Forward: 40 Prime cattle comprising 25 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 2 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 13 Cast Cattle. 3,456 Prime Sheep comprising 2986 Prime Hoggs, 470 Cast Ewes & Rams. 58 Rearing Calves. 118 Breeding Sheep.

CRAVEN CHAMPIONS SALE OF SHOW POTENTIAL CATTLE. Prize Show judging on Wednesday morning at 9:30am in Main Ring.

FORTNIGHTLY SALE OF STORE & FEEDING SHEEP, ALSO INLAMB EWES, Inc Part Dispersal of 100 Mule & Texel Ewes Sc Inlamb on behalf of Messrs C Wellock & Son, Crag House Farm.
Entries for the catalogue being taken to midday on Wednesday 16th Feb. Thankyou.


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Prime Cattle (under 30 mos) Sales every Monday at 11:30am
A very good entry of top end Continental cattle leaning more towards the heavier weights with Ralph Pearson wholesale butchers in Bradford securing the majority of the entry. Top call was a Limousin cross steer weighing 715kg from Hargreaves Farms, Walton Le Dale which made £1970 or 275.5p/kg which joined both leading priced per kg heifer at 298.5p/kg or £1687, a 565kg Limousin heifer from TK Drinkall, Newton and steer at 296.5p/kg or £1749 from F&B Smith, Masongill when selling to MesSrs Pearson. Leading gross priced heifer was a 675kg Limousin cross from JW Stockdale&Son of Burnsall which sold for £1914 or 283.5p/kg to Nick Dalby. Trade was again firm with steers average weight 641kg to average 284p/kg and heifers 681kg to average 287p/kg. 8 clean cattle made 290 to 298.5p/kg, 9 made 280 to 290p/kg and 8 made 270 to 280p/kg. Next week we expect extra retail interest for 550kg premium Continental cattle.

560kg+ to 296.5p/kg av.284.35p/kg
485kg+ to 298.5p/kg av.287.25p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 1970, 1929,1878,1841, CD&RF Kitching (Baz) 1922, (Limx) 1792, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1834
p/kg: F&B Smith (Limx) 296.5, (BBx) 288.5, TK Drinkall (BBx) 295.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 286.5, Hargreaves Farms (Limx) 285.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 284.5
£ per head: JW Stockdale&Sons (Limx) 1914,1848, GW Houseman & Ptns (Charx) 1880, CD&RF Kitching (BBx) 1843, (Limx) 1841,1755
p/kg: TK Drinkall (Limx) 298.5, 289.5, CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 297.5, (BBx) 294.5, S&NV Jowett (Limx) 294.5, (BBx) 292.5, RT&J Critchley&Sons (BBx) 288.5

Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)
Overall Average 170.48p/kg £1065.48
Top Prices £ per head and p/kg
£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 1076, HJ&KL Blackwell&Son (B&W) 1055
p/kg: GT Booth (BBx) 173.5, HJ&KL Blackwell (B&W) 167.5

Cull Cow Prices. Sales every Monday at 11:30am
Cast cattle continue in a similar strong vein with meated dairies 140p/kg Steaking cows 135p/kg and plain cows 110p/kg. Beef cows in demand with pure bred Herefords 150p/kg and first cross British Blues to 166.5p/kg.
Overall Average 137.24p/kg £961.24
Black & White to 143.5p/kg av. 128.81p/kg
BBx to 166.5p/kg av. 154.61p/kg
Hefd to 149.5p/kg av. 145.51p/kg

Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)
£ per head: J Gooch 1162, 962, GB Moorhouse 1041, 969, JP&KE Hartley 854, MD Parkinson & Son 663
p/kg: J Gooch 143.5, GB Moorhouse 140.5, 133.5, J Gooch 136.5, JP&KE Hartley 127.5, 113.5,
£ per head: GT Booth (BBx) 1257, Menwith Pigs (BBx) 969
p/kg: GT Booth (BBx) 166.5, Menwith Pigs (BBx) 141.5
£ per head: MJ&GC Dobson (Hefd) 1218, 1128,1109
p/kg: MJ&GC Dobson (Hefd) 149.5, 147.5, 139.5

Prime Sheep, Sales Every Monday at 12:30pm
3,456 Prime Sheep comprising 2986 Prime Hoggs, 470 Cast Ewes & Rams

A decent entry of 2,986 lambs presented for sale today, but trade at the morning markets up and down the country set off lower than anticipated as processors just come under a bit of pressure on the sales front and this followed into the afternoon market at Skipton. Handyweight and lightweight sheep would take the least hurt on the week with these selling at a reasonable trade, smart retail types were a decent go too, but once things started to get to the commercial level of goods, especially weighing late 40’s or above the job got decidedly harder work.
OVER 52kg
The average for this weight category was £6 down on the week, Messrs EP&JM Hutchinson taking the lead price of £170 per head, but after these the majority of the leading prices were in the £150’s or £140’s this week. Messrs JC Marshall made 288p of 53kg Texels selling at £153 to A Atkinson.
46kg to 52kg
Messrs Hutchinson made £155 and £154 or 335pkg, again to A Atkinson. Most of the better lambs achieving in the £140’s or either side of 300p. Commecial lambs in this weight range found the job much tougher this week though with reduced demand.
36kg to 45kg
A lot more commercial lambs in this weeks entry with less of the best smart types on offer. Walter Parkinson of Garstang took top kilo price this week at 379p when selling 42kg at £159 per head. Messrs Parkinson also sold at £150 twice £145 and £144 in a good run of Continental crosses. Many pens of other nice skinned smart sorts from £150 down to £135 or 310p to 350p.

Mule & Masham Wethers cheaper on the week. Some heavies form EP&JM Hutchinson made £130, KN&CA Heath of Macclesfield reached £124.50 and £123.50 from CD&RF Kitching. Per kilo seeing best end into the 250’s and 260’s, hitting 263p from Steve Dorey, Newark.
Horned and Hill Wethers a straight trade but again not as dear as last week, fleshy lightweights 220p to 240p depending on quality and breed.

Ewes a stronger trade with all classes a touch dearer! Best bred ewes selling to a more competitive audience ringside , no best heavy Texels in but some good full meat ewes forward! Char ewes sold to £176.50 from Chris Buckley, Holmfirth & Texel x ewes from the same vendor £173.50. Best bred ewes fed on hoppers £150-£177.50 depending on size. Some small Beltex ewes £135-£150. First crossed ewes £135-£150 with medium first cross full meat ewes £115-£130. Small full meat ewes £95-£110. Lean ewes £80-£100 with plain white faced ewes £60-£75.
Cheviot ewes sold to £113.50 from A&B Simpson, Hope Valley.
Mules sold to £124.50 from High Harbour Farm, Middle Rasen. Heavy mules £110-£120 mediums £105-£108 and lean mules £85-£92. Plain mules £50-£65.
Swales sold to £85.50 from M&R Smith, Winterburn. Best Swales £70-£80 with mediums £45-£60 and plain ewes £30-£42. Gritstone’s sold to £103.50 from Lister Brown, Halifax.

Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £114.36 per head or 258.9p/kg (SQQ 264p)
32.1kg to 35.9kg to 300.0p/kg av 230.4p/kg or £78.56 per head
36.0kg to 45.5kg to 378.6p/kg av 265.0p/kg or £109.69 per head
45.6kg to 52.0kg to 334.8p/kg av 252.5p/kg or £122.47 per head
52.1kg and over to 288.7p/kg av 237.9p/kg or £133.81 per head

Beltex average £137.12 per head or 323.6p/kg
£ per head: £170 £155 £154 £150 EP&JM Hutchinson; £159 £150 £145 W&J Parkinson; £150 A Atkinson;
p/kg: 378.6p 348.8p W&J Parkinson; 363.2p 361.1p 357.9p 350.0p 348.8p A Atkinson; 350.0p Chris Buckley;
Texel average £119.57 per head or 264.5p/kg
£ per head: £163. £158 £156 £153 £151 EP&JM Hutchinson; £153 £151 £149 JC Marshall; £150 A&B Simpson; £149 JE Burrow;
p/kg: 336.6p 325.0p Fox Farm; 328.2p CD&RF Kitching; 326.1p A&B Simpson; 323.1p 311.1p 309.5p A Atkinson; 313.5p Haddon Farms;
Suffolk average £116.47 per head or 251.5p/kg
£ per head: £145 £136 RW Marston; £139 £138 £135 EP&JM Hutchinson; £135 G Bell; £130 GW Houseman; £130 A&B Simpson;
p/kg: 276.3p JJ Beckwith; 272.5p SR Dorey; 264.4p CD&RF Kicthing; 263.6p L Brown; 259.6p EP&JM Hutchinson; 259.3p J Drinkall;
Charolais average £119.17 per head or 252.2p/kg
£ per head: £148 JC Marshall; £140 Hayton & Stocks; £131 J&K Bailey; £130 £123.50 JA Brown; £127 High Harbour; £123.50 A&B Simpson;
p/kg: 291.1p 268.3p J&K Bailey; 284.6p Haddon Farms; 284.6p JC Marshall; 271.8p RG Church Ltd; 267.9p R Spencer; 260.0p JA Brown;
Mule average £105.72 per head or 241.3p/kg
£ per head: £130 EP&JM Hutchinson; £124.50 £122 £118 KN&CA Heath; £123.50 CD&RF Kitching; £120 T&H Kilby; £118 GW Houseman;
p/kg: 256.4p L Brown; 250.0p 247.7p SR Dorey; 250.0p B Hawksworth; 247.5p RG Church Ltd; 245.2p W&J&E Harker; 245.2p PL Metcalfe;
Masham average £105 per head or 262.5p/kg
£ per head: £105 SR Dorey;
p/kg: 262.5p SR Dorey;
Cheviot average £106.97 per head or 261.4p/kg
£ per head: £108.50 J Drinkall; £108 PL Metcalfe; £104 Haddon Farms; £102 J Caygill & Partners;
p/kg: 264.6p J Drinkall; 263.4p PL Metcalfe; 260.0p Haddon Farms; 243.0p J Caygill & Partners;
Lonk average £107.73 per head or 234.6p/kg
£ per head: £109 A Guys & Son; £107.50 J Cheetham;
p/kg: 238.9p J Cheetham; 209.6p A Guys & Son;
Gritstone average £100.59 per head or 241.3p/kg
£ per head: £136 £134 SL Fairfax; £106 J Cheetham; £93.50 SR Dorey;
p/kg: 252.7p SR Dorey; 235.6p J Cheetham; 206.2p 206.1p SL Fairfax;
WFW average £104.56 per head or p/kg
£ per head: £114 £99.50 £94.50 B Hawksworth;
p/kg: 253.3p 248.7p 242.7p B Hawksworth;
SBF average £91.75 per head or 238.6p/kg
£ per head: £99 £94 £86 TJ Howarth;
p/kg: 247.5p 232.4p 208.9p TJ Howarth;
Swaledale average £81.49 per head or 219.3p/kg
£ per head: £107 S Breare; £104 W Mason & Son; £100 JM&S Tennant; £95 L Brown; £95 D&S Hollings; £93 J&R Paisley; £92 AJ Mason;
p/kg: 225.6p 223.7p J&R Paisley; 222.9p D&S Hollings; 222.9p S Breare; 222.2p W Mason & Son; 222.1p JK Wilson; 221.8p Fair Place Farm;
Dalesbred average £100 per head or 222.2p/kg
£ per head: £107 Hayton & Stocks; £93 JK Wilson;
p/kg: 232.5p JK Wilson; 214.0p Hayton & Stocks;
Herdwick average £98.48 per head or 243.5p/kg
£ per head: 107 £98 £97 £95.50 G Read & Son;
p/kg: 265.3p 245.0p 236.6p 232.6p G Read & Son;
average £ per head or p/kg
£ per head:

Cull Ewes average £103.59
Suffolk to £158.50, Texel to £173.50, Down to £164.50, Char to £176.50, BFL to £103.50, Mule to £124.50, Lleyn to £, Swaledale to £85.50, Zwart to £89.50, Gritstone to £103.50, Cheviot to £113.50, Beltex to £159.50, Blue Tex to £174.50, Lonk to £105.50, Jacob to £94.50.
Top prices:
Lowland: £173.50 Chris Buckley;
Mule/Masham: £124.50 High Harbour; £124.50 M&R Smith;
Horned: £105.50 Fair Place Farm;
Hill: £113.50 A&B Simpson;

Cast Rams average £118.79
Suffolk to £131.50, Texel to £177.50, BFL to £99.50, Swaledale to £79.50, Char to £134.50, Beltex to £159.50, Berrichon to £93.50. Zwartable to £144.50.

58 Rearing Calves to £345. Sales Every Monday at 10:30am

Calves a good solid trade again with no older calves in really just plenty of 3-5 week old goods. Angus bulls sold to £280 from JS&J Walmsley, Harrogate with Angus heifers selling to £220 from M&R Smith, Winterburn. 21 Blue heifers sold today with a top price of £330 from Woolrow Farm, Huddersfield. Best heifers sold at £280-£330 with smalls £235-£280. Blue Bulls sold to £345 from PJ&JE Bolland, Airton. Good mediums bulls £300-£345 with smalls £265-£300. Black & White bulls sold to £175 from RM Spence, Sutton-In-Craven. Mediums sold at £100-£140 with smalls £55-£80.

Bull Calves
Limousin x (Av £257) to £295 Wood Bros
Brit Blue x (Av £308) to £345 PJ&JE Bolland
Aberdeen Angus (Av £202) to £280 JS&J Walmsley
SImmental (Av £290) to £290 AJ&K Lee
Black & White (Av £123) to £175 RM Spence

Heifer Calves
Aberdeen Angus (Av £192) to £220 M&R Smith
British Blue (Av £289) to £330 Woolrow Farms
Limousin (Av £263) to £280 Wood Bros

118 Breeding Sheep – Sales Every Monday @ 11:30am
A great start to the season here at Skipton with buyers from 5 counties ringside helping to make a sharp trade for the entry on offer. Leading the way at £305 for Texel x Ewes, mixed mouths, with Twin lambs at foot was achieved by Richard Umpleby of Killinghall. The same vendor receiving £300 for Suffolks with Twins. Other strong pens £270 to £290.
A run of Dorset Ewes made to £240 for Twins and £180 for Singles, and Mule Ewes broken mouth with Twins made £205 and Singles £150. Several batches already entered for next weeks sale.

Please advise the Office of entries by Midday on the Friday prior to sale to be included in the online catalogue. Thankyou.

Texel Ewe (Corr/bm) with Twins to £305 av £232 RJ Umpleby
Texel x Ewe (Corr/bm) with Single to £200 av £171 RW Hebdon
Suffolk Ewes (b/m)with Twins to £300 av £295 RJ Umpleby
Dorset x Ewe (Corr) with Single to £180 av £170 T&G McGarrell
Dorset x Ewe (Corr) with Twins to £240 av £230 T&G McGArrell
Mule Ewe (b/m) with Twins to £205 W&M Bland
Mule Ewe (b/m) with Single to £150 W&M Bland

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