SBF average £86.94 per head or 213.2p/kg

£ per head: £89 £88.50 £87.50 J&E Slater; £88 £82 H Raw;

p/kg: 222.5p 218.8p 215.9p J&E Slater; 210.3p 200.0p H Raw;

Jacob average £63.03 per head or 178.0p/kg

£ per head: £65.50 £65 £33 R Caton;

p/kg: 181.9p 180.6p 122.2p R Caton;

Spring Lambs

Suffolk average £116.08 per head or 272.5p/kg

£ per head: £120 £116.50 £116 £114 S&M Craven;

p/kg: 284.1p 270.0p 269.8p 255.3p S&M Craven

Charollais average £115.02 per head or 250.9p/kg

£ per head: £124 £114 CW Marwood; £122 £118 £114.50 £113.50 JD&V Towers;

p/kg: 295.2p 266.7 259.1 CW Marwood; 252.2p 245.8p 244.0p JD&V Towers;


Cull Ewes average £77.16

Suffolk to £113.50, Texel to £150.50, Charollais to £79.50, BFL to £87.50, Mule to £88.50, Gritstone to £69.50, Cheviot to £95.50, Lonk to £71.50, Lleyn to £79.50, Swaledale to £65.50, Dalesbred to £59.50. Down to £128.50. Masham to £89.50.

Jacob to £66.50. Beltex to £100.50.

Top prices:

Lowland: £150.50 PC Longdin; £143.50 £128.50 T Boothman; £137.50 JW Mellin; 113.50 S&M Craven

Mule/Masham: £89.50 K&J Marshall; £88.50 Frankland Farms; £87.50 MS Robinson; £85.50 SL&SD Lund;

Horned: £71.50AE Schindler; £70.50 TB Moorhouse; £65.50 SL&SD Lund; £64.50 JR Smith

Hill: £95.50 Grain Farms; £88.50 £85.50 J Caygill & Partners; £87.50 S&M Craven;

Cast Rams average £93.82

Suffolk to £107.50, Texel to £161.50, Gritstone to £69.50, Cheviot to £79.50,

Top Prices:

£161.50 £154.50 T Boothman; £129.50 DM White



622 Breeding Sheep

A fantastic show of sheep with lambs at foot drew a large crowd of buyers. The quality end were an exceptional trade with several vendors seeing the equivalent of £75 to £85 per life for singles and twins. With more young outfits on offer today there was greater choice for buyers looking to put sheep into a flock this summer whilst the usual selection of older sheep with strong lambs offered feeders plenty to bid at.


Today we held  our Early Show & Sale of Ewes with Lambs @ Foot. Our thanks to the judge Mr Richard Caton for offering his expertise and the Sale Sponsors Brian Hoggarth Ltd & JG Animal Health


Class 1 – Cont/Suffolk Pair

1st B&ME Craven £190 each

2nd AV Bailey £230 each

3rd T Boothman £205 each

Class 2 – Cont/Suffolk Pen of 5

1st T Boothman £255 each

2nd T Boothman £235 each

3rd M Jennings £192 each

Class 3 – Mule/Halfbred Pen of 5

1st JE&ME Grange £225 each


Champion – T Boothman

Reserve – B&ME Craven


Ewes & Lambs


Ewes with Singles

Suffolk                    to £162                                  JE Blacker

Texel                      to £152 av £128                   S Sleightholme

Mule                       to £118 av £114                   R Parker

Charollais               to £192 av £183                   B&M Craven

Gritstone               to £138                                  S Sleightholme

Beltex                     to £175 av £164                   S Beeforth

Ewes with Twins

Suffolk                    to £200 av £188                   T Boothman

Texel                      to £260 av £197                   T Boothman

Mule                       to £162 av £150                   MP Jennings

Charollais               to £175 av £157                   S Beeforth

Ewes with 1.5

Texel                      to £148                                  PN Dalby

Mule                       to £100                                  S Beeforth

Beltex                     to £135                                  S Beeforth

Shearlings with Singles

Texel                      to £170                                  T Boothman

Shearlings with Twins

Texel                      to £235 av £216                   T Boothman

Mule                       to £225                                  JE&ME Grange

Store Hoggs

Texel                      to £81                                    S Hickey

Swaledale              to £53                                    GA Parker




Rearing Calves to £475

B&W av £65 Cont av £243.75 Native av £184

55 calves forward with a good quality throughout. Pick of the day had to be a British Blue from Charles Marwood, a suckled calf with lots of potential eventually touching the heights of £475. Black and White calves met an up and down trade with well fed calves good to sell with emphasis still on three weeks old plus. Angus calves making a respectable average for good strong sorts as usual.

Next week all types wanted with extra buyers in attendance a healthy consignment would be beneficial to all.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £162.50) to £290

Brit Blue x (Av £325) to £475 CW Marwood & Son

Hereford  to £190 HJ&K Blackwell

Swedish Red x (Av £48) to £100 M Fewster

Aberdeen Angus (Av £182.50) to £210 HF Stapleton                

Black & White (Av £65.07) to £165 HF Stapleton


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £172.50) to £200 JC&DJ Marshall                        

Brit Blue x to £165 J Gooch                                                                                              



Haylage                                  Mini Hestons        to £29 per bale

Hay                                         Small                      to £2.70 per bale                                av £2.45

                                                Mini Hestons        to £27 per bale

Fodder Beet                                                         to £27 per tonne


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