Forward: 36 Prime cattle comprising 14 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 21 Cast Cattle; 2,509 Prime Sheep comprising 2,122 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 387 Cast Ewes & Rams; 30 Rearing Calves; 137 Breeding Sheep; 8 Loads of Produce (Online Auction)


Prime Cattle (under 30 mos)

Another high quality show of clean cattle with the top priced animal a 620kg Blonde x heifer from Charles and Richard Kitching of Threshfield making £1603 or 258.5p/kg when selling to Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers of Bradford. Best steer at £1524 was another Kitching charge this a Limousin cross which also made the top price per kg for a steer at 260.5p/kg when selling to Robertshaws Farm Shop of Thornton. James Robertshaw also secured the top price heifer and overall top price per kg on the day at 261.5p/kg or £1491 from Mesrs RT&J Critchley & Sons from Hutton. Worth noting the average weight of cattle with 9 heifers averaged 590kg @ 256p/kg and 5 steers av. 580kg @ 254p/kg. Still require R grade handy weights carrying finish.



465-555kg                                             to 253.5p/kg

560kg+                                                   to 260.5p/kg                        av. 253.98p/kg


485kg+                                                   to 261.5p/kg                        av.255.87p/kg

Top Prices £ per head and p/kg


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 1524,1509, J Middleton (BBx) 1478, (Limx) 1458

p/kg: CD&RF Kitching (Limx) 260.5,251.5, J Middleton (Limx) 253.5, (BBx) 250.5


£ per head: CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 1603, (Limx) 1597,1514, SD Bennett (Limx) 1584, RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 1507,1491

p/kg: RT&J Critchley&Sons (Limx) 261.5,255.5 (AAx) 250.5, CD&RF Kitching (Blondex) 258.5, (BBx) 255.5, (Limx) 255.5,254.5,253.5, SD Bennett (Limx) 257.5,


Prime Cattle (over 30 mos)

Overall Average                                   184.5p/kg                             £1356.08

Top prices £ per head and p/kg

£ per head: JD Taylor&Son (BBx) 1356         

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son (BBx) 184.5



Cull Cow Prices

Cast cow trade stepped up today with a number of saleable young cows or well finished sorts in the entry. Pick of the trade was a milking Simmental cross heifer at just 32 mos at 167.5p/kg or £1131 from CN&SA Harrison of Elslack whereas the top gross at £1167 was a 930kg Holstein cow from RD Metcalfe&Son from Harrogate. The same vendor sold a 940kg Limousin cast bull at 9 year old for 155.5p/kg or £1462. The feeding cows were a very good trade with lean cows to 115.5p.

Overall Average                                   123.80p/kg                                           £822.32

Black & White                      to 139.5p/kg                        av.119.77p/kg

Fleck                                       to 139.5p/kg                        av. 127.46p/kg

Simx                                       to 167.5p/kg

BBx                                         to 115.5p/kg

Hefd                                       to 127.5p/kg                        av.125.53p/kg



Top Prices (£ per head or p/kg)


£ per head: RD Metcalfe&Son 1167, MP Jennings (Dairy)Ltd 1015,861, JD Taylor&Son 907, JP&KE Hartley 874, JC&DJ Marshall 874

p/kg: JD Taylor&Son 139.5, MP Jennings (Dairy)Ltd 134.5,130.5,128.5, JP&KE Hartley 128.5, JD&DJ Marshall 128.5, RD Metcalfe & Son 125.5

Other Dairy

£ per head: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 646,635

p/kg: N&SA Fort (Fleck) 139.5, 117.5


£ per head: CN&SA Harrison (Simx) 1131

p/kg: CN&SA Harrison (Simx) 167.5


£ per head: : MJ&GC Dobson (Hefd) 1092,956,889

p/kg: MJ&GC Dobson (Hefd) 127.5,125.5,123.5



Overall Average                                   135.74p/kg                           £1204.72


£ per head: RD Metcalfe&Son 1462, JM&S Tennant 948

p/kg: RD Metcalfe&Son 155.5, JM&S Tennant 113.5



2,509 Prime Sheep comprising 2122 Prime & Lightweight Hoggs & 387 Cast Ewes & Rams


Absolutely electric is the only way to describe it today, as the sale averaged 290.7p/kg aided by an SQQ of 300p!! The overall average per head was £125.18 per head as lambs keep getting dearer, but if these values are more than acceptable then its time to start selling.

Best end 350p plus, with 4 pens achieving £4 per kilo or more, top gross price £170 from Messrs Woolhouse Doncaster, and an amazing 41 pens making £150 plus. The nice end of commercial lambs 38kg to 46kg making £3 plus easily, whilst heavier lambs £130 to £150 regular away, and selling to a full compliment of buyers all keen for sheep and competing strongly for all classes.


Lowland Lambs over 52kg –  The lowland bred sorts averaged nearly £138 in this bracket, and chief heavy prices were £160 for Continentals from EP&JM Hutchinson Faceby selling to J&E Medcalf, with Messrs Hutchinson having 4 more pens at £150 plus, inc Continentals selling to at £153 to John Kearns Butchers in Shipley. Brian Lund of Walshaw sold four lots of lambs and these were £157 to A Atkinson, and 3 lots at £155. Messrs Capstick of Bolton By Bowland also made £157, again to A Atkinson.


46kg to 52kg Lowland Lambs – I thought last week was top of the pops, but this week took it to another level, Messrs Hutchinson sold 47kg Continentals at £167.50, the 50kg at the same money, followed by at £160. Jimmy Towler Grindleton also made £160 of 48kg Beltex, with Messrs Hutchinson Faceby again in at £153.50 £151.50 £151 and £150. Derbyshire vendors D&L Wain, Ashbourne made their regular trip to Skipton and weren’t disappointed making £154 of 47kg’s and Mike Allen also from the edge of the North York Moors up at Staithes travelled across to Skipton to take advantage of the prices and made £150.


36kg to 45kg Lowland Lambs: 19 pens in this weight range alone from £150 to £170, and another 23 pens in the £140’s, and 23 pens between 350p and 402p. Top Call at £170 for 45kg Beltex x Charollais lambs belonged to SP Woolhouse & Sons Doncaster with a great run of fed lambs arriving on the Sheep Shuttle, and others at £164 and £163.50 (377p 371p and 364p). Messrs Atkinson Felliscliffe topped at £165 and £156 and two pens at 402p and 400p per kilo. EP&JM Hutchinson £161.50, JE Burrow £158 £157 and CD&RF Kitching £158 and DN&D Capstick £157. Two other vendors achieved 400p/kg, both selling 39kg at £156 per head, those vendors being DN&D Capstick, and CR Brittain, Doncaster as part of a great run of sheep.
Commercial lowland types 40/42kg were dearer again on last week, 300p to 325p a common price range for the next grade down, 43kg/46kg very good to sell around 290p/315p.


35kg and less Lowland Lambs: just like last week the lightweights were easily short of requirements.  Menwith Pigs sellig two pens of 35kg Continentals at £116 per head or 331p, other nice 32kg to 34kg in the £90’s.


Mule and Masham Wethers – 12 pens £120 plus today as trade remain very strong in the market for these types. Tops of £126 from EP&JM Hutchinson, £122.50 MB Allen, £122 J&F Nutter and RG Church. Per kilo seeing a breed average of 260p, and RG Church Ltd, Askwith top at 273p. Sample prices inc 2 pens from J Pickles 45kg £120, J Baines 46kg £121, MB Allen 46kg £122.50, JK Wilson & Son 41kg £108, JF Nutter 47kg £120, CDRF Kitching 45kg £121, RG Church 45kg £120.50 and 38kg £104, R&KA Burley 41kg £109,  


Other hill bred lambs: Another storming trade for Hill Bred Lambs, Blackies from Bob Stubbs Cheshire catching the eye with 42kg £113 and 41kg £110, and JE Greenwood Denholme securing £87.50 for 32kg Blackies. Cheviots topped at 288p from J Drinkall Anglezarke. Swaledale and Dalesbreds found a good enquiry, with a fair squad of them in the entry, averaging 255p or £102.06p. Bob Stubbs made £110 of 42kg, Thomas Boothman made £120 of a pen of 20 at 48kg, these selling to local catering butchers Swaledale Foods of Skipton. JK Wilson & Sons sold a great pen of 37kg wethers at £99, and W Mason & Son Appletreewick 26 weighing 34kg at £90. Brian Church had 2 large pens in, 40kgs at £108.50 and 36kg at £96. S Horsfield Mytholmroyd was in the prices with 34kg at £91and RH Close had 37kg at £96. West Yorkshire was also well represented by D&S Hollins Pecket Well with 41kg Swales at £108. J&C Wright sold Swales at £103.50, Rough Fells £105.  Horned Lambs are good to sell if well finished. Ali Jenkinson of Langbar got in the hill lamb prices too with a pen of 43kg Grey Faced Dartmoors selling for £111.50 per head.


Ewes -

Ewes on fire today. Full line-up of buyers ringside all actively bidding against one another. 387 in the feeding ewes with heavies, Lean and Horned Ewes all dearer on the week. Horned ewes well sort for top price for the Blackfaced ewes £87.50, D Breaks followed by £85.50, P Metcalfe for a Swaledale ewe. White faced Woodlands sold to £97.50 from L Jarvis, Earby. Best horned ewes £72-£80 medium £62-£72 Lean Horned ewes £52-£60 and Plain ewes either side of £20 depending on goods. Mules definitely dearer on the week £90-£97.50 for the heavies. Mediums £79-£85 and Smalls £70 with some plain goods £55-£58. White faced ewes sold away well best bred ewes with weight £140-£151.50. Smart Beltex ewes £110-£130 and slightly smaller Beltex ewes £100. White faced crossed heavies £120-£130 mediums £105-£115 and Smalls/ Leaner goods £85-£90. More ewes required next week with trade on the up now is the time to sell.


For more details on Prime & Cast Sheep trade ring either of our auctioneers, Ted Ogden (Lambs) on 07855 958211 or Kyle Hawksworth (Ewes) on 07538 539077.


Prime Hoggs – Overall Average £125.18 per head or 290.7p/kg (SQQ 300.9p/kg)             

32.1kg to 35.9kg to 331.4p/kg         av 264.4p/kg         or £90.24 per head

36.0kg to 45.5kg to 402.4p/kg         av 302.3p/kg         or £124.52 per head

45.6kg to 52.0kg to 356.4p/kg         av 273.1p/kg         or £130.00 per head

52.1kg and over   to 296.2p/kg         av 245.3p/kg         or £137.49 per head


Beltex average £141.88 per head or 347.6p/kg

£ per head: £167.50 £161.50 £160 EP&JM Hutchinson; £165 HB Atkinson; £160 WA VJ JA Towler; £158 £157 JE Burrow; £157 DN&D Capstick;

p/kg: 402.4p 400.0p383.3p 381.6p HB Atkinson; 400.0p DN&D Capstick; 376.2p 373.8p JE Burrow; 375.6p EP&JM Hutchinson;

Texel average £128.44 per head or 291.3p/kg

£ per head: £170 £164 £163.50 SP Woolhouse; £160 £154 £153 EP&JM Hutchinson; £158 CD&RF Kitching; £156 CR Brittain; £152 Hill & Wright;

p/kg: 400.0p CR Brittain; 381.6p PC&EJ Longdin; 377.8p 371.6p 364.4p SP Woolhouse; 367.4p CD&RF Kitching; 351.2p JG&NP Broadley;

Suffolk average £125.34 per head or 272.6p/kg

£ per head: £139 D&L Wain; £137 Hill & Wright; £134 L Jarvis; £130 J&N Case; £130 PC&EJ Longdin; £130 £126 CR Brittain; £126 CD&RF Kitching;

p/kg: 295.2p JC Capell; 286.6p DR&FE Wallbank; 286.4p CR Brittain; 286.0p Hill & Wright; 282.6p W Holden; 281.0p J Brigg; 280.0p CD&RF Kitching;

Charolais average £126.98 per head or 297.5p/kg

£ per head: £138 £134 £129.50 CR Brittain; £133.50 N&M Hugill; £130.50 £123 J&N Case;

p/kg: 328.6p 320.9p 311.6p 306.7p CR Brittain; 310.5p PC&EJ Longdin; 300.0p J&N Case;

Mule average £114.85 per head or 260.5p/kg

£ per head: £126 EP&JM Hutchinson; £122.50 M&B Allen; £122 J&F Nutter; £122 RG Church Ltd; £121 CD&RF Kitching; £121 J Baines;

p/kg: 273.7p 267.8p RG Church; 268.9p CD&RF Kitching; 267.0p 266.7p J Pickles; 266.7p 266.3p M&B Allen; 265.9p J Drinkall;

Swaledale average £102.06 per head or 255.3p/kg

£ per head: £120 T Boothman; £116 R&KA Burley; 110 Bob Stubbs; £108 D&S Hollings; £106.50 RG Church; £104.50 FC&N&M Walker;

p/kg: 267.6p 264.7p W Mason; 267.6p S Horsfield; 266.7p 266.3p RG Church; 263.4p D&S Hollings; 261.9p Bob Stubbs; 250.0p RH&EA Close;

SBF average £102.26 per head or 268.3p/kg

£ per head: £113 £110 £97.50 Bob Stubbs; £101 £87.50 JE Greenwood;

p/kg: 273.4p 243.1p JE Greenwood; 270.8p 269.0p 268.3p Bob Stubbs;

Down x average £112 per head or 2.17p/kg

£ per head: £130 £95 AJ Atkins; £111.50 A Jenkinson;

p/kg: 259.3p A Jenkinson; 202.1p 188.4p AJ Atkins;

Blue du Maine average £126.00 per head or 240.2p/kg

£ per head: £132 £120 G&B Stevenson;

p/kg: 272.7p 216.4p G&B Stevenson;




Cull Ewes average £89.70

Suffolk to £129.50, Texel to £151.50, Teeswater to £91.50, Mule to £97.50, SBF to £87.50, Swaledale to £85.50, Masham to £97.50, White Faced to £97.50, Cheviot to £97.50, Beltex to £139.50, Dalesbred to £66.50, Down x to £77.50, Charollais to £139.50, BFL to £154.50, Lleyn to £98.50, Herdwick to £73.50, Beulah to £47.50, Easy Care to £77.50, Blue Texel to £113.50

Top prices:

Lowland: £151.50 A Jenkinson; £143.50 EP&JM Hutchinson;

Mule/Masham: £97.50 A&EM Ashby; £97.50 JGE Heseltine; £97.50 L Brown;  

Horned: £97.50 L Jarvis; £87.50 NM Breaks;

Hill: £154.50 JC&N Throup; 129.50 Ellis Bros;  


Cast Rams average £96.56

Hampshire to £78.50, Texel to £147.50, BFL to £91.50, Swaledale to £95.50, Charollais to £99.50, White Faced to £99.50, Beltex  to £114.50, Down to £134.50, Blue Texel to C Nelson & Son;




30 Rearing Calves to £445


Calves a good trade today. 2 new vendors one travelling across coming from Redcar. Angus bulls £295 from LD&MA Clarke. Blue bulls sold to heights of £430 twice from RL Wright Sons, Airton and RE Ayrton, Skipton for 2 young rearing calves. Blue bulls avg £356 for the 10 on sale. The Stevenson family also sold a Blue Bull at £410 and topped both sections of Hereford Bulls at £385 and Angus heifers at £385. Black and Whites mediums £45-£62. Blue Heifers £280-£300 medium sweet rearers and Smalls £250+

Compare averages to other centres and book entries in to Kyle 07538539077.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £367) to £445                           Hayton & Stocks                                                 

Brit Blue x (Av £356) to £430                           RL Wright                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £295) to £295 LD&MA Clarke    

Saler (Av £265) to £265                                     RL Wright             

Hereford (Av £327) to £385                              G&B Stevenson                                   

Black & White (Av £53.50) to £62                   RD Guy                  


Heifer Calves       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £232) to £385 G&B Stevenson                                                                                                   

Hereford (Av £250) to £250                              JR Wellock                                            

British Blue (Av £275) to £300                         P&RM Sutcliffe                                   

Simmental (Av £285) to £285                          AL Dean & Son                                    



137 Breeding Sheep (Pls Note Sale 11:30am from next week)

Today was the opening sale of Sheep with lambs at foot with 54 outfits and 83 lambs at Foot presented for sale and a fantastic trade all through.
A run of exceptional pure Bred Charollais Sheep with Charollais and Beltex Lambs from DN Smith Lothersdale were keenly contested. Top price outfit was £620 for a 2 shear with single Beltex cross tup lamb, followed at £480 for another 2 shear single, and £400 for a Shearling with twins. Others at £300 and £240 twice from this home.
Richard Umpleby presented his usual good run of Suffolk and Continental ewes, this week all with twins, and 2 pens away at £280 per outfit. Beltex with Twins at £250 and with Singles at £230 from Winsbury Farm Partners, Leyburn.
Older Contintal Sheep with Singles in the price range of £140 to £160, the same with twins at £180 to £220.
Mule Ewes broken mouth away at either side of £200 with twins, and £140’s to £160’s for singles.

Plenty already on the book for next week, and as usual we will operate our Weekly Online Catalogue for which we ask that you notify entries to the office by 12noon Friday prior to sale for inclusion. Thankyou.


Ped Char Ewe with Twins                  to £240                                  DN Smith

Ped Char Ewe with Single                  to £620 av £446                  DN Smith

Ped Char Shrlg with Twins                 to £400                                  DN Smith

Ped Char Shrlg with Single                to £300                                  DN Smith                              

Texel Ewe with Twins                         to £220 av £206                  RJ Umpleby

Texel Ewe with Single BM                 to £160 av £155                  P Lofthouse

Mule Ewe with Twins BM                  to £200 av £187                  W&M Bland

Mule Ewe with Single BM                 to £160 av £146                  W&M Bland

Beltex Ewe with Twins                       to £250                                  Winsbury Farm

Beltex Ewe with Single                       to £230                                 Winsbury Farm

Beltex Ewe with Single BM               to £168                                  P Lofthouse

Suffolk Ewe with Twins                      to £280                                  RJ Umpleby

Suffolk Ewe with 1.5                          to £192                                  D&R Reed

Down x Ewe with Twins                     to £210                                  LJ Berry


Inlamb Texel                                        to £140                                 Winsbury Farm

Inlamb Beltex                                      to £135                                  Winsbury Farm





Online Auction Sales held every fortnight. The next sale will be Wednesday 24th Thursday 25th Feb. Please Contact Jeremy Eaton for full details.


Haylage                 to £20 per bale

Barley Straw         to £33 per bale

Small Bale Hay     to £2.20 per bale

Silage                     to £18 per bale




Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Road
North Yorkshire
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Tel 01756 792375

Jeremy Eaton 07747 780481
Ted Ogden 07855 958211
Kyle Hawksworth 07538 539077