Forward: 47 Prime cattle comprising 28 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 19 Cast Cattle. 3,281 Prime Sheep comprising 2564 Hoggs & 717 Cast Ewes & Rams. 86 Rearing Calves. 17 Dairy, Fresh & Incalf.

AHDB SEMINAR EVENING next Tuesday (18th Jan)

Join Skipton Auction Mart and AHDB Beef & Lamb for this event focussing on current and future export markets, a butchery masterclass and details of how you can Shape the Future of beef & lamb and what you get for your levy.

This event will then include three sessions:

Beef and Lamb Export Markets with Jonathan Eckley, Learn which export markets are currently open to English beef and lamb, the value they bring to the industry and potential opportunities for the future.

Martin Eccles, Trade Marketing Executive, AHDB, will provide a live butchery demonstration, focusing on maximising carcase utilisation and creating appealing cuts that suit a changing consumer market.

‘Shape the Future’ with Will Jackson, Divisional Director, AHDB Listen to how AHDB currently spends beef and lamb levy and how you can register to have your say on the products, tools and services AHDB delivers for the sector.
Register for your free place online at or by contacting the AHDB Events team on or 01904 771218 OR VISIT THE CCM AUCTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE LINK.

Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)
The January Primestock Show saw very good retail demand for handier weighted smart cattle and heavier cattle a shade easier than the pre-Christmas trade. The Champion was a 520kg Limousin cross heifer from F&B Smith of Masongill which sold to D&A Gregory & Sons of Bacup for the top price of 333.5p/kg or £1734. Reserve was a 560kg Limousin cross heifer sold by RT&J Crithcley & Sons of Hutton for 313.5/KG or £1756 to D&A Gregory & Sons. The same combination accounted for the best placed steers with the First prize male a 565kg Limousin cross from F&B Smith which made 317.5p/kg or £1794 when sold to Knavesmire Butchers and RT&J Critchley & Sons, second prize steer a notable 308.5p/kg or £1712 when sold to Robertshaws Farm Shop in Thornton.

Bullocks 1st F&B Smith 2nd RT&J Critchley 3rd CD&RF Kitching
Heifers 1st F&M Smith 2nd RT&J Critchley 3rd E&M Townley
Champion – F&B Smith (Heifer) Reserve – RT&J Critchley (Heifer)

465-555kg to 308.5p/kg
560kg+ to 317.5p/kg av.279.74p/kg
400-480kg to 99.5p/kg
485kg+ to 333.5p/kg av.271.91p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1806, (Blondex) 1718,1677, (Limx) 1612, F&B Smith (Limx) 1794, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1642
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 317.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 308.5, 285.5, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 298.5, S&P Scriven (BBx) 284.5
£ per head: J Baines (BBx) 1780, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1756, E&M Townley&Son (Limx) 1748,1731, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1739, (Limx) 1699, F&B Smith (Limx) 1734
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 333.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 313.5, E&M Townley&Son (BBx) 299.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 295.5, J Baines (BBx) 294.5, TH Mellin (Limx) 293.5

Cull Cow Prices
Cast cows a good if not flying trade and indication is that there are still cows backed up in some feeders yards which will clear in the short term. Best heavy dairies into the 130s and the plain cows 85p.
Overall Average 115.93p/kg £754.48
Black & White to 135.5p/kg av.115.37p/kg
Fleck to 122.5p/kg an.118.38p/kg
Blondex to 120.5p/kg av. 114.13p/kg
BBx to 121.5p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: M Baul&Sons Ltd 1044, JD Taylor&Son 1023, N&SA Fort 912, P Crabtree&Son 890, JT Rushton 874
p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 135.5, JT Rushton 133.5, N&SA Fort 128.5, P Crabtree&Son 124.5, M Baul&Sons Ltd 123.5, M&R Smith 119.5
Other Dairy
£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 858
p/kg: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 122.5
£ per head: R&A Jennings (BBx) 820, TP&EA Clayton (Blondex) 753,645
p/kg: R&A Jennings (BBx) 121.5, TP&EA Clayton (Blondex) 120.5,107.5

3,281 Prime Sheep comprising 2564 Hoggs & 717 Cast Ewes & Rams

LAMBS – A mixed show today and although the average price per kilo and per head is exactly the same as last week, some types and weights were dearer, some cheaper. Nice types of handyweights were a decent enquiry and were short of buyers requirements with these selling to a good trade, a more commercial type of lambs would be a shade easier.
Smart heavies were good to sell, butchers types 280p to 300p, nice fed types around 270p, but a commercial ordinary lamb was a touch easier. Mule wethers were generally cheaper on the week, best end up towards 270p especially if weighing mid 40’s, but a heavy type and lighter weight type was less money on the week.
Some excellent top end prices, Paul Simpson of Bolton by Bowland leading the sale at £180 and £178 with two pens of Beltex both weighing 42kg (428p and 423p). Paul Baines of Gisburn made £173 per head and Ellis Bros Addingham Moorside were at £168 twice or 400p/kg. Several other pens or best buthcers types £150 to £166, or 350p to 390p.

EWES - Ewes up a gear with heaviest ewes all selling £140-£160 and pure Texels ewes from S Spyrou, Hebden Bridge selling to £201.50. JL North, Giggleswick sold to £179.50. Plenty of big ewes in with a bit of style £150-£175. Medium full meat ewes £125-£140 with ¾ meat ewes £110-£122. Lean ewes either side of £100. Medium lean ewes £88-£95 and plain ewes £70-£85. Suffolk ewes sold to £147.50.
Mules similar trade with big ewes £110-£119.50. Mediums £100-£108 and smalls £88-£95. Plain ewes £58-£70.
Swale ewes sold to £89.50 from Ashley & Rachel Caton, Otterburn. Plenty of meat abut £68-£80. Lean ewes £52-£60 and plain ewes £32-£40 with a few real plain goods making wither side of £15. Lonks sold to £96.50 and Cheviots sold to £129.50. Scotch ewes sold to £89.50 from RG Church, Askwith. Blue Faced Leicester ewes sold to £149.50
More Ewes required next week.

Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £118.98 per head or 271.9p/kg
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 300.0p/kg av 240.3p/kg or £82.55 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 428.6p/kg av 275.3p/kg or £116.14 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 339.1p/kg av 269.1p/kg or £130.02 per head
52.1kg and over to 317.0p/kg av 253.8p/kg or £141.04 per head

Beltex average £134.23 per head or 313.6p/kg
£ per head: £180 £178 £151 PW Simpson; £168 £158 Ellis Bros; £162 A&K Kiernan; £157 £156 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg: 428.6p 423.8p 387.2p 375.0p 356.1p 351.3p 345.2p PW Simpson; 400.0p 376.2p Ellis Bros; 360.0p A&K Kiernan;
Texel average £123.39 per head or 273.6p/kg
£ per head: £173 £158 J Baines; £166 KW Gamble; £165 C&C Doney; £165 £162 £159 EP&JM Hutchinson; £161 £160 W&K Parkinson; £154 FW&JM Edington;
p/kg: 363.6p 345.5p 333.3p W&J Parkinson; 351.1p J Baines; 341.5p D&L Wain; 338.6p M Thompson; 333.8p H&S Maudsley; 321.3p CD&RF Kitching;
Suffolk average £121.95 per head or 260.3p/kg
£ per head: £155 £143.50 S Gibbon; £145 £139 £135 EP&JM Hutchinson; £136 JR&EL Mawson; £130 N Parker; £130 High Harbour;
p/kg: 318.9p S Gibbon; 280.4p L Broster; 280.0p H&S Maudsley; 275.6p Toothill Bros; 275.0p FM&JM Edington; 273.6p EP&JM Hutchinson;
Charolais average £125.44 per head or 270.3p/kg
£ per head: £155 £141 £138.50 £137 £134.50 £132.50 Toothill Bros; £122 AP Townsend; £120 LJ Clay; £119 L Broster;
p/kg: 282.0p 274.5p 271.9p 270.4p 268.6p Toothill Bros; 281.0p 266.7p LJ Clay; 270.2p RG Church; 265.9p L Broster;
Blue Texel average £110 per head or 275.0p/kg
£ per head: £110 H Metcalfe;
p/kg: 275.0p H Metcalfe;
Mule average £109.35 per head or 250.5p/kg
£ per head: £129 EP&JM Hutchinson; £124 J Baines; £122 BS Simpson; £122 M Ryder & Son; £118 N Parker; £118 J Pickles; £117.50 S Breare;
p/kg: 267.4p JK Wilson; 262.2p J Pickles; 253.5p 251.2p SR Dorey; 253.5p AJ Taylor; 250.0p SM&S Collinson; 250.0p N Parker; 250.0p M Ryder & Son;
Masham average £111 per head or 258.1p/kg
£ per head: £111 SR Dorey;
p/kg: 258.1p SR Dorey;
Cheviot average £82.20 per head or 278.3p/kg
£ per head: £142 AG Horn; £126 £123.50 A&K Kiernan; £114 W Holden;
p/kg: 286.4p 280.7p A&K Kiernan; 271.4p W Holden; 258.2p AG Horn;
SBF average £130 per head or 240.7p/kg
£ per head: £130 EP&JM Hutchinson;
p/kg: 240.7p EP&JM Hutchinson;
Swaledale average £84.95 per head or 223.6p/kg
£ per head: £99 J Baines; £97 J Pate; £92.50 AG Horn; £91 £82 Flasby Estate; £80 J Dibb; £74 A&N Fothergill;
p/kg: 234.3p 222.0p Flasby Estate; 231.3p A&N Fothergill; 231.0p J Pate; 222.2p J Dibb; 220.7p RG Church; 220.2p AG Horn;
Dalesbred average £82.20 per head or 238.5p/kg
£ per head: £84 £75 RH&EA Close;
p/kg: 240.0p 227.3p RH&EA Close;
Jacob average £99.80 per head or 247.3p/kg
£ per head: £115 GP Haworth; £96 DG Boothman
p/kg: 252.6p DG Boothman; 230.0p GP Haworth;
BFL average £117 per head or 231.1p/kg
£ per head: £140 J&K Harker; £114 JA&JC Throup; £113 N Parker;
p/kg: 251.1p N Parker; 215.1p JA&JC Throup; 202.9p J&K Harker;

Cull Ewes average £95.94
Suffolk to £147.50, Texel to £201.50, BFL to £149.50, Mule to £119.50, Lleyn to £113.50, Swaledale to £89.50, Cheviot to £129.50, Beltex to £147.50, Lonk to £96.50. Down to £150.50, Charolais to £159.50, Wensleydale to £87.50, Dalesbred to £86.50, SBF to £89.50, Herdwick to £68.50, Zwartable to £125.50, Easy Care to £77.50.
Top prices:
Lowland: £201.50 S Spyrou; £179.50 JL North;
Mule/Masham: £119.50 JD Taylor & Son; £119.50 J Greenwood;
Horned: £96.50 SW&JE Ryder & Son;
Hill: £129.50 RW Hebdon;

Goats to £89.50 av £75.50

Cast Rams average £101.95
Texel to £161.50, BFL to £149.50, Swaledale to £88.50, Charollais to £147.50, Teeswater to £101.50.

86 Rearing Calves to £480

Today was the New Year Calf Show and a solid entry came forward for Mr Frankie Brown, Halton Gill to Judge. He gave Percy, Janet and James Bolland, Airton Champion Calf which later went on to sell for £480 for a Blue Bull. Reserve Champion came from JP&KE Hartley which sold for £475 for a blue bull again. Many thanks to all vendors and purchasers that supported today’s sale. First prize Angus bull sold to £325 which was then purchased by the Judge. Medium 3-4 week old Angus Bulls sold at £250-£300 with Smalls £200-£240. Blue bulls a real trade today with nice rearing 4–6-week-old goods selling at £420-£480 mediums sold at £340-£390 and smalls £200-£280. Sim X Bulls sold to £380 from AL Dean & Sons with mediums selling at £280-£340. Lim bulls sold to £420 from G Pickersgill, Hawksworth. 27 Black and White calves forward sold to avg £87 with tops of £195 from G Pickersgill, Hawksworth. Angus heifers a nice trade but not much strength about. £140-£200 for mediums Angus heifers and £110-£130 for bobbies. Shortage of Blue heifers forward with only 7 in but trade topped at £345 from LD&MA Clarke, Thornton in Craven. Mediums £260-£320 best up to £345 and bobbies £180-£230.
Many Thanks to Frankie Browns expertise in Judging the Calves today.

Monthly Calf Show
Brit Blue Bull Calf
1st PJ&JE Bolland 2nd JP&KE Hartley 3rd RE Ayrton & Son
Brit Blue Heifer Calf
1st AL Dean & Son
Lim Bull Calf
1st G Pickersgill
Other Cont Bull
1st AL Dean & Son 2nd AL Dean & Son 3rd AL Dean & Son
Native Bull Calf
1st A&M Beecroft
Native Heifer Calf
1st A&M Beecroft
B&W Bull
1st G Pickersgill 2nd G Pickersgill 3rd Flasby Estate
Cont Male Stirk
1st AL Dean & Son 2nd J Gooch
Cont Heifer Stirk
1st J Gooch 2nd N&SA Fort

Champion – PJ&JE Bolland Reserve – JP&KE Hartley

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £390) to £420 G Pickersgill
Brit Blue x (Av £369) to £480 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £219) to £325 A&M Beecroft
Saler (Av £240) to £240 RL Wright
Shorthorn (Av £107) to £120 IRG Collins
Black & White (Av £87) to £195 G Pickersgill
Simmental (Av £308) to £380 AL Dean & Son

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £148) to £200 A&SL Throup
British Blue (Av £277) to £345 LD&MA Clarke
Limousin (Av £252) to £305 G Pickersgill

17 Dairy

Well our first sale of the New Year certainly didn't disappoint - buyers were out in force from the locality and further afield and they had a great selection of 17 forward - with fresh cows (6), fresh heifers (7) and in calf cows and heifers (4) on offer, but we need more numbers to meet demand as buyers still left empty trailered despite a flurry of bids and over half the lots forward making over £2000 today.
Robert Crisp, Calton again secured the Championship for the second successive sale, with this going to a 4 week calved 2nd calver by ABS Grazie, with the judge Shaun Sowray standing behind his convictions and taking this 30kg plus cow back to Bishop Thornton for £2320. However the top price was for another from Robert, a 2 week calved Silver daughter giving 25kg, who was Reserve Champion and first in the heifer in milk class - she headed home with Mark Goodall, Tong for £2380, with Robert again securing the days top average with his three averaging £2300, although Martin Petch of Aytonian Holsteins was not far behind with his pair of heifers both fresh in early December averaging £2225.
Ongoing dispersal stock were also credit to their sellers and commanded good trade to return customers - four fresh cows from J Dibb, Kilnsey saw a 2nd and 3rd calver respectively head home to John Howard, Carleton at £1980 and £1950, while Jack and Alan Wilson from Green Hammerton had a run of four in calf animals, topping at £2000 for a widely admired Picston Shottle warming with its third calf, in calf to sexed Adorable semen she also headed home with John Howard as did their top priced in calf heifer due in February to the Saler (£1900).
Next sale is Monday 24th and more entries are sought as well enquiries for whole or part herd dispersals - demand is there !
Averages - cows in milk £1805, heifers in milk £2132, in calf cows £1550, in calf heifers £1800.

Newly Calved Heifer 1st ASE Crisp 2nd GW&M Coates 3rd NA Bell
Newly Calved Cow 1st ASE Crisp 2nd M&B Smith 3rd J Dibb
Champion – ASE Crisp Reserve – ASE Crisp

Pedigree Newly Calved Heifer to £2250 av £2069 HS Petch & Sons
Commercial Newly Calved Heifer to £2380 av £2290 ASE Crisp & Son
Commercial Newly Calved Cow to £2320 av £1800 ASE Crisp & Son
Incalf Cow to £2000 av £1550 BH Wilson & Son
Incalf Heifer to £1900 av £1800 BH Wilson & Son

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